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CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Submission Extended Deadline: Wednesday, April 25, 2018
The National Learning Communities Conference 2018
Conference Theme: Great Expectations
Best Practices. Assessment. Student Success. Administration. Research. Living/Learning Communities.
Proposal Form: https://goo.gl/forms/RC2lA9f8bQtaIwIG3
Conference Information: Nov. 8-10, 2018, at the DoubleTree Hotel Bay City-River Front, Bay City, MI
Hosted by Delta College. Questions: Contact Betheen Glady-Teschendorf at email@example.com
Registration Opens August 2018. Find out more about pricing, speakers, and more at: www.facebook.com/nlcc.consortium/
We invite you to submit a workshop proposal for the 18th annual Atlantic Center for Learning Communities (ACLC) Curriculum Planning Retreat, to be held Oct. 17-19, 2018 in West Hartford, CT. This year’s theme is “Building Sustainable Learning Communities.” More information about the ACLC and the retreat can be found at http://tinyurl.com/aclcs-org.
We look forward to receiving your workshop proposal and to seeing you at the retreat!
Brad Hollingshead and Terry Novak
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning with an Equity Mindset: National Institute
August 6-10, 2018
North Bend, WA
Space is limited. Apply Now!
This institute is designed for educators from two- and four- year institutions, including faculty from graduate programs, technical programs, basic skills, general education, liberal arts, allied health, and STEM fields. The aim is to develop our capacity to understand and improve student learning opportunities within all teaching contexts by:
- Using critically conscious, self-aware, and collaborative practices of inquiry;
- Challenging inequities while recognizing the community cultural wealth of all students; and
- Engaging in systematic scholarly investigation and analysis of learning (SoTL).
Creating a more equitable learning environment is no small task, but it can be achieved in small steps that have large and lasting consequences. The scholarship of teaching and learning can be a vehicle towards accomplishing this goal. This Institute brings together the idea of inquiry as stance, with concepts of how we build more equitable teaching environments and how we develop better understanding of the learning landscape.
The institute is designed to help you:
- Learn how to use an equity framework;
- Build the capacity to conduct classroom inquiry;
- Prepare to engage in the scholarship of teaching and learning;
- Come to a better understanding of your students and their cultural assets;
- Work collaboratively to build a community of practice;
- Develop and refine an inquiry project to pursue in your classroom practice; and
- Engage with resource faculty who will support your journey.
This residential institute provides participants with a carefully coordinated mix of plenaries, workshops, and focused work time for developing an inquiry that examines, improves, and supports what happens in the classroom. Experienced educators will facilitate small and large group sessions and work directly with participants to develop inquiry projects.
The Learning Community Associations is accepting webinar proposals.
SUGGESTED FUTURE TOPICS
· faculty development and workshop ideas
· program planning
· evaluating problems in the LC; for instance, how to address social bonding that may create negative experiences in the classroom
· would like to hear more about the ways institutions have applied what has come from research
training and supporting peer leaders
· use of common reading texts in LCs
For more information please contact:
Dr. Jennifer Leptien, Interim Director of Learning Communities at Iowa State University
Professional Development Committee Chair for the Learning Communities Association
Registration is now open for the spring sessions of the Learning Communities Faculty Scholars (LCFS) online course. Offered by the Learning Communities Program at Kennesaw State University, this six-week professional development course allows you to dive deeper into the literature on teaching and learning, integrative assignments, SoTL, and more, while applying this information to your work in learning communities.
Because demand was high last spring, we are pleased to offer two spring sections this year: March 14 – April 25, 2018, OR April 18 – May 30, 2018. Choose the section that best fits your schedule.
The course requires about 2-3 hours per week, and each week can be completed asynchronously to fit your schedule. This is a great opportunity to engage in dialogue with learning communities instructors and administrators around the country!
Hillary Hettinger Steiner, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Educational Psychology, Department of First-Year and Transition Studies
Faculty Fellow for Learning-Centered Teaching, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Kennesaw State University
Offices: University College Room 117 (FYTS) and 3211 Campus Loop Road (CETL)
Phone: (470) 578-6147
Mail: 430 Bartow Ave, MD#2402, Kennesaw, GA 30144