Technology, Innovation, & Pedagogy Conference

Monday, January 12, 2015

7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
California State University, Fresno
University Business Center


First 100 people to register will receive a free lunch - Register here
Conference Agenda

Agenda

7:00 - 7:30 a.m. - Registration and Full Breakfast, Gottschalks Gallery

7:30 - 8:20 a.m. - Featured Presentation: Dr. Jose Bowen, PB 194

Practical Applications of the Teaching Naked Cycle

The Teaching Naked Cycle is a practical application of the latest discoveries of what we know about learning. Technology provides new ways for students to receive first contact with material, better ways to ensure that students are prepared for class, and creates new options for the sequence of encounters and activities. We will break down a unit of content into the following steps:

Email to prepare (personal entry point)

Content for first exposure (read/watch/do)

Exam to evaluate (retrieval)

Writing to reflect (elaborate, contextualize)

Class to challenge (failure, complicate)

Cognitive Wrappers to self-regulate (abstract)

eCommunication to reinforce (connections, spacing)

Handout:  Designing Assignments and Activities for Massively Better Classes

 

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Open Registration and Lunch, Gottschalks Gallery

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Keynote: Dr. Jose Bowen, PB 191

Teaching Naked: How Managing Technology for your College Classroom will Improve Student Learning

Technology is changing higher education, but the greatest value of a physical university will remain its face-to-face (naked) interaction between faculty and students. The most important benefits to using technology occur outside of the classroom. New technology can increase student preparation and engagement between classes and create more time for the in-class dialogue that makes the campus experience worth the extra money it will always cost to deliver. Students already use online content, but need better ways to interact with material before every class.  By using online quizzes and games, rethinking our assignments and course design, we can create more class time for the activities and interactions that most spark the critical thinking and change of mental models we seek.

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CONCURRENT SESSIONS #1 - 12:40 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Moving Forward with Mobile Devices in the Classroom: A Semester's Experience. - PB 191

Panelists:  Mary Paul (chair), Lorenzo Rios, Joseph Ross and Martin Shapiro


This group of faculty will discuss their use of mobile devices in classrooms and various mobile Apps during the Fall 2014 semester and discuss what worked, what worked well and what needs improvement.

Reading about Water in Your Course - PB 192

Presenters:  David Drexler, Frederick Nelson, Samendra Sherchan and Beth Weinman


Water is a topic that has relevance for all of our learners in each of our courses. We will present information on our Common Reading initiative on Charles Fishman's book The Big Thirst, including details of a variety of supporting events that will occur during the spring. We will engage faculty in considering learning activities in courses that use reading from the book, so that learners can construct a more complex understanding of this pervasive topic.

Using a Standardized Rubric to Evaluate Your Online Course - PB 194

Presenters:  Mary Bennett and Bryan Berrett
CONCURRENT SESSIONS #2 - 1:40 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Creative and Reflective Uses of ePortfolios - PB 191

Panelists:  JoLynne Blake, Brittany A. Castro-Conde, Melissa Jordine and Mary Paul

Pathbrite, the ePortfolio system adopted by the campus, is being used in many courses and in many ways. A panel of instructors that used Pathbrite in their Fall 2014 courses will tell how they used it in their courses and what their Pathbrite plans are for the future.

Teaching with Turnitin - PB 192

Presenters:  Rosemary Diaz, Annabella Espana-Najera and Sue Yang


Join us for this Turnitin session and see how two instructors are using this powerful online tool to help students improve writing while deterring plagiarism. They will discuss features such as the Originality Report, Peer Mark and Grade Mark. In addition they will also show how they use rubrics and easily provide comments on student work. The best part is Turnitin is available through Blackboard at Fresno State and can be synced to the Grade Center.

Going Beyond PowerPoint: Engaging Students with NearPod - PB 194

Presenter: Miguel Perez

Creating Instructional Videos with iMovie - ED 157

Presenter:  Otto Benavides

This presentation will cover the essentials of capturing video with a video camera, a computer or a mobile device, the use of audio, video editing functions, the use of transitions, titles, background music and narration. In addition, you will learn how to use the green screen. You will also learn how to create special effects, animate still photos with the Ken Burns effect, import music, create titles and apply other creative skills. All of this will be done using the free Mac applications iMovie, iPhoto, Photo Booth and iTunes.
CONCURRENT SESSIONS #3 - 2:40 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Google in Less Than an Hour - PB 192

Presenters:  Mary Bennett


In this session you will discover the power of the Google tools, available to everyone at Fresno State, that enhance collaboration, communication, organization, and task automation. This promises to be a fast-paced, highly engaging, awesome tech demo!

Integrating Service Learning into Your Course - PB 192

Presenters:  Bryan Berrett, JoLynne, Blake and Martin Shapiro

5 Apps that Will Make Your Life Easier - PB 194

Presenter: Chris Vieira

Creating Instructional Videos with iMovie - ED 157

Presenter:  Otto Benavides


This presentation will cover the essentials of capturing video with a video camera, a computer or a mobile device, the use of audio, video editing functions, the use of transitions, titles, background music and narration. In addition, you will learn how to use the green screen. You will also learn how to create special effects, animate still photos with the Ken Burns effect, import music, create titles and apply other creative skills. All of this will be done using the free Mac applications iMovie, iPhoto, Photo Booth and iTunes.
 
POSTER SESSIONS - 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Gottschalks Gallery

Creating an Effective Syllabus Through Technology

Presenter:  Tracy Stuntz

This electronic poster presentation will explore the different methods of creating electronic syllabi. Included are some tips for creating effective syllabi, options for different mediums for presenting syllabi, and a quick-start guide to creating your own electronic syllabi that are accessible and engaging for students.

Handouts:  Syllabus Quick Start Guide & Uploading Your Syllabus to Blackboard

First Day Fun: Student-Created Videos of the Course Syllabus

Presenter: Ida Jones

Wine and Cheese Reception, Raffle & Closing Remarks

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Gottschalks Gallery

 

Sponsored by The Center for the Scholarly Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CSALT), Technology Innovations for Learning and Teaching (TILT) and Title V - HSI Program: Commitment to Latina/o Academic Success & Excellence (CLASE).

If you have any questions, please contact:
Ida M. Jones, idaj@csufresno.edu, 559 278-2151
Laura Alcantar, lalcantar@csufresno.edu, 559 278-2819.