Skip navigation

2014 Teaching with Technology Institute

Thursday, June 5, 2014
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Cole Hall 106


Digital ClassroomTeaching with technology is more than adding bells and whistles or using time-saving, innovative techniques. It can fundamentally change the way we teach, learn, and collaborate. But innovation does not often occur alone. Usually, the most innovative practices are the result of inspiration and collaboration.

This year, the Teaching with Technology Institute is both a showcase and a sandbox for some of the latest technologies that you can use in your teaching. The Institute is an opportunity for you to learn about real-world applications of cutting-edge technologies from NIU colleagues who are in the trenches using easy-to-use and low-cost or no-cost tools to engage their students in critical thinking and deeper learning. They will share their stories, the lessons they have learned, and the impact they have had on their students.

Then, you will be able to experience some of these tools first-hand. Staff from the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center will lead hands-on sessions to help you learn how you can use these technologies right away.

All NIU faculty, instructors, and SPS & Civil Service teaching staff are welcome to attend the 8th annual Teaching with Technology Institute. No prior experience with these technologies is necessary. Advance registration is required and seating is limited.

Tentative Agenda

8:30 am - Check-in

9:00 am - Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:15 am - Technology Showcase featuring projects from NIU faculty, instructors, and staff

  • Photography in the Classroom, Kristin Brynteson, Department of Educational Technology, Research, & Assessment
  • Working Collaboratively with Wikis, Jim Horn, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
  • Using Video Everywhere, Mary Kocsis, School of Allied Health & Communicative Disorders
  • Student-created Websites, Amanda Littauer, Women's Studies
  • Creating Handwritten Lecture Videos, Shanthi Muthuswamy, Department of Engineering Technology
  • Rewarding Students with Badges, Stephanie Richter, Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center

11:30 am - Lunch in the Blackhawk Cafeteria

1:00 pm - Hands-on Explorations with technologies featured in the showcase led by Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center staff

You will be able to select three of the explorations

  • Taking and Sharing Photos, Janet Giesen
  • Creating a Wiki, Jason Rhode
  • Recording Video with Video Everywhere, Daniel Cabrera
  • Creating a Website, Tracy Miller
  • Recording Handwritten Lectures on a Tablet, Peter Gowen
  • Creating and Issuing Badges, Stephanie Richter

4:00 pm - Closing Remarks

Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center

Registration Information

This institute is open to all faculty, instructors, and staff (SPS and Civil Service). Registered participants will receive institute materials, lunch, and a certificate of participation. If you do not wish to receive a certificate or will not attend lunch, please indicate it in the accommodation field on the registration form. Advance registration is required.

Registration Deadline: May 23, 2014. Registration is now closed. Due to the expensive nature of the program and the advance notice needed for arranging materials, please register by the deadline and plan to attend the entire institute.

After you register, if you are unable to attend, please cancel your registration by May 30, 2014 here so that those on the waiting list may be given the opportunity to attend the institute or program costs can be reduced.

Last Updated: 07/16/2014