The deadline for applications to this summer’s Academy e-Learning institute has been extended to Monday, March 9, 2015.
The application process is straightforward, the stipend is significant, and the program is suitable for face-to-face, hybrid, or fully online course redesign. Details are here, and we are happy to answer any questions you may have. This year’s theme is on “Creativity.”
For AeL Cohort 7, our work will center on (re)designing courses that rekindle our own creativity, joy, and passion for teaching while developing diverse, relevant, engaging learning opportunities and experiences that help students:
Spark divergent thinking and risk-taking to ignite new ideas and innovative approaches;
Develop skills and abilities to adapt to problems and opportunities that have not yet been imagined;
Burn through creative blocks, such as writer’s block, that stifle exploration, discovery, and expression; and
Embrace imagination and difference to foster a creative spirit and lifelong love of learning.
We will explore instructional strategies and technologies that help us realize our goals, with an emphasis on creative approaches to teaching and assessment, and on student knowledge-creation and expression through storytelling, game making, meaningful play, collaborative media work, experiential learning, model building, design thinking, applied imagination, and invention.
Please consider joining us. The website with application is here: www.csuchico.edu/academy/.