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My passion is engaging students in the classroom and supporting student athletes on and off the field.  Read the story of my support of student athletes inside and outside the classroom in the NCAA Champion magazine. And consider me for a campus workshop or discussions about active learning. If interested, please contact me at

Sample comments: "Not only does Gretchen have a compelling presence, she has a LOT of experience with different approaches to teaching, and she is terrific at articulating them." -- Steve Kerby, Director of Instructional Technology, McDaniel College

Topics Might include:

Supporting Student Athletes: Navigating College Systems

Engaging Student Athletes in the Classroom

Reacting to the Past - immersive role-playing in higher education and Gamification in Higher Education

What do you do in the F2F part of a flipped class?

How to design a hybrid or blended class and best practices in online course design

Curating digital content

Past Workshops :

Keynote Speaker, Engaged Pedagogy Conference, Texas Lutheran University, May 16, 2018

Workshop on Supporting Student Athletes, Maine Maritime Academy, March 2017

Workshop on Active Learning at New College of Florida, October 2017

Session on Online Course Design for Active Engagement for Texas Learning Consortium Retreat, Lubbock Christian University, June 2017

Faculty mentor for the Council of Independent Colleges Online Humanities Teaching Consortium II (August 2016-August 2018).

Plenary speaker and Reacting to the Past role-playing game workshop facilitator on gamification at the American College of Greece, September 12, 2016.

Sweet Briar College, day-long workshop on active learning in F2F and online classes (May 2016).

American College of Greece, week-long Reacting to the Past game workshop (January 2014)

Contact me for more information:

@GretchenMcKay1 on Twitter