Celebration of Great Teaching Retreat
The Celebration of Great Teaching is returning to ACC in April. This weekend retreat is an opportunity for full-time and adjunct faculty to examine in depth what calls them to teaching and how to be the best they can be.
Where: Flying L Guest Ranch, Bandera, Texas
When: April 6-8th, 2018
What: An opportunity for 12 hours of Professional Development Credit. Costs are covered by ACC except for transportation, excursions, or personal incidentals.
Application Deadline: February 19th, 2018
Info Session: March 9th, 2018 – Highland Campus 10:30AM
The Celebration of Great Teaching Philosophy
Austin Community College’s Celebration of Great Teaching is based on the National Great Teaching Seminar, a movement begun in 1969. The time we spend together is like no other professional development you will encounter. Many have said it is the best professional development of their career.
How the Retreat is Organized
“It helped create a sense of family at ACC. People with the same situations coming together, sharing, questioning, learning.”
“The retreat is a place deep in the heart of West Texas where I can safely explore teaching with like-minded souls.”
“The retreat is held in a gorgeous setting and meeting my peers in that sort of idyllic place helped boost my self-confidence and sense of ease and purpose as an instructor. I remember the experience fondly.”
“The retreat gave me the chance to see our students through some other sets of eyes. It also gave me the chance to see some old friends and to make some new ones.”
“I was blown away with the positive energy at the Great Teaching Retreat… Being busy with teaching and life in general can make professors distant from one another, which reduces communication and the sharing of best practices. This event gives you the chance to open up, share and learn and I cannot think of any better way to do this!”
“Meeting other faculty has certainly inspired me to try and plug in to the professional and social events at ACC, something I haven’t done with regularity in the past. I made connections that I believe will carry over beyond the weekend.”