“CATL, Cookies, and Conversation” on the Manitowoc Campus (Dec. 14, 11:40 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.)

Join CATL Director Kris Vespia and CATL Instructional Development Consultant Amy Kabrhel for a discussion of teaching and learning practices. Let’s reflect on our successes and struggles this semester and talk more about ways CATL can support you in your teaching. We’ll meet in F149 on the Manitowoc campus on Wednesday, Dec. 14, from 11:40 a.m. – 12:35 p.m. Please join us for this community conversation about teaching and learning and watch for CATL, Cookies, and Conversation events on the Marinette and Sheboygan campuses next semester.

Writing Effective and Reflective Teaching Philosophies (Oct. 21, 9:30 a.m.)

Teaching philosophies. We may think of them when required to write one for a job application or promotion file—or maybe you haven’t touched your teaching philosophy since graduate school. But there are many reasons educators can benefit from writing—and revisiting—a teaching philosophy. Teaching philosophies help us to reflect upon and articulate our ideas about what makes for effective teaching. And doing so helps to ensure that what we do in our classes is consistent with those beliefs and promotes student learning. In this workshop, we will share some basics of developing a teaching philosophy, including the components that can effectively illustrate your values as a teacher and the details of how you’ve enacted and evolved your craft. Join us for our open exchange of ideas this Friday, October 21, from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m., in the CATL Conference Room (CL 405) or via Zoom.

Cold Lunch & Hot Topics: “How Do We Promote Civil Discourse in Classes?” (Oct. 31, 11:30 a.m.)

Bring your lunch and join the conversation with CATL and instructors from across the institution as we discuss a hot topic in teaching and learning! Our October conversation will explore the issue of classroom civility. How do we promote civil discourse in classes?

  • Dates and Times:
    • Monday, Oct. 31 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Zoom link)
  • Location: Cofrin Library 405C (CATL conference room) and virtual

Register to receive a calendar reminder or drop in either in-person or virtually during the session. If you’d like to prepare your thoughts before our meeting, you may find the Inside Higher Ed article, “The Challenges of Teaching Controversial Topics in a Divided Society,” a good starting point.

Do you have an idea for a future Cold Lunch & Hot Topic? Email CATL Director Kris Vespia (vespiak@uwgb.edu).

Cold Lunch & Hot Topics: “To Record or Not to Record? That is the Question” (Sept. 26 & 27)

Bring your lunch and join the conversation with CATL and instructors from across the institution as we discuss a hot topic in teaching and learning! Our September conversations will explore the issue of recording in-person classes for students. What are the potential benefits, drawbacks, issues, or alternatives?

  • Dates and Times:
    • Monday, Sept. 26 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Zoom link)
    • Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. (Zoom link)
  • Location: Cofrin Library 405C (CATL conference room) and virtual

Register to receive a calendar reminder and the virtual meeting links in advance or drop in during one or both sessions. If you’d like to prepare your thoughts before our meeting, you may find Romanelli, Smith, and Cain’s (2011) article, To record or not to record?, a good starting point.

Do you have an idea for a future Cold Lunch & Hot Topic? Email CATL Director Kris Vespia (vespiak@uwgb.edu).

Presentation & Discussion: Planning for Our Pedagogical Futures (Apr. 21, 1–2 p.m.)

Join Christin DePouw (Associate Professor, Education & 2021-22 EDI Consultant) for a presentation and guided conversation on Thursday, Apr. 21 from 1–2 p.m. Our institution’s strategic plan includes becoming a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), which means becoming more responsive and welcoming to the students within Green Bay Area Public Schools and surrounding districts. Together we will discuss some of the teaching implications of becoming an HSI and how we as culturally sustaining/responsive educators can ensure a welcoming and inclusive environment within the shifting demographics of our classrooms and university.

Register Here for a Teams Meeting Invitation

Resources and Session Recording

You can watch the recording from this session and engage with some reflection questions with the PlayPosit bulb in this blog post.