TEACHING & LEARNING INNOVATION
The Studio for Teaching & Learning Innovation offers faculty, students, and staff from across disciplines opportunities to collaborate with one another and learn about diverse modes of teaching and learning and new technologies.
What we offer
Meet with one of our skilled managers to discuss your syllabus, teaching modalities, and best practices for academic technologies.
We create and curate resources including tutorials and short courses focused on concepts important to teaching & learning.
We offer a variety of programming and events including learning labs, workshops, community conversations, and Teaching & Learning Talks.
We offer resources, support, and professional development for course design, development, and delivery across modalities.
We function as a hub and connector for teaching and learning initiatives at W&M. We actively seek opportunities to partner and collaborate across the university and beyond.
Opt-In for ’21 Summer Online Teaching Assistant Support
The Studio for Teaching & Learning Innovation will launch the Online Teaching Assistant (OTA) Program beginning June 1 to August 6, 2021 to provide technical assistance for Arts & Sciences instructors teaching remotely this coming summer. If interested in OTA support this summer, please complete the opt-in form by May 24, 2021.
Apply to be a STLI Student Partner
We are excited to announce new opportunities for our Student Partner Program (SPP) launching Fall 2021. We have restructured the program to provide focused areas of work that will best support faculty needs. As integral members of the STLI team, our partners will also participate in special projects, faculty engagement duties, and professional development trainings.
Open Call: 21 – 22 STLI Fellow for Excellence in Teaching
Our mission to connect, collaborate, and serve as a hub for instructors, co-educators, and students alike pushes us to serve the entire university community in responsive and strategic ways. One key effort is the reimagined STLI Fellowship Program – Fellows for Excellence in Teaching. For the 2021-22 academic year, STLI will offer two fellowships for continuing NTE, TE, and tenured instructional faculty from any school or department across the university.
Teaching and learning in the digital world brings the dual possibilities of promise and peril. Digital tools and expanded connectivity afford instructors a wide array of instructional possibilities. Learners benefit from access to information and the ability to more easily collaborate with peers. These affordances are balanced by several constraints as well. One particular challenge is ensuring academic integrity in digital spaces….
One of the hardest things for many instructors to do is to create a non-paper-based or multi-modal assignment for their students. We get so much of our information from videos, podcasts, websites, and other multimodal sources, so it’s only natural that instructors would want to help students understand these communication modes critically. There are appealing assignment options out there like student-created websites, podcasts, or student-produced videos….
Many of us have been there. You’re trying to facilitate a discussion over Zoom, you pose a question, you wait the appropriately awkward amount of time and …crickets. Perhaps students aren’t sure what they want to say — it may be that they are tired — or they could just be shy. Whatever the issue, discussion falls flat when students don’t engage. In the education courses I teach, I need students to read and respond to various pedagogical case studies. My goal is that students read the text and dig deeply into how the ideas espoused in the texts can transfer to their classroom practice….