Teaching and Learning Center

Workshops Available


Professional Development Activities 2014-2015

 Curriculum Mapping - Take curriculum mapping to the next level. In this workshop we'll identify at what level CLO's and/or PLO's area assessed and how they are assessed. The resulting maps can be used to document what is taught and when, reveal gaps in the curriculum and help in designing as assessment plan.  Presented by John Dotta, 1:30 - 3:30 on 9/25 and 11/4 in the TLC (1770).


TracDat- Whether you're ready to run reports and map your classes to the ILO's or not sure how to login, you'll gain something attending this workshop. Bring your data, bring your questions, bring your (TracDat) problems.  Presented by John Dotta, 1:30 - 3:30 on 10/7, 10/21 and 11/20 in the TLC (1770).


Safe Space Training-    Napa Valley College is committed to providing a campus environment that is a safe place for all students to learn and for staff to work.  As a college community, we value inclusivity and respect for others.  In October of 2011, the Safe Space Program was launched to support, in particular, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students, because of some of the unique challenges they face.  Recent studies show that 70% of LGBT students consider leaving college during their first year because of bullying, harassment, and fear.  LGBT youth are 4 times more likely than their straight peers to attempt suicide because of the bullying, harassment and rejection they experience. This workshop is a face-to-face option.  Greg Miraglia will present this session on October 24th from 9:00 - 11:00 in the TLC (1770).


SharePoint- These workshops will be in 2 parts.  You will learn about the new interface, changes made to the NVC website and then how to create, maintain and change your website or webpage.  Tentative dates for these workshops which will be held in the TLC (1770) from Noon - 5pm each session are:  October 9, October 10, October 16, October 17, October 23 and October 24.


Blackboard- Level 1 - Getting started with online teaching, Blackboard and Blackboard CourseSites, September 23, 1:30-2:30 in the TLC (1770).  Level 2 - Intermediate Blackboard training: using more tools available in Blackboard, tests, assignments, notifications, accommodations for students, etc., October 13 1:00 - 2:00  Level 3 - Advanced Blackboard training: using more advanced tools such as YouTube videos, embedding, in text video production, avatars, social connections, etc., November 3, 1:00 - 2:00.



More trainings are being developed so watch this page and the TLC Calendar.