ITLS 2017 Schedule

ITLS 2017

The 2017 Innovative Teaching and Learning Symposium was held on April 21, 2017 at the University of Houston Student Center. Joanna Hunt, accessibility specialist and Senior Product Manager for Accessibility at Amazon Kindle, delivered the Keynote address on "Building Inclusive Learning Experiences". The biggest ITLS to date with over 20 presentations, this year's conference focused on accessibility.

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2017 ITLS Schedule

Time Session Presenter Institutional Affiliation Session Title Location
8:30-8:55 Check-In + Coffee Houston (220)
9:00-10:00 Keynote Houston (220)
Dr. Jeff Morgan UH Welcome
Joanna Hunt Building Inclusive Teaching and Learning Experiences
10:10-10:40 Session 1
Abby Koenig UHD Connecting Students through Online Collaboration Software Space City (214)
Dr. Jorge Camba UH Beyond Printed Pages: Interaction and Assessment in Digital Books. The Case of 3D Visualization Bayou City (219)
Drs. Diana de la Rosa-Pohl and Dan Burleson UH Engaging First-Year Students through real-World Project Based Learning Heights (224)
Dr. Shreerekha Subramanian UHCL Humanizing the Virtual: Accessibility and Inclusion in the Virtual Humanities Classroom Downtown (261)
Rosalva Alamillo UH Using Technology for Communicative Purposes: Implementing Google+ Hangouts in the Language Classroom to Expand Oral Communication Skills Midtown (262)
10:50-11:20 Session 2
RSVP ONLY Joanna Hunt UH Accessibility Workshop (10:50-11:50) Space City (214)
Dr. Ginger Lucas UH Designing an Online Course that Encourages Student Discussion and Participation Bayou City (219)
Dr. Susie Gronseth UH Optimizing Learning through Multiple Means of Engagement Heights (224)
Dr. Laura Guerrero UHCL Experiences Flipping the Classroom Downtown (261)
Sanghamitra Saha and Dr. Mary Jo Parker UHD Active Learning Strategies in the Online Environment Midtown (262)
11:30-12:00 Session 3
RSVP ONLY Joanna Hunt UH Accessibility Workshop (10:50-11:50) Space City (214)
Gavin Steiger and Marcial Contreras UHCL Moral and Legal Aspects of Accessibility Bayou City (219)
Dr. Alejandra Balestra and Laura Gasca Jimenez UH Designing Online Language Courses: Lessons Learned Heights (224)
Drs. Sherry Vafa and Rita Richardson UHV Technology and Universal Design for Learning Downtown (261)
Kayla Sappington and Dr. Linda Autry UHV Self-Identification as a First Step to Accommodation Midtown (262)
12:10-1:15 Lunch Specially marked badge required Houston (220)
1:30-2:00 Session 4
Thanh Tran and David Dumonde UH Instructional Uses of Live Online Video Streaming (1:30-2:45) Space City (214)
Gavin Steiger and Marcial Contreras UHCL Accessible Design Top 10 List Bayou City (219)
Dr. Kayce Solari Williams and Anjana Singhal UH Engagement through Collaboration Heights (224)
Taylor Fayle and Dr. Jackie Hsu UH Office Mix: An Introduction and Overview Downtown (261)
Dr. Mark Ward UHV How to Construct Grading Rubrics as Guides for Online Students Midtown (262)
2:15-2:45 Session 5
Thanh Tran and David Dumonde UH Instructional Uses of Live Online Video Streaming (1:30-2:45) Space City (214)
Dr. Izabela Uscinski and Jill Martiniuk UH Google Docs and PDF Annotator as Interactive Tools in the Classroom Bayou City (219)
Dr. Toni Richerson and Kelly McCormick UH Business and Leadership Development for Engineers Heights (224)
Rita Vela Blackboard Accessibility & Inclusive Classrooms Downtown (261)
Laura Gasca Jimenez UH Google Docs for In-class, Collaborative Writing Activities: Lessons Learned from and Intermediate-Level Spanish Class Midtown (262)
3:00-4:00 Wrap-Up Party Join us for the door prize drawings as well as refreshments and fun! Space City (214)

The Innovative Teaching and Learning Symposium, a joint venture for all four UH System Universities (UH, UH-Downtown, UH-Clear Lake, and UH-Victoria), is designed to bring together individuals interested in the review and evaluation of emerging technologies. We are interested in interactive sessions for workshops, discovery sessions, information sessions, and hands-on demonstrations that engage and inform participants.

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