The SBCTC Office of eLearning and Open Education is excited to offer another fabulous season of IGNIS. Planning for the 2017 season is already in the works, and they are searching for outstanding professionals to present!
A recent “Call for Proposals” from IGNIS organizers is looking for innovative and forward-thinking faculty from across the state to submit a proposal and share their work with colleagues. We think we have a lot of those kinds of faculty right here at Pierce, so CEAL wants to encourage you to submit a proposal for this IGNIS webinar series!
If accepted, you’ll be presenting in webinar format during the Winter and Spring quarters coming up in 2017. Review the topics below, and then create 250-500 word abstract highlighting your presentation idea.
Accessible & Useable Course Design
Authentic Assessment & Higher Order Thinking
Creative Uses for Canvas (Tools, Tips & Tricks)
Creative Uses for Canvas (Tools, Tips & Tricks)
Collaboration & Connectedness
Favorite Online Tools (Show & Tell)
Open Educational Resources (OERs)
Outcomes & Alignment
Social Media Uses
Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
If you have a brilliant topic that does not fit in any of these categories, there is an “other” category on the proposal form.
Follow this link to learn more and to submit your proposal:
PROPOSAL DEADLINE: Midnight on January 20th, 2017
QUESTIONS? Please contact Alissa Sells at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mark Carbon at email@example.com.
Need help brain-storming a topic? Not sure how to present in webinar format? Contact Renee Phoenix, or Greg Brazell to discuss the possibilities. We are here to help you share your work with the world!
Do you currently have an online or blended course that you’d like to improve? Take advantage of these free opportunities to learn more about using Quality Matters design principles to design your course. Sponsored by SBCTC eLearning and Open Education
Improving Your Online Course (IYOC)
What is this workshop about?
- The “Improving Your Online Course” workshop explores the Quality Matters Rubric and provides a framework to improve the quality of online and blended courses. Participants use the QM Rubric to review their own course(s) and develop a course improvement plan.
- The content is based on the 21 Essential Specific Review Standards of the Quality Matters Rubric.
Here’s what one of our faculty colleagues had to say about his experience in the IYOC course:
“I am taking the IYOC course right now, and it is very good. If you want to work to find all the things that can help students navigate and succeed in your online course, and ensure that three point items in the QM rubric are covered, this is a good way to do so. Highly recommended.” Sean Moran – Assistant Professor, Information Systems.
Please note: This course is designed to help you improve an existing online or blended course, and is not for building a course from scratch. Participants come away with a plan for course improvement, so enrolling in the workshop with a pre-developed online or blended course is required.
Follow this link to sign up: Fill Out This Form to Sign Up for IYOC or to get on a waiting list
Applying the Quality Matters Rubric
What is this workshop about?
- The Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) workshop is QM’s flagship workshop on the QM Rubric and the process of using the QM Rubric to review online courses.
- In this course you’ll experience the process of applying the QM rubric to a real course.
- The APPQMR is the prerequisite for the Peer Reviewer Course, which is the required course to become a QM Peer Reviewer.
Please note: APPQMR is a required course for anyone planning to teach online or hybrid courses for Pierce College. Please contact the Pierce eLearning department if you have questions about teaching online for Pierce.
Follow this link to sign up: Fill Out This Form to Sign Up for APPQMR
Thanks to associate professor of English, Heather Frankland – also ourPierce College NIEA Faculty Representative – we are sharing out information about a great professional development opportunity coming right to our doorstep!
Each fall the Northwest International Education Association (NIEA) holds a one-day workshop about an international theme with ideas for how you can incorporate this theme into your classes. This year’s theme is Global Tourism Through a Critical Lens.
This workshop will be held for the first time in ten years at Pierce College, Fort Steilacoom. It is on Oct. 21st and will be from 8:30-3PM. The fee is $50, which also includes lunch. If you are interested in registering for the event, follow this link to download a flyer: niea-2016-workshop
This is professional development that is appropriate for adjunct or full-time faculty and could be a great use of your professional development funds.
In addition, the workshop holds panels on the opportunities we have through our membership to the NIEA. Examples of these opportunities include the Community College Master Teacher Institute (CCMTI), a teacher training that is offered each summer through the University of Washington’s Jackson School of International Studies, and the NIEA Mini-grant program where you can receive support from the NIEA to add more international content to your classes or to possibly develop a course with an international theme.
If you have any additional questions, please email Heather Frankland and she will be happy to answer them. You can also visit the Northwest International Education Association website to read more about the work of this group.
Interested in learning more about College 110 and/or teaching the course?
Join your colleagues for a fall instructor training session on Saturday, October 22nd from 9am-4pm at the Fort Steilacoom campus. Registration will close at 30 participants or on October 19th, whichever happens first – so sign up soon!
During the training, participants will explore the curriculum for College 110 and examine effective pedagogical approaches used in the course. The training will also provide an overview of the Reading Apprenticeship (RA) framework and RA routines used in College 110 lessons, which will be helpful to both new and experienced RA practitioners.
Other Requirements for Teaching College 110
All faculty members and all full-time administrative exempt employees interested in teaching the course must:
– complete the online application and demonstrate qualification to teach (full-time faculty are exempt from completing this application)
– have a master’s degree
– attend the instructor training
– complete Canvas Essentials
– obtain supervisor permission, and
– communicate known absences (e.g., vacations, conferences, etc.) prior to accepting a course section, understanding that prolonged absences may affect eligibility
Contact Amber Baillon -Assistant Professor & Coordinator, College Success
State Board of Community and Tech Colleges (SBCTC) OER training is taking time out to update and improve their course.
There have been significant changes with the service providers and tools introduced in the training, so they’ve decided to skip the next November training in order to update the content and keep it current. To keep up with the high demand of this training, SBCTC will offer 2 one-hour webinars that cover the basics of OER as during the restructuring process. The new OER training will resume in January
November 2016 – OER Webinar Training Dates:
- November 18 at 10:00 -11:00 AM
- November 25 at 10:00 -11:00 AM
All webinars can be accessed through this link and are conducted in Blackboard Collaborate:
Audio headsets are ideal for participating in the webinars. Login and test your audio gear early. Or if you want to practice using your audio on your PC or laptop, email Kyle Peirson or Renee Phoenix in CEAL for help.
Questions? Contact Boyoung Chae at SBCTC: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Check out this seminar! It has some very practical strategies about how to handle tough classroom discussions and comments. We have access to the seminar until June 4. We will get a CD of the program, for future use.
LINK TO ONLINE SEMINAR AND HANDOUTS
Click the links below to access the recording of this presentation and seminar materials. (You may also copy and paste the URLs into your browser’s address bar). On demand access will be available for 30 days after the live presentation date.
Link to the presentation: http://magnapubs.adobeconnect.com/p4xnbhsb9sh/
Link to PowerPoint Handouts: http://magnapubs.adobeconnect.com/p5bgzsrrqiz/
Link to Supplemental Material: http://magnapubs.adobeconnect.com/p4cdnttxfgo/
Link to Critical Reflection Worksheet: http://www.magnapubsadmin.com/uploads/mos-cr-worksheet.doc
Link to Discussion Guide: http://www.magnapubsadmin.com/uploads/mos-discuss-guide.pdf
You are invited to attend Bellevue College’s Second Annual Teaching and Learning Conference,
“Pedagogy through Narrative: Engaging Students with Real-Life Experiences”
Saturday, June 4th, 2016
8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Early Bird Rates
Before May 20th
$50 Faculty Early Registration (before May 20th)
$60 Faculty (after May 20th)
$25 Adjunct Faculty Early Registration (before May 20th)
$35 Adjunct Faculty (after May 20th)
$25 Student Early Registration (before May 20th)
$35 Student (after May 20th)
We look forward to seeing you, hearing your stories, and the opportunity to enrich our classroom experiences!
Mandie Mauldin Nash
The Summer Institute is a voluntary faculty in-service opportunity that focuses on teaching and learning, assessment, curriculum development, and program review. The 2016 Summer Institute is scheduled for June 21 and 22 at Pierce College Puyallup.
Both days start with a continental breakfast (optional) at 8:30 am in the Multipurpose rooms A and B in the College Center Building. Each day of Summer Institute will begin at 9 am and conclude at 12 pm. There is a $100 per three-hour stipend for faculty members participation and work at the Summer Institute.
Further details on the in-service topics and registration for the event will be made available in May. For now – save the dates! 🙂
Members of the Pierce College Outcomes Team: Rachel Goon, Kate Keith, Erin Latona, Lisa Murray, Mishelle Pasinato, Ron Schwartz, Allison Sieving, Amy Warren, and Andrea Whittemore
Questions? Contact Allison Sieving, Director of Educational Outcomes and Effectiveness
phone: (253) 964-6490
Want to Know More About How to Use Open Educational Resources (OER)?
SBCTC eLearning again invites faculty to participate in a fully online training course about OER that begins on Monday, May 2, 2016.
This two week course is fully online and asynchronous, providing participants with information and experience in adopting and integrating open educational resources (OER). In addition to discussing the concept of OER and open licenses, participants will practice locating and sharing open educational resources.
As this is a fully facilitated training that will produce an official certificate to the participants upon successful completion, participants are expected to spend 10 hours to complete the course. This training is FREE for anyone in the WA CTC system.
Technical difficulties in registration? Please contact email@example.com.
Inquiries about the training content? Please contact Boyoung at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those who would like more information from a participant perspective, Read messages from previous participants.
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Thinking of venturing into the world of online teaching?
Maybe you’ve thought about web-enhancing a face-to-face course or you are preparing to teach hybrid or fully online.
You know online teaching and learning has challenges that you need to be prepared for. Teaching with new technology, establishing teacher and student presence, communication online, virtual group work, course and content design and delivery – all of these aspects of an online learning environment need specific planning and thought before you start putting them into your course.
Consider taking Transitioning to Teaching Online (TTOL), a fully online course facilitated by the Center for Engagement and Learning
In TTOL you’ll complete weekly readings, explore resources, complete activities & assignments and discuss topics and practices with other Pierce College faculty who are interested in online teaching. TTOL covers a variety of instructional strategies and practices in online teaching and utilizes current research and open education resources (OER) in the content and materials found in each week’s module.
Ready to sign up? Follow this link!
There is no fee to sign up, however you must complete all course activities and discussions to earn the certificate of completion. The course is facilitated and not intended to be a self-directed course. Plan for 5-6 hours of online activities per week (depending on your teaching background and experience in online learning.
To learn more about TTOL and Center for Engagement and Learning, follow this link:
See you in the Spring!