TIDE 2016

TIDE 2016 is co-sponsored by Texas State University, College Reading and Learning Association, National Association for Developmental Education, McGraw-Hill Higher Education and Innovative Educators
Dates 04 Jan 2016 12:00 am (UTC -6) 08 Jan 2016 12:00 am (UTC -6)
Place (View On Map) Hampton Inn and Suites

2016 Technology Institute for Developmental Educators (TIDE 2016)

More than 90% of students have smart phones that are rarely tapped into for instructional purposes. There is rarely enough time in your workday or at a standard conference to learn how to integrate these devices into your classrooms or support services. TIDE 2016 provides four days of face-to-face mentoring and hands-on practice to hone your technology expertise whether you are a developmental educator or a core curriculum faculty member. You begin technology projects during the week and then receive a year of individualized support to help you complete these projects. Whether you have beginning or advanced technology skills—come enjoy a technology vacation while networking with other educators.

What To Expect at TIDE 2016?

You will attend four minicourse sessions throughout the week's schedule and one independent study (or if you choose five minicourses) to work on your project. These sessions are learning opportunities with expert instructors giving you a chance to hone your technology skills and complete projects you design.

Each morning you will meet with your mentoring group to preview the day's activities. Most afternoons you'll debrief with your mentoring group and review your productive learning sessions.

Choose from 14 different workshops some offered SYNCHRONOUSLY ONLINE (those with the @ sign):

  • Teaching with Social Networking @
  • Mobile Apps for Academic Success @
  • Mobile Apps for Integrated Reading and Writing @
  • Google Docs & Google+ @
  • Technology and Developmental Math @
  • Teaching with Mobile Devices
  • Mobile Apps for Developmental Math
  • Best Practices for Online & Hybrid Classes
  • Creating Audio and Video Podcasts
  • Best Practices for Online Learning Centers
  • Tutoring Online
  • Assistive Technology
  • Independent Study

We hope you like good cooking as we will have various restaurants in and around San Marco cater our lunch and suppers. Breakfast is continental style. Please note that we will offer vegetarian and gluten free options!

We also want you to enjoy all that Central Texas has to offer as we have events planned each evening from shopping in the biggest outlet mall in the U.S. to visiting the eclectic South Austin shops.

Who should attend TIDE 2016?

  • Developmental educators at or preparing for the postsecondary level (e.g., Early College, technical school, community college, junior college, four year college, university) who want to learn more about how to integrate technology into their and their students' personal and professional lives.
  • Core curriculum faculty who want to enhance their classrooms with technology and expand their instruction beyond their classrooms through mobile learning apps.
  • All levels of expertise are welcome. While some of the mini-courses are labeled advanced, we will help beginners while addressing the needs of those with more experience.
  • Windows, Android, and/or Mac desktop and mobile platforms users will be addressed, and please bring your own laptop, smartphone, and/or tablet.
  • Propose projects and receive expert support in each of the five mini-courses for which you are enrolled.
  • We have special arrangements for participants to earn three hours of continuing education credit.

Who will mentor me?

Dave Caverly, Professor, Graduate Program in Developmental Education Department of Curriculum and  Instruction, Texas State University-San Marcos

Lucy MacDonald, Associate Professor Emeritus,Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon

Chris Woods, Picture of Chris WoodsCoordinator of Instructional Technologies Projects South Texas College,  McAllen, TX

Tina Swiniarski College Readiness Lead Mathematics Instructor Triton College, River Grove, IL

The 2016 Technology Institute for Developmental Educators Conference (TIDE 2016) will take place at the Hampton Inn & Suites San Marcos (San Marcos, TX, US) on January 4-8, 2016.

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