Engaging Exploration

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 2022 will take place May 17-20, June 13-16 and July 25-28.

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.

Facilitator Applications

Facilitator applications for our Engaging Exploration workshops are closed at this time. 

How can you apply?

Applications for the 2022 Engaging Exploration Workshops are now closed.

2019 Engaging Exploration 


2018 MoSI

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