Co-instructors Michelle Henry-Stanley and Donna Spannaus-Martin wanted to teach about genetic recombination using a tactile, hands-on educational tool. They connected with our Makerspace staff to produce low-cost sets of 3D printed immunoglobulin gene segments to support new ways of teaching and learning and meet their active learning goals.
The Commons is a gathering place for interprofessional development, discussion, and innovation. It connects a broad community of librarians, instructional designers, teaching experts, and technology leaders in support of educational goals.
U of M faculty, staff, and students can visit the Commons to:
- explore new technologies,
- practice active learning and other educational teaching techniques,
- create course content,
- engage in interdisciplinary conversation and collaboration, and
- attend workshops to support teaching and learning across the health sciences disciplines.
Connect with a librarian to consult on instructional support.Connect with an expert
Upcoming workshops in the Commons
Workshops are free of charge on a first come, first-served basis. Registration requested.
- ONLINE: Midterm Madness Pomodoro Sessions
- Tool Time: Review with Rayyan!
- ReproducibiliTea (journal club)
Health Sciences Library
Recent news in the Commons
Elizabeth Wattenberg, Ph.D., is training students at Hanoi Medical University in Vietnam who seek to integrate public health practices into their work. Wattenberg joined with the Libraries to create the “Free Access Public Health” website, providing one-stop access to vetted resources that can support public health students and practitioners wherever they call home.
Associate Director, Education & Research Services
Nursing Librarian and Teaching and Learning Coordinator
- Phillips-Wangensteen Building — Room 5-150
- The Commons is open during scheduled workshops and events. Consultations are available by request.