Teaching & Learning Series

The Teaching & Learning Series focuses on proven strategies that can be implemented at the course level to create inclusive climates and engage all students in deep learning. Our goal is to provide our ELAC family with workshops on self-regulated learning, active learning, research-based principles for building inclusive communities and teaching to increase student learning, developing a first-gen mindset, recognizing student learning and success and to consider how information about who our students are and how they are performing can be used to ensure their success.

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Teaching & Learning Series Program

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Even though the Office of Professional Development's physical office is closed, many programs and services are still being offered online.

Interested in attending workshops from the comfort of your own home? Check out our adapted Teaching & Learning miniseries!

 

To access the following webinars, follow this link: https://laccd.zoom.us/my/elacpd

 

Upcoming Workshops

Friday, April 24   

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Improving Office Hour Attendance & Accessibility with Texting through Google Voice, My Personal Digital Secretary!

Most students rarely visit instructors during office hours, but introducing texting as an option can make students feel more comfortable in contacting their professors.

This workshop will discuss various twenty-first century technological aides to help facilitate student communication with professors, which especially can help those teaching online and at multiple campuses.

Presenter: Grace Chee

Zoom Link:  https://laccd.zoom.us/my/elacpd

Tuesday, April 28 

12:00 pm – 1:30pm

Community of Practice Meeting

Looking for best practices or new techniques to use in your classroom? Do you have an idea but are trying to find out how to implement it? Your colleagues can help!

Come join our Teaching & Learning Community of Practice (CoP). The CoP creates a community that supports educators in the implementation of new skills and best practices in their courses.

Facilitator: Nora Zepeda

Zoom Link:  https://laccd.zoom.us/my/elacpd

Friday, May 1st 

12:00pm – 1:30pm

Research Freestyle: Finding Your Flow and Empowering Students to Improvise Their Research Experience

Part 1 of the “Get Info LIT: Empowering Faculty to Flex Their Research Skills” Library PD Workshop Series.

When thinking of freestyle, we often think of improvised dance, off-the-cuff rapping, and intuitive creation. Research is also worthy of inventive possibilities! Develop your unique research freestyle to share with students, who may be anxious about writing and research in this AB705 era.

All are welcomed. Even if you’re unsure how research fits into your syllabus or have never used/needed library resources, come simply to experience what our students encounter when challenged for the first time with a college research assignment.

Presenter:  Erika Montenegro

Zoom Link:  https://laccd.zoom.us/my/elacpd

Thursday, May 7th 

12:00pm – 1:30pm

Scaffolding Information Literacy in the Classroom and Beyond

Part 2 of the “Get Info LIT: Empowering Faculty to Flex Their Research Skills” Library PD Workshop Series.

Across disciplines, students are expected to use information in various ways. Information literacy is the ability to know when there is a need for information and then be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and ethically and effectively use information, an important lifelong learning skill students need to cultivate while here at ELAC and beyond. In this workshop, participants will be able to identify opportunities to embed information literacy instruction in their work, whether through classroom instruction or other interactions with students.

Presenter: Cynthia Mari Orozco

Zoom Link:  https://laccd.zoom.us/my/elacpd


Thursday, May 8th 

10:30am – 12:00pm

Implementing the 6 Factors of Success

This workshop will discuss the six factors of success and the RP Group’s research on CA Community College students. Participants will discuss ways to incorporate these factors into their interactions with students, which could include partnering with Counseling and other Student Services.

The workshop will focus on how faculty members from across departments and disciplines can help students build peer, staff and faculty support networks; nurture help-seeking behavior to increase utilization of student support services; and show students that instructors care about student success by focusing on their goals both inside and outside of the classroom.

Presenters: Amber Marsden, Carmen Soto

Zoom Link:  https://laccd.zoom.us/my/elacpd


Wednesday, May 13th 

12:00pm – 1:30pm

Coffee Chat

Grab a cup of coffee or tea and come engage in thought-provoking discussions around current, social, and academic topics with your peers!

Facilitator: Nora Zepeda

Zoom Link:  https://laccd.zoom.us/my/elacpd


Thursday, May 21st 

12:00pm – 1:30pm

Research Mixtape: Hands-On Research Assignment Scaffolding

Part 3 of the “Get Info LIT: Empowering Faculty to Flex Their Research Skills” Library PD Workshop Series.

In the current generation, students cannot imagine a world without social media, the internet, computers, and attention-grabbing software, so why not infuse what they know with what they need to know? This multi-facet workshop is designed to guide educators to see social media, the internet, technology, pop culture, and many modern advances more positively.

Educators will uncover innovative ways of incorporating technology and pop culture to inspire and motivate students to become socially responsive leaders. This workshop also will provide up-to-date approaches to foster innovative learning and demonstrate, through the design of presentation itself, how such approaches can be embedded in teaching.

Presenters: Rita Suarez, Nathasha Alvarez

Zoom Link:  https://laccd.zoom.us/my/elacpd


Thursday, May 26th 

12:00pm – 1:30pm

Community of Practice Meeting

Looking for best practices or new techniques to use in your classroom? Do you have an idea but are trying to find out how to implement it? Your colleagues can help!

Come join our Teaching & Learning Community of Practice (CoP). The CoP creates a community that supports educators in the implementation of new skills and best practices in their courses.

Facilitator: Nora Zepeda

Zoom Link:  https://laccd.zoom.us/my/elacpd


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