Teaching & Learning Conference 2023

Teaching and Learning Conference 2023

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Keegan Houser

The Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) warmly invites the instructional community to the inaugural Teaching and Learning Conference on Friday, May 5, 2023 at the Berkeley Faculty Club.

This event aims to foster a community of colleagues engaged in effective teaching and learning on our campus and present model cases of educators experimenting with a diverse range of teaching and learning strategies in UC Berkeley classrooms. To support this aim, our theme is “Transformative Conversations: Advancing Teaching and Learning, Together.” 

Schedule at a Glance

9:10 - 10 am Morning Refreshments & Affinity Groups
10:10 - 11:30 am Concurrent Presentations: Listen to and reflect on lessons learned from members of our teaching and learning community
11:30 - 1:00 pm Lunch & Keynote Speaker: Brandi T. Summers, PhD
1:10 - 2:00 pm Poster Presentations & Resource Fair: Gather, connect, and network with educators from across campus
2:10 - 3:30 pm Lightning Round Table Presentations: Explore new and innovative teaching strategies
3:30 - 4 pm Afternoon Refreshments & Casual Networking: Unwind, connect, and reflect on the day’s events

Keynote Address

Brandi Summers photoBrandi T. Summers

Brandi T. Summers, Ph.D. is an associate professor of Geography at the University of California, Berkeley, and author of Black in Place: The Spatial Aesthetics of Race in a Post-Chocolate City (UNC Press, 2019). Her research examines the relationship between and function of race, space, urban infrastructure, and architecture. Her current research includes a book project that examines representations and experiences of space, place, and landscape in her hometown, Oakland, CA; and “The Archive of Urban Futures,” a multi-modal archival project, funded by the Mellon Foundation, that focuses on questions of history, value, the right to place, memory, and erasure in Black Oakland. Dr. Summers has published several articles that appear in both scholarly and popular publications, including New York Times, The Boston Globe, Antipode, and Places Journal.