Registration for 2017 GCP Collaboratory Now Open

Apr. 18, 2017

GCP Collaboratory Registration Now Open

Registration for the seventh annual Global Citizenship Collaboratory on May 23-24 is now open. Faculty, students and academic partners are invited to visit the Collaboratory website and to register now.

The annual Collaboratory provides a space for the Webster community to share research, collaborate across disciplines, strengthen assessment practices, and explore new directions related to teaching and learning.

This year’s plenary speaker will be Bryan Alexander, an internationally renowned educator, speaker and writer, whose work focuses on using digital technologies to support teaching and learning.

Alexander's research and writing cover diverse issues related to technology and education, including digital storytelling, national trends in higher education, and what the future of education will look like.

Topics Include Labs, Navigating GCP, Adobe

As Webster expands its collaboration with Adobe, the community will have increased access to teaching and learning tools that support reflection, collaboration, active learning and integration. This year’s Collaboratory will include sessions led by Adobe’s senior director of Education Initiatives, Ben Forta, who will help Webster envision the possibilities of various technologies to enhance teaching and learning for global citizenship.

Attendees are invited to participate in engaging sessions about technology and education, teaching and learning, and various pedagogy topics, including

  • Advancing portfolio initiatives using Adobe products
  • Helping students tell their story with Adobe Spark
  • Mobility models for global engagement
  • How to teach labs without a lab
  • Helping transfer students navigate the GCP
  • Using Wikipedia in the classroom
  • Using student search for "structure" to foster learning and creativity
  • What can we learn from student course evaluations
  • Using historical evidence to teach critical thinking
  • Opportunity to review and discuss GCP assessment data

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