Past MET Summer Institutes

2021 Virtual MET Summer Institute on Anti-Racism in Education

The MET Summer Institute on Anti-Racism in Education focussed on addressing anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism in education. The questions that surrounded the reflection and learning in this course centred on educators’ individual responsibility to facilitate and support anti-racist approaches and strategies throughout their online and technologically-supported practice.

Instructor: Dr. Kisha McPherson

 


2021 Virtual MET Summer Institute on Digital Games, Learning & Pedagogy

Instructors: Dr. Jen Jenson & Dr. Suzanne de Castell

Given the success of the 2020 MET Virtual Summer Institute and many requests from the MET community for a repeat offering, the virtual edition of the Summer Institute on Digital Games, Learning & Pedagogy ran for a second time in 2021. Another fifty students participated in an intensive week of synchronous online activities that offered participants the opportunity to explore the pedagogies that support playing and making digital games for the classroom.

 


2020 Virtual MET Summer Institute on Digital Games, Learning & Pedagogy

Instructors: Dr. Jen Jenson & Dr. Suzanne de Castell

Given the success of the 2019 MET Summer Institute and many requests from the MET community for a repeat offering, the Institute on Digital Games, Learning & Pedagogy ran for a second time in 2020. Fifty students participated in an intensive week of synchronous online activities that offered participants the opportunity to explore the pedagogies that support playing and making digital games for the classroom.


2019 MET Summer Institute on Digital Games, Learning & Pedagogy

Instructors: Dr. Jen Jenson & Dr. Suzanne de Castell

The summer 2019 institute offered MET students an intensive opportunity to explore the pedagogies that support playing and making digital games for the classroom.

Digital games – the creative medium of the 21st century – are played on phones, tablets and dedicated desktops and consoles by millions of adults and children worldwide. They are also the single fastest growing creative industry on the planet: in North America, the digital games market is expected to grow up to 10% (across all sectors – mobile, PC and console) in 2019 alone. Concomitantly, education authorities, and teachers in particular, have been slow not only to understand the educational value of digital games but also to integrate these media in teaching and learning ecologies.


2018 MET Summer Institute on Virtual Reality

In the summer of 2018, MET offered its very first Summer Institute, entitled Virtual Reality: Viewpoints on a New Medium. See our post 2018 MET Summer Institute on Virtual Reality to learn more about this cohort.

360° class photo from 2018 MET Summer Institute on Virtual Reality Spherical Image – RICOH THETA

360° class photo from the 2018 MET Summer Institute on Virtual Reality