ABSTRACTS - Room 216

All sessions take place in Butler-Carlton Hall on the Missouri S&T campus


Breaking out with STEM in the Classroom


Dr. Michelle Schwartze - Assistant Teaching Professor of Teacher Education & Certification; Missouri S&T
Dr. Beth Kania-Gosche - Professor and Chair of Teacher Education & Certification; Missouri S&T

Audience: K-12 Education

Time and Location: 12:15 - 1:00 p.m., Room 216

Escape rooms have become very popular in the United States, and more recently have been incorporated into teaching. We will explore a Breakout EDU session that could be easily integrated into a curriculum. This is a fun, engaging way to incorporate technology into any classroom!

Let's Get Engaged ONLINE!


Presenter: Brenda Spurgeon - EdTech Consultant; BSpurgeon EdTech Consulting

Audience: Higher Education

Time and Location: 1:15 - 2:00 p.m., Room 216

If you are teaching an online course, hybrid course, or a seated course, don't miss this session to enhance your instruction. A variety of the best free tech tools for building relationships with students and engaging them will be showcased. These tools include resources for video responses, interactive slides, formative assessment, content sharing, and more!

Centering Connection in the Online Classroom


Stephanie Walter - Assistant Principal; Curriculum & Instruction; Mizzou Academy
Dr. Kathryn Fishman-Weaver - Academic Director; Mizzou Academy
Brian Stuhlman - Middle School Coordinator; Mizzou Academy

Audience: K-12 Education

Time and Location: 2:15 - 3:00 p.m., Room 216

In this energy-packed session, faculty from Mizzou Academy explore how we can center connection in the online classroom. Through three mini-presentations, participants will consider how we connect with students, how we select curriculum, and how we remember to keep students at the heart of all we do. Participants will leave with specific strategies and ideas they can implement in their own practices.

  • Presentation I - How we connect with students: A guide to the 4-step process by Stephanie Walter
    • In this session, we explore a carefully vetted four-step process for giving feedback on student assignments. This process has been tested and refined on over 100,000 assignments. It is designed for specifically for the online classroom, scalable for large numbers of enrollments, and most importantly, it connects meaningfully with learners.
  • Presentation II - What we teach: Culturally responsive curriculum by Dr. Kathryn Fishman-Weaver
    • In this session, we take a critical look at what and who we are teaching. While online classes utilize current technologies, their content is not always culturally relevant or representative of our 21st-century world. Using literature as a barometer, we’ll do an equity audit of the titles, authors, and thinkers represented in our curriculum. We then close with some action steps for creating more relevant and inclusive courses.
    • Dr. Fishman-Weaver will also be signing and selling her latest book, When Your Child Learns Differently: A Family Approach for Navigating Special Education Services with Love and High Expectations, in the Atrium of BCH from 3:15 to 5:00 p.m. Stop by and chat!
  • Presentation III - Who we teach: Assignments that make learning come alive for students by Brian Stuhlman
    • In this session, we ask, “How can we keep students at the heart of all we do?” In doing so, “How can we make learning come alive for students?” Drawing on examples from our middle and high school courses, we look at innovative assignment ideas that matter to students and that work in the online classroom.