Co-Directors Anna Matthews and Jason Montgomery welcome you to the Living Lab General Education Seminar home page!

Please see below for information on the upcoming seminars. Thanks for visiting!

2022 Seminar


Welcome to Fall-2021 semester and the new 2021-22 Academic Year at CityTech!

We are excited to invite you to apply for our next Living Lab General Education Seminar which will take place during Winter 2022 intercession and help you get ready for Spring 2022 and beyond by sharpening your General Education skills to enhance student learning in your courses.

Meetings schedule

Our 2022 seminar will be held online using Zoom from 9 am to 12 pm. We hope, weather-permitting, to have one in-person meeting that will focus on Place-Based Learning. Our dates are*:

      • Meeting 1: Introduction –  Tuesday, January 4
      • Meeting 2: Open digital pedagogy – Thursday, January 6
      • Meeting 3: Assessment – Tuesday, January 11
      • Meeting 4: Place-Based Learning – Thursday, January 13
      • Meeting 5: Individual or small-group meeting to guide the participants in their assignment/project development or re-design – Tuesday, January 18, or by appointment 
      • Meeting 6: Final Presentations – Thursday, January 20

*please note: all scheduled meetings must be attended. If any participant will have to miss any of the meetings, they will be asked to withdraw from the seminar and will be invited for the next cycle


Our general education focus this cycle will coincide with the 2022-23 AIRE General Education Assessment and we offer participants to select one of the following Student Goals:

      • Oral Communication
      • Quantitative Literacy
      • Reading
      • Writing

Participants will re-design their existing project or assignment or create a new one targeting one of these selected student goals. Participants will implement the assignment in Spring 2022 and share the results of their implementation in May 2022 meeting to review Seminar outcomes (date TBD)*. Participants will also share their assignment/project on L4: Living Lab Learning Library. Completion of these deliverables will be acknowledged by a Certificate of Participation in the seminar and, for our PT participants, a stipend (18 hours at their non-teaching rate). FT faculty’s participation and completion of the seminar is considered important and valued department service towards enhancing General Education in disciplines.

*please note: if participants are not able to implement their activity in Spring 2022 due to not teaching the course for which an activity will be created, then they will submit their reflection on General Education Seminar participation to the co-directors, along with the L4 post of the proposed activity 


Our application to the 2022 General Education seminar is here: 2022 Gen Ed Seminar application

The application is due Wednesday, October 20. Please email us using the ‘contact us’ form if you have any questions or would like more information!

We hope you consider applying for this important opportunity to develop your General Education teaching and to contribute to the rich General Education culture on our campus.

We look forward to your participation!

Anna and Jason