Upcoming TLA Opportunities

Thursday, January 27, 2022

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.

TLA will offer the following upcoming courses:

LCTS2214 Problem-based Learning Process

Date: Thursday, February 24, 2022
Time: 2 – 4 p.m.
Location: Online

Date: Friday, February 25, 2022
Time: 2 – 4 p.m.
Location: Online

This course explores the learning of subject matter and skill acquisition through collaborative problem-solving. Emphasis is placed on using this method in community college courses.

View the event flyerTo register, click here.

SOTL3271 Principles of Good Practice

Date: Thursday, February 24, 2022
Time: 2 – 4 p.m.
Location: Online

Date: Friday, February 25, 2022
Time: 2 – 4 p.m.
Location: Online

The purpose of this workshop is to introduce participants to the ethical considerations of conducting research in an educational setting.

View the event flyer. To register, click here.

LOBP3230 Critical Thinking

Kickoff
Date: Friday, February 4, 2022 
Time: 2 – 5 p.m.
Location: Online

Wrap-up
Date: Friday, April 8, 2022
Time: 2 – 4 p.m.
Location: Online

In this workshop, participants will utilize the Paul and Elder model of critical thinking to actively investigate the question: “How do I teach and assess critical thinking in my discipline and course(s) in order to help students develop intellectual traits?”

The course includes a three-hour, face-to-face kickoff workshop from which participants will leave with a lesson plan outline, independent work in which participants integrate the model into one activity/lesson, and a two-hour face-to-face wrap-up in which they share their lesson and reflections.

To register, click here.

LCTS2224 Actively Engaging Students in the Learning Process

Date: Thursday, February 17, 2022
Time: 2 – 4 p.m.
Location: Online

Date: Friday, February 18, 2022
Time: 2 – 4 p.m.
Location: Online

Research shows that students lose focus after 15 to 20 minutes of listening to a lecture. This workshop will provide participants with strategies to punctuate lectures with active learning techniques to better engage students and improve learning while employing the backward design of assessment. Participants will connect the student learning outcome with the feedback loop of teaching/learning activities and the formative/summative assessment(s).

View the event flyer. To register, click here.

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