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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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: Teaching & Learning Playlist

 

Upcoming Workshops

Friday
September 9, 2022
9:00-11:00 AM

How to Use Canvas New Quizzes

New Quizzes is a quiz engine that offers extra features and functions compared to the current "Classic Quizzes. " In 2023, New Quizzes will replace the Classic Quizzes, so it is vital that faculty are ready for the upcoming switch with its wider variety of educational assessment tools and improved data collection tools. This workshop will provide an overview of New Quizzes, explain the differences between the New and Classic Quizzes, explain considerations regarding accessibility issues with New Quizzes, and provide a walkthrough on using New Quizzes. By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to create a New Quiz with a variety of exam questions and quiz settings as well as and interpret "Quiz and Item Analysis" reports.

Presenter: Alex Dejean
Registration Link: How to Use Canvas New Quizzes RSVP
Workshop Modality: Zoom

Friday
September 16, 2022
10:30AM - 12 PM

OER Part 2: Taking the Next Step!

This workshop is for those who are ready to move forward with utilizing OER in a course. Participants will learn about the 5 R Permissions of OER (Retain, Revise, Reuse, Remix, and Redistribute) and Creative Commons licensing rules and symbols. Participants also will either search for OER materials or begin adopting OER for a course. Those who wish to start adopting materials should have a Canvas shell, and an OER source that they’d like to use for the first time.

Presenter: Maria Betancourt, Mandy Concoff Kronbeck, and Krishana Hodgson-DeSilva
Registration Link: VPOER Part 2: Taking the Next Step! RS
Workshop Modality: Zoom

Tuesday
September 20, 2022
12:00pm - 1:30pm

Community of Practice Meeting

Our Community of Practice (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: Elena Tinker Diaz
Registration Link: COP September RSVP
Workshop Modality: Zoom

Wednesday
September 21, 2022
11:30 AM - 1 PM

Three Attempts to Success: Quiz Design to Facilitate Learning & Prevent Cheating

Quickie Quizzes. Comprehensive Quizzes. Fill in the blanks. This workshop will demonstrate how to vary student test-taking as a tool for students to check and assess their own learning as well as reading comprehension. Participants will explore the benefits of student learning and success with multiple attempts. In addition, participants will be encouraged to share their own challenges in preventing cheating and to explore how to create individualized quizzes, so that no two student quizzes or attempts look the same.

Presenter: Grace Chee
Registration Link: Three Attempts to Success: Quiz Design to Facilitate Learning & Prevent Cheating RSVP
Workshop Modality: Zoom

Tuesday
September 27, 2022
12:10-1:30 PM

The Self on the Page: Creative Writing in Personal Development

Through this hybrid workshop, participants will take away a better understanding of the therapeutic benefits of creative writing and learn about practical suggestions for writing techniques that can be used for personal growth and development.

Presenter: Patty Godinez, Matthew Mejia, and Lisa Vartanian
Registration Link: The Self on the Page: Creative Writing in Personal Development RSVP
Modality: Hybrid: Zoom and in-person at ELAC Monterey Park Campus

Wednesday
October 12, 2022
10 AM- 12PM

Bringing Neurodiversity to the Equity Table

Neurodiverse students, who include students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), represent an ever-growing population, especially for community colleges. It is estimated that of students with ASD who continue onto secondary education in the US, 80% attend a community college. Thus, due to our accessibility and open admission process, we often serve as a necessary gateway to transfer ane vocational opportunities for neurodiverse students, which is why it is imperative to understand the academic, mental health, and social needs of our students and bring neurodiversity to our equity discussions. In this workshop, faculty and staff will learn and engage with various strategies for supporting neurodiverse students in both the classroom and student services. Additionally, participants will leave with an understanding of the neurodiversity movement and how it compliments larger conversations about equity and asset-based approaches to education.

Presenter: Cynthia Orozco and Erika Montenegro
Registration Link: Bringing Neurodiversity to the Equity Table RSVP
Workshop Modality: Zoom

Wednesday
October 19, 2022
12:10-1:30 PM

Invention & Inclusive Innovation (i3) Skills for the 21st Century

Participants in the i3 workshop will be empowered to see students as creators, problem-solvers, innovators, and entrepreneurs. Invention and Inclusive Innovation(i3) skills will change mindsets from learning as a passive experience to an interactive, multidisciplinary experience. In addition, i3 skills present failure not as fatal, but as a FAIL: a First Attempt In Learning. Learning to fail forward and viewing failure as feedback will give students the skill sets to navigate the rapidly changing economic environment of the 21st century. Workshop participants will explore how the soft skills of collaboration, communication, and an entrepreneurial mindset fuel academic and professional success in students.

Presenter: Jennifer Alvarado, Rita Suarez
Registration Link: Invention & Inclusive Innovation (i3) Skills for the 21st Century RSVP
Workshop Modality: Zoom

Tuesday
October 25, 2022
12:00pm - 1:30pm

Community of Practice Meeting

Our Community of Practice (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: Elena Tinker Diaz
Registration Link: COP October RSVP
Modality: Zoom

Thursday
October 27, 2022
12:10-1:30 PM

Student Panel: Navigating the Student Journey and their Return to Campus

COVID has impacted students' educational journey in innumerable ways. This workshop will feature a student panel where participants can hear directly and openly about students' challenges with remote and in-person learning, obstacles to returning to campus, and overall readjustments to lives. Since the student's voice and perspective are imperative to providing proper support, this workshop also will explore how educators can be more vigilant about what resources and services could help students.

Presenter: Nancy Duran and Rokeya Rahman
Registration Link: Student Panel: Navigating the Student Journey and their Return to Campus RSVP
Workshop Modality: Zoom

Friday
November 4, 2022
10AM-11:30 AM

Reinventing My Pedagogy Through the Integration of Poetry and Music

COVID has impacted students' educational journey in innumerable ways. This workshop will feature a student panel where participants can hear directly and openly about students' challenges with remote and in-person learning, obstacles to returning to campus, and overall readjustments to lives. Since the student's voice and perspective are imperative to providing proper support, this workshop also will explore how educators can be more vigilant about what resources and services could help students.

Presenter: Dr. Joanna Flores
Registration Link: Reinventing My Pedagogy Through the Integration of Poetry and Music RSVP
Workshop Modality: Zoom

Friday
November 18, 2022
10AM -1PM

Reclaiming and Healing Ourselves after Covid-19

Since the return to campus, many students and professors have experienced a profound sense of loss and grief; yet most do not have the needed tools or strategies to cope with their feelings around Covid-19. This in-person, engaging, and interactive workshop will explore structured grieving: a tool for grounding, coping in the moment, and processing feelings of grief at a later time. This workshop will foster a greater sense of community, share information about grieving, and allow participants to make a box that can become a tool for practicing structured grieving, which can be decorated with small, personal objects.

Presenter: Dolores Carlos
Registration Link: Reclaiming and Healing Ourselves after Covid-19 RSVP
Modality: In-person, ELAC, Monterey Park Campus

Tuesday
November 29, 2022
12:00pm - 1:30pm

Community of Practice Meeting

Our Community of Practice (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: Elena Tinker Diaz
Registration Link: COP November RSVP
Modality: Zoom

Friday
December 2, 2022
10:30 AM -12 PM

Validation: Encouraging Marginalized Students in STEM

Asset-minded theories like Rendon's theory of validation help improve equitable instruction and outcomes. Building on past workshops about Community Cultural Wealth and Growth Mindset, this workshop will reintroduce faculty to asset vs deficit-minded teaching approaches and how to apply Rendon's theory of validation to STEM instruction and assessment. Participants will critically apply asset-minded thinking to teaching scenarios and learn how to better validate and empower their STEM students.

Presenter: Emily Haddad and Raymond Oropeza
Registration Link: Validation: Encouraging Marginalized Students in STEM RSVP
Workshop Modality: Zoom