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ILTE Teaching Mini-Conference

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2021 Conference

Event Details

Date: Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Location: Hoosier Room
Time: Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
Keynote: 9:00 a.m.

Cost: Free


Keynote Speaker: Dr. Pam Connerly

Dr. Pam Connerly

Putting Your Oxygen Mask on First

Do you usually come to professional development conferences and leave with tons of ideas, but no energy or bandwidth to apply them? Me too. This time, let’s try something different. I’m going to go ahead and give you the takeaway from this keynote: You Are Enough. Not that you should stop trying new pedagogical approaches, technological tools, and/or curriculum updates. But what if today we take a few deep breaths and acknowledge all of the things we are doing right. Let’s notice how the bodies that support and nurture our beautiful brains actually feel today. Making time for self-care and self-compassion can fuel meaningful efforts to persevere, thrive, and excel. This keynote will invite you to spend time considering various aspects of self-care, including silence, meditation, journaling, and more, to benefit yourself and your students.

Biography

Pam Connerly is an Professor of Biology at IU Southeast. Her teaching focus is on biology at the molecular and cellular level (she does not know the name of that bird, sorry.) Her research focuses on identifying and characterizing novel viruses that infect bacteria (phages) and she is excited to be bringing this research into the intro biology laboratory in Fall 2021. For the past several years she has been stepping up her self-care game through meditation, yoga, leadership coaching, and the judicious application of the word “no”. Students in a variety of her classes, from First Year Seminar to advanced Cell Biology, have been encouraged to take moments for mindfulness during class, a practice she continues to refine and explore.

Breakout Sessions

Teaching for Student Success Modules

Rebekah Dement, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Honors and
Interim Honors Program Director

Our current public health situation has undeniably impacted every aspect of education, leaving us as faculty to reach for new strategies and support as we ensure rich learning experiences for our students. Searching for resources on your own can be overwhelming, but IU's Teaching for Student Success (TSS) modules can provide the foundation you seek. Over 1000 faculty across IU have registered for these modules! These faculty professional development modules, grounded in empirical research and focused on assessment, the science of learning, and other topics, align well with an emphasis on documenting excellence in teaching/learning. The modules are designed so that you can work through them independently or along with a group, and this session will provide a brief overview of each module as well as practical insights and takeaways from faculty who've completed them.

Journey with New Teaching Technologies

Mildred Vernia
Senior Lecturer of Mathematics

What are the advantages and disadvantages of new quizzes in Canvas, the new glass board ILTE studio, and other new teaching technology? Mildred Vernia will present her journey with new teaching technologies. See how one math lecturer has found certain technologies benefit specific types of classes, and how she integrated technology into her classes. Participate in a brainstorming session with David Rainbolt, Mildred Vernia, and other faculty about how these resources could benefit your classes.

Tech Aspects of "Teaching on the Road"

Jared Law-Penrose, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Business

Lisa M. Russell, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship

This session will provide an overview of different hardware and software to connect with students virtually, both in real-time and asynchronously. Participants will have an opportunity to get "hands on" with different pieces of hardware and learn about some advanced software techniques that can make engaging with students more dynamic than the ol' narrated PowerPoint! Specifically, participants will have a chance to use and integrate various audio/video equipment including: multiple cameras for different angles, microphones, sound boards, video switchers, video graphics overlays (similar to a green screen). Additionally, we will discuss ways to use livestreaming and social media as a way to engage students. This session is for anyone interested in playing with some new types of technology and exploring how they might use them in their virtual classrooms!

2020 Conference

Event Details

Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Location: Hoosier Room
Time: Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
Keynote: 9:00 a.m.

Cost: Free
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Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jay Howard

Dr. Jay Howard headshot

Engaging Students in Face-to-Face and Online Courses

Faculty often wish to engage students in class discussion, but sometimes our efforts fall flat and we give up the effort. Why should we seek to engage students? What classroom norms sometimes undermine students’ participation? Which students are most likely to participate and to choose not to participate? How can an instructor manage both the dominant talkers and the quieter students? How can we effectively engage students online? We will engage each of these questions utilizing a review of the research to identify ways to structure class discussion to engage students and maximize learning.

Biography

Jay Howard is Professor of Sociology and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Butler University in Indianapolis, IN. His most recent book is Discussion in the College Classroom: Getting Your Students Engaged and Participating in Person and Online (Jossey-Bass, 2015). First Contact: Teaching and Learning in Introductory Sociology, co-authored with Nancy Greenwood, was published by Rowman and Littlefield in 2011. Dr. Howard served as Deputy Editor of the American Sociological Association journal, Teaching Sociology (2003-09). He is a Fellow of the P.A. Mack Center at Indiana University for Inquiry on Teaching and Learning.

Would you like to know more about Dr. Howard? Visit his website by clicking here.

2019 Conference

Event Details

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

Cost: Free


Keynote Speaker: Dr. Elaine Haub

Dean of Natural Sciences & Professor of Chemistry, IU Southeast

Dr. Elaine Haub headshot

Theme: Purpose, Belonging, & Skills

Ten years after I walked into an IUS classroom to take my first college class, I returned as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry to teach that same course. Since my return in 1993, I have observed, questioned, studied the literature, experimented, attended workshops, found solutions, and discarded solutions all in the great quest to figure out how to educate our students. Helping our students to develop an interest in the subject area and connect it to their lives are the first steps.

Breakout Sessions

  • Belonging: The Students Tell All (Well not Quite Everything) – Debi Mink & Cathy Johnson
  • Purpose: Applying Employee Motivation Techniques to the Classroom – Todd Manson
  • Skills: Making the Connection: Bringing the Industry to the Classroom – Tammy Voigt

Resources

Campus Events

CSF Christmas Party

CSF Christmas Party

December 9th, 2021

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Final Exams

Final Exams

December 10th, 2021

All day event

Final Exams

Final Exams

December 11th, 2021

All day event

Men’s Basketball vs. Indiana University Kokomo

Men’s Basketball vs. Indiana University Kokomo

December 11th, 2021

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Women’s Basketball vs. Indiana University Kokomo

Women’s Basketball vs. Indiana University Kokomo

December 11th, 2021

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Final Exams

Final Exams

December 12th, 2021

All day event

Final Exams

Final Exams

December 13th, 2021

All day event

Final Exams

Final Exams

December 14th, 2021
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December 13th, 2021

12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Women’s Basketball vs. Oakland City

Women’s Basketball vs. Oakland City

December 14th, 2021

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Men’s Basketball vs. Oakland City

Men’s Basketball vs. Oakland City

December 14th, 2021

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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