Welcome to CT&L
We facilitate the design, delivery and ongoing improvement of high-quality student learning experiences! Whether the course is for traditional face-to-face, online, or hybrid, our focus is to provide best practice instructional design services to create student-centered learning. Staff and faculty can come to the CT&L for just-in-time training or long range professional growth planning. Students are welcome at the CT&L for technology training or help with online portions of any class experience.
Culturally Responsive Teaching September 13th, 2016
The educational landscape is increasingly becoming more diverse. To prepare our students for the ever changing pluralistic society it is imperative that faculty and staff help students acquire the knowledge and skills they need. During this lunch and learn participants will:
- Develop a diversity perspective
- Recognize their own culture, while learning to respect other cultural groups
- Develop relationships to form inclusive communities
- Create a culturally responsive teaching action plan
Keeta M. Holmes
Engaging Classroom October 11th, 2016
Learner-Centered Teaching and the Flipped Classroom Description: Learner-centered teaching engages students in the challenging and messy work of learning by giving them control over learning processes. Learn 5 steps to redesign your course that prepare students for the active classroom, help them learn to reflect on their learning, and encourage collaboration in the pursuit of deeper learning.
Teaching with students at the Center November 8th, 2016
This one-hour workshop explores teaching methods that place young people in the center of the experience. After a short discussion of the educational philosophies of Paulo Freire and KRS-ONE, participants will be guided through exercises that focus on student-based learning. Participants will be asked to reflect on their own educational experiences through group discussion and to design a student-centered class or workshop. Learning Objectives:
- Demonstrate an understanding of Paulo Freire's concept of "banking" as a critique of education through group discussion
- Demonstrate an understanding of KRS-ONE's concept of the emcee "communicating the consciousness of the audience" through group discussion
- After discussing national examples of student-centered approaches to teaching, participants will design a class that keeps students at the center