Centers for Teaching/Learning Innovation Hold Open Houses, Winter Park Center Names Faculty Developer/Instructional Designer


The East and Winter Park Centers for Teaching/Learning Innovation (CTLI) are hosting open houses during February 2015. You’re invited for a meet and greet with Center staff and to learn power strategies for engaging students in 10-minute “mini teach” sessions with veteran faculty.


Winter Park Campus, Room 126
East Campus, Building 4, Room 133

Light refreshments will be served.

Also, the Winter Park CTLI team is pleased to welcome its newest addition, Aaron Bergeson, who will assist faculty and students as a faculty developer and instructional designer. Aaron will work closely with faculty members on a aaron-bergeson-270wone-on-one basis to support them with resources to bolster the instructional strategies that they will use in their classes.

“I enjoy thinking of ways to making learning addictive and love working in a position where I can help someone accomplish a goal that they are pursuing,” Aaron conveyed. “That is the most rewarding element of this job. I also enjoy designing layouts, making information aesthetically presentable, looking for creative solutions to solve unique problems, learning new things and discovering new trends in e-Learning.”

Aaron says that working with the College has prepared him with an awareness of the College’s initiatives. In December 2014, he completed a Master of Arts degree from UCF in instructional design and technology with a focus on eLearning.

“This provided me with a sense of educational philosophies, pedagogical models, best practices in education and also applying these instructional strategies with the newest Web tools.”

Aaron interned with the Center for Teaching/Learning Innovation on the Osceola Campus over the summer and was able to work closely on some of the projects with course redesigns within the professional development division and is currently observing the CTLI team on the East Campus. He hopes to provide a constant instructional support presence at the Winter Park Campus in his new position.

“I want faculty to feel they are getting the same quality service and support that they would get at the larger campuses. Also, I want the faculty members to feel at home at the Center and that they can rely on me for Blackboard (or other program) troubleshooting and providing solutions for making their classes more engaging for students.”

Aaron has worked at the College for three and a half years, beginning first as a word processing specialist on the Winter Park campus, a position that no longer exists. Thereafter, he served as an administrative assistant for Michele McArdle, executive dean, Winter Park Campus, where he was able to work more closely with faculty regarding their contracts, travel paperwork and other special projects before assuming his current role.

Aaron looks forward to meeting everyone at the Open House.


  • April M. said:

    Congratulations Aaron!!! You earned it! So proud of you! 🙂

    PMThu, 05 Feb 2015 17:38:57 +0000Thu, 05 Feb 2015 17:38:57 +0000pm15,5:38 pm

    • Aaron said:

      Thanks so much April! 🙂

      AMFri, 06 Feb 2015 11:20:39 +0000Fri, 06 Feb 2015 11:20:39 +0000am15,11:20 am

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