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FTLA 2011


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Presented during the session, Student Success Initiative High Impact Practices Roundtable, of the Summit 2011: Taking Student Success to the Next Level

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FTLA 2011

  1. 1. Faculty Teaching Learning Academy 2011 LACCD
  2. 3. History of FTLA <ul><li>The LACCD Faculty Teaching and Learning Academy, founded by the Student Success Initiative, is a joint effort between the District administration and the District Academic Senate to foster the highest standards of teaching and learning scholarship and to encourage the development of institutional cultures and environments that are learning-centered and technologically advanced. </li></ul><ul><li>Inaugural Academy: January 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>2 nd Year Academy: January 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>3 rd Year Academy: January 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>4 th Year Academy: January 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty who have completed FTLA: Over 100 </li></ul>
  3. 4. Academy Objectives <ul><li>The FTLA is designed to develop a widening community of faculty who: </li></ul><ul><li>Explore and test methods of teaching and learning </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate the design of new classroom approaches to student success </li></ul><ul><li>Increase knowledge and skills in a variety of new learning technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute to an ongoing dialogue about pedagogy, curriculum, and technology </li></ul><ul><li>Form strategic partnerships that advance learning-centered practices and encourage and reward innovation in teaching and learning </li></ul>
  4. 5. Changing How We Teach <ul><li>Student Centered Syllabi-rubric </li></ul><ul><li>First Day Lesson Plans </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching Philosophy Statement </li></ul><ul><li>Contextualized Academic/Student Support Services Assignment </li></ul><ul><li>Embedded Essential Skills into Content Course </li></ul><ul><li>Action Research </li></ul>
  5. 6. Contextualized Academic/Student Support Services Assignment
  6. 7. <ul><li>I believe rethinking the syllabus had the most impact on how I view students. It made me reflect on how learning takes place. I can now view all students from the viewpoint that they will succeed. I no longer have the preconception that some of them will inevitably fail </li></ul><ul><li>Ken Lin, WLAC </li></ul>
  7. 8. What Do College Teachers Do Best?
  8. 9. <ul><li>FTLA has revitalized my teaching. It's given me the encouragement, support and confidence to make changes in my teaching methods that have reaped benefits and boosted my students' success. Having a group of peers who are all working towards the same goal is very empowering. </li></ul><ul><li>Laura Berry, LACC </li></ul>
  9. 10. Technology
  10. 11. ePortfolios <ul><li>Mahara </li></ul>
  11. 12. Action Research <ul><li>To what extent can we integrate technology (facebook, moodle, ipod touches) into the classroom? </li></ul><ul><li>How effective is the technique of turning chapter headings into questions to? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we embed reading strategies into the classroom? </li></ul>
  12. 13. Dissemination: Statewide <ul><li>SSS 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>NORCO </li></ul><ul><li>Mt. Sac </li></ul>
  13. 14. Keeping FTLA Graduates Involved <ul><li>Panel Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching Sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Leading book groups </li></ul><ul><li>Harbor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching and Learning - </li></ul></ul>
  14. 15. Dissemination: LACCD <ul><li>Los Angeles Trade-Technical College </li></ul><ul><li>Los Angeles Harbor College </li></ul><ul><li>Department Meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Senate </li></ul>
  15. 16. <ul><li>I would like to see FTLA operate on a larger scale so that it reaches more faculty. The bonds we have formed at LAMC as a result of this experience will last. I think the more faculty who are involved in FTLA, the more we all will have in common, and the more student centered we will all be, which will translate to improved student success. </li></ul><ul><li>Pat Moreno, LAMC </li></ul>
  16. 17. Why Should I apply? <ul><li>Earn 3 units of credit—if eligible, advancement in step/column for increase in pay </li></ul><ul><li>Learn how to use technology to enhance the pedagogy behind your teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Engage in action research in the class room </li></ul><ul><li>Network with other faculty members on your own campus and through out the district who are committed to student success </li></ul><ul><li>Reinvigorate your teaching </li></ul>
  17. 18. Deadline to submit application is November 23 rd , 2011. Visit for the application and more information! Apply for the FTLA 2012: Cohort 4