Webinar: Creativity in the Science Classroom– Online and F2F    

ImageLucas Myers, Lower Columbia College

1- 2 p.m. PDT (2 p.m. MDT,3 p.m. CDT, 4 p.m. EDT)

NWeLearn Collaborate Room.

NWeLearn webinar page, link to appointment (Outlook/.ics format).

The focus of the webinar will be on the technology Lucas uses to create an engaging science/lab based course on campus and online. He will discuss his use of phone and iPad applications in the classroom as well as the virtual lab and various activities he uses in the online environment.

On another note: Lucas will also be redoing his BIOL 100 course to make students create an online website and blogs throughout the quarter using their own specified area of land and the content for the course. He may be able to add a little bit of this into the presentation as well, since it is an online technology.

About the presenter:

Lucas Myers is a full-time biology instructor at Lower Columbia College.  He is in charge of designing and developing the general (cell) biology course as well as instructing a wide variety of other courses, such as anatomy/physiology, microbiology and survey of biology.  He teaches in a variety of environments, including a completely online cell biology course.

Note: Immediately after this webinar, there will be an IGNIS webinar with 5-10 minute segments on WA SBCTC funded Faculty Learning Communities.  Check the schedule for the topics.

Transforming the Classroom through the Standards for Mathematical Practice: Blackboard Collaborate Recording, Slide Deck, Handouts, and More Resources

Assessment, Teaching, and Learning SBCTC LogoThank you to Carren Walker of Collaborative for Ambitious Mathematics for her fabulous webinar yesterday!

Transforming the Classroom through the Standards for Mathematical Practice” presents online resources to support teachers who seek  to change both content and pedagogy in their courses, with a focus on active learning, formative assessment, and specific examples of tasks and approaches.

Carren Walker

Click here to view the Blackboard Collaborate recording

Click here for Carren’s handouts from the presentation

Click here to view the slide deck from the presentation

Click here for a SHORT Survey of Your Participant/Viewing Experience

During the webinar, participants asked for a list of reading resources for more information.  Below are Carren’s recommendations:

  1. Sherin, M. Louis, D. & Mendez, E.P. (2000). Students’ Building on One Another’s Mathematical Ideas. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 6, 186-190.
  2. Lotan, R. (2003). Group-worthy tasks. Educational Leadership, 60(6), 72-75.
  3. Kazemi, E. (1998). Discourse that promotes conceptual understanding. Teaching children mathematics, 410-414.
  4. Herbel-Eisenmann, B.A., & Breyfogle, M.L. (2005). Questioning our Patterns of Understanding. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 10(9), 484-489.

Two long pieces:

  1. Staples, M. (2007). Promoting whole-class collaborative inquiry in a secondary mathematics classroom. Cognition & Instruction, 25(2), 161-217.
  2. Gresalfi, M. (2009). Taking up opportunities to learn: Constructing dispositions in mathematics classrooms. The Journal of the Learning Sciences, 18, 327-369.

Book:

Featherstone, H., Crespo, S., Jilk, L.M., Oslund, J. A., Parks, A. N., & Wood, M. B. (2011). Smarter together! Collaboration and equity in the elementary math classroom. Renton, VA: NCTM.

IGNIS Webinar Recording: K-12/CTC Partnerships, LGBPTQIA, QM: Transition from F2F to Hybrid, Reading Apprenticeship

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Thank you to our fabulous presenters today!  It is inspiring and humbling to hear about the great professional development that is happening across our system during the 2013-14 Faculty Learning Communities.  These presentations achieve a lovely balance of content about the work and the process of learning in this modality . . . with GREAT visuals!

View the Blackboard Collaborate recording

Click Here for the Webinar Survey

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Reimagining Relationships Between High School and College Instructors

Tacoma Community College

LGBT+– LGBPTQIA Socially Responsible Faculty

Highline Community College

Transitioning a Face-to-Face Course to a Hybrid Course Using the Quality Matters™ Rubric Standards and Best Practices for Blended Learning

Olympic College

Reading Apprenticeship Across Disciplines and Programs

Highline Community College

 See the IGNIS Webinar Schedule for a complete list of upcoming FLC Highlights!

FLC GraphicJoin members

of the

SBCTC-Funded 2013-14 FLCs

as they share what they have learned through their work!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

2pm to 3pm

in the IGNIS Webinar Room

Reimagining Relationships Between High School and College Instructors

Tacoma Community College

LGBT+– LGBPTQIA Socially Responsible Faculty

Highline Community College

Transitioning a Face-to-Face Course to a Hybrid Course Using the Quality Matters™ Rubric Standards and Best Practices for Blended Learning

Olympic College

Reading Apprenticeship Across Disciplines and Programs

Highline Community College

SBCTC Webinar: Transforming the Classroom through the Standards for Mathematical Practice

Assessment, Teaching, and Learning SBCTC LogoChange is happening in Pre-College Mathematics!

  • Pressure is mounting to get students into certification and degree bearing tracks
  • The GED now demands more conceptual math understanding as well as more algebraic content

How Can Faculty Address These Shifts?

Transforming the Classroom through the Standards for Mathematical Practice

Monday, May 19th, 3:30 to 5:00 PM

Carren WalkerAfter a brief overview of institutional responses, Carren Walker of Collaborative for Ambitious Mathematics will present online resources to support teachers who seek  to change both content and pedagogy in their courses, with a focus on

  • active learning and formative assessment
  • specific examples of tasks and approaches

Click here to login to the IGNIS Webinar Room

Carren Walker is currently enrolled in a doctoral program for Math and Science education housed in the Center for Research of Math and Science Education and offered through University of California-San Diego and San Diego State University.  During her tenure as Mathematics faculty in the Washington State CTC system, she was part of the Rethinking Precollege Math Project (RPM), where she worked on identifying curriculum and pedagogy to support inverting an Algebra I course.

In addition, Carren worked with a team of mathematics faculty across the state to identify strategies to positively impact student beliefs and dispositions about their ability to learn math.  She also worked with a team of ABE and Developmental math faculty to modify the curriculum to accelerate progress to certificates and degrees—as well as attend to the demands of the new GED.

No registration required.  This webinar will be recorded and posted to the ATL Blog!

Register Now! Fully Online Certificate in Adult Education!

Register Now!

Certificate in Adult Education
Renton Technical College

This affordable, fully online, 8 week course begins June 2nd

Read more about registration, course outcomes and faculty bios

Questions? Contact Program Coordinator and eLearning Director Liz Falconer, lfalconer@rtc.edu

 

Solar Cell and Grant Writing Workshop at Green River Community College

Attend a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded Solar Cell and Grant Writing Workshop!

Green River Community College
June 17-June 20

• Make solar cells with blackberry juice
• Learn about organic photovoltaic cells that are fabricated and characterized at Green River
• Take home materials to make your own

This workshop includes a grant writing component led by a former NSF program officer, John Dwyer.

John Dwyer

A Professor of Chemistry at St. Catherine University in Minnesota, John has received many NSF grants and will lead workshop participants through the process of writing a proposal to improve STEM education at their institutions.

Some funding is available that might defray the cost of travel.

Questions? Contact Chitra Solomonson at csolomonson@greenriver.edu