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Community College Master Teacher Institute 2021: The New Normal?

May 18, 2021

Applications are now closed. We will notify all applicants by June 22, 2021 if they have been accepted into the program

Into the abyss or taking flight – What’s the ‘new normal’ in our post-pandemic world?  And are we really ‘post-pandemic’?

Please join us for this curriculum development workshop focused on The New Normal? and how to respond as a resilient and dynamic learning community.

We will take an historical look at the past, consider what is happening today, and envision the future. From geo-politics to vaccine development to technology to elections to political change to crypto currency and climate change, there is much to consider and explore. Area and global studies experts will present on the issues facing their countries and regions, and how these places are moving forward in light of changes brought about by the pandemic and other global forces. Join us for wide-ranging, engrossing presentations and conversations as we consider the impact of the past year and COVID-19 on teaching and learning, and consider ways to internationalize and decolonize the community college curricula and classroom. All participants will receive a copy of Felicia Rose Chavez’s “The Anti-Racist Writing Workshop: How to Decolonize the Creative Classroom” which has strategies and sample lesson plans for building community and centering voice in diverse communities and experiences.

We will examine our topic, The New Normal?, through various disciplinary perspectives such as economics, creative writing, communications, anthropology, environmental studies, business, geography, history, sociology, and other frameworks.  Learn how to incorporate this timely topic into your existing curricula, develop activities to bring back to the classroom, and connect with colleagues interested in incorporating new information on global and area studies into their teaching and mentoring. Community college faculty from all disciplines, especially including STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), are encouraged to apply.  University of Washington and community college faculty and staff, practitioners, and graduate students will lead this workshop. 

We expect lively discussions and informative lectures. Community college educators will receive a stipend of $150.00 if they are selected to participate, review materials in advance, and actively participate in the day-long program on July 16, 2021.  This workshop does not include clock hours.


Date: July 16, 2021
Time: 9:00 AM -3:00 PM (PDT)
Location: Online 

We will notify all applicants by June 22, 2021 if they have been accepted into the program.

For more information, please contact Tamara Leonard at or call (206) 685-2354.

Learn more about CCMTI here.