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March 2019

Practice Makes Perfect When Teaching Programming

Speaker: Cay Horstmann; San Jose State University

When: 03/04/2019 1:00 PM ET

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Students need to practice, practice, practice when learning programming.  Cay Horstmann introduces a way to use interactive programming activities that can be monitored to keep students on track and learning the language without leaving their eText.

About the Speaker:

Cay Horstmann grew up in Northern Germany and attended the Christian-Albrechts-Universität in Kiel, a harbor town at the Baltic sea. He received a M.S. in computer science from Syracuse University, and a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. For four years, he was VP and CTO of an Internet startup that went from 3 people in a tiny office to a public company. He now teaches computer science at San Jose State University and held visiting appointments at universities in Germany, Switzerland, Vietnam, and Macau.

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Incorporating the New Kimmel Accounting Titles with WileyPLUS in your Introductory Accounting Course

Speaker: Paul D. Kimmel; University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

When: 03/04/2019 3:00 PM ET

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Join Paul Kimmel, lead author of Accounting 7th edition and Financial Accounting 9th edition, to learn about what’s new in these texts and WileyPLUS. Paul will share how he uses the new WileyPLUS in his online and face-to-face courses, as well as discuss new content designed to expose students to how data analytics impacts accounting.

About the Speaker:

Paul D. Kimmel, PhD, CPA, received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota and his doctorate in accounting from the University of Wisconsin. He is an Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) and has public accounting experience with Deloitte & Touche (Minneapolis). He was the recipient of the UWM School of Business Advisory Council Teaching Award, the Reggie Taite Excellence in Teaching Award, and a three-time winner of the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award at the University of Wisconsin. He is also a recipient of the Elijah Watts Sells Award for Honorary Distinction for his results on the CPA exam. He is a member of the American Accounting Association and the Institute of Management Accountants and has published articles in Accounting Review, Accounting Horizons, Advances in Management Accounting, Managerial Finance, Issues in Accounting Education, Journal of Accounting Education, and in other journals

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How to Easily Incorporate Data Analytics into any Accounting Course

Speaker: Christine Cheng

When: 03/05/2019 1:00 PM ET

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Data Analytics is changing the Accounting Profession, but incorporating data analytics meaningfully into your course doesn’t have to be overwhelming or time consuming.  Whether you are just starting out or an advanced data user,  in this 50-60 minute webinar Dr. Christine Cheng, Assistant Professor at the University of Mississippi, will share her best teaching tips and tricks to help you incorporate data analytics into any accounting course.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Christine Cheng, PhD, is an assistant professor of accounting at the Patterson School of Accountancy at the University of Mississippi. Christine earned her PhD in accounting from the Pennsylvania State University in 2011.

The Patterson School of Accountancy has both a Master of Accountancy and Data Analytics and a Master of Taxation and Data Analytics. As a faculty member, Christine incorporates data analytics in her tax courses both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition, she has been working on developing data analytics cases that could be used by faculty across the country to meaningfully incorporate data analytics into classes throughout the accounting curricula. She has benefitted immensely from not only her experiences in using data analytics, but also the experiences of her colleagues, accounting professionals, and her current and former students. Christine also recently helped review the Wiley data analytics module.

In this webinar, Christine seeks to bring together these experiences to help share how data analytics can be incorporated in every accounting class. Being a research active faculty, Christine also knows how difficult and overwhelming it may seem to balance what seems like an ever increasing course load with research and service demands. In addition, students need to have time to learn the fundamental course material, while getting the opportunity to use data analytics. Add to that the fact that the data analytics landscape can seem to be ever evolving. Given these conditions, Christine feels that it is important to be strategic in how we incorporate data analytics into our accounting courses and in our accounting programs, and seeks to help participants think about how they might do so in their courses and at their schools.

Christine’s research on the effect of taxes on individual decision making has also helped her understand the breadth of data that is publicly available for use in data analytics. With a little bit of structure, these data sets can be rich and exciting for students of all areas of accounting to explore. For those interested in learning more about her research, her work has been published in The Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Issues in Accounting Education, The Journal of Accounting Education, Tax Notes, and Forbes.

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The Psychology of Good and Evil

Speaker: Catherine Sanderson; Amherst College

When: 03/05/2019 3:00 PM ET

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We are bombarded daily by news reports of bad behavior, from sexual harassment in the workplace to racist attacks on public transportation to bullying in schools. Although it’s easy to blame these acts on evil people, it’s far more complicated to understand why so many people fail to speak up in the presence of such behavior and how significant a role this silence plays in perpetuating the behavior itself. Using empirical research from psychology, biology, neuroscience, and economics, Dr. Catherine Sanderson will examine the factors that lead most of us to stay silent in the face of bad behavior, and how the tendency to stay silent allows such acts to continue.  She describes how to overcome the very natural human tendency to remain bystanders in the face of evil and practical strategies for resisting such pressure in their own lives.

About the Speaker:

Catherine A. Sanderson is the Manwell Family Professor of Psychology at Amherst College. She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a specialization in health and development from Stanford University, and received both masters and doctoral degrees in psychology from Princeton University. Professor Sanderson’s research examines how personality and social variables influence health-related behaviors such as safer sex and disordered eating, the development of persuasive messages and interventions to prevent unhealthy behavior, and the predictors of relationship satisfaction. This research has received grant funding from the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Health. Professor Sanderson has published over 25 journal articles and book chapters in addition to five college textbooks, a high school health textbook, and a popular press book on parenting. In 2012 she was named one of the country’s top 300 professors by the Princeton Review.

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Using Solution-focused Language to help Students Change Financial Behavior

Speaker: Dr. Lance Palmer & Dr. John Grable; University of Georgia

When: 03/06/2019 1:00 PM ET

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In this 50-minute webinar, Dr. Lance Palmer and Dr. John Grable will share tips and tricks that empower positive student financial behavior by focusing on student strengths and capabilities instead of student problems and weaknesses.

About the Speaker:

Lance Palmer received his bachelor’s and MBA degrees from the University of Utah and his doctorate from Utah State University. He is a co-founder of the University of Georgia (UGA) Financial Planning major where he continues to teach courses in financial planning with a focus on tax planning. He is a Certified Financial Planner™ professional. He has served on multiple editorial boards and as president of the Academy of Financial Services. He was selected as a 2007 Lilly Teaching Fellow and received the 2010 Richard B. Russell Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award and the 2013 Engaged Scholar Award. Working closely with Georgia United Credit Union, Dr. Palmer has helped to expand the service-learning Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program in Athens, Georgia. Under his supervision, students studying financial planning and accounting complete approximately 1,300 tax returns for families in the local community each year. His students also provide thousands of hours of financial education and planning assistance to tax filers during the tax preparation process.

John Grable teaches and conducts research in the Certified Financial Planner™ Board of Standards Inc. undergraduate and graduate programs at the University of Georgia where he holds an Athletic Association Endowed Professorship. Prior to entering the academic profession, he worked as a pension/benefits administrator and later as a registered investment adviser in an asset management firm. Dr. Grable has served the financial planning profession as the founding editor of the Journal of Personal Finance and co-founding editor of the Journal of Financial Therapy and the Financial Planning Review. He has been the recipient of numerous research and publication awards and grants and is active in promoting the link between research and financial planning practices where he has published over 150 refereed papers, co-authored several textbooks, co-authored a financial planning communication book, and co-edited a financial planning and counseling scales book. Since earning his Ph.D., Dr. Grable has served on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Registered Financial Consultants (IARFC), as treasurer and president for the American Council on Consumer Interests (ACCI), and as treasurer and board member for the Financial Therapy Association.

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Today’s EdTech: Tuning in, Getting Turned on, and Building Relationships

Speaker: Laurie Starkey; Cal Poly Pomona

When: 03/06/2019 3:00 PM ET

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Deep, sustained learning requires not only the appropriate pedagogy and a supportive learning environment provided by the instructor, but a serious commitment of time and energy from the student.  With STEM courses in particular, that buy-in may be inhibited by a fixed mindset (“I’m not a math person”) or a lack of sense of belonging (“Everyone around me is so smart – should I even be in college?”).  Interventions that can help address these challenges include development of a learning-centered syllabus, formation of study groups, keeping reflective journals, using exam wrappers, and providing explicit guidance for effective studying strategies.  Technology can also improve success by increasing student engagement, providing 24/7 access to multimedia lessons, and enabling active learning in the classroom.  This webinar will provide an overview of tools that can promote student success, with an emphasis on technology-based approaches including using clickers, making videos, online homework, and using online pre-lab tutorials and quizzes.

About the Speaker:

Laurie Starkey earned her Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry at UCLA in 1996 and her B.S. degree in Chemistry from the University of Connecticut, Storrs, in 1991. She has been teaching at Cal Poly Pomona since 1996. Laurie received the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2013. She is actively involved as an advisor to Cal Poly’s chemistry club, the Student Members of the American Chemical Society (SMACS), the Pre-Optometry Club and the Pre-Dental Society. Her research interests lie in the area of Chemical Education, with a focus on developing and assessing online learning tools, writing questions for Classroom Response Systems (“Clickers”), and developing new lab experiments in the area of Synthetic Organic Chemistry.

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What Do I Do With All of This Stuff?

Speaker: Paul D. Kimmel; University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

When: 03/07/2019 3:00 PM ET

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There are a wide variety of resources available for accounting students today. Which resources should you use in your class, and how should you use them? Join Paul Kimmel as he provides a learning theory grounded discussion on things to consider when designing your course learning environment.

About the Speaker:

Paul D. Kimmel, PhD, CPA, received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota and his doctorate in accounting from the University of Wisconsin. He is an Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) and has public accounting experience with Deloitte & Touche (Minneapolis). He was the recipient of the UWM School of Business Advisory Council Teaching Award, the Reggie Taite Excellence in Teaching Award, and a three-time winner of the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award at the University of Wisconsin. He is also a recipient of the Elijah Watts Sells Award for Honorary Distinction for his results on the CPA exam. He is a member of the American Accounting Association and the Institute of Management Accountants and has published articles in Accounting Review, Accounting Horizons, Advances in Management Accounting, Managerial Finance, Issues in Accounting Education, Journal of Accounting Education, and in other journals.

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IFRS Standards in Transition: Leases and Financial Instruments

Speaker: Irene Wiecek; University of Toronto & Bruce McConomy; Wilfrid Laurier University

When: 03/07/2019 3:00 PM ET

Audience:Canadian Accountants

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In this session Bruce McConomy and Irene Wiecek will review the latest developments in the Leases (IFRS 16) and Financial Instruments (IFRS 9) standards. In addition, they will highlight other changes relating to the forthcoming 12th Edition of the Canadian Kieso et al. Intermediate Accounting textbook including Data Analytics, Analytics in Action and major enhancements to WileyPLUS.

About the Speaker:

Irene M. Wiecek, FCPA, FCA, is a Professor of Accounting, Teaching Stream at the University of Toronto where she is cross-appointed to the Institute for Management & Innovation and the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management. She has taught financial reporting in various programs including the Commerce Program (Accounting Specialist) and the CPA-accredited Master of Management & Professional Accounting Program (MMPA). The director of the MMPA Program (previously associate director), she co-founded (in 2004) and was director of the CPA/Rotman Centre for Innovation in Accounting Education, which supported and facilitated innovation in accounting education until 2018. Irene has been involved in professional accounting education for over 25 years, sitting on various provincial and national professional accounting organization committees as well as developing and directing the CICA IFRS Immersion Programs for practising accountants. She was appointed a member of the E&Y Academic Resource Center where she helped to author a new IFRS curriculum for the Americas. In the area of standard setting, she has chaired the CAAA Financial Reporting Exposure Draft Response Committee and is currently a member of the IFRS Discussion Group (IDG). Irene co-authored the IFRS Primer: International GAAP Basics (Canadian and U.S. editions) and was the co-editor and contributor for the books Leveraging Change—The New Pillars of Accounting Education and Educating Professionals: Ethics and Judgment in a Changing Learning Environment. She co-authored the Guide to IFRS in Canada series, which is published by CPA Canada. Irene is on the editorial board for Accounting Perspectives.

Bruce J. McConomy, Ph.D., CPA, CA, is a professor of accounting at the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. He was a senior audit manager with Deloitte before returning to Queen’s University to obtain his Ph.D. in accounting. Bruce is director of the CPA Ontario Centre for Capital Markets and Behavioural Decision Making and director of the Graduate Diploma in Accounting program at Laurier. He has been teaching intermediate financial accounting since the mid-1990s to undergraduates and MBA students, and also teaches in Laurier’s Ph.D. in management program. Bruce has published articles in Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, Journal of Business, Finance and Accounting, Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences and Accounting Perspectives. He has also published cases in Issues in Accounting Education, Canadian Financial Accounting Cases—2nd edition, Accounting Perspectives and the Journal of Accounting Case Research. Bruce is an associate editor of Accounting Perspectives and is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Accounting & Information Management. Bruce has co-authored three editions of the Canadian edition of the Intermediate Accounting (Kieso, et. al.) including the upcoming 12th Canadian edition.

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Apples and Oranges: Heritage Speakers in the Second Language Classroom

Speaker: Kimberley Potowski; University of Illinois at Chicago

When: 03/11/2019 1:00 PM ET

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Heritage Spanish speakers have linguistic, affective, and academic characteristics that require very different pedagogical approaches. Separate courses are the best way to address their needs appropriately, but when this is not possible, instructors must make adjustments in the regular Spanish classroom.  Kim Potowski, a Professor of Spanish at University of Illinois at Chicago, has researched and published widely on the topic of teaching Spanish to heritage speakers (see http://potowski.org).  In this talk she will cover ways to differentiate processes and products to best serve the linguistic and affective profiles of heritage speakers.

About the Speaker:

Kim Potowski was raised in Long Island, New York, where her interest in Spanish was nurtured by her teachers, Mr. Martin Stone and Mr. Paul Ferrotti. After finishing her B.A. in Spanish at Washington University in St. Louis (and a wonderful sophomore year in Salamanca, Spain), she completed an M.A. in Hispanic linguistics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She took a two-year hiatus to teach English in Mexico City and an additional few months in Colmar, France, then returned to Urbana and completed a Ph.D. in Hispanic linguistics with a concentration in second language acquisition and teacher education. She has been at the University of Illinois at Chicago since 1999 where she directs the Spanish for Heritage Speakers program. Kim Potowski coauthors the best-selling Introductory Spanish program, Dicho y hecho and also authors Conversaciones escritas a composition book.

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Scaffolding Dietary Analysis

Speaker: Laura Christoph; Franklin Pierce University

When: 03/12/2019 1:00 PM ET

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The diet analysis project is the cornerstone of most Introductory Nutrition Courses. In this workshop, Dr. Laura Christoph will walk participants through the week by week scaffolding process she uses to ensure student success in logging food intake, analyzing food groups and nutrients, and giving recommendations for improvement.

About the Speaker:

Laura Christoph – Franklin Pierce University. Laura earned her Ph.D. in Public Health, Concentration in Nutrition, Secondary Concentration in Community Health Education, from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 2008. Laura teaches Introduction to Public Health, Human Health and Nutrition, Introduction to Global Health, and Freshman Year Inquiry: Health and Wellness. Her Research Interests & Expertise Areas include Childhood Obesity, Food Insecurity, Sports Nutrition, and Eating Disorders. 

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Teaching and Learning Virtual Poster Session: Creative Ways to Increase Student Engagement

Speaker: Machieavelli Chao; University of California, Irvine, Aleksandra Zimmerman; Northern Illinois University, Leslie Van Wolvelear; Oakton Community College, & Brenda Richter, UC Santa Barbara Professional and Continuing Education

When: 03/12/2019 3:00 PM ET

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Join us for a 60-minute webinar featuring our four finalists from our Poster Session Contest, earn CPE credits, and help us pick a winner! Each finalist will take 12 minutes to share their best teaching tips and tricks that you can take back to your classroom.

Topics and Contestants:

  1. How to Increase Engagement in the Traditional-Format and Online Class and How to Integrate Polling Software (e.g. Kahoot, Poll Everywhere) Into Lessons to Increase Engagement and Feedback – Machieavelli Chao, California University Irvine
  2. Team-Based Learning – Aleksandra Zimmerman, Northern Illinois University
  3. Online Communication Tips – Leslie Van Wolvelear, Oakton Community College
  4. Incorporating strategic planning/thinking into a Financial Accounting course – Brenda Richter, UC Santa Barbara Professional and Continuing Education
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Strategy 2.0: New Thinking on Strategy’s Big Questions

Speaker: Jeff Dyer; Brigham Young University

When: 03/13/2019 1:00 PM ET

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This webinar examines new thinking on strategies big questions:

  1. Where should you compete?
  2. What unique value should you offer in those markets?
  3. How do you deliver that you unique value through your resources and capabilities?
  4. How do you capture and sustain that value?

About the Speaker:

Jeff Dyer (Ph.D UCLA) is the Horace Beesley Distinguished Professor of Strategy at Brigham Young University and adjunct professor at University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. He worked previously as a manager at Bain & Company and cofounded Innovator’s DNA LLC, a consultancy designed to help companies build innovation capabilities. His Harvard Press books, The Innovator’s DNA and Innovator’s Method are bestsellers and his Oxford book, Collaborative Advantage won the Shingo Prize Research Award. His new Harvard Press book, Innovation Capital, features insights from his Forbes ranking of the world’s most innovative leaders. He is the only strategy scholar in the world to have published at least six times in both Strategic Management Journal and Harvard Business Review. He was ranked the world’s “most influential” scholar (among scholars completing Ph.Ds after 1990) by Academy of Management Perspectives based on objective measures of citations (over 40,000) and google searches on his name (over 500,000). He has written multiple Forbes cover stories and his research has been featured in Forbes, Economist, Fortune, BusinessWeek, and the Wall Street Journal. He regularly delivers keynote speeches and workshops on strategy and innovation to prominent clients like Adobe, AT&T, Dell, Intel, Johnson and Johnson, and Microsoft.

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Teaching the Millennial/Gen Z Student

Speaker: Katherine Dowdell; Des Moines Area Community College

When: 03/13/2019 3:00 PM ET

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It’s not only the faces that change every year, but the way students study, learn, understand, and cope with new material. Join Katherine Dowdell, a seasoned instructor at Des Moines Area Community College, to learn the differences and similarities of these generations and what that means in your classroom.

About the Speaker:

Katherine Dowdell is a professor of psychology at Des Moines Area Community College in Iowa where she teaches courses in introduction to psychology, abnormal psychology, lifespan development and social psychology. She also currently serves as District Chair for Behavioral Sciences. Professor Dowdell received her BA in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and her MS in Clinical Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. Professor Dowdell’s experience as an instructor spans almost 30 years and incorporates a variety of creative techniques and innovative strategies. Professor Dowdell began working with Karen Huffman and the Wiley psychology team as a Wiley Faculty Network mentor in 2007. In this role she has taught and mentored faculty on best practices and the use of technology in teaching.  As a decade-long user of WileyPLUS, Professor Dowdell has served as a development consultant on everything from WileyPLUS functionality, to video content, instructional design, user-experience and faculty training.

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The Flipped Classroom: Using Backward Design to Make the Most of Online and in-class formats

Speaker: Leah Fonder-Solano; The University of Southern Mississippi

When: 03/14/2019 1:00 PM ET

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Leah Fonder-Solano has taught in introductory and intermediate Spanish courses for20 years.  Over the course of the last seven years she has realized the many advantages of hybrid instruction, AKA the “Flipped Classroom”.  Join Leah in this webinar where she will discuss the positive learning outcomes that can be achieved by using this Flipped Classroom approach to meet each lesson’s learning objectives, differentiate instruction, and attain course goals.

About the Speaker:

Leah Fonder-Solano completed her graduate studies at the University of Arizona and then began a career as a teacher-researcher at The University of Southern Mississippi where she shared her passion for the language, culture, literature, film, and civilization of the Hispanic world with students at the undergraduate level and in the Master of Arts in the Teaching of Languages program. Her work on Wiley’s Intermediate Spanish title, En tu medio, has given her the opportunity to use her own experiences as a life-long language learner and teacher to inspire new learners as they move beyond introductory courses and explore the possibilities of meaningful communication and social connection in Spanish.

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Using Simple Hands-On Activities in Engineering to Encourage Active Learning and Reinforce Key Concepts

Speaker: Dr. Erik Knudsen; George Mason University

When: 03/14/2019 3:00 PM ET

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Students struggle with visualizing engineering concepts.  Erik Knudsen introduces simple, effective and cost efficient ways to illustrate concepts like torsion and beam bending.  Students perform activities like calculating Poisson’s ratio with a pen, ruler and rubber glove.  These quick experiments help students translate theory to practice and bring a creative spark to your classroom. 

About the Speaker:

Dr. Erik Knudsen completed his graduate studies at the University of Florida in 2006 and taught as an adjunct professor for one semester prior to joining Northrop Grumman (Baltimore, MD) in early 2007 where he worked as a structural engineer. In 2010 he joined Vision Point Systems and was employed as a contractor at the Naval Research Laboratory, Code 6130 (Center for Corrosion Science and Engineering). As of 2016, Dr. Knudsen is a full-time assistant professor at George Mason University where he teaches classes in computer aided design (CAD), mechanics of materials, materials science, fracture mechanics, and mechanical design I and II (senior capstone)

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Gamification Techniques to Engage Students

Speaker: Leslie Van Wolvelear; Oakton Community College

When: 03/19/2019 1:00 PM ET

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The gamification techniques demonstrate how to engage students from the first day of your course, weekly to continue their learning, and throughout the entire term to add an element of competition online with badges.  These techniques focus on students demonstrating their understanding of the course policies and procedures detailed in the syllabus, and course content.  The gamification techniques can be modified for any discipline. 

About the Speaker:

Leslie Van Wolvelear, CPA, CGMA is Co-Chair and Professor of Accounting at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines, Illinois. She has a Master of Science in Accounting degree from Roosevelt University, a Master Online Teaching Certificate from the University of Illinois – Springfield, and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Leadership with a Focus in Online Education from American College of Education. Leslie received the Illinois CPA Society Outstanding Educator Award for two-year schools in 2012 and was awarded the title of Distinguished Professor in 2017. In addition to bringing over 20 years industry experience to the classroom, she teaches courses in Financial, Managerial, and Intermediate Accounting. She is a member of the TACTYC Scholarship Committee and the CPA Exam Award Program Task Force for the Illinois CPA Society.

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Connecting and Engaging Students in your Face-to-Face Course

Speaker: Roshelle Overton; Central New Mexico Community College & Casey Colson; Valdosta State University

When: 03/19/2019 3:00 PM ET

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The more time students spend as active participants in classroom activities, the more they learn and connect with their peers. It isn’t always easy for faculty to achieve the correlation between learning and connecting. As an instructor, the challenge lies in getting your students to actively participate or keeping them engaged when boredom creeps into the classroom. Another challenge is overcoming the perceived stigma that results when a student answers a question incorrectly in front of their peers. This webinar offers a few tips and tricks for the classroom to encourage your students to participate, connect, and engage every session.

About the Speaker:

Roshelle Overton is the Program Chair for Accounting and Financial Services at Central New Mexico Community College in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  She teaches full-time courses in many different formats and structures at CNM.  She earned her Bachelor’s with a focus in Theater and Communications at the University of New Mexico, and her Master’s degree in Accounting at the Anderson School of Management at the UNM.  She is involved in multiple programs at the College that involve accelerated curriculum, competency-based education, and BlendFlex, which is offering live online lectures and video recordings across multiple sections of the same course.  She’s a strong believer of fun in the classroom, because why else would they show up?

Casey Colson is a full-time lecturer for the Department of Accounting at Valdosta State University. She teaches introductory accounting principles courses, Intro to Fraud Examination, Forensic Accounting, and Internal Auditing. Additionally, she serves as department coordinator for the Principles of Accounting I courses and designs and oversees their respective labs. Casey earned her BBA and Master’s degrees in Accounting and is a licensed CPA in the state of Georgia. Additionally, her articles are published in a number practitioner journals. She believes in empowering students to succeed by providing access to resources that enhance their learning experience.

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Using Formative Assessment to Engage Generation Z students

Speaker: Erin Fouberg; Northern State University

When: 03/20/2019 3:00 PM ET

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Dr. Fouberg gives practical ways educators can engage GenZ students in introductory courses through formative assessment. By giving useful and specific feedback that students can use immediately, educators can encourage students to think independently and deeply within a discipline. Dr. Fouberg offers specific tools educators can use to help students be comfortable with being uncertain and give students space to grow their thinking abilities within a discipline. 

About the Speaker:

Dr. Erin H. Fouberg is Professor of Geography and Director of the Honors Program at Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota. Dr. Fouberg is a broadly trained human geography with expertise in geography education and political geography. The Journal of Geography in Higher Education recognized Dr. Fouberg’s research in geography education by bestowing the Biennial Award for Teaching and Learning on her in 2015. In 2017, Dr. Fouberg was elected to the Board of Directors of the National Council for Geographic Education. Dr. Fouberg authors two college level textbooks: Understanding World Regional Geography, 2nd edition with William Moseley (New York: Wiley, 2018) and Human Geography: People, Place, and Culture, 11th edition with Alexander B. Murphy and H.J. de Blij (New York: Wiley, 2015). Dr. Fouberg is co-editor of the Atlas of the 2016 Elections (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017) and the Atlas of the 2012 Elections (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014).

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Teaching with Simulation Based Inference to Improve Statistical Thinking

Speaker: Nathan Tintle; Dordt College

When: 03/21/2019 1:00 PM ET

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The statistics education community is increasingly focusing on the use of simulation-based methods, including bootstrapping and permutation tests, to illustrate core concepts of statistical inference within the context of the overall research process. This new focus presents an opportunity to address documented shortcomings in introductory and intermediate level statistics courses (e.g., seeing the big picture; improving statistical thinking over mere knowledge of procedures, critical reading of research studies).

Nathan Tintle will discuss:

  1. The motivation and rationale behind the simulation-based approach.
  2. Share some concrete examples of how the approach works and can be integrated into existing courses.
  3. Present research evidence of its effectiveness at impacting students conceptual understanding and attitudes post-course and in the months following the courses completion.
  4. Share a wealth of instructional resources available to support instructors trying out and using these approaches.

About the Speaker:

Nathan L. Tintle is Associate Professor of Statistics at Dordt College. He has led efforts to develop and institutionalize randomization-based curricula at two institutions (Hope College 2005–2011; Dordt 2011–present), and currently leads the curriculum development project. He has been an invited panelist for a number of statistics education sessions at national meetings, was recently a member of the Executive Committee of the Section of Statistical Education of the ASA, received the 2013 Waller Education Award for teaching and innovation in Introductory Statistics, and was a member of a national advisory committee to the ASA President on training the next generation of statisticians. He has co-authored several articles on student learning using the randomization curriculum, one of which recently won an award for best paper of the year from the Journal of Statistics Education.

   
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Bringing real world data and examples to life with Statkey

Speaker: Patti Frazer Lock; St. Lawrence University

When: 03/26/2019 3:00 PM ET

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Statkey provides many tools for teaching, including descriptive statistics and graphs, bootstrap confidence intervals, randomization hypothesis tests and more.  Learn how to engage students using these innovative tools in your classroom.

About the Speaker:

Patti Frazer Lock is the Cummings Professor of Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics at St. Lawrence University. She is a member of the Calculus Consortium for Higher Education (formerly the Calculus Consortium based at Harvard). She is a co-author with the Consortium of texts in Calculus, Applied Calculus, Multivariable Calculus, Precalculus, and Algebra. She is currently working on a text in Introductory Statistics. She does workshops around the country on the teaching of undergraduate mathematics. She is a member of the Committee on the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics of the Mathematics Association of America, is on the Editorial Board of PRIMUS Journal, and is a Consultant to Project NExT of the MAA. She loves to teach and teaches courses across the spectrum of mathematics and statistics, and she enjoys collaborating with undergraduates on her research in graph theory. She received her BA from Colgate University and her Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

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 Active Learning in the Real-World Classroom: Author, Instructor, and Student Perspectives

Speaker: Karen Huffman; Palomar College & Stephanie Ding; Del Mar College & Shelley Terrazas; Student at Del Mar College

When: 03/27/2019 3:00 PM ET

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Are you having trouble getting students to put down their cell phones and actively engage in your classroom? Do you have issues with class attendance? In this webinar, two seasoned college professors and an enthusiastic student will share their combined personal experiences and best practices for maximizing active learning with face-to-face and online instructional resources. In addition, they will demonstrate how the use of interactive online content increases student retention and engagement in the subject. Perhaps most importantly, they will explore ways for students to engage with instructors and with each other, while taking a very active role in their own learning.

About the Speaker:

Karen Huffman is an emeritus professor of psychology at Palomar College, San Marcos, California, where she taught full-time until 2010 and served as the psychology student advisor and co-coordinator for psychology faculty. Huffman has received the National Teaching Award for Excellence in Community/Junior College Teaching given by Division Two of the American Psychological Association (APA) as well as many other awards and accolades. Huffman is the author of several textbooks, including Psychology in Action, Visualizing Psychology, and Real World Psychology. Huffman’s special research and presentation focus is on active learning and critical thinking. She has been the invited speaker and conducted numerous presentations, online web seminars, and teaching workshops throughout the United States, Spain, Canada, and Puerto Rico.

Stephanie Ding is a Professor of Psychology at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas where she teaches full-time, and serves as the Assistant Chair of the department and program coordinator for her discipline. She teaches a variety of course topics  and offers them in a  traditional and online setting.  Stephanie has a strong interest in student engagement, and provides a variety of active learning and critical thinking opportunities for her students in and out of the classroom and incorporates technology that fosters active learning and student engagement in her courses. She has been an integral part in the institutionalization and development of Del Mar College’s Supplemental Instruction Program, which provides peer facilitated study sessions and stresses the importance of active learning.

Shelley Terrazas is a student at Del Mar College. She recently took an online psychology course and was able to use a number of online resources which increased her interest and success in the course.

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Reaching a Highly Distracted Audience: Ways to Prime Your Students’ Minds by Using Business Concepts

Speaker: Susan Berston; City College of San Francisco

When: 03/28/2019 1:00 PM ET

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Description:

According to author Norman Eng (Teaching College), “There’s so much research in education right now that talks about how students won’t understand something unless they can place it within the context of their life.” Professor Berston will discuss various ideas to help students understand business concepts by providing relevant context to their lives. She will provide examples to create more engaging instruction with meaningful discussions, questions, challenges, activities, and of course, videos, to challenge and engage students’ minds.

About the Speaker:

Susan Berston completed a Masters in Business Administration at the University of San Francisco, and soon thereafter found herself working for a Japanese bank in its corporate banking division.  After a few years of loan committee meetings and the somewhat isolating process of number crunching to deem credit worthiness, Susan was drawn to, and aptly suited for sales, thereby joining Chicago-based printing company, RR Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD).  At Donnelley she learned the art of creative problem solving, customer satisfaction, and overcoming challenges. In 2000, she left the corporate world behind, and in 2006,  became a full-time faculty member in the School of Business at City College of San Francisco. She has never looked back! Honored with an Award of Excellence from the Office of Student Affairs, Berston is an engaged student mentor and faculty advisor for Alpha Beta Gamma Business Honors Society and the Kiva Microfinance Club. She is a member of the college’s Academic Senate Executive Council. Contributing to the success of her students is simply icing on the cake.

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Using Adaptive Practice for Student success

Speaker: Amanda Rosenzweig; Delgado Community College

When: 03/28/2019 3:00 PM ET

Event Details

Description:

Join Amanda Rosenzweig to find out how to use adaptive practice in different manners to meet the needs of course format and teaching approach. Hybrids, online, face-to-face courses all cover the same content but the perspective from both the student and teachers approach will shift to meet the classroom needs. Use adaptive practice to help support student learning and teacher learning. Tailor your teaching, improve student retention, improve student engagement, and predict student success based off of adaptive analytics.

About the Speaker:

Amanda Rosenzweig is Department Chair of Biology at Delgado Community College in New Orleans, LA. She is the lead instructor for anatomy and physiology lecture and laboratory, responsible for mentoring new instructors, coordinating and scheduling laboratories and developing laboratory practical and multiple choice exams. She earned her Master’s in Biology with an emphasis in Herpetology from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of New Orleans.

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