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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Fall 2020 Workshop Offerings

Techniques for Managing the Enhanced Classroom

Sept 15- Oct 26 (Online Asynchronous)Course Code CFD 300 770Facilitator: 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.

Online Instruction and Assessment Practices

Oct 20- Dec 14 (Online Asynchronous)Course Code CFD 300 775Additional Sections: CFD 300 776 CFD 300 777Facilitator: 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.

The workshops below will be paired with the Magna 20-Minute Mentor Videos of the same title. Participants are asked to watch the short video in advance of each workshop. The workshops will guide faculty through discussion and exercises for putting the 20-Minute Mentor Video’s concepts into practice.

Faculty are encouraged to attend any and all session. Instructions on how to access Magna 20-Minute Mentor Video resources via ECC’s account can be found on Teaching Resources page of the CETL site.

Beyond the Discussion Board, How Can I Engage Students Online?

W Sept 23, 2020 9:00- 10:00am (CFD 403 300) ORF Sept 25, 2020 2:00- 3:00pm (CFD 403 301)Zoom Join information will be sent to those registered prior to the session.
Learn how to overcome common challenges of online discussion boards. Additionally, we’ll examine other options for engagement in your in online (and face-to-face) courses.

How Can I Enhance the Impact of Feedback in Online Learning?

W Oct 7, 2020 9:00- 10:00am (CFD 404 301) ORF Oct 9, 2020 2:00- 3:00pm (CFD 404 302)Zoom Join information will be sent to those registered prior to the session. Feedback is a key element in the learning process. Discover multiple feedback strategies that can grab students’ attention, help them learn from their mistakes, and upgrade your online feedback, making it more specific, timely, and effective.

How Can I Implement Universal Design for Learning in the Next 20 Minutes?

W Oct 21, 2020 9:00- 10:00am (CFD 412 302) ORF Oct 23, 2020 2:00- 3:00pm (CFD 412 303)Zoom Join information will be sent to those registered prior to the session. Discover how Universal Design for Learning (UDL), a mindset and approach to instructional design, benefits all students and gives extra support to vulnerable groups.

Should I Encourage Experiential Learning During Class? How?

W Nov 11, 2020 9:00- 10:00am (CFD 408 301) ORF Nov 13, 2020 2:00- 3:00pm (CFD 408 302)Zoom Join information will be sent to those registered prior to the session. Since lecturing is not always effective for all students, we’ll consider how to add more experiential learning to your courses. This session will detail several high-impact educational practices of active learning.

How Can Grading Policy Options Influence Student Learning?

W Nov 18, 2020 9:00- 10:00am (CFD 404 303) ORF Nov 20, 2020 2:00- 3:00pm (CFD 404 304)Zoom Join information will be sent to those registered prior to the session. Learn the positive results—empowering students, motivating the, increasing their engagement, achieving better learning outcomes- that can be realized through strategic decisions you make about your grading policies.

How Do I Infuse Equity into Any Online Class?

W Dec 2, 2020 9:00- 10:00am (CFD 406 301) ORF Dec 4, 2020 3:00- 4:00pm (CFD 406 302)Zoom Join information will be sent to those registered prior to the session. Consider what equity looks like in the online classroom. This session will explore what it means to teach equitably and will identify five practices that you can incorporate into your online courses.

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.