Overview

Aloha & Welcome

All educators are invited to participate in a program designed to transform your teaching and your students' learning. This one week Pacific Region Learning Summit is provided in partnership with Leeward Community College, De Anza Community College, and Foothill Community College.

The event features two tracks:
  1. Transforming Instruction with Problem Based Learning

    This track leads you through the steps required to add problem-based learning to your classroom. You will prepare a course that uses tasks from our online library  (http://elc.fhda.edu/faculty/scenarios.html) or create your own PBL tasks, find industry volunteers to visit your classroom, practice facilitating student groups, and design feedback and assessment items for different levels of student work. --More Information

  2. iCourse Design
This track takes instructors through the process of redesign their course for online delivery. You will learn how to modify what you are doing in the classroom to delivery it effectively online. Online learning is a different way of learning and participants will be taken through the process of process of shifting from traditional to online instruction.

All participants will benefit from:
  • a keynote address
  • a meet-and-greet time with local industry representatives who will be connecting with participants to help incorporate "real world" into classes
  • an expert in building teamwork in the classroom
  • an expert in building assessment into courses

When and Where:
Monday, May 24 - Friday, May 28, 2010 at Leeward Community College on the Island of Oahu in Hawaii.
8: 30 am - 4:30 pm daily except Friday 8:30 am - 12 pm.
Online synchronous meetings will occur weekly for some weeks following the Learning Summit to continue the work started in each of the tracks.


Accommodations:

Participants may choose to stay in a Waikiki hotel or Conference Housing at the University of Hawaii dorms.

Hotel Housing:

The presenters are staying at the Hawaii Prince Hotel.

Conference Housing:

Conference Housing at Frear Hall is available for $59/night for a single w/ bathroom or $54/night for a single w/ shared bathroom (includes breakfast daily). Payment may be done individually by check or credit card. Additional information such as Check-in, Facilities, and Dorm Rules may be found on the website.



Transportation:

The University of Hawaii dorms are approximately a 30-minute drive (non-rush hour) to Leeward Community College (Map). Participants are responsible for their own transportation and may want to carpool if renting a car. 


Weather

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Weather:

Weather in Hawaii is very consistent, with only minor changes in temperature throughout the year. The average daytime temperature is 85º F with evening temperatures about 75º F.

NOTE: You may want to bring a light sweater for use in the air conditioned classrooms.


What to do:

You will have free time in the evenings. You may also choose to extend your trip to include a weekend. There is no shortage of things to do in Hawaii. Go to http://www.gohawaii.com/oahu/ for more information.




Hosted by: Leeward CC, De Anza College, and Foothill College

This partnership was made possible as a result of work supported by the National Science Foundation under ATE Grant #DUE 0603297. See http://elc.fhda.edu for more information about this grant. Faculty from De Anza College, Foothill College and Leeward Community College participated in a workshop where faculty were guided through a process that changed their pedagogical approach. This new approach included learning activities which were situated in real world contexts that students would encounter in the workplace. As a result of the connections made in this workshop, the Pacific Region Learning Summit was created.

Leeward Community College is a two year community college enrolling approximately 6500 students each semester in liberal arts and career and technical educational programs. The college is located near the geographic center of Oahu between Pearl City and Waipahu. Leeward CC is continuously striving to make the educational experience for students a useful and rewarding one. Therefore, there is a commitment to expand the traditional approach to teaching to include methodologies such as problem based learning and a redesigning for online instruction. 

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District provides a dynamic learning environment that fosters excellence, opportunity and innovation in meeting the educational needs of our diverse students and community. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Foothill-De Anza serves the communities of Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Stanford, Sunnyvale, and portions of San Jose. FHDA is part of the California Community College system.

For more than 40 years, Foothill-De Anza has demonstrated excellence and innovation in academic programs and student services. As one of the largest community college districts in the United States, Foothill-De Anza provides credit classes for about 44,000 students per quarter. The colleges (Foothill and De Anza) are active members of the League for Innovation in the Community College, a national consortium of leading two-year institutions.
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Leanne Chun--temp,
Mar 4, 2010, 11:43 AM
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Leanne Chun--temp,
Mar 4, 2010, 11:43 AM