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Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Announcing Spring 2016 SCSU Educational Technology Sessions

A full schedule and workshop descriptions can be found at:


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Dreamweaver: 4

Mondays – 10-10:45 AM

Jan. 18th, 25th, Feb. 1, 8th

Photoshop: 4

Tuesdays – 10-10:45 AM

Jan. 19, 26, Feb. 2, 9

Social Media in Education

9:30-10:15 AM

Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24

Cheating: What, why and how to avoid

Jan. 28, 10-10:45 AM

10 basics steps to start social media

March 16, 11-11:45 AM

Games and Gamification in Education 

Feb. 24 2-2:45 PM

March 25, 10-10:45 AM

April 14, 2-2:45 PM 

Teaching Online

Jan. 29. 10-10:45 AM

Feb. 18, 2-2:45 PM

March 30, 3-3:45 PM

Effective Presentations

Jan. 28, 2-2:45 PM     

Death by PowerPoint 

Feb. 26, 10-10:45 PM

Contemplative Computing or Disconnect

Feb. 17. 2-2:45 PM

Videos in the classroom: fast and easy 

Jan. 28, 10-10:45 PM

Voice Over presentations: solutions 

Feb. 4, 10-10:45 PM


Feb. 10, 2-2:45 PM

March 29, 10-10:45 AM



Announcing Spring 2016 Booktalks

Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis

Author: Robert D. Putnam

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016 8:45-10:00 am

Miller Center 114/115

Our Kids

Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis by Robert D. Putnam is a groundbreaking examination of the growing inequality gap from the bestselling author of Bowling Alone: Why fewer Americans today have the opportunity for upward mobility.

During the Student Success Campus Conversations, the Provost asked 4 key questions. One question was “What would it look like if we were the leader within our peer institutions in serving AND graduating students of color with no achievement gaps?” This book provides an examination of the opportunity gap in the educational system. The narrative provides a great reference point to anchor thoughtful conversations around the origins of the achievement gap. With that understanding our community — students, faculty, staff, and administrators — can think creatively on how best to respond to the provost’s very important question.

To register for the booktalk please click one of the links below.

Register me (I need a book)

Register me (I have a book)


January Workshops Student Panel

Wednesday, January 6th

CETL hosted a student panel discussion comprised of participants from various backgrounds.

Topics addressed questions such as:

- What does student success mean to you?

- What factors at SCSU have helped in your success at SCSU?

- What improvements could faculty and staff make to increase your success?


Please email cetl@stcloudstate.edu to receive an audio recording of this session.




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