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. […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

THIS WEEK AT THE CETL – 11.11.2013

Hello everyone! As we approach a more than deserved Thanksgiving break we are thankful for the attendance at our IDEA workshops held last week. We look forward to the break, but we are still in full workshop mode with great workshops this week: Planning and Learner-Centered Classroom on Tuesday, November 12th from 12:30-1:30pm will help you understand 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. Do you YouTube? You Should? on Wednesday, November 13th from 2-3pm will explore the creation of videos and their dissemination via the YouTube platform. Also, learn about the recently added […]

THIS WEEK AT THE CETL – 11.04.2013

We hope everyone had an excellent Halloween! We really enjoyed seeing all the folks that dropped by last Thursday (but we’ve still got some candy if you need a sugar fix)! TOMORROW, we’re proud to host Dr. Shelley Chapman from the IDEA center. She’ll be with us all day. All faculty have the opportunity to attend her IDEA 101 session at 12:15 in Lou’s Place. You can still register for that session! In addition, if you’re interested in an individual session with Dr. Chapman to discuss your IDEA evaluations, spots are still available. Just email me! Those faculty and administrators who use the IDEA instrument for evaluation also have the […]

THIS WEEK AT THE CETL – 10.28.2013

Halloween is here! We’ve got lots of faculty development treats in store this week. Don’t forget to stop by CETL on the 31st for some candy and fun! We’ve got some great workshops this week. Don’t worry, none of them are scary! Learn about the Blackboard Mobile App on 10/29 at 12:30 pm. As more and more of our students access course materials through mobile devices, the Blackboard Mobile app becomes the way our students access Blackboard. So come check it out! Our basic Blackboard workshop, Using Blackboard to Enhance Teaching and Learning happens 10/30 at 2:00. This workshop gives you the basics of Blackboard and is perfect for someone […]

THIS WEEK AT THE CETL – 10.21.2013

Hello everyone! Now is your LAST CHANCE to register for the Instructional Strategies for Linguistically Diverse Students workshop, led by Elsa Anderson and Patsy Robles-Goodwin. These workshops will help faculty develop academic skills in non-native English speakers. There are two opportunities to attend –  Friday, October 25th from 12:00 – 4:00 pm and Saturday, October 26th, from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm. Food will be served at each workshop. Please register for your preferred workshop by 5:00 pm on October 22nd so we can have an accurate count for lunch and/or breakfast! All faculty also have the opportunity to learn everything there is to know about the IDEA Student Ratings […]

About the CETL

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.

Latest Tweets