Recharge 2020: Sessions

Session 1 | 10:00 - 10:50

Gold Medal Instructor Presence

JOHNSTON HALL 201

Facilitated By: Karen Brown, Associate Professor, Nursing, and Brigid Naglich, Instructional Designer, E-Campus, Miami University

Instructor presence is vital to creating relationships with students in the online learning environment and can be incorporated in a number of ways. Close collaboration between faculty, as a content expert, and E-Learning instructional designers brings the necessary skills, knowledge, and abilities together to create engaging courses. This session will explore some of these methods to incorporate instructor presence and give examples from a nationally recognized course developed at Miami.

Recharge 2020 Track: Championship Coaching

Crossing the Finish Line: A Guide to Authentic Assessment

JOHNSTON HALL 111

Facilitated By: Megan Gross, Assistant Clinical Lecturer, Speech Pathology & Audiology, Miami University

This session will explain authentic assessment, show examples from a variety of disciplines, as well as help brainstorm authentic assessments faculty in attendance can use in their classrooms.

Recharge 2020 Track: Championship Coaching

Transform Your Class with Canvas: The Flipped Classroom

JOHNSTON HALL 117

Facilitated By: Leah Henson, Bethany (MacMillan) Carr, Britt Cole, Thomas Morgan, Julie Ridge, Teaching with Canvas: The Flipped Classroom E-Campus Working Group (EWG), Miami University

the inverted or flipped classroom uses technology to leverage learning both in and out of the classroom, allowing educators to transition from a traditional "sage on the stage" to a more interactive "guide on the side." In this session, members of the E-Campus Working Group on Canvas: The Flipped Classroom will highlight the basic principles behind the approach, along with concrete ways to implement it in a range of classes. To fully experience this session in a flipped format, visit http://bit.ly/FlippedRecharge before attending.

Recharge 2020 Track: Championship Coaching

Wrestling with Substance Abuse in College Students: Current Trends and Hurdles

JOHNSTON HALL 202

Facilitated By: Barbara Oswald, Associate Professor, Social & Behavioral Science, Miami University

This session will review current trends in substance use and abuse, with a focus on college-aged adults in Southwest Ohio and Butler County. University and community resources for those struggling with addiction will be provided, along with ample time for Q&A.

Recharge 2020 Track: Mental Weightlifting

Learning Transformed: Challenge Your Students to Victory by Harnessing the Maker Within

JOHNSTON HALL 117

Facilitated By: John Burke, Jennifer Hicks, Tom Mays, Kent Bradshaw, Eric Melbye, Center for Teaching and Learning Faculty Working Group (FWG), Miami University

Would you like to challenge and grow students' creativity and problem-solving skills with your assignments? Consider utilizing maker technology (3D printing, laser cutting/engraving, audio/video production, etc.) to take assignments to the next level. Learn how a team of faculty members designed and implemented assignments with making technologies and creative processes to alternatively address their learning objectives. Firsthand guidance will be provided by the participants in a Center for Teaching and Learning Faculty Working Group (FWG).

Recharge 2020 Track: Modern Pentathalon

Clearing Hurdles: Financial Aid Tools for Faculty and Staff

JOHNSTON HALL 110

Facilitated By: Brittany De La Rosa, Regional Director of Financial Aid, and Beth Davidson, Student Services Technician, Miami University

Students look to us to coach them through hurdles; but how can we effectively coach them if we know little about the race? Join the Regional Office of Financial Aid for an overview of how students are paying for college, how Bursar-cancellation works, and what faculty and staff can (and can’t) do to help students with financial aid issues.

Recharge 2020 Track: Wallet Wrestling

Refresh 1 | 11:00 - 11:30

Desk Yoga

JOHNSTON 008

Feeling stressed or cramped at work? Learn the skills and process to guide yourself through some desk yoga moves to alleviate stress or body tension.

Hapkido

Hawk Haven

It’s back again this year! Take a few minutes to learn about or take a refresher on self-defense using hapkido.

Wii Sports

Hawk Haven

Play against the Wii-bots, or challenge your friends, in a variety of digital sports. Grab a Wiimote and fight for first place!

Aromatherapy

JOHNSTON 012

Make yourself, or someone else, a sweet-smelling gift. Play around with the scents or follow our convenient recipe board. Pocket your scent card in a bag to keep the scent fresh.

Coloring Corner

JOHNSTON 012

If you want to take some time to get creative while you process the day’s sessions, try out our adult coloring books. We’ve got 5 books, two sets of fresh coloring pencils, and a set of markers.

Ornamental Objects

JOHNSTON 017

Have you ever wondered how beautiful Japanese origami traditional cranes and other ornament objects are created? Well, wonder no more! Come join us in a short lesson on how to do origami, the ancient Japanese art form. Don’t worry about your artistic ability because everyone can learn how to do origami. It is amazing to see what you can make from a flat piece of paper. You can learn to make a crane, a flower, a box and more! Come join us and have fun! Take home what you fold and share with your family and friends.

Katakana Writing

JOHNSTON 018

Like your name? Like seeing it in new ways? Come learn how to write your name in katakana, Japan’s system for writing foreign words and adding extra emphasis when writing. It is fun, easy, and displayable!

Japanese Tea Ceremony

JOHNSTON 020

Come experience the soothing and calming effects of participating in a Japanese tea ceremony. Feel free to participate, view, or just enjoy a cup of hot Japanese tea and traditional Japanese sweets.

Green Screen

JOHNSTON 120

Play around with green screen technology! Make it look like you’re somewhere else entirely or show your Recharge pride!

Button Maker

JOHNSTON 120

Buttons are back this year! We’ve got new graphics for you to show your Recharge pride, educator pride, or just plain silly-side pride.

Mini-Games

JOHNSTON 120

Show off your minute to win it skills with our four games from Funny Face Cookie to Shake Your Tail Feather! Challenge yourself or your team for the ultimate bragging rights!

Social Media Center

JOHNSTON 120

Participate in the social media experience while at Recharge! Tag and share the fun at E-Campus Recharge 2020.

Session 2 | 11:40 - 12:30

Creating Measurable Assessments: Multiple Choice Mayhem

JOHNSTON 202

Facilitated By: Cara North, Senior Learning Experience Designer, College of Education and Human Ecology Office, The Ohio State University

As more learning and training is delivered online, instructors no longer have the opportunity to get to know all their learners by meeting them face-to-face. This disconnect often leads to missing or ineffective assessments as faculty and instructional designers increasingly hope their learners understand the content but lack the tools to adequately measure the level of understanding. How do you know if your learning assessments are effective? Are you testing students’ content knowledge, or do your assessments measure their deduction skills? In this session, you will explore common test-writing pitfalls and discover how smart test-takers excel without learning the content.

This session will help faculty and instructional designers recognize high-quality, content-driven assessments and provide an opportunity to experience poorly written test items from the point of view of the test-taker. Learn multiple-choice question-writing “rules,” such as including plausible distractors; learn to recognize common test-item pitfalls, like convergence; and find out how smart test-takers use grammatical cues and distractor length to make educated guesses. Combine all of these best practices, and you will take your eLearning assessments to the next level!

In this session, you will learn:

  • Best practices for multiple-choice assessments
  • About common assessment-writing pitfalls and how to avoid them
  • How to connect assessments to stated learning objectives
  • How to identify the depth of knowledge (DOK) level of a learning objective
  • How to match the DOK level of an assessment item to its stated learning objective
  • About the consequences of relying on poorly written assessment items

Recharge 2020 Track: Championship Coaching

Unsportsmanlike Conduct: Online Writing and Paraphrasing Services.

JOHNSTON 118

Facilitated By: Thomas Mays, Associate Professor, Commerce, Miami University

Writing can be a crucial skill for employees in today's workforce, and college is a place to hone that skill. However, there are many online services that offer to complete a wide variety of writing tasks. Many of these services directly target students with their promotional activities. Additionally, the variety of services continues to expand, and automated services could be the next wave in this industry. Aside from the academic integrity issues, students who use these services may not be developing the writing skills needed for their desired profession. This session will report on the characteristics and promotional strategies of the companies that offer these tools. We will also discuss possible ways to address the issue in the classroom as well as related academic integrity topics.

Recharge 2020 Track: Championship Coaching

Synchronized Sessions: Canvas Conferences for Online Learning

JOHNSTON 111

Facilitated By: Christian Drennen, College of Allied Health Sciences, University of Cincinnati

An interactive presentation about the "Conferences" tool in Canvas. Learn about another tool for your Pedagogical Toolbox and how to use it effectively in creating online synchronous learning activities that impact the four stages of a learning experience: Engagement, Acquisition, Application, and Remediation.

Recharge 2020 Track: Championship Coaching

Mental Conditioning: Utilizing Mindfulness Techniques to Improve Performance

JOHNSTON 117

Facilitated By: Cricket Meehan, Director, School Mental Health Programs, Psychology, Miami University

In this session, mindfulness strategies that can improve mental health & wellness will be introduced. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in live demonstrations of mindfulness techniques using the five senses of taste, touch, smell, sight, and sound. Participants will receive a 'mindfulness toolkit' to help them put effective strategies into practice in their everyday life.

Recharge 2020 Track: Mental Weightlifting

Interval Training for Long Distance (Runners) - Micro-Credentials

JOHNSTON 201

Facilitated By: Krissy Smith, Micro-Credential Program Manager, and Janet Hurn, Senior Director Regional E-Campus, Regional Dean's Office, Miami University

Introduce the Regionals to the new Micro-Credential Program:

  • Intro (timeliness of the program)
  • How it supports our students and beyond
  • Employers and surrounding community

Recharge 2020 Track: Modern Pentathalon

Plan to the Podium: Retention

JOHNSTON HALL 110

Facilitated By: Stephanie Beck, Regional Director, Academic Advising, and Sue Sepela, Regional Senior Director Tutoring and Learning Center, Miami University

Add momentum to the movement.

Explain Guided Pathways and Career Communities supported by the data points we are trying to shift.

We are helping students make informed decisions about majors that they are excited about. How does this impact your program?

Academic Advising and First-Year onboarding programs are key components. With fiscal and intellectual backing from the Strong Start to Finish completion initiative, we have changed our ways. Please join us as we explain the program’s goals, baseline metrics, and hopes for the future as we look to increase the Regional’s retention and graduation rates by at least 10% in the next few years.

Recharge 2020 Track: Modern Pentathalon

In the Ring - When Basic Needs Keep Taking the Blows (puzzle room)

JOHNSTON HALL 120

Facilitated By: Rebecca Helton, AmeriCorps Member

Miami University Regionals students Harry Err and T. Hawk stopped attending classes right after Thanksgiving break. We are a week away from the spring semester starting and neither have registered for classes.

It's on us to figure out why.

During this immersive, challenging and social experience, participants will work together to figure out puzzles that will help them to uncover the reason these students decided to stop attending classes and not re-enroll in class. Participants will be challenged to make it through all 3 lockboxes within the time limit. Will your team be able to retain Harry and T. as Regional students?

This session with concludes with an engaging discussion about their experience, what real-life challenges they are seeing at Regionals, and what we can collectively do to support our students and get them on the path to academic success.

Recharge 2020 Track: Wallet Wrestling

Lunch | 12:30 - 1:20
Session 3 | 1:30 - 2:20

The Future of the Games: Blending Automated & Personalized Feedback Strategies

JOHNSTON 202

Facilitated By: Kent Darr, Instructional Design Specialist, Office of eLearning, University of Dayton

Students with foreign law credentials are often severely disadvantaged by the differences in Civil and Common Law systems when trying to practice their trade in the United States. From the Fall of 2018 - Fall of 2019, the University of Dayton School of Law partnered with the Office of eLearning to develop an online LLM program that would address this need using solid pedagogical methods and innovative technological solutions including automated feedback, model answers, and live online meetings. During our presentation, we will examine the methodology and technological tools that are available in any LMS that make championship level coaching available to any instructor seeking to prepare their online or blended students to perform at the highest level.

Recharge 2020 Track: Championship Coaching

Don't Simply Coach from the Sidelines: Increase your instructor presence and improve outcomes

JOHNSTON 118

Facilitated By: Jill Gomez, Steve Feldmann, Karleah Harris, Suesann Sepela, E-Campus Working Group: Increasing Online Instructor Presence, Miami University

Want to build a more valuable instructor-student relationship in online courses? This session highlights best practices in online language classrooms to foster student engagement and improve academic achievement through intentional instructor presence. The presenters will share ideas and samples to build and/or expand a faculty member's toolbox of techniques and practices to best humanize the relationship between student and instructor in online environments.

Recharge 2020 Track: Championship Coaching

Endurance Training: How Students Juggle Work, Home, and School

JOHNSTON 117

Facilitated By: Tracey Hoffman, Assistant Professor EDT & EDS, and Jennifer Mysona, Associate Lecturer EDT & EDS, Education & Society, Miami University

Tracey Hoffman and Jennifer Mysona have recruited 4 students (2 Prekindergarten and 2 Early Childhood Education) to discuss the challenges of juggling multiple responsibilities on top of going to school to earn their degree. The students will also discuss methods they used to cope with their busy lives.

Recharge 2020 Track: Mental Weightlifting

The Marathon of Mental Wellness

JOHNSTON 201

Facilitated By: Britt Cole, Assistant Professor, Nursing, Miami University

This session will explore the concept of a well mind. The session will discuss the various issues that affect the minds of our students (i.e. depression, anxiety, trauma, etc.) and how to recognize a student who might be struggling. Next, we will explore ways to help our students better understand their own mental health and wellness and offer tools they can use to become "Mindfully Well." A focus of this session would be to shift our thinking from "mental illness to mental wellness."

Recharge 2020 Track: Mental Weightlifting

Eliminating Hurdles for the Underdog: How you can help financially insecure students lower costs and stay in school.

JOHNSTON 111

Facilitated By: Krista McDonald, Director, Rentschler Library, and John Burke, Director, Gardner-Harvey Library, Miami University

Our students can face several obstacles in their race to the educational finish line, but don't let access to course materials be one of them! This session will cover the services and resources that the Regional Campus Libraries provide to you and your students, including accessing streaming videos, identifying affordable learning resources to replace textbooks, providing copies of textbooks, and lending laptops and other technology items. Consider your options, raise awareness in your classes, and improve your students' chances of standing on the podium!

Recharge 2020 Track: Wallet Wrestling

Refresh 2 | 2:30 - 3:00

Hula Hoop Fitness

HAWK HAVEN

Hula Hoop Fitness - "Aerobics with Twist" This inexpensive workout can burn calories, strengthen your abs, heart and back, ease anxiety and depression and it’s just plain FUN! Give it a try yourself!

Fuel for Performance

HAWK HAVEN

Food is fuel. You are what you eat. Good food is good mood. Food is our common ground, a universal experience.

How do these quotes translate to our students experiencing food insecurity and hunger?

Join the Center for Social Impact and Shared Harvest for this hands-on service project that directly benefits our campus community. We will work as a team to assemble boxes of food that will be distributed to hungry Regionals students.

We will close our time together with a conversation focused on what we can collectively do to support our students with accessing the fuel they need for successful academic performance.

Hapkido

Hawk Haven

It’s back again this year! Take a few minutes to learn about or take a refresher on self defense using hapkido.

Wii Sports

Hawk Haven

Play against the Wii-bots, or challenge your friends, in a variety of digital sports. Grab a Wiimote and fight for first place!

Aromatherapy

JOHNSTON 012

Make yourself, or someone else, a sweet-smelling gift. Play around with the scents or follow our convenient recipe board. Pocket your scent card in a bag to keep the scent fresh.

Coloring Corner

JOHNSTON 012

If you want to take some time to get creative while you process the day’s sessions, try out our adult coloring books. We’ve got 5 books, two sets of fresh coloring pencils, and a set of markers.

Ornamental Objects

JOHNSTON 017

Have you ever wondered how beautiful Japanese origami traditional cranes and other ornament objects are created? Well, wonder no more! Come join us in a short lesson on how to do origami, the ancient Japanese art form. Don’t worry about your artistic ability because everyone can learn how to do origami. It is amazing to see what you can make from a flat piece of paper. You can learn to make a crane, a flower, a box and more! Come join us and have fun! Take home what you fold and share with your family and friends.

Katakana Writing

JOHNSTON 018

Like your name? Like seeing it in new ways? Come learn how to write your name in katakana, Japan’s system for writing foreign words and adding extra emphasis when writing. It is fun, easy, and displayable!

Japanese Tea Ceremony

JOHNSTON 020

Come experience the soothing and calming effects of participating in a Japanese tea ceremony. Feel free to participate, view, or just enjoy a cup of hot Japanese tea and traditional Japanese sweets.

Green Screen

JOHNSTON 120

Play around with green screen technology! Make it look like you’re somewhere else entirely or show your Recharge pride!

Button Maker

JOHNSTON 120

Buttons are back this year! We’ve got new graphics for you to show your Recharge pride, educator pride, or just plain silly-side pride.

Mini Games

JOHNSTON 120

Show off your minute to win it skills with our four games from Funny Face Cookie to Shake Your Tail Feather! Challenge yourself or your team for the ultimate bragging rights!

Social Media Center

JOHNSTON 120

Participate in the social media experience while at Recharge! Tag and share the fun at E-Campus Recharge 2020.

Session 4 | 3:10 - 4:00

Tap into Talent: Improved Collaboration

JOHNSTON 202

Facilitated By: Bethany Carr, Regional Director of New Student Programs and Engagement, and Jennifer Yamashiro, Ph.D., Teaching Professor, Department of Humanities and Creative Arts & Department of Art, Regional Director, University Honors Program, Miami University

In this session, two certified Clifton Strengths coaches will provide ways to uncover students' natural talents that can be applied to their collaborative projects and assignments.

Recharge 2020 Track: Championship Coaching

Communication Relay: Increasing Engagement in Online Discussion Forums

JOHNSTON 111

Facilitated By: Thomas Mays, Associate Professor, Commerce, Miami University

Not happy with the "I agree!" and "Great job" forum responses? Do you want to increase student-student engagement in your discussion forums? In this session, we will cover an approach to discussion forum design that helps students create more meaningful responses to other students' posts. After reviewing the approach and associated planning grid, attendees will gain experience by adapting an existing discussion forum using the discussed alternative approach.

Recharge 2020 Track: Championship Coaching

Coaching Through Mental Health Crises

JOHNSTON 201

Facilitated By: Claire Ruberg, Regional Senior Director Clinical Services, Regl Student Services, Miami University

We have all had a student come into our office at one point or another in crisis. This presentation aims to help explore how to manage students in crisis in an empathetic and efficient way, directing them to the services that best fit their needs while also helping them to feel better in the moment.

Recharge 2020 Track: Mental Weightlifting

Igniting the Torch: Engaging Students in Social Entrepreneurship

JOHNSTON HALL 117

Facilitated By: Sonseeahray Ross, Assistant Professor, Commerce, Miami University

Talking about what social entrepreneurship is and how it's relevant to MUR students, who tend to learn and live in the same community.

  1. It shows the connection between MUR students and their community.
  2. It connects to the fastest growing program at MUR (Commerce) demonstrating an interest in entrepreneurship for students.
  3. It demonstrates how students interested in entrepreneurship can connect back to the community through service programs like NEXT or the businesses they start.

Recharge 2020 Track: Modern Pentathalon

Exploring the PLUS of Work+: Perspiration, Leadership, Unity, Stamina

JOHNSTON 118

Facilitated By: Kelly Brown, Interim Director Work+ Program, Academic Advisor, and Pete Haverkos, Regional Senior Assistant Dean for Student and Academic Success, Miami University

Work+ can be game-changer of Olympic proportions for both students and Miami Regionals. Part I of this session will overview the Work+ program focusing on how you can champion the program to benefit enrollment at Miami Regionals. Part II of this session will focus on how Work+ will help with retention by conditioning students to stay in the college race and cross the finish line.

Recharge 2020 Track: Wallet Wrestling

Closing Ceremonies | 4:10 - 4:30