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Mark your calendars for big January events

Register now for the Teaching Effectiveness Institute, Sustainability Forum and Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast and Marade.

By Lindsey Coulter

December 11, 2019

Martin Luther King Jr. and marchers.Teaching Effectiveness Institute

Each semester, the Teaching Effectiveness Institute offers Metropolitan State University of Denver faculty members a chance to reinvigorate their teaching practices and enjoy engaging discussions with peers. The event takes place the week before classes resume and features discussions with MSU Denver experts.

Jan. 16

8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Central Classroom, Room 103

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“As MSU Denver is a teaching-focused institution, I think engaged, critical discussions of our teaching methods are an important part of ‘walking the walk,’” said Jeff Loats, director of the Center for Teaching, Learning and Design. “Not to mention, the sheer variety of excellent ideas is always stimulating and exciting.”

The event will feature sessions on neuromyths vs. evidence-based teaching practices, how good teaching in one format translates to another (online to face-to-face, for example) and establishing rapport with students using an instructor-intro video.

The half-day event starts with a continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and will include interactive sessions with lots of time for discussion and building connections among faculty members.

Lodo District Inc. Sustainability Forum

LoDo District Inc. is hosting a Sustainability Forum in partnership with MSU Denver. Christian Hardigree, JD, founding dean, School of Hospitality, will serve as the event moderator. The evening will also include a networking session from 5-5:45 p.m. featuring a select group of Denver organizations and industry leaders.

Jan. 16

5-7 p.m.

SpringHill Suites Denver Downtown, 1190 Auraria Parkway

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Please email for more information.

MLK Peace Breakfast 2020

The MLK Peace Breakfast award ceremony recognizes and celebrates individuals within MSU Denver and the Denver community who keep the spirit and dream of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. alive through their actions and contributions to peace, justice, diversity, equality and social change.

Jan. 17

Doors open at 8 a.m.

The program begins at 8:30 a.m. and will conclude at 10:30 a.m.

Reserve your tickets today

Martin Luther King Jr. Marade

Jan. 20

Program begins at 9:30 a.m.

Marade begins at 10:45 a.m.

City Park

Denver’s annual Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Marade honors the passion and vision of King and brings community members together for a day of unity and action. The Marade begins at City Park and ends at Civic Center. MSU Denver faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to march together. Participants will meet at the north side of the roundabout on City Park Esplanade; just look for the MSU Denver banner. Don’t forget to wear your Roadrunner red.

Please contact Amber Mozet, coordinator of the Center for Equity and Student Achievement and special projects, for more information.

Topics: Center for Teaching, Learning and Design, Community, Diversity, Events, Inclusive leadership

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