Imagination Summit 2013

Speaking Their Language: Tools to Capture Student Imaginations

Apr. 30, 2013 By Hilary Larkins

 

This year's Imagination Summit 2013 was focused on providing a “for-faculty, by-faculty” discussion about how Biola professors can use technology to better teach students and prepare them for successful futures, without making technology the main focus of teaching.
 
Over 
200 Biola faculty and staff members gathered in the Andrews Banquet Room of Talbot East on Friday, April 26 for the University's 
Third
 Imagination Summit. The 
opening plenary sessions included an opening keynote address by Fred Sanders, along with interactive video sessions with Michael Wesch, 
a cultural anthropologist at Kansas State University and leader in the emerging field of digital ethnography. Faculty then had the opportunity to attend breakout sessions in which fellow faculty led discussions and gave their peers valuable tools to aide in their teaching.
 
President Barry Corey addressed
 the crowd detailing
 Biola’s response to the digital revolution, 
featuring
 current initiatives
 and a vision for Biola's future
. A faculty roundtable followed, featuring Jason Oakes, Gary Strauss, Matthew Weathers, Joanne Jung, Lisa Swain, Maria Wilbar, Caroline Kim, and moderated by Aaron Kleist. These faculty members shared stories
 detailing creative uses of technology that enhanced their teaching experience and 
their interactions with students, both in the traditional classroom and through online classes.
 
The closing session included 
words 
from Provost 
and Senior Vice President 
David Nystrom to faculty on "The Way Forward". To end this exciting event, classroom resources--including an iPad
 2--
were raffled off to faculty members.
 

 

 

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