Training and PD Opportunities for Remote Learning (Fall 2020)

With a focus on online best practices, COVID and antiracist strategies 

Pre-Fall Opportunities and Resources 

Faculty Commons: 


External Opportunities: 

Fall Opportunities and Resources 

Faculty Commons: 

  • Excellence in Equitable Online/Remote Pedagogy  

High 5 in the Online/Virtual Classroom (October 2 – November 6 – 15 PD hours) 

Assignment Redesign with TILT: An Online Workshop  (October 19 – November 13 – 8 PD hours)  

Preparing for an Inclusive Online/Remote Class  (October 9 – November 13 – 15 PD hours) Waitlist 

Online Teaching Squares   (September 28 – November 16 – 16 PD hours)  

Creating Animated Videos  (September 28 – October 26 – 10 PD hours) Waitlist 

Innovative Course Design (Thursday, October 8 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. – 2 PD hours) 

Virtual Teaching Talks about online/remote assessment (Thursday, October 15 from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. – 2 PD hours) 

Instructor’s Presence: Strategies to increase instructor presence in online classes (Thursday, October 22 from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. – 2 PD hours) 

Stay Comfortable while Teaching & Working Online (bi-weekly wellness offering, Tuesdays, September 29, October 13 & 27, November 10 & 24, and December 8, 12 – 1 p.m.) 

  • One-on-One Support Hours 

Jen Anderson, Faculty Development Lead: Meet with Jen for support in assessment & lesson design, student engagement strategies, growth areas as illustrated on student evaluations or performance reviews.  Please reach out to schedule an appointment: most mornings, and Tues. & Wed. afternoons: 

Archana Alwar, Adjunct Mentoring Lead: Meet with Archana for support and mentoring in adjunct-related topics, including career development, and instructional design. Please reach out to schedule an appointment: Mon. & Wed. Afternoons: 

  • Cultural Responsiveness, Antiracism, and DEI  

Why Black Lives Matter 101: Getting to Know our Black Students through a Holistic Lens (Monday, October 5, 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. – 6 PD hours) Waitlist 

Asian American Studies 101 (Thursday, November 5, 1 – 4 p.m. -6 PD hours) Waitlist 

Microaggressions in our Classrooms (November 6, 13, & 20, 10 a.m.– 12 p.m. -10 PD hours) 

How to be an Antiracist, Book Club, (Tuesdays, September 29 – November 17, 2:30 – 4 p.m. (no meeting on October 20 – 15 PD hours) 2 seats 

Preparing for an Inclusive Online/Remote Class  (October 9 – November 13 – 15 PD hours) Waitlist 

Language and Community: A Literary Discussion Group for Faculty and Staff! (October 7, November 18, December 2, 2 – 3 p.m.) 

Nuts and Bolts of Equitable College Instruction  (October 7 – November 20 – 20 PD hours) Waitlist 

What is Critical Environmental Justice? (10 PD hours) 

  • Under Construction: 

Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Practices Year-long Learning Community (part of ATD) 

Still planning a 1 session, 2-hour discussion on Kendi’s work 

Special Event, Guest Speaker, Ron Chew, My Forgotten Seattle, probably October 14 

  • The Developing Instructor Academy: a focus on remote instruction (Fall Session)

Nuts and Bolts of Equitable College Instruction  (20 PD hours)  Waitlist 


  • eLearning Support for Faculty (Online best practices and COVID) 

Live Faculty Online Support – Aug. 31st to Dec. 11th  from 11am – 3pm 
No registration needed. Click on the Zoom link and enter the online session. There will be designers available to assist with online teaching questions. 
Questions about migration, publisher integration, building modules or using any tools in Canvas. Need help troubleshooting? Join us. 

Self paced Faculty Online Support – Canvas site with tips on: Using online conference tools, Teaching with Canvas, Assessment tools in Canvas, Tips for creating online quizzes and exam settings. 

In-depth 4 to 8-week sessions; all sessions are self-paced; have an assigned facilitator. Registration is open. 

September 28th Monday: Canvas 101: Teaching with Canvas (22PD Hours) 

October 5th Monday: Copyright Information for Educators (18PD Hours) 

October 12th Monday: Accessibility 101: The Basics of Inclusive Design (20PD Hours) 

October 19th Monday: Canvas 201: Taking your Course to the next level! (22PD Hours) 

  • eLearning Guides for Faculty 

Panopto – Instructional video capture 

Zoom – Creating an online meeting 

Zoom to Panopto – Upload recorded meeting to Panopto 

Honorlock – Proctored Testing Tool 

Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor – Proctored Testing Tool 

SimCheck – Plagiarism tool 

Ally – Accessibility Content Checker 

  • eLearning Support for Students (Online best practices and COVID) 

Instructor-Led Online Workshop for Students – 4 Days using Canvas 

Student Canvas Live 60-minute Training – 1 Hour Live training using Zoom 

Student Canvas Peer to Peer Live Training – everyday, hours vary 


  • Will be added when finalized 

Other BC Opportunities:  

  • Will be added as we become aware 

External Opportunities: 

  • SBCTC Communities of Practice 

 STEM Communities of Practice 

Workforce Communities of Practice 

World Language Communities of Practice (More information coming soon. For questions, contact Lori Crist at

If you are aware of other opportunities please share them in the comments below.

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