Thursday, September 30, 2021
The Teaching/Learning Academy (TLA) — a community of practice — supports new professors, counselors and librarians as they develop Individualized Learning Plans, a fundamental phase of the tenure process designed to assist tenure candidates to expand and improve their professional practices and students’ learning. The goal of the TLA is to help tenure-track faculty members develop a reflective approach to their teaching that is anchored in the tenets of action research and the Essential Competencies of a Valencia Educator. The TLA provides support on pedagogy, course design, student development and professional portfolio development.
This fall, TLA is offering the following courses:
LFMP2141 – LifeMap
Date: Thursday, October 7 – Thursday, October 14, 2021 (self-paced)
Facilitated by Tina Tan, professor, speech, this class explores the philosophy and practice of LifeMap, focusing on the value of incorporating LifeMap strategies in one’s practice to promote discipline learning while also promoting student life skills development.
LCTS2222 – Case-based Teaching
Dates: Tuesday, October 12 – Tuesday, October 19, 2021 (self-paced)
Date: Tuesday, October 19 – Tuesday, October 26, 2021 (self-paced)
Facilitated by Kristin Bartholomew, professor, nutrition, this class will explore how case studies can provide a rich base for developing problem-solving and decision making skills. These critical thinking skills are necessary to meet higher level learning outcomes. This class will explore the most appropriate methods of integrating case-based teaching strategies into your course.