Focus on Student Learning (FOSL) Workshops

Here you'll  find details on CTL Workshops!

In an ongoing effort to support teachers and learners, the Center for Teaching and Learning heads up many vibrant pedagogical endeavors.  We are proud to offer the "Focus on Student Learning" series (FOSL). The series features monthly presentations by engaging leaders in the world of academic excellence, and mini-workshops guided by professors who have introduced helpful and innovative teaching strategies. These are useful discussions that encourage creative approaches to both old and new ideas in teaching and learning.

FOSL Workshops Fall 2014 (open to see current flyer)

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FOSL Held to Explore Learning Styles

The March 2009 FOSL focused on "Creating Lesson Plans for Every Learning Style." Presenters Michelle Baker and John Sheridan shared helpful information on discovering what kinds of learners you have in your classroom and how to best present material to them. These two websites offer questionnaires that reveal how you best learn:

EDUC. professor Becky Mercado also shared a survey she created and gives to students on the first day of class to enhance how she presents material in class, determining group work throughout the semester and to allow for variance on how papers are submitted (online or handed in hard copy). Her suvery can be found HERE.

Dealing with Students in Distress

Click HERE to view an informative Powerpoint presentation shared by Counselors Rhonda Jackson and Barbara Byers on "Dealing With Students In Distress". Contact Counseling Services at x5276 for more information on this topic.

You Can Check Out A DVD of Past FOSL Topics, or click on highlighted items to open powerpoints provided by some of our presenters!

The following past sessions are available for 4-day checkout from the Scarborough Library Reference Desk. Just ask for the “FOSL Reserve” of a specific topic or date listed below:


February 2012: Struggling with Student Engagement
January 2012: Learning Styles
November 2011: Recognizing ADHD
August 2011: Ways to Incorporate the Common Reading
March 2011: Online Discussion Boards (powerpoint)
Februray 2011: The Basics of Online Teaching
January 2011: Library Tour & Tips
November 2010: Teaching Students to Use Knowledge Responsibly (Plagiarism & TurnItIn)
October 2010: The Great Teachers Seminar
Sept. 2010: Navigating the online portfolio tool – A workshop for academic advisors
Aug. 2010: Ways to Incorporate the Common Reading
April 2010: Sakai Wikis
Sept. 2009: The Scholarship of Teaching & Learning
Aug. 2009: Ways to Incorporate the Common Reading
April 2009: New Technology Showcase
March 2009: Designing Lesson Plans for Every Learning Style
March 2009: 3rd Annual Celebration of Student Learning
Feb. 2009: Creating Capstone Courses
Oct. 2008: Engaging the Millennial Generation
Sept. 2008: Recognizing the Signs of Students in Need
Aug. 2008: Ways to Incorporate the Common Reading
March 2008: 2nd Annual Celebration of Student Learning
Nov. 2007: Team Based Teaching
Sept. 2007: Assessor Refresher workshop
Sept. 2007: Tips for Top Tests Tips for Top Tests (powerpoint)

Additional PowerPoints supplied by our presenters. Thank you!

FOSL Archives