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 virtual Teaching & Learning Series!

To sign up for any Teaching & Learning workshop, please log into your SIS account and then go to the Vision Resource Center: https://bit.ly/3l2k7MP

 

Upcoming Workshops

11 February

Thursday

12:15pm - 1:30pm

 

Creating Culturally Relevant Assignments

Students do better in classes with faculty who acknowledge student backgrounds with culturally relevant lessons, readings, and assignments. In this workshop, participants will learn to identify culturally relevant practices and develop a culturally relevant lesson or assignment.

Presenter:  Luis Orozco

Registration Link: https://bit.ly/TLCreateCulturallyAssignments

 


16 February

Tuesday

12:15pm - 1:30pm

 

Using Technology in the Classroom: Transform Your Lectures

Participants will be introduced to the features of Notability, a note-taking app, and Google Docs for the purpose of elevating their lecture presentations. Using Notability, workshop participants will explore how to present lecture topics and step-by-step problems more dynamically with animations and even how to incorporate student work samples. Participants also will learn how to use Google Docs to increase participation in their classroom, to answer multiple-choice problems, and to have students practice justifying their reasoning.

Presenter:  NaRi Baek

Registration Link: https://bit.ly/TLElacTechInClass

 


18 February

Thursday

4:00pm - 5:00pm

 

Happy Chat

Grab your favorite late afternoon beverage and join us for an informal chat on teaching, learning, best practices, and tech tools.

Presenter:  Nora Zepeda

Registration Link: http://bit.ly/TLHappyChats

 


23 February

Tuesday

4:00pm - 5:00pm

 

Community of Practice Meeting

Our CoP offers a forum to discuss and collaborate on best teaching practices. What holds the CoP together is the passion, commitment, and the collective experience of its members. We welcome all members of the ELAC community to join our CoP. Because we have a holistic approach to education, we value the voices and input of all campus constituents and friends.

Presenter:  Nora Zepeda

Registration Link: http://bit.ly/ElacCOP

 


24 February

Wednesday

12:15pm - 1:30pm

 

Growth Mindset Strategies in the STEM Classroom

Dr. Carol S. Dweck in her book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success describes growth mindset, the idea that with help and effort we can grow our basic qualities such as aptitude, interest, and temperament. In this workshop, participants will discuss research conducted on the importance of growth mindset specifically in the STEM classroom and brainstorm ideas for implementing growth mindset in STEM classes.

Presenter:  Raymond Oropeza

Registration Link: https://bit.ly/TLGrowthMindset

 


25 February

Thursday

12:15pm - 1:30pm

 

Harmony and Discord: Creating Class Community Through a Social Media Platform

Whether from students or teachers, the lack of community or bonding is a common complaint about the transition to fully online instruction. But there are options. One that is gaining traction in scholastic circles is the social media platform Discord. This platform offers students a place to build a class community, largely for themselves, in a virtual space. This workshop’s goal is to shed light on this emerging technology that will be used to create “the virtual quad” for individual classrooms. Participants will learn how to start their own account, populate a server for a class, organize that server into distinct channels, post vital class content, directly chat with students, and navigate the automated features of the platform.

Presenter:  Nick Barkawitz

Registration Link: https://bit.ly/TLHarmonyDiscord

 


9 March

Tuesday

12:15pm - 1:30pm

 

Intersex 101, and an Introduction to the LGBTQ+ Center at ELAC

This workshop offers a safe space to discuss, learn, and share about intersex people. More common than many may think, 1.7% of babies are born with sex characteristics don’t fit the typical definitions of female or male. Participants in this workshop will gain an understanding of intersex people, associated terms, and facts versus myths.

Presenter:  Lynn Wood

Registration Link: https://bit.ly/TLIntersex101

 


10 March

Wednesday

10am - 11:30am

 

OER: Keeping It Simple, Practical, and Equitable!

Are you intrigued about finding free materials for your Canvas shell as a way to make your course more equitable? Are you short on time? This workshop is designed for participants to quickly locate OER in their discipline with a targeted online search. In the process, participants will gain confidence in finding materials and transforming them into a Canvas page and assignment for their class.

Presenters:  Mandy Concoff Kronbeck, Krishana Hodgson-DeSilva, Sara Behseta, Maria Betancourt

Registration Link: https://bit.ly/TLKeepSimple

 


18 March

Thursday

12:15pm - 1:30pm

 

Student-Centered Classroom: How to Integrate the Student’s Perspective

With the new student-centered funding formula emphasizing closing achievement gaps, helping students prioritize their success, and targeting access and success for disadvantaged students, instructors must concentrate on students’ needs and helping them stay focused on their academic achievement, especially now with remote learning.  This workshop helps participants identify students' views and expectations for face-to-face and online classrooms, and to compile effective strategies to integrate the student's perspective into their curriculum and instruction.

Presenter:  Rokeya Rahman

Registration Link: https://bit.ly/TLStudentCenteredClass

 


18 March

Thursday

4:00pm - 5:00pm

 

Happy Chat

Grab your favorite late afternoon beverage and join us for an informal chat on teaching, learning, best practices, and tech tools.

Presenter:  Nora Zepeda

Registration Link: http://bit.ly/TLHappyChats

 


23 March

Tuesday

4:00pm - 5:00pm

 

Community of Practice Meeting

Our CoP offers a forum to discuss and collaborate on best teaching practices. What holds the CoP together is the passion, commitment, and the collective experience of its members. We welcome all members of the ELAC community to join our CoP. Because we have a holistic approach to education, we value the voices and input of all campus constituents and friends.

Presenter:  Nora Zepeda

Registration Link: http://bit.ly/ElacCOP

 


 

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