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FELI June 2017- Five-Day Experiential Learning Institute

6 September 2016

The Academy for College Excellence (ACE) and Berkeley City College would like to invite you to a unique professional development opportunity – our Summer 2017 Five-Day Experiential Learning Institute (FELI), to be held:

 

June 5-9, 2017

8:30 am – 5 pm

Teaching and Learning Center, Rm 341

Berkeley City College

Breakfast and Lunch Provided

Read the June 2017 FELI flyer here.

 

The FELI is a five-day transformative learning experience that mirrors our PERSIST Program’s Foundations Course, which kicks off the beginning of each college bridge semester. Teachers, counselors and administrators experience an essential component of the program as an educationally disadvantaged student does.

 

Using curriculum developed by the nationally renowned Academy for College Excellence, we will identify and explore:

  • Leadership and Learning Styles of ourselves and others
  • Positive Team Building
  • Listening techniques toward effective communication
  • Reflection toward self-management of behaviors
  • Faculty-specific discussion about teaching and learning in the evolving classroom

 

 

This link to the Academy for College Excellence (ACE) website provides more on this game-changing experience:

http://academyforcollegeexcellence.org/feli

 

Who this may benefit most:

All faculty, staff and administrators who work with basic skills students, especially in key “gateway” classes, and who understand that managing life experiences (students and our own) makes the biggest difference in just educational access.

 

Questions? Contact Chris Lebo-Planas at aleboplanas@peralta.edu

 

 

Filed under: Conferences/Workshops/Trainings

Invitation: Academy for College Excellence FELI @ BCC June 6-10, 2016

10 March 2016

The Academy for College Excellence (ACE) and Berkeley City College would like to invite you to a unique professional development opportunity – our Summer 2016 Five-Day Experiential Learning Institute (FELI), to be held:

 

June 6-10, 2016

8:30 am – 5 pm

Teaching and Learning Center, Rm 341

Berkeley City College

Breakfast and Lunch Provided

 

The FELI is a five-day transformative learning experience that mirrors our PERSIST Program’s Foundations Course, which kicks off the beginning of each college bridge semester. Teachers, counselors and administrators experience an essential component of the program as an educationally disadvantaged student does.

 

Using curriculum developed by the nationally renowned Academy for College Excellence, we will identify and explore:

  • Leadership and Learning Styles of ourselves and others
  • Positive Team Building
  • Listening techniques toward effective communication
  • Reflection toward self-management of behaviors
  • Faculty-specific discussion about teaching and learning in the evolving classroom

 

 

This link to the Academy for College Excellence (ACE) website provides more on this game-changing experience:

http://academyforcollegeexcellence.org/feli

 

Who this may benefit most:

All faculty, staff and administrators who work with basic skills students, especially in key “gateway” classes, and who understand that managing life experiences (students and our own) makes the biggest difference in just educational access.

 

View the FELI Spring 2016 Flyer below:

Flyer for FELI

 

Co- Facilitators: Chris Lebo-Planas (aleboplanas@peralta.edu) and Shannon Penn, ACE Master Mentors

Filed under: Professional Development

Effective and Ethical Survey Methods

19 February 2012

Here is a video (in two parts) that discusses strategies for creating surveys.

If you plan on doing a FIG and/or using a survey with your students,  this video can help you create the most effective survey to get the information you need while respecting the time and privacy of your respondents.

2011 bcctlc surveymethods part1

2011 bcctlc surveymethods part2

Filed under: Conferences/Workshops/Trainings, Faculty Inquiry, Fall 2011 Activities, FIGs, Library, links, Professional Development, Resources, Videos

Peers in Pedagogy (Fall 2010)

5 September 2010

PEERS in PEDAGOGY: BCC’s Faculty-to-Faculty Mentoring Program – Fall 2010, led by Linda McAllister & Laura Ruberto

General Goals:

Through the Peers in Pedagogy Program we hope to encourage teacher effectiveness, collaborative learning, and student retention. We also hope the program, in its pilot Fall 2010 run, will help build community at BCC especially across disciplines and among part-time instructors who often feel isolated. This program will pilot two different approaches to self-assessment and peer-based assessment.

Activities:

Participants will meet for an orientation during the last week of September when they will be paired with another instructor and decide on the method of assessment they’d like to use. With the assistance of the Program Leadrs, they’ll try out one of the two options (see below) to receive a mid-term assessment of their teaching and of student experience in their class. The Program Leaders will prepare a short conversational-video explaining the goals and basic structure for the program. The video will be put online.  They will continue to solicit interested participants. At the end of the semester, participants will draft a short report and attend a final meeting to debrief their experience and to offer professional develop suggestions to the Teaching and Learning Center.

TWO OPTIONS FOR PARTICIPANTS

OPTION #1: VIDEO TAPE

Instructor is videotaped, watches tape, and does a self-assessment exercise based on video. Two people who self-evaluated with video meet and discuss findings and strategies for improvement, which could involve visiting each other’s classroom, for instance.

RESULT: Pairs will write up a collaborative report about efficacy of teaching strategies and also of the process of video-tape self-assessment. This report will be anonymous.

OPTION #2: TEACHING ANALYSIS POLL (TAP)

Two instructors will visit each other’s classrooms, observe some teaching and then (without the instructor present) engage students in directed conversation about the classroom learning using the TAP method. Instructors will meet and exchange and discuss findings.

RESULT: Pairs will write up a collaborative report about efficacy of teaching strategies and also of the process of TAP assessment. This report will be anonymous.

For more information, please contact Laura Ruberto (lruberto@peralta.edu) or Linda McAllister (lmcallister@peralta.edu).

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