Save the Date: 2021 Global Citizenship Collaboratory

Webster University faculty, students and academic partners are invited to virtually attend the 11th annual Global Citizenship Collaboratory on Tuesday, May 18, and Wednesday, May 19, via Zoom. The annual Collaboratory provides a space for the Webster community to share research about teaching, collaborate across disciplines, strengthen assessment practices, and explore new directions related to teaching and learning.

Teaching on Purpose: Intentionally Preparing for What's Next

This year’s Collaboratory’s theme is “Teaching on Purpose: Intentionally Preparing for What’s Next.” Participants are invited to join plenary events, workshops, and collaborative sessions around the three main strands of our theme:

  • Adapting to changes brought by the pandemic. Extreme disruptions to our lives have pushed us to reimagine what effective teaching and learning can look like. How do we adapt to this new territory, fold in what we’ve learned from the past year, and boldly move forward to best serve our students? Participants will have opportunities to celebrate our newfound capacity for change and growth, while envisioning adaptations to meet shifting student expectations.
  • Structural commitments to equity and social justice. The Collaboratory offers a chance to move forward our institution’s commitments to antiracist action. Participants will envision what an antiracist general education looks like and apply that model to Webster’s GCP program, collaboratively creating structural curricular changes that benefit all of our students.
  • Intentional planning for students to thrive. This transitional moment offers us opportunities to rethink our students’ ever-changing needs, to reflect on intentional teaching practices that support student transformation, and to create new assessment practices that further our learning goals for our students.

A full schedule of sessions, an RSVP link, and a Zoom link to join remotely will be announced in coming weeks.

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