LITT Presentations

Teaching Effectiveness / Lycoming Innovations in Teaching with Technology event: Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 at noon in the Schultz Room

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to invite you to the first Teaching Effectiveness event of the semester, cosponsored with Lycoming Innovations in Teaching with Technology (LITT), where four presenters who received LITT stipends will speak on what they have done and learned incorporating new technologies into their classrooms. The event will be held in the Jane Shultz Room in Wertz Student Center from noon to 12:50 PM on Tuesday, September 16.

Sue Kelley (Psychology), Charles Mahler (Chemistry), Jeremy Ramsey (Chemistry) and Chris Reed (Math Center) will be discussing their innovative applications of instructional video, annotation, tablet computers, software, and clickers. Five more LITT stipend recipients will speak on Thursday, September 25. More information on the LITT program can be found at its website

If you plan to attend, please rsvp to Colleen Fox (, x4010) by noon on Monday, September 15th, so we know how many to prepare for. Please ask me if you have any questions.

I look forward to seeing you there!

Charles Mahler

P.S. The Teaching Effectiveness schedule is still being worked on, but the events scheduled for this semester include:

  • LITT Presentation with Rachel Hickoff-Cresko, Kimberlee Josephson, Leslie Meeder, Mary Morrison, and Shanna Wheeler on Thursday, September 25
  • Event on ”Working with Chinese Students” by Dr. Monica Cable of Franklin & Marshall College on Tuesday, October 28
  • Writing Across the Curriculum event with Shanna Wheeler on Tuesday, November 18
  • First Year Seminar Event – details to follow

Teaching Effectiveness and LITT Webinar "Improving Instructor Presence in Courses as Well as Engagement by Students" Library Classroom Oct 31, 2013 at 11:45 am

Dear colleagues,

I would like to invite you to our next Teaching Effectiveness event of the fall semester, co-sponsored by LITT (Lycoming Innovations in Teaching with Technology). The event is a webinar with Dr. Kay Gormley – “Improving Instructor Presence in Courses as Well as Engagement by Students: Podcasting, Screencasting, and Videos Made Easy”. The webinar will be held on Thursday, October 31, 2013 from 11:45 AM to 12:45 PM in the Snowden Library classroom (lower level)

This presentation will give you concrete ideas of how you can incorporate more digital literacy tools into your teaching and suggest ways for 'flipping the classroom.' Practical tools and strategies will be presented and Dr. Gormley’s face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses will be referenced as examples. Attendees will be provided with a copy of references, hyperlinks and the PPT for future reference.

Dr. Kay Gormley is an Associate Professor in Literacy at The SAGE Colleges, is active in the NYS Reading Association and the International Reading Association. She's published frequently on the use of Web 2.0 tools for teaching. Dr. Gormley has completed an Online Teaching Certification from Sloan-C on Tools and Techniques for Online Instruction.

The Library Classroom will be open for those who want to bring in lunch from 11:30 AM to noon. You can bring your own food from home or off campus. On campus, you can ask for a tray at the caf’s cash register, or buy food at Café 1812. If you plan on attending, please RSVP to Colleen Fox (, 4010) by noon on Wednesday October 30, so we know how many to plan for.

I hope to see you there!