34th Showcase on Teaching & Learning

Dr. Saundra McGuire

Dr. Saundra McGuire, internationally recognized educator, author and lecturer will provide keynote at the annual Showcase on Teaching and Learning August 14, 2019.

Dr. McGuire is Director Emerita of the Louisiana State University (LSU) Center for Academic Success and retired Assistant Vice Chancellor and Professor of Chemistry. She has delivered keynote addresses and presented workshops at over 400 institutions in 47 states and nine countries. Her book, “Teach Students How to Learn: Strategies you can Incorporate into any Course to Improve Student Metacognition, Study Skills, and Motivation” was released in 2015. The student version of the book, “Teach Yourself How to Learn: Strategies you can use to Ace any Course at any Level” was released in 2018.

Plenary Breakfast

8:00 - 8:50 a.m. PSU 313

Student Success at Missouri State

Presenters: Rachelle Darabi, Michael Frizell, Diana Garland, Carol Shoptaugh, and Kelly Wood

The Missouri State vision is “Missouri State University will be the university of choice to develop successful students who excel academically and in ethical leadership, cultural competence and community engagement.” But what does it take to develop successful students and what is student success? In this interactive opening session, we will discuss how faculty and staff impact student success. We encourage attendees to join the discussion and have an opportunity to ask questions. Faculty and staff who offer student-focused services will describe how their work contributes to student success at MSU.

Keynote Speaker

Luncheon 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
PSU Ballroom

Teach Students to Learn: Metacognition is the Key!

21 Century students come to college with widely varying academic skills, approaches to learning, and motivation levels. Faculty often lament that students are focused on achieving high grades, but are not willing to invest much time or effort in learning. This session will focus on the importance of helping students acquire simple, but effective learning strategies based on cognitive science principles. We will engage in interactive reflection activities that will allow attendees to experience strategies that significantly improve learning while transforming student attitudes about the meaning of learning.

Special Workshop

1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
PSU 400

Increasing Student Motivation: Strategies that Work

Motivating today’s students to actively engage in learning activities proves challenging for most faculty. Very often millennial students do not respond as did students in the past to extrinsic motivators such as bonus quizzes and extra credit assignments. However, as James Raffini presents in 150 Ways to Increase Intrinsic Motivation in the Classroom, when the psychoacademic needs of students are met in creative ways, student motivation soars. This presentation will engage faculty in a discussion of addressing student needs for autonomy, competence, relatedness, self-esteem, and enjoyment in order to significantly increase student motivation.

34th Showcase Faculty Expert Sessions - 50 Minute Sessions

Download the 34th Showcase Event Brochure with session descriptions
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Session Time Session Title Session Presenters Room
9:00 a.m.-9:50 a.m. High Involvement Group Learning with OneNote Class Notebook Jonathan Newman PSU 308
9:00 a.m.-9:50 a.m. Would you like some grades with that? Taleyna Morris PSU 312
9:00 a.m.-9:50 a.m. Student Success and Blackboard Ally Aubrey Larimore Vargas and Margaret Weaver PSU 313
9:00 a.m.-9:50 a.m. Teaching with Web-Conferencing Software Natalie Curry PSU 314
9:00 a.m.-9:50 a.m. Increasing Student Success in Online Courses: Strategies and Best Practices Kent Ragan, Jeff Jones, and Ethan Amidon PSU 315
9:00 a.m.-9:50 a.m. Teaching with Games Siyu Wang PSU 317
10:40 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Connecting with Online Students Via Weekly Videos Chloe Bolyard PSU 308
10:40 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Small Strategies for High-Impact Learning Holly Holladay PSU 312
10:40 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Flipping the Script on “Gen Ed Reports” Keri Franklin, Rich Biagioni, John Strong, LeAnn Brazeal, Sarah Lancaster, and Josh Smith PSU 313
10:40 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Increasing Student Success Through OER’s  Tracy Stout and Joshua Lambert PSU 314
10:40 a.m.-11:30 a.m. A Screen Capture is Worth a 1,000 Words! Ching-Wen Chang and Annice McLean PSU 315
10:40 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Designing a Learning-focused On-line Course David Stockburger PSU 317

Faculty Interactive Poster Sessions 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Session Time Session Title Session Presenter Presenter Award Recipient
9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Digital Fabrication Project Joshua Albers FCTL Curriculum Innovation Grant Recipient
9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. The Road to Student Success is Paved with Information Literacy Jessica Bennett  
9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. IEP Faculty Team Louise Bigley FCTL Teaching Award recipient
9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Using a Video Robot System to Promote Engagment in Online Ching-Wen Chang  
9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Impacting Cratering: Physics and Geology of Craters and Impact Structures Kevin Evans FCTL Curriculum Innovation Grant Recipient
9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Meditation Does What? Mary Newman  
9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Assessing Relative Learning in Large Sections of Online Courses David Rohall  
9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Practices to Increase Ethical Behavior Katie Stinnett  
9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. BearWorks Lindsey Taggart  
9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Establishing a Go Baby Go Marc Willey  

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