Computerside Chats Spring 2017

The Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning (FCTL) has at the heart of its mission the goal of helping ACC faculty guide other faculty. Join this ONLINE conversation to get the latest evidence-based teaching tips from experts AND hear how your colleagues think they can creatively use them in ACC classrooms.

Participants are entered for a chance to win a copy of the book!

More Details Here

Computerside Chats are the ACC book club for faculty where you DON’T HAVE TO READ THE BOOK! Chats for 2017 will focus on the book “Student Engagement Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty” by Elizabeth Barkley. In each session, you’ll be introduced to material from a few chapters of the book. Sessions will present at least one chapter of “best practices” and two chapters of “Student Engagment Techniques” which are easily implemented class activities. 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.

Click on the months / chapter titles below to see scheduling information and to register. There will be two sessions each month so you can select the time that works best for you. You must pre-register for these events to get the link that will allow you to participate online.

Book Details (Please note that you DO NOT have to read anything ahead of time or have a copy of this book to participate)

Barkley, E.. (2010). Student Engagement Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Available to order here OR available to check out from the FCTL Library Collection here

How do I Participate?

You’ll need:

  • to register ahead of time
  • the link you’ll get upon registering to join the webex
  • a computer that has speakers and access to the internet

You do NOT need:

  • a webcam or other special equipment
  • the book
Session 1 - February 7th and 15th

This session focused on several chapters. The Tips and Strategies chapter covered was Chapter 7 – Fostering Motivation. The Student Engagement Techniques chapter covered was Chapter 12 – Knowledge, Skills, Recall, and Understanding and Chapter 18 – Self-Awareness as Learners. Best practices and actual activities you can use to help your students feel more motivated, to more deeply learn your classroom material, and to improve their metacognitive skills and their success as students were included in this discussion.

Presented by Missi Patterson.

This event took place 2/7/2017 and 2/15/2017

See the evaluations here.

Session Two - March 7th and 22nd

This session will focus on several chapters. The Tips and Strategies chapter we’ll cover is Chapter 8 – Promoting Active Learning. The Student Engagement Techniques chapters we’ll cover are Chapter 13 – Analysis and Critical Thinking AND Chapter 19 – Learning and Study Skills. You’ll hear best practices and actual activities you can use as you explore active learning techniques, to help your students grow their abilities as critical thinkers, and to improve their study skills and their success as students.

Sign up for whichever time below works best for you. The same content will be covered on both of the February dates. Select one of the following times and register by clicking the link below.

Presented by Missi Patterson.

Session #2 dates are:

  • March 7th, 2017: 3:00pm – 4:30pm
  • March 22nd, 2017: 10:00am – 11:30am

Session #2 – Register here

Session Three - April 4th and 19th

This session will focus on several chapters. The Tips and Strategies chapter we’ll cover is Chapter 9 – Building Community. The Student Engagement Techniques chapters we’ll cover are Chapter 14 – Synthesis and Creative Thinking AND Chapter 15 – Problem Solving. You’ll hear best practices and actual activities you can use as to create strong connections between you and your students, to encourage creative thought in your classes, and to improve how your students attack challenging questions from your discipline.

Presented by Missi Patterson.

Sign up for whichever time below works best for you. The same content will be covered on both of the February dates. Select one of the following times and register by clicking the link below.

Presented by Missi Patterson.

Session #3 dates are:

  • April 4th, 2017: 3:00pm – 4:30pm
  • April 19th, 2017: 10:00am – 11:30am

Session #3 – Register here

Session Four - May 2nd and 10th

This session will focus on several chapters. The Tips and Strategies chapters we’ll cover are Chapter 10 – Ensuring Appropriate Challenge AND Chapter 11 – Promoting Holistic Learning. The Student Engagement Techniques chapters we’ll cover are Chapter 16 – Application and Performance AND Chapter 17 – Attitudes and Values. You’ll hear best practices and actual activities you can use to ensure that your classes are challenging your students at the right level, that enable you to design your course with the big picture in mind, to give your students practice applying course material, and to improve how your students view your class and learning in general.

Presented by Missi Patterson.

Sign up for whichever time below works best for you. The same content will be covered on both of the February dates. Select one of the following times and register by clicking the link below.

Presented by Missi Patterson.

Session #4 dates are:

  • May 2nd, 2017: 3:00pm – 4:30pm
  • May 10th, 2017: 10:00am – 11:30am

Session #4 – Register here

"The suggestions for implementation from my colleagues was brilliant."

"I learned about some new teaching techniques that I'd like to try in my class."

"I loved this session! I did not attend the first one, but now wish I had done so..."

"...I was prepared for 1 1/2 hours of lecture (boring), but the session was fast paced and interactive."

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