ETOM Summer Retreat 2017

June 8 & 9, 2017


Kettunen Center - Tustin, MI
14901 4H Drive
Tustin, Michigan 49688

Register Online
June 8
11:30 am
Registration & Check In
12 Noon Lunch
1:00-5:00 pm Tackling Wicked Problems Using Design Thinking – Dr. Leigh Graves Wolf, Michigan State University

The goals of the workshop are two-fold. First, participants will engage in an embodied experience using design thinking. This will give participants first-hand and participatory knowledge of design thinking techniques and processes. Second, participants will be using these design thinking methods to address a “wicked problem” identified by ETOM, which will produce solutions (and questions) for the ETOM retreat.

Our presenter is Dr. Leigh Graves Wolf. Leigh Graves Wolf is a teacher-scholar and her work centers around online education, emerging technologies and relationships mediated by and with technology. She has worked across the educational spectrum from K12 to Higher to further and lifelong. She has been a disc jockey, network administrator, teacher, instructional technologist and now professor. She believes passionately in collaboration and community and is currently the Assistant Director of the MSU Hub for Innovation in Learning & Technology, and academic specialist in the Dean’s office in the MSU College of Education, and a fixed-term Associate professor of Educational Technology at Michigan State University.

5:30 pm Dinner
6:30 pm Free Time – Kayak the lake or walk the trails
7:30 pm Annual Membership meeting
June 9
7:30 am
Breakfast
8:30-9:30 am MCO & ETOM Updates – Ronda Edwards, MCO and Lynn Miller-Wietecha, ETOM President, Carl Weckerle, President Elect

Ronda Edwards, Executive Director for Michigan Colleges Online, will provide an update on MCO initiatives and issues around online learning – including, SARA, HLC accreditation, group technology purchases, MCO OER repository, MCO professional development series for 2017-2018.

9:30-10:30 am Tools of Project Workflow – Dr. Leigh Graves Wolf, Michigan State University

In January 2016 Michigan State University started a new campus initiative: The Hub for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (“The Hub”). The Hub’s mission is to “facilitate the passion and inventiveness of students, faculty, staff, and stakeholders both inside and outside of MSU to create, identify, and accelerate new ways to collaborate, learn, research, and deliver instruction.” While the core staff of The Hub leadership team has anchored much of its work and processes around design theories and processes. In this session Leigh will share examples of their workflow processes and the digital (and analogue) tools used in their work.

10:45-11:55 am Table Talk – Stacy Whiddon, Schoolcraft College

What’s on your mind? Let’s share our knowledge, expertise and questions on Distance Learning and Technology in this round table session. Conference attendees will identify areas of interest that will serve as the topics of conversation at each table. This will be a great opportunity to network with your peers and find out what other institutions are doing. At the end of the session each group will share out a brief summary of their discussion.

12 Noon Lunch & Conference Evaluation

Registration fee for the Retreat includes 4 meals and your room for one night.

  • Member rate, single occupancy $170
  • Member rate, double occupancy $150
  • Non-member rate, single occupancy $210
  • Non-member rate, double occupancy $190

Please contact Patti Davidson if you would like to spend the night before at the conference center and we’ll make those arrangements. There will be an additional charge for the room and breakfast.

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