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2017 PedagogiTech Faculty Colloquium


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You are Invited to Attend on January 10, 2017

The 2017 PedagogiTech Faculty Colloquium at Bloomfield College.  Register Today!
Colloquium Program Schedule

8:30 -- 10:30     Registration/breakfast (Library Main Floor/Shelby Art Room)
9:00 - 10:20      Hands-on Workshops (Library/College Hall)
10:40 - 11:40    Keynote (Robert Van Fossan Theater)
11:50 - 12:30    Lunch (Westminster 110)
12:30 - 1:30      Maker Space – Meet the First 3D Printed Life-Size Robot
1:10 - 1:50        Lightning Talks (Library Learning Hub)
2:00 - 3:30        Concurrent Presentations (Library)

Highlights of the Colloquium

Hands-On Workshops in the morning
  • Getting Started with Blackboard – Learn the basics of Blackboard to enhance student class experience
  • Introduction to Scalar – Learn how to use an online publishing platform to create and publish multimedia content
  • Getting Familiar with Windows 10 and Microsoft Office 2016 - Learn the basics of new Windows Operating system and New features of MS Office 2016 to transit into new classroom technology environment
  • The Use of Twitter for Professional Learning  – Learn how to use this popular social media tool for your professional learning and personal life.
Time: 10:40 a.m. - 11:40 a.m. | Location: Robert Van Fossan Theater
Lolita Paff, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Business and Economics, Penn State Berks
"Promoting Interaction to Enrich Learning” 
Classroom interaction is a fundamental tool teachers use to try to engage students in active learning. However, it can be difficult to establish a class culture in which discussion is an integral learning activity. Facilitating high quality interaction isn’t easy.  Many students clearly don’t want to participate.  Others do so reluctantly with short, tentatively offered comments.  Those who don’t participate come to rely on those who do and sometimes those who contribute do so a bit more than we’d like. This interactive plenary explores the challenges teachers face and provides strategies to promote interaction to advance learning. http://www.lolitapaff.com/ about-me
Maker Space Demo
Come to meet the first 3D printed life-size robot made locally by Bloomfield College staff.
Lightning Talks in the Learning Hub
Lightning Talks are each five minutes of quick presentation within a group of presenters. There will be a question and answer session at the end.

Afternoon Presentations
Eight individual presentations. Click to see the tentative program for more info./sites/default/files/common/PROGRAM_AT_A_GLANCE_2017_tentative_update.pdf

Colloquium Registration