PowerPoint may not be of any use for you in a presentation, but it may liberate you in another way, an artistic way. Who knows.
— David Byrne

Challenging Assignments - Tapping into Your Next Level of Leadership

SJU Leadership Conference, Philadelphia, July 2015

Co-presented with: Jill Cleary, Director of Project Management

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Leadership development comes from not only understanding your skills, interests and abilities but through taking on new and interesting challenges that develop areas of leadership growth. In this session, participants learned how to leverage challenging assignments to take leadership to the next level. A new model was presented for charting and assessing challenges, as well as methods for handling challenging assignments and maximizing their positive impacts.


Panel Presentation: The Teacher's Guide to the Flipped Classroom: Don't Panic

Teaching and Learning Forum, Philadelphia, June 2015

Co-presented with: Phyllis Blumberg (University of the Sciences), Sarah K. Johnson (Moravian College), George Spillich (Washington College), Elizabeth Becker (SJU)

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Session covered research in the classroom, technology tips and tricks, and Instructional Technology theory and collaboration between Instructional Technologists and Faculty.


Collaboration and the 3 Bears Approach to Iterative Development to Improve Learning Outcomes

Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts Conference, Bryn Mawr, May 2015

Co-presented with: Elizabeth Becker, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor, Psychology)

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At many colleges and universities, traditional lectures are being augmented and/or replaced with a variety of learning technologies. When implemented effectively through collaboration between instructional technologists and faculty, technology has the potential to increase student engagement and transform the learning experience.  In this presentation, we shared our experience transforming a Behavioral Neuroscience class and lab experience to incorporate eLearning and social media by including digital storytelling, iPads, and a partnership with local high school students. We shared not only the results of their collaboration, but also how the collaboration began, was developed, and how it serves as the foundation for an iterative, continuous improvement of learning outcomes.


Realizing the Potential of Collaborative Partnerships: Exploring and Implementing Learning-Centered Pedagogy and Technology

Drexel Business Professor Teaching Summit, Philadelphia, May 2015

Co-presented with: Ken Weidner, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor, Management) and Stephanie Mosher (Instructional Technologist)

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Too often, college faculty and academic technology specialists specialize in their respective domains, each with their work highly compartmentalized – and interactions that can become transactional. In this session, we reported on our intentionally collaborative partnership, in which we co-developed, implemented, and supported an innovative use of technology in a Breaking News in Business Ethics course.


Constructing 'Authentic' Science: Results from a University-High School Collaboration Integrating Digital Storytelling and Social Networking

National Association of Research in Science Teaching, Chicago, April 2015

Co-presented with: Stacy Olitsky, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor, Teacher Education) and Elizabeth Becker, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor, Psychology)

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This paper presentation focused on an innovation in an upper level college neuroscience classroom in which the professor integrated the following components:  student-directed research, student documentation of their work through digital stories using iPads, and communication with high school students through an education social networking site and on-site visits.


Enhancing Learning Through Collaboration Between Instructional Technologists and Faculty

Drexel eLearning Conference, Philadelphia, March 2015

Co-presented with: Elizabeth Becker, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor, Psychology)

Facilitated session that shared how leveraging collaboration can lead to improved learning outcomes. Through a collaboration between Instructional Technologists and faculty, we transformed our undergraduate Behavioral Neuroscience class and lab experience to incorporate eLearning and social media by including digital storytelling, iPads, and meaningful interaction with high school science students.

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