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

27 April


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


30 April


10am - 12pm


Towards Educational Liberation: Deconstructing Pedagogical Neutrality and the Canon

In this workshop, participants will reevaluate their pedagogical frameworks and question the effects of reproducing hegemonic thinking within their subjects. In discourse with others, participants will learn to enhance their teaching by questioning the notion of the un-biased classroom and acknowledging the benefits of co-conspiratorship towards educational liberation and centering diverse voices within their curriculum.

Presenters:  Raeanna Gleason, Luis Orozco

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

7 May


10am - 12pm


Preparing for Problematic Class Conversations & Interactions

It’s not uncommon to see language in syllabi and around campus that promotes equity and inclusion. While this language may establish a textual precedent for respect between students and faculty/ staff, at times, we are still caught unawares by hate speech arising in assignments and class discussion, without clear guidelines for how to handle such situations.

This workshop focuses on strategies for managing these interactions. Participants will share and connect through their experiences, examine examples of common problematic interactions, and collaborate on exercises for managing problematic conversations in class.

Presenters:  Giovan Alonzi, Dolores Carlos

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


11 May


12:15pm - 1:30pm


Creating Better Research Assignments

In this hands-on workshop, participants begin their journey as “faculty research ambassadors” by applying the Transparency in Learning and Teaching (TILT) framework to one or more of their research-oriented assignments. Librarians will walk participants through a sample assignment (as interpreted through the eyes of a student) and help identify relevant library resources and tools to embed in the assignment in order to increase opportunities for student success. Participants will explore library resources relevant to their discipline including: online research guides, databases, streaming videos, and Canvas research modules.

Presenters:  Rita Suarez, Nathasha Alvarez

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


19 May


10:30am - 12pm


Digital Divides & Cliffs: How the Public Library Predicted our Current Online Troubles


The lessons learned from serving the general public’s computer needs and the development of computer courses via the public library system serve as a basis to understand the tech deficiencies in our own student populations. This workshop connects current challenges in college instruction with adaptable online strategies and practices used with the general public to bridge the digital divide, which can be implemented for entire courses or specific assignments.

Presenter:  Leslie Hiatt

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


20 May


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


25 May


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