July 23, 2018

Annual Conference (ITL)

11th Annual Theme: “Teaching the Whole Student”

Friday, September 27, 2019


Johnson Center, Fairfax Campus

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Join us for a day of 30+ inspiring conference sessions (workshops, roundtables, activity showcases/demos, and a poster reception led by Mason instructors and our keynote speaker) 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: Learning doesn’t happen in the isolation of the classroom. Students and instructors come to the teaching-learning experience with a variety of prior life experiences and competing life demands. For this year’s theme, we invite members of the Mason community to reflect on how instructors can adjust various aspects of their teaching practice to support the “whole” student through their Mason learning experience. These aspects could be inclusive teaching practices, activities that connect life experiences with curriculum or curriculum with career paths, strategies for making traditionally “hidden curriculum” visible, welcoming student voices and feedback, building classroom communities, facilitating effective collaborative group work and team projects, etc.

KEYNOTE: Lisa Nunn, Ph.D., author of 33 Simple Strategies for Faculty, will invite us to reflect on how we as instructors can help develop a sense of belonging for our students, enabling them to connect with their learning and thrive not only academically, but also holistically. She will also provide practical strategies you can use in your teaching today and through the semester.

“33 Simple Strategies for Faculty” with keynote speaker, Dr. Lisa Nunn
Thursday, September 26 (JC Bistro)

1:00pm-2:15pm – Part I: Strategies for early in the semester
2:30pm-3:45pm – Part II: Strategies for later in the semester
*Limited seating for workshops, please add which part(s) you would like to attend to your cart when registering. Attend one or both!*


We are delighted to announce that this year, the ITL conference is hosting a few ITL-related workshops on Friday, September 27th, 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 those in the Mason community not attending the conference. These events may have a separate registration or check in process at the door.

Teaching Strategies for GTA’s 10:30-11:30 in JC Cinema–Details and Registration

Considering the Mason Core 10:30-Noon in JC Gold Room–Details (No Registration Req’d)

Exploring Opportunities & Challenges in Teaching Abroad: Mason Korea 10:30-11:10 in Engineering 2903–Details (No Registration Req’d)

Mason Impact & You 1:50-2:30 in JC Gold Room–Details (No Registration Req’d)

Continuing the Conversation: Graduate Student Professional Development at Mason 2:45-4:15 in JC Cinema–Details and Registration

2019 Innovations in Teaching & Learning Conference

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10th Anniversary Video: 2018 Innovations in Teaching & Learning Conference

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