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Ellbogen Center for Teaching and Learning

1000 E. University, Dept. 3334, Coe Library 510

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-4847


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ECTL Current Events Schedule

Spring 2020 ECTL Workshops and Events

In response to the developing situation with COVID-19, we are planning to offer the remainder of spring 2020 workshops online only via zoom.

Some Workshops may be postponed or canceled altogether.

We will send out the Zoom link to those who register:

 We will keep this page updated.

Title (See below or click here for Descriptions)






WyoCourses Rapid Course Design Workshop

Thursday, January 30 12:00pm-2:00pm Coe Library 511 CLOSED


Data Management and Data Literacy in Research Assignment Design

Presenters: Hilary Baribeau and Shannon Sheridan (UW Libraries)

Thursday, February 6 12:00pm-1:30pm Coe Library 511

Click here for the Recording!


Creative Thinking Strategies: A Menu of Options at the UW Art Museum

Presenters: Katie Christensen and Raechel Cook (UW Art Museum)

Thursday, February 13 12:00pm-1:30pm Coe Library 511



Designing a Research Assignment with Information and Digital Literacies

Presenters: Samantha Peter and Kristina Clement (UW Libraries)

Thursday, February 20 12:00pm-1:30pm Coe Library 511 CLOSED

Teaching First-Generation College Students (And Letting Them Teach You)

Presenters: Seth Swanner (LeaRN)

Thursday, February 27 12:00pm-1:30pm Coe Library 511 CLOSED

Proposing Preposterous Propositions for imProving Teaching & Learning

Presenters: Tim Slater (School of Teacher Education)

Thursday, March 5  12:00pm-1:30pm Coe Library 511 CLOSED

Intercultural Competency: There's More to it than Greetings and Food!

Presenters: Petra Heinz (Office of Global Engagement)

Thursday, March 12 12:00pm-1:30pm Coe Library 511 CLOSED


Student Choice in the Differentiated Classroom

Presenters: Michele Larson (Life Sciences) and Michelle Mason (Astronomy & Physics)


Thursday, March 26 12:00pm-1:30pm Coe Library 511 POSTPONED


Let’s Play! High Impact Teaching with Role-Playing Games

Presenters: Allison Gernant, Nancy Small, Sally Leaf (English/LeaRN)

Thursday, April 2 12:00pm-1:30pm Coe Library 511 Canceled

Grouping Students Effectively

Presenters: Christi Boggs, Meg Van Baalen-Wood (ECTL)

Thursday, April 9 12:00pm-1:30pm Coe Library 511 Click Here To Register

Seven Tips for Supporting International Students as Writers

Presenters: Rick Fisher (Comm. Across the Curriculum), Petra Heinz, Riki Suess (Office of Global Engagement)

Thursday,  April 16 12:00pm-1:30pm Coe Library 511 Click Here To Register

SoTL Symposium

Thursday, April 23
12:00pm-1:30pm Coe Library 506 Postponed

Certification in Teaching and Learning Graduation

Thursday, April 30 12:00pm-1:30pm Coe Library 506 Click Here To Register

In addition to these workshops, the ECTL subscribes to the Magna Monday Morning 20-Minute Mentor Series. Each week during the semester will feature a 20-minute video related to Teaching and Learning.

The Fall 2019 Schedule for the Monday Morning Mentor series can be viewed here.

Each week we get a password to access the week's session which we will share via Faculty Target announcements and on the Faculty Listserv each Monday, so keep an eye out!

Each session is available to be viewed for a full week. Unfortunately, our subscription to this series does not allow us access to previous weeks' sessions after its scheduled week has passed. 

For any further questions about the Magna Morning Mentor, contact the ECTL at: or 307-766-4847. 



Please note that not all of these events are necessarily organized by the ECTL. Some events may have time conflicts and the ECTL may not always be the best place to contact with questions/information about an event. If the event is a non-ECTIL-organized event, the appropriate contact will be listed.






3D Visualization: Engaging 1st year Students in USP Physical and Natural World Classes

This workshop will discuss two cases for the implementation of 3D visualization to support critical thinking in large (63 to 150 students) introductory classes.
Participants will be able to explore the potential of activities available through the Shell Visualization lab. The case approach will provide both student perspectives and thinking-through-processes for both successes and challenges of this type of learning activity. Having these resources, educators will be better prepared to determine how the expertise of the Viz Center Staff coupled with cutting-edge technology can be used to both inspire student learning through hands-on visualization as well as develop the critical thinking skills necessary to support USP requirements.

Tuesday, March 10th


Energy Innovation Center

Shell 3D Visualization Center (CAVE)


Lightning Talks: Multimedia Showcase

If you care about student learning, you should be thinking about how digital environments and applications can help you achieve your teaching objectives. Attend this showcase to  ear  bout interesting assignments and activities to promote learning, engagement, and communication skills!

Thursday, February 20th 3:00pm-4:30pm Coe Library 218 CLOSED

Place and Community-based Education:  Using “place” to Deepen Student Learning and Engagement

Place-Based Education (PBE) is an approach that connects learning and communities with the primary goals of increasing student engagement and learning, building relationships, impacting communities and promoting understanding of the world around us. PBE seeks to develop a “sense of place” in which students come to know, understand and value the social, economic and environmental context in which they live AND also critique, challenge and contribute to their communities and beyond. Dr Greg Smith is a scholar who has written extensively on place- and environmental education. He will provide an overview of PBE principles and share examples of its use in education at every level. Because PBE is not new and not only done in far-away places, 3 UW faculty members will share examples of how they have incorporated “place” into their own classes and curriculum. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss aspects of their own teaching that could benefit from this approach.

Wednesday, February 27th 12:00pm-1:30pm Coe Library 218



 Thursday Teaching and Learning Seminar Series Descriptions

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Phone: 307-766-4847


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