Join Professionals Abroad in Guatemala this summer!

Guatemala (2015)

  • May 26 – June 9
  • Open to full and part-time faculty and staff
  • Earn three credits
    • Cultural Competence – 1 credit
    • Service Learning – 1 credit
    • Spanish Language Acquisition – 1 credit

Contact: Deb Hoem-Esparza hoemesd@matc.edu or Barbara Surwillo surwillb@matc.edu

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ER&D Professional Development Offerings – Spring 2017

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ZERD 100: Peer Support – An Introduction to Teaching (2c)

Delivery Method: Blended - Mondays (2/6, 2/13, 3/6, 3/13, 4/3, 4/10, 5/1, and 5/8; from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.), plus online hours

Peer Support introduces and models research-based teaching best practices and prepares participants for teaching at MATC. Participants learn the basics of navigating MATC systems, digital communication, classroom management, teaching methods and assessments, and the basic neuroscience of teaching and learning. Participants are paired with an experienced instructor who has been trained in peer mentoring. This relationship and the course offer new instructors a safe place in which to learn about MATC, to ask questions about the college and about teaching, as well as to share successes and challenges from the classroom. This FQAS course is required for new faculty but can also be completed for “renewal” credit.

ZERD 100: Peer Support – An Introduction to Teaching (2c)

Delivery Method: Blended – Saturdays (3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25; from 9:00 a.m. – 3:55 p.m.), plus online hours
Peer Support introduces and models research-based teaching best practices and prepares participants for teaching at MATC. Participants learn the basics of navigating MATC systems, digital communication, classroom management, teaching methods and assessments, and the basic neuroscience of teaching and learning. Participants are paired with an experienced instructor who has been trained in peer mentoring. This relationship and the course offer new instructors a safe place in which to learn about MATC, to ask questions about the college and about teaching, as well as to share successes and challenges from the classroom. This FQAS course is required for new faculty but can also be completed for “renewal” credit.
 
ZERD 101: Understanding Classroom Environments (2c)
Delivery Method: Online
This course examines several factors that contribute to an effective classroom environment at MATC. These include understanding the adult learner, promoting a culture of student success, respecting diversity, and developing appropriate teaching strategies. In addition, participants examine how their own behaviors and mindset impact the classroom environment. This FQAS course is required for new faculty but can also be completed for “renewal” credit.
 
ZERD 102: Instructional Planning (2c)
Delivery Method: Online
This course guides participants through the creation of a course instructional plan and individual learning plans. Participants will align instructional and assessment strategies to identified competencies and learning objectives.  Additionally, participants will communicate assessment results to promote student learning and incorporate inclusive learning strategies by evaluating resources available at Milwaukee Area Technical College.  This FQAS course is required for new faculty but can also be completed for “renewal” credit.
 
ZERD 011: Preparation for Online Teaching (2c)
Delivery Method: Online
This course will provide participants with an introduction to developing an online course, based on best practices. The course will provide a theoretical framework for understanding adult learners and online course design. Participants will develop or revise an online course through incorporation of a course design plan and module learning plans that situate alignment of learning activities, teaching strategies and assessments. Blackboard will be utilized as the content management system. This course is required for new faculty interested in teaching online courses at MATC.
 
Register TODAY…via Infonline…

Google Apps for Online Teaching Course – Register Today!

Faculty who are looking for training in the use of Google Apps to support teaching and learning are encouraged to enroll in our 1 credit, free professional development course this spring. The course will be offered at the Milwaukee campus. Attendance is required for all class meeting dates to earn credit.

Google Apps Course

You may register for these classes online at INFOnline.  Please see our quick-guide “How to Register for Classes Online” or watch our tutorial video learn how this is done.

If you have questions about this course, please contact instructor Mernathan Sykes at sykesm@matc.edu.

Summer 2014 Blackboard & Google Apps Course Schedule

There's More to Learn_WebTile.gifFaculty who are looking for training in the use of Blackboard or Google Apps in their teaching are encouraged to enroll in our 1 credit, free professional development courses this summer. All courses will be held at the Milwaukee campus.

COMPSW-197-400 Introduction to Blackboard 9.x
Mon. June 2rd & Tues. June 3th, 9 AM– 4 PM, Room M458
Instructor: Stephanie McKennie

COMPSW-198-400 Intermediate Blackboard 9.x
Tues. and Thurs. June 10th & 12th, 9 AM–12 PM and online, Room M458
Instructor: Del Wakley

COMPSW-184-400 Google Apps for Online Teaching
Fri. June 13th & June 27th, 9 AM–3 PM, and online, Room M201A
Instructor: Mernathan Sykes

COMPSW-184-401 Google Apps for Online Teaching
Fri. July 111th & 25st , 9 AM–3 PM, and online, Room M458
Instructor: Mernathan Sykes

COMPSW-199-400 Advanced Blackboard 9.x
Mon. June 16 th, & 23 th, 9 AM–12 PM and online, Room M458
Instructor: Stephanie McKennie

COMPSW-197-700 Introduction to Blackboard 9.x
Tues. August 12 th & Thurs., August 14 th 5:00 PM- 9:00 PM and online, Room M458
Instructor: Del Wakley

Please register for these classes through INFOnline. To learn how this is done, please see our quick-guide “How to Register for Classes Online” or watch the tutorial video below:

Learning Revolution Conference Online and FREE

Our first-ever Learning Revolution Conference kicks off this coming Monday, April 21th, online and free, with a terrific set of keynote and distinguished speakers and a full day of conference sessions on Thursday, April 24th. The schedule is below.
Please forward to your friends and colleagues – this event is free! 

The LearningRevolution.com project has over 200 partner organizations and bridges schools, libraries, museums, and the work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. Our theme for this conference is “What Are We Learning About Learning?” As the Internet shifts the boundaries of when, where, and how we learn, we believe our learning worlds will increasingly overlap.

All sessions are recorded and the recordings are generally available within an hour of a session’s completion. Keynote recordings will be uploaded to the Learning Revolution YouTube channel. Mobile users will be able to connect to sessions by going to LearningRevolution.com on your mobile device. Live chat and help during the conference will be at theconferencelounge.me. Tweets with session reminders and links can be tracked at @learnrevproject. Volunteer moderators–we need you. Please sign up here! Wish you’d signed up to present a session? We’re still taking submissions for our May 1 Reinventing the Classroom conference here!

Times are US-Eastern Daylight Time. To see the schedule in your own time zone, with session descriptions and links to attend, please go to http://learningrevolution.com/page/attending-schedule.