Faculty Professional Development
Learning Hybrid:Hybrid Learning
This workshop introduces participants to the possibilities of hybrid learning: the blend of face-to-face and online instructional time in a given course. The workshop itself will be conducted as a hybrid. We will meet face-to-face each week but also work together online, We will cover topics including how hybrids are managed at COD and effective practices for designing and delivering hybrid courses. We will also consider how to best create opportunities for communication and collaboration related to hybrid learning challenges and success beyond the workshop.
The Unpredictable Landscape of High School Testing and Its Impact on Student Learning.
The high school environment is being flooded with assessments as a result of recent legislation. While the rationale for the assessments may seem logical and appropriate, there are many negative unintended consequences that may ultimately negate student learning rather than propel it forward.
Dr. Moses Cheng, Principal of West Chicago Community High School District 94. Dr Cheng also served as Assistant Principal for Teaching and Learning at Hinsdale South High School. He received his Undergraduate degree from University of Illinois, Masters in Educational Administration from Aurora University, Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Aurora University.
Monthly Faculty Brown Bag
The Faculty Brown Bag will be a panel style presentation of 5 faculty members from diverse fields speaking on a chosen topic related to teaching. These presentations will allow the faculty presenters to highlight particular strategies and observations they have acquired through their years of teaching. It will be a great way for faculty to learn how others teach and, at the end of the presentations, have a dialogue about the presentations. Topics such as promoting student engagement, promoting attendance, syllabus construction, as well as dealing with disruptive students and instructor self-reflection may be covered.
Teaching Skills Workshop
The Teaching Skills Workshop is based on "microteaching," a longstanding approach to practicing teaching. During the workshop, participants are asked to learn and demonstrate certain basic elements of presenting a lesson. Short lessons are presented to other members of a small group of participants and the presenter receives feedback from the other participants. Discussion of selected teaching principles and challenges are interspersed throughout the workshop.
Ken Gray, Faculty Professional Development Coordinator
Ken Gray, Professor of Psychology, has been selected as the Faculty Professional Development Coordinator for a two year term, starting October 1, 2012. In this role, Ken will work with the Teaching and Learning Center staff to identify, design, and promote professional development activities for College of DuPage faculty.
In addition a Faculty Professional Development Committee will be chaired by Ken Gray.
Serving on the committee will be:
Donna Badowski, Nursing Faculty; Mark Collins, Assistant Dean Adjunct Faculty; Denise Cote, Reference Librarian; Vickie Gukenberger, Associate Dean Nursing and Health Science; Ruby Kaur, Anatomy & Physiology Adjunct Faculty; Gina Paladino, Instructional Designer/Facilitator, Teaching and Learning Center; Lois Stanciak, Education Faculty; Cathryn Wilkinson, Associate Dean Liberal Arts
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