Educational Transformers Unconference 2017

Bethlehem, PA
21-23 June 2017

While the highlight of many conferences is a dreary death by Powerpoint that results in little or no change back on campus or out in the world, this intimate and active gathering brought together some of the most creative, passionate, and active thought leaders and educational transformers to share, to reflect, to learn, and create with the aim of accelerating change in higher education and education more generally.  

 

At ETU 2017, Big Beacon networkers and other like-minded and like-hearted transformers came together to engage mind-to-mind, hand-to-hand, and heart-to-heart for the first time, share stories of transformation, and exchange inspiring ideas in the spirit of the Big Beacon movement.  

 

Transformers in Attendance

ETU 2017 proudly brought together inspired faculty, students, and educational transformers from across the globe

Leah Bader

Katie Barr

Maria Barrios

Gary Bertoline

Richard Buckland

Peter Condro

Catelijne Coopmans

Steve DeWeerth

John Donald

Emma Drummond

Rachel Dzombak

Jeffrey Evans

Darryl Farber

Zachary Fong

Igor Fonseca

David E. Goldberg

Kate Goodman

Heather Greenhalgh-Spencer

Robert Harder

AJ Hocker

Jasper Homminga

Lehigh University

Lehigh University

UTEC

Purdue University

University of New South Wales

James Madison University

National University of Singapore

Lehigh University

University of Guelph

James Madison University

UC Berkeley

Purdue University

Penn State University

National University of Singapore

UFMG

Big Beacon

CU Denver

Texas Tech University

George Fox University

Purdue University

University of Twente

Khadija Mahsud

Khanjan Mehta

Jessecae Marsh

Cheryl Matherly

Alessandro Moreira

Johanna Netjes

Scott Padgett

Kurt Paterson

Meagan Pollock

Greg Reihman

LeeAnn "Mysti" Rudd

Alan Snyder

Mark Somerville

Sarah Stanlick

Mark Stephens

Sarah Trotter

Bill Whitney

Jeffrey Wong

Zhenya Zastavker

Texas A&M Qatar

Lehigh University

Lehigh University

Lehigh University

UFMG

University of Twente

James Madison University

James Madison University

NAPE

Lehigh University

Texas A&M Qatar

Lehigh University

Olin College

Lehigh University

Penn State University

James Madison University

Lehigh University

Penn State University

Olin College

 

Workshops

 

Leading with Fascination: Fostering Transformative Experiences

Facilitated by Kate Goodman (CU Denver)

Remember a moment when you were amazed by the connections between your discipline and the world around you. It’s likely that this transformative experience motivated you to pursue your work. We’ll explore strategies to enhance courses and make these types of experiences more likely for students.

Learn more about Kate's work by listening to her interview on Big Beacon Radio here

 

WHAT ATTENDEES ARE SAYING

I had never been involved in such an event before and I was quite overwhelmed by the effectiveness of it!