Call for Participants: Two-Day Active Learning Workshop

Deadline to apply is Friday, September 16th

The Cal State L.A.’s Center for Effective Teaching and Learning (CETL) is sponsoring a two-day Active Learning Workshop on incorporating active learning strategies in the classroom. This workshop will take place on Friday, September 30 and Friday, October 14, 2016.  Faculty interested in this workshop must be able to attend the workshop on BOTH days from 10:00 am – 1:30 pm.

This workshop is for faculty open to new discoveries in their own teaching and learning, and who are willing to modify their classroom teaching methods. Active learning fosters highly interactive classroom sessions featuring small groups working collaboratively while deemphasizing classroom lecture.

The workshop will also serve as an introduction to our newly designed Flexible Learning Classroom Spaces (FLeC-spaces) a suite of 6 newly furnished classrooms that encourage active learning pedagogy.  The workshop will be held in two different FLeC-spaces so that participants will experience the newly designed classroom environment and active learning strategies from the student perspective. 

Workshop topics will include: opportunities afforded by active learning classrooms, high and low technology tools, as well as a myriad of small student group activities. Many of these activities can be incorporated in almost any classroom (high- or low-tech).  Faculty need not have extensive knowledge or experience using educational technology or active learning to apply.  Participants should have basic experience using technology in a standard TEC classroom at Cal State LA (PC and projector or doc cam). Take advantage of this August workshop as you are finalizing your new semester courses!

Workshop participants will receive active learning supplies to use in their own courses.  Participants will also receive priority in scheduling their courses in one of the new FLeC-spaces at Cal State L.A.


There are a limited number of seats in this workshop. Participants must be able to attend BOTH workshop days: Friday, September 30 and Friday, October 14, 2016 10:00 am – 1:30 pm.

Application Process and Timeline

  • Fill out the online application by 5:00 pm, Friday, September 16, 2016.
  • Selected participants will be notified by Wednesday, September 21, 2016.