Content-Based Workshops

Each semester, CETL 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.

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Summer 2020 Workshop Offerings (Additional Info Forthcoming)

  • Techniques for Managing the Enhanced Classroom
May 19- June 26 (Online)Course Code CFD 300 770
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.
  • Techniques for Managing the Enhanced Classroom
May 19- June 29 (Online)Course Code CFD 300 774
See description above.
  • Online Instruction and Assessment Practices
June 30- August 24 (Online)Course Code CFD 300 776
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.
  • Online Instruction and Assessment Practices
June 30- August 24 (Online)Course Code CFD 300 777
See description above.
  • Online Instruction and Assessment Practices
May 19- July 13 (Online)Course Code CFD 300 771
See description above.
  • Online Instruction and Assessment Practices
June 30- August 24 (Online)Course Code CFD 300 772
See description above.

Registering for Workshops

To register for CETL content-workshops (those that have a course code) and for Assessment Diaries, go to the accessECC Portal, and on the "Self-Service Menu" box, select "Continuing Ed Registration" -> "Continuing Ed Registration" -> "Register and Pay for Continuing Education Classes." In the "Course Code Number" box, enter the specific course code provided in the semester CETL booklet or search "CFD" to bring up all courses. Select the workshops you'd like to register for and click "Submit." From there, follow the commands to finish registering. All courses are free of charge.

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

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Submitting a Workshop Topic

To suggest a topic for a workshop, contact Tyler Roeger at troeger@elgin.edu or (847) 214-7696. There is also a CETL Workshop Proposal Form (fillable PDF version or Word version) that can be used to provide more detail or to request that an already-planned workshop or series of workshops receive lane credit through CETL.

Receiving Lane Movement Credit for CETL 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. CETL'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 CETL 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.