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The October edition of the Chronicle of Higher Education provided a wonderful article, by Professor Rob Jenkins, and a video on the 4 traits of a powerful college teacher. See how these traits compare to your own powerful ways of teaching. Watch the 2½ minute video, or read Rob Jenkin’s (2105) brief article, “4 Properties of Powerful Teachers.”
The 6-month Teaching and Learning Series is just around the corner! This year’s focus is “Facilitating Effective Online Learning”. Join us for the kick-off plenary session on Saturday, April 14 from 9:00 to noon in the Event Center. All attending faculty will receive a free copy of Jump Start Your Online Classroom. Learn more by checking out our Spring 2018 CELT Schedule of Events.
Interested in learning how to teach from Harvard’s best faculty? Now you can. Check out Harvard’s Instructional Moves (IM) website featuring 7 quick videos ranging from lecturing interactively to facilitating discussion. Access the videos by clicking on Make Your Move on the IM website link to our CELT website.
We are now accepting applications for the Teaching Fellows program!
Applications will be accepted for the 2017-2018 Teaching Fellows Program until Tuesday, September 19. The Teaching Fellows Program is designed to provide 12 selected adjunct faculty with the opportunity to actively develop, invigorate, and expand their teaching repertoire and build community. The program consists of 6 monthly workshops, focused on research-based practices, strategies, and tools grounded in the Lasallian tradition of learner-centered teaching excellence. A $500 stipend is provided to all who successfully complete the program. Learn more about the Teaching Fellows Program.
The 2017 Teaching and Learning Series, “Re-Imagining Learning: Integrating Content, Teaching, & Learning,” will culminate in September with a fall conference.
Dr. Michelle Miller, author of Minds Online, will be our guest speaker and facilitator for this two day event. All faculty are welcome to attend at no cost. Come to our pre-session social hour and evening meal on Friday evening as well as the Saturday morning plenary session. The annual fall faculty conference will take place on Friday, September 15 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. and on Saturday, September 16 from 9:00 a.m. – noon. Hope to see you there!
The theme for this year’s Teaching & Learning Series is Reimagining Learning: Integrating Content, Teaching, and Technology.
During this series, you will learn how to enhance student learning using a myriad of technologies. According to Richard Culatta, from the US Department of Education, today’s educators represent a digital divide–those who know how to use technology and those who simply use technology to digitize traditional learning practices.
For years, faculty at Saint Mary’s have been moving beyond lecture and, now we’re ready for the next step, which is to reimagine learning by integrating content, teaching, and technology, the theme for this year’s 6-month teaching and learning series.
The series kick-off will take place on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to noon in the Saint Mary’s Event Center. All attendees will receive a free copy of Minds Online by Michelle Miller. The series will continue with workshops and a lunchtime book club, and will culminate with the Fall Faculty Conference with Dr. Michelle Miller.