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Snow Day? How to Keep Your Classes Going Even When Life Doesn’t Cooperate
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 2:45 PM

Lunch and Learn: Team-Based Learning
Thursday, December 29, 2016 1:18 PM

Tips for Writing Effective Multiple Choice Questions
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 10:46 AM

Applications for the 2017-18 Technology Fellowship Grant Program, are now open!

The Technology Fellows Program is a mini-grant initiative that enables faculty to partner with technology savvy students to develop digital resources that enhance pedagogy, increase or facilitate access to course content, encourage active learning, promote critical thinking, or support student collaboration.

Full-time faculty and students are eligible to apply. Each faculty member receives $1,000 for project leadership and oversight; student fellows receive $4,000 for resource development and implementation. While faculty need not have specific technology expertise, they must understand how digital technologies could be employed to support their teaching objectives. Student applicants are encouraged to have programming or multimedia skills or they must have a concrete (and feasible) plan for acquiring the skills required for their projects. Approximately 285 hours of work should be devoted to each project.

The application period runs from February 1st thru Monday, April 3rd @ 9:00 AM for the 2017-18 Technology Fellowship grant period. To view previously funded projects please visit the Tech Fellows website

For questions or additional information, please contact Cheryl Wagner at or 516-7181.


Faculty Exchanges: Classrooms, Coffee, Conversations

In response to faculty requests, the Center for Educational Resources (CER) has established the Faculty Exchanges program.  Faculty and graduate students may observe the teaching methods of faculty who have volunteered to participate in the program.

Participants will receive a gift card to a campus coffee shop so they can debrief in a relaxed environment after the classroom visit.

More information is available here.



Faculty Conversations on Teaching

After a successful launch last academic year Lunch and Learn - Faculty Conversations on Teaching returns for 2016-2017. These casual, one-hour discussions over lunch spotlight experienced faculty sharing innovative teaching practices and demonstrating how others might implement similar strategies. To sign up for an event, send an email to

The 2016-2017 Lunch and Learn Series:

  1. Thursday, October 20 [12:00-1:30 Sherwood Room, Levering Hall]
    Flipped courses: What is the purpose?  What are the strategies?
    Panel and Discussion with Avanti Athreya, Assistant Research Professor Applied Mathematics & Statistics, Michael Falk, Professor Materials Science & Engineering, Bob Leheny, Professor Physics & Astronomy, and Soojin Park, Assistant Professor Cognitive Science
  2. Friday, December 16 [12:00-1:30 Sherwood Room, Levering Hall]
    Team-based Learning
    with Eileen Haase, Senior Lecturer Biomedical Engineering, and Mike Reese, Director Center for Educational Resources and Instructor Sociology
  3. Thursday, February 16 [12:00-1:30 Sherwood Room, Levering Hall]
    Constructing a Comprehensive Syllabus with Christov Roberson, Lecturer Biology, and Katie Tifft, Lecturer Biology
  4. Friday, April 21 [12:00-1:30 Brody Learning Commons Room 5015]
    Using Videos in Your Course
    with Jane Greco, Associate Teaching Professor Chemistry and faculty to be announced

Introducing Reveal: an image annotation tool

Available for Homewood instructors, Reveal is a web application that uses image annotation to create websites. Reveal allows you to display image, audio, and video files in a spatial context, providing a way to illustrate visual relationships.

This program is integrated with Johns Hopkins Authentication so all content is password protected. Learn more...