Workshops & Events
Computerside Chats October 2016Starts: 3:00 pmEnds: October 4, 2016 - 4:30 pmLocation: Online
Chapters 3 and 4
This is part 2 of a 4 part online learning workshop for ACC faculty. Feel free to join us for as many sessions as you can, but recognize that this series is designed so that you don't have to attend every session.
Computerside Chats are the ACC book club for faculty where you DON'T HAVE TO READ THE BOOK! Chats for Spring 2016 will focus on the book "Teaching for Learning: 101 Intentionally Designed Educational Activities to Put Students on the Path to Success" by Claire Howell Major, Michael S. Harris, and Todd Zakrajsek. In each session, you'll be introduced to material from two chapters of the book, along with a few of the teaching tips the authors suggest. You'll then have time to engage in an online conversation with your teaching colleagues about how ACC instructors might adopt some of these new methods in their classrooms. You'll be able to get the latest evidence-based teaching without having to dig in to the research on your own.
This session will focus on Chapters 3 and 4. Chapter 3 covers "Reciprocal Peer Teaching" and encourages instructors to give students the chance to teach each other. Many of the techniques in this chapter can be used by peppering them throughout your already prepared curriculum. Chapter 4 covers "Academic Games" and challenges instructors to creatively incorporate gaming in the classroom. Some of these games require a great deal of in-class time, other require much less or can be accomplished as homework. The authors argue that games in general are a great way to get students to actively engage with material and that faculty can adapt virtually any game into an opportunity for learning. See if this method might be right for you!
You will need access to a computer for this event. On the day of the event, you will be sent information in an email about how to join the webex meeting. You do NOT need to have a webcam or any other special equipment.
For more information about these events, including a schedule of all the sessions and a copy of the table of contents from this semester's book, please visit www.austincc.edu/computersidechats
Book details (Please note that you DO NOT have to have a copy of this book to participate):
Major, C. H., Harris, M. S., & Zakrajsek, T. (2016). Teaching for learning: 101 intentionally designed education activities to put students on the path to success. New York, NY: Routledge. Available to order here: http://www.amazon.com/Teaching-Learning-Intentionally-Educational-Activities/dp/0415699363/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1453737957&sr=8-1&keywords=Teaching+for+Learning%3A+101+Intentionally+Designed+Educational+Activities+to+Put+Students+on+the+Path+to+Success
This event is brought to you by the The Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning (FCTL) at ACC. If you have any questions, please email FCTL@austincc.edu
SOUTH AUSTIN: Faculty StammtischStarts: 11:45 amEnds: October 6, 2016 - 12:45 pmLocation: Austin Community College: South Austin Campus, 1820 W Stassney Ln, Austin, TX 78745, USA
A Stammtisch (German for regulars table) is an informal group meeting held on a regular basis. It is not a structured meeting, but rather a friendly get-together. If you are feeling siloed in your office and missing the energy that comes from a more collegial atmosphere, then a Stammtisch may be for you!
The Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning is hosting monthly "Faculty Stammtisch" at several ACC campuses, organized by an ACC faculty campus ambassador. This Faculty Stammtisch is your standing reservation each month to connect with and learn from your teaching colleagues. The FCTL is excited to bring faculty out of their silos and create a collaborative culture with Faculty Stammtisch light refreshments provided!
To ensure that we have enough light refreshments for everyone, please be sure to update your enrollment status as it changes.
For more details, contact Robert Fyrst, at email@example.com.
Register Here: https://eapps.austincc.edu/workshops/www/eventenroll.php?Source=Calendar&EventID=4465
HAYS: Faculty StammtischStarts: 11:00 amEnds: October 7, 2016 - 12:00 pmLocation: Austin Community College Hays Campus, 1200 Kohlers Crossing, Kyle, TX 78640, USA
For more details, contact Michelle Syltie, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register here: https://eapps.austincc.edu/workshops/www/eventenroll.php?Source=Calendar&EventID=4877