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Summer Teaching and Learning Institute

Register for the Summer Teaching and Learning Institute

  1. Log into your Online Center.
  2. Choose Employee Self Service, then select Professional Development Tile
  3. You will now be in the  Workshop Registration portion where you will see the table of upcoming sessions available.
    • For a description or more details on a session name, please click the blue "i" dot next to the title.
  4. Switch the tab above the workshop table to select the Training Course Type of CTE.
  5. Select the session you wish to enroll in, click Register.

Summer Teaching and Learning Institute 2021

The 2021 Summer Teaching and Learning Institute was held virtually August 4-6. Recorded sessions can be found on the CTE YouTube page.

Sessions

KeyNote: Promoting Equity 

Wednesday, August 4 - 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Presenter: Amelia Gamel, Equitable EDU

The Promoting of Equity session, which is based on the book Compassionate Teaching Unlocking the Potential of First Generation Marginalized Students, empowers educators to understand and reframe students' behaviors to promote equity and encourage retention and student success. 

Designing Rubrics 

Wednesday, August 4 - 10 a.m. to noon

Presenter: Jon Mueller, North Central College

Faculty will learn how to construct an effective rubric that can be used to assess student work on authentic forms of assessment. We will discuss different types of rubrics, as well as how to write and choose good criteria, levels of performance, and descriptors within rubrics. The workshop will be interactive so that faculty can practice and receive feedback on their work.

Lunch and Tours of the CTE

Wednesday, August 4 - 1 to 2 p.m.

Presenter: Laura Kennett, CTE

Join us for a tour of the newly renovated Center for Teaching Excellence. This opportunity will provide an informal opportunity to see colleagues, have lunch, and see the newly renovated spaces of Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall. The tour will also allow faculty to preview new technology available at teaching stations on campus as well as new faculty work areas and support offices. Space is limited.

Intro to Panopto

Wednesday, August 4 - 1 to 2:30 p.m. 

Presenter: Ian Matthews, DLIT

Panopto is replacing Knowmia, which will retire at the end of the Fall 2021 semester.

This session will allow you to become familiar with Panopto, our new campus video hosting service. It will include all of the information, tips, and tricks you will need to make a smooth transition from Knowmia to Panopto. This means we will look at the recording, editing, and creation tools available to you in Panopto, the Panopto viewing experience, and the process to integrate Panopto videos with Blackboard. There will be plenty of time for Q&A.

What Have We Learned About Virtual (synchronous) Teaching?

Wednesday, August 4 - 3 to 4 p.m.

Presenter: Bill Knapp, DLIT

This presentation will share student feedback on their experiences in the virtual (synchronous) classroom - what worked well and not so much - along with a review of current literature regarding synchronous online instructional practice.

Intro to Panopto

Thursday, August 5 - 8:30 to 9:45 a.m.

Presenter: Ian Matthews, DLIT

This session will allow you to become familiar with Panopto, our new campus video hosting service. It will include all of the information, tips, and tricks you will need to make a smooth transition from Knowmia to Panopto. This means we will look at the recording, editing, and creation tools available to you in Panopto, the Panopto viewing experience, and the process to integrate Panopto videos with Blackboard. There will be plenty of time for Q&A.

Best Practices for Designing and Grading Exams

Thursday, August 5 - 10 a.m. to noon

Presenter: Stephanie Kusano, University of Michigan

Participants will be introduced to best practices for effective, accessible, and equitable assessment. This session will allow participants to discuss their current assessment practices, specifically reflecting on the purpose, contest, and constraints that inform our decisions around assessment. We will also explore the different roles and purposes assessments can serve for courses.

Academic Advisement

Thursday, August 5 - 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Presenters: Lakisha Beck, Valerie Butterfield, Registrar's Office

This session is for faculty that advise students on program completion or for program directors or department heads that may approve substitutions and/or waivers. We will introduce Academic Advisement, the degree auditing tool within Peoplesoft.

Navigate: The New Early Alert Program

Thursday, August 5 - 3 to 4 p.m.

Presenters: David Lovell, Dan Nyhof, Eric Mullen, AATC

Wouldn't it be great if GRCC had a solution that allowed classroom faculty, academic advisors, and support staff to track student success and quickly intervene when students need help or support? And what if that system was easy to use and takes very little time to incorporate into your weekly routine?

With the recent launch of EAB Navigate, GRCC now has a technology solution that allows faculty and staff to collectively monitor student goal development, progress toward completion, and proactively intervene when students are getting off track. In this session, we will highlight this new system (in particular the new early alert tools), provide details on how to access Navigate, and gain feedback on how to continue the implementation of Navigate to support teaching and learning success at GRCC.

Ideology to Action: What is Equity?

Friday, August 6 - 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Presenter: Dr. B. Afeni McNeely Cobham, ODEI

Participants will explore ideological concepts of equity and examine the multiple ways in which equity is defined, discussed, and put into action.

Trauma-Informed Teaching and Learning

Friday, August 6 - 10 a.m. to noon

Presenter: Deb Vilmont, Child Development

The focus of this session will be to explore and brainstorm classroom-specific strategies for creating trauma-informed teaching and learning environments. Faculty will have the opportunity to assess their course expectations and interactions through the following principles:

  • Physical, Emotional, Social, and Academic safety
  • Trustworthiness and Transparency
  • Support and Connection
  • Collaboration and Mutuality
  • Empowerment, Voice, and Choice
  • Social Justice
  • Resilience, Growth, and Change

Designing and Delivering Inclusive Courses

Asynchronous Blackboard Course

Presenters: Gena Merliss, Renee Dimino, Monroe CC, SUNY

Inclusive courses require intentionality during planning and teaching. During this online experience, participants explore integrated course design to create inclusive syllabi, develop opening activities, and revise assessments centered on course learning outcomes. Participants are encouraged to bring a current syllabus, opening activity, and assessment to revise. This workshop models interactive learning in the online environment with an emphasis on practice and application.

Recordings of previous events

View recordings from our 14th Annual Summer Teaching and Learning Institute which was held last July 29-31, 2020 and access available session materials.

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