The Center for Teaching and Learning and our partners from University Libraries, the Office of the Provost, and Arts & Sciences Computing are reviving the popular iTeach Conference on January 10, 2024. This one day conference will be held in the Brown School’s Hillman Hall on the Danforth Campus. When we last offered this conference in 2018, it drew over 200 faculty and instructional staff from all schools at the University for cross-disciplinary discussions on teaching and teaching-related research.
This conference is an opportunity to reconnect with colleagues from other schools, programs, and departments and to rediscover innovative approaches to teaching and learning.
We invite the submission of proposals from WashU faculty, postdocs, and staff to share your teaching successes and innovations with colleagues at the conference. iTeach will offer a variety of presentation formats, and we welcome contributions that can appeal to a wide range of interests. The deadline for proposals is Monday, October 23rd at 5pm Central Time.
Option One: 5-minute lightning talk
Lightning talks are an opportunity for you to quickly share your teaching successes. These sessions will involve multiple presenters, focused on the topics below, and are limited to 5 minutes. The lightning sessions will be followed by breakout opportunities where audience members may interact directly with presenters.
Assignments and assessments that incorporate AI-assisted writing or design tools
Reconnecting with students in the post-pandemic classroom
Rediscover the excitement of teaching: innovative ideas for any class
Three of these presentations will be included in each conference time block. The sessions are presenter-focused and centered on a concise topic. There will be limited time for audience interaction beyond a shared question time at the conclusion of the session.
Option Three: 50-minute interactive presentation
These sessions are best for sharing teaching innovations in a way that includes some element of audience participation and hands-on activity. They may involve more than one facilitator.