FALL 2015-16 KICK OFF WEEK INFORMATION
Welcome to fall! Above is the link to all things Kick-Off week! Also on this page you will find lots of useful information and links. Your FPD team has been working over the summer to prepare for Kick-Off week and beyond. We will have a new committee this year and we are planning new ways to support all faculty.
Faculty Professional Development Coordinators' Final Report 2014-2015
Faculty reflections on the Tunnel of Intersections is here: https://sites.google.com/a/email.edcc.edu/faculty-reflections-the-tunnel-of-intersections/
EDCC FACULTY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PRESENTS
ACTIVE LEARNING IN DIVERSE CLASSROOMS
Create active learning environments that engage all students!
Friday May 29 12:45-2:15 SQL 201
STRATEGIES TECHNIQUES WHO ARE THE STUDENTS? WHY DOES DIVERSITY MATTER?
Building Community Day
Active Learning through the Quarter
Join us Thursday March 5th 3-5 pm for this interactive workshop.
· Learn some Active Learning teaching strategies.
· Identify how to use these strategies to help reach course objectives.
· Plan spring classes with Active Learning in mind.
· Talk with your colleagues! Share ideas, trade experiences!
Bring a copy of a spring quarter course syllabus!!!
Where? Mountlake Terrace Hall Room 219
Brought to you by your EdCC Faculty Professional Development team.
February How to Use Open Educational Resources Training
SBCTC eLearning again invites you and your faculty to participate inFebruary How to Use Open Educational Resources training that begins on.
This two week course is fully online and asynchronous, providing participants with information and experience in adopting and integrating open educational resources (OER) into their pedagogy. In addition to discussing the concept of OER and open licenses, participants will also practice locating and sharing open educational resources. As this is a fully facilitated training that will produce an official certificateto the participants upon successful completion, participants are expected to spend 10 hours to complete the course. This training is FREEfor anyone in the WA CTC system.
For those who would like more information from a participant perspective, Read messages to the next class from previous participants.
Interested? Head to the training website.
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Thursday, February 5th at 2PM
My Decade of Mistakes
“Four Things I Did Wrong as an Online Teacher”
4th Annual Prior Learning Assessment Workshop
Clover Park Technical College
McGavick Conference Center
This workshop is intended for campus teams, including:
faculty, assessment leads, institutional researchers, admissions and registration staff, and administrators.
Questions about the agenda?
Contact Jim West, WSAC
Questions about registration?
Contact Jackie Eppler-Clark, SBCTC
Confirmation, directions, & agenda will be emailed to registrants prior to the event.
Academic Affairs and Policy
The Washington Student Achievement Council provides
strategic planning, oversight, and advocacy to support
increased student success and higher levels of
educational attainment in Washington State.
Beyond Boutique . . .
2014 Best Practices Exchange
Achieving Success— From Boutique Interventions to Institutional Transformation
You are invited to send a team (up to six people) to the fifth annual statewide Best Practices Exchange.
n Who: Faculty, staff, and administrators from Instruction, Student Services, Institutional Research, and Basic Education for Adults. As you build your team, think about how to represent multiple areas on your campus.
n What: We invite colleges to attend this event as a team to learn about and customize strategies that advance student achievement and success.
n When: . Box lunches will be provided.
n Where: McGavick Center (Building 23), Clover Park Technical College
n How: To register your team, please contact the vice president of instruction (or his/her designee) at your college, who will register up to six team members from your college.
Dr. Rob Johnstone, founder and President of the National Center for Inquiry and Improvement (NCII), will talk to us about how the education community needs to ask different questions as we continue our progress towards improving student outcomes. He argues we have been too focused on data itself, and he'll teach how to shift the focus of the questions we ask about student learning.
Concurrent Sessions: Participants will also attend sessions that feature colleges who have successfully implemented large scale strategies that resulted in significant improvement in student outcomes in three key areas:
n Pre-college Transitions
n Retention and Progression
Happy end of the year everyone!
Below is a summary of the work accomplished and plans made by your Faculty Professional Development Co-Coordinators and FPD Committee. We want to thank the folks who served on the FPD Committee and to the many faculty who served on panels, presented workshops, and wrote for the Faculty Development Updates this year. We are better at what we do because of your commitment and willingness to bring your ideas and skills to the table. We look forward to working with you all next year.
FPD Year end wrap-up
Plans for Next Year
Creativity in the Science Classroom: Online and Face 2 Face
Lucas Myers, Lower Columbia College
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NWeLearn Collaborate Room.
The focus of the webinar will be on the technology Lucas uses to create an engaging science/lab based course on campus and online. He will discuss his use of phone and iPad applications in the classroom as well as the virtual lab and various activities he uses in the online environment.
On another note: Lucas will also be redoing his BIOL 100 course to make students create an online website and blogs throughout the quarter using their own specified area of land and the content for the course. He may be able to add a little bit of this into the presentation as well, since it is an online technology.
About the presenter:
Lucas Myers is a full-time biology instructor at Lower Columbia College. He is in charge of designing and developing the general (cell) biology course as well as instructing a wide variety of other courses, such as anatomy/physiology, microbiology and survey of biology. He teaches in a variety of environments, including a completely online cell biology course.
Note: Immediately after this webinar, there will be an IGNIS webinar with 5-10 minute segments on WA SBCTC funded Faculty Learning Communities. Check the schedule for the topics.
Faculty Share lessons, strategies and activities that worked!
Friday May 30th 1-3pm
Edmonds Connections - Driving Student Success with Collaborative Technology
A joint Faculty Professional Development workshop with Edmonds Community College and the Edmonds School District faculty.
Faculty share best practices in blending technology into face to face classes.
June 3, 3:00-5:00
Boardrooms A & B at ESC
Register! Seating is limited
4th Annual Making Learning Visible
June 6, 11 - 1 in Brier Hall.
as they share what they have learned through their work!
Reimagining Relationships Between High School and College Instructors
Tacoma Community College
LGBT+– LGBPTQIA Socially Responsible Faculty
Highline Community College
Transitioning a Face-to-Face Course to a Hybrid Course Using the Quality Matters™ Rubric Standards and Best Practices for Blended Learning
Reading Apprenticeship Across Disciplines and Programs
Highline Community College
No pre-registration required.
Jennifer Locke Whetham
Program Administrator, Faculty Development
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
My Blog: “The ATL Blog that puts Learning at the Center”
Snail Mail: 1300 Quince Street SE, Olympia WA 98504-2495
On I will be hosting a FREE webinar focusing on how to make connections with and ensure engagement of the students in your online classes. (Pacific Time)
Topics will include:
· How to make personal connections
· How to keep the content presentation interesting and interactive
· How to best use the built in features of typical learning management systems to your advantage
This session will be interactive and share practical ideas that faculty can incorporate this academic term.
Dr. Cory has over 17 years of experience in higher education, as a teacher and an administrator in student services. She is currently a faculty and program coordinator for CityU’s Master of Education in Adult Learning and Doctor of Education in Leadership programs.
Division of Doctoral Studies
Building Community Day is just two days away! We are excited that this year’s event will feature a very full schedule of sessions that pertain to teaching and learning. Over a dozen sessions have been developed by faculty for faculty and staff. Come talk with your colleagues about teaching and learning. The full schedule of events can be found here: http://employees.edcc.edu/bcd/. This includes the 10 sessions sponsored by the Faculty Development Committee as well as even more sessions that relate to your classrooms and your students.
Sessions that may be of particular interest to faculty include:
§ Critical Thinking and Exam Writing: The Essentials
§ Students to Teachers
§ Activities which Incorporate the 4 Language Skills for Critical Thinking in any Subject Area
§ Motivational Interviewing
§ Managing Student Groups in Canvas
§ Getting Ready for the Surge
§ Incorporating Sustainability into Teaching
§ Managing Distressed/Disruptive Students in the Classroom
§ Using Westlaw Campus: Online Legal Research for the Nonlawyer Educator
§ Helping Underprepared Students Persist in their Transition to College
§ Faculty-to-Faculty: Instruction with Non-Native Speakers
§ How to Help Students who Use Substances
§ Refresh from the Best
§ Exploring Intersections
§ Getting Ready for the Surge
§ Incorporating Contemplative Practices in Teaching
§ Twitter Tips! Make Twitter Work for You
There are even more sessions than those listed here! For a full list and all of the session descriptions, visithttp://employees.edcc.edu/bcd/.
We know there are a lot of choices this year! Consider strategizing with colleagues in your department or division so that you go to different sessions and compare notes afterward.
Underprepared, Distracted, Challenged by Life and Language, New to College Environment... Students bring many challenges to the classroom. What strategies do faculty use to support student success? How can the new incident reporting system help? Bring your challenges and ideas to this Faculty to Faculty Share and Discussion.
Refreshments! Colleagues sharing ideas! Great ideas!
There will be 10 Faculty Development Committee-sponsored sessions at Building Community Day on May 9.
Conference information can be found here. Early registration deadline is April 15.