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Upcoming Training Sessions

Discussions of Station Eleven, the 2015-16 Great Michigan Read, will continue this Winter! 

Have you read Station Eleven? Even if you haven't, you can still join us for conversations about this exciting Michigan-based novel!

We'll be talking about the popularity of apocalypse stories, and the role of healthcare in global pandemics. Want to know why? Join us in the Lettinga Campus' CTE workroom and virtually, in Blackboard Collaborate, on

Friday, February 12, 11:30 am-12:30 pm          and          Thursday, March 10, 6-7 pm

Want to learn about Universal Design for Learning?

What is Universal Design for Learning, or UDL? How does this course-building framework seek to optimize teaching and learning for all people?

Join us for an introduction to this inclusive approach to education with Dr. Neil Shepard in the the Lettinga Campus' CTE workroom and virtually, in Blackboard Collaborate, on

Friday, February 26, 12-1 pm

It's never too late to get ready for your upcoming classes with these training courses:

VISL Instruction: Wednesday, February 17, 5-8 pm OR Thursday, February 18, 5-8 pm, in Blackboard Collaborate

Teaching in VISL, our synchronous online learning format? This class will teach you the tools and the pedagogy you need to create a great learning environment. Plus, delivery in the synchronous online format means you’ll experience the training exactly as your students will experience your course.

Blended Learning: Friday, February 5 THROUGH Monday, February 22, Online

Teaching a Blended course? This class will introduce you to the strategies you need to master this hybrid inseat/online format. Plus, delivery through Blackboard lets you gain experience in the tool you'll use to build the online portion of your course.

Blackboard Basics: Tuesday, February 23 OR Wednesday, February 24, 5:30-7 pm, in Blackboard Collaborate

No matter what kind of course you teach, or how you teach it, this short training class will show you the fundamentals of Blackboard, so you can build a strong foundation. This course is delivered in the synchronous online format, so you can learn from anywhere!


Just click on the course titles or visit the Training Calendar to get signed up!


Are you working on an advanced degree? Are you thinking about going to graduate school? Do you wish you had someone to talk to about it? Now you do!

The CTE's Pursuing Higher Degrees support groups are coming! If you'd like to participate, contact Dr. Neil Shepard, our CTE Faculty Representative, at, and then check back here for more information as we prepare for meetings.

Questions about the sessions? Contact us at for more information.