CTL: Center for Teaching and Learning

Upcoming Events and Calendar At the TLC unless otherwise noted

Spring 2019

  • Book club: The Spark of Learning
  • Events with an asterisk (*) are at the CTL. 
  • If you have events that you would like added to the calendar, please email Rachel.
  • Adaptive equipment, and connection by Zoom for events at the CTL is available by request.

Discussion groups

Research and Scholarly Writing Group (contact Marlowe Daly-Galeano)

noon to 1:00 or 1:30 to 2:30, with quiet work time from 1:00 – 1:30 pm, on the following Thursdays: 1/24, 2/14, 2/28, 3/21, and 4/18

New Faculty (contact Amanda Van Lanen or Rachel Jameton) noon on the following Fridays: 2/22 and 4/12
Book Club (contact Angela Wartel) noon on the following Wednesdays: 2/13, 3/20, and 4/24
 Inclusive Practices (contact Marlowe Daly-Galeano or Amy Canfield)  1:30 - 2:30 pm 1/29



January 25

noon - 1 pm

Teaching and learning with first generation and rural students  

As you probably know, the majority of students at LCSC are first generation college students. This interactive workshop will offer a greater sense of understanding of first generation and rural college students' experiences, needs and challenges. Practical strategies for better teaching and supporting our students will be highlighted. Facilitated by Traci Birdsell and Rachel Jameton.

 Monday, January 28, 2019, 12:00 pm 


 Successful Practices for Supporting Faculty-Led Assessment NWCCU Standard 4.A.3 states “faculty with teaching responsibilities are responsible for evaluating student achievement of clearly identified learning outcomes”.  That said, it is often staff members and non-faculty administrators connected with institutional accreditation who are charged with assuring the assessment of student learning is occurring. This webinar will explore several approaches to supporting faculty-led assessment, including:

  • acting as a steward of assessment processes
  • creating regular spaces for peer-to-peer conversations
  • supporting the mapping of discipline level assessment processes to university level processes
  • facilitating peer review of assessment practices


February 7

noon - 1 pm

Beth Buyserie Language, Knowledge and Power (Kerensa Allison)


In this interactive workshop, participants will define and discuss the connections between language, knowledge, power, and pedagogy.  Through collaborative dialogue, participants will identify and build on pre-existing knowledge, critically reflect on current practices, and identify specific approaches for further integrating language and power into the curriculum.  Participants are encouraged to bring their teaching or program materials with them to this session.

Beth Buyserie is the Interim Director of Composition at Washington State University. She earned her Ph.D. in Cultural Studies and Social Thought in Education from WSU. She regularly conducts professional development workshops on approaches to teaching language, knowledge, and power.


Monday, February 25, 2019

noon - 1:30 pm

Experiences with race and racism: teachers and teacher trainees with a migratory background (IPC) (guest speaker joining by Zoom: Karim Fereidooni. Leif Hoffmann facilitating)- impacts on student learning, the classroom environment and diversity 

Friday, February 22 

noon - 1 pm

New Faculty Workshop: Tenure and Promotion – What First Year Faculty Need to Know

It is never too early to start thinking about tenure and promotion. In this session, you will meet with past members of STPRC and SPRC to discuss tips for documenting teaching, advising, service, and professional development activities.

March 7

noon - 1:15

Student engagement online (Jenny Scott)


Inclusive Practices final reflection

 April 3

noon - 1 pm


Online Teaching Strategies (Angela and Julie)

April 11


Growth Mindset Workshop



6 Apps in 60 Minutes with Carrie Kyser: Fun new apps for our new LMS

Friday, April 12 

noon - 1 pm

New Faculty Workshop: Reflection

New faculty will meet for an end of year wrap-up session to discuss perceptions of the first year at LCSC and look for forward to the next year. With Brian Smentokowski.



Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (Brian Smentkowski)

TBD Introduction to Service Learning (Susan Steele)
TBD Field Experience (Mike Edgehouse)
TBD Online teaching strategies (Angela Wartel and Julie Magelky)

 Fall 2019

TBD Effective Strategies for Student Groups (Jill Thomas-Jorgenson)


Coming soon

 TBD  Regularly occuring (and always available by request)
  • Design Charrettes for problem solving in online classes with Carrie  
  • Authentic Learning - Ayo, Nina
  • Synthesis - Barbara
  • Reflection with Michelle and Ella-Mae
  • Plagiarism Prevention
  • Community Building
  • Hidden curriculum 
  • Crisis training
  • Crumping
  • Teaching and Learning with International Students 
  • How to distinguish between real and fake news - Johanna Bjork
  • Snagit and microlectures with Carrie Kyser and Angela Meek
  • Designing garden-based experiential learning activities and co-teaching activities
  • Guided Inquiry Workshop Design Group 
  • Course Design
    • overview
    • outcomes
    • active learning
    • assessment (classroom assessment techniques)
  • Introduction to Observation
  • How We Connect Learning to Life, Big and Small
  • Gaming - Angela Wartel
  • Providing useful feedback to students/effective and efficient Grading - Rachel

note: An asterisk in front of a name indicates that the event organizer is not the CTL. Please contact organizers of asterisked events directly if you have questions. All other events have been organized by the CTL and inquiries can be directed to tlc@lcsc.edu.