Winter Read: Learning Circle on Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom by bell hooks
As we reflect on our pedagogy, our teaching philosophies, and our methods to build engaging classes that serve our diverse student population, it becomes essential to learn from many voices and consider a wide range of perspectives. Gloria Jean Watkins, under the pen name bell hooks, spent decades transgressing unwritten societal defaults of how a classroom should run and sought freedom of learning for students. This transformative collection of essays offers bite-sized wisdom and pushes educators to be the best versions of themselves. This learning circle will focus on selected essays and the connections we can make to create a transformative pedagogy that encourages all voices to be heard in the classroom.
Lauren Woolsey will be hosting a Learning Circle through TLDE during February, March, and April. Order your book now. Space is limited to 20 participants. Contact CTE@grcc.edu or Toy McNeal (firstname.lastname@example.org or 616-234-3205) to sign up and place your book order.
AI Articles & Resources
Here in TLDE, we’ve been having a lot of conversations about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and ChatGPT. We’re continuing to update this Google document with articles and resources for those interested in learning more.
Also, you’re invited to join Professor Garry Brand (Business Department) and Ian Matthews (Instructional Designer-TLDE), who will be facilitating a statewide Educational Technology Organization of Michigan (ETOM) meet-up next week. Here are the details to join the virtual meet-up:
Topic – ChatGPT
Date & Time – Wednesday, January 25, 12:00 – 12:45 pm
Zoom Link – https://zoom.us/my/etomconnect
Meeting ID – 234 661 1201
Passcode – meetup
Stay tuned in future TLDE news updates for more information about workshops on this topic. Please also let us know if you would like us to join you in a department meeting to continue this conversation!
Blackboard Ultra Base Navigation: Stay Tuned for More Details!
In the coming weeks, you will hear more about Blackboard Ultra Base Navigation, as mentioned at the recent Academic Governing Council (AGC) meeting. Stay tuned for more details via college-wide IT Notification emails. We have also organized the learning opportunities featured below.
Featured Upcoming Workshops/Events/Information:
- Assessment of Student Learning Training, Monday, January 23, 2 – 3 p.m., In-person
- Introducing Blackboard Ultra Base Navigation – Friday, February 24, 10 – 11 a.m. – and Tuesday, February 28, 2 to 3 p.m., Virtual
- Understanding Blackboard Ultra Base Navigation – Tuesday, March 21, 10 – 11 a.m. and Wednesday, March 22, 2 to 3 p.m., Virtual
- Blackboard Ultra Base Navigation Q&A – Wednesday, April 19, 10 – 11 a.m. and Thursday, May 4, 2 to 3 p.m., Virtual
- Winter Semester TLDE Faculty Liaison Office Hours, Virtually: Tuesdays 1 – 3 p.m. (email email@example.com to request a virtual appointment).
- TLDE Office Information: The TLDE office location is RJF 373. TLDE staff are available Mondays – Fridays from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. to assist you! Please stop by the office, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 616-234-3205 and we will be happy to assist you!
Please visit CTE’s Calendar and Programming webpage for the current listing of all Winter 2023 Professional Development opportunities being offered by TLDE!