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2019
Wednesday, September 4th
2:00 PM

TurningPoint Technologies Workshop

Bill Joyce

Brackett Library Lab

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join Bill as he hosts an interactive session on the new TurningPoint 8.7 software designed specifically for educators. The new TurningPoint is the easiest-to-use and most powerful version to date, offering additional capabilities and an enhanced overall user experience. Discover how the robust TurningPoint polling software can be used to poll in PowerPoint®, any application, or administer self-paced tests.

The TurningPoint dashboard offers instant management of polling, participants, content, sessions and reports. This is your chance to learn about the variety of response options available for students such as traditional ResponseCards and mobile devices.

Thursday, September 5th
8:00 AM

Registration & Light Breakfast

Outside of Cone Chapel

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

8:45 AM

Welcome

Keith Cronk, Harding University

Heritage 206

8:45 AM - 8:55 AM

9:00 AM

Keynote 1: The Effects of Technology in the Classroom on Human Relationships ("What's Love Got to Do With It?")

Joe Ruhl

Heritage 206

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Some have feared that human interactions and relationships in the classroom might suffer with the use of technology. After all, the argument goes, have you ever seen a group of people in a restaurant where no conversation is occurring because each one is fixated on his/her cell phone? Let’s put those fears to rest! I have learned how using technology can actually enrich human relationships in the classroom, and I’d love to share some stories with you!

10:00 AM

Breakout 1: Course Design with the Brain in Mind

Ginger Howell Ph.D.

Heritage 209

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Course design plays a huge role in the success of a course. In fact, designers and instructors claim that course design greatly impacts the success or failure of the course with regard to student understanding and student experience. In this session, we will examine how the design of activities can impact students’ knowledge construction and how course structure both affects the brain’s ability to organize information and impacts the emotional experience. Join this session to see practical examples of how to create course design with the brain in mind!

10:35 AM

Breakout 2: Alignment: What is it and how it works

Eddie Supratman, ASU Beebe
Stephanie Ungerank

Heritage 210

10:35 AM - 11:05 AM

This session offers some practical tips for constructive alignment in course design via linking teaching and learning activities/assignments to course learning objectives, and ultimately to course learning outcomes. Do your students feel "stuck" in busy work? Can you explain to your students why they are completing a learning activity? We will dive into the importance of design, teaching and interaction, as well as tips for creating measurable and consistent objectives.

11:15 AM

Playroom 1: Interactive Tools: come explore!

Cone Chapel

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Facilitators in the Playroom will share their ideas and demonstrate how to use the following tools: Lightboard, Echo 360, Google Apps & Canvas (NEW), Turning Point Technologies, AirTame (NEW), VoiceThread (group collaboration), Meeting OWL Conferencing tool (NEW), Virtual & Augmented Reality - zSpace (NEW), Streaming Videos (NEW) and Harding's Testing Lab (online testing information available).

12:00 PM

Lunch

Heritage 206

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

1:00 PM

Breakout 3: Team Based Learning

Melanie Meeker Ph.D., Harding University
Anita Killins Ph.D., Harding University

Heritage 209

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

This session will explore the pedagogy of Team-Based Learning (TBL) including history and benefits of this method and basic principles of implementation. The presenters will share insights from courses taught using this method both in individual departments and in collaborative instruction with multiple disciplines.

1:35 PM

Lightning Session: Using Echo 360 to Enhance Your Course

Heritage 210

1:35 PM - 2:15 PM

This session will provide an alternative to on-campus lectures, so you can keep students engaged in learning even when classes are cancelled. Echo 360 supports a student engagement strategy through providing a video platform for lecture capture and analytics that results in extending learning beyond the classroom. Join us to learn more.

2:20 PM

Playroom 2: Interactive Tools: come explore!

Cone Chapel

2:20 PM - 2:55 PM

Facilitators in the Playroom will share their ideas and demonstrate how to use the following tools: Lightboard, Echo 360, Google Apps & Canvas (NEW), Turning Point Technologies, AirTame (NEW), VoiceThread (group collaboration), Meeting OWL Conferencing tool (NEW), Virtual & Augmented Reality - zSpace (NEW), Streaming Videos (NEW) and Harding's Testing Lab (online testing information available).

3:00 PM

Keynote 2: Student Choice (What Can Student-Directed Learning Look Like?)

Joe Ruhl

Heritage 206

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Moving from a teacher-centered classroom to a student-centered classroom creates a “teacher paradox,” because on the surface, the teacher appears to become the least important person in the classroom. But in transitioning from a “sage on the stage” to a “guide on the side” (while team teaching with a fleet of classroom computers), the teacher’s impact on the lives of the students is actually enhanced. How does one design units of instruction that are student-centered? Come and find out how one high school teacher has attempted to pull this off.

3:45 PM

Drawings and Prizes

Heritage 206

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM