Innovation in Teaching Series

The Garage, Northwestern’s hub for student entrepreneurship and innovation, in partnership with the Office of the Provost and the Faculty Distance Learning Workgroup, is pleased to present a new program to explore new developments in teaching and learning: the Innovation in Teaching Series.

Pam Daniels, Clinical Assistant Professor and Design Innovator in Residence at The Segal Design Institute; Melissa Crounse Kaufman, Executive Director of the Garage; and Marianna Kepka, Assistant Provost for Academic Initiatives have organized a series of presentations and panel discussions as a forum for showcasing exciting developments and building community throughout Northwestern around teaching innovation.

Upcoming Events

Dialogue and Design Thinking Session 

Monday, January 22, 2018; 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Garage, 2311 Campus Drive #2300, Evanston, IL 60208

Register here to participate

You are invited to be part of a dialogue and design thinking session on Monday January 22 from 12-1:30 to swap stories and share ideas on innovative things you have tried—whether they worked or not—and new things you’re intrigued to try this year.  

  • Maybe you’re challenging yourself by offering a “flipped” classroom this quarter. 
  • Perhaps you’re giving the students greater autonomy over their assignments and letting them pick their own homework. 
  • Or maybe you're experimenting with extending your offerings beyond the classroom to engage a broader audience.

Join us for lunch and a collaborative session to hear from fellow faculty and staff on their adventures in innovation and come away with your own ideas on what to tackle this quarter to continue to make the university a vibrant learning environment for everyone. Pam Daniels from The Segal Design Institute will facilitate the session. Invite your colleagues and friends!

Other Upcoming Events

Other events you might be interested in are the upcoming Faculty Open Classroom Initiative (FOCI) hosted by the Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching, becoming part of ChangeMakers or attending one of the upcoming TEACHXperts Speaker Series events this winter.

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