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This year, the CTL will be offering month-long online workshops covering a range of topics (see below). These workshops allow participants to access the materials from home and on their own schedule. Readings, resources, and assignments for reflection will be a large component. Participants will exchange ideas and feedback with one another and will be invited to come together for discussion and reflection. 

Additionally, the CTL provides support through a Faculty in Residence program. Throughout the year, a few faculty are selected to showcase their skills and talents in order to help other develop best practices in instruction and student support. 

This year, I would like to welcome Angela Dorsey (Advising Faculty) and Christie Fierro (Communications Faculty) to the Center. Beginning in Oct, Christie will be educating and inspiring us all with talks on Open Education Resources and Open Pedagogy. During Winter, Angela will be working with faculty to identify and develop student support workshops, webinars, and video tutorials.

Upcoming Events & Workshops


Surviving at OC

This workshop is a self-paced workshop, introducing new adjunct faculty to the “must know” information to survive your first week of teaching at Olympic College. Topics include: classroom technology, important syllabus statements, and where to go for help. 

To enroll follow this link:



Open Education Resources (OER)

Online Workshop: This workshop will explore the benefits and challenges of OER and teach participants how to find and credit open course content and resources that they incorporate into their classes. Fulltime faculty will receive 1 PDU for completion of this workshop.

To enroll follow this link:


Other OER Events:
For those unable to participate in the month long online workshop, there will be a variety of standalone events that you are invited to participate in. See below for the upcoming list of events.

Oct 7: Lunch & Learn – Open Educational Resources


Tues, Oct 7, 12:30pm, HSS 218


This informal lunch conversation will provide an overview of open educational resources, the purpose, benefits, and challenges. This is a great opportunity to determine if the online workshop would be a worthy exploration and to provide a general overview of this new and exciting movement in education.


Oct 8: Open Course Design and Development (Webinar)


Wed, Oct 8, 10:00 am Pacific (1:00 pm EST)

Join the community college consortium for open educational resources (CCCOER) for a free, open webinar featuring emerging open course design and development models from colleges and organization supporting faculty adoption of open educational resources. Speakers will share their course design process, student outcomes, and ongoing challenges.

For more info and to login to the webinar, click HERE.


Oct 14: Candid Conversation About OER

Tues, Oct 14, 12:30pm, HSS 347

Sometimes we just need to talk candidly about the successes and failures that we’ve encountered. This conversation will allow participants to talk openly and honestly about their experience looking for, adopting, and creating open educational resources. We hope to have a variety of participants (librarians and bookstore staff, I’m shining a spotlight on you!) in order to hear a variety of opinions and thoughts about how OER is changing the academic landscape.


Oct 23: OER – A Conversation With Christie Fierro, Faculty in Residence

Thurs, Oct 23, 1:30pm, HSS 213

Join the Center for Teaching & Learning’s Faculty in Residence, Christie Fierro, to learn about the benefits and rewards of using Open Education Resources. Christie will share her experiences and advice – sure to leave you inspired and ready to begin the quest into OER!


Nov 12: Opening up Pedagogy with Open Educational Resources (Webinar)

Wed, Nov 12, 10:00 am Pacific (1:00 pm EST)

Join the community college consortium for open educational resources (CCCOER) for a free, open webinar on how the use of open educational resources can change the teacher student interaction model to enhance student autonomy and learning. Speakers will include college instructors and their students sharing how the use of open educational resources changed their teaching and learning experience.

For more info and to login to the webinar, click HERE .


Have questions or comments? Email the Center for Teaching & Learning!