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Tuesday, June 27
 

9:00am MDT

Mentoring for an Educational Purpose
This presentation will discuss the Golden Circle Theory to show how to be an effective mentor for internships with a clear educational purpose. We will discuss the difference between a supervisor and a mentor, how to improve your mentoring to meet educational goals, help participants identify the type of mentor they are, and ways to make stronger connections with mentees. The session promises to be interactive and productive if you want to gain perspective and skills to be a better mentor.

Speakers
avatar for Miranda Gubler

Miranda Gubler

Internship Coordinator, Southern Utah University
Masters in Public Administration (Southern Utah University) Bachelor of Science in Human Communication (Dixie State University) Currently serves as the IIC, Intergovernmental Internship Cooperative, Internship Coordinator. The IIC is an award winning nationally recognized internship... Read More →



Tuesday June 27, 2017 9:00am - 9:50am MDT
Prospector 2

9:00am MDT

Project Learning Tree: Bonding through Outdoor Education
A presentation on the experience of taking pre-service teachers on overnight field trips to become certified in Project Learning Tree. Field trips provide students the opportunity to engage in a discussion of personal environmental ethics around the restorative circle, based on personal responses to Aldo Leopold’s “Land Ethic” Essay. Design elements, including Amos Clifford’s use of restorative practices in classroom circles and Piaget’s hypothetical deductive reasoning will be explored.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Ludlow

Brian Ludlow

Southern Utah University
Brian C. Ludlow has a doctorate degree from Brigham Young University with double emphasis in literacy and psychometrics. His specific areas of course instruction include foundations of American education, instructional design, program evaluation, student assessment and NCLB legislation... Read More →


Tuesday June 27, 2017 9:00am - 9:50am MDT
Silver Mine A

9:00am MDT

Student Internship Tracking & Evaluation: An Electronic, Paperless Solution
The Social Work program at Utah Valley University uses a paperless system to track student practicum (internship) hours and complete evaluations using “off the shelf” resources, such as Google Drive and Qualtrics. Participants will be guided through a process that saves time and money as well as increases usability. UVU has saved thousands of dollars eliminating the need for third-party software and, at the same time, eased administrative processes.

Speakers
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Mykenzie Hydo

Utah Valley University
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Alan Misbach

Utah Valley University


Tuesday June 27, 2017 9:00am - 9:50am MDT
Prospector 1

10:00am MDT

Developing and Maintaining an Effective Internship Program
This workshop will explore a broad range of approaches and techniques that internship programs can apply to ensure they are creating positive effects for students, the community and the educational institution. Topics covered will include development of an effective program, improvement strategies for current programs, as well as useful tools and metrics that can provide further insight into the success of a program.

Speakers
avatar for Emily Jahsman

Emily Jahsman

Career Path Internship Program Manager, Idaho State University



Tuesday June 27, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am MDT
Prospector 1

10:00am MDT

How Students Responded to the Invitation 'Be the Professor You Always Wished Your Professor Would Be'
Professor Gubler will share how students will willingly hold themselves to a higher level of accountability and performance when they are given the opportunity to study course content to teach it to others, and teach it in the manner they always wished their professors would teach.

Speakers
SG

Shandon Gubler

Dixie State University


Tuesday June 27, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am MDT
Silver Mine A

10:00am MDT

Pride in Our Seas, Pride in Ourselves: Increasing Outdoor Experiences to Change Content Knowledge and Attitudes toward Land-based Sources of Marine Debris
Our program targets misconceptions about land-based sources of marine debris in the US Virgin Islands through K-12 learning. Currently, there is no Caribbean-specific marine debris curriculum for USVI teachers to draw from. Our project transformed curricula developed by Oregon Sea Grant into Caribbean-specific marine debris curricula. This presentation workshop will share our methodology for converting curricula and give you a chance to convert Caribbean Marine Debris curricula into Inland Water Debris curriculum for your area.

Speakers

Tuesday June 27, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am MDT
Silver Mine B

10:00am MDT

Teaching Knowledge, Skills and Abilities in an Interactive Role-playing Simulation
Limited Capacity seats available

Relive history by participating in a role-playing simulation, as Sparta lays siege to Athens in 405 BCE, food supplies dwindle, and the Athenians debate how to survive. Experience a mini-version of what can be a weekend, week, month, or semester-long learning project for your students. Reacting to the Past is a role-playing teaching strategy with ready-to-go topics available for precollege and college classrooms.

This 100 minute participatory session will be limited to 40 participants.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Andrew Goss

Dr. Andrew Goss

Higher Education Faculty, Augusta University
Dr. Andrew Goss’ research examines the scientific and technological interactions that have contributed to creating the modern world, in particular in the context of empires and colonialism. His teaching interest extends to the political and cultural history of Asia, the Middle East... Read More →
KG

Kimberly Gray

Augusta University


Tuesday June 27, 2017 10:00am - 11:50am MDT
Prospector 2

11:00am MDT

Semester in the Parks: Fostering Partnerships and Outdoor Learning Opportunities in an Immersive Experience in the National Parks
In fall 2016, Southern Utah University offered a semester-long immersive experience for 12 undergraduate students. Students lived and worked at Ruby’s Inn Resort adjacent to Bryce Canyon National Park, and six faculty members commuted from campus to Bryce Canyon’s High Plateau Institute to teach our courses. This presentation will discuss how our partnerships with private and public entities in our community contributed to a unique educational experience.

Speakers
avatar for Bryan Burton

Bryan Burton

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Southern Utah University
Bryan R. Burton is an Assistant Professor in the Southern Utah University Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice. Professor Burton holds two degrees from the University of California, Irvine. He earned his B.A. in Social Ecology, summa cum laude, in 2008. Professor Burton... Read More →
avatar for Anne Diekema

Anne Diekema

Assistant Professor of Library Media, Southern Utah University
Anne Diekema is the Department Chair and Instruction Librarian at Southern Utah University where she teaches information literacy and studies how to best prepare students for information problem solving in school, profession, and life. Anne teams up with Mavis the Library Dog at the... Read More →
KG

Kelly Goonan

Southern Utah University
JM

Johnny MacLean

Southern Utah University


Tuesday June 27, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am MDT
Silver Mine A

11:00am MDT

Simple Experiences Become Learning Experiences: Self-reflections on Internships in Diverse Learning Communities
Self-reflection can yield a change in individuals by transforming simple experiences into learning experiences. Students often enter into an internship with preconceptions of what the experience will yield. Through self-reflection they may discover they learned more about their skills, and the communities where they participated in the experience, than they imagined. The proposed session will share data from a study exploring how students reflected on the soft-skills they gained through experiential learning in diverse communities

Speakers
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Quantella Noto

Southeast Missouri State University


Tuesday June 27, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am MDT
Prospector 1

2:00pm MDT

Building a Collaborative to Address the Employment Problem for Individuals with Autism
An Intergroup Leadership role play in which participants assume the roles of various programs working to address the unemployment problem for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The role play increases awareness of the issues faced by both individuals with ASD and potential employers. It also allows participants to exercise leadership and influence skills with groups over which they have no power. Conference attendees will participate in an abbreviated role play.

Speakers
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Beth Haley

Training Manager, University of Southern California
Integrating experiential exercises into the curriculum.


Tuesday June 27, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm MDT
Prospector 1

2:00pm MDT

Connections to Success: Building Blocks to WOW
It is a challenge to prepare “Health Services” students for professional careers in the face of rapidly changing healthcare environments, perceived sense of entitlement and narrow view of employment options. Students enroll in this ambiguous program but don’t understand how they will fit into the healthcare arena. This presentation discusses a trio of community partnerships designed to identify, train and market students to meet the needs of an enormous industry: non-clinical healthcare.

Speakers
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Ethel Elkins

University of Southern Indiana
KW

Kathy Weinzapfel

School Board/ Educator, University of Southern Indiana


Tuesday June 27, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm MDT
Unita 2

2:00pm MDT

Flipped Accountability Learning Modules
Flipped accountability learning models re-center the responsibility for learning on the student. In this presentation, we will present two models of flipped accountability, one used in K-12 and another used in higher education. Each program will be contextualized within a philosophical and pedagogical framework, and the remainder of the time will be dedicated to helping participants develop flipped accountability models for use in their own institutions or classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Todd Petersen

Todd Petersen

Professor, English, Southern Utah University


Tuesday June 27, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm MDT
Silver Mine B

2:00pm MDT

Navigating without a Map: Developing International Community Engagement Programs
What does it take to build a global service learning opportunity based in best practices, while also being attentive to the needs of community partners? Using a faculty-led service learning trip to Puerto Rico as a case study, we'll explore the road bumps, obstacles, and opportunities that lead to a mutually beneficial experience. Workshop attendees will leave with a "road map" and "key coordinates" to guide their efforts at establishing similar opportunities.

Speakers
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Katie Gaebel

Experiential Learning Program Coordinator, Oregon State University


Tuesday June 27, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm MDT
Prospector 2

2:00pm MDT

Outdoor Engagement: Getting Past the Logistics
This interactive presentation will discuss overcoming the logistics of outdoor learning opportunities. The presenter and audience members will discuss some of the challenges that frequently limit a teacher's ability to use outdoor learning, and ways to overcome these challenges that have proven successful.

Speakers
CW

Curt Walker

Dixie State University


Tuesday June 27, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm MDT
Silver Mine A

3:00pm MDT

Backward Designing Your Way into Authentic Assessment
The recent Experiential/Engaged Education movement has invited a welcome resurgence in connecting the university back to the community. Systematic and sustained efforts to adequately assess the impacts of these forms of engaged learning have lagged behind. In this workshop, we plan to discuss the principles of backward design relative to experiential pedagogy, offer one example, and collectively design an assessment plan for a contrived course.

Speakers
SB

Steve Barney

Southern Utah University
GC

Grant Corser

Southern Utah University


Tuesday June 27, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm MDT
Prospector 2

3:00pm MDT

One Approach to Measure Experiential Education in Higher Education: 'Course Designation'
This session will explore the process of developing officially designated “Experiential Education” courses at Colorado State University – Pueblo. As part of a recent accreditation cycle, experiential education was selected as the universities “Quality Initiative”. This interactive workshop will examine the procedures, successes, and lessons learned, from a faculty effort to foster better educational practice with an experiential education initiative.

Speakers
DB

Daniel Bowan

Colorado State University-Pueblo


Tuesday June 27, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm MDT
Silver Mine A

3:00pm MDT

Write for the Future: A Service Learning Partnership between Elementary School Students and Sacramento State College Students
Writing Partners @ Sacramento State is a service learning experience that provides Sac State students an opportunity to teach and learn through a letter exchange with students from elementary schools in the Sacramento region. Writing Partners enhances creative and critical thinking skills and fosters a sense of authority in students as writers and as members of the campus community. The activity culminates at the end of semester when the elementary school students visit the campus and meet their Sac State partners.

Speakers
avatar for Francine Redada

Francine Redada

Senior Partnership Coordinator, California State University, Sacramento


Tuesday June 27, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm MDT
Prospector 1
 
Thursday, June 29
 

10:00am MDT

Assessing the Engagement of Millennial Students through Community-engaged Experiential Learning
While service-learning is not a new phenomenon, this “civically-engaged” experiential learning pedagogy has increased in popularity and usage in educational settings in recent years. Additionally, community-engaged experiential learning can be utilized to provide meaningful community service opportunities that simultaneously teach civic responsibility and encourage life-long civic engagement, while also providing opportunities for significant real-life, hands-on learning of important skills and vital social understanding for Millennial students. This presentation will present an overview of the current literature and new assessment data on engaging Millennials through experiential learning.


Thursday June 29, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am MDT
Prospector 2

10:00am MDT

Tend the Soil - Grow More Meaningful Experiential Education Opportunities
When we “tend” our learning environments we are being integrative. Participants will learn how to integrate identities, integrate students, and integrate learning styles. When integrative strategies are employed students are more engaged. As students become more engaged they will be more prepared for their experiential education opportunities. Participants will be actively learning, and will be provided with strategies that can be implemented immediately.

Speakers
avatar for Leilani Nautu

Leilani Nautu

Asst. Prof. of Educ./Exec. Dir. K12 Programs, Southern Utah University
Dr. Leilani Nautu completed her Ph.D. in Curriculum Studies, emphasizing Differentiation and Diversity Pedagogies. Dr. Nautu is a graduate of the National Society for Experiential Education's Experiential Education Academy. She has been an educational visionary promoting Experiential... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am MDT
Prospector 1

10:00am MDT

Understanding Student Signals: Extending Kolb Cycle and Experiential Education within a Student-Diverse Classroom
When it comes to student feedback, the role of an educator should involve the Kolb Cycle and incorporate reflection. Concealed within ratings of formalized evaluation and student reflections are indicators of elements within a curriculum that may deter academic success. By paying attention to these signals, understanding a little cognitive theory, and incorporating choice into the curriculum, educators can extend the likelihood of success to an increasingly diverse student population.

Speakers
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Tasha Seegmiller

Director, Experiential Education & First Year Experience, Southern Utah University


Thursday June 29, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am MDT
Silver Mine A

10:00am MDT

Weaving Critical Thinking with Experiential Learning
This presentation will explore five critical thinking methods (analyzing issues, applying evidence, framing problems, questioning assumptions, and identifying relevant contexts needed for a solution) through the lens of Kolb’s learning cycle and relate each step to experiential learning opportunities. Participants will be encouraged to draw application from their respective fields.

Speakers
avatar for Angela Pool-Funai

Angela Pool-Funai

Southern Utah University


Thursday June 29, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am MDT
Silver Mine B