Teaching and Learning Center

Mission

The Teaching and Learning Center supports faculty collaboration, innovation and continuous improvement to attain excellence in teaching and transformational learning experiences for students and faculty.

 

Purpose

The Teaching and Learning Center serves as a resource for faculty and staff in advancement of student-centered equitable learning at San Antonio College.

 

 
 

Teaching & Learning Events


Spring 2021 SAC Faculty Friday Sessions

 

 

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DATE

Mar 5

Mar 19

Mar 26

Apr 2

Apr 9

Apr 16

Apr 23

Apr 23

 

TIME

10:03 - 11:00 AM

1:03 - 2:00 PM

1:03 - 1:33 PM

1:03 - 2:00 PM

10:03 - 11:00 AM

11:03 - 12:00 PM

10:13 - 11:00 AM

10:13 - 11:00 AM

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SAC Course Layout 2020
SAC Cares
Equity in the Classroom
Student Enrichment Center
Copyright Pt 2
What does it mean to be a Faculty Student Mentor?
Sharing to Colleagues on Canvas
Questions, Numbers & Equations in Canvas: Limits and Potential

 

 

 

Click Here for Full List View of SAC Teaching & Learning Events for this Month

 

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Alamo Colleges District Faculty Development Opportunities

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New Faculty Institute | 21st Century Skills
Join Zoom Link | New Faculty Institute Zoom Room

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Have Questions? We realize that orienting to a new position can be challenging! We are here to help, if you have any questions please contact Aurelia Rocha, Faculty Fellow San Antonio College, at arocha17@alamo.edu or 210.835.6306 or Carmen Mercédez, Director of Instructional Professional Development, at cmercedez@alamo.edu or 210.485.0748. Additionally, you can check out the offerings at the SAC Teaching & Learning Center website! Visit the Teaching and Learning Center for faculty resources and a calendar of upcoming professional development sessions.

Do you have questions about Canvas or OTC?

 

Canvas Office Hours

 

SAC IIC Zoom Room

 

Faculty Champions

 

 

Online Teaching Certification (OTC) at San Antonio College

 

 

Watch this “Get SAC Library & Tutoring Help” Link to your Course on Canvas Video

 
 

 

Online & Remote Teaching Resources

 

 

Online Teaching Certification (OTC)

 

Instructional Technology Resources

 

IIC Teaching & Learning Resources

 

 

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

 

 

SAC Teaching with Technology Repository on Canvas

 

 

Open Educational Resources

 

AlamoOPEN
ACD No-Cost Initiative

 

SAC OER
Low-Cost No-Cost Initiative

 

Find Courses with No-Cost/Low-Cost Textbooks

 

Pedagogical Professional Development Opportunities

 

ACUE Resources for Faculty

 

Equity in the Classroom

 

High Impact Practices HIPs

 

 

   

 

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 ToolkitClick Here to download the Current SAC Academic Calendar

Wellness Resources

 

 

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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
jmiller98@alamo.edu

 

 

 


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Organization and Time Management Tips

 

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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. 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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