2019 IFSA Conference Resources

Thank you for meeting us in Indy!

Thank you for attending the 2019 IFSA Conference to explore Individualized Learning with us. Please find the resources from each presentation located below.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

KICKOFF
Challenge and Support for Your Future Self (PowerPoint PDF)
Challenge and Support for Your Future Self (Handout PDF)
Dr. Heather Barclay Hamir, IFSA
Vicky Wolfe Bender, IFSA
Dr. Maritheresa Frain, IFSA
Danny Gibbons, IFSA

WORKSHOP
The Student Mindset-An Introduction to Gen Z (PowerPoint PDF)
Dr. Kathryn Morris, Butler University
Vicky Wolfe Bender, IFSA

Thursday, July 25, 2019

ED TALK
The Invisible Influence-Attachment Parenting (Video)
The Invisible Influence-Attachment Parenting (PowerPoint PDF)
Tosh Everson
DePauw University’s Latoshia Everson addresses the “invisible influence” of attachment parenting in student financial aid and program advising. In examples which pan the spectrum of student backgrounds, Ms. Everson’s personal experiences with parent involvement deploy an empathy-based approach to learning and understanding each family, and empowering students to engage their parents in productive ways. A self-proclaimed “hype person,” practitioners will appreciate her enthusiastic call for a healthy student-parent-advisor dynamic.

WORKSHOP
Reimagining the Wheel-Innovations in Learning Abroad (PowerPoint PDF)
Reimagining the Wheel-Innovations in Learning Abroad (Handout PDF)
Dr. Maritheresa Frain, IFSA
Dr. Kara Taylor, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Dr. Christopher Van Velzer, IFSA

IFSA UPDATE
IFSA Updates  (PowerPoint PDF)
Dr. Heather Barclay Hamir, IFSA
Carol Lebold, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

LIGHTNING ROUNDS
Internships the IFSA Way  (PowerPoint PDF)
Christina Brooks, IFSA
Uttaraa Jadhav, IFSA
Daniel Peiro, IFSA

Making Individualized Learning Inclusive and Excellent  (PowerPoint PDF)
Jessica Fetridge, Northwestern University
Dr. David Wick, Middlebury Institute of International Studies

Hit Refresh-Digital Resource  (PowerPoint PDF)
Hit Refresh-Digital Resources  (Handout PDF)
Sara Lieburn, University of Wisconsin at Madison
Carmen Pitz, University of Wisconsin at Madison

ED TALKS
Great Expectations-Mentoring High Ability Students (Video)
Great Expectations-Mentoring High Ability Students (PowerPoint PDF)
Andrew Williams, IFSA

A Day in the Life of a Faculty Leader Abroad (Video)
Dr. David Wick, Middlebury Institute of International Studies

WORKSHOP
Where Commitment to the Individual Meets Structural Realities  (PowerPoint PDF)
Where Commitment to the Individual Meets Structural Realities (Handout PDF)
Christi Hoover, IFSA
Sue Mennicke, Franklin and Marshall College
Erika Ryser, IFSA

 

Friday, July 26, 2019

ED TALKS
Understanding Students Who Study in Non-traditional Locations (Video)
Understanding Students Who Study in Non-traditional Locations (PowerPoint PDF)
Dr. Jill Reister, University of Minnesota at Twin Cities

Individualized Learning-A Tool for Equity (Video)
Andrea Hunley 
Indianapolis Public School Principal Andrea Hunley discusses individualized learning as a tool for equity in this thoughtful EdTalk. “Meritocracy is a myth,” she poses, and the systems within which we educators and our students move was not built to provide opportunity for all. In order to move beyond reliance on standalone advocates, we must dismantle our opportunity paradigm to create space for unique experiences, objectives, and abilities. By interrogating certain assumptions and intentionally seeking the missing perspectives, we can begin to make individualization—and equity—systematic.

WORKSHOP
What Can We Learn from the Learners Themselves (PowerPoint PDF)
What Can We Learn from the Learners Themselves (Handout PDF)
What Can We Learn from the Learners Themselves (Generated Ideas PDF)
Nikki Bruckmann, IFSA
Nicole Desjardins Gowdy, Pomona College
Sian Munro, IFSA

LIGHTNING ROUNDS
Fostering Intercultural Learning on Custom Programs (PowerPoint PDF)
Ebony Ellis, University of Michigan

Back to Basics-Engaging Novice Study Abroad Learners (PowerPoint PDF)
Chelsey Mullins, Purdue University

Connect. Collaborate. Contribute (PowerPoint PDF)
Connect. Collaborate. Contribute
 (Handout PDF)
Dr. Heather Barclay Hamir, IFSA
Margaret McCullers, IFSA