Professional development and training are an integral part of our success. In fact, professional development and training are built right into the Title III grant objectives and outcomes. The focus of our professional development include sessions on pedagogy and instructional design principles.
These self-paced training sessions are between 45 – 60 minutes each and have been recorded using Tegrity. We encourage you to view these sessions sooner rather than later, as they may contain helpful information to assist you in your courses. Please let us know if you would like additional training or training in topics from the ones provided below.
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Note: To receive PIUs type or click on the URL provided in the Tegrity recording after you have completed the session. Links are located in the “Bookmark” section of the Tegrity recording (an example of an OTHR URL is https://portal2.wwcc.edu/C200/OTHR). You can review your training history in OTHR found on the CCNET homepage. The PIUs earned for these training sessions will be tracked in Online Training History Reporting (OTHR), which can be found in CCNET. To determine which trainings sessions you have received credit visit OTHR through CCNET or remotely by clicking here.
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|The Flipped Classroom
Let’s imagine a classroom where students walk in the door with a basic knowledge of the day’s topic; a classroom where students are brimming with questions about how to apply the subject at hand; a classroom where the instructor can sense an almost tangible hunger for deeper learning. Only in fiction, right? Think again. The flipped classroom is taking higher education by storm and is creating the kind of classroom that takes learning beyond our wildest imaginings. The flipped classroom inverts traditional teaching methods by delivering instruction online, outside of class, and moving “homework” into the classroom.
The Flipped Classroom. Click on the recorded link to view Recorded
Mastery-based grading is a system that allows students to resubmit work as often as desired until the student reaches mastery scoring. Made possible by the computer-based testing and reporting system, this process improves student learning outcomes using performance data through formative assessments. Achieving mastery is an essential motivating component for the student and as instructors we want to know that they have mastered a concept, not when they mastered the concept.
Mastery-based Grading. Click on the recorded link to view Recorded
|The Art of Online Discussion Forums
This session includes best practice for creating interactive online discussion questions, plus key terms, models for writing questions, and structure and moderating a forum.
The Art of Online Discussion Forums: Click on the recorded link to view Recorded
|Putting it All Together
This session is about putting all the pieces together and includes course objectives to outcomes, course mapping, and syllabus design considerations. All three components work together to create each section independently, reducing the actual amount of time needed. Participants will gain an understanding how to link their course objectives to specific outcomes ensuring they meet their course level outcomes. Course mapping gives instructors a 360 view of their entire course highlighting course topics, homework assignments, assessments, activities, grade or point value distribution. This information is used to create an informative syllabus, essential for student success!
Putting it All Together. Click on the recorded link to view: Recorded
Explains the purpose of curriculum plans and the difference between lesson plans, course mapping, and outcomes. Curriculum planning gives instructors the ability to see their course from a 360⁰ perspective. Topic area covered are Bloom’s Taxonomy, SECTIONS Model, & ASSURE Model—includes what it is, why it matters, and how instructors can incorporate the approach in their teaching.
Curriculum Planning. Click on the recorded link to view: Recorded
|How Students Learn
Explains the learning process from the student’s perspective. Topics covered are Behaviorism, Cognitivism, & Constructivism—includes what it is, why it matters, and how instructors can incorporate these approaches in their teaching.
How Students Learn. Click on the recorded link to view: Recorded
| Have we met? Assessing your student population
“Have we met?” Assessing your student population—better understand your students, their needs and general characteristics. Uncover vital information and take part in the emergence of diversity responsive teaching. Survey tools in Angel, Zoomerang, and Survey Monkey will be explored (and of course the paper option as well). Time after the session will be dedicated to anyone wishing to have a hands-on experience with the survey tools.
Have we met? Assessing your student population. Click on the recorded link to view Recorded
|Join the Experiential Learning movement!
“Ugh…Why do I need to learn this?” Move your students from textbook theoretical scenarios to real world application! Join the Experiential Learning movement. With experiential learning “educators purposefully engage learners in direct experience and focused reflection in order to increase knowledge, develop skills and clarify values” (Association for Experiential Education, 2011, para. 2).
Ugh Why do I need to learn this? Click on the recorded link to view Recorded
|Put the integrity in Tegrity
You will learn the basics of Tegrity—when and why to use Tegrity in your classroom.
Put the integrity in Tegrity: Click on the recorded link to view Recorded
|I just tweeted! Twitter in the classroom!
“I just tweeted” Twitter in the classroom! Create a learner-centered environment to increase student engagement with course materials and give students a deeper level of understanding on course topics.
I just tweeted! Click on the recorded link to view Recorded
|Using technology in teaching
“Using technology in teaching” Incorporate Blogs and Wikis and move away from surface learning. Provides an excellent way to reach multiple learning styles and creates a body of work students can take with them after they finish your course!
Using technology in teaching. Click on the recorded link to view Recorded
|Digital Media and Meaning Making
Teachers help students take the raw material that is what we teach and make meaning out of it. We help them build connections, we encourage them to interpret what they learn and we challenge them to make what we teach have meaning in their own lives. New media affects how we help students make meaning out of our courses. In this session you will learn about theories of meaning-making and transliteracy. Transliteracy, the ability to read, write and interact with diverse digital tools, invites us to teach our students skills that will increase their ability to make meaning out of the complex digital world that surrounds their daily lives.
Digital Media and Meaning Making. Click on the recorded link to view Recorded
|Clickers in the Classroom
This introductory session will give participants an overview on clickers along with a brief demonstration in the creation of clicker slides with PowerPoint. Participants will have an opportunity to use clickers through a number of polling questions. Use of Turning Technologies’ TurningPoint software in conjunction with audience response cards (clickers) allows individuals to administer real-time assessments, identify and confirm participant understanding, increase participant attentiveness, and gather, rank and report critical information base on course materials.
Clickers in the Classroom: Click on the recorded link to view Recorded
|Meeting MERLOT: “I’ll toast to that”!
Meeting MERLOT is a professional development workshop designed to give participants an understanding of key features, uses, best practices, and browsing techniques of MERLOT. Participants will create a member profile, learn of MERLOT resources, and examine the MERLOT homepage. “MERLOT is a free, web-based resource and community designed to help you find online teaching and learning materials quickly and easily. It is a continually growing Open Educational Resource (OER) of online teaching tools and support resources that help you enhance your instruction in a wide variety of disciplines. MERLOT is also an active community of people like you, who strive to enrich their teaching and learning experiences with technology,” (MERLOT, 2010, p. 1).
Meeting MERLOT. Click on the recorded link to view Recorded
|So Sue Me!
Fair Use, the DMCA, TEACH and how to avoid copyright lawsuits. Copyright is something that affects us all, Quill will discuss the latest interpretations of Fair Use, ethical use of digital content and how to avoid copyright lawsuits.
So Sue Me: Click on the recorded link to view Recorded