Workshops and Events

Take Your STEAM and Innovation Skills to the Next Level!

The Jacobs Institute for Innovation in Education, part of the University of San Diego, is committed to supporting K-20 inclusive innovation. During this unprecedented worldwide COVID-19 coronavirus event, we know that many students and teachers are displaced from their traditional learning environments. We're here to help.


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Pactful Information Sessions 
We believe teens and teachers can build a better world

Pactful is an app and curriculum for teens and teachers who want to build a better world. Aligned to the UN Global Goals, and using design thinking, Pactful can be used to develop solutions to local and global problems. We are offering professional development and ongoing support, combined with our entirely virtual educational curriculum and app, for free to the public.

Educators are invited to join in free virtual information sessions to understand how Pactful works, with ideas and suggestions for supporting virtual teams during the outbreak. Sign up below: 

 Top 10 Online Teaching Strategies

Educational Innovation Webinars
Online teaching strategies and more

Learn with industry experts leading the future of education. Webinars are no-cost, registration required.

  • Top 10 Online Teaching Strategies
    Lisa Dawley, Executive Director of the Jacobs Institute, is sharing her top 10 online teaching tips. Whether you teach teen or graduate students, these tips will help you build an engaging, joy-filled virtual learning experience.
    Wednesday, April 1st: 1:00 PM PT/4:00 PM  ET
    Sign Up Here
  • Online Design Toolkit: CARP graphic design principles
    In one hour, we're going to review the four basic CARP graphic design principles that will take your online courses and multimedia design from blah to yah, and explore copyright-free assets to take your design to the next level! Instructor: Lisa Dawley, Ph.D.
    Wednesday, April 15th: 1:00 PM PT/4:00 PM ET
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  • Find Online Teaching Jobs: Higher Ed Edition
    Now more than ever, higher education needs qualified instructors. If you have a bachelor's degree, I can show you a path to an online teaching career. All participants will receive a free copy of "Find Online Teaching Jobs NOW!: Higher Ed Edition." Instructor: Lisa Dawley
    Wednesday, April 29th: 1:00 PM PT/4:00 PM ET
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Remake Learning Days - San Diego County
October 1-12, 2020

San Diego County presents inaugural Remake Learning Days festival for families!

Join us for the inaugural Remake Learning Days in San Diego County! A variety of organizations — such as schools, libraries, nonprofits, businesses and other community centers — will come together to provide our youth and families with innovative hands-on learning experiences showcasing the future of learning.

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The Surprising Lessons a Paintbrush Can Teach
October 11, 2020

Join the University of San Diego Jacobs Institute as we celebrate Remake Learning! This exciting hands on painting workshop led by Artist Richard Gallego, will teach a simple, fun approach to creating a landscape painting using acrylic paints. The surprise? Along the way, participants will learn a bit about physics and philosophy, math and music, and the important role beauty can play in our lives. A brunch reception will occur before the lesson begins. Parents are encouraged to work with their younger children as they follow the instructor’s step by step process while older participants may work on their own.

Visit to learn more!