Registration is now open for our highly anticipated Turning Technologies User Conference in beautiful Miami Beach, Florida. You can expect nothing but the best yet again this year. We are proud to offer attendees four keynote presentations from well recognized individuals in fields that span both the educational and corporate professions. Additionally, with 27 breakout sessions being offered, there is sure to be something that speaks to your specific interests in response technology. If there were a conference you wanted to attend this year, this would be it! We promise an exciting, fun and educational experience unlike any other. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by. Reserve your spot today.
Higher Education and Corporate Tracks
Pre Conference-November 11, 2012
Main Conference-November 12-13, 2012
What to Expect:
Pre Conference Training - $149
Main Conference - $495
Pre & Main Conference - $594
Miami Beach Resort & Spa
Room Rates: $159.00 + Tax - ClickHEREto reserve your room at the special discounted rate (While rooms are available).
Dr. Eric Mazur, Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics, Harvard University and Area Dean of Applied Physics, Author of Peer Instruction: A User’s Manual
Dr. Mazur’s teaching method has a large national and international following, and has been adapted to teaching many disciplines. He is author or co-author of over 200 publications and 12 patents, and helped produce the award-winning DVD Interactive Teaching.
Almost 20 years ago, Harvard physicist Eric Mazur had an "aha" moment about his teaching practice that forced him to rethink the traditional unidirectional teaching model. He described his early approach to courses as "not how you teach it, but what you cover. [Then] I realized education was not merely a transfer of information. It was about how well students could assimilate information and transfer it to their own experience." So Dr. Mazur radically changed his approach. He developed a strategy that incorporates "just-in-time" teaching with short lectures punctuated by conceptual questions posed to the students, using classroom response technology. Dr. Mazur asks his students to think about and respond to these questions, and to attempt to convince each other of their positions. This is the basis of what he calls the Peer Instruction method, which engages students, provides continuousassessment and feedback, and allows students to learn from each other.
Mark Taylor, M.S.W., Ed.D, President, Taylor Programs
Mark Taylor is a nationally recognized educator, expert, speaker and consultant dedicated to helping colleges and universities better understand and serve our students for learning, development, persistence and successful integration into the "after college” world and to successfully bring younger workers into productive roles. Building on over 25 years of experience in higher education, management and the helping professions, Dr. Taylor’s has worked with over 200 schools in 38 states, made presentations at state, regional, and national events, and consulted with business clients like 20th Century Fox, Wal-Mart, the University of Tennessee Hospital and the U.S. Army.
Becky Pike Pluth, M.Ed., VP of Training & Development, The Bob Pike Group
Becky Pluth is the Vice President of Training and Development at The Bob Pike Group and trainer to Fortune 500 companies. She has a decade of experience with cross-functional design and delivery impact in training, project management and business operations. Becky has 17 years of exposure to Bob Pike's Creative Training Techniques (CTT) and employs a participant-centered approach to classroom training, one-on-one training and blended e-learning. She is a certified K-12 teacher and received her master's degree from St. Mary's University. Becky is a member of the American Society for Training and Development and the National Speakers Association.
Melinda J. Micheletto Ph.D - Professor of Marketing, Turning Technologies Distinguished Educator
Dr. Melinda Micheletto has established herself as an elite classroom educator and engaging presenter who iscommitted to helping others reach their learning goals by utilizing various strategies, methods, and technology in the classroom and workplace.
Melinda’s vast knowledge and research of learning strategies has been shared with over 60 universities, corporations and government agencies across the United States. Her pedagogical message has been delivered to the likes of Delta Airlines, Miller Heiman, International Finance Corporation/World Bank, Willis Group, Boston University, Harvard University and other organizations that recognize response technology as a valuable asset in any learning/training environment.