Professional Development Workshops

Upcoming Events:


Bring Your Best Idea: Tapping Into Students’ Passion

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 · 12 – 1 PM · Online via WebEx

Most faculty have heard about it or talked about it. Many have practiced it and some have even researched it. What is it? It is the concept that deliberately making or allowing connections between coursework and students’ interests have positive downstream effects on students’ learning. Whether students feel engaged by pure interest, a sense of belonging, or through practical application, we want to hear your best strategies and experiences with getting your students ‘ready to learn’ by acknowledging their passions.

For Bring Your Best Idea sessions, we (locally) crowdsource answers to questions such as these. Please bring your best ideas to this lively, collaborative, and fast-paced sharing session. Anyone with an idea to share with the whole group will have two minutes to describe it. No slides please, though a link to a handout is welcome. After 20-30 minutes of sharing ideas, we’ll shift to Q&A and discussion. Whether or not you bring an idea to share, you’ll leave this session with new food for thought and several new ideas you might try in your own course.

This program is hosted by the UMBC Faculty Development Center. Please email by Tuesday, April 23 to register for this program, and we will send you a Google calendar invitation with a WebEx link one hour before the session. Please email if you have any questions.


Journal Club: Teaching with AI-Generated Courseware

Friday, May 3, 2024 · 1 – 2 PM · Online via MS Teams

Join our Journal Club! We’re a group of faculty from CCBC, Chesapeake College, and Central Arizona College who read and discuss articles on classroom research. This spring we have a series of articles on AI in education that we’ve selected to read, and on May 3 we’ll be reading this article on AI-generated courseware: click here

This program is hosted by CCBC’s Journal Club. All are welcome! Read the paper and join us to discuss it via this MS Teams link. Please email here if you have any questions.