Posted tagged ‘Center For Teaching Excellence’

Center for Teaching Excellence hosts Faculty Showcase

April 9, 2018

Stop by the Maker Lab on the 2nd floor of the ATC on Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to check out the innovative work of faculty!

Registration now open for summer Online and Hybrid Certification Course

April 5, 2018

We only offer one session of the Online and Hybrid Certification Course during the summer, and it is done before the 4th of July. Sign up today!

The OHCC is designed to provide instructors with the knowledge and skills needed to deliver a high-quality online/hybrid course. Successful participants will also be able to teach effectively online through active facilitation and a variety of student engagement techniques and technologies. Training in Blackboard Basics (on the latest version of the LMS) is a prerequisite. Blackboard Basics may be taken online in a self-paced format or in-person on Friday, May 11th from 10:30 am-noon. 

The OHCC is a six (6) week, rigorous course that includes weekly participation and assignment requirements. This training is much more than “Blackboard training,” as it includes elements of instructional design and strategies for building, developing, sequencing, and delivering online content. When you are done, you will have a template for your online and/or hybrid course. You must complete the course, including the assignments for all six weeks, for certification. This includes the completion of your final presentation.

Participants will:

  • Attend the Friday session if they do not complete the previous week’s assignments.
  • Watch a Relay recording if they do not attend the campus session.
  • Complete all online assignments (e.g. reading, discussions, learning activities).
  • Post content to an empty/template course in Blackboard.
  • Complete assessments or self-assessments.
  • Make a final presentation and submit a course evaluation.

The campus sessions are on Fridays from 1:00-2:30 pm in 351 Main and virtually using Zoom. This is a hybrid course (online course with some classroom instruction). However, you are not required to attend these Friday sessions if the previous week’s work is completed. Those who do not attend will watch a video of the campus session.

You can register online.

CTE session open to all employees

January 18, 2018

This session, offered through the Center for Teaching Excellence, is open to all employees.  Register online.

Queer & Trans 101: An Ally Training for Educators: Friday, February 2nd from 10:00 a.m. to noon in 246 Main

In the first half of this training, participants will examine concepts of gender, sex, and sexuality; become familiar with relevant terminology; and discuss issues impacting LGBTQIA + communities. The second half of the training includes suggestions and tips for creating LGBTQIA-inclusive classrooms as well as knowledge sharing, case study analysis, and discussion.  Facilitated by: Jen Hsu-Bishop and Marla Wick – GVSU

 

Online and Hybrid Certification Course starts Jan. 19

January 5, 2018

Greetings faculty! Are you interested in teaching online? GRCC’s Online and Hybrid Certification Course (OHCC) starts January 19, 2018.  You can register online.

Questions? Contact Garry Brand, Online Faculty Trainer, gbrand@grcc.edu.

Photos from Faculty Learning Day

January 5, 2018

Thank you to all the facilitators and participants at our 2018 Faculty Learning Day.  Have a fantastic start to the Winter 2018 semester!

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Honors projects sought for Winter 2018

September 13, 2017

The Department of Experiential Learning is currently seeking faculty who are interested in developing an Honors Project ready to be offered for Winter 2018. The design and facilitation of these projects can fulfill FPE requirements. Interested faculty will be supported over the next several weeks in the design of their Honors Projects.

If you are interested in developing an Honors Project, please email Leigh Kleinert by Friday, September 15, and/or attend our Honors Project Workshop on Friday, September 15, from 12:30-2:00 p.m. Register through the Center for Teaching Excellence. Food is provided.

Raider Salute for Summer Teaching Institute help

August 18, 2017

Thank you to all the Summer Teaching Institute facilitators and participants!

Facilitators were Christina McElwee, Deb Vilmont, Chad Sytsma, Tony Dykema-VanderArk, Garry Brand, Meegan Willi, Mursalata Muhammad, Klaas Kwant, Rafael Pastrano, Melanie Shiele-Gady, Tamber Bustance and Jennifer Batten

Special thanks to Toy McNeal for all the coordination and Avery Sedore for the fantastic food.

Faculty training session explores lightboard

August 18, 2017

As part of the faculty training session on August 17, chemistry professor Bill Faber demonstrated the lightboard.

Bill Faber talks to a camera as he stands behind a lightboard.

Registration is open for all Summer Teaching Institute sessions

July 11, 2017

The Center for Teaching Excellence and Distance Learning and Instructional Technologies will be holding its 12th Annual Summer Teaching Institute this August! Over the course of three days — August 15, 16, and 17 — we have twelve different sessions available, including evening sessions. You can register for just one session or multiple sessions. All of the sessions will be held on the Main GRCC campus.

Below is a list of the sessions — you can see the schedule and full session descriptions online:

Tuesday, August 15
  • Getting Off to a Good Start with Christina McElwee, Deb Vilmont and Bill Faber.
  • Leveraging Blackboard to Maximize your Course with Chad Sytsma and Tony Dykema-VanderArk.
  • Leveraging Blackboard to Maximize your Course with Chad Sytsma and Tony Dykema-VanderArk.
Wednesday, August 16
  • Online Teaching Challenges and Strategies with Garry Brand and Meegan Willi.
  • Adding Images and Video to Your Course Using SnagIt, Relay, and Camtasia with Tony Dykema-VanderArk and Meegan Willi.
  • Honor Projects with Mursalata Muhammad.
Thursday, August 17
  • GRCC’s Latest Tool for Student Engagement: The Lightboard with Klaas Kwant, Garry Brand, Bill Faber and Rafael Pastrano.
  • Learning Through Serving with Melanie Schiele Gady.
  • Managing Hot Moments in the Classroom with Tamber Bustance and Stacey Heisler.
  • Talking to Students about Academic Pathways with Jennifer Batten.
  • Getting Off to a Good Start with Christina McElwee, Deb Vilmont and Bill Faber.
  • Advanced Placement (AP) & GRCC with Mursalata Muhammad.

Registration is required. If you need assistance with registration, please email cte@grcc.edu or call 616-234-2278.

12th annual Summer Teaching Institute August 15, 16, 17

Photos from Faculty Showcase

April 13, 2017

Thank you to all the Faculty Showcase presenters and participants!  Thank you also to Armen Oumedian for his generous support for the Innovation Grants for faculty!

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Faculty Showcase is today

April 11, 2017

Please stop by the Preschool on April 11 between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to see some of the amazing work being done by faculty this year. There will be faculty from the following areas available to share and discuss ideas:

JaneAnn Benson will be giving tours of the new Preschool building as well.

Light snacks will be served.

Faculty Showcase to be held April 11

April 7, 2017

Please stop by the Preschool on April 11 between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to see some of the amazing work being done by faculty this year. There will be faculty from the following areas available to share and discuss ideas:

JaneAnn Benson will be giving tours of the new Preschool building as well.

Light snacks will be served.

Center for Teaching Excellence presentation features Attah Obande

March 14, 2017
Part of the Tribe:
  • As human beings we all have a need to belong; the need to feel acceptance as a member or part. A sense of belonging to a greater community improves motivation, health, and happiness. In this session we will discuss the importance of being part of a tribe, the effects of not feeling included, what we can do to create a sense of belonging with people around us.
  • Attah Obande is the Director of Business Development for Spring GR; a business training, mentoring and networking program designed to help budding entrepreneurs in communities of high unemployment turn their ideas into thriving businesses.
Register at www.grcc.edu/ctereg
March 24, 2017
11:00 a.m. to Noon
246 Main Bldg.
Hosted by the Center of Teaching Excellence

Armen grant recipients announced

January 17, 2017

Please congratulate the Armen Innovation Grant recipients for Winter 2017:

  • Kate Byerwalter – Psychology
  • Brian Daily – Academic Support and Tutoring Services
  • Hillery Haney – Language and Thought
  • Scott Garrard – Visual Arts
  • Megan Lockard – English
  • Susan Mowers – English
  • Felix Periero – Business
  • Sheila Schindler – Psychology
  • Brent Spitler – Business
  • Katie Vander Meer – Computer Information Systems

You can find a title and brief description of their projects at www.grcc.edu/armen2017

Instructional Support will hold a showcase near the end of the winter semester to share more about how these projects impacted our students.

Thank you again to Armen Oumedian for his generosity and support for this important work for our students.

 

Photos from Faculty Learning Day

January 10, 2017

Thank you to everyone who attended, planned, or presented on Faculty Learning Day.

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