CTL: Center for Teaching and Learning

Upcoming Events and Calendar At the TLC unless otherwise noted

Spring 2018

Book club: Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning

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.


April 3

1:30-2:30 pm



April 4

1:30-2:30 pm

Inclusive Practices Reflection


April 4

noon - 1 pm

Critical Thinking: Focus on Synthesis Skills - Barbara Barnes

Many students struggle to take ideas from multiple sources and to develop and express a personal understanding of their topic. In this workshop, Barbara Barnes will facilitate an exploration of strategies for helping students synthesize information in the research process. 

April - May

*Accessibility MOOC with Marlene Zentz and Aaron Page



April 5 or

Wednesday April 11

noon - 1 pm

(whichever fits into your schedule)

Teaching and Assessment Techniques for Meaningful Learning  - Jane Finan and Amanda VanLanen 

When was the last time you took an hour to consider what you believe to be the most meaningful teaching that you do? In this workshop, you will reflect on your hopes for your students by taking the Learning Goals Inventory and then we will discuss teaching and assessment techniques for meeting your goals. Whether you are new to teaching, or an experienced practitioner, this is a great opportunity to reflect on your reasons for teaching, and your year.


Opening Tuesday, April 10 at 4 pm

*April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  Residence Life and the YWCA are inviting you to walk through, “What Were You Wearing?”, The Survivor Art Installation in the upper level of the Student Union Building at LCSC during the month of April.  We invite and encourage people to take a few minutes to come see the installation and read the information.  


There will be a reception with a brief talk from the YWCA staff on Tuesday, April 10 at 4pm in the upper level of the SUB.  All are invited.


Looking for more information? This originated at the University of Arkansas in 2013 and has grown in popularity.  Our campus organizer is Debbie Kolstad.


April 13

noon - 1 pm

Newish Faculty Discussion Circle: Reflection on the year.


April 20th

3-5 pm

SAC 122

*LCSC Social Work Program presents: What About Us Adults? Join Teri Barila, co-founder of the Community Resiliency Initiative, and Tony McGuire, Resiliency Trainer, to explore resllience strategies for adults. Register with dlswinford@lcsc.edu ($25 preregistration, $30 at the door). For more information, email Lauren Nichols at laurenn@lcsc.edu.
Tuesday  April 24th 2-4pm *Staged Reading: Isadora Del Sol a one act play by Eliana Pipes-

At the center of the story is independent graduating high school senior, Isadora Marquez.  She has applied to several colleges and much to her surprise and delight she receives acceptance letters from all them but she is not able to pursue financial aid applications because she doesn’t have an SS#.  Although her parents are excited and proud of their daughter, Isa's mother is worried that the wrong people will find out about her undocumented status and expose the family. She also knows that without financial aid the family will not be able to support her through college.  Isa’s grandmother attempts to help her grand daughter by asking Isa to join her in ceremoniously ripping up the financial aid applications as if to say there are other choices in life.  In doing this Isa realizes she wants to go to college more than anything and the play ends with Isa digging through the ripped pieces of paper to find phone numbers so she can call these colleges to see what her options might be.  As the audience we are left with Isa’s dilemma and how badly we want her to be able to pursue her dream.

contact: Nancy Lee-Painter

April 25th

noon - 1 pm

Inclusive Practices lunch and discussion

 April 26th

noon - 1 pm

Inclusive Practices lunch and discussion 

April 30

U of I

*Active Learning Symposium (RFP)

Book Club Dates and Times

Book Club SP2018  Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning

all in the CTL, noon - 1 pm

Book Club SP2018: Whistling Vivaldi (IPC)

all in the CTL, noon - 1 pm

 February 5, noon - 1 pm February 9
 February 26, noon - 1 pm March 2
 April 2, noon - 1 pm TBD (originally scheduled on April 6th, which is Faculty/Staff recognition luncheon)
April 23, noon - 1 pm  April 20

Coming soon

FA18 and TBD  Regularly occuring (and always available by request)
  • Design Charrettes for problem solving in online classes with Carrie - FA18, faculty and students 
  • Authentic Learning - Ayo, Nina
  • More cool online tools - Carrie Kyser
  • Providing useful feedback to students/effective and efficient Grading (10 tips)
  • Reflection with Michelle and Ella-Mae
  • Plagiarism Prevention
  • Community Building
  • Hidden curriculum - Rachel
  • Crisis training
  • Crumping
  • Teaching and Learning with International Students  - Sandra and Lloyd
  • How to distinguish between real and fake news - Johanna Bjork
  • Teaching and Learning with first generation students  - Brian Smentkowski 
  • Introduction to Scholarship of Teaching and Learning - Brian Smentkowski 
  • 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