Congratulations to Dr. Angie Davis (Elementary Education) and Dr. Sandy Lewis (Visual Disabilities) who have been selected as recipients of Undergraduate Teaching Awards for 2013-2014. The University Teaching Awards program recognizes faculty for excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching. Recipients must be outstanding in the many aspects of teaching which contribute to successful teaching and learning. This is a student-oriented award with nominations submitted by students and alumni.
Dr. Steven Pfeiffer was the keynote speaker this past week at the “Italy Gifted Conference” held in Pavia and Milan.
Here is the link to a TV spot:
ISD@FSU Professional Development and Networking Conference
Florida State University’s Instructional Systems Program is hosting a two-day professional development and networking conference at the FSU’s Turnbull Florida State Conference Center on April 24-25, 2014.
The ISD@FSU Conference is celebrating 40 years of awarding graduate degrees in the areas of instructional systems, learning technologies, and performance improvement. The conference is open to alumni, students, and friends of the program.
Professor Jim Klein conceived of the idea exactly a year ago. Says Klein: “The conference gives us a chance to celebrate our past achievements, as well as help us move the instructional systems program forward. We’re excited about the positive response from our alumni and hope many members of the local instructional design community will attend.”
The conference begins with an opening reception at the FSU Alumni Center the evening of April 23, and will continue for two days, ending 4:30 Friday, April 25.
Co-Chair Cathy Tencza spoke about the conference: “It is always a joy to visit Tallahassee in the spring. I’m especially excited that we have professional colleagues coming in from four continents to celebrate and learn.”
A sample of program topics include:
• Linking Data, Decisions and Actions to Improve Performance
• Hands-On ELearning: Transforming Content-Focused Courses
• So You Want to be a Consultant?
• With Whom Are You “Talking”: Learning Analysis
• Creating Irresistible ELearning
• Change Management
• Designing Motivational Training
• Conducting an Effective Needs Assessment
• Disruptive Innovation and ISD
• Systematically Designed Gamification for Nonprofit Board Engagement
Retired San Diego State University professor and best-selling author, Dr. Allison Rossett, will be the final keynote speaker, finishing out the conference with laughter through her presentation ‘What Can Learning Professionals Learn from Infomercials?’
“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our community to meet with and learn from 40 years of accomplished professionals who graduated from the program that arguably started the conversation on Instructional Design and Performance Improvement,” according to Co-Chair Sue Ebbers.
Registration is $145 after April 5. Community attendance is welcomed.
An article written by Don Latham, Melissa Gross, and Shelbie Witte has been selected by the ALA’s Library Instruction Round Table’s (LIRT’s) Top Twenty Committee as a 2013 Top Twenty article. The selection committee read over 160 articles this year and the LIRT will publish information about the 20 selected articles in the June issue of LIRT News.
The article was titled: Preparing teachers and librarians to collaborate to teach 21st century skills: Views of LIS and education faculty.
Congratulations to Dr. Alysia Roehrig who was selected as a recipient of one of the Graduate Faculty Mentor Awards! The award honors faculty who enjoy supervising graduate students.
Congratulations to Dr. Steven Pfeiffer, Educational Psychology and Learning Systems, who is the keynote speaker for an international gifted conference being held outside of Milan, Italy at the University of Pavia on April 4th – 6th. The subject of his presentation is “Best Practices in Gifted Assessment.” He has also been invited speak to parents on the topic of “Raising a Psychologically Well Adjusted Gifted Child.” These talks include his work on the importance of nurturing both “strengths of the head” and “strengths of the heart.”
Congratulations to Dr. Young-Suk Kim, Associate Professor in Reading Education/Language Arts, who has been selected for a Developing Scholar Award by the FSU Council on Research and Creativity. The award, which is based on an evaluation of her scholarly activities at FSU, will provide support for the continuation of her academic research.