Fall leaves on trees.

Fall is upon us

Inspire Learning with the CTLOk, truthfully, as a native New Englander, I always struggle with Fall semester beginning when it is over 100 degrees every day but alas, here we are, pouring the chlorine into the pool to keep it from greening over in our absence and moving the sun block back into the cabinet while pulling out our academic bags that have been collecting dust in our offices since May.

While many of us have been here throughout the summer, the pace is most definitely slower. For those of you who unplugged – kudos – and welcome back. Next week we will find the college transform as our students return- bringing with them a new energy, new aspirations for the semester, and new hopes for their future. While you are busy prepping for your new sections for the semester, redesigning your Canvas classrooms, rethinking some of your activities, redrafting your syllabi, and reassessing your grading, allow us to help should you run into any road blocks- be it technical or mental.

We look forward to working with you this academic year as you teach and inspire so many students and welcome the opportunity to hear about your new ideas for your teaching. We have many opportunities this semester to engage in some learning opportunities around college initiatives such as zero cost textbooks, HSI in the classroom, flipped learning, hybrid, online, new technologies, assessment both formative and summative, and so much more. We look forward to working with you to help your students learn and engage in your course content for greater student success. Here are a few opportunities for this week alone…although also a note, we have two Saturdays this semester we are offering pd experiences in case you find the weeks too busy to spend some time here.  CTL calendar of events

Wednesday August 16

  • 9:00 Canvas: What’s New Since May
  • 10:00 Exploring the Canvas Community
  • 1:00 Google in Canvas
  • 2:00 Canvas: Rubrics & Outcomes
  • 3:00 Canvas: Syllabus & Assignments

Thursday August 17

  • 9:00-11:00 Assessment for Learning
  • 12:30-2:30 Course Alignment: From Learning Outcomes to Assessment

Friday August 18