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Professional Development 

One of our goals in the CTEI is to provide faculty with opportunities to grow as educators and explore new technologies and innovative ideas.  One way is by providing workshops that are offered both face-to-face and online. All online workshops are recorded and available to faculty for later viewing. Watch your Outlook calendar for invitations. All virtual workshop invitations will include the links to log in for virtual sessions.

Light refreshments will be served at face-to-face (F2F) sessions. Training sessions last about an hour.

CTEI Training 

Our training classes are sent to all faculty through an Outlook invitation. If you are not receiving these regular invitations (approximately 2 to 4 invitations each month), please contact to be added to the distribution list.

Upcoming workshop training:
February Schedule:
  • Make Your Own Instructor Videos with Screencast-O-Matic. Facilitated by Angela Solic.
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm. Face to Face workshop TBD.


March Schedule:
  • Engage and Wow Your Students with Group Activities for all Course Types. Facilitated by Branka Manojlovic.

Thursday, March 12, 2020 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm. Face to face workshop in AAC 908.

Whether your teaching face to face or online, learn to facilitate group activities that will engage and wow your students. This is a ‘hands on workshop’ that will have you participating in some group activities. You can bring your own laptop or use a computer provided in the room.

  • Pushing Back on Educational Technology. Facilitated by Margaret ‘Peg’ Checchi.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm. Online workshop: click on the link for the Zoom virtual workshop.

We all love our toys, there is no question, but how do you know when you’re using too much tech? Technology is great, but foundational teaching techniques are even more important! We’ll spend an hour with some good old fashioned teaching theory! 

  • Learning Styles - Does it Really Matter? Facilitated by Lynette Washington.

Tuesday, March 30, 2020 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm. Online workshop: click on the link for the Zoom virtual workshop.

My way or your way…We all have a way in which we best learn. Odds are, every student in your class has a different preferred learning style, which can make it difficult. Use these various methods into your teaching, reaching the majority of your students. 


April Schedule:
  • I’m Not a Neuroscientist, but… Facilitated by Margaret ‘Peg’ Checchi.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm. Online workshop: click on the link for the Zoom virtual workshop.

Neuroscience and Education go hand in hand and we’re learning more about how we learn every day! It makes sense to promote brain-based learning - but what does that mean? We’ll talk about some of the simple ways to encourage our students to maximize their potential.  


Access previously-recorded workshops through the Portal.

CLUB Basic Training

All Rush University Faculty can self-enroll in the fully online, self-paced training for the CLUB classrooms. If you wish to have face-to-face training, please contact for an appointment.

For instructions to access the self-paced training, open the CLUB Basic Training document.