I can tell you that we have locked in some of our key teaching for the 2018 TEACHAPALOOZA VII.
By the way, registration is now OPEN.
Sree Sreenavasan, one of the world’s premiere teachers of online and social media skills will be with us on our opening day.
Sree teaches all over the world and will focus on what social media skills educators are using in the classroom. (Go here to watch some of his TED Talks.)
Sree was the chief digital officer of New York City from October 2016 through May 2017. Before that he was the chief digital officer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and chief digital officer of Columbia University.
Jeremy Gilbert will be at TEACHAPALOOZA VII. As Director of Strategic Initiatives at The Washington Post, Jeremy works to identify, create, and execute unique digital products and storytelling experiences. He works closely with The Post’s engineering, product design, graphics, audience, analytics and advertising teams. In this role, Gilbert figured out how to tell the story of the 2016 presidential race with 3D printers, built The Post’s first automated stories, created The Post’s first virtual reality project, initiated the use of 360 cameras, oversaw it’s first augmented reality story, built a freelance network that changes how The Post covers national stories and launched a new leadership vertical.
Katy Culver will lead a session we call “Lecturing Less and Applying More.” She is teaching a class this semester in which she will try a new approach to teaching that is a new take on the “flipped classroom” notion we taught about a few years ago. The idea is to allow students to apply their learning IN the classroom. Katy will be fresh off her experiment when we meet in June.
I will have some other confirmations for you very soon including one session from a school that has figured out how to tap into STEM dollars by using journalism and COMM faculty to teach STEM students how to write and communicate. As we say in TV–stay tuned.