Innovative Practices You Can Do Now: Lightening Talks On Teaching

Concurrent Session 5
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Brief Abstract

Higher education thought leaders will give lightning talks, TED-style. Learn from high profile practitioners about innovations in college teaching—touching on trends in flipped classrooms, learning science, OER and more. Following the lightning talks, attendees will have an opportunity to engage in a Q and A with the speakers.


When Renee is not running design thinking workshops, teaching improv or telling blockchain jokes, she is leading Higher Education Strategy at EdSurge. She has worked on many levels at colleges (including at UCLA and Stanford University) and previously co-founded an edtech company. Her favorite resume moments include serving as a student advisor both in the US and abroad, and working to establish General Assembly’s San Francisco campus. She holds a Master’s in Human Rights Education from the University of San Francisco and a BS from California Polytechnic at San Luis Obispo, as well as a series of certifications in design thinking, product management, and partnership development. After traveling and teaching through over 40 countries, cooking is her therapy and she believes there is no better way to bring people together than a shared purpose.
Annie Sadler is the Digital Learning Fellow at Davidson. A recent graduate of Davidson College, Annie works on variety of projects related to digital learning. She is responsible for the operations of all DavidsonX, Davidson Next, and Davidson Now courses. She loves the outdoors and working with grassroots movements.
Kate Miffitt is the Assistant Director of Innovation at California State University's Office of the Chancellor. Previously, she served in different roles in instructional design and digital learning at The Pennsylvania State University. She holds a B.A. in English from Stonehill College and an M.A. in education in instructional technologies from San Francisco State University.
Keegan Long-Wheeler is an educational technologist in the Office of Digital Learning at the University of Oklahoma. Keegan uses his background in science, pedagogy, and technology to provide instructors with holistic solutions to their instructional and technological needs. Additionally, Keegan passionately creates open source professional development curriculum to engage faculty in digital literacy, experiential learning, game design, coding, and more! In particular, Keegan loves working with Domain of One's Own projects and his open professional development programs: GOBLIN, eXperience Play, WebFest, Canvas Camp, and more!
Mike Goudzwaard is a Learning Designer for in-person and online courses at Dartmouth College and a mentor and supervisor in the college’s Learning Assistant program. He works with faculty to empower student learning through community engagement, emerging instructional pedagogy, and educational technology. Mike is the Lead Designer and Developer for Dartmouth's digital learning initiatives. He leads the Learning Design group of technologists, faculty developers, and pedagogy experts who work to align space and technical resources for learning at Dartmouth. Mike writes at

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