Welcome to the NEW Teaching and Pedagogy page.  This page is set up with carefully curated resources on best practices in teaching and pedagogy. Our first resources are focused on Universal Design in Learning to help you understand what it is and how to make remote teaching accessible for all learners. 

If you know of additional materials and resources that other faculty members might find useful, feel free to send them to CELT@cambridgecollege.edu 

CELT Workshop Recordings

Below are links to view past CELT workshop recordings:

  • Thursday, July 9th, 4:30-6 PM. Adapting your Course Materials for Students with Disabilities: Steve Lyons and Dr. Florencia Gabriele. Click here to view>>
  • Tuesday, June 29th, 4:30-6 PM. Teaching with Digital Resources and Apps: Steve Lyons and Dr. Florencia Gabriele. Click here to view>>
  • Thursday, March 4th, 4:30-6 PM. Creating an Engaging Online Presence in your course: Steve Lyons & Florencia Gabriele. Click here to view>>
  • Tuesday, February 16th, 4:30-6 PM. Evaluating your Course Design: Steve Lyons & Florencia Gabriele. Click here to view>>
  • Tuesday, February 2nd, 4:30-6 PM. Utilizing Google Suite in the online Classroom: Steve Lyons & Florencia Gabriele. Click here to view>>
  • Wednesday, January 20th, 5-6 PM. Using Google Tools: Brooks Winchell. Click here to view>>
  • Friday, November 20th 5-6 PM. Back to the Basics: How to Format in APA Style: Lee Okan. Click here to view>>
  • Thursday, November 12th, 5-6 PM. Building Your Asynchronous Toolkit on MyCC (Basic) with Brooks Winchell. Click here to view>>
  • Friday, November 6th, 5-6 PM. That’s What She Said: How to Summarize, Paraphrasing, and Quoting (in APA Style): Lee Okan. Click here to view>>
  • Friday, October 9th, 4-5 PM. Elements of Good Writing: 5 Ingredients to Writing Better Papers: Lee Okan. Click here to view>>
  • Tuesday, August 11th 2-3 PM. Open Educational Resources Workshop. Click here to view>>
  • Wednesday, April 29th 4-6 PM. Reduce stress, increase mental health, and boost the immune system. Click here to view>>
  • Wedensday, October 28th 4:30-6 PM. HyFlex: The future of educational delivery is NOW: Steve Lyons and Dr. Florencia Gabriele. Click here to view>>
  • Wednesday, November 17th 4:30-6 PM. Embracing Open Pedagogy: Steve Lyons and Dr. Florencia Gabriele.  Click here to view>>
  • Wednesday, December 8th 4:30-6 PM. Creating Meaningful Community in your Online Courses: Steve Lyons and Dr. Florencia Gabriele. Click here to View>>

June Wellness Month

In June 2020, SOPC facutly led a June Wellness Month Series of four workshops to help students, faculty and staff with their mental health. Click the flyer below to access the recordings and materials. 

Our new Ebsco Collection Manager allows faculty to browse from all available ebooks, including many textbooks, and request to add those books to our CCOL Online Library Collection. The books can then be linked through MyCC, and all students will have access.

Click here to launch Ebsco Collection Manager>>

  • User ID: cambridgefaculty
  • Password: C@mbr!dg3

To learn more, watch this video (3:06)>>

Additional Library Resources - Click here>>

All Cambridge College faculty and staff can access our institutional subscription to Innovative Educators' live and recorded webinars:

To access live and digitally recorded webinars:

  • Register for an account with your @go.cambridgecollege.edu or @cambridgecollge.edu email 

Universal Design for Learning

Universal Design for Learning [UDL] is a research-based teaching framework drawing from the fields of neuroscience, the learning sciences, and cognitive psychology. It emphasizes providing learners with choices. In a course built around the principles of UDL, instructors provide multiple means of engaging learners and representing content, and they allow students multiple ways to demonstrate their learning.

Here are some ways to learn about UDL:

Here are some guidelines and checklists for UDL:

 ZOOM Remote Teaching Pedagogy 

  • For basic ZOOM resources and training, Visit this page>>
  • To download a Powerpoint on advanced ZOOM features, click here>>
  • to watch a video on advanced ZOOM features, click here>>
  • To download a Powerpoint on ZOOM for teaching, click here>> topics covered:
    • Using ZOOM for conferencing or one-to-one support. Using waiting room.
    • Using ZOOM for recording and lecture capture
    • Incorporating students into class by ZOOM
    • ZOOM-only classes 



 Understanding by Design



The Understanding by Design® framework (UbD™ framework) offers a planning process and structure to guide curriculum, assessment, and instruction. Its two key ideas are contained in the title: 1) focus on teaching and assessing for understanding and learning transfer, and 2) design curriculum “backward” from those ends.1

Here are some ways to learn about UbD:

Here are some UbD resources:

1McTighe, J., & Wiggins, G. (2012). Understanding by Design framework. ASCD.  https://www.ascd.org/ASCD/pdf/siteASCD/publications/UbD_WhitePaper0312.pdf

   Equity & Access

Equity in Remote Learning

  • Read a statement from Vera Dimoplon, Cambridge College Assistant Dean of Students on a few best practices for maintaining ADA compliance in remote learning. Click here>>
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education article: "8 ways to be more inclusive in your ZOOM teaching." Click here to read that>>
  • Read an excellent article on the differences between remote and online learning. It also includes tips for making remote learning equitable. Click here>>
  • Read an article from Landmark College on best practices for remote learning with embedded accessibility links. Click here>>

Equity Advocacy Resources

  • To watch an amazing TED talk "Being Rachetdemic" by Columbia University Professor and author of For White Folks who Teach in the Hood, Christopher Emdin (14:18) click here>>
  • To watch another amazing TED talk by Harvard Assistant Professor, Dr. Anthony Jack, author of The Privileged Poor (12:42) click here>>
  • To watch an Innovative Educators webinar called "Addressing Implicit Bias & Microaggressions To Create An Inclusive Classroom & Campus Community," (1:05:47) click here>>