Schedule

Monday, April 6th

  • 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

    1/2 off Tickets to The National WWII Museum
  • 12:00 PM-5:00 PM
    in Rotunda

    Registration
  • 1:30 PM-5:00 PM

    W1: Using Social Media to Foster Flexible Virtual Teamwork and Networked Learning
    Have you considered using social media as a powerful authentic learning tool to integrate into your courses but aren’t sure how to get started? This participatory workshop helps you to consider effective use of social media to create and curate content as well as encourage your students to curate content and expand their professional learning network (PLN) for lifelong learning. Demonstration of lessons will align with ISTE standards and will help jumpstart your thinking for integration into your courses or trainings. We will start designing curricular and assessment ideas with these platforms: Pinterest, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, and blogging platforms. Caveats to help safeguard student privacy and ideas for giving choices to students will be examined. Ways to foster virtual teamwork towards student collaboration will be shared. Please download and create an account for one or more of the suggested social media platforms. Bring your own device (smartphone and/or tablet and/or laptop).
  • 1:30 PM-5:00 PM

    W2: Get Outside Your LMS! Engagement Strategies for Online Instruction
    Todd Cherner & Jeremy Dickerson
    Online learning is continuing to grow at a rapid rate, yet the pedagogy used in digital learning environments continues to be critiqued due to its lack of student engagement, collaborative activities, and innovative teaching methods. With new educational technologies being released on a regular basis, this workshop will demonstrate multiple strategies for using those technologies at no monetary cost to engage students in both course content and collaborative activities. Specifically, this workshop will feature a mini-course on Design Thinking that was created using the “Own It, Learn It, Share It” and “E-Learning Engagement Design” frameworks, and the workshop is organized so that the frameworks are first introduced, analyzed, and then discussed. Next, attendees will have guided opportunities to explore the course and the strategies used to integrate the content, technologies, and activities together, so they promote student engagement and collaboration. Time will be reserved for attendees to interact with the activities, analyze the course design, and share. The workshop will conclude by offering best practices for supporting students in completing the activities as well as resources for locating new educational technologies. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own laptops to the workshop.
  • 1:30 PM-5:00 PM

    W3: Designing 21st Century Learning Spaces on University Campuses
    Environment, either brick & mortar or simulated, can have a substantial influence on erudition. (Oblinger & Lippincott, 2006). Using various widely accessible technologies, educators can renovate their learning environments from stationary spaces to dynamic places that captivate, motivate, and dare students. Today’s students are used to instantaneous and unencumbered access to information (Prensky, 2001). In response to the changing nature of today’s learners, institutions of higher learning have to begin the process of redesigning both their physical learning spaces as well as their virtual ones (Brown & Lippincott, 2003). While physical classrooms are still the preferred vehicle for most students seeking a college education, universities and colleges would be remiss if they did not acknowledge the new push for more access to learning via online course content (Kim & Bonk, 2006).
  • 5:30 PM-6:30 PM
    in Santa Monica 4

    SITE Planning Meeting

Tuesday, April 7th

  • 7:30 AM-5:15 PM
    in Rotunda

    Registration
  • 8:00-8:30 AM
    Good Morning Beverage

  • 8:30 AM-9:45 AM
    in Celebrity Ballroom 1&2

    Welcome, General Session & Keynote: What Skills Will Students (Really) Need to be Successful in 2025 and Beyond?
    Mary Jo Madda
    In 2017, CNBC reported that 65% of jobs kids will have don’t yet exist. But, as educators, we are expected to prepare them for that world. So, what do we do? Pulling stories from along the spectrum, from personal experiences in the classroom to tales of what the tech world is craving in its talent, this talk will offer a look into how schools can develop not only hard skills in K-12 students, but arguably what’s more important—soft skills and social capital, all through the lens of equity.
  • 10:15 AM-11:15 AM

  • 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

  • 12:30 PM-1:45 PM in Celebrity Ballroom 1&2
    Lunch Break

  • 12:30 PM-1:45 PM
    in Westwood Boardroom

    Consultative Council Meeting
  • 12:45 PM-1:45 PM

    Meetings

    • Computational Thinking (ITC) SIG in Celebrity Ballroom 1&2 Add
    • Designing Learning Spaces (ITC) SIG in Celebrity Ballroom 3 Add
    • Digital Storytelling/Video (ITC) SIG in Celebrity Ballroom 1&2 Add
    • Distance/Flexible Education (ITC) SIG in Celebrity Ballroom 3 Add
    • Equity & Social Justice (ITC) SIG in Celebrity Ballroom 3 Add
    • Faculty Development (ITC) SIG in Wilshire A Add
    • Games & Simulations (ITC) SIG in Celebrity Ballroom 1&2 Add
    • International Education (ITC) SIG in Wilshire B Add
    • K–12 Online Learning (ITC) SIG in Melrose 1 Add
    • Mobile Learning SIG (ITC) in Sunset 1 Add
    • New Possibilities with Information Technologies (ITC) SIG in Sunset 2 Add
    • Research & Evaluation (ITC) SIG in Sunset 3 Add
    • Technology Leadership (ITC) SIG in Sunset 4 Add
    • Wearable Technologies (ITC) SIG in Sunset 5 Add
    • Workforce & Community College Education (ITC) SIG in Sunset 6 Add
  • 1:45 PM-2:45 PM

  • 2:45 PM-3:00 PM
    Beverage Break

  • 3:00 PM-4:00 PM

  • 4:15 PM-5:15 PM

  • 4:45 PM-6:15 PM
    in Santa Monica 2

    SITE Executive Board Meeting - Invitation Only

Wednesday, April 8th

  • 7:30 AM-5:15 PM
    in Rotunda

    Registration
  • 8:00-8:30 AM
    Good Morning Beverage

  • 8:30 AM-9:45 AM
    in Celebrity Ballroom 1&2

    General Session, Paper Award Presentations & Keynote: Meet Generation Z
    Holly Clark
    Our students are the first real digital natives – born into a world with computers, smartphones and tablets. The problem is they are tech dependent but not tech savvy, and we must teach them the ways in which they can amplify their learning using the tools of technology. This fun and story-filled keynote will look at how we can make three simple tweaks to our instructional practices to better meet their needs and improve teaching in learning in our schools.
  • 10:15 AM-11:15 AM

  • 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

  • 12:30 PM-1:45 PM in Celebrity Ballroom 1&2
    Lunch Break

  • 12:30 PM-1:45 PM
    in Santa Monica 2

    Information Technology Council Meeting
  • 12:45 PM-1:45 PM

    Meetings

    • African Perspective (TEC) SIG in Celebrity Ballroom 1&2 Add
    • Assessment/eFolios (TEC) SIG in Celebrity Ballroom 1&2 Add
    • Assistive Technologies (TEC) SIG in Celebrity 2 Add
    • Creativity (TEC) SIG in Celebrity 2 Add
    • Early Childhood Education (TEC) SIG in Celebrity Ballroom 3 Add
    • English Education (TEC) SIG in Celebrity Ballroom 3 Add
    • Geospatial Education (TEC) in Celebrity Ballroom 3 Add
    • Information Literacy Education (Library Sci.) (TEC) SIG in Wilshire A Add
    • Maker (TEC) SIG in Wilshire B Add
    • Mathematics Education (TEC) SIG in Melrose 1 Add
    • Science Education (TEC) SIG in Sunset 1 Add
    • Social Media SIG in Sunset 2 Add
    • Social Studies Education (TEC) SIG in Sunset 3 Add
    • Special Education SIG in Sunset 4 Add
    • Teaching and Learning with Emerging Technologies (TEC) SIG in Sunset 5 Add
    • Universal Design for Learning SIG (TEC) in Sunset 6 Add
  • 1:45 PM-2:45 PM

  • 2:45 PM-3:00 PM
    Beverage Break

  • 3:00 PM-4:00 PM

  • 4:15 PM-5:15 PM

  • 5:00 PM-6:00 PM
    in Sunset 1

    Technological, Pedagogical & Content Knowledge (TPACK) (TE) SIG
  • 5:45 PM-7:00 PM
    in Celebrity Ballroom 1&2

Thursday, April 9th

  • 7:30 AM-5:15 PM
    in Rotunda

    Registration
  • 8:00-8:30 AM
    Good Morning Beverage

  • 8:30 AM-9:45 AM
    in Celebrity Ballroom 1&2

    General Session, Poster Award Presentation & Keynote: Calling All “Somebodies” to Solve the EdTech Collective Action Problem
    Which education technologies are thriving? Where? Why? Answers to these questions would benefit all education stakeholders. Unfortunately, structural problems are keeping educators from documenting and sharing critical information about their edtech implementation experiences. As a result we collectively waste more than seven billion of the dollars we spendeach year on edtech. “Somebody” needs to do something about this.
  • 9:45 AM-10:15 AM
    in Sunset 1

    New SIG Chair Orientation
  • 10:15 AM-11:15 AM

  • 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

  • 12:30 PM-1:45 PM
    in Santa Monica 2

    Teacher Education Council Meeting
  • 12:45 PM-1:45 PM in Celebrity Ballroom 1&2
    SITE Founders Luncheon For Newcomers & Sponsors

  • 1:45 PM-3:00 PM
    in Westwood Boardroom

    CITE Journal Editors Meeting (Invitation Only)
  • 1:45 PM-2:45 PM

  • 2:45 PM-3:00 PM in Celebrity Ballroom 3
    Beverage Break

  • 3:00 PM-4:00 PM

  • 4:15 PM-5:15 PM

  • 5:00 PM-6:30 PM
    in Celebrity 2

    SITE Leadership Reception (Invited)

Friday, April 10th

  • 8:00 AM-12:30 PM
    in Rotunda

    Registration
  • 8:30 AM-9:45 AM
    in Celebrity Ballroom 1&2

    General Session & Keynote: Notes from the Field: Opportunities and Challenges in Teacher Education
    As US federal and state policies shift, teacher education finds itself once again at a crossroads. Are colleges of education the weakest link in the preparation of teachers? Do state and federal elected and appointed officials truly understand the innovative work that is occurring in colleges and departments of teacher education? Is our US-based experience unique or are our colleagues in other countries having similar experiences? How can we create and foster strategic relationships to elevate the profession? What are some of the new trends that are impacting our work? How can we harness the power of technology to better educate our students and, in turn, their students? What are OUR obligations as teacher educators to positively impact P-12 education? As Dr. Gangone travels throughout the US meeting and speaking with constituents from all aspects of our work, she has a perspective that is unique in the field. Join her in a conversation about the opportunities and challenges in teacher education in 2019 . . . and beyond.
  • 9:45 AM-10:15 AM
    Good Morning Beverage

  • 10:15 AM-11:15 AM

  • 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

Virtual Papers