Three Penn State Scranton faculty and staff members presented at the 2018 Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) Symposium, an annual event that brings together Penn State faculty and staff members and ideas that transform education.
Gina Gray, assistant teaching professor in kinesiology; Jim Hart, lecturer in communication arts and science; and Griff Lewis, instructional designer, gave presentations on student engagement and the use of recorded video.
“Self-assessment and Individualized Learning Through the Use of Recorded Video” dealt with using student self-recorded and instructor-recorded video in the classroom to enhance teaching and student learning.
Gray, Hart and Lewis discussed how they incorporated the use of video for the following situations: student self-assessment for speech preparation and delivery and the instructor’s expectations for the student learning as a result of seeing themselves on video; pre-test assessment that was then utilized for individualized learning based upon their previously gained skills in a variety of kinesiology courses; and team self-assessment to gain a better understanding of game strategy techniques in kinesiology. Their results, student feedback, pedagogical impact and example videos were shared with participants.
The TLT Symposium is mainly targeted toward Penn State faculty, although instructional designers, education technologists and multimedia developers also attend. Graduate students who are teaching courses or who are part of symposium presentations are also invited to attend.
Next year’s TLT Symposium will take place March 16. At this time, the symposium is not open to people outside of Penn State.
January 4, 2018
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Hawk Lecture Hall – Business Building 201
Our fourth annual event will be every bit as interesting as our previous faculty development events! Join us for presentations on Canvas, Embedded Librarianship, Personal Learning Networks, Unizin Engage, Seamless Student Experiences, and our Swivl video robot pilot program. Seating is limited, and lunch will be provided so register soon!
Registration for the Fourth Annual Faculty Development Day
Our Fall 2017 information sessions schedule has been posted on our website at
Consulting is also available on Canvas, course design, Penn State instructional technology, One Button Studio and more, stop by the Worthington Scranton Center for Instructional Design!
Canvas resources for new faculty available in Canvas Learning Center
New to Penn State? Or just new to Canvas, the Learning Management System that is replacing ANGEL this fall? We’ve got your back with a handy resource to help get you ready to teach in Canvas by August 21, the first day of fall classes.
Contact the Center for Instructional Design to make an appointment and sign up for our digital badge program too!
We are off to a great start with our campus Web Content Stewards badge training suite. Fourteen staff took part in Part 1, Using the Polaris CMS, and 16 participated in Part 2, Web Aesthetics. We are looking forward to the upcoming courses, including Writing for the Web, Creating Web Media and Content Marketing. Visit the WS IT Support site for more information and to register.
Campus Information Technology Support and the Center for Instructional Design will be offering a Web Content Stewards digital badge this summer! Our content stewards will be training on our Drupal Polaris content management system, and also learn about web design aesthetics, writing for the web, creating web media and content marketing.
The digital badge training materials will be in Canvas, with additional material from Lynda.com at Penn State. There are five training sessions, each with two separate registration times to accommodate staff schedules.
Part 1: Using the Polaris CMS
Part 2: Web Design Aesthetics
Part 3: Writing for the Web
Part 4: Creating Web Media
Part 5: Content Marketing
For more information and to register, visit the Worthington Scranton IT Support site:
Please visit the Information Technology Support site for more information and to register for our upcoming staff and faculty workshops on Box, Sites at Penn State, UCS Calendar and Email, telephone etiquette, security and more!
Visit the Information Technology Support offices to learn more about Flipping the Classroom with our One Button Studio. We can help you use the studio equipment, edit your video and add it to your Canvas course.
Contact Brent Pennington at x2551 and Griff Lewis at x2654.
Our Third Annual Northeast Regional Faculty Development Day at Worthington Scranton was an overwhelming success, with 45 total attendees, representing 4 campuses and University Park.
Faculty and staff from Worthington Scranton, Schuylkill, Wilkes-Barre and Lehigh Valley campuses, as well as trainers and instructional designers from University Park took place in hands-on Canvas Learning Management System training, and instructional design and technology presentations.
Feedback from attendees was very positive, and many remarked they couldn’t wait until the next event.
Plan now to attend the January 2018 Faculty Development Day at Worthington Scranton!