MicroLab Summer Festival - Take some Food for Action

Monday 5 Jul 2021, 09:30 - Friday 9 Jul 2021, 18:00


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We tried, experimented, failed, and succeeded. The result? A lot of food for thought. We invite you to turn this food into action during the MicroLab Summerfestival!

Save the date: MicroLab Summerfestival 2021: Food for Action

The past year has challenged us to rethink our education as never before. We all became pioneers, trying to make our education work and meet the needs of students in an online environment. This change made crystal clear what aspects of education are crucial for the learning success of our students.

We tried, experimented, failed, and succeeded. The result? A lot of food for thought. We invite you to turn this food into action during the MicroLab Summerfestival!

The MicroLab Summerfestival takes place from 5 to 9 July. Join us to:

  • utilize what you have experienced and learned during the pandemic;
  • plant seeds to make new ideas grow
  • yield concrete plans and products for your education

This year’s MicroLab Summerfestival will start with a joint kick-off , the ‘Educational Appetizer’, in which you are invited to reflect on the past year and set intentions for the future. In addition, guest speakers share how they seized opportunities in their educational design.

During the MicroLab Summerfestival, you are invited to join MicroLabs and webinars of your choice related to educational design, delivery, assessment, or guiding the learning process of your students. A wide range of topics is covered! Have a look at the festival programme to see what MicroLabs fit your needs. 

We hope to see you then and are looking forward to a  nutritious learning experience with you!

Nice add-ons to this Festival

  • Monday 12.00 – 13.30

    To kick-start this year’s MicroLab Summer festival we have prepared something special. On Monday the 5th of July, 12:00-13:30 we will broadcast a talk show, live from the Education Lab. Together with our experienced guest speakers Mijke Slot and Sam Riedijk, we will reflect on the past year, discuss innovations, and look forward to the future of education.

    You can expect to hear inspirational stories, experiences and tips that provide food for thought for your own teaching. During the talk show you can share experiences or questions for the guest speakers yourself as well. A code for Mentimeter will be provided for all participants to join the discussion.

    Sign up for the kick-off here. Complete the registration form and choose the activity ‘Educational Appetizer: MicroLab Summer festival kick-off’.

    Who will join us at the table?


    Mijke Slot, Assistant Professor Media & Communication
    ESHCC’s innovation pioneer Mijke Slot finished redesigning one of her courses into a blended format one day before the first Corona lock-down started. She will join us to share her personal insights about this project and the way her students experienced the course.

    Sam Riedijk, Medical psychologist and Assistant Professor
    Sam Riedijk is driving innovations at EMC to create impact through education. In the past year she experimented with approaches to connect and engage with her students online but also to connect with society. She will share her experiences with these seemingly different yet connected challenges.


    Join this educational appetizer to kick-start your festival week!

  • Donderdag 12.00 – 14.00

    Have you followed some MicroLabs or webinars during the MicroLab Summerfestival and do you feel inspired to transform your new insights into concrete actions for your education? As a wrap-up of the festival, we provide an opportunity to schedule an individual consult with CLI to brainstorm about possibilities for an CLI innovation project. More information will follow.


You can find a detailed description of each MicroLab on our page under the heading 'The MicroLabs we offer'

MondayJuly 5thDesign your education
July 5th9:30 - 12:00MicroLab Escapegame How to motivate students with Game-Based Learning elements
 12:00 - 13:30Kick-off: Educational appetizer
 14:00 - 16:00MicroLab How to design an assessment plan
 14:00 - 16:00MicroLab How to blend your course with Canvas
 16:00 - 17:00Afternoon session: Webinar Hybrid learning course design
TuesdayJuly 6thDelivery & Guiding the learning process
July 6th9:30  - 12:00MicroLab How to encourage societal impact
 12:30 - 13:30Lunch session: Webinar Online learning activities experience
 14:00 - 17:00Microlab How to coach/supervise
 14:00 - 17:00MicroLab How to lecture with impact
 16:00 - 17:00Afternoon sessie: Webinar FeedbackFruits
WednesdayJuly 7thDelivery & Guiding the learning process
July 7th9:30 - 12:30MicroLab How to engage students with storytelling
 9:30 - 12:30MicroLab How to activate students in small groups
 12:30 - 13:30Lunch session: Webinar Effectieve educatieve videos
 14:00 - 16:00MicroLab Integrate peerfeedback in your course
 14:00 - 16:00MicroLab How to activate prior knowledge
ThursdayJuly 8thAssess
July 8th09:30 - 12:00MicroLab How to construct MC questions and exams
 09:30 - 12:00MicroLab How to construct OE questions and rubrics
 12:00 - 14:00Pressure cooker consult: Schedule individual consult timeslot with CLI to translate food to action (CLI innovation project brainstorm)
 14:00 - 16:30MicroLab How to analyze & evaluate
FridayJuly 9thTA's & Tutors
July 9th10:00 - 13:00MicroLab TA & Tutors: activate students
 14:00 - 17:00MicroLab TA & Tutors: public speaking skills
 16:00 - 18:00MicroLab TA & Tutors: Escapegame How to motivate students
Individual labs (self-schedule)

Individual design lab: How to create an educational video

General guidelines for the MicroLab Summerfestival (Success recipe):

  • Mind your calories. Online preparation is required for each MicroLab. We therefore recommend following a maximum of 2 to 3 MicroLabs during the Summer Festival week. On the MicroLab page you will find per MicroLab how much preparation is required. Approximately three weeks before the Summer Festival you will receive an invitation email for the MicroLab (s) for which you have registered, with the exact preparation assignments.
  • Enjoy unlimited healthy snacks that require no preparation. For the complete festival experience, take part in the inspiring kick-off and webinars, for example. These activities are also accessible to non-teaching staff.

How do I sign up?

MicroLabs are developed by research and training institute Risbo and made possible by the Community for Learning & Innovation.

Click here to sign up - a Risbo page will open.