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Focus on Student Learning

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.  Most importantly, the topics come from you!  Each semester we use your feedback to select information you want to hear about!  Please join us this semester!

FOSL Videos (Missed a FOSL?  No Problem!  Watch it here!):

Just flip it (September 2016)

Win Win with Turnitin! (September 2016)

Wading Through Too Much Paper Grading? (November 2016)

Assisting Our International Students (January 2017)

Assisting Students in Distress (February 2017)

Different, Not Broken – Helping Students with Disabilities (March 2017)

11th Annual Celebration of Student Learning (March 2017)

Great Teachers Seminar featuring Drs. Alexander and Levitan (April 2017)

Sakai 11 Overview with Jason Dom (September 2017)

Teaching Abroad at Anahuac University in Mexico (September 2017)

Sakai 11 Lesson Builder Tool With Jason Dom (October 2017)

Sakai 11 Gradebook with Jason Dom (October 2017)

Sakai 11 Assignments With Jason Dom (October 2017)

COIL – Global Learning for All (February 2018)

ZOOM! (March 2018)

Navigating Civility Issues in the Moment (March 2018)

Generation Z – Trends and Traits of the Next Generation (September 2018)  Please note:  if you want the video of this session, please contact Laura Renninger or Shannon Holliday.

Beyond Borders:  Learn Locally how to Teach Globally (October 2018)

Gender Identity:  Greater Safer and More Inclusive Environments (November 2018)


Flipped Classroom Web Links:

Learning Styles Web Links:

VARK website
North Carolina State University Website on Learning  Styles


Navigating Civility handout
Navigating Civility Issues in the Moment
Dr. Howard-Bostic’s Great Teachers Seminar Resources
Operation College Degree – Working with Veteran Students (create your own login)
Gaming in the Classroom
Got GRIT? Teaching Perseverance & Resiliency
Unlocking Academic Accommodations
Grading Rubrics: Take the “Grrr…” Out of Grading
Teaching Troubled Students: The ASJA Law & Policy Report
Ways to recognize Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Learning By Doing: Drawing on Creativity to get Students Involved
Tips for Top Tests
Dealing with Students in Distress
Online Discussion Boards

You Can Check Out A DVD of Past FOSL Topics, or click on highlighted items to open PowerPoints provided by some of our presenters!  Past sessions (and more!) are available for 4-day checkout from the Scarborough Library. Just ask for the “FOSL Reserve” of a specific topic or date listed below. Some presenters have also provided links to their materials.

FOSL Archives