Coronavirus Response – Resources for Educators
COVID-19 Resources

Calendar of Events

Nov
12

[LiDA Colloquium Series: Fall 2020 PROGRAM] What LiDA LESSONS LEARNED could we take with us beyond the pandemic?

November 12, 2020 | 3:30 pm 4:30 pm on Zoom



In the midst of all the challenges brought along by COVID-19, there have also been new insights as well as innovations that will likely stay with us beyond the pandemic, providing valuable new opportunities to improve education.  This session will focus on identifying and discussing these opportunities, starting with sharing what we personally discovered about the potential of “learning in the digital age” during this emergency.

Thursday, November 12, 3:30-4:30 pm EST [Register here: https://rochester.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAkdu6hpz4tHdSp5VEh18v-Sij3AxCjzyRL]


Oct
13

[LiDA Colloquium Series: Fall 2020 PROGRAM] How can we best address EQUITY ISSUES raised by the pandemic for education?

October 13, 2020 | 3:30 pm 4:30 pm on Zoom



Brief Description: The need to have students learn remotely (at least partially) has exacerbated existing issues of equity in education, as well as raised some new ones.  This session will provide an opportunity to better understand the most pressing equity issues we are facing in leveraging technology to teach remotely, as well as to share concrete strategies we may have tried out to address them.

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 13, 3:30-4:30 pm EST

    • Conversation starters: *You can click the session recording link above to find all the time stamped videos below in the description.
    • A. Rural students (Heidi VanWoert): Recording (4 minutes, starting at 03:28)
    • B. Urban students (Shaun Nelms)Recording (6 minutes, starting at 08:10)
    • C. Community college students (Tokeya Graham)Recording (5 minutes, starting at 14:58)
    • D. International students (Ravi Shankar)Recording (6 minutes, starting at 20:12)
    • E. College students with disabilities (Mary Judge Diegert)Recording (6 minutes, starting at 26:03)
    • F. Final reflectionsRecording (2 minutes, starting at 32:29)
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Sep
16

[LiDA Colloquium Series: Fall 2020 PROGRAM] What RESOURCES can our LiDA Community offer to support educators during the pandemic?

September 16, 2020 | 3:30 pm 4:30 pm on Zoom



Brief Description: As it has been our tradition, this first event of the year will provide an opportunity for LiDA Community members to share updates and reconnect.  This year, participants will be invited to post their introductions and updates asynchronously prior to the meeting, while our Zoom time will be devoted to discussing resources we can offer and/or have found valuable to leverage technology in support of learning during these challenging times – so we can be better prepared for the coming year.

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 16, 3:30-4:30 pm EST

Sep
5

[LiDA Lecture Series] “Strategies for Success as an Online Learner”

September 5, 2020



If you are interested in learning more from other students about what contributed to their successful experience in online courses, join this optional one-hour Zoom session (https://rochester.zoom.us/j/92319646146). We will start with a panel of Warner students sharing lessons learned from their experience taking online graduate courses, followed by Q&A for the panelists and LiDA Center staff. We will also invite students in the audience to share what worked and did not work for them, so consider attending the session whether you are new to online learning or not.

Saturday, September 5, 2020 9:00-10:00 AM

Sep
3

[LiDA Lecture Series] “Strategies for Success as an Online Learner”

September 3, 2020



If you are interested in learning more from other students about what contributed to their successful experience in online courses, join this optional one-hour Zoom session (https://rochester.zoom.us/j/92319646146). We will start with a panel of Warner students sharing lessons learned from their experience taking online graduate courses, followed by Q&A for the panelists and LiDA Center staff. We will also invite students in the audience to share what worked and did not work for them, so consider attending the session whether you are new to online learning or not.

Thursday, September 3, 2020 3:30-4:30 PM

Mar
19

[EXTERNAL] 30th Annual Ed Tech Day at Ithaca College

March 19, 2020



There are only 3 weeks left to submit your proposal for the Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium held in partnership with Ithaca College’s Educational Technology Day on Thursday, March 19, 2020. Additional information about presenting at Ed Tech Day 2020 can be found on the Finger Lakes Faculty Development website https://sites.google.com/view/flfdn/home

About the Symposium
The symposium is organized by the Finger Lakes Faculty Development Network (FLFDN) as a part of Ithaca College’s Annual Educational Technology Day. The sessions will present innovative uses of both established and new technologies for teaching and learning. In addition, we seek submissions that focus on best practices in the use of technologies and pedagogies, as well as scholarship that assesses the impact of technology on student learning. Anyone may submit a proposal for a symposium session. Please visit the FLFDN Call for Proposals document to review the call for proposal guidelines.

Proposals must be submitted via this link: https://tinyurl.com/r2cerkg 

Proposals are due on Saturday, February 15, 2020 

Mar
2

[LiDA Colloquium Series: SPRING 2020 PROGRAM] Open Education Resources: Continuing the Dialogue

March 2, 2020 in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215)



At a LiDA Session last year, we were introduced to an OER project involving several UR
faculty and librarians. Come to get an update on this project and continue the conversation
initiated at that time about the potential and challenges of OER for teaching.

All events are highly interactive, and include time set aside for small group conversations.
All events will be held 3-4:30 pm in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215).



Feb
6

[LiDA Colloquium Series: SPRING 2020 PROGRAM] AI-Augmented Learning: What May it Look Like?

February 6, 2020 in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215)



Several researchers across the University of Rochester are exploring complementary ways of
leveraging AI to support learning. A selection of these projects will be presented – and then
all educators in the audience will be asked to comment on the potential of these applications.
All events are highly interactive, and include time set aside for small group conversations.
All events will be held 3-4:30 pm in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215).
Feb
5

[LiDA] Free Webinar: Student Help Desks

February 5, 2020



Topic:

Student Help Desks

Description:

Several K12 School Districts in the Rochester region have successfully implemented and/or are developing / exploring Student Help Desks as a way of extending and expanding support for 1:1 initiatives, personalized learning, digital conversion, and digitally rich teaching.
Join us for this featured Webinar to examine and learn from the experiences and journeys of the Webster and Brighton Central School Districts as they developed and implemented their Student Help Desks in their Districts.

Time:

Feb 5, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Zoom Webinar ID:

Provided with registration

Registration required at this link:

https://rochester.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UVGXmqkmROW0XZPYgFnIew

Nov
21

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

November 21, 2019 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?



Nov
8

Consortium Kick-off event (Fall 2019)

November 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.

Oct
3

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

October 3, 2019 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?

Sep
27

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

September 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

Sep
26

Blended Learning Training – Newark Location (09/26)

September 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)

Sep
24

Blended Learning Training – LeRoy Location (09/24)

September 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)

Sep
19

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

September 19, 2019 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.

Aug
30

Blended Learning Training – Newark Location (08/30)

August 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)

Aug
28

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

August 28, 2019



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

Aug
28

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

August 28, 2019



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

Aug
28

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

August 28, 2019



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

Aug
26

Blended Learning Training – LeRoy Location (08/26)

August 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)

Aug
8

Blended Learning Training – Newark Location (08/08)

August 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)

Aug
5

Blended Learning Training – LeRoy Location (08/05)

August 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)

Jun
28

Blended Learning Training- Newark Location (06/28)

June 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)

Jun
25

Blended Learning Training – LeRoy Location (06/25)

June 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)

May
20

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)

May
20

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)

May
6

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

May 6, 2019



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

May
2

What Can We Learn About Technology Interventions?

May 2, 2019 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

Apr
18

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

April 18, 2019 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)

Apr
4

Inclusivity matters: A conversation with digital learning designers

April 4, 2019 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

Mar
21

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

March 21, 2019 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)

Mar
7

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

March 7, 2019 in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215)



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

Feb
21

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

February 21, 2019 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

Feb
7

Open Pedagogy: Varied definitions, multiple approaches

February 7, 2019 in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215)



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

Jan
24

Open Sharing

January 24, 2019 in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215)



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

Nov
29

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

November 29, 2018 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)
Nov
15

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

November 15, 2018 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)

Nov
1

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

November 1, 2018 in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215)



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

Oct
18

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

October 18, 2018 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)

Oct
4

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

October 4, 2018 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)

Apr
26

Data Visualization

April 26, 2018 in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215)



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

Mar
22

Exploration with Augmented Reality: An anatomical approach

March 22, 2018 in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215)



Facilitated by Paul Herbert

Feb
22

K-12 Digital Conversion

February 22, 2018 in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215)



Facilitated by Dave Miller

Jan
25

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

January 25, 2018 in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215)



Facilitators: Dr. Eric Fredericksen and Nicole O’Dell

Dec
14

LiDA Social

December 14, 2017 in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215)



Facilitated by LiDA planning team

Nov
16

Virtual Coaching for Teachers in Rural Areas

November 16, 2017 in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215)



Facilitated by the members of the SyncOn project

Oct
26

A Theory of Learning in Second Life

October 26, 2017 in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215)



Facilitated by Yen Verhoeven

Sep
28

LiDA Showcase

September 28, 2017 in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215)



Facilitated by Jayne Lammers

May
8

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

May 8, 2017 in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215)



Facilitated by Jayne Lammers and EDE 410 Students

Apr
24

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

April 24, 2017 in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215)



Facilitated by Benjamin Boison and Xiaoyu (Ella) Wan

Apr
17

Building bridges between games and learning: Class Dojo & Overwatch

April 17, 2017 in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215)



Facilitated by  Yu Jung Han and Shane Annal

Mar
27

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

March 27, 2017 in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215)



Laura Brophy and Jayne Lammers

Mar
13

Collaborative online toolkits

March 13, 2017 in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215)



Facilitated by April Luehmann

Feb
27

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

February 27, 2017 in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215)



Facilitated by  Xiaoyu (Ella) Wan and Ben Boison

Feb
6

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

February 6, 2017 in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215)



Facilitated by Nathan Harris

Jan
23

LiDA @ Warner: Help Shape Our Direction

January 23, 2017 in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215)



Facilitated by LiDA Planning Team

Dec
5

Mellon Fellows Showcase

December 5, 2016 in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215)



Facilitated by Alana Wolf Johnson and Patrick Sullivan

Nov
7

The Digital Pedagogy of a Game: Examining Fallout 4

November 7, 2016 in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215)



Facilitated by Everett Kline

Oct
24

Learning in the Digital Age around the Globe

October 24, 2016 in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215)



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

Oct
10

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

October 10, 2016 in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215)



Facilitated by Raffaella Borasi, Eric Fredericksen, and Dave Miller

May
4

Digital Research Splash!

May 4, 2016 in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215)



Facilitated by Jayne Lammers

Apr
20

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

April 20, 2016 in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215)



Facilitated by Dave Miller

Mar
30

Pitch: mOOCs (mini open online courses) Part 2

March 30, 2016 in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215)



Facilitated by Yu Jung Han

Mar
16

Pitch: mOOCs (mini open online courses) Part 1

March 16, 2016 in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215)



Facilitated by Yu Jung Han

Mar
2

Video games and learning

March 2, 2016 in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215)



Facilitated by Kristana Textor

Feb
17

Reflections on LiDA thus far

February 17, 2016 in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215)



Facilitated by LiDA Members

Feb
3

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

February 3, 2016 in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215)



Facilitated by Dave Miller (w/Joe Sutorios)

Jan
20

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

January 20, 2016 in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215)



Facilitated by Jayne Lammers

Dec
2

What impact could MOOCs have on the future of education?

December 2, 2015 in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215)



Facilitated by Eric Fredericksen

Nov
18

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

November 18, 2015 in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215)



Facilitated by Raffaella Borasi and Dave Miller

Nov
4

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

November 4, 2015 in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215)



Facilitated by Jayne Lammers