Category: Teaching

Catalyst Innovation Program 2019 – 2020 Winners

Catalyst awards give us a rapid investment lever for individuals in the #iteachMSU community, when they sense the need for innovation and have an inspired idea, we can give them the boost needed to make something happen.
Brendan Guenther

Greetings everyone! My name is Rashad Muhammad. I am a Learning Experience Designer in the Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology. As we begin the new year, I am excited to step into the role of the project manager for the Catalyst Innovation Program. Catalyst Innovation Program was designed to incentivize the MSU community…

Funding alert! Announcing the CFP for Round 2 of the Catalyst Innovation Program

Our job is to always have our eye on digital learning futures here at MSU, and with this call I want to help you change the way you think about and approach the student experience!
Jess Knott

I have been busy this summer. If you’re my father you might ask – “Wait – isn’t higher ed like having the summer off?” My answer? A vigorous no. As mentioned earlier this summer, we at the Hub are here to help you accelerate your ideas and try new, daring, effective things with your teaching.…

New “Name Game” Tool on D2L Helps Educators Memorize Students’ Names Quickly and Easily

We are all playing a version of the Name Game already — matching faces with names at work, at parties, at business lunches, sometimes frantically trying to remember who is Jerry and who is Gary. Playing the game poorly in any context can be embarrassing. But the stakes are never higher than in the classroom.…

Like to read? Read with us!

As we've recently welcomed our 21st president and with a new academic year upon us, it's a great time to try something new (to our little book club) - an invitation!
MSU Hub Book Club

By: Summer Issawi, Alicia Jenner, and Sarah Gretter When one of our team mates pitched the idea to of starting a book club to fellow Hub colleagues we were all in. We started the #MSUHubBookClub (as mentioned in a previous post) this past February and spend 4-5 weeks reading a book before we meet at…

Scholarship Opportunities and Looking Forward

So much teaching work is invisible. It's hard and it's inspiring, and we find ourselves back at square one as often (if not more often) than we find ourselves advancing to square two. And that's how it was to be if we're going to ask tough questions and engage in the necessary inquiry required when an institution works to shift from looking at the now to looking at tomorrow.

One of the most important functions of the Hub is connecting people and ideas to opportunities to share and grow (and meet more people and generate more ideas!). To that end, I’m writing to share an opportunity that came through 2018 Hub Fellow (and 2019 College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Excellence in Teaching New…