TEACHx, the annual symposium that brings together instructors, students, learning designers, and technology specialists to showcase innovative experiments and celebrate successes in teaching and learning, returns May 11-13, 2021! This year, for the first time, the conference will be held in an all-virtual setting via a combination of Zoom webinars and meetings and a public Canvas site.
The theme for TEACHx 2021 is CONNECTIONS. In a year dominated by a shift to hybrid and remote instruction, how does one make meaningful connections to students, to fellow instructors and peers, and to the thing that brought you here in the first place—a passion for teaching? TEACHx 2021 seeks to find some answers.
Submit a Presentation Proposal
Northwestern and external presenters were invited to submit their TEACHx 2021 session proposals through February 22, 2021. The submission window has now closed.
Examples of how you might incorporate the TEACHx 2021 CONNECTIONS theme in your submission could include:
- how you’ve created peer communities in the online space to share effective teaching techniques around the shift to remote instruction;
- how you’ve maintained a connection with your students and created engaging class sessions using Zoom;
- or how you’ve leveraged ed-tech solutions during remote instruction to create inclusive learning environments or reduce course costs for your students.
Proposals addressing other themes are also welcome. Of particular interest are proposals that include practical strategies for implementing new techniques in the hybrid classroom or online.
TEACHxperts Faculty Connections Event on February 3
Connect to your fellow Northwestern instructors through this panel and small group discussion event on Wednesday, February 3 at 4 p.m. CST.
Our TEACHxperts for this event are Northwestern instructors who have been navigating the complex teaching landscape of 2020-2021. They all also participated in the Keep Teaching video series; get a sneak peek of the panelists and discussion leaders in action by viewing the video series.
The session opens with a small panel of experienced instructors discussing a range of topics. Following the panel, you’ll have the chance to join a small group for a discussion led by another experienced Northwestern instructor.
Small group topics include:
- Teaching Through Technology
- Alleviating Student Stress
- Engaging Students
- Adapting Assessments
- Setting Up Your Canvas Site
- Zoom Questions
Panelists and discussion leaders for this event come from across the University, including the Medill School of Journalism, McCormick School of Engineering, Kellogg School of Business, and Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences.
Learn more about the advice shared during this event and find insights to carry forward in a recap article.