The D'Youville College Conference on Teaching Innovation

May 22, 2018

(Registration deadline: May 16)

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About

This year, we will host our first D’Youville Conference on Teaching Innovation. The event will be focused on six major concerns: exemplary pedagogy, technology-infused instruction, outcome-based assessment, inclusive strategies, research and scholarship, and faculty wellness. The morning will take place in our historic Kavinoky Theater and will feature our “Classroom Moments” series, short story-style talks about Aha! classroom moments that made our speakers pause. After lunch, attendees will get a chance to select from a list of active workshop sessions. Registration is open to the public. 

Schedule

8:30am-9:00am Check-in (Kavinoky Theater) and Light Breakfast (Madonna Lounge)

9:00am – 10:20am Classroom Moments Part I (Kavinoky Theater)

10:20am-10:40am Popcorn Break

10:40am – 12pm Classroom Moments Part II (Kavinoky Theater)

12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch (Madonna Lounge)

1:00pm – 1:50pm Session I 2:00pm – 2:50pm Session II

3:00pm – 3:50pm Session III

3:50pm-4:30pm Ice Cream Socialize (DAC Lounge)

“Classroom Moments”

Speakers being announced daily. Please check back.

Elizabeth Finnegan, MFA, PhD

Elizabeth Finnegan, MFA, PhD

Assistant Professor of English | Director, Fine Arts Program - D'Youville College

“When a Classroom Exercise Turns into a Whole Big Thing, or, Why My Students Are Almost Always Smarter Than I Am”
What happens when students find far more to discover in an assignment than the professor had even known was there? They end up transforming the lesson into something completely unexpected…and awesome.
Lynn McIvor, MS, OTR/L | Sarah P. Pictor, PT, DPT, PCS

Lynn McIvor, MS, OTR/L | Sarah P. Pictor, PT, DPT, PCS

Clinical Assistant Professors, Physical and Occupational Therapy Departments - D'Youville College

“The Future of Telehealth at D’Youville”
This talk will highlight D’Youville’s initiation of Telehealth (providing healthcare at a distance) to promote student learning and involvement on a global level. Recently the School of Health Professions has partnered with the Community Rehab Project, which includes Haiti Rehab Project to provide education to healthcare providers and services to children with disabilities. Find out how telehealth can be incorporated into coursework throughout the student’s college career at DYC.

Michael MacEvoy, PharmD

Michael MacEvoy, PharmD

Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Experiential Education, School of Pharmacy - D'Youville College

“Lost the Slides, Found Engagement“
The talk will focus on engaging students during lectures without PowerPoint based slides.  It will explore several methods to increase student engagement while still conveying knowledge and concepts.

Karen Mlodozeniec, BS, PharmD, RPH

Karen Mlodozeniec, BS, PharmD, RPH

Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of Experiential Education, School of Pharmacy - D'Youville College

“Boutique Training”: DYC School of Pharmacy Comes to You”
In early 2017, we developed the concept of “Boutique Training” for our external Pharmacist Preceptors and other Pharmacists in the Community.  In essence, myself (along with Dr. Michael MacEvoy presently) offered Pharmacist preceptors in the area the ability to receive continuing education credit and certification by training them at their places of employment.  We chose the word “Boutique” as we are the only Pharmacy School in the area to bring the training/education/certification to the institution or “store”.  Our first 2 ventures were very successful and strengthened our partnerships with the Catholic Health System and Community Pharmacists alike.

Renee Cadzow, PhD

Renee Cadzow, PhD

Assistant Professor in Health Services Administration; Director, Center for Research on Physical Activity, Sport and Health (CRPASH) - D'Youville College

“What I learned about teaching from community-based training facilitation: applying popular education techniques to classroom instruction”
Popular education is a pedagogical style championed by folks like Paulo Freire and Miles Horton to facilitate learning and engagement of oppressed populations. Popular education is founded on the concept that everyone is teaching and everyone is learning; it can be challenging to implement in classroom education for a number of reasons. This presentation will describe some of the challenges as well as some creative strategies to teach using this as a foundation, even in the context of formal evaluation and assessment of learning.

Catherine Lalonde, PhD

Catherine Lalonde, PhD

Assistant Professor of Education – D’Youville College

“Student Engagement and Online Learning: Opportunities and Challenges”
These two anecdotes reflect the opportunities and challenges associated with nurturing student engagement, both online and in campus-based classrooms.

Stacy A. Ruvio, PhD | David T.R. Stewart, PhD

Stacy A. Ruvio, PhD | David T.R. Stewart, PhD

Assistant Professors, Biology and Chemistry Departments – D’Youville College

“Mentoring Budding Scientists: Providing a Supportive Environment for Growth”
In collaborating with high school student research groups, we have found that even inexperienced students can meaningfully participate in sophisticated scientific research. However, more time and direct mentoring are required to support developing researchers. This project has us thinking about how we can track student progress in becoming independent scholars across all aspects of scientific research.

Afternoon Workshops

Speakers being announced daily. Please check back.

Joshua Gooch, PhD

Joshua Gooch, PhD

Assistant Professor of English - D'Youville College

I don’t do that, do I?: The Power of Peer and Self Review

In this session, learn new activities to integrate peer and self reviews in your courses. Our discussion will cover in-class activities and the use of features and external tools in Canvas, our learning management system.
Martin Kelly, PhD

Martin Kelly, PhD

Associate Professor of Biology - D'Youville College

A tested method to prepare students for meaningful in-class discussion promoting greater understanding and long-term learning.

Dr. William Fawcett Hill developed a structured process for small group discussion (3-4 peers) that effectively prepares and guides students through discussion.  Student preparation, questions, answers, perspective, understanding, and experience results in greater understanding and long-term learning.

Sam D'Amato, MS ED

Sam D'Amato, MS ED

Assistant Dean of Assessment - D'Youville College

Spring is in Full Bloom in Plant Hardiness Zone 6a 
During this interactive workshop, participants will engage in a collaborative activity that demonstrates how a teacher can make decisions about instructional delivery by considering how Lev Vygotsky’s Zone of Proximal Development may be used to balance content knowledge, Bloom’s levels of thinking, and learning activities—allowing the teacher to observe and assess students as they construct meaning together and demonstrate their learning.

Teresa E. Donegan, PhD

Teresa E. Donegan, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy - D'Youville College

Re-filling your Vessel
Do you wish you had more time at the end of the day? How often do you feel tired and drained? At what point in your day? Are you missing passion and vitality in your work or home life? Come join us for an invigorating session on how to rekindle enthusiasm and passion in your life in and outside of teaching. This interactive workshop will help you recognize what “energizes you” and what “zaps your energy” and explore the paths that lead to fulfillment.

Meghann E. Perry, EDM

Meghann E. Perry, EDM

Assistant Director, Intensive English Program - D'Youville College

Engaging English Language Learners in your Class
Improve outcomes for all students through inclusive engagement strategies.

Jeremiah Grabowski, PhD

Jeremiah Grabowski, PhD

Dean of Online Learning - D'Youville College

Gamification…what is it good for?
Gamification seems to be the topic du jour in education — leaderboards, points, badges, oh my! This session will provide a brief introduction to gamification along with a handful of practical ways you can successfully implement it in your class.

TeamSTEPPS

TeamSTEPPS

Master Trainers: James Cypert MS, MCSE, MCT, MCP, A+, Karen Panzarella PT, PhD, Heather Ferro OTD, MS, OTR/L, and Kirsten Butterfoss PharmD

Building a Winning TEAM with TeamSTEPPS

The presentation covers the details of TeamSTEPPS with a focus on the integration of those principles into Interprofessional Education and Simulation. Utilizing the TeamSTEPPS program DYC has successfully made it a core requirement for all 8 of its individual health care programs and has developed IPE scenarios that focus on preparing students to become champions of collaborative practice. Based on more than 30 years of research and evidence this training program has been shown to improve attitudes, increase knowledge, and improve team behavioral skills. Learners will be introduced to evidence-based sets of strategies and tools that will optimize performance, improve communication and build skills necessary for high functioning teams and collaborative groups.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe the essential tools and strategies of TeamSTEPPs
  • Formulate various methods of employing TeamSTEPPS into IPE based Simulation Scenarios
  • Discuss the applications of TeamSTEPPS as a core requirement of all general education to lay a solid foundation for student success

 

When & Where

The 2018 Conference on Teaching Innovation will be held at the historic D’Youville College in Buffalo, NY.

D’Youville College

Date: 22 May 2018 Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm Location: 320 Porter Ave., Buffalo, NY

Registration

The Conference for Teaching Innovation registration is open to the public for a fee of $50. Non-D’Youville attendees can also choose to attend THATCamp, also held at D’Youville College, occurring the day after the Conference on Teaching Innovation, at a discount package price of $70. Both conferences are free to attend for all D’Youville College faculty.

Conference on Teaching Innovation

Register for the Conference on Teaching Innovation only on May 22. Additionally, you may register for the Conference on Teaching Innovation on May 22 and THATCamp on May 23, both at D’Youville College.

Accomodations

Out of town attendees can enjoy Buffalo, a vibrant city filled with things to do and discover! This classic American city is undergoing a 21st-century renaissance that includes a revitalized waterfront and neighborhoods, burgeoning craft beer scene and new attractionsrestaurants and hotels. That’s in addition to the classic American architecture (including several Frank Lloyd Wright buildings), world-renowned art scene and eponymous chicken wings that have always put our city on the map. Let the following hotels know you are attending an event at D’Youville College and they may be able to offer you a discounted stay.

Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Buffalo Canalside

(716) 840-9566

Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Buffalo Canalside

Hilton Garden Inn

Embassy Suites