Proposal submissions for the 2021 Teaching, Learning, and Technology Conference (TLTCon) are being accepted through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021.
Hosted by the College of Charleston Teaching and Learning Team (TLT), the conference will be held online on May 12 and 13, 2021. TLTCon is free and open to the public. Registration begins March 8, 2021.
The TLT is excited to provide this opportunity for greater campus discussion and collaboration about pedagogy and instructional technologies. Showcasing faculty and staff members who are thriving in the teaching and learning environment through the use of tech, as well as those who are using classic pedagogy and old-school engagement, TLTCon is designed to bring together expertise from educational institutions across the region, spotlight teaching excellence, and provide a space for idea sharing and networking.
This year, TLTCon will be delivered in an online, conference-style format where participants will be able to choose sessions that are the most attractive and relevant to their own professional development. Session types will include panel presentations, spotlight sessions and working groups. During and in-between sessions there will also be spaces where participants can continue the conversation with colleagues and reflect on their own teaching practices.
The 2021 TLTCon keynote speaker will be Sarah Rose Cavanagh, associate director of the D’Amour Center for Teaching Excellence at Assumption College, presenting “Energizing Learning with the Science of Emotion.” Cavanagh’s research “considers the contribution of emotions and emotion regulation to quality of life.” This theme and the science of emotional intelligence has the potential to inspire our various schools to think and reflect on the impact of COVID-19, how we work together, how we support fellow colleagues and students and how we communicate.
In addition to sharing and exploring new tech tools, TLTCon will offer tools of emotional survival in a time where email is an emergency and instruction is disembodied. This year’s conference provides an opportunity to help regain balance and find footing through imagination and a return to physical and mental presence.
Proposal submissions for all types of sessions may be submitted through this online form. Proposals must address teaching and learning in the higher education environment. They do not need to include technology at all. For ideas, check out past presentations. More than one proposal from the same individual may be accepted based upon space availability.
Contact Alea McKinley, TLT instructional technologist for the School of the Arts, with questions or for more information.