CTL Events

November 2020

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November Online Teaching Event

November 9th, 10 – 11 AM
”Making the Most of Student Evaluations,” facilitated by Jessica Tinklenberg, CTL Program Director

In this workshop, we will discuss how to best understand, learn from, and use student evaluations of teaching (aka course evaluations) in this online semester.  RSVP: https://forms.gle/gqP6sijKhKDNZ95cA

Anti-Racist Pedagogy Lectures

The CTL is committed to foregrounding the important anti-racist work being done by members of the Claremont Colleges community and encouraging all of us to develop anti-racist practices in our own classrooms.   There will be four lecture-workshops this fall (2020) semester, each focused on the intersection of anti-racist pedagogies and classroom practices in a variety of disciplines.

October 29th, 3 – 4:30 PM:

Can We Have an Anti-Racist Shakespeare? Facilitated by Dr. Ambereen Dadabhoy of Harvey Mudd College
RSVP at: https://forms.gle/vcQFfumhu7k55kHq5

November 12th, 1 – 2:30 PM
“Using the Sociology Perspective for Anti-Racism in the Classroom” facilitated by Dr. Jessica Kizer of Pitzer College
RSVP at: https://forms.gle/7FEYNRqh3347PgJy8


Django Parisinaugural James A. and Cherry A. Banks Professor of Multicultural Education and director of the Banks Center for Educational Justice at the University of Washington, will give a lecture titled “Enacting Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies in a Time of Pandemic and Uprising” on WednesdayOctober 28th at 10 AM. This event is being hosted by the University of LaVerne Center for Teaching and Learning, and we have been graciously invited to attend. Dr. Paris’ teaching and research focus on sustaining languages, literacies, and lifeways among Indigenous, Black, Latinx, Asian and Pacific Islander students. You can RSVP for this opportunity at this link, and more information will be forthcoming:  https://forms.gle/566yEDFGyx61Jj8s7

Past Events

October Online Teaching Events

October 20th from 12:15 – 1:30 PM
”To test or not to test?”
Facilitated by Dr. Mary Hatcher-Skeers, and focused on alternatives to and equitable methods for online exams.
Recording available at: https://youtu.be/S2kaosr9MBA

October 22nd from 11 AM – 12:15 PM
“Learning Through Discussion: Games and Other Techniques”
Facilitated by Dr. Kathryn Wolford (History, formerly at Scripps) and Dr. Cory Davia (Philosophy, CMC).
Recording available soon! Check Back!

October Anti-Racist Teaching Workshop

Moving From the Downstream to the Upstream: Actionable Pedagogies From an Ethnic Studies and Feminist Studies Perspective

Facilitated by Dr. Kathy Yep of Pitzer College on Wednesday, October 7th

Video available here: https://youtu.be/zimRVrAi37I

September Anti-Racist Teaching Workshop

Creating Equity Minded Classrooms

In September, we are honored to have Nick Daily, former 7Cs OBSA Assistant Dean and current Interim Dean for Equity and Inclusion at American River College,  facilitate a two-hour workshop on practices to create more inclusive and equity-minded classroom spaces.

Friday, September 25th, 2020
1-3 PM (PDT)

September Teaching And Learning Online Workshops

These workshops will be facilitated by faculty colleagues from across the 7Cs, and will focus on practices they are currently using in their online classrooms.

Community Building in Online Environments

How in the world can we help students to connect with one another (and with us?) when they’re faced with the distractions of online interfaces? This workshop will offer easy, practical methods to augment synchronous and asynchronous class meetings–no extra apps or technical training required. There will also be plenty of time for Q&A and sharing current methods of community-building in your classes.

Tuesday September 8th, 2020 @ 1 PM

Facilitated by: Michelle Decker, Scripps College

Incorporating Student-Centered Learning into Online Labs

This workshop will present for discussion various methods used to center student voices and provide students with choices in online organic chemistry labs. The big ideas and many of the specific methods will be broadly applicable to courses in any field. Topics will include determining course goals and community norms, student self-assessment, and collaborative assignments/projects.

Tuesday September 22nd, 2020 @ 10 AM

Facilitated by: Sadie Otte, Keck Science Program

Fall Pre-Semester Workshops

6 Ways to Build A More Inclusive Community Into Your Online Classes

Many faculty, especially those who have primarily taught in-person courses, are worried that the online experience this fall won’t lend itself to the kind of authentic and caring classroom communities they’ve experienced in the past.  However, there are promising practices out there that are easy to implement and have shown themselves effective at building inclusive and welcoming online classrooms. In this workshop, we will explore some of these practices, workshop ways to embed them in your courses from the very first day, and reflect on our own role in promoting antiracist, equitable, and accessible online classrooms. 

This workshop will be Tuesday, August 18th from 1 – 2 PM (PDT) via zoom.

Choosing and Using Sakai Templates

Over the summer the CTL, in collaboration with our colleagues at HMC, Scripps, and Pomona, developed four templates that can inform your course design in Sakai.  These four templates will introduce instructors to 1) a general design which could be applicable in many courses; 2) a design that utilizes the “syllabus” tool; 3) a design that primarily utilizes discussion forums; and 4) a design that uses the “lessons” tool to create a modular course.  In this short workshop, participants will be introduced to the basic features of these four templates, identify which might best meet the needs of their students and course, and learn how to get them imported into existing course shells.

This workshop will be held Thursday, August 20th from 10 – 11 AM (PDT) via zoom. Anyone using Sakai for their courses is welcomed.

RSVP at: https://forms.gle/dfKH94SaSC2zQnVRA  A zoom meeting link will be sent to those who have RSVPed 24 hrs before the event.

Online Course Design Institute

July 27-29, 2020 or August 5-7, 2020:  The three day institute walks you through the process of designing an entire course to best promote inclusive and accessible student learning no matter the learning environment this fall. Each day, synchronous sessions with the CTL will be complemented with small group breakout rooms based on discipline, learning goal, or assignment / assessment type.  Participants will also be expected to complete nightly homework toward the goal of building their course, with a total expected commitment of 4-5 hours per day over the 3 days.  Only 75 participants will be allowed per institute.

Building Community in Online Spaces

 A virtual conversation with Dr. Mellissa Eblen-Zayas, Director of the Perlman Center for Learning and Teaching at Carleton College (MN). Dr. Eblen-Zayas co-developed the highly successful CUBE summer bridge program at Carleton with Pomona’s own Janet Russell, which helped new students transition to college life through online community- building activities. The link to view this webinar is: https://youtu.be/hITkWZnefc0 

Looking for event descriptions from previous years?  Click on the Academic Year below to find them!