Northern RCTE Offerings for Spring 2015

Mark your calendars for the upcoming Northern Regional Center for Teaching Excellence Offerings:

  • OER workshop at NOVA’s ELI. Cheryl Huff and Preston Davis to facilitate, 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

Nan Peck
Faculty Coordinator
VCCS Northern Regional Center for Teaching Excellence
npeck@nvcc.edu
http://blogs.nvcc.edu/teachingexcellence
www.opd.vccs.edu

703.323.4140

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Northern Regional Center for Teaching Excellence

The 2014-2015 advisory members to the Northern RCTE include:

Germanna Community College
Camille Mustachio, PDC representative
Cheryl Huff (Coordinator CETL)
Maury Brown (International Exchange Coordinator)
Yanyan Yong, ELET (ex-officio)

Lord Fairfax Community College
Jose Nieves, PDC representative
Nicole Martin (Teaching Faculty, History and Humanities)
Jen Schaefer (Teaching Faculty, English)
Karen Kellison, ELET (ex-officio)

Northern Virginia Community College
Marleen McCabe, PDC representative
Cindy Miller (Coordinator CETL)
Bob Loser (Instructional Designer ELI)
Jennifer Lerner, ELET (ex-officio)

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Get Inspired: Three Ways to Find New Teaching Ideas

Cengage Learning’s Managing Editor Tami Strang writes an Engaging Minds blog. Published 16 February 2015, she shares three steps you can take to identify new teaching strategies and ideas. These are from Marilla Svinicki and Wilbert McKeachie’s Teaching Tips:

  1. Review some new reading, listening, or viewing materials, including Cengage Learning TeamUP’s Professional Development Portal;
  2. Ask your colleagues and peers; and
  3. Watching someone in action.

Reference: Svinicki, Marilla, and Wilbert J. McKeachie. 2014. McKeachie’s Teaching Tips: Strategies, Research, and Theory for College and University Teachers, 14th ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, Cengage Learning.

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Helping Students with Jobs, Internships, Etc

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

Friday,  March 6th, 1:00- 2:30 PM, NOVA 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

This workshop is sponsored by NOVA’s Office of College and Career Pathways and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

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Interactive Strategies for an Inverted Classroom

NOVA’s CETL is sponsoring a workshop on Friday, March 20, from 11:30-1 on Interactive Strategies for an Inverted Classroom. The workshop is at NOVA’s Annandale Campus  in CG Building, Room 218.

Register at http://tinyurl.com/CETLflippedclassroom

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Delegate David Bulova Honored by AAUP and FSVA

Congratulations to Delegate David Bulova of Fairfax who was awarded the Colonel Michael S. Harris Award for exemplary service in support of higher education on January 15, 2015 at the Virginia Higher Education Advocacy Day.

This award is sponsored by the American Association of University Professsors/Faculty Senate of Virginia/and Virginia Commonwealth University.

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NISOD Webinar on Educational Technology

Community Colleges and Educational Technology: What Lies Ahead

It is critical for community colleges to look ahead to see what technology advances will impact their institutions. This webinar examines the trends, challenges, and emerging technologies in the coming five years that will impact faculty, staff, and administrators in higher education. Technologies considered during this webinar include learning analytics, flipped classrooms, quantifiable self, games and gamification, and more. The webinar draws upon the findings of technology experts included in the following New Media Consortium publications: Higher Education Horizon Reports and the Technology Outlook for Community, Technical, and Junior Colleges 2013-2018.

Larry Miller, Senior Director, Community College Relations, The New Media Consortium

Tuesday, March 3, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., free
http://www.nisod.org/webinars

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Proven Techniques to Keep Teaching Fresh

The Teaching Professor’s Maryellen Weimer offers suggestions for keeping teaching fresh. This is a free seminar offered on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, from noon-12:30 p.m.

Register at http://www.magnapubs.com/online-seminars/maryellen-weimer-on-how-to-keep-your-teaching-fresh-13402-1.html?st=linkedin&s=LI150220. Use coupon code TALKHIGHERED at checkout and attend this event for free!

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NISOD Conference May 23-26 Austin

NISOD’s International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence 2015 is May 23-26 in Austin, Texas. NISOD is affiliated with The University of Texas at Austin.  http://www.nisod.org/?q=products/2015-conference

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Integrating Ethics into the Curriculum

Deanna DeGidio:  Integrating Ethics into the Curriculum: Is It Our Job to Focus on Character as Well as Content?    Thursday, February 26th  from 11:00 to 12:30 on the Annandale Campus, CN 213, NOVA. Register at http://goo.gl/I7EAbB

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

We, at the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), have  identified some of the best presentations from the Power Up Your Pedagogy (PUP) conference held in January 2015.  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 and NOVA’s CETL.

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

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J on Excellence in College Teaching

Journal on Excellence in College Teaching –  New issue available:

Volume 25, Numbers 3 and 4 (2014) — Small-Group Learning in Higher Education: Cooperative, Collaborative, Problem-Based and Team-Based Learning.

A new issue of the Journal on Excellence in College Teaching (www.miamioh.edu/ject/) is now available. This special double Journal  issue, Small-Group Learning Models in Higher Education: Cooperative, Collaborative, Problem-Based, and Team-Based Learning, is guest edited by  Neil Davidson, University of Maryland, Claire Major, University of Alabama, and Larry Michaelsen, University of Central Missouri. Reminder: Lilly Conference participants are invited to develop their teaching and learning research into a submission to the Journal on Excellence in College Teaching. For information about subscribing, submitting manuscripts, or other inquiries, visit the Journal website (www.miamioh.edu/ject/).

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DIY Tool to Promote Student Thought, Writing and Engagement

Josh PachterEnter the Matrix: A DIY Tool to Promote Student Thought, Writing and Engagement. Monday, February 23rd  from 12:30 to  2:00  at the Loudoun Campus,  LW 213, NOVA. Register at http://goo.gl/I7EAbB

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.

We, at the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), have  identified some of the best presentations from the Power Up Your Pedagogy (PUP) conference held in January 2015.  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 and NOVA’s CETL.

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

 

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