Penn State Worthington Scranton will host a Penn State Northeast Regional Faculty Development Day on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015.
Topics covered during this one-day event will be: Accessibility in the Classroom; Center for Online Innovation in Learning Grants; Education Technology Services Updates; "Flipping the Classroom"; Hybrid Learning Pedagogy; Video and Web Conferencing; and ePortfolios.
The tentative schedule of presentations is:
Flipping the Classroom: Experiences and Results
? Nursing 113, 214W - PSWS Instructional Designer Griff Lewis and PSWS Instructor in Nursing Donna Volpe
? Biology 110 -- PSWS Professor of Biology, Dr. Renee Bishop
Hybrid Learning Pedagogy: Active Learning Exercises with Multimedia
? Media Commons and QR Codes - PSWS Kinesiology Instructor Gina Gray
? Effective Speech: Mock Interviews -- PSWS Communication Arts and Sciences Instructor James Hart
? Student Podcasting with PowerPoint - PSWS Professor of Biology Dr. David Byman
Video and Web Conferencing in the Classroom
? Polycom and ANGEL in Business Courses - PSWS Asst. Professor of Marketing Dr. Russell Casey
? Distance Synchronous Course Delivery - PSWS IST Instructor Fred Aebli
? Nursing Presentations by Adobe Connect - PSWS Nursing Instructor Michael Evans
? Online Course Live Office Hours - PSWS Assoc. Professor of Biology Dr. Margret Hatch
Ed Tech Advisor - Choosing Instructional Tools - Mr. Lewis
ePortfolios at PSU -- Heather Hughes, an instructional designer with PSU
Accessibility in the Classroom - PSWB Instructional Designer Susan Hales
COIL RIGs -- Dr. Lawrence Ragan, PSU COIL
Updates from Education Technology Services - PSU Director of Education Technology Services Kyle Bowen
About our Presenters:
Renee Bishop-Pierce, Ph.D. - Dr. Bishop is an associate professor of biology at Penn State Worthington Scranton. She has been using the flipped classroom model with PowerPoint podcasts successfully in her Biology 110 courses for the last two years.
Donna Volpe RN-BC, MSN - Ms. Volpe is an instructor in nursing at Penn State Worthington Scranton. She started using audio and PowerPoint podcasts to successfully flip her classes in Spring 2014.
Gina Gray - Ms. Gray is an instructor in kinesiology at Penn State Worthington Scranton. She has been using Media Commons projects in her classes for a number of years and has presented her experiences at the TLT Symposium in March 2014.
James Hart - Mr. Hart is an instructor in communication arts and sciences at Penn State Worthington Scranton. He regularly uses Media Commons equipment and services with his effective speech course, CAS100.
David Byman, Ph.D. - Dr. Byman is an assistant professor of biology at Penn State Worthington Scranton. Dr. Byman uses student produced PowerPoint Podcasts in his Biology 240, 409 and 421 courses as active learning exercises.
Russell Casey, Ph.D. - Dr. Casey is an assistant professor of marketing at Penn State Worthington Scranton. He has used Polycom videoconferencing, ANGEL and Adobe Connect to deliver courses to his students at PSU campuses throughout the Northeast.
Fred Aebli - Mr. Aebli is an instructor in information sciences and technology at Penn State Worthington Scranton. He has been using the Adobe Connect platform to connect his IST331 course from Worthington Scranton to PSU Northeast regional campuses over the past two years.
Michael Evans, BSN, MSN - Mr. Evans is an instructor in nursing and assistant chief academic officer at Penn State Worthington Scranton. He is a regular user of University technologies with his classes in Nursing, including Adobe Connect for real-time conferencing to multiple locations.
Margret Hatch, Ph.D. - Dr. Hatch is an associate professor of biology at Penn State Worthington Scranton. She uses Adobe Connect to conduct live office hours with her remote online students in Biology 429, Animal Behavior.
Heather Hughes, Ph.D. - Dr. Hughes is an instructional designer with Penn State Teaching and Learning with Technology. She works with PSU eastern campuses in the design and application of instructional technologies.
Susan Hales - Ms. Hales is the instructional designer for Penn State Wilkes-Barre. She also serves as the campus webmaster and works to ensure academic materials are accessible to all.
Lawrence Ragan, Ph.D. - Dr. Ragan is a co-director of Penn State University's Center for Online Innovation in Learning (COIL). He works with faculty and staff to apply for COIL Research Initiation Grants (RIGs), a program that provides seed funding for research projects that enhance teaching and learning through online innovation.
Kyle Bowen - Mr. Bowen is the director of education technology services, a unit within Teaching and Learning with Technology at Penn State University. He is an advocate for innovative technology solutions in the service of teaching and learning.
This event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Business Building's Hawk Lecture Hall. Lunch will be provided. To register, go to: http://tinyurl.com/wsfacdev