Beyond Possibilities to Practice: Instructional Technology Day 2015

Join your colleagues at Union College for a professional development day at the Krueger Center on Monday, May 18, 2015. Our goal is to stimulate your imagination and foster creative uses of instructional technology in order to enhance your teaching and students' learning.  

Register to attend.

All full-time, part-time, and adjunct faculty are encouraged to attend. This a professional development opportunity and unconnected to your employment contract. If you are teaching this summer and can only attend morning or afternoon, please still join as you are able. Lunch and break refreshments are provided.


Time Session (Krueger Center 130, unless otherwise noted)
8:45 a.m.  Worship
9:00 a.m.

“Google Apps for Education”—Frankie Rose

An interactive session that blends instruction, discussion, and application.

10:30 a.m. 

Break—Refreshments Provided

10:45 a.m.

“Students, Copyright, and the Digital Age”—Sabrina Riley

Technology and the internet make it easier than ever for students to consume and produce intellectual property. What kind of conversations should faculty be having with students about copyright? This presentation will discuss some of the ethical and legal issues faced by 21st century teachers and students.
11:30 a.m.

“Say It to Me the Way You Want It to Be Written”—Amanda Funk-Hilton and Jill Morstad

As composition classes become more infused with digital technology, this presentation explores what it might mean to take one assignment in College Writing I and require students to “compose” via dictation—that is, using voice-recognition software.
12:15 p.m.


Come enjocy lunch as well as a stimulating short film followed by group discussion. Lunch will be provided in the President’s Dining Room in Union Market. Special thanks to Information Systems for providing this complimentary meal.

1:45 p.m.

“Flipping a Classroom: Get the Pleasure without the Pain!”—Tom Toews

One professor’s approach to using inverted classroom techniques without the large investment in time associated with the typical flipped design.
2:15 p.m.

“Technology & Pedagogy in Action”

Mini-talks that provide updates from last year’s inaugural Technology Day and share in-class experiences with new technologies.
  • Tanya Cochran on the Flipped Classroom
  • Shawna Herwick on the Flipped Classroom
  • Lesa Kean on Digital Pens
  • Seth McNeill on Note-taking with Tablets
  • Sabrina Riley on the New Library Catalog Interface
  • Carrie Wolfe on Organic Chemistry Videos and POGIL
3:30 p.m.

Wrap-Up—Evaluation & Prizes

Participants must be present to win.