News, events, and resources to help you keep teaching
News, events, and resources to help you keep teaching
Hello, dear colleagues! We are nearly half-way through this remarkable and difficult quarter. We know that many of you are already experimenting with helping students tell stories about what they are experiencing, giving them opportunities to make meaning out of hardship and loss. The Academic Statement, whatever you feel about it as a requirement, is another chance for them to reflect on and integrate what they are learning this quarter into the broader context of their educational journey. We encourage you to make time for talking about Academic Statements in your 5th week conferences. In those conferences, or in your in-class workshops, you might pose questions like:
  • How have the events of Spring 2020 led you to think differently about your academic focus and your future goals?
  • What new kinds of learning have you discovered yourself capable of in the current crisis?
We would love to brainstorm with you about other prompts and activities. Email the Learning and Teaching Commons and we will be in touch to arrange a meeting. In addition, you may want to:
  • Encourage students to make appointments at the Writing Center by contacting
  • Direct students to Academic and Career Advising to talk about how they might frame their work at Evergreen. Luis Apolaya Torres ( has particular interest and expertise in this topic
  • Consult the Mentoring and Academic Statement Canvas site 
However you choose to approach the project of making meaning with your students; we’re grateful for the effort you are making, and we want to hear about your successes and challenges!

In community,

Elizabeth Williamson
JuliA Metzker
 Steve Herman leads an exploration of Evergreen's 1000 Acre Wood on Sunday, May 20, 2012. 
The Learning and Teaching Commons continues to support faculty and instructional staff with ongoing opportunities for learning and connection. 

Congratulations to new Emeritus Faculty!

At this week's faculty meeting four faculty were honored with Emeritus status.  Join us in congratulating our wonderful colleagues!
Chico Herbison
Cheryl King
Don Middendorf
Susan Preciso

Save-the-Date: Documentation Workshop with Arnold Aprill

Wednesday | WK 7 | 13 May 2020 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Mark your calendars to join Arnold Aprill for a virtual workshop that will help us think about how we might document the work we are doing as we shift to remote teaching and learning.  Arnold Aprill comes from a background in professional theater as an award-winning director, producer and playwright.

Individual and Small Group Consultations

Facilitated by the Keep Teaching Coordinating Team
The Keep Teaching Coordinating Team will be offering one-on-one or small group consultation sessions for pedagogy and technology related topics. In order to sign up for these sessions, please check the Keep Teaching Canvas calendar for updated times. Please email the Learning and Teaching Commons if you have trouble viewing the canvas calendar or singing up for a session.

Keep Teaching Canvas Course

We encourage all faculty and instructional staff to enroll in the Keep Teaching Canvas course. The Canvas course offers a robust selection of remote teaching resources, curated by the Keep Teaching Coordinating Team and Evergreen Faculty and Staff.

Share your activities, ideas, and stories

Many faculty have expressed interest in learning about remote teaching strategies other faculty are using that have proven successful. Please send idea, activities, and other resources you are using the Learning and Teaching Commons. Materials posted on the Keep Teaching Canvas Course and highlighted in this newsletter.

Having trouble finding Important Campus Announcements?

We’ve cataloged the communications relevant to teaching and learning on the important updates, policies and recommendations module in the Keep Teaching canvas course. 
Pandemic Academy Lecture Series
This lecture series is offered to all Evergreen students, faculty and staff. The lectures will take up topics such as food insecurity during the pandemic, the medical implications of the virus, the social epidemiology of the pandemic, traditions of mutual cooperation and how they can inform our response, how the pandemic intersects with the most vulnerable people in our society, and ethical dimensions of the pandemic. You can access the lecture series here:  
Visit for more advice, resources, and tools.

Student Resources

Please share these resources with your students.

Student Technology Needs Survey

Evergreen faculty and staff would like better to understand our students’ experience with technology tools for remote learning. Please encourage your students to take the 5-15 minute survey, available in their portal. You can review the email sent directly to students here
Covid-19 Relief Fund for Undocumented Immigrants and DACA Renewal Scholarships
A COVID-19 Relief Fund for Undocumented Immigrant in Washington State, put together by Washington Dream Coalition, in partnership with Scholarship Junkies, Northwest Immigrant Rights Network, and the Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network, is accepting applications starting April 8, 2020. For more information, please visit:
DACA Renewal Scholarships are now available. To learn more, please visit:

Additional resources for supporting students are available in the Keep Teaching and Keep Learning Canvas courses. Please encourage your students to review the Keep Learning website at :  
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