Center for Teaching Excellence and Learning (C-TEL)

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

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Teaching Circles

Teaching Circles (TC) are short-term focused book clubs. Browse through the list below and choose a TC that interests you.  Once you have registered to participate in a TC, please, stop by the C-TEL Office to pick up your book.  Participants will meet over coffee and snacks three times during a one-month period to discuss insights or challenges that emerge from the work.  This is a great, low-key opportunity to meet new colleagues and share ideas.  Please join us!

Space is limited, so please REGISTER TODAY!

 If you have ideas or suggestions for next year please let us know.

Upcoming Schedule

February

Teaching Circle: Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

Wednesday, February 7, 2:00-3:00
Wednesday, February 14, 2:00-3:00
Wednesday, February 21, 2:00-3:00
Morgan Hall room 203
Register Here

You only need to registered for this event (once you are registered on this event you will be automatically registered for all 3 dates).

Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship. In short, deep work is like a super power in our increasingly competitive twenty-first century economy. And yet, most people have lost the ability to go deep-spending their days instead in a frantic blur of e-mail and social media, not even realizing there's a better way.


April

Teaching Circle: Universal Design in Higher Education: From Principles to Practice

Monday, April 2, 2:00-3:00
Monday, April 9, 2:00-3:00
Monday, April 16, 2:00-3:00
Morgan Hall room 203
Register Here

You only need to registered for this event (once you are registered on this event you will be automatically registered for all 3 dates).

Come learn about making universal design for learning a reality in your classroom. Give access to all students with inclusive teaching strategies. Universal Design in Higher Education looks at the design of physical and technological environments at institutions of higher education; at issues pertaining to curriculum and instruction; and at the full array of student services. As greater numbers of students with disabilities attend postsecondary educational institutions, administrators have expressed increased interest in making their programs accessible to all students. This book provides both theoretical and practical guidance for practitioners as they work to turn this admirable goal into a reality.


More to come...