Call for Presentations

FAU will host a Teaching with Technology Showcase (TWTS) on Saturday, March 23, 2019 on the Boca Raton campus. The Showcase is designed to create an open dialogue among FAU faculty members about the effective use of technology to support valuable practices in the classroom and online learning environments.

The TWTS planning committee invites you to submit a proposal for our 2019 conference. We are seeking presenters who can offer attendees both a vision of the impact and importance of their topic and concrete, practical examples of real-world implementation. By submitting a proposal, you will have the opportunity to present methods and techniques you use to enhance instruction. Teaching assistants and graduate students teaching courses are welcome to attend.

2019 Program Tracks

FAU faculty have vast experience using technology in their classrooms. This year, we want to narrow down topics and focus on current classroom and technology trends. Below are the selected tracks. Proposals that clearly describe innovative and forward-thinking ideas within the following tracks will receive highest priority.

  1. Ecology of Collaboration
    Effective collaborative-learning groups rely heavily on student discussion, including argumentation, explanation of ideas, and co-operative evolution of one another's ideas. This discussion leads to a deep understanding of content and makes way for innovative solutions and the development of interpersonal skills necessary to work effectively with peers to solve problems. These sessions explore how technology can be used to encourage collaboration between students, teachers, and others outside the classroom.

  2. Landscape of Active Learning
    Active learning encompasses a broad range of teaching strategies that engage students as active participants in their learning process. These strategies take students beyond passive listening and foster opportunities to understand and make meaningful connections to the material they are learning. Sessions in this track examine how technology is used to enhance active learning in the face-to-face and online classroom.

  3. Nurturing Teaching in a Research Climate
    Research / Teaching: Which comes first? How do you handle the stress and time management required to do both? Fellow colleagues offer solutions as they share their experience and insight on how they marry their job assignments with their performance measures. This group of presentations is for showing how instructors navigate an evolving technological atmosphere to present research that: A) nourishes concepts to be shared in the classroom and B) provides your students the opportunity to assimilate it and get involved in the process. Show the audience how to transcend previous technology experiences and make room for something new.

  4. Organic Technology in the Classroom
    With the vast amount of technology available to us as instructors and students, how are we supposed to know what "fits" not only in our classroom but also in our teaching style? Technology should not be a burden, but rather something that enhances our teaching and student learning, and makes our life more manageable and meaningful. The tools we choose should be sustainable and easily incorporated into our face-to-face and online classrooms. In these sessions, we take a look at Open Educational Resources, Inclusive Access, Accessibility, and other technology that strives to enhance the teaching experience.

Breakout Sessions

All track sessions will be 45 minutes, which will include time for questions and answers. Attendee presentations will be held on the Boca Raton Campus in the Computer Center Building (CM 22).

Consider these tips before submitting a proposal:

  • Track sessions (45-minute presentations) should focus on practical applications of technology use in the classroom.
  • Keep your audience in mind. Attendees will be fellow faculty members with a wide range of technology skills.

Proposals will be selected to ensure the conference program offers comprehensive and diverse sessions that relate to the theme and focus of the event. You may be invited to present in a track other than the one you selected for your presentation.

Selection Criteria

All submitted proposals are reviewed and evaluated by the TWTS Committee and invited readers against the following criteria:

  • Relevance of Topic: Does it connect with the focus of teaching with technology?
  • Proposed Topic Coverage: Does the proposal adequately address the learning objectives and key stated outcomes?
  • Technology Usage: Does the proposal discuss the practical application of technology?
  • Overall Rating: What is your overall evaluation of this proposal?

 

 

Submit Proposal

Call for proposals closes on Friday,
February 1, 2019.

Submit Proposal

 

Important Dates

  • Registration Opens: November 1, 2018
  • Submit Date: February 1, 2019
  • Presenters Notified: February 25 -
    March 1, 2019

 

Contact Us

For general information or questions about this event, please contact Joanne Julia at jjulia@fau.edu .

 

 

 

 

 Last Modified 10/29/18