Teaching & Learning with Technology Symposium

Each March, Grand Valley's Teaching & Learning with Technology Symposium provides an opportunity for faculty to showcase how they're putting technology to use in their teaching. Faculty and staff from across the university gather for this afternoon of fun, food, and presentations. Symposiums also include a keynote speech from a leading figure in the field of instructional technology.

Each Symposium also includes the formal presentation of the university's Teaching & Learning with Technology Award, awarded by the Pew Faculty Teaching and Learning Center. Whether you're looking for ideas and simply want to celebrate your colleagues' accomplishments, this is an opportunity not to be missed.

On the morning of the Symposium, Grand Valley is hosting the Spring miBUG (Blackboard Users Group) Conference, from 8:30am to 1pm. During the conference, you will have an opportunity to hear what's on the horizon for Blackboard, and learn from colleagues around the state of Michigan on how they are using different features of Blackboard in their teaching. If you would like to attend the miBUG conference, please register for the conference which also includes lunch.

For more information on the morning's events, please visit the miBUG conference page.

Symposiums Past

Speaker, schedule, and presenter information from previous years.

We Want You!

We are now accepting proposals for the 2014-2015 Teaching & Learning with Technology Symposium.

Interested in the Spring miBUG meeting?

Keynote Live Stream

Unable to make it to campus on March 11? The keynote addresses for both the miBUG and Symposium will be streamed online.

Symposium Videos

Not able to make it to the Symposium? Just want to relive the experience? Do so by rewatching Bruff's keynote.

Symposium in Photos

Experience this year's Symposium through our photo gallery.

Watch the Video

Did you miss last year's Symposium? Or maybe you just want to relive the experience? We'd suggest watching the highlights video.


Program Information for 2014–2015

Pew (Downtown) Campus
8:00am - 8:50am: DeVos Hall
  • miBUG registration and light breakfast
8:50am - 10am: DeVos Hall
  • miBUG welcome and keynote
10am - Noon: DeVos Hall
  • miBUG sessions
Noon - 1pm: University Club (DEV 107C)
  • Lunch for miBUG participants
1pm - 2pm: Loosemore Auditorium (DEV 122E)
  • Symposium welcome
  • Symposium keynote address
2pm - 4pm: Hager-Lubbers Exhibition Hall
  • Faculty e-poster presentations
  • Presentation of the FTLC Teaching & Learning Award

Symposium Video

Not able to make it to the Symposium? Just want to relive the experience? Please enjoy these videos of the symposium as a whole and of Topper and Lancaster's keynote.

Symposium Photos

Experience this year's Symposium through our photo gallery.

Derek Bruff
Director, Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching
Keynote Address
Class Time Reconsidered: Using Technology to Support Student Learning

Raffle Winners

Microsoft Surface RT (Grand Prize)
Nathan KemlerArt Gallery
TechSmith Camtasia/SnagIt License
Stephen MatchettChemistry
TechSmith Camtasia/SnagIt License
Randa ElbihLiberal Studies
Blue Snowball ICE Microphone
Julia VanderMolenAllied Health
Logitech Presentation Remote
Nathan BarrowsChemistry
Logitech Presentation Remote
Stacey TvedtenArt Gallery
"Teaching with Classroom Response Systems" by Derek Bruff
Theresa Bacon-BaguleyPhysician Assistant Studies
"Minds Online: Teaching Effectively with Technology" by Michelle Miller
Danielle LakeLiberal Studies
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