University of Wisconsin–Madison

2017 Fall Kickoff – Oct. 6, 2017

We invite you to join us at the UW–Madison Teaching Academy 2017 Fall KickoffOpen to everyone on campus interested in improving teaching and learning, the event’s theme focuses on Relentless Curiosity from the recently refined language of the Wisconsin Experience. Tied to the Wisconsin Idea, The Wisconsin Experience is UW-Madison’s vision for the total student experience, which combines learning in and out of the classroom.

At the Fall kickoff, we’ll explore ways to build —

  • Active learning with expert instructors, scholars and peers
  • Engagement in creative inquiry, scholarship and research
  • Methods to develop resilience, and foster courage in life and learning

into courses, classrooms, and other learning spaces.

A continental breakfast will be served, followed by an engaging, interactive morning focused on creative approaches to fostering that relentless curiosity in learners. The event begins with an opening keynote and activity, followed by a panel of instructors from across campus sharing how they foster curiosity in their students.

When: 8:30 to 11:30, Friday, October 6, 2017
Where: Wisconsin Institutes of Discovery (WID) in the DeLuca Forum
Register: By October 3rd using this form Registration is now closed – Hope to see you at a future event.

Opening Keynote

Angela Richardson
Aesthetics and Business Project Coordinator &
Wisconsin School of Business Artist-in-Residence
Bolz Center for Arts Administration

“Fueled by Curiosity, Wandering Across Disciplines”

In this presentation, an intrepid educator and artist tells spine-tingling tales of her journeys into unfamiliar territory…the mysterious worlds of science and business. Using creative methods to navigate uncertainty and explore risk, she charts the course for a more hands-on approach to higher ed.

Panel discussion:

Kathleen Daly

Assistant Director of
Writing Across the Curriculum
UW-Madison Writing Center



Revel Sims

Assistant Professor
Department of Planning &
Landscape Architecture
Chican@ and Latin@ Studies Program



Haley Vlach

Assistant Professor
Department of
Educational Psychology



View & download the Agenda (.pdf)

Agenda (.pdf)

If you have any questions, please contact
Debra Shapiro,
John Martin,

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