Tools of Engagement Project

Interested in learning about instructional technologies that can be used to help engage students?

Then the Tools of Engagement Project (TOEP) is just what you need!

Explore and reflect on innovative and creative uses of online instructional technologies through a set of 
hands-on, self-paced, discovery activities.

The TOEP community provides a safe and supportive environment to work alongside peers and to reflect on how these emerging technology tools may impact teaching and learning

Watch this video to get introduced to TOEP.

(Video length: Approximately 1.minutes. 
Alternative formats: Audio Only | Transcript)

Follow the steps on the Join Our Community page to register and participate in TOEP.

Complete your custom TOEP agenda to earn badges and other incentives. Fasten your seat belts and get ready for a discovery adventure. And remember, it's OK to have fun!

(NOTE: Registration is open!)
Only participants who registered prior to 2/27/15 are eligible to earn potential incentives beyond badges. Faculty and staff from partnering campuses may still register, request to join the TOEP Community, complete Discovery Exercises, and earn badges. Although the TOEP Phase 3 award period to earn incentives beyond badges is closed, keep an eye on this site to be kept up to date about the potential for new incentives that may become available in the future.

What incentives are there?
The major participation incentive is learning more about tools that have potential viability in your own practice. 
  • Earn (Quest, Mastery & Community) badges; and 
  • Become eligible for additional incentives through our peer review process.

1st Place Awards - (Professional Development Awards valued at $300 each) 

Most pedagogically intriguing use of a tool as evidenced through postings to the TOEP Community.

2nd Place Awards - (iTunes cards valued at $50 each)
Best peer mentoring and support provided to other participants.

To be eligible for award incentives you need to:

Where can additional information be accessed?

 Watch recorded version of our recent TOEP presentation"The Phases of TOEP: Where does it go from here?," given at the Open SUNY Center for Excellence in Teaching (COTE) Summit.  
View the slides, or right-click this link to download slides as PDF.