ISA Innovative Pedagogy Conference, 2018

November 15th
The Hilton at the Ballpark, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Hosted by ISA-Midwest


More information will be posted as it becomes available.

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Innovative Pedagogy Conference 2018 - Onsite Information

ISA Innovative Pedagogy Conference 2018

Our first annual ISA Innovative Pedagogy Conference (ISA-IPC) is just around the corner, and we are delighted that you will be joining us!  Our planning committee, composed of your fellow teacher-scholars from around the country, has been working hard to organize an exciting day-long conference on Thursday, November 15th at the Hilton Ballpark in St. Louis. This will be the beginning of an engaging series of meetings that will underscore our commitment to teaching with purpose in international studies. This year’s conference will provide valuable resources and professional development opportunities for faculty members and graduate students. It features dynamic workshops on a range of important pedagogy themes—and our workshop leaders are ready to engage with you and share ideas. We also offer a certification workshop for graduate teaching assistant training, as well as networking opportunities through plenary sessions. 
This year’s conference will be held in conjunction with the ISA Midwest Conference. We would like to thank our colleagues and regional leaders—especially Carla Martinez Machain and Brian Lai—for their assistance. We hope that many of you will be staying to participate in the ISA Midwest meetings next weekend.
As you prepare for the ISA-IPC conference day and travel to St. Louis, please keep in mind some important elements of our schedule:
  • Registration Opens:  8:00 am – 10:00 am in the Hilton hotel lobby (check-in is required)
  • Opening Plenary Session: 9:00 am – 9:20 am, Ballpark Room 1
  • Workshop Sessions:  9:30 am – 5:30 pm
  • Graduate Student Teacher Training Workshop:  1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (advanced reservation required)
  • Evening Plenary Networking Session, featuring Keynote Address by ISA President Patrick James:  6:00 pm, Ballpark 1
In summary, we hope that you are as excited as we are to engage in this wonderful professional development opportunity at our inaugural conference. Please feel free to bring along your ideas and even materials to share. 
We look forward to greeting you in St. Louis and wish you safe travels!

We're excited to announce our 2018 program in St. Louis!

The first annual International Studies Association Innovative Pedagogy Conference (ISA-IPC) will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2018, in St. Louis, MO, in conjunction with the ISA Midwest meeting. This new ISA initiative marks the beginning of a series of programs to be held in conjunction with regional conferences around the United States, and beyond. The one-day event will foster a highly interactive environment to explore new ideas in pedagogy and assessment—and offers rich opportunities for professional development, networking, and classroom skills. There will be three types of sessions at the ISA-IPC: workshops, graduate teaching assistant training, and plenary meetings.

  • Workshops will be directed by leading voices on pedagogy, assessment, and professional development. Participants will attend four workshops during the day, chosen from a rich menu, to share innovations and ideas about different themes in international studies pedagogy. Among the workshop themes for 2018 are: Simulations & Games for Teaching Violence and Peace; Publishing Your Innovative Teaching Work; Research Literacy; International Studies Curriculum Design; Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs; and Global Service Learning. These interactive short sessions will provide hands-on experience and materials for ready application, along with opportunities for professional networking and sharing of ideas.
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant Training session offer a hands-on learning opportunities for advanced graduate students who are instructing their own classes at their universities. Training will focus on running effective active teaching exercises, dealing with challenging situations in the classroom, assessment, and turning teaching opportunities into professional success. A certificate of participation will be provided for all attendees.
  • Plenary sessions will focus on best practices in innovative teaching and promote opportunities for collaboration and exchange. From the opening session to an evening networking reception, participants will share ideas with like-minded colleagues. A keynote presentation by ISA President Patrick James will foster further dialogue on best practices in active teaching and learning.



Jeffrey S. Lantis

The College of Wooster

If you haven't already, be sure to register for the first-ever ISA Innovative Pedagogy Conference! Some of our sessions have limited availability - make sure you register soon to reserve your preferred sessions. (Register by September 1st to get the early discount!)

We also recommend that you check out ISA Midwest 2018. It immediately follows the Pedagogy Conference and promises an exciting opportunity to continue networking and connecting with fellow scholars.

Upcoming Deadlines

Proposal Submissions: July 13th
(for ISA Midwest)

Early Registration Discount Ends: September 1st