We are pleased to announce the following speakers at the Texas Blackboard Users Group Annual Conference in Granbury, Texas on November 11-13, 2015:
|Keynote: Competency-Based Education: Hard Work – Big Payoff||Karen Yoshino||Blackboard|
|Keynote: Blackboard Teaching and Learning Roadmap||Valerie Schreiner||Blackboard|
|Keynote: Public Policy and Higher Education||Van Davis||Blackboard|
|Flipping the Classroom||Wade Fields||Blackboard|
|How to Move to the SaaS and the NLE||Jorge Salinas||Blackboard|
|Authentic Assessment||Rita Vela||Blackboard|
|Mashup and More with Atomic Learning’s Blackboard Building Block||Bonnie Blan||Atomic Learning|
|Infusing Best Practices in Blended/ Online Classrooms||Wayne Ballentine||Prairie View A&M University|
|Universal Design||Andres Lopez||El Paso Community College|
|Storytelling Techniques to Build Learning Communities||Janet Bickel-Burton||Texas Woman’s University|
|How to Engage and Inspire your Students Through the Flipped Classroom Model||Dr. Trinette Jones & Justin Carrell||Tarleton State University|
|Strategies for Implementing an Online Readiness Course||Diane Sudman & Justin Carrell||Tarleton State University|
||Dr. Melissa Roberts Becker, Dr. Rebecca Putman & Dr. Pam Winn||Tarleton State University|
|Leveraging Game Mechanics Through Creative Use of Blackboard Tools||Dr. Ramiro de la Rosa||The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley|
|Get ‘Em Writing||Luz E. Cadena||El Paso Community College|
|It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s an OER?||Philip Anaya||Alamo Colleges|
|Using Blackboard Organizations to Support Faculty Mentoring||Lisa Bunkowski||Texas A&M University Central Texas|
|Using Blackboard and Course Design Features to Promote Academic Integrity||Sheila Ammons||Austin Community College|
|15 Tips When Working with New Technologies and Learning Ideas||Diana Amis||The University of Texas at San Antonio|
|Instructional Design in the Flipped Classroom: Using Blackboard to Facilitate Pre-Service Teacher Development||Dr. Dorothy Elizabeth Garcia & Dr. Anna Fox||Tarleton State University|
|Technology Training is Easy with Eesysoft||Manual Fernandez||University of Houston-Downtown|
|Learner-Centered Lectures||Chuck Wilson||Southwestern Assemblies of God University|
Please join me in congratulating our presenters on social media! Please mention T-BUG (@_tbug) and #TBUG2015 in your posts. Click to tweet!
The Early Bird Registration Fee ($250) is available until October 11, 2015. After October 11, the registration fee increases to $300. Please begin registering now if you need to secure payment from your institution. Also, your institution can register and pay for multiple attendees at the same time using our conference registration system.
There are a few rooms still available at the conference rate ($109/night). Please call the conference hotel (Hilton Garden Inn Granbury) at 817-579-3800 to book the conference rate. You can also ask for the state rate, if available. Please identify your affiliation with the 2015 T-BUG Conference in order to receive the conference rate.
We look forward to see in you at the conference in November!
Dr. Anthony Edwards
President, Texas Blackboard Users Group