Workshop Offerings

CETAL offers several workshops that focus on different teaching approaches and emerging practices. Workshops are led by faculty and administrators from across the college (and external facilitators, on occasion) and provide faculty with opportunities to learn about different teaching strategies to try out and to share their successes and challenges with one another.  

Photo by Mark Carriveau
Faculty member Lori Clark presenting at Assessment Diaries 2020

Spring 2024 Workshops & Classes 

INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY AND DISTANCE LEARNING 

Tuesday, January 23, 2024- Monday, March 4, 2024 (6 weeks Online Asynchronous)Facilitator:  Tammy Ray (Instructional Technology & Distance Learning) 

The purpose of this course is to introduce educators to developing a course blueprint, Web-design consistency, communications tools, and setting up a gradebook. A general overview of Desire2Learn (D2L) will be provided.

This course will provide educators with valuable resources and important skills needed to develop and manage an enhanced course effectively. The course is instructor-led, six-weeks long, and fully online. Thus, participants will have an opportunity to experience learning at a distance in an online environment.

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 - Monday, May 7, 2024  (8 weeks Online Asynchronous)Facilitator:  Tammy Ray (Instructional Technology & Distance Learning) 

The purpose of this course is to introduce educators to instructional design, communications tools, using group work online, creating interactive content, and deciding upon online assessment items.

This course will provide educators with valuable resources and important skills needed to develop and teach an online course effectively. The course is instructor-led, eight-weeks long, and fully-online. Thus, participants will have an opportunity to experience learning at a distance in an online environment.

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 - Monday, May 7, 2024 (8 weeks Online Asynchronous and Two In-Person Meetings)In-Person Meetings on Tuesday, March 12, 2024 3:00- 5:00pm and Tuesday, April 30, 2024 3:00- 5:00pm Facilitator:  Tammy Ray (Instructional Technology & Distance Learning) 

The purpose of this course is to introduce educators to designing a hybrid course blueprint, integrating online and face-to-face learning activities, and identifying the components of a pedagogically effective hybrid course.  This course will provide educators with valuable resources and important skills needed to develop and manage a hybrid course effectively.  

This course is instructor-led, eight-weeks long, and combines face-to-face sessions with online learning activities.  Thus, participants will have an opportunity to experience learning using a hybrid model of instruction.

FACULTY OBSERVATION AND FEEDBACK

Monday, January 22, 2024- Friday, February 2, 2024Online Asynchronous via D2L 

Better understand the observation and feedback process, from both perspectives. This online, asynchronous course outlines the processes, timelines, strategies, and expectations of the faculty observation process and feedback at ECC.  

*NOTE:  This course runs for two weeks asynchronously online via the D2L platform. Throughout the course, there are interactive checkpoints for participants to pose questions and test out ideas. Participants will have access to the D2L course on the start date listed when they register. 

Teaching Observation Forms

DESIGNING ACCESSIBLE MATERIALS


Friday, March 8, 2024 10:00- 11:00am on Zoom ORWednesday, March 13, 2024 3:00- 4:00pm on Zoom
Facilitators:  Kyle Ahlmann (Instructional Improvement and Distance Learning) and Ryan Karp (Instructional Improvement and Distance Learning) 

The concept of digital accessibility can be overwhelming and is often an afterthought in course design.  In this workshop, we will discuss how small changes can make a big impact in the development of more accessible and inclusive courses.  We will explore various examples of common barriers surrounding navigation, file types, and formatting and how each can be resolved in just a few steps.

Whether you've dipped your toes in the water or have yet to get started, this workshop is a great opportunity to start learning how and why accessibility can drastically impact student learning.


Friday, April 12, 2024 10:00- 11:00am on Zoom ORWednesday, April 17, 2024 3:00- 4:00pm on Zoom
Facilitators:  Kyle Ahlmann (Instructional Improvement and Distance Learning) and Ryan Karp (Instructional Improvement and Distance Learning)

Slide decks are popular tools that visually support presentations, lectures, or webinars.  Two of the most commonly used platforms for slide decks include Microsoft PowerPoint and Google Slides.

In order for these presentations to be accessible for all participants, it is best practice to make slide decks available and shared with each participant prior to or at at the start of a presentation.  This availability gives everyone the same opportunity to interact with the content displayed on each slide throughout the presentation.  In this workshop, we will dive into how developing content through the slide layout, checking the reading order, adding proper tiles, considering fonts and styles, and including multimedia appropriately can all promote a more accessible presentation.

LGTBQ+ SAFE ZONE TRAINING

Dates Forthcoming Facilitators:  Brian Bohr (Communication Studies) and Liddy Hope (Human Services) 

LGBTQ+ Safe Zone Training provides the opportunity to create a network of visible allies to people who identify as part of the LGBTIQA+ campus community. Safe Zone trainings provide information and resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. 

UNDOCUMENTED STUDENT SUPPORT 


Friday, April 5, 2024 9:00- 10:30am (Online via Zoom) Facilitators:  Manuel Salgado (Psychology), Vinny Cascio (TRIO), Elena Gardea (Adult Education), Elizabeth Herrera (Advising), Sean Jensen (School Partnerships), and Marlen Ruiz (Advising)    

This workshop will discuss the experience and unique challenges faced by students who are undocumented. Content will include information regarding legal, financial, and mental health concerns faced by undocumented students and what resources are available.  

Friday, April 19, 2024 9:00- 10:30am (Online via Zoom)Facilitators:  Manuel Salgado (Psychology), Vinny Cascio (TRIO), Elena Gardea (Adult Education), Elizabeth Herrera (Advising), Sean Jensen (School Partnerships), and Marlen Ruiz (Advising)    

This workshop is a continuation of the Part 1 training and provides participants the opportunity to adopt strategies to use when helping Undocumented students navigate the Higher Education system. Part 2 training will incorporate the usage of student case studies guiding participants to conceptualize the various challenges and barriers undocumented students experience, identify on-campus resources, and provide support.   

Registering for Workshops

Registration for all ECC professional development events (CETAL and HR-POD) will take place through the eTalent Learning platform. 

To register for CETAL content-workshops and the TeachECC conference

For more information, including written instructions and video tutorials, on navigating eTalent Learning, see the ECC Electronic Platforms page. 

Registering ahead of time through eTalent ensures that the course shows up on your transcript and helps for logistical preparations. 

Registration Instructions, Including Screenshots 

Faculty participating at an activity at a workshop

Receiving Lane Movement Credit for CETAL Workshops

Lane movement, as stipulated by the ECCFA contract and describd in the Faculty Development Handbook, is the process by which faculty advance in salary level, based on credentials and acquired lane movement credits.  CETAL's Content-Based Workshops are automatically pre-approved for lane movement. As defined in the Faculty Development Handbook, the number of CFD Workshop Clock Hours for the Year to be applied towards lane movement from CETAL is equal to the number of CETL workshop clock hours divided by 24. For instance, a single two-hour CETL workshop would equal 2/24 CFD Workshop Clock Hours to be applied toward lane movement. For more information, consult the Faculty Development Handbook

CETL Lane Movement Request Form

Previous Offerings

The Leading for Learning workshop series featured four hands-on sessions focusing on strategies for leading active and inclusive class lessons. Each workshop detailed research-based, practical ways to foster learning through varied teaching practices.  

CETAL’s Trauma-Informed Teaching series was intended to support faculty with skills and resources for educating students who’ve experienced or are in the middle of experiencing traumatic life events brought on by factors such as physical health, financial struggles, food and housing insecurity, mental health challenges, and immigration status, among other significant pressures our students face. 

The series included events such as a Resource Fair to drop in and learn more about the support ECC provides our students, interactive workshops on power in the classroom, de-escalation classroom tactics based on restorative justice, and providing students with both structure and choices to support their academic growth. Join any and all events.

ECC’s Teaching/Learning for Inclusivity, Diversity, and Equity (TIDE) group organized a series of short workshops focused on practical ways to foster an equitable and inclusive course, from course policies and curriculum to classroom interactions. 

The Align with Design Instructional Design workshop series featured five hands-on sessions dedicated to intentionally aligning course assignments and learning activities with outcomes and objectives that matter to your students. Each workshop focused on practical ways to design course materials and lessons to put students at the center of the learning experience.

Gathering student feedback during a course is an important way to assess student experience and forefront students in the learning process. This session focused on ways to methodically solicit and incorporate student feedback throughout a course.