Revamping foreign language curriculum evaluation. Nicole Mills, Stacey Katz Bourns, and Virginia Maurer (FAS) will organize a new symposium and series of workshops for faculty to explore contemporary approaches in evaluating and renewing foreign language curricula.Spark Grant awards range from $5-$15K and are designed to help “spark” promising teaching and learning projects from idea to reality. HILT will announce the recipients of the Cultivation Grants in May. New course on creativity. Michael Van Valkenburgh (GSD) will develop a new interdisciplinary course, involving leaders in landscape architecture and other fields paired with faculty at Harvard to examine originality, authenticity, and invention, and develop a model for courses that spark students to develop their own creative voice. The Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching (HILT) awarded five Spark Grants to projects that will be pursued over the year:Improving student statistics literacy. Abha Ahuja and Melanie Stefan (HMS) will study misconceptions about statistics in a high-enrollment life science course and develop a related computer-based module. Online learning models matrix and working group. Bill Wisser (HGSE) will convene a group of faculty and staff to study and document the current range of online learning models and disseminate a matrix of findings that will inform pedagogical strategies and production activities. Open review platform. Erik Bauch and Georg Kucsko (FAS) will, within several physics courses, test, assess, and refine a promising education tool that facilitates student and faculty collaborative annotation of scholarly materials.