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Agents of Innovation

Great ideas, new technology, and innovative teaching methods are all part and parcel of the 30th Annual CALI Conference for Law School Computing, but nothing is easy and making it work in our home institutions is up to us.  We must be our own Agents of Innovation.  “Agency” is a particularly appropriate word.  We must give agency to our students so that they can construct their own educational journeys, we must give agency to our faculty through tools, websites, content, and support so they can teach at the top of their talent and we must be agents of change in legal education to build a better justice system.  CALIcon is the community of legal education agents - staff, faculty and law librarians - sharing experiences, discussing projects, demoing tech.  Come join us.

The 30th Annual CALI Conference for Law School Computing returns to where it all began! Join us June 4th & 5th, 2020 at Chicago-Kent College of Law in Chicago IL for this special 30th anniversary version of CALIcon!

 

 

Proposed Sessions

Session Speaker(s) Experience level
Promoting Formative Assessment with Algorithmically-Assisted Pre-Grading David Colarusso

Traditional Law School instruction is notorious for its lack of formative assessment (Socratic method aside), relying almost exclusively on summative assessment.

Intermediate
The Kids Are Alright - What Gen Z can tell us about tech and education Deborah Ginsberg

Gen Z may be the true digital natives.  Their schools give them tech to take home, they present using Google Slides, and make podcasts for their classes.  And that's just in school.  On their own...

Beginner
Who is The Online Generic? Andrea Bevier

It is a mystery long pondered and researched, who is The Online Generic? Who is this mystery student, and why should we plan our course content to appease him? Why is he so important to online...

Beginner
Library Support of Online Programs of Legal Education Susan Zago, Jan Fleckenstein, David Walker

This session will explore the ways in which three different academic law libraries have responded to the needs of the students and faculty involved in bringing legal education and the law school...

Beginner
Small Team Task Management with Asana David Dickens

Times have changed, but using free tools to keep small teams functioning well delivering high quality service to their customers is timeless.

Beginner
READ HIDDEN EMOTIONS - The Science Behind a New Skill Dan Seidman

READ HIDDEN EMOTIONS - The Science Behind a New Skill

Beginner
Avoiding the patchwork of apps - Can an all-in-one portal work in a law college? Chris Bombardo, Jamie Wilson, Nicholas Romano

Imagine you could smash all the apps you use at a law college into a single portal.  What would it take to complete the project?  What would be included?

Beginner
Spend a Million ... Classroom Upgrades and Strategic Initiatives: Planning, Funding, and Implementation Phillip Bohl, Hong Kha

Planning for a classroom refresh?  New stuff?  Cool things?

Beginner
Does Your Technology Spark Joy? Jason Tubinis, Geraldine Kalim

We think Marie Kondo would agree that the question, “does it spark joy?” doesn’t just apply to physical objects.

Beginner
Presenting THE VIRTUAL JUSTICE PROJECT: An Innovation in Clinical Legal Education and Technology Greg Clinton

NCCU School of Law pioneered The Virtual Justice Project to address the lack of access to justice for low income and marginalized communities; and, strengthen the students academically for the...

Beginner
You've Built It. But Will They Come? Sarah Glassmeyer

Teaching law students to code is sweeping the nation.  It's great! There's a lot to be gained by just the process of learing to "think like a coder" in addition to "thinking like a lawyer." 

Beginner
Encouraging Student Agency through Polytechnic Legal Education Alexander Rabanal, Daniel Katz

Ever increasingly, law students need to bring to bear skills beyond substantive legal knowledge for both professional development and success in the legal job market.

Beginner
This Lesson Would be Perfect if it was Blue Deb Quentel, Sally Wise

This is a hands-on session. You will learn how to modify a CALI lesson to match your law school's needs. 

Beginner
The Objectivator - Solving the Online Assessment Alignment Crimewave Andrea Bevier

This is not your normal superhero story, to say the least. There is no arch-enemy, no flips or acrobatics, no hand-to-hand combat, and definitely no spandex.

Beginner
The Wizard of Oz of Credit Hours, Accreditation, Distance Education, Instructional Design... Oh My! Patricia Baia, John Mayer

The legal distance learning landscape ahead of us does not need to be the Wizard of Oz behind the curtain.

Beginner
LII Under the Hood: The Innovation Red Queen's Race Sara Frug

Technologists dream of bringing to bear the fruits of research in order to solve hard problems in the real world.

Intermediate
When Bigger Isn't Better: Reducing Your Computing Budget with the Raspberry Pi Iain Barksdale

Many instituions are still using desktop computers to run OPACs, displays, kiosks, and run simple web apps. A Dell enterprise desktop averages $1200, a Raspberry Pi costs between $40 and $90...

Intermediate
No Coding? No Problem! Application Development with Microsoft PowerApps Justin Rogowski

Libraries are no stranger to data collection. We track desk transactions, shelf-reading projects, loose leaf filing, and patron counts, to name a few.

Beginner
What We Learned from Writing about What We Know Deb Quentel

In spring 2019, CALI selected seven faculty members from the academic support community as Fellows for the Law School Success Fellowship, with funding support from the AccessLex Institute.

Beginner

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