Innovation in Teaching and Technology is an initiative in the College of Education that works directly with the Office of Information Technology’s Teaching with Technology group to:
- recognize and document innovation at the faculty, department, and college levels.
- generate ideas, activities and programs to promote
innovation in teaching and the use of technology.
- identify resources to support faculty innovation in teaching.
- consult with faculty about innovation.
The goals of this initiative are to:
- help faculty use technology in innovative ways to support teaching.
- build and develop faculty literacy with new media technologies.
- support faculty as they prepare pre-service teachers to work in technology-rich classrooms.
Anyone can be nominated – faculty, students, and staff – to conduct an Innovation 20/20 session. Each session consists of 20 minutes of presentation, followed by 20 minutes of discussion.
While it is difficult to pin down what is meant exactly by “innovative teaching,” here are are a few guidelines. Nominees should be more than just good teachers. They are people who take some risks and try new things. They are also people who are known to use one or more unique innovative strategies consistently as part of their teaching repertoire.
The focus is squarely on “innovation in teaching,” but if some attention is given to how technology makes the teaching innovation possible or feasible, all the better.
To submit a nomination, send the following information to Lloyd Rieber <email@example.com>:
- Name and email of the nominee
- Nominee’s department and/or program
- Short explanation of why you are nominating this person (e.g. in what way is the person innovative in his/her teaching)
Self-nominations are also accepted, but priority will be given to people nominated by others.