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The Center for Excellence in Inclusive Teaching & Learning (CEITL) supports the pursuit of inclusive teaching excellence by 

  • promoting reflection and conversation about teaching and learning;  
  • offering evidence-based resources and professional development opportunities; 
  • creating opportunities for community and collaborative engagement on shared interests and challenges; 
  • fostering a culture of inclusive practice so that all students, faculty, and staff feel that they belong and thrive at Parkside. 

CEITL believes in the value of community and collaboration. We do not seek to impose a single pedagogical approach on the university’s instructors, but rather celebrate and learn from the rich diversity of instructional styles practiced on our campus. 

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Food for Thought Series

When: 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the academic year 12PM - 1PM
Where: Faculty/Staff Lounge, Wyllie L247 (inside the library)

These casual discussions over the lunch hour provide opportunities to learn about emerging ideas and challenges in higher education, spotlight experienced instructors sharing innovative teaching practices, and provide an environment for friendly discussions in a low-stakes environment. In other words, no homework is required!

Food for Thought gatherings will generally open with a 10-minute introduction to a current challenge, trending topic, or idea worth sharing related to higher education, with the rest of the hour dedicated to open conversation about how we might approach the issue at Parkside or in our own spaces. Presenters may share additional resources for further study but these are entirely optional and there is no preparation required to attend.

What to bring:

  • Your lunch
    • Microwave and toaster oven available for use in the lounge
    • Book & Brew and Wyllie Market are nearby options for food purchases
  • An open and curious mind
  • Your hunger for new ideas and community!

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Boosting Grades, Retention, and Engagement with Social Annotation

When: Tuesday, March 5th | 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Where: Online

Welcome to a new episode of Liquid Margins, the video podcast by Hypothesis that dives deep into the world of social annotation and its impact on education. This episode, titled “Boosting Grades, Retention, and Engagement with Social Annotation,” will feature a compelling discussion with Professors Francie Quaas-Berryman and Kristin Polizzotto from Cerritos College and CUNY Kingsborough Community College.

Key Takeaways:

  • Addressing Reading and Learning Challenges: Learn more about the challenges faced by educators in creating engaging and meaningful learning experiences. Our esteemed faculty guests will share their experiences and how they overcame it.
  • Social Annotation as a Strategy for Success: Delve into the strategies employed by our guests to incorporate Hypothesis into their teaching. Discover how social annotation moved the needle on traditional reading and discussion formats, leading to significant improvements in student engagement and comprehension.
  • Direct Impact on Student Outcomes: Discover the tangible outcomes of implementing social annotation, including dramatic improvements in student grades, retention rates, and overall class participation. 
  • Cultivating Community and Engagement: Explore the role of social annotation in building a vibrant learning community within the classroom and innovative ways our faculty panelists are implementing it.

This episode of Liquid Margins is a must-watch for educators, instructional designers, and education technology enthusiasts looking to harness the power of social annotation to boost student outcomes. Join us as we uncover the strategies, challenges, and triumphs of integrating social annotation into the classroom, straight from the educators who’ve experienced it.

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Universal Design for Learning Webinar Series

When: 2/28, 3/27, 4/24, 5/29, 6/26, 7/31, 8/28, 9/25
Where: Online

Join us for this free webinar series in which we explore practical strategies for applying the nine Universal Design for Learning Guidelines to any modality.

In this free webinar series, presenters will explore the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Guidelines. Discover actionable strategies to spark curiosity and ignite learning across on-campus, asynchronous, synchronous, and hybrid environments. You'll gain practical tools and resources, readily adaptable to any discipline. 

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Wyllie L245
Inside the Library

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Monday - Friday
8AM – 4:30PM

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