CU’s annual Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology (COLTT) Conference is going virtual for 2020.
Committed to delivering a conference that honors the crucial work of educators and respects current public health guidelines, COLTT will use more technology than ever before as the conference goes fully online Aug. 5 and 6. If ever there was a community to have a successful online conference, it is the COLTT community.
COLTT engages participants in learning about teaching practices and technologies, challenging the way they think about both. Conference goers are able to network and gather practices that change the way they teach and learn in classrooms, online and in virtual environments.
Topics covered at COLTT year after year bear a greater relevance in 2020, especially regarding online teaching and learning, equity, diversity and social justice. We are committed to connecting our expanding community from across the state and beyond through interactive sessions, discussion opportunities and select applications.
The schedule is designed for participants to easily dip in and out of sessions to avoid virtual meeting fatigue and accommodate attending from anywhere. Multiple concurrent sessions and discussions will run 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. both days with additional offerings before and after. Session details will be posted later this month.
This year’s keynote, Amy Collier, Ph.D., is Associate Provost for Digital Learning at Middlebury College,
Middlebury, Vermont, and formerly the senior director for inspiration and outreach in the Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning at Stanford University.
A frequent presenter, she loves to share her passion for topics such as open learning, online learning and faculty development. “From Curb Cuts to Discotechs: How Inclusive Design and Design Justice Can Shape Our Classes and Communities” will serve as a welcome centerpiece for this year’s conference.
Attendees join COLTT each year from a broad range of educational institutions and private organizations. Many Colorado colleges and universities are well-represented, as are numerous post-secondary schools and community colleges from the Rocky Mountain region.
COLTT’s $25 registration fee goes directly toward covering this year’s expenses. Registration scholarships are available by application for those unable to pay the fee. Registrants also may choose the Pony Up rate of $135, funds from which will help cover costs in 2020 and sustain COLTT into the future.