CPLC Season 3: Session 2


Agenda for June 14

8.30-9am: Optional Coffee/Social Time

Join us to have your morning coffee and catch up with friends and colleagues. Completely optional, drop in if you want!

9-10am: Community is the Content

  • Head over to B-I-N-G-O
  • Add two entries: one should focus on something fun about you that folks don’t generally know, and the other should focus on something you’ve discovered recently about teaching or learning.
  • Then we play. For PRIZES.

10-10.20am: Meta Matters De-Brief

  • Learning Communities: The Community is the Content (Robin)
  • Modalities (Martha)
  • Pedagogical Modeling (Cathie)
  • Student Story (Hannah)
  • (Slide Deck)

10.30-11.45am: Padlet Ponderings & Plans

  • Head over to our Padlet on Cluster Learning (you can make a free account/log in or use without an account)
  • Add an entry or two
  • Comment on an entry or two from your colleagues
  • Small group discussion

11.45-12pm: Navigating the CPLC

  • Check in each week on the syllabus and Teams
  • Engage with your TRACK and take ownership of your progress there
  • Do your CPLC and track homework and engage with others’ work
  • Change the rules, change the direction
  • Questions?

Afternoon Tracks

  • Ambassadors & Storytellers with Robin, 1-2pm
  • SLC with Hannah, 1-2pm
  • Design Forward with Martha, 1-2:30pm
  • TWP & INCAP with Cathie, 2:15-4:15pm

Homework Before July 13


All Folks Who Did Not Attend on June 14:

  • To finish out your asynchronous participation for the June CPLC session, connect with someone via Teams chat based on their Bingo pedagogy fact. Send a chat to the CPLC member of your choice and ask a question, offer a reaction– just check in and break the ice on a new chat about teaching!


  • Read the information literacy OER that Christin Wixson has been working on. Then, either use Hypothes.is to annotate the OER (you’ll need to be logged into Hypothes.is) or write a reflection (and post it publicly somewhere, ensuring that members of the TWP/INCAP Track have access to it) about how you plan to use the OER in your TWP or INCAP class. We will add the link to Christin’s OER here as soon as it is available. 


  • Read (or-reread) a chapter of Cluster Learning at Plymouth State. Post a short comment on your thoughts about the chapter in the CPLC Season 3 General Channel; in a thread on Twitter using the hashtag #PSUopen; or on your own blog that you then link to us via Teams or Twitter.
  • One of the things we heard from the Season 2 CPLC participants was that the wider body of faculty and staff at PSU did not seem to be getting the message about the pedagogical approaches we are exploring through Cluster Learning (namely interdisciplinarity, project-based learning, and open education). They suggested that we do more to try to involve other colleagues in our community: introduce them to the ideas behind Cluster Learning, but also include them in collaborations to develop their excitement over trying new practices in their teaching and other work with students. In the Campus Ambassadors channel of Teams, share ANY IDEAS you have (good, bad, ridiculous, ugly) on how we can widen campus participation in Cluster Learning. Please share at least one before July 13th. You can also feel free to comment on others’ ideas as well!

Staff Learning Community:

  • Passion projects and staff survey question brainstorm on Jamboard (link found on SLC Leadership Teams)


  • Read (or-reread) a chapter of Cluster Learning at Plymouth State. Post a short comment on your thoughts about the chapter in the CPLC Season 3 General Channel; in a thread on Twitter using the hashtag #PSUopen; or on your own blog that you then link to us via Teams or Twitter.
  • The CPLC is a learning community, and its goal is to foster growth and develop relationships that will facilitate the development of new approaches to teaching and learning for individual faculty and staff and for PSU as an institution. Because we focus on development, learning, and relationships rather than specific products, it can be hard to harness and our progress and communicate our ideas coherently with those outside of the learning community. How can we document our learning journey in a way that will make our work visible and involve the wider community in these efforts? Brainstorm and share your ideas in the Storytellers channel on Teams!

Accessibility & Open Advisors:

  • You folks provide support to faculty, but your areas are understaffed and can’t provide as much 1-to-1 assistance as you’d probably like. What could we do at the July and/or August CPLC sessions to move the needle on accessibility and open in course design without doing the same presentations that we usually offer? Brainstorm and share ideas on the Accessibility and Open Advisors channel on Teams!

Design Forward

Before the August (University Days) CPLC Meeting:

  • Schedule a debrief with Martha to talk about your experience in Design Forward. 
  • Write your reflection about the Design Forward experience. These will serve as material for a possible longer, collaborative piece about the program and the idea of critical instructional design. More information about this will be provided during the month of June.