ImprovingInstruction. Welcome to Teaching For Success! Big Picture - Personalized Learning One Student at a Time - an innovative education alternative. At each Big Picture school, the principal in conjunction with other Big Picture Learning staff lead professional development sessions for the school staff.
This ongoing professional development takes place at staff meetings, at regular staff retreats, and conferences designed to delve deeply into various topics. Washington University in St. Louis. Page Content An Integrative Approach to Improving Teaching and Learning.
Six Principles for Measuring the Value of Your Faculty Development Center. September 15, 2014.
Why Every Teacher Should Attend an Unconference. I first heard the term “Edcamp” about six months ago, and to me it sounded like the greatest thing to hit professional development since the Internet: Free, informal gatherings where the content is provided entirely by the participants themselves.
Then about six weeks ago I got an email advertising TeachMeet Kentucky 2014, held Thursday, October 2 on the campus of Western Kentucky University (right around the corner from me). I quickly figured out that a TeachMeet was more or less the same thing as an Edcamp, so I signed up. And I’m really glad I did. All attendees convened at 8:30 a.m. in a big auditorium. Dress code was very casual, which I loved (professional dress makes me cranky). Then we were off to attend the sessions of our choice, each of them just 20 minutes long. I also gave my own presentation. At 2pm, participants gathered again in the auditorium for a Smackdown, where anyone who wanted to could get up for two minutes and quickly present a tech tool they found useful.
9 great ways to stimulate collaborative learning. Peer 2 Peer University. Faculty Development and Achievement: A Faculty's View., 1982-Mar. The way that 48 faculty at a major research university view their professional aspirations, achievement, and career conflicts between their professional activities and personal relationships was evaluated.
In addition, a conceptual framework of faculty development using three professorial ranks as three qualitatively different stages of professional development is presented. Interviews were conducted with assistant professors, associate professors, and full professors from various departments. The goals of the assistant professors were aimed at succeeding and/or surviving in the profession rather than making a significant contribution to society or helping others.
They expressed a need for professional recognition, and 11 of the 15 assistant professors considered the greatest sense of accomplishments were from having a study published or presented at a national convention. A Guide to Faculty Development: Practical Advice, Examples, and Resources., 2002. Chapters in this guide provide practical guidance and useful information and resources relating to important aspects of faculty development, from setting up a faculty development program to assessing teaching practices.
The chapters are: (1) "Faculty, Instructional, and Organizational Development: Options and Choices" (Robert M. Diamond); (2) "Ten Principles of Good Practice in Creating and Sustaining Teaching and Learning Centers" (Mary Deane Sorcinelli); (3) "Program Types and Prototypes" (Delivee L. Wright); (4) "Establishing an Instructional Development Program: An Example" (L. Dee Fink); (5) "Improving the Evaluation of College Teaching" (L. Dee Fink); (6) "The Process of Individual Consultation" (Karron G. Anker Publishing Company, Inc., P.O. Teaching Well and Liking It: Motivating Faculty To Teach Effectively., 1996-Nov. Chapters in this collection on college faculty motivation and teaching effectiveness include: "The Meaning of Human Motivation" (Charles J.
Walker and Cynthia Symons); "Wanting to Be a Good Teacher: What Have We Learned To Date? " (Wilbert J. McKeachie); "Beyond Male Theory: A Feminist Perspective on Teaching Motivation" (Judith Glazer); "Self-Determined Teaching: Opportunities and Obstacles" (Edward L. Deci, Tim Kasser, and Richard M. Turning Professors into Teachers: A New Approach to Faculty Development and Student Learning., 1988. Ways in which faculty and students think and learn are defined and a new concept of undergraduate teaching is presented that involves the continuous interaction of professors and students.
The book is the result of two projects conducted by the authors between 1978 and 1987 that involved 15 institutions, including DePauw University, Ohio Wesleyan University, the State University of New York at Stony Brook, the University of California at Berkeley, Northwestern University, the University of Chicago, and Wellesley College. Student interviews, classroom observations, and responses to a learning styles inventory were used to create a model for long-term faculty development designed to increase student learning. Key Resources on Teaching, Learning, Curriculum, and Faculty Development: A Guide to the Higher Education Literature., 1988. Assessing Faculty Work: Enhancing Individual and Institutional Performance. Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series., 1994. This book addresses issues in higher education faculty assessment with emphasis on the role of assessment in fostering development of individual faculty members and their institutions.
Part 1 describes the role of faculty assessment with the first chapter outlining inadequacies in current approaches. 10 Fantastic Educational Podcasts. 1.
Stuff You Should Know The spin-off podcast from the incredibly successful ‘How Stuff Works’ website, this brilliant series entertains and instructs students with straightforward explanations of concepts. From philanthropy to history to why the leaves change colour, students can explore any question they wish with these brilliant podcasts. 2. Learning & Collaboration for Professional Training. 7 Reasons Virtual Conferences Will Transform Industries Worldwide Until a couple of years ago, I never seriously considered attending or launching a virtual conference. It seemed to me that I would miss out on the main benefits that I found in face-to-face conferences - networking, meeting new people and enjoying the exhibit hall browsing experience. But after attending and later exhibiting at Campus Technology's virtual conference, my perception started to change, and we subsequently decided to try hosting one at my company, Kaltura.
In the past, hosting major conferences was a luxury typically affordable to only large corporations and businesses with deep pockets. Today, organizations of all sizes are empowered by the Web and the reduction in production costs to host their own conferences - virtually (provided that they can create interesting, valuable and engaging content). The event was extremely successful. Insight. Improvement. Impact. St. Mary's U. presents model for cyclical faculty development. ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA -- Faculty development is like a computer.
Unless maintenance is performed at a regular basis with relevant updates, both risk becoming outdated to the point where students are unable to benefit. That was the analogy used by two technology officials from St. Mary’s University of Texas as they presented their university’s approach to faculty development here on the first full day of seminars during the annual Educause conference. Speaking to a crowd of about 25 university IT officials, Jeff Schomburg, director of the St. Mary’s Center for Instructional Technology, and Michael Chen, executive director of the center’s academic technology services division, said IT officers need to convince their administrations that, like replacing old computer hardware, investments in faculty development can’t be a one-time expense. “You need to really implement a life cycle,” Chen said. St. “It’s never just a ‘Well, I taught you once, I bought a projector once,'” Schomburg said.
23 Excellent Professional Development Tools for Teachers. Today we are sharing with you some web tools to help you grow professionally. These are probably the best you can ever find online. Check out the list below and share with us your suggestions and additions. This is a work in progress. Enjoy 1- Education World This is a great website that offers all the resources you need to grow professionally. 2- Classroom2.0 In this networking group, you can get connected with other educators who are interested in Web 2.0, social media, and more in the classroom.
The National Academy for Academic Leadership: Faculty Development in Higher Education. In marked contrast with the K-12 sector of American schooling, we in higher education have traditionally come to our careers as teachers and managers of learning with little, if any, formal professional training or experience other than in the content of our various disciplines and perhaps employment as graduate teaching assistants.
Our lack of professional training as educators was perhaps understandable as long as relatively little was known about how learning occurs, how college students develop, and what the effects of the college experience are on that development. College faculty development Archives. From Rusty to Robust: Overcoming the Challenges to Effective Faculty Development The past 10 years have witnessed some massive growing pains in education. Faculty Development Jobs. Reengineering Virginia's Community Colleges.