Pierce College is currently accepting applications for a part-time Educational Technology Assistant for the Center for Engagement and Learning (CEAL). This position will work alongside the CEAL team to promote the adoption and use of instructional technologies across the college. The Educational Technology Assistant will have the opportunity to assist faculty and staff with the development of a variety web-based, multimedia content for instructional and training purposes and will help faculty and the Instructional Designer to develop and revise technology-enhanced courses.
A complete position description can be found here.
If interested in the position, please submit a cover letter that addresses how you meet the required and desired qualifications (as outlined in the position announcement) and a detailed resume to email@example.com.
Know someone who might be interested? Please pass this position announcement to any individuals who might be interested!
Portland Community College, in collaboration with Brightspace/D2L Teaching and Learning Community, is offering a free online course on web accessibility for online educators. Web Accessibility MOOC for Online Educators, or #WAMOE, is designed to help e-Learning professionals meet the challenges of compliance with web accessibility requirements as they pertain to electronic learning environments.
This five-week course begins on Monday, October 20, 2014. There are weekly modules that are designed to help instructors improve web accessibility skills specifically for teaching online. This course will allow you to:
- Build a personal knowledge base in web accessibility for online education
- Create accessible photo images, diagrams, and charts
- Create accessible audio and video components
- Create or evaluate accessible HTML content pages
- Create accessible course content in other formats
This course is offered through D2L Open Courses and registration is open from September 29 to November 14, 2014. Active course facilitation lasts for five weeks, beginning October 20, 2014 and ending November 22, 2014.
A completion certificate from D2L will also be provided. Register today!
Did you miss our in-person “Applying the Quality Matters Rubric” training on September 19 at the Puyallup campus? Do not despair because starting October 16, Olympic College and Cascadia Community College will be offering a 100% fully online QM training. This two-week training will take place from October 16 to November 4 and will allow participants to:
- Learn to use and apply each of the QM principles and standards to your own course.
- Participate in a peer-driven review process dedicated to continuous quality improvement in online and hybrid course design.
- Share in a collaborative learning approach with faculty colleagues from another college.
The training will be facilitated by Certified APPQMR trainers Laurie Adamson (Olympic College) and Brandy Long (Cascadia Community College). The cost is only $25 dollars and your registration fees will be invoiced directly to Pierce College. As a participant, you are expected to spend 8-10 hours per week for successful completion.
Pre-registration is required!
Questions? Contact Kathy Bright, firstname.lastname@example.org or Brandy Statler Long, email@example.com
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SBCTC eLearning is again offering their popular “How to Use Open Educational Resources” training. This two week fully online course begins on October 9, 2014 and provides participants with information and experience in adopting and integrating open educational resources (OER) into their classrooms. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to practice locating and sharing open educational resources.
This is a fully facilitated training and successful completion will result in an official certificate. Participants are expected to spend 10 hours to complete the course. This training is completely FREE to all WA state community college and technical instructors.
Interested? Head to the training website.
Inquiries about the training content or schedules? Please email Boyoung Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the date of October 28, 2014 for the ATL Community 2014 Best Practices Exchange. The theme will be Moving From Best Practices to Best Processes: Utilizing Collaborative Leadership to Achieve Scale.
Dr. Rob Johnstone, founder and President of the National Center for Inquiry and Improvement (NCII), will led the Keynote address that will examine how practitioners within community colleges can consider large-scale redesign to support student success. Concurrent sessions will focus on successfully implemented large scale strategies that resulted in significant student improvement in the following areas:
- Pre-college Transitions
- Retention and Progression
Colleges are encouraged to attend the event as a team. A formal invitation with specific details will follow shortly.
In the meantime, check out these websites: www.sbctc.edu or www.assessmentlearningteaching.com
Join the Center for Engagement and Learning and your fellow Pierce colleagues for an evening of teaching and learning on September 15, 2014 at the Adjunct Faculty Fall Welcome Reception. This event will be held on the Pierce College Puyallup campus from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm with a catered dinner provided. All adjunct faculty members will receive a stipend for participation in the three hour training. A special session titled “Transitioning from Part-Time Faculty to Full-Time Faculty” will be presented from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm by the Instructional Deans.
Here are the details:
- Event: Adjunct Faculty Fall Welcome Reception
- Location: Pierce College Puyallup, Arts & Allied Health Building – AAH 110
- Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm with a special session offered from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Catered dinner of pizza, salads, and desserts will be provided.
- Stipend: $50 stipend provided for participation.
Register here! Registration will close on September 5, so don’t wait!
Registration is now open for the 2014 Washington State Faculty & Staff of Color Conference which will be held in Vancouver, WA from November 5 – 7, 2014. This conference will offer a wealth of resources, support, and networking opportunities for faculty, administrators, staff, and all other employees of institutions of higher education in Washington. Conference participants will have the opportunity to discuss issues and share strategies in an effort to define the vital ties between diversity and higher education.
A variety of engaging workshops will be offered as well as three dynamic keynote speakers, Dr. Luz Maria Gordillo, Louie Gong, and Dr. Johnny Lake.
Register by October 1, 2014 to receive the early bird rate of $225. To register, click here. For more information, please visit the conference website here.
- What: 2014 Washington State Faculty and Staff of Color Conference
- When: Wednesday, November 5, 2014 to Friday, November 7, 2014
- Where: Vancouver Hilton and Convention Center, Vancouver, WA
- How to Register: Click here. Register by October 1, 2014 to receive early bird rates.
Registration is now open for “LEARN: Leading by Example to Achieve Results Now” Conference which will be held at the Hotel Murano in Tacoma, WA on September 29, 2014. This affordable and local training opportunity is hosted by the Interagency Committee of State Employed Women (ICSEW) and supports the Governor’s initiative to increase leadership skills, effectiveness, and accountability in the workforce. Sessions will focus on professional development, health and wellness, financial security, technology, and cultural competency.
LEARN Leadership Conference is open to all members of the public. Register by August 15, 2014 to receive the early bird rate of only $75. After August 15, registration rates increase to $100. Registration costs include a lunch. This is a great opportunity to build upon your skill set in several areas in only one day!
Last year’s conference was very received by attendees with many calling the training “motivational,” “amazing,” and “an investment well worth the time from work.”
Register for the conference at the ICSEW website.
The 3rd Quadrennial Race and Pedagogy National Conference is September 25 – 27, 2014 at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma. Join 2,000 local, regional, national, and international participants to engage in issues of race and its impact on education.
The theme for the 2014 Race and Pedagogy National Conference is “What NOW is the Work of Education and Justice?: Mapping a New Critical Conscience.” The Conference will offer special spotlight sessions, more than 50 concurrent panels, roundtables, poster sessions, artistic installations, music, and theatre productions that addresses the following:
- Freedom and Civil Rights Struggles
- Institutional Readiness
- Transformation and Revolutionary Pedagogies
- Teacher Development and Preparation
- Teaching and Learning about Biology and Race
- Arts as Public Pedagogy
- Education and Criminal Justice
The Conference will showcase four high profile keynote speakers:
- Angela Davis: civil rights activist, prison abolitionist, and professor
- Winona LaDuke: indigenous and environmental rights advocate and former Green Party vice presidential candidate
- Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr.: Harvard professor and director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research
- Dr. Eduardo Bonilla Silva: sociologist and Duke University Professor
Full registration fee includes Friday & Saturday continental breakfasts and boxed lunches, one ticket to each of the 4 keynote addresses, and conference materials.
One-day pass includes continental breakfast, boxed lunch, and conference materials. Keynote address tickets are not included.
If you register before August 16, 2014, the early bird full registration rate is reduced to $300.
Complete your registration here.
For additional information contact: email@example.com
Registration for SLOAN Institute Workshops will re-open on Monday, June 23, 2014 at 9:00 AM. Availability is on a first come, first served basis. SBCTC still has 100 training coupons that can be used towards courses up through December 2014. SBCTC coupons expire on June 26, 2014, so register before then. Don’t miss out on this free professional development opportunity!
Instructions on how to register for a SLOAN Institute Workshop and how to use SBCTC training coupons can be found in this prior blog post.
Additional fine print: if you sign-up for a course you may not get registered for the following reasons:
- Requested workshop is full.
- Registrants did not provide accurate account information. Only sign-ups with accurate account information will be processed.
- Registrants did not sign-up a week or more before the workshop start date and there was not enough time to process the registrations.
- All seats have already been used and the sign-up form has been permanently closed.