Innovations in Student Creativity; Faculty Teaching, Learning Showcased

Posted: April 24, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

This year, innovations in student creativity as well as faculty teaching and learning will be showcased on the same day.

Innovations 2009, one of the university’s largest showcases of student creativity, will take place on Wednesday, April 29.

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Johnson Center Dewberry Hall, students from throughout the university will display projects that illustrate their unique learning experiences.

Meanwhile, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., across the hall in the Gold Room, Mason faculty members will be sharing their latest classroom innovations, techniques and philosophies on a wide variety of topics.

For information on the student showcase, click here.

Everyone is invited to come and see student writings, artwork, videos, web pages, science projects, experiential learning projects, technology innovations and other demonstrations of intellectual and artistic achievements.

Awards will be presented, and free food and drink will be provided.

Innovations 2009 is sponsored by the Division of Instructional Technology (DoIT), the Office of the Provost, the Center for Teaching Excellence, University Life, University Libraries, Technology Across the Curriculum, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Business Alliance of George Mason University Inc.

The 2009 Innovations in Teaching and Learning Symposium is sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence.

Some of the topics, which will be presented by faculty members in a half-hour format, are

  • “Crossing the Finish Line: Strategies to Help You and Your Students Make It Through the Semester”

  • “Lessons Learned: Making Your Next Semester Easier”

  • Distance education

  • Sustainability education

  • Redesigning courses for critical thinking

  • Infusing technology in writing-intensive courses

Click here for the full schedule.

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