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Register for the Summer Institute on Teaching and Technology (Sept 13)

We’re pleased to say that, with the help of The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, we at Academic Technology are reviving (for one day, September 13th) the Summer Institute on Teaching and Technology (or SITT). For over ten years, SITT provided a means for faculty from across the disciplines to discover more about teaching innovatively with technology, and to discover and support their colleagues who have committed themselves to excellent teaching.

As you can see from the agenda below, this year’s SITT will focus on technology in both physical and virtual classrooms, digital tools, the LMS Transition Initiative, intellectual property & copyright, and, of course, innovative approaches to teaching and learning.

When? 9am-5pm, Sept 13

Where? Hutchison Hall

What? The day will begin with group discussions of the future of educational technology at UC Davis. Then, from 11am-12:30pm, you’ll select one of three panels to attend:

  • Technology in the Physical Classroom: Sarah Perrault, Bryan Enderle, Derald Reedy, and Tim Leamy will share their knowledge of and experiences with using technology to teach in large lecture halls and in computer classrooms.
  • Innovative Teaching: Sam Nichols, Annaliese Franz, Lisa Pruitt, and Andy Jones will share tips and tricks for successful teaching.
  • Teaching in Virtual Environments: Mary Stewart, Jim Carey, and John Owens will describe their experiences with developing for and teaching in hybrid environments, online environments, and MOOCs.

Lunch (burritos and salad from Dos Coyotes) will be provided from 12:30pm-2pm.

You will have the opportunity to select from three fantastic breakout sessions in the afternoon (2pm-3:30pm):

  • Digital Tools Workshop: In a computer lab, Dan Comins will introduce you to multiple tools to enhance teaching and learning.
  • SmartSite and the LMS Transition: In a computer lab, Fernando Socorro, Steve Faith, and Andy Jones will demonstrate the differences between SmartSite (run by Sakai) and LMS alternatives that we are considering (Canvas and Desire2Learn).
  • Intellectual Property & Copyright: Amy Kautzmann and Rosemary Capps will lead you in a discussion of how to approach these issues in both face-to-face and online education.

The day will conclude with a group wrap-up session from 4-5pm.

To register and indicate your lunch preference, please complete this Google Form. We look forward to seeing you next month!

{ 6 comments… add one }

  • Ellen Lange August 22, 2013, 3:18 pm

    Every summer I participated in SITT when it used to be a week-long program. That’s where I learned that I could use technology and make it work in my classes.

  • Antonella Bassi August 22, 2013, 4:16 pm

    Thank you for bringing back SITT !!

  • Haruko Sakakibara August 26, 2013, 12:06 pm

    There are always something great I learn from others when I participate in SITT.
    It gives me a good feeling of belonging to a innovative teaching community. Thanks Andy for your continuous efforts to keep this going !

  • Haruko Sakakibara August 26, 2013, 12:10 pm

    SITT always brings innovative information for me. Meeting other faculty there is also an interesting experience. Thanks Andy for your continuous efforts !

  • Arlene Buttner January 10, 2014, 6:00 am

    Every summer I participated in SITT when it used to be a week-long program.

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