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UPCOMING EVENTS

    • January 14, 2022
    • January 16, 2022
    • Virtual
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    2022 WINTER CONFERENCE
    Bold Design, Brave Students


    The 6th Annual Reacting Winter Conference, hosted by the University of Georgia Reacting to the Past Program, will be held from January 14-16, 2022. In response to community feedback, the conference will be a remote event, allowing you to attend from anywhere through Zoom. Our theme for this year's conference is "Bold Design, Brave Students" and will focus on the opportunities that the pandemic has given Reacting faculty and students, rather than what it has taken away. Our goal is to provide a conference that will rejuvenate and encourage faculty in their pursuit of active learning through Reacting to the Past!

    Full details on the conference page


    PROGRAMMING

    COURSE DESIGN WORKSHOP
    Reacting with the Archives: Bold Design, Brave Faculty
    This workshop will walk faculty through inclusive course design principles for using Reacting games to meet course objectives and demonstrate how to incorporate archival material (both what may be available in their own campus’ archival collections and what they can find in digital archive collections that are open to the public) to enhance game play.

    GAME WORKSHOP
    The Reacting pedagogy is best understood by experiencing as students do, albeit in abbreviated versions. This game workshop provides a condensed gameplay experience, broad context for the simulation and mechanics, and include post-game guidance on how to use it in your own classroom.

    Participants will be sent a gamebook outlining the topics and debates of a historical moment, as well as a detailed a role sheet for a historical actor in those debates. Participants prepare and engage as that historical actor, making arguments and forging alliances to achieve specific Victory Objectives. You need not be a specialist to play (or run) a Reacting game, but you should plan on doing some preparatory reading. Games offered:

    *Recommended for newcomers

    KEYNOTE PLENARY
    For this year’s Winter Conference, we are looking to turn our keynote address over to the Reacting community! Reacting faculty are agile and resilient—two qualities very much in demand during a pandemic—so we want to hear from you about how Reacting to the Past has helped you adapt and thrive in the midst of unprecedented challenges and uncertainty over the past year. Submit a video recording sharing with us how Reacting to the Past has enriched your teaching during the pandemic. We will select up to eight of you to share your experiences and ideas at the Winter Conference AND we will give you a  discount on your registration fee for a future Reacting event.

    If you are interested in being considered as one of our keynote speakers, then take the following steps:

    • Record a brief video
      Use Zoom or any other video recording program to record a brief video, no more than 2 minutes in length, reflecting on how Reacting has helped you in your bravest and boldest moments of teaching during the pandemic (in a Reacting course or in any course)
    • Save the video with your name as the title of the file
    • Upload your video here no later than Friday, December 5th.
    • If you are selected as part of the keynote panel for this year’s Winter Conference, we will ask you to expand your video entry into a casual, 5-minute talk
    • Remember: keep it encouraging!


      SCHEDULE

      FRIDAY, JANUARY 14
       

       7:30 - 9 PM COURSE DESIGN WORKSHOP
      Reacting with the Archives:
      Bold Design, Brave Faculty


      SATURDAY, JANUARY 15

       11 - 11:30 AM  OPTIONAL QUESTION SESSION
       
      For those new to Reacting 

      11:30 AM - 1 PM

      GAME SESSION 1
      Set-up, historical context, faction meetings

      1 - 1:30 PM

      BREAK

      1:30 - 3 PM

      GAME WORKSHOP SESSION 2
      Debate and discussion.

      3 - 4:00 PM

      KEYNOTE PLENARY
      Community reflections on Reacting in Unprecedented Times


      SUNDAY, JANUARY 16

      11:30 AM - 1 PM

      GAME SESSION 3
      Debate continues

      1 - 1:30 PM

      BREAK

      1:30 - 3:30 PM

      GAME SESSION 4
      Debriefing, and post-mortem discussion

      3:30 - 4:00 PM

      CLOSING PLENARY
      Remarks and awarding of the Reacting Brilliancy Prize



      PRICING

      Become a member to save money on your registration! Individual memberships start at just $25. 

      FULL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION $100-200

         Early Bird  
      through October 31
       Regular  
      November 1-30
       Late
      December 1-January 10
       Consortium Member    $100  $125

       $150

       Non-Member  $150  $175  $200







      FUNDED REGISTRATION FOR DEI ADVANCEMENT $0
      The Reacting Consortium is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and belonging. We have funded registration for instructors who are members of historically underrepresented and marginalized identity groups, and/or for those teaching at minority-serving institutions (HBCUs, Tribal colleges and universities, AAPI and Hispanic-serving institutions). If you are interested in applying for one of these spots, please send an email to reacting@barnard.edu with the subject line “Funded WC Spot” by November 1. Approved applicants will be able to register for free. Please apply and share with colleagues.

      WORKSHOP-ONLY REGISTRATION $50
      Instructors wishing to attend only the Inclusive Course Design Workshop "Reacting with the Archives: Bold Design, Brave Faculty" workshop on Friday can register for only that workshop. These registrants cannot observe or participate in the game workshop. 


      Begin your registration.


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