League for Innovation

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Special Thanks to our League guests for taking the time to chat with the Circles team and listen to some of our ideas. The Circles team was honored to have been named to the 2014 Innovation Awards, and we were equally happy to share today what we have been working on since then. We hope you enjoyed what we had to share, and in true Circles tradition, here the outsourced memory for our session.

For those Circles fans reading this who haven’t had a chance to check out the League’s new website, click here or on the image above.facultypartic

History & Context

When we started Circles, we wanted to:

  • Continue Facilitating Colleague to Colleague
    Shop Talk
  • Identify and Connect with the ? Faculty
  • Tap into a new Drive to motivate innovation in the classroom –
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  • Brain Theory – Visual Learning
  • Gamification/Fun Theory
  • Connect the currently active & ? faculty in new ways
  • Identify Mavens/Tastemakers/Connectors
  • Showcase their work
  • Promote/Stimulate/Share R&D and
    Educational Hacking
  • Disrupt Campus/Discipline/Digital Silos
  • Share Findings/Content in the Open
  • Allow for Digital Feeds, a F2F Test Space, and Pushed Content
  • Communicate via Non-Traditional Channels
  • Build in the Freedom to Fail

The Website

  • Communication Portal/Information Nexus
  • Needed to be Crowd Sourced
  • Would Store Outsourced Memory
  • Promoted Virality
  • Showcased Talent
  • Consider Learning Preferences

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Catalog Description



Guiding Questions

Bricks – (e.g. Post-Its in the classroom)

Clicks – (e.g. Virtual Post-Its with Linoit or Padlet)

Infographics – Shared Visuals (Brain Rules Image of recall)

Good Reads – Further Reading (Deep Diving – Link to Brain Rules)

Related Library/Campus Connects/Resources – (eg.Google Scholar demo)

Related Courses/Center Connections


The Fellows

  • Engage in informal mentoring
  • Facilitate PD courses (Circles)
  • Build connections with faculty and provide resources
  • Share tools help improve student learning
  • Share resources: bricks and clicks to faculty outside of Circle
  • Highlight not only the innovation but also the practical use of tools
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