PUP on Parade, week of March 2

Patty Ottavio, CETL Faculty Associate from MEC,  is presenting a PUP on PARADE workshop THIS Wednesday . March 4th on  Constructing Multiple Choice Exams so that you are sure they are testing what you want them to test and so that they are both reliable and valid.

The session is at Noon until 1:30 PM at the MEC, Room 255.

Register here and select Designing Multiple Choice Exams to be valid and reliable!   

The value that will come to you from this workshop to help you assess your students in a meaningful way is beyond description.  Please attend this as you are able.

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Connecting Students to Real World Experiences through Jobs, Internships, Externships and Volunteer Opportunities

Connecting Students to Real World Experiences through Jobs, Internships, Externships, and Volunteer Opportunities!

 THIS Friday,  March 6th

1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Annandale Campus, CA 302

Register here

 Why Attend?

As our students prepare to transfer to four-year colleges and to the working world, connecting students with experiential learning opportunities related to their majors is increasingly crucial to their long-term career success.   Teaching faculty play a pivotal role in helping our students to bridge academic and workforce-based learning, and to gain the critical skills that will make them highly competitive in their chosen career fields.

 What’s in it for you?

Attend this session to learn more about the resources and programming available through NOVA’s college-wide Career & Experiential Learning Services, including College Central Network, NOVA’s new online job, career, and internship database.  Enhance student learning by connecting students to opportunities to receive credit for elective internships, and part-time and full-time employment search assistance.  We will offer faculty ways to connect to us and the over 1,000 businesses and organizations who are reaching out to NOVA students.  Your students are asking, so let us assist you in adding more resources to your faculty toolbox!

Questions?

Contact Trasi Watson

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PUP on PARADE

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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!

We’re calling this inaugural event PUP on PARADE!    PUP on Parade is made possible by the graciousness of those who presented at the PUP Conference in January.

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

 Here’s what’s happening this week (February 23rd  through February 27th )

  Josh Pachter:    Enter the Matrix: A DIY Tool to Promote Student Thought, Writing and Engagement

 In this session, Loudoun Campus CST instructor Josh Pachter will demonstrate how to create a matrix for any course and how to integrate it easily into your curriculum. The matrix project  can be used as a homework assignment early in the semester to present students with a vivid overview of a course’s content, to provoke in-depth thinking about the subjects a course will explore, and to serve as a prompt for reflective writing. In the classroom, the matrix can be used to actively engage even the shyest students in thoughtful small-group or full-class discussion.

This is on Monday, February 23rd  from 12:30 to  2:00  at the Loudoun Campus,  LW 213  

 

Deanna DeGidio:  Integrating Ethics into the Curriculum: Is It Our Job to Focus on Character as Well as Content? 
Thomas Lickona, a psychologist and moral educator, said that schools have two jobs: “To help young people become smart and to help them become good.” Both tasks are undertaken by elementary and high schools but, traditionally, helping students to become “good” doesn’t make its way back into the curriculum until graduate school, with the teaching of professional ethics. This session reviews research in the social sciences and includes a conversation on how educators at NOVA can best meet the changing needs of students and society           

This is on Thursday, February 26th  from 11:00 to 12:30 on the Annandale Campus, CN 213

          

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This week’s events from NISDO

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This Week’s Issue

Return to the Playground: Truly Active Learning in the College Classroom
describes ways to use games to bring lectures to life and engage students in active learning.

Access the article here.Username: nvcc.edu | Password: nisod799

 

UPCOMING WEBINAR: February 26

Building Academic Tenacity

According to Dr. Gregory Walton of Stanford University, academic tenacity is not about being smart, but about learning smart. Webinar participants review the implications of using psychological interventions to address student achievement gaps with practical classroom examples used over two semesters. Student success rates are also discussed. Specifically, participants explore psychological factors related to learning in the classroom and their impact on retention, learn how to recognize the importance of building academically tenacious students, and learn how to recognize the various aspects of mindset approaches to learning and student performance. The webinar facilitator has taught in postsecondary education for 12 years, with the last eight years working as a full-time faculty member teaching developmental reading, writing, and freshman composition. Her research interests focus on improving the academic success of underprepared students.

Renee Wright, Faculty, English, Triton College

 

This webinar is free to NISOD members. Sign up here.

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PUP on PARADE

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

Here’s what’s happening this week (February 9 to February 13).  For general information, click the picture!
Patty Ottavio : Designing Multiple Choice Exams to be valid and reliable! 

            This is a terrific, well regarded session that’s important for us and our students.
It is on Wednesday from noon to 1:30 on the Manassas Campus in Room MH 210.

  (repeated on March 4th on the Medical Education Campus)

 

Kevin Simon:  Ed-YOU-cation: Reassociations into the Learning Experience

            Kevin wants to bring student more in touch with their own learning process.

            It is on Wednesday from noon to 1:30 on the Annandale Campus in Room CM 236

                        (Repeated on April 6th at Manassas)

 

Lisa Nanni-Messegee:  Express Yourself: Vocal Tips to Help You Sound Confident and Keep Your Students Engaged.

This interactive workshop includes a vocal workout, along with practical tips on how the body and voice can work together to project confidence.

                This session is on Thursday from 2:30 to 4:00 PM on the Loudoun Campus in LW 104.

 

John Kincheloe and Doug Campbell:  Going Digital or Keeping it Traditional: A Semester Case Study on Best Practices for Internet-enabled Devices in the Classroom

            Did you ever wonder if paper or technology is better?  These professors ran the experiment!

            This is on Friday from 12:00 to 1:30 on the Medical Education Campus, Room 255

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Interested in a Fulbright?

  fulbright_logoFrom:  Stacey Bustillos, Coordinator, Office of Global Studies and Programs

The Fulbright Scholar Award Catalog has been released for teaching and research opportunities for the 2016/17 academic year.  The online application deadline is Monday, August 3rd, 2015 but it is advised to plan in advance particularly when letters of invitation from international institutions are required.

  • 560 total awards available
  • 173 do NOT require a PhD
  • Several awards mention community college faculty specifically

You can find more information on the application process and other resources here.

Some awards that may particularly interest community college faculty but are not limited to:

#6103 Malaysia

#6181 Denmark

#6315 and #6316 Russia

#6433 India

#6438 Kyrgyz Republic

#6451 Barbados and Eastern Caribbean

#6503 Jamaica

#6076 Cambodia

#6107 Philippines

#6118 Vietnam

Many Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) awards world-wide

NOVA has been the leading community college awarded with the most Fulbright Scholars during 2012/13 and 2013/14 with several other faculty recently awarded for 2015/16.  We hope to keep that pattern going.

The Fulbright Scholar award is an individual application but NOVA’s Fulbright college representative, Stacey Bustillos (sbustillos@nvcc.edu), is available to provide you with guidance in award selection strategies, tips for writing a competitive application and potential leads for international letters of invitation.

 

 

 

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Upcoming Events at VCCS’s Northern Regional Center for Teaching Excellence

Mark your calendars for the upcoming Northern Regional Center for Teaching Excellence Offerings, headed by our own Nan Peck!

  • OER workshop at NOVA’s ELI. Cheryl Huff and Preston Davis to facilitate. Event postponed, date TBD
  • Communication and Social Support, Feb 20, 11-12 online. Kevin Wright, GMU Professor of Communication, to facilitate
  • Copyright in the Classroom, March 20, 1-3 online. Claudia Holland, GMU Office of Copyright, to facilitate
  • Social Media and Students, April 10, 11-12 online. Andree Betancourt, NOVA Professor of Film Studies, to facilitate (http://blogs.nvcc.edu/abetancourt)

To register, go to http://goo.gl/forms/BXD5Vuamcq

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See You At the PARADE!

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The PUP on Parade Catalogue:  http://goo.gl/I7EAbB

PUP isn’t over!  Because PUP on Parade has begun!

 The PUP 2015 Conference has concluded and we’re all back to our teaching routines.  But that doesn’t mean PUP is over for 2015.  Not at all!

We’ve  identified some of the best PUP presentations from the conference (that wasn’t hard; they were all good) and we’re offering these presentations again on a campus near you!  We’re calling this inaugural event PUP on PARADE!

The Parade has already begun.  But you haven’t missed anything!  There are fourteen presenters who are putting a total of 26 sessions on Parade, so there’s one (or two or three) for you!   Visit http://goo.gl/I7EAbB to peruse the PUP on Parade Catalog and register for any or all of the sessions on any of the campuses.   The sessions are in alphabetical order by the lead presenter’s last name.  Times and locations of the presentations are in a drop down menu below the description.    Questions?  Contact CETL at CETL@nvcc.edu

The presenters are giving fully of their time and talent and CETL is very grateful to them so that CETL can offer this amazing opportunity for you.

See you at the Parade!

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Teaching Squares! Begins the week of Feb 9th on all campuses.

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Teaching Squares, a low investment-high reward, professional development opportunity begins the week of February 9th on all Campuses.   You can register until then:  http://goo.gl/TtNUK .   For more information, read about it on the CETL Blog. 

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NISOD Article and Webinar! They are free — take advantage!

NISODaINNOVATION ABSTRACTS

This Week’s Issue

A Method of Adding Balance to Student Groups in the Classroom

explains how combining students in groups with different skill proficiency can make them ore balanced, productive, and supportive.

Access the article here.Username: nvcc.edu | Password: nisod799

 

UPCOMING WEBINAR: February 26

Building Academic Tenacity

According to Dr. Gregory Walton of Stanford University, academic tenacity is not about being smart, but about learning smart. Webinar participants review the implications of using psychological interventions to address student achievement gaps with practical classroom examples used over two semesters. Student success rates are also discussed. Specifically, participants explore psychological factors related to learning in the classroom and their impact on retention, learn how to recognize the importance of building academically tenacious students, and learn how to recognize the various aspects of mindset approaches to learning and student performance. The webinar facilitator has taught in postsecondary education for 12 years, with the last eight years working as a full-time faculty member teaching developmental reading, writing, and freshman composition. Her research interests focus on improving the academic success of underprepared students.

Renee Wright, Faculty, English, Triton College

 

This webinar is free to NISOD members. Sign up here.

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