Educators Invited to UAMS Teaching With Technology Symposium

By Ben Boulden

“Engaging Our Students: Technology and Active Learning” will be held 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. July 24 and 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. July 25. Breakfast and lunch are provided both days. The event will be held on both the UAMS Little Rock campus and the UAMS Northwest campus in Fayetteville via teleconference.

Online registration fees for the Little Rock conference on Thursday and Friday are $95. For students, the price is $45. One day’s registration is $75 or $35 for students. For those who wait to pay on site, the cost is $100 per day or $130 for both days. For students, the cost on site is $50 per day or $65 for Thursday and Friday.

For Fayetteville, single-day registration is not available; registration for both days is $75 (students $45).

The online registration deadline is Wednesday, July 16 at 12:00 midnight.

The program and registration information are available at For more information on the Little Rock location call Jan Hart at (501) 686-6751. For more information on the UAMS Northwest location, contact Victoria Miller at (479) 713-5121.

Keynote speaker will be Mark Milliron, Ph.D., chief learning officer and director at Civitas Learning. Milliron will present “Challenging Students to Step Up on the Pathway to Possibility through Education.”

Tom Kuhlmann, vice president of Community at Articulate and host to more than 107,000 followers on his Rapid eLearning Blog, will lead off the second day with a presentation on how to re-think PowerPoint for use in e-learning.

Attendees can choose from several different breakout sessions, including social media, active learning, interactive e-learning, learning styles, e-mentoring relationships and building online communities. Some sessions are designed to help with software and tools for teaching, while others will help educators apply different teaching styles and techniques. Other sessions provide a broader view of issues and challenges surrounding the successful integration of technology into today’s curriculum.