Center for Teaching and Learning

The Center for Teaching & Learning Continues to Be Busy!

December 18, 2022

The Michael D. Eisner Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) Continues to Be Busy!


Speakers' Bureau

Our Speakers’ Bureau supports the local educational community through our collaborative partnerships and the professional development offered to the following schools:


Focus of Professional Development

Birmingham Charter High School

Math and Co-Teaching

Canoga Park High School

Co-Teaching and Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

Culver City Unified School District

Inclusive Best Practices & Co-Teaching

El Camino Real Charter High School

Inclusive Best Practices

Granada Hills Charter High School

Inclusive instruction, Co-Teaching, UDL & Specially Designed Instruction

Hart Union High School District

Inclusive Education, UDL & Co-Teaching

Pacoima Charter Elementary School

Restorative Justice

Roosevelt High School

UDL & Co-Teaching

Vaughn Next Century Learning Center

Empathy training through FuelEd; Mindful U Math Camp



SIMPACT Immersive Learning is a mixed reality simulation system that provides a highly realistic virtual platform for practice in counseling, teaching, conflict resolution, problem-solving, customer relations and many other interpersonal interactions. SIMPACT continues to support a wide variety of identified needs at universities and businesses across the United States and internationally.


Focus of SIMPACT Use

Azusa Pacific University

Social Work

California Self Storage Association

Customer service


Nursing, Education


Social Work


MFT, Education, Social Work

Celsiusskolan (K-9 School) Sweden

Leadership, Inclusive Education

Central Connecticut State Univ.

MFT, Mental Health


MFT, Mental Health

Golden West College

Education (various areas)

Loyola Marymount University

Education (various areas)

Southern California Counseling Center

MFT, Mental Health

Strength United

MFT, Mental Health

University of California, Davis

World Languages pre-service teacher research

Now’s the time to add SIMPACT to your classes! Put it in your syllabi for Spring and let us know if you have questions about how it works, the logistics, the cost, etc!

Know anyone who has skills in acting & voice-over work and might want a part-time gig? SIMPACT is hiring!

Check out the job links via the QR code. 

Contact us if you need additional information on anything SIMPACT-related at


International Activities

Recent International Activities that the CTL has sponsored and/or engaged in include:

  1. Dr. Wendy Murawski, the CTL’s Executive Director, worked with teachers and administrators in Celsiusskolan, a K-9 school in Sweden in August and again in October. Her work focused on co-teaching and Universal Design for Learning.
  2. Dr. Murawski worked on-site with the International School of Basel, Switzerland for a week in September. Her work focused on helping multiple sites with their co-teaching teams.
  3. Dr. Wendy Murawski keynoted a Co-Teaching Conference for the Universität College Syd in Denmark in October 2022.
  4. Presentation by Dr. Bea Zumwald, a visiting Special Education professor from the Universität St. Gallen, Switzerland. Dr. Zumwald presented the difference between education in the USA and Switzerland to an engaged and interested group of CSUN faculty on December 14 in the College of Education.



The CTL is proud to continue to offer publications to support what really works in education. This semester, two manuscripts were published:

  1. CTL on the Cutting Edge, an internally-focused research brief, reviewed the international work happening through the CTL entitled “The CTL Goes Global!”.
  2. TCARE, a peer-reviewed national newsletter, published a new issue in December. This non-themed issue offered articles for teachers, counselors, and administrators on everything from running a smooth IEP meeting to ABA to Math strategies. It can be found at


Upcoming Education on the Edge

Feeling stressed? Who isn’t!?!


The CTL is proud to present Dr. Kelly Crace from The College of William and Mary in Virginia speaking on “Flourishing through Chronic Too-Muchness”

Thursday February 23

4:30-6pm PST

This is a FREE online event.

Please share the information with colleagues, put it in your syllabi, and look for log-on information via the CTL website or social media as we get closer to the event.