ESSC coordinates a variety of events featuring topics relating to faculty members in any stage of their career. We welcome every faculty member to participate in events of interest to them. Faculty may volunteer to present on topics of interest to their colleagues, and suggestions are always welcome.
Tentative Schedule Fall 2022
|1||Modeling/demonstrating the desired learning outcomes||Sept 16, 2022, (EA)||IDW 115 A/B, Zoom|
|2||“The Missing Course” Book Club||Sept 30, 2022||Zoom|
|3||Designing assessments that are aligned with learning goals||Oct 14, 2022 (EA)||IDW 115 A/B, Zoom|
|4||“The Missing Course” Book Club||Oct 30, 2022||Zoom|
|5||Aligning instructional strategies with learning goals||Nov 16, 2022 ( EA & FC)||Zoom, & recorded|
|6||“The Missing Course” Book Club||Nov 18, 2022||Zoom|
Modeling/demonstrating the desired learning outcomes (Intermediate Level)
The objectives of this workshop are to: 1) Define and explain the practice of modeling and explaining content (MEC), 2) Differentiate between modeling as a physical process and modeling as a cognitive process, 3)Discuss the four aspects of effective modeling, and 4) Develop and discuss a plan for incorporating modeling in a class session according to the four aspects of effective modeling.
This workshop offers direct instruction and guided activities to help faculty learn and implement innovative teaching methods, materials, assessment strategies, and technology.
Designing assessments that are aligned with learning goals (Fundamental Level)
Instructional assessments need to be aligned with learning goals or objectives to ensure you test what you teach. How do we design them? This is a Faculty Development workshop designed to train, and guide novice teaching faculty in the fundamentals of teaching and instructional design.
Aligning instructional strategies with learning goals (Fundamental Level)
Instructional strategies need to be matched with the learning goals or objectives to ensure you use the appropriate methods to teach. How do we select them? This is a Faculty Development workshop designed to train, and guide novice teaching faculty in the fundamentals of teaching and instructional design.
“The Missing Course” Book Club
Less formally structured than traditional professional development, learning network activities offer opportunities to learn and grow as professionals with support from a diverse network of people and resources.
“College is changing, but the way we train academics is not. Most professors are taught to be researchers first and teachers a distant second, even as scholars are increasingly expected to excel in the classroom. There has been a revolution in teaching and learning over the past generation, and we now have a whole new understanding of how the brain works and how students learn. The Missing Course offers a field guide to state-of-the-art in teaching and learning and is packed with insights to help students learn in any discipline. Wary of the folk wisdom of the faculty lounge, David Gooblar builds his lessons on the newest findings and years of experience. From active-learning strategies to ways of designing courses to get students talking, The Missing Course walks you through the fundamentals of the student-centered classroom, one in which the measure of success is not how well you lecture but how much your students actually learn.” (from the Amazon description).
This is an ongoing learning community that lasts for one to two semester(s) for each book, faculty can attend repeatedly if they are interested. This group will meet once a month and may change to read different books on teaching pedagogy.