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LVAIC Digital Tools

May 23, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Free – $30.00

Call for Proposals

LVAIC, in partnership with the Teagle Foundation, will host a one-day conference at DeSales University on Thursday, May 23, 2019. This event will include a series of short “lightning round” talks (no more than 5- to10-minutes each) and “hands-on workshops.” The lightning round talks will focus on the pedagogical purposes of various digital tools that have been used to enhance teaching and learning (rather than on the mechanics of the tool itself). The “hands-on workshops” will give participants the opportunity to try new tools, discuss potential pedagogical benefits of using those tools, and strategize about integrating such tools into their courses. This event will feature Teagle Visiting Scholar Kristen Betts, EDD, Clinical Professor; School of Education, Drexel University addressing “Bringing Curricula to Life through Mind, Brain, Education Science, and Technology-Enhanced Learning.”

We are hoping to receive proposals that represent a variety of disciplines and a range of user experience with digital technologies. If you are a faculty member or a staff member in a teaching-related area (for example, a librarian or an instructional designer) who has successfully used a digital tool to enhance the teaching and learning in a course, we hope you’ll submit a proposal.

The proposal consists of a brief abstract (of at most 250 words) noting the digital tool you used, explaining the pedagogical motivation that led you to adopt it, and describing how the integration of the tool has enhanced students’ learning in your course.

For examples of past presentations, please take a look at last year’s program and “cook book” here.

Learning Outcomes for Participants in the Digital Tools Conference

  1. Faculty members interested in integrating digital tools into their courses will learn about
    • pedagogical motivations for incorporating digital tools into courses in ways that align with teaching and learning goals; (b) the potential benefits of a wide range of digital tools; (c) constraints, such as time and cost, of choosing particular tools; (d) likely implementation challenges and receptivity of
  2. Faculty members, instructional technologists, and librarians will share learning across institutions and bring new ideas back to their home

Teagle Visiting Scholar Keynote Address: Bringing Curricula to Life Through Mind, Brain & Education Science and Technology Enhanced Learning

Kristen Betts, EDD, Clinical Professor; School of Education, Drexel University

Research in Mind, Brain & Education (MBE) Science and advancements in technology provide critical insight about how the brain continues to change over a lifetime through experience and learning. This interactive presentation will engage attendees in differentiating neuromyths from evidence-based practice. Innovative and high touch strategies will be shared to bring curricula to life through Universal Design for Learning, differentiated instruction, and multi-modality feedback. Strategies for instructional design, instruction, and assessment will be shared to support active learning, flow, and transfer of learning across real-world contexts. The presentation will conclude with an epilogue focused on transforming courses from good to great to exceptional through Brain Targeted Teaching and building upon evidence-based practices.

Tentative Schedule

8:30 AM- 9:00 AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM- 9:10 AM: Welcome

9:10 AM- 10:35 AM: Lightning Rounds: 10 rounds @ 7 minutes each

  • Google Docs
  • Audacity
  • Augmented Reality
  • Digital storytelling
  • FlipGrid and Practice
  • OpenStax
  • GradeHub
  • G-suite
  • WikiEdu
  • Chat bots and Artificial intelligence

10:45 AM- 11:30 AM: Hands-on Production Workshop 1(3 concurrent)

  • Chat Bots and Artificial Intelligence
  • Augmented Reality
  • FlipGrid

11:30 AM- 12:15 PM: Lunch (no programming)

12:15 PM- 12:55 PM: Lightning Rounds: 5 rounds @ 7 minutes each

  • Teaching with a Tablet
  • Gated Discussion – CanvasGroups
  • GIFs
  • Google Forms
  • Skype

1:05 PM – 1:50 PM: Hands-on Production Workshop 2 (3 concurrent)

  • Gated Discussions (Canvas Groups)
  • Google Forms
  • jamf, Apple Configurator, and other MDM solutions

2:00 PM -4:00 PM: Keynote Address & Workshop

Bringing Curricula to Life Through Mind, Brain, Education Science, and Technology Enhanced-Learning

Kristen Betts (Drexel University)

Digital Tools Event Website: Download the Tools in Advance. View the 2019 Digital Tools “Cook Book” here.


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May 23, 2019
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Free – $30.00
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DeSales University
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