Session 3

10:30 a.m.

Session 3 | Presentations | 10:30am

Matt LaBrake - Berkeley College

Jennifer Shimada - Relay Graduate School of Education

The Association of College and Research Libraries Distance Learning Section Instruction Committee was charged with creating virtual professional development opportunities on library instruction and instructional technology for a national audience. Recent Committee initiatives include a Virtual Poster Session and a series of Online Roundtable Events. In this presentation, Co-Chairs of the DLS-IC Committee will discuss planning for and facilitating engaging professional development opportunities in an online environment, both at the national level and among faculty within their own institutions. Strategies discussed can also be leveraged to engage students when providing virtual instruction.   

Target Audience: Grades K-12, Post-Secondary

Conference Strand: eLearning

Deo Samuels - Liivlabs Inc.

The presentation will take the following format:


An introduction of the company will be given, with key areas of focus being problems students face when taking notes, and problems that institutions face when delivering lectures. Solutions will be presented for both parties. This will be followed by an overview and demonstration of the SAAS platform and how it works.

Target Audience: Post Secondary

Conference Strand: eLearning 

Session Recording

David Mamorella - University at Albany

Victoria Bray, Angela Scipione, and Lilian Zheng - Students, University at Albany

Due to the pandemic many University at Albany students who have never taken an online course were now all of a sudden, mid-semester, taking five. As an instructor do you ever wonder what the sudden shift to remote delivery was like for students? If so, this session is for you. The professor-moderated student panel will share their online experiences and challenges on shifting from face-to-face to remote learning in all of their courses, including the pros and cons of asynchronous vs synchronous delivery, their likes/dislikes, and thoughts on using Zoom.

Target Audience: Post-Secondary

Conference Strand: Remote Learning (COVID Response)

Jason Webb - Syracuse University

Today's students are consuming digital content all day long, from binge-watching Netflix, to streaming music, and consuming YouTube videos. They expect to have access to the latest technology in their classrooms as well. But instructors do not need to be big-shot Hollywood directors to create captivating videos. It is easy to shoot great content with consumer products that require little technical knowledge. The video cameras on mobile devices are becoming more impressive, allowing instructors to easily create content for online, hybrid, and blended classes. In this session, you will be introduced to several tools and resources available to create professional-looking content and learn how to be an effective storyteller. 

Target Audience: Grades K-12, Post-Secondary

Conference Strand: eLearning

Liz Gallo - Whymaker

Learn the ultimate 6-step process to create the best STEM projects that can make school like the real world. Learn how to connect the content you are teaching to any technology, tool or medium you use! Demonstrate how STEM projects can happen successfully in all types of learning environments.

Target Audience: Grades K-12

Conference Strand: Instructional Design

Tia Felock - Capital Region BOCES

Annie Gersztoff - Capital Region BOCES

During this session Tia Felock and Annie Gersztoff from Capital Region BOCES School Library System will discuss how they have worked to incorporate virtual reality into education. The three things that you will take away from this session are:

  • What we have done with virtual reality
  • How it elevates instruction
  • How you can use it in remote learning

Target Audience: Grades K-12

Conference Strand: How to/Integration

Christine MacPherson - Hudson Falls CSD

Laurie Guyon - WSWHE BOCES

As two participating members of the authoring panel, Laurie and Chris will walk participants through the vision, process and current draft standards with a focus on the digital literacy strand.  Resources developed by a year-long WSWHE BOCES cohort will be shared and discussed as a means for developing a best practices framework for our region, your district and/or your classroom.

Target Audience: Grades K-12

Conference Strand: Instructional Design