Saturday - May 20th
Welcome to the 29th Annual FACET Retreat
|7:00 - noon|
|7:30 – 8:30 a.m.|
Mack Advisory Board Meeting
|8:30 – 9:45 a.m.|
Bender Memorial Lecture: The Transforming Teacher
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.
9:45 – 10:00 a.m. Break
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Concurrent Session I
The Legacies and Limits of Student-Teacher Activism
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.
Edible Ed 101: Engaging Activities for Hungry Minds
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.
Moving Beyond the Keyboard: Engaging Students in an Online Classroom
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.
Beating the Metacognitive Drum of Reflection: A Baker’s Dozen of Ideas!
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
Getting “Woke” to White Privilege in Our Classrooms
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.
Mack Fellows Information Session
“P-B” and “T” in the Classroom
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.
The Transformative World of Virtual and Augmented Realities: A Survival Guide for Educators
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.|
PA Mack Lecture: Slow down, you move too fast
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.
Announcement of 2017 P.A. Mack Award Winner
|2:15 – 3:15 p.m.|
Concurrent Session III
What a Wonderful World: A Journey Outside the Classroom
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.
Leadership Institute Presentation
Take the “zzzzz” out of the Gen Z Classroom: Strategies for designing experiential exercises for a new generation of learners
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.
Level up & Play! Gamification to Strengthen Student Learning & Engagement
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!
|3:15 – 3:45 p.m.|
Break - Ice Cream Bar
|3:45 – 4:45 p.m.|
Concurrent Session IV
Transforming Teaching and Learning through Feedback: A Faculty Learning Community Experience
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.
Cookies, Claims, and Critical Thinking: Exploring Multiple Perspectives through Cubing
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.
Preparing Students for a Mediated World: Exploring Media through Figure/Ground Analysis
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.
The Mosaic Initiative: An Update from the IUPUI Mosaic Faculty Fellows
4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. BREAK
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
FACET Innovate Awards