It’s conference day! Looking forward to seeing colleagues soon for our TILT Annual Learning and Teaching Conference #creatingopportunityNTU @TrentUni pic.twitter.com/1bCV2inZfk— Trent Institute for Learning and Teaching (@NtuTilt) June 21, 2022
As Beth mentioned, with up to six simultaneous sessions throughout the day, there was far too much for us to cover, even with us splitting up and reporting back to each other:
Excited to attend ALTC2022 – far too many interesting sessions to fit into my day! #creatingopportunityntu— Beth Witham (@BethanyWitham) June 21, 2022
We began by attending the keynote by Professor Momodou Sallah, which discussed the benefits of blurring the boundaries between the classroom and the “real world” – bringing the real world into the classroom and the classroom into the real world:
Momodou Sallah discussing engendering transformative learning. Really interesting case studies that put the classroom in the real world. 😊 #TILT #Pedagogy pic.twitter.com/QoRL69OmQE— Dr. S. (@SShanteyy) June 21, 2022
Immediately afterwards we ran our workshop on fostering engagement and peer support through flexible collaborative learning activities. As examples of these sorts of activities we talked about our Arts and Humanities colleagues’ work (featured in past blog posts): Jane Vickers’ collaborative glossary and Sarah Khan’s student collaboration in Microsoft Teams.
We had fantastic engagement from the attendees, and there was a real buzz to the session as we asked colleagues who didn’t know each other to work together to write a summary of peer-supported learning activity on post-its. Several attendees said they were inspired by the practice shared, and planned to try some of the activities in their own teaching.
Thanks Kerry! I am constantly in awe of their brilliantness ⭐⭐⭐ #NTUHum @NTUHUM_LTSU https://t.co/NTuOo94E2w https://t.co/yntU0G1qxb— Rachel Challen PFHEA SFSEDA (@RKChallen) June 21, 2022
There were also presentations from colleagues within the School of Arts and Humanities. Lia Blaj-Ward co-presented on the Design Thinking Mindset (and appeared on the Plenary panel):
Belonging is not just created by academics but we also need to remember those that support learning and teaching at NTU says @LiaBlajWard #creatingopportunityntu— Kerry Gough 🇪🇺 (@drkerrygough) June 21, 2022
Sarah Khan and Amy Wang presented together on “Creating and using collaborative opportunities for whole person development”:
Fascinating to learn from staff and students about collaborative opportunities for whole person development on MA TESOL, including ice breaker activities, study sessions, collaborative teaching practice, ‘An idiom a day’, hot pots, MS Teams and WhatsApp #creatingopportunityNTU— Dr Samantha Read (@Samantha_Read_) June 21, 2022
Chris Reynolds co-presented on the History and Illustration 1968 project, which resulted in an immersive installation in Nottingham Castle.
Lisa Clughen co-presented two different sessions on Mindful Movement, including a practical session held outdoors:
Compelling arguments from Lisa Clughen for why we urgently need to embed mindful movement into HE #creatingopportunityNTU pic.twitter.com/vDZI1s75dr— Dr Samantha Read (@Samantha_Read_) June 21, 2022
During lunch and networking times we had the opportunity to take a look at some of the posters by APA/PGCert students:
Even more exposure for our APA/PGCert poster section this afternoon @NtuTilt Annual Learning&Conference. Come along for a chat. Oh, did I mention there’s cake 🍰 ? #creatingopportunityNTU pic.twitter.com/ttY4bVMU5b— Dr Bianca Fox (@Bianca_Fox82) June 21, 2022
And we were delighted to find that so many of the posters have been made available digitally on the National Teaching Repository, including the slides of our workshop.
Does attendance and module learning room engagement predict student grades? Find out here: https://t.co/GZfB7mDKzX #OER #NTUNTR @NtuTilt pic.twitter.com/Z99j8DkKs7— The National Teaching Repository (@NTRepository) June 21, 2022
And before we knew it, it was coming to an end:
Where has the day gone? So many thought provoking ideas disused at the plenary this afternoon by Prof. Momodou Sallah, Dr Kathy Charles, @LiaBlajWard Dr Rose Gann and Ed Foster @NtuTilt Looking forward to continuing the conversation at future events #creatingopportunityNTU pic.twitter.com/VvlylZuvCz— Dr Bianca Fox (@Bianca_Fox82) June 21, 2022
Thanks so much to the TILT team for organising such an impressive, and useful, conference.
@NtuTilt @lstinson81 organised a brilliant Annual Learning & Teaching Conference yesterday at our @TrentUni Clifton campus, attended by over 300 colleagues, it was a huge success 👏👏👏 #creatingopportunityNTU pic.twitter.com/TiUL3xF2WX— NTU Centre for Academic Development and Quality (@NTU_CADQ) June 22, 2022