Inside Olin: Perspectives on Student-Centered Teaching and Learning
Join us for a peek inside the unique curriculum creation and delivery process at Olin College in this series of developmental sessions based on some of our signature courses. In this series of 90-minute sessions, educators will experience the Olin approach to creating a course that puts students at the center of their learning experience. Each session features Olin faculty who will share their design process, project-based class activities, and the pedagogies used in Olin courses.
Who should attend?
Educators from any discipline interested in stimulating transformational educational experiences.
Why choose this program?
Exposure to Olin's unique curricular pedagogies and innovations
Inspiration to fuel your own curricular redesigns
Access to tools and methods to innovate engineering education
What sessions are offered in this program?
- February 17, 2021
Let’s get interdisciplinary: Developing and running “Six Microbes that Changed the World” – a course at the interface of science and society
- February 25, 2021
Identity Development in Emerging Adults: Who Are We Working With?
- March 03, 2021
How to Critique
- March 12, 2021
Leveraging Smartphone Sensor Apps in Quantitative Engineering Classes
- March 19, 2021
Doing Good in the World: Raising ecological consciousness in engineering education through contemplative pedagogies
- March 23, 2021
Learning and Identity as Exploration, Participation, and Pathways
- March 29, 2021
Sustainable Design: Equipping Students to Engage for Change - From eco-design to generative organizational design
- April 01, 2021
Projects with Purpose: Telling Stories About Why You Care
- April 9, 2021
Biomimicry: Engaging Students in Design Inspired by Nature - A model for integrating engineering and the natural sciences for sustainability
- April 14, 2021
Making the Olin Shop: Culture, Space and Student Innovation
- April 20, 2021
Engineering Systems Analysis: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Mid-Level Engineering Courses
- April 26, 2021
Grand Challenges and Individual Reflections: GCSP and Bridging the Engineering/Humanities Divide
Live Session Package: Free
Synchronous access to any or all sessions of your choice
Individual Educator Package: $300
Can't make the live events? Access recordings of all sessions at the Individual Educator rate of $300.
Teaching and Learning Institutional Package: $4,500
For those wishing to utilize the series as part of a faculty development program on their own campus, we offer a "Teaching and Learning" package that includes synchronous and asynchronous access to all sessions with permission to distribute at your institution. This package, which has been designed for Teaching & Learning Centers, also includes a live “AMA” session with Olin faculty, customized to your faculty needs and focused on your curriculum design and questions. This packaged experience is designed not just to inspire but advance interdisciplinary, project-based curriculum design in higher education STEM programs.