Fall 2019 Workshop & Events Series

Engaged Learning

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Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning



Our programming is critically aligned with efforts to support success academically, intellectually, and inclusively. As such, our workshops and events explore new ways to connect with our learners and create a climate of engaged learning in class, online, and in the field. If there are topics you would like CETL to address or you would like to facilitate, please let us know through our Suggestion Box.

Browse the workshop topics below and use the registration links to sign up. Times shown are Pacific Time (Moscow, ID). Zoom links are provided for individuals joining from a distance.


Nurturing Sustainable Service Learning Relationships
Rula Awwad Rafferty
Community engaged pedagogy is pivotal in advancing the land grant in its tripartite mission, instruction & learning, research/scholarship, and outreach and service. Similarly, it is an impelling approach to building capacity connecting academy and community, forging mutually beneficial relationships and venues for collaborations and success. In their own words as faculty and students; this session will share a few stories, opportunities, and resources.
Educ Bldg 441, Moscow
Virtual Link  Virtual Workshop
     [ REGISTER NOW: 10/21/2019 12:30pm-1:20pm ]
How to Create Interactive Presentations and Slideshows
Cassidy Hall
Looking for a way to share information and promote interaction among your students? Tired of simply delivering and discussing content based off of PowerPoints? Then come to this session and learn how you --and your students-- can create dynamic and engaging interactive presentations and engage in them in real-time.
Educ 341 (Doceo), Moscow
Virtual Link  Virtual Workshop
     [ REGISTER NOW: 10/28/2019 12:30pm-1:00pm ]
What is Culturally Responsive Pedagogy?
Vanessa Anthony Stevens
The more we learn about learning, the more we realize the need to better understand our learners. Our learning population is rich in diversity, with students representing a broad array of cultural identities and reference points. In this session, Dr. Vanessa Anthony-Stevens, Assistant Professor of Social and Cultural Studies, will share context, perspective, and strategies for integrating culturally responsive to pedagogy into our classes.
Educ Bldg 441, Moscow
Virtual Link  Virtual Workshop
     [ REGISTER NOW: 11/4/2019 12:30pm-1:00pm ]

What Do We Owe Knowers?
Casey Johnson
We are, as knowers, engaged in epistemic projects like inquiry, learning, and increased understanding. Few of these projects can be accomplished without help from other knowers. This interdependence renders us vulnerable to the epistemic behavior of others. In light of these vulnerabilities, what do we owe one another? What are our epistemic obligations to other knowers?
Educ Bldg 441, Moscow
Virtual Link  Virtual Workshop
     [ REGISTER NOW: 11/6/2019 12:30pm-1:20pm ]
Defusing the Bias Bomb in Class: Applied Strategies
Erin Chapman, Brian Smentkowski
Implicit and explicit biases confound and complicate our efforts to establish and maintain civil, respectful, and productive learning experiences and environments. This year, a diverse group of faculty, staff, and students formed a learning community to share and develop strategies to identify and defuse bias campus-wide. This session focuses specifically on our classes. We will work through an inventory of applied strategies to identify and address bias in our teaching and learning practices and spaces.
Educ Bldg 441, Moscow
Virtual Link  Virtual Workshop
     [ REGISTER NOW: 11/11/2019 12:30pm-1:00pm ]
No Impression Like a First (and Lasting) Impression: The Graphic Syllabus
Katrina Eichner
Looking for a way to genuinely connect with your students? Hoping to invite students along for an amazing learning experience in a way that speaks to them and works for you? Wishing to add a little color and life to your syllabi? Come and see how Dr. Katrina Eichner does this with her classes. Katrina will share an inventory of tips and tools you can use to create an awesome graphic syllabus.
Educ Bldg 441, Moscow
Virtual Link  Virtual Workshop
     [ REGISTER NOW: 11/18/2019 12:30pm-1:20pm ]
Grade Center Tune-Up: Making Life Easier for You and Your Students
Doug Habib, Vanessa Botts
Get your grade center in order by attending this BbLearn Grade Center workshop session. We’ll show you how to organize, troubleshoot, and display grades online using the BbLearn Grade Center.
Online via Zoom
Virtual Link  Virtual Workshop
     [ REGISTER NOW: 12/2/2019 12:30pm-1:00pm ]

Educating Unique Populations: Pedagogy and Practices in Prison
Omi Hodwitz
The University of Idaho is committed to providing transformative learning experiences for students of all backgrounds. Incarcerated students occupy a small yet growing portion of our U of I student base but are often overlooked in discussions of pedagogy and practice. This session will focus on their unique educational experiences and needs. We will discuss current U of I prison education initiatives, approaches and challenges to prison-based education, and lessons learned from the field.
Educ 341 (Doceo), Moscow
Virtual Link  Virtual Workshop
     [ REGISTER NOW: 12/5/2019 12:30pm-1:20pm ]


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If you wish to drop a workshop or have questions, comments, or need additional information, please contact: cetlworkshops@uidaho.edu