Please find below sample materials from presentations:

Drexel E-Learning Conference - March 25, 2015 - Taking A Risk

Presenters:

Dr. Cathy Littlefield

Dr. Meghan Radosh

Dr. Laura Taddei

Presentation Focus:

We will share and discuss qualitative research collected during faculty development sessions where faculty shared their ideas about and challenges in using creativity and innovation in their classrooms to engage students. We’ll share these ideas and recommendations with our main goal of increasing student engagement and learning. We also will ask participants to share ideas and suggestions during our session to add to the current data. Four main themes arose from current conversations with faculty: active learning, community building, collaboration, and risk taking.

Learning goals:

Discuss current techniques used to improve teaching and learning

• Identify sources and resources to promote innovation and creativity

• Plan ways to integrate new technology or innovative techniques to increase student engagement.




Link to the wiki for this presentation -
http://takingriskusingtechnologyintheclassroom.wikispaces.com/





Harcum College - Faculty Start-up, August 2014





Teaching Professor Conference Boston, May 31, 2014
Action Plan Form -
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Rya0n_s7OJAx_qepdR9gomn49-a-kwqZFvY_-Ly0f0c/edit?usp=sharing

Here are the handouts for the presentation on May 31, 2014 - updated last May 31, 2014:

If you would like to contribute to a short survey collecting information on ways you encourage innovation and creativity, please click here -
http://tinyurl.com/tpctaddei

Here is a link to Padlet (which I just discovered through a colleague a few weeks ago) and I use this free app to encourage classroom collaboration. Here is a sample of the page my students and I are creating for an online course I am teaching right now -
http://padlet.com/ltaddei/juqr07pngnek

An example of using the Blooms Taxonomy Tic Tac Toe board for students to choose different ways to complete assignments is linked here. This document can be modified for your particular course. You can change the categories to make them more specific, etc. I have found that my students are more engaged because they are choosing what they want to do for certain assignments and they also come up with a lot of creative ideas that I would not have thought of - Tic Tac Toe Choice Board for Science Methods Course

Please link here to examine High Impact Teaching Strategies on the AACU website -
http://www.aacu.org/leap/hip.cfm


Encouraging Innovation and Creativity!
Presenter:(Laura Taddei, Neumann University!
Length: 45 minutes
We collected qualitative research during faculty development sessions where faculty shared their ideas
about and challenges in using creativity and innovation in their classrooms. We’ll share these ideas and
recommendations and gather more to add to the current data. Four main themes arose from the
current conversations with faculty: active learning, community building, collaboration, and risk taking.

Learning goals:
• Discuss current techniques used to improve teaching and learning
• Identify sources and resources to promote innovation and creativity
• Plan ways to integrate new technology or innovative techniques.


Encouraging Innovation and Creativity - Teaching Professor Conference

Publications that go with Presentation:

Taddei, L. (2013). Encouraging creativity and innovation in yourself and your students. Faculty Focus (August 2013):
http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/faculty-development/encouraging-creativity-and-innovation-in-yourself-and-your-students/

Taddei, L. (2013). Faculty seek collaboration, and more collaboration. Leadership Abstracts. League of Innovations:
http://www.league.org/blog/post.cfm/faculty-seek-collaboration-and-more-collaboration







Dr. Laura Taddei – Description of Presentations with Learning Outcomes

To contact Dr. Taddei about presenting at your school or institution, you can reach her by email or cell: laura@taddei.us or 610-513-6144external image 204610-513-6144 .

Each presentation will be catered to meet the needs of your institution. These are sample presentations that Dr. Taddei has done in the last year.

Using Innovation and Creativity to Improve Student Learning - May 31, 2013

Using Innovation and Creativity to Improve Student Learning:
Bucks County Community College - Faculty of the Future

What can we do to encourage innovation and creativity in ourselves and our students?
Some strategies that may encourage innovation and creativity are integrating
problem solving, group discussions, and creating a community where learners
feel safe and they are encouraged to take risks. This session will be
discussion-based and a place to generate ideas and share resources on how to
accomplish this goal.

The learning outcomes for this session are:

  • Discuss current techniques used to improve teaching and learning
  • Identify sources and resources to promote innovation and creativity
  • Plan ways to integrate new technology or innovative techniques


Coded Data from Faculty Development -



Printing Less = Faculty Resources

This learning outcomes for this session are as follows:
  • Discuss the use of technology to improve student learning outcomes
  • Identify ways to use technology to improve student learning and access
  • Plan ways to integrate technology that is appropriate and meets the needs of diverse learners






Encouraging Creativity and Innovation:

What can we do to encourage innovation and creativity in ourselves and our students? Some strategies that may encourage innovation and creativity are integrating problem solving, group discussions, and creating a community where learners feel safe and they are encouraged to take risks. This session will be discussion-based and a place to generate ideas and share resources on how to accomplish this goal.

The learning outcomes for this session are:

  • Discuss current techniques used to improve teaching and learning
  • Identify sources and resources to promote innovation and creativity
  • Plan ways to integrate new technology or innovative techniques

Here is the presentation that goes with this session -


Updated PowerPoint -


How Culturally Responsive Are You?
This presentation examines strategies and experiences that faculty and administrators use with students and families to help them become culturally responsive and provides an avenue for discussion on the topic. Are teachers and administrators creating experiences that take into account the culture of every student they teach? The act of teaching is about maintaining relationships with students and their families that cultivate an environment that enables learning. If faculty are not provided with opportunities to discuss and learn how to be culturally responsive, then students from diverse backgrounds risk going unserved. Through this presentation and discussion and the conversations that arise from it, faculty and administrators can raise their awareness of the importance of being culturally responsive. The National Center for Culturally Responsive Educational Systems (NCCRESt) defines culturally responsive as “the ability to learn from and relate respectfully with people of your own culture as well as those from other cultures” (NCCRESt, 2006-2008).
Learning outcomes for this presentation:
  • Create increased awareness of cultural responsiveness
  • Explore and discuss ways to be culturally responsive including strategies that learners can use in their own classrooms
  • Discuss the literature on culturally responsive pedagogy

Building Community in the College Classroom
Through team-building and active learning activities, faculty, staff, and administrators will explore the concept of building community in their classrooms and institutions. Creating an environment that is welcome and inclusive will motivate students to want to learn. Faculty will have opportunities to share how they create community. When faculty know their students and students get to know each other, learning becomes a team effort. This presentation is a fun way to remember the importance of building community and the positive effects this has on everyone in the classroom and the institution as a whole.
Learning outcomes for this presentation:
  • Create increased awareness of building community
  • Explore and discuss ways to build community including strategies that learners can use in their own classrooms
  • Discuss the literature on building community


Learning = Leading
Preskill and Brookfield (2009) described a learning leader as leaders who create “environments for healthy, fully realized human beings by ensuring that relationships were inclusive, empowering and respectful” (p. 213). This presentation will explore the concept of faculty being learning leaders. As faculty leading students, we want to create an environment as described by Preskill and Brookfield. Some of the strategies that will be explored in this presentation are using critical thinking, narrative learning and analyzing experience.
Learning outcomes:
  • Identify ways to become a learning leader.
  • Explore ways to create environments that are inclusive, empowering and respectful.
  • Explore leadership strategies such as using critical reflection, narrative learning, and learning and leading through analyzing experience.


Manipulatives - Making Math Fun (Pre-Service Teacher Training)
  • Discuss ways to enhance children’s natural interest in mathematics and disposition towards mathematics
  • Actively engage in mathematical concepts, methods, and language through a range of appropriate experiences and teaching strategies
  • Develop, implement, assess and modify curriculum and lessons using the PA Learning Standards






Encouraging Innovation and Creativity

What can we do to encourage innovation and creativity in ourselves and our students?
Some strategies that may encourage innovation and creativity are integrating
problem solving, group discussions, and creating a community where learners
feel safe and they are encouraged to take risks. This session will be
discussion-based and a place to generate ideas and share resources on how to
accomplish this goal.


The learning outcomes for this session are:
  • Discuss current techniques used to improve teaching and learning
  • Identify sources and resources to promote innovation and creativity
  • Plan ways to integrate new technology or innovative techniques

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Meeting the Needs of All Learners: Meeting the Needs of All Learners Updated - 5/2014

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