Changing Classroom Conference
Monday March 18
9:30 - 10:30 am - Michael Wesch keynote
10:30 - 11:00 am - Michael Wesch Q&A
On Monday March 18, 2013, Michael Wesch, Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Kansas State University, will be visiting Purdue University with a keynote presentation from 9:30am - 10:30am in Fowler Hall. His presentation will be followed with a question and answer session.
Wesch is well known for his work on capturing and understanding the hopes and struggles of todays' students with regard to education and their future. He tackles questions such as: "What are students learning in the large lecture classes?" "Why students seem disconnected in class?" "What should we do to prepare students for the challenges of the 21st Century" and "Who are the Students that we are teaching?"
"Dubbed "the explainer" by Wired magazine, Wesch studies the effects of social media and digital technology on global society. His videos on culture, technology, education, and information have been viewed by millions, translated in over 15 languages, and are frequently featured at international film festivals and major academic conferences worldwide. One of his best-known YouTube videos, “A Vision of Students Today,” has received more than 4.7 million hits since it was posted in 2007.
Wesch has won several major awards for his work, including a Wired Magazine Rave Award, the John Culkin Award for Outstanding Praxis in Media Ecology, and he was recently named an Emerging Explorer by National Geographic. He has also won several teaching awards, including the 2008 CASE/Carnegie U.S. Professor of the Year for Doctoral and Research Universities.
For more information on Michael and to view some of the digital work he has created, you can explore the following links :
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Wednesday March 20
Transformations Conference, sponsored by the Diversity Resource Office
8:00 am - 5:00 pm - IMPACT Changing Classroom Conference (STEW)
9:00 am - 5:00 pm - Transformations Conference (STEW) (DRO)
The Changing Classroom Conference will feature past and current IMPACT faculty fellows presenting the redesign work they have been doing, and how the transformation changed the way they teach and students learn. The all-day event includes poster sessions, concurrent sessions, and presentations. The luncheon will feature Purdue Provost Dr. Tim Sands as keynote speaker, and is open for registration to attendees of both conferences.
8:00 am - 11:00 am - IMPACT Poster Session (Ballroom STEW 302 and 306)
8:30 am - 10:30 am - Concurrent Presentations
9:00 am - Aparna Joshi (research) (DRO)
10:30 am - Thomas Nelson Laird (curriculum transformation) (DRO)
11:30 - 1:00 - Lunch for Transformations and Changing Classroom Conferences (Opening lunch keynote Tim Sands. Closing speakers - students who took IMPACT classes as well as a few innovative examples from faculty). ***** Registration required.
1:30 pm - Keynote session with Daryl G. Smith (DRO)
1:30 - Black and Gold enCORE players
1:30 - 2:30 pm - Concurrent Presentation
2:00 - 3:00 - Concurrent Presentations
3:00 - 4:15 Best Practices Session II (DRO)
3:30 - 5:00 pm - Poster Session
4:30 - 6:00 pm - Recognition Reception (DRO)
Friday March 22
Announcement of the 2012-13 Murphy Award winners