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August 1-2, 2019

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Thursday, August 1

11:35am EDT

Concurrent Sessions 1-Setting your Students up for Authentic Collaboration
Perhaps the most misused word in education is collaboration. What do we mean when we tell students they will be collaborating? More importantly, what do students do when we tell them they will be collaborating? Even more importantly, how are we modeling the benefits of collaboration to our students? Attend this interactive session to experience the benefits of collaboration (increased student engagement, improved learning, and facilitation of collective goals), explore the importance of collaboration in the higher education setting (reduced student isolation, diversity of learning), and consider ways to set students up for authentic collaboration (trust, norms, and significant work). The purpose of this session is twofold: to build knowledge regarding the importance, benefits, and outcomes of student collaboration; to increase the opportunity for incorporating student collaboration in current courses. The session presenters will facilitate interactive opportunities to build knowledge through experiencing the importance, benefits, and characteristics of authentic collaboration, such as discussion protocols, brainstorming, and providing peer feedback. Participants will engage in a self-assessment regarding their current use of student collaboration and, after considering opportunities for collaboration within current courses, create a goal for future collaborative student learning opportunities. Participants will leave with a heightened awareness of the importance of and the need for collaboration, practical strategies for incorporating student collaboration, and a plan for setting students up for authentic collaboration.


Dr. Karen Marklein

Program Director, Ayers Institute for Teacher Learning and Innovation
Dr. Karen Marklein is a program director for the Ayers Institute for Teacher Learning and Innovation. Most of Karen’s professional career has been spent teaching high school English and serving as a secondary instructional coach. Karen has presented for ASCD, ISTE, LEAD, and Learning... Read More →
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Julia Osteen

Director, CTL, Lipscomb University
Dr. Julia Osteen is the Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning and  an Assistant Professor of Education at Lipscomb University. She has a Doctor of Education in Learning Organizations and Strategic Change from Lipscomb University, an Ed.S. in Learning Design and Technology... Read More →

Thursday August 1, 2019 11:35am - 12:20pm EDT

12:30pm EDT

Concurrent Sessions 2-Utilizing Game Show Techniques in Student Assessment Preparation
Description/ Goals/ Takeaways:  Attendees will learn how to use game show techniques including those used in Family Feud, King of the Hill, High Q, and Jeopardy in preparing and preparing for class assessments.  The goal of the session is to reverse the classroom.  In lieu of the teacher and/or department creating the objective assessment, the individual students, as part of their own review, create the content of their own assessment.  The attendee will facilitate the students using their acquired knowledge to create the game questions used in the game show and that will also later be used in their actual assessment.  


Brian Keith Jackson

Educator, Woodward Academy
BA University of Iowa.  Major:  Spanish Literature and Culture.  Minor:  African American Studies    JD  University of Iowa    MA Georgia State University.  Education

Thursday August 1, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm EDT

1:20pm EDT

Workshop 2-Becoming Healthy Leaders in your Workplace or Community
As you look around your workplace, do you see individuals who have demonstrated the ability to lead others toward better health and wellness? Have you ever wondered what fuels these individuals? How can you become a leader at your workplace and help your coworkers, friends, and students become healthier individuals? Studies have shown that healthier employees are happier employees. Energy and productivity increase and collaborative efforts to improve the organization yield better results when individuals engage in health and fitness activities together. Learn how to become a leader for health and wellness in your organization and learn how to change the culture of a community into one that is health conscious and determined to become better together.

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Sam Mugavero Ph.D.

CEO of Smugs Fitness, Smugs Fitness Lab
A two-sport athlete in college, Sam continued to foster his passion for fitness while working on his doctorate at the University of South Carolina. After completing his degree in 2007, he moved to Atlanta with his wife and spent 5 years teaching science and coaching tennis while spending... Read More →

Thursday August 1, 2019 1:20pm - 3:45pm EDT
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