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Wednesday, May 28th, and Thursday, May 29th, 2014
 

Master Schedule of Events

*Please note this schedule is subject to change*

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Wednesday, May 28th

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.                                                                            

Registration Please stop by the registration table to sign-in and receive your informational packet. Lane Center
(Lower Lobby)

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast Provided All TASTE presenters and participants are invited.
Lane Center
ARMAH

 

TRACKS:

Web 2.0 Teaching Technologies


Teaching Strategies

Additional Topics Information Technologies Vendor Sessions

9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Concurrent Sessions:


TOPIC


DESCRIPTION


PRESENTER/LOCATION

Career Development Technology and the FSU student/alumni

Career Development resource offerings to the FSU student and alumni.  The College Central Network introduces students to several Career Development resources including job and internship searches, alumni mentors, career documents and many more. 

Career Beam houses Internships.com now seen on Blackboard.  Career Beam offers Self Assessment tools, Industry research and online mock interviews to name a few resources.

Participants will:

  • Learn about the ISPs used in the Office of Career Services for student and internship job searches and career development needs.

R. Cordle

Pullen Hall
107


Using Visual Culture: ARTstor Beyond the Arty History Classroom

ARTstor is the world's largest database of high-quality visual material available for educational use.  ARTstor contains over 1.5 million images, including artworks, photography, manuscripts, maps, prints, drawings, scientific illustration, design, and archaeology, among other types. In this workshop we will explore the basics of using ARTstor and think about its potential applications in the classroom beyond the visual arts.

Participants will:

  • Learn how to navigate the ARTstor database, search for images, create image groups, and generate PowerPoints from image groups.
  • Develop and share ideas about how to use ARTstor in their classroom and assignments.

T. English

Pullen Hall
108

Integrating Library Research Resources (and other magic tricks demystified)

Direct students to specific library research databases or online articles they need within your Blackboard classroom and discover how to link to important full-text research articles without pesky password glitches. Other magic tricks are demystified to enrich your teaching and research!

Participants will:

  • Create/share accessible "permalinks" to proprietary library resources for use in Blackboard, Moodle, etc.
  • Use My EBSCOhost customization to save/manage/share results from OneSearch or library research databases.
  • Set up ongoing update alerts for information searches or latest journal issues.

S. Henry

Pullen Hall
110

The PARCC Assessment and Higher Ed

As part of the Race To The Top Grant Program and the widespread adoption of the Common Core State Standards, Maryland is one of the states leading the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) consortium. The purpose of this consortium is to develop the new range of assessments that will measure 3rd – 12th grade students' attainment of the goals put forth by the Common Core standards in Mathematics and English/Language Arts. As elementary, middle and high school students, teachers and schools adapt to the new assessments, which will be fully implemented in the 2014-2015 school year, how might these assessment impact assessment and teaching in higher education?

Participants will:

  • Be able to identify the purpose, goals and formats for the PARCC assessments.
  • Experience sample questions that illustrate these new measures of students' knowledge and skills in math, reading and technology.
  • Discuss how institutions of higher education might utilize the PARCC assessment results for incoming freshman.

J. Welsch, J. Rankin,
& J. Nichols

Lane Center
109

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Concurrent Sessions:


TOPIC


DESCRIPTION


PRESENTER/LOCATION

Developing Leadership Through Experiential Learning

In this presentation, participants will explore how experiential learning can be used as a means of promoting leadership development. Participants will identify the appropriate leadership related competencies for their program, class, or activity. They will then identify how to assist students to develop a theoretical framework for their experience, design the experience to align with the framework, and then reflect on the learning experience so as to promote leadership growth.

Participants will:

  • Identify the appropriate leadership related competencies for their program, class, or activity.
  • Identify connections between their curriculum and the leadership development mission of the University.
  • Select leadership competencies for emphasis in their work.
  • Develop the capacity to help student frame their learning about leadership.
  • Design a leadership learning experience and reflection exercise that is relevant to their curriculum

J. McClellan

Lane Center
113

                                     

Collaborate on the Cloud with GoogleDrive, Prezi and LucidPress

Looking for tech tools students can use for group projects?  Or are you working on projects with colleagues and emailing different versions is driving you crazy?  Then join this session for a hands-on experience using these awesome programs!

Participants will:

  • Collaborate on a document using Google Drive.
  • Collaborate on a presentation using Prezi.
  • Collaborate on a newsletter using LucidPress.

M. Ladores

Pullen Hall
109

Strategies for Teaching Second Language Learners of English

In my presentation, I will discuss specific classroom strategies to maximize the educational experience for second language learners of English.  I will also provide resources to help these students develop academic writing skills and build vocabulary.

Participants will:

  • Develop strategies for teaching English language learners.

N. Houser

Lane Center
108

MEEC - Being a Member Has Benefits! Yes, you are a member of MEEC (Maryland Education Enterprise Consortium).  Didn't know that?  Learn what MEEC can offer you:  Contracts, in-person and web seminars, access to vendors, interaction with colleagues throughout the state, and a host of opportunities! T. Petronka

Lane Center
111
Mandatory Reporting: What does it mean and how best to do it

Faculty and staff are mandated reporters.  This workshop will provide necessary information on how to aid students who report such experiences with us, as well as how to meet our legal obligations.  Scenarios actually faced by FSU faculty and staff will be included.

Participants will:

  • Gain the knowledge on how to respond when a student shares information that falls under the mandatory reporting laws.

 

M. Murtagh &
A. Branam Armiento

Lane Center
110


 

11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch Provided All TASTE 2.0 presenters and participants are invited Lane Center
ARMAH

1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. Concurrent Sessions:


TOPIC


DESCRIPTION


PRESENTER/LOCATION

Computer Safety & Security – in the workplace and at home

In today's world of viruses, spam, and cyber criminals it is increasingly more import to make sure you are safe and secure, both in the workplace and at home.  Learn ways to protect yourself, your computer, and your sensitive data from online predators.

Participants will:

  • Be given security precautions to protect against computer hacking and fraud.

L. Bennett

Lane Center
113

What Can the New Instructional Design & Delivery Department do for You?

The restructuring of ACIT has resulted in the new Department of IDD. This dept. is responsible for technology tools training and the development of online courses and training of online faculty. Discussed in this session are the various services IDD offer.

Participants will:

  • Learn the role of the new IDD department and have the opportunity to suggest future training options.

R. Bair

Lane Center
110

Using Web-based Tools to Enhance Study Systems

Developing effective study and self-management systems is challenging to many students. This session will introduce the CORE learning system and explore websites and applications that help implement this system efficiently.

Participants will:

  • Leave the session with an understanding of the CORE learning system and multiple web-based tools that they can share with their students.

R. Hoover
& H. Douglas

Lane Center
111

Questioning Strategies you can use to Focus on Content and Deepen Student Understanding

We will explore the questioning typology developed by Christensen et al (1991) and further adapted by Shulman, Lotan, and Whitcomb (1989). This will be a practical session introducing you to the various types of questions and focusing on practicing these questioning strategies in your discipline.

Participants will:

  • Be given the opportunity to practice various types of questioning in their discipline.
  • Practice phrasing questions as if to students in class.

B. Scarloss

Lane Center
108

Enhancing the Teaching and Learning Experience with Kaltura Video

Today, the majority of educators believe that video increases student interaction and outcomes (with 90% of educators responding positively), which result in a more favorable learning experience and retention. Instructors are in search of a media integration, which enhances and simplifies the teaching experience. Administrators want to attract the right students to your institution and meet the rising media expectations of students and faculty. With those challenges, does Frostburg State University have a unified media content strategy that enables each of these challenges to be addressed? Does one media platform that easily integrates with your LMS, supports your online learning growth and enrollment goals, and provides a Netflix user experience for all users appeal to you or your department?

Participants will:

  • Learn about the impact that video has on the teaching and learning experience and how video supports institutional challenges and goals.

K. Taylor

Lane Center
109

2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. Concurrent Sessions:


TOPIC


DESCRIPTION


PRESENTER/LOCATION

Online Teaching: A Faculty Perspective

Planning and designing an online course takes considerable time and thought, whether it begins as a face-to-face class or it is constructed from scratch. To create the most engaging and effective courses in the most efficient (and even enjoyable!) way possible, To begin the course development process, faculty need to understand the essence and aims of the course in order to develop clear course learning objectives. As course development progresses, faculty designs all assignments, discussions, and activities to support those objectives, using student-centered pedagogical practices and design principles proven most effective for online learning.

In the online environment, it is critical that students perceive the active participation of instructors.  This "instructor presence" is key to encouraging student engagement with course materials, but regular interaction with students requires considerable time management on the part of the instructor.

Finally, we want tangible evidence of understanding! For example: well-designed online courses ask students to produce a variety of "learning artifacts" including projects, papers, discussions, photographs, diagrams, illustrations, videos, recorded interviews, and collaborative projects, whether produced independently or in collaboration with other students or subject-matter experts in the field of study.

S. Rahman
& J.Shore

Lane Center
108

Blackboard Tips & Tricks

Come to this session to learn about some features in Bb that most people have questions about.

Participants will learn these Bb features:

  • Adding Tool Links to the Menu
  • Overwriting Files
  • Test Exceptions
  • Print a Paper Copy of a Test Created in Bb
  • Using Mashups
Automatic Regrading

R. Thomas

Pullen Hall
106

Using IF-AT Forms in Think-Pair-Share Activities in a Large Introductory Class

Lack of immediate feedback only reinforces student misconceptions. IF-AT forms are multiple choice answer sheets that are similar to scratch-off lottery tickets. This forces students who choose the incorrect answer to think anew and try again to arrive at the correct conclusion.

Participants will:

  • Get an introduction to the IF-AT forms and how they can be used for immediate feedback and how to use them with think-pair-share activities.

D. Puthoff

Lane Center
111

Helpdesk Hot Topics

This workshop will provide information to some of the most relevant technology questions.  We will discuss some of the available technologies and ways to enhance the teaching and learning experiences at Frostburg State University using these technologies.

Participants will:

  • Leave the session with a better understanding and ability of how to navigate and use some of the computing services available at Frostburg State University.

K. Kerns

Lane Center
108

Conquering the Arcane Mysteries of IRB

Sending your proposed research to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) for review can seem like an intimidating barrier. Over the last year, the IRB at FSU has undergone many changes and there are more to come! This session is intended to inform you about new IRB timelines, schedules, and procedures. Plans changes that are "coming soon" will also be revealed. (The "kinder, gentler" IRB...) You will also have a chance to ask newest IRB chair your questions.

Participants will:

  • Become familiar with new IRB submission timelines and processes as well as features that are "coming soon."

B. Scarloss

Lane Center
113


Thursday, May 29th

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.                                                                            

Registration
(New Registrants)
Please stop by the registration table to sign-in and receive your informational packet. Lane Center
(Lower Lobby)

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast Provided All TASTE presenters and participants are invited.
Lane Center
ARMAH

 

8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Vendor Exhibit Hall All TASTE presenters and participants are invited. Lane Center
ARMAH

 

TRACKS:

Web 2.0 Teaching Technologies


Teaching Strategies

Additional Topics Information Technologies Vendor Sessions

9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. Concurrent Sessions:


TOPIC


DESCRIPTION


PRESENTER/LOCATION

Motivating Students to Understand (Rather than Memorize) in Intro Courses by Dual Testing

One of the most common complaints that students make regards their anxiety over tests. In the fall of 2012, I began to give dual tests (partnered test and individual tests) to reduce their stress. I also wanted to emphasize the use of a test study guide on which the dual tests draw from. I have an incentive plan that rewards student learning through this guide. I will share these materials and make some observations

In so many intro courses, there are a lot of items on each test that the students memorize as the quickest way to get a decent score. Unfortunately this memorization emphasis undermines understanding and critical thinking. Use of dual tests (to reduce anxiety) and an incentive to work through a study guide is the best strategy that I have found in years.

R. Doyle

Lane Center
111

What Can the New Instructional Design & Delivery Department do for You?

The restructuring of ACIT has resulted in the new Department of IDD. This dept. is responsible for technology tools training and the development of online courses and training of online faculty. Discussed in this session are the various services IDD offer.

Participants will:

  • Learn the role of the new IDD department and have the opportunity to suggest future training options.

R. Bair

Lane Center
110

Engaging Students Online: An Effective Design Using Technology for an MBA Accounting Class

To engage online students to actively participate in the learning process, the class is carefully designed to provide them challenging and positive experience.  Online homework assignments/exams, Collaborate, and group management techniques will be discussed.

Participants will:

  • Be able to explore the possibility of adopting some of the techniques in their own classes.

Y. Bao

Lane Center
108

Conquering the Arcane Mysteries of IRB

Sending your proposed research to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) for review can seem like an intimidating barrier. Over the last year, the IRB at FSU has undergone many changes and there are more to come! This session is intended to inform you about new IRB timelines, schedules, and procedures. Plans changes that are "coming soon" will also be revealed. (The "kinder, gentler" IRB...) You will also have a chance to ask newest IRB chair your questions.

Participants will:

  • Become familiar with new IRB submission timelines and processes as well as features that are "coming soon."

B. Scarloss

Lane Center
113

Mark it Up

Instructors, come experience ink2go an inexpensive software solution that can be used to write over top of anything you are displaying on your computer. Ink2go is a low-cost alternative to expensive Smartboards and also provides recording and lecture capture capabilities.

Participants will:

  • Be provided an introductory feel to an annotation software different than SMART.

B. Lang

Lane Center
109

 

10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Concurrent Sessions:


TOPIC


DESCRIPTION


PRESENTER/LOCATION

Career Development Technology and the FSU student/alumni

Career Development resource offerings to the FSU student and alumni.  The College Central Network introduces students to several Career Development resources including job and internship searches, alumni mentors, career documents and many more. 

Participants will:

  • Learn about the ISPs used in the Office of Career Services for student and internship job searches and career development.

R. Cordle

Pullen Hall
107

Let’s PowToon!

PowToon is a fantastic, Do-It-Yourself animated presentation tool that supercharges your presentations. Learn to create animated videos that will bring a WOW factor to your class!  Then learn how to post your PowToon on YouTube and Blackboard Learn.

Participants will:

  • Create an animated video presentation on five facts on a concept.
  • Learn how to upload video on YouTube and on Blackboard Learn.

M. Ladores

Pullen Hall
109

Digital Video Editing 101: Mozilla Popcorn Maker for Beginners

Mozilla Popcorn Maker is free online software used for creating digital videos, which can be used to supplement instruction in online, blended, and face-to-face classes. Attendees will learn the software, create a digital video, and share their project with the group.

Participants will:

  • Create a digital video using Mozilla Popcorn Maker and will walk away with new ideas for incorporating digital videos into their classrooms, lectures, or conference presentations.

J. Raucci

Pullen Hall
110

Blackboard Learn Roadmap

Blackboard is constantly innovating in order to help reimagine education - specifically around the concepts of teaching and learning.  In this session, we will provide a preview of some of the tools planned for future release that will assist in this endeavor.

Participants will:

  • Preview some new ways to engage students through the LMS and other technologies.
  • Learn some best practices as they relate to current features.

A. Jovanis

Lane Center
111

 

11:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

LUNCH/Vendor Exhibit Hall All TASTE presenters and participants are invited. Lane Center
ARMAH

 
 

1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. Concurrent Sessions: 


TOPIC


DESCRIPTION


PRESENTER/LOCATION

Academic Scavenger Hunts Armed with iPods

Students in ORIE 101 are introduced to the library through an instruction session. The library piloted the use of iPods during the ORIE 101 library session to offer a fun way to learn about the library. All sessions will use them in fall 2014.

Participants will:

  • Complete a scavenger hunt in teams (4-5) to simulate the activity that ORIE 101 students complete during their library instruction session.

T. Mastrodonato
& L. Hartman

Lane Center
113

Tablets vs Notebooks- Mobility Solutions

HP will conduct a session on various PC solutions that can be utilized in the classroom and as a resource for the administrative staff.  This session will provide a demo of HP's latest PC technology and there will be an overview of the differences in Tablets versus Notebooks.

Participants will:

  • Be given a chance to review HP's latest PC technology, understand the value of utilizing the devices in the classroom, and understand when a tablet or notebook is the best solution to utilize.

K. Penrose
& M. Gardner

Lane Center
108

Teaching the Student with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the College Environment

The rapid increase in the number of students on the Autism Spectrum presents many challenges to the classroom instructor, advisor and co-students. Being aware of the characteristics, behaviors, and learning styles can assist both the student and the professor to provide a richer learning environment and to ensure the success of the student. This presentation will provide some basics on the Autism disorder and offer some instructional strategies for the college environment.

Participants will:

  • Be provided information so that their students with ASD will be respected for their diversity and given an opportunity for success.

M. Pegg

Lane Center
111

Feeding Blackboard Design with Input from You

This session will start with a brief overview of the Blackboard design process and how we feed the process with user research. We will then involve the group in a research activity so you can experience it for yourself. The results of the activity will be taken back to Blackboard and your insights will be used in the creation of new design ideas.

Participants will:

  • Understand how Blackboard design functions.
  • Understand how the instructor and/or school can participate in research activities.

A. Jacobson

Lane Center
110