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Registration is now closed for the Associated Colleges of the St. Lawrence Valley Annual Teaching Effectiveness Conference. This conference will feature Dr. Corey Seemiller, Associate Professor, Leadership Studies in Education and Organizations, Wright State University. At this year’s full day, interactive conference, participants will learn about current and emerging topics in pedagogy relevant for this new generations of students, the GenZ’s.
Please register HERE! Registration deadline is Friday, November 1, 2019 (Registration is now closed)
Please note that your registration is supported and paid for by the Chief Academic Officer at your university, who is informed of your registration. Registrants who are unable to attend and who do not cancel at least 48 hours in advance will be responsible for the cost of their own registration and the Chief Academic Officer at your own university will not be responsible for your registration fee.
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Registration opens at 8:45 until 9:15 am (Conference begins at 9:15 am and concludes at 2:30 pm) Thatcher Hall, SUNY Potsdam (building #24 as shown on the campus map)
Conference Format: Registration 8:45-9:15 Welcome/Opening Remarks 9:15-9:30 Keynote 9:30-10:30 Break 10:30-10:45 Workshop w/ Dr. Seemiller 10:45-11:45 *See list of workshop topics below Lunch noon-1 Panel 1-2 Wrap up/Evaluations 2-2:30
About Dr. Corey Seemiller, our Keynote speaker:
Dr. Corey Seemiller is a seasoned educator, researcher, and speaker on Generation Z. Her work has been featured on NPR and in The New York Times as well as in other news publications, podcasts, and academic journals around the world. Her TED Talk on Generation Z at TEDxDayton, which now has more than 120,000 views, showcased how Generation Z plans to make a difference in the world. Her books include Generation Z Goes to College, which aims to prepare college administrators and educators for a new generation of college students, Generation Z Leads, a practical implementation guide for educators in designing meaningful leadership development experiences for Generation Z students, and her latest, Generation Z: A Century in Making, offers insight into nearly every aspect of the lives of those in Generation Z.
Keynote: Who is Generation Z?
Determined. Open-Minded. Compassionate. These are just some of the many characteristics of Generation Z, those born from 1995 to 2010. Although some characteristics may look similar to the Millennial Generation, Generation Z brings a whole new set of attributes and experiences to higher education. But, our structures, curriculum, environments, processes, and pedagogies were likely developed with previous generations in mind. This new cadre of students is challenging us to re-conceptualize higher education to ensure we are providing the most meaningful and effective learning and engagement experiences possible. This session showcases the context within which members of Generation Z have come of age as well as their characteristics, motivations, values, and preferences and how those impact the college experience.
Workshop Topics (all facilitated by Dr. Seemiller) Enhance student professionalism and managing disrespectful student behavior. Develop innovative instructional practices. Communicate effectively with students. Enhance retention. Use mobile technology in the classroom. Motivate students to invest time and effort into their learning. Design meaningful assignments. Develop service learning opportunities. Note: All participants will pre-register for a workshop topic
About the Panel: “Conversations about our Gen Z students” The panel will offer participants an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of this generation of students specifically in terms of the needs they bring to our local campuses. The panelists are: Sarah Lister, Internship Coordinator, Public Health & Human Performance, SUNY Potsdam Florence Hines, Vice President & Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid, St. Lawrence University Katie Agar, DEI Program Assistant/Assistant to the CDO, SUNY Potsdam Rajiv Narula, Associate Professor, Chemistry & Environmental Science, SUNY Canton Jen Ball, Associate Professor of History and Social Documentation, Chief Inclusion Officer, Title VI, IX, ADA and 504 Coordinator, Humanities and Social Sciences, Clarkson University Moderator: Kelly Bonnar, Associate Professor of Public Health and Human Performance, Interdisciplinary Studies, Women and Gender Studies, SUNY Potsdam
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