Improve Your Teaching by Attending Destination 2019

A Message from Shara LeeDori Haggerty and Stephanie Spong, Campus Directors, Faculty and Instructional Development

Mark your calendars for Destination 2019, which will take place on the first five Friday afternoons of the summer term — May 10, 17, 24 and 31, and June 7, 2019.

Destination is an annual professional development program that brings Valencia College colleagues together to explore teaching and learning innovations, as well as challenges and solutions. We hope you join us this summer with colleagues from diverse fields in this collegial, immersive, learning experience.

Our promise is that your classrooms will never be the same.

This year, we are planning another robust program with track topics aligned to conversations emerging from the collegewide insight teams and discussions from Big Meeting. Topics will include equity and diversity, inclusive active learning, culturally responsive pedagogy and preparing action research for publication to join national conversations on student success. The application period for Destination 2019 will open in late March. Further details will be available on the Destination webpage after Spring Break. To read about past participant experiences, click here.

Important Note Regarding the Compensation for the Summer Program:

All tracks will award $500 for successful completion.* Like Destination 2018, 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.

If you would like more information or have any questions about the program or process, please reach out to us or visit the Center for Teaching/Learning Innovation on your campus. For locations and contact information, click here.

*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 contact Organizational Development and Human Resources at HR4U@valenciacollege.edu, or call the HR4U helpline at 407-299-5000, extension HR4U (4748).

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