​Conference Agenda/Overview

Excel @ Teaching Conference 2018

Engaging Diverse Learners

The University of Findlay

Winebrenner Theological Seminary

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Friday, March 23, 2018 @ Shafer Library, The University of Findlay
3:00 – 4:00 Conference Workshop 
Navigating the Intercultural Classroom presented by Eileen Rucki and Chris Sippel 
This workshop speaks to the challenges and opportunities that an intercultural classroom presents and introduces ways to navigate those challenges while maximizing opportunities. 

Saturday, March 24, 2018 @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary
7:45 – 8:15 Registration/Check-in & Continental Breakfast 

8:15 – 8:30 Conference Welcome

8:30 – 9:30 Networking Session 

Abstracts (in order of presentation)

9:45 – 10:45 a.m. Track 1
Panel A: Introducing Cultural Competencies 
Jacob Burmeister
Teaching Chinese and American Students in Suzhou, China

Deborah Berlekamp
Introduction to Healthcare Disparities and Cultural Competence to P2 (Second Year) Pharmacy Students in One Hour

Panel B: Mentoring Students Beyond the Classroom 
Deborah George, Kerry Volansky, Jean Weaver
Progression of Professionalism with Diverse Learners

Bethany Henderson-Dean 
Implementation of Undergraduate Research throughout the Curriculum

Panel C: Learning In and Outside of the Box 
Donald Elswick, Gwynne Rife 
Teaching Inside the Box with BreakoutEDU

11:00 – Noon Track 2
Panel D: Hands-on-Learning in STEM
Susan Carver, Spencer Martin, Saiida Bowie-Little, Josephine Serwaah
Engage in Hands-on Activities to Facilitate Review of STEM Concepts

Panel E: Reaching Learners Through Storytelling
Megan Adams 
Digital Storytelling in the Classroom: A Practical Approach

Bradley Shinn 
The Use of Storytelling in Healthcare Education

Panel F: Embodied Learning
Meredith Hawkins Pitt
Suit Up! Teaching Empathy Through the Use of Aging Simulation

Dana Emmert
Supporting student success with a hands-on approach in Biochemistry lecture

12:15 – 1:00 Panel Discussion and Lunch, Winebrenner TLB Auditorium 

1:15 – 2:30 Track 3
Panel G: Incorporating Technology into Course Design 
Rebecca Quintus and Deborah George
Custom Information Portals: A Case Study

Nicole Williams
Engaged Learners in Online Courses: A Reflection on the Use of Best Practices

Chandra Sekar
Flipgrid - 21st Century Class Communication Technology

Panel H: Decentering the Classroom to Improve Content Knowledge 
Nicole Diederich
De-Centering the Global Literature Classroom: An Experiment in Experiential Learning and Developing Students’ Stewardship of their own Learning

Harley Ferris 
More with Less: Solving Problems and Improving Communication with a One-Page Syllabus

​Panel I: Meeting Students Where They Are (I)
Judith Lanzendorfer
Going to Where Their Writing Is: Revision in English 107: College Writing II Tutorial

Allison Baer
ENGL 145: An Exploration of UF Textbooks

Courtney Bates
Beyond Cops and Robbers Thru the Arch: Tools for Avoiding Plagiarism in Your Classroom and Patience for When It Happens

​Panel J: Meeting Students Where They Are (II)
Susan Carver 
Cleveland State University's Operation STEM Program

Elizabeth Buchanan
Diversity and the Teaching of Business Law

2:30 – 2:45 Closing Reception and Door Prizes​

* Rooms TBA.

NEW THIS YEAR: The Excel @ Teaching Reading Source is a space to preview and bid on excellent books both personal and professional. Donated books will be on silent auction for you to preview, peruse, and bid on. The Reading Source will be open from 7:45 until 1:00. Winners, who must be present, will be announced at the Closing Reception. ​