Call for Presentations

FAU will host a Teaching with Technology Showcase (TWTS) on Friday, April 3, 2020 on the Jupiter 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 2020 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.

Submit Proposal

Call for proposals closes on Friday, January 17, 2020 . Extended to Sunday, February 16, 2020.

Important Dates

  • Registration Opens: Monday, November 18, 2019
  • Submit Date: Sunday, February 16, 2020
  • Presenters Notified: March 2, 2020

For general information or questions about this event, please contact Alberto Fernandez at .

2020 Program Categories

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 categories. Proposals that clearly describe innovative and forward-thinking ideas within the following categories will receive highest priority.

  1. Innovative Ideas for Using Technology
    This track encourages discussions around new ideas, interesting interventions, wild successes, and/or educational failures from which to learn from when implementing different technology tools into the classroom.
  2. Transforming the Student Experience
    The digital student experience is evolving to support active learners. This track explores the ways in which higher education has successfully responded to the changing expectations of learners. Sessions in this track examine how technology is used to enhance active learning in the face-to-face and online classroom, and the strategies to take students beyond passive listening.
  3. Using Technology for Collaboration and Partnering
    The sessions in this track explore how technology can be used to encourage collaboration between students, teachers, and others inside and outside the classroom, as well as among different departments of the university, and even outside the institution.
  4. Digital Innovation That Support Research
    This track explores new technology and digital solutions that can be used in innovative ways for academic research activities.

Breakout Sessions

Sessions will be of 40 minutes or 20 minutes, with time (10 minutes) for questions and answers. Attendee presentations will be held on the Jupiter Campus.

Consider these tips before submitting a proposal:

  • Focus on practical applications of technology use in the classroom, or how the innovative use of technology can help the learning experience.
  • 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 category 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?