Hey VCCS faculty, the jmUDESIGN Institute is a great opportunity to hone your instructional design chops to deliver more learner-centered instructions and is being offered for free to faculty from state-funded Virginia colleges and universities.

The 2015 jmUDESIGN Institute will guide participants from Virginia public institutions through the instructional design and redesign processes, providing the skills, knowledge, and support necessary to foster a learner-centered environment.  A team of experienced facilitators will assist participants in the principles, methods, and strategies of backward design and course alignment. Each phase of the facilitation process is designed to model diverse pedagogical principles, ranging from learner-centered teaching to team-based learning (TBL). Participants are placed in a small group learning community for the duration of the institute, allowing for rich exchange and collaboration amongst peers. The Institute will be held June 15-19, 2015.

The jmUDESIGN Institute is being funded by a grant from 4-VA.  It is free of charge to faculty from state-funded Virginia colleges and universities. But you have to apply. You can do that at http://www.jmu.edu/events/cfi/2015/06/15-jmudesign.shtml.