2014 Innovation in Pedagogy Summit

A collaboration between the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, the Teaching Resource Center, the Office of the Executive Vice President & Provost, and the 4-VA Collaborative.

Date: May 6, 2014
Location: Newcomb Hall Ballroom

Welcome Address

  • Maurie McInnis, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
  • Archie Holmes, Jr., Vice Provost for Educational Innovation and Interdisciplinary Studies

Innovative Teaching at U.Va. (9:15 AM – 11:30 AM)

  • Session I: Engaging Students in Deeper Learning: Teaching with Innovative Technology
  • Session II: Engaging Students Face-to-Face

Lunch and Conversation with Innovation Partners (11:45 – 1:15 PM)

Flipping & Wrapping: Easy Tech for Better Prep and Rethinking Class Time (1:30 – 4:30 PM)
Keynote & Guest Workshop by José Bowen, Author of Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology Out of Your College Classroom Will Improve Student Learning

Registration is currently closed.

TRC Founding Director Marva Barnett discusses the Second Annual Innovation in Pedagogy Summit on the WTJU Soundboard Radio Show (May 2, 2014).

To listen to the audio interview please click the play button below.


8:30 – 9:00 AM

  • Check-in: (coffee, tea, and light refreshments available)

9:00 9:15 AM

  • Welcome:
    • Maurie McInnis, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
    • Archie Holmes, Jr., Vice Provost for Educational Innovation and Interdisciplinary Studies

Innovative Teaching at U.Va.

Faculty members from across the University will demonstrate how they have been able to build high-engagement learning opportunities into their courses. Each of these courses and activities supports the residential-learning experience by promoting active in-class learning. In these two sessions, participants will experience the learning as students do, share their ideas, and discuss ways to increase engaging activities in their own courses.

9:15 – 10:15 AM

Engaging Students in Deeper Learning: Teaching with Innovative Technology
(Brief panel presentation followed by Q&A)

— As part of Ran Zhao’s Elementary Chinese 1 course, students engaged with a series of instructor-created tutorials and related low-stake self-assessments before each class session. Covering the core material outside of class, Zhao maximized and optimized class time for communicative interactions in various authentic tasks that require and nurture critical thinking, problem solving, and collaborative learning.

 

— In Claudrena Harold’s African American Studies course, students adopted and produced a wide range of multimedia texts to demonstrate the efforts of African Americans to transform the social and intellectual culture of UVA. Students simultaneously facilitated intergenerational exchanges between current students and UVA alums though Skype and prerecorded interviews.

 

— In his Biomedical Engineering course, Brian Helmke leveraged interactive technology and digital tools to enable students to learn more about course concepts outside of class, then during class had them actively apply what they learned by generating new ideas, solving problems, thinking creatively, and interacting with the content and each other.

 

 

— Ran, Claudrena, and Brian take questions from the audience.

 

 

 

 


10:15 – 10:30 AM

  • Brief Break

10:30 – 11:30 AM

Engaging Students Face-to-Face
(Brief panel presentation followed by Q&A)

Mark White, McIntire School of Commerce: Experience the power of stories in motivating students to engage with a topic.

 

 

 

 

Stephanie Van Hover, Curry School of Education: Encourage students to consider and discuss from multiple perspectives.

 

 

 

 

Dave Kittlesen, Biology: Engage students with activities they can touch.

 

 

 

 

— Mark, Stephanie, and Dave take questions from the audience.

 

 

 


11:45 – 1:15 PM

Lunch and Conversation with Innovation Partners
Participants are invited to join the discussion table of their choice. Table hosts and discussion topics are below, providing an opportunity to talk about teaching innovation and experimentation with colleagues:

Box lunch will be provided. 

Topic Innovation Partner Unit or Center
Going Global: Strategies to Enrich Classroom and Research Experiences Valerie Larsen Arts & Sciences Center for Instructional Technology
Course Re-design: Where Does Technology Fit In? Judy Giering Arts & Sciences Technology Strategies
Assessment: Is Your Teaching Innovation Effective? Karen Inkelas Center for the Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (CASTL-HE)
A New Breed of Room: Collaborative Spaces are Coming Lela Marshall Classroom Support
Opportunities for Big Data Research in MOOCs Kristin Palmer Online Learning Environment & Coursera
Why would we want to do a MOOC again? Justin Thompson & Stephanie Moore Curry School of Education
Sustainable Models for Innovation Michael Koenig Darden School of Business
Bringing Big Data and Data Science into the Classroom Don Brown Data Institute
Media as part of Today’s Curriculum Jama Coartney Digital Media Lab (DML) at Clemons Library
Representations: Boundaries or Horizons? Worthy Martin Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities (IATH)
Crossing Boundaries to Connect, Collaborate, & Create Lindsey Hepler Open Grounds
Learning and Technology: Deeper Thinking/Greater Access Milton Adams Provost’s Office
Designing Materials for Both Online & Residential Instruction – Possible? Desirable? Kirk Martini School of Architecture
Engaging the Online Learner Kevin Lucey,
Chris O’Neal &
Gail Hunger
School of Continuing and Professional Studies
How Might Online Add Value to On-grounds? James Groves School of Engineering & Applied Sciences
How Student Expectations Affect Efforts to Innovate Rip Verkerke School of Law
Continuing Professional Development Jann Balmer School of Medicine: Continuing Medical Education
SHANTI’s Evolving Digital Ecology John Alexander &
David Germano
Sciences, Humanities and Arts Network of Technological Initiatives (SHANTI)
What the #!?$% is Flipping? Michael Palmer &
Judith Reagan
Teaching Resource Center (TRC)
Improving Undergraduate Student Capacity for Research Judy Thomas University Library
UVaCollab: The Game Trisha Gordon UVaCollab

 

1:30 – 2:45 PM

Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology out of your College Classroom will Improve Student Learning
Keynote Presenter: José Bowen,
Author of Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology Out of Your College Classroom Will Improve Student Learning
Registration is currently closed.

*Attendees are encouraged to view the video located at http://www.teachingnaked.com/ as a preview.

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.

2:45 – 3:00 PM

  • Brief Break

3:00 – 4:30 PM

Flipping & Wrapping: Easy Tech for Better Prep and Rethinking Class Time
Workshop with: José Bowen
Registration is currently closed.

*All handouts used during the workshop are also available online: http://teachingnaked.com/handouts/

Technology provides new ways for students to receive first contact with material as well as better ways to ensure students’ preparation. Technology can also be used to lower the stakes and raise standards with micro tests, to improve reading and writing, and to create opportunities to study source documents.

If technology can give us more classroom time, how do we then design experiences to maximize change in our students? Dee Fink provides an excellent model for designing courses, but technology creates many more opportunities to rethink the sequence of activities.

In this workshop, we will examine how first contact, learning activities, and assessment can all be reworked using new technologies. Faculty will…

— Search for discipline-specific online content
— Analyze how podcasts can support a diversity of learners
— Discover how online exams before class can transform student preparation
— Identify ways to improve reading and writing with new technology
— Develop new activities for Massively Better Classes (MBCs)
— Create a “cognitive wrapper” for an assignment
— Examine the potential for time shifting with new technologies

Marva_20124:30 – 4:40 PM

  • Wrap-up: Marva Barnett, Teaching Resource Center