Welcome to the virtual 2021 Sunshine State Teaching & Learning Conference!
This conference is hosted by the University of South Florida. Here is a welcome message from the conference director, Kevin Yee.
This year’s conference allows for either a fully asynchronous experience, or you may choose to interact live with the conference hosts and perhaps other conference attendees, if they are present as well.
On the agenda below, click any of the links to follow them to your desired destination. Of particular note is the “Escape Room” game, which you should consider entirely optional. We’ve taken a number of submitted video presentations and created a game around them. Completing the game doesn’t unlock any additional content, but we thought you might appreciate the challenge. If you get stuck, you can always visit the Conference Lounge for help and tips (it will open in Microsoft Teams), or email email@example.com. Good luck!
Agenda – Friday Jan. 29
9:00am – 4:00pm: Conference Lounge is open for conversation and networking
9:00am – noon: Optional Escape Room
10:00am – 4:00pm: Online Poster Session
You can download the full agenda here.
We hope you have a wonderful and educational experience at the virtual 2021 conference! Thanks again for coming.
We’ve selected a dozen of the presentations in the online poster session (below) and used them in the context of an “escape room” game. If you’ve not played one of these before, our game is a digital version of the popular in-person escape rooms, where players solve puzzles to unlock more clues, and then eventually “escape the room” before an hour elapses.
If you’re up to the challenge, head over to our Escape Room and see if you can unlock all the puzzles!
Our escape room is purely optional. You can see all the same presentations – plus many more – at the online poster session, as well.
Our thanks go to Kamila Dell and Gwen Wantuch, our colleagues at USF who are also presenting at this year’s conference, who developed this escape room concept and original logistics.
Online Poster Session
Below you will find videos for the 55 projects submitted to the 2021 Sunshine State Teaching and Learning Conference. They are arranged alphabetically by the last name of the (first) presenter.
We hope you are able to leave feedback for the presentations that you found the most useful, or the use the same form to request more information from presenters. Of course, you might also want to drop by the Conference Lounge to leave feedback with the organizers. Who knows–maybe the presenters you are interested in will be there as well, and you can strike up a conversation!
Adelman-Mullally, Theresa, and Novy, Teresa. Mennonite College of Nursing at Illinois State University. Putting on the (Skillz) Blitz!
Al-Haddad, Serina, and Kodzi, Emmanuel. Rollins College. Using Technology in teaching business statistic for active leaning and engagement
Anderson-Lopez, Gina. Virtual Contact: How To Integrate an Online Conference Day for Asynchronous Classes
Boyd, Diane, and Haywood, Benjamin. Graphic Course Design for COVID times: Incorporating Visual Elements
Brannon, Diana. Tips for Successfully Moving from Classroom to Cloud
Cirineo, Nelli. Enhancing Student Self-Assessment Skills with Writing Exemplars
Cividini-Motta, Catia, and MacNaul, Hannah. Kahoot- A Fun Way to Incorporate Active Responding in the Classroom
Dell, Kamila, and Wantuch, Gwen. Engaging Students in a Synchronous Online Classroom
Dell, Kamila, and Wantuch, Gwen. Chunking Your Lectures Using Kaltura
Fuller, Abigail, Batista, Jasmine and Henderson Teresa. Becoming a Culturally Responsive Teacher: Beginning with Your Cultural Autobiography
Garcia-Calvo, Estrella. Academic Integrity and International Students
Gresham, Morgan, and Tackitt, Alaina. Structuring Student Success: Construction and Design to Support Student Online Success
Griffith, John. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide. Covid or No Covid: Best practices in online teaching: It is all about interaction!
Gupta, Shanu, Caputo-Seidler, Jennifer, and Mateja, Candice. University of South Florida. Coaching with Self-Reflection: Two Tools For Effective Teaching and Learning
Holland, Cindra, Stuber, Marlene, and Mellon, Molly. Wright State University. Engaging Students Using an Innovative Electronic Documentation System to Promote Success
Hollingshead, Brandon, Fitzgerald, Justin, Mancini, Miles, and Wilson, Jamie. Florida Gulf Coast University. S.O.L. Service-Learning: Strategies for Online Service-Learning in Adapting to Remote Instruction
Hood, Shanda. University of Arkansas. Using Blackboard to Facilitate Group Presentations
Jacobs, Stephanie, Lewis, Barbara, and Nash, Maryellen. University of South Florida. Rebuilding the Model: Creating, Teaching & Assessing Information and Data Literacy Online
Johansson, Marcia, Taylor, Tracey, Maguire, Denise, and Bricker, Christina. University of South Florida. Innovative Opportunities for Advanced Practice Education During a Pandemic
Kaushik, Neetu. LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York. The Importance of “Course Readiness Quiz” in an Online Class
Kaw, Autar. University of South Florida. On Teaching a Flipped STEM Course Remotely
Khare, Virginie. Eckerd College. Developing a Faculty Compendium of Teaching and Learning Resources in Pandemic Times
Klein, Gene, and Watkins, Robert. Keiser University. Optimally Transitioning to Remote Instruction During a Pandemic
Lapeyrouse, Nicole. University of Central Florida. Engaging Students through Novel Multimedia
Luque, Jenna. University of South Florida. In-Lecture Question Software for Online Class Engagement
Main, Amanda. Lynn University. The Effects of Professionalism and Learning Strategy Modules in an Online Class Environment
Marks, Diane, Jordanek, C.J., Rizzuto, Mel, and Yost, Rebecca. Florida Gulf Coast University. Videos: Your Secret Weapon to Online Success
Martiniuk, Jill. University of South Florida. Digital Reading Journals as Moments of Reflection in Online Learning
McIntyre-McCullough, Keisha, Lieberman-Leibovich, Ilisa, Carro, Natalie, and Brown, Carolyn. Florida International University. Lessons from Pandemic Teaching: Face to Face, Remote, and Online
Niles, Nancy. Rollins College. The Impact of COVID-19: A Tale of Two Classrooms
Oberne, Alison. University of South Florida. Leveraging Teams for Synchronous Learning: Student Engagement in Breakout Groups
Osovitz, Chris. University of South Florida. Teaching Science Through Science Fiction
Persohn, Lindsay. University of South Florida. Engaging Synchronous Sessions: Class Flow and Productivity
Pickus, Kaitlyn. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide. Podcasting Professional Development
Richards, Janet, Fung, Kristen, Abuemira, Reham, and Peck, Shannon. University of South Florida. Making Difficult Text Clear through Transmediaiton of Concepts
Riding, Kyle. University of Central Florida. A Method for Teaching Laboratory-Based Concepts in a Remote Environment
Rushton, Stephen, and Schroeder, Heidi. Keeping the Essence in Experiential Online Teaching – Trust the Process
Rusnak, Laura. University of South Florida. Silver Linings Playbook: Seizing the Opportunity to Integrate Virtual Panels into Coursework
Shoemaker, Adam, and Bowen, Deborah. Saint Leo University and University of South Florida. Zooming In on Collaboration: Changing the Paradigm of the Sage on the Stage in Age of Virtual Classrooms
Slanda, Dena, Kelly, Susan, Little, Mary, Herbert, Lea, and Pike, Lindsey. University of Central Florida. University Sponsored Mentorship and Induction: A Model for Retaining High-Quality Teachers
Spina, Grazia. University of Central Florida. Buckle Up for an Emotional Teaching Experience in the Remote World.
Swiren, Rochelle. Seminole State College of Florida. Why I Stripped Down Instead of Dressing Up When We Moved Online
Thomas, Brenda. Florida Gulf Coast University. Using Negotiated Curriculum to Engage Students in their Own Learning
Tuntiya, Nana. University of South Florida. The Crossbreed of Active Learning: Bringing Small Seminar Teaching to Large Online Classes.
Wantuch, Gwendolyn and Dell, Kamila. University of South Florida. Engaging Critical Thinking Through Virtual Space Exploration
Wantuch, Gwendolyn and Dell, Kamila. University of South Florida. Checking Your Course Pulse in a Remote Learning Environment
Wantuch, Gwendolyn. University of South Florida. Starting Class off “Write”
Werner, Jessica. Northshore Coaching & Consulting. Promoting Teacher Resiliency
Yucelen, Ipek. University of South Florida. How to Increase Attendance When it is Not Required in Online Classes
Please take a moment to share your feedback with us about the 2021 conference by completing this survey.
See You Next Year!
We hope you enjoyed this year’s digital lineup. We want to thank all of our presenters for their efforts in bringing you timely and useful information, and for all of you for coming to check this out!
We aren’t sure yet what our 2022 conference will look like, but we know we want to have one, and we hope you’ll join us then, too! In the meantime, please leave us feedback to help guide what next year should look like.