Kuykendall 106 Events Room
July 11-13, 2017
Center for Teaching Excellence
CTE SUMMER TEACHING INSTITUTE 2017 for Mānoa Faculty
Engage your Classroom, Invigorate Yourself!
This Summer Institute for Mānoa Faculty originates from the conviction that our immediate presence in the classroom and our future influences are coherent. Let’s animate the present moment of teaching and learning, knowing that it generates a legacy of knowledge and experience!
"Your Voice: The Teacher's Superpower"
Presented by: Paul Mitri, Department of Theater and Dance
"Scavenging for Points"
Presented by: Michelle Manes, Department of Mathematics 
Athens Besieged! An Introduction to “Reacting to the Past"
Presented by: Saundra Schwartz, Department of History 
"Supporting Deeper Learning through Collaboration, Engagement, and Formative Assessment"
Presented by: Lysandra Cook, Department of Special Education   
"2-Stage Reviews and Exams: Fun AND Effective"
Jennifer Engels, Hawaii Institute of Geophysics & Planetology
Daniela Bottjer-Wilson, Center for Teaching Excellence 
"Running a Discussion Class"
Presented by: Alexander Golub, Department of Anthropology 
"Cultivating Students' Investments in Writing (in Any Discipline!)"
Presented by: Sarah Allen, Department of English 
"Mapping your Territory: Exploring Graphic Documents"
Presented by: Christine Kirk-Kuwaye, American Studies 
"Flipping Faculty, Flipping Students"
Ariana Eichelberger, Learning Design and Technology & Technology and Distance Programs 
To see handouts for STI 2017, please click on the [numbers] next to the presentation above.
"Well worth 3 summer mornings! Practical applications with colleagues offered an excellent opportunity to engage
with other colleagues in discussions re: Instructional Tools. Mahalo! to our peer educators - experts in their field."
“Excellent for teachers of all experience levels. I would take this workshop again if offered.”
“. . . effective and thought-provoking, promoting instructors’ creativity to connect
with their students using contemporary tools . . . “
- Molecular Biosciences & Bioengineering
“An engaging three-day workshop with enthusiastic colleagues and great presenters. Inspiring.”
“ . . . actually delivered what it advertised to do . . . All the sessions were carefully curated
. . . experts of those areas to deliver the lectures.”
“ . . . I will surely use [the activities] in my teaching to make it more interesting and fun
. . . Thank you much.”
– Indo-Pacific Languages and Literatures
“ . . . an exceptional professional development opportunity to engage with colleagues across
campus in support of teaching and learning. . . applicable to all faculty at UHM who
are engaged in the teaching and learning process and who care about improving their
skills and abilities.”
- Study Abroad Center
“This CTE workshop . . . provided . . . so many things I want to try now
and I’m excited to get into the classroom and apply them all!”
- East Asian Languages & Literatures
“As a seasoned teacher, I often feel I have to sort out any classroom issues on my own,
but this institute has been hugely helpful in offering innovative approaches to teaching,
as well as opportunities to share concerns and ideas with colleagues across the university.”
“ . . . workshops were fantastic! . . . cohort was great.
Everyone willing to learn, anxious to share their own experiences,
and enthusiasm about participating in this program.”
- Outreach College
“ . . . a joy to learn techniques from individuals in so many
disciplines . . . I look forward to reconnecting with faculty
from this institute as we test out these ideas in our own classrooms.”
- American Studies
“ . . . opportunity to experience new methods as “students” and
then to reflect on our experiences as professionals. I found
this combination of role reversal and role reflexion invigorating, especially
in a community of colleagues I came to know and respect.”
“ . . . a great 3 day institute
. . . many exciting and fresh ideas to implement into my class.
I found tremendous value in the discussion of ideas with my colleagues
. . . a great experience . . . new ideas for next academic year.”
- Office of Undergraduate Education
“ . . . majority of the institute engaged participants in activities, either group or individually,
that applied methods in an engaged learning format. This re-enforced and exemplified
the method . . . not only highly enjoyable but extremely effective in learning
about the method and how to apply it in the classroom.”
- Communication and Information Sciences
“ . . . like a mini-retreat to reimagine our approach to teaching and learning.
I was inspired by the experience and innovation that other instructors shared.
- Urban Planning
“CTE 2017 STI was a truly invigorating and educational experience. . . truly interdisciplinary.
A superb group of presenters. Looking forward to many more STIs.”
“ . . . topics were very relevant to my field and calling as a teacher. . .
I will definitely recommend this Summer Institute to all . . .”
- Social Work
“ . . . I now have new friends across the campus that I can collaborate with
across disciplines. I’m so happy to be a part of this experience.
Learning never stops and this institution’s commitment to that is obvious.”
“Amazed at the multiple and innovative methods techniques and styles that
percolates from our UHM faculty.
- Social Work
“Engage Your Classroom Invigorate Yourself! An amazing initiative of the Center for Teaching Excellence
. . . we learned tremendously from the workshop content, enjoyed the companion of other participants
and countless discussions and dialogues with both the trainers and participants.. With warmest Aloha.”