So here we are, the last Tuesday of the Fall 2020 semester… Let’s face it, just the fact that you are still here (and reading my Tuesday message) is a major win!
There is no teaching tip from me to you this week; instead I wanted to offer kudos to you, one and all, for surviving one heck of a year.
But as I was watching the first “Ditch Summit” video this morning (see last week’s Tech Tuesday post), one thing that stood out to me was the suggestion that perhaps it is time for us to gravitate toward the notion of thriving, rather than merely surviving, in this COVID-and-beyond environment. The more I considered it, the more I realized how much evidence there has been among my CGCC colleagues of growth (personal and professional), dedication to students and their learning, and continued excellence in spite of – or perhaps because of – the pandemic. So, I hope that you’ll allow me to share just a few of the positives that I’ve observed over these last nine months:
Soooooooo… 2020 has been a long haul for all of us, and the last thing you are thinking about right now is professional development, but how often do you get the opportunity for a FREE Teaching Summit with dozens of available video presentations? And it all takes place over Winter Break, so you don’t have that old “I’m so busy… classes… students… meetings…” hanging over your head – you can just kick back and enjoy!
This week we had a whole lotta fun reading your Letters to Santa, sharing CTLA Staff Favorites (software, hardware, hi-tech, lo-tech and even a little no-tech). We talked tech, and tech-based teaching and productivity solutions!
Awesome people who want to help you do awesome stuff in the classroom! Join the conversation here or in our Facebook Group: CGCC Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment