Center for Teaching, Learning & Engagement (CTLE)

The Center for Teaching, Learning and Engagement supports the teaching and learning needs of faculty and staff by providing:

  • Professional development opportunities;
  • Research-based best practices in innovative instructional strategies, pedagogy and andragogy;
  • Technology training;
  • Access to technology for teaching and learning;
  • Opportunities for networking, reflection, community building and collaboration.
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Active Learning Tips Video Series

Check out Active Learning Ambush Season 1Fall 2017 marked the debut of our Active Learning Ambush video series, hosted by Tenisha Baca, Communication and World Languages Faculty and Faculty Developer for the CTLE. Tenisha ambushes GCC faculty seeking active learning strategies for the classroom, resulting in great tips you can use today, presented in short, sweet videos. Ambushees proudly wear their "I was ambushed" buttons as a badge of honor. Season 1 of Active Learning Ambush is available. Watch it now!

Open Lab Hours

Monday - Thursday from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

A CTLE staff member is always available to help faculty and staff during our weekly Open Lab hours. Other times may require an appointment.

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Help & Support

We welcome your questions on Canvas, instructional design, instructional technology, instructional media, online/hybrid teaching, and face-to-face teaching. Contact us to arrange for consulting services, customized training and workshops at the college, department and individual levels.

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Building: HT2-139
Phone: (623) 845-3485
Hours of Operation


Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m.  - 5  p.m.


Mon. - Thurs. 7 a.m. -  5:30  p.m.

CTLE Spaces

The CTLE is located in the High Tech Center 2 building. Our space features a high tech classroom designed with active learning in mind, spaces for faculty to relax, work and collaborate, and an open lab for hands-on assistance.

Reception Area


Settle in at our reception area for a quick meeting or quiet small group discussion.

Robinson Room


With innovative technology and collaborative tools, the Robinson Room is available for faculty to use for a single session or series of class sessions. Take a virtual tour, check availability, or make a reservation.

Collaboration Space


Our Collaboration Space can be reserved for meetings, small events and webinars. The space includes a relaxing lounge, whiteboards, learning library, computer and wall monitor. Check availability or make a reservation.

Instructional Media Studio


The Instructional Media Studio offers video and audio recording capabilities to create instructional materials for your courses and provide audio feedback to your students on assignments. Work on your own, or get training included with your session. Check availability or make a reservation.

Open Lab


Drop in during our Open Lab hours and sign into a workstation for help with Canvas, SIS, or any other start- or end-of-semester tasks. Or just hang out with us while you work independently.