The Center for Teaching and Learning supports, promotes, and enhances teaching effectiveness and facilitates student engagement by providing consultation, resources, and programs.
The Center for Teaching and Learning is the nucleus of a university culture that values teaching and learning. The center is a resource for all instructors who care about the learning environment they create for students. It fosters dialogue, scholarship, innovation, and excellence in learner-centered teaching.
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Kudos to Mike Stefancic (from the CTL's Service-Learning team) who played a huge role in facilitating this service-learning project and in supporting the stellar faculty member, Mari Rice.
At the campus’s Arbor Day Celebration on April 29, 2022, from 2 to 4 p.m. the campus planted three new trees provided by the City of Boise to celebrate the university’s designation. This designation is in recognition of work completed by Lecturer Mari Rice and 30 students in her 300-level Environmental Studies course during the Fall 2021 semester. The project was a collaborative effort between the students, Campus Landscape Services, the Service- Learning office, Campus Sustainability, and the Idaho Department of Lands who trained the class and gave them access to the tree inventory software.
With this support, Rice and the students surveyed and documented every tree on campus, developed a Tree Management plan, and published a comprehensive online story map of Boise State’s current trees. Read more about it on the Boise State website.
Reminder to Register for TVAC - https://mailchi.mp/boisestate/zijhsxue5e-8960157
Reminder to Register for TVAC Celebrate the scholarship and innovative teaching practices of adjunct faculty by registering for the 2022 Treasure Valley Adjunct Conference (TVAC), a collaboration between Boise State University and the College of Western Idaho. In an effort to make the conference as accessible as possible for all...
Do you want to continually develop your knowledge of what kinds of teaching practices best support student learning, as well as interact and share ideas with colleagues? Consider completing the CTL Ten for Teaching certificate. Dr. Julie Mercado and Dr. Nirmala Kandadai, both Assistant Professors, recently completed this program.
Sign up to be an Interdisciplinary Mentor!
Each fall, the CTL welcomes new faculty to campus. As they arrive, they have the option to sign up for the Interdisciplinary Mentoring Program, which pairs each new faculty member with a faculty mentor in another college. If you are interested in participating, read more here. https://bit.ly/37S4iXn
Have you ever thought about the messages you’re sending with the policies articulated in your syllabus? Do your attendance and late work policies, among others, communicate your trust in and respect for your students as human beings? To learn more about how your syllabus can actively communicate a supportive partnership between yourself and your students, read this article: https://bit.ly/3914SSP
The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is looking for two Educational Development Specialists to join our team of staff and faculty associates dedicated to supporting impactful student learning at Boise State University. This is a busy and fun job in a professional setting that is at the forefront of Boise State’s efforts to be an equitable and inclusive institution. The people in these positions will have lots of opportunities to interact with educators and staff across campus while developing professional skills. Colleagues with experience / knowledge in the areas of Outreach and Communication, Classroom Assessment, High-Impact Practices and / or STEM teaching will complement and help to expand our Center’s current educator support programs. We encourage applications from candidates with a wide range of life and professional experiences in higher education who will contribute to the diversity of our Center and Institution. To learn more and apply please visit the Boise State Human Resources listing for these jobs. https://bit.ly/3MLNwYI
Boise State's Service-Learning (SL) program was highlighted in two ways in the recent Boise City Boise Parks and Recreation annual report. The report noted that "Boise State’s Service Learning (SL) program connects classroom learning with hands-on community engagement. For over ten years, this program provides valuable volunteer opportunities and internships which directly help our after-school programs."
In addition, Sasha Wang, a close colleague of the SL team and long-time scholar of SL pedagogy, was recognized for supporting Boise youth STEM programs through her SL class (as part of a $2 million NSF grant)
In August, the Center for Teaching & Learning will offer a series of workshops oriented towards helping instructors to prepare for the fall semester. Look for opportunities August 15 to 19 to consider the design of your courses & assignments, get feedback on your course planning, think about ways your courses can be enriched with best practices, and compare notes with your fellow instructors. Please watch for specific times and topics to be announced over the summer. We hope to see you!
Wrapping Up the Spring Semester - https://mailchi.mp/boisestate/zijhsxue5e-8898257
Wrapping Up the Spring Semester Hello! Well, here we are - the last week of classes for the spring semester! I hope finals week goes smoothly for you and your students. While the semester is almost over, this last newsletter of the academic year highlights ways that you can stay connected with the community of teachers at Boise S...
Join us on Friday, April 29th from 2-4PM for an afternoon of tree planting and a campus trash pick-up to celebrate Arbor Day 2022 with Campus Sustainability, the City of Boise, and other campus organizations! Lead Arborist at the City of Boise, Mike Andrews will be providing three trees for the Boise State Community to plant!
Service-Learning experiences can enhance student learning while also enhancing the lives of folks in our community. Check out the impact of one Boise State social work student who had the opportunity to share a moment with a senior as part of his SOCWORK 201 service-learning experience. Thanks to the Boise Senior Center for highlighting this interaction in their Senior Center newsletter.
"Service-learning can be a transformative method of teaching, learning, and community engagement." Learn how at https://www.boisestate.edu/servicelearning/
Interested in involving your students in Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) projects? Want to know how SoTL can benefit your students? Need support on how to start a SoTL project? Read about a CTL workshop facilitated by Dr. Michal Temkin Martinez (Linguistics) and Dr. Krishna Pakala (Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering), where faculty explored different levels of engaging with students through SoTL projects. Tap here to read more!
Are you tired of negotiating with students over how many points they earned on an assignment? Do you wish you could focus more on providing meaningful feedback about student learning than on assigning grades? If so, an alternative grading framework may be just what you need. Click the link to read more! https://bit.ly/37aTxPh
The teaching of writing, as well as using writing as a tool learning, is an essential part of both undergraduate and graduate education.
Often, however, the way that we assign writing is more grounded in the models that we were exposed to in our own educational experiences than in course outcomes.
In this workshop, we'll discuss approaches to designing writing assignments that center student learning, and that are responsive to the goals of the course. Register here! https://bit.ly/3r70hEG
Mary Oliver writes, “What is it that you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”This workshop will take people through a series of guided meditations and poetic prompts to help participants find clarity and balance. Participants will leave with strategies to live a more joyful life. Click here to register! https://bit.ly/3r0DY3F
Join us to learn strategies to better support first generation college students.This workshop will offer a greater sense of understanding of first generation college students' (FGS) experiences, needs and challenges, both before and during the pandemic.
This workshop will be conducted asynchronously and is designed for participants to work on specific tasks throughout the session. Register here! https://bit.ly/38rqc3z
This workshop counts towards the BUILD Certificate
Thank you for your ongoing support of Service-Learning at Boise State! Save the date and join us for the Spring Service-Learning Exhibition!
Wednesday, April 27th 2022 4:00-6:00pm Hatch Ballroom - Student Union Building
Please come join us to celebrate Boise State students, their learning, and their community impact, as well as dedicated instructors who use service-learning as a high impact practice.
Please invite others to come to the Service-Learning Exhibition and view the community impact of our students and faculty.
Come and celebrate with us!
Want to hear practical tips on how to engage students in research projects, along with different campus resources that support student research? Join us to explore how different levels of engagement with Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) can enhance their students' success. Click here to register! https://bit.ly/3JPXgzY
Boise State's Bachelor of Applied Science and Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Professional studies provide flexible and customizable ways to earn your degree. Choose from 3 different degree tracks and a growing list of emphases and certificates!
Our focus is to assist students and alumni with career planning and job search advising. Work U information visit https://www.boisestate.edu/career/work-u/
Math, English, and German Tutor in Boise
Confidence in Knowledge CPR, BLS, First Aid, Pediatric training classes provide in our classrooms or at your site. Contact us for more details.
We are a non-profit organization who aims to provide all students grades K-14 with a home computer.
Official page for Concurrent Enrollment Program at Boise State: http://extendedstudies.boisestate.edu/concurrentenrollment/
Idaho Real Estate School is a state certified real estate school offering both day and night classes to satisfy all reqs for licensing in Idaho. Pre-Licensing as well as post-licensing plus Continuing Education courses for all real estate needs.
Boise's only public Waldorf charter school. We serve grades K - 8, blending the standard common core of public schools with Waldorf curriculum.
The Music lessons Den is located in S. W. Boise. We offer Private lessons for Drums & Percussion.
The Downtown Teaching Farm is a collaborative project of Boise High School.
We are a family-run swimming lesson business located in Boise that has been serving families from al
St. Mary's Catholic School Parent Teacher Organization, Boise, Idaho