Reminder: Shoreline’s Teaching & Learning Conference is Fri., April 29

Just a reminder about the Shoreline Teaching & Learning Conference on Friday, April 28! We’ve updated the agenda a little so please have a look at the agenda here! Please also notice that one of the sessions includes a speaker from UMT on Accessibility to dovetail with Accessibility Week.

We have the lunch orders in, but if you still want to come for lunch, please bring a brownbag and join us for the rest of the conference. We understand if you can only come for one or two hours of the conference, we would still love to share with our very busy colleagues.

And if you want to continue with all the great opportunities for professional learning, consider joining SeLC (Shoreline eLearning Community) for their monthly meeting in 4214 after lunch.

Mark your calendars for Shoreline’s Teaching & Learning Conference, April 29

Please join us for our inaugural Shoreline Teaching & Learning Conference on April 29 in the Quiet Dining Room in the PUB from 9:00 am – 1:30 pm, lunch included! This is a professional learning event in which faculty share the work they have done this year around teaching & learning, with an emphasis on assessment projects, sabbaticals, and teaching squares. All Shoreline faculty, staff, and administrators are welcome to attend.

Please RSVP here by Friday April 15. This RSVP will enable us to order lunches!

Campus events for Tues., Feb. 23: The age of mass incarceration, teaching and learning conversation, and more!

These are the events that are happening around campus Tues., Feb. 23.

Advising Day, Advising & Counseling Center, room 5229
Tues., Feb. 23: 10 a.m – 4 p.m.

advisingRegistration for spring quarter begins next week! To prepare for the occasion, general advisors will be available in the in the Advising & Counseling Center to talk with students about:

  • Locating your SID and PIN
  • Determining your assigned registration date
  • Reviewing Educational Plan for next quarter’s course selection
  • Previewing the Class Schedule of course offerings
  • Creating a potential schedule
  • Understanding pre-requisites for course selections
  • Learning about payment options and financial aid

Come grab free snacks, free advice, and check if you are on track to meet your goals!

You can also participate live online. For details, please email Advising Services at

Margin to Center: The Age of Mass Incarceration, PUB 9208
Tues., Feb. 23: 12:30-2 p.m.
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Join us for a discussion on this age of mass incarceration and the ways in which people of color, specifically African Americans, are disproportionately targeted and imprisoned. We will screen a portion of The Central Park Five which is a documentary that tells the story of 5 Black and Latino teenagers who were wrongfully convicted of raping a white woman.

This discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Johnson, professor in the Equity and Social Justice Department, and Rezina Habtemariam, Acting Director of Student Life.

Intramural Zumba, Athletics room 3025
Tues., Feb. 23: 12:35-1:25 p.m.
Take time out from your busy day to dance your way fit. Free to students, faculty, and staff.

Teaching & Learning Conversation: Rachel David and Kathie Hunt, Library classroom 4214
Tues., Feb. 23: 1-2 p.m.
Dean of Humanities Kathie Hunt and Professor Rachel David lead a conversation about the very interesting question, How do we know if our unconscious biases affect students, and what can we do about them?

There’s a national conversation about race and power, and there’s a national conversation about community college students and their willingness to engage and ability to succeed.  But there is a smaller conversation that many instructors have with ourselves every day about whether our own understanding of the world helps or hinders our students. Join your colleagues for a safe conversation about a tender topic in order to deepen your teaching practice around student engagement.

Options in Nursing workshop, PUB 9202
Tues., Feb. 23: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

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Are you intending to apply to a nursing program? Come learn about options in nursing professional training. At this session, we will cover:

•Nursing degree levels and titles
•Nursing programs in WA state
•Core nursing prerequisites
•Which degree plan to follow here at Shoreline
•Nursing related experience
•Other helpful transfer tips

Evaluating Sources for Research & Essay Writing, Library Classroom 4214
Tues., Feb. 23: 2-3 p.m.
Evaluating outside sources for an essay or research paper can be vexing!  How do you know if a source is reliable? This workshop will teach you how to evaluate sources so you can join any scholarly conversation with confidence!

Intramural Zumba, Athletics room 3025
Tues., Feb. 23: 5:05-5:50 p.m.
Take time out from your busy day to dance your way fit. Free to students, faculty, and staff.

Bring a problem; solve a problem: Strategies and routines for helping ESL/International Students Succeed

What: Lauren Wilson and Annamaria Winters in collaboration with the English Department will bring strategies you can use to help your ESL/International students succeed in your discipline courses, including ideas about grading, grammar, and classroom management. They will also describe the pathways International students take to get into your courses.

Why: Many discipline instructors have asked for ideas and information to strengthen their approach to instruction for second language speakers. The discipline of TESOL brings methodology and pedagogical approach to your toolbox.

When: Thursday, February 18, 2016 3:00-4:00
Where: PUB 9201
Lauren Wilson;
Annamaria Winters;
Maya Smorodinsky
Kate Boyd
Claire Murata  206.546.5820

Productive Persistence Workshop, Thurs., Feb. 4

What is this?  This workshop, offered by Lawrence Morales and Jane Muhich, math professors at Seattle Central, presents usable approaches to helping your students stay the course, build stamina and succeed. While the original work was done with math students, this applies to all students in all disciplines, and Profs. Morales and Muhich have built a large cohort of faculty who have adopted these strategies. Watch this video to learn more!

Where: Shoreline’s campus Room 2201
When: February 4, from 3-4:30 p.m.
Questions? Contact Claire Murata