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Group Opportunities

Participate in group sessions to enhance your lessons and make new connections!

The greatest ideas can emerge when different people come together to share their experiences and perspectives.

Maybe there is a new book on classroom diversity that you would like to read and discuss as part of a book group. Perhaps you would like to see a technology demonstration on Desire to Learn. You might be looking for ideas on implementing a new teaching technique. CETL offers a variety of the latest topics in teaching and learning. Please read on for current group opportunities.

Successful Teaching Practices: Instructor Case Studies and Professional Rounds

Our signature program that is offered every semester is a collaboration with the professional development unit at CVTC. This group meeting features at least 6 dates all focused on one theme for the semester and will meet at either CVTC or CETL.

Past themes have been effectively using groups, efficient grading practices, small changes with a big impact, culturally responsive practices, and intentional teaching practices.


Inclusive Pedagogy

msuDiscussion Facilitator: Jeff Goodman

As a response to the 2015 Campus Climate Survey and the Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity Implementation Plan, the Women's Studies Program would like to host a discussion group on inclusive pedagogies during spring 2017. We will use a series of articles that are available on the Michigan State University Inclusive Teaching website. On the website, there are resources for different disciplines and there is a link for Inclusive Teaching in Gender Studies. We envision participants going to the website and choosing articles to be discussed; probably 2 articles per session. This approach will be valuable to participants as they are able to use this information directly in their classrooms.

If you are interested in attending this group please email CETL.


Small Teaching Book Group


Looking for fresh, small and easy changes to enrich the learning experience of your students?

Small Teaching bookJoin CETL's book group this fall as we discover new approaches in Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning by James M. Lang.

Facilitated by April Bleske-Rechek, Small Teaching will present you with "an approach that seeks to spark positive changes in higher education through small but powerful modifications to our course design and teaching practices." A relatively small change, whether it's a 10 minute class activity or rephrasing a discussion question, can result in big learning.


Small Teaching is organized into three major units:

Small Teaching Units Graphic

If you would like to join, please contact CETL. You will receive a Doodle poll in September to help us determine the dates and times the book group will meet.


Teaching Academy: Building Inclusive Classrooms - Hmong Students and Culture

 Charles Vue PhotoJoin Charles Vue, Associate Director of Multicultural Affairs, in discussion to better understand our Hmong students, as we strive to build more welcoming and productive classroom environments.


Attend one or more of the following sessions:

  • UW-Eau Claire student overview
  • Correct pronunciation of Hmong students' names
  • Where our students came from & what they brought with them
  • 40 years, Hmong in the U.S. - Who are our Hmong students?

If you would like to attend any of these sessions, please contact CETL. You will receive a Doodle poll in September to help us determine the dates and times to hold the sessions.


CETL Certificate Program

Designed for
Early career educators with four or fewer years of teaching experience.

Check back for more details closer to the spring of 2018. Because new topics are presented each year, you are welcome to join the group more than once.