The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL) and the Instructional Development Council at UW-Green Bay will host the Virtual Instructional Development Institute on January 19 & 21, 2021. We wish to showcase the thoughtful minds of our teaching and learning partners and highlight the ways they make meaningful connections given our current contexts. Our Keynote speaker will be Dr. Kevin Kumashiro, whose work around education policy, curricular innovation, educational equity, and social justice work will help us to grapple with finding meaningful connections as a university.
Keynote Title: “Troubling Connections: Five Lenses for Teaching toward Justice”
How might university instructors dive into this moment of numerous national and global crises to re-imagine and democratize education? This presentation examines ways that education centers on various forms of connection among students, educators, curriculum, community, and social movements. We explore five lenses or conceptual frameworks for troubling how we understand and animate connections, and what these might mean for teaching and learning toward equity and justice: naming the moment, curriculum as intervention, contradictions of teaching, learning through crisis, and movement building as a frame.
Workshop Title: “A Deeper Dive into the Five Lenses”
This interactive workshop offers more illustrations of the five lenses from the keynote lecture, as well as prompts for applying the lenses in our programs and courses, and provides more time for participants to self-reflect, ask questions, and strategize ways to take these lenses and questions to their colleagues and students.
Please consider attending the virtual Instructional Development Institute on January 19 & 21.
We’ll be updating our site with information about live and “on-demand” recorded sessions and are so excited and grateful to be able to share how our teaching and learning colleagues have been “making meaningful connections.”