Teaching and 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 leading figures 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.

Symposium Co-Sponsors

IDeL and the Grand Valley eLearning and Emerging Technologies team are proud to welcome the following co-sponsors for this year's Symposium:


Program Information for 2016-2017

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Thomas Tobin

  • Author and speaker on quality in higher education

Keynote Address

  • "Universal Design for Learning: Way Beyond Disabilities"

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Schedule: March 22, 2017

Location: Pew (Downtown) Campus

10am - Noon

  • Breakout Sessions

1pm - 2pm

  • Symposium welcome
  • Acknowledgement of FTLC Technology award winners
  • Keynote Address

2pm - 4pm

  • Faculty e-poster presentations

2016-2017 Pew Teaching with Technology Award Winners

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Erica Hamilton

Assistant Professor / Education

Leveraging technology to support student learning is a philosophy at the heart of Erica Hamilton's teaching in the College of Education. She knowledgably and skillfully designs experiences for students who are learning to be teachers themselves. In this complex arena, she builds relationships and connects new knowledge with existing expertise. Colleagues note that she is a leader in her college and on campus both in teaching with technology and in sharing this constantly changing field via campus conversations and scholarship. Students appreciate her passion, enthusiasm, and willingness to help them apply what they are learning in their own classrooms. Not only do they engage with the technology as students, they learn to use best practices in their own professional endeavors.

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Sr. Lucia Treanor

Senior Affiliate Faculty / Writing

Sister Lucia states, "I see each of my students as a unique and unrepeatable person." While teaching writing, her methods include incorporating high expectations and diligent editing. She is recognized for demonstrating excellent traditional classroom methods of lecturing, as well as the ability to use technology to facilitate the learning. By using online software and computerized data resources, she allows her students to become uniquely engaged in the writing process. She creates websites, videos, utilizes clickers, and incorporates audio feedback into the editing process for her students. She has a long history of reviewing ever-emerging technology to assess its value in her classroom and sharing this expertise generously with others.


Morning Breakout Sessions

Rachel Anderson

  • English
  • Using Blackboard's Peer Assessment Tool
  • DEV 117E, 10:00am – 10:30am

Michael Ricco

  • Management
  • Developing and Using Light Board Content in the Classroom
  • DEV 119E, 10:00am – 10:30am

Julia VanderMolen

  • Allied Health Sciences
  • DYI: Tools for Captioning Online Video
  • DEV 117E, 10:40am – 11:10am

Susan Strouse

  • Nursing
  • Use of PlayPosit as a Pre-writing Learning Activity
  • DEV 119E, 10:40am – 11:10am

Maureen Wolverton

  • Liberal Studies
  • Using Videos to Facilitate Student Presence in Online Classrooms
  • DEV 117E, 11:20am – 11:50am

Andrew Topper

  • Education
  • Improving student success in distance education courses: What does the research suggest?
  • DEV 119E, 11:20am – 11:50am

Joel Allison

  • Blackboard Corporation
  • Blackboard Roadmap
  • DEV 121E, 10:00am – 10:50am

Calvin Boekhoven and Matt Dennis

  • TechSmith Corporation
  • The All New Camtasia
  • DEV 121E, 11:00am – 11:50am

Faculty ePoster Sessions

Meagan Luttenton-Knoll

  • Management
  • Putting Up Walls To Engage Students

Sister Lucia Treanor

  • Writing
  • Writing with Technology

Erica Hamilton

  • Education
  • Vocaroo: Sharing Audio Recordings & Feedback with Students

Cheryl Kautz

  • Computing and Information Systems
  • Tips for Designing Exemplary Courses

Cheryl Kautz

  • Computing and Information Systems
  • Practical examples that faculty can implement now in their Blackboard Learn course content and electronic documents to benefit all learners and improve accessibility

Lindy Scripps-Hoekstra and Julie White

  • University Libraries / Writing
  • Using Google Spreadsheets to Asynchronously Support Research Topic Development

Maureen Wolverton and Lane Wagner

  • Liberal Studies / GVSU Student
  • Using Videos to Facilitate Student Presence in Online Classrooms

Kristen Vu

  • Diagnostic & Treatment Sciences
  • Videos: How to create, store and share

Rachel Anderson

  • English
  • Peer Assessment in Blackboard

Darleen Hoffert

  • Nursing
  • Reinforcing Knowledge Across the Continuum

Julia VanderMolen

  • Allied Health Sciences
  • DYI: Tools for captioning online video

Michael Ricco

  • Management
  • Developing and Using Light Board Content in the Classroom

Szymon Machajewski

  • Computing and Information Systems
  • Amazon Alexa as a digital assistant and a tutor in the classroom

Andrew Topper

  • Education
  • Improving student success in distance education courses: What does the research suggest?

Susan Strouse

  • Nursing
  • Aiming for the "sweet spot" of interaction: humans, content, technology

Rosemary Cleveland and Michael Fillman

  • Education / WGVU
  • PBS LearningMedia: Your FREE Digital Resource to Support Teaching & Learning

Raymond Higbea

  • Health Administration
  • Hybrid video to in-class assignment

Julia VanderMolen

  • Allied Health Sciences
  • with Haley Ewald, Elizabeth Von Athen, and Hannah Hutchison (GVSU Students)
  • The Use of Communication Software to Assist individuals with Autism

Calvin Boekhoven and Matt Dennis

  • TechSmith Corporation
  • The All New Camtasia

Carla Floyd-Slabaugh

  • Occupational Science and Therapy Department
  • Teach-nology

Sean Lancaster

  • Education
  • Google Classroom

Gisella Licari and Veronica Clapp

  • Modern Languages & Literatures
  • Building Authors in the Classroom

Russ Barneveld

  • Education
  • Using Swivl Technology to Analyze Teaching

Mary Banghart Therrien

  • Social Work
  • Using Weebly to Showcase Student Work via Personal Websites/Portfolios

Robert Rozema

  • English
  • Transmedia Storytelling and Literature Instruction

Bethany Welling

  • Mathematics
  • Teaching With a Pro and a Pencil

Kim Delafuente

  • Movement Science
  • Student e-Portfolios Using Weebly.com

Kevin Barrons

  • Management
  • Flipped Instruction Methods and Digital Technologies in the Language Learning Classroom

Patricia Bloem

  • English Education
  • Weebleys for (Tech) Wusses

Becky Bergakker

  • Statistics
  • Transitioning a curriculum from in seat to hybrid

Liz Storey

  • English
  • Developing an Online Learning Community with Collaborate Ultra

Kristina Mack

  • Chemistry
  • Come As You Are And JoinMe

Digital Studio and Technology Showcase

  • Eric Kunnen, Information Technology
  • Vince St. Germain, Information Technology
  • Justin Melick, Information Technology
  • Hunter Bridwell, Information Technology
  • Leveraging Emerging Technologies to Enhance Teaching and Improve Student Success


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