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?
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
Kelli Bloomstrom is another recently recognized innovator at Centralia College. She is the Dean of Transitional Education & Centralia College East and known for her exceptional work ethic, as well as how much she sells herself and her abilities short. Something she never lacks in is supporting her faculty, staff and the students in her … Continue reading Congratulations to Faculty/Staff Innovator – Kelli Bloomstrom
Melissa Williams is another of Centralia College's recently recognized innovators. She is a Communications Assistant Professor who teaches English, Public Speaking, Intro to mass Media and Intercultural Communication courses. Melissa is quite adept at thinking outside the box, searching for solutions and for how to make things easier for her students. In her own words: … Continue reading Congratulations to Faculty/Staff Innovator – Melissa Williams
Otto Rabe is one of our recently recognized innovators. He is the Professor of Accounting/Business at Centralia College, where he teaches, manages the Forensic Accounting Club (FAC) and the VITA Tax center. The VITA, or Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, program is offered as a service to the community from accounting students at Centralia College. This … Continue reading Congratulations to Faculty/Staff Innovator – Otto Rabe
The blessed occasion is almost upon us here at Centralia College. Start of the term - Yay! There are some important things you can do as an educator or student services member to help students start the term off well. Having a friendly face, giving clear directions or expectations are a couple of ideas, but … Continue reading Want to Help Students Start the Term Off Well? Tell Them About Week Zero
Please enjoy this interview with Jessica Ramirez about Late Nite at the Library that just happened in Kirk Library to help students prepare for finals. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzQOVz_NHAc
We’d like to recognize TRiO Programs - Student Support Services as 2015 Innovators. They are a federally-funded grant program designed to provide additional support, advocacy, and services to students who are first generation (neither parent has a bachelor degree or higher), low income, or have a disability. Basically, these folks do everything they can to … Continue reading Congratulations to Faculty/Staff Innovators – TRiO: Student Support Services
Sam Small is one of our recently recognized innovators. He is the Applications Developer for Centralia College and in his own words, he “[serves] up data analysis, software engineering, and anything else related to the software/data side of Computer Science.” In addition to his mad computer coding, Sam teaches in the Computer Science workforce program, … Continue reading Congratulations to Faculty/Staff Innovator – Sam Small