Join the Innovation Institute for a Workshop!

There are five workshops during the Innovation Institute that are open to the community:

  • Workshop 1: Active Learning in Online Classrooms
  • Workshop 2: High Impact Practices & Experiential Learning
  • Workshop 3: Going Big: Taking Pedagogical Risks
  • Workshop 4: Making Connections: Linking Skills, Knowledge, and Student Experiences
  • Workshop 5: Expand Your Toolkit: More Tools for Teaching and Learning Online

Please join us–see the schedule and sign up here: Workshops 2019

Workshops are 1.5 hours. “Active Learning in the Online Classroom” will take place online via Zoom Video conferencing. “Expanding Your Online Toolkit” will take place online and is completely asynchronous.

Sign-Ups Now Open to All SEU Faculty and Staff for Innovation Institute Workshops

As part of the Innovation Institute, Innovation Fellows will participate in their choice of three of five workshops that will provide more focused resources related to the fellow’s project.  These workshops will also be open to others in the St. Edward’s University community, and fellows may participate in additional workshops if desired. To see the list of available workshops and sign up, please visit the Workshops 2016 page.  Workshops begin Wednesday, May 18 and continue through Tuesday, May 24.

Save the Date: Innovation Institute 2016

May 16 – 25

Based on feedback from last year’s fellows, we have condensed the institute down into a 1.5 week model. All fellows will attend a set of core workshops and activities together, and then will select an additional 3 workshops from a list of topic choices, based on what is most useful to your project.

Week 1: May 16- 20

  • Mon, Wed, and Fri: core, required sessions, 10 am – 2 pm, lunch provided
  • Tues, Thurs: Additional, optional workshops run in 1-2-hour blocks between the hours of 10 am – 2 pm. Lunch on your own.

Week 2: May 23- 25

  • Mon: Core sessions, 10 am – 2 pm, lunch provided
  • Tues: Additional, optional workshops run in 1-2-hour blocks between the hours of 10 am 0 2 pm. Lunch on your own
  • Wed: End-of-Institute presentations: 1:00 -4:30 pm

Select Innovation Institute sessions open to all faculty: May 20, 22, 26, and 27

The Center for Teaching Excellence, Department of Instructional Technology, and Munday Library invite all faculty to join us for select sessions from this year’s Innovation Institute.

Although most of the Institute’s sessions are only open to the 2015-16 Innovation Fellows, this year we are opening up five workshops to any interested St. Edward’s faculty member (full-time, part-time or adjunct, and staff who teach). The open workshops are listed below.  If you wish to attend any (or all!) of them, please sign up so that we can anticipate attendance.  To learn more about the workshops and register please see the full workshop listing. Continue reading

Prep for Day 8

To prep for Day 8, Wed, May 28

1.  Take a few moments to review the portion of your project proposal that addressed your assessment plan.

2. Consider your goals for translating your project into a scholarly presentation or publication:

  • Are you interested in developing this pedagogical experiment into an area of scholarly work?
  • Can you imagine presenting on this topic at a conference, or even writing an article about it?
  • If so, what conferences or journals might be appropriate venues for you to present or publish on this topic?
  • Are you collecting the right kind of assessment information in order to share this project publicly with others?
  • Would you consider applying for a summer presidential excellence grant to pursue work turning this project into a scholarly project?

Friday presentations!

In this post, Jason Rosenblum shares one option you might consider for your final presentation on Friday.

As this is a short week, I wanted to share a few tips for the presentations on Friday. Because of the size of the group, we’d like to ask that everyone keep their presentations short. And, because we want to make this experience fun, I propose the following very fast presentation format.

I’m borrowing a presentation format called “pechakucha” that was first piloted in Japan in 2003 ( Continue reading

Day 1: Innovation, Risk-taking and Experimentation

Agenda for Monday, May 19:  We get started bright and early on Monday.  Breakfast is on your own, but we will be brewing plenty of coffee.

  • Location:  Library, room 141 (one of the new “global digital classrooms”)
  • 9-10:45am:  Overview of institute and introductions to fellows’ projects
  • 10:45-11:30am:  Individual planning
  • 11:30-12:30pm:  Lunch
  • 12:30-2pm:   Innovators’ Tool Kit: Risk-taking, experimentation, and managing student expectations

Educational Approaches

Innovation Institute CFP