2017 Summer Institute
August 7 - 11
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 five 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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Tracks

Choose One of Five Tracks

Data

Networks

Domains

Intro (FULL)

Design (FULL)

Participants choose between one of five 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.

Data Literacies (Kris Shaffer): Participants will engage ways to help students grow in their data literacy in a variety of contexts, including the combating of disinformation online. Participants will also come away with a more informed and nuanced ability to approach decisions regarding educational technology and institutional data policies. This track is ideal for faculty, students, instructional designers, and administrators ― as well as data scientists and software developers working in educational technology ―interested in learning about the relationship of data science, critical digital pedagogy, and the goals of liberal education. No previous coding or statistics experience necessary. Read More

Networked Learning and Intercultural Collaboration (Maha Bali and Kate Bowles): 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

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

Introduction to Critical Digital Pedagogy (Chris Friend, Jesse Stommel, and Sean Michael Morris): 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

Critical Instructional Design (Amy Collier and Amy Slay): This track will explore how design intersects with the praxis of Critical Digital Pedagogy. Critical approaches to design and to popular methodologies like design thinking, means marinating in the complexities of education before jumping to answers, resisting the pull of solutionism. Design, as a collaborative process through which teachers thoughtfully re-imagine their classrooms, can spark creativity and inspiration in teaching. This track is ideal for anyone who sees themselves as a designer of learning experiences (faculty, instructional designers, technologists). Read More

Keynotes

Chris Gilliard

Professor, Macomb Community College

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

Instructors

Amy Slay

Instructional Designer, Middlebury Institute of International Studies

Kate Bowles

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

Sean Michael Morris

Instructional Designer, Middlebury College; Director, Digital Pedagogy Lab

Chris Friend

Assistant Professor, Saint Leo U; Director, Hybrid Pedagogy

Martha Burtis

Director, Digital Knowledge Center, University of Mary Washington

Jesse Stommel

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

Maha Bali

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

Kris Shaffer

Instructional Technology Specialist, University of Mary Washington

Amy Collier

Associate Provost, Middlebury College

Fellows

Britni Brown O’Donnell

Instructional Design and Technology Student, Virginia Tech

Ashleigh Wade

PhD candidate, Rutgers University

Patricia Matthew

Associate Professor, Montclair State University
Day 1
07 Aug 2017
Day 2
08 Aug 2017
Day 3
09 Aug 2017
Day 4
10 Aug 2017
Day 5
11 Aug 2017
9:00 am - 9:45 am

Breakfast and Opening Remarks

Morning Session with Cohorts

Kate Bowles
Maha Bali
Martha Burtis
Kris Shaffer
Chris Friend
Sean Michael Morris
Jesse Stommel
Amy Slay
Amy Collier
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch

Afternoon Session with Cohorts

Kate Bowles
Maha Bali
Martha Burtis
Kris Shaffer
Chris Friend
Sean Michael Morris
Jesse Stommel
Amy Slay
Amy Collier

Keynote: Sara Goldrick-Rab, “Paying the Price: College Costs, Basic Needs Insecurity, and the Real Crisis in Higher Education”

During this keynote, Sara Goldrick-Rab will describe her studies of how today’s students experience public higher education and reveal a real but often-unrecognized crisis: basic needs insecurity.  Describing the structural...
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Sara Goldrick-Rab

Live Concert with Matt Morris

Matt Morris is an American producer and songwriter. The rootsy, reflective American singer/songwriter achieved early fame when he appeared on The Disney Channel television series The All-New Mickey Mouse Club,...
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Matt Morris
5:45 pm - 6:30 pm

Reception

Breakfast and Keynote: Adeline Koh, “Portrait of the Entrepreneur as a Young Woman: A Letter To My Younger Self”

While Adeline Koh spent the majority of her working life building and navigating an academic career as a tenure track humanities professor, she has transitioned into starting her own small...
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Adeline Koh

Morning Session with Cohorts

Kate Bowles
Maha Bali
Martha Burtis
Kris Shaffer
Chris Friend
Sean Michael Morris
Jesse Stommel
Amy Slay
Amy Collier
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch

Afternoon Session with Cohorts

Kate Bowles
Maha Bali
Martha Burtis
Kris Shaffer
Chris Friend
Sean Michael Morris
Jesse Stommel
Amy Slay
Amy Collier
9:00 am - 9:45 am

Breakfast and Opening Remarks

Morning Session with Cohorts

Kate Bowles
Maha Bali
Martha Burtis
Kris Shaffer
Chris Friend
Sean Michael Morris
Jesse Stommel
Amy Slay
Amy Collier
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch

Workshop: Respecting Students in Digital Pedagogies

This workshop offers a critical framework for pedagogies that respect students’ privacy rights, the right to their own data and the right to tell their own stories within the context...
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Chris Gilliard

Workshop: #BlackLivesMatter—Writing about Race and Gender

Organized loosely around notions of the Body, the guiding principal of the workshop is that nuanced critical thinking about literature organically moves us as students and educators to reevaluate how...
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Patricia Matthew

Workshop: Reclaiming Intellectual Property and the Public Domain for Students, Teachers, and Scholars

Too often, discussions of copyright law within the academy cast students, teachers, and scholars as users rather than creators of intellectual property. Further, to the extent these discussions focus solely...
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Robin Wharton

Lightning Talks: Ideas and Conversations

Marginal Syllabus—Remi Kalir; 360-degree Learning—Ric Montelongo; Entrepreneurialism and Higher Ed—Brian DeLevie; Blogging as Health Literacy—Rebecca Hogue
Sean Michael Morris

Afternoon Session with Cohorts

Kate Bowles
Maha Bali
Martha Burtis
Kris Shaffer
Chris Friend
Sean Michael Morris
Jesse Stommel
Amy Slay
Amy Collier
9:00 am - 9:45 am

Breakfast and Opening Remarks

Morning Session with Cohorts

Kate Bowles
Maha Bali
Martha Burtis
Kris Shaffer
Chris Friend
Sean Michael Morris
Jesse Stommel
Amy Slay
Amy Collier
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch

Workshop: A Conversation—Narratives in Science

  Science projects are civics projects; they remake citizens. ~ Donna Haraway Join in a conversation regarding science, not as a collection of inherently neutral facts but of a constellation...
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Britni Brown O’Donnell

Workshop: Decolonizing Rigor in the Classroom

The goal of this workshop is to demonstrate how using multimedia assignments enhances students’ learning through fostering critical thinking, encouraging multiple modes of knowledge production, and engaging students in methods...
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Ashleigh Wade

Workshop: Writing About Teaching

In this hands on, practical workshop, we will use short writing exercises to open up a discussion about how being an academic, a professional, a teacher, or a student has...
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Sean Michael Morris

Workshop: Digital Citizenship—a troubled term in troubled times

Digital citizenship means different things to different people. Students may come to us having heard that term in a variety of contexts but how do we more closely consider what...
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Sundi Richard
Autumm Caines

Lightning Talks: Ideas and Conversations

CORE TEAM—Roz Hussin; Distance Collaboration—Valerie Banschbach; Maker Spaces—Shannon Hauser; Reflective Diaries—Patric Wallin
Chris Friend

Afternoon Session with Cohorts

Kate Bowles
Maha Bali
Martha Burtis
Kris Shaffer
Chris Friend
Sean Michael Morris
Jesse Stommel
Amy Slay
Amy Collier

Breakfast and Keynote: Maha Bali & Chris Gilliard, “Praxis, Privacy, and Care in Digital Pedagogies”

We often talk about how technology can have potential to empower learners, and how helpful it is for us as teachers and professionals to make ourselves vulnerable in public and...
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Chris Gilliard
Maha Bali

Final Session with Cohorts

Kate Bowles
Maha Bali
Martha Burtis
Kris Shaffer
Chris Friend
Sean Michael Morris
Jesse Stommel
Amy Slay
Amy Collier
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch and Closing Conversation

Registration

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

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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.

Accommodations

Hyatt Place

1/4 mile from venue
Event rate starts at $119 w/ G-DT17
(540) 654-3333
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Courtyard Marriott

Downtown. 1.5 miles from venue
Event Rate TBA
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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.