Digital Pedagogy Lab 2019 will take place August 2-9 on the University of Mary Washington campus. Once again, we will welcome faculty and participants from around the world to gather in a community of inquiry, pedagogy, critical imagination, and hope. The full program is online, and includes several new courses never offered before at DPL—Digital Scholarship, Play in Practice, Community-based Digital Pedagogy, Social Justice and the Curriculum, and more! DPL 2019 will feature a keynote from Ruha Benjamin, the return of the popular Leadership Lunch, a weekend intensive option for folks who want even more immersion in critical pedagogy, workshops from special guests, and even more surprises throughout the week.
The operating budget for our annual event does not depend on institutional support or corporate sponsorship. Instead, we rely on donations and the generous support of our community, and on the revenue generated by registrations. Each year, we earmark funds to provide fellowships to as many people as we can. A Digital Pedagogy Lab Fellow attends the event for free and has the opportunity to present a workshop, co-lead a portion of a course with one of our faculty, sit on our closing panel, or find other creative ways to contribute to the DPL community. In addition, each fellow receives a $1,000 stipend to help offset the cost of travel.
Today, we are opening applications for our DPL 2019 fellowships. Applications are due January 10, 2019 and fellowships will be awarded no later than January 15.
As we have done in past years, we are offering these fellowships to people from communities whose voices are not always heard in education. This is an invitation to perspectives not always visible at other academic and technology conferences. Digital Pedagogy Lab was built as a welcoming, affirming environment, and we acknowledge that in order to keep it that way, we must make an active effort to keep the doors open wide. Because this is what scholarly, pedagogical, collaborative work should look like.
And so to that end, we invite applications from communities that include Black educators, Latinx educators, Indigenous people, people with disabilities, neurodivergent folks, LGBTQ2S people, women, and nonbinary folx, students (undergraduate or graduate), sessional and adjunct faculty, educators from outside the U.S. and non-Western countries, among others. If you have been silenced, if you have not been given space to present your ideas and insights, then please consider applying for a 2019 fellowship.
The application is quick and easy. Applications will be evaluated by the 2019 Digital Pedagogy Lab faculty, and awarded before registration goes live in January. And once again, the application deadline is January 10, 2019.
As mentioned above, our ability to offer these fellowships depends a great deal on contributions from individuals, organizations, and institutions. If you or your organization would like to help support Digital Pedagogy Lab fellowships this year or next, please email Sean Michael Morris, Director, at DPL@umw.edu.2019 Applications are Closed