Eighth Annual Educational Innovation Conference

8th Annual Educational Innovation Conference

Presented by the Center for Teaching & Learning at Boston University

Boston University’s Eighth Annual Educational Innovation Conference brings together faculty, staff, graduate students, and post-docs from across BU and beyond to showcase excellence in teaching and learning and to explore collaborative visions of our future.

Introduction Videos Are Now Available Online


NOTE: Schedule subject to change

Date: Thursday, May 3, 2018

Location: Metcalf Trustee Center Ballroom & Lounge – 1 Silber Way, 9th Floor
                
Questrom School of Business – 595 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd Floor
                
Kenmore Room – 1 Silber Way, Room 916

Schedule At-A-Glance:

  • Beginning at 8:15AM             Registration/ Light Breakfast                Metcalf Lounge
  • 9:00AM – 9:15AM                   Welcome & Introduction                       Metcalf Ballroom
  • 9:15AM – 10:25AM                 Speakers: Part I*                                  Metcalf Ballroom
  • 10:25AM – 10:40AM               BREAK
  • 10:40AM – 11:30AM               Speakers: Part II*                                Metcalf Ballroom
  • 11:30AM – 11:40AM               Afternoon Preview/ Directions             Metcalf Ballroom
  • 11:40AM – 12:30PM               LUNCH                                                Metcalf Lounge
  • 12:45PM – 1:45PM                 Concurrent Forums (3)*                       Questrom, 2nd Floor
  • 1:45PM – 2:00PM                   BREAK
  • 2:00PM – 3:30PM                   Workshops (3)*                                    Questrom, 2nd Floor
  • 3:45PM – 5:00PM                   Reception                                            Kenmore Room

* See below for details


CONFERENCE DETAILS:

More information available soon

MORNING

FEATURED SPEAKERS INTRODUCTION VIDEOS

Video Playlist (requires BU login)

FEATURED SPEAKERS: Group I

THE HOUR OF MUSIC
Kinh Vu
, Assistant Professor of Music, Department of Music Education, CFA

FOSTERING FUTURE MEDICAL EDUCATORS
Ann Zumwalt, Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology, MED
Maria Isabel Dominguez, Assistant Professor, Department of Hematology & Medical Oncology, MED

TRICKLE-UP ECONOMICS: MAKING THE CLASSROOM WORK FOR EVERYONE
Johannes Friedrich Schmieder, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, CAS/GRS

SELF-REFLECTION & COMMUNITY-BUILDING: THE THURMAN MODEL
Pedro Falci, Associate Director, Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground

FEATURED SPEAKERS: Group II

INTEGRATING VISUAL LITERACY WITH MULTIMEDIA SKILLS
Joyce Walsh
, Associate Professor of the Practice of Digital Design, COM

FROM SPECTATORS TO WIZARDS: TEACHING THE MAGIC OF ROBOTICS
Roberto Tron, Assistant Professor, Departments of Mechanical/ Systems Engineering, ENG

BUILDING FOUNDATIONAL PRESENTATION & TEACHING SKILLS THROUGH CLASSROOM SERVICE LEARNING
Matthew David Mara, Clinical Instructor, Department of General Dentistry, SDM


AFTERNOON

CONCURRENT FORUMS

INDIVIDUAL IN COMMUNITY
Location: Questrom School of Business, Room 211
Facilitator: Sheila Cordner, Lecturer, Division of Humanities, CGS

FACULTY PANEL:

Sheila Cordner, Lecturer, Division of Humanities, CGS
William Huntting Howell, Associate Professor, Department of English, CAS
Diana Dansereau, Assistant Professor of Music, Department of Music Education, CFA
Zachary Hobbs, Director, Boston University Community Service Center

Participants will hear from faculty who will share their own experiences with developing and teaching courses for the Hub area of The Individual in Community, including service learning and Boston-based learning courses. Participants will also have an opportunity to hear from the Director of the BU Community Service Center on ways to implement aspects of service learning and Boston-based learning in their classroom, regardless of whether the course is proposed for the Hub or not.

DIGITAL/MULTIMEDIA EXPRESSION
Location: Kenmore Room, 1 Silber Way, Room 916

Facilitator: Jason Prentice, Lecturer, Writing Program, CAS

FACULTY PANEL:

Jason Prentice, Lecturer, Writing Program, CAS
Justin Casinghino, Lecturer in Music, Composition, and Music Theory, CFA
Joyce Walsh, Associate Professor of the Practice of Digital Design, COM
Malavika Shetty, Lecturer, Writing Program, CAS

Participants will experience how digital/multimedia expression learning outcomes are taught across the disciplines and discuss how they might apply these strategies into their own courses. This is an opportunity for faculty to share with one another practices and pedagogy that may be new, old, and/or newly informed by the advent of the Hub.

INCLUSIVE LEARNING & DIVERSITY
Location: Questrom School of Business, Room 224
Facilitator: Raul Fernandez, Lecturer, Higher Education Administration, SED

FACULTY PANEL:

Merav Shohet, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, CAS
Sophie Godley, Clinical Assistant Professor, Dept. of Community Health Sciences, SPH
Carrie Preston, Associate Professor & Director of WGS Program, Dept. of English, CAS

Participants will discuss the importance of inclusivity in the classroom, hear from faculty colleagues as they share personal examples of teaching more inclusively, and learn about additional resources available for further guidance. This is an opportunity for faculty to share with one another practices and pedagogy that may be new, old, and/or newly informed by the importance of inclusive teaching and diversity.

WORKSHOPS

(Registration is full.)

DIGITAL STORYTELLING: CREATING VIDEO ESSAY ASSIGNMENTS
Location: Questrom School of Business, Room 224
Brad Wheeler, Learning Experience Designer, Center for Teaching & Learning
Maria Afzal, Educational Technologist, Educational Technology

GOOGLE DRIVE FOR COLLABORATIVE LEARNING & STUDENT TEAMWORK
Location: Questrom School of Business, Room 211
Kate Hamilton, Learning Experience Designer, Center for Teaching & Learning
Amod Lele, Lead Educational Technologist, Educational Technology

PODCASTING: STUDENT LEARNING THROUGH SOUND
Location: Questrom School of Business, Room 228
Matthew Trevett-Smith, Director, Center for Teaching & Learning
Chihsun Chiu, Educational Technologist, Educational Technology