2017 Summer Institute
August 7 - 11
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In response to the U.S. Immigration ban, Digital Pedagogy Lab is also offering a parallel event in Vancouver July 28 - 30. The Institute was built on radical openness, so it is vital that we offer space for as diverse a community as possible.

WHAT

Digital Pedagogy Lab is a five-day Summer institute that explores the role and application of digital technology in teaching. The 2017 institute will have four tracks, offering intensive peer-driven learning with and discussion of networked learning, new media, and critical digital pedagogy.

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WHO

Open to teachers, students, librarians, and technologists at all levels of education experimenting with digital tools in hybrid or online environments. The 2017 Institute is co-hosted by Hybrid Pedagogy and the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies at University of Mary Washington.

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WHEN AND WHERE

The 2017 Institute will take place at University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA from August 7 – 11. All-day sessions begin on Monday morning and end just after lunch on Friday. Participants work with a cohort throughout the week. If you have questions, feel free to e-mail us.

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162Days
12Hours
51Mins
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Tracks

Choose One of Four Tracks

Intro

Networks

Design

Domains

Participants choose between one of four tracks and work collaboratively in small workshop-style classes. Each track is open to all backgrounds and skill levels. Each day of the institute begins with discussion that will play into the day’s work. A continental breakfast will be provided before sessions begin mid-morning, followed by lunch. Afternoons will be split into multiple sessions and will include keynote presentations, workshops, and other activities. Each day will end before dinner. The final day of the institute will conclude after lunch. The learning community we create together will be welcoming to a wide range of skill levels and interests.

Introduction to Critical Digital Pedagogy (Chris Friend and Jesse Stommel): This track will offer an introduction to Critical Digital Pedagogy—though we will likely generate more questions than pat answers. Individual sessions and activities will focus on teaching philosophies, discernment practices for using digital tools in courses, emergent learning, digital composition, and discussions of the impact of the digital on traditional and critical pedagogies. This track is ideal for new and experienced online and hybrid teachers alike, plus anyone interested in exploring new approaches to digital learning. Read More

Networked Learning and Intercultural Collaboration (Maha Bali): This track is about relationships, professional and social, and how we can learn with and through others different from ourselves online. Participants will explore the nature of digital networks with a focus on intercultural and global collaboration, and will consider how networks are both responding to and creating digital culture. This track is for professionals, researchers, students, and teachers who are interested in developing and sustaining local/global learning networks, including those actively involved in network-centered activism. Read More

Design Thinking (Amy Collier and Amy Slay): This track will be a practicum that explores how design thinking intersects with the praxis of Critical Digital Pedagogy. Design thinking, a means of understanding challenges deeply and contextually before jumping to solutions, can ignite creativity and inspiration in teaching by encouraging teachers to re-imagine their classrooms, both digital and on-ground. This track is ideal for anyone who teaches in an online, hybrid, or on-ground environment, instructional designers, or academic technologists involved in online learning. Read More

Domain of One’s Own (Martha Burtis): This track will look at the principles behind giving students domains that allow for creative and scholarly expression, research, writing, reflection, and curation. Each participant in the track will be given a domain of their own (with hosting) and workshop time to practice with it. This track is ideal for anyone who would like to bring a more playful, experimental approach to digital teaching and learning, and is especially suited for those whose institutions that support a Domain of One’s Own project already. Read More

Keynotes

Sara Goldrick-Rab

Professor of Higher Education Policy and Sociology, Temple University

Adeline Koh

Associate Professor, Stockton University; CEO, Sabbatical Beauty

Maha Bali

Associate Professor of Practice, Center for Learning and Teaching, American University in Cairo

Chris Gilliard

Professor, Macomb Community College

Instructors

Jesse Stommel

Executive Director, Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies, University of Mary Washington

Kate Bowles

Associate Dean International, Faculty of Law Humanities and Arts, University of Wollongong Australia

Amy Collier

Associate Provost, Middlebury College

Martha Burtis

Director, Digital Knowledge Center, University of Mary Washington

Maha Bali

Associate Professor of Practice, Center for Learning and Teaching, American University in Cairo

Amy Slay

Instructional Designer, Middlebury Institute of International Studies

Chris Friend

Assistant Professor, Saint Leo U; Director, Hybrid Pedagogy

Registration

Registration includes light breakfast and lunch each day. Discounted accommodations available.

Registration will open in late February.
Full Registration: $975
Early Bird Registration through May 1: $775
Adjunct / Student Rate: $400

Full refunds available through May 1.
After May 1, there is a $100 administrative charge for cancellation.
No refunds are available after July 21.

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Accommodations

Hyatt Place

Less than half a mile from venue
Event rate starts at $119
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Courtyard Marriott

Downtown. 1.5 miles from venue
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More Places to Stay and Stuff to Do

in downtown Fredericksburg
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Sponsors and Partners

Thank you to our sponsors and partners for their support.