Sessions

Tuesday
8:00 - 8:15

Registration and Breakfast

(Holloway Commons, Squamscott Room)
8:15 - 8:30

Introduction

(Holloway Commons, Squamscott Room)
  • Terri Winters, Assistant Vice Provost for Digital Learning and Communication
  • Scott Kimball, Manager, Instructional Design and Development, Academic Technology
8:30 - 9:00

Ice Breaker

(Holloway Commons, Squamscott Room)

Charting Our Connections

  • Dan Carchidi, Associate Director, Academic Technology. 

Attendees will begin physically charting their growing network of connections throughout FITSI.  This exercise encourages participants to network with colleagues and identify shared interests, common instructional challenges and possible solutions.

 

9:00 - 11:45

Keynote: Making Active Learning Count Using the Science of Learning

(Squamscott)
  • Carol A. Hurney, Ph.D. – Director, Colby College Center for Teaching and Learning

Active learning works.  Why?  This session will examine a few “active learning” strategies through the lens of the science of learning.  Specifically, the session will showcase active learning strategies that (1) leverage students’ prior knowledge, (2) support effective practicing and use of feedback, and (3) help students meaningfully organize and connect new information into their mental models of our disciplines. Don’t expect to sit around during this session – we will all get active as we learn how best to engage our students.

11:45 - 12:45

Lunch

( Holloway Commons)
12:45 - 2:30

Round Robin Session: Academic Technology Foundations

(Squamscott / Cocheco / Piscataqua / Bellamy)

These brief sessions will introduce you to the basic tools, techniques, and practices supported by UNH Academic Technology. The session is a round-robin format.

Engaging with myCourses Syllabus, Calendar, and Gradebook

  • Documentation and Training, Academic Technology

Media Tools and Techniques to Enrich Your Courses

  • Media and Collaboration, Academic Technology

Maximize Learning by Minimizing Barriers

  • Instructional Design and Development, Academic Technology
2:30 - 2:45

Break

2:45 - 4:00

Concurrent Sessions 1

(Cocheco / Piscataqua / Squamscott)

Assessing student learning: myCourses Assignments, Rubrics and Speedgrader

Cocheco

  • Louise Jones, Documentation and Training, Academic Technology
  • Fran Keefe, Instructional Design and Development, Academic Technology

This workshop will introduce participants to the basics of using the assessment tools in myCourses, including: the assignment tool and its properties, the rubrics and Speedgrader tools, and best practices of creating rubrics for effective assessment practices.

 

Strategies and Practice for Flipped / Hybrid Classes

Piscataqua

  • Marquis Walsh, Instructional Design and Development, Academic Technology

In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to experience a flipped class. This session starts with readings in myCourses, followed by faculty sharing. After that, you will apply what you have learned from the readings and activities by discussing with your colleagues about challenges and ideas for the courses you teach. At the end of this session, you will be introduced to the module outline template and the module workbook to get you started on your next step.

 

Expanding Instructional Alternatives with Design Thinking

Squamscott

  • Scott Kimball, Xuan Cai, Ken Mitchell, April Rau – Instructional Design and Development, Academic Technology

This workshop will engage the participant in an exercise to examine their course learning objectives and identify appropriate objective-aligned technologies, practices, and student activities. This brainstorming exercise will help frame the solution to your instructional challenge. Bring your syllabus with learning objectives.

4: 00 - 4:30

Cohort Meeting

(Squamscott)

Get to know your cohort.

4:30

Raffle Drawing / Adjourn

(Squamscott)
Wednesday
8:00 - 8:15

Breakfast

(Squamscott)
8:15 – 8:30

Academic Technology Updates

(Squamscott )

Vivo

  • Alicia Medros, Associate Director of Educational Technology and Administration, Academic Technology
8:30 - 9:45

Incorporating Desirable Difficulties into the Curriculum Enhances Student Learning, and Can be Easily Incorporated into Your Courses Using Technology

(Squamscott)
  • Catherine Overson, Director, Teaching, Learning, and Research Services, CEITL
  • Victor Benassi, past Faculty Director, CEITL
  • Lauren Kordonowy, Science of Learning Project Coordinator, CEITL
 
Generating learning activities designed to limit student errors may make students happy
and convey a satisfying “sense of knowing,” yet these types of activities
may not contribute to ideal learning. Although learning activities designed to challenge learners
(what Robert Bjork, 1994, labeled “desirable difficulties”) are likely to increase the
frequency of student errors, research informs us that these kinds of a
ctivities lead to deeper learning as well as the retention and transfer of what is learned.
In three mini “workshops” presenters will explore how you might design and plan activities for each of
the strategies presented for a course in which you will teach:
 
  • Retrieval practice–quizzing/clickers/embedded question
  • Interleaving of presentation and practice
  • Self-explanation
Although many of these activities can be carried out using traditional methods (paper and
pencil, notecards, class discussion, etc.) workshop facilitators will demonstrate how each
of these activities can be executed through the use of technology for both in-and out-of-
class learning activities.
9:45 - 10:00

Break

10:00 - 11:30

What I Learned at Summer Camp – Part 1

(Squamscott / Cocheco / Piscataqua / Bellamy)

 

  • Mike McIntire, Doug Keene, Mark Leonard, Shane McGray, Media and Collaboration Services, Academic Technology
In this workshop you will work in groups to create a short media piece to present on the
final day of FITSI. You will learn about and implement the media creation process from
storyboards and scripts to production and post production using tools available to you and
your students through Media and Collaboration Services.
11:30 - 12:00

Cohort Meeting

(Squamscott)

Refine your Instructional Challenge.

12:00 - 1:30

Lunch Social / Poster Session

(Paul College Courtyard and Great Hall (weather location tbd))

 

OER – Dan Carchidi, Eleta Exline

Fundamentals - IDD

Occulus - M&C

3D Printing - M&C

Photogrammetry - Otto Luna

AV wireless & Dongles - AV Services

UNH Computer Store - Chris Palmer

myPages - John Pietlicki

Exam Scanning - Mike Gosselin

UNH Online - Tracy Cosker

UNH Student Accessibility Services – Maureen Bourbeau

CEITL – Cathy Overson

1:30 - 2:30

Faculty Showcase Round Robin

(Squamscott / Piscataqua / Cocheco)
In this Round Robin Faculty Showcase session, participants will hear from UNH faculty engaged in interesting projects and pedagogies across UNH campuses.
 
  • Teaching with the iPad–Emilie Talpin, Senior Lecturer, French
  • Open Educational Resources – Kevin Pietro, Clinical Assistant Professor, Nutrition
  • Teaching Paperless–Chris LeBlanc, Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering Technology
2:30 - 3:45

Concurrent Sessions 2

(Cocheco/Squamscott/Piscataqua/Bellamy)

The Effective Ingredients for Successful Online Teaching

Cocheco

  • Xuan Cai, April Rau, Instructional Design and Development, Academic Technology

Online teaching does not just mean putting your lecture videos and PowerPoint files online, it means thoughtful planning. As a matter of fact, online teaching has three components: preparation, facilitation and quality assurance. This 75 minute workshop will walk you through the recommended steps to prepare materials for your online courses, provide best practices for online course facilitation, and examine the UNH Course Review and Accessibility checklists for quality assurance.

 

Zoom Zoom. The Collaboration Fast Lane

Squamscott

  • Media and Collaboration,  Academic Technology

In this workshop you will learn about the different scenarios you might want to use Zoom to collaborate with people at a distance for research, teaching, and guest lectures. You’ll learn the basics of Zoom and be given hands-on time to try the tool.

Going Mobile – Tablets and Apps

Piscataqua / Bellamy

  • Marshall White, Senior IT Manager, Academic Technology
  • Fran Keefe, Instructional Design and Development, Academic Technology

This workshop will introduce participants to the basics tablet skills, including:

  • File management using the Box app
  • Presenting with Powerpoint on a tablet
  • Using inking tools
  • Creating a recorded presentation using Explain everything

This workshop will be delivered for both iOS and Windows based devices.

3:45 - 4:30

Cohort Meeting

FITSI Participants

Develop solutions to your Instructional Challenge, and vote on sessions for Thursday’s Concurrent Sessions.

4:30

Raffle Drawing / Adjourn

Thursday
8:00 - 8:15

Breakfast

(Squamscott)
8:15 - 8:30

Academic Technology Updates

(Squamscott)

MyWildcatSuccess

Paul Barnes, Manager, Documentation and Training, Academic Technology

8:30 - 9:00

Teaching with Primary Sources and Active Learning Collaboration with Librarians

(Squamscott)

Bill Ross, Special Collections Librarian

Ben Peck, First Year Instruction Librarian

This workshop will highlight successful teaching collaborations between faculty librarians and teaching faculty using primary sources to engage students in active learning and information literacy. We’ll describe hands-on lessons where students examine and evaluate primary sources to gain new understanding of topics covered in class. Additional information will be provided on how FITSI participants can collaborate with librarians to develop active learning sessions and/or assignments to develop information literacy and research skills.

9:00 - 10:15

Ad-hoc Concurrent Sessions

Session topics as voted on by FITSI cohorts.

10:15 - 10:30

Break

10:30 - 12:00

What I Learned at Summer Camp – Part 2

(Squamscott / Cocheco / Piscataqua / Bellamy)

Mike McIntire, Doug Keene, Mark Leonard, Shane McGray, Media and Collaboration Services, Academic Technology

In this workshop you will work in groups to create a short media piece to present on the final day of FITSI. You will learn about and implement the media creation process from storyboards and scripts to production and post production using tools available to you and your students through Media and Collaboration Services.

12:00 - 1:30

Banquet / Participant Videos

(Huddleston Ballroom)
1:30 - 1:45

Debrief

(Huddleston Ballroom)
1:45 - 2:00

Awards and Closing Remarks

(Huddleston Ballroom)
2:00

Adjourn