What is Engaging Exploration?
Designed for faculty who are new to active learning, Engaging Exploration is a 4-day workshop held three times each summer. The workshops for Summer 2021 will take place May 18-21, June 21-24 and July 26-29.
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 4-day Engaging Exploration workshop, 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 application below. The deadline to apply is April 16, 2021. 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.
2019 Engaging Exploration