INNOVATION ABSTRACTS

 

 

As your college’s NISOD Liaison, please distribute this information to all faculty, staff, and administrators at your institution.

 

INNOVATION ABSTRACTS

 

This Week’s Issue

On Giving Students the Gift of Time describes in-class exercises that help students better manage their time in and out of the classroom.

 

Past Issue

Check out this past issue that may be helpful as the fall semester kicks off. The First Day of Class: People Before Paper provides tips on how to make students feel connected to you, your classroom, and to each other beginning with the first day of class.

 

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UPCOMING WEBINAR: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

Webinars are free to all Northern Virginia Community College employees by using the following information to log in and register:

Username: nvcc.edu

Password: nisod799

 

Meeting Faculty Needs Through a Curriculum for Active Learning Series

Houston Community College’s Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence supports over 3,500 full- and part-time faculty members’ instructional design needs through collaborative partnerships across disciplines and delivery modes. Short online modules and face-to-face consultations in individual and cohort options support active, collaborative, engaging, and real-world online learning for student success. This webinar describes the program’s past and future development, attributes, and limitations.

David Diehl, Director; Kimberly Davis, Manager, Faculty Academy; Dorsetta Williams, Manager, Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence, The Institute for Instructional Engagement and Development, Houston Community College

 

Reserve your seat now!

 

If you are not able to attend the live event, the webinar will be archived here.

 

 

NISOD CONFERENCE • MAY 28 – 31, 2016

NISOD’s annual International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellenceis the definitive gathering of community and technical college educators seeking best and promising practices designed to improve student achievement.

 

Call for Presentations

Have you submitted your presentation proposal yet? Be recognized as one of the best and brightest by sharing your expertise with your colleagues at the number one learning experience for community and technical college educators!Conference presenters receive a $50 registration discount! Submit your proposal today!

 

NISOD Conference Scholarship

Faculty members from NISOD member colleges can apply for a scholarship to attend our annual conference. See details here.

 

 

NISOD’S WEEKLY DIGEST

NISOD’s Weekly Digest is designed to inform and inspire community and technical college educators. Subscribe today for free by visitingNISOD’s Weekly Digest and looking for “Subscribe to the Email Newsletter” near the top of the page. Encourage your colleagues to stay informed by subscribing as well!

 

 

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You can receive the latest community and technical college news and the latest updates about NISOD on Twitter at @NISOD.

 

 

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Welcome to the 2015-2016 New Faculty Class

CETL-tree-smallThe Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Northern Virginia Community College is thrilled to welcome the 2015-2016 New Faculty Class! You’ll be part of an exciting time at NOVA as we welcome a new President to NOVA, and really focus on student success.

There are many exciting plans for you on your campus as well as a year-long Faculty First Year Experience.   More details will be provided at your first-day experience!

Your first day experience is a full day orientation to your benefits, teaching at NOVA, and some first day things like the FERPA laws that you should know as you begin to teach at NOVA.   It will be a full day.   A coffee service is provided in the morning and a luncheon at mid-day.    The current acting president, Dr. Mel Schiavelli, will join you for lunch and welcome you to the full time teaching faculty.

It is on

August 17th from 8 AM to about 4:30 pm, in the Forum of the CE Building on the Annandale Campus.

More information will be sent to you as the time gets closer.

Welcome to NOVA!

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CETL is open during the summer

2014-15 Faculty Associates group

L to R: Bo Yang (WO), Ritu Kansal (AN), Barbara Crain (LO), Eddy Arana (AL), Frank Ferarra (WO), Gillian Backus (LO), Cindy Miller, Coordinator, Dahlia Henry-Tett (MA), Patty Ottavio (ME) and Robin Muse (CETL). Not pictured: Bill Hess (AL) and Will Schutz (AN).

CETL’s amazing faculty — our Faculty Associates — wrap up their year with CETL at the end of the Spring Semester.  But that doesn’t mean that CETL isn’t here for you.  CETL is open during the summer for any of  your teaching-practice needs.

Come on by:

The CETL Center is on the Annandale Campus, in CG 218.  Call us at 703 764-7386 (2-7386), or email anytime. 

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Easy Panopto Directions by popular demand.

From Manassas faculty,Mary Ellen Ryan and Laura Bhadra, and included in their 2015-16 “We’ve Flipped, Have You” series: Easy directions to use and embed Panopto recordings in your courses:

Part 1:
http://panopto.nvcc.edu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer/Default.aspx?id=91a69d7d-9e86-4c53-bbb8-978ceb9aa2a4

Part 2:
http://panopto.nvcc.edu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer/Default.aspx?id=3c5e440b-fa10-4d01-87e3-19821804d64b

Part 3:
http://panopto.nvcc.edu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer/Default.aspx?id=3476663c-9f96-4553-8168-d99cb8529b4d

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PUP on Parade: A New Way of Educating!

Don’t miss this PUP on Parade Session!
A New Way of Educating through Customer Service in the Classroom

Register here!

DeQuan Smith is the presenter!

This session, a popular one at PUP,  will be of great interest to you:

In higher education today, educators are forced to be more creative and innovative than ever. This session discusses and provides strategies to help faculty members use service to build and capture student interest, student engagement, and increase faculty ratings.

 

 

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Innovation Abstracts

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This Week’s Issue

Getting Under the Hood!
and
How and for Whom Does Increasing Course Structure Work?

describes how faculty members can improve student success rates by adjusting their teaching style.

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 UPCOMING WEBINAR: April 23rd

Community College Facilities Unleash the Power of Engaged Learning

Transitioning from industry to academia represents a unique type of career change. Examine how Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) uses an Instructor Preparation Academy to prepare and support faculty members in their new profession as educators. By the end of this webinar, participants will understand NWTC’s philosophy about hiring industry experts for faculty positions, the key components used during the Instructor Preparation Academy, how to use Faculty Learning Communities as a support system and instructional cohort, and how to create an Individualized Professional Development Plan. This webinar is a precursor to a NISOD conference presentation titled Instructor Preparation Academy: A Journey From Industry to Education.

Cliff Goodacre, Faculty Development Consultant, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

 

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PUP ON PARADE BANNER.fwDon’t miss this week’s PUP on PARADE events:

We, at the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, have  identified some of the best presentations from the Power Up Your Pedagogy (PUP) conference (that wasn’t hard; they were all good) .  We are offering these presentations throughout the Spring Semester on a campus near you!

Registration and a catalogue of all of the presentations is available at:  http://goo.gl/I7EAbB

Here’s what’s happening this week (April 6th through April 10th)

Kevin Simon : EdYOUcation: Re-associations into the Learning Experience

Monday, April 6th
Manassas Campus MC 338,  12 to 1:30 PM

Many believe that the student is removed from the learning process in our education system. Many students believe education is a series of mechanical exercises; get good grades an enough exercises and get a diploma. Many instructors believe students feel it is the sole responsibility of the instructor to teach them. If you are interested in discussing ways to put the student back into the learning process this session is for you..

 

Cynthia Rathjen : An Adventure with OER Materials in Math That Can Benefit You and Your Students

Monday, April 6th
Loudoun Campus LW 312,  12 to 1:30 PM

Online Educational Resources (OERs) have been a focus in recent conferences and are something every instructor should use. There are many options for math faculty, including using cK-12 to create a new textbook or access an existing text. This site contains text for concepts that include videos, simulations, interactive problem, activities, study aids, lesson plans, images, assessments, web links, concept maps and even real world examples. In this session, the presenter will describe how faculty and students can access and benefit from OERs, and what students say about this new adventure.

 

Sharon Karkehabadi: Using Assessment as a Tool to Improve Student Learning in the Classroom

Wednesday,  April 8th
Alexandria AA 196,  12 to 1:30 PM

Assessment is first and foremost a tool to improve student learning. In this session, presenters will discuss and share practical methods for using assessment as a diagnostic tool for teachers and students. The session will be divided into three sections: 1) Pre-assessment (finding out), 2) Formative assessment (keeping track and checking up); and 3) Summative assessment (making sure). Each section will include a short discussion of the purpose of the assessment category, benefits, and examples of best practice and useful resources for a variety of programs and disciplines. The session will end with applications for program-wide assessment.

 

Megan Davies: Strategies & Motivators:  Creating a Vision of Inspiration from the Master Teacher Seminar.

Friday,  April 10th
Woodbridge WAS 110,  12:30  to 1:30 PM

The Master Teacher Seminar is an annual event held at Hampden-Sydney College. NOVA generously financed the presenters’ attendance at the seminar in July 2014. This presentation will address the benefits of the seminar, as well as teaching strategies and 5-minute motivators that the presenters were inspired to create as a result of the seminar. Faculty are encouraged to share their own 5-minute motivators to help engage students.

 

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Hands-on Syllabus Developmental Session to Create Syllabi for Flipped Classrooms

Registration for this event is still open!

 

We Flipped!  Will You?

Interactive strategies for an inverted classroom

 

CETL cordially invites you to join Manassas Faculty members

Laura Jean Bhadra and Maryellen Ryan
for a the last session of the Faculty Focus series on the Flipped Classroom
April 10th , 11:30 to 1 pm  ·  Alexandria Campus   AA 158  ·  Bring your own laptop

Hands-on Syllabus Developmental Session to Create Syllabi for Flipped Classrooms 

Do you want to create a viable syllabus for your course using the flipped classroom methodology?

Come to this highly interactive hands on session and leave with a syllabus and other materials to start flipping out!

Register:    http://tinyurl.com/CETLflippedclassroom

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” Most of us are probably familiar with this famous quote from Benjamin Franklin. But how many of us have actually applied this in the classroom?

For Further Information:  http://blogs.nvcc.edu/cetl/2014/09/29/flipped-classroom/

 

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This Week’s Innovation Abstracts

NISODaINNOVATION ABSTRACTS

This Week’s Issue

Reading Aloud to Break the Ice
describes how a new twist on a common icebreaker can foster student interaction.

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 UPCOMING WEBINAR: April 7th

Building Academic Tenacity

UPCOMING WEBINAR • APRIL 7, 2015

Community College Facilities Unleash the Power of Engaged Learning

We know that community college students learn through their engagement with student activities such as clubs, athletics, and travel. Some two-year institutions have been successful in creating informal learning opportunities through dedicated facilities such as art galleries, museums, and planetariums. Brenda Hanegan, Gallery Director and Fine Arts Instructor at Delgado Community College, describes how their gallery provides learning space that is used for standard classroom courses and for informal learning. A recent project involved students in the creation of a huge replica of George Washington’s nose.

Brenda Hanegan, Gallery Director and Fine Arts Instructor, Delgado Community College; Larry Miller, Senior Director, Community College Relations, The New Media Consortium

 

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Flipped Classroom Event –Don’t miss it!

We Flipped!  Will You?

Interactive strategies for an inverted classroom

 CETL cordially invites you to join Manassas Faculty members

Laura Jean Bhadra and Maryellen Ryan
for a Faculty Focus series on the Flipped Classroom

Part V:  March 20th at Annandale (Faculty Dining Room)

What’s the Down  Side?  Are there reasons not to flip? 
In this session that addresses objections to the flipped classroom you’ll look at such issues as whether your students really preview the lectures ahead of time? If they can get the material online, will they stop coming to class? Addressing these and other objections to a flipped classroom can reduce concerns about the potential downsides of flipping the classroom.

Register:    http://tinyurl.com/CETLflippedclassroom

 

The final session of this series is April 10th at  Alexandria:  A hands on Developmental Session to Create Syllabi for your Flipped Classroom.

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” Most of us are probably familiar with this famous quote from Benjamin Franklin. But how many of us have actually applied this in the classroom?

In this highly participatory session, we will share tips and strategies for developing an interactive classroom. Using techniques such as the flipped classroom, video lectures, student response devices, group discussion, and publishers’ online based learning systems, we’ll help you  to make learning a truly student led experience.

For Further Information:  http://blogs.nvcc.edu/cetl/2014/09/29/flipped-classroom/

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