ABSTRACTS - Hands-on Workshops

NOTE: Hands-on Workshop sessions may last up to 1 hour 45 minutes (check the time in the listings below). Unless otherwise noted, workshops take place in Room 115 (computer lab).

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


Outcomes-based Assessment: Empowering Students through Reflective Practice

HANDS-ON SESSION (45 minutes)

Presenter: Dr. Robin Grebing - Director of the Higher Education Leadership Program; Maryville University

Audience: Higher Education

Time and Location: 12:15 - 1:00 p.m.; Room 115

Outcomes-based assessment teaches students to evaluate their learning by providing evidence they mastered the learning outcomes. Reflective practice is a method that empowers students to assess themselves, reflect on their growth as learners, and identify areas where they need further development.

How to Find, Evaluate, and Customize OER (Open Educational Resources)

HANDS-ON SESSION (1 hour 45 minutes)

Presenter: Grace Atkins - Outreach & Open Education Librarian; University of Missouri Libraries

Audience: Higher Education

Time and Location: 12:15 - 2:15 p.m., Room 213

Open Educational Resources are an accessible and equitable alternative to traditional instructional materials and allow for creative new ways of teaching and learning. Learn about how to successfully incorporate OER into your teaching, and how to assess the benefits for you and your students. Attendees who go on to write a short review for the Open Textbook Network faculty review program are eligible to receive a $250 stipend from the UM System’s Affordable and Open Educational Resources initiative.

Web 2.0 Tools - Assessing Students in the Digital Age

HANDS-ON SESSION (45 minutes)

Presenter: Samantha Boyer - Music Educator; Vineland Elementary

Audience: K-12 Education

Time and Location: 1:15 - 2:00 p.m.; Room 115

Tired of the old paper and pencil test or do you want to try your hand at technology? Look no further than this presentation. Here you will find technology tools to spice up your assessment toolbox, as well as engage and entertain your students at the same time. These Web 2.0 tools will bring you into the digital age of learning and allow you to continue to assess the growth and knowledge of your students.

A Scaffolded Approach to Assessment by Peer Review: From Rubrics to Scientific Peer Review

HANDS-ON SESSION (1 hour 45 minutes)

     Dr. Rainer Glaser - Professor and Chair of Chemistry; Missouri S&T
     Joseph Schell - Graduate Student; University of Missouri-Columbia
     Kaidi Yang - Graduate Student; University of Missouri-Columbia

Audience: Higher Education

Time and Location: 2:15 - 4:00 p.m., Room 115

Participants in this workshop will learn about a student-centered, writing-intensive and scaffolded approach to integrate micro- and macroethical aspects of science into upper-division chemistry curricula. Participants will actively engage in conversations about theme selection, begin collecting topic sources, learn about scaffolding strategies, and practice the adaptation of assignments and assessment devices. In line with the TLT theme, this workshop will focus on a scaffolded approach to assessment by peer review, which covers a broad range of methods from detailed rubrics all the way to scientific peer review.