CTE Faculty Workshops

Past Workshops

If you missed our fall workshops we have provided more information.


The Power Of Our Stories

Guest Speaker, Dr. Raquel Ortiz
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Dr. Raquel M. Ortiz will speak about her documentary Memories on the Wall (2013) and picture book SOFI AND THE MAGIC, MUSICAL MURAL / SOFI Y EL MÁGICO MURAL MUSICAL (Arte Público Press, 2015). Both are CA educational materials that celebrate and promote storytelling, oral histories, bilingualism, advocacy, and community building. Dr. Ortiz will give an analysis of how stories shape and define how we see ourselves and others and how through writing, sharing, and celebrating our stories we have the power to do extraordinary things and make change happen.


Making the Most of Our Comments on Student Essays

Facilitator: Dr. Karen Sisk, Arts and Humanities

Wednesday, September 20

Based on the work of Nancy Sommers, we will explore the best commenting practices for both our students’ learning and for managing our paper loads. We will also look at how to use Canvas to do so.

Power Point Presentation from the Workshop

Summary and Critique Rubric

Summary Assignment

Trends and Patterns Literacy Narrative

Workshop Handout


Flipped Classrooms

Presenter: Chris Sheetz, Professor, Library and eLearning; Kati Dobeck, Associate Professor, Science and Math; Adam Miller, Professor, Science and Math; Vince Granito, Professor, Social Sciences and Human Services

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Join us as these professors share their knowledge of and experience with flipping the classroom. What are they? What are the advantages of flipping your classroom? What are the disadvantages of flipping your classroom? How can a flipped classroom impact student learning? How can you start flipping your classroom?


Persistence, Patience and the Pulitzer

Open to the Campus Community

Presenter: Jim Sheeler, Journalism Professor at Case Western Reserve University

Monday, April 3, 2017

Jim Sheeler will speak on the importance of “Persistence and Patience,” the traits that led to his Pulitzer winning newspaper stories. They capture the lives of fallen Marines and their families. Sheeler is the author of the best seller, “The Final Salute,” among other non-fiction books.

The Jim Sheeler Event Flyer


To Fill the Gap Between Teaching and Research

Presenter: Young Ko, Associate Professor, Arts and Humanities

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 

This presentation discusses a discrepancy between teaching and research and explores how to write a textbook for their balance and integration. In particular, teaching RELG 181 (Introduction to World Religions) will be examined to create its textbook with several research projects on religious studies. In an attempt to connect my research presentations at the American Academy of Religion to the classroom teaching, I will share my story of writing a world religion textbook, which includes the contemporary issues of religious diversity and interfaith dialogue.

PowerPoint Presentation from the Workshop


CTE Grant Workshop

Presenters: Karin Hooks and Jewon Woo, CTE Co-Chairs

October 12, 2016

This workshop introduces how to apply for CTE grants.

PowerPoint Presentation from the Workshop


From Clickers to Camtasia: Increasing Student Interaction and Retention with Video Quizzes In Online Statistics

Presenters: Kati Dobeck, Associate Professor, Science and Math and Tammy Macek, Instructional Designer, eLearning

October 5, 2016

In this workshop, Kati and Tammy will present their collaborative process for converting Turning Point “Clicker” assessment questions for on-campus Statistics classes to interactive
video quizzes for online Statistics classes in Canvas. Kati will discuss this active learning approach developed during and following her sabbatical project, Redesigning an Introductory
Statistics Course. She will present data over the past 5 years that shows improved student interaction and retention in on-campus and online sections. Tammy will demonstrate the process of developing Interactive video quizzes in Camtasia Studio that are graded assignments in Canvas. Both Kati and Tammy will discuss what they have learned during this process of developing, implementing and disseminating interactive video content.

PowerPoint Presentation from the Workshop


Improving Student Success For Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Presenters: Andrea Graves, Psychology Instructor, Accessibility Services – Learning Specialist

September 21, 2016

Today more students with some level of autism are in college courses. They can present as academically competent and yet some of the transitional and social challenges can prove to impact the overall student outcome. At times this can create challenges in the classroom for the instructor and for classmates who see some behaviors as distracting. This session looks at current information about autism spectrum disorder, learning differences and other challenges for students with autism. There will be strategies for helping students with ASD succeed, classroom management tips and a round table discussion with time set aside for Q&A. Andrea has worked with students with ASD through the Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism and holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology.

PowerPoint Presentation from the Workshop


Students With Disabilities In The Classroom

Presenters: Accessibility Services Team, Learning Specialists, Jody Haserodt and Kelly Gruscinski

September 22, 2016

Accessibility Services collaborates with students, faculty, staff and LCCC departments to provide assistance to students with disabilities—together we can empower students, helping students make the most of their educational opportunities and potential. This workshop will look at autism, anxiety/psych, PTSD, sensory, learning differences and ADHD/executive function. We will examine some common provisions that can help our students.

PowerPoint Presentation from the Workshop


Can You Trust Social Media?

Presenter: Cliff Anthony, Associate Professor, Arts and Humanities

September 14, 2016

The Good and the Ugly About the Social Media.