ThinqStudio applauds the announcement that Sean Michael Morris is joining the University of Colorado Denver’s School of Education and Human Development (SEHD) as a Senior Instructor in the Learning, Design, and Technology (LDT) program. So, too, do we anticipate Sean’s valuable contributions to ThinqStudio. We are thrilled to have Sean’s distinct talents and voice joining our chorus of faculty, instructional designers, librarians, and students attuned to critical digital pedagogy.
“Sean brings a remarkable inventory of expertise in the fields of digital teaching, learning, and design; and we are elated to have him joining our faculty, mentoring our students, and shaping our curriculum. He is an incredible addition to our School and the institution at large.” Rebecca Kantor, SEHD Dean
In addition to his faculty role in the SEHD, Sean will continue his role as Director of Digital Pedagogy Lab (DPL), which is relocating to CU Denver in July, 2020. As long standing DPL alum, ThinqStudio is pleased to assist with this transition and next chapter to CU Denver’s campus in downtown Denver. Sean and co-director Jesse Stommel will continue leading and championing DPL as an international event centered on pedagogies that are critical, open, inclusive, and digital. Notably, ThinqStudio has been steadily engaged with DPL for the past four years, having supported cross-disciplinary faculty cohorts at each summer gathering since 2016. In total, 32 CU Denver faculty have attended DPL.
DPL and ThinqStudio will operate in partnership as two sides of the same coin. ThinqStudio will continue to focus internally as a learning-design studio and CU Denver community of practice, with Sean Michael Morris joining our ranks. DPL will continue as an external annual event serving national and international colleagues, with ThinqStudio serving as a thought-partner and support along the way. Together, we will expand our scope and impact both internally and externally with CU Denver as our shared home.
“We have been building community momentum around teaching innovation for a few years now, and Sean’s arrival represents a tipping-point of sorts for us both in ThinqStudio as well as the SEHD. We want to support Sean & Jessie’s ongoing work with the Digital Pedagogy Lab, and we want to blend more of the DPL ethos into our own curriculum and culture. We see incredible potential for what happens next…” Brad Hinson, SEHD Assistant Dean/Instructor & ThinqStudio Partner.
Sean Michael Morris officially joins the CU Denver School of Education and Human Development in Fall 2019, serving as faculty and continuing as the Director of the Digital Pedagogy Lab.