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Workshops & Events

Each semester, the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning offers a full schedule of teaching and learning events.

Beginning in Fall 2021, you can attend all workshops either in-person or virtually! For any workshop where lunch is provided, this is exclusive to our in-person attendees.

All in-person offerings are subject to be moved to Zoom, following current university COVID-19 protocol.

All workshops will be recorded and made available on the new CETL Faculty Development Hub. Click here if you would like more information or would like to request access to the Hub.

More information about our 2021-2022 Workshop & Event Schedule coming soon!

OKC MOA Presentation: The Painters of Pompeii

Week at the Museum Special Presentation: The Painters of Pompeii

Facilitated By: Bryn Schockmel

Monday, September 13 @ 12pm & 2pm (Lunch Provided at 12pm)

Presented by Bryn Schockmel of Oklahoma City Museum of Art, this presentation is sure to paint a picture of this inspiring exhibit. Don't miss this opportunity! Click the link below for more information and to reserve your seat for this special presentation.

Fall 2021 CETL Workshops

Creating an Equity-Minded, Equity-Focused Syllabus

Facilitated By: Talia Carroll

Friday, August 13 @ 11:30am - 1pm

Learn what it means to have an equity-minded and equity-focused
syllabus! Join us for a virtual or in-person workshop to engage in this conversation and prepare your syllabi for the semester.

Let's Discuss: Discussion Boards

Facilitated By: Josh Waggoner

Friday, August 20 @ 12pm (Lunch Provided)

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Distracted: Why Students Can't Focus & What You Can Do About It

Facilitated By: Dr. Paul Gebb

Tuesday, August 31 @ 12pm (Lunch Provided)

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CETL Sponsored Workshop: Access vs Accommodation

Facilitated by: Kara Morrow

Wednesday, September 1 @ 2pm

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Supporting Students with Anxiety Disorder (understanding the disorder and effective supports) - Panel Discussion

Facilitated By: Brandi Stanley & Mindy Windholz

Wednesday, September 8 @ 12pm (Lunch Provided)

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Skim, Dive, Surface: Teaching Digital Reading

Facilitated By: Heather Sparks

Monday, September 20 @ 2pm

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“Joyful Living in the Classroom” through the lens of Elizabeth Gilbert's Big Magic

Facilitated By: Dr. Courtney Crouse & Dr. Kelly Holst

Monday, September 27 @ 1pm

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CETL Sponsored Workshop: Universal Design

Facilitated By: Sheryl Burgstahler

Director, UW Accessible Technology & DO-IT, UW-IT
Affiliate Professor, Education

Tuesday, October 5 @ 12pm

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Living Creatively Beyond Fear: Big Magic

Facilitated By: Dr. Courtney Crouse & Dr. Kelly Holst

Date and Time TBD

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Creativity: Tools for Having Ideas and Bringing Them to Be

Facilitated By: Sky Toland

Wednesday, October 6 @ 12pm (Lunch Provided)

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How to Use the Online Equivalency Matrix

Facilitated by: Dr. Paul Gebb

Monday, November 8 @ 12pm (Lunch Provided)

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99 Tips for Creating Simple and Sustainable Educational Videos: A Guide for Online Teachers and Flipped Classes

Facilitated By: Dr. Vanessa Wright

Tuesday, November 9 @ 2pm

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D2L Days Workshop Mini Series

Facilitated By: Josh Waggoner

Date and Time TBD

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15th Annual Faculty Awards Luncheon

15th Annual CETL Awards Luncheon - Wed. April 13th, 2022

The CETL Awards Luncheon is an annual event where faculty, students, staff, and administrators gather to celebrate excellence in teaching and learning from across the OCU campus. The inaugural event began in 2007 and featured six awards. In 2015, the Service Learning Partner award was added to recognize community partners that work with faculty in OCU-sponsored Service-Learning courses.

The 15th Annual Faculty Awards Luncheon will take place on Wednesday, April 13th, 2022 in the Great Hall. More information about this year's event coming soon!

Past Workshops

2020 - 2021

Student Connection in the Online Environment

Common Copyright Questions

Constitution Day" "Other Perspectives on the Constitution"

How to Design a Virtual Escape Room

Linking Panopto & Zoom

Teaching with Zoom

Teaching about Race & Racism in the College Classroom

TurnItIn: PeerMark

Making Effective Feedback Your Superpower

D2L Days: Mini Workshop Series


Setting Students Up for Success: The First Five Minutes

Concept Mapping and Sketch Noting: A New Approach to Student Note Taking

"Pressing Pause" to Increase Student Learning Through Lecture Breaks

Asking the Right Questions to Increase Student Learning

Critical Reflection: It's Not Just a Catch Phrase, It's an Action

Chunking: Design Your Class More Effectively

Switching It Up: Student Choice

OKCMOA Presentation: Renewing the American Spirit: The Art of the Great Depression

Learn How to Use Zip Grade

Connected Teaching

Geeky Pedagogy

Creating Wicked Students

Zoom Tips & Tricks

Backwards Design

Microsoft Outlook Training & Microsoft Teams Training


Meaningful Grading for Faculty in the Arts

Tech Tools for Classroom Engagement

Writing to Learn, Writing to Imagine

How Did We Get Here?: A First-day to Mid-semester Check-up

Developing a Faculty-led Study Abroad

Inclusivity and Transforming Classroom Practice

Taking a Contemplative Approach to Inclusivity in the Classroom

Universal Design: Reach Every Learner

Energizing the Classroom with the Science of Emotion

A Look at the Neuroscience of Learning and Development

Gamification for Motivation

Webinar: Things to Consider Before Developing an Online Course

Webinar: Teach Students How to Learn

Webinar: Time Management for Flipped Learning Environments


What's New in D2L - Fall 2017 Edition

Series: Difficult Conversations in the Classroom

OKC MOA Presentation: Kahinde Wiley: A New Republic

What' New in Turnitin - Fall 2017 Edition

Instructional Technology Series: D2L Daylight Training

Series: Contemplative Practices in Education

Series: Metacognition

Series: Guest Speaker Series