Schedule of Events

2014 NWACC RoundTable
5-7 November 2014
Marriott – Courtyard Portland City Center
550 SW Oak St, Portland OR 97204
NWACC Website

Wednesday, November 5

5:30 Check-in begins – Meet and Greet at The Original Dinerant – 300 SW 6th Avenue (Adjacent to the hotel – you can enter from the lobby)

6:00 Welcome

6:15 Dinner Social

Thursday, November 6

All conference sessions and meals will be in the Park Ballroom on the C Level.

8:00 Breakfast

8:30 Welcome & Introductions: Hae Okimoto

9:30 Getting on the Same Page: Amy Greene, Trina Marmarelli, Erica Andree

10:00 Break

10:15 Keynote: Michael Caulfield

Federated Education: How New Models of Cooperation will Revolutionize Learning

Students and faculty want to work with one another across classroom borders. In practice, however, cross-course and cross-institutional collaboration is often time-intensive, expensive, and failure-prone. Worse yet, it can be unenjoyable and unsustainable.

It’s time to rethink how we collaborate as students, teachers, and administrators. We’ll look at some of the barriers to collaborating and sharing in current models, and show how new “federated” tools such as the Smallest Federated Wiki use the lessons of Twitter, Tumblr, and GitHub to make formerly difficult collaborations inexpensive, sustainable, and fun. Practical professional and classroom applications will be emphasized throughout.

11:30 Lunch

12:30 Plenary: Teaching Deck Project – Elizabeth Young

The NWACC Instructional Technology Roundtable collaboration has created the first segment of our Ed Tech Deck. A series of cards to inform faculty on the application of tools and strategies for integrating technology into their teaching.  See the cards, help craft the next summer workshop and online deliverables, and participate on the next steps.

1:15 Break

1:30 Breakout sessions:

Breakout A: Collaborative Course & Assignment Design

Breakout B: Deck breakout – logistics, process, etc.

2:30 Break

3:00 Plenary Session: Award Presentation

3:30 Plenary Session: Three-Minute Presentations: host Trina Marmarelli

This is your chance to share your work with the whole group! Sign up to present an innovative practice on your campus, a great new tool, or anything else you think the group should know about. The three-minute time limit will be strictly enforced.

4:15 End Day Two (Dinner Crowd Sourcing)

Attendees will self-select and break into groups of 5-7 based on discussion topics and/or food preferences, such as: Thai, Steak, Ethiopian, Seafood, etc.  Using iPhones, iPads, Androids and the like, and applications such as Open Table, Yelp, and Urbanspoon, make dinner plans per group. Open Table users can make a reservation on the spot, or groups can call and make a reservation by phone. Bring your portable devices loaded with restaurant-finding applications.

Friday, November 7

All conference sessions and meals will be in the Park Ballroom on the C Level.

8:00 Breakfast

8:45 Breakout Sessions:

Breakout A: Faculty Learning Communities

Breakout B: Learning Analytics & Data, How Can Faculty Use It?

9:45 Break | LOCATION

10:00 Breakout Session:

Breakout A: How to Structure a Course Review Process

Breakout B: Creating an EdTech Presence on Campus

11:00 Break

11:15 Plenary Session: Looking Ahead

Looking ahead (to the summer & Nov 2015) and circling back

The NWACC Instructional Technology Roundtable is a unique professional development opportunity with each participant able to contribute to the knowledge of the whole, while engaging in conversations for direct personal and professional development.  This session will not only evaluate the process used by the Roundtable, but discuss our community learning needs and how we can continue to engage throughout the year.  Both large group and table discussions to evaluate viable options and topics for ongoing professional development will be utilized.

12:00 Adjourn