2015 Summer Institute
August 10 - 14

WHAT

Digital Pedagogy Lab is host of a five-day practical institute that explores the role and application of digital technology in teaching. The institute has  three tracks, providing hands-on practice with and discussion of networked learning, digital identity, new media, and critical digital pedagogy.

WHO

Open to teachers, graduate students, librarians, and others at all levels of education experimenting with digital tools in hybrid environments. Digital Pedagogy Lab is sponsored by Instructure, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Prince Edward Island, and Hybrid Pedagogy.

WHEN AND WHERE

The institute takes place on campus at UW-Madison August 10–14, 2015. Registration opens in March. Standard tuition is $950 with an early bird rate of $750 and a student/adjunct rate of $400. Scholarships are available. For more details as they’re announced, join the e-mail list below and follow @DigPedLab.

Day 1
10 Aug 2015
Day 2
11 Aug 2015
Day 3
12 Aug 2015
Day 4
13 Aug 2015
Day 5
14 Aug 2015

Morning Session

Praxis (Pyle 226) | Identity (Pyle 209) | Networks (Pyle 309)
Sean Michael Morris
Jesse Stommel
Adeline Koh
Bonnie Stewart

Afternoon Session

Praxis (Pyle 226) | Identity (Pyle 209) | Networks (Pyle 309)
Sean Michael Morris
Jesse Stommel
Adeline Koh
Bonnie Stewart

Keynote: Audrey Watters, “Teaching Machines: The History of the Future of Education”

“All the visions of the future of education, the future of teaching, the future of work, the future of learning are ideological. They are also political.” ~ Audrey Watters “Teaching Machines:...
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Audrey Watters

Workshop: Audrey Watters, “GitHub 101”

GitHub 101: Reclaim Your Domain. Host Your Blog. Share Your Datasets... And More
Audrey Watters

Morning Session

Praxis (Pyle 226) | Identity (Pyle 209) | Networks (Pyle 309)
Sean Michael Morris
Jesse Stommel
Adeline Koh
Bonnie Stewart

Afternoon Session I

Praxis (Pyle 226) | Identity (Pyle 209) | Networks (Pyle 309)
Sean Michael Morris
Jesse Stommel
Adeline Koh
Bonnie Stewart

Afternoon Session II

Praxis (Pyle 226) | Identity (Pyle 209) | Networks (Pyle 309)
Sean Michael Morris
Jesse Stommel
Adeline Koh
Bonnie Stewart

Morning Session

Praxis (Pyle 226) | Identity (Pyle 209) | Networks (Pyle 309)
Sean Michael Morris
Jesse Stommel
Adeline Koh
Bonnie Stewart

Afternoon Session

Praxis (Pyle 226) | Identity (Pyle 209) | Networks (Pyle 309)
Sean Michael Morris
Jesse Stommel
Adeline Koh
Bonnie Stewart

Unconference

Robin DeRosa
Lisa Hammershaimb
Maggie Melo
Stephen Barnard
Kris Shaffer
Jared Stein
Chris Friend
Sean Michael Morris
Jesse Stommel
Adeline Koh
Bonnie Stewart

Breakfast and Opening Remarks

Sean Michael Morris
Jesse Stommel

Morning Session

Praxis (Pyle 226) | Identity (Pyle 209) | Networks (Pyle 309)
Sean Michael Morris
Jesse Stommel
Adeline Koh
Bonnie Stewart

Afternoon Session I

Praxis (Pyle 226) | Identity (Pyle 209) | Networks (Pyle 309)
Amy Collier
Sean Michael Morris
Jesse Stommel
Adeline Koh
Bonnie Stewart

Afternoon Session II

Praxis (Pyle 226) | Identity (Pyle 209) | Networks (Pyle 309)
Sean Michael Morris
Jesse Stommel
Adeline Koh
Bonnie Stewart

Keynote: “Emergent Learning”

“Emergent Learning” Where: Pyle Center Alumni Lounge, 702 Langdon St., Madison, WI When: Friday, August 14, 8:30am – 10:00am Far too much of education revels in knowing rather than not knowing. Sitting...
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Amy Collier
Jesse Stommel

Final Session

Praxis (Pyle 226) | Identity (Pyle 209) | Networks (Pyle 309)
Sean Michael Morris
Jesse Stommel
Adeline Koh
Bonnie Stewart

Closing Conversation

Robin DeRosa
Lisa Hammershaimb
Maggie Melo
Stephen Barnard
Kris Shaffer
Jared Stein
Chris Friend
Amy Collier
Sean Michael Morris
Jesse Stommel
Adeline Koh
Bonnie Stewart

Instructors

Sean Michael Morris

Director, Hybrid Pedagogy; Senior Editor, Instructure

Jesse Stommel

Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Director, Hybrid Pedagogy

Adeline Koh

Associate Professor, Stockton University

Bonnie Stewart

Educator and Social Media Researcher, University of Prince Edward Island

Keynotes

Amy Collier

Associate Provost, Middlebury College

Embedded Pedagogues

Kris Shaffer

Instructor, University of Colorado Boulder

Jared Stein

VP of Research and Education, Instructure

Chris Friend

Assistant Professor, Saint Leo U; Managing Editor, Hybrid Pedagogy

Fellows

Robin DeRosa

Professor, Plymouth State University

Lisa Hammershaimb

EdD Student, Athabasca University

Maggie Melo

PhD Student, University of Arizona

Stephen Barnard

Assistant Professor, St. Lawrence University

Tracks

Choose One of Three Tracks

Praxis

Identity

Networks

Participants choose between one of three tracks and work collaboratively in small workshop-style classes. There will also be large group activities, and moments of intersection between the tracks. Each day of the institute begins with discussion which will play into the day’s work. A small breakfast will be provided before sessions begin mid-morning, followed by lunch. Afternoons will be split into two sessions and followed with keynote presentations, a mini-unconference, and other activities. Each day will end before dinner. The learning community we create together will be welcoming to a wide range of skill levels and interests.

Praxis (Sean and Jesse): Pedagogy is praxis, the intersection between the philosophy and practice of teaching. It involves recursive, second-order, meta-level work that actively investigates teaching and learning. In this track, we will explore philosophies of teaching, our own and others. We will think specifically about the ways our pedagogies are reflected in the specific choices we make as teachers. We will discuss and experiment with various technological tools from the chalkboard to moveable chairs, computers, mobile devices, social media platforms, and learning management systems. Individual sessions and workshops will focus on teaching philosophies, in-room, hybrid and online teaching techniques, discernment practices for including digital tools in courses, FERPA, digital writing and creation, and discussions of the impact of the digital on traditional and critical pedagogies. More Details
THIS TRACK IS CURRENTLY FULL

Identity (Adeline): This track will focus specifically on issues of digital identity, including perceptions and presentations of race, gender, and ability online, institutional hierarchies, equity and disparity, and inclusion or exclusion in Digital Humanities, Ed Tech, and other computing and technological fields. We will center the discussion upon the lived (and often distinctly physical) experiences we have in classrooms and a consideration of how we build a pedagogy from those experiences. Individual sessions and workshops will focus on accessibility, collaboration, using technology to build inclusive communities, feminist pedagogy, and approaches to technological tools (like Wikipedia or social media) that encourage increased representation of marginalized groups. More Details
THIS TRACK IS CURRENTLY 90% FULL

Networks (Bonnie): This track will focus on the nature of digital networks and network-building, from blogs and social media to open courses and collaboration. It will include discussions of MOOCs, rhizomatic learning, how influence and reputation circulate in professional learning networks, the the social contracts of closed and networked spaces, and the intersections between networks and face-to-face learning environments. Participants will consider how networks are both responding to and creating the Internet as a learning environment. Individual sessions and workshops will introduce tools and hybrid approaches that can help build learning communities that extend beyond the bounds of the classroom. Participants will also explore the challenges, risks, and benefits of having students collaborating openly on the web. More Details
THIS TRACK IS CURRENTLY FULL

Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors for their support.