Teaching with Technology Symposium Slated for July 23-24

By Kelly Gardner

LITTLE ROCK – Educators from across Arkansas are invited to attend Teaching with Technology, a symposium designed to give educators new tools and ideas for teaching in the classroom or online to be held July 23-24 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).

The symposium will focus on software and tools for teaching and helping educators apply different teaching styles and techniques with educational technology.

Online registration fees for the symposium for both days are $95; for students, $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 both days. The deadline for online registration is midnight July 19.

The Teaching with Technology Symposium is organized by the UAMS Teaching with Technology Committee.

“The symposium continues to be successful in helping faculty, graduate students, instructional designers, librarians, administrators and other educators throughout the state stay up-to-date and even get ahead in using technology to enhance student engagement,” said Nicki Hilliard, Pharm. D., a member of the committee. “It’s also a great event for making professional contacts.”

Keynote speaker Cliff Atkinson, author of “Beyond Bullet Points,” will present “Making Your Ideas Stick: Tapping into the Hidden Power of Story.”

Mark Taylor, Ed.D., will lead off the second day with “Meet Generation NeXt: Understanding, Teaching and Serving Today’s Students, Managing in the Multigenerational Workplace.”

Attendees can choose from several different breakout sessions on topics that include game-based learning, distance learning in higher education, technology facilitating collaborative learning and work on student projects, using Instagram to engage students, enhancing learning through new web tools and copyright and attribution in online teaching. Sessions will also provide a broader view of issues and challenges surrounding the successful integration of technology in today’s curriculum.

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a hospital; a northwest Arkansas regional campus; a statewide network of regional centers; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute, the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and the Translational Research Institute. It is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 2,890 students and 782 medical residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including about 1,000 physicians and other professionals who provide care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS regional centers throughout the state. Visit www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com, or find us onFacebook.