Faculty Orientation

Part-time faculty orientations typically take place on the first Friday of the month. Contact Sarah Fuller for details.

Teaching Academy

Teaching Academy events are usually scheduled on the third Friday of the month at 11 a.m. during the academic year.

To watch videos of previous Teaching Academy presentations, see the TLC Event Archive.

For a searchable table of previous presentations by speaker, see the Speakers Board.

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Andria Woodell speaks at a Teaching Academy presentation

2017-18 Academic Year

Date Event
November 17, 2017

Challenging our students: It's all fun and GAMES

Science Building 190, Bend Campus at 11 am

This interactive Teaching Academy will demonstrate and provide examples of different applications of games in the classroom to further student knowledge and retention of material. Participants will work through these games together followed by group discussion. We also encourage you to apply the materials in your own classrooms some time over the next month and report back successes and failures during the January Teaching Academy session next term.

January 19, 2018

How do our students frame learning?

Part 2: Identifying student frames and designing activities to promote epistemic changes.

Wille Hall, Coates Campus Center, Bend Campus at 11 am

For this month’s teaching academy, we will start by following up on November’s ‘It’s all fun and GAMES’ talk by discussing the games you have tried in class since then, and how they went. Then Wendi Wampler will present part 2 of her talk from last year, “How do our students frame learning?” In her first talk (see PowerPoint attached), Wendi introduced the concept of epistemological framing as a lens to help us better understand student behavior and performance in the classroom.  After a quick review of these theoretical frameworks, we will work in groups to identify (1) how our students are framing learning in our classrooms, (2) how we would LIKE them to frame learning, and (3) evidence that helps us assess these frames.  Wendi will then present examples of activities designed to address students’ frames in physics, and discuss how these strategies could be implemented in a variety of contexts. The session will end with more group brainstorming focused on designing or reconstructing activities and assignments that attend to students’ epistemological frames, with the goal of trying one out in class over the next month. February’s Teaching Academy will start with a quick sharing session and reflection on how these activities went.

February 16, 2018

Reframing how we think about information literacy

Science Center 190, Bend Campus at 11 am

Information Literacy is a concept we often hear about and it’s a skillset that is embedded in our curriculum. But what do we mean when we say Information Literacy? Why is it relevant to you and your class? In this interactive Teaching Academy, we will discuss the critical thinking necessary to be “Information Literate,” how to encourage your students to engage with these skills, and how the library can support you.

March 9, 2018

Universal Design and eLearning

Science Center 190, Bend Campus at 11 am

This Teaching Academy will introduce the basic concepts of Universal Design for Learning and explain the value and impact it can have for you and your students. We will also demonstrate how you as an instructor can start incorporating UDL into your classroom, and what resources are here at the college that can help you on your journey.

April 20, 2018

Composition in the 21st Century: How Writing Outcomes Can Work for You

Science Center 190, Bend Campus at 11 am

In this Teaching Academy, Humanities Department faculty will introduce the new course outcomes for WR 121 and WR 122 that debuted in Fall 2017 and how these outcomes can help students be more flexible writers ready to meet many different writing situations and expectations. Presenters will explain the reasoning behind the changes; provide definitions of key terminology; and lead participants through an activity where they can design a writing assignment for their classes that makes use of the knowledge and practice students will develop in their writing courses.

May 18, 2018

Supporting Veteran Students

Redmond Campus at 11 am