I have spent most of this week at the annual SITE (Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education) conference in Savannah, GA. This is my first time to visit this city, and based one what I have seen so far, it’s very nice. I was involved in two presentations, and the details for each are below:
Beyond the Degree: Navigating Your Search for an Academic Job
I participated in a panel discussion with Jonathan Cohen, Liz Langran, Meghan Manfra, and Melanie Shoffner aimed at doctoral students interested in a career in higher education. We discussed searching for jobs, interviewing on campus, negotiating with a new employer, and getting started as a first-year faculty member. Several doctoral students attended and found the information we covered to be relevant and helpful.
Buy-In and Payoff: Using Gamification Strategies to Increase Preservice Teacher Professionalism
I also presented original research based on my teaching in a large lecture-based course. I have been using gamification strategies in one of my classes for about two years, and I finally have enough data (and understanding) to start talking about what I am doing. Below you can find my resources from the presentation:
- Conference Paper: https://goo.gl/nGI9uc
- Presentation Slides: https://goo.gl/I3SJgD
- Example Spreadsheet and Leaderboard: https://goo.gl/K3VaOD
Overall, I would consider this another great SITE conference and I look forward to doing it again next year in Austin.