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Educational Leadership and Curriculum


This publication provides a summary of the experience and application of the Certification Course, Effective Teaching Practices: Cohort C, Fall 2019 – Spring 2020, offered by California State University San Bernardino (CSUSB). The course, developed by the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) was offered by the Teaching Resource Center (TRC) at CSUSB. It consisted of 25 modules and it was mostly delivered in an online setting. The purpose of the course was to enhance teaching practices and to prepare for the conversion from the Quarter System into the Semester System at CSUSB for the 20-21 academic year. Also, the university experienced an immediate transition from Face to Face instruction to fully online instruction during Spring Quarter 2020 due to the COVID 19 Pandemic which presented many challenges to the current faculty. This ACUE course entitled “Effective Teaching Practices” provided 25 modules with lessons and examples for online instruction. This project includes implementation examples that include reflections and activities, such as, PowerPoint (PP) slides, pictures, and excerpts as a result of the participation in this course and being a member of the Community of Practice.

Dr. Carmen Beck, Adjunct Faculty for the Educational Leadership and Technology Department and an Instructor for the California Administrator Performance Assessment (CALAPA) participated in this certification program. Samples of reflections and implementation strategies from five modules are included.