Happy Fall from your RCTLE team! 

This month, your RCTLE has several opportunities for you to engage with your peers from around the world. Our EV-Anar will address different teaching philosophies, and in our Special Session, we will discuss Canvas tricks that you can use to help you teach more efficiently. Please join us for these live events, participate in the online discussions, and/or call us to set up an individual consultation. 

October Special Session: Five Canvas Tricks You Didn’t Know You Didn’t Know

Canvas is such a robust tool that we can use to connect with our students, engage in the learning material, and provide valuable feedback. There are so many great resources and tools available within Canvas you can use to teach more efficiently and effectively. For example, do you know how to message select groups of students with the click of a button, embed library databases into a class announcement, or what is the Canvas Student Context Card? If not, then this session is for you! Sara Ombres, RCTLE Director, will cover how to do these three tasks and more in this 45-minute session. You’ll leave with lots of great ideas for how to take your Canvas use and your teaching to the next level!

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The session will be offered at the following times:

  • Wednesday, October 11 @ 11 AM ET
  • Wednesday, October 11 @ 8 PM ET

October EV-Anar: Your Philosophical Approach to Teaching

What is knowledge? What is teaching? These are just a couple of questions that should guide your educational philosophy for how you teach. Join Dr. Lisa Martino, Faculty Development Instructor for RCTLE, as she discusses Epistemology (the nature of learning) and three theories of learning: Behaviorism, Cognitivism, and Constructivism.

Do you know where your philosophy lives? Come to this live EV-Anar and find out!

You can join this live event by selecting EagleVision from our Resource Site. The session will be offered at the following times:

  • Tuesday, October 24 @ 10 AM ET
  • Tuesday, October 24 @ 8 PM ET
  • Thursday, October 26 @ 2 PM ET

Continue the Conversation!

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Join us on the RCTLE eUnion to discuss this month’s discussion question: 

How does learning occur? 

Teaching skills, or pedagogy, may be new to many of our ERAU-W faculty who are experts in their field. However, teaching skills are necessary to transfer content knowledge to our students. Along with teaching skills, faculty should have a basic understanding on theories of learning and the nature of learning. This will help with a better understanding of how to approach your teaching.


Did you know you can set up your notifications to be alerted if a student posts a comment to their graded assignment? This is a great way to stay on top of any questions a student may have about their grade on an assignment. 

For more information on how to set up your notifications, check out this Canvas Guide! 

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Come Chat With Us!

Join us for Office Hours

Wednesday, October 25th @ 11 AM ET

via the RCTLE EagleVision Room


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