2019 Professional Development Workshops : All Workshops

2019 Professional Development Workshops : All Workshops
AECT's Annual International Convention
Las Vegas, Nevada October 21 - October 25, 2019


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  Title:  01-Wa - Invited Workshop - Makerspaces & Advancing the Curriculum: Interactive Maker Projects
Fee: $25.00   Time: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM Monday, Oct. 21   Room: D
 
Description:  In this introductory workshop, youíll get hands-on experience seeing how educators can lead students to link interactive videos and other digital media to traditional physical models and pasteboard projects. Not only does this enhance the curriculum-based learning, but it creates the foundation for springboarding to coding, robotics, physical computing and computational thinking. Each participant will take home their own MakerBit project kit, which is based on the BBC micro:bit.
 
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    Presenter(s):  ® Roger Wagner, Ed Tech Innovator, 1010 Technologies,

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  Title:  01-Wc - A new reality: Developing augmented reality solutions for learning
 FULL - NA Fee: $15.00   Time: 8:30 AM - 3:50 PM Monday, Oct. 21   Room: F
 
Description:  Recent research suggests that augmented reality (AR) as an educational technology can improve learning in ways that previously had not been possible. However, most educational professionals do not fully understand how AR technologies work, nor how to incorporate AR into their instructional practices. In this workshop, participants will learn how about the learning potential of AR and how educators can create and integrate the technology into their own teaching practices.
 
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    Presenter(s):  ® Quincy Conley, Pearson, ® Heather Lutz, Boise State University, ® Tiantian Jin, Pearson,

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  Title:  01-Wd - Invited Workshop - Creating Applications to Help Learners Develop Inquiry and Critical Thinking Skills
Fee: $5.00   Time: 8:30 AM - 3:50 PM Monday, Oct. 21   Room: G
 
Description:  This is a hands-on workshop that presents a pedagogical framework for teaching inquiry and critical thinking skills (ranging from observing something unusual to developing an explanation after considering alternatives, testing the explanation, revisiting assumptions, and refining the explanation after analyzing additional evidence). An authoring framework and examples will be demonstrated and the workshop will conclude with those participating creating and sharing an additional example. Copies of a paper describing the framework. Authoring environment and pedagogical approach will be given to participants. Participants should bring a laptop computer.
 
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    Presenter(s):  ® Jonathan Spector, University of North Texas, ® Shanshan Ma, University of North Texas, ® Lin Lin, University on North Texas, ® Dejian Liu, NetDragon, ® Xiaoqing Gu, East China Normal University, ® Jing Leng, East China Normal University, ® Kaushal Bhagat, Beijing Normal University, ® Dawit Tiruneh, ,

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  Title:  01-We - 5 Star Course Design: Hands on Evaluation & Re-Design for Educational Transformation
Fee: $15.00   Time: 8:30 AM - 3:50 PM Monday, Oct. 21   Room: CR-1
 
Description:  Learn to evaluate your existing course and redesign a new course using Merrillís First Principles of Instruction. We teach participants the 5 Star process, then based on workshop evaluations they will redesign their own course. Keen participants will leave with completed design documents, confidently prepared to tackle redevelopment tasks. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops and/or printed syllabi of the course they want to improve and/or redesign.
 
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    Presenter(s):  Max Cropper, Five Star Performance Solutions, Joanne Bentley, The Abreon Group, M.David Merrill, Retired Utah State University,

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  Title:  01-Wf - A primer on the application of meta-analysis to educational technology research: Examples using open-source software
Fee: $15.00   Time: 8:30 AM - 3:50 PM Monday, Oct. 21   Room: CR-4
 
Description:  This workshop is designed to gently introduce the meta-analysis research method using datasets from the field of educational technology in a friendly and interactive environment. The workshop focuses on the conceptual knowledge for conducting a meta-analysis using the open-source JASP software, instead of focusing on the mathematical equations. Participants will explore existing datasets to learn fundamental statistical concepts and their interpretation. Participants are encouraged to bring ideas for conducting their own meta-analysis for discussion.
 
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    Presenter(s):  ® Albert Ritzhaupt, University of Florida, ® Matthew Wilson, Kennesaw State University,

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  Title:  01-Wg - Design Thinking for Instructional Designers
Fee: $15.00   Time: 8:30 AM - 3:50 PM Monday, Oct. 21   Room: CR-5
 
Description:  This workshop will help attendees practice design thinking processes as applied to instructional design contexts. It will be an inspired educational experience, as participants learn practical skills for solving problems in a manner that is more flexible than typically available through common instructional design processes. Attendees will be able to apply these skills in a variety of circumstances, and will develop confidence that they can cope with unpredictable situations that may arise in their work.
 
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    Presenter(s):  Jason McDonald, Brigham Young University,

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  Title:  04-Wa - Invited Workshop - Computationally-enabled devices in an Everyday World of the Student
Fee: $25.00   Time: 1:00 PM - 3:50 PM Monday, Oct. 21   Room: D
 
Description:  This workshop presents a sampling of common devices that students interact with every day, from traffic lights to remote controlled vehicles, and thus introduces physical computing and computational thinking. Learn, as a student would, how a micro-controller can be programmed with a simple block language, and how even the simplest device opens the door to deeper challenges. Each participant will take home their own MakerBit project kit, which is based on the BBC micro:bit.
 
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    Presenter(s):  ® Roger Wagner, Ed Tech Innovator, 1010 Technologies,

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  Title:  04-Wb - Considering the characteristics of your online learner - Evaluating Online Learning Course Designs
 FULL - NA Fee: $15.00   Time: 1:00 PM - 3:50 PM Monday, Oct. 21   Room: CR-2
 
Description:  This workshop will allow participants to use research methods to evaluate learning journeys in an online course. It allows participants to assume the persona of a student and map how they would access online course materials in an online learning environment. This method can be used to inform participants of students behavior within an online course thus further guiding a participant to review how online environments are designed for functional use and inevitably learning
 
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    Presenter(s):  Camille Dickson-Deane, University of Melbourne,

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  Title:  11-Wa - Learning Analytics: Data wrangling and Visualization
 FULL - NA Fee: $15.00   Time: 8:00 AM - 3:50 PM Tuesday, Oct. 22   Room: D
 
Description:  The purpose of this workshop is to provide attendees with a walkthrough of data wrangling using R and data visualization using R and Tableau for learning analytics purposes. After the workshop, attendees will walk away with basic skills of data wrangling and visualization with R and Tableau. Scalfolding techniques will be employed to make sure that learners are comfortable to apply the skills introduced during the workshop to handle a real and complicated dataset.
 
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    Presenter(s):  ® Minh Pham, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA,

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  Title:  11-Wb - Invited Workshop - A View from the Trenches: Trends and Happenings in the Corporate Learning Space
Fee: $10.00   Time: 8:00 AM - 10:50 AM Tuesday, Oct. 22   Room: E
 
Description:  Join Cammy Bean as she talk through her view of the eLearning industry. What are some of the shiny objects and hot trends that corporate learning departments are after? What about technology platforms and tools?
 
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    Presenter(s):  Cammy Bean, Kineo,

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  Title:  11-Wc - Designing and Implementing Online Courses to Empower and Serve Learners with Disabilities
Fee: $15.00   Time: 8:00 AM - 3:50 PM Tuesday, Oct. 22   Room: F
 
Description:  As higher education continue to expand their online offerings, they face the challenge of facilitating the integration, engagement, and support of students with disabilities who take those courses. Consequently, this workshop has been developed to explore, analyze, and apply theories, tools and practices to help faculty and staff with the development and implementation of high quality, engaging, and user-friendly online courses that meet the needs and requirements of all students, and most specifically those with disabilities.
 
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    Presenter(s):  Patrick Guilbaud, Winthrop University, T. Christa Guilbaud, University of North Carolina, Charlotte,

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  Title:  11-Wd - Mixed Methods Research Techniques: A Step by Step Approach for Instructional Design Researchers
 FULL - NA Fee: $15.00   Time: 8:00 AM - 10:50 AM Tuesday, Oct. 22   Room: G
 
Description:  Identifying yourself as a quantitative or a qualitative researcher may limit your ability to explore a broader range of research questions. Where qualitative researchers report on how and why of the research questions, the quantitative researchers inform about how many, who, where, and when. Either can give only a part of the complete picture. Then, why not consider using a mixed method research design? Learn how to decide if mixed methods approach is the correct paradigm to apply, develop mixed methods research questions, explore the role of sampling, compare and contrast the mixed methods approach with quantitative and qualitative research approach.
 
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    Presenter(s):  ® Zahira Merchant, San Francisco State University,

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  Title:  11-We - Learning from Failure: Growing Roses of Success
Fee: $15.00   Time: 8:00 AM - 10:50 AM Tuesday, Oct. 22   Room: CR-1
 
Description:  Failure can inhibit or enhance learning, making it a critical factor to consider when designing and implementing instruction. Rather than being a shadow to avoid, failure should be embraced and celebrated. This three-hour workshop will explore how failure can be leveraged to inspire learning and learners through the use of LEGO robotics in engaging and challenging mathematical explorations. A lack of programming experience is welcome, will be supported, and will enhance the conversation.
 
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    Presenter(s):  ® Alan Buss, University of Wyoming, ® Craig Shepherd, University of Memphis, ® Shannon Smith, University of Wyoming,

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  Title:  14-Wb - Leveraging Artificial Intelligence to Enhance Game-based Learning
Fee: $15.00   Time: 1:00 PM - 3:50 PM Tuesday, Oct. 22   Room: E
 
Description:  This workshop focuses on explaining important aspects of leveraging AI to enhance GBL. In addition to introducing the process of designing meaningful play from an instructional design perspective, the workshop aims to introduce attendees to the use of machine learning algorithms, such as genetic algorithms, perceptron, and artificial neural networks, to support learning. The workshop offers activities and examples of how AI can successfully enhance GBL and improve learning outcomes.
 
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    Presenter(s):  Ali Alshammari, University of Tabuk,

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  Title:  21-Wa - Introduction to Open Education
Fee: $0.00   Time: 9:00 AM - 11:50 AM Wednesday, Oct. 23   Room: D
 
Description:  This workshop will provide attendees with hands-on experience: - Locating and verifying Open Educational Resources (OER), - Working with Creative Commons licenses, - Using OER-enabled pedagogy to design renewable assignments, and - Designing the learning analytics instrumentation necessary to support continuous improvement of OER. This workshop will be held in conjunction with the Open Educaton thanks to a grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
 
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    Presenter(s):  ® David Wiley, Brigham Young University, ® John Hilton, Brigham Young University,

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  Title:  21-Wb - Accessibility Design Slam
Fee: $15.00   Time: 9:00 AM - 11:50 AM Wednesday, Oct. 23   Room: E
 
Description:  Accessibility is a top concern for educators, yet there is a lack of attention in our fieldís research base and publications. Given this gap, Reiber and Estes (2017, p. 16) argue "time has come to bring the best ideas from the instructional technology field to the design challenge of meeting all levels of accessibility." As a response to this call, join us to design an Action Plan for your accessibility-related research or resource project.
 
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    Presenter(s):  ® Jennifer Maddrell, Designers for Learning, ® Yvonne Earnshaw, University of Memphis, ® Amy Lomellini, Molloy College, ® Jason McDonald, Brigham Young University, ® Esther Michela, Brigham Young University,

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  Title:  21-Wc - Online Data and Open Source Tools: Analyzing Educational Internet Data Using R
 FULL - NA Fee: $15.00   Time: 9:00 AM - 3:50 PM Wednesday, Oct. 23   Room: F
 
Description:  In this workshop, we help participants to learn how to use the R statistical software to analyze Internet data that is relevant to educational research. In particular, we on learning how to get started with R, how to analyze social media data from an already-completed project and beginning oneís own analysis. This workshop promises to support participants to become more confident in their ability to engage in analyzing complex data sources collected from digital sources.
 
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    Presenter(s):  ® Joshua Rosenberg, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, ® K. Staudt Willet, Michigan State University, ® Spencer Greenhalgh, University of Kentucky,

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  Title:  21-Wd - Interactive Fiction and Case Based Learning with Twine and Inklewriter
Fee: $15.00   Time: 9:00 AM - 11:50 AM Wednesday, Oct. 23   Room: G
 
Description:  This workshop will teach attendees how to make interactive fiction and text-based adventure games, using the free, open source, HTML-based game engine Twine and the web-based tool Inklewriter. Attendees will create a rudimentary video game, a branching narrative story, a case-based learning project, and a prototype during this session. Then they will be shown how to play, share, upload, and embed their work.
 
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    Presenter(s):  ® Lucas Jensen, Georgia Southern University,

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  Title:  24-Wa - Create an Open Textbook on EdTechBooks.org
Fee: $15.00   Time: 1:00 PM - 3:50 PM Wednesday, Oct. 23   Room: D
 
Description:  Create your own open textbook on EdTechBooks.org by utilizing best practices of UX/web design, data management, instructional design, and print design in a single platform that is made available at no cost to instructors, students, or anyone else.
 
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    Presenter(s):  Royce Kimmons, Brigham Young University,

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  Title:  24-Wb - Creating Course Content with 360-Degree Media to Enhence Teaching and Learning
Fee: $15.00   Time: 1:00 PM - 3:50 PM Wednesday, Oct. 23   Room: E
 
Description:  360-degree video technology is relatively a new development, yet low-cost /low-entry barrier technology with a strong potential to change Human-Computer Interaction as well as to change teaching and learning practice in many different subject areas increasingly using video cases (e.g., STEM learning; teacher training). In this workshop, participants will create a prototype featured with spherical images and 360-degree videos and will test their own prototype on various platforms as well as using the Google Cardboards.
 
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    Presenter(s):  Fatih Demir, Northern Illinois University,

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  Title:  24-Wc - 4 Cs to an A+ Learning Experience
Fee: $15.00   Time: 1:00 PM - 3:50 PM Wednesday, Oct. 23   Room: G
 
Description:  What happens when you prepare a case study, but rather than turning it into a presentation, you turn it into an interactive experience? Basically you learn how to design a gamified experience by participating in one. Come work in groups to rapidly prototype a course given a list of specific limitations and compare your creation with real world results. This is a fast-paced and immersive experience.
 
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    Presenter(s):  Valary Oleinik, None,

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  Title:  31-Wa - I-Zap-U-Zap-We-all-Zap: Creating Augmented Reality Artifacts for Instruction and Professional Brand Using Zappar
Fee: $15.00   Time: 8:00 AM - 9:50 AM Thursday, Oct. 24   Room: D
 
Description:  This two hour workshop will introduce the participants to a platform for creating an Augmented Reality (AR) app. Our goal is to help participants gain confidence in integrating AR into their professional portfolios. Participants will create their own materials such as resumes or instructional artifacts with the Zappar app.
 
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    Presenter(s):  ® Sarinporn Chaivisit, Oklahoma State University, ® Thanh Do, Oklahoma State University, ® Younglong Kim, Oklahoma State University, ® Ayodeji Ibukun, Oklahoma State University, ® Tutaleni Asino, Oklahoma State University,

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  Title:  31-Wb - Invited Workshop - Hands-on: Connected Learning with Microsoft Teams
Fee: $5.00   Time: 8:00 AM - 9:50 AM Thursday, Oct. 24   Room: E
 
Description:  Microsoft Teams is the digital hub that brings conversations, content, assignments, and apps together in one place. Experience how academics like Dr. Kellermann (watch the video) have used Teams to increase student collaboration and create active student learning communities. You already own Microsoft Teams for Education as itís free for all staff and students, if you donít already have access ask your IT department. For this workshop bring your laptop, tablet, and smartphone with the Teams app installed (see https://teams.microsoft.com/download).
 
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    Presenter(s):  Dominic Williamson, Microsoft,

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  Title:  31-Wc - What is the Future Like? Speculative Methods in Learning, Design, and Technology
Fee: $15.00   Time: 8:00 AM - 9:50 AM Thursday, Oct. 24   Room: F
 
Description:  This workshop will involve the introduction and exploration of speculative research methods as they apply to learning, design, and technology. It will include three portions (1) presentation of foundational knowledge, (2) application of knowledge, and (3), a roundtable discussion of learning and application of knowledge beyond our workshop.
 
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    Presenter(s):  ® George Veletsianos, Royal Roads University, ® Olga Belikov, Brigham Young University, ® Nicole Johnson, Open University of Catalonia,

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  Title:  31-Wd - Flip Your PD: Top Tips and Tools For Creating PD Videos
Fee: $15.00   Time: 8:00 AM - 9:50 AM Thursday, Oct. 24   Room: G
 
Description:  A Flipped PD approach to professional development provides personalized, just-in-time teacher education that works! Make the most of your PD efforts by learning how to create and integrate powerful flipped PD videos from a nationally recognized educator and instructional designer who will share her favorite strategies and tools.
 
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    Presenter(s):  Nancye Black, Teachers College, Columbia University,

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  Title:  34-Wa - Invited Workshop - Inspiring Phenomenological Research and Educational Practice
Fee: $10.00   Time: 1:00 PM - 3:50 PM Thursday, Oct. 24   Room: D
 
Description:  In this workshop, attendees will learn about the variant forms of phenomenology (philosophically and methodologically) so that they can become better informed about their methodological choices. Facilitators will support attendees to consider the ways in which phenomenology can support pedagogical sensitivity and insight (van Manen, 2014), especially as it relates to learning, design, and technology. Handouts will be provided to participants in advance via Google Drive and will be used during the workshop.
 
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    Presenter(s):  ® Keri Valentine, West Virginia University, ® Mark Vagle, University of Minnesota, ® Jolie Kennedy, University of Minnesota, ® Angelica Pazurek, University of Minnesota,

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  Title:  34-Wb - Culturally Responsive Instructional Design in the Online Environment
 FULL - NA Fee: $15.00   Time: 1:00 PM - 3:50 PM Thursday, Oct. 24   Room: E
 
Description:  Culturally responsive pedagogy and practice facilitates and supports the achievement of all students. In designing online courses for multicultural diversity, designers must both implement instructional design best practices, but also pay special attention to designing course structure, components, and interaction opportunities that attend to the cultural diversity of students. The purpose of this workshop is to promote culturally responsive instructional design in online courses by having participants develop culturally responsive online course materials.
 
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    Presenter(s):  ® Amy Grincewicz, Kent State University,

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  Title:  34-Wc - Designing Interactive Data Visualizations
Fee: $15.00   Time: 1:00 PM - 3:50 PM Thursday, Oct. 24   Room: F
 
Description:  Bring your own topic of interest and use it as a springboard for developing and communicating information using interactive data visualizations. The workshop addresses topic selection, generation of questions for exploration, identification of data sources and preparation as well as best practices. A laptop with internet connectivity will be useful but is not required. We will discuss data visualization tools and take one idea from the class and complete an interactive dashboard.
 
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    Presenter(s):  Cathy Green, Oklahoma State University,

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  Title:  41-Wb - Creativity in the classroom
Fee: $15.00   Time: 9:00 AM - 11:50 AM Friday, Oct. 25   Room: E
 
Description:  Creativity is a mental ability that can be enhanced and which is valuable to educators, designers, and institutions. This session is based on the lessons learned from teaching and researching in the field of creativity. Workshop participants will learn to simply evaluate creative potential, to practice activities designed to encourage personal creativity in the class and add creativity to one's work.
 
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    Presenter(s):  ® Brad Hokanson, University of Minnesota,

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  Title:  41-Wc - Starting from Scratch: Building a Successful Mentoring Program
Fee: $15.00   Time: 9:00 AM - 11:50 AM Friday, Oct. 25   Room: F
 
Description:  Mentorships are essential relationships for successful career development and are recognized as a critical tool for organizational health and success. One lasting benefit that mentorships often attain is an ongoing connection between participants. This workshop offers participants the chance to develop an action plan for creating a culture of mentorship for their institution from the ground up. Bring your preferred device to access workshop materials provided through the shared Google folder.
 
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    Presenter(s):  ® Rebecca Reese, Colorado School of Mines, ® Megan Murtaugh, Independent Consultant,

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  Title:  41-Wd - Developing Yourself as an Asset for Instructional Design Careers in High Education and Private Industry
 FULL - NA Fee: $15.00   Time: 9:00 AM - 11:50 AM Friday, Oct. 25   Room: G
 
Description:  This workshop examines the process of creating a marketable portfolio for instructional design related careers in higher education and private industry based on the skills and artifacts developed in instructional design graduate degree programs. The workshop is organized into three sections, designed for people looking to enter instructional design or related field as a career, and/or people desiring to better showcase their body of professional work as an advertisement for future opportunities.
 
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    Presenter(s):  Daniel Watanabe, Emporia State University,

 


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