Teaching Risk Blog Assignment 2, due 5/20/2015 at 10 am

In preparation for Innovators’ Toolkit 2, Risk Taking and Managing Student Expectations, Wednesday, May 20, 10:00 – 11:30 am, please complete this blog assignment on your personal blog before the session.

Tell about a time you took a teaching risk, e.g., tried something new with your class.

  • What was the nature of the risk?
  • Why did you take this risk?
  • How did your students react? Why?
  • How did you talk to your students about this risk?

Prep for Day 5: Innovation Learning Network

In preparation for Day 5, Friday, May 23rd:

  1. Install the Diigo Browser for the iPad
  2. Read one of the Suggested Readings on creating a Personal Learning Network.
  3. Consider the following questions:
    • Who is in your learning  network?
    • Who do you turn to for professional development?
    • Why is this person/resource in your network?
    • Why do you spend time following/reading this person?
    • How do you contribute to your network?


Technology for Innovation Fellows

Innovation Fellowship Blog: https://sites.stedwards.edu/innovationfellowship/

  • Each fellow is has author permissions on the Innovation Fellowship blog.
  • Find out more about blogs at St. Edward’s University: Blogs and Sites
  • Get started with your own blog or find user guides, etc., here: http://sites.stedwards.edu/

Twitter conversation: #SEUInnovation

  • Please tweet about the Innovation Institute and your activities during the fellowship year using the hashtag, #SEUInnovation

Diigo Group: SEU Innovation Fellowship

What other technologies would you like to use to collaborate and connect with your fellow innovation fellows?

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