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Workshops

an opportunity for faculty to gather and discuss their teaching, counseling, or other faculty work. 

Welcome to Workshops

Connecting with our fellow faculty members to discuss our teaching and other professional work contexts, accomplishments, and challenges is a great way to improve our craft. This section of the onboarding experience will announce upcoming teaching and learning workshops (such as Teaching Talks) and will feature video archives of all such workshops. As always, if you hear about a workshop and you would like to participate virtually, please go to youtube.com/user/immersiveworlds/live to get started.

Upcoming

LTCC's Teaching Talks are campus gatherings intended to provide faculty (and all interested) an opportunity to discuss current issues in instruction, teaching, and other faculty work. Teaching Talks are intended to create dialogue, foster conversation, and provide opportunities for future innovation and collaboration. Teaching Talks are held on the LTCC campus, and are also livestreamed on YouTube and video archived for later viewing. Real Resource Reviews are focused on providing real and useable resources related to a number of practical topics. Real Resource Reviews are held only in the virtual format using Zoom.


All talks are held in E100 on the LTCC Campus, Tuesdays, 12:00 - 12:45 

Livestream available at: youtube.com/user/immersiveworlds/live

Real Resource Reviews are held virtually through Zoom and will be announced through an LTCC calendar invite. 


Friday, March 13, 2020

Canvas the Basics Prep

In-Person Training (LTCC University Center) and Virtual (Zoom)

10-4 (please contact Scott for Zoom log-in information)


Teaching Talk #15: March 17, 2020

Canvas the Basics Prep

In-Person Training (LTCC University Center) and Virtual (Zoom)

12-2 (please contact Scott for Zoom log-in information)


Real Resource Review (Web only): March Date TBA

Syllabus Webinar: Get Ready for Spring

Focus: This webinar will focus on key foundations of your syllabus. It will also stress the need to have a watertight document in terms of the policies that you include in it. The workshop will direct you to real resources that you can use for your syllabus. The workshop will be repeated prior to the start of subsequent teaching quarters (End of Winter, End of Spring, End of Summer, End of Fall).


Real Resource Review (Web only): March Date TBA

Student Behavior Webinar: Get Ready for Spring

Focus: Student behavior, especially that of a disruptive or inappropriate nature, may pose significant challenges to our classes, whether we teach F2F, DE, or in ISP. This workshop will consider our experiences with student behavior and will focus on some techniques and approaches that may help alleviate some of these challenging contexts of learning.


Teaching Talk #16: April 7, 2020

"It's the first week of Spring Quarter and I am thinking about..."

Focus: In this workshop, faculty will focus on things on their minds given the first week of classes. 


Teaching Talk #17: April 14, 2020

Student Behavior: Challenges and Opportunities

Focus: Student behavior, especially that of a disruptive or inappropriate nature, may pose significant challenges to our classes, whether we teach F2F, DE, or in ISP. This workshop will consider our experiences with student behavior and will focus on some techniques and approaches that may help alleviate some of these challenging dynamics of the classroom.


Real Resource Review (Web only): April TBA

Preparing for a Public Lecture

Focus: At some point in our careers, we will all be asked to give a public lecture. You might be giving an upcoming conference talk, or you might end up providing a volunteer lecture at a local community event. Whatever the content or context of a lecture, it is a good idea to follow a few key steps in terms of preparing for—and giving—that public talk. This Real Resource Review will focus on planning for your next public talk.


Teaching Talk #18: April 28, 2020

Classroom Writing: Challenges and Opportunities

Focus: In many LTCC disciplines, writing is a key component or class foundation. We will focus on what role writing plays in our classes, our challenges with student writing, and opportunities for collaborations such as writing across the disciplines.


Teaching Talk #19: May 5, 2020

Teaching in a Service Industry Community, Looking at Soft Skills in the Classroom and Beyond

Focus: Many LTCC students work in the local service industry. Workers in the service industry are often asked to practice what is called “emotional labor” in their interactions with customers or guests. This workshop will focus on the local service industry as an opportunity to consider our (and our students’) roles in terms of the emotional labor and soft skills sides of the classroom. 


Teaching Talk #20: May 19, 2020

Research, Professional Practice, Personal Vocations 

Focus: As a faculty member, you might conduct research, publish, practice as a professional artist or musician, or follow a vocation or side hobby that informs your identity as a person and professional. We will use this workshop to discuss how your professional or personal interests outside of the classroom are meaningful to you and how they might supplement your work as an LTCC faculty member. 


Teaching Talk #21: May 26, 2020

Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism 

Focus: No faculty member enjoys focusing on forms of cheating, plagiarism, or academic dishonesty in the classroom, but most faculty members realize that these forms of student misconduct will appear in a class or two in a given term. We will use this workshop to discuss the challenges of such forms of misconduct and consider the opportunities for teaching students to be honest and committed professionals in their class work. 


Teaching Talk #22: June 9, 2020

The Best Class I Ever Taught, The Worst Class I Ever Taught

Focus: At some point in our teachings careers, we may have the opportunity to reflect on the successes (and failures) of our teaching efforts. This workshop will ask us to honestly assess some of the best and worst moments in our classrooms. 


Teaching Talk #23: June 16, 2020

Open Topic

Focus: This workshop has an open topic. We will get together and focus on any of the key teaching and learning issues that may be on your mind. 


Teaching Talk #24: June 23, 2020

Teaching Ideas for Next Year

Focus: In this last workshop of the year, we will focus on our ideas or opportunities for next year. What are some of our goals, anticipated challenges, or forms of change that we might reflect on?


Real Resource Review (Web only): June TBA, 2020

Syllabus Webinar: Get Ready for Summer (Real Resource Review) 

Focus: This webinar will focus on key foundations of your syllabus. It will also stress the need to have a watertight document in terms of the policies that you include in it. The workshop will direct you to real resources that you can use for your syllabus. The workshop will be repeated prior to the start of subsequent teaching quarters (End of Winter, End of Spring, End of Summer, End of Fall).


Real Resource Review (Web only): June TBA, 2020

Plagiarism Webinar: Get Ready for Summer (Real Resource Review)

Focus: Plagiarism impacts nearly each and every faculty member who teaches in F2F, DE, or in ISP. This Real Resource Review will discuss what plagiarism is, how it can be detected, and the policies that should be developed to deal with this growing concern of instruction. We will also focus on LTCC resources and software related to plagiarism detection.


Real Resource Review (Web only): August TBA, 2020

Syllabus Webinar: Get Ready for Fall

Focus: This webinar will focus on key foundations of your syllabus. It will also stress the need to have a watertight document in terms of the policies that you include in it. The workshop will direct you to real resources that you can use for your syllabus. The workshop will be repeated prior to the start of subsequent teaching quarters (End of Winter, End of Spring, End of Summer, End of Fall).

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Archived

LTCC's Teaching Talks are campus gatherings intended to provide faculty (and all interested) an opportunity to discuss current issues in instruction, teaching, and other faculty work. The archives of previous talks are presented here.


Teaching Talk #1: September 17, 2019

"It's the first week of classes and I am thinking about..."

Focus: In this workshop, faculty focused on things on their minds given the first week of classes.
Video archive available at: https://youtu.be/nDDLtBFAUdM


Teaching Talk #2: September 24, 2019

Sharing a Key Concept: Public Speaking in Class

Focus: Faculty were asked to focus on a key concept that could be important across the various disciplines. One of the attendees suggested the concept of public speaking. Video archive available at: https://youtu.be/4UKnDE8Jwj0


Teaching Talk #3: October 15, 2019

Students and Empathy

Focus: Faculty are asked to be empathetic in their classes, but what about situations in which faculty over-empathize with their students. This lively conversation covered many grounds in terms of the topic of empathy and students.
Video archive available at: https://youtu.be/PXb2KRdcCko


Teaching Talk #4: October 29, 2019

Nurturing and Its Limits

Focus: Related to Teaching Talk #3 and the focus on empathy, the faculty who gathered for this teaching talk discussed how nurturing might play a role in the classroom setting. Limits to nurturing were also considered.
Video archive available at: https://youtu.be/ZJy1hAyCw3c


Teaching Talk #5: November 5, 2019

Cultural Trends & Teaching

Focus: Cultural trends may have an impact on the classroom. For the faculty in this workshop, it was important to focus on key trends that impact the classroom. One of the major issues was the shift towards mobile and social media. Challenges, and opportunities, of teaching in the world of social media were considered.
Video archive available at: https://youtu.be/ziP1rW4X0js


Teaching Talk #6: November 12, 2019

Students, Passion and Emotions

Focus: One of the great values of teaching involves the emotional import of faculty (and students) in the classroom setting. Conversations about many emotions—including student frustration with challenging classes—were shared among the faculty in the workshop. Video archive available at: https://youtu.be/ZknEtmHiPvk


Real Resource Review: November 22, 2019

The Syllabus: Get Ready for Winter

Focus: This webinar focused on key foundations of the syllabus. It also stressed the need to have a watertight document in terms of the policies that one includes in it. The workshop directed faculty to real resources that can be used for syllabi. The workshop will be repeated prior to the start of subsequent teaching quarters (end of Winter, End of Spring, End of Summer, End of Fall).

Video archive available at: https://youtu.be/q-NQHioiZp0 

Resource archive: https://ltccteachingandlearning.com/syllabus


Teaching Talk #7: January 7, 2020

"It's the first week of Winter Quarter and I am thinking about..."

Focus: In this workshop, faculty focused on things on their minds given the first week of classes.
Video archive available at: https://youtu.be/TFa-h0J_q3E


Teaching Talk #8: January 21, 2020

Favorite Effective Teaching Methods

Focus: In this workshop, faculty will share their experiences with some of their most (and least) effective teaching/pedagogical methods and approaches.

Video archive available at: https://youtu.be/Sww_r1Pp1A0


Teaching Talk #9: January 28, 2020

Something that I want to talk about in terms of teaching, but I feel that I can’t is...

Focus: We often talk about teaching, but sometimes we feel afraid to talk about some of the negative or challenging aspects of teaching. This workshop will offer an opportunity to talk about some of the challenges of teaching that we rarely reflect on. In reference to this focus, here is an interesting blog post on stress in education. It could be a good conversation starter. 

Video: unavailable


Teaching Talk #10: February 4, 2020

Teaching in the Age of Mobile and Social Media

Focus: More and more, our teaching has been impacted by mobile and social media. Whether phones in the classroom or aspects of DE learning, we are likely aware of challenges associated with these forms of technology. We will use this talk to discuss both the challenges and opportunities related to this new face of teaching. Here is one resource on the topic. Also, see the handouts at the bottom of the page for this week's pdf handout.

Video archive available at: https://youtu.be/4ASuMp8eXa8


Teaching Talk #11: February 11, 2020

Differences Between (and Parallels of) F2F, DE, and ISP Instruction

Focus: LTCC faculty teach in three modalities—F2F, DE, and ISP. While all forms of teaching share in common some key foundations, we discover that each of the three teaching modalities offers its own challenges and opportunities. This workshop will focus on the dynamics of F2F, DE, and ISP instruction. See handout below.

Video archive available at: https://youtu.be/L8okpAsvZS0


Teaching Talk #12: Offered as a video. 

Integrating the Classroom with Student Services

Focus: Since the College has moved towards a Guided Pathways framework, more and more focus has been placed on the value of connecting instruction, counseling, library services, and student services and campus offerings together. Today’s workshop will focus on the integration of the classroom with student and other services on campus.

Video archive available at: https://youtu.be/SDghuHJJdLU


Teaching Talk #13:  March 3, 2020

Guided Pathways and Its Impact on the Classroom

Focus: LTCC has moved towards a Guided Pathways framework. This new way of thinking about instruction, student services, and the student experience offers many possibilities for the transformation of the College. We will focus on how Guided Pathways will impact the classroom and how we teach or practice other faculty duties. See handout below.

Video archive available at: https://youtu.be/uC5CWGphoAk


Teaching Talk #14: March 10, 2020, 11:00 – 12:00

Students with Disabilities 

Focus: Students with Disabilities – Software (GLEAN), Notetaking, and Effective Approaches, with Kellie Greiner and Treva Thomas

Video archive available at: https://youtu.be/f6cezFo_Qg4


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