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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Shanelle Roberson

Georgetown University
Assistant Director of Youth Justice Initiatives
Washington, DC
As the Assistant Director of Youth Justice Initiatives, Shanelle oversees program design and implementation, the training of our Georgetown student tutors and coordinators, and ensures the program runs smoothly. Originally from North Carolina, Shanelle received her B.A. in Psychology and Sociology with a minor in Social and Economic Justice from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is currently pursuing her Master's in Educational Transformation, Advocacy, and Policy track at Georgetown University.

Shanelle moved to Washington, DC in 2013 to serve as an AmeriCorps Member with City Year an educational non-profit that provides tutoring, mentorship to students in under-resourced schools. After spending 5 years in urban education with various non-profits, including her own, Shanelle followed her interests in real estate and community development to work for affordable housing, homelessness outreach, and displacement prevention. Seeing how housing discrimination and education intersect, her passion for social justice remains. She is passionate about youth development, juvenile justice, entrepreneurship, financial literacy, community activism. She considers herself a life-long learner, and will forever be a TARHEEL, but loves being a Hoya!