The Center for Teaching Excellence supports SUNY Plattsburgh faculty by providing educational development programming, access to curated resources, teaching consultations and opportunities to connect with our campus pedagogical community of practice.
Center for Teaching Excellence Moodle Site
Our Moodle site provides all SUNY Plattsburgh instructors with carefully curated resources, links and information about CTE programs. This is also the space to join faculty forum discussions and to share your ideas and insights into teaching and learning including your pedagogical content knowledge (how to teach your subject/discipline effectively) and your wisdom of experience teaching in specific class formats such as large lecture, performance-based or small writing-intensive seminars. Together we can build a Plattsburgh pedagogical community of practice to swap strategies, debate best practices and support each other as we navigate this complex moment for higher education.
To see a list of upcoming workshops and to register for any Center for Teaching Excellence, Technology Enhanced Learning, or CTE + TEL workshop, go to https://facweb.plattsburgh.edu/workshops/
Every semester, SUNY Plattsburgh instructors who are interested in developing their pedagogical skills, discussing up-to-date scholarship of teaching and learning, and building a community of teacher-scholars on campus have the opportunity to participate in our Book Club (formerly called Faculty Learning Communities).
We meet regularly to discuss a shared reading and reflect on how it might apply to teaching and learning on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus. Sometimes we have the opportunity to meet with faculty from other colleges to discuss the book. In the past we’ve read and discussed Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning by Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roedigger and Mark McDonald; James M. Lang’s Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning, Kathryn E. Linder’s The Blended Course Design Workbook: A Practical Guide, and Small Teaching Online: Applying Learning Science in Online Classes.
The Spring 2021 Book Club is reading James M. Lang’s Distracted: Why Students Can't Focus and What You Can Do About It and we’ll be meeting in conjunction with the SUNY Oswego Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching. For a reading and meeting schedule and for Zoom meeting links, visit the CTE Moodle site: https://tinyurl.com/PlattsburghCTE.
Jessamyn Neuhaus is available for a limited number of individual class visits and instructor/department consultations. Please note that the purpose of these consultations is solely pedagogical development and self-efficacy. The CTE does not provide letters of recommendation or reference. All consultations are strictly confidential.