There is exciting, innovative teaching happening all around us. Educators at Georgetown continue to craft new ways to engage with students, refine already-effective strategies, build inclusive spaces, and work to convey the knowledge and skills that will be relevant to them across different careers and in different aspects of their lives. We’re glad to announce Georgetown’s annual Teaching, Learning & Innovation Summer Institute (TLISI) will be held May 22-25, 2023, as a space to come together and share the good teaching happening at Georgetown. The Institute will follow the theme of Shifting Ground, Adapting Practice, and we highly encourage session proposals from Georgetown faculty, staff, and graduate student instructors from all campuses until EOD on Monday, March 20.
The goal of this year’s TLISI is to share experience and expertise in response to recent shifts in teaching practice, due to factors such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) learning tools, an ever-changing relationship with hybrid and virtual learning, inclusive pedagogy work, and many other topics affecting higher ed. If you or your colleagues have projects, ideas, assignments, conversations, workshop sessions, or any other knowledge you wish to share with the Georgetown community, we are accepting session proposals until EOD on Monday, March 20.
Session types include the following:
Workshops: 45-minute sessions where educators work together on a teaching question, topic, or research method.
Course Intervention Showcases: 15 to 25-minute sessions where individuals and small groups offer reports on interventions and innovations they have implemented in their own courses.
Roundtable Discussions: 45-minute opportunities for participants to share questions and explore a topic or idea in informal discussion with colleagues from across campus.
Panel Presentations: traditional 45-minute presentations followed by discussion among the speakers and with the audience.
Reporting Sessions: longer, 45 to 90-minute demonstrations and formal assessments of curricular and pedagogical projects.
We welcome proposals for non-traditional formats, including focus groups, walking tours, simulations, performances, readings, or other meaningful considerations of teaching and learning at Georgetown.
In addition, we are offering a team-based design opportunity called Productive Open Design Spaces (PODS). PODS offer a space for teams to think through design projects with structured guidance – we provide design thinking exercises and a team coach who will offer direction and help connect you to additional resources around campus. Apply by April 14.
General registration for TLISI, which will run May 22nd – 25th, will open in April. We encourage you to email the TLISI team in the meantime with any questions about PODS or TLISI.
For more information about the entire program, check out our website at tlisi.georgetown.edu.