2023 iPED Regional Teaching Conference: General Information

Transforming Teaching and Learning through Best Practices

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Conference Theme

Teaching and learning through a pandemic has presented our campus communities with unprecedented challenges. According to Neuwirth, Jovic, and Mukherji (2021), “The demand for faculty to promptly alter and/or entirely transform and resume the curricular instruction in response to the social and physical distancing measures was complicated by a number of critical psychosocial factors that both faculty and students faced….” They concluded that, “The mode that faculty should be in is not resumption, but rather re-envisioning and re-imagining the design and delivery of the curriculum during these unprecedented times.”

Pedagogical best practices can provide a blueprint for creating connections between teaching innovation and traditional classroom teaching. This year, we embrace an overarching theme of transformation through re-envisioning and re-imagining the “classroom.” We are called to critically examine our teaching practices that no longer serve students and make transformative changes in our courses. It is now time to do more than pivot through crisis; we must transform our pedagogical practices to meet the needs of diverse learners.

This conference is a professional development opportunity for faculty from Marshall University and surrounding colleges and universities. The theme invites faculty, staff, and administrators from Marshall University and all regionally accredited Colleges and Universities to think deeply about transformative pedagogical best practices within diverse teaching environments.

The conference begins at 8:00 am with a conference overview. Concurrent sessions will begin at 8:30am and conclude at 4:45pm.

Conference Schedule

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  • There will be fifteen minute breaks between all sessions.