STUDIO FOR
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

Consultations

Meet with one of our skilled managers to discuss your syllabus, teaching modalities, and best practices for academic technologies.

Resources

We create and curate resources including tutorials and short courses focused on concepts important to teaching & learning.

Academic Innovation

Through a stage-gate framework, we evaluate and track innovation projects and programs around teaching praxis, educational technology, and digital learning.

Events

We offer a variety of programming and events including learning labs, workshops, community conversations, and Teaching & Learning Talks.

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Instructional Design

We offer resources, support, and professional development for course design and delivery across modalities. 

Partnerships & Opportunities

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.

RECENT

HIGHLIGHTS

Interested in requesting a student partner?

We are excited to announce new opportunities for our Student Partner Program. We have restructured the program to provide focused areas of work that will best support faculty needs: Student Observation Partners, Student Accessibility Partners, Student Feedback & Ideation Partners, and Student Media Production Partners. 

Missed one of our events this year?

Looking to catch up this summer on past events that you couldn’t attend? We have uploaded every workshop, community conversation, and Teaching & Learning Talk we hosted this past academic year. If you are interested in viewing our learning labs, please email Mike Blum for access.

DRIVE-THRU PEDAGOGY

RECENT POSTS

Improve Student Writing with Peer Feedback

Improve Student Writing with Peer Feedback

Peer feedback makes assignments more social and collaborative, creating opportunities for students to learn from one another. In conversations about shared assignments, students can make connections to lectures, readings, and other course elements. They can also use time in feedback groups to clarify the goals of the assignment and discover varied methods for fulfilling those goals. Collaborative learning helps mitigate the isolation some students feel when working independently. …

The Power of a Good Story

The Power of a Good Story

Many of us rightly emphasize “critical reading” in our courses, helping students hone the tools they need to unpack and evaluate the storylines they encounter, whether in historical or contemporary texts, written or visual sources, scientists’ data or politicians’ campaigns. It’s also important, though, to get students thinking about what’s involved in producing the best possible stories, and this is something I’ve begun devoting more attention to in the COLL 100 course I regularly teach, “Things: Objects and Their (Hi)Stories.” The better a storyline, the greater an author’s chances of getting what s/he’s after, but it’s important to be clear about what we are—or should be—aiming for when we attempt to produce a good story….