ASSETT @ Western Oregon University

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Guest Presentations

Collaboration is key in bring ASSETT’s goal to fruition. This means we like to connect with, host, and support guest presentations.

Spring Quarter, 2015

audrey watters







Audrey Watters presented on “Battling Social Injustice in EdTech.” Her presentation occurred on April 8, 2015. For more information, please see the News page. Her presentation was funded by a Diversity Initiative Grant!

Jesse Stommel










Dr. Jesse Stommel will present on  “Promoting Social Justice in Scholarly Journals” on Wednesday, April 29th. This will take place from 12-1:30 in the Werner University Center’s Willamette Room.  For more information, please see the News page. His presentation was funded by a Diversity Initiative Grant!











On Tuesday, April 28th, Tyler Ciscell will present practical tips and suggestions for incorporating technology to support learning in the K-5 classroom. Tyler currently teaches fourth grade in the Cottage Grove area, so this presentation is based on experience in testing and trying out different technologies and tools with his students. Tyler’s presentation will be in Hamersly 107 from 2-3 pm.












On Wednesday, May 6th, Dr. Marie LeJeune will present “Staying Connected: Social Networking and Digital Resources for Creating and Supporting Young(er) Readers.” Her presentation will take place from 12-12:50. Location ED 204.









Wednesday, May 13th, Dr. Gregory Zobel will present “Subscribing to Content Services: Are they worth the money?” In his presentation, Zobel will discuss various content subscription and book services like Scribd, Safari Books, Amazon’s Kindle unlimited, and Packt Publishing’s online library as well as and Zobel will review the pros and cons of the different sites, how they do–and do not–support research, professional development, skills development, and identifying content for students.

His presentation will take place from 12-12:50. Location ED 204.

Fall Quarter, 2014

On October 27th Dr. Punya Mishra will present an evening lecture on educational technology in our changing world. Dr. Mishra is a professor of Educational Psychology and Educational Technology at the College of Education at Michigan State University. He directs the Master of Arts in Educational Technology program. The readers and editors of Technology and Learning journal recently named him one of the ten most influential people in educational technology. A co-developer of TPACK (Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge), his work focuses on the intersection of education, creativity, design & technology.

October 28th, Dr. Mishra will be visiting a class (TBD) and offering a faculty round table or brown bag lunch session. Times still to be determined.

On November 7th, Dean Deters will give two presentations. The first is “Using Mobile Devices for Classroom Management” and the second “Creating Video with ipad.” Starting his 18th year teaching this year, Dean works at Perrydale Elementary school. He is completing his MSEd in Information Technology this Fall.