Teaching and Learning Center

 

Mission

The mission of the San Antonio College Teaching and Learning Center is to support staff and faculty to achieve and maintain teaching excellence as professional educators committed to student success in learning.

 

Purpose

The purpose of the Teaching and Learning Center is to serve as a resource for staff and faculty to advance student-centered equitable learning at San Antonio College.

 

 

Teaching & Learning Events

   


Click Here for Full List View of Upcoming Events

 

Fall 2020 SAC Faculty Friday Sessions

 

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DATE
Oct 23
Nov 6
Nov 20

 

TIME
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
TITLE/(click for) DETAILS AND ZOOM LINK*
Digitally Designing Engaging Lectures
Sniffing out the Rotten Eggs: Effective Zooming WITHOUT Student Video
Lights! Camera! Action!
 

 

  *Pre-registration is not required for SAC Faculty Friday Sessions. Zoom links for each session is available by clicking on the title and will also be sent via email to department chairs as calendar invite closer to each event.

 

 

Alamo Colleges District Faculty Development Opportunities

 

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Registration Information

Search in AlamoTALENT by entering keywords in the search bar to register for a session and view descriptions. You can also click on My Learning and request a class using the Events Calendar. ZOOM login information will be provided upon registration. Additional sessions will be highlighted weekly.

ZOOM login information will be provided upon registration.

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Pedagogical Professional Development Opportunities

 

ACUE Resources for Faculty

 

Equity in the Classroom

 

High Impact Practices HIPs

 

 

   

Online & Remote Teaching Resources

 

 

Canvas Office Hours

Stay Tuned for details!!!

 

 

Online Teaching Certification

 

 

10 Inclusion & Equity Strategies by Stanford

 

2020 Educause Horizon ReportTM Teaching & Learning

 

5 Reasons to keep Videos off on Zooms

 

 

7 Ways to Assess Students Online & Minimize Cheating

 

ACUE's
Online Teaching Toolkit 

 

Best Practices: Online Pedagogy by Harvard

 

 

Create Videos for Canvas

 

Create PowerPoints

 

Digital Storytelling

 

 

Emojipedia :)

 

Music & Sounds

 

Quality Matters at SAC

 

 

Remote Ready Tips

 

Security & Privacy Training

 

Zoom Virtual Backgrounds

 

 

Instructional Technology Resources

 

 

   

 

Faculty Support Initiatives

 

 

ACD Faculty Development

 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

 

Faculty OER Resources

 

 

Learning Assessment

 

Learning Communities 

 

Library Common Read

 

 

Quality Enhancement Plan

 

SAC Scores

 

Workforce Ed Course Manual

 

 

News
The Ultimate Disrupter To Higher Education Isn’t Silicon Valley. It’s Faculty.  If you haven’t already noticed, college and university faculty are responsible for perhaps the single greatest disruption to hit higher education thus far: massive open online courses (MOOCs).
 

SAC Joins OpenStax Network to Provide Free and Flexible Textbook Use San Antonio College is one of 12 schools chosen to participate in the 2020-2021 OpenStax Institutional Partnership Network. As a participant in the network’s first-year program SAC will work to build and execute a strategy that will encourage greater use of free, flexible textbooks among its faculty and students.

 

How Community Colleges Are Serving the Most Vulnerable Two-year colleges worked quickly to help students get through the pandemic, pivoting to drive-through food banks and community partnerships.

 

Wise Women are Flawsome 💕Spoiler alert, no one leads a perfect life, especially now, so shift expectations and purposely reject a crisis mentality. Instead, use this time to examine your wisdom and flaws. 

 

Wondering how to accommodate remote learners into your face to face classroom this fall? Try the "Buddy"​ Protocol There are many benefits to providing a “buddy system” for remote learners.


Grading in a Pandemic (Still) Colleges adopted an array of flexible assessment policies because of COVID-19 last spring. Many are reverting to their normal practices this fall -- though the term will be anything but.



Inside HigherEd SAC News

SAC Resources 

San Antonio College Emergency PlanAlamo Colleges District Employee ResourcesEmotional Wellness Toolkit

Coping with Stress

 

 

We have had a lot of ups and downs in the last few months. Such change and uncertainty can create stress and, as a result, we may suffer more headaches, have trouble sleeping and struggle with depression. However, if you take steps to stay healthy, you’ll be better equipped to manage stress.

Try these tips for coping with stress: 

Eat well. When you eat healthy foods, you get the nutrition and energy you need to feel good physically, which can help you feel good mentally and emotionally. Get adequate sleep. When at rest, your brain helps you process new experiences and challenges. Relax through movement. Since change and stress go hand in hand, practice relaxation techniques such as meditation, yoga, progressive muscle relaxation, nature walking or other stress-reducing tactics.

Talking can help

Everyone faces life’s challenges from time to time and can use help getting through tough times. This is a reminder that the Deer Oaks Employee Assistance Program offers a wide variety of counseling, referral, and consulting services designed to help you and your family resolve work and life issues to live happier, healthier, more balanced lives. This is a free benefit offered by the Alamo Colleges District to employees, their dependents, and household members. From grief, stress, and change management, to locating child care facilities, legal assistance, and financial challenges, they have qualified professionals to help. These services are entirely confidential and can be easily accessed 24/7, offering you round-the-clock assistance.

You can reach Deer Oaks by calling 866-327-2400. There is also helpful information on their website www.deeroakseap.com
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For more information contact:
Joffre J. Miller, MAM, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
HR Partner for San Antonio College
Human Resources & Organizational Development
Alamo Colleges District
jmiller98@alamo.edu

 

 

 


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Pedagogical Trends

 

The hyperlinked article titles below will re-direct you to pages or downloadable documents wtih the most recent trends in pedagogy.

11 Top Trends in Higher Education A perspective on the higher education landscape

2020 EDUCAUSE Horizon Report™ Anticipating the future of Teaching and Learning 

 

Organization and Time Management Tips

 

The hyperlinked article titles below will re-direct you to recent articles about organization and time management.

What is the difference between organizing and time management? Organizing is the act of rearranging items that are in a disorganized, cluttered state so that everything can be retrieved quickly with less effort, maximizing both their utility and visual appeal. Time management refers to increasing both the efficiency and the effectiveness of individuals and organizations through the organization of tasks and events by using tools such as planners and computers, and techniques and processes such as goal-setting, planning and scheduling. The two activities are interrelated since disorganization normally wastes time. The major difference between organizing and time management is that, in general, organizing deals with things and time management deals with activities that have a time dimension. Both are important. Time management in any environment, electronic or otherwise, involves working both efficiently and effectively. You are working efficiently when you complete tasks in the best possible way. You are working effectively when you concentrate your efforts on the best possible tasks. What you do is considered more important than how you do it. But when you get organized and work both efficiently and effectively, you are approaching excellence. Click title for full article.

How to (Actually) Save Time When You’re Working Remotely While the widespread shift to remote work hasn’t been without its challenges, it does offer a major silver lining: For many of us, commuting has become a thing of the past. In the United States alone, eliminating the daily commute has saved workers around 89 million hours each week — equivalent to time savings of more than 44.5 million full workdays since the pandemic began! These numbers suggest that working remotely could be a deus ex machina for reclaiming one of our most precious and limited resources: time. Click title for full article.

 


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