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Use this guide as a central hub to all the Professional Development tracks CPTC has to offer

Teaching and Learning Center

The Teaching and Learning Center

Welcome to the Teaching and Learning Center where we support teaching excellence, collective learning, and collaboration. 

Our Services

Instructional Design: 

  • Course review with WA checklist 
  • Accessibility and UDL 
  • Student engagement 
  • Assessment and feedback 
  • Transparent design 
  • Consult for course and activity design and revision 

Consultation: 

  • Over the phone
  • Over Zoom
  • In-person in the Teaching and Learning Center (15-107)
  • In-person in your office or classroom

Teaching and Learning Center / eLearning Staff

Kristin Copeland
Director of Teaching and Learning
phone: 253-589-6086
email: kristin.copeland@cptc.edu
Geoff Cain
Curriculum and Instructional Design Specialist
phone: 253-589-5538
email: geoffrey.cain@cptc.edu
Ronald Lethcoe
Curriculum and Instructional Design Specialist
phone: [coming soon]
email: ronald.lethcoe@cptc.edu
Brady Hageman
Learning Management System Specialist
phone: 253-589-4534
email: brady.hageman@cptc.edu
Carrie Foster
Instructional Program Assistant
phone: 253-583-8830
email: carrie.foster@cptc.edu

Our Services

Curriculum Development:

  • Syllabus alignment with EDI and student-centered practices
  • Lesson plans 
  • OER support 
  • Outcome and assessment 
  • Course outlines 
  • Course mapping 

Professional Learning:

  • Peer support network 
  • Assist with faculty presentations 
  • Outcome and assessment day strategies 
  • Assist faculty in identifying professional learning opportunities 

eLearning Support

eLearning assistance is available during the Winter Quarter from 7:30am-4:00pm, Monday-Thursday and 7am-3pm on Friday.  Visit us in the Learning Resource Center (Bdlg 15), or contact us via the information below.

Faculty and Staff

  • For assistance with eLearning technical support, contact Brady Hageman at brady.hageman@cptc.edu or 253-589-4534.

  • For assistance with eLearning course design or or curricular development:

If you wish to make an appointment for a particular service, please use our Bookings calendar to schedule a time that works for you.

TLC Calendar

Accessibility Micro-Courses
Open Enrollment - no fixed dates
SBCTC offers a variety of accessibility-related microcourses. Each course is approximately 3 hours in length and focuses on particular skills and/or content creation programs. Current micro-courses include: Understanding Accessibility, Accessible Design Concepts,
Universal Design, Accessible Word Documents, Accessible PPT, Email Accessibility, Accessible PDFs, Canvas Accessibility.


Participants are awarded with digital badges upon completion of each micro-course. Participants who complete five micro-courses (15 hours) will also receive a certificate from SBCTC.


Registering in the accessibility micro-courses will give participants ongoing access to the courses. There are no course start/stop dates. Users can remove themselves from the Canvas course at any point.


To preview the lessons please visit SBCTC’s Library of Accessibility Resources.
For more information, contact: SBCTC eLearning Staff elearning@sbctc.edu 360-704-3942


AI in Education Course
Open Enrollment
This is a free, self-paced online course that covers:

  • Introduction to AI
  • Getting Started with ChatGPT
  • Introduction to Prompt Engineering
  • Strategies for Using ChatGPT in Your Practice
  • The Ethical Implications of AI in Your Classroom
  • Introducing Students to AI and ChatGPT

This course is taught by Amanda Bickerstaff, the CoFounder and CEO of AI for Education. This course teaches everything an instructor would need to know to get started using AI in the classroom. The course also provides a free certificate


Teach Access Accessibility Courses

Open Enrollment
Teach Access’ mission is to bring together industry, education, and disability advocacy organizations and address the digital accessibility skills gap by equipping learners to build toward an inclusive world. These free, self-paced courses for educators provide an introduction to disability and the principles of accessible design across various disciplines. In addition, they provide guidance to educators on how to start teaching accessibility in their courses.


Writing in the Disciplines Professional Development Course

Open Enrollment
This self-paced course can be taken at any time and is intended for instructional faculty from any discipline seeking to improve the use of writing assignments to foster learning. Through a series of modules and assessments, participants will (a) learn to define and differentiate between Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC), Writing to Learn (WTL), and Writing in the Disciplines (WID); (b) identify key genres in their discipline (c) identify key elements of these genres; (d) develop methods for teaching how to read and write these genres; (e) learn to incorporate WAC best practices, such as scaffolding, informal writing, peer review, reflection, and revision; (f) and improve grading with tips.


An Essential Guide to AI for Educators
AI for Education
Open Enrollment
This free 2-hour, hands-on course is designed to help educators get started using ChatGPT to save time,
engage students, and implement AI responsibly. In this course, you will:

  • Familiarize yourself with AI and get started using ChatGPT
  • Learn how to save time on lesson planning and administrative tasks
  • Be able to immediately create engaging, personalized learning experiences for your students
  • Develop strategies and activities for introducing AI to your students
  • Gain access to our Prompt Library, a curated resource developed specifically for educators

Assessment, Teaching, and Learning (ATL) Conference
May 2-3, 2024
Get ready to reconnect with each other and with your passion for teaching and learning! This year’s Assessment, Teaching, and Learning conference will serve as an opportunity to build upon the practices you already use or for you to find new best practices to implement. Join us for two days of inspiring keynotes, engaging workshops, and thought-provoking networking sessions. You'll leave the conference energized with innovative strategies to create the best possible learning experience for your students. This two-day event will be aligned with guided pathways teaching and learning pillars, centering student engagement, equity, and effectiveness, but we will also lean into our theme: Connect and Build. We invite your participation and look forward to your presence.