This Week at the CETL 4.14.2014

  Hello everyone!Even though it is a short week here on campus, we don’t want you to forget about the remaining events that are planned for you. Next week, we will host an Intercultural Competence Webinar: Training Essentials for Staff & Faculty on April 22. On April 30 join us for a QEP Tea! Cookies and tea will be provided while you indulge in discussion with faculty on how you incorporate critical thinking aspects within your classroom. Also, be sure to save-the-date for May 20-21 Summer Institute! Lastly, if you need any additional instruction or help preparing your Summer and/or Fall courses sign-up for individual consultations. If you want to […]

This Week at the CETL 04.07.2014

Hello everyone! The CETL has lots of faculty development treats in store for you. Be sure to check out our calendar and save-the-date for the remaining webinars and events! April 8: QEP Lunch & Learn April 9: Gamification Webinar: Theory & Applications in the Liberal Arts April 22: Intercultural Competence Webinar: Training Essentials for Staff April 30: QEP Tea May 20-21: Summer Institute Also, if you have attended any of our workshops and want to brush up on the subject and/or want to work on preparing your Summer or Fall courses to implement what you have learned with us sign-up for individual consultations. If you want to learn about anything else, […]

This Week at the CETL – 03.31.2015

Hello everyone! The CETL’s focus until the Summer is on follow-up individual consultations. If you have attended any of our workshops and want to brush up on the subject and/or want to work on preparing your Summer or Fall courses to implement what you have learned with us sign-up for individual consultations! If you want to learn about anything else, please let us know. We really hope to see you soon. For now, please save-the-date for the upcoming CETL events: On Tuesday, April 8th join us for QEP Lunch & Learn  from 12:15-1:15pm. On Wednesday, April 9th from 1-2:30pm join us for Gamification: Theory and Applications in the Liberal Arts. […]

This Week at the CETL – 02.24.2014

Hi everyone! No fancy HTML Template today, just the good old plain CETL facts! WE WANT TO GIVE YOU MONEY! (Seriously). We’re sponsoring another mini-grant opportunity. Deadline is March 21st! WE ALSO NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU! Specifically about our points and badges system. Even if you’ve never attended a workshop, please take five minutes and fill out our survey. As always, great workshops this week, including: Designing Learner Centered Multimedia Objects: Lecture Capture, 2/25/14 at 12:15 pm. Lackluster Discussion Buster: Promoting Active, Meaningful Participation, 2/27/14 at 12:15 pm. Collaboration as a Tool for Critical Thinking (Helping Group Projects!), 2/27/14 at 1:30 pm. Facebook and Education, 2/28/14 at 1:00 pm. […]

This week at the CETL – 02.17.2013

Hello everyone! Valentine’s Day is over, but the CETL is full of love and pleased to announce a call for proposals for the first mini-grant competition for research in critical thinking, teaching and learning. This mini-grant is designed to fund research that will impact the teaching of critical thinking in face to face, online, or hybrid courses. To learn more about it and to apply please click here. Also, if you have not filled out the survey about our Badges and Points system please click here and share your thoughts about it with us.  To get more points and badges attend CETL events or complete any of the activities listed here. This week’s workshops are: On Tuesday, February 18th join […]

THIS WEEK AT THE CETL – 2.10.2014

Hello everyone! The CETL wants to hear your feedback about our badges and points system. Please fill out this brief survey so we can have better understanding of your thoughts. To get more points and badges, attend CETL events or complete any of the activities listed here. This week’s workshops are: On Tuesday, February 11th join us for Blackboard Mobile from 12:15-1:15pm and Using Blackboard to Enhance Teaching and Learning from 1:30-2:30pm.  On Wednesday, February 12th from 1-2pm join us for Inquiry: The Heart of Critical Thinking and Ways to Avoid Death by PowerPoint from 2:15-3:15pm. On Thursday, February 13th from 12:15-1:15pm come learn about iPad Basics and Trapper Keeper, not Keeping Up? From 1:30-2:30pm. And finally, on Friday, February 14th be our Valentine and learn about Delicious & Diigo from 1-2pm and/or join the Book Club – Cognitive Surplus from 2:15-3:15pm. Have a great week! Nakia Pope, Ph.D. Director Center for […]

THIS WEEK AT THE CETL – 2.3.2014

Hello everyone! We hope that your semester is going smoothly. Here at the CETL things are going great! Last week we were notified that we have been awarded the President’s Gem Award and we would like to thank everyone that made that possible. In addition, we have lots of workshops this week that can help you get points and earn badges. In fact, we REALLY want to hear your feedback about our badges and points system. When you have sometime, please fill out this brief survey so we can have better understanding of your thoughts. For now, here is this week’s schedule: On Tuesday, February 4th join us for Blackboard […]

THIS WEEK AT THE CETL – 1.13.2014

Hello All, Classes are about to start, but this week is full of great workshops and we would love for you to take advantage of them. This is an excellent time for you to start adding up points for yourself in our leaderboard. As you know, every semester we will give a professional development award to the leader of our leaderboard, but those points reset at the end of the semester so everybody has a chance to win an award. All badges earned remain the same and the points you have earned last year towards your badges also remain the same, so don’t worry! All of your efforts to develop […]

THIS WEEK AT THE CETL – 1.6.2014

Hello All, Happy New Year and Welcome back! We are already running at full force at the CETL and we are excited about a new year full of workshops that start this week: On Thursday, January 9th from 12:15pm-1:15pm join us for SmartBoard Basics where you will learn how to use, calibrate, and customize your Smartboard environment and learn the basics of the Notebook software. On Thursday, January 9th from 1:30pm-2:30pm join us for Planning a Learner-Centered Classroom where you will learn what it means to create a learner-centered classroom, the things to plan for if you’re considering it, and the advantages it affords students. On Friday, January 10th from […]

THIS WEEK AT THE CETL – 11.18.2013

Hello All, Thanksgiving is around the corner, but we still have a handful of workshops for you. Attend these workshops and make sure to get the points for your leaderboard before the semester is over (and the leaderboard is reset). Remember that individual and department leaderboard leaders will be officially recognized with a Professional Development award. Here are this week’s workshops: On Tuesday, November 19th from 12:30-1:30pm on iPad as a Self-Contained Content Creation Tool you will learn how to use your iPad to create audio, video, post files into YouTube, Instagram, Google, and Blackboard. On Wednesday, November 20th from 3-4pm on Engaging Linguistically Diverse Students faculty will meet and […]

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The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Texas Wesleyan University (CETL) promotes a student-centered university by providing resources and professional growth opportunities to faculty on enhancing instructional practice, integrating technology, and promoting essential student skills.

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