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Spring Socials!

Come join us at a social to relax and connect with your colleagues. 

Our first social of the semester will be Thursday, February 8th from 4-6 at BJ's Brewhouse. I'll get the first order of chips and dip! 

Winter WorkshopPhoto of Ms. Li and Dr. Valdez

Backward Design- From Conversion to Reimagination and Student Transformation

Winter Workshop is over, but the resources are still available! 
If you would like access to the folder with resources provided by Yuhan Li and Dr. Keisha Valdez, please email CTE to request access. 


Resources

Rachel's Recommended Reading

"You Get the Learning You Expect" by Regan A. R. Gurung on The Teaching Professor.

This is a great summary of some important concepts that can influence the way you interact with your students. I hope this article inspires some reflection on your teaching!

Blended Course Design Workbook coverThe Blended Course Design Workbook by Katheryn E Linder

This workbook is a great step-by-step guide to creating a brand new course for a Hybrid format, or for adjusting your existing course for Hybrid classes. The book is available from the CCRI Library as an ebook or physical copy from the CTE book collection. Linder's website also has digital versions of the worksheets embedded in the book and helpful extras for faculty.

Two copies of the book are available in the CTE Library Collection. Activate your ID as a library card here or at any CCRI Library Circulation Desk.

CTE News

Congratulations to the 2023 CTE Knights! 

Gold Level Knights

Elizabeth Arendt
Kevin Crawford
Justine Egan-Kunicki
Roger Hart
Heidi Henry
Katie Holcomb
Leslie Killgore
Karen Kortz
Kelly Korzeniowski
Christine Lima
Maryhelen MacInnes
Brenda McGill
Maureen Murray
Susan Neimic
Amanda Petrus
Laura Picraux
Renee Saris-Baglama
Alyson Snowe
Kristen Swithers
Amanda Vanner
Rongfang Yang

Green Level Knights

Jon Benson
Sarah Beseme Johnson
Brianna Cox
Leslie Dolan
Stephanie Dzialo
Renee Gaboury
Candace Grist
Katharine Harrison
Eileen James
Audra Lavoie
Barbara Leasher
Dina Levitre
Joyce LHeureux
Sabine Moritz
Colin Murtha
Ann Omollo
Deborah Osborne
Wendy Pelto
James Phillips
Aaron Schrank
Rebecca Shannon
Susan Sienkiewicz
Sandra Sneesby
Jason Stockford
Heather Townsend
Melanie Whitaker
Kenneth Wilkinson

Don't forget, you can fill out an Implementation Plan if you want to use anything you learn over the summer in your classes for 4 CTE Knights points. Get a jump-start on your point total for 2023-2024!


Disaggregated Data Requests

In February 2022, I (Rachel) was able to see my course data for General Psychology (a course I have taught many times here at CCRI) disaggregated by race and ethnicity. The results were surprising and difficult for me to face. Despite that, I’m very glad that I did it, and I’m looking forward to trying some new strategies in my courses to try to close the equity gaps I found.

If you’d like to check out your own course data, request a meeting here to get started.

This is a confidential process and is for your professional development only. Results are not shared with chairs, deans, or the VPAA.


The Center for Teaching Excellence is a collaborative, faculty-led community that supports continuous development and champions high-impact, equitable teaching and learning practices for our diverse student body.

We Listen and Learn
We Respond and Lead
We Recognize and Reward

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