ER&D Spring 2019 Course Schedule

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ZERD 011: Preparation for Online Teaching
Dates: 1/22/19 – 05/14/19

Facilitator: Toshiba Adams
Format: Online

Prerequisite: COMPSW-197 Introduction to Blackboard

ZERD-011 is required for any faculty interested in teaching online classes. This course is open for faculty needing Recertification credits or FQAS hours. There will be two 8 – week sections offered.

This course will provide participants with an introduction to designing and delivering an online course. The course will provide a theoretical framework for course design and delivery; demonstrate the importance of engaging students’ interactive experience; emphasize the importance of building an online learning community; promote strategies for integrating educational technologies into online teaching; review best practices related to course design; and model approaches for incorporating a variety of online assessments. After completing this course, participants will be able to understand the pedagogical concepts, trends, and mechanics of online course design and delivery; recognize the types of learning tools and resources available in an online environment; conduct a self and peer assessment of an online course design; and apply the principles learned in this course to begin designing or enhancing an online course. Blackboard will be utilized as the content management system. Online hours are incorporated for completion of assignments and the final project.

(2 crs/80 FQAS hrs)


ZERD 100: Peer Support: an Intro to Teaching

Dates: 03/14/19 – 05/09/19

Facilitator: Yvette Ardis
Format: Blended

Peer Support seminar introduces and models research-based teaching best practices and prepares participants for teaching at MATC. Participants learn the basics of navigating various MATC systems, digital communication, classroom management, teaching methods & assessments, as well as the basic neuroscience of teaching

& 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. Participants will

begin developing their Faculty Development for New teachers portfolios.

(2 crs/80 FQAS hrs.)


ZERD 101: Understanding Classroom Environments

Dates: 1/22/19 – 05/14/19

Facilitator: Kathleen Briar
Format: Online

Prerequisite: ZERD-100 Peer Support

This course examines several factors that contribute to an effective classroom environment at MATC. These include understanding theories of learning, motivation and the impacts on the adult learner, promoting a culture of student success with classroom behavior exploration, and exploring teaching strategies. In addition, participants examine how their own professional behaviors and mindset impact the classroom environment. Participants continue to add to their Faculty Development for New Teachers portfolios.

(2 crs/80 FQAS hrs.)


ZERD 102: Instructional Planning

Dates: 1/22/19 – 05/14/19

Facilitator: Meredith Reeves
Format: Online

This course guides participants through the creation and implementation of complete learning plans. These learning plans include course calendar planning, instructional activities, and assessments. These instructional elements are also aligned with classroom management strategies. Participants will identify competencies and learning objectives. Based on these, they will develop lesson plans teaching methodologies, rubrics, and formative and summative assessment strategies. Participants continue to add to their faculty development for New Teachers portfolios.

(2 crs/80 FQAS hrs.)


ZERD 103: Course Design

Dates: 1/22/19 – 05/14/19

Facilitator: Larry Burton
Format: Online

In this course, participants build and document a course from the ground up using an instructional design system.  The students use their knowledge of instructional methodologies, assessments and planning to create and document an effective course.  The emphasis is on aligning the components of instruction into a coherent and comprehensive plan.  Participants continue to add to their Faculty Development for New Teachers portfolios.

(2 cr/80 FQAS hrs)


ZERD 104: Institutional Data & Evaluation

Dates: Available until May 14, 2019 (Access in Blackboard)

Facilitator: Meredith Reeves
Format: Online Workshop in Blackboard

REQUIRED OF ALL FACULTY

WTCS has determined that ALL part-time and full-time faculty successfully complete an online workshop ZERD-104.  You will register for the workshop in INFOnline.

Institutional Data and Evaluation Workshop provide a unique opportunity designed to provide a captivating look into important MATC data as well as satisfy the requirements for the new Data and Evidence Analysis competency for the WTCS Instructor Credentialing.

(4 FQAS hrs.)


ZERD 105: Integrate Reading Strategies

Dates:  03/08/19 – 04/05/19

Facilitator: Meredith Reeves
Format: Face to Face

This course provides instructors with strategies and best practices to enhance students’ study skills and expand students’ reading skills including comprehension, fluency, and vocabulary skills. Instructors will revise their current curriculum to facilitate students’ application of reading skills to academic tasks as they read to acquire and retain content-based information.

(1 cr/40 FQAS hrs.)


ZERD 107: Learner Supported Instruction

Dates:  01/22/19 – 05/12/19

Facilitator: TBD
Format: Online

This course provides instructors with strategies and best practices to enhance students’ study skills and expand students’ reading, writing, and math skills. Instructors will integrate course content to facilitate students’ success in their college courses by acquiring and retaining content-based strategies and information.

(1 cr/40 FQAS hrs.)


ZERD 200: Online Teaching Methods

Dates: 03/10/19 – 05/05/19

Facilitator: Stephanie McKennie
Format: Online

This course will explore teaching methods and best practices for online course delivery.  Students will build on the theoretical framework from ZERD 011 and will continue to refine their online course.  Strategies to deal with challenging student situations in the online environment will be explored.

(1 cr/40 FQAS hrs)


ZERD 202: Teaching & Learning w/ Technology

Dates: 01/27/19 – 03/31/19

Facilitator: Kameal Love
Format: Online

This course is designed to engage and facilitate the academic integration of technology tools with learning goals. Specifically, course participants will be able to identify and align technology tools with course learning objectives. Course participants will identify and integrate technology tools in alignment with course learning objectives. Various instructional technologies will be explored for course integration.

(1 cr/40 FQAS hrs)


ZERD 204: Teaching Career Essentials

Dates: 02/03/19 – 02/24/19

Facilitator: Lori Kornblum
Format: Face to Face

This course teaches instructors how to integrate Career Essentials into their classrooms to prepare students for the workplace.  Instructors will develop authentic assessments to meet at least one Career Essential.

(1 cr/40 FQAS hrs)


For assistance with registering in INFOnline, please contact the Welcome Center S115 Ext.7-6282 or see attached instructions on how to register in INFOnline.