Tech Select program set to launch
Whether it be in college or kindergarten, technology and teaching go hand-in-hand. At UW-Stevens Point, the new Center for Collaborative and Interactive Technologies (CCIT) is preparing to launch its first cohort of Tech Select faculty that will enhance their skills necessary to engage students and promote high academic achievement through the use of technology.
The initial College of Professional Studies cohort of Tech Select faculty, set to begin in January 2013, includes Pam Bork, Carole Paulson, Kathe Julin, Elle Wu, Pam Terrell, Kelly Schoonaert, Celine Kline, Sterling Wall and Danelle Smith.
“I am very excited to assist the faculty members on this venture and applaud their initiative to join this group,” said Kristi Roth, Ph.D., director of the CCIT.
The Tech Select program provides monthly training for chosen faculty members in a wide variety of educational technologies. Tech Select faculty identify one course to infuse training in technology with their students. They develop one outcome for their students to exhibit competency in the chosen technology. Additionally, in the same course, a technology outreach component involving a community partner will be required.
CCIT Faculty Projects
Pam Bork, School of Education
Course: Educational Assessment
Community Partner: Stevens Point Area School District
Technology Outcome: Students will create classroom presentations, assessment, and rubrics using Prezi, SMART Notebook, and iPad applications
Technology Outreach: Outcomes will be developed based on SPSD teacher needs and provided to the school district.
Carole Paulson, School of Health Care Professions
Course: Professional Essentials
Community Partner: Midstate, North Central, and Nicolet Technical Colleges
Technology Outcome: Online communication with area partners, Prezi presentations
Technology Outreach: Distance education for nontraditional nursing students
Kathe Julin, Division of Interior Architecture
Course: Architectural Watercolor
Community Partner: Coffee Studio and Central Wisconsin Children’s Museum
Technology Outcome: iPad sketching and annotating, Prezi development
Technology Outreach: Children’s scavenger hunt, architectural details of Stevens Point Prezi for community members.
Elle Wu, School of Business & Economics
Community Partner: Local business partner
Technology Outcome: Online sales presentations and product demonstrations through Webinar
Technology Outreach: Online sales presentations and product demonstrations
Pam Terrell, School of Communicative Disorders
Course: Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Disorders
Community Partner: Stevens Point School District
Technology Outcome: Online interactive chat and streaming video for video evaluation
Technology Outreach: In-service training on live streaming chat
Kelly Schoonaert and Celine Kline, School of Health Promotion & Human Development
Course: Advanced Coaching Techniques: Motivational Interviewing
Community Partner: Ministry Health Care
Technology Outcome: Telepresence, Prezi development, and Webinars
Technology Outreach: Reception of health coaching via Telepresence to Community Weight Race members
Sterling Wall, School of Health Promotion & Human Development
Course: Research in Family Sciences
Community Partner: National Council on Family Relations
Technology Outcome: Digital video recording, development of digital movies.
Technology Outreach: Distribution of videos regarding student research
Danelle Smith, School of Physical Education & Athletic Training
Course: Therapeutic Exercise
Community Partner: Current athletic training and physical therapy students at other institutions
Technology Outcome: Video database of rehabilitation exercises and presentation through iPads and Smartboards
Technology Outreach: Webinar and teleconferencing