Annual Teaching & Learning Retreat

Mission Statement: The annual retreat provides opportunities to share big ideas and best practices by creating meaningful interactions among the campus community.

The Retreat is funded by the EvCC Instructional budget. There is no cost to attend. All EvCC employees are invited to participate.

Join us on February 12th - 13th, 2016 for a special experience as we try a new retreat location: Camp Killoqua. Camp Killoqua features a lakeside lodge, spacious cabins, and lovely grounds. 


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Click here for driving directions.

2016 Retreat Schedule

Friday, February 12th 


4:30 - 5:30 PM

Registration and getting settled in your cabin

6:00 - 7:00 PM

Dinner - be prompt!

7:00  - bedtime

Fireside chat, first annual cookie smack-down, scary stories, and lots more!


Saturday, February 13th      


8:00 - 8:30 AM

Registration and Coffee

8:30 - 9:00 AM

Breakfast Bingo!

9:30 - 10:00 AM

· Room A  Karen Linton: Learning from Our Students’ Mistakes

· Room B  Valerie Mosser: Developing OER—Travels with Valerie

10:00 - 10:30 AM

· Room A  Katie Jensen and Chayuda Overby: Mentoring as Disruptive Innovation

· Room B  Alison Stevens: An Overview of Guided Pathways

10:30 - 10:45 AM


10:45 - 11:15 AM

· Room A  Peg Balachowski: Trigger Warnings: Should They Be Stopped?

· Room B  Kathy Bentson: Enhancing Students’ Individual Transition to a Growth Mindset

· Main Lodge  Dan Murphy: Grant Seeking Help - 5 cents

11:15 - 11:45 AM

· Room A  Beth Adolphsen: What Does Your Syllabus Say About You? 

· Room B  Debe Franz:  Positive Psychology: Practical Applications in the Classroom

· Main Lodge  Dan Murphy: Grant Seeking Help -  5 cents

12:00 - 1:00 PM


1:00 - 2:00 PM

Jason Smith, Brett Kuwada and Laurie Franklin: The Force Awakens -Microaggressions

2:00 - 2:15 PM


2:15 - 2:45 PM

· Room A  Penny Perka: The Tiny Habit Construction Zone

· Room B  Karen Ehnat: Today’s Word Made Accessible

2:45 - 3:15 PM

· Room A  Beverly Anderson: Applying Yogic Principles to Catch a Glimpse of Enlightenment

· Room B  Jason Smith: Line Up!!

3:15 - 3:45 PM

Closing and Mocktails: Big Ideas Shareout

3:45 - 4:00 PM

Cleanup and Saying Good-byes


Past Retreat information:

What are you AFRAID of? Risk. Failure. Success.
February 13-14, 2015
Rosario Beach Marine Laboratory