Summer Digital Book Group
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 12:00pm to Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 1:00pm

Join OAI’s digital book group this summer and build community around teaching and learning in an increasingly digital and precarious environment. We’ll be hosting weekly virtual chats this summer from August 15th to September 19th via Zoom and Twitter as we read together An Urgency of Teachers: The Work of Critical Digital Pedagogy. In this collection of essays, Sean Michael Morris and Jesse Stommel explore “an exercise of pedagogy that pushes past the walls of the classroom and into the complicated practice of being human.”

Sign up! This group is for you and your colleagues, and open to all graduate students, instructors, and staff. RSVP to talk about the book by emailing

Read the book. We’ll be reading together An Urgency of Teachers by Sean Michael Morris and Jesse Stommel. Read, enjoy, and discuss it with us every week. You can find the book online for free, or drop by The Office of Academic Innovation to pick up your free paper copy while supplies last.

Take action: Take part in weekly virtual chats. Tweet your questions, ideas, and discoveries, and respond to others. Use #OAIBookGroup and #AnUrgencyofTeachers on Twitter to join the conversation!

Change the world. Carry what you’ve learned into your community and practice. Share your work with @oaipsu!


About the Facilitators
Jaime R. Wood, Teaching Associate for Teaching, Learning and Assessment
Jaime has an MA in English education from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, and an MFA in creative writing, poetry from Eastern Washington University in Spokane, Washington. She has worked in universities and community colleges both in the classroom and as a faculty developer and assessment coordinator. She is fascinated by the relationship between learners and teachers and how these roles overlap. When she’s not reading about pedagogy, Jaime enjoys writing poetry and songs, camping on the coast, and exploring the unadvertised beauties of Portland.
Lindsay Murphy, Course Support Specialist
Lindsay has an M.A. in Literature and Language from Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia and began her career in higher education as a composition and developmental writing instructor. She brings over four years of experience in faculty development, educational technology, and open educational resources to OAI. A recent transplant from Washington, D.C., Lindsay enjoys exploring Portland's many neighborhoods and poring over good books.