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TILTed Tech Mini-Conference: Methods for Informing Instruction

February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

TILTed Tech Mini-Conference: Methods for Informing Instruction
Tuesday, February 26th from Noon-3pm
Memorial Union’s Stouffer Lounge.
Learn more and register to attend at bit.ly/TILTedInstruction (Registration required)

There will be a welcome table outside of Stouffer Lounge to check-in and get your lunch ticket for the mini-conference.

Schedule:
Noon – 12:10 pm – Lunch (free meal tickets provided by the Office of the Provost)


12:10 – 12:40 pm – Interactive Teaching and Lecture Techniques: Engaging the Resistant Reader
   By Dr. Sarah Broman
Learn techniques that encourage students to complete assigned readings in a fun way. These interactive teaching and lecture strategies serve as informal assessments to gauge student understanding and keep your students engaged.


12:50 – 1:20PM – How Akindi can help you grade faster, smarter but not harder
By Dr. Ting Zhou
We can learn a lot more about student test performance than how students performed.  Using Akindi as your assessment tool you can use test data to identify the easiest and hardest question, see grade distribution and answer breakdown, see how each question discriminates between students who did well on the assessment and students who did poorly.

1:30 – 2:00PM – Interpreting Points and Student Engagement in Yellowdig
By Dr. Andrew Feldstein & Dr. Gulinna A
Yellowdig uses a point system can be customized and configured to meet the goals of the individual instructor and their course context. In this session we will demonstrate how instructors can use the Analytics Dashboard in Yellowdig to view student performance holistically and on an individual level.


2:10 – 2:40PM – Blackboard Analytics for Student Assessments
By Ms. Nicole Frank
Are your quiz and test questions sound? Are they written fairly, to assess student comprehension accurately? Come learn how Blackboard Analytics can help you assess your assessments, by analyzing objective question items. Then, learn practical guidelines and tips for writing sound test questions. Examples, hard copy tip sheets, and time for hands-on practice included.


2:40- 3:00PM – Roundtable Discussions
Facilitated by Ms. Cyndi Landis
Engage your peers with facilitated discussion questions to learn what others are doing in the classroom and talk about potential take-aways from the Mini-Conference.

Details

Date:
February 26
Time:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
bit.ly/TILTedInstruction