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Beginning February 12th, the University of Idaho will be hosting their annual Transforming the Teaching & Learning Environment virtual conference. The conference showcases valuable perspectives on teaching and learning from a diverse pool of scholars and attracts participants from across the country. 

This is an optional professional development event for BYU-Idaho Online Instructors. It's been paid for by BYU-Idaho and instructors may take advantage of any of the sessions at this conference. If anyone needs to use this as an opportunity for continuing education credit, this event may qualify.

Presented by the University of Idaho’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Distance & Extended Education

Transforming the Teaching & Learning Environment virtual conference is presented by the University of Idaho’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, and Distance & Extended Education. Now in its 9th year, this one-of-a-kind virtual conference provides 60 one-hour live and interactive sessions.


OVERVIEW

The conference begins on Monday, February 12th and concludes on Friday, February 23rd. Each session is live and interactive, giving you the opportunity to engage with education professionals from all over the world. Each weekday, there will be six one-hour sessions using Zoom as the platform.

CHECK THE LATEST SCHEDULE

The most up-to-date schedule of sessions is available on the conference website. Check there for updates.


JOINING A SESSION

Joining a conference session is really easy. Go to the Schedule page. To the far right of each session is a “Join Session/View Recording” column, with a link to each session. At the appropriate time, click on that link. You may join a session up to 30 minutes in advance of the start.


LOGGING IN

When asked to type your name, please include your First Name, Last Name, plus the name of your Institution.


RECORDINGS

Each session will be recorded. The recordings will be available for at least one month after the conclusion of the conference. The link to the recording of each session should be available within an hour after the conclusion of each day. Go to the Schedule page. Click on the link to the right of each session in the “Join Session/View Recording” column.

Continuing Education Credit

If you would like to use this conference for continuing education credit, please follow the instructions below: 

  • Please write 1 blog post sharing with instructors in the community something that you learned or found particularly intersinting
  • Send an email to onlinetraining@byui.edu and include the following:
    • A link to your blog post in the community
    • The titles of the sessions you attended. 

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  • Is there a minimum number of sessions we need to attend for the continuing education credit?
  • Have you been able to tune in to any of the sessions? If so, would you recommend it to another BYU-Idaho online instructor? The home office is trying to compile a list of recommendations of our favorite and most applicable sessions.

    Reply below if you have a recommendation!
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