CFTTC 2018
February 28 - March 2, 2018

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Armstrong, Alynda
Turnitin




Co-Presenter: Paige Singleton

Thursday, March 01, 2018
Time: 4:00:PM - 4:35:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom F
Turnitin: A Simple Originality Check within the New Canvas Plagiarism Framework

In this Best Practices session, Turnitin’s Alynda Armstrong and Paige Singleton will provide a Demonstration of the new Canvas Turnitin Plagiarism Framework Integration, its key features and target user group. Additionally, they will lead participants in a group discussion of the Instructor Use Cases and Training Options for the new functionality.
August, Stephanie
National Science Foundation






Thursday, March 01, 2018
Time: 8:30:AM - 9:30:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom H
OVERVIEW OF NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

This session will present various funding opportunities to support Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education projects o ff ered through the NSF Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE). DUE Program Directors will provide an overview of programs such as Advanced Technological Education (ATE), Scholarships in STEM (S - STEM), Improving Undergraduat e STEM Education (IUSE), and others. The presenters will also share important resources to consider when developing NSF proposals and discuss the importance of collaborations among 2 - year and 4 - year institutions, industry, and other partners to foster STEM workforce development.
August, Stephanie
National Science Foundation






Thursday, March 01, 2018
Time: 10:00:AM - 11:15:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom H
ONE - ON - ONE MEETINGS WITH NATIONAL SCIENCE FOU NDATION PROGRAM DIRECTORS

This session will give prospective principal investigators (PIs) the opportunity to have a 15 - minute one - on - one meeting with a National Science Foundation Program Director. Sign up for a one - on - one meeting at the conference registration desk. Walk - ins will be seen as time permits. Prospective PIs should come prepared with a one - page summary that outlines their project and its intellectual merit and broader impacts.
Benson Thompson, Robin
University of Mississippi Medical Center




Co-Presenters: Rebecca Butler, Molly Ratcliff, Quincy Taylor

Thursday, March 01, 2018
Time: 10:00:AM - 11:15:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom B
Jumpin Jigawatts: Electrofying the Class With Collaborative Technology

The session will provide learners with information related to the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Health Related Profession's technology-rich classroom, the Collaboratory and provide best practices for collaborative learning. The session will include various teaching modalities/tech-tools used to assist in collaborative learning and will demonstrate how faculty can utilize these modalities/tech-tools in any classroom setting. Research shows that collaborative learning promotes active engagement of students, broadened attainment of learning content, amplified critical thinking and problem-solving abilities, increased faculty engagement, and positive attitudes toward learning. The product is a better learning environment and a student that is better equipped to reach end of program outcomes.
Boyd, Alfred
Mississippi Valley State University




Co-Presenter: Dr. Alfred Boyd, Jr.

Thursday, March 01, 2018
Time: 1:00:PM - 2:00:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom B
Making Learning Fun and Games

When students are engaged and inspired, they excel academically. Regrettably, schools all around the country are facing a student motivation and engagement crisis of epic proportions. Student engagement and motivation are the most important and also difficult aspects of the teaching profession. How do we motivate students who are utterly not interested in their own learning? The answers to that question are gamification and game-based learning. This session will show educators of any content area and grade level, K–12 and higher ed, how to engage students on a level they enjoy and create an interactive environment for 21st-century learning. Participants will also • learn how to spark classroom engagement • discover digital tools and techniques to motivate and excite students as they complete assignments • learn innovative methods to facilitate gamified, and game-based learning • learn how to turn any school environment into an environment that will motivate and inspire students. • leave with the tools needed to reinvigorate their teaching. With these useful tools, resources and practical experience, attendees will leave confident and inspired to develop environments that make learning fun and games.
Branch, Victor
MSU - CAVS Extension




Co-Presenter: victor branch

Thursday, March 01, 2018
Time: 1:00:PM - 2:00:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom H
STEP 2.0: The Right Directions for Industrial Technology Careers

Student Technology Exchange Program 2.0 is submerged into high technology careers by introducing students to the complex fields and curriculum that challenges the engineering design process: Ask – Research – Imagine – Plan – Create – Test & Evaluate – Improve Participants challenge Activity: 1. Create the workstations on paper (3 component intersection) 2. Electrically then build the kits to specifications (Computer/SimLite) 3. Complete a CODING activity Online 4. Complete a Robotics Module Online for Certification Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary field of engineering that includes a combination of systems engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, telecommunications engineering, control engineering and computer engineering. As technology advances, the subfields of engineering multiply and adapt. Mechatronics' aim is a design process that unifies these subfields. This session will include a identify/building components that support Mechatronics modules that are being implemented in the classroom with student teams (4); this module will include Internet Coding module that will implement the Sequencing programming with student teams (4) (Cell Phone); this module will include Robotics ELean Certification process with student teams (8)(Internet + 8 ELearn ID’s). JOB SECTOR: http://www.getonthegridms.com Electrical Engineer: SALARY POTENTIAL: $75,000 – 120,000+ /YEAR EDUCATION REQUIRED: BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN ENGINEERING SKILLS NEEDED: PROBLEM-SOLVING, COMPUTER SKILLS, + PHYSICS SECTORS HIRING: ENERGY, HEALTHCARE, + CONSTRUCTION On an average day, an electrical engineer will oversee the creation of communications systems, motors, and production equipment. The best engineers will be able to draw up intricate blue prints, communicate effectively with team members, and analyze and solve problems along the way. They are creative, analytical, and teamwork-oriented. Mechanical Engineer: SALARY POTENTIAL: $75,000 – 100,000+ /YEAR EDUCATION REQUIRED: BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN ENGINEERING
Britt, Margaret
Copiah Lincoln




Co-Presenter: Margaret Britt

Thursday, March 01, 2018
Time: 2:30:PM - 3:45:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom B
New Technology--You Can't Use What You Don't Know About!

With all the hype today about the latest, greatest, newest-hottest technology, it is easy to get confused--Office 365, Video, Sway, cloud storage, information/file sharing, presentation enhancements, and even data collection and analysis. Come and join everyone in this session for a realistic overview of "what is hot" and "what is not" in the classrooms and dorm rooms today.
Burge, Dylon
PUE




Co-Presenter: Rebekah Mayfield

Thursday, March 01, 2018
Time: 4:00:PM - 4:35:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom B
Tools for A Digital Classroom

This session will cover digital tools that can be used in third grade, and higher, classrooms. The following will be covered: - Google Docs (and add-ons). - Google Slides (and add-ons). - Google Forms (and add-ons). - Google Sheets (and add-ons). - Online ELA / Math Resources. - Free Video Creation Resources. - Other online tools/tips and tricks. A digital copy of the presentation will be available to those that attend the session.
Caldwell, Jennifer
University of Mississippi






Friday, March 02, 2018
Time: 8:30:AM - 9:05:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom F
Using Apps to Build Rapport

We learn about many apps to help us get scholastic information across to students. However, many students still don't feel like instructors really understand them or connect with them on their level. This session will discuss how using apps such as GroupMe or other social media can help build rapport with students and make them feel like you are in their corner. Rapport is just a fancy word for socializing and communicating in an understanding manner. We will discuss easy ways to incorporate rapport building into online courses where there is often less opportunity for social interaction.
Crappel, Adam
A & E Office Machines






Thursday, March 01, 2018
Time: 1:00:PM - 1:30:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom E
How Can an A & E Touch Board Help Me?

Explanation of the features of the A & E Touch Board and App Box
Dogar, Zulfiquar
Alcorn State University




Co-Presenters: Dr. Keith McGee, Dr. Abigail Newsome

Thursday, March 01, 2018
Time: 3:10:PM - 3:45:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom D
Student Success - Retention and Graduation

Session Description: This is our story about the development and implementation of a university wide student success system at Alcorn State University. Implemented at a fraction of the cost of similar systems, Alcorn's student success system has been very popular across campus with students, faculty, and advisers, with an adoption rate of over 90 percent at the end of it's first year of going live. We have expanded the original scope of the system from academic advising to include Athletic compliance, and, retention modules with the ability to target at-risk groups with custom messaging and calls to action.
Duchscherer, Samantha
Fayette County






Friday, March 02, 2018
Time: 8:30:AM - 9:45:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom H
Awesome Apps & Extensions You Need For A Future Ready Classroom!

This session will guide the already Google Savvy Educator to a TON of amazing resources teachers can employ to build a collaborative, communicative, and creative classroom! We'll focus on ways to innovate within the writing and editing process, sparking student discussion, and making data beautiful. Everything we discuss will give teachers tools to create an innovative, future ready classroom and save time where it matters!
Duguid, Stephanie
Copiah-Lincoln Community College




Co-Presenter: Kimberley Munzo

Thursday, March 01, 2018
Time: 9:00:AM - 9:30:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom B
A Day In The Life Of A Detective-A Dropout Detective

A day in the life of a detective-A Dropout Detective is a session that gives an insightful look to at an innovative and automated way to identify at-risk students. Copiah-Lincoln Community College uses the LMS Canvas which allows Dropout Detective to be completely integrated and automated. As the Dean of Academic Instruction, finding a solution to assist with identifying at-risk student through timely data was vital. Dropout Detective is the solution to assist with identifying students in online and ground classes through the collection of documentable engagement which is displayed on a color coded dashboard. Additional valuable opportunities include an Advisor Dashboard, and Instructor Insight which will also be shared. With online learning continuously expanding, teaching and learning strategies using technology are essential. Dropout Detective is a tool created by an educator and online learning director that assists in automating the process of identify struggling students.
Fenton, Adam
Redshelf






Thursday, March 01, 2018
Time: 3:10:PM - 3:45:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom F
Inclusive Access: How to Champion the Model on Campus

The topic on everyone's mind: Inclusive Access. In this presentation, you will learn the steps needed for successful implementation on campus and how you can help your students acquire day-one access to the most affordable course material.
Flowers, Devan
SmarterServices






Thursday, March 01, 2018
Time: 10:40:AM - 11:15:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom E
Understanding the Importance of Learner Readiness and its Benefits

Are you interested in learning more about your students’ noncognitive attributes and how they may be impacting success? This session will focus on factors of student readiness and how they connect to degree completion. We will discuss challenges that students face and take a look at how to use student data to proactively support them to degree completion. Exploring best practices about what has worked for other schools, this session will include practical takeaways to implement as soon as you return to your campus.
Franklin, Elizabeth
The University of Mississippi Medical Center




Co-Presenter: Jessica Green Overby

Thursday, March 01, 2018
Time: 2:30:PM - 3:05:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom D
Digital Credentials in Higher Education: Documenting Student Success

The University of Mississippi has evidenced that digital credentialing for educational activities and skills training works for faculty development. But this fall, UMMC piloted the digital credentialing initiative with students in all schools regarding their inter/intra professional goals and activities. The student component of this initiative provided a way for students to plan and track their activities. By pairing the Credly badging platform with an IPE Course in Canvas, the students submitted post-activity reflective essays to earn the Level 2 of the IPE badge, which provided the Inter professional Education Committee at UMMC qualitative data to gauge future activities and strategic plans for students.
Gerace, Tom
Tulane University






Friday, March 02, 2018
Time: 8:30:AM - 9:45:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom D
Creating Winning Customer Experiences

We generally think of our IT service management systems in terms of reactive support. And a well-performing team can certainly provide great customer service using a good ITSM tool. Creating winning customer service experiences for our faculty, staff, and students involves going beyond the traditional call center and providing anytime support, proactive notification and reporting, and innovative self-help support tools. In this presentation we will explore how Tulane University is using its robust IT service management system to help the support staff help their clients more effectively as well as to help the clients help themselves.
Gordy, Xiaoshan
University of Mississippi Medical Center






Friday, March 02, 2018
Time: 9:10:AM - 9:45:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom G
Active Learning Classrooms: Tech Innovation or Educational Evolution

In recent years, many institutions have transformed traditional classrooms (TCs) into technology-rich active learning classrooms (ALCs) to accommodate the pedagogical concept of “active learning”. In order to gain a holistic view on the impact of ALCs on teaching and learning, we conducted a year-long mixed-methods study. We observed an instructor teaching in an ALC for an entire academic year, audio/video-recorded every class and took field notes. We conducted a focus group discussion with faculty from six allied health disciplines who taught weekly classes in the ALC and distributed an online survey to students who took those classes. Qualitative data, analyzed using a qualitative constant comparative method (CCM), indicated that the ALC generated greater teaching and learning enjoyment, deepened engagement, amplified interaction, enhanced group activity efficiency and fostered the development of creative ideas. Results from independent t-tests of quantitative data validated and reinforced the qualitative results. However, significant differences were not found from grades earned in the ALC and TCs. The small sample size, unchanged pedagogical approaches and testing formats could have contributed to the result. Further research is needed to better understand the educational effects of ALCs and shed light on effective use of ALCs.
Havard, Jacob
George County School District




Co-Presenter: Jera Havard

Thursday, March 01, 2018
Time: 2:00:PM - 2:35:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom D
Can I Have Your Attention Please?-Engaging the 21st CenturyStudent

In this world of easily accessible technology and instant gratification, how do we keep our students engaged? This session will provide you with the tools necessary to keep your students actively learning.
JACOBS BRANSON, VICTORIA
YAZOO CITY HIGH SCHOOL






Thursday, March 01, 2018
Time: 2:10:PM - 5:15:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom B
HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHY EVERFI, ET AL. IS SO FLY?

EVERFI is on the front lines of education’s evolution, connecting learning to the real world by equipping users with the skills they need for success beyond the classroom. Its cutting-edge, interactive digital curriculum is aligned to your organization’s unique learning needs. Also, its comprehensive data reporting highlights unrivaled engagement and impact on the learner-level, locally and nationwide. Links to other educational programs that do not require licensing will also be available and presented, as time permits.
Jenkins, Mark
MS Community College Board




Co-Presenter: Casey Rossetti

Friday, March 02, 2018
Time: 2:30:PM - 3:45:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom H
Getting the Most Out of Video Collaboration by Leveraging MCCB and Polycom Grant Resources

Representatives from each consortia should attend this workshop for a state-wide update from Mark Jenkins, MCCB Technology Specialist for Curriculum and Instruction. Join us for this session to activate your organizations MCCB member accounts for real-time collaboration. In this session you will learn how to utilize new resources provided by MCCB to deliver state-wide student and faculty connectivity, recording, streaming and mobile collaboration. We will highlight current user profiles within MCCB to show the advantages of using these services for both students and faculty. Also in this session, Casey Rossetti, Regional Grants Manager will review upcoming funding opportunities and share several success stories of active programs throughout MS. We will also announce a fun opportunity to provide creative names for the MCCB Video Collaboration network. If your name is chosen, you will personally receive an Amazon gift card.
Khan, Abu
Jackson State University




Co-Presenter: Mehri Fadavi

Thursday, March 01, 2018
Time: 2:10:PM - 5:15:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom D
Improving Student Success in Science Through Training Of Instructors

Results of implementing instructor training on student success in gateway science courses will be presented. Instructor training included effective uses of current technology, modes of delivery, proper pedagogy, and methods of enhancing critical thinking and student engagement. Nationally recognized assessments were used to administer pre- and post-tests on key concepts as well as on critical-thinking ability (CAT) to the students. Data were collected from 3,282 students of 5 gateway courses over 8 semesters during 2014 - 2017 academic years. Significant improvements of student success were found. Proper attention was given in statistical analysis and interpretation of results to reflect the fact that different instructors taught the same course in different semesters, and that students' background knowledge on subjects differed. A comparative study on different courses and instructors, and recommendations of using available technology will also be presented.
Love, Chris
SecureWorks






Thursday, March 01, 2018
Time: 4:50:PM - 5:15:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom F
Cyber Security: No longer JUST an IT issue

Description: If recent history has taught us anything it is that cyber security is a problem that is not going away. Breach after breach is showing that IT departments across all sectors are not able to keep up with the quickly evolving threat landscape. Something must change, and the change must come from the top. This session will look at Cyber Security from a business perspective, and the effect it is having on organizations.
MartinNez, Lindsay
BadgePass




Co-Presenters: East MS Community College, East Central Community College, Hinds Community College

Friday, March 02, 2018
Time: 9:10:AM - 10:35:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom D
Can My School Afford a Campus One Card Program?

Campus card programs have evolved tremendously over the last ten years and can include everything from ID badging to electronic door access, point of sale and meal plan management, ID validation and attendance tracking, and more. Schools typically worry that highly sophisticated and advanced campus card systems are too costly for their campuses so they often attempt to piece together various applications from numerous vendors, thereby creating difficulties with data transfer and systems integration. There's an easier way! College and universities of all sizes can benefit from a true campus card privilege system, giving them the flexibility they need to provision and manage campus cards for all applications on campus from one back-end system at an affordable price point. Learn how campuses across Mississippi have implemented TotalCard by BadgePass to streamline their campus card program and save money.
McEwen, Johnathan
Jones County Junior College




Co-Presenter: Benjimen Sessums

Friday, March 02, 2018
Time: 9:10:AM - 9:45:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom F
Push It To The Limit: When Simulation Goes Off the Rails

High-fidelity simulations are currently the gold standard of education due to an ever-shrinking pool of clinical sites in the setting of Career and Technical Education medical programs. These include ADN, LPN, healthcare assistant, paramedicine and radiology. As with many emerging fields, the tendency is to consider more to be better in the realm of comprehensive simulations. While this is true to some degree, it is easy to have a well-designed simulation deteriorate to a complete loss of learning objectives when end points and objective criteria are not defined and followed. While simulations are meant to be flexible, it is necessary to establish firm rules of execution. This session looks at a case study where the simulation went out of control, the consequences of that session and the effects of our response to prevent future recurrences.
Mirante, Stephen
FileWave




Co-Presenter: Michael Hughes

Thursday, March 01, 2018
Time: 4:00:PM - 4:35:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom G
Manage Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, & ChromeOS in ONE

Whether managing labs, carts, 1:1, or BYOD FileWave can improve the efficiency and reduce the time needed to deploy and manage devices, thus preventing the disruption to the teaching and learning process. FileWave is a multi-platform, unified endpoint management solution that provides IT systems administrators with the capabilities to image, deploy, manage and maintain their infrastructure in real time across a wide variety of devices using an architecture that scales to meet current and future needs. It is designed to be a key part of your deployment lifecycle.
Moran, Bill
Cisco Systems






Thursday, March 01, 2018
Time: 10:00:AM - 11:15:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom F
Unlock Innovation with Cisco Collaboration Technology

Collaboration is more than a technical architecture, solution, or product. It is the experience that integrates people, processes, and technology. Join us to understand how Cisco Collaboration Technology can help you unlock innovation and improve student experience!
Munzo, Kimberley
AspirEdu




Co-Presenter: Chris Munzo

Thursday, March 01, 2018
Time: 8:30:AM - 9:30:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom E
What’s new with AspirEDU?

Come visit with Kim and Chris to learn about recently added features in Dropout Detective and Instructor Insight. We’ll also provide an introduction to our newest solution, Retention Radar. And, meet and greet the newest member of the AspirEDU team!
Murphy, Jessica
Jackson State University




Co-Presenter: Dr. Dawn McLin

Thursday, March 01, 2018
Time: 8:30:AM - 9:00:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom B
Emergency Management App: Promoting Student Safety at Jackson State

Colleges and Universities nationwide experience various crisis situations on a daily basis. With the prevalence of these crisis situations, there is a need for the dissemination of information in a timely, and accurate manner. The Clery Act requires U.S. colleges and universities to have emergency warning systems in place to alert students, staff and faculty. This information should not only be shared with campus administrators, students, staff, faculty and sometimes parents and the greater community. The 21st century learner and public often demand lighting fast information especially in a crisis situation. Social media and mobile applications use increases during a crisis event (Red Cross, 2012). It is no longer enough to simply have a crisis communication plan that uses only traditional channels to disseminate information and respond to the situation. Recent studies indicated that 86% of undergraduate students frequently (Smith, Raine, & Zickuhr, 2011) use social networking sites in general, for education and staying in touch with family members during a crisis (Austin, Liu, & Jim 2012). Following these trends, college and universities need to create new crisis communication opportunities to use social media to help in crisis planning, response and recovery.
Pate, Amy
Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District






Friday, March 02, 2018
Time: 8:30:AM - 9:05:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom G
Technology in the Classroom

Introduction of the benefits to using Nearpod in the classroom. Demonstration of common features in Nearpod, how to use it for immediate feedback in the classroom, and demonstrating the VR feature.
Poulsen, Kyle
Logista






Thursday, March 01, 2018
Time: 2:30:PM - 3:00:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom F
Trust in an Un-Trusted World

Learn how “Aruba 360 Secure Fabric” offers 360 degrees of analytics-driven cyber protection, secure access, visibility, control and response from the edge to the core to the cloud for ANY network. Aruba 360 Secure Fabric is changing the paradigm with an enterprise security framework that gives security and IT teams an integrated way to gain back visibility and control. It allows users to detect gestating attacks with machine learned intelligence. Aruba 360 Secure Fabric proactively responds to these advanced cyber-attacks across any infrastructure – with the enterprise scale to protect millions of users and devices and secure vast amounts of distributed data.
Raines, Jim
Synergetics






Thursday, March 01, 2018
Time: 1:30:PM - 2:00:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom E
Revolution: The Most Scalable and Feature Rich Notification Solution on the Market

Join Synergetics for a brief introduction to Revolution, an Innovative Notification Software that improves network-wide communication, security, emergency responsiveness, and productivity across your organization. With Revolution, organizations can facilitate enterprise-wide communication for virtually any communication need – including real-time and automated notifications for emergency alerts, mass notification, and facility-wide paging. Revolution integrates with a number of IP-based endpoints and communication systems, enabling rapid alerting to inform and protect people located on- or off-premise
Reed, Jay
Citrix Systems




Co-Presenter: Adam Shattuck

Thursday, March 01, 2018
Time: 3:10:PM - 3:45:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom G
Break the Walls Down! Virtualize Your School’s Labs and Extend Them Outside the Campus

Using Citrix’s XenDesktop and Netscaler technologies, your lab learning environments can be securely delivered virtually to your students, regardless of their location or device. Additionally, IT staffs are freed from maintaining workstation hardware and can focus efforts on providing greater value services to students and staff.
Retzlaff, Brian
Milestone






Friday, March 02, 2018
Time: 10:40:AM - 11:15:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom D
Emerging Trends in Synchronous Distance Learning

Distance learning has taken many different forms as it has progressed and one of the most exciting forms of distance learning is synchronous video distance learning. This session will help technologists understand how new technologies are making it easier and more affordable to deploy video distance learning in more classrooms. Camera, audio, software products and services will be discussed along with best practices for room selection and equipment layouts. Participants will leave the session confident in knowing when synchronous video distance learning is appropriate, how to select a location, what general equipment is needed, and where to look for staff development for instructors who will teach utilizing this method.
Roberts, Marie
Meridian Community College






Friday, March 02, 2018
Time: 8:30:AM - 9:45:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom B
Painting [Canvas] with a Twist: Using Your LMS in Unique Ways

Don’t be afraid to color outside of the lines with educational technology! Join in on an interactive demonstration using Canvas in unique ways including student retention, campus life, and adjunct support. This session is geared toward LMS administrators, division chairs, lead teachers, retention specialists and other Canvas users. Attendees will be introduced to the retention concept of a campus wide help shell, as well as online student engagement and thinking-outside-the-box resource shells for adjunct faculty. Color yourself happy with a totally new view on what Canvas can do for you.
Sherman, Tatiana
Itawamba Community College




Co-Presenter: Karey McAnally

Friday, March 02, 2018
Time: 10:40:AM - 11:15:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom B
Pathway to Employment in Construction

Itawamba Community College recently introduced a "Pathway to Employment in Construction" program based on the Construction Core Curriculum developed by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). The program components encompassed 64 to 80 hours instruction. The program was based on survey information collected from major construction employers in the Northeast Mississippi and will be continued at various college centers due to feedback from construction employers. Century Construction, FL Crane & Sons and JESCO, Inc., have expressed interest in graduates and interviewed them for job placement. This is a stackable credential that enables successful completers with mid-level skills to have a chance to make a living wages while perusing further certifications.
Staff, Pure
Pure Storage






Thursday, March 01, 2018
Time: 1:00:PM - 2:00:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom F
Pure Storage

Pure Storage
Staff, Venture
Venture Technology






Thursday, March 01, 2018
Time: 8:30:AM - 9:30:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom F
Venture

Venture
Sterling, LaToya
MS Community College Board




Co-Presenter: Jeton McClinton

Friday, March 02, 2018
Time: 10:00:AM - 10:35:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom B
From Distance Learning to Online Teaching and Learning: What Has Changed - Conversation with Teachers of Online Courses

This presentation is designed as a question and answer session whereas the teacher of online courses can voice his/her perceptions of the past, present and future of distance learning and online education.Ten topics will be presented and time provided for discussion that will provide clarity and satisfy the needs of all in attendance.
Sullivan, Mark
VitalSource






Thursday, March 01, 2018
Time: 4:50:PM - 5:15:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom G
Power Your Campus with Verba| VitalSource Solutions for Uutstanding Student Outcomes and Success

In this session we’ll show you how to leverage our Verba | VitalSource solutions to increase student success and course materials affordability.
Thoms, Rusty
Howard Technology Solutions




Co-Presenter: Julie Sanford

Thursday, March 01, 2018
Time: 2:30:PM - 3:45:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom E
You’re the Captain! Navigating Paths to Deeper Student Understanding and Engagement with the HoverCam Pilot Digital Podium

This session will highlight the features of the HoverCam Pilot and how collegiate instructors can unlock new ways of presenting and exchanging ideas in the advanced digital learning spaces of the future. Participants will learn how to pair and display student screens to facilitate student engagement during seminar discussions, effortlessly capture multi-media lessons for e-learning, display and interact with models and other programs, and much more, all while never having to turn their back to the audience. **Tablet Giveaway After Presentation**
Tollison, Scott
Mississippi University for Women






Thursday, March 01, 2018
Time: 9:00:AM - 9:30:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom G
Limiting Credit Loss for Transfer Students

Research indicates that the largest barrier to bachelor's degree attainment for community college transfer students is not related to preparedness or academic rigor, but is instead transfer credit loss. Community college transfer students with little or no credit loss are over twice as likely to complete their bachelor's degree. Unfortunately, transfer students with no credit loss are the exception and not the rule. Transfer students, on average, lose one-fifth of their earned credit hours upon transfer. This inefficiency in transfer leads to an unnecessary (and largely avoidable) expenditure of resources often borne by those student populations that can least afford it. We will discuss the problem as well as explore potential solutions for combating credit loss.
Vlajk, Andre





Co-Presenter: Inga Moffitt

Thursday, March 01, 2018
Time: 8:30:AM - 9:45:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom D
iPad for Educators

This session is designed for educators wishing to increase proficiency with an iPad and learn about the most current features. Educational workflows will be demonstrated as well as more in depth ways to use Safari, Siri and Notes in the classroom. If bringing your own device to follow along, please update to the most current version of iOS - 11.2.X.
Vlajk, Andre





Co-Presenter: Inga Moffitt

Thursday, March 01, 2018
Time: 10:00:AM - 11:15:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom D
Mac for Educators

This session is designed for educators wishing to increase proficiency with the Mac and learn about the most current educational features. Educational workflows will focus on creation of educational media objects - audio, video, recordings, presentations, pdf docs, Books (ePub or iBooks) and others. If bringing your own device to follow along, please update to the most current version of macOS - High Sierra.
Vlajk, Andre





Co-Presenters: Jeffrey Powell, Inga Moffitt

Thursday, March 01, 2018
Time: 1:00:PM - 2:00:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom D
NEMCC One initiative

This session will present the details of how NEMCC will become the first Community college in the United States to provide all students with a common platform. Join NEMCC and the Apple team and learn about the details. Bring your questions.
Vlajk, Andre





Co-Presenter: Inga Moffitt

Friday, March 02, 2018
Time: 8:30:AM - 9:45:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom D
Apple iPad Open Lab

Come check out an iPad Pro and explore the educational possibilities. These devices will be complete with Apple Pencil and Apple Smart Keyboard. Your Apple team will be around to help spur ideas.
Vlajk, Andre





Co-Presenter: Inga Moffitt

Friday, March 02, 2018
Time: 10:00:AM - 11:15:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom D
Everyone Can Code

We think everyone should have the opportunity to create something that can change the world. So we’ve designed a program that lets anyone learn, write, and teach code. This session will explore Apple’s new Everyone Can Code initiative.
Walker, Sha
Jumpstart Test Prep






Thursday, March 01, 2018
Time: 2:30:PM - 3:05:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom G
Improved Exam Outcomes - Old School meets New School!

Learn how one educators’ proven approach to exam preparation honed over a lifetime is now improving GED®, Hi-SET®, TASC®, ACT®, ACT WorkKeys®, Praxis Core® exam outcomes, on-demand!
Walters, Kim
Mississippi State University






Thursday, March 01, 2018
Time: 8:30:AM - 9:00:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom G
PowerPoint is Not Just for Presentations

I have begun having my pre-service elementary teachers use PowerPoint to make videos about basic mathematics topics that can be later used in their own classrooms. They have also used PowerPoint to present their findings from a geometry a scavenger hunt. I am trying to show my students that they do not have to look far to find tools to creatively use in their future classrooms. I will provide examples of my students' work as well as share You-Tube Videos that I have posted for my students to help them get started.
White, Jay
Information Technology Services






Thursday, March 01, 2018
Time: 10:00:AM - 11:15:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom G
CyberSecurity – A Business Issue

Ensuring that proper security is implemented to adequately protect data and IT assets is critical to the success of any organization. To achieve the appropriate level of security, organizations must realize the entire process is reliant on the awareness and understanding of all staff, suppliers, and contractors. Holistically, security must be integrated into every aspect of the business, not just in technology.
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