SBCTC Webinar Series: Call for (Self) Nominations

SBCTC eLearningMy eLearning counterpart Alissa Sells and I are putting together a series of webinars hosted by the SBCTC.  Held on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month from 2:00 to 3:00 PM, each webinar will begin with five short presentations using the IGNITE format (5 minutes, 20 slides at 20 seconds each—Enlighten Us, But Make it Quick) and then open up for Q&A/discussion among presenters and participants.  We encourage speakers from all disciplines, departments, and roles—faculty, staff, administrators.

Assessment, Teaching, and Learning SBCTC LogoPlease take a few moments to skim the list of topics below: if you are interested in presenting (or know someone who had something vital and transformative to add) please send names and contact e-mails to me (  Of course, if you have topics you’d like to propose for additional webinars (or for next year’s series), I’d love to hear those as well.

I recently participated in an INGITE session at the fall FACTC meeting at Everett CC on the literary history of the word “syphilis” (I’m a Shakespeare scholar, and Shakespeare obsesses over the disease in Measure for Measure; therefore; it’s my business to know the obscure etymology of words one normally does not utter in polite company) hosted by the fabulous Peg Balachowski.  I found, as Bess Gallanis writes in “Where Talk is Chic” that this format “is the perfect balance of form and function.”  Most importantly, the participants had fun (as did the presenters)!

If you’d like a little metacognitive distraction during this busy time of the quarter, here is an IGNITE talk titled “Why and How to Give an Ignite Talk.

I hope to be deluged with e-mails connecting me with marvelous innovations of form and substance across our system!

January 23rd: Tweeting 101

Using Twitter for Professional Development and Classroom Use

February 6th: Turn it Upside Down

Best Practices (and Experiments) in Flipping the Classroom 

February 20th: Beyond Cutting and Pasting

Teaching Research Skills for the 21st Century

March 6th: Synchronize Learning

Using Synchronous Online Tools in the (Flipped, Hybrid, Standalone Online, and F2F) classroom

March 20th: IGNITE! My Discipline

Open submission for a talk on a provocative/inspiring/timely/timeless aspect of your discipline

April 17th: IGNITE! eLearning

Open submission for best practices in eLearning

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