T3 Teaching Workshops


T3 Teaching Workshops
Teaching Tips & Techniques

San José State University School of Information T3 (Teaching Tips & Techniques) Series 

The T3 Series, developed in response to the recommendations that were made in the 2012 iSchool Faculty Technology Use Survey Report, offers faculty training in key areas related to teaching in an online environment. The topics are selected from the suggestions made by faculty, and the sessions are led by colleagues and other professionals who have expertise in the use of existing services and technologies. Plan to join one or more of the T3 Series sessions. All sessions are recorded and available in the T3 Archive located in the Canvas Faculty site.

Instructional Expectations for All Faculty

iSchool Teaching Requirement
In order to ensure that all iSchool teaching faculty keep up their technology skills and provide our students with the best online experience, all faculty who want to continue to teach for the iSchool will be required to attend at least one of the training sessions each semester — either live or via the recording. Participants of both the live and recorded sessions are required to complete a feedback form as proof of attending.  You may also complete the T3 requirement by viewing any of the previous sessions that are located in the T3 Archive on the Canvas iSchool Faculty site (and completing a feedback form as proof of attending.)

iSchool T3 Substitution Policy: Each faculty member is required to participate in one of the T3 sessions developed and offered by the iSchool each term. Credit for participation is for T3 sessions only. There are many other workshops beneficial to teaching and learning, and faculty are encouraged to participate in these supplemental sessions without T3 credit. 

T3 Sessions

FALL 2022

Session Title: Understanding Land and Labor Acknowledgement and How to Add Them to Your Courses

DATE: Wednesday, September 7 @ 11 am PT

Zoom Link: https://sjsu.zoom.us/j/82305350803

Presenters: Kathleen Wong (Lau) and Craig Alimo

Kathleen Wong (Lau), Ph.D. (she/her/hers) is San Jose State’s chief diversity officer. Wong (Lau) leads the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, providing vision and direction for university-wide efforts to ensure a welcoming, safe climate for every member of our community and serving as a liaison to community partners and constituents on a wide array of diversity initiatives.

Craig Alimo, PhD (he/him/his) joined the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the spring of 2019 and serves as the Director for Social Justice Education.  Craig provides diversity training and consultation services to the campus, guides the Intergroup Dialogue program, amongst other responsibilities.  

Overview:  There are many ways to include DEI elements in our courses. Land and Labor Acknowledgements are simple, powerful ways of showing respect and begin an opening to greater public consciousness of Native sovereignty and cultural rights and recognition that much of the economic progress and development in a geographic area or industry resulted from unpaid labor and forced servitude of People of Color.  This session will focus on how to write and use land and labor acknowledgements that encompass SJSU and the places where we reside.

Session Title: Students in Crisis: Red Flags and Resources

DATE: Friday, October 21 @ 11 am PT

Zoom Link: https://sjsu.zoom.us/j/81599506279

Presenters: Taryn Reiner and Wei-Chien Lee

Taryn Reiner is a member of the SJSU iSchool Student Services Team.  Wei-Chien Lee is a psychologist with the SJSU Counseling and Psychological Services.


We often have students in our courses who may not participate fully or who tell us about their personal situations: PTSD; Domestic/Dating Violence; Depression; Food/Housing Insecurity, etc., and instructors need guidance on appropriate courses of action or referrals to make to in-state; out-of-state; out-of-country students.  This overview session will address:

Recognizing neurodivergent students and ways to help them 

When to refer students to CAPS

Resources for students to local counseling centers on university campuses close to them to obtain resources 

 Session Title: Incorporating Student-Led Explorations with Choose Your Own Adventure (CYOA) Modules and Assignments

DATE: Wednesday, November 16 @ 11 am PT

Zoom Link: https://sjsu.zoom.us/j/89822319581

Presenter: Michael Stephens, iSchool Professor

Overview: This session presents ways to incorporate student-lead explorations with “Choose Your Own Adventure (CYOA) Modules and Assignments. Michael Stephens will present a case study of the changes he has made to INFO 287 The Hyperlinked Library related to offering students choices and paths for exploration. CYOA allows students to customize their learning to particular topics and types of information environments as well as follow their curiosity for the final “Inspiration Report” assignment. We will finish with a discussion of how we might incorporate similar CYOAs in your courses.

Discuss emerging theories of user-centered library service 

Explore participatory service

 Analyze some key trends that impact the model

Examine what this shift means for libraries and information work in the 21st Century.

Examples of creative assignments (CYOA) Inspiration Report

Ways to assess the assignments

Sessions offered through SJSU’s eCampus
(separate registration required)

Please register for any workshop directly on the eCampus website by clicking the link included with each workshop listed, and complete the evaluation form when you have taken the workshop.
A recording and evaluation link is available for asynchronous viewing of T3 sessions.
Each T3 session is available in the T3 Archive located in the Canvas iSchool Faculty site.


Available Workshops