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Computerside Chats Fall 2018

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.

Computerside Chats are transcribed for accessibility. The link to access CART will be provided at each session so all our faculty can join in!

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

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Computerside Chats are the ACC book club for faculty where you DON’T HAVE TO READ THE BOOK! Chats for 2018 will focus on the book “Small Teaching” by James M. Lang. In each session, you’ll be introduced to material and 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 into 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)

Small Teaching by James M. Lang

Available for online order OR available to check out from the FCTL Library Collection.  You can also go directly to the library print copy or ebook copy.

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 One - September 24 & 27

This is part 1 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.

Session one focuses on chapter 1, covering Retrieval. These are techniques that help students recall information they’ve learned in class by asking them to practice retrieval. The more students practice remembering information, the longer they’ll remember it.

Presented by Missi Patterson.

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

Session #1 dates are:

  • Monday, September 24, 10:00am – 11:30am
  • Thursday, September 27, 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Register here.

Session Two - October 11 & 15

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.

Session two focuses on chapter 2, covering Predicting. These are techniques that help students recall information they’ve learned in class by helping them understand the power of anticipating outcomes. As student hypothesize how information will work, the longer they’ll remember it.

Presented by Missi Patterson. Author James M. Lang will participate in Q&A at the end of these sessions as a special guest.

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

Session #2 dates are:

  • Thursday, October 11, 3:00pm – 4:30pm
  • Monday, October 15, 10:00am – 11:30am

Register here.

Session Three - November 8 & 12

This is part 3 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.

Session three focuses on chapter 3, covering Interleaving. These are techniques that help students learn better by switching between topics. The more breaks students take in their learning, and the more frequently they hop between topics, the better their memory for the newly learned information.

Presented by Missi Patterson.

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

Session #3 dates are:

  • Thursday, November 8, 3:00pm – 4:30pm
  • Monday, November 12, 10:00am – 11:30am

Register here.

Session Four - December 6 & 10

This is part 4 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.

Session four focuses on chapter 4, covering Connecting. These are techniques that help students understand the material better by linking it to other information.

Presented by Missi Patterson.

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

Session #4 dates are:

  • Thursday, December 6, 3:00pm – 4:30pm
  • Monday, December 10, 10:00am – 11:30am

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."

Archived Computerside Chats

Spring 2018: Website | Archived Session Recordings

Fall 2017: Website | Archived Session Recordings

Spring 2017: Website | Archived Session Recordings

Fall 2016: Website | Archived Session Recordings

Spring 2016: Website | Archived Session Recordings