4th Annual Teaching & Learning Conference

April 6, 2018

theme- Tune up and Transform

This year one April 6, 2018 the Teaching & Learning Conference was held in conjunction with the 2nd Regional Symposium for Innovation, Creativity, and Research. The theme, Tune Up and Transform showed support not only to faculty but to students who were attending the Regional Symposium for Innovation, Creativity, and Research sessions. The Teaching & Learning Conference provided an opportunity for DSU faculty and staff to share and learn new teaching/learning best practices, innovations, and lessons learned related to effective active learning and to promote the scholarship of teaching/learning on campus. The conference also provided an avenue for faculty and staff to share work and insights related to teaching and learning from professional conferences.  There were great presenters, which included keynote speakers Paul Anderson, Angela Child and Macy Urrutia.

Conference Schedule

Preconference Mingle and Registration: 8:00 – 8:30 am, Gardner Student Center Ballroom
Name badge and conference program pickup, also served a continental breakfast.
Conference Welcome: 8:30 – 8:45 am, Gardner Student Center Ballroom
Conference introduction and welcome
Roundtable Session: 9:00 – 9:45 am, Gardner Student Center Ballroom

Concurrent Power Sessions 1 & 2: 10:00- 11:50 am, Udvar-Hazy Classrooms

Concurrent Pecha Kucha: 10:00- 11:50 am, Udvar-Hazy Classsrooms

Lunch: 12:00 – 12:30 pm, Gardner Student Center Ballroom
Catered lunch was served for attendees who registered in advance.

Keynote address: 12:30 – 1:30 pm, Gardner Student Center Ballroom

Detailed Schedule (with session titles & descriptions)

The Regional Symposium followed the Teaching & Learning Conference.

Keynote Speakers

Keynote was Paul Anderson, producer and videographer for The Piano Guys. This sensational local group has taken their brand of innovation and inspiration around the world. Learn more about Paul and his perspective on how to “Tune up and Transform” at the The Piano Guys website.

Faculty Speaker

Angie Child is an experienced educator across the K-20 spectrum. She has taught in both public elementary and college level classrooms, and worked as an instructional coach in K-5 classrooms to support in-service teachers in strengthening their reading and writing instruction.

Her practitioner-oriented research has included; text structures in elementary text, explicit instruction in literacy lessons, discussion in comprehension, and how Core Reading Programs support the work of in-service teachers.

She currently works with a cadre of local in-service teachers in a professional development/coaching model, providing them with research-based strategies for promoting reading and writing within their respective classrooms.  Angie has been with Dixie State since 2011.

Student Speaker

Macy Urrutia is a Senior Exercise Science Major from Twin Falls, Idaho. She has a passion for health and human performance, which inspired her engagement in undergraduate research, as part of the DSU Biomechanics and Sports Science Lab. This August, she will be starting her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Northern Arizona University- Phoenix Biomedical Campus.