Jun 22

iTeach 2015

iTeach BanneriTeach 2015 is behind us, but even if you were unable to attend, we have many resources that you can take advantage of. This year’s iTeach was highly successful due to the enthusiastic and diverse faculty from Ketchikan, Sitka, Juneau and beyond. These faculty (Rosemarie Alexander-Isett, Kelly Alzaharna, Paul Bahna, Marnie Chapman, Eve Dillingham, Julia Gibeault, Julie Hamilton, Haley Johnson, Steve Kocsis, Renee Mackey, David Newton, Neil Nickerson, Sherrie Myers and Rosemary Walling) tackled topics including:

  • Course Architecture: step by step look at the course design process
  • Using Bb Achievements to create badges that strengthen behaviors that will make your students more successful
  • Blackboard from basics to advanced features
  • Creating and inserting meaningful graphics into your course materials
  • Using Web 2.0 tools (Pixton, PowToons, WordClouds, Infographics etc.) to engage students
  • Creating more interesting presentations (lectures) using Adobe Presenter and Camtasia
  • Using the collaboratively developed Peer Review Rubric to assess online course organization, objectives, course assessment, course activities and communication
  • Using Collaborate to engage students more meaningfully

Maureen O’Halloran, Mary Purvis, Kathi Baldwin, Tina Coulston, Nicole Duclos and Katie Walker facilitated the learning process. Faculty created an amazing array of new presentations, activities, banners, assessments and communication strategies for their courses. You can view the weekly schedule, see some of the posts and materials created AND access many of the resources at this year’s iTeach 2015 WordPress site. We hope you will take a few minutes and click around the site and return to the resource page when you are ready to dig into each topic more deeply.