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Past Workshops

If you missed our fall workshops, please find more information below:


Defining Equity & Examining Privilege: Learning How to be an Ally in order to Better Serve our Students, Co-workers, and the Community

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
3 – 4 p.m.
IL 205

LGBTQ+ 101 Training

Facilitator: Kei Graves and Sexual Orientation and Gender Equity Committee

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
2 – 3 PM
IL 114

LGBTQ+ 101  is a one-hour training that aims to increase general knowledge of the LGBTQ+ community, understanding of vocabulary, issues within higher education, and classroom best practices. The goal is to create an inclusive and welcoming student environment and classroom experience. As well to equip faculty with concrete data and strategies for working with the LGBTQ+ community. Please note, this is not a SafeZone Training.


An Introduction to Mind Mapping: How Students Can Use Mind Mapping for Class Projects and Papers

Facilitator: Karen Sisk, Arts and Humanities

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

This workshop will be an introduction to mind mapping, the theory behind mind mapping, and how our students can use it in many aspects of their lives, especially our classes.

PowerPoint from Mind Mapping


How to Update Your Course with E8 – Experiential Learning

Facilitator: Ruby Beil and Marcia Jones

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The E8 (Other) designation for Experiential Learning applies to all projects and activities that meet the National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE) guidelines, but do not meet the specific criteria for Tier I (E1 – E7) designation.  Learn how to update your course(s) with the E8 – Experiential Learning attribute.  Information about the Curriculum Council process, the Experiential Learning Documentation Form (ELDF), and examples of how to apply the NSEE guidelines to specific projects and assignments will be provided.  Bring information about the course(s) you’re interested in updating with you.  This will be a hands-on active workshop.

PowerPoint: Update Your Course with E8

Experiential Learning Documentation Form 

Experiential Learning Document 


Early Alert System

Facilitator: Dorothy Johnson, Kei Graves, and Mark Hicks

Monday, January 29, 2018

Students struggle for many different reasons. The Early Alert process is vital to the success and retention of academically and otherwise struggling students. Part of the process of Early Alert is recognizing when to send an Early Alert. Dorothy Johnson will present some of the warning signs that suggest that students are beginning to struggle. Mark Hicks will familiarize faculty with the Canvas Early Alert feature. Kei Graves will review the process of what happens when an Early Alert is received.

Early Alert System PowerPoint Presentation

Early Alert System Job Aide


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, 2017

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.

PowerPoint: Making the Most of our Comments

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.


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: To fill the gap between teaching and research


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: CTE Grant 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: From Clickers to Camtasia


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: Improving Student Success for Students with Autism


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: Students with Disabilities in the Classroom