C-TELCenter for Teaching Excellence and Learning

Center for Teaching Excellence and Learning (C-TEL)

Contact Us
Email: ctel@washburn.edu, location: Morgan Hall 204, phone: 785.670.2835 (CTEL), hours: 9-3 Mon-Fri

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Welcome!

Welcome to the Center for Teaching Excellence and Learning (C-TEL) at Washburn University.  Our goal is to promote excellence and innovation in teaching and enhance student learning.

Community Engagement Lunches

(Click an event to register)
February 18 - Helping students reflect on their community-based learning
March 24 - Assessing HICEPs
April 21 - Brainstorming and problem-solving community-engaged learning

Events This Week

Teaching Circle 4 - Continuing to Engage the Online Learner
Tuesday, February 9, 16, & 23, 3:00-4:00 pm
Memorial Union Thomas Room

Lunch with Vice President Pembrook for New Faculty
Wednesday, February 10, 12:00-1:00 pm
Memorial Union Boswell Room
Register Here

Developing Study Abroad Experiences for Students
Wednesday, February 10, 2:00-3:00 pm
Memorial Union Cottonwood Room
Register Here

Gamification Workshop: Enhancing Student Motivation in F2F, Blended, and Online Classes
Thursday, February 11, 3:15-4:15 pm
Garvey Room 231
Register Here

Teaching Matters Spring Session - Diversity in the Classroom
Friday, February 12, 1:00-2:30 pm
Garvey Room 231

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Workshops
Webinars
Teaching Circles
Teaching Matters
Networking

2015-2016 Themes and Events

August

Timely Teaching Tech Workshop (August 3)

New Faculty Orientation (August 6)

New Faculty Orientation (August 7)

How Can I Help Students Develop Critical Thinking Skills? Webinar (August 19)

Community Engagement Lunch: What are HICEPs? (August 20)

Teaching Technologies Workshop: Office Mix (August 20)

Teaching Matters: Designing Active Learning (August 21)

Internal Grants Workshop (August 24)

Let's Get This Party Started: C-TEL Kickoff (August 28)

September: Learner Centered

Navigating New York Times Content to Aid in Student Learning Outcomes Workshop (September 1)

How Can I Get Students to Take Responsibility for Their Own Learning? Webinar (September 2)

Tenure & Promotion Workshop (September 3)

Teaching Matters: Designing Active Learning (September 4)

Workshop @Tech: New Instructor Meeting - Competencies (September 10)

Active Learning Spaces Workshop:  New Directions for Teaching and Learning (September 10)

Speaker: Inspiring Exceptional Teaching and Learning (September 11)

Teaching Circle 1 - Engaging Ideas (September 14)

Teaching Circle @Tech: Putting Your Data to Work: Improving Instruction in CTE (September 15)

How Can I Enhance Students' Self-Regulated Learning Skills? Webinar (September 16)

Community Engagement Lunch: Getting started (September 17)

Workshop @Tech: Smart Clickers (September 17)

Teaching Matters: Designing Active Learning (September 18)

Teaching Circle 1 - Engaging Ideas (September 21)

Teaching Circle @Tech: Putting Your Data to Work: Improving Instruction in CTE (September 22)

Teaching Technologies Workshop: Collaborating with OneDrive (September 24)

Teaching Circle 1 - Engaging Ideas (September 28)

Teaching Circle @Tech: Putting Your Data to Work: Improving Instruction in CTE (September 29)

October: Assessment

Teaching Matters: Designing Active Learning (October 2)

How I Use Low-stakes Quizzing to Enhance Learning? Webinar (October 7)

External Grants Workshop (October 9)

Writing Learning Outcomes Workshop (October 12)

Teaching Circle 2 - Assessing and Improving Your Teaching (October 13)

Searching for Grants Workshop (October 14)

Community Engagement Lunch: How can I integrate or extend academic knowledge into community engagement? (October 15)

Workshop @Tech: New Instructor Meeting - Lesson Plans (October 15)

Searching for Grants Workshop (October 15)

Teaching Matters: Designing Active Learning (October 16)

Creating Assessments to Measure Student Learning Workshop (October 19)

Teaching Circle 2 - Assessing and Improving Your Teaching (October 20)

How Can I Use Informal Writing as Part of a Low-stakes Grading Strategy? Webinar (October 21)

Selecting the Right Grant Workshop (October 21)

Workshop @Tech: Desire2Learn (October 22)

Designing Teaching Strategies to Facilitate Student Learning Workshop (October 26)

Teaching Circle 2 - Assessing and Improving Your Teaching (October 27)

Teaching Technologies Workshop: Rubrics in D2L (October 29)

Teaching Matters: Designing Active Learning (October 30)

November: HICEPs

Writing the Grant Workshop (Private Funding) Workshop (November 3)

Writing the Grant Workshop (Private Funding) Workshop (November 4)

How Do I Get Started With Service Learning? Webinar (November 4)

Teaching Circle 3 - Going Public: Civic and Community Engagement (November 9)

Writing the Grant Workshop (Public Funding) Workshop (November 10)

Teaching Matters: Designing Active Learning (November 13)

Teaching Circle 3 - Going Public: Civic and Community Engagement (November 16)

How Can I Promote Deep Learning through Critical Reflection? Webinar (November 18)

Community Engagement Lunch: Finding and Selecting a Community Partner (November 19)

Workshop @Tech: New Instructor Meeting - Evaluating Yourself and Your Students (November 19)

Teaching Circle 3 - Going Public: Civic and Community Engagement (November 23)

December

Workshop @Tech: New Instructor Meeting - Classroom Management (December 1)

C-TEL Holiday Mixer (December 4)

January

How Can I Effectively Teach Underprepared Students? Webinar (January 20)

Community Engagement Lunch: Working with a Community Partner (January 21)

Teaching Matters: Diversity in the Classroom (January 22)

Teaching Technologies Workshop: Blogs for Reflective Journaling (January 28)

External Grants Workshop (January 29)

February: Teaching Tech/Online

What Do Students Want in Online Courses? Webinar (February 3)

Assessment Extravaganza (February 4)

Internal Grants Workshop (February 5) Cancelled

Teaching Circle 4 - Continuing to Engage the Online Learner (February 9)

Lunch with Vice President Pembrook for New Faculty (February 10)

Gamification Workshop: Enhancing Student Motivation in F2F, Blended, and Online Classes (February 11)

Teaching Matters: Diversity in the Classroom (February 12)

Teaching Circle 4 - Continuing to Engage the Online Learner (February 16)

What Is Blended Learning? Webinar (February 17)

Health and Safety Issues in Study Abroad Experiences Workshop (February 17)

Community Engagement Lunch: Helping students reflect on their community-based learning (February 18)

Do Students See Social Media as a Valuable Learning Tool? What Do Findings from a Washburn Study Reveal? (February 18)

Teaching Circle 4 - Continuing to Engage the Online Learner (February 23)

Searching for Grants (February 24)

Workshop @Tech: Gamification (February 25)

Teaching Technologies Workshop: Interactive Video (February 25)

Teaching Matters:Diversity in the Classroom (February 26)

March: Diversity

How Can Backward Design Make My Courses More Accessible? Webinar (March 2)

C-TEL Gender Brown Bag with Mia Bay (March 3)

Lunch with Vice President Pembrook for New Faculty (March 7)

Teaching Circle @Tech: Best Practices and Strategies for Career and Technical Education and Training: A Reference Guide for New Instructors (March 7)

Culture Matters Workshop: Working with International Students (March 7)

Teaching Circle 5 - Teaching to Transgress (March 7)

Universal Design Workshop (March 10)

Teaching Matters: Diversity in the Classroom (March 11)

Culture Matters Workshop: Working with Saudi Arabian Students (March 21)

Teaching Circle 5 - Teaching to Transgress (March 21)

Teaching Circle @Tech: Best Practices and Strategies for Career and Technical Education and Training: A Reference Guide for New Instructors (March 21)

What Learning Activities Help Student Veterans Succeed? Webinar (March 23)

Teaching Technologies Workshop: Zoom Video Conferencing (March 24)

Community Engagement Lunch: Assessing HICEPs (March 24)

Teaching Matters: Diversity in the Classroom (March 25)

Culture Matters Workshop:  Working with Chinese and Japanese Students (March 28)

Teaching Circle 5 - Teaching to Transgress (March 28)

Teaching Circle @Tech: Best Practices and Strategies for Career and Technical Education and Training: A Reference Guide for New Instructors (March 28)

April: Pedagogy & Practice

Teaching Circle 6 -Team Based Learning for Health Professional Education (April 5)

Where Can I Find Flippable Moments in My Class? Webinar (April 6)

Tenure & Promotion Workshop: Prepare Your Petition (April 7)

Teaching Matters: Diversity in the Classroom (April 8)

Teaching Circle 6 -Team Based Learning for Health Professional Education (April 12)

Lunch with Vice President Pembrook for New Faculty (April 13)

Flip Your Class Workshop (April 14)

Writing the Grant Workshop (April 15)

Teaching Circle 6 -Team Based Learning for Health Professional Education (April 19)

How Can I Create Effective Mini-Lectures? Webinar (April 20)

Community Engagement Lunch: Brainstorming and problem-solving community-engaged learning (April 21)

Workshop @Tech: Using Technology in the Classroom (April 21)

Teaching Matters: Diversity in the Classroom (April 22)

Teaching Technologies Workshop: Office Mix (April 28)

Celebration of Teaching (April 28)