Save the dates! The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) has a range of professional development opportunities. Make sure to catch them all.
Two-Part Faculty Focus Workshop:
Providing Significant Learning Experiences to Our Students
April 12 and April 26
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
CG 218, Annandale Campus
Facilitator: Barbara Crain (LO), Assistant Professor of Geography and Director for Geography
This workshop will provide you with a roadmap to an interactive and engaged classroom. The project, “Significant Learning Experiences,” is based on Dee Fink’s groundbreaking book, “Creating Significant Learning Experiences” in which Fink argues for identification and integration of such experiences into the course.
First, attendees will look at course objectives and how these goals tie in with the material selected in the syllabus independently of the textbook. Next, attendees will look at the quest for learning experiences that may be remembered long-term, the presenter’s attempt to create such classroom experience for students, and how the changes affect students and teachers alike. Please come with a syllabus to modify.
Techi Day: Technology Education for Classroom and Hybrid Information
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
CT 355 and CT 355, Annandale Campus
MC 326, Manassas Campus
Join CETL and Technology Applications Center (TAC) for a day of hands-on classroom and hybrid technology education featuring the MERLOT Elixr Initiative and Extreme Makeover PowerPoint Edition. A pizza lunch will be included.
This event is co-sponsored by the CETL and the TAC.
Communicating Across Cultures: A Classroom Experience
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
CE Forum, Annandale Campus
Dr. Darla Deardorff will serve as the facilitator. This session will allow faculty to develop and deepen intercultural competencies through hands-on techniques. There will also be food across cultures.
This session is co-sponsored by CETL and Global Studies Committee.
Are Your Tests Valid?
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
HE 254, Medical Education Campus
The facilitator will be Patty Ottavio. Join in for a workshop that will help you design more effective tests. The training will be interactive and a tip sheet will be included. You will not want to miss it.