Summer Institute - Overview
The Brown University Summer Institute for Teaching and Technology is a program for faculty, postdoctoral fellows and graduate student instructors. Participants will explore the pedagogical underpinnings that inform the effective use of technology in teaching and learning, and ultimately identify and develop technological solutions to meet their specific course goals and objectives.
Summer Institute Application
The Summer Institute will take place May 20 - 23.
The application is now available: http://brown.edu/go/summerinstitute.
"Attending last year's Summer Institute was the best decision I have made since coming to Brown... ITG completely changed how I viewed classroom technology. I highly recommend this workshop to those who are apprehensive about using technology in their curriculum."
You should attend if ...
The goal of the Summer Institute is to demonstrate technologies and resources which can help many classroom situations, such as:
- you are looking for new ways to explain fundamental concepts.
- you are looking for new ways to assess student understanding.
- you are looking for a way to reinvigorate a course.
- you want your students to stop updating facebook during your lecture.
- you want to extend student learning beyond the classroom.
- you are looking for new ways to provide feedback
- you want to foster student to student interactions and collaborations.
- you want to increase opportunities for informal or self assessment.
- you want to create opportunities for peer teaching and learning.
If you answered yes to any of the above statements, then you are a prime candidate for the Institute.
"The Summer Institute enabled me to put my course on MyCourses and include an innovative self-test component that challenged students' assumptions about drug abuse and our nation's War on Drugs. The students provided very favorable feedback at the end of the semester on both the MyCourses site and the self-test innovation."