Want to Help Students Start the Term Off Well? Tell Them About Week Zero

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

Congratulations to Faculty/Staff Innovators – TRiO: Student Support Services

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

Congratulations to Faculty/Staff Innovator – Sam Small

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

Congratulations to Faculty/Staff Innovator – Dave Peterson

Dave Peterson, one of Centralia College’s recognized innovators, teaches Electronics, Robotics and Industrial Automation. Dave says “this includes technical math specifically for electronics, like circuit analysis, graphing and data visualization, and trigonometry applications.” If you know anything about Dave Peterson, you know he’s no stranger to innovation. He builds robots, for crying out loud. In … Continue reading Congratulations to Faculty/Staff Innovator – Dave Peterson

Using Announcements in Canvas – Do Students Get These?

Do You Use the "Announcement" Feature in Canvas? Beware: Your Students May Not Be Getting the Messages You Think They Are Using announcements are easy. You just click on that easy little navigation button on the left side of your class, click +Announcement and boom, you could use pictures, videos, attachments, text, etc. Then, click … Continue reading Using Announcements in Canvas – Do Students Get These?

What Does It Look Like to Teach and Learn Now?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDZFcDGpL4U You may have already seen the above video (if you haven't, click now). Have you thought about how teaching or learning has changed since you were in school or your parents or grandparents were in school. I think we frequently take education for granted - what it looks like, how we teach, how we … Continue reading What Does It Look Like to Teach and Learn Now?