Great Ideas For Teaching Students

Great Ideas For Teaching Students (G.I.F.T.S.) is a lively and fun professional development (FLEX) workshop that provides faculty with innovative teaching tools to increase student engagement and retention. Designed by people who know us best, our own Shasta College faculty, these teaching strategies can be used and adapted to any discipline for immediate use in your classrooms.  Check it out!

G.I.F.T.S. is an approved professional development activity.  

  • Full-time faculty can earn one hour of professional development for each workshop attended and part-time faculty can earn a $50 stipend per workshop for a maximum of $150 per semester.  
  • Presenters earn two hours of professional development (2 hours of professional development for full-time faculty and a 2 hour stipend for part-time faculty).
Consider sharing your own teaching strategy by being a presenter.  Your contribution can add to the legacy of dedicated teaching at Shasta College.  

Contact Shelly Presnell at for more information or if you would like to present one of your many teaching strategies in a G.I.F.T.S. workshop

Listed below are some of the Student Success Strategies used by faculty at Shasta College.