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USG Teaching and Learning Conference: Best Practices for Promoting Engaged Student Learning

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Wednesday, April 13
 

9:00am EDT

What the Tech? Using Digital Tools in the 21st Century Classroom
Rebecca Cooper, Amy Farah, Katharine Page, Ruth Caillouet, Tiffany Coleman, Dawn Souter

Rebecca Cooper, Amy Farah, Dawn Souter, Katharine Page, Tiffany Coleman, Ruth Caillouet This interactive session explores 13 digital tools for use in the classroom by students and teachers at any educational level. These tools can be used to review, assess, present and organize a variety of educational concepts as well as promote collaboration and student engagement through the creation of authentic products. Come see how the Teacher Education faculty at GGC have implemented these tools in order to model best practices for future teachers.

Speakers
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Ruth Caillouet

Georgia Gwinnett College
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Tiffany Coleman

Georgia Gwinnett College
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Rebecca Cooper

Georgia Gwinnett College
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Amy Farah

Georgia Gwinnett College
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Katharine Page

Georgia Gwinnett College
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Dawn Souter

Georgia Gwinnett College


Wednesday April 13, 2016 9:00am - 9:45am EDT
Room T/U

10:00am EDT

Making Perfect 10's in Online Discussions: Defining Processes and Assessing Outcomes
Danilo Baylen

This presentation will describe a framework, identified as DECI, used to design online discussions for stronger engagement between students, and with course content and technology. It will discuss how each component of the DECI framework (Demonstrate, Engagement, Contribution, and Insights) supports the flow of an engaging and productive online discussion. Examples of online discussion prompts or scenarios will be shared during the presentation. Also, assessment of student learning within this framework will be addressed. This presentation will be of interest to those who teach online or use online discussions to supplement face-to-face instruction.

Speakers
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Danilo Baylen

Professor, University of West Georgia


Wednesday April 13, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am EDT
Room R

4:00pm EDT

Using Kahoot! for Student Learning and Engagement in the Classroom
Abby Noble, Cassie Daniel, Hope Wheeler

This presentation explores the classroom use of Kahoot!, a free, web-based app for creating interactive quizzes. Kahoot! can enhance the learning environment by reinforcing content knowledge while encouraging student involvement and engagement. (It's also a lot of fun!) We will discuss the technical aspects of Kahoot!, including how to create one and facilitate it, as well as best practices from our experiences using it in math courses. Participants are encouraged to bring a tablet or mobile device to the presentation.

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Cassie Daniel

Middle Georgia State University
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Abby Noble

Middle Georgia State University
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Hope Wheeler

Middle Georgia State University


Wednesday April 13, 2016 4:00pm - 4:45pm EDT
Room T/U
 
Thursday, April 14
 

9:00am EDT

'You mean, I don't have to come there?' Advisement and Orientation at a Distance
Jessie Daniels

This presentation introduces opportunities to rethink advisement and orientation in the light of online learning. While it seems easy enough to decide to do advisement over the phone or through video chat, documenting and sharing constantly changing information has been a challenge for this new online undergraduate program. Many programs often require a face to face orientation, but is it worth the cost to you and your students? Learn what didn't work, what's working for now, and share your own ideas for advisement and orientation at a distance. This presentation is designed for those who are or plan to be involved with distance learning programs or students.

Speakers
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Jessie Daniels

Online BBA Program Coordinator, University of Georgia
Online teaching and learning, new media and digital literacies, TED and/or TEDx talks and events


Thursday April 14, 2016 9:00am - 9:45am EDT
Room T/U

10:00am EDT

Engaging Students in the Digital Age
Perry Samson

On average, today's college students bring 2 digital devices to their learning environment. These devices present both an opportunity and an obstacle to learning. The opportunity is to engage the students through their devices, to use the technology to help students achieve higher academic outcomes, and to collect meaningful, actionable data on what is occurring during the "learning moment". The potential obstacle is competing with their social connections via their digital devices. This presentation will address both subjects, and demonstrate how the presenter has overcome the obstacle and embraced the opportunity.

Speakers
avatar for Perry Samson

Perry Samson

Professor, University of Michigan/Echo360
I am an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor at the University of Michigan in the Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences. I enjoy teaching and was honored in 2010 as “Distinguished Professor of the Year” by the President’s Council of Universities in the State of Michigan... Read More →


Thursday April 14, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am EDT
Room T/U

11:00am EDT

Pinterest as a Tool to Learn Spanish Culture
Alicia Arribas, Reilly Lerner, Katherine Rowland

This session will present a Pinterest project done in a face-to-face Spanish Literature and Culture course at the University of Georgia. The use of Pinterest helps to promote students' engagement with collaborative learning, enhances student cultural and language proficiency, encourages student-student and student-teacher interaction and brings authentic resources into the course. The presenter will be accompanied by students who will discuss their learning experiences with this social media tool. Pinterest can be used in online, blended and face-to-face courses.

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Alicia Arribas

University of Georgia
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Reilly Lerner

University of Georgia
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Katherine Rowland

University of Georgia


Thursday April 14, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
Room T/U