Invitation for Instructors to attend ICON Day - October 20, 2023

To: Departmental Executive Officers
From: Cornelia Lang, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education
RE: Invitation for Instructors to attend ICON Day - October 20, 2023

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Please consider attending the annual Office of Teaching, Learning, and Technology’s ICON Day. This year this special event will focus on universal design for learning (UDL), and Professor Thomas Tobin, an internationally recognized scholar, author, and speaker on technology-mediated education, will join us as the keynote presenter.

The event will take place on Friday, Oct. 20 between 9 am – 3 pm in the Iowa Memorial Union International Ballroom. Please register by Friday, Oct. 13, to attend the ICON Day 2023.

Dr. Tobin will present practical techniques to implement all 31 universal design for learning (UDL) checkpoints. You’ll leave with actionable strategies to re-frame access and inclusion conversations and use-them-now resources to learn more about UDL checkpoints and how to apply them in your teaching.

Whether planning your curriculum, building an ICON site, or engaging students in and outside of class, this event will provide best practices and tools that encourage inclusivity.

The event, designed to promote excellence in teaching and learning through effective adoption and use of instructional technology, will feature presentations from UICapture, Gradescope, and Instructure, which powers ICON. OTLT Research and Analytics will demonstrate the Course Activity Insights, a new tool that leverages ICON data, and introduce other ways they support instruction.