Teaching Academy Sessions
Teaching Academy Sessions feature COCC colleagues sharing their classroom experiences and expertise.
An optional "Almost Free Lunch" is served at each session for $3 (cash only). Vegetarian options are offered.
Creating Accessible Courses and Learning Environments
Friday, January 23, 2014
Redmond, RTECH 209, 11 - 12 pm
RSVP to Matt Novak (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 5 PM on Tuesday, Jan 20th if you plan to attend.
Are your courses accessible to students with disabilities? Do you know what your responsibilities are as an instructor? The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act apply to almost all colleges and universities. The laws mandate an equal opportunity for students with disabilities. Annie Jenkins from Disability Services Office, Kellie Smith from Testing and Tutoring Center and Yasuko Jackson from Academic Computing Support will help you understand your responsibilities and how to provide accommodations.
Sub-topics that will likely be covered in this session are:
- ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act)
- What services are available for students with disabilities at COCC
- SSD (Services for Student with Disabilities) letter and student rights & responsibilities
- Instructor responsibilities – syllabus, Week 1 communication
- Accommodation - ADA Testing
Teaching Tough Subjects
Friday, Feb 13, 2014
Bend, Hitchcock Auditorium, 11 - 12 pm
Join Kenda Caligure from COCC's Math Department to collaborate with others to learn some powerful mental
tools to help your students, and yourself, tackle tough subjects. Come prepared to develop useful tools for your classrooms
Teaching Academy - Topic TBD - Save the Date!
Friday, Feb 27, 2014