Center for Faculty Innovation

Dreaming Out Loud (Online Workshop)

Tue, 9 Nov 2021 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

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This online workshop will also be offered on Mon 11/8 from 2:30-4:00 PM.


Building off of her Teaching Toolbox,“Freedom Dreaming,” Amy Lewis will facilitate a workshop focused on the act of dreaming out loud. The purpose of this workshop is for participants to embrace the possibilities of imagining their most desired work environment at JMU as instructors. Participants will recognize what they appreciate about JMU as well as deeply imagine how working at JMU can best meet their most wide-ranging dreams. With regard to teaching, participants will gain tools on how to also facilitate and engage with students’ dreams and reflect on how both students’ and faculty members’ dreams can converge in powerful ways. As participants dream for their most ideal work space both with and without parameters, they will also identify how to collectively create pathways for those dreams to become a lived reality.

Facilitator: Dr. Amy Lewis, School of Music and CFI.

Faculty participants will make progress toward these program outcomes:

  • Identifying their dream environment as an instructor;
  • Reflecting on the influence and responsibility of instructing students to dream for their own future; and
  • Developing strategies on how to engage with act of freedom dreaming in the classroom.

Faculty participants will make progress toward these teaching outcomes:

  • Appreciating pedagogy—the art and science of teaching and learning--as a significant higher education endeavor;
  • Identifying factors that influence pedagogical choices; and
  • Articulating how current pedagogical choices reflect disciplinary norms.

Faculty participants will make progress toward this career planning outcome:

  • Identifying strategies to maintain balance in work-life continuum.

Our programs are intended for JMU faculty or staff only. If you are a student or administrator and would like to attend, please sign up and leave a note at the end of the survey.

We want this program to be welcoming, accessible, and inclusive for all of our participants. Please describe any considerations (e.g., disability, wellness, cultural, etc.) you want us to know about in the registration survey. You may also reach out to us personally at Tiffany Runion, runiontt@jmu.edu or (540)568-4858.

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