Professional development

The Center for Teaching and Learning offers a wide array of professional development opportunities to help employees continue to learn and grow.

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Klamath Community College’s Center for Teaching and Learning provides various methods of obtaining Professional Development Units (PDU’s).

The Center for Teaching and Learning holds lunch and learns, webinars, face-to-face and one-on-one training and help. When you attend one of the workshops, you will receive a certificate of completion to be used in a portfolio and for evaluations.

Each workshop is an hour and is limited to 20 seats. The workshops will be streamed live for remote instructors. Be sure to RSVP early! Click on the CTL calendar of events link to learn more.

The CTL Team understands that not everyone who teaches for KCC is on campus or is available to attend the workshops at the time designated. To help instructors keep up with their PDU’s, the CTL has incorporated classes in the Canvas LMS. These courses focus on the same topics as the workshops. In order to receive a certificate of completion for the Canvas courses, you will need to complete a survey. Once the CTL Team reviews the survey, you will receive a certificate of completion. For more information, click on "Available Training" in Canvas link.

While the CTL tries hard to provide workshops that are valuable to KCC instructors, we cannot do it all! Therefore, we have included a link for "Upcoming Conferences." The CTL will work with the faculty senate to ensure that we have the most complete list of conferences that would benefit all faculty. Be sure to check the link out!

In addition to upcoming conferences, there are other professional development resources such as, but not limited to, courses offered online or at other institutions. Please click on the link to get more information.

If you have a suggestion for a KCC CTL workshop or any other categories listed above and you would like to share them with the CTL, please contact us at
Learn what the CTL can help you with:
  • Accessibility.
  • Classroom management.
  • Classroom observations.
  • Closed captioning (do it yourself or as a service of the CTL).
  • Departmental consultation: Technology, program design.
  • Disruptive behavior: Information on different tactics to use to reduce disruptive behavior in the classroom.
  • Diversity issues: How to discuss the various diversity issues in today’s world
  • Evidence-based teaching.
  • Faculty companions: For onboarding faculty (to help learn the ropes).
  • Faculty peer mentoring.
  • Feedback on teaching.
  • How students learn.
  • Inclusive teaching: Andragogical practices that support accessible learning for all students, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic classes, sexual orientation, disability.
  • One-on-one consultation: Technology, course design.
  • Open educational resources (OER) & textbook selection.
  • Personalized and confidential support for faculty.
  • Policies and professionalism: ways to handle different situations that can arise in the classroom.
  • Quizzes (do it yourself or as a service of the CTL).
  • Rubrics (do it yourself or as a service of the CTL).
  • Seminars and webinars for faculty to improve their personal andragogy.
  • Seminars and webinars for faculty to improve their technical skills.
  • Strategies for teaching.
  • Syllabus (institution and course) and outcomes.
  • Teacher award program.
  • Teaching with technology: Synchronous classroom, SMART boards and other classroom technology (how to use and incorporate into the classroom).
  • Workshop series: bring experts in for talks.
  • Workshop series: provided by the distance education coordinator, instructional designer and instructional innovation trainer.