Wednesday, March 5, 2014

WCET Competency Based Education

Another PD event...


WCET Big Audacious Conversation About Competency-Based Education, March 13
Move over MOOCs, the hot topic in 2014 is competency-based education. CBE is becoming more mainstream.  What are some of the important considerations? What are some of the lessons learned that could help your institution and students?

Join us for a Big Audacious Conversation webcast about competency-based education led by Vernon Smith, special consultant to the provost for online programs at Mount St. Mary’s College, Mary Alice McCarthy, senior policy analyst with the New America Foundation, and Linda Howdyshell, college provost and senior vice president for academics and student success at Broward College.
This webcast is provided free and open to all, but space is limited. Register today for the WCET webcast, "Big Audacious Conversation About Competency-Based Education" on March 13 at 11:00 AM MDT/1:00 PM EDT. The webcast will run for 60 minutes.

Monday, March 3, 2014

KCTCS Teaching and Learning with Technology Institute

Please join us in April as KCTCS and The Office for Professional Development and Innovation hosts regional Teaching & Learning with Technology Institutes! The Institute will be held at 3 locations across the state and will offer the same tracks and sessions to ensure consistent information is shared among all faculty and staff. During lunch you'll be able to participate in roundtable discussions and visit with partners and vendors of educational technology and products. Whether you teach online, on-campus, or a combination, you are sure to find sessions that will spark creative ideas for your courses.

The 4 Teaching and Learning tracks are:
  • Pedagogy - sessions on pedagogy include topics like Engaging Students, Learning Styles and modes of instruction
  • Assessments - these sessions will give you ideas and tools for improving course assessments and managing grading tools such as rubrics and online grade centers
  • Instructional Resources: Creating and Curating Content - sessions in this track include tools, technology and ideas to spice up your current course content
  • Best Practices: Tips, Tricks & Shortcuts - this track has a variety of topics to help you manage your courses, use engaging content and go further with web 2.0 and social tools
The event is free for all KCTCS faculty and staff, but you will need to get approval from your local college for travel reimbursement.

Register now as space is limited!
April 4 @ Henderson
April 11 @ Jefferson (Southwest Campus)

April 25 @ Ashland (Technology Campus)

Monday, January 13, 2014

Test Exceptions

FYI, Bb SP 13 contains a new Text Exception feature that makes it much easier to allow for time extensions.  Connie Rine, the college eMentors or Ben can show you to use it.  See additional info below: