In March 2017, the University of Michigan launched its Teach-Out Series, building on the tradition of Teach-Ins which originated at Michigan in 1965. Teach-Outs are just-in-time learning events intended to activate public engagement around timely social issues. Michigan’s Teach-Outs follow a new model of learning design – brief, participatory learning experiences focusing on dialogue instead of assessment. In our first year of the Teach-Out Series, we’ve reached more than 57,000 participants.
Just like the Teach-In model spread to universities across the country, we intend to expand the Teach-Out model beyond the University of Michigan by connecting with other institutions who are interested in pushing the boundaries of online learning experiences by offering Teach-Outs of their own.
We are offering a two-day academy to explore how the Teach-Out model could be adopted on your own campus. We are hoping to bring together instructional teams to develop an idea from inception through design, and leave the academy with an action plan for launching their own Teach-Out. Participants will take a deep dive into the pedagogy and design of Teach-Outs, discuss production processes for just-in-time content, develop calls to action, and explore promotion and engagement strategies. In addition, attendees will benefit from close collaboration and networking with a small, focused cohort of like-minded institutions looking to establish their own Teach-Out initiatives.
Is Financial Support Provided? The University of Michigan will provide up to two people from each institution Teach-Out Academy grants of up to $1000 per participant for travel expenses.
Who Should Attend? We recommend a two-person team comprised of a faculty member and an instructional designer, media designer, or project manager who would be directly involved in developing a Teach-Out at their institution. Teach-Out Academy grants are only available for two team members, but an institution is welcome to send more Teach-Out team members using other funding sources.
When are the Event and Application Deadlines?
May 14-15, 2018
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Deadline: Proposals must be submitted by end of day, April 20.
Invitations for accepted proposals will be extended on a rolling basis until April 27.