Call for Participants: 2-Day Active Learning Workshop

Deadline to apply is 12:00 PM, Friday, March 24, 2017

Cal State L.A.’s Center for Effective Teaching and Learning (CETL) is sponsoring a 2-day faculty workshop on incorporating active learning strategies in the classroom. This 2-day workshop will take place on Friday, April 14, and Friday, April 28, 2017. Faculty interested in this workshop must be able to attend from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm on BOTH workshop date.

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 Technology Enhanced Flexible Learning Classroom Spaces (T-FLeC-spaces) a suite of 3 newly furnished classrooms that encourage active learning pedagogy.  The 2-day workshop will be held in one of the T-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, tips for successful active learning activity planning, and an introduction to 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).

Upon successful completion of the 2-day workshop, participants will receive priority consideration for scheduling their courses in one of the new T-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, April 14, and Friday, April 28, 2017 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Application Process and Timeline

  • Fill out the online application ( by 12:00 PM, Friday, March 24, 2017.
  • Selected participants will be notified by Wednesday, March 29, 2017.  

Email Beverly Bondad-Brown with questions at