Center for Teaching Excellence updates

*Classroom Technology Updates* – Thursday, March 25 from 4-5pm (registration instructions)

This session will provide an overview of the new teaching technology that has been installed in over one hundred classrooms on campus. It will also include a demonstration of ways that this technology can be applied to use a hyflex model, providing the instructor with the option of having students attend/participate in the classroom or remotely. 

Participants of this session can attend in-person or virtually via Zoom. The in-person option will allow for a hands-on opportunity to interact with the teaching station. However, space will be limited to 17 participants in the classroom.  Once registered, we will confirm your preference for in-person or remote participation.

For those that are not able to attend, visit the CTE Youtube page for a brief video demonstrating the new classroom technology. This session will also be repeated at Summer Institute in August.

Faculty Showcase – Thursday, April 15 from 1-2pm (registration instructions)

Please join us virtually as we feature innovative teaching, learning, and sabbatical work. Faculty include Wilfredo Barajas, John Dersch, Sam Gould, Bill Faber, Drew Rozema, Rachel Lutwick-Deaner, and Meghan VanderMale. 

Outstanding Substantive Project Award – Seeking Nominations 

There are many amazing projects that faculty have been working on. Please nominate yours or a colleague’s here! 

The Outstanding Substantive Project Award Nomination Form

Deadline is April 2.

Summer Teaching Institute – August 4-6

Plans are underway Please provide input or suggestions by May 7.

Learn to be a mindful caregiver

When children lack social and emotional skills, they act in ways that are challenging for parents, teachers, and caregivers.  

Mindfulness practices can meet a need for adults and children alike to find physical and mental calm in demanding times and places.  

Children can learn mindfulness-based techniques and develop strong and stable attention skills, the building blocks of mindfulness.

 In the March 26 learning opportunity, participants will learn: 

– the benefits of mindfulness.
– experience and practice mindful skills.
– be able to identify children’s books that assist with focus and self-control.
– learn activities and concepts that help you understand mindfulness practices. 

Register ONLINE