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Upcoming Events

Strategies for Effectively Teaching Diverse Content

Friday, February 21

1:00 - 2:30 pm

Honors College Multi-Purpose Room

Facilitators:  Dr. Jay Gabbard and Dr. Saunda Start

This workshop will engage participants with several innovative strategies for effectively integrating diversity content into courses across disciplines. Practical resources will be shared, along with insights gleaned from many years of teaching diversity and cultural competency courses. This pedagogical model has been empirically tested, published, and presented both in the US and abroad.


Making the Most of Blended Classes - A PLC

Thursdays: February 27, March 19 and April 2

10:00 - 11:30 am

Grise Hall, Room 143

Facilitators:  Dr. April Murhpy and Hannah Digges-Elliott, Instructional Designer


Blended courses offer some of the flexibility of distance courses with the engagement of traditional face-to-face courses. In this model, learners are provided with the opportunity for more collaborative, engaging learning experiences focused on meeting learning objectives through pre-class preparative work, class time activities, and post-class reflection and analysis. The goal of this workshop is to take the participants, both experienced and new to blended learning, through the planning, design, and implementation process of creating a blended or online course as well as to provide an opportunity to participate in first-hand a blended format experience. 

This professional learning community (PLC) is a discussion-based workshop and meets 3 times. You'll get the most out of the workshop if you attend all 3 sessions. The first and last sessions will meet face-to-face. The middle session will meet via Zoom. Zoom Meeting Room information will be provided at a later date.


Minimizing Disruptive Student Behavior

Friday, February 28

12:00 noon - 1:30 pm  * Lunch will be provided

GRH, Room 1002

Facilitator:  Dr. Rebecca Stobaugh 

Students can disrupt class in a variety of ways–like using their cell phones for non-academic purposes or talking loudly with their classmates. It's important to deal with those disruptions sooner rather than later, and how you deal with those disruptions greatly impact the classroom environment. Join Dr. Stobaugh to discuss strategies to effectively deal with disruptive student behavior and maintain a positive learning environment.


Creatively Checking for Student Understanding

Friday, March 6

12:00 noon - 1:30 pm  * Lunch will be provided

GRH, Room 1002

Facilitator:  Dr. Rebecca Stobaugh 

Are you students learning what they need to learn?  There are many ways to check for student learning.  Some of those ways can even be fun.  
Join Dr. Stobaugh as she discusses some creative ways to make sure your students are learning.


Engaging and Motivating Gen-Z

Wednesday, March 18

11:30 - 1:00 pm * Lunch will be provided

DSU - Copula Room in Fresh Food

Facilitator: Dr. Dana Cosby

Each generation has its own unique set of characteristics. Born between 1995 and 2000, some of the characteristics of Gen-Z are: tech savvy, socially active, thrive on communication and collaboration, want flexibility, and are entrepreneurial. Join Dr. Cosby as she shares how you can leverage these characteristics to increase student motivation and engagement in your class.



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