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Spring 2015 Gold Star

Call for Gold Star Applications

Mentees and Mentors Spring 2015

Application Due Date, Thurs. Feb 5, 5 pm

The MCC Center for Teaching & Learning in collaboration with the eLearning Committee announces the Call for Applications for Mentees and Mentors to participate in the Gold Star Program for Spring 2015.  Gold Star is a faculty-centered, training and peer-review process to support MCC faculty developers (mentee) to redesign an existing or develop a new Internet or hybrid course based on the QM Rubric.  The Spring 2015 Program includes both individuals and/or collaborative teams.  

Individual: 

Faculty interested in re-designing an existing or developing a new online or hybrid course.

Collaborative Teams: 

Inner-disciplinary or cross-disciplinary faculty interested in re-designing an existing or developing a new online or hybrid course.  Not to exceed more than 3 members per team.

Additionally, the faculty developers are paired with a Gold Star Program Mentor. The Mentor supports with the design of the Mentee’s online or hybrid course.

Program Dates:

Gold Star Important Dates

To learn more about the Gold Star Program and to submit an application to participate as Gold Star Mentee or Mentor, go to: Gold Star

Questions – Contact – Annapurna Ganesh, Gold Star Coordinator
Email: aganesh@mesacc.edu; Phone: 480-461-7305

MCLI

Apply Now for the 15-16 MILRF

Maricopa Institute for Learning Research Fellowship 2015-2016

The MCLI is pleased to announce that applications for the redesigned 2015-2016 Maricopa Institute for Learning Research Fellowship (MILRF) are now being accepted.

What is the MILRF?

The MILRF is a fellowship for up to six residential faculty in any discipline who are interested in examining significant issues in their teaching fields and contributing to the scholarship of teaching and learning through classroom research projects. Its secondary purpose is to create a community of scholars that will engage in conversations about the scholarship of teaching and learning.

This year’s program includes the following changes/additions:

  • load hour increase (3 load hours during fall semester; 6 load hours during spring semester)
  • year-long mentor support for Fellows
  • summer compensation
  • research boot camp

The Application Process & Deadlines

If you are interested in applying for the Fellowship, please review the attached material or the MILRF website at http://mcli.maricopa.edu/mil for program information and application material.  You must submit an intent to apply request via email to your college VPAA by January 9, 2015 before you can apply.  If your VPAA invites you to move forward, you can then complete the full application. Applicants will be asked to secure signed approvals from the college VPAA and department chair prior to the application deadline.
The complete application and signature page must be submitted to Dr. Ramona Cox at ramona.cox@domail.maricopa.edu by February 6th, 2015, 5:00 pm.  

Application Packet

Signature Forms

If you have any questions, contact Ramona Cox at 480-731-8295 or ramona.cox@domail.maricopa.edu
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APPQMR Session Nov 21

Quality Matters APPQMR In-Person Session offered Friday, November 21 at MCC

Register Now (Registration through HRMS/Time & Labor)

Quality Matters (QM) is a nationally recognized, research-based, faculty-centered, peer review process designed to acknowledge the quality of online/hybrid courses. The QM framework, implemented through a rubric, is about course design and making your course navigation and structure intuitive, so that students’ questions will be more focused on the content of your course. QM recognized courses improve both student learning outcomes, student success, and retention.

Workshop Details

Applying the Quality Matters Rubric
Friday, November 21, 9:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.
COURSE#001515, Section #0007; Register Now

Now featuring the Fifth Edition Rubric – Released in August 2014!

The Quality Matters course is designed to help you prepare your course for QM certification and is a prerequisite for the QM Peer Reviewer Certification (PRC) Course. This in-depth workshop explains each of the QM Rubric Standards through interactive activities and assignments. Participants will complete the training with tools and ideas to design your course to meet QM standards and skills to become a Quality Matters peer reviewer.

How do I register for the Quality Matters at MCC course? Who can register?

Registration is through the HRMS (MCCCD Time & Labor) system. View detailed registration instructionsAnyone in MCCCD interested in the QM Process and Rubric is welcome to attend.

Visit Our Quality Learning Site  | Learn More About the MCC CTL | See Our Full Calendar

Questions? Contact Us:
Mesa Community College
Center for Teaching & Learning
(480) 731-7331
ctl@mesacc.edu

Faculty Tablet Initiative Learning Sessions

Get Teaching with Tablets at MCC

Tablet Initiative Learning Sessions

Mesa Community College has recently launched the Faculty Tablet Initiative. Through a joint effort of College Technology Services and the Center for Teaching & Learning, MCC will be offering learning sessions in support of the transformation of teaching and learning with the integration of tablets in the classroom.  Learn more about the Faculty Tablet Initiative.

iPad Basics, Pt.1 Settings & Productivity

Are you a new iPad user? During this 2 hour hands-on session participants will learn how to use the iPad tablet effectively right out of the box. We will walk through all the basic functions/settings, managing of applications and connectivity features that the iPad offers. In addition, we will explore important productivity tools for organizing yourself on the go! Participants will leave the session with a fully operational iPad with best practice settings, email and calendar enabled. Critical security and MCCCD use policies will also be addressed. Users must bring their own or a college issued tablet to the session.
Choose from one of the following sessions:
Monday, November 17, 3-5pm
Course #002212, Session #0001; AS175 Southern & Dobson Campus
Tuesday, November 18, 3-5pm
Course #002212, Session #0002;
AS175 Southern & Dobson CampusRegister Now!

iPad Basics, Pt.2 Transforming Learning (Teaching with Tablets)

iPads and tablets are becoming increasingly popular in education, but for the integration of these devices to be successful instructors must carefully plan and prepare lessons aligned with the technology. During this 2 hour hands-on session participants will learn the practicalities of presenting with the iPad (mirroring/podium options). They will then go beyond the limitations of using the tablet as a mobile lectern to transforming teaching and learning through the support of a student BYOD (bring your own device) classroom initiative. A variety of applications and web-based tools will be explored that align with specific lesson objectives: building community, building background/connections, making content meaningful and interaction/collaboration. Users must bring their own or a college issued tablet to the session.Choose from one of the following sessions:

Tuesday, December 2, 3-5pm
Course #002213, Session #0001; A
S175 Southern & Dobson Campus

Wednesday, December 3, 3-5pm
Course #002213, Session #0002; A
S175 Southern & Dobson Campus

Register Now!

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Online APPQMR Session Begins Nov 10

Learn about Quality Matters at MCC

APPQMR Session Begins November 10 – ONLINE

Register Now (Registration through HRMS/Time & Labor)

Quality Matters (QM) is a nationally recognized, faculty-centered, peer review process designed to acknowledge the quality of online/hybrid courses. The QM framework, implemented through a rubric, is about course design and making your course navigation and structure intuitive, so that students’ questions will be more focused on the content of your course. QM recognized courses improve both student learning outcomes, student success, and retention.

Applying the Quality Matters Rubric – ONLINE COURSE
Monday, November 10th – Sunday, November 23rd (3 weeks)
COURSE#001817, Section #0005

Now featuring the Fifth Edition Rubric – Released in August 2014!

The Quality Matters course is designed to help you prepare your course for QM certification and is a prerequisite for the QM Peer Reviewer Certification (PRC) Course. This in-depth workshop explains each of the QM Rubric Standards through interactive activities and assignments.

Participants will complete the training with tools and ideas to design your course to meet QM and skills to become a Quality Matters peer reviewer. Course Syllabus – Abbreviated.

Please note that participants can expect to spend about 10-11 hours per week in this workshop to successfully complete it.

How do I register for the Quality Matters at MCC course? Who can register?

Registration is through the HRMS (MCCCD Time & Labor) system. View detailed registration instructionsAnyone in MCCCD interested in the QM Process and Rubric is welcome to attend.

Alternative Face-to-Face Session Option

A face-to-face APPQMR session, 7.5 hours, will be offered at MCC on Friday, November 21 from 9am – 4pm (with a lunch break). Course #001515, Session #0007.

Protect Your Assets Brown Bag Discussion Cyber Security

Tips and Tricks for Cyber Security Revealed

Be CyberSecure!

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. This month is designed to engage and raise awareness of important cyber security issues in an effort to limit risk in the digital age.

Throughout this month MCCCD has been sponsoring activities and events to make the district aware of important security concerns.

Join the Discussion at MCC

Stop.Think.Connect. Learn how to Secure Your Assets with MCC’s Director of IT Security Planning, Jeremy Kurtz, who will introduce the “Tbird Top Ten” cyber security tips. An important session for all MCC employees.

Co-hosted by College Technology Services and the Center for Teaching & Learning.

Wednesday, October 29, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Brown Bag Session
AS175, Center for Teaching & Learning Lab Room; AS Building – Southern & Dobson Campus [Please Bring your own lunch.]

RSVP 

Come alone OR bring your team.

Questions or Concerns?
Contact the MCC Center for Teaching & Learning
Email: ctl@mesacc.edu
Telephone: (480) 461-7331

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3rd Annual Tech & Teach Fest Begins October 20th!

A Festival of Learning Just for You

The Center for Teaching & Learning will be holding its 3rd Annual Fall Tech & Teach Fest Monday, October 20 through Friday, October 24 on the Southern and Dobson Campus.

What is the Fest?

The Fall Tech & Teach fest is a week of activities to support teaching & learning at MCC. The week will consist of sessions, discussions, hands-on demonstrations and other events that address excellence in education pedagogy and technology. All MCCCD faculty and staff welcome. Attend one or attend all, we hope to see you there! Register soon for this festival of learning.

Topics will include:

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Google, Canvas (conferences, collaborations, apps and other best kept secrets), VoiceThread (discussions around media), Nearpod (interactive presentations), Accessibility, Video Production, Outcome-based Learning, Designing for Online Learning, Building Effective Discussions, Kahoot (course polling/gaming) and more! See the Full Fest Guide for a day-to-day listing and description of all sessions and events. Topics are both staff and faculty oriented.

Event Maker Party!

Join us for food, fun and making! Learn how to create web mashables and applications to engage learners in content & activities for your program or course. Quickly remix web content, video, audio, images and pages using free web-based Maker Tools. Also feel free to bring your thoughts and ideas from any of the sessions throughout the week. Fest staff will be on hand to answer questions and help you develop your projects. Register Now.

See the Event Full Calendar:

Fall 2014 Tech & Teach Fest Guide

Sessions will be hosted in the CTL Room AS175, AS Building; Southern & Dobson Campus.

Register Now!

Register through the HRMS (Time & Labor System)

Registration Instructions

Having trouble registering? Call us at (480) 461-7331 and we will register you. Questions? Send us an email at ctl@mesacc.edu.

Fall 2014 Participation Digital Badge

Earn a Badge!

All event attendees will earn a 2014 Fall Fest Digital Badge. Earn and share your sills, accomplishments and professional development with others. Learn more about digital badging.

* We apologize, but C.A.F.E. Funds have been exhausted for this semester.

** Sessions with low enrollment may be canceled up to 24 hours prior to the start time/date.

CTL Professional Development Opportunities in October

October Learning Opportunities in the CTL

Teaching & Learning Goes Beyond the 45th Day

October Professional Development Opportunities in the MCC CTL

Register Now              Registration Instructions

Go for Quality Course Design:
Outcome-Based Learning & Informative Assessment – FPG Approved

Participants will be able to connect the three main functions of formative assessment (including Classroom Assessment Techniques) with instruction. You will be provided the opportunity to identify and/or create formative assessments, that are clearly aligned to lesson objectives, to check for understanding, adjust or refine instruction and give appropriate feedback to students. This process is student-centered and will promote the development of metacognitive skills for learners. Pre-requisites: None

Session Dates: (Select from one of the following)

Friday, October 10, 9:30am – 12:30pm
COURSE #001762, Session #0009 Register through HRMS

Tuesday, October 14, 3:30pm – 6:30pm
COURSE #001762, Session #0008 Register through HRMS

Go Flipping Wild with Screencast-O-Matic

Screen recording, also known as screencasting, is a valuable tool in teaching and learning. An essential element of the Flipped Model of learning, screencast videos provide both a dynamic and personalized learning experience for students, freeing up classroom time for valuable problem-based collaboration. This hands-on session will introduce participants to the PRO VERSION recording and editing features of Screencast-O-Matic, a web-based screen capture software that makes it easy to create engaging content lecture, demonstrations, tutorials and more. Come to this session to get the basics and beyond! Bonus learning: storyboarding, scripting and captioning advice!

Session Date:

Monday, October 13, 2:30pm – 4:30pm
COURSE #002073, Session #0005 Register through HRMS

Go Far with Nearpod Interactive Presentations

Trade-in your presentation program, lose the clickers and the polling software! Nearpod, the all-in-one presentation solution is all you need! In this session you will learn how to easily create multimedia presentations that allow you to collect student/participant feedback and assess learner understanding using mobile devices in real-time right inside the presentation itself!

Session Date:

Tuesday, October 14, 9:00am – 11:00am
COURSE #002002, Session #0004 Register through HRMS

‘Go-To’ Tools for Cool C.A.T.s (Classroom Assessment Techniques)

Transform your Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) with cool, interactive and relevant tools that assist in checking for understanding as your students engage in the lessons. In this session we will review the classic Classroom Assessment Techniques (Muddiest Point, Fish Bowl, Minute Paper, etc.) and re-imagine them with digital tools (Google Forms, Tricider, Padlet, etc.) making it easier to review and adjust lessons to meet learner needs in the Hybrid, Online or F2F format.

Session Date:

Thursday, October 16, 11:00am – 12:30pm
COURSE #002004, Session #0002 Register through HRMS


 

*Note: 6 participants are required for these sessions to run. Participants will be notified 24 hours prior to a session (via email) if a session is to be canceled.

Questions? Call the CTL (480) 461-7331.
Visit the CTL Calendarctl.mesacc.edu/events/calendar for all upcoming learning sessions and activities.

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Call for Proposals! 3rd Annual Canvas Conversations

Mark Your Calendar & Join the Conversation

Please plan to join us for the 3rd Annual Canvas Conversations event on Friday, November 7, 2014 from 9 am to 3 pm at Scottsdale Community College. This event is open to all Maricopa faculty and staff. This all day event will focus on all things Canvas. Opportunities for everyone – from beginner to advanced! Participate in:

  • Roundtables
  • Hands-on workshops
  • Show and tell
  • Dialog with colleagues

Registration will open soon! Check the MCLI web site for details!

Submit a Proposal to Present at the Conference

We know you are doing awesome work in Canvas; please consider sharing your ideas and expertise by submitting a proposal todayProposals are due by 11:59 pm Sunday, October 19, 2014.

MCLI

Student Success Conference October 17

Registration Open for the 2014 Student Success Conference

The Division of Academic and Student Affairs & Maricopa Center for Learning & Instruction

REGISTER TODAY

Expectations, Aspirations, and Achievement

The 26th Annual Student Success Conference will be held Friday, October 17, 2014, at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel. Please reserve this date on your calendar and register today to engage in systemic conversations focused on student success and completion. Detailed information regarding the keynote speakers, breakout presentations, and registration can be found at:

http://mcli.maricopa.edu/success/2014

Location:

Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel
340 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix
(Conference parking available to attendees)

Keynote Presenters:

Pedro Noguera, Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education New York University, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Development and Executive Director, Metropolitan Center for Urban Education

Terry O’Banion, President and Senior League Fellow League for Innovation in the Community College and Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Graduate Faculty, North American University

For questions regarding the Student Success Conference contact:

Dr. Ramona Cox at 480-731-8300
ramona.cox@domail.maricopa.ed