Registration and Information

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Date: March 20, 2015 Time: 8:30am – 3:00pm Location: 2222/2223 Student Center

iTeach 7 is open to anyone teaching at Auburn University.

If you do not teach at Auburn, please contact IMG at (334) 844-5181 to register for the wait list.

Lunch is provided



The program is available online in both an iBook format and a PDF format. If you have an iPad, we recommend the iBook format. Limited printed copies will be available at iTeach.

Guest Speaker: Mike Winiski, Furman University


Project-Based Learning in Your Courses - During this workshop you will collaborate with faculty to evaluate the role that project-based learning can or does play in your courses. Whether you are just considering possibilities or have already built a course around complex student projects, we’ll discuss ways to design experiences for students that help them engage in meaningful questions and develop evidence-based and practical solutions. We’ll discuss traps that can derail student projects, strategies for keeping them on track, and institutional barriers to and opportunities for enhancing student learning through community-based projects. 


As Associate Director of Furman's Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), Mike collaborates with faculty to design courses and assignments that encourage student exploration and engagement. He specializes in integrating spatial analytical techniques into existing courses ranging from Consumer Behavior to The History of Western Medicine. He teaches the project-based Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) course, in which students collaborate with faculty from across disciplines as well as community members to address original research questions. Recent GIS projects include collaborations with the Spartanburg Humane Society, Greenville Gardening for Good, and the New Washington Heights Community streetlight initiative. The community/campus collaboration was recently awarded the Innovisions Community Service Award for its use of GIS and drone technology to address lighting and safety issues in two Greenville neighborhoods. Mike also teaches a first year seminar about Mars and an interdisciplinary course, E-Merging Learning Technologies. 


Coffee and Chat
9:00 am Welcome from Emmett Winn – Introduction of Keynote Speaker
9:15 am

Keynote – Mike Winiski, Furman University

Adventures in Project-Based Learning: Cats, Dogs, Drones, and Streetlights

10:10 am

Ana Franco-Watkins, Psychology

Let the Games Begin-- Project-based Active Learning

10:30 am

Margaret Williamson, Pharmacy

Pharmacy Practice Experience: A Longitudinal, Team-Based Approach to Pharmacy Care to the Community

10:50 am

Cathleen Erwin, Political Science

Team-Based Learning: Facilitating Application in the Classroom

11:20 am

Minseo Park, Physics

Fusion of Science and Art: Project-Based Learning in Physics of Music Course

11:40 pm

Student Panel & Discussion – Thomas Overfelt, Mary Kate Barriault, Michael Phillips

The Studentís Perspective

Lunch Break
1:00 pm Workshop – Mike Winiski
2:30 pm Resources Available at Auburn University – Wiebke Kuhn and Kathy McClelland
Wrap Up / Take-Aways / Feedback
iTeach is brought to you by:
  • Instructional Multimedia Group (IMG)
  • Biggio Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • Instructional Technology Council (ITC)

Last Updated: March 2nd, 2015

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