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NWeLearn 2019 has ended
Welcome to NWeLearn 2019! We are excited about his annual event. Here is some housekeeping information to navigate the event:
  • The conference is hosted in the Convention Center, a separate building next to the Riverhouse Hotel. You can walk there from the hotel by taking one of the paths that go under MT Washington Drive or drive directly there.
  • The Convention Center has two levels. Meals and main sessions will be held in the lower level and the breakout sessions will be held in the main or 1st floor.
  • Restrooms are in the 1st Floor across from Cascadia B.
  • The Thursday night, Networking & Hors D’oeuvres, will be held right after the last Thursday breakout session in the main entrance space by the fireplace on the 1st floor.
Feel free to ask any questions, post your experiences in the Slack Community site, nwelearn.slack.com, and upload your pictures to the NWeLearn Conference 2019 Google Photos site.
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Flower Darby

Northern Arizona University
Director of Teaching for Student Success
Flower Darby is a Senior Instructional Designer and adjunct faculty member at Northern Arizona University, where she has taught for over 22 years. She is also adjunct faculty for Estrella Mountain Community College. Darby teaches online, blended and face-to-face courses in a range of subjects: English literature, composition, technology, education, leadership, dance and fitness. She regularly writes and presents nationally and internationally on excellence in teaching and learning design. She is zealous in her promotion of student success through effective classroom practice, whether the classroom is physical or online. Flower Darby is also the author the book Small Teaching Online: Applying Learning Science in Online Classes. The prospect of applying cognitive theory to your online teaching practice may seem daunting at first. After all, theory can seem very distant from what is happening in your day-to-day online class. This book aims to shorten that distance, to outline practical and feasible applications of theoretical principles to help your online students learn. Flower Darby presents minor changes you can make in your online teaching practice, small but impactful adjustments that result in significant learning gains. Based on the successful approach of Small Teaching, this book includes brief learning activities, small course design modifications, and simple changes to your communication with online students that have an outsized impact on student learning.