Center for Teaching and Learning

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Center for Teaching & Learning

CTL - Opening doors and enlightening minds since 2002

The CSUN Center for Teaching and Learning is the research, collaboration, and professional development arm of the College of Education. Faculty from all of the various departments in the College of Education are conducting cutting edge research and professional development, in collaboration with K-12 teachers, administrators, and community members, to address the needs of schools. The CTL is proud to host the “Education on the Edge” speaker series annually, as well as offer free educational film screenings. We have a Speakers Bureau and provide professional development to the community, while also hosting the biennial What Really Works conference. Feel free to contact us with any questions about our upcoming activities or how we might work with you and your groups!

Education on the Edge - Tina Payne Bryson

February 19, 2016

Tina Payne Bryson

The CTL presents Tina Payne Bryson, speaking on “The Whole-Brain Child in the Classroom”.

In their New York Times bestseller THE WHOLE-BRAIN CHILD, Tina Bryson and Dan Siegel introduce parents and other caregivers to practical strategies based on cutting-edge brain science. A central principle of the book is that the strategies can help parents not only survive difficult moments with their kids, but actually use those very moments to help their children thrive. In this presentation, Dr. Bryson will take this central concept and apply it to teacher-student interactions. The best teaching strategies are the ones that not only help instructors maintain order and cover material effectively, but that also challenge kids to become all that they’re meant to be. Read more

High School Heroes

November 30, 2015

Oviatt Library

Lately, Steve Holle has been working with Junior Achievement and their innovative High School Heroes program. Junior Achievement’s (JA) High School Heroes Program (HSHP) affords a unique opportunity for high school students to experience hands-on teaching in an elementary school classroom. After completing comprehensive training by a JA representative, participants received a grade-level appropriate teaching kit containing all the necessary materials to successfully deliver five common core standards-based interactive lessons. Read more

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