A&M-Texarkana professor to speak at technology seminar

Dr. Rebecca Martindale

Dr. Rebecca Martindale, assistant professor of Instructional Technology at Texas A&M University-Texarkana, has been selected to present a session titled “Using Knowledge Surveys as Roadmaps to Promote and Assess Student Learning” at the 11th Annual Teaching with Technology symposium July 20-21 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock.

Education professionals from throughout the Ark-La-Tex region are invited to attend the symposium, which is designed to give educators new tools and ideas for teaching in the classroom and online. It is set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 20 and 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. on July 21 in the I. Dodd Wilson Education Building on the UAMS campus.

This year’s symposium features Dr. Pooja Agarwal with a presentation titled “Make it Stick: Harness the Science of Learning and Transform Teaching.” Agarwal, an assistant professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston, was a researcher for the book “Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning.”

Dr. Michael Moore, vice president for Academic Affairs at the University of Arkansas System, will be the opening featured speaker on Thursday with “New Models for Supporting Students in a Rapidly Changing Higher Education Environment.”

Dr. Jerad Gardner, an assistant professor in the UAMS College of Medicine, will be the featured speaker for Thursday’s lunch with a presentation on “Teaching Bigger, Better and Faster with Social Media.”

The registration fee for the symposium is $95; $75 for one-day registration. For students, the cost is $35 per day, or $45 for both days. Registration covers breakfast and lunch as well as a reception on Thursday. The deadline for online registration is July 14, but onsite registration is also available. Check out the full program agenda and register at www.twtsymposium.com.

The Teaching with Technology Symposium is organized by the UAMS Teaching with Technology Committee for educators and trainers at all levels and in all disciplines.

Each year, faculty, staff, students, instructional designers, librarians, administrators, curriculum developers, educational technology support team members and other educators learn new skills and expand their professional network at the event.

For more information, contact Dr. Rebecca Martindale at rmartindale@tamut.edu.

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