Spotlight and Smart Lunch Discussions

We are excited to introduce colleagues, education and counseling candidates and the PNW community to faculty research and collaborative technology through two programs: Spotlight and Smart Lunch.

Join Spotlight via Zoom

Join Smart Lunch via Zoom

On the second Wednesday each February, March, April, September, October and November, we spotlight one of our faculty’s research. Through presentations and discussions of relevant topics in education, each 45-minute Spotlight allows time for a presentation and Q&A session with attendees.


Wednesday, September 8

SEL in Higher Ed.

Let’s talk about how to integrate social and emotional learning (SEL) strategies into our learning environments.  In early childhood education we have known for decades the importance of addressing SEL needs in learning environments because the SEL strategies are linked to cognitive development, encourage student focus and motivation, improve relationships between students and teachers, and increase student confidence and success.

How can we pay more attention to students’ emotions in higher education and why is this important? This just might enhance students’ engagement in the classroom and improve social awareness (i.e., respecting others, understanding other perspectives, providing help to those who need it), motivation, and academic achievement? Join me as we explore what this might look like in a college classroom.

Debra Hollingsworth Pratt

4 to 5 p.m.
In-person (CLO 239) or via Zoom

On the third Monday of each February, March, April, September, October and November, we highlight technology tools. Through presentations and discussions of relevant topics in education, each 30-minute Smart Lunch allows time for a presentation and Q&A session with attendees via Zoom.


Monday, September 20

Using Google Jamboard to Increase Interactivity in Online Classes

This interactive tool has helped me increase interactivity during online virtual zoom meetings.  This online “board” is a great solution to conduct group work or assessment of individuals online.  A demonstration of the tool and examples of how it can be used will be shared.

David Pratt

12:30 to 1 p.m. via Zoom