Faculty Learning & Teaching

These opportunities are brought to faculty by the Center for Learning and Teaching. Their goal is to provide a place for all Champlain College's faculty to come develop as educators. The CLT team strives to provide a wide variety of workshops and transformative learning experiences through which faculty can discover tools and techniques that work best for them, making their work more efficient and more rewarding!

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Weekly Meeting from September 11 thru December 4th, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
MIC Vista Room (Participant Capacity: 20)
This faculty learning group (Cap 20 participants) will read through Robin DiAngelo's book White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism. Weekly conversations will address the ways in which systemic racism shapes our lives, the ways white people benefit from and contribute to the system, and what each of us can do to challenge, disrupt, or overcome it. Throughout, the group will concretely focus on our campus, our classrooms, and our students' experiences.

Please reach out to Rebecca Mills to inquire about space availability.

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October 2, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: MIC 219

Session Description: The workshop led by David LeoNyquist, Core Division, will introduce participants to a collection of structured conversations or "protocols" that can be used with groups of adults or college students. Participants will receive handouts for the following protocols: Save the Last Word for Me; The Final Word; Continuum Dialogue; Paseo; and Chalk Talk. Several of the listed protocols will be used during the workshop.

An invite has been sent to all Faculty, please RSVP by confirming via the Google calendar invitation.

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October 3, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: MIC Vista Room

Session Desciprtion: Conscious Creation: Establishing a Learning Environment You Want to Be In The first workshop in this series works with participants to establish clear visions and goals for what they want their learning spaces to look and feel like. Participants will learn strategies to proactively cultivate a learning environment that they look forward to teaching in and that students look forward to coming to. Each workshop will begin with a meditation and centering exercise. Participants should expect to walk away from each session with tangible tools on facilitating their own well-being and the well-being of their students.

An invite has been sent to all Faculty, please RSVP by confirming via the Google calendar invitation.

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October 7, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: MIC Vista Room

Session Description: Over the course of the last year, several faculty members and other key Champlain College stakeholders have been talking about environmental responsibility/sustainability. We are also all committed to lessening the economic strain of higher education on our students. Valerie Esposito, Christina Erickson, and Susan Adkins are hosting this workshop. We invite faculty to consider new practices and share some of their own. Some of the related topics we will explore are ways to integrate sustainability into your course related campus, community, and career opportunities modeling behaviors for our students economic, sustainability, and learning outcomes provided by embracing Open Educational Resources.


An invite has been sent to all Faculty, please RSVP by confirming via the Google calendar invitation.

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October 10, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: MIC Vista Room

Session Description: This workshop will aid in participants establishing authority and navigating learner
expectations while introducing ways to creatively re-imagine the inherent power differentials of the classroom in a way that can be incorporated as learning opportunities and side step power struggles. Each workshop will begin with a meditation and centering exercise. Participants should expect to walk away from each session with tangible tools on facilitating their own well-being and the well-being of their students.

An invite has been sent to all Faculty, please RSVP by confirming via the Google calendar invitation.

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October 17, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: MIC Vista Room

Session Description: While deliberately positioning myself as a non-expert, we will try to unpack the complexity of reading a classroom context. We will discuss the notion of the threshold as a dynamic vantage point from which to energize and explore the nuances of our relationality with students. I will share potential pointers for building a classroom culture based on openness while leaning on rigor. A light lunch will be provided by the Center for Learning and Teaching.

An invite has been sent to all Faculty, please RSVP by confirming via the Google calendar invitation.

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October 17, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: MIC Vista Room

Session Description: Minimizing Emotional Labor: What Happens in the Classroom Stays in the Classroom Educators often "take on" the emotional and mental stress of their students, in turn bringing it home with them long after their work day has ended. This not only leaves educators to give from an empty cup but in turn affects their home lives and personal relationships. This workshop will explore limiting belief systems and offer practical knowledge on how educators can "unhook" while remaining present with students. Each workshop will begin with a meditation and centering exercise. Participants should expect to walk away from each session with tangible tools on facilitating their own well-being and the well-being of their students.

An invite has been sent to all Faculty, please RSVP by confirming via the Google calendar invitation.

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October 23, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: MIC 219

Session Description: "Join us as we explore three facets of course redesign that I have implemented in my courses and now influence how I approach future courses. These are minor adjustments that can affect tremendous change in student experience without sacrificing rigor or altering learning outcomes." - Melanie Brown

An invite has been sent to all Faculty, please RSVP by confirming via the Google calendar invitation.

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October 24, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: MIC Vista Room

Session Description: Healthy Boundary Setting: How Saying "No" Allows You to Say "Yes"
Students asking for extensions? Emailing late at night? Working on the weekend? When we neglect establishing clear boundaries for ourselves, we disallow ourselves the time to refresh and renew. The clearer we become with what boundaries we need to establish for our personal well-being, the clearer we become on when and how we can offer our time and attention in ways that are both truly helpful for ourselves and the students who find their way to our classrooms. Each workshop will begin with a meditation and centering exercise. Participants should expect to walk away from each session with tangible tools on facilitating their own well-being and the well-being of their students

An invite has been sent to all Faculty, please RSVP by confirming via the Google calendar invitation.

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October 28, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: MIC 219

Session Description: In this workshop, we will use student writing samples to discuss strategies for giving feedback that matters to students. We'll dip into a little of the research on the subject and try our hand at providing guidance that gets the results we hope for. Brown bag lunch, CLT will provide beverages and dessert

An invite has been sent to all Faculty, please RSVP by confirming via the Google calendar invitation.

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October 31, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: MIC Vista Room

Session Description: The Self-Care Toolbox: Antidotes to Stress and Anxiety One moment the birds are chirping, students and colleagues are floating with the excitement of a new semester, and suddenly it's midterm and the momentum of the semester is in full swing, emails and grading are piling up, and students are showing up in our classrooms depleted and full of worry. Interested in learning how to keep the new semester feeling going throughout the entire semester? Yes, it's possible and available. Come join to learn some tools that can help. Each workshop will begin with a meditation and centering exercise. Participants should expect to walk away from each session with tangible tools on facilitating their own well-being and the well-being of their students.

An invite has been sent to all Faculty, please RSVP by confirming via the Google calendar invitation.

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November 7, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: MIC Vista Room

Session Description: Staying Centered: Navigating Triggers in the Learning Landscape Learning communities are complex and dynamic, and always in flux. As we enter into dialogue with others we often unintentionally press some buttons, and others press our own. Even the most adept facilitators can find themselves experiencing unexpected reactions in the classroom, let alone students who are just learning how to separate ideas from the people articulating them. This workshop works with recognizing our own conditioned responses to conflict, and learning how to recognize patterned responses in our students to establish dynamic learning communities where everyone has the tools they need to take care of themselves in the midst of challenging dialogues. Each workshop will begin with a meditation and centering exercise. Participants should expect to walk away from each session with tangible tools on facilitating their own well-being and the well-being of their students.

An invite has been sent to all Faculty, please RSVP by confirming via the Google calendar invitation.

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