Center for Teaching Excellence workshops this week

This week, the Center for Teaching Excellence is hosting workshops on Universal Design, captioning videos, and helping students with study strategies and time management.  We will also be holding our second Saturday with the CTE of the semester.  We hope you will join us for some or all of these sessions, if your schedule allows!  You can register and see full descriptions at www.grcc.edu/ctereg (the descriptions can be viewed by clicking the “+” next to the name).

THIS WEEK:

UDL: It’s Not (Just) About Technology: Monday, February 18 from 3:00 – 4:00 in 316 Main.

Universal Design for Learning is not just about making your Blackboard courses more accessible – it’s a way to help all students be more successful. Learn how you may already be implementing UDL in your courses and identify ways to implement UDL more effectively right away. Facilitated by Ann Alexander from the Business Department.

Finding Lost Time Through Better Learning Strategies: Thursday, February 21 from 3:30 – 4:30 in 104 Cook.
Two common problems facing students today are time-management problems and ineffective/inefficient study strategies. This session will help explain why these problems occur from a psychological perspective. This session will also offer evidence-based remedies that can be taught to students so that they can engage in active learning in an appropriate time frame. Facilitated by Sophie Rubin from the Psychology Department.

Captioning Relay Videos: Friday, February 22 from 10:00 – 11:00 in 351 Main.
This session will show you how to create new Camtasia Relay recordings with automated captions, and how to edit the captions. If you have relay recordings that you created in the past, we will also cover how to upload those to YouTube to use their automated captioning and how to edit those captions. Facilitated by Meegan Willi, Instructional Designer from Distance Learning and Instructional Technologies.

We will also be holding our second Saturday with the CTE of the semester on Saturday, February 23. Sessions will be offered on Classroom Assessment Techniques, Creating Accessible Courses, and the Office of Student Life and Conduct. Full descriptions are available at http://www.grcc.edu/SaturdayWithCTE.
All sessions are open to both full-time and adjunct faculty.

NEXT WEEK:

CTE Winter Open House.  Friday, March 1 from 11:30 – 1:30 in 308 Main.  As you ease into Spring Break, we want to celebrate a successful first half of the semester by providing FREE LUNCH!  Stop by the CTE’s new location in 308 Main for some food and conversation.  No need to RSVP, just show up!

We will also be holding open CTE Office Hours from 10:00 – 11:00 every Friday and 4:00 – 6:00 every Wednesday in 308 Main.

All sessions are open to both full-time and adjunct faculty.  You can register for all sessions at http://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.

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