Photo by Alexis Brown on Unsplash Since April 7-13 is National Library Week, this month's Year Round Learning theme is information literacy. Why does information literacy matter? We build our worldview using information we believe to be true. While many factors influence what and how we seek new information, asking critical questions about the quality … Continue reading Year Round Learning – April: Information Literacy
Last week was Open Education week. There were a ton of online events happening around the world. And at Centralia College, there are two local Open Education-themed events throughout the month of March. Below you’ll find some options for participating. Image Credit: OER is Sharing by Giulia Forsythe licensed Public Domain What is Open Education? … Continue reading Year Round Learning – March: Open Education
It's time for our next month's topic in our Year Round Learning journey. February's topic is Cultural Inclusivity. First, here's what you can plan for and expect with this month's topic: Blogpost: Read below for overview, definitions, examples, tips, and other resources.Lunch Time Conversation: Join us Tuesday, February 19th @ noon for some casual conversation … Continue reading Year Round Learning – February: Cultural Inclusivity
Our first month of Year Round Learning was a total success. It was great to see so many engaged faculty and staff at our live sessions and it looks like many of you are finding your way to the blog too. Thanks for your interest and enthusiasm. We will continue to refine ways to cultivate … Continue reading Teaching Techniques Roundup for January, 2019
Congratulations to Laura Martinez for being a Centralia College faculty innovator! Laura is one of our Spanish instructors; She teaches face-to-face, online, ELA, and a Community Ed Spanish Conversation class. She has done a lot of work creatively setting up her online class to offer the same level of engagement you would get in a … Continue reading Congratulations to Campus Innovator – Laura Martinez!
By Matthew Young, English Instructor - Centralia College Throughout English 102 my students and I explore rhetoric—how to convince, how to persuade, essentially argument and how it works. Yes. I get to spend twelve weeks every year poking holes in the arguments of college students and sending them back to the drawing board. It can … Continue reading Guest Post: Digital Literacy in the Composition Classroom
https://youtu.be/7mqMHb6Gmxg Faculty at Centralia College were asked two questions: What does instructional design mean to them? and What's the difference between a subject matter expert and an instructional designer? What do you think?
Open Image from Pixabay This month's Year Round Learning theme is "Teaching Techniques" and I wanted to explore a topic that I'm familiar with - Gamification. 'Why Gamify?' is a great question to ask yourself if you're an instructor that hasn't explored it yet. It's also a great question if you're an instructor who has … Continue reading Teaching Technique – Why Gamify?
Adapted from "Speakers" from Pixabay Centralia College eLearning and Library have collaborated to bring you Year Round Learning with monthly themes. Each month will have activities for you to engage with: blog posts, presentations, lunch time learning, and resources in Canvas - all around that month's theme. To kick things off for the month of … Continue reading Year Round Learning
The end of fall quarter is a hectic time of year. Classes are winding down, student's final assignments are getting submitted, and the holidays are coming. For this post we wanted to find out how faculty are planning on recharging over the break. Here is what several Centralia College faculty shared about the importance of … Continue reading Recharge