Improve Your Teaching by Attending Destination 2018

A Message from Wendi Dew, Assistant Vice President, Teaching and Learning

You are invited to participate in Destination 2018, an annual professional development program that brings colleagues together to explore teaching and learning innovations, challenges and solutions. The program will begin Friday, May 11, 2018.

This year’s program will feature multiple experiences designed to bring value to faculty who have participated in Destination before — and those new to the experience.

All Valencia faculty members, part-time and full-time, are encouraged to apply.

Destination 2018 will offer the following tracks:

  • Writing to Learn/Learning to Write: What is WAC?
  • Early Alert, Valencia Style: Creating a Culture of Continuous Assessment and Responsive Engagement (CARE)
  • SEED: Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity
  • Deepen Student Engagement with Active Learning
  • Sustainability: Thinking Critically About Quality of Life
  • Creativity in the Classroom and Beyond
  • ROC and Review (by invitation only)

To learn more about the Destination 2018 tracks and to apply, click here.

Important Note Regarding Compensation for the Summer Program:
All tracks will award $500 for successful completion.* Like Destination 2017, professional development (PD) hours are not available as an option for the summer portion of the program. If you participate in a track that extends into the fall term, PD hours will be awarded for the fall portion.

Applications for Destination 2018 close Friday, March 30, 2018, so act fast because seats are limited. Applicants will be notified regarding their participation status by mid-April.

I hope to see you for an exciting Destination 2018.

*Your employment status at the time of application will determine compensation. Full-time, non-exempt staff and part-time staff are paid their hourly wage; overtime may be paid, if applicable. Please note that overtime is paid after 40 hours of work, not inclusive of leave or paid time off. If you have any questions about how you would be compensated for participation in the program, please reach out to Amy Bosley, vice president, organizational development and human resources, at or 407-299-5000, extension 8255.

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