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Northwestern’s 2019 TEACHx conference focuses on student-centered learning

The conference will be held on the Evanston campus May 22-23
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Northwestern University’s TEACHx returns for its fourth year to celebrate teaching, learning and technology through a set of programs and a keynote address from Ruha Benjamin, professor of African American studies at Princeton University.

Benjamin’s keynote address, “Classrooms as Labs for Social Change: Reimagining the Default Settings of Education,” on May 23 will discuss how to support democracy and liberation through educational technology.

Untitled 3Benjamin’s studies focus on the social dimensions of science, technology and medicine. She speaks widely on issues of innovation, equity, health and justice. Benjamin also is the recipient of the 2017 President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching at Princeton. 

Other TEACHx programming includes workshops “I Choose You! Rethinking Pokémon as Pedagogy for Student-Centered Learning,” and “What We’ve Learned: 3 Years of Onboarding Online Students for Success,” both on May 22, and presentations "Grades for Engagement: How Do We Assign a Percentage to Participation?" and "Break It Down Again: Utilizing Scaffolding to Increase Student Learning," both on May 23. 

TEACHx is a collaboration between Northwestern Information Technology, the Office of the Provost and the Searle Center for Advancing Learning & Teaching. The annual event aims to develop avenues for collaboration for instructors, students, learning designers and educational technology specialists in a variety of learning environments. 

TEACHx is free to Northwestern attendees and $25-$70 for attendees from other institutions. More registration information is available here:

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