Retreat Schedule

Saturday - May 20th

Welcome to the 29th Annual FACET Retreat

7:00 - noon

Registration Check-in
Dining & Bar Entrance

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast
Village Walk/Town Hall

 

Mack Advisory Board Meeting
Town Hall

8:30 – 9:45 a.m.

Bender Memorial Lecture: The Transforming Teacher
Presenter:  Bob Orr
Town Hall

What defines us as teachers?  From where does our teaching philosophy originate and does it remain constant or is that philosophy in a constant state of flux.  For this award winning teacher, the suggestion is that a lifetime’s worth of experiences, incidents, and major happenings can all contribute to defining who we are as teachers.  If we listen and recall, isolated incidences talk to one another producing a convergence of ideas that shape and reshape our teaching.  The speaker will, through a series of personal experiences, attempt to highlight the interrelationships among teaching, coaching, leadership and learning.  In essence, becoming a teacher involves a lifelong exploration of ideas related to the teaching-learning dialog.
Presenter Slides

9:45 – 10:00 a.m.  Break

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Concurrent Session I

Session 1:

The Legacies and Limits of Student-Teacher Activism
Location:Sassafras Suite
Presenters:  Tanice Foltz, Steve Carr, Lisa Hoffman

This interactive session focuses on three distinct ways student-teacher activism has been facilitated at three IU regional campuses: in the Clothesline Project, Tanice engages students from the Northwest campus to speak out against gender violence by making and exhibiting t-shirts; while Lisa, at IU Southeast, introduces new teachers to marginalized refugee and immigrant populations in her community. Finally, Steve shares his experience of participating in a student and alumni-led group protest against the elimination of several programs at IPFW and the limited gains won as a result of these protests. This session seeks to start a dialogue about the ways student-teacher activism has worked in and outside of others’ classrooms, in an effort to broaden our horizons and increase student engagement in social justice issues. We also will look at the limits of this activism, and the potential pitfalls for both teachers and students when activism thrusts this work into the public spotlight.

Session 2: 

Edible Ed 101: Engaging Activities for Hungry Minds
Location: Red Cedar 
Presenters: Debi Mink, Jacque Singleton

The popularity of cooking channels confirms the fact that Americans are fascinated by the topic of food.  This subject provides a springboard to create lessons that actively engage students, no matter the discipline.  Using food as an overarching theme helps to motivate and actively involve students through practical activities.
Presenter Slides

Session 3: 

Moving Beyond the Keyboard: Engaging Students in an Online Classroom
Location: Harvest
Presenters:Lamia Scherzinger, Steven Petersheim

The way we teach and learn is transforming as online education grows. To ensure success, engagement, on both the student and instructor's part, must be a priority. This session will provide examples of and tools for creating mutual online engagement through motivation and active learning.

Presenter Slides 

Session 4:  

Beating the Metacognitive Drum of Reflection: A Baker’s Dozen of Ideas!
Location: Woodland
Presenters: Dina Mansour-Cole, Linda Wright-Bower

We will show mechanisms to improve student learning (and faculty insight!) in ftf, blended and online courses. 

11:00 – 11:15 a.m. Break

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Concurrent Session II

Session 1: 

Getting “Woke” to White Privilege in Our Classrooms
Location: Harvest
Presenter: Trish Kerle’

In this workshop, educators in any discipline will a) learn the basics of White Privilege, b) discover how we impede student learning by privileging Whiteness in the classroom, and, c) gain takeaways and strategies to enable a more inclusive and transformative learning environment for all students.

Session 2: 

Mack Fellows Information Session
Location: 
Red Cedar
Presenter: Andy Gavrin

Learn more about the process and requirements for becoming a Mack Fellow. Andy Gavrin, Mack Center Director, and other Mack Fellows will be available to share and discuss.

Session 3:

“P-B” and “T” in the Classroom
Location
Sassafras
Presenter:Crystal Shannon

Nursing education requires application of knowledge to real-world healthcare problems. However, the intensity of classroom preparation may be overwhelming to students struggling with foundational concepts. This session will describe the results of a problem-based/ team-based learning approach to an entry level nursing course. Lessons learned will be discussed.
Presenter Slides

Session 4:

The Transformative World of Virtual and Augmented Realities: A Survival Guide for Educators
Location
Woodland
Presenters: Olga Scrivner, Nitocris Perez, Cameron Buckley, Julie Madewell

Virtual reality tools offer new opportunities to the field of education. Their use, however, presents considerable methodological and technological challenges. In this workshop, we will introduce the fundamentals of these technologies and share with participants the best practices to transform their classroom into the 21st century learning experiences.

12:15 – 2:15 p.m.

Lunch
Town Hall

PA Mack Lecture: Slow down, you move too fast
Presenter: Marcia Dixson 

Taking inspiration from the Simon and Garfunkel song as well as the book, The Slow Professor (Berg & Seeber, 2016), this P.A. Mack Lecture invites you to slow down, feel groovy, and then, the hard part, figure out how to take that “flow” back to your campus and share it with your colleagues. Together we will brainstorm ways to bring community and time for thinking/creativity back to our campuses.
Presenter Slides

Announcement of 2017 P.A. Mack Award Winner

2:15 – 3:15 p.m.

Concurrent Session III

Session 1:

What a Wonderful World: A Journey Outside the Classroom
Location
Harvest
Presenters: Stephanie Albertson, Stephanie Whitehead, Chera LaForge, Christina Gerken

Providing students with high quality learning activities in relevant situations beyond the walls of the classroom is vital for helping students appreciate their first-hand experiences from a variety of different perspectives. Teaching outside the classroom promotes a number of pedagogical objectives and learnings styles, and requires careful planning.
Presenter Slides 

Presenter Slides - Albertson

Session 2:

Leadership Institute Presentation
Location: 
Sassafras

Session 3:

Take the “zzzzz” out of the Gen Z Classroom: Strategies for designing experiential exercises for a new generation of learners
Location
Woodland
Presenters: Katherine Ryan, Linda Dunn-Jensen

This highly interactive session explores purposeful strategies for envisioning, designing, facilitating, and debriefing experiential exercises to respond to the unique attributes and demands of Gen Z students. The presenters illustrate these strategies with one of their own experiential activities focused on themes of diversity, privilege, and collaboration.
Presenter Slides

Session 4:

Level up & Play! Gamification to Strengthen Student Learning & Engagement
Location
Red Cedar
Presenter: Tara Kingsley

Gamification offers the unique opportunity to combine learning and 21st Century Skills in a highly engaging learning environment. Discover how gamification can be carefully constructed to account for student choice, differentiation, and mastery learning of content. Get ready to earn experiences points (XP), badges, and "level-up" as you play along!
Presenter Slides

3:15 – 3:45 p.m.

Break - Ice Cream Bar
Town Hall

3:45 – 4:45 p.m.

Concurrent Session IV

Session 1:

Transforming Teaching and Learning through Feedback: A Faculty Learning Community Experience
Location
Woodland
Presenters: Olga Scrivner, Bradley Sage, Virginia Hojas Carbonell, Saul Blanco Rodriguez, Shabnam Kavousian

Feedback is traditionally conceptualized as "correction of errors" to improve students’ performance. True transformation in education, however, requires two-way communication to improve both teaching and learning. We will demonstrate how Faculty Learning Community experiences can help improve both teacher’s and learner’s experiences.
Presenter Slides

Session 2:

Cookies, Claims, and Critical Thinking: Exploring Multiple Perspectives through Cubing
Location
Harvest
Presenter:Karol Dehr

This session will engage participants in an interactive teaching activity involving collaboration, writing, and unconventional critical thinking strategies to analyze and argue about a concrete concept (Oreo), using a cubing exercise. They will apply those analytical skills to abstract concepts that can be applied to their own teaching.

Session 3:

Preparing Students for a Mediated World: Exploring Media through Figure/Ground Analysis
LocationRed Cedar
Presenter: Lance Mason

Teenagers spend over nine hours per day with media outside of schools. Media literacy has been argued as a pedagogical response. In this workshop participants will engage in a comparative examination of media forms, including print, screen, and face-to-face communication.

Session 4:

The Mosaic Initiative: An Update from the IUPUI Mosaic Faculty Fellows
Location
Sassafras
Presenters:  Tracey Birdwell, Brian Krohn, Audrey Ricke

In this session, we will give an update about the Mosaic Faculty Fellows program, which expanded last year to include the IUPUI and Regional campuses. Hear former IUPUI Mosaic Fellows share their experiences teaching in Mosaic classrooms and participating in the Mosaic Faculty Fellows Program. Learn about the first cohort of regional campus Fellows. 

4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  BREAK

5:30 - 6:30  p.m.

Cocktail Reception
Garden Terrace

6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

FACET Academy Awards
Garden Tent