CELT Programs at CUAA – Spring 2020

Faculty Book Club Hitting Pause: 65 Lecture Breaks to Refresh and Reinforce Learning

3 Thursdays from 4:00 – 5:00 pm in Krieger 107:  February 27, April 2, April 30

Facilitated by Robert Hill

Deadline to register: Monday, February 17.

Book description: Starting with brain science research on attention span and cognitive load, Dr. Rice bases her book on two fundamental principles: shorter segments of instruction are better than longer ones, and learners who actively participate in instruction learn better than those who don’t. Pauses constitute a simple technique for enlivening and enhancing the effectiveness of lectures, or indeed of any form of instruction, whether a presentation or in an experiential setting. This book presents the evidence and rationale for breaking up lectures into shorter segments by using pauses to focus attention, reinforce key points, and review learning. It also provides 65 adaptable pause ideas to use at the opening of class, mid-way through, or as closers. Book is included.

Advising Best Practices

Tuesday February 18, 3:45 – 5:00 in Krieger 107

Led by Meghan Hernandez and Kate Robbins

Do you advise undergraduate students at CUAA? If so, this CELT session is for you. We will dive into advising best practices, considering how we can best support and challenge our Concordia students. We will spend time focused on CUAA’s curriculum and ensuring all advisors are up to date on understanding the new core. This will be a great session to feel supported and encouraged as an advisor. We hope to see you there!

How to Create a Culturally Inclusive Classroom

Monday March 2, 3:45 – 5:00pm in Krieger 107
Led by Erin Laverick

Every student should feel at home at Concordia and see their identities reflected in their learning. Picking up where our recent campus conversation on race and diversity left off, this session presents and discusses strategies for creating a culturally inclusive classroom.

Taking the Pulse of Teaching During a Pandemic

Wednesday May 20, 9:00 – 10:30 am Central Time/10:00 – 11:30 am Eastern Time via Zoom

This semester has been like no other in our teaching experiences. Join with colleagues to reflect on the second half of the past semester and look ahead to more opportunities to challenge and support students in new ways. Faculty leaders will engage participants in important questions about meeting students where they are, using active learning strategies to engage them, and charting a new course to continue to foster effective learning with our students. Facilitators include Erin Laverick and Mikaely Schmitz.

If you have any questions about this program, please email Elizabeth Evans at elizabeth.evans@cuw.edu.

Vocation: Finding Meaning and Inspiring Students [NetVUE Grant]

With Rachel Pickett, Elizabeth Evans and Elizabeth Peckham
Thursday May 21, 9:00 – 10:30 am Central Time/10:00 – 11:30 am Eastern Time via Zoom

Exploring vocation enriches students’ higher education experiences and supports our university mission to develop the whole person. This session will include information and resources about vocation and developing related tools to use with students. Ideas on how to address Lutheran vocation to facilitate faith and learning in the classroom will also be discussed. This is an introduction to the NetVUE Grant program which offers a $250 stipend for faculty and staff who participate, develop a lesson for students, and share the evaluation of student learning connected to that lesson. https://celt.cuw.edu/netvue-grant-process/

If you have any questions about this program, please email Elizabeth Evans at elizabeth.evans@cuw.edu.

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