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Center for Organizational and Teaching Excellence (COTE)

Welcome to the Center for Organizational and Teaching Excellence (COTE) at Lone Star College-Tomball! We support the Lone Star College-Tomball vision by providing responsive, innovative, and collaborative learning opportunities and resources that prepare our faculty and staff for a lifetime of learning and change.


Upcoming in COTE:

Saturday – Monday, May 25 – 27

Memorial Day Holiday
Offices Closed

Thursday, June 6

Gallup® CliftonStrengths™
9:00 a.m. – Noon in E-164
myworkshops.lonestar.edu
Participants will learn about all 34 talent themes and their top five talents. Please note: You must have taken the CliftonStrengths Assessment in order to take this workshop.

Wednesday, June 12

Student-Centered Through The Use Of Inclusive Language
2 p.m. – 3 p.m. in E-253
myworkshops.lonestar.edu
An introduction to the use of inclusive language and its impact on student success.

Thursday, July 4

Independence Day Holiday
Offices Closed

Thursday, June 6

Gallup® CliftonStrengths™
9:00 a.m. – Noon in E-164
myworkshops.lonestar.edu
Instructors: Keri Porter and Jessica Granger
The last day to register is Tuesday, May 28!
Participants will learn about all 34 talent themes and their top five talents. NOTE: You must have taken the CliftonStrengths Assessment in order to take this workshop. Earn 5 bonus COTE coins by attending at least 3 of Summer Series Workshops!

Wednesday, June 12

Student-Centered Through The Use Of Inclusive Language
2 p.m. – 3 p.m. in E-253
myworkshops.lonestar.edu
Instructor: Magdalena Mendoza-Starck
NOTE: Earn 5 bonus COTE coins by attending at least 3 of Summer Series Workshops!
An introduction to the use of inclusive language and its impact on student success.

Wednesday, June 19

Introduction to Trello
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., L-256
myworkshops.lonestar.edu
Instructor: Wendy Palmgren
NOTE: Earn 5 bonus COTE coins by attending at least 3 of Summer Series Workshops!
Learn the basics of this intuitive project management tool, including how to navigate the Trello app and how to use some of the program’s key features.

Wednesday, July 26

Make Mistakes Work for You!
Instructor: Patrick Barton
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., E-253
myworkshops.lonestar.edu
NOTE: Earn 5 bonus COTE coins by attending at least 3 of Summer Series Workshops!
Mistakes - we all make them. Learn how to turn these mistakes into a rich learning opportunity and reduce your stress at the same time!

Lone Star College-Tomball Food Pantry

The Lone Star College-Tomball Food Pantry is now open. In addition to food, we have personal hygiene items and laundry items. Apply online at http://LoneStar.edu/tomballfoodpantry or stop by West 103 for more information. Open to students, faculty, and staff. Currently collecting donations.

Earn COTE Coins:

Have you collected COTE Coins this year? To see our COTE Coin Catalog and directions for cashing in your COTE Coins for Cool Stuff, visit www.lonestar.edu/cotecoins.htm.

May's Book of the Month:

Complete The Agenda in Higher Education – Nutt, Lee Ann and Hardman, Latoya
Complete the Agenda in Higher Education: Challenge Beliefs about Student Success is a bold call to action to do more than just improve college completion rates. This book is for community college board members, administrators, faculty and staff who also want to: (1) foster beliefs that will enable students to finish what they start; (2) empower students to overcome daily challenges and real adversity; and (3) transform human potential into achievement, for a lifetime.

Click here to see the library in COTE.
 

Links to COTE resources may be password protected:

Login: LSCS\username
Password: your LSCS password

COTE offers the following services:

Faculty & Staff Training Development OpportunitiesTraining and support available for faculty and staff at Lone Star College-Tomball.

COTE Resources – Compilation of resources including teaching tips, training handouts, conference dates/locations, syllabus guidelines, new employee information, events, and newsletters.

Professional Development Calendar Full listing of all workshops or trainings in an interactive PDF that you can either browse online, download or print.

MyWorkshops – Register for upcoming workshops at https://myworkshops.lonestar.edu/.

COTE Videos
You Tube - COTE         OTS Media Cart Training

To see the Trello learning video, go to https://www.lynda.com.

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