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CTL: Center for Teaching and Learning

Upcoming Events and Calendar At the CTL unless otherwise noted

Spring 2021

Unless otherwise noted, all events are offered through zoom and are not in person. Please see the weekly email from the CTL or Facebook for zoom links. Please contact Rachel to request accomodations.

Innovation Workshops and More

Week of Jan. 11, asynchronous

Innovations: New classroom tech for spring. Check out the new classroom Meeting Owls and dual monitors (Rachel)

Friday, January 29

noon - 1 pm

Innovations:  Tools for Engagment and Assignment Choice. Podcasts, video submission, etc. (Amy Minervini and Heather Van Mullem)

Thursday Feb. 4

3 pm - 4 pm

Innovations:  Tools to Increase Student Engagement. Google Docs, Qualtrics, and Quizzes.  (Eric Stoffregen)
Wednesday Feb 17 at 3 pm  Student Advising in a Remote Environment.  Do you have questions about new features in Student Planning and Student Self-Service? Do you need a reminder or introduction to navigating the planning software? Senior Director of Academic Advising, Debra Lybyer, will provide a walk-through and leave plenty of time for your questions. The session will be recorded. This presentation is directed toward new faculty and is open for all.
Week of March 8, TBD Innovations:  Mixed Modalities and Active Learning

 Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Anti-Racism Workshops

(please see Teaching in Spring 2021 for events across campus)

February 25, 7 pm



My Joy Is The Revolution: Experiences as a Black Indigenous Storyteller in Social Movement Spaces.(Tai Simpson) An homage to a future without binaries, Tai Simpson explores storytelling to move powerfully and with intention in social movement spaces.  She is both Nimiipuu and Black, both identities informing her work as an advocate, activist, and organizer.  The rich tapestry of her history, intersectional identities, and work towards liberation are a celebration of her ancestors and a gift to her descendants.  Her story is the story of generations. 

February 26, noon - 1 pm


Faculty workshop:

Imperfect Resistance: Exploring Black Liberation & Indigenous Sovereignty on the Journey to Liberation. (Tai Simpson) Many of the systems we each move through on a daily basis are in fact tools of colonization that create binaries, division, and social constructs incredibly detrimental to community building.  Liberation is the goal of many social movement spaces to dismantle these systems, but the idea of liberation seems abstract and unattainable.  This workshop will offer tools and insight on how to participate in liberation work in our daily lives, jobs, and within our circles of influence.  These tools are based on the principles of decolonization, antiracism, and inclusion found at the intersections of Black and Indigenous experiences in the United States.  


Aprl 6

noon - 1 pm

Belonging Project


Academic Book Club/Reading Group

Here are the articles that we will reading.

February 8 at noon Are you burning out?
March 24 at noon In the Media: Causes and COVID
April 14 at noon Looking Forward: the big picture.

 Scholarly Research and Writing Group

Alternating Thursdays at noon  1/28, 2/11, 2/25, 3/11, 3/25, 4/8, 4/22

New Faculty

Teaching¬†‚Äď an introduction to different modalities and strategies for engagement and teaching excellence.

1/27 at 3 - 4 pm

1/28 noon - 1 pm

 Advising - a walk through the nuts and bolts of online advising. Wednesday Feb 17 at 3 pm
Scholarship and Professional Development - balancing scholarship and teaching, opportunities for professional development, and planning for the future. Week of March 29
Teaching part II ‚Äď a reflection on your first semester and thinking about the next one. Week of April 19



Noon  - 1 pm

1/20, 1/21,

2/10, 2/11

2/17, 2/18

4/21, 4/22



Occasional Check-ins. Each conversation is structured around the questions: ‚ÄúHow are you? What are you thinking about? What are you working on?‚ÄĚ As the semester evolves, the questions may evolve, too.

Tentative Events, not yet scheduled 

TBD Associate to Full professor jamboree
TBD OER with Harold
 TBD Hidden opportunities for Leadership at LC State: committee chairing, project leadership, leadership in the classroom, and the webs that connect us.  
TBD Writing productive job description
TBD Integrating the arts, sciences, and philosophy in a gen ed core class - Rhett

Sketchnoting - Hilary Gruehl-Laughrey

Our series on joy, meaning and creativity in the classroom continues with award winning 9th grade teacher Hilary Gruehl-Laughrey. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how sketchnoting can be used to help students engage with notetaking and think about material in news ways. Hilary will share assignments, how to make notetaking meaningful (not necessarily beautiful), and plenty of examples to get you and your students started on your sketchnoting journey.


Using NVIVO software for qualitative research - Jennifer Gardner 


Belonging Project Panel (IPC) - Amanda VanLanen

Faculty participants in the Belonging Project will share the exciting results of their work to improve students’ sense of belonging. When students feel like they belong, they are more likely to persist and succeed. Faculty will share their ideas for creating classrooms where students feel like they belong and have something to contribute.




 TBD  Regularly occuring (and always available by request)
  • Design Charrettes for problem solving in online classes with Carrie¬†¬†
  • Authentic Learning - Ayo, Nina
  • Synthesis and Critical thinking - Lloyd
  • Productive uses of cell phones - Kerensa
  • Reflection with Michelle and Ella-Mae
  • Plagiarism Prevention
  • Community Building
  • Hidden curriculum¬†
  • Crisis training
  • Crumping
  • How to distinguish between real and fake news - Johanna Bjork
  • Multicultural counseling with Manee
  • Finding Joy - Royal
  • Joy and meaning in teaching online - Jenny
  • Belonging project meeting - Amanda
  • Academic Leadership: how to build teams with students that are competitive
  • Writing Across the Curriculum - Mary
  • Managing student engagement and student expectations
  • Intergroup Dialogue - Holly
  • Idaho‚Äôs 5 tribes and the unique relationship between LCSC and the Nez Perce Nation¬†-¬†Bob¬†
  • ¬†Direction and job description writing - Jenny
  • Self-insight, reflection and direction¬†-¬†Jenny¬†
  • 6 apps in 60 minutes - Carrie
  • Considerations for an Inclusive Classroom (IPC) -¬†Julie and Spencer
  • "Creating an environment where integrity and ethics matter"
  • Snagit and microlectures with Carrie Kyser and Angela Meek
  • Designing garden-based experiential learning activities and co-teaching activities
  • Guided Inquiry Workshop Design Group¬†
  • Online engagement
  • 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.