Summer Institute Featuring Guest Speaker Kristi Gerdes

Kristi Gerdes of AVID for Higher Education will lead day two of the CETL Summer Institute.   Her teaching practices include high-engagement activities that give students both great responsibility and ample support. Kristi’s Bio: Kristi has degrees from the University of Chaminade of Honolulu (B.A.) and Dallas Baptist University (M.A.).  She began her teaching career in the secondary field as an English teacher and then the AVID elective teacher.  She was a part of Southwest Texas Junior College’s faculty and the Student Success Coordinator from 2008 until 2012.  Kristi’s extensive teaching and services experience encompasses teaching first-year seminar and core courses in English. Kristi also helped develop the Student Success Center […]

Summer Institute Featuring Guest Speaker Bill Madigan

Bill 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 […]

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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