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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!
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James Olsen

Georgetown University
Asst Director CNDLS & Adjunct
Experience, Reflection, and Action Online: Using Ignatian Pedagogy as a Social Justice Framework for Designing Online and Hybrid Courses

Kim Huisman Lubreski, Assistant Director of Learning Design (Georgetown University)
Mindy McWilliams, Senior Associate Director for Assessment and Programs (Georgetown University)
James Olsen, Assistant Director, Center for New Designs in Learning & Scholarship, Adjunct Professor (Georgetown University)

Ignatian Pedagogy is a social justice-oriented approach to education that is grounded in local context, community, and relationships. In part because of this orientation and grounding, there exists a persistent skepticism concerning its applicability as a design tool for online courses—which are often asynchronous and where students are remotely located. Far from being a mismatch, we claim that Ignatian Pedagogy is ideal for helping educators to mitigate the challenges of atomization and alienation common to online courses. Georgetown’s Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS)—which is involved with much of the university’s online development—has intentionally leveraged Ignatian Pedagogy as a paradigm for online and hybrid course design. We share how this has been done, utilizing specific, social justice-oriented courses in ethics and sociology as access points. The former course began in a traditional setting before being redesigned into a fully online course that focuses simultaneously on the disparate locations of its students as well as the shared context of the university’s campus and local issues of justice that are currently of broad concern. The latter course underwent numerous iterations before most recently being taught as a hybrid course in order to better help students move into and reciprocally engage with the greater urban community of which Georgetown is a part. Thoughtful and intentional use of Ignatian Pedagogy as a design tool can make online and hybrid courses into a powerful transformative space for both individual students and larger communities.
Monday, May 20
 

9:30am EDT

11:30am EDT

2:00pm EDT

3:10pm EDT

4:15pm EDT

 
Tuesday, May 21
 

9:00am EDT

9:45am EDT

10:55am EDT

12:00pm EDT

3:10pm EDT

4:15pm EDT

 
Wednesday, May 22
 

9:00am EDT

10:55am EDT

12:00pm EDT

2:00pm EDT

3:10pm EDT

4:15pm EDT

 
Thursday, May 23
 

9:00am EDT

12:10pm EDT

2:00pm EDT