Notice: We are monitoring the Covid-19 situation as it evolves. At this time, the conference will be held online. We will post any changes to the conference format or status here–last updated 9/14/2020. Please visit www2.gmu.edu/coronavirus for University updates.
12th Annual Theme: “Teaching Towards the Future”
September 21 – September 25, 2020
Online (via Zoom platform–make sure your GMU Zoom account is active; see ITS page for help.)
Dear Mason community,
We hope that you, your family, and your friends are staying safe and well during this difficult time. All of us in the Stearns Center are working to ensure that instructors of all levels are supported through and after the COVID-19 crisis.
The Innovations in Teaching & Learning (ITL) conference has always been a unique space for Mason instructors, GTAs, administrators, and staff to forge a sense of community around teaching and learning. As the future remains uncertain, we need to foster such connections now more than ever. For the first time, Mason’s (12th) annual Innovations in Teaching & Learning (ITL) conference will be held online with sessions scheduled across the last week in September.
Our goal is to serve and support as many people teaching at Mason as possible with an online event that embraces the generative community spirit and interactive nature of the face-to-face ITL experience. Our keynote speaker, Dr. Bryan Alexander—author of the increasingly relevant new book Academia Next: The Futures of Higher Education—is enthusiastic about joining us for both the online conference and an interactive virtual workshop. We are including value-added online features that we hope make online participation well worth your time.
Going virtual has additional benefits—it reduces program cost, so that with the help of our sponsors we can offer FREE registration for the conference this year. It also affords us an opportunity to be more inclusive and accessible than ever to our instructors across campuses.
We sincerely appreciate your support and flexibility during this time.
Laura Lukes, Ph.D.
2020 ITL Conference Director
On behalf of the entire Innovations in Teaching & Learning Conference Planning Team
Join us for a week of 30+ inspiring live synchronous virtual conference sessions (workshops, panels/roundtables, activity showcases/demos, and our keynote speaker events) and 30+ On-Demand pre-recorded sessions that showcase strategies and tips to support student learning in and out of the classroom.
Faculty from all ranks/disciplines, graduate students, and members of support offices are welcome.
THEME: “Teaching Towards the Future”
KEYNOTE: Bryan Alexander
SPECIAL CO-LOCATED WORKSHOPS
We are delighted to announce that this year, the ITL conference is hosting a few ITL-related workshops, that are organized by other groups on campus. These workshops are open to ITL attendees and are included in the conference program, but are also open to those in the Mason community not attending the conference.
Curious what ITL is all about? Watch our short videos: