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Virtual Symposium for Educators to be Offered
Marywood University News
Marywood University News
December 17, 2020

Marywood University’s Educational Technology Services, with the support of the Center for Transformational Teaching and Learning, the Continuing Education department, and the Education department will hold a free virtual conference for educators from across Northeastern Pennsylvania on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, from 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.   

With the aim of supporting educators across NEPA and beyond, the Supporting Next-Generation Andragogy and Pedagogy (SNAP) Virtual Symposium will support educators as they work to infuse technology into courses across multiple platforms, including in-person, online, hybrid, and hyflex.

Marywood University, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, pivoted from pandemic crisis mode. The pivot included transitioning in-person, on-campus classes to an online format so that students could complete their courses during the spring semester, to its HyBridge Education Model, an online pedagogy that emphasizes student-centered learning and active learning activities.

With the success of its HyBridge Education Model, Marywood sees the opportunity for other NEPA educators to benefit from Marywood University’s andragogy and pedagogy implementation. Marywood University’s HyBridge Education Model safely delivers a high-quality education by incorporating remote interactive and face-to-face personalized instruction, coupled with internships and clinical opportunities. In offering professional development to NEPA teachers to focus on the online andragogy and pedagogy, Marywood University hopes to secure a better learning experience for all students throughout NEPA and beyond.

Marywood University’s SNAP Virtual Symposium will offer five sessions, featuring concurrent sessions, including Engaging Virtual Techniques; Digital Models; Putting the ARC in Architecture; Be an Education McGyver; Embedding the Library in Your Virtual Classroom; Look, Collaborate, and Listen; Improv’ING Engagement; and New Tricks for All Dogs.

Presenters for the sessions include: Adam Balcziunas, electronic resources and systems librarian at King’s College; Rebecca Doglas, 5th-year architecture student at Marywood University; Lauren Esposito, assistant professor of English at Marywood University; Sue Jenkins, associate professor of art at Marywood University; Kate O’Connor, associate professor of architecture at Marywood University; Michelle Pannone, assistant professor of architecture at Marywood University; Amanda Avery, associate professor of library services at Marywood University; Kimberly Hagan, lecturer in the School of Architecture at Marywood University; Lindsay Morton, assistant professor in the psychology/counseling department; Isabella Parker, lecturer in the School of Architecture at Marywood University, and Katherine Fisne, senior associate director in the Educational Technology department at Marywood University.

For more information, or to register for Marywood University’s ‘SNAP’ symposium, please visit https://sites.google.com/maryu.marywood.edu/ets/snap, or contact Mrs. Katherine Fisne, at fisne@marywood.edu.

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