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.
 
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