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Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning

Workshops & Trainings

The CITL offers a variety of events focused on innovation in teaching and learning with emphasis on instructional design best practices and educational technology. You can view a full calendar of upcoming events below. 

Tech Teaches 

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 

Group Work Faculty Panel
Heather Rippetoe 
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Group activities can support social, teaching, and cognitive presences in both on-campus and online learning environments. In this session, a panel of TnTech faculty members will share their techniques for effectively using group work in their courses. The panel and CITL staff will be available for questions.  Register below and contact the CITL with any questions at



Tuesday, October 4, 2022 

Cognitive Load (Replay) 
Heather Rippetoe & Taylor Chesson 
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Cognitive load relates to the amount of information that working memory can hold at one time. Instruction methods should avoid overwhelming students’ mental capacities and focus more on retention practices. In this session, we will discuss memory, retrieval, and overload.  


Tuesday, October 11, 2022 

Fall Break 

The CITL is open for assisting faculty and students during fall break. 

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Tuesday, October 18, 2022 

Let's Talk About Chegg
Dr. Jason Beach & Mallory Matthews
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Chegg provides digital and physical textbook rentals, but did you know it also provides online tutoring and other student services?  In this session, the CITL will discuss using Chegg with Academic Integrity. We will talk about practical ways that Chegg can be beneficial to both students and instructors while upholding educational standards. 


Tuesday, October 25, 2022 

How to Prevent Students from Ghosting 
Mallory Matthews & Taylor Chesson
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It's that spooky time of year when some students begin to disengage. In this session, we will discuss ways for faculty to be proactive and prevent at-risk students from "ghosting" by having strong engagement and communication strategies in place for your courses. 


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