Newsletter: January 2018

Happy New Year from your RCTLE Team!

Welcome to 2018! We hope you had a wonderful holiday season. The new year is a wonderful time to better ourselves! If you’re looking for opportunities to grow as an educator, then we invite you to attend one of the RCTLE’s live offerings or schedule a consultation. Your RCTLE team has several exciting new offerings this year, and will also continue to host EV-Anars, Special Sessions, and office hours. We hope to “see” you at our sessions this year!

Recruitment for our Spring 2018 Virtual Community of Practice (VCoP) will begin this month!

Be on the lookout for our Call for Participants. All faculty are welcome to participate in this collaborative experience.

If you have questions, please contact Cristina Cottom at

Coming Soon
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First EV-Anar of the year!
Finding Free Online Resources for Professional Development

Is your New Year’s Resolution to focus more on your teaching? Beyond what RCTLE has to offer, there’s a lot of great resources out there that will allow you to continue your own professional development. In this EV-Anar, Sara Ombres will discuss several free online professional development opportunities about teaching and technology you can subscribe to, register for, or engage in. You’ll leave the session with multiple resources and opportunities to choose from!

  • Tuesday, January 23@ 10 AM ET
  • Tuesday, January 23 @ 8 PM ET
  • Thursday, January 25 @ 2 PM ET

Teaching Tip: Giving APA Feedback

It can be challenging to provide effective feedback efficiently! APA is the standard formatting style for ERAU-W, so it’s important for students to receive quality APA feedback from faculty.

How can you do this effectively AND efficiently? 

  • Model best writing practices
  • Provide students with an APA template
  • Create (or use the RCTLE-created) APA feedback bank
  • Provide good examples
  • Share and utilize resources

Image of the APA 6th Edition Publication Manual

For more tips and tricks on giving effective and efficient APA feedback, as well as access to the RCTLE-created APA feedback bank, you can refer to the November 2017 EV-Anar: Providing Effective APA Feedback Efficiently.

Let’s Keep Talking!

People standing with call out boxes above them
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Join us on the RCTLE eUnion to chat about this month’s discussion question:

What listservs, blogs, and/or online newsletters do you subscribe to?

Hurry!! Guest-host spots are filing up fast for the 2018 EV-Anar Calendar! 

2018 Calendar
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EV-Anars are a great place to share a teaching practice, strategy, or tool that you use! Please reach out to Sara Ombres, RCTLE Director, at, if you’re interested in being a guest host.

Resolve to try new things this year!

Do you want to jazz up your announcements, increase your interaction in discussions, or utilize new tools to reach students? Come join us for office hours to talk about making the most of your communications with students.

Wednesday, January 31st @ 11 am ET via the RCTLE EagleVision Room.