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PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

Get the most out of your conference experience by joining us for a pre-conference workshop. Select a half-day workshop or combine them for a full-day of professional development on technology in study abroad while networking with colleagues. Registration is limited, so register early to ensure your spot!

Workshop 1: Part 1
Wednesday, November 8
Half-Day Morning
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Implementing COIL Virtual Exchange Internationalization Initiatives at Your Campus

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Facilitators
» Jon Rubin, COIL Consulting, Founder SUNY COIL Center
» Natalia Dyba, Director of Global Initiatives, University of Washington Bothell
» Keiko Ikeda, Vice-Director, Center for International Education; Professor, Kansai University, Japan

Technology and social networking tools have advanced to the point that they can support meaningful, inter-personal international interactions between university students across the world. Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) is a relatively new model for embedding meaningful international engagements in the curriculum, and in some cases, for linking these engagements to short-term study abroad experiences.

The COIL approach links a class in one country with another in a different cultural space, usually at a university abroad. The classes may be totally online, but more often they are offered in a blended format with traditional face-to-face meetings taking place at both schools while collaborative work between the groups takes place online. The courses are always team-taught, with faculty members working with peers at their partner institutions, creating a significant international professional development opportunity for the participating professors. This method promotes interactive shared coursework, emphasizing experiential learning for the participating students and does not require specialized technology.

The emphasis of this workshop will be on guiding the participants to consider and outline how the COIL model can be implemented on their campus in concert with their international partners.

Learning Objectives
» Understand how integrating COIL courses can internationalize the campus.
» Identify ways to embed COIL initiatives into the curriculum and recognize potential challenges.
» Consider strategic approaches and stakeholder commitments which will facilitate the successful adoption of the COIL format at the participants’ institutions.
» Develop individual plans for first implementation steps to be taken upon return to the participants’ campus.

Workshop Location: St. Edward’s University, Austin, TX
Registration Fee: $100 (or $175 when combined with afternoon session)
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis

Workshop 1: Part 2
Wednesday, November 8
Half-Day Afternoon
1-4 p.m.

Face-to-Face: The Classroom of the Future

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Facilitators
» Bill Clabby, Associate Vice President Global Initiatives, St. Edward's University
» Rebecca Frost-Davis, Director, Instructional Technology, St. Edward's University
» Christopher Mosier, Associate Director, Instructional Technology, St. Edward's University
» Dr. Antonio Alvarado, Executive in Residence, St. Edward's University
» Dr. David Altounian, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, St. Edward's University
» Dr. Jack Green-Musselman, Associate Professor of Philosophy, St. Edward's University

The Classroom of the Future will be an applied workshop where you will see digital classrooms in action and how they can be set up and used at your university. You will directly observe aspects of implementing networked learning and begin determining how this can fit your university. This workshop follows the morning session facilitated by the founder of the SUNY COIL Center and two other COIL university leaders, who will share the important issues in implementing COIL. This hands-on workshop will demonstrate related issues and how to apply them, hands-on interaction, and useful tools to take back to your campus leadership.

These workshops will take place on the campus of St. Edward’s University where Global Digital Classrooms are in use and available campus-wide. SEU faculty and staff will share their experience using the technology – including best practices and challenges. We will connect digitally with an overseas location for demonstration

Learning Objectives
» Understand the technology that connects our classrooms with classrooms and individuals abroad
» Learn how to incorporate synchronous and asynchronous connection to provide the best learning outcomes
» Understand how to apply best practices to create positive and effective programs
» Learn about important tools for students for digital connections outside of classroom time

Workshop Location: St. Edward’s University, Austin, TX
Registration Fee: $100 (or $175 when combined with morning session)
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis

Workshop 2: Part 1 - At capacity. No longer accepting registrations.
Wednesday, November 8
Half-Day Morning
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

No Fee

Basic Training 101 - Health, Safety, and Security

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Facilitators
» Bill Bull, VP Risk Management, CIEE
» Colin McElroy, Director of Health, Safety, & Security, CIEE
» Erin Wolf, International Risk and Insurance Analyst, The University of Texas System

This workshop is designed to introduce faculty and staff new to study abroad to the basics of Health, Safety, and Security for study abroad participants. We will explore topics such as “Duty of Care,” “Risk Tolerance and Risk Assessment,” and “Emergency Preparedness and Response” to help study abroad staff work effectively with the myriad of stakeholders engaged on the campus level. Safety and security measures have evolved significantly over the past decade and best practices will be shared to ensure newcomers are fully prepared to make the study abroad experience a success.

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this activity, you will:
» Gain understanding of your institution’s “Duty of Care”
» Identify internal and external resources to leverage in response to a Health, Safety, and Security issues
» Assess your organization’s risk tolerance as it compares to similar institutions
» Develop effective plans for travel to high-risk and/or travel-warning locations

Workshop Location: JW Marriott, Austin, TX
Registration Fee: No fee
CIEE recognizes and is committed to the importance of Health, Safety, and Security for the field of Study Abroad. We are pleased to offer this professional development opportunity at no additional cost.

Workshop 2: Part 2 - At capacity. No longer accepting registrations.
Wednesday, November 8
Half-Day Afternoon
1-4 p.m.

No Fee

Advanced Training 201 - Health, Safety, and Security in Practice

Details

Facilitators
» Bill Bull, VP Risk Management, CIEE
» Colin McElroy, Director of Health, Safety, & Security, CIEE
» Erin Wolf, International Risk and Insurance Analyst, The University of Texas System

Utilizing an imaginary country profile and risk matrix, workshop participants will determine if they should support a new program starting in Zomba! The country is imaginary but the tools to conduct such an assessment have real-life application in today’s shifting world. Using Table Top exercises, we will “shock” this imaginary country so attendees can evaluate if they have the right tools and systems in place to respond effectively. Because much of crisis management depends upon pre-departure preparation, examples drawn from real life situations will assist in assessing if further enhancements and trainings are appropriate for your campus. This workshop continues where Part 1 ended, but is open to all, as the skill of evaluation and assessment only improves with each application.

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this activity, you will:
» Learn how to develop an effective review process for new or existing programs in new or existing locations
» Identify risk factors facing students, faculty, and study abroad programs
» Accurately assess the safety of a given location for study abroad

Workshop Location: JW Marriott, Austin, TX
Registration Fee: No fee
CIEE recognizes and is committed to the importance of Health, Safety, and Security for the field of Study Abroad. We are pleased to offer this professional development opportunity at no additional cost.

 

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