Texas Collaborative for Teaching Excellence is pleased to announce the:
COMMUNITY COLLEGE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY
SPONSORED BY THE AT&T FOUNDATION
rationale behind the AT&T Academy courses is that educational ideas
cannot simply be presented; they need to be thought about, talked over,
and experienced. These courses weave together readings, activities, and
discussions for participants to construct new understandings in the context
of their own situations. Each week, threaded discussions play an essential
role in encouraging participants to reflect on the readings, share stories
from their lives (and their classrooms), pose questions to the group,
and express their reactions.
offerings include the following
six-week, facilitated online courses:
for Health and Well-being
October 10-November 21, 2003
This course is designed to help participants explore strategies for living
a healthier and happier life. Participants will learn to identify and
alleviate stress by pursuing a balanced approach to nurturing mind and
body through relaxation and physical fitness. (Couch potatoes and weekend
warriors are encouraged to enroll. Only minimal physical activity required
Reaching the Underprepared College Math Student
October 10-November 21, 2003
This course is intended to support participants' developmental mathematics
teaching practice by providing hands-on activities and other tools designed
to help students transfer their learning to other situations. Participants
form a supportive online community for reflecting on pedagogy and sharing
information and issues related to developmental mathematics.
January 26-March 5, 2004
Incorporating Active Learning Strategies in the College
Explore ways to increase student engagement and participation in your
Building Learning Communities: A User’s
Develop a blueprint for implementing this collaborative learning strategy
at your college.
March 19-April 23, 2004
From Good Teaching
to Student Learning
Enhance your understanding of community college learners and factors critical
to their success.
Tuition: Generous funding from the AT&T
Foundation will enable participating faculty members to receive scholarships
covering all course tuition in addition to $100 stipends for course completion.
Registration: Online enrollment for the courses will
be available through the Texas Collaborative website, www.texascollaborative.org.
Participants will be enrolled on a first-come, first-served basis until
each course reaches a maximum of 30 participants.
Participant Requirements: Full-time and part-time faculty
from Texas Collaborative partner colleges, including Austin Community
College, Brookhaven College, College of the Mainland, El Paso Community
College, Frank Phillips College, Laredo Community College, Northwest College,
South Texas Community College, Tyler Junior College, and Weatherford College
may apply. Participants should plan to spend 5-7 hours per week on course
Reliable Internet access
4.0 or higher or Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher with Java
Acrobat 4.0 or higher (can be downloaded from the web)
MSWord, optional (for use if you are attaching a document from your
computer to the website, otherwise you can enter comments directly in
discussion section without worrying about the software program)
Platform: All AT&T Academy courses will be taught using the
Blackboard course platform. Previous experience with Blackboard is not
required. Course participants will be provided an online tour of Blackboard
features before courses begin.
courses will be offered through the Texas Collaborative for Teaching Excellence
and taught by national experts in adult learning and community college