Faculty Fusion 2014: Discover

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Let’s kick off another great academic year with Faculty Fusion, August 19, 2014. Save the date and register for activities at http://www.acu.edu/fusion or by calling the Adams Center at 325-674-2455. Registering saves your spot in each session and allows us to know how many to expect. We look forward to seeing you!

 

8:30-9:00 Continental Breakfast: Adams Center

 

9:00-9:50

How Learning Works – Jennifer Shewmaker, Cherisse Flanagan, Charles Wadlington, Karen Maxwell
How do students learn? What gets in their way? How can faculty set up our classes in ways that lead to optimal learning? This is what the faculty who piloted the new Master Teacher Program last year sought to understand.  Join them as they talk about what they learned over the semester-long program and share practical tips for helping students engage prior learning, organize knowledge to build mastery, and become self-directed learners.

Teaching with the iPad- Berlin Fang
In this presentation, we will share some common iPad apps to create content, manage your files, and interact with students. Most of these apps have been used and proven to be helpful by ACU faculty. We will also introduce the concept of “app-smashing”, or using a number of apps to accomplish your instructional objectives.

Podcasting 101 – Jonathan Stewart
Join Jonathan Stewart for an introduction to podcasting, and to learn how he and other faculty members have used it in their classes.

Rodney Ashlock Tips for working with large classes
Large classes can be very intimidating and often we feel like we are standing in front of a sea of faces with little engagement. This session will focus on strategies to make larger classes a friendlier learning environment.

 

 

10:00-10:50

How Learning Works – Jennifer Shewmaker, Rhonda Pupella, Lloyd Goldsmith, Debbie Williams
How do students learn? What gets in their way? How can faculty set up our classes in ways that lead to optimal learning? This is what the faculty who piloted the new Master Teacher Program last year sought to understand.  Join them as they talk about what they learned over the semester-long program and share practical tips for helping students engage prior learning, organize knowledge to build mastery, and become self-directed learners.

Learning with the iPad – Scott Hamm
In this presentation we will share iPad apps that have proven to make learning “stick.” Such apps can help students develop study habits that have proven to be effective by evidence, such as retrieval practice.

Designing and Writing a Podcast That Meets Your Needs – Jonathan Stewart
This session will include discussion, brainstorming and tips for designing a podcast that meets your goals.

Introducing the One Button Studio – Kyle Dickson
Recording a video can be a complex process. The checklist of settings for any given camera is often daunting, especially for someone new to the equipment. That’s why in 2013, the Learning Studio introduced a new solution for quick video recording: the One Button Studio. Join Kyle Dickson for a tour and brief tutorial on using the One Button Studio to enhance your classroom experience.

 

 

11:00-11:50

Writing Your First Podcast – Jonathan Stewart
This working session will be a time for participants to work on their podcasting scripts.

Gender Bias in Academia: Is There Really Equality/Equity? – Stephanie Hamm & Rachel Slaymaker
Join Stephanie Hamm & Rachel Slaymaker as they examine gender equity and its challenges in a university setting.

iMentor: Using Radical Techniques to Reach this Generation – Steven Moore
Current research indicates that students of today are more selfish and less empathetic than decades ago, largely due to this high-tech society.  Come and hear ideas on how we can effectively mentor our students through jaw-dropping and innovative methods.

Adobe Creative Cloud for Advanced Media Editing and Design – Kyle Dickson
This fall all ACU students and faculty will have access to Adobe’s creative suite of applications. Titles like Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere Pro (among others) are used by creative professionals around the world. So the question is, are these tools for the kind of work you need to do? Join us for a quick overview of Adobe’s Creative Cloud and training opportunities available to you this fall.

12:00-1:00           Lunch: Hunter Welcome Center

 

 

1:15-3:00

Maker Lab Laser Cutting 101 – Nil Santana
Join us in the Maker Lab for a hands-on workshop on designing for and using the laser cutter.

Podcast recording workshop – Jonathan Stewart
In Part 2 of the Podcasting workshop, Jonathan Stewart will lead a demonstration on recording a podcast in Garageband. There will also be working time to record the podcast you created during the morning sessions.

Getting Started with Turnitin – Cliff Barbarick
Starting this year, ACU faculty will have access to a helpful new tool. Turnitin not only generates detailed originality reports for students’ written assignments, it also provides an efficient platform for online grading and peer review. It even includes a robust online gradebook, making it a helpful supplement to any LMS. Come to this session to set up your Turnitin account and learn to use its features by creating assignments for your upcoming classes.

 

 

 

 

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