Sometimes the best events can become even more remarkable when plans need to readjust during a global pandemic. Over the summer, Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) hosted a series of virtual professional development presentations designed to inspire teaching and learning innovation. The TLT Summer Series was a collective effort to remotely offer the Symposium for Teaching and Learning with Technology and Canvas Day, two annual events typically held in mid-March.  

Approximately 720 Penn Staters participated in the virtual event, a number almost on par with the previous year’s in-person attendance. The Summer Series kicked off on May 13 and ran through July 22, with typically five presentations held each Wednesday. For its 27th year, the Symposium showcased innovative techniques to transform the classroom through technology, using 3D printing to create impactful learning to engage students with immersive and interactive virtual reality technology. The event also featured various Canvas-related presentations, from making course content accessible to the annual One Cool Thing, where faculty present the unique ways they use Canvas. 

Throughout the fall semester, follow TLT on Facebook or Twitter to catch up on the series’ highlights. Recordings of all TLT Summer Series sessions are available by visiting the Summer Series YouTube channel