Monday, October 26th, 2020
1:40 PM - 4:40 PM: Workshop
Improv Your Way to Better Faculty / Designer Relationships
Join us for an interactive and hands-on workshop where participants learn how to collaboratively communicate in a fun and comical way and that can be immediately implemented at your institutions post QM Connect.
Learning Objectives
Develop creative conversations by saying "yes, and…" instead of "no"
Make positive, spontaneous responses to difficult or awkward situations.
Facilitate improvisational games at your institution.
Intended Participants: Role
Instructional Designers
Intended Participants - Knowledge Level
People with some experience in the topic, but looking to grow
Penny Ralston-Berg, Senior instructional designer, PennState
Penny Ralston-Berg is a Senior Instructional Designer for the Penn State World Campus. Her research interests include student perspectives of quality and how this impacts design practice; growth of instructional designers from novice to expert; and the use of games and simulations in online instruction. She serves on the Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning (Madison, WI) planning committee and is currently the chair of the Quality Matters Instructional Designers Association. She is also the Quality Matters Coordinator for Penn State.

Eddie Andreo, Associate VP for Distance Learning, Cowley College
As the Associate Vice President for Distance Learning at Cowley College, I lead the Instructional Design processes and administer the online campus components of the College by facilitating technology-rich instruction and learning through collaborative curricular innovation. I am a Certified Peer & Master Reviewer as well as a nationally recognized QM Facilitator. I have trained upwards of 2000 faculty & administration in Applying the Quality Matters Rubric and other QM Professional Development.