Using Active Learning Strategies to Fully Engage Students Speaker
Simoneau interacted with instructors to explore teaching and active learning strategies that share the common element of involving students in doing things and reflecting on the things they do so that impactful and deep understanding is created. Presentation Flyer (PDF) »
Diversity Speaker Series: David O'Connor
O'Connor shared facts and heartfelt stories about Wisconsin American Indian nation's histories, treaty rights, cultures and sovereignty. He spoke about what Wisconsin Act 31 entails and requires teachers to know and share with their students. O’Connor works for the Wisconsin Depart of Public Instruction.
Diversity Speaker Series: Heather Hackman
Hackman presented a talk entitled, “A Deeper Dive into Equity and Social Justice Work: Exploring its Cross-campus Connections and Applications.” She is founder of Hackman Consulting Group, a firm devoted to helping individuals, organizations, communities and society address deep diversity, equity and social justice issues. Students, staff and faculty attended her thought-provoking event.
Student Motivation & Engagement Workshop: Mary Beth Leibham
Leibham, a psychologist from UW-Eau Claire, presented information on different variables that impact student motivation. She also provided specific teaching strategies that can help to motivate and support student learning in the classroom. It was an interactive session with instructors and staff attending.
Diversity Speaker: Brian Jackson
Jackson, President of the Wisconsin Indian Education Association and Director of the Healthier Community Action Team Behavioral Health Project, spoke during a deep-dive faculty discussion and at an afternoon session attended by students, staff, instructors and community members.
Diversity Film - Race: The Power of an Illusion
This thought-provoking film examined the contemporary science, including genetics, that challenges assumptions that human beings can be categorized into different groups according to their physical traits.
NTLC's Fall Celebration of Teaching
Instructors came together over popcorn and fanfare to view the new ETCetera Modules, hear about last year's NTLC activities, and learn more about the Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars program as well as Faculty College.
Diversity Speaker: Dr. Shakti Butler
Butler, founder and President of World Trust Educational Services, facilitated dialogue for instructors and staff who wanted to dive deeper into topics of racial inequity. Later that day, she spoke to a large audience of students, instructors, staff and community members on how to build community and create change despite barriers caused by institutionalized racism, white privilege and social injustice.
2017-18 Communities of Practice
- Encountering Information: Inspiration, Reflection and Application CoP
- NTLC Teaching Champions CoP
2017-2018 Sharing Community Opportunities
- Online Teaching Pedagogy Conversations in Higher Education
- Table of Knowledge
2017 New Instructor Workshop (NIW)
This annual workshop assisted newly hired instructors in more effectively understanding the expectations associated with teaching, research and service at UW-Stout. It is a collaborative sponsorship among Human Resources, Nakatani Teaching and Learning Center (NTLC), and Learning Technology Services (LTS).