Teaching Collective Framework
The Teaching Collective is an effort within the College of Education to create a community committed to the values and practices associated with excellence in teaching. Teaching Collective programming focuses on the implementation of effective and innovative pedagogy and the uses of technology in teaching and learning, in addition to topics proposed by faculty. The Teaching Collective emphasizes the importance of community for support and professional development for faculty, instructors, and graduate students in the College of Education. Each semester, the Teaching Collective hosts workshops to provide members with opportunities to share, grow, and flourish within their teaching efforts.
2017/18 Teaching Collective Council - Dr. Joyce Asing-Cashman, Dr. Beverly Calvo, Dr. Teresa Cortez, Dr. Alberto Esquinca, Dr. Erika Mein, Dr. Kathleen Mein, Dr. Katherine Mortimer, Dr. Reynaldo Reyes, Dr. William Robertson
Teaching Collective Annual Events
Teaching with Technology
As part of our commitment to increasing the use of technology in teaching and learning, the Teaching Collective is leading an effort for the College that will allow each participating faculty member to receive an iPad Air.
Pizza & Pedagogy
Pizza and Pedagogy is a series of themed gatherings by College of Education faculty and those interested in the pursuit of better understanding and refining their teaching. Through dialogue, debate, and invited guest speakers, this effort aims to provide an informal, yet intellectually-grounded, space for creating and enhancing a community of passionate teachers.
Deep Dive into Equity
This is a series of professional development workshops that are designed to help all participants on making their teaching and classrooms more learner-centered practices and welcoming in terms of inclusion, differentiation, social justice and issues related to equity.
- Fall Semester – 2 Pizza & Pedagogy workshops (1 hr) and 2 Teaching with Technology workshops (3 hrs)
- Spring Semester – 2 Pizza & Pedagogy workshops (1 hr) and 2 Teaching with Technology workshops (3 hrs)
- Summer – Summer Camp: 3-day immersive experience for professional development
The goal of these annual events is to provide workshops for faculty, graduate and doctoral students which can be useful for addressing professional development that is formalized and tracked annually.
Teaching Collective Council
The Teaching Collective has a group of faculty members that form the Council, each of whom
Teaching Collective Coordinator
The Teaching Collective is led by a Coordinator who is a member of the Council and is elected to the position by the Council annually. The duties of the Coordinator are as follows:
- Logistics of workshop programming – room reservations, facilities
- Correspondence for participation across the College of Education – email, RSVP
- Coordination of incentives and awards through the Teaching Collective
- Facilitating Council meetings
- Representing the Teaching Collective at College of Education meetings and throughout UTEP and local community