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TLA Engaging Students for Learning: Course Description

Austin Community College Teaching and Learning Academy Course Resources

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Engaging Students for Learning - Overview

In this course, faculty participants will:

- Examine evidence-based teaching strategies that engage students and deepen student learning of course outcomes.

Topics include:

  • investigating the impact of adult learning theory on curricular design and deepening student learning
  • identifying benefits and barriers to using active learning strategies in the classroom
  • building a repertoire of teaching strategies that engage students to become more active learners
  • constructing course activities that align with course objectives or competencies
  • identifying innovative, high-impact trends in teaching and learning for student engagement

Faculty cohorts will reflect upon and collaboratively design strategies for deepening student engagement.

 

Course Outline

Faculty Value: Teaching

Engaging Students for Learning Module Outline

About the Academy:

Anchored in the ACC Faculty Values, the Teaching and Learning Academy (TLA) will contribute to student success by expanding faculty teaching practices. The Academy is designed to support faculty based on evidence-based teaching strategies, reflective practice, and teaching innovation. Essential to the Teaching and Learning Academy is the creation of a group of faculty who will learn from each other. The Academy cohort begins with a retreat, to establish a community of learners that explores the scholarship, art and passion of teaching and continues over fall and spring semesters through hybrid coursework.

Faculty Module Developers

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Module 1: Using How Adults Learn to Deepen Student’s Learning

Module Developers:
Dr. Shelly Howell, Teaching and Learning Consultant, UTSA Teaching and Learning Services Rocio Chavez, Instructional Designer, UTSA Teaching and Learning Services

Module 2: Teaching to Engage Students

Faculty Developer:
Dr. Missi Patterson, Professor, Psychology

Module 3: Building a Repertoire of Teaching Strategies for Student Engagement: Interactive Lectures

Faculty Developers:
Dr. Mary Dixson, Associate Vice President, UTSA Teaching and Learning Services
Rocio Chavez, Instructional Designer, UTSA Teaching and Learning Services

Module 4: Building a Repertoire of Teaching Strategies for Student Engagement: Collaborative Work

Faculty Developers:
Ray Sandoval, Associate Professor, Student Development
Amy Velchoff, Assistant Adjunct Professor, Sociology and Student Development

 


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