FREE Web Series: TurnitIn® Plagiarism Education Week April 21-25
Join us in the Mesa Community College Center for Teaching & Learning April 21-25, 2014 for this week of FREE, daily webcasts and webinars “devoted to sharing ideas and best practices to teach educators and students how to move from copying to critical thinking”.
“From Copying to Critical Thinking”
Monday, April 21 – Friday, April 25; CTL Lab AS175
Head to the CTL Lab (AS Building Room 175, Southern & Dobson Campus) daily to tune in to a selection of the webcasts and webinars being offered. Sessions are focused around the topics of: promoting critical thinking, preventing plagiarism, creating contextualized assignments and more.
Full Week Schedule & Registration
Join your colleagues in the CTL to attend the sessions together (no registration required). Each featured session will be followed by a 15 minute idea share/dialog.
Can’t make it in? Register for the sessions individually to participate remotely in your office or at home. Certificates of Participation are provided for registered participants.
Featured Session for Monday, April 21
Student Online Research and Critical Thinking: Wikipedia in Education
10:00am to 10:45am followed by a 15 minute idea share/dialog until 11:00am
Featuring Jake Orlowitz, editor/administrator of Wikipedia
During this session, you’ll gain insight into the site’s founding pillars and core policies, its importance to the free knowledge movement, as well as its internal debates and challenges, particularly when used in an educational setting. Session Details
Featured Session for Tuesday, April 22
Engaging Arguments: Research and Writing in the Digital Age
1:00pm to 1:45pm followed by a 15 minute idea share/dialog until 2:00pm
Featuring Linda Friedrich, Ph.D.
This sessions will highlight how the National Writing Project is working with teachers to help students build critical research and writing abilities. Session Details
Featured Session for Wednesday, April 23
“I Plagiarized My Child’s Birth”: From Extreme Plagiarism to Contextualized Understanding
1:00pm to 1:45pm followed by a 15 minute idea share/dialog until 2:00pm
Featuring Audrey Wick, Professor of English at Blinn College and Turnitin MVP All-Star
This session will discuss how you and your institution can decrease plagiarism, increase student accountability, and improve critical thinking through contextualized examples. Session Details
Curb Appeal: Course Redesign
eLCoP: eLearning Community of Practice Session at Paradise Valley Community College
Thursday, January 23, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Q Bldg Classroom 130
Sponsored by the PVCC Center for Teaching & Learning & MCLI
The eLCoP is composed of faculty and staff dedicated to the research, discussion and dissemination of best practices for eLearning at Maricopa. eLearning includes courses taught hybrid and online, those using a college Learning Management System and learning that occurs via alternative delivery methods. eLCoP is open to all faculty and staff who are interested in positively impacting student learning outcomes through the creation and adoption of eLearning best practices.
Register Today: http://mcli.maricopa.edu/elcop_jan14
This session will walk you through the redesign process of a traditional online course. The Instructional Design Team took an outdated look and feel of a traditional course and redesigned it with visual and graphic design elements. While the content has always remained relevant, the visual elements could have been better. Think of curb appeal, the outside may not represent the inside. Participants will be able to see how this course has morphed over time using strategies that can be duplicated and replicated in any course and delivery format.
Who Should Attend this Session:
Faculty and staff interested in best practices to improve student success. Do I need to be teaching an online class to attend? No! Library electronic resources can be used by any class format.
Don’t Miss Out! Register Today!
If you have any questions about registration, please contact Jeannette Schaffer at the Maricopa Center for Learning and Instruction. (480) 731-8297.
Problem-based Learning and the “Flipped Classroom”
Attend an interesting and interactive presentation exploring what problem-based learning is and how to start implementing it in your classroom. Presented by the authors of the highly acclaimed book: “The Practice of Problem-based Learning” Jose Amador, Libby Miles and Cal Peters from the University of Rhode Island.
Monday, July 22, 6:30p.m. – 8:30p.m. (Refreshments will be served.)
Southwest Reading Room, 3rd Floor of the Library
MCC Southern & Dobson Campus
Higher Education is under assault from a number of external constituencies:
• Student interest and student learning are significantly waning
• Employers are not satisfied with under prepared graduates
• Parents are frustrated with increased costs and unsatisfactory results
A solution to the above issues is making its way into more college classrooms. The “flipped classroom” as it is termed, is a learning model where students read and learn material outside of classrooms. The flipped classroom is designed to engage students in a real-world problem-based application where they actually do things with the material rather than using information to pass a test soon to be forgotten. Attend an interesting and interactive presentation exploring what problem-based learning is and how to start implementing it in your classroom.
Anyone is welcome to attend who may be interested in learning about Problem-based Learning and the Flipped Classroom. Please invite guests by sharing this registration information.
Sponsored by Benedictine University at Mesa and the Mesa Community College Center for Teaching & Learning.
Get Ready Campers! Camp Innovate is Almost Here!
Monday, May 20 – Thursday, May 23
The Mesa Community College Center for Teaching & Learning will be holding its 4th Annual Camp Innovate training camp Monday, May 20 – Thursday, May 23 on the MCC Southern and Dobson Campus. Jump start your summer with this exciting week of activities to support teaching & learning at MCC. The week will consist of sessions that address excellence in education, technology, teaching and learning.
Schedule of Events
Topics will include Designing for Canvas, Digital Tools, ePortfolios, YouTube Essentials, Microlecturing, Lesson Design, Quality Feedback, Library eResources, Self-Graded Assessments, Accessibility, Photoshop and more! See the Camp Innovate Full Week Guide for a day-to-day listing and description of all events. All sessions are C.A.F.E. Credit eligible.
All sessions will be hosted in the CTL Workshop Room, AS Building; Southern & Dobson Campus. All MCCCD faculty and staff welcome. Attend one session, attend one day or attend all, we hope to see you there! Space is limited, so register soon.
Is Camping Gear Required?
No! We won’t actually be camping. Just bring you and maybe a friend or two to enjoy the learning and community. Provisions will be provided at the Lunch N Share event on Thursday, May 23, 12:30 – 1:30pm. Register for the lunch event.
Earn a Digital Badge for Participation and More
“Campers” can earn digital badges for participating in sessions, bringing guests and evaluating the event. These digital badges can be added to your professional portfolio. The MCC Center for Teaching & Learning will track and award badges based on the individual badge criteria.
1st Time Camper Badge – Attend 1 Session
Avid Camper Badge – Attend 3 or More Sessions
Camp Inspector – Submit Evaluation for Week
Happy Camper – Bring a Friend to Camp
Learn more about using digital badges in education.
Register through the HRMS (Time & Labor System)
Having Trouble? Call us at (480) 461-7331 and we will register you. Questions? Send us an email at email@example.com.
Saturday, March 23, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
CTL Workshop Room, Southern and Dobson Campus
Course #: 001761 Section: 0003 Eligible for C.A.F.E. Program
Interactive Whiteboard Activities
Learn about Mesa Community College’s new Whiteboard Classroom Engagement Program. Discover how collaborative whiteboard activities can change a classroom dynamic by giving students a way to connect with content and work together. Build critical thinking skills, problem solving and creative risk taking using this classic classroom tool turned active engagement strategy. Be entered in a special prize drawing for a set of whiteboards by presenting how you will utilize this engagement tool in your class lessons. BYOL (Bring Your Own Lesson) to create activities to take back to the classroom and use!