Active Learning Institute (ALI)
CELT’s Active Learning Institute (ALI) has four one-hour face-to-face sessions and four asynchronous online sessions. These interactive workshops offer instructors the opportunity to practice techniques and design strategies that faculty can implement in the courses they teach. This hybrid format allows for an authentic focus on active learning strategies facilitated in face-to-face and online classrooms.
The National Survey of Student Engagement defines active learning as
“students’ efforts to actively construct their knowledge.”
From an instructor’s point of view, active learning could take the form of a one-minute paper, group work, in-class debates, concept mapping, role play, and many other instructional approaches.
For additional examples, review CELT’s active learning page and CELT’s Teaching Tools: Active learning in multimodalities (PDF)
🗓️ 2022 Scheduled Activities
The 2022 ALI participants will:
- Attend four 60-minute sessions held on Tuesdays (9–10 a.m., 2030 Morrill Hall): Nov. 15, 29, Dec. 6 & 13
- Engage in the online asynchronous course from Nov. 15-Dec. 13.
Special event: ALI Abridged: Active Learning Mixer, Dec. 7 (12–1 p.m., Morrill Hall 2030). Join CELT Faculty Fellow for active learning, Megan Myers, current and past ALI participants, and active learning advocates on campus to talk about active learning in your classroom. What works for you? What doesn’t work for you? Do you have a favorite, go-to active learning activity? Grab a cookie and some coffee and engage in conversation with your peers centered around active learning and student engagement.
Registering and Contact Information
- To participate, complete the 2022 CELT Active Learning Institute Registration form (Qualtrics) by Nov. 9.
- Questions? Please contact Dr. Megan Myers, CELT Faculty Fellow, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
- If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate in CELT’s events or training programs, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For employees who may need a reasonable accommodation, you may find more information on the University Human Resources Disability Accommodation page.
The inaugural Active Learning Institute (ALI) with CELT took place during the Fall 2021 semester. Congratulations to the inaugural ALI cohort graduates:
- Katie Dentzman, Sociology and Criminal Justice
- Fabiana DePaula, World Languages and Cultures
- Samuel Mindes, Sociology and Criminal Justice
- Margaret Mook, World Languages and Cultures
- Corinna Most, Ecology, Evolution & Organismal Biol
- Alissa Stoehr, Womens and Gender Studies
- Maria Vorozhbit, World Languages and Cultures
- Shenglan Zhang, World Languages and Cultures