Engaging Exploration

What is Engaging Exploration?

Designed for faculty who are new to active learning, Engaging Exploration is a week-long workshop held three times each summer.

From the model of the Mobile Summer Institutes (MoSIs) developed by the Poorvu Center for Teaching & Learning at Yale University, the Engaging Classrooms Team developed the curriculum for each Engaging Exploration workshop. The curriculum includes:

  • the importance & benefits of inclusive teaching
  • highlights of education research on active learning
  • an introduction to several active learning techniques
  • guidelines on integrating these techniques into the classroom
  • models of effective assessment

The curriculum is delivered through activities such as reflective writing, planning, reading, a discussion of teaching methods and philosophy, and interactive presentations. 

What are the benefits?

By the end of the week-long Engaging Exploration, participants will observe, evaluate, and collect a portfolio of innovative teaching approaches, instructional materials, and practical strategies for enhancing student learning that they can immediately apply to their teaching environments. 

In addition, a $500 stipend will be awarded to each faculty participant upon completion of the workshop.

How can you apply?

Complete the Engaging Exploration application by clicking on the button below. The deadline has been extended to May 1, 2020. Up to 20 full-time (tenured, tenure-track, lecturers, or adjunct pool) faculty will be selected to participate in each of the three workshops. New faculty members who will be joining SHSU in the following Fall are particularly encouraged to apply.

Application Here 

2019 Engaging Exploration 


2018 MoSI

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