Workshop:  The Learner-Centered Classroom: Building Rapport and Community

Course ID - CTD0422

Short Title:  Learner Centered

(Course ID, Reference #, or Keyword title can be used to find and register for this course in Odyssey) 

Audience:   Faculty
Length of Workshop:    3 hrs
Prerequisite None

* Approved CT&D Workshop for Faculty Professional Development hours.

Faculty members commonly wish that students could come to class not only having done the reading, but with something to say about it. They also wish that more students would talk in class or use class time more productively to dig into material as well as develop their own interrogative stance toward material or look at a document or issue or event critically on their own. And perhaps most commonly, faculty want their students to develop an ability to see and express complexity in the language of that discipline in such a way that it is transferable from one problem to the next. This workshop is intended to assist faculty achieve this aim in the classroom, by giving tips and ideas to build rapport and community between faculty and the students.



 As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Define a Learner centered classroom
  • Discuss techniques to build rapport between students
  • Discuss techniques to build a community between students
  • Discuss techniques that will create a class structure in which students experience and utilize their autonomy, exercise personal responsibility for choices and decisions, and control their own learning
  • Explain the need for promoting, reinforcing, and sustaining of classroom connectedness, shared meanings, and mutual purposes.
  • List new techniques that will make the classroom a memorable experience that will stick in the heads, hearts, and souls of students long after they leave the classroom and increase classroom retention



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Registration information
Course ID: - CTD0422
Course Title: Learner Centered
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

New - Easier registration for workshops

You can access the Registration System and register for a CTD workshop using the same user name and password that use to login to your computer.    Example:   Richard Johnson  would be rjohnson     (You will NOT need to create a separate student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop

Make a note of the Reference Number for the workshop then go to Registration Instructions

Once you have registered for a class, you can print your schedule.    Please make every effort to attend once you've registered as seats are limited.     However, If you need to drop, you can also do this through the Web Registration screen.     CTD classes will appear on your transcript as non-credit classes.

If you need special assistance to participate in this workshop due to a disability, please call CT&D at 7-2366 so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  College Training and Development complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.