Program for the 2013 PDI

Monday, January 14th

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Personal “Life” Writing for the Busy Professional
Presenters:
Sue Doe
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2013
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
221 TILT Building
Description:
Focusing on invention strategies, this session introduces personal “life” writing and memoir, suggesting how to use both old and new technologies to accomplish your life writing goals. In this session you will get started on ideas such as these: How do world events relate to my life? How does my life relate to the world? What are the five most significant and “reportable” events of my life? How might family "artifacts" become an archive for writing? How do I find an angle on my personal writing that is both manageable and interesting to others? What are some tools that will make my writing easier to do and more accessible for others to read? You will leave the session not only with ideas to get started but strategies for maintaining good habits of writing and mechanisms for circulating your work. NOTE: Participants should bring pen, paper, and other writing technologies (laptop, ipad, etc.) as they are able.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty and Staff

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

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Enhancing student learning through 3D Visualization
Presenters:
Scott Glick,Caroline Clevenger
Category:
Critical Thinking
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2013
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
221 TILT Building
Description:
This presentation will discuss the integration of 3D visualization techniques into the classroom to develop virtual learning environments that help students to visualize real-world problems and develop applied critical problem solving skills. Construction education traditionally uses experiential learning to assist in the delivery of course content that requires spatial cognition and visualization. The presenters will discuss their efforts to develop and design educational modules to support and enhance spatial understanding, interoperability, and communication within construction education and training.
Goals and Target Audience:
The targeted audience is educators who teach applied subjects who are interested integrating 3D visualization techniques into their lessons.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
How Can Instructors Use Questions to Promote Critical Thinking? "Now THAT’S a Good Question."
Presenters:
Nancy Henke,Emily Morgan
Category:
Critical Thinking
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2013
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
221 TILT Building
Description:
Nothing encourages curiosity more than seeking answers to really good questions, so using questions to promote critical thinking would be the focus of this session. As teachers, we know that questions are more than a way to test knowledge. They can be a means of increasing engagement, promoting critical thinking, and encouraging thoughtful discussion. It is therefore useful and beneficial to refine our questioning skills to increase student learning. Not only is there value in instructors refining their questioning ability, there is also substantial value in the students’ participation in the crafting of good questions—it’s another level of engaged critical thinking that allows students to develop the art of good inquiry. This session will explore a two-pronged approach in the art of asking questions: how faculty can ask better questions of their students (during class discussion, for writing prompts, and when commenting on student papers) and how students can be instructed to ask/write good questions for in-class and/or online discussions. Both of these approaches have the common goal of inspiring genuine curiosity and engaging critical thinking within the classroom environment –both the physical space as well as the digital space.
Goals and Target Audience:
The primary audience for this session is instructors who want to refine their questioning capabilities. The goals for this audience include the following: creating good questions that prompt students to critically engage with the content during class discussion; creating good questions that students can critically respond to on forums (or other online media); creating good questions that students can critically respond to in papers and in-class writing activities; helping students understand how to ask good questions and why it's beneficial; and finally, having students practice the art of questioning within a class discussion and/or an online discussion.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Service-learning to teach leadership in sustainable construction
Presenters:
Caroline Clevenger,Mehmet Ozbek
Category:
Service Learning
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2013
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
221 TILT Building
Description:
This presentation will present lessons-learn from multiple offerings of "Leadership of Sustainable Community Projects," a service-learning course that engages at-risk teens within the local community through completion of a hands-on construction project. The project is managed by CSU graduate students and empowers them to be leaders, stewards and mentors within the community. The presentation will discuss the challenges and opportunities embodied by such a course.
Goals and Target Audience:
Educators interested in developing a service-learning course or in integrating the concepts of service-learning into an existing course.

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.

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Using iPads in the classroom to conduct online economics experiments
Presenters:
Terrence Iverson
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Wednesday, January 16th 2013
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
221 TILT Building
Description:
The session will discuss ideas and experiences related to the recent development of a "mobile econ lab" by the Department of Economics and the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. The lab consists of 30 iPads that are supplemented with student-owned devices in order to ensure that all students in a medium sized class can access the internet simultaneously. This access enables econ instructors to conduct in-class experiments that simulate economics concepts, including market clearing, market failure, public goods, and cap and trade. The session will orient around sharing lessons and insights that have been gained in the early stages of this project.
Goals and Target Audience:
The main goal is to share lessons and ideas related to the use of mobile internet devices in the classroom, and to provide a forum for discussion. The targeted audience is anyone interested in exploring similar approaches in the classroom.

2:00 PM

Session Title:
Women in Academia Panel discussion about how to have a successful career in Academia as a woman
Presenters:
Erica Suchman,Nancy Levinger,Other invited panelists
Category:
Diversity
Date:
Wednesday, January 16th 2013
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
221 TILT Building
Description:
Erica Suchman will present some statistics from NIH study of women in science careers as well as a recent PNAS paper detailing bias in evaluation and mentoring of students that favors male students. This will be followed by a panel of female faculty who will discuss issues that face women in academic careers and teaching. The panel will include Nancy Levinger and other female faculty possibly including: Cathy Kennedy (CAHS), Jennifer Anderson (retired from Food and Nutrition), Susan James (chair, Mech Eng), Jennie Cross (Sociology,) Kate Browne (Anthropology), Jane Kneller (chair, Philosophy), Cindy Griffin (past chair, Speech Communication), Alexandra Bernasek (Economics), Adele Howe (Computer Science), Jennifer Hoeting (Statistics), Sara Rathburn (Geology), and Jan Leach (Bioag Science and Pest Management).
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals to help develop mentorship relationships for Jr Female Faculty and allow them to hear the issues they may face or discuss issues they have faced.