​Conference Agenda/Overview

Excel@Teaching 2017: Empowering Student Learners

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(Optional) Workshop: Friday, March 24, 2017

Friday, March 24, 2017 @ Shafer Library, The University of Findlay
3:00 – 4:00 Keynote Presenter Elizabeth Green
Building a Better Teacher Workshop
We’ve all had great teachers who opened our minds, and maybe even changed our lives. But how can we make every teacher a “star” teacher?  In this workshop, Elizabeth Green will discuss with participants practical strategies for improving pedagogical practices.  Ms. Green will facilitate small group discussion to help those in attendance resolve current teaching challenges and to improve their effectiveness in the classroom.

Saturday, March 25, 2017 @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary
7:45 – 8:15 Registration/Check-in & Continental Breakfast
8:15 – 8:30 Conference Welcome
8:30 – 9:45 Keynote Presentation by Elizabeth Green
Everyone agrees that a great teacher can have an enormous impact. Yet we still don’t know what, precisely, makes a teacher great. Is it a matter of natural-born charisma? Or does great teaching require something more? In this talk, Elizabeth Green introduces a new generation of educators who are revealing the hidden science behind their art. A former principal studies the country’s best teachers and discovers a common set of techniques to help children pay attention. Two math teachers videotape a year of lessons and develop a new approach that has nine-year-olds writing sophisticated mathematical proofs. Through their stories—and the hilarious and heartbreaking theater that unfolds between children and teachers every day—Green examines the dynamics of truly effective teaching. Exploring the astonishingly diverse skills exceptional teachers must develop, she provides a new way for teachers, parents, and policymakers to judge what is needed in the classroom—and considers how to make every teacher great. 

10:00 – 11:00 Track 1
Panel A: Pedagogical Experiments with Primary Sources
Panel B: Using Technology to Reduce Barriers to Student Success Panel
Panel C: Connecting Community and Culture with Digital Storytelling

11:15 – Noon Poster Session – TLB 

T. Burkart, S. Surwiec: Real Life Longitudinal Case: An Exercise in Applying Patient Care Skills 

E. Burnside, H. Ferris: n/a 

Noon – 12:45 Lunch – TLB 

1:00 – 2:00 Track 2
Panel D: Personalizing Student Assignments with MyMathLab and TestGen
Panel E: The Sophia Project: An Experimental Curriculum
W. ​​Koolage, D. Clevenger, T. Chase, L. Williams: The Sophia Project: An Experimental Curriculum
Panel F: Experiments to Engage Classroom Conversation

2:15 – 3:15 Track 3
Panel G: Engagement through Collaboration
Panel H: Engaging Non-Traditional Students
Panel I: Mentoring Undergraduate Research 

3:15 – 3:30 Closing Reception & Door Prizes

Rooms TBA.​​