Summer 2020: CTL Programming Opportunities

Roundtable Discussions about Hyflex Learning Modalities – Register here

Explore the ways you can create an effective and sustainable Hyflex learning environment for your students.

  • Tuesday July 7 – 11:30am – 12:30pm
  • Wednesday July 8 – 1:30pm – 2:30pm
  • Thursday July 9 – 9:30am – 10:30am
  • Friday July 10 – 11:30am – 12:30pm

CBB Course Design Experiences – Register here

The CBB Course Design Experience (CDE) is a place for faculty and instructors to start the design of a new course or rethink the design of a pre-existing course. The title of the institute suggests that participants will design a course during the 3-day or 3-week institute. However, it is more likely that participants will embrace the latest course design theories and apply them to a unit or segment of a course. Most importantly, the CDE is a learner-centered experience that allows each participant to spend time working on the elements of their courses that need the most attention while engaging in conversation with the facilitation team, fellow instructors and colleagues. Ultimately, this experience will help faculty and instructors to develop courses that promote deep learning, support academic integrity, reflect the needs of diverse learners, and enhance the academic experience for all learners.

  • 3 Day Version – Tuesday July 14, Wednesday July 15 & Thursday July 16
    • Synchronous sessions from 9-10 and 3-4 each day
    • Individual and group work support intensive experience
  • 3 Week Version – Weeks of Tuesday July 14, Tuesday July 21 & Tuesday July 28
    • Synchronous sessions from 9-10 (Tuesdays) and 3-4 (Thursdays)
    • Individual and group work throughout the week
  • 3 Day Version – Tuesday August 11, Wednesday August 12 & Thursday August 13
    • Synchronous sessions from 9-10 and 3-4 each day
    • Individual and group work support intensive experience

CTL Communities of Practice – Why Teach? – Register here

As teachers, we sometimes think together about pedagogy. What methods should we employ? How can we promote rather than hinder learning? More recently: How can we teach well in the remote context, in the midst of a pandemic? Less often do we explore together the fundamental question about our shared vocation: Why teach?  Put alternatively: What’s the point? Why bother? What vision of teaching motivates us?  In this community of practice, we will think together about these foundational questions; we will search for sustaining and stirring visions of teaching.

  • Wednesdays – July 15, 22 & 29 from 3:00-4:30pm (participants attend all three sessions to build community)

Colby-Bates-Bowdoin Communities of Practice – Register here

4 sessions, times TBD, topics determined by interest

  • July 6-19
  • July 20-Aug 2
  • Aug 3-16
  • Aug 17-30

Teaching & Learning @ Colby (TAL@C) Program Applications – Apply here

The TAL@C Fellows program immerses faculty and student teams in a series of guided conversations and workshops to encourage the successful implementation of active and inclusive strategies to enhance learning for all students.

TAL@C Faculty Fellows will receive intensive course design support from the Center for Teaching and Learning and a Learning Assistant. Each Faculty Fellow will select a student Learning Assistant to partner with them on the design and implementation of active learning strategies. Learning Assistants are not teaching assistants or tutors, instead they are pedagogical partners who will meet weekly with the professor to reflect on the course and support the development of new course materials and activities.

The CTL will pay the Learning Assistants on an hourly basis (~5-7 hours/week) for contributions to the pedagogical design and implementation of active learning strategies. Learning Assistants will also attend meetings with the CTL to debrief on their experiences and attend a Inclusive and Active Learning Seminar. Faculty Fellows are also invited to attend the seminar.

  • Faculty Fellows Applications Due: Friday August 14

Pedagogy Matters Virtual Conference – Save the Date!

  • Friday, August 21
  • Keynote Speaker & Workshop Facilitator – Sarah Cavanagh
    • Author of The Spark of Learning: Energizing the College Classroom with the Science of Emotion