Here's what past course participants
had to say about their experiences with the AT&T Academy courses...
“Building Learning Communities: A User’s
“I wasn't quite sure what my expectations were. I took the class
to see what all the "hype" was about learning communities. Now
I see! I have really learned how valuable a learning community can be
if implemented correctly AND if everyone on the team commits to making
it work! I also learned that we can start small within our own discipline,
in our classroom. We can implement the ideas by using some of the methods
presented in this course. Great class!”
“From Good Teaching to Student Learning”
“This course has been a godsend to me. I have always known that
teaching and learning were two different things. This course has given
me so many insights that were present but too dim to use in the past.
I am SO excited about all of the ideas that I can implement. Thank you
“I’ve learned that I'm really not such an oddball after all.
There are lots of teachers who worry and struggle and put in extra time
to make the learning process better. This course makes me feel like I'm
part of a community of professionals who really care about what they do.
I don't always feel that way on a day-to-day basis. That may be unfair
to my colleagues. If they were all in this class they might be just as
enthusiastic as I am. But to be able to sit down and interact with professionals
who share my goals and interests is a real treat. To tell you the truth,
I probably wouldn't have thought of the topics for this class but I'm
sure glad YOU did.”
“Embracing Diversity in the Classroom”
“I feel that having taken this course really
opened my eyes to many issues I had not previously considered, took for
granted, or took lightly. Now I will be more aware of and be able to better
apply diversity issues in my teaching style, which was one of my goals
in taking this course. I will be better able to facilitate other objectives
which I set for the course, including: to establish a more comfortable
learning environment for my students; to learn different teaching principles,
techniques and strategies that impact on student diversity ; and, to better
communicate with my students.
I will henceforth put more emphasis on issues of
diversity in my classroom, particularly as I learn more on how to apply
it to the math classroom. But more importantly, on how these issues affect
the welfare and development of my students.
I sincerely enjoyed my participation in this course,
thanks to all of you. I would highly recommend a course such as this to
other instructors or to others in positions of leadership in whatever