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ILTE Teaching Mini-Conference

This workshop, open to all faculty, is held prior to the beginning of the fall semester. Themes vary from year to year, but the day typically begins with a keynote speaker followed by concurrent sessions on improving teaching and enhancing student learning.

Event Details

Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Location: Hoosier Room

Cost: Free

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2018 Conference

Keynote Speaker - Dr. DeDe Wohlfarth

Professor of Clinical Psychology, Spalding University

Dr. DeDe Wohlfarth

Motivating Today’s Learners to Become Tomorrow’s Leaders

How do we set up a classroom that will inspire even the most reluctant learners in the back row, staring intently at their phones? A common claim among academics is that Generation Y and Z are “entitled.” Yet labeling an entire generation with a sweeping negative characterization interferes with our ability to connect with, and thus teach to, our students. Everyone is motivated to learn—the challenge is motivating them to learn the content area we are teaching. As teachers, we have the power to create classrooms that engage learners on a deep level, so they can move past the “Is this going to be on the test?” mentality we often unwittingly reinforce. The keys to creating such laboratories of learning are 1) knowing our students well; 2) utilizing evidence-based teaching practices; 3) teaching in a culturally responsive manner; and 4) understanding ourselves as teachers. Whether you have been teaching one year or many, let’s explore some best practices ideas you can utilize for your class next week (even if your syllabus isn’t quite done yet.)

Breakout Sessions

  • Leading the Discovery of Purpose in the Classroom - Ken Harris & Jared Law-Penrose
  • Tell Them What You Want: Transparency and Clarity in Course Assignments - Jennifer Ortiz
  • “Why Are We Doing This Anyway?!”: Developing Transparency in Teaching to Improve Student Learning - Jacob Babb

Resources

Campus Events

Bus Trip to IU Football vs. Michigan State (Kick-off TBD)

Bus Trip to IU Football vs. Michigan State (Kick-off TBD)

September 22nd, 2018

3:00 PM - 11:30 PM

Mental Health Screenings

Mental Health Screenings

September 24th, 2018

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Annual School of Business Golf Scramble

Annual School of Business Golf Scramble

September 28th, 2018

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Out of the Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention

Out of the Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention

September 29th, 2018

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Intramural Softball Registration Deadline

Intramural Softball Registration Deadline

October 3rd, 2018

5:00 PM - 5:01 PM

Common Experience Film Night: The True Cost

Common Experience Film Night: The True Cost

October 3rd, 2018

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Part-Time Job Fair

Part-Time Job Fair

October 4th, 2018

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Major and Career Exploration Workshop

Major and Career Exploration Workshop

October 4th, 2018

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Graduate Business Information Session

Graduate Business Information Session

October 4th, 2018

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Women's Self-Defense Class

Women's Self-Defense Class

October 4th, 2018

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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