The Teaching with Technology Symposium
Hosted by UAMS
For Educators, By Educators
July 22 - 23, 2010

The Teaching with Technology Annual Symposium began in 2006 and was met with open arms by our participants. Our main focus at the symposium is to enlighten educators on the various ways to incorporate technology in educational practices. We have enjoyed meeting educators from around the state as well as from Missouri and Texas. Anyone associated with education in any capacity is welcome to attend. Although we do tend to focus on distance learning in higher education, K - 12 teachers have found our sessions useful as well.

This year's symposium will be held Thursday, July 22 and Friday, 23, 2010 at UAMS. We look forward to seeing some familiar faces as well as new ones. Please let others know about our symposium that would be interested. The more the merrier.

The theme this year is "A Generational Odyssey: Bridging the Generations with Technology" and will focus the the learning styles that are inherent within the different generations. We have an exciting Keynote speaker in store along with other great sessions that you will find interesting. We are also adding lightning sessions as well as posters to Thursday's Symposium. As in the past, our breakout sessions on Thursday will be broken into three different themes. This year we will focus on Web-based instruction, Classroom instruction, and Social Networking. Friday will be dedicated to more in-depth workshops on topics covered in Thursday's breakout sessions. It will be a jam-packed couple of days that will hopefully give you new tools and ideas to take back with you!

The symposium held on July 22nd is approved for up to 5.5 hours of K-12 Professional Development Technology Credit for attending all sessions of the one day program.  

The workshops held on July 23rd are approved for K-12 Professional Development Technology Credit corresponding to the length of the workshop.

Keynote Speaker - Dr. Mark Taylor

About Dr. Taylor

Dr. 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
  • businesses and organizations to better manage the multigenerational workplace, 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.

Dr. Taylor holds a Bachelors degree in Psychology and Biology, a Masters degree in Social Work and a Doctorate in Counseling, all from the University of Arkansas.  He was most recently the Director of Guidance Services at Arkansas State University at Beebe where he was responsible for counseling, disability, career, testing, academic advising, orientation, housing/ residence life, student activities/ leadership, student success programming and other student services.  He left that position in January 2006 to continue his research and programs to improve educational services to Generation NeXt, and the other students we serve, and to assist managers in the workplace.  Dr. Taylor has been licensed as a psychotherapist in Arkansas since 1981.  He has also worked as a college professor and academic administrator, medical administrator and clinical psychotherapist.  His eye-opening perspectives grounded in data and the literature, practical suggestions and humorous presentation style has made him a popular training consultant with numerous schools, colleges and professional organizations.


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