THE MISSION CIETL is committed to the colleges core mission of helping all our students move successfully through their academic plan, including basic skills, transfer, and career/technical education courses. CIETL does this by piloting, evaluating, and supporting innovative teaching and learning practices that encourage collaboration and community building and increase the retention, success, and persistence rates of our students. CIETL promotes sharing of this scholarship of teaching and learning among faculty here and elsewhere.
L e a r n i n g O u t c o m e s Space Learning Communities Basic Skills/ESL Honors Professional Development T r a n s f e r C a r e e r T e c h Focused Inquiry Create a physical and virtual space for inquiry and excellence in teaching, learning, and program planning. Identify and use tools and resources to make evidence informed decisions in teaching, learning, and program planning Create a campus-wide culture of evidence-informed, innovative, professional development in teaching and learning to ensure student success.
L e a r n i n g O u t c o m e s Space Learning Communities Basic Skills/ESL Honors Professional Development Transfer Career Tech Focused Inquiry Fall 2010 Focused Inquiry Transfer Learning Communities Fall 2010 Focused Inquiry Transfer Learning Communities Spring 2010 Learning Communities Basic Skills/ESL/CTE/Transfer Spring 2010 Learning Communities Basic Skills/ESL/CTE/Transfer Spring 2011 Focused Inquiry and Professional Development Transfer Learning Communities Spring 2011 Focused Inquiry and Professional Development Transfer Learning Communities Fall 2011 Honors Learning Community Fall 2011 Honors Learning Community Assessment and Evaluation
F OCUSED I NQUIRY N ETWORK (FIN) The Focused Inquiry Networks are informal, dynamic groups of faculty and staff (and sometimes others) at a community college whose members learn together about their professional practice by conducting an inquiry about a topic of importance to them. The inquiry steps are: (1)design the inquiry (2)collect data (3)make meaning and shape practice (4)share the information with the college community. F OCUSED I NQUIRY N ETWORK (FIN) The Focused Inquiry Networks are informal, dynamic groups of faculty and staff (and sometimes others) at a community college whose members learn together about their professional practice by conducting an inquiry about a topic of importance to them. The inquiry steps are: (1)design the inquiry (2)collect data (3)make meaning and shape practice (4)share the information with the college community.
Join us Tuesday, Sep 28 2:00-3:30 FIN session I: Introduction to Focused Inquiry Networks (FIN)
Learning Communities – 2010 Learning community experiences are highly regarded for their positive impact on student success and retention, and cross-disciplinary learning for faculty to: - promote student engagement and enhance the quality of student life - help students develop academic skills (reading, writing, speaking) in the context of meaningful learning - promote enriching conversations among faculty about scholarly topics across disciplines - broaden pedagogical repertoire of faculty Continuing Learning Communities at Cañada College Success College Success in the Evening One Childhood/Two Languages Academic Scholarship and Success (CBET/Silicon Valley Foundation) English for the Workforce
Future Learning Communities at Cañada Linked Transfer Classes Learning Communities (two or more classes) In this integrated model, students enroll in all participating classes. Students and faculty engage in a collaborative, supportive learning experience. ESL 400 linked with LIBR 100 (beginning Fall 2010) Academic Scholarship and Success ART 680 linked with MUS 680 A Moveable Feast
A Movable Feast ART 680 CB or MUS 680 CB firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Featuring visits to San Francisco art museums and the opera Wednesdays 1-3 pm Impressions of East Meets West Fall 2010 ARTS HONORS SEMINAR
Honors Interdisciplinary Forum (Learning Community) Students enrolled in one (or more) of the participating courses may enroll in the Honors Forum (1 unit) course Faculty share their expertise in a variety of disciplines, supporting a common theme (Faculty Forums) with panel discussions Students explore different disciplines through common themes and readings Faculty and students engage in a collaborative, supportive environment for thinking and discussion Film series is an opportunity for connected occasions to enrich understanding of the theme
On the Same Page Faculty in two or more disciplines select a common text to use in their classes Students experience a cross-disciplinary approach to a common intellectual experience Authors are invited to speak
Come and Join in the Conversation! CIETL Learning Communities Planning, Brainstorming, and Creating the Best Learning Communities for Cañada College Save the Date! Monday, October 25, 2:00-3:30
Mark your Calendars DateTimeTopic Tuesday, Sep 282:00-3:30FIN session I: Introduction to Focused Inquiry Networks (FIN) Monday, Oct 252:00-3:30Learning Communities Tuesday, Nov 302:00-3:30FIN session II Monday, Jan 312:00-3:30Professional Development Opportunities Tuesday, Feb 222:00-3:30FIN session III Friday, Mar 11 Technology Forums Tuesday, April 262:00-3:30Planning for Fall 2011