Program for the 2013 PDI

Monday, January 14th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
"Living with a Brain Injury - Challenges and Successes on Campus"
Presenters:
Sarah Beetch, M.S., OTR,Holly Darnell, M.S., OTR,Student-info to come,Student-info to come
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2013
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
230 LSC
Description:
Current CSU students with brain injuries will share their experiences to increase your awareness and understanding about what challenges and struggles they face in higher education. What are the challenges in the classroom and within the campus community? What strategies and accommodations can be put into place to assist students with brain injury to be successful? How can faculty and staff best serve students to ensure their success? Attendees will participate in experiential learning activities to further foster their understanding of concepts and strategies.
Goals and Target Audience:
1. Increase awareness and understanding about what challenges and struggles faced in higher education by students with brain injuries 2. Increase awareness and understanding of the role faculty, graduate students and staff can play in these students' success Target audience: Professors/faculty, staff, graduate students
Session Title:
Attention Deficits in College: Understanding, identifying, and treating CSU students with ADHD
Presenters:
Cindy Swindell,Jillian Busch,Jim Weber,Kathleen Ivy
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2013
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
203-05 LSC
Description:
Have you ever wondered ... If people can't pay attention to lectures and texts, why'd they come to college? Aren't attention deficits obvious before college? Don't kids outgrow ADHD? Isn't ADHD over-diagnosed and over-medicated? Panel members are professionals working with CSU students who struggle with attention and focus. Each one will briefly share perspectives that may enlighten you and/or challenge misconceptions about attention difficulties. Then, they'll respond to your questions and concerns about ADHD, especially among college students.
Goals and Target Audience:
Session goals include providing perspectives about the impact ADHD can have on college students, addressing misconceptions and concerns, and informing participants about the support services available to CSU students who struggle with attention and/or focus. Targeted audience includes teachers, advisors, tutors, student services staff, friends, and family of adults who struggle with attention and focus.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Promoting Academic Integrity: Should CSU move to an Honor Code system?
Presenters:
Elaine Green,Jade Cowan
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2013
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
211E LSC
Description:
Recently CSU adopted an Honor Pledge as a tool for promoting a culture of academic integrity at our university. A university Honor Pledge is one component of Honor Code systems that traditionally thrive in private universities but are recently appearing as modified systems in public universities. In this session we will discuss the advantages of different systems for encouraging student responsibility for academic integrity and look at results from a recent survey of “best practices” in universities such as CSU. Those who have previously been at Honor Code schools will be encouraged to share their perceptions of the effectiveness of that system. Participants will be polled about their opinion for what direction CSU should pursue as we look to our future and how to best fashion student and faculty responsibilities for academic integrity.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty and other instructional staff, and graduate students pursuing a career in academia are encouraged to join in this discussion. The session’s goals are: • To provide an understanding of the difference between “Conduct Code”, “Honor Code”, and “Modified Honor Code” systems for promoting and adjudicating issues of academic integrity. • To present data on the effectiveness of each system for promoting academic integrity and for discouraging academic misconduct among students. • To present data about how other Universities structure honor code systems, honor councils, appeal processes, reporting lines, and support services for academic integrity. • To gather opinions as to how CSU should structure a system if we move to an Honor Code.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Using Team-Based Learning in Large Classes
Presenters:
Daniel Robinson
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2013
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
Morgan Library Event Hall
Description:
Team-based learning (TBL) is a form of small group, collaborative learning that has been around for over 20 years. It was developed by Larry Michaelsen who taught business classes at the University of Oklahoma. TBL is designed to enhance learning by having teams of students compete against other teams on assessments and application activities. By creating team cohesiveness, students are able to learn more than they could individually in the typical classroom format. This session will demonstrate how TBL can be applied in large classes.
Goals and Target Audience:
Audience members will receive materials (syllabus, exams, quizzes, etc.) from introductory statistics and educational psychology courses where TBL was used. The presenter will walk through the elements of TBL and show how each one was adapted to the courses. Technology is an important component of TBL and free open-source web-based tools will be available for audience members. All attendees should bring a laptop as several aspects will be demonstrated by having audience members act as students. Audience members will leave with the tools necessary to implement TBL into one of their courses.

2:00 PM

Session Title:
Tutoring@CSU: New Network Connecting CSU students with Tutoring and Learning Resources
Presenters:
Jim Folkestad,Heather Landers,Christie Yeadon
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2013
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
221 TILT Building
Description:
In this presentation we will demonstrate a new website (tutoring.colostate.edu) designed to support student success in coursework completion and graduation by connecting them to both online learning tutorials and face-to-face tutors at CSU. The website hosts online tutorials and learning resources (e.g., video tutorials, Livescribe pencasts, and Quizlet flashcards) that have been produced by CSU tutors and faculty. In addition, the website is being designed as a single location to search for free on-campus tutoring programs and private tutors.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goals of this session are to expose tutors, faculty, staff, and administrators to this newly developed website and to attract this audience to build online learning resources and contribute those resources to tutoring.colostate.edu. Target audience: Tutors, faculty, staff, and administrators interested in tutoring at CSU.

Tuesday, January 15th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
“Teachership: Leadership in the Classroom”
Presenters:
Thomas Conway
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2013
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours, 50 Minutes
Room:
105 TILT Building
Description:
"Teachership: Leadership in the Classroom" will examine how a teacher can utilize leadership science to create an environment that optimizes effectiveness in leading students towards curriculum, group and personal goals.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals and Target Audience Audience: The target audience for "Teachership: Leading in the Classroom" is new and old teachers who are continually looking for ways to grow in their teaching skills. Goals of "Teachership: Leading in the Classroom" • "Know thy teaching self:" An intimate understanding of our teaching strengths and weaknesses can enlighten our classrooms and courses as we strive to lead a diverse student body. This session will help teachers develop and hone effective teaching personas that utilize personal strengths and flexibility in our growth areas. • "Know thy students:" To understand both student cognitive and social development and how these factors can determine leadership behavior in the classroom. This session will connect leadership styles to student development encouraging leaders to adapt styles appropriately to connect more effectively with student development. • To understand group dynamics: Just as our students have their own characters and particular qualities they bring to the classroom, groups likewise develop personalities. The session will look at groups holistically, seeing how leading a community can ensure that individuals meet their goals. • To enhance effective decision making: Equipped with an awareness of our leadership styles and our students’ development we can better understand our pedagogical and structural decisions at the semester, unit, class, and activity levels. • To understand leadership theories: We will bring the above goals together with an attention to modern leadership theories, such as situational leadership, leadership and new science, and servant leadership and how these theories apply in the college classroom. Leadership theories abound in certain contexts such as business, management, organization development, military science, and outdoor education. This session will bring some of these theories into the context of the college classroom in order to make strong effective connections between teacher, student and group.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Learning to Teach by Teaching: Professional Development for new TAs
Presenters:
Daniel Reinholz,Mary Pilgrim
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2013
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
105 TILT Building
Description:
New graduate teaching assistants are often expected to begin teaching with little to no professional development or instruction on how to teach. In this proposal we discuss techniques for teaching new teachers "on the fly" as they begin their journey into the classroom (i.e. we introduce classroom activities that the teacher will learn to become a more proficient teacher through teaching with). In particular, we focus on special activities created to influence the teacher's regular classroom practice. We focus on activities that will help new teachers become more aware of and responsive to student thinking, which forms the foundation for effective classroom practice. Although these techniques have been developed in the context of mathematics, they should be easily adaptable to other academic fields.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session is appropriate for: teacher trainers (e.g., course coordinators), new teachers, or any teacher who would like to think more about student thinking. The goal is that participants who attend the session will leave with practical techniques and activities they can use in their classroom (or implement in the classrooms of others).

2:00 PM

Session Title:
What You Need to Know Before Writing or Submitting your Graduate Thesis or Dissertation
Presenters:
Kathy Partin,Jodie Hanzlik,Dawn Paschal,Elaine Green,Linda Schutjer,Grant Calhoun
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2013
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
220-22 LSC
Description:
Have you noticed that some policies and processes for submitting a thesis or dissertation have evolved recently at CSU? This session will help inform graduate students, advisors and administrative staff of the changes in the process for writing and submitting their work. Electronic publication of theses and dissertations may significantly impact legal issues such as copyright and export controls. Ethical concerns around data ownership and plagiarism are also compounded by electronic publication. The panel members will present an overview of what needs to be considered prior to getting started, and will then be available for a Q/A and discussion of best practices and pitfalls for thesis and dissertation writing. Understanding the flow of the process, knowing who you can contact for help, and being forewarned about problems and their solutions – these topics will be offered within this session.
Goals and Target Audience:
MS and PhD students, faculty mentors and advisors, graduate education coordinators, and other faculty, staff and students are welcomed and may benefit from the discussions. The goals are: • To provide an understanding of Graduate School requirements and timelines • To provide an understanding of the Libraries’ requirements related to the Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) submission process • To become aware of legal and ethical issues associated with writing and publishing theses • To learn about contacts and resources available to help you through the process • To discuss challenges and solutions to writing and submitting your work

3:00 PM

Session Title:
Adding Something “Spatial” to Course Redesigns across Campus
Presenters:
Sophia Linn,Melinda Laituri,Erik Raab
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2013
Start Time:
3:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
214-16 LSC
Description:
For the past few months, the Geospatial Centroid at CSU has been working with instructional designers and professors from across campus to add elements of spatial thinking and geospatial technologies to courses in TILT’s course redesign process. While not always obvious at first, many classes can be enhanced by considering a spatial perspective. This means that location matters: in archeology or business, engineering or horticulture, water management or disease diffusion. Where something occurs is affected not only by that place but by other features, elements, or processes at work in that place. By using the increasingly available tools for spatial data visualization and analysis, instructors can expose their students to these data and encourage new observations and analyses of patterns not considered before. The Centroid offers resources to assist professors in incorporating spatial thinking into their classes and work.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty, students

4:00 PM

Session Title:
Successfully Integrating Non-Native English Speakers into CSU Classes
Presenters:
Dr. Anthony Becker,Nancy Berry
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2013
Start Time:
4:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
220-22 LSC
Description:
Given CSU's intention to increase the numbers of international students on campus, through the INTO-CSU partnership, continued development of strategic partnerships with universities around the world, and other initiatives, faculty may have concerns about how to best serve non-native English speakers in their classes. Effective strategies for helping these students will be discussed, addressing issues of cultural, linguistic and educational differences. This session will also count as Session 1 of the TILT Short Course of the same title.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goal: To share effective strategies for working with non-native speakers in university classes Audience: Faculty and others who work closely with international students

Wednesday, January 16th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
The BIG picture: Big Class Size with a Small Class Feel
Presenters:
Karla Gingerich,Janet Peters
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 16th 2013
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
221 TILT Building
Description:
Large classes have a reputation for being impersonal and generic. As teachers, it can be tempting to think more about what we cannot do in the large class than what we can do, thus limiting our creativity and perhaps our effectiveness. In this session, we will talk about ways that teachers can elicit student engagement and participation in the very large classroom. For example, we will discuss the importance of reducing the distance between the teacher and the sea of student faces, common challenges such as setting a tone that motivates each student to participate, and specific behavioral suggestions to create a more personalized atmosphere.
Goals and Target Audience:
The primary goal of this session is for participants to leave with new ideas for engaging students in their large classes. This presentation is for faculty and graduate students who teach very large classes.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Death by PowerPoint? Prezi to the rescue!
Presenters:
J. Scot Sanders
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 16th 2013
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
220-22 LSC
Description:
Imagine walking into a presentation. It can be an office presentation, a sales presentation, a continuing education credit class, or even a workshop at a conference. Now, when the speaker begins and fires up a PowerPoint does your interest level automatically plummet a couple of notches? Do you start nodding off at the mere thought of bullet point, after bullet point... after bullet point? Wouldn't you love to never use or sit through another PowerPoint presentation ever again? Ladies and gentlemen… I give you Prezi. Come to the this PDI session on creating and presenting with Prezi and you’ll learn a new and visually engaging way to digitally tell a story, present to students, highlight the features and benefits of your department, and just about anything else you’d use PowerPoint for… but in an interesting and fresh way. You’ll see how Prezi is more intuitive, less linear, ditches the awful transition graphics, and has wonderful depth and fluid movement. Depth? Movement? That’s right. Prezi will better reach your audience in an engaging and interactive way that will make a lasting impact. Does PowerPoint do that for you? I didn’t think so. In addition to a general introduction, there will be step-by-step instruction. So, feel free to bring a laptop with you and create a Prezi as I present it to you. Death by PowerPoint? Prezi to the rescue!
Goals and Target Audience:
The primary goal is to introduce a new presentation tool to help speakers/presenters to liven up their message in a way that is exciting, engaging, and interactive for the audience. The target audience is anyone who would create a presentation of any size for any reason. It's use is diverse and could pull from all levels of faculty/staff on campus in any department. This presentation could be for someone interested from a professional perspective as well as a personal one, too.
Session Title:
Discover the Richness of Government Publications
Presenters:
Michael Culbertson
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 16th 2013
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
Morgan Library CC175
Description:
The CSU Library is a depository for publications from the federal government and the State of Colorado. This arrangement provides the campus community with a wide variety and richness of publications. An increasing number are online and readily available. Others are in hard copy and can be checked out like books.
Goals and Target Audience:
Audience: students, faculy, members of the general public Goals: 1. Increase awareness of government publications, 2. Communicate to students, faculty that and staff that government publications can provide valuable research material.

2:00 PM

Session Title:
Google Liquid Galaxy at CSU Morgan Library: An engaging and immersive new resource for teaching
Presenters:
Melinda Laituri,David Ramsay,Sophia Linn,Daniel Hamp,Youssef Benchouaf
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 16th 2013
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
Morgan Library Event Hall
Description:
Experience the thrill of flying around the world using the power of Google Liquid Galaxy—-a Google Earth experience expanded to the super-wide screen. This immersive adventure engages students (and everyone else) in exploring all corners of the world at the flick of the wrist. By enhancing Google Earth base imagery with data overlays that are specific to a course or topic, instructors can guide students towards seeing the world from a spatial perspective and experience the thrill of observing new patterns and ways of thinking. Come see what the excitement is all about and take it for a spin!
Goals and Target Audience:
All