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Are you interested in learning Blackboard, but don’t have time to attend a workshop? Then consider “Blackboard Essentials,” a self-paced tutorial that teaches you the top 10 Blackboard skills: 1) posting documents 2) using the assignment tool 3) create a discussion forum 4) modify the menu 5) use the content editor 6) make your course available 7) create an announcement 8) access student roster and send emails 9) manage/grade discussions, and 10) work with rubrics.
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!