Saturday, February 23, 2019



Monday, March 25

Please note that all sessions are BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). Laptops will NOT be provided.

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Playing with the Curriculum

This is a BYOD session. Video games are a staple of everyday learning, and it isn’t just for the single player male gamers anymore. It is now estimated that roughly 42% of all gamers are girls and 52% of all gamers are playing games with others online. During this hands-on workshop, we’ll take a close look at the elements of engaging games, play a few all-time favorites, and work to adapt the concepts of the games to existing content and curriculum.

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Smart Phone Integration: Teach Students with the Device They Love the Most!

This is a BYOD session. Experience hands-on examples of activities you can create to engage students using their smart devices. We will look at smart device activities that incorporate QR Codes, Google Earth, YouTube, Poll Everywhere, and Scavenger Hunts.  

Important: Participants will need to bring their own laptop and smart phone/iPad.

2:00 - 5:00 pm
Breeze Your Way to Creating Web Friendly E-Learning Content

Is your learning content web friendly? In this hands-on session, participants will learn how to use iSpring free, AuthorPoint Lite, Authorstream, and other rapid authoring tools to create Flash-based content for e-learning. We will use PowerPoint as a starting point and then branch to other e-learning tools. Important: Participants will need to bring their own PC computer with Microsoft PowerPoint installed.

2:00 - 5:00 pm
Developing an Online Course: Putting Standards of Quality Into Practice

This is a BYOD session. Participants will gain hands-on experience designing and developing components of an online course to meet essential standards of quality. Access to a course template within a learning management system will be provided. Workshop participants will develop content and tools to put standards of quality into practice. Activities will take place within the context of a Virtual Instructor Certificate Program and the Quality Matters Rubric.

2:00 - 5:00 pm
Think Like a Game Designer

Discover the techniques that professional game designers use to create games that are engaging and addicting. What are the key ingredients? What steps go into creating a game? How do you make it challenging? Learn how to apply these techniques to turn almost any learning topic into a compelling game

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