Week 10 Teaching Tips

Hello Faculty,

Welcome to Week 10!  Below are two CTL events this week, tips on how to use YouTube, and faculty-development opportunities.

Want to have input on future faculty-development programming?  Join us today 2-3:30 pm in T2000.

Are you and your students getting frustrated with their performance?  Often, this can be improved with course design.  Making sure that learning outcomes, assessments, and learning activities are aligned can really help and is a best practice in teaching and learning.  Helping faculty better align courses is one of the outcomes of the CTL.  Therefore, we are hosting the following webinar.

  • Thursday, October 30, noon-1:00 pm, S2420, Webinar on Course Design BasicsCreating a course that is carefully aligned makes for a better learning experience for the students AND the instructor.  This  webinar will cover the basics of course alignment.  It will include practical advice and tools you can use to help align your course including the use of the Quality Matters Rubric (TM) as a helpful instructional design tool. This webinar is open to faculty and staff from any MnSCU institution. Optional discussion to follow

Are you looking for ways to use YouTube in your teaching?  Below is in brief the 10 ways YouTube Edu recommends for teachers using YouTube.  To learn more about any of these, go to this link and view the slideshow: http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/10/10-ways-teachers-can-use-youtube.html

1- Hooks and Discussion Strategies
2-Save The Videos you Find
3- Archive your Work
4- Extension Opportunities
5-  Exam Review
6- YouTube Center/Station
7- Video Message your Students
8- Create Interactive Videos
9-Flip your Classroom
10- Personalize your Classroom


FACULTY-DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

New Listings

  • Nov. 7, 2014 from 9:00 – 4:00 face-to-face Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) session at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, Cloquet, MN (http://minnesota.qualitymatters.org/)
  • Nov. 14, 2014 from 8:30 – 3:30 face-to-face Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) session at Hennepin Technical College, Brooklyn Park, MN (http://minnesota.qualitymatters.org/)
  • Dec. 5, 2014 from 9:00 – 4:00 face-to-face Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) session at Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Moorhead, MN (http://minnesota.qualitymatters.org/)

Previous Listings

  • Thursdays (resumes 10/30), 12:45-1:15 pm in Library Breathing Room, Atma Jyotih Sangha with Jennifer Mason
  • Monday, October 27, 2-3:30 pm in T2000, Faculty Development Committee meeting – join us to provide input on future faculty-development programming.
  • Tuesday, October 28, noon-1, free (repeated) online webinar on Accessibility and Online Videos (http://www.eventbrite.com/o/minnesota-online-quality-initiative-7290950883)
  • Thursday, October 30, noon-1:00 pm, S2420, Webinar on Course Design BasicsCreating a course that is carefully aligned makes for a better learning experience for the students AND the instructor.  This  webinar will cover the basics of course alignment.  It will include practical advice and tools you can use to help align your course including the use of the Quality Matters Rubric (TM) as a helpful instructional design tool. This webinar is open to faculty and staff from any MnSCU institution. Optional discussion to follow.
  • November 11-25: Online workshops, Applying the Quality Matters Rubric.  This workshop is good for anyone who is using online materials in a class.  Much of the rubric is focused on general course design for any type of class (face-to-face, blended, or online).  This workshop allows you to be an online “student” and see various ways others organize online materials.
  • November 14-15, Metro State, Overcoming Racism: Cultivating Transformation conference: http://www.overcomingracism.org/2014/home.html
  • March 26-28, San Diego, Diversity Learning and Student Success: Assessing and Advancing Inclusion Excellence.
  • Thursday, October 30, 2-3:30 in H1002, Human Rights and Culture in Maldives and Morocco (see 9/23 email from Alejandro Maya)
  • Monday, November 3 at North Hennepin Community College.  Tim Wise, Beyond Diversity: Racism In An Age of Backlash presentation (free, noon-1) and educator training session ($15 scholarship donation, 2-4 pm).  For more information: http://www.nhcc.edu/foundationevents
  • Thursday, November 6: Dinner 5-6:30 at TBA, Film Fest 7-9 pm at Riverview Theater (http://resultsfilmfestival.com/ – These 3-minute films about Twin Cities neighborhoods provide scholarships for MCTC students)
  • Friday, November 7, 8:30-4:30 MCTC Inclusion Experience: Everyone Has a Story is seeking students and employees interesting in facilitating small groups; facilitator training is scheduled for 10-2 on Friday, October 24 with lunch provided.  Contact Tara Martinez if interested.
  • Tuesday, November 10, noon-1, free (repeated) online webinar on Course Design Basics (http://www.eventbrite.com/o/minnesota-online-quality-initiative-7290950883).  Note, this is the same webinar we will show on 10/30 – see above
  • Wednesday, November 12, MCTC Student Success Day – watch for future emails
  • Thursday, November 13, noon-1:30 in H1002, Human Rights of Children and Culture in Pakistan and Brazil (see 9/23 email from Alejandro Maya) Monday, November 24, 2-3:30 pm in T2000, Faculty Development Committee meeting – join us to provide input on future faculty-development programming.
  • Monday, December 8, 2-3:30 pm in T2000, Faculty Development Committee meeting – join us to provide input on future faculty-development programming.
  • Friday, December 12: Talk About Teaching 3:30-4:30 in T2000 and topic TBA, Dinner 5-6:30 at TBA, MCTC Winter Concert 7:30 pm
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