8:30 a.m.

  • Registration Badges and Continental Breakfast

9 a.m.

  • Conference Program Chair, Dr. Carolyn Lightfoot, Chief Technology Officer, Lee College

9:15 a.m.

  • Welcome: Dr. Dennis Brown, President of Lee College

 9:30 a.m.

  • Challenging Students to Step Up on the Pathway to Possibility through Education.
    Keynote Speaker: Dr. Mark Milliron, Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer, Civitas Learning

 10:45 a.m.

  • Refreshment Break

 11 a.m.

  • i-Create, i-Share, We-Learn. Panelists: Bret Nelson, Mark Johnson and Susan Lustick, San Jacinto College
  • Transitioning from the Lecture Hall. Presenter: Dr. Evan Richards, Physics and Engineering Faculty, Lee College
  • MOOCs, Online Courses and Classroom Instruction: Which One is the Future? Panel Chair: Dr. Richard Smith, Clinical Associate Professor, University of Houston Clear Lake. Panelists: Ms. Dagmar Kusiak, President, New Learning Academy, University of Texas Medical Branch, Dr. Terry Bubb, Instructional Designer, Houston Community College, Dr. Caroline Crawford, Associate Professor, University of Houston Clear Lake and Dr. Marion Smith, Associate Professor Management Science, Texas Southern University
  • What is to Come of Integrated Learning and Collaboration on Mobile Devices? Presenter: Trent Gillaspie, BB Collaborate


  • Birds of a Feather Luncheon
  • Faculty Innovations in Technology Awards
  • Deans Dr. Jeff Thies and Mr. Layton Childress, and VP of Learning Dr. Cathy Kemper

1:15 p.m.

  • QM, QEP and Marzano’s Taxonomy. Poster Session Presenters: Ms. Barbara Brown, Language Arts Department Chair, San Jacinto College Central and Dr. Karen Hattaway, Communications Department Chair, San Jacinto College North
  • Teach ’em, Don’t Tell ’em: Designing and Modeling Learning-How-to-Learn Behaviors for Students with Basic Learning Process Needs. Presenters: Dr. Caroline Crawford, Dr. Richard Smith and Dr. Marion Smith
  • Five Tips for Flipping Your Virtual Classroom with Blackboard Collaborate. Presenter: Alison Marcoff, BB Collaborate
  • Adhering to FERPA in the Cloud. Presenter: Patrick Ochoa, ProctorU Partnership Coordinator

2:15 p.m.

  • Refreshment Break

2:30 p.m.

  • Mobile Mentoring: Moving away from the Traditional Tutoring Environment. Presenters: Ms. Dagmar Kusiak, President, New Learning Academy
  • 2D Cutters in Education: Teaching Spatial Skills to at-risk students. Presenter: Ellen Zimmerman, Faculty, Western Governors University and PhD student in Learning Technologies at University of North Texas
  • Demystifying Blackboard 9.1. Presenter: Dr. Richard Smith, Clinical Associate Professor, UHCL
  • Flipping Your Classroom: One Size Doesn’t Fit All
  • Presenter: Shari Mauthner, Instructional Designer, University of Houston College of Pharmacy

3:30 p.m.

  • Campus Tours
  • Lee College STEM Center, Texas College Success Program: Crossing Bridges, Catching Dreams Puente Project Advisors: Sara Steinkopf and Diana Mendieta
  • Lee College STUDENT SUCCESS Center, Director Yajaira Pulido