Additional Opportunities

Additional Faculty Development Opportunities…

We regularly receive information about other faculty development opportunities that our UCO community might be interested in. Some of these are facilitated by other UCO departments while others are hosted by colleagues from other organizations. Between our own programs and these additional ones, we hope that you will find ample opportunities to support your growth as a professional educator.

Online Classroom Engagement Strategies

Simon Ringsmuth from OSU Libraries will be presenting January 11on Online Classroom Engagement strategies for Langston, and your faculty are welcome to Zoom in with us and participate. This is perfect for anyone who teaches online, hybrid, or just the occasional virtual session. Simon did a version of this for OCO, and he is doing it for LU and said everyone is welcome.

Date: January 11, 2023
Time: 9-10:30am

Format: The presentation will be roughly 60 minutes, followed by 30 minutes for Q&A and general discussion

Center for eLearning & Connected Environment (CeCE) @ UCO

Zoom Webinar Communicating in Your Online Course-Tips for Student Centered Communication

Topics include: The Community of Inquiry Framework, How to Capture Attention, and more!

This session will be recorded with captions. Handouts will also be provided.

Weds. January Wed. January 18th at 11 am. 1 hour zoom webinar

Sign Up Here

In person Workshop-Getting started with H5P

Wed. Jan 25th at 10 am. 2-hour workshop. Includes lunch!

In this 2-hour workshop, you will learn how to get started with H5P, how to create an interactive

activity and how to embed it into your D2L course.  Please bring your own device to the workshop.

Space is limited so, please sign up soon!

Sign Up Here


Here are the events for February and March:

 Small Teaching Online Bookclub through the Center for Transformative Learning and Teaching:

Zoom meeting Facilitated by Lora Pezzell: Dates: Feb 8, Feb 22 and March 1 and March 8th from 12 to 1:15 pm

 Please sign up here: 21CPI Book Clubs

There are still a few spots left, please sign up to MS Office Invite and zoom link soon if you want to participate.


VoiceThread for Online Courses

Zoom meeting Facilitated by Lora Pezzell: A Web tool that emphasizes asynchronous communication. Great for language, debates, arts, science and more!

This course is designed for faculty that haven’t used VoiceThread before but are interested in trying it out.

 Note: Those who already have pro accounts will have more in depth training sessions offered in March.

Friday February 10th, from 11 am to 12 pm

Sign up-here: VoiceThread for Online Courses


Watch Party-Inclusive Teaching: Empowering All Students to Thrive with Kelly Hogan and Viji Sathy by Top Hat-In person meeting at CECE offices, Watch a Webinar, Have a Discussion and Eat Pizza! CECE 201 N. Bryant Ave, Edmond, OK 73034

Friday, February 17th from 11 am to 12:30 pm

 Sign up here: Inclusive Teaching:Empowering All Students to Thrive Watch Party


Upcoming COLE Conference:

2023 Oklahoma Learning Innovations Summit – Call for Proposals

The Oklahoma Council for Online Learning Excellence (COLE) invites you to share your ground-breaking ideas,

research and best practices in online education at the 2023 Oklahoma Learning Innovations Summit, to be held Thursday, April 20 via Zoom Events and Friday, April 21 in-person at Rose State College with some streaming sessions available.

The priority deadline for proposals is Monday, February 27. Proposals submitted after the priority deadline will be shared with the committee until the event program is finalized.

The 2023 theme is BOLD Future – Building Opportunities for Learning & Discovery, with tracks including:

  1. Collaboration and Engagement – How do we connect learners with one another, ourselves, and their discipline knowledge?
  2. Assessing Learner Success – How do we measure learning outcomes which develop life and career-critical competencies?
  3. Innovation Best Practices – How do we position existing resources to invent solutions for emerging challenges?
  4. Support Through Technology – How do we leverage technology to reach every learner everywhere?

All presenters and participants will be invited to join the virtual event at no cost; a link will be provided at a later date.

The Friday, April 21 in-person event will include breakfast and lunch with an anticipated registration fee of $40. You may include up to four presenters on the submission form.

Contact if you have any questions before submitting the form or if you need to include additional presenter information.

View Call for Proposals

Submit a Proposal

Notify Me When Registration is Available


Recordings from January 2023

CeCE Communicating in Your Online Course Webinar 1-18-2023

Darren Accessibility Consultant Form


CeCE Tutorials

Idea Team Interest Form


Lora B. Pezzell, M.A., M.S.

Instructional Designer II

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Opportunities at Rose State College

You are invited to participate in any of the following professional development opportunities at Rose State College this spring:

  • February 10, 1-2pm, LRC 230/231: Dr. Ryan Stoddard, Leadership Presentation
  • March 3, 11am-1pm, LRC 230/231: Ramona Curtis & Dewayne Dickens, Active Bystander Strategies for Diversity Allies
  • March 22, 2-3pm, LRC 230/231: Mike Shuttic, Disability Awareness (For National Disability Awareness Month)
  • March 25: Celebration of Cultures (all day, organized by RSC Diversity Center, no registration required, open to public)
  • April 7: Women’s Leadership Conference (all day, organized by RSC Diversity Center)
  • April 15: American Indian Association Annual Powwow (all day, organized by RSC Diversity Center, no registration required, open to public)

For UCO Staff and Faculty who are interested in this, please email for more information. All other inquires can be directed to Dr. Juanita Ortiz at

Oklahoma Service-Learning Conference

Hello, friends. I wanted to share this call for abstracts for the Oklahoma Service-Learning Conference to be held on UCO’s campus this year. The conference is on April 14, 2023, and the deadline for one-page abstracts is Feb 10.

Submit abstracts to: with a copy of syllabus OR include rationale for relevance of abstract to conference theme (for Administrative Track only) by February 10, 2023.

Please pass on the information to anyone you know who is involved in service-learning projects and who might like to present at the conference. Individual students may also submit a “poster” session for the conference. If desired, faculty members presenting on service-learning projects may include students in their presentations as well.

We haven’t confirmed the speaker yet, but if we are able to get the speaker we are pursuing, he will be a big enticement for people to attend the conference. I’ll let you know.

Please put the date on your calendar. The conference has no registration fee and is on our campus. Wouldn’t it be great to have a sizable representation from UCO in attendance? This conference typically draws people from the state universities and from surrounding states.

I will work with CETTL to STLR tag the event as exposure to students who attend and integration or transformation for students who present.

The pertinent information for submitting abstracts is in the attachment. Please let me know if you have questions.



Christy Vincent, Ph.D.
Professor, Organizational Communication, Univ of Central Oklahoma
Faculty Liaison for Service Learning and Civic Engagement Transformative Learning Tenet
100 N. University Dr.   Edmond, OK  73034
Office – 405-974-5112     Cell – 405-213-9860

Save the date! You’re invited to
TechAccess Oklahoma 2023!

Join us virtually from April 18-20, 2023 for Oklahoma’s premier web and technology accessibility conference!

Do you or does someone you know…

  • Create documents?
  • Build websites?
  • Shoot videos?
  • Develop other types of digital content?

Are you making them accessible? Join us to learn how you can reach your entire audience and ensure all people, including those with disabilities, can access your content!

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April 18-20, 2023


9:00 a.m. to  12:00 p.m. CST





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