From 2014 to 2015, thirteen Columbia College Chicago faculty served as Convergence Academies Faculty Fellows.

Tweeting and Linking: Rhetoric in the Digital Classroom

Alexios Moore

While teens may often use Twitter to stay up on the lives of stars or share silly memes, Twitter has also become a virtual forum for debating the political and ethical dilemmas of our times.

Learn Basic HTML: Hierarchy and Semantics for the Web

Debra Kayes

This lesson is based on a teaching strategy introduced to me at a Convergence Academies Digital Media Mentor workshop using the “I do, we do, you do” technique.

Observation Is Play

Elizabeth C. Davis‐Berg

I am a biologist/zoologist by training and teach a variety of classes to non‐majors at Columbia College Chicago including Animal Behavior, Ecology, Evolution of Sex, Environmental Science, Biomechanics, General Zoology and more.

Design(ing) for Future Learning: defining interactive book structures, content, and typologies

Kevin Henry

Imagine creating your own course content (supplemental or otherwise) for the classroom and testing it directly on your students for their immediate feedback.

Campaign/Connect: Lessons in Engagement

Krista Wortendyke

If you were put in a box, labeled, weighed for importance, and shipped off to the media, how might you be portrayed? The Tilden students, a group of high schoolers predominantly from the Back of the Yards and Englewood neighborhoods in Chicago, know exactly how they are perceived by people outside of their community.

North and South Side Students Converge

Suzanne McBride

They sat in a circle, facing each other. White students from a wealthy North Shore community on one side, black and Hispanic students mostly from Chicago’s South Side on the other.

Converging Physics and Film

Timothy McCaskey

At Columbia College Chicago, we are lucky to teach students with a diverse set of artistic talents and ambitions.

Participatory Principles in Producing Wearable Electronic Systems

Jesse Seay

I teach electronic audio art at Columbia College Chicago. Recently, I’ve started exploring the nascent field of e‐textiles, the practice of using sewing and knitting methods to build wearable electronic systems.

Design Education: on the cusp of change Participatory design and the new design curriculum

Susan Stirling

The world of design, and design education is on the cusp of change. The definition of design has broadened: design is not only seen as what we make, but why we make it.

Our Participatory Disaster: Taking Risks in Participatory Writing Pedagogy

Hilary A. Sarat-St Peter

Authentic participation is a pillar of participatory learning. Participating in naturalistic situations is particularly valuable for college­level writing students who produce more effective texts when they are challenged to address “real” audiences beyond the classroom.