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Scholar/Artist-Teacher-Leader: 3 Opportunities for Digital Learning

Scholar/Artist-Teacher-Leader: 3 Opportunities for Digital Learning

I’ll admit that I don’t have a lot of bandwidth these days, but I continue to have interests, goals, and areas for growth and development. Currently, CSUCI has contracts with three organizations that provide professional learning in areas of academic life, teaching and learning, and skills/leadership. The courses, webinars, and other resources are available on-demand, […]

Re-Thinking Collaboration: Strategies for Culturally Responsive Group Work

Re-Thinking Collaboration: Strategies for Culturally Responsive Group Work

This semester, I’ve been participating in the Council for At-Risk Student Education and Professional Standards (CASEPS) training with Dr. Courtney Plotts. I’m not “new” to culturally responsive pedagogy and have taken part in CSU-wide professional development such as the “Teaching First-Generation College Students Drawing from Their Cultural Strengths” course in 2019. However, this kind of […]

On-Demand Student Workshops to the Rescue

On-Demand Student Workshops to the Rescue

Do you want to help students to improve some basic skills without using class time? WMC Flipped Workshops to the rescue! If you are like I am, you may find yourself asking every semester how to cover all of your course content plus helping your students to develop critical basic college skills like oral presentations, […]

Fall 2021: A Semester in Numbers

Fall 2021: A Semester in Numbers

The past twenty months have been breathtaking. Many may remember the highly visible role that Teaching and Learning Innovations assumed when, as a community, California State University Channel Islands moved to emergency remote—and later virtual—teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic that we are still very much dealing with today. By comparison, Fall 2021 may […]

Game Changer! OneHE: “Untethering” Excellence in Teaching & Learning

Game Changer! OneHE: “Untethering” Excellence in Teaching & Learning

If you’ve been following Teaching and Learning Innovations (TLi) for a few years, you may recall our own Dr. Jill Leafstedt and Dr. Michelle Pacansky-Brock’s innovative approach to Untethered Faculty Development. While untethering remains at the core of TLi’s philosophy what if on-demand access to untethered learning experiences developed by a cadre of teaching and […]

Introducing Digital Learning Mentors (DLMs)

Introducing Digital Learning Mentors (DLMs)

What is a Digital Learning Mentor? A DLM is a CSUCI Faculty member with extensive training and experience designing and facilitating student-centered learning that leverages digital tools. At CSUCI, TLi’s Learning Design team is thrilled to partner with six DLMs, representing a variety of disciplines and teaching experiences, to extend our team’s ability to support […]

Creating a “Fun” Zoom Learning Environment

Creating a “Fun” Zoom Learning Environment

Teaching in a virtual environment can be challenging. When logging in to teach a synchronous Zoom session, many of my students and myself, have already spent hours that day staring at the screens of digital devices. They probably do not want to spend an hour or more listening to a boring lecture. I successfully used […]

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