Dean Jeff Borden
June 10, 2024

2024 Instructional Leadership Academy: Designing for Learning

Event Details

Date & Time

Monday, Jun 10 - All Day
This event runs until June 12th

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$1,500 includes registration fee, books, and meals


Gonzaga University Spokane, WA


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  • Academics

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About This Event

Ready to reignite your passion for teaching and equip yourself with cutting-edge strategies to elevate student success?  Register for Gonzaga University’s Instructional Leadership Academy: Designing for Learning with Dr. Jeff Borden!  


You’ll leave this 3-day summer workshop with tangible practices that promote empowered learning, increased student engagement, and better learning outcomes.  Dr. Borden will teach you to harness the power of digital tools and cultivate student-centered classrooms.  You will also have the chance to network with regional professors and earn CE credits. 


Draft Agenda

  • June 10th, 5 PM - Dinner

  • June 10th, 6:30 PM – Keynote & Welcome

  • June 11th, 8 AM - Breakfast

  • June 11th, 8:30 AM – Session 1

  • June 11th, 12 PM – Lunch

  • June 11th, 1 PM – Session 2

  • June 11th, 5:30 PM – Dinner

  • June 11th, 5:30 PM – Social

  • June 12th, 8 AM - Breakfast

  • June 12th, 8:30 AM – Session 3

  • June 12th, 12 PM – Lunch

  • June 12th, 1 PM – Session 4

  • June 12th, 5:30 PM – Dinner

  • June 12th, 6:30 PM - Closing

Who would benefit?  

  • Faculty who simply want to teach better

  • Directors of Teaching Excellence who want stronger development / training topics

  • Instructional Designers who want to go beyond “pretty” content and find ways to lean into “messy” learning

  • Chairs / Ass. Deans who need more ways to measure instructional efficacy while promoting development opportunities

  • Graduate students / Teaching Assistants who plan to teach in any capacity as part of their post-graduate work 



  • Expand your pedagogical toolbox: Move beyond outdated, ineffective teaching methods and embrace research-driven approaches informed by the latest insights in brain science, learning science, digital education, and psycho-socio-emotional learning.
  • Cultivate student-centered classrooms: Master techniques to boost engagement, motivation, and critical thinking, fostering a dynamic learning environment where students become active participants in their own education.
  • Unleash the power of andragogy: Learn best practices for teaching adult learners, recognizing their unique needs and preferences, and empowering them to take ownership of their learning journey.
  • Harness the potential of digital tools: Rather than focusing on face-to-face instruction or online instruction, see a “yes, and” approach to leveraging the best tools for the right context to achieve the optimal outcomes. Integrate technology seamlessly into curriculum, leveraging its power to personalize learning, enhance collaboration, and provide real-time feedback.
  • Reignite your teaching fire: Immerse yourself in a supportive community of fellow educators, share experiences, and leave the academy brimming with new ideas and a renewed passion for your craft.


  • Increased awareness: You'll gain a profound understanding of how human beings learn, recognizing the limitations of traditional teaching methods and embracing brain-based, evidence-informed strategies.
  • Improved student engagement: Find ways to ensure students are actively participating, questioning, and problem-solving, leading to deeper learning and higher academic achievement.
  • Enhanced classroom efficacy: You'll confidently implement data-driven, research-backed practices that demonstrably improve student outcomes.
  • Empowered learners: You'll cultivate a classroom where students feel respected, valued, and capable of self-directed learning.
  • Professional growth: You'll return to your classroom inspired, energized, and equipped with a powerful arsenal of tools to make a lasting impact on your students' lives.
  • This Summer Academy is not just about teaching techniques; it's about revolutionizing your approach to learning. Come join us and discover the joy of teaching that ignites minds, empowers individuals, and transforms lives.

Ready to spark the change? Register today!