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 Upcoming 2018 Events


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16 | 10:00 - 3:00 | HLRC - 4th FLOOR


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 | 12:45 - 1:45 | GC-250

What's Your Creativity Type?

And Other Strategies for Becoming More Creative

The session will continue for PL Hub Members. All welcome to stay longer.

What’s your creativity type and how does it affect your teaching, your learning, and even your professional relationships? This hands-on session will explore the benefits of knowing your “type” while teaching methods for becoming a more creative problem solver in every aspect of your life. All welcome! Led by Dr. Katherine Boutry, Director of the Creativity Studies Lab at West, and Creativity experts Katy Foucar-Szocki (business), Regina King (health) and Tom Gannon

(early childhood education). 


TUESDAY, MAY 22 | 3:30 - 4:30 | SSB 414

Just in Time and Remediation Workshop 

This session will provide an interactive introduction to Just in Time Teaching and Remediation. The purpose of this strategy is to refocus the use of class time for a more dynamic learning environment. Please join us if you’d like to explore these highly effective strategies.


TUESDAY, MAY 22 | 3:00 - 4:00 | GC 110

Culturally Responsive Teaching & Learning Workshop

In this culturally responsive instructional methodology, faculty will participate in strategies for facilitating courageous conversations on their campus around culture and equity with the goal of promoting greater student success and equity.


TUESDAY, MAY 15 | 2:00 - 3:30 | GC 230

AB705: What the Heck Is It?

On January 1, 2018, Assembly Bill 705 became effective. This bill requires community college districts to give students the best possible chance at completing transfer-level math and English within one year. In short, AB705 prevents colleges from forcing students into remedial sequences that have been proven to derail students’ educational goals. This workshop provides faculty members with an overview of why this bill came into existence along with some helpful strategies to support both students and instructors. 


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25 | 1:30 - 2:30 | SSB-414

Growth Mindset Workshop

Based on over 20 years of research, Dr. Carol Dweck and a long list of colleagues have identified fixed and growth mindsets, which are two contrasting approaches on how individuals think about, and behave in, the world. Several studies have demonstrated that successful interventions can change student mindset and improve student success. Having a growth mindset can also change how we, including students, respond to challenges, obstacles, criticism, and success of others. In this workshop, we would like to discuss and share examples how growth mindset and its strategies can be applied in the classroom or support staff’s day-to-day interactions with students.


FRIDAY, APRIL 20 | 2:30 - 3:45 | HLRC-4th Floor

Habits of Mind Workshop

Habits of Mind is a set of 16 dispositions researchers have associated with "successful" people in a range of professions. In this hands-on session, we will apply HoM to creative problem-solving and skills-building scenarios.


FRIDAY, APRIL 20 | 1:00 - 2:15 | HLRC-4th Floor

Reading Apprenticeship Workshop 

Come learn some Reading Apprenticeship techniques in this interactive session that explores metacognitive awareness of the learning process, how to teach through example rather than description, and community building in the classroom.  Our PL Hub participants will lead you through activities that demonstrate how to use Reading Apprenticeship techniques by letting you participate as your students would.



WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18 | 1:00 - 2:30 | GC 310

AB705: Student-centered Approaches for the AB705 Classroom Workshop

Attention to the Affective Domain: Saving Students from Self-Sabotage

Students often arrive in our classrooms with fear and anxiety over their ability to perform well. This self-doubt manifests in several ways: avoiding assessment, missing assignments, and skipping class altogether. Paying attention to students’ emotional needs could mitigate some of the fear-based behavior. This workshop provides faculty members with tangible tools needed to create an environment where students feel welcomed, supported, and academically challenged.