Date & Time: February 16 9:00am – 4:30pm
Location: Garden City Campus

Adelphi University’s 2023 Teaching and Learning Conference explores the Impact of Inspiration, Ideation, and Innovation upon student experience and learning—today and in the future.

During the last year, faculty and students met on-campus and via hybrid and asynchronous modalities to best serve our students’ needs in an ever-changing landscape.

Plenary Speakers

Torrey Trust

Torrey Trust

“Let’s Chat About ChatGPT: Teaching and Learning in the Era of Artificial Intelligence Tools”

Torrey Trust, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Learning Technology in the Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies in the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her scholarship and teaching focus on how technology shapes educator and student learning. Specifically, Dr. Trust studies how educators engage with digitally enhanced professional learning networks (PLNs), how emerging pedagogical tools (e.g., HyperDocs, AI), practices (e.g., Making) and technologies (e.g., 3D printers, augmented reality) facilitate new learning experiences, how to find, critically evaluate, and teach with digital tools and apps, and how to design and use open educational resources (OERs). In 2018, Dr. Trust was selected as one of the recipients for the ISTE Making IT Happen Award, which “honors outstanding educators and leaders who demonstrate extraordinary commitment, leadership, courage and persistence in improving digital learning opportunities for students.”

Nicole Ja

Nicole Ja

“Design Thinking as a Tool for Catalyzing Student Motivation, Engagement, and Purpose”

Dr. Nicole Ja provides innovative consulting that leverages human-centered design and research and evaluation tools to unlock unique strengths and the potential for innovation inherent within people, organizations, and communities. She helps stakeholders identify untapped resources and unexplored territories that help move them beyond routine patterns and ways of thinking towards an expansive playful mindset that fosters growth. As an Executive Education faculty at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, Nicole teaches workshops that include Designing Professional Change, Designing Personal Change, Design Thinking for Innovative Problem Solving, and Designing Wellness; her teachings have been featured as part of Carey’s Academy for Women and Leadership and Academy for Emerging Leaders. Nicole holds an MA and PhD in Developmental Psychology from Cornell University. Her research has focused on self-development, motivation, social connectedness, and well-being and has been published in American Psychologist, Journal of Counseling Psychology, Journal of Youth and Adolescence, and Psychology Today.

Alexandra M. Pickett

Alexandra M. Pickett

“Introduction to OSCQR: SUNY-Developed Online Course Quality Review Rubric”

Alexandra M. Pickett is the director of Online Teaching for SUNY Online, at the system-level of the State University or New York (SUNY). She is the former the director of the Open SUNY Center for Online Teaching Excellence, and the former associate director of the award-winning SUNY Learning Network (SLN). Today she develops tools and resources to assist campuses, faculty, and instructional designers improve online teaching and learning. She consults and speaks regularly on effective online teaching and learning, large-scale online faculty development, online course quality, badging, online community building, online instructional design, and leveraging technology to enhance instruction online.

Questions? Please reach out to Karen Kolb, Director of FCPE or the FCPE at fcpe@adelphi.edu.

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