Professional Development

The TLC provides professional development opportunities for faculty, instructors and staff.

Our emphasis is on effective teaching strategies, facilitative technologies, online learning, and creating a supportive and inclusive environment.

We offer:

  • Professional development in multiple modalities
  • Compensation for part-time instructors
  • Schedule of trainings updated every semester
  • Tailored trainings for groups and individuals

Workshops on Demand allow you to form a group who are interested in a similar topic and work with the TLC to create the training you need. Some common topics are listed below, but we are happy to facilitate a training on any topic relevant to your needs. We will help identify experts in the College to conduct your training or we will do them ourselves. To set up a workshop on Demand, contact Jennifer Ferguson.

  • D2L Common Tools & Effective Use (On-Demand and Traditional Format – See Workshop Calendar)
  • Video Storage & Captioning with YuJa
  • Digital Storytelling with WeVideo
  • Master & Resource Course Development
  • WCAG Compliance (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, PDF)
  • Writing Assignment & Design | Facilitated by WRAC
  • Rubrics | Facilitated by WRAC or TLC
  • Program & Course Assessment
  • Universal Design for Learning | Facilitated by TLC or the UDL FLC
  • Flipped Classroom | Facilitated by TLC or the Flipped FLC
  • Just in Time Teaching (JiTT)
  • Camtasia
  • SoftChalk
  • Webex 

Taking a training online is a great way to get your professional development in an asynchronous environment and experience online learning from a student perspective. We strive to make any mandatory training available in this format and are willing to help you create your own online training for your departmental needs.

Some of the training is self-paced, which means that the training is open for a set duration and you can drop in at any time to work on the material at your own pace. There are still assignments to assess mastery of the material and a facilitator monitors the training to answer questions and give feedback. If training is self-paced, it will be designated as such.

Current offerings:

  • NFO Part 1 – Institutional Expectations (Self-Paced)
  • NFO Part 2 – Effective Teaching (EDU 222 Equivalent)
  • Adult Learning and Teaching (EDU 260 Equivalent)
  • Career and Technical Education in Colorado (EDU 250 Equivalent).
  • Online Basics
  • Advanced Online
  • Accessibility Training (Self-Paced)

Learning Communities are small groups of faculty (and sometimes staff) who have a common goal. These communities provide a supportive environment for faculty to engage in innovative instructional practices that improve student learning outcomes and retention.

Below is a list of our current communities. If you want to create a new community, please email the TLC for more information or fill out the Faculty Learning Community Proposal.

Title Description Contact(s)
Open Educational Resources for Art History This FLC focuses on the use of OER for art history by studying how to locate existing OER as well as creating and publishing new OER. Karen E. Danielson
Open Educational Resources for Business This FLC focuses on the use of OER for business courses by studying how to locate existing OER as well as creating and publishing new OER. Carol T. Miller
CCR 094/Studio 121 This continuing FLC focuses on creating benchmarks across 094 sections, improving student outcomes through innovation, as well as creating good partnerships with the 121 classes. Brian S. Dickson
CCTE Master Courses This FLC explores the development of master course shells, to be used in the subjects of Accounting, Computer Information Systems, and Criminal Justice. Jacob S. Webb, Jesse Brannen, Thomas H. Williams
Creative Writing   Jeffrey J. Becker
Digital StoryTelling This new FLC will explore how Digital StoryTelling can improve student writing and institutional outcomes. They will create best practices, rubrics and peer assistance to faculty who choose to use this powerful learning tool. Brian S. Dickson
English 122   Jeffrey J. Becker
Geology 111   Aaron J. Adams, Clare Marshall
Humanities, Literature, and Philosophy This FLC encourages faculty to share, develop and adopt online resources to enhance face-to-face, hybrid and online courses. Nicholas B. Morris
Paralegal   Karey L. James
Peer Review of Online Courses - PROOC Faculty from across the college will investigate, develop, and implement best practices for a peer review process of evaluating and improving online and blended courses. Jennifer Ferguson
Understanding by Design   Taddese H. Addo
Universal Design This new FLC will begin a college-wide conversation of what Universal Design will look like at CCD, how classrooms can be enhanced to offer an excellent learning environment for all students and how we can best promote the WCAG level 2 AA principles mandated by CCCS. Jennifer Maxwell