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21st Century Teaching Demos

Do you have a favorite class activity or teaching technique that works with your class every time? Is one of your assessments or review strategies especially fun to implement? Do you leave class after certain sessions or topics feeling particularly successful in engaging and stimulating your students? Have you recently tried something new or innovative in your class that you want to share with others?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, we’ve got a great event for you! On Friday, March 1 we’re planning a series of Teaching Demos (i.e., demonstrations) to showcase 21st-century, student-centered teaching methods, and we’d like you to participate.

A Teaching Demo is an interactive, fast-paced session in which instructors from many disciplines share their best assignments, assessment ideas, or class activities. We want to see your best material that other instructors can use in their classes right away. Each demonstration lasts 15 minutes, and each speaker will present the demonstration one or two times. Instructors in all disciplines are welcome to participate by submitting a simple proposal. Deadline for proposals is noon on Monday, February 11. We’ll choose the best variety for presentation and let everyone know the results the following week. The demonstrations will take place from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, March 1 at the Beren Petroleum Center in Slawson Hall.

If you have any questions, please contact Blair Schneider at

See the CFP document below for specific guidelines: 

Teaching Demos Call for Proposals Document

*2-3 sentences
*Materials needed for your demo (mini-whiteboards and markers, small or large Post-Its; please note we cannot supply laptops or projectors)

News & Notes

Join us for January Jumpstart (Jan. 11) and the Flexible Course Design Camp (Jan. 12-15).

See how CTE is leading the shift to flexible teaching at KU.

Visit the Flex Teaching sitewhich provides help for creating flexible courses that can shift between in-person and online.