TiE

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This year’s TiE, Technology in Education Day, has come and gone. Thanks to Ephrem’s superhuman effort and investment in this event and generous sponsor support, circa 150 people could enjoy 18 break-out sessions, inspiring keynote speeches, great food and cool raffle prizes.  TiE 13 was a great success! Thanks to the presenters who shared their tech expertise with us. A special thanks must also go to Don who shared his twitter experience with the audience. If you missed the event (and unfortunately many of our HWC colleagues did), you can view the program and some information at the TiE website. If you wish to share photos for the TiE Photo contest, send one or two  to bmaronde@ccc.edu or upload here.

ImageCAST  invites you to come on Tuesday (4/16) at 2 PM to the CASTle (1046) for a  discussion of TiE take-aways.  In our effort to increase our faculty’s  “twitter literacy”, our Tuesday meeting will be a hands-on twitter workshop. If you cannot join, enjoy these 10 CASTeps to Twitter.

Are you ready to share?
What was your best take-away from TiE13, tweet using #CCCtie13 ?
What do you do with twitter?  Tweet using #casthwctwitter

CAST Teaching Talk #10

What is your 200 year plan ?

Do you have a plan? One for tomorrow? For next week? The summer? Next semester? “You might have a 5-year plan, but what about a 200-year plan? Artist Raghava KK has set his eyes on an ultra-long-term horizon; at TEDxSummit, he shows how it helps guide today’s choices and tomorrow’s goals — and encourages you to make your own 200-year plan too.”

What is your take-away from this TED talk?

Do you want to learn more about Career Paths? Join us Friday, 3-22, 10-12 in Room 1046:

3-22-13careerpathswordle

CAST: Student Services Presentation

Don’t miss this important presentation on Student Support Services!
Friday 2/2210-12, Room 1115
 
Dean Wendell Blair and his team will provide pertinent information about student support at our college.

Wendell Blair: The Umbrella of Student Services and the Office of Student Services (Covering: Appeals Process, Disciplinary Process, CTA U-Pass)
Patricia Cuevas: Student Development (Covering: DAC, Admissions (domestic and international), Testing, Student Activities, Veterans Services)
Devon Glover: Advising and Transition (Covering: Advising, Transfer)
Crystal Napier: Registrar/Records (Covering: Transcripts, Grade Submission, Record Submission)
Michael Russell: Wellness (Covering- Wellness Services)

They will have take-away handouts of FAQs for attendees at the conclusion of the presentation.
 

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CAST Tuesday Teaching Talk #6

Next week on Tuesday, we will discuss Designing Effective Assignments.
In anticipation of that session, what do you think about using Graphic Novels to foster student learning?

                                           

Check this out: What is a graphic novel + lesson plans

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this college-level Graphic Textbook for Business Management

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This Professor Hacker blog post about using a Graphic Illustrator

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SANE (Sequential Art Narrative in Education), a fantastic scholarly journal on teaching and comics.

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Play with a Comic Creator like this one

 

 

 

CAST presents: Student Support Services

Make time for this special presentation!
Support your students!
Learn the ins and outs of Student Support Services at our college!

Friday 2/22, 10-12, 1115 

Dean Wendell Blair and his team will provide pertinent information about student support at our college.
The agenda:
Wendell Blair: The Umbrella of Student Services and the Office of Student Services (Covering: Appeals Process, Disciplinary Process, CTA U-Pass)
Patricia Cuevas: Student Development (Covering: DAC, Admissions (domestic and international), Testing, Student Activities, Veterans Services)
Devon Glover: Advising and Transition (Covering: Advising, Transfer)
Crystal Napier: Registrar/Records (Covering: Transcripts, Grade Submission, Record Submission)
Michael Russell: Wellness (Covering- Wellness Services)
They will have take-away handouts of FAQs for attendees at the conclusion of the presentation.

Love Is In The Air! CAST Tuesday Teaching Talk #5

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Here at CAST, we LOVE  teaching. Do you? What about teaching do you love? Teachers often cite working with students as the number one reason why they love teaching.  What about working with students makes YOU continue to love your job?
Mathissexy?, PhiloDave?, Anonymous?, Realist? 12keystrokes?, Speechfromtheblock?, Marta? No, not just the same (old) familiar voices! Let’s hear from ALL of YOU!

Got 3 minutes? Check out Taylor Mali’s “What teacher’s make”

 

Do you ever wonder what keeps adjuncts working in poor conditions? Check out this 2009 article in The Chronicle of Higher Education Love of Teaching Draws Adjuncts to the Classroom Despite Low Pay” (remember Kamran?)
Let’s improve the situation for our adjuncts/students!
Have your students sign the petition for a fair contract!

 

CAST- Tuesday Teaching Talk #3

Helping Students Seek Help

The semester is now in full swing. In his September 2012 Inside Higher Ed essay, “The Missing Element in Student Success”, Mike Rose  explores the importance of instructors helping students succeed. He points out a few obstacles:“Students can be reluctant to speak up or ask for assistance for a wide range of reasons: shyness, fear of revealing ignorance, distaste for claiming the spotlight, cultural norms, codes of masculinity, and more.” He further points out that “a related issue is a reluctance to seek help. This reluctance can be rooted in pride and notions of self-reliance. It can stem from shyness or embarrassment. But something else can be at play: an unfamiliarity or lack of comfort with help-seeking behavior within institutions. Many students with privileged educational backgrounds are socialized from day one to seek out resources and engage members of institutions to help them attain their goals. This seems so much like second nature to most academics that we forget that it is a culturally influenced, learned behavior.”

What steps do you take to encourage your students to seek help in your class, at HWC or wherever they are?

 

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2012/09/07/advice-using-classroom-teaching-enhance-student-success-essay#ixzz2HnfwBOwW

CAST Greatest Hits: Activities that will Rock the Room

Greatest Hits: Activities that Rock the Room

The Committee for the Art and Science of Teaching, CAST,  invites ALL faculty to kick off the semester with the first of our bi-weekly Friday workshops. 

We hope to see MANY of you for all or part of the program!

Friday, 1/25/13,  Room 1115

9:30 – 10:00 Meet & Greet

10:00  Welcome Adjunct instructors! Armen Sarrafian and George Bickford

10:20  Welcome CAST

10:30 Ryan Goble from Mindblue (“Curriculum That Pops!”)

11:00 Kamran Swanson (Using Games for Teaching and Learning)

12:00 Brown Bag Lunch

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CAST Tuesday Teaching Talk #2

” You Get What You Measure”

In his December 2nd, 2012 blog post, “You Get What You Measure”, Don reflected on his experience reviewing faculty portfolios. He writes, “ I developed a sense of what we were measuring and what is important to us. Some value the adherence to firm control of the learning environment. Others value active learning strategies, while others push variety during the class period.”

Which of these three approaches do you value most and why?

http://donsdesk.wordpress.com/

 

CAST Tuesday Teaching Talk #1

In good old Sabino tradition, CAST’s Tuesday Teaching Talk is back on the lounge.
Enjoy and share your thoughts!

ImageIn The Courage to Teach, Parker Palmer introduces his readers to the subject of college teaching as follows:
“The question we most commonly ask [about college teaching] is the ‘what’ question-what subjects shall we teach?
When the conversation goes a bit deeper, we ask the ‘how’ question-what methods and techniques are required to teach well?
Occasionally, when it goes deeper still, we ask the ‘why’ question-for what purpose and to what ends do we teach?
But seldom, if ever, do we ask the ‘who’ question-who is the self that teaches?  How does the quality of my selfhood form-or deform-the way I relate to my students, my subject, my colleagues, and my world?”  (1998, p. 4)
He then asks, 
How can educational institutions sustain and deepen the selfhood from which good teaching comes?” 


Here are more quotes from The Courage to Teach.