Available courses

Adjunct and new instructors are encouraged to enroll in this course that challenges participants to investigate complex issues: How well does your teaching style mesh with your college’s mission? What’s different about adult learners? How do we reach them—and how do we know that we did? Designed for participants with minimal background in education theory and application, this course will enhance new and adjunct instructors’ understanding of community college students and the factors critical to their academic success.

 

Special Note: Due to the nature of the course format, participants are required to be currently teaching at least one seated course. Participants will need the consistent and frequent face to face teacher/student interaction provided by a seated course to complete the activities for this Academy course.

video-editClearly, today’s students pay attention to video far more than print or even graphics. In this course you’ll get comfortable with the technical issues surrounding videos, including finding, making, and sharing them, and ways to make them a regular part of your teaching toolkit. You will learn to 1) find and use videos relevant to your courses, 2) convert existing presentations to video, and 3) record and embellish your own videos and animated graphics with sophisticated software for use in weekly lessons, demonstrations, explanations, or just “welcome to the class!” It’s time to enhance your own instruction with video! Note: This course requires a significant commitment of time over five weeks, an eagerness to interact with colleagues, and a current multimedia computer with high speed Internet.

Tuition is free!  Satisfactory completers of the Practicum will receive a certificate and stipend.

(Starts Friday, September 6, 2019.)

video-in-educationWell done educational videos communicate much more to a wider audience than a printed handout, but require planning, execution, polish, and posting to a reliable platform—far more than a selfie posted to social media. In this second bootcamp addressing video, teachers will take the giant step of creating and delivering video that will both teach and assess in their subject area. Working in a supportive group atmosphere, participants will practice the techniques of planning, producing, and sharing video that can communicate and evaluate in a way that static text and images cannot. Note: Video production is time-consuming and computer intensive. Participants must commit to 5-7 hours per week, and have a 64-bit multimedia computer to support the video editing software (on Windows 7 or MacOS10 or newer). 

Prerequisite: Technology Bootcamp III, or comparable experience with Camtasia editing and YouTube uploads.

Tuition is free!  Satisfactory completers of the Practicum will receive a certificate and stipend.

(Scheduled to begin October 18, 2019.)

Adjunct and new instructors are encouraged to enroll in this course that challenges participants to investigate complex issues: How well does your teaching style mesh with your college’s mission? What’s different about adult learners? How do we reach them—and how do we know that we did? Designed for participants with minimal background in education theory and application, this course will enhance new and adjunct instructors’ understanding of community college students and the factors critical to their academic success.

 

Special Note: Due to the nature of the course format, participants are required to be currently teaching at least one seated course. Participants will need the consistent and frequent face to face teacher/student interaction provided by a seated course to complete the activities for this Academy course.

This course offers a guided, collaborative curriculum design experience.  Participants will explore models and methods for integrating career, technical and academic concepts in their courses.  Following a step-wise process with provided templates, participants will create an integrated lesson that incorporates a real world scenario, contextual learning, employability skills development, and authentic assessment.  Colleagues will provide each other with weekly peer reviews and feedback through the course discussion board.  Come explore this model for maximizing student interest and learning through integrated lesson design.

Special Note: Participants must be currently teaching at least one face-to-face class to complete the activities in this course.