Program Options


Fall Workshop -Thursday, November 14, 2019

Designing Project-Based Learning Experiences:
A Goal-Driven Approach to Interdisciplinary Course and Curriculum Design

This unique one-day workshop at Olin College will provide educators with the frameworks, tools, and examples needed to develop interdisciplinary curricula and courses. Participants will work with the “GAPA” (Goals, Activities, Products, Assessments) framework as a suggested model for curricular change efforts and use the Olin curriculum as a guide. We will illustrate how to most effectively use this framework by examining an ambitious interdisciplinary, project-based course called “Six Microbes that Changed the World.” Participants will learn about the evolution and implementation of this course and dive in hands-on to course activity. We will discuss how learning outcomes and program goals can be used as a bridge to larger questions of curricular change.

Participants are encouraged to bring projects from their institutions to develop during this workshop. The high-touch day will consist of presentations by Olin faculty as well as project development time during which participants can develop their own interdisciplinary course and curricula while receiving feedback and support from Olin faculty. Lunch and networking reception included. 



(Above registration link is for credit card payment. If you prefer to pay by check or wire transfer, register here).


Summer Institute

June 8-12, 2020

During our annual Summer Institute, visitors engage with Olin faculty and one another to explore topics like Designing Student-Centered Learning Experiences.  Our Summer Institute offers a range of extended immersions into Olin's approach to co-design.  

[Registration opens in December 2019; Notify me when registration is available]