The CEI collaborates across the University to advance effective teaching and engaged learning.

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The CEI supports faculty, instructors, and academic leaders as they design innovative curricula, explore research-based pedagogies, and create high quality learning environments online and in person.

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Innovations in Teaching

CEI's November Innovations in Teaching event, A Cross-Institutional Ethnographic Project: Mapping Play in the Cedar-Riverside Neighborhood. explored the collaborative effort of two classes on different campuses to research and map play in the culturally diverse Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis.

Read the research article about this collaboration.

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Techniques in Teaching and Learning (TILT) Blog

TILT provides short, research-based, locally tested, globally minded and timely learning/teaching ideas, insights and resources. Ideas for each week’s TILT offering are provided by a network of teachers, researchers, community members and learners. Find TILT here.

CEI Director Search

Nominations and applications are invited for the position of Director, UMN Center for Educational Innovation (CEI). Learn more.

Workshop: Getting Feedback You Can Use

All TAs, both new and experienced, are invited to join us for this workshop series designed with TA needs in mind. You'll leave each session with practical tips you can put to use right away. In December's workshop, "Getting Feedback You Can Use," learn mechanisms for soliciting quality feedback as well as frameworks for response. Two sessions: December 2, 2015, 12:30 - 1:20 (Appleby 3) and December 3, 2015, 2:30-3:20 (Folwell 6).

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Pedagogical Innovations Journal Club

Join us at 12:00 on November 17 to discuss "Closing the social-class achievement gap: a difference-education intervention improves first-generation students’ academic performance and all students’ college transition.”

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