University of Wisconsin–Madison

Teaching Academy Winter Retreat 2015: Identifying Communities of Practice

The Teaching Academy invites you to enjoy a hot breakfast and stimulating discussion at our annual winter retreat on Friday, January 16th from 8:30 – noon in Union South’s Varsity Hall. The theme this year is “Identifying Communities of Practice.”

Retreat activities include:

  • 8:30 – 9:00 Breakfast
  • 9:00 – 9:15 Welcome, Teaching Academy news and updates
  • 9:15 – 10:30 Pop-up Talks (seven speakers or pairs, 8-10 minutes for each speaker)
    • John Pfotenhauer, Cryogenics in Mech. Engineering
    • Don Gillian-Daniel & Jess Maher, DELTA
    • Jeremy Morris & Lori Kido Lopez, MTLE alumni
    • Daniel S. Jacobsohn, School of Education, Assistant Vice Provost for Academic IT Relations (Second Tuesday Leadership Breakfasts)
    • Catherine Stephens, ComETS
    • Michael Maguire & Linda Roberts – SOHE EI project
    • Marian Farrior, UW Arboretum, Community Partnerships and Outreach (CPO) Staff Network
  • 10:30 – 10:45 Q&A, debrief
  • 10:45 – 11:00 Break
  • 11:00 – 11:15 Intro and resources for the working session
  • 11:15 – 12:00 Working Session “Leadership roles in social learning”

The retreat is open to the whole UW-Madison community. Breakfast sandwiches, coffee and cakes will be provided. Visit this link for resources for the working session. Space is limited to 120, so register soon.

This event is co-sponsored by UW-Madison Teaching Academy, Vice-Provost Office for Teaching and Learning, DoIT Academic Technology and University Health Services.

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