Instructional Communications Systems (ICS) is hosting Innovating Tradition in the Modern Learning Environment, a conversation about the future of mobility, learning and pedagogy at leading universities, on September 25, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., at The Pyle Center in Madison, WI. You are invited to attend.

Colleges and universities will soon be competing to enroll digital natives with highly developed skill sets and expectations in regard to classroom technology and 21st century learning. The rapid evolution of teaching and learning in K-12 environments has inspired higher education institutions to re-examine their curricula and teaching methodologies to attract and retain top students. These new students are challenging the entire experience of higher learning, from social and classroom interactions to collaboration and interdisciplinary approaches to learning.Please join Joel Davies, Apple Development Executive, and Matt Ebert, Apple Account Executive, who will lead a discussion about:

• Transforming learning
• Student expectations
• 1:1 pedagogical trends in K-12 education
• Pedagogical challenges in higher education
• Evolving content for digital natives
• Overcoming challenges to mobile learning solutions

Joel Davies spent the last 13 years as a Professor of Graphic Design in the Department of Journalism, Media & Computing at Creighton University.  He was awarded the Father Kelley Teaching Innovation Award for the initial graphic design curriculum.  Over the last few years, Joel led a complete overhaul of both Computer Science and JMC to merge the two departments and offer 21st century degrees with deep roots in 21st century teaching and learning.  He also founded the Creighton Apple Authorized Training Center and advised Studio Blue, a student-run design agency.  Joel is an Apple Distinguished Educator from the class of 2007.

As an Apple account executive Matt Ebert is responsible for evangelizing Apple’s products, services, and solutions to higher education throughout Wisconsin.  He works closely with academic leadership, faculty, IT and others to educate higher education customers on the improved learning outcomes generated via the use of Apple’s technology.  This is accomplished by leveraging many Apple resources: local, regional, national, and occasionally international.  Additionally Matt provides oversight and guidance for two Apple Campus Stores; one at UW Madison, the other at UW Milwaukee.

Seating is limited.  To attend, please RSVP to milly.jones@ics.uwex.edu.  We hope to see you then.