CTE Seminars

The Center for Teaching Excellence provides faculty and staff with on-campus professional development seminars devoted to broad-based issues in education and specific teaching/learning strategies.  Please see the list below of seminars that are available to Northeast State Faculty and Staff.  For information, contact Jim Kelly, CTE Director, at jpkelly@northeaststate.edu.  


Friday, November 10th

Getting HIGH on ePortfolios: Discovering D2L's Little-Known Learning Resource (and High-Impact Practice)

Facilitated by: Dr. Teressa Dobbs

Summary: D2L ePortfolio is a personal portfolio tool for storing, organizing, reflecting on, and sharing items that represent student learning. Items such as documents, graphics, audio files, videos, presentations, and course work can be stored to demonstrate improvement or mastery in certain areas.  In this workshop you will learn the basics of using D2L e-Portfolio including how to organize and share items as well as how to develop a striking presentation.  Participants come prepared for hands-on learning.   

Room: C2303, 10:00 - 11:00am and 1:00 - 2:00pm

Friday, November 17th

TN Reconnect: Rethinking the Role of Adult Learners in the Community College

Facilitated by: Jim Henrichs

Room H248, 10:00 - 11:00am and 1:00 - 2:00pm

Friday, October 6th

Your NEXT (And Maybe Best) Presentation Tool: Using Prezi NEXT To Promote Student Engagement and Learning

Facilitated by: Dr. Rick Merritt

Summary:  For some time Prezi has been the go-to tool for those of us who want to think outside the PowerPoint box. Now, with Prezi NEXT,  this popular PowerPoint alternative is offering you and your students an even better and more interactive learning toolkit. This workshop will explore some of these exciting new tools and additions.

Room: H248, 10:00 - 11:00am and 1:00 - 2:00pm

CANCELLED Friday, October 20th

What Is The Meaning Of Class?: Developing A Teaching Philosophy Statement For You And Your Students

Facilitated by: Dawn Dabney

Summary: This workshop, which can be seen as a continuation of the conversation Dawn started in last month’s workshop on how to use insights borrowed from gaming, focuses on a question that is not often asked when planning our class activities—“What is my philosophy of teaching and how (and why) should it guide student (and teacher) learning?

Room: H248, 10:00 - 11:00am and 1:00 - 2:00pm


Friday, September 15th

Games Students Play: Using Insights from Gaming to Promote Student Learning

Facilitated by: Dawn Dabney

Summary: This interactive workshop will take a look at how learning strategies can be based on principles derived from gaming.

Room: H248, 10:00 - 11:00am and 1:00 - 2:00pm

Friday, September 29th

What is the Learner Doing? A Conceptual Model for Using Mobile Technology to Promote Student-Centered Learning

Facilitated by: Jim Kelly

Summary: This interactive workshop will focus on the mindset that is needed for effective and meaningful use of mobile technology in the classroom.

Room: H248, 10:00 - 11:00am and 1:00 - 2:00pm