Registration Now Open for the 19th Annual CELT Conference on Wellness, Personal and Social Responsibility

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: 09-10-2013

Joe Picard
Center for Regional and Continuing Education
530-898-5679
Joe Wills
Public Affairs
530-898-4143

The California State University, Chico Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT), Faculty Recognition and Support Committee and Office of the Provost are proud to present the 19th Annual CELT Conference, October 9-11, on the CSU, Chico campus.

Educators throughout California will join hundreds of CSU, Chico faculty, staff and students to participate in a full schedule of conference sessions. This year’s CELT Conference theme, “Wellness, Personal and Social Responsibility,” highlights sessions in instruction, classroom management, internationalization, the use of appropriate technology to enhance student learning, diversity, civic engagement, wellness and social responsibility.

Christina Chavez-Reyes, Ph.D., associate professor and associate chair of the liberal studies department at Cal Poly Pomona will present the conference keynote, “Re-envisioning the Meaning of University Life: Integrating Learning, Wellness and Personal & Social Responsibility,” addressing the diversity in public education and how schools, families and communities engage to help a diverse student population succeed academically. The keynote is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 10, 12:30 p.m.

Chavez-Reyes will also present a hands-on faculty workshop, “Facilitating Critical Social Dialogue to Prepare College Students for Social Diversity in the Classroom, on Campus and Beyond,” and a community service workshop for students.

CELT Director Sara Cooper said, “The University is delighted to host Christina Chavez-Reyes as the CELT keynote this year. Professor Chavez-Reyes’ research is very applicable to our continued efforts to create more inclusive learning environments in our classrooms and accomplish all aspects of our Diversity Action Plan.”

All conference participants are invited to attend the CELT Conference awards luncheon Wednesday, Oct. 9, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium. CELT will honor John Schwarz, Department of Construction Management, as an Outstanding Teacher and Margaret “Peggy” Rowberg, School of Nursing, as an Outstanding Academic Advisor. Recipients of CELT grants, Excellence in Online Instruction awardees, Academy e-Learn graduates, and TAP project leaders will present a poster session during the luncheon.

The conference and luncheon are complimentary, but require registration. To register, please visit the conference website: http://rce.csuchico.edu/CELT

“The CELT Conference has become an excellent resource and opportunity to share our best practices in teaching and learning,” said Cooper. “We extend the CELT Conference invitation and encourage all California educators to participate and take away new ways to enhance teaching and learning both inside and outside the classroom.”

The annual CELT Conference is administered through the Center for Regional and Continuing Education. For more information, please call 530-898-6105.

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