8:00 - 8:15

Registration and Breakfast

(Holloway Commons)
8:15 - 8:30

Introduction and Overview

( Squamscott Room)


* Terri Winters, Assistant Vice Provost for Digital Learning and Communication

* Scott Kimball, Manager, Instructional Design and Development, Academic Technology

8:30 - 9:15

Ice Breaker – Click Here to Engage

( Squamscott Room)

* Scott Kimball, Manager, Instructional Design and Development, Academic Technology

* Paul Barnes, Manager, Documentation and Training, Academic Technology

* Louise Jones,  Documentation and Training Specialist, Academic Technology

This session will get you moving and interacting with your peers, while learning about Student Response Systems. We’ll use i>Clicker and Active Learning techniques to encourage engagement, and model best-practice uses of the technology in the classroom.

9:15 - 9:30

Inclusiveness at UNH

( Squamscott Room)

Monica Chiu, Interim Associate Vice President for Community, Equity and Diversity

9:30 - 11:45

Keynote: Active Learning 2.0: Inclusive, Accessible, and Learner-Centered

(Squamscott Room)

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

This interactive keynote will shine the lights of inclusive teaching, universal design, and learner-centered theories on active learning teaching methods. Launching from current understandings of how active learning supports specific learning activities (retrieval, practice, knowledge construction), Dr. Hurney will challenge participants to explore modifications to active learning that embrace inclusive teaching principles, fully welcome all students into the learning experience and shift the responsibility of learning to the students. Participants will also have the opportunity to apply ideas from this session to their teaching.

11:45 - 12:45


( Holloway Commons: Dining Hall)
12:45 - 2:15

Expanding Instruction with Design Thinking

(Squamscott Room)

Instructional Design and Development Team, Academic Technology

Examine your course learning objectives and identify creative, objective-aligned technologies, practices, and student activities to help students succeed, in this active, gamified workshop. We will focus on the idea generation (Ideate) step of Design Thinking. You will brainstorm alternative solutions to instructional challenges and explore new possibilities for instructional activities. We will look at the pros and cons around production effort and student engagement/outcomes.

2:15 - 2:30


(Holloway Commons)
2:30 - 4:00


(Squamscott, Piscataqua, Cocheco Rooms)

These are brief round-robin sessions on foundational concepts:


Engaging with myCourses: Syllabus, Calendar and Gradebook

Louise Jones, Documentation and Training Specialist, Academic Technology

Beyond Paper and Powerpoint: myPages – An Engaging Presentation Platform

John Pietlicki, Documentation and Training Specialist, Academic Technology



Media Tools and Techniques to Enrich Your Courses

Michael McIntire, Manager, Media and Collaboration, Academic Technology

In this session we’ll touch on all of the tools available to use media in all its forms in teaching and learning including how students can leverage these tools to demonstrate understanding. We’ll look at:

  • Transforming group work and the classroom using
  • Using lecture capture tools for content delivery and presentation practice.
  • Going beyond content delivery with rich media creation by students
  • Explore some of the technologies that may be shaping the future of education 



Information Literacy: A Partnership

UNH Library – Kathrine Aydelott, Information Literacy Librarian / Assistant Professor

Information literacy is the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the use of information in creating new knowledge, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the ethical participation in both formal and informal communities of learning. Librarians and faculty at UNH partner to teach students information literacy skills they need to succeed in assignments and in their future careers as professionals and lifelong learners. 

4:00 - 4:45

Cohort Meeting

(Squamscott Room)

Get to know your cohort.

4:45 - 5:00

Raffle Drawing / Adjourn

(Squamscott Room)
8:00 - 8:15


(Squamscott Room)
8:15 - 8:30

Academic Technology Updates

(Squamscott Room)

Marshall White, Sr. Manager, Customer & Classroom Support Services, Academic Technology

LinkedIn Learning

8:30 – 9:45

The [Student] Cognition Toolbox: How You Can Help Students Boost Academic Performance, and How Students Can Help Themselves

(Squamscott Room)

* Catherine Overson, Interim Director, Center for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching and Learning, CEITL

* Meghan Stark, Research Associate, CEITL

* Christopher Williams, Research Associate, CEITL


Cognitively-based study strategies promote student learning in academic courses, but many students are unaware that some strategies produce better learning outcomes than others; moreover, students often use strategies that can hinder their learning. Presenters will describe four cognitively-based active learning strategies that teachers have incorporated in UNH courses that were shown to promote learning and help students to achieve course objectives:

  • Retrieval practice – quizzing/clickers/embedded questions
  • Flashcards
  • Interleaving of practice
  • Self-explanation

Presenters will then offer a preview of four modules within CEITL’s Student Cognition Toolbox, set to launch in Fall 2019.

  • Spaced and Interleaved Practice
  • Retrieval Practice
  • Prompted Self-explanation
  • Worked examples


Workshop attendees will work in groups to explore how they might design and plan for learning activities for each of the strategies presented for a course that they will teach in the fall.

9:45 - 10:00


(Transition to Hamilton Smith Hall Room 130)
10:00 - 11:00

Letting Students Construct Knowledge: Leveraging the Power of Active Learning Classrooms

(Hamilton Smith Room 130)

Carol Hurney, Ph.D. – Director, Colby College Center for Teaching and Learning


The responsibility of learning in many courses rests on the shoulders of the instructor. We determine course structure, develop learning outcomes, read, research, select content, develop assignments, select teaching strategies and develop assessment rubrics. What is left for the students to do? Learn everything we have assimilated, connected, and processed. This workshop gives participants the experience of letting students select content, assimilate ideas, and build a knowledge construct in learning teams. We will utilize the features of the TEAL classrooms to support this wild adventure.

11:00 - 12:00

Active Learning Faculty Showcase

(Hamilton Smith 105 & Hamilton Smith 130)

Krista Jackman, Senior Lecturer, English

11:00 - 11:30, Room 105

Kevin Pietro, Clinical Asst Professor, Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Systems

11:00 -11:30, Room 130

Rudi Seitz, Professor, Chemistry

 11:30 - 12:00, Room 130

Charli Valdez, Senior Lecturer, English

  11:30 - 12:00, Room 105

12:00 - 1:30

12:00 Lunch Social / Poster Session

(Hamilton-Smith Hall and Courtyard / Hamilton-Smith 130)
1:30 - 2:15

Consultation Time

(Squamscott / Piscataqua / Cocheco)

Define your project. Consult with:

Carol Hurney,, Ph.D. – Director, Colby College Center for Teaching and Learning

Instructional Design & Development

Media & Collaboration

Documentation & Training

2:15 - 3:15

Concurrent Sessions

(Squamscott, Piscataqua, Cocheco, Bellamy)


Maximize Student Success Using Engagement Strategies

Xuan Cai and Louise Jones, Academic Technology

This workshop will discuss three types of interactions that occur in learning – students with students, students with instructors and students with content, and will introduce strategies to improve these interactions. Tools, technologies, and best practices will be presented.


Using myPages for Student Engagement

John Pietlicki, Documentatin and Training Specialist, Academic Technology

This workshop will provide you with an overview of the myPages service, along with an exploration of the various “avenues” available for engagement, including examples of how this service is currently being used (or how it has been used in the past) to foster engagement in academic coursework. A hands-on component will allow you to create a website and experience myPages functionality first hand.


Engaging Students with Kaltura

Michael McIntire, Manager, Media & Collaboration, Academic Technology

In this session we’ll take a deep dive into the different ways Kaltura can be used for teaching and learning. We’ll look at lecture and personal capture, media hosting options, and how both you and your students are supported through the entire media use and creation process.


Exploring Course Design

Instructional Design & Development, Academic Technology

Using Design, Accessibility, and Inclusive Checklists can help ensure your course has all the ingredients necessary for student success. Get acquainted with checklists, apply them to your course materials, and consult with an Instructional Designer in this session.

3:15 - 4:30

Project Time

(Holloway Commons)
4:30 - 5:00

Meet with your Cohorts Voting for Concurrent Session II

(Squamscott Room)

Raffle / Adjourn

(Squamscott Room)
8:00 - 8:15


8:15 - 8:30

Academic Technology Updates

(Squamscott Room)

My Wildcat Success

Paul Barnes, Manager, Documentation and Training, Academic Technology

8:30 - 9:45

Toward a More Inclusive Classroom

(Squamscott Room)

Instructional Design and Development, Academic Technology

This session will preview a UNH online course about Inclusive Teaching, built around checklists and resources to improve inclusivity in your course content, your teaching practice, and your interactions with students. You’ll have the opportunity to reflect on your teaching with inclusive checklists, and discuss issues around inclusivity and diversity with your cohort groups.

9:45 - 10:45

Ad-hoc Concurrent Sessions

(Squamscott, Cocheco, Piscataqua, Bellamy Rooms)


Session topics as voted on by FITSI cohorts.

10:45 - 12:00

Project Time

(Squamscott, Cocheco, Piscataqua, Bellamy Rooms)
12:00 - 1:15

Banquet / Presentations

(Huddleston Ballroom)
1:15 - 1:30


(Huddleston Ballroom)

AT Staff

1:30 - 2:00

Awards and Closing Remarks

(Huddleston Ballroom)