2/09/17 ***Craft of Teaching Fifth Anniversary Celebration***

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***Craft of Teaching Fifth Anniversary Celebration***

Thursday, February 9, 4:30-7:30 pm, Swift Hall Common Room

Unknown.jpegFive years ago, in January of 2012, the Divinity School hosted its first Craft of Teaching workshop, an experiment with resounding consequences for the Divinity School and for its wider community. Thanks to the inaugural vision and leadership of former Dean Margaret M. Mitchell, the great generosity of John and Jane Colman in endowing the Craft of Teaching for future generations, and the dedication of its program staff, we now have a robust and continually evolving annual series of lectures, seminars, workshops, and symposia, complemented by support for the Divinity School’s graduate student educators (acting as TAs in the U of C and as instructors at many area institutions) and a Craft of Teaching Blog that feeds a conversation on religious studies pedagogy between our alumni educators and our current students. In five short years, the Craft of Teaching has become nationally and internationally recognized as a cutting-edge program for the pedagogical development of graduate students and a vibrant hub for conversation and resources in the teaching of the academic study of religion. Divinity School students who have participated in the Craft of Teaching program have begun to graduate and earn faculty appointments around the country and the world.

Please join the Craft of Teaching program staff, the Teaching Task Force of the Divinity School, faculty, students, alumni, and friends for a festive reception in honor of the Craft of Teaching and all who have participated in it. Drinks and hors d'oeuvres beginning at 4:30, with a short program of remarks and awards at 5:00. Please feel free to join for as much or as little of the event as you are able.

This celebration is co-hosted by the Craft of Teaching, the Dean's Office, and the DSA. We appreciate your RSVP for this event, to keep track of our numbers, but you are welcome regardless. Click through to our EventBrite page to RSVP.

See our full Winter 2017 lineup here