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Friday, May 5
 

2:15pm CDT

Creating and Evaluating Digital Resources
Why Wikipedia: Assigning Wikipedia Editing for More Versatile Student Learning
Cassandra DellaCorte (University Library)
Wikipedia is much more than just a quick reference source; it’s a valuable learning tool. In this session, we will explore the skills students develop while editing, and the unique benefits of Wikipedia assignments. We will practice different approaches to Wikipedia editing to illustrate how it helps students comprehend scholarship. We will focus on the resources available for instructors and students, including a brief discussion of my position with the university as Wikipedian in Residence. 

Vetting (Mis)Information in the Digital Age
Adriane Stoner and Kristen Pengelly (College of Communication)
Fake news, biased news sites, bloggers, satire, citizen journalism, and the rise of opinionated YouTubers leave our students drowning in a sea of (mis)information while attempting to sort fact from fiction. Social media platforms have become a principle site of newsgathering for Millennials, making it increasingly difficult for them to critically analyze content. Learn how to help your students distinguish between sources, build understanding, and construct sound arguments. 

Speakers
avatar for Cassandra Dellacorte

Cassandra Dellacorte

Wikipedian in Residence, DePaul University
I am passionate about making accurate scholarship available to a larger audience. I love helping students and faculty use Wikipedia as a learning tool, and broadening their understanding of the Wikipedia community and resources.
avatar for Kristen Pengelly

Kristen Pengelly

Assistant Director, Marketing, DePaul University



Friday May 5, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm CDT
LPSC 325 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60614-3673
  30 Min. Sessions

2:15pm CDT

Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Role Playing
The History of Paris – Histoire de Paris at the Crossroads of Art and Architecture, French Language, Culture, and History
Simone Zurawski and Jeanine Teodorescu (College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences)
This session demonstrates the innovative partnership struck between two departments in the College of LASS, namely, the History of Art & Architecture, and the Modern Languages-FLAC Program (Foreign Languages Across the Curriculum), which offers students a unique opportunity to earn 2 credits, tuition free, in French language at the 300-level, in tandem with registering for 4 credits in HAA 379 Cities of the World: Paris & Vicinity to ca. 1870. The common topic of each is the history of Paris and environs (Versailles), whereby the lectures /course documents in HAA 379 are presented in English, and those in the FLAC component are given exclusively in French. In addition to amply illustrated books and articles, the assigned materials include DVDs and maps; and a group visit to the Art Institute of Chicago takes place with the combined classes. Moreover, instead of following a two-partite division between the visual arts and French literature, the courses are truly cross-disciplinary in covering the greater political, social, and urban narratives that impacted cultural enterprise in France through the Ages. And in light of DePaul’s own Mission, religious trends are part of the slate, which feature the towering presence of St. Vincent de Paul. Teodorescu and Zurawski will select specific “case examples” from their respective courses in order to actively engage the participants of the conference - as if they were students - in order to showcase both the complementarity of their joint ventures and, more importantly, their goal in maximizing the learning experience.

Your Teacher Is Also Your Dungeon Master: Incorporating Role Playing Game Elements into In-Class Activities
Christopher Milan (College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences)The Marveloso Valley is a fictional valley on the central coast of Peru that was designed to introduce students to archaeological methods. By using common role-playing game (RPG) tropes and mechanics, I have been able to create an immersive environment where students can learn how archaeologists collect and interpret data. Beyond simply teaching methods, the Marveloso Valley labs also teach students how data is interpreted, as there are no “right answers” to the labs and students have to develop the best theories supported by the data. Instead the focus is on how scholars conduct research and draw conclusions. Students are encouraged to develop their own hypotheses for the prehistoric occupation of the Marveloso Valley based on the data presented. In this session, we will discuss how to build open ended class activities as well as analyze data from 'excavations' at sites in the Marveloso Valley to see how RPG mechanics can encourage students to learn without an expected outcome.


Friday May 5, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm CDT
LPSC 314A 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60614-3673
  30 Min. Sessions

2:15pm CDT

Mindful Teaching and Ownership of Learning
Contemplative Pedagogy: An Old-New Modality
Laura Biagi (Theatre School)
Contemplative pedagogy places diverse spiritual traditions within the secular context of academia to support the unfolding of personalities that are free from fear. Extensive studies show that replacing meditation over punishment in schools creates a healthier and more successful environment. After explaining what contemplative pedagogy is and how I apply it to my teaching at The Theatre School, I am going to lead participants in an interactive component that simulates a classroom setting so they can experience how this pedagogy works.

“Is this a B+ or an A-?”: Eliminating the Arbitrary and Focusing the Learning with Contract
Edward Evins and Tricia Hermes (College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences)
You may have heard your fellow instructors talking about Grading Contracts and become curious about them, maybe even skeptical. What does a Grading Contract look like? How do they work? Will it make grading easier? Are Grading Contracts effective in my area of teaching? We will answer these questions and others that you don't even know you have. Our presentation will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of Grading Contracts, how they can help you, how they can benefit your students, and, most importantly, how they can facilitate better teaching and better learning. Our 30 minute presentation will include a 10 minute Q & A at the end.


Friday May 5, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm CDT
LPSC 380 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60614-3673
  30 Min. Sessions

2:15pm CDT

My Way or the Highway: Do Instructor’s Learning Preferences Affect Student Performance?
My Way or the Highway: Do Instructor’s Learning Preferences Affect Student Performance?
Sebastien Mary and Petar Petrovski (College of Business)

We examine whether the extent to which student’s learning preferences deviate from the instructor’s learning preferences across visual, aural, reading/writing, kinesthetic modalities affects student performance using data from an introductory class in economics. We contextualize this research experiment into a practical workshop where participants will learn how to recognize student learning patterns and how to enrich their teaching strategies to make student learning more effective.
 

Speakers
avatar for Sebastien Mary

Sebastien Mary

Assistant Professor of Economics, DePaul University, Driehaus College of Business
Improving student learning, teaching effectiveness


Friday May 5, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm CDT
LPSC 314B 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60614-3673
  60 Min. Workshop

2:15pm CDT

PechaKucha Session: Tools and Resources for Learner Engagement
PechaKucha is a presentation that includes 20 slides shown for 20 seconds each. It is fast-paced, informative, and fun!

Slack for Improving Communication, Collaboration, and Engagement in the College Classroom
Jessica Bishop-Royse, Social Science Research Center

"Maybe I shuld clarify lmao": Capturing Student Learning and Building Rapport with Google Docs
Jennifer Z. Ingersoll, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Assessing the Impact of Librarian Presence in an Online Course
Jessica Alverson and Susan Schultz, University Library 

Harnessing Emerging Technologies to Build Better Classrooms
Patrice Boyles, Chicago State University 

Speakers
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Patrice Boyles

Asst. Professor Business Ed, Chicago State University
Dr. Patrice C. Boyles received her doctorate in Adult, Counseling and Higher Education from Northern Illinois University. She also earned a MS in Occupational Education (Technology Education) and a BA in Business Administration from Chicago State University (CSU). She is an Associate... Read More →
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Susan Shultz

Business & Social Sciences Librarian, Depaul University


Friday May 5, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm CDT
LPSC 324 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60614-3673
  PechaKucha