Teaching and Learning Conference

These workshops will be offered at the 2022 conference.

Workshop Descriptions

Participants can choose from four different tracks during each concurrent session. The tracks from which to choose are:  Supporting Student Mental Health, Improving Student Learning through Skill Development, Improving Student Learning with Technology Tools, and Building an Inclusive Classroom.

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May 23, 2022:

Keynote: How to Implement Trauma Informed Practices (TiP)

Presenter:Dr. Shannon Davidson
7 to 8:30 p.m.  |  View Video >>

Gain awareness of trauma in postsecondary education institutions. Understand how trauma affects learning and development. Learn strategies for how to work effectively with college students who have been exposed to trauma while mitigating the effects of secondary (vicarious) trauma.

 

May 24, 2022:

Welcome

President's Message 
Presenter: President David Cook

Conference Welcome
Presenter: Dr. Canan Bilen-Green
9 a.m.  |  Prairie Rose Room, NDSU Memorial Union
Hear from NDSU's vice provost for faculty affairs and equity, Dr. Canan Bilen-Green.

Conference Details & Overview
Presenters: Dr. Stacy Duffield and Melissa Stotz
9:20 a.m.  |  Prairie Rose Room, NDSU Memorial Union
Dr. Duffield and Melissa Stotz will provide important information on this conference and how to join concurrent sessions.

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Concurrent Session I Workshops

Supporting Student Mental Health Track

Teaching Adult Learners in Challenging Times: Helpful Strategies
Presenter: Dr. Sara Bano, NDSU
9:30 a.m.  |  Prairie Rose Room, NDSU Memorial Union

If you teach traditional or non-traditional adult learners in a variety of settings this session is for you. It will help you learn basic principles of adult learning theory and how to apply adult learning theory basic principles in your teaching practice to create effective and meaningful learning experiences for your students.

Dr. Bano is a faculty member in the School of Education, NDSU. She received her doctorate degree in adult and lifelong education from Michigan State University. Bano teaches graduate-level courses on the topics of philosophy of education, philosophical and historical conceptions of adult learning in the USA, and instructional methods for adult learners. Her area of specialization is using Transformative Learning Theory in cross-cultural and international contexts to create meaningful and transformative learning experiences. Bano is a member of American Association for Adult and Continuing Education and has presented her research work at several adult learning national and international conferences.

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Improving Student Learning Through Skill Development Track

Learning by Doing: In Class Workshops for High Speed Skill Development
Presenter: Dr. James Caton, NDSU
9:30 a.m.  |  Sahnish Room, NDSU Memorial Union

In 2019, Dr. Caton began offering his Economic Computation Course as a workshop where class time is dedicated to building data-centered projects using Python. In this session, Caton will share factors that have most promoted student success as the course developed.

Dr. Caton has developed course materials, which have significantly improved, for students of all levels, the overall level of student interest across the semester and quality of their final projects. The success of students who have taken Caton’s course and who have little prior background in statistics or computation validate his approach. Many of these students have gone on to careers in data science and data analysis and have pursued further development of these skills in graduate economics and graduate analytics programs.

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Improving Student Learning With Technology Tools Track

FlipGrid: The Versatile Tool You Should Be Using in Your Class
Presenters: Dr. Katie Wissman, NDSU & Dr. Warren Christensen, NDSU
9:30 a.m.  |  Hidatsa Room, NDSU Memorial Union

FlipGrid is a technology platform that has incredible versatility and can be used to achieve diverse course goals, such as promoting effective learning strategies, supporting assessment practices, and fostering community. The session discusses using Flipgrid in courses from two disciplines.   

Dr. Wissman conducts research in cognitive psychology in the Department of Psychology at NDSU and Dr. Christensen conducts research in physics education in the Department of Physics, at NDSU. This work is in line with their teaching and research goals and expertise.

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Building an Inclusive Classroom Track

Using Alternative Grading to Create an Inclusive Classroom
Presenters: Dr. Jenni Momsen, NDSU; Dr. Danielle Condry, NDSU; & Dr. Tara Slominski, NDSU
9:30 a.m.  |  Meadow Lark Room, NDSU Memorial Union

Explore how alternative grading approaches can promote equitable, inclusive learning experiences for all students.

Dr. Condry is an assistant professor of practice in Microbiological Sciences at NDSU. Condry has experience with implementing alternative grading structures in large enrollment and small enrollment science classes that are in-person, hyflex, and online. Dr. Momsen is director of the discipline-based education Ph.D. program and professor of biological sciences. Her research focuses on: designing learning experiences to promote the development of students’ systems thinking skills and creating classroom structures that are equitable and inclusive for all learners. Dr. Slominski has a Ph.D. in STEM education and currently holds a postdoctoral position at NDSU working on a National Science Foundation-funded biology education research project. Dr. Slominski has taught a variety of biology courses at NDSU including face-to-face, online, and hyflex courses, and has implemented alternative grading practices in high-enrollment courses

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Concurrent Session II Workshops

Supporting Student Mental Health Track

Incorporating Wellness in Course Design
Presenter: Dr. Jessica Danielson, NDSU
10:10 a.m.  |  Prairie Rose Room, NDSU Memorial Union

In this session, attendees will understand a common wellness model and explore ways to incorporate wellness in the course through assignments and in-class practices.

Dr. Danielson is a faculty in counselor education and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) who has presented on topics related to physical and mental well-being in the classroom and community including wellness, burnout, stress management, resilience, and more.

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Improving Student Learning Through Skill Development Track

Constructing System Models to Bolster Threshold Concept Mental Model Accuracy
Presenters: Michelle Murphy, Lake Region State College & Dr. Woei Hung, University of North Dakota
10:10 a.m.  |  Sahnish Room, NDSU Memorial Union

In this session we will share our research into systems thinking and modeling as a means of facilitating physiology core concept integration into student mental models. We will interact with participants in the collaborative construction of causal loop diagram system models within the Google Jamboard environment.

Michelle Murphy has over thirty years of teaching experience and currently teaches physiology at both Lake Region State College and the University of North Dakota. She will be graduating with her Ph.D. in Instructional Design and Technology this May. Dr. Hung is professor and graduate director of Instructional Design and Technology at the University of North Dakota.

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Improving Student Learning With Technology Tools Track

Best Practices for Incorporating Video in the Online Course Environment
Presenter: Doug Tiedman, Minot State University
10:10 a.m.  |  Hidatsa Room, NDSU Memorial Union

Covers the benefits of including video in an online course, and demonstrates best practice techniques on how to create and prepare video presentation files for online course delivery that are engaging and user friendly for students.

Tiedman has been creating digital content commercially for over 20 years. The last five years have been within the higher education field, helping to develop multimedia content for online course development. During his time at Minot State University, Tiedman has assisted faculty and staff with video content for their courses, as well as creating online video content for online courses he has taught.

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Building an Inclusive Classroom Track

Instructor Mindset and the Racial Achievement Gap
Presenter: Dr. Casey Peterson, NDSU
10:10 a.m.  |  Meadow Lark Room, NDSU Memorial Union

Examine the impact of instructor mindset on racial achievement gaps. In this session, we will examine the phenomenon through the lens of communication cues, stereotype threat, and trust.

Dr. Peterson has previously served as an instructor, and has extensive professional work experience in student success and student development. Peterson’s presentation is based on the results of the his dissertation.

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Concurrent Session III Workshops

Supporting Student Mental Health Track

Supporting Students in the Pandemic of Grief
Presenter: Dr. Jodi Tangen, NDSU
10:50 a.m.  |  Prairie Rose Room, NDSU Memorial Union

Provides teachers with some rudimentary background information about grief, how it manifests in students, and how they can respond to promote resiliency and healing. Throughout the presentation, I will present modern grief models and common student reactions to grief, and engage teachers in experiential exercises to help them access their own experiences and develop associated empathy for working with their students.

Dr. Tangen is an associate professor in the counselor education program at NDSU. She is also a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor. Over the past few months, Tangen has participated in grief training and has utilized practices in her clinical, professional, and everyday life.

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Improving Student Learning Through Skill Development Track

Help! Our Grad Students Can't Write
Presenter: Leisa Harmon, Minot State University
10:50 a.m.  |  Sahnish Room, NDSU Memorial Union

What's a program to do with an increasing number of students not meeting program writing outcomes? We implemented a discipline-specific writing course prescribed for struggling students. This session will present the logistics, content, and outcomes of this graduate writing seminar.

Dr. Harmon has been a faculty member in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Minot State University for 25 years. She has taught graduate and undergraduate didactic courses as well as providing clinical teaching. Harmon has presented at the state and national levels on clinical supervision and innovative teaching models.

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Improving Student Learning With Technology Tools Track

High- and Low-Tech Tools for Student Engagement and Rapid Feedback in Large Lecture Courses
Presenters: Dr. Warren Christensen, NDSU & Dr. Tara Slominski, NDSU
10:50 a.m.  |  Hidatsa Room, NDSU Memorial Union

While not a new practice, the effective and efficient use of voting devices within a course is challenging. Drs. Tara Slominski and Warren Christensen will bring their knowledge of research literature and their combined 24 years of experience to discuss the use of these formative assessment strategies.

Drs. Slominski (Biology) and Christensen (Physics) conduct research in discipline-based education and are adept at navigating practical issues of efficiency and student buy-in, as well as using research findings that indicate the most effective methods. Dr. Christensen has been engaged in research-based instruction in physics courses for 16 years. He's a scholar in physics education research. Dr. Slominski currently holds a postdoctoral position at NDSU with a Ph.D. in Biology Education Research with 8 years of experience with interactive instruction in large-enrollment biology courses including face-to-face, online, and hyflex courses. Drs. Slominski and Christensen have familiarity with polling tools and software (e.g.  Poll Everywhere, Mentimeter, Turning Point, etc.) as well as low-tech options like colored voting cards or whiteboards.

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Building an Inclusive Classroom Track

Negotiating Language Diversity in our Classrooms 
Presenters: Dr. Lisa Arnold, NDSU & Dr. Stephen Disrud, NDSU
10:50 a.m.  |  Meadow Lark Room, NDSU Memorial Union

Learn about the concepts of linguistic diversity and language bias, how they affect interactions with and assessment of students, and inclusive teaching practices to negotiate linguistic diversity in the classroom.

Dr. Arnold is an associate professor of rhetoric and writing and has published about multilingual writing and teaching practices, as well as about the ideologies underlying language bias. Dr. Disrud is a lecturer and Ph.D. student who primarily teaches multilingual undergraduate and graduate students.

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Closing & Award Presentations

Presenters: Dr. Stacy Duffield and Melissa Stotz
11:30 a.m.  |  Prairie Rose Room, NDSU Memorial Union

Be there to hear who wins our Inspiring Colleague Award and our Innovation in Teaching Award, large and small enrollments. Learn who was nominated for each award. 

Nominees for Innovation in Teaching Award >>
Nominees for Inspiring Colleague Award >>

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Closing Keynote:

The Most Important Work That You Will Ever Do is on Yourself!
Presenter: Dr. Tami Jollie-Trottier
12 p.m.  |  Prairie Rose Room, NDSU Memorial Union

Have you ever lived through something that you said you could never survive? Did you do something that felt impossible? Have you doubted your ability to endure something you think would be devastating? Have you ever looked at your reflection in the mirror and felt disconnected from the person staring back at you? If you answered yes to any of the questions above, this talk is for you. We all feel fear, uncertainty, and self-doubt at some point in our lives, and frequently, humans underestimate their ability to cope in a situation where we feel vulnerable. However, we were all created with our own healing abilities. We’re equipped with power, strength, survival instincts, and growth potential from the adversity present in our lives; basically, we all have resilience. Often we rely on others to point us in the right direction when we are lost, yet, instead, we can create our own detailed map on how to access our internal networks to begin our journey to find ourselves.

 

Session Link Information: https://ndsu.zoom.us/j/92240315167?pwd=TSs0b29XeTNjWlFpcWpNckRXYkJrZz09
Meeting ID: 922 4031 5167  |  Passcode: inclusive

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