Start time Location Session information
7:45 a.m. ISE Lab Atrium Breakfast
8:30 a.m. ISE Lab Atrium

Ann Hill Duin

John Jungck
, Interdisciplinary Science Learning Labs

Engage! Designing for connected futures
Ann Hill Duin, University of Minnesota

Throughout her career as scholar, educator, and university administrator, Professor Duin has followed–and been part of designing the infrastructure in support of–the trends and transformations in connected learning. During this keynote, Ann will engage us in active exploration of connectivism, personal learning networks (PLNs), and shared leadership, encouraging us to re-imagine and re-create ourselves, our courses, and our curricula for an engaging and sustainable future.

Presentation Slides



9:30 a.m. ISE Lab Atrium

Team formation
Tony Middlebrooks, Organizational and Community Leadership

After the team formation, teams will select among the skill-based sessions below and distribute their team members.

10:15 a.m. ISE Lab Atrium Morning break
    Option 1: Assessing Student Work in Active Learning
10:30 a.m. Venture Development Center, 132 E. Delaware Ave.

Kevin Guidry

Cheryl Richardson

Kevin R. Guidry, Center for Teaching and Asssessment of Learning
Cheryl Richardson, Center for Teaching and Asssessment of Learning

This session will focus on two challenges commonly faced in active learning: How do we assess groupwork and how do we assess creativity? In the first part of this session attendees will (a) explicitly describe the value of students working cooperatively, (b) explore strategies for organizing groups and groupwork to enhance their value, and (c) learn methods of assessing groupwork.

In the second part of this session, attendees will (a) define creativity and enumerate characteristics of creative works, (b) use that definition and those characteristics to create a rubric, and (c) practice applying that rubric to example student works.

Files presented in this session:

    Option 2: Phoneography: Photography Using Camera Phones
10:30 a.m. ISE Lab, Room 110

Jon Cox

Nico Carver

Jon Cox, Art
Nico Carver, Student Multimedia Design Center

The phoneography skill session will start with a brief intro to phoneography and then participants will focus on capturing 4 different types of light to change the meaning and appearance of a given subject. Participants will edit images on their phone using Photoshop Express, upload their best image to Instagram with an appropriate hashtag and caption, and finally comment on another participant’s image.

    Option 3: Video Production Basics: Frame it, Mic it, Light it
10:30 a.m. Student Multimedia Design Center, Room B

Hannah Lee

Hannah Lee, Student Multimedia Design Center

Both faculty-produced and student-produced videos can be used to encourage active learning and stage classroom activities. In this session, we’ll go beyond the basic use of recorded lectures and discuss the creation of thought-provoking videos that stimulate learning moments in the active learning classroom.

Shooting a successful video requires planning and an understanding of a few basics of film production. This workshop will introduce participants to techniques that will improve the way that footage looks and sounds. The workshop will demonstrate equipment that is available to be borrowed from the Student Multimedia Design Center in order to successfully: frame it (using cameras and tripods), mic it(using booms or lavaliers), and light it (using 3-point lighting techniques and more).

    Option 4: Data Visualization using Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
10:30 a.m. Student Multimedia Design Center, Room A

Ben Mearns

John Stevenson

Ben Mearns, IT Client Support & Services
John Stevenson, Student Multimedia Design Center

Visualizing the geographic component of data sets reveals unexpected patterns, useful for demonstration and exploration.

This session will focus on the use of geospatial visualizations and data for project-based learning. Participants will receive a brief introduction to geographic information systems (GIS) and be introduced to UD’s newest geospatial resource, PolicyMap, a cloud based data and mapping platform.

Participants will: explore geographic relationships; examine geographic units, data sources, and legend options; import CSV files to geocode addresses; create three-layer maps; create and use custom regions; and create tables and reports and download map images.

    Option 5: Rapid Prototyping
10:30 a.m. D Studio, Spencer Lab

Jenni Buckley

Dustyn Roberts

This session will provide a brief overview of 3-D printing and programmable micro-processors (Arduino).

Jenni Buckley, Mechanical Engineering
Dustyn Roberts, Mechanical Engineering

    Option 6: Field Sketching
10:30 a.m. Faculty Commons, 116 Pearson Hall

Jules Bruck


Don’t think you can sketch? You can! Don’t see why it is necessary? Field sketching is a skill that enhances the ability to see the world differently, and thus is a capacity that can be used by all educators. In this studio-based session participants work at their own pace and level to enhance their personal sketching skills and reflect on how it can be used in their own classroom.

Jules Bruck, Landscape Design

12:30 p.m. ISE Lab Atrium Working lunch with your group; choose your work space for the afternoon
1:30 p.m.

ISE Lab, Room 110 and 215

Faculty Commons, 116 Pearson Hall

D Studio, Spencer Lab

Student Multimedia Design Center

Guided project work

Several facilitators will be circulating the the locations listed at left.

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4:00 p.m.   End of today’s program



For consideration on your own–this event is not part of Experiencing Engaging Education 2015.

Dr. Ainissa Ramirez

Science Is Our Future

Thursday, February 5 @ 7:30 p.m.
Grand Opera House, Wilmington, Delaware

“You will not want to miss this evangelist who is passionate about getting girls and young women interested in science. Author, professional speaker, graduate of Brown and Stanford, she knows all about making science fun. Check out her biography and be ready to fall in love with science no matter your age.”

Tickets: $45-$75

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