Time

Speaker

Description

Location

Keynote Speaker

8:30-9:15 am

Dan Glisczinski

UCOs of TLEs: Underlying Cognitive Operations of Transformative Learning Experiences

Join Dr. Glisczinski in this physiological exploration of key aspects of education neuroscience research through a transformative teaching and learning lens.

Constitution Hall

Connection Sessions

9:30 am

Jeff King, Sunshine Cowen, Rachel Winters

Transformative Learning Across the Undergraduate Experience

We explain the process and rationale for UCO's Student Transformative Learning Record (STLR) as a tool to help students gain more control of their educational paths through their undergraduate experiences and beyond into life and career. Routing curricular and co-curricular learning through our Central Six Tenets, helps us achieve this.

Constitution Hall

9:30 am

Kato Buss, Kristen Merritt

"Lighting Up the Mind:"

Transformative Learning in Creative Practice

Kato Buss (director/screenwriter) and Kristen Merritt (actor) devised a short film, which attempts to capture the transformative learning experience in an artistic format. In order to illuminate the connection between Dr. Glisczinski's curriculum cycle and creative practice, this connection session will screen the film and reenact the process of performance.

NUC 301

9:30 am

Jody Horn

Lighting up a Student's Mind by Unmasking the Familiar

Revealing the familiar as unfamiliar is one method to "light up a student's mind." This Connection Session demonstrates how students' identification with what is familiar can quickly become mystifying producing dissonance to be reconciled. Disciplinary threshold concepts embedded in engaging autobiographies launch this dissonance-created experience.

NUC 304

9:30 am

Cheryl Evans

Teaching by the Case Method:

A Tool for Transformative Learning

The case study method correlates to concepts covered by Dr. Glisczinski's keynote address: (1) case studies can connect to or route through the brain's emotion centers, (2) case studies consider prior knowledge, and (3) case studies light up the mind. This demonstration will include using prior knowledge, reflections, application and analysis.

NUC 320C

9:30 am

Susan Barnes

Transformative Learning for Nurses and Nursing Students in an International Setting

Many US nurses have a myopic understanding the profession. Many focus upon acute care to define their role. Nurses actually have the capacity to be the most significant affecters of change in the health system. Experiencing another culture breaks down the myth and expands the parameters of thinking.

Heritage Room

Concurrent Sessions

10:40 am

Employer Panel

Constitution Hall

10:40 am

Marty Ludlum, Jennifer Barger

Transforming Education without Bookstores

With the high cost of textbooks, more and more schools are switching to no textbook or an inexpensive ebook option. This discussion explores the experiences of our attendees who have tried to teach without using traditional bookstore products.

NUC 301

10:40 am

Len Bogner, Bucky Dodd

The Blended Education Innovation Institute

Blended Education (BE) is the intentional design process of planning instructional components and connections in ways that enhance flexibility, "humanness" & transformation in learning. BE uses systemsbased design thinking to leverage technology to enhance the human-centered nature of learning and enhance flexibility in learning environments to help students learn best.

NUC 300

10:40 am

Chris Rosser, Tamie Willis

"Flipped" Library Instruction for Transformative Learning

Librarians Tamie Willis and Chris Rosser engage the conversation on transformative learning by sharing strategies for "flipping" research instruction. We recognize the potential of "flipped" instruction for empowering active, collaborative learning; we hope to share ideas about how a "flipped" model can equip students with skills for better research.

NUC 304

10:40 am

Cia Verschelden, Christy Vincent

TL Video: Class Analysis

The presenters will model the engagement of students in a discussion of transformative learning using the UCO Transformative Learning video (http://youtu.be/5U729zK6CoA). The video illustrates Mezirow's Ten Phases of Transformative Learning: disorienting dilemma, identification, conflict/crisis, alienation, self-examination, shared experience, action, confidence, reintegration, and reflection.

NUC 314

10:40 am

Liz Crowell, Laura Rash, Jesse Warne

Achieving Global Collaboration with Open Educational Resources

This session will discuss how increasing the use of Open Educational Resources (OERs) can lead to global partnerships for departments, faculty members, and students. By following the lead of ACM and Swansea, UCO students will continue to be given invaluable and transformative experiences.

NUC 320C

10:40 am

Ed Cunliff, Rhonda Barnett, Michelle Stansel, Benisha Young

Get Physical for Learning's Sake

The participants in the fall, 2013 Transformative Learning graduate seminar experimented with a different way to start each class. Each class was started with about ten minutes of movement, ranging from Yogic breathing to "dancing" Thriller. The concept is supported by studies of participant engagement and the neuroscience of learning.

Heritage Room

10:40 am

Lori Risley

Through the Learners Lens: Creating Trust in Learning Environments

Facilitators utilize elements of trust within learning environments. This interactive session will share recently completed research that can help educators identify how trust occurs in learning settings.

NUC 320B

10:40 am

Nancy Fire, Michael Fire

Experiential Learning: Effective Practice for Transformative Cultural Learning

This workshop focuses upon experiential learning as a way to integrate new cultural learning with prior assumptions and life experiences. As an example, participants will engage in experiential learning about Native American lived experiences. They will then prepare an experiential learning activity for their own learners using a similar process.

NUC 202

11:30 am

Poster Sessions (in front of Heritage Room)

12:10-1:15 pm

Lunch

Conference Programming

12:10-12:35 pm

Table Top Discussions on TL

Ballroom

A, B, C

12:45-1:00 pm

1:00-1:15 pm

Transformative Learning in Action on Campus

Students Interview with President Betz

Q & A

Keynote Speaker

1:30-2:15 pm

Melissa Peet

Helping Students Connect Hidden Insights and Meaning: Generative Knowledge and Integrative Learning

Transformative insights can sometimes be hidden . . . but they don't have to remain that way.

Constitution Hall

Connection Sessions

2:30 pm

David Lowry, Chris Austin, Howard Vogel, Chris Rosser

Educating Citizen-Scientists in a Convergent Culture

As social networks gain prominence, traditional sources of scholarly information are losing their authority as the unique gatekeepers of scientific information. In this convergent culture, where all sources of media merge into a singular source, new challenges face the academy to create a participatory culture of academic and citizen scholars.

NUC 301

2:30 pm

Brooke Hessler

Digital Storytelling as Critical Reflection:

Setting the Stage for Integrative Learning

This session demonstrates a way to use digital storytelling -- reflective narratives, typically incorporating images and words -- to help students explicate a moment of identity-formation. In an arts-integrated approach to capturing key learning experiences, this presenter draws upon techniques used by creative writers to pinpoint story-worthy moments in their personal histories.

NUC 300

2:30 pm

Christy Vincent

Preparing for the Next Phase of Life:

The "Approach" Essay

Attendees will learn about a capstone assignment designed to help students manage ambiguity about their future careers through writing. The assignment, The Approach Essay, requires students to apply a major philosophy, model, or idea to the students' career plans in a way that explains why that idea fits the student.

NUC 304

2:30 pm

Nancy Fire, Michael Fire

Embracing One's Culture: Connections from Prior Life Experiences for Native American Students

In this connection session, participants will apply concepts of integrative learning to their own teaching practice. Through critique of an integrative experiential learning assignment designed for Native American learners, they will discuss key components of integrative learning and link them to aspects of culturally responsive teaching.

NUC 314

2:30 pm

Cia Verschelden

Border Pedagogy: Connecting Students for Optimal Learning

Intentionally involving students in their own learning, enhances comprehension and personal growth by "...linking the unknown to the known." Experience a class in which collaborative learning groups maximize diversity, in which students experience "emotionally moving stimuli," thus increasing the building of "new neuronal networks."

NUC 320C

Concurrent Sessions

3:40 pm

Jose Fulgencio

Maximizing Social Media for Classroom Success

The session will be a mini-workshop that will explain and showcase how social media can be used to maximize students' success in the classroom. Audience members will learn what social media strategies work best for their classroom and how to collaborate with students through social media.

NUC 320B

3:40 pm

Bucky Dodd

Using eLearning Instructional Design Visualization to Develop Transformative Learning Experiences

Transformative learning is an emerging educational perspective that unifies innovative design, teaching, and experiential learning. While the possibilities of transformative learning are numerous, barriers often exist when deciding how to move from theory to practice. This session demonstrates an innovative instructional design tool for designing transformative learning experiences

NUC 301

3:40 pm

Lori Risely, Crystal Reimler, Risa Lilly

The Transforming Power of Trust in the Learning Environment

Students will present their perspectives on the transforming nature of using trust in the learning environment.

NUC 300

3:40 pm

Liz Crowell, Nancy Dentlinger

The Gamification of Advanced Pathophysiology

This session will open a conversation about how a Nursing Professor and an Instructional Designer are collaborating to incorporate gaming into subject matter as well as overall course design. Presenters will discuss research intentions and progress as well as demonstrate a working example.

NUC 304

3:40 pm

Kristin Mulrooney, Frank Griffin

How Lecture-Capture Technology Transformed Learning at a Bilingual University

This research explores the impact that lecture capture technology had on student learning to compose academic texts using American Sign Language (ASL). Students' summaries produced in ASL were recorded and could then be used as drafts to revise. This process transformed how students viewed ASL and its use in academia.

NUC 314

3:40 pm

Mark Jones, Debbie Claxton, Regina Smith, Martha Pennington, Mollie Mclver

Using Students' Mobile Devices to Successfully Implement Video Self-Reflection Activities

This session will examine the learning benefits of video self-reflection, as well as demonstrate how video self-reflections can be effectively implemented through students' use of mobile devices. The session will provide participants with best practices and lessons learned for successfully implementing video self-reflections in courses, practica, or program portfolios.

Heritage Room