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Teaching and Learning Showcase 2013

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Keynote Speaker: Cole W. Camplese

"If That Is Scholarship, We Are All Doomed"

New forms of conversations are emerging across the Web that are shaping the nature of our institutional responsibilities. Remix culture is impacting the future of discourse on levels that make many of us uncomfortable. Let’s explore the notion of the “conversation” as it exists across the social Web to see how we, as educators, can take cues from this emerging dialogue. It is our responsibility, not to dismiss these discussion forms (and forums) as passing fads, but to realize the embedded pedagogies that exist within these emergent spaces -- pedagogies we must understand to fully imagine what the future of digital media means to scholarship. While we will clearly discuss these new forms of conversations occurring online, we will also explore recent disruptions not just to individual classrooms, but to the entirety of the academy. With the accepted rise of MOOCs and the vast amounts of dollars being poured into education technology startups by venture capitalists, we will work to expose the landscape as it exists today and help shape a discussion about what this means to us all going forward. 

Teaching & Learning Showcase Schedule

(All sessions held in Science Building unless noted otherwise)

8:30 am - 9:00 am       Check in & Registration
9:00 am - 9:15 am       Opening Remarks
9:25 am - 10:20 am     Morning Session
10:30 am - 11:30 am   Keynote Speaker
11:45 am - 12:45 pm   Lunch
1:00 pm - 1:55 pm        Early Afternoon  Session
2:00 pm - 2:55 pm        Mid Afternoon Session

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 Sessions & Workshops

 9:25 - 10:20 AM

 Teaching Awards Presentation

Fourth Hour of Rigor as Service Learning
Science 351

In response to a clear lack of knowledge of basic media processes and a need for more on campus communications, Campus Radio News was developed as a program wide service learning project. This service learning project combines student knowledge, skill development, and fulfills a community campus need.

Presenter: Margaret Rakus, M.A., Instructor of Communications, Albright College

 Pedagogy Options in the Classroom

Teaching and Learning in the Online Classroom
Science 256 (Lecture Hall)

This session is organized as a panel discussion. Three panelists will share their experiences with teaching and learning in the online environment. Topics for discussion include; (1) course design, (2) student-teacher interaction, (3) student engagement strategies using synchronous and asynchronous components, and (4) online course quality. Part of the session will be dedicated to questions attendees may have about online teaching and learning.

Rebecca Smith, PhD, Assistant Professor of Sociology Lancaster General College of Nursing & Health Sciences

Lauren Edgell. Coordinator of Online Learning
Lancaster General College of Nursing & Health Sciences

Dorothy Hoerr, Adjunct Professor, Albright College

Classroom Extensions
Weaving Study Abroad and Internships into our Students’ Education Tapestry
Science 255

Learn to recognize the value of these high impact practices and apply practical methods to incorporate them into your curricula and advising sessions.

Kim Justeson, Director of Experiential Learning, Albright College

Karen V. Evans Assistant, Dean of Experiential Learning Director, Career Development, Albright College

 10:30 - 11:30 PM

 Keynote Speaker: Cole W. Camplese
 Klein Lecture Hall

"If That Is Scholarship, We Are All Doomed"
New forms of conversations are emerging across the Web that are shaping the nature of our institutional responsibilities. Remix culture is impacting the future of discourse on levels that make many of us uncomfortable. Let’s explore the notion of the “conversation” as it exists across the social Web to see how we, as educators, can take cues from this emerging dialogue.

 1:00 – 1:55 PM

 Teaching Awards Presentation  
Blended Learning in a Statistics Course for Non-traditional Students
Science 155

Blended Learning, or the combination of classroom time and web-based
content, was piloted in two statistics/research methods courses for nontraditional
students. In addition to classroom instruction, students were given
mandatory web-based assignments before each class and were also given the
option to complete extra web-based exercises. Those students who used more
of the optional resources achieved higher grades on their work. Statistics is
usually a course that students are “scared” of and although most students were
apprehensive about the course before it started, the majority reported that they
liked the course after it was completed. This positive outlook on the statistics
course may be due to the blended format in which an abundance of material was
presented for students to complete on an as-needed basis.

Lora J. Kasselman, Ph.D., Albright College
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Degree Completion Program

Pedagogy Options in the Classroom
Flipping History: Streaming the Sage on the Stage
Science 351

A presentation and discussion about the process of flipping HIS 153, US Since

Dr. Gerald Ronning, Ph.D., Albright College
Chair, Department of History
Classroom Extensions

Tips and Tricks in Using Moodle
Science 255

Not quite have the hang of using the Daily Attendance feature?  Want to use Moodle’s Choice option to schedule student advising sessions? Considering the Lesson module as a way to create review sessions for your students that will drill them on what they are unsure of but let them breeze through what they understand?  Stop by the Tricks and Tips in Using Moodle to get started on any of these ideas.

Rosemary Deegan, Director of Library Services, Albright  College


2:00 - 2:55 PM

Teaching Awards Presentation

Change is Hard: Navigating the Transition to Active Learning in General Physics
Science 351

Past assessment of student learning in the introductory physics sequence at Albright showed that the courses were not as effective as can be achieved using active-learning approaches. Consequently, the physics department applied for two Summer Teaching and Learning awards during 2012 to revise the 3-course General Physics sequence. PHY 201 and 202 were redesigned to use the well-known Workshop Physics active-learning curriculum while PHY 203 was expanded to include a laboratory component. The transition to active learning has brought a wide variety of challenges, from trying unfamiliar teaching methods and obtaining new equipment to exploring new methods of assessment and navigating student resistance to change. Observations and results from the first year of the revision will be discussed, along with prospects for improvement in the future.

Dr. Brian Buerke, Ph.D.
Assoicate Professor of Physics and Chair of Physics Dept, Albright College


Pedagogy Options in the Classroom
Low-Cost High-Impact: A Review of Online and Web 2.0 Instructional Technologies for Teaching and Learning
Science 251

Participants will explore a variety of websites and Web 2.0 apps in a laboratory-like environment. Each participant can bring a laptop or tablet computer to this hand-on session or use one of the lab machines. Time will be spent exploring free or nearly free instructional technologies which may be used by educators and student alike to create content and develop assessment tools. This will be a fast-paced session designed to introduce the user to an array of applications which can be explored upon return to home/work. BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). A limited number of computers will be available for participants in the computer lab.

Michele Mislevy, M.S. Instructor of Education, Albright College
Classroom Extensions

Hands-On Learning Opportunities for Your Students Right at Your Fingertips
Science 256 (Lecture Hall)

Staff members from the Albright Early Learning Center, the Center for the Arts and the Center for Excellence in Local Government will present successful interactive programs that have engaged students in the work of early childhood development and care, planning and professional development for civic engagement, the political process, and public administration at the local level, as well as projects in the Freedman Gallery and events in theater, music, and fashion. An audience-based activity will be included, and the session will end with a brainstorming session to get you thinking about activities for the coming year. Wouldn’t it be nice to have an engaging and fun activity for your course already done for the 2013-2014 school year? Join us!

Laura Heckart, Director of the Albright Early Learning Center

David Tanner, Managing Director of the Center for the Arts, Albright College

Paul Janssen, Director of the Center for Excellence in Local Government, Albright College

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