2016 marks the eleventh annual Northwest eLearn Conference in beautiful Eugene, Oregon, on October 20-21.
If you are looking for an affordable, regional conference option for your professional development this year, check out NWeLearn Conference! NWeLearn is a unique conference that provides an opportunity for higher ed and K-12 faculty, administrators, instructional designers,
and technologists to come together to discuss best practices, collaborations and ideas in integrating technology in learning.
Two exceptional keynotes are lined up: Shannon Riggs of Oregon State University and Patrick Lowenthal of Boise State University. Details about the conference sessions and program can be found at nwelearn.org – the Northwest eLearning Community website
$190 Per-Person Registration
$160 early-bird price, for registrations processed by Monday, September 19.
$110 Per Person ONE DAY Rate
$90 1-day early-bird price, for registrations processed by Monday, September 19.
This year’s Northwest eLearn Conference will be held at the Eugene Hilton. To reserve a room at the reduced conference rate of $119/night (through 10/5, or until the block sells out, whichever is first) and find out more about transportation options, visit the conference Travel & Hotel page.
Don’t forget to register for Washington’s Annual Canvas Conference (WACC) which will take place on March 24-25, 2016 at Tacoma Community College. This collaborative 2-day conference will focus on enriching higher education Canvas users.
**While the conference is primarily focused on faculty, administrators and staff are welcome as well! Tickets include WACC presentations, a continental breakfast, and a buffet lunch both days.
Sessions will focus on Accessibility, Pathways to Success, Open Educational Resources, and Universal Design and representatives from Canvas, Panopto, and other vendors will be there.
For more information on the program schedule and how to register, visit http://wa-cc.com.
Be sure to watch this short video on how to complete the registration process.
The 26th Annual Assessment, Teaching, and Learning (ATL) Conference will be held May 4-6, 2016, in Vancouver, Washington. Beverly and Etienne Wegner-Trayner, social learning theorists and consultants, will deliver the opening plenary on communities of practice.
We encourage all of you brilliant and innovative faculty to consider submitting a presentation proposal for one of the six strands:
- The Scholarship of Teaching & Learning
- Institutional Assessment Informing Practice
- eLearning and Instructional Technologies
- College Readiness/Transitional Studies
- Fostering 21st Century Leadership in Education
But, here’s the catch….proposals are due by 5PM on Friday, January 29, 2016
Download more information about the conference proposal guidelines and a proposal form here:
ATLC Proposal Form-2016
ATLC Proposal Criteria -2016
Registration for the ATLC conference will open in February, SBCTC just launched its brand-new website, and in addition to their new ATL page, we have a new look and feel to our ATL Conference web page. Check it out and get the ATL Conference on your calendar!
Registration is now open for the TIP Northwest 2016 conference! The theme of this year’s conference is “Applying the Science of Learning to Teaching Introductory Psychology.” The conference will take place on Friday, April 22, 2016 at Highline Community College. The cost of the conference is $50 and includes meals and a wine and cheese social.
For more information and the link to register, check out the conference website: https://tipnorthwest.highline.edu/
||Registration & Breakfast
||Susan Nolan, Seton Hall University
||Round Table Discussion – Response to Dr. Nolan
||Voices – Applying the Science of Learning in General Psychology
||Round Table Discussion – Response to Speakers
||Voices – Applying the Science of Learning in General Psychology
||Round Table Discussions – Response to Speakers
||Round Table Discussions on Various Teaching Topics
||Regan Gurung, University of Wisconsin
||Wine and Cheese Social
Have questions, comments, or concerns? Feel free to contact Garth Neufeld:
Garth Neufeld, MA, LMFT
Psychology Department, Highline College
Organizer, Northwest Conference on Teaching Introductory Psychology
Email Address: email@example.com
Registration has now opened for the 2nd Annual Reading Apprenticeship Conference – Metacognition and Mindfulness: Academic Literacies for the 21st Century. The conference will take place at Renton Technical College on Friday, March 11 through Saturday, March 12, 2016.
Early bird registration rate is only $95 and includes a Friday night dinner (and entertainment), as well as Saturday breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks.
For more information on the conference, check out the conference website and this CEAL blog post.
Questions: Please email Michele Lesmeister at mlesmeister@RTC.edu
Diversity and Equity in Hiring and Professional Development Conference
Saturday, January 30, 2016
7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Keynote – Carmen Gonzalez, Professor of Law
Invitation: You are invited to send a team (up to 10 people) from your college or come on your own
Who: Diversity-equity stakeholders from higher education (faculty, staff, and administrators)
What: Attendees will learn about best practices in recruitment, hiring, retention, and professional development; develop and customize strategies that will create a working environment where all people are valued, particularly people of color; and identify problem areas and barriers to achieving workforce equality.
Registration Fee: $50.00 (includes continental breakfast and lunch)
Workshops & Roundtables
- Diversify Faculty Hiring
- Interview Skills
- Needs Assessment and the Job Description
- Recruitment and Social Media
- Retention Strategies I & II
- Professional Development
- Hiring Committees: Multicultural Competency Interview Rubric and Cognitive Bias
- Resume and CV Development
About the Keynote
- Carmen G. Gonzalez is a Professor of Law at Seattle University School of Law, who writes in the areas of international environmental law, environmental justice, trade and the environment, and food security. She is one of the co-editors of the critically-acclaimed book, Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia.
To register and for more information, contact Sachi Horback firstname.lastname@example.org 964-6531
You are invited to join CEAL for a day of teaching and learning with your Pierce colleagues. The 2016 STAR Symposium is a virtual one-day conference that focuses on pedagogical approaches for delivery via face-to-face, blended, flipped and online classrooms.
CEAL has registered for the conference and will be hosting the event on Friday, February 19, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM at the Fort Steilacoom campus in CAS 389. We will be able to debrief and share best practices, ideas, and resources with each other. CEAL will provide light refreshments.
If you would like to attend this conference at the Fort Steilacoom campus, registration is required – this will allow us to plan accordingly. REGISTER HERE
If you would like more information about this virtual conference, please visit their website: STAR Symposium
Renton Technical College will host the second annual regional Reading Apprenticeship conference, Metacognition and Mindfulness: Academic Literacies for the 21st Century on March 11 and 12, 2016. This is a great opportunity to learn how your fellow community college faculty and staff are using RA across their campuses!
Interested in presenting? Interested presenters are invited to submit a proposal for the March 12 concurrent sessions. For more information or to submit a proposal, go HERE.
In the meantime, mark your calendars for March 11-12, 2016! Many Pierce faculty attended this conference last year and found it to be a great experience.
Reading Apprenticeship at WestEd is a research-based framework that helps community college faculty members support students to become motivated, strategic, and critical readers, thinkers, and writers.
Colleges implementing Reading Apprenticeship find that it can produce a dramatic, positive transformation of students’ engagement and achievement not only in literacy, but also in learning across all academic disciplines.
Goals for Conference Attendees:
- Deepen your learning about how to engage students and colleagues in collaborative inquiry about their varied reading processes, fostering discipline-specific “metacognitive conversation” in classrooms and professional learning communities.
- Deepen their understanding of Reading Apprenticeship as an instructional framework and improve their skills for implementing the framework in classrooms and in professional development with colleagues.
- Learn how faculty across the disciplines make the complex, invisible processes they use as readers visible to students, helping them develop reading expertise in specific disciplines
- Learn to help other faculty make changes in their classroom practice, building on students’ strengths as readers and learners, and providing students greater access to text for learning in the content areas. This will result in increased student engagement and efficacy in reading.
- Network with your peers using Reading Apprenticeship.
- Practice some of the routines that move students into metacognitive conversations.
- Learn how to incorporate Reading Apprenticeship routines into lessons with disciplinary texts.
Dates have been announced for the 2016 CanvasCon Washington State event! The conference will be held on Thursday, March 24 through Friday, March 25, 2016 at Tacoma Community College. The theme for this year’s conference is focused on accessibility and universal design.
If you are interested in presenting a session on accessibility and/or universal design, proposals are now being accepted. Proposals will be accepted until December 24, 2015 with selected presenters being notified by mid January. To submit a session proposal, complete the form here.
Here is a useful site that gives information about CanvasCon http://canvascon.org/
Need some ideas on accessibility or universal design? Check out these websites:
Accessibility – Start here, http://webaim.org/intro/#intro and here, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_accessibility
Universal Design for Learning – Start here, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_design and http://www.cast.org/our-work/about-udl.html#.Vipq236rS70
Or consider joining Pierce College’s Faculty Learning Community (FLC) on Universal Design for Learning. Learn more about Pierce’s FLC and upcoming meeting dates in this blog post.
For more information on the 2016 CanvasCon, check out the conference website here.
There is still time to register for the 10th annual NWeLearn Conference in Olympia, WA October 22 & 23, 2015. An updated schedule grid (shared Google doc) is now available (also linked from the NWeLearn Program page), or check out the schedule-at-a glance and the session descriptions available from the Sessions page.
Our own Laurie Schuster and Rachel Goon from Pierce College Library are presenting a roundtable discussion on Friday, Oct. 22 on Providing Streaming Video for Online Students with Challenges and Solutions. While having this dynamic duo presenting already makes this a great conference, NWeLearn has set the bar even higher with two amazing keynotes:
Jesse Stommel –Learning is Not a
Mechanism: Assessment, Student Agency, and Digital Spaces
and Audrey Watters – The Algorithmic Future of Education.
Join us for 2 days of outstanding presentations, networking and professional development. Just down the road in Olympia, no less!
Registration information and form are available on the NWeLearn website. Just follow this link: http://nwelearn.org/registration
Register by September 25 and SAVE!
Join colleagues on October 5 and 6, 2015 at the Tacoma Convention and Trade Center for PAVE the Way 2015 conference. This two-day event will feature interactive group sessions and more than 40 breakouts focused on skill development, best practices, policy discussions, cross-sector alignment, community partnerships and much more. Breakout session discussions will include:
- Cross-sector alignment and collective impact
- Access and student readiness
- Outreach and support
- Serving non-traditional and at-risk students
- Parent and family engagement
- Culturally responsive teaching and learning
- Using data and technology
Registration is $95, which includes lunch for both days. There is no discount for partial attendance. Register by this Friday, September 25 to receive this reduced rate. Registrations received on or after September 26, 2015 will be increase to $125.
View the conference website for the most up-to-date information.
Registration & Payment
Peter Schmidt , Edmonds Community College Center for Learning, 425-640-1463
Michael Benitez has been announced as the keynote speaker for the 2015 Faculty Institute and Annual Networking Meeting which will be held on November 5 – 6, 2015 at Central Washington University. Mr. Benitez is a leading national social justice educator, and activist-scholar with extensive experience in education and diversity issues. His keynote presentation, titled “A Social Justice Understanding to Academe’s role in serving the public good: Who learns, who benefits, and why it matters to sustainable community cultivation and student learning” will examine existing frameworks and methodologies for a deeper understanding to cultivate sustainable and equitable practice in higher education.
In addition to Mr. Benitez, the 2015 Faculty Institute will feature a panel of faculty and students. This two-day training will allow participants to choose from three available tracks of Diversity and Social Justice, Sustainability, and Economic Development-Social Entrepreneurship. Opportunities to network with other faculty and administrators from across the State and a focus on student volunteerism as engagement strategies will also be featured.
Registration for the 2015 Faculty Institute is open to all interested faculty, staff, and students. The cost of registration is $125 (member institution) faculty/staff and $75 for student. Overnight accommodations will be available at Central Washington University for a nominal fee.
To register or gain additional information on this opportunity check out the website here.