Teaching and Learning Series


The Teaching and 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 and Learning Series Program

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Upcoming Workshops

Thursday, March 12 12:10pm – 1:30pm

OER: Join the Movement! - Part 1

This 2-part series provides attendees an overview of OER (open educational resources) and ZTC (zero textbook cost) so that they may consider adopting zero- or low-cost materials for their current classes to support equity and inclusion in their discipline.
Part 1 will include an overview of OER/ZTC, focusing on how these materials support learning, accessibility, and equity. The facilitators will address common myths, essential acronyms (CC-BY-NC-ND/SA), and demonstrate how to find appropriate materials from Creative Commons websites.

RSVP:  http://bit.ly/OERPart1

Friday, March 13 9:00am – 1:00pm

Addressing Race In the Classroom

Many teachers may feel tentative about discussing race in the classroom because of the often visceral responses these discussions can provoke; yet, race can be connected to some of the most common topics taught on community college campuses: bias, critical thinking, self-reflection, and so on. This workshop will provide a safe space for instructors to discuss and share innovative ways of dealing with race in the classroom, thus encouraging students to confront systemic and structural issues.

RSVP: http://bit.ly/ElacRaceClassroom

Tuesday, March 17 12:10pm – 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.

RSVP: http://bit.ly/ElacResearchFreestyle

Friday, March 20 9:00pm – 3:00pm

Building Trust & Respect for Intersectional Identities in the Classroom 

Understanding intersectional identity is critical to building equity in the classroom. Participants will engage with a student panel that will present on their challenges and successes at ELAC. These students will come from different populations including re-entry, undocumented, English as a Second Language, and student parents. Following the student panel, there will a discussion between faculty and the student speakers to provide an in-depth understanding of specific ways faculty can build trust and connection in the classroom.
The facilitators will share three sample activities that they use in their classrooms to humanize themselves and to build trust with students. Participants then will collaborate to create at least two activities to use in their own classrooms.

RSVP: http://bit.ly/ELACBuildingTrust