Wednesday, August 15, 2018 | 9am - 4pm
Logan Campus | Taggart Student Center
We are excited to announce the 5th annual Empowering Teaching Excellence Conference at Utah State University. This event will energize and inspire you as you begin the next teaching year. Presentations are faculty submitted, faculty led, and focused on teaching innovations that have worked well right here at USU. Topics and presenters span multiple disciplines and delivery formats. Invitees include all who teach at USU, regardless of role statement or campus, including graduate student instructors and teaching assistants. Here are some things you can expect:
- Opportunities to network with other USU teachers.
- A chance to formally share your teaching ideas and innovations with others.
- Insightful breakout sessions.
- Graduate Student Instructor Track
- Showcase examples of well-built instructional products.
- Interactive roundtable discussions.
- Staff on hand to help you with questions about Canvas and other tools.
- Updates on the latest improvements in educational technologies.
- A free lunch!
Dr. Tom Tobin
Conference Programming Chair | University of Wisconsin-Madison
Universal Design for Learning
To help make educational materials and practices inclusive for all learners, this interactive session radically reflects on how to motivate and inspire adoption of Universal Design for Learning: broaden the focus away from learners with disabilities and toward a larger ease-of-use/general diversity framework.
You will leave this session with use-them-tomorrow strategies for incorporating UDL into your courses, and you'll see how the UDL work you do now will save you and your students time and energy in the future. We will examine how to extend the reach of the university and the professor beyond the classroom by taking advantage of a key learning tool: students’ mobile devices.
Thomas J. Tobin is the Conference Programming Chair at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before joining UWM, Dr. Tobin served for five years as the Coordinator of Learning Technologies in the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, and recently returned from serving on a Fulbright Grant at a university in Budapest, Hungary.
Dr. Tobin is also an independent faculty developer and professional consultant in State College, Pennsylvania. He is an internationally-recognized speaker and author on many topics related to quality in distance education and universal design for learning. His upcoming book "Reach Everyone, Teach Everyone: Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education" will be released in November 2018.