Striving for Excellence – Part 2

A professional development series designed specifically for adjunct faculty and administrators.

A NISOD and Cengage Learning Collaboration

28 Apr, 2016

Lecture Light Shine: High-Wattage (and Low-Stress) Ideas to Engage Any Student

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Lecture Light Shine: High-Wattage (and Low-Stress) Ideas to Engage Any Student Striving for Excellence A professional development series designed specifically for adjunct faculty and administrators. A NISOD and Cengage Learning Collaboration You have spent years passionately creating your lectures and you do not want to change a thing. Or, as you start your [...]

21 Apr, 2016

Do This, and Your Students Will Never Miss Class Again

By | 2017-06-16T01:16:42+00:00 April 21st, 2016|Categories: Striving for Excellence – Part 2|0 Comments

Do This, and Your Students Will Never Miss Class Again Growing up, you heard the lectures from your parents. And then you went to school and heard even more lectures. And once you arrived in college, you were just about lectured-out. However, now you teach, and you do what you know best. You lecture! Okay, [...]

8 Apr, 2016

Be the Change: College-Wide Benefits of a Faculty Mentoring Program

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Be the Change: College-Wide Benefits of a Faculty Mentoring Program This year, my two-year college has formally implemented a Mentoring Program that pairs veteran faculty with new members during their first year of teaching.This initiative grew from an instructor’s idea and was formally approved by our Academic Standards Committee and our Executive Council. The value [...]

24 Mar, 2016

From Koala to Kangaroo: Getting Your Students Hopping With Active Learning

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From Koala to Kangaroo: Getting Your Students Hopping With Active Learning During this fun and interactive webinar, participants learn icebreaker activities and active-learning strategies that increase student engagement, encourage higher-level thinking, enliven classroom discussions, and enhance learning in the classroom. Participants leave with practical strategies they can implement immediately to move students from passive [...]

17 Mar, 2016

Walking the Tightrope of Interaction

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Walking the Tightrope of Interaction The long pause—we’ve all waited an eternity in our classrooms hoping for just one student to respond to our questions. Articles and advice from tenured faculty are abundant about the value of the long pause. If we wait long enough, they will respond. And sometimes they do, with a disappointing [...]

10 Mar, 2016

The Value of Five Minutes

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The Value of Five Minutes Five minutes equates to 300 seconds. I stopped for a moment to make a list of how many things I do that only take five minutes, and the list was quite extensive. To name a few, I can check a few e-mails, make a phone call, grade one or two [...]

3 Mar, 2016

It’s More Than JUST “Flipping” the Class

By | 2017-06-16T01:17:27+00:00 March 3rd, 2016|Categories: Striving for Excellence – Part 2, Webinar Series|0 Comments

It’s More Than JUST “Flipping” the Class Using the terms flipped and model in “flipped model” can cause newcomers to this style of teaching and learning to dismiss trying it out, simply because they do not have the time to try another new thing. Participate in this webinar and learn what advantages flipping the [...]

25 Feb, 2016

EdTech: Engaging Students, Increasing Productivity, and Impacting Success

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EdTech: Engaging Students, Increasing Productivity, and Impacting Success We can’t deny that technology is here to stay. However, that is definitely not a bad thing! In fact, using educational technology can help engage students, improve retention, and help students succeed. There are several educational technologies, including free or almost-free ones, that can help you with [...]

18 Feb, 2016

What’s in your Backpack?

By | 2017-06-16T01:17:44+00:00 February 18th, 2016|Categories: Striving for Excellence – Part 2|0 Comments

What's in your Backpack Across the country this semester, students have gone back to college. Their backpacks are filled with textbooks, paper, pens, pencils, laptops, and calculators. Many of those backpacks will weigh more than 30 pounds and be filled with materials that cost students on average $1,250 each semester (College Board). Backpacks are so [...]