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Welcome to Georgetown University’s Teaching, Learning & Innovation Summer Institute, hosted by the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship.

TLISI offers Georgetown University faculty and staff from all campuses the opportunity to explore strategies for excellence in teaching and learning. This year’s Institute will focus on several topic areas, including effective teaching and learning practices, inclusive pedagogies, technology-enhanced learning, Ignatian pedagogy, cross-institutional and cross-departmental collaborations, and more.

We hope you’ll join us in our efforts to make TLISI "green"! We’re partnering with the Office of Sustainability to reduce the environmental impact from this year’s Institute by providing compostable materials and expanding our recycling presence.  Each registrant will also receive a free aluminum water bottle upon picking up your name badge at registration.  You can help us Go Green by bringing your reusable water bottle back with you each day, as we will be limiting our supply of single-use plastics throughout the week.  Stop by our information table anytime Monday-Thursday to learn about ways that you can help your office Go Green!
Thursday, May 23 • 9:45am - 10:45am
Design to the Edges; Design for All

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Georgetown University encompasses a diverse student body. Each learner has a unique profile of strengths and challenges across the varied cognitive abilities and academic skills necessary for scholastic success. Curricula that are designed to support the extremes of those ranges benefit all students. Inclusive design enables access for students who might otherwise struggle, and deepens understanding and engagement for all.

This interactive workshop will begin with a brief description of characteristics and causes of ADHD and dyslexia, two of the most prevalent “hidden disabilities” impacting our students. Next, participants will engage in brief simulations of dyslexia (from the International Dyslexia Association,) and ADHD. These simulations will help illustrate that minor situational variations in an educational environment can greatly thwart or facilitate learning.

Finally, the workshop practice will focus on identifying aspects of our own courses that could be adjusted to better support learners’ comprehension and expression of knowledge. This includes discussion and practice incorporating teaching strategies that increase students’ understanding of complex topics and variations on ways to assess student knowledge. Participants can use this workshop time to develop concrete changes. Additionally, general accommodations and modifications will be provided and can be adapted to fit specific subjects or topics.


Thursday May 23, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
Film Screening Room

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