Events offered by the Center for Teaching Excellence

Below are details on the upcoming events in the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE). You can register for all our events and see full descriptions at www.grcc.edu/ctereg (the descriptions can be viewed by clicking the “+” next to the name)

THIS WEEK:

Donuts and DLIT & Bagels and Blackboard: Wednesday, February 6 from 11:30 – 1:30 in 347 Main. Join Distance Learning and Instructional Technologies for coffee, donuts, and bagels! This is a time to ask questions, share stories, and just hang out. No registration is necessary and you can drop in anytime. More info is available at www.grcc.edu/donuts.

ADA in the Classroom: Wednesday, February 6 from 2:00 – 3:30 in 316 Main. Join us for an interactive webinar where you will learn about recent amendments and changes to the ADA related to instruction and your work with students.

Sharing Your Expertise: Creating and Facilitating a Session Through the CTE: Thursday, February 7 from 3:00 – 4:00 in 316 Main. CTE Director, Jeremy Osborn will explain the process of creating a session through the CTE and will work with participants on developing their ideas into workshops for their colleagues.

Your Teaching, Their Learning, and Technology: Friday, February 8 from 11:00 – 12:00 in 306 Main. Mursalata Muhammad, Professor of English leads this kick-off to our Friday morning Teaching With Technology Series. This introductory session to teaching with technology is just that – an introduction to how you might take your teaching style, student-learning styles, and use various technology tools to help make learning happen.

To Care and Comply: Approaching Accessibility in Online Courses (Webinar): Friday, February 8 from 1:00 – 2:30 in 316 Main. Are your online courses accessible? Join us to learn more about Portland Community College’s strategy and lessons learned in addressing accessibility for over 400 instructors’ teaching approximately 2400 sections of online classes annually.

NEXT WEEK:

What Students with Disabilities Want Faculty and Administrators to Know: Tuesday, February 12 from 12:00 – 1:30 in 351 Main. This webinar is the first in a three-part Accessibility Webinar Brown Bag Series. Bring your lunch and we will provide dessert! This panel includes online students and online alumni with different disabilities. During the first 60 minutes, each student will provide a personal introduction and then share what faculty and administrators need to know from their perspectives about accessibility, working with students with disabilities, and strategies to increase online student success. The last 20 minutes will be open to questions from attendees.

Universal Design Reading and Discussion Group: Wednesday, February 13 from 3:00 – 4:00 in 347 Main. Are you looking for a chance to simply sit with your colleagues and discuss teaching? Three times this semester, we will be holding Universal Design Discussion Groups. For each meeting, we will read 2-3 articles and come ready to discuss them. More info (including the articles we will discuss at the first meeting) is available at www.grcc.edu/udldiscussion

Word Indents, Tabs, and Styles. Oh My! Friday,February 15 from 1:00 – 2:00 in 239 Cook. Bethann Talsma from the Business Department facilitates the second Teaching With Technology Series session of the semester. This session explores how to use indents, tabs, and styles effectively to create cool and efficient Word documents that meet the needs of diverse learners. Learners are encouraged to bring a document, such as a syllabus, they would like to improve in both look and efficiency.

All sessions are open to both full-time and adjunct faculty. You can register for all sessions at www.grcc.edu/ctereg. You can also “like” us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/teachexcellence to receive the latest information on sessions, news, conferences, and other noteworthy happenings.

If you have any questions or have problems registering, contact us at teachexcellence@grcc.edu. Register now, as space in each session is limited.

Thanks, and I hope to see you in the CTE!

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