Innovative Teaching and Learning Committee American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges AMATYC
Committee Charge To facilitate the effective use of innovative instructional techniques, including but not limited to distance learning, technology in the classroom, and active learning.
Committee Goals 1. Identify and examine issues that pertain to effective teaching and learning, distance learning, and technology in education as they relate to two-year college mathematics students, faculty, programs, and curricula. 2. Facilitate sharing and a network on crucial issues, ideas, and current practices in traditional, hybrid, distance, and active learning. Develop criteria for evaluating data, software, and internet resources. Share demonstrably effective ways to implement these resources.
Committee Goals 3. Maintain and update position papers on effective teaching and learning. 4. Support various curriculum initiatives such as Beyond Crossroads, the College Algebra Initiative, and Mathematics Across the Community College Curriculum. 5. Make recommendations to the AMATYC Board. .
Innovative Teaching: doing something new in class. Incorporate projects with real-world scenarios into your class. You will never hear the words “when am I ever going to use this?” again. Make it real for your students.
After the conference <ul><li>Our quest it to move the conference from a weekend experience to a 52 week a year adventure! </li></ul><ul><li>We expect our students to learn outside of class; we should expect ourselves to do the same! </li></ul>
There is for teaching support all year round! Find new ideas at Beyond Crossroads site; watch the videos for great teaching suggestions. http://beyondcrossroads.amatyc.org/index.html
Make collaborative learning a habit. Use the established techniques such as think-pair-share, pass-the-problem, three-step-interview, and jigsaw . Suggested website: http://www.gdrc.org/kmgmt/c-learn/methods.html
Learn more about teaching with a graphing calculator. Suggested websites: http://education.ti.com http://edu.casio.com/use Become an expert on the technology and manipulatives that your department owns!
Innovative Teaching is using a technique you have not used in class before. Use the Internet as a resource for you and your students. And it’s free!
Committee Activities <ul><li>Google Group - discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Google site – materials </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Themed Sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing Session </li></ul><ul><li>Poster Sessions </li></ul>
Open Educational Resources ITLC Google site OER are just that; educational resources that are found in the public domain for others to use or have been released under a license that allows for public use. YouTube, WolframAlpha, Google, and Wikipedia are examples of one type of Open Resources. Many schools have taken the leap to using OER for their students.
For more information about the ITLC contact the committee chair: Mary Beth Orrange [email_address] This presentation will be posted on slideshare . Search for Orrange