MToP 2018 Conference Schedule

Saturday, March 31

The conference theme is “Experiential Learning and Student Success
MToP 2018 Coordinators: Scott Griffin, Trent Toulouse, & Brian Burke  


8:00 - 8:30 a.m. SE corner of WSI (WSI Building of Westside Campus) CHECK IN
8:10 - 8:40 a.m. WSI room 304 Light Continental Breakfast / Networking
 
8:45 - 9:15 a.m. WSI room 304 Welcome and Acknowledgements
9:15 – 10:30 a.m. WSI room 304 Keynote Address by Dr. Jannell MacAulay:  
                             “Mindfulness and Success in and out of the Classroom”

http://mountaintop.fortlewis.edu/3SpeakerBios.html   https://jannellmacaulay.com/

10:45-11:59 a.m.
Morning Experiential Workshop Sessions (choose one)

Morning
A Session WSI room 307
Presenter: Michael Uhes
Institution: Fort Lewis College; Durango, CO
Title: Harnessing the Excitement of Classroom Sports Competition as a Teaching Activity for Introduction to Psychology
Abstract: An experiential workshop designed to demonstrate a flexible in-class teaching activity that actively engages students and is great fun for all.

Morning B Session WSI room 310
Presenters: James R. Johnson and Shelly R. Metz
Institution: Central New Mexico Community College (CNM); Albuquerque, NM
Title: Enhance Lectures in Introductory Psychology Courses using Quotes, "Crash Course" Video Segments, Show-and-Tell Items, and More
Abstract: During this workshop, ways to "spruce up" lectures in the Introductory Psychology course will be discussed. Many ideas will be provided and attendees will be encouraged to share their ideas.

Morning C Session WSI room 312
Presenter:
Margo Garlach
Institution: Central New Mexico Community College (CNM); Albuquerque, NM
Title: Encouraging Resiliency in College Students
Abstract: Those attending will be asked to think about ways they are presently encouraging resiliency in their students, how they might adapt their practices to encourage resiliency, and to share their ideas with other workshop attendees.

Morning D Session WSI room 313
Presenters: Ava Santos and Betty Dorr
Institution: Fort Lewis College; Durango, CO 
Title: A Round Table Discussion of Plagiarism
Abstract: This is an open-ended discussion related to plagiarism. We are very interested in the workshop participants’ various perspectives and gleaning best practices regarding this particular issue.

12 – 1:15 p.m. Lunch *(Order ahead when registering or see below for more options)

1:30 – 2:45 p.m. 
Early Afternoon Experiential Workshop Sessions (choose one)

Early Afternoon E Session WSI room 307
Presenters: William Mira
Institution: Fort Lewis College; Durango, CO   
Title: Surviving and Thriving as you Begin your Psychology Teaching Career
Abstract: This workshop will provide tips and strategies for new instructors beginning their teaching career. Dr. Mira will provide information based on best practices and his experience as a young professor in psychology. The workshop will cover a variety of issues that first-year instructors face including the following: time-management, cultivating a student-focused approach, being accessible while maintaining professionalism, providing appropriate accommodations for students with disabilities, having conversations with students about grades, and handling issues of plagiarism. 

Early Afternoon F Session WSI room 310   
Presenters: James R. Johnson and John Corvino (Chief of Security, CNM)
Institution: Central New Mexico Community College (CNM); Albuquerque, NM
Title: Training in what to do with an Active Shooter on Campus
Abstract: Participants will be instructed in measures to take to defend themselves and protect students and others should an active shooter threaten their classrooms.

Early Afternoon G Session WSI room 312
Presenter: Robert Moore
Institution: Eastern New Mexico University – Roswell; Roswell, NM
Title: A Growth Mindset Matters
Abstract: A practical, hands-on introduction into the growth mindset research of Carol Dweck and how instructors can leverage the power of beliefs in the classroom.

Early Afternoon H Session WSI room 313
Presenter: Jane Bardal
Institution: Central New Mexico Community College (CNM); Albuquerque, NM
Title: Applying theory: McAdams’ Redemptive Self and Forgiveness
Abstract: How do people tell their life stories?
For Developmental Psychology classes, students interview someone over 55 and apply McAdams’ ideas about the Redemptive Self to their example.  This gives students an opportunity to interview someone they know well and record part of their life story. Jane Bardal will describe an in-class exercise on applying McAdams’ theory to examples along with an in-class discussion format for defining what forgiveness is and what it is not. Students may choose to write an essay on forgiveness that takes them through the process of trying to forgive someone else.

3:00 – 4:15 p.m. 
Late Afternoon Experiential Workshop Sessions (choose one)

Late Afternoon K Session WSI room 312
Presenter: Brian L. Burke
Institution: Fort Lewis College; Durango, CO
Title: Filling your students’ J.A.R.S.: Teaching strategies that will improve student learning across the psychology curriculum
Abstract: In this workshop, you will learn fun and effective teaching strategies that will help you fill your students’ jars. J.A.R.S. is a mnemonic capturing 4 evidence-based activities that you can use across the psychology curriculum to enhance learner comprehension, application, and retention of your course material.

Late Afternoon J Session WSI room 310   (continuing the Jim Johnson track)
Presenters: James R. Johnson and John Corvino (Chief of Security, CNM)
Institution: Central New Mexico Community College (CNM); Albuquerque, NM
Title:
Training in what to do with an Active Shooter on Campus
Abstract: Participants will be instructed in measures to take to defend themselves and protect students and others should an active shooter threaten their classrooms.
[+4:15 p.m.: Questions from participants in the active shooter sessions]

Late Afternoon I Session WSI room 307
Presenter: John William (Bill) Meador
Institution: Central New Mexico Community College (CNM); Albuquerque, NM
Title: The Future of Teaching and Learning / Teach the Future
Abstract: The focus of this presentation will be to explore some of the possibilities for the future of teaching and learning and also how and why to “teach the future.” The intent is not to predict the future but to help faculty (and subsequently their students) understand how to anticipate and influence their possible futures, as well as the future of teaching and learning.    

4:30 - 4:45 p.m. WSI room 304 Informal Conference Wrap up and Farewell until next time

Lunch *
Other Options just southeast of campus
(just east of Paradise Blvd & Universe Blvd driving):        
Rose Garden
(Chinese – you can avoid the deep fat fryer by ordering shrimp instead of chicken)
Little Anita’s
(just better than fast food New Mexican – ask for the lunch specials menu)
Pizza 9 (In addition to pizza, this is likely still the place close by to get your salad)

 Post conference suggestions:
- A short hike prior to dark and then March Madness final four basketball and dinner
- Watch for the second blue moon (2nd full moon in one month) of the year 
- Staying on Sunday? Check out the DaVinci Exhibition at http://www.nmnaturalhistory.org/
- Interested in driving 45+ minutes round trip to check out the sights and sounds? If so, consider:

7 p.m. Chris Dracup Trio (blues-rock) at the Hotel Andaluz
125 2nd St. NW
(Because it is a 3+ star /AAA 4 diamond hotel, the tasty meals can be a little pricey for my budget but then for the price of your meal you get to hear my favorite local musician and the best guitarist in NM+)

http://chrisdracup.com/      http://www.hotelandaluz.com/

OR

Dweezil Zappa at the historic Kimo Theater on Route 66 in downtown Albuquerque
423 Central Avenue Northwest, Albuquerque, NM 87102  (tickets may be a bit pricey)
http://www.kimotickets.com/event/300105/dweezil-zappa-

After dinner at Tucanos downtown on Route 66 in downtown Albuquerque? 
http://www.tucanos.com/menu/albuquerque-menu.html

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