Calendar of Events

Consortium Kick-off event (Fall 2019)

Nov 8, 2019 -

This half-day, free workshop, offered by the K-12 Digital Consortium, has been designed primarily as a way to develop a common vision and begin the networking process for districts interested in joining the Consortium.  If you have any questions about your team composition or the workshop, please contact K12digital.org.

[LiDA Colloquium Series] How Are Digital Technologies Redefining the Goals of K-16 Education?

Nov 21, 2019 - LiDA Colloquium Series | 3:00pm – 4:30 pm in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215) |

Advances in technologies are continuously changing the job opportunities available to our current students, and have also impacted the knowledge, skills and mindsets our students need to be successful in this ever-changing environment, where access to information and data is easy and fast. Are we preparing our K-16 students adequately to this reality? What preparation do they really need in order to be successful?

Thursday,November 21, 3:00-4:30 pm in LeChase 215


What types of digital literacy practices are occurring “in the wild,” and how can they be leveraged for learning?

Nov 4, 2015 - LiDA Colloquium Series | 3:00pm – 4:30 pm in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215) |

Facilitated by Jayne Lammers

What are “high impact” online teaching practices, and how can they be developed?

Nov 18, 2015 - LiDA Colloquium Series | 3:00pm – 4:30 pm in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215) |

Facilitated by Raffaella Borasi and Dave Miller

What impact could MOOCs have on the future of education?

Dec 2, 2015 - LiDA Colloquium Series | 3:00pm – 4:30 pm in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215) |

Facilitated by Eric Fredericksen

Should researchers approach the Internet as a tool or a culture?

Jan 20, 2016 - LiDA Colloquium Series | 3:00pm – 4:30 pm in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215) |

Facilitated by Jayne Lammers

How can 1-1 devices be leveraged to transform K-12 schools?

Feb 3, 2016 - LiDA Colloquium Series | 3:00pm – 4:30 pm in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215) |

Facilitated by Dave Miller (w/Joe Sutorios)

Reflections on LiDA thus far

Feb 17, 2016 - LiDA Colloquium Series | 3:00pm – 4:30 pm in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215) |

Facilitated by LiDA Members

Video games and learning

Mar 2, 2016 - LiDA Colloquium Series | 3:00pm – 4:30 pm in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215) |

Facilitated by Kristana Textor

Pitch: mOOCs (mini open online courses) Part 1

Mar 16, 2016 - LiDA Colloquium Series | 3:00pm – 4:30 pm in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215) |

Facilitated by Yu Jung Han

Pitch: mOOCs (mini open online courses) Part 2

Mar 30, 2016 - LiDA Colloquium Series | 3:00pm – 4:30 pm in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215) |

Facilitated by Yu Jung Han

Reporting observations of a digital conversion: what and how should we be reporting to other practitioners?

Apr 20, 2016 - LiDA Colloquium Series | 3:00pm – 4:30 pm in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215) |

Facilitated by Dave Miller

Digital Research Splash!

May 4, 2016 - LiDA Colloquium Series | 3:00pm – 4:30 pm in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215) |

Facilitated by Jayne Lammers

Reflecting on the development of Warner’s Online Teaching and Learning (OTL) Certificate

Oct 10, 2016 - LiDA Colloquium Series | 3:00pm – 4:30 pm in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215) |

Facilitated by Raffaella Borasi, Eric Fredericksen, and Dave Miller

Learning in the Digital Age around the Globe

Oct 24, 2016 - LiDA Colloquium Series | 3:00pm – 4:30 pm in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215) |

Facilitated by Ben Boison, Sherry Duan, and Yu Jung Han

The Digital Pedagogy of a Game: Examining Fallout 4

Nov 7, 2016 - LiDA Colloquium Series | 3:00pm – 4:30 pm in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215) |

Facilitated by Everett Kline

Mellon Fellows Showcase

Dec 5, 2016 - LiDA Colloquium Series | 3:00pm – 4:30 pm in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215) |

Facilitated by Alana Wolf Johnson and Patrick Sullivan

LiDA @ Warner: Help Shape Our Direction

Jan 23, 2017 - LiDA Colloquium Series | 3:00pm – 4:30 pm in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215) |

Facilitated by LiDA Planning Team

The Elephant in the classroom: the organizatinal pitfalls of promoting the adoption of online leraning across campus

Feb 6, 2017 - LiDA Colloquium Series | 3:00pm – 4:30 pm in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215) |

Facilitated by Nathan Harris

Mapping Pedagogy 2.0 in higher education: What works and what doesn’t?

Feb 27, 2017 - LiDA Colloquium Series | 3:00pm – 4:30 pm in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215) |

Facilitated by  Xiaoyu (Ella) Wan and Ben Boison

Collaborative online toolkits

Mar 13, 2017 - LiDA Colloquium Series | 3:00pm – 4:30 pm in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215) |

Facilitated by April Luehmann

The possibilities and perils of personalized learning in online spaces: Sharing snapshots

Mar 27, 2017 - LiDA Colloquium Series | 3:00pm – 4:30 pm in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215) |

Laura Brophy and Jayne Lammers

Building bridges between games and learning: Class Dojo & Overwatch

Apr 17, 2017 - LiDA Colloquium Series | 3:00pm – 4:30 pm in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215) |

Facilitated by  Yu Jung Han and Shane Annal

Minds on and hands on: Build Web 2.0 toolkits to transform learning experiences

Apr 24, 2017 - LiDA Colloquium Series | 3:00pm – 4:30 pm in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215) |

Facilitated by Benjamin Boison and Xiaoyu (Ella) Wan

Showcasing student learning from EDE 410: Learning in the Digital Age

May 8, 2017 - LiDA Colloquium Series | 3:00pm – 4:30 pm in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215) |

Facilitated by Jayne Lammers and EDE 410 Students

LiDA Showcase

Sep 28, 2017 - LiDA Colloquium Series | 3:00pm – 4:30 pm in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215) |

Facilitated by Jayne Lammers

A Theory of Learning in Second Life

Oct 26, 2017 - LiDA Colloquium Series | 3:00pm – 4:30 pm in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215) |

Facilitated by Yen Verhoeven

Virtual Coaching for Teachers in Rural Areas

Nov 16, 2017 - LiDA Colloquium Series | 3:00pm – 4:30 pm in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215) |

Facilitated by the members of the SyncOn project

LiDA Social

Dec 14, 2017 - LiDA Colloquium Series | 3:00pm – 4:30 pm in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215) |

Facilitated by LiDA planning team

The Making of MOOCs (and what to make of them?)

Jan 25, 2018 - LiDA Colloquium Series | 3:00pm – 4:30 pm in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215) |

Facilitators: Dr. Eric Fredericksen and Nicole O’Dell

K-12 Digital Conversion

Feb 22, 2018 - LiDA Colloquium Series | 3:00pm – 4:30 pm in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215) |

Facilitated by Dave Miller

Exploration with Augmented Reality: An anatomical approach

Mar 22, 2018 - LiDA Colloquium Series | 3:00pm – 4:30 pm in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215) |

Facilitated by Paul Herbert

Data Visualization

Apr 26, 2018 - LiDA Colloquium Series | 3:00pm – 4:30 pm in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215) |

Facilitator: Lauren Di Monte, Data & Research Impact Librarian at the University of Rochester

How can we study teaching and learning in digital spaces? A focus on ethical issues

Oct 4, 2018 - LiDA Colloquium Series | 3:00pm – 4:30 pm in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215) |

Conversation Instigators:

Dr. Jayne Lammers (Associate Professor, T&C)

Scott McGuinness (PhD student in CHD)

Kathleen Buckwell & Kelly Unsworth (from OHSP)

How can we leverage digital technologies to create “radically new” learning experiences? A focus on K-16 education

Oct 18, 2018 - LiDA Colloquium Series | 3:00pm – 4:30 pm in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215) |

Conversation Instigators:
Mike Daley (Warner School of Education and Lasalle College Science Faculty)
Nicholas Lind (Social Studies Teacher at BOCES)

How can we develop digitally-rich teaching practices? A focus on leveraging OER and other available digital resources

Nov 1, 2018 - LiDA Colloquium Series | 3:00pm – 4:30 pm in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215) |

Conversation Instigators:
Nick Lind (Teacher, Monroe #1 BOCES)
Eileen Daly-Boas (Librarian, University of Rochester)

How can foster systemic change around digitally-rich education? A focus on getting started

Nov 15, 2018 - LiDA Colloquium Series | 3:00pm – 4:30 pm in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215) |

Conversation Instigators:

Raffaella Borasi (Dean, UR Warner School of Education)

Joe Sutorius (Chief Information Officer, East Irondequoit Central School District)

What “new” learning experiences are made possible by digital technologies?: A focus on professional education

Nov 29, 2018 - LiDA Colloquium Series | 3:00pm – 4:30 pm in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215) |
Conversation Instigators:
  • Ahmed Ghazi (Faculty, UR Medical Center)
  • Cindy Callard (Director, Center for Professional Development and Education Reform, UR Warner School of Education)
  • Cyndi Carson (Doctoral student & Academic Program Coordinator, Center for Professional Development and Education Reform, UR Warner School of Education)

Open Sharing

Jan 24, 2019 - LiDA Colloquium Series | 3:00pm – 4:30 pm in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215) |

Facilitated by Jayne C. Lammers, Associate Professor, Associate Director Center for Learning in the Digital Age

Open Pedagogy: Varied definitions, multiple approaches

Feb 7, 2019 - LiDA Colloquium Series | 3:00pm – 4:30 pm in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215) |

Facilitated by Kimberly Hoffman, Department Head, Outreach, Learning, and Research Services

Fostering systemic change around digitally-rich education: A focus on getting started

Feb 21, 2019 - LiDA Colloquium Series | 3:00pm – 4:30 pm in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215) |

Raffaella Borasi, Frederica Warner Professor, Director Center for Learning in the Digital Age and Joe Sutorius Chief Information Officer, East Irondequoit Central School District

Exploring Infiniscope: Tapping into NASA data and imagery for adaptive learning

Mar 7, 2019 - LiDA Colloquium Series | 3:00pm – 4:30 pm in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215) |

Guests from Arizona State University: A. Joseph Tamer Assistant Director, ETX Center and Jessica Swann Community Manager

Social and tactile augmented reality for STEM learning and teaching: Roles, strategies, and laughter

Mar 21, 2019 - LiDA Colloquium Series | 3:00pm – 4:30 pm in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215) |

Facilitated by April Luehmann with her team of Warner doctoral students (Yang Zhang, Paul Herbert, Jingwan Tang, Zainab Amr) and Biology Post-doc (Anusha Naganathan)

Inclusivity matters: A conversation with digital learning designers

Apr 4, 2019 - LiDA Colloquium Series | 3:00pm – 4:30 pm in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215) |

Guests Zhen Bai, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, UR and Stephanie Ashenfelder, Interim Director, Digital Media Studies/Studio Arts Program Manager

How do they do it? K-12 teachers’ stories of digitally-rich instruction

Apr 18, 2019 - LiDA Colloquium Series | 3:00pm – 4:30 pm in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215) |

Panel of K-12 teachers will include: Judith Van Alstyne (Head Librarian, Allendale Columbia), Kimberly McLean (Math, Spencerport High School), Maria Frey Griffin (2ndgrade, Ivan Green Primary School), Marcella Didio (Library Media Specialist, Auburn Junior High School)

What Can We Learn About Technology Interventions?

May 2, 2019 - LiDA Colloquium Series | 3:00pm – 4:30 pm in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215) |

Facilitated by Eric E. Fredericksen, Associate Professor, Associate Director Center for Learning in the Digital Age, Associate Vice President of Online Learning; and Sarah E. Peyre, Associate Dean for Innovative Education, Executive Director, Institute for Innovative Education, Professor of Surgery, Nursing, Medical Humanities and Bioethics

UR Faculty Workshop Series: Ensuring a High-Quality Educational Experience

May 6, 2019 -

(4-5:30 pm; UR Medical Center – LeChase G-9576)

Start of Warner summer section of EDE484: Online Teaching & Learning

May 20, 2019 -

(fully online summer version) (meeting synchronously online every Thursday 8:30-9:45 pm for 12 weeks)

Start of Warner summer section of EDE484A: Digitally-Rich Teaching & Learning in K-12 School

May 20, 2019 -

(fully online summer version + 1 face-to-face day) (meeting synchronously online every Thursday 8:30-9:45 pm for 12 weeks, plus full day face-to-face on Sat. June 1)

Blended Learning Training – LeRoy Location (06/25)

Jun 25, 2019 -

4-hour workshop (8:30am-12:30pm) at Genesee Valley Educational Partnerships, LeRoy, NY (Free for teachers whose districts are involved in the EduTech Learning Technology Grant; others can attend for a fee of $25)

Blended Learning Training- Newark Location (06/28)

Jun 28, 2019 -

4-hour workshop (8:30am-12:30pm) at Conference Center at Wayner Finger Lakes BOCES, Newark, NY (Free for teachers whose districts are involved in the EduTech Learning Technology Grant; others can attend for a fee of $25)

Blended Learning Training – LeRoy Location (08/05)

Aug 5, 2019 -

4-hour workshop (8:30am-12:30pm) at Genesee Valley Educational Partnerships, LeRoy, NY (Free for teachers whose districts are involved in the EduTech Learning Technology Grant; others can attend for a fee of $25)

Blended Learning Training – Newark Location (08/08)

Aug 8, 2019 -

4-hour workshop (8:30am-12:30pm) at Conference Center at Wayner Finger Lakes BOCES, Newark, NY (Free for teachers whose districts are involved in the EduTech Learning Technology Grant; others can attend for a fee of $25)

Blended Learning Training – LeRoy Location (08/26)

Aug 26, 2019 -

4-hour workshop (8:30am-12:30pm) at Conference Center at Genesee Valley Educational Partnership, LeRoy, NY (Free for teachers whose districts are involved in the EduTech Learning Technology Grant; others can attend for a fee of $25)

Start of Warner fall section of EDE484: Online Teaching & Learning

Aug 28, 2019 -

(hybrid-online) (meeting in person or online most Wednesdays 4:50-7:30 pm)

Start of Warner fall section of EDE484A: Digitally-Rich Teaching & Learning in K-12 School

Aug 28, 2019 -

(hybrid-online) (meeting in person or online most Thursdays 4:50-7:30 pm)

Start of Warner fall section of EDU497: Teaching & Learning in Higher Education and Health Care Settings

Aug 28, 2019 -

(meeting face-to-face most Mondays 4:50-7:30 pm + 8am-2:30 pm on Sept. 5 & 6)

Blended Learning Training – Newark Location (08/30)

Aug 30, 2019 -

4-hour workshop (8:30am-12:30pm) at Conference Center at Wayner Finger Lakes BOCES, Newark, NY (Free for teachers whose districts are involved in the EduTech Learning Technology Grant; others can attend for a fee of $25)

[LiDA Colloquium Series] Sharing & Networking about Current LiDA Initiatives

Sep 19, 2019 - LiDA Colloquium Series | 3:00pm – 4:30 pm in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215) |

As it has been our tradition, we start with an invitation to anyone in the LiDA Community to briefly share about their current work and interests, with the goal of fostering collaborations and synergy for the coming year.  Time will be set aside for informal networking as well.

Thursday, September 19, 3:00-4:30 pm in LeChase 215

Blended Learning Training – LeRoy Location (09/24)

Sep 24, 2019 -

4-hour workshop (8:30am-12:30pm) at Conference Center at Genesee Valley Educational Partnership, LeRoy, NY (Free for teachers whose districts are involved in the EduTech Learning Technology Grant; others can attend for a fee of $25)

Blended Learning Training – Newark Location (09/26)

Sep 26, 2019 -

4-hour workshop (8:30am-12:30pm) at Conference Center at Wayner Finger Lakes BOCES, Newark, NY (Free for teachers whose districts are involved in the EduTech Learning Technology Grant; others can attend for a fee of $25)

Data Science Colloquium: Artificial Intelligence (AI) in High School: What, Where, and How?

Sep 27, 2019 -

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Wegmans Hall, 1400 (auditorium)
250 Hutchison Rd, Rochester, NY 14620

Given current and forthcoming transformative applications of AI in the workplace, K-12 schools are coming to appreciate the need to introduce all students to AI before they go to college – yet there are many challenges to be overcome before AI becomes part of the K-12 curriculum.  Building on the combined expertise of UR faculty in computer science and education, this session will provide the foundations for a discussion engaging the audience on what key AI concepts should be taught and learned in high school; whether this content should be part of the computer science, mathematics, or science curriculum; and, how AI could be made more accessible to students with limited math and computational backgrounds.  The session will also encourage a conversation about how learning about AI in high school may promote students learning in STEM – as well as other subjects.

Presenters: Zhen Bai, Raffaella Borasi, Michael Daley, Dave Miller

[LiDA Colloquium Series] How Are Disruptive Technologies Affecting Higher Education?

Oct 3, 2019 - LiDA Colloquium Series | 3:00pm – 4:30 pm in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215) |

The growth of online education and MOOCs led to dire predictions for traditional higher education institutions.   These prediction have not been realized – yet!  Why?  How are research universities in particular responding to the threats and opportunities presented by potentially disruptive technologies?

Thursday, October 3, 3:00-4:30 pm in LeChase 215