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Faculty development at lagurdia judit 6.22.10

  1. 1. Faculty Developmentat Laguardia<br />Dr. JuditTörök Making Connections 6/22/2010<br />
  2. 2. CTL Background<br /><ul><li> Established in 2001
  3. 3. Center for professional collaboration, reflection and exchange
  4. 4. Interdisciplinary faculty-lead programs
  5. 5. Year-long seminars and shorter mini-seminars
  6. 6. Creative pedagogy, integrating new media</li></ul>http://www.lagcc.cuny.edu/ctl/<br />
  7. 7. Designed for Learning<br />Writing in the Disciplines<br />Carnegie<br />Seminar<br />Critical Thinking across the Curriculum<br />A Learning CollegeLaGuardia Center for <br />Teaching & Learning<br />New<br />Faculty<br />Colloquium<br />Quantum <br />Leap<br />Building Information Literacy in the Disciplines<br />In<br />Transit<br />Integrated <br />ePortfolio<br />Mini-grants<br />Oral Comm’n <br />Across the <br />Curriculum<br />1st Year Learning Communities<br />Virtual Interest Groups<br />
  8. 8. Connected Learning: ePortfolio and Integrative PedagogySeminar<br />Who are our students? <br />What do we know about their learning? <br />Which skills and experiences do they bring to our classrooms? <br />How can we use ePortfolio to better understand these questions? <br />
  9. 9. Connecting through ePortfolio<br />Student<br />Academic <br />Curriculum<br />Across <br />Semesters<br />Faculty<br />External <br />Audiences<br />Lived <br />Curriculum<br />Across <br />Disciplines<br />Students<br />
  10. 10. Seminar Structure<br />Application process in Spring<br />Commitment to one year:<br />Monthly seminars<br />Learning about the field<br />Designing new activities, revising syllabi<br />Implementing and experimenting in the classroom<br />Evaluation and Documentation<br />Stipends paid to faculty (full/part time)<br />Leaders: mix of faculty and CTL staff<br />
  11. 11. Transformative Guidelines<br />Doing Faculty Development as if We Value Learning Most: Transformative Guidelines from Research and Practice byThomas A. Angelo<br />1. Build Shared Trust<br />2. Build Shared Motivation<br />3. Build Shared Language<br />4. Design Backward and Work Forward<br />5. Think and Act Systematically<br />6. Practice what you preach<br />7. Don’t assume, ask: Make the implicit explicit<br />
  12. 12. Build Trust<br />Before turning to issues and tasks, <br />highlight what faculty is already doing.<br /><ul><li>Introduction to LaGuardia ePortfolio
  13. 13. Presentation by LaGuardia faculty with ePortfolio experience
  14. 14. Student Showcase
  15. 15. Temperature Check – Where do you stand?</li></li></ul><li>Build Shared Motivation<br />Have clear and personally meaningful goals <br /><ul><li>Seminar Goals and Expectations
  16. 16. Agenda
  17. 17. Homework
  18. 18. Inquiry Activity: What can we learn about our students?
  19. 19. Connecting to faculty’s goals, questions and interests</li></li></ul><li>Build Shared Language<br />Develop a collective understanding <br />of new concepts<br /><ul><li>Introduction to ePortfolio – the national picture
  20. 20. Getting Acquainted with the field – research and publications
  21. 21. ePotfolio pedagogy – presentation and showcase</li></li></ul><li>Design backward, work forward<br />Keep in mind the shared vision <br />and long term goals<br /><ul><li>The defining feature of a strong ‘About Me’ page
  22. 22. What does a good ePortfolio look like?
  23. 23. Preparing to introduce ePortfolio to our students
  24. 24. Reviewing student ePortfolios
  25. 25. Evaluating ePortfolios using rubrics
  26. 26. Integrated course syllabus</li></li></ul><li>Think and act systematically<br />Understand the advantages and limitations of the larger system we operate in<br /><ul><li>Programmatic Assessment
  27. 27. College-wide Assessment
  28. 28. Connecting faculty in your discipline
  29. 29. LaGuardia Capstone experience
  30. 30. Connecting to external audiences</li></li></ul><li>Practice what we preach<br />Teach by example- transform our own <br />mental modes and behavior<br /><ul><li>Whole group/small group discussion
  31. 31. Presentation by leaders and participants
  32. 32. Online inquiry activities
  33. 33. Hand-on workshops
  34. 34. Recursive individual and paired reflection on classroom experiences
  35. 35. Brainstorming in groups
  36. 36. Planning and designing lessons in a community
  37. 37. Homework reading and writing</li></li></ul><li>Make the implicit explicit<br />How will we achieve our goals?<br />Classroom models: Connecting principle to practice<br />Deepening the reflective process<br />Strategies for sequencing and integrative continuity<br />Sharing student work<br />Student ePortoflio showcase<br />Evaluation: pass rates, attrition, student surveys<br />
  38. 38. Final Words<br /><ul><li>Learning from faculty
  39. 39. Developing Leaders
  40. 40. Re-thinking seminars
  41. 41. Feedback
  42. 42. Outcomes
  43. 43. Reflection
  44. 44. Closing the Loop</li></li></ul><li>Questions and feedback<br />

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