Clearly you are smart AND cool. I mean, pretty much everything the CTLE does is cool, so since you’re on the CTLE blog right now, you obviously know what’s good!
Last week I was on the CTLE site (sweet graphics, Jenn!) registering for part two of the workshop “Using Metacognitive Strategies to Develop Academic Literacy: An Introduction to Reading Apprenticeship” (ummmm, awesome by the way…highly recommend for all faculty), and once I finished registering, I decided to click around a bit.
I’ll tell you what, I’ve been in the mix at the CTLE as part of the Faculty Development team for a number of years at this point, so I definitely know our CTLE provides a lot of quality programming, but it was like a smack to the face when really seeing 👀 all the CTLE offers! Between the workshops listed on the “Faculty Training” page, the “Events & Calendars” page, and the “Have it Your Way” page, I was blown away 🤯 by the amount of learning opportunities available to our community. The collection of resources the CTLE has built over the years is very impressive. We are lucky. 🍀
Once my excitement settled a bit, I started thinking about all the time, effort, thought, discussion, expertise, and collaboration that has gone into creating these offerings and the CTLE as a whole, and I smiled. I smiled on the outside and on the inside. You know, the kind of smile that feels really good, the kind that is comforting, the kind that reminds us what’s good.