Summer Institute Featuring Guest Speaker Bill Madigan

Screen Shot 2015-04-06 at 11.41.58 AMBill Madigan, Educational Consultant for AVID, will be one of the featured speakers and sessions leaders at this year’s CETL Summer Institute.

Madigan’s Bio: Madigan has a Masters degree in Humanities (M.A.L.A.) from San Diego State University. While he has been a high school teacher for 29 years he also has spent a year as an assistant principal at an inner city school in San Diego, CA. As a high school teacher, he has taught English, ESL, AVID, multiple grade levels, as well as varied student populations – from the emotionally disturbed and at-risk student to Advanced Placement and honors. In addition to his K-12 experience, Madigan has also taught college courses on educational theory and as an AVID consultant for over 15 years Bill is knowledgeable about how neuroscience and psychology can inform teaching and learning.

Madigan will share his knowledge and experience in successfully incorporating High Engagement Strategies into the classroom using specific AVID techniques.  RSVP today and reserve your spot for this years CETL Summer Institute to see Madigan in action.

Follett Faculty Discover

In case you were unable to attend the original training session on the Follett Faculty Discover tool, please check out the CETL resource link to access a recording of the training.


  • Choose from new, rental or digital course materials
  • See other relevant materials for your course
  • Easily discover, research and adopt materials others are using
  • Search and adopt non-traditional materials, including:
    • YouTube videos
    • Open educational resources (OER)
    • Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) content
  • Upload your own original materials for your students, colleagues and community

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact us.

Staff Spring Series


Traditionally, the CETL focus has been to help faculty enhance instructional practice, integrate technology and promote essential student skills. However, Texas Wesleyan Staff is an integral part of the university’s success and the CETL team is inviting Texas Wesleyan Staff to participate in the new Staff Spring Workshop Series. Based on the Staff Survey input, the series will include 4 different workshops topics, each offered twice (see list below and click on the workshop title to RSVP):

3:00pm – 4:00pm Social Media Tips & Tricks
3:00pm – 4:00pm Project Management Tools
3:00pm – 4:00pm Collaborating Over the Cloud
3:00pm – 4:00pm Atomic Learning
1:00pm – 2:00pm Social Media Tips & Tricks
1:00pm – 2:00pm Project Management Tools
3:00pm – 4:00pm Collaborating Over the Cloud
11:00am – 12:00pm Atomic Learning
2:00pm – 3:00pm Staff Celebration

We hope to see you soon!

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Summer Institute Save-the-Date

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This year’s CETL SUMMER INSTITUTE, in partnership with
will be held on MAY 19-20. This year’s theme is
and we look forward to seeing you there!

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2015 NMC Horizon Report Higher Education

The NMC Horizon Report: 2015 Higher Education Edition is a collaborative effort between the NMC and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI). This 12th edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in education. Six key trends, six significant challenges, and six important developments in educational technology are identified across three adoption horizons over the next one to five years, giving campus leaders and practitioners a valuable guide for strategic technology planning. The report aims to provide these leaders with more in-depth insight into how the trends and challenges are accelerating and impeding the adoption of educational technology, along with their implications for policy, leadership and practice.

About the CETL

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Texas Wesleyan University (CETL) promotes a student-centered university by providing resources and professional growth opportunities to faculty on enhancing instructional practice, integrating technology, and promoting essential student skills.

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