Welcome to your Celebrate Teaching Experience!

On September 15, we hosted our first annual event educators to share their interactive teaching approaches in your new Center in the Literature building, room 210.
Below are some of the highlights:


Session Topic

Room #



1:00 - 1:30 PM

Weekly review quizzes with Google forms


Mia Minnes

Weekly online review feedback for practical formative assessment combining auto-graded questions and open ended student feedback. Seemingly "in the weeds" implementation details can make a difference.

“Meking Misteaks to Learn Students Good”


James Friend

Examples of types of mistakes and how they can empower and potentially further connect faculty to students for a collaborative environment.

Project-Based Learning: Creating Museum Webs


Martha Lampland

Designing museum exhibit built as a website, in small groups on a select set of topics &/or students free to find a topic they find of interest in relation to course.

Video Intro to Supplement Instruction for FYE & TYE


Kiik Araki-Kawaguchi

Discuss logistical content of the first days of lecture, including ex. key points on the syllabus, how to access the course’s TED site, etc.

1:30 - 2:00 PM

Using Social Media to your Advantage


Richard Armenta

Discuss social media, specifically how we can integrating twitter in the classroom.

Navigating the Three-Hour Course: Balancing Instruction & Engagement


Mirle Rabinowitz-Bussell  

This session will explore strategies to effectively interweave instruction, engagement while maintaining a consistently dynamic environment over a 3-hour class. 

Student Media Artifacts


Marieke Toffolo

Instead of writing a paper or Power Point, students developed a 10 minute video for their final presentation.

Think/Pair/Share: Engaging Teaching and Learners


George Porter

Showcase how the active teaching method of Think-Pair-Share can be effective in an upper-division Computer Science course.

2:00 - 2:30 PM

Padlet: A Quick Dipstick of Students' Thoughts


Erica Heinzman

Padlet student response system: A quick dipstick of students' thoughts on course readings.

Hands-on learning in a Theory Course


Veronica Eliasson

Specifics of integrating a new university maker space to help students apply theories and create physical objects of conceptual understanding.

Responding to Student Writing Effectively & Efficiently


Matt Nelson

A conversation to help discover more satisfying ways to deliverable actionable feedback to student writers in any discipline

Assessing Group Work


Ying Xiong

Introduce methods for grading group products (e.g., projects, term papers, presentations, discussions...) that can hold individuals accountable and facilitate productive teamwork.

2:30 - 3:00 PM

Google Classroom to Enrich Student Feedback


Erica Heinzman

Discuss the ease and functionality of Google Classroom to enrich class communication.

Engaging Large Classes


John Eggers

Offer suggestions and opportunity for dialogue on how to create learning environments for students to connect to each other and the content.

Do You Kahoot? An Engaging Student Response System


Adrian Borsa

Set up, ask questions via an electronic, gamified course response system. Subsequent discussion on what constitutes a good question.

Jumping off a Plank: Experiences of Activities in Large Physics Courses


Mark Paddock

Learn from my experiences on the intended and unintended consequences in huge lectures with limited assistance offering active learning.

3:00 - 3:30 PM

All-in-one Slide Deck


Ramsin Khoshabeh & Rick Gessner

We have developed an easy-to-use, web-based presentation tool that facilitates teaching by fostering direct interaction between instructors and students and eliminates the need for a number of applications.

Tech Tools to Support Project-Based Learning in Large Courses


Maureen Feeley

This session will provide tips on using TritonEd tools to facilitate instructor and peer feedback to support student writing in large-enrollment courses.

Digital/Public Humanities


Erin Glass

Introducing KNIT: A SD Digital Learning Commons for Student and Faculty Collaboration Within and Across Institutions. This workshop will show faculty how to use our new digital commons to integrate public, collaborative, and/or digital humanities modules into their classroom and research. 

Teaching Tools for Our Instructional Assistants(IA) & Graduate Teaching Assistants(GTA)


Erilynn Heinrichsen, Maxie Gluckman & Paul Hadjipieris

IA's have significant facetime with students and an opportunity to influence learning. We will introduce a scaffolded set of courses and resources to help support students interested in becoming instructors.

3:30 - 4:00 PM

Using Interactive Digital Tools to Increase Engagement


Alison Black

Using Google Forms for collecting data to get to know students and assessing their prior knowledge and current understandings of course materials/readings.

Enabling Civically Engaged Teaching


Keith Pezzoli & Paul Watson

Share a supportive network of faculty researchers & community leaders to help engage students in experiential learning with real world projects.

On-becoming a Critical Consumer of Research


Sheena Ghanbari

Findings from an activity created to gain a deeper perspective of the process of writing a comprehensive literature review. Through four guided modules, we examined data related to approaches to become a critical consumer of research.

Creating an Accessible & Dynamic Syllabus with GDrive


Melissa Soto

Examples of an interactive syllabus, where students can easily connect to material (Google Slide presentations); multimedia (YouTube videos); and other educational application through a Google Document.