Teaching Atlanta Digitally event to be held next Friday

image of a promotional posterThe Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS), the Center for Faculty Development and Excellence at Emory (CFDE), and Teaching Atlanta are hosting an event focused on bringing Atlanta-based digital projects into the classroom. The event will be held next Friday, February 3, from 1-4 pm in the Jones Room of the Woodruff Library.

This modular half-day symposium on digital and local pedagogies will be comprised of presentations on ways instructors have taught local materials and topics in Atlanta using digital platforms, a hands-on demo of one such platform developed by Emory and Georgia State University, a demo of ATLmaps, and finally, a facilitated dialogue about how participants might incorporate such approaches into their own classrooms.

The purpose of this event is to encourage educators to leverage digital technologies as they use the history, culture, and politics of Atlanta as a way to increase engaged learning in the classroom. Attendees will see some of the proprietary applications developed by ECDS, hear from Brittain Fellows at Georgia Tech about their approaches to teaching about Atlanta using widely available digital tools, and learn how instructors have used the walls of Manuel’s Taverns as a living archive of Atlanta history.

Teaching Atlanta, which is a cross-institutional effort to share teaching practices related to the topic of Atlanta, is an outgrowth of the Atlanta Studies Network, a multi-part cross-institutional network also focused on promoting scholarship about Atlanta.

“We are excited to be getting folks both from Emory and the larger Atlanta educational community to participate in this event,” said Adam P. Newman, event emcee and Woodruff/ECDS Fellow in Digital Humanities, “In keeping with President Sterk’s desire to demonstrate Emory’s larger commitment to Atlanta, we want to show how digital technology can help us all teach about Atlanta in more effective and engaging ways.”

For more details see: https://scholarblogs.emory.edu/atlantastudies/2017/01/19/teaching-atlanta-digitally/

Contact ecds [at] emory [dot] edu for any questions.

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