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October 2014

Title: Maryville Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference: Lerner-Centered Teaching: Research and Rationale for Change

Date: Friday & Saturday, October 10 and 11

Location: Maryville University St. Louis


  • The overall conference theme, Learner-Centered Teaching: Research and Rationale for Change, will highlight the importance of preparing graduates who can successfully face the unknowable future with problem solving,  creative,  and critical thinking  skills
  • Terry Doyle, our first keynote speaker, (author of Learner-Centered Teaching) will provide the latest research and strategies to support an active, learner-centered agenda
  • Jon Landis, our second keynote speaker, (National Development Executive, Apple, Inc.) will show us how to foster student learning,  using mobile technologies ("their tools")
  • Gintaras Duda, our third keynote speaker, (Physics Professor at Creighton University and 2013 Professor of the Year) will demonstrate how he uses SoTL to implement learner-centered approaches and assess their impact on students
  • Each keynote will be followed by an hour of discussion by faculty on practical classroom applications
  • Conference breakouts sessions, round tables, and posters will feature strategies for Scholarly Teaching as well the findings from SoTL studies.


To learn much more about this wonderful professional development opportunity, including the topics of the breakout sessions/round tables, and posters and the transportation/lodging details, please use the following links: 

To Register:


Registration Fees: Early Registration Deadline Extended to September 22!

  • Early Registration for Individuals: $300.00 
  • Early Registration for Groups of 4 - 9 from the same institution (must register as a group): $225.00 
  • Early Registration for Groups of 10 or more from the same institution: $180.00 
  • Early Registration Fee for Students: $85.00
  • Late Registration Fee (after September 22): $50.00 extra

If you have questions concerning the conference, please contact us at: 


Mid November 2014

Title: Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference 2014

Date: Thursday, November 13 and Friday, November 14

Location: University of Missouri - St. Louis

Thursday, UMSL South Campus: Marillac Hall in the Technology and Learning Center (TLC) for all pre-conference workshops. Mehaffy's Keynote Address will be in Marillac Hall's Ed Admin Auditorium 100.  

Friday, UMSL North Campus: JC Penney Conference Center for all concurrent sessions, breakfast, lunch and plenary address

Event Information: 

Thursday, November 13: 

7 Hands-on Workshops including keynote and workshop with 
Dr. George Mehaffy, Vice President, Academic Leadership and Change at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
Keynote: "Reshaping Destiny: Challenging Assumptions and Re-imagining the Future of Higher Education" 
Read his recent Educause Review, Challenge and Change

Friday, November 14: 

Nearly 40 Concurrent Sessions including keynote and workshop with
Dr. Larry Michaelsen, Professor of Management, University of Central Missouri
Keynote: "Getting Beyond Covering Content: A Key to Student Motivation and Success”
Workshop: "Designing Group Work that Really Works Online and in the Classroom"

Learn more about Dr. Michaelsen's work with team-based learning andinternational business experiences

SIUE Colleagues on the Program

Laura Million
Tiffany Smith
Jayme Swanke

With faculty from area institutions including

Fontbonne University
Greenville College
Maryville University
McKendree University
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Saint Louis University
St. Louis Community College
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Central Missouri
University of Missouri - St. Louis
Washington University
Webster Groves School District
Webster UniversitySt

Pre-Conference Workshops

As you register for the Friday conference, you will have the ability to add any pre-conference workshops you wish to your registration cart. Please note that any discounts do not apply to these workshops, each modestly priced at $25/each and available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Space is limited; register early.

To help you decide, read the session descriptions on the conference website: 

Thursday, November 13

9:30 - 11:30 AM

  • Design Thinking for Educators
  • Apple in Education
  • Elevating the Discussion: Challenging Ideas in the Online Format

2:00 - 4:00 PM

  • Smashing Ideas: Tools to Remix Educational Content from the Internet
  • The Real(time) World: Strategies and Apps to Connect Global Learners
  • Developing Professional ePortfolios using Weebly and Google Sites
  • Get Smart: How to Use Smartphones and Web Apps for Creative Learning

Registration Information

Registration Fee:  $100 for Friday's Conference (Free to SIIUE faculty with coupon code, see below)
Student Flat Rate (no additional discounts apply):  $25 forFriday's Conference
Additional Pre-Conference Workshop Fee (optional): $25/workshop

SIUE Coupon Code:

Either contact IDLT ( OR complete the form below (YOU MUST USE A VALID SIUE EMAIL) Note: If using a coupon code, it will be input on the final page of the checkout.

  1. Click Register (above), then Login in the upper-right. If you've never attended the FTTC Conference, create a new account.
    Important! If you registered for the conference in a previous year, you already have an account in the registration system. You will not be allowed to create another account with the same information. Please contact Ann Larsen via email or by phone at: (314) 516-6775 if you have problems 
    If you are using a coupon code, please use your institutional email address (ex.
  2. Add the Friday Conference to your Cart.
  3. Add any Thursday pre-conference workshops to your cart (if desired). Each is a separate item.
  4. Click Checkout on the right side of the page to input your payment information and coupon code (if applicable).
  5. You will receive confirmation message(s) with your selections. As the conference date approaches, you will receive reminder emails about your selections from our FTTC Participant Concierge, Janet Roberts (Maryville University.).

Problems registering? Contact Ann Larsen via email or by phone at: (314) 516-6775.

Late November 2014

Title: Teaching and Learning Technology Conference

Date: Submission deadline: Friday, November 21, 2014

Location: Missouri Univeristy of Science and Technology


Call for Presentations:
Missouri S&T Teaching and Learning Technology Conference 2015


Educational Technology at Missouri University of Science and Technology is now accepting presentation proposals for the Eighth Annual Teaching and Learning Technology Conference, scheduled for March 12-13, 2015. Interested presenters can download a copy of the Call for Presentation form at the TLT 2015 website or click one of the links below:

            Call for Presentations: Word Document


            Call for Presentations: PDF


The theme for this year’s conference is Building Expectations. EdTech is looking for presentations that demonstrate how innovations in teaching and technology have had a positive impact on building expectations between students and instructors.


The opening keynote speaker will be Robbie Melton, Ph.D., Associate Vice Chancellor of Mobilization Emerging Technologies, Tennessee Board of Regents.


Proposals will be accepted until Friday, November 21, 2014. Decisions regarding acceptance will be made by Friday, December 12, 2014. Accepted presenters will be notified between Thanksgiving and Christmas. If you do not hear back from us by then, then feel free to contact us by email ( or by phone (573-341-4131).

For more information on any of the workshops above, contact:
Dr. Lynn Bartels at

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