Course Design & Student Engagement

Virtual Professional Development Program for Tri-County Technical College



Access to these workshops ended December 31, 2020.

Professional development workshops to help you prepare for the fall semester, create engaging learning experiences, and improve student learning.



Sponsored by the Office of Academic Development


Welcome to the professional development workshops for TCTC! I'm looking forward to working with you!

You get access to 2 online workshops to help you think about course design ideas and student engagement strategies in flipped, hybrid, online, and in-person courses.

Since there are so many uncertainties about the fall semester, the strategies featured in these workshops can be adapted to any of these learning environments.

The 2 workshops include a combination of self-paced modules and synchronous/live sessions. You may participate in the formats that work best for your goals and your schedule.


What's included? When you enroll and the workshops begin, you will get:

  • Access to all modules, videos, worksheets, transcripts, and resources for both workshops. All live sessions will be recorded for you.

  • Invitations to the live Q&A and peer review sessions to connect with colleagues and get feedback on your ideas.

  • Access to the private discussion forum just for TCTC faculty and staff.

  • The whitepaper "10 Strategies to Encourage Students to Do the Pre-Class Work in Flipped and Active Learning Courses."

  • A copy of 2 of my e-books: 101 Ways to FLIP Your Online Course and The FLIP It Success Guide.

  • Access to all resources and videos until August 31, 2020 so you have extra time to plan and prepare.


See the details below for information about each of the workshops.

NOTE: When you enroll, please make sure to use your Tri-County Technical College email address. You do NOT need to enter any payment information.


Thanks so much,
Barbi



 

ONLINE WORKSHOP #1:

10 Teaching Strategies to Increase Student Engagement and Build Community in Flipped, Hybrid, and Online Courses

Online Workshop #1: 10 Teaching Strategies to Increase Student Engagement and Build Community in Flipped, Hybrid, and Online Courses


Format and Schedule:

  • July 13-20: Complete a 1-hour self-paced online module
  • July 20 (4:00-4:30pm): Participate in a 30-minute live, synchronous Q&A session in Zoom (optional)


Description:

In this 1-hour self-paced online workshop, you will explore 10 different teaching strategies you can use in flipped, hybrid, and online courses to increase student engagement.

The strategies can be adapted for synchronous and asynchronous online learning experiences, and they can easily be integrated into your lessons without having to redesign your whole course.

When you finish this workshop, you’ll have ideas you can use to engage students and build community among your students in the online space.


Learning outcomes:

  • Explore 10 different teaching strategies you can use in synchronous and asynchronous online environments to increase student engagement without having to redesign your whole course.

  • Explore strategies to build community and enhance connections in your online courses.

  • Start developing an active learning strategy for your course(s).

  • (Optional) Participate in a 30-minute live, synchronous Q&A session on July 20 (4:00-4:30pm). Bring your questions and let’s share advice and discuss ideas to help you prepare for the fall semester.
 

ONLINE WORKSHOP #2:

Course Design and Lesson Planning for Flipped and Hybrid Courses

Online Workshop #2: Course Design and Lesson Planning for Flipped and Hybrid Courses


Format and Schedule:

  • July 20-29: Complete a 1-hour self-paced online module and a 20-minute homework assignment
  • July 29 (1:00-2:00pm): Participate in 1-hour live, synchronous online workshop and peer review activity
  • July 29 (2:00-2:30pm): Participate in a 30-minute live, synchronous Q&A session (optional)


Description:

In this online workshop, you will be introduced to a lesson planning framework designed for flipped and hybrid courses. You will use the framework to create a flipped or hybrid lesson plan for one of your courses.

Then, Dr. Honeycutt will review several of your lesson plans during the synchronous workshop so you can reflect on your outcomes, activities, and assessments and get feedback from a colleague.

When you finish this online workshop, you will know how to use the 4-part lesson planning framework to create effective and engaging flipped and hybrid learning experiences.


Learning outcomes for the 1-hour self-paced module:

  • Create a lesson plan for a flipped or hybrid course by aligning learning outcomes, online learning experiences, in-person activities, and assessment processes.

  • Identify where to find "flippable moments" in a course which will helps educators focus on how to create valuable and engaging in-person and online learning experiences.

  • Explore example teaching strategies to increase student engagement and improve learning.

  • (Homework) Create the first draft of a flipped/hybrid lesson plan for your course and submit for review (volunteer). (20 minutes on your own.)

Learning outcomes for the 1-hour synchronous webinar + 30-minute Q&A:

  • Debrief, reflect, and co-analyze lesson plans with Dr. Barbi Honeycutt.

  • Peer review each other’s lesson plans. Share advice, discuss teaching strategies, and ask questions to help your colleague(s) improve their lesson plan.

  • (Optional) Engage in Q&A session to address your questions and some of the most frequently asked questions about flipped courses in higher education.


Your Instructor


Barbi Honeycutt, Ph.D.
Barbi Honeycutt, Ph.D.


Hi, I'm Barbi! I know how challenging it is to come up with new, creative ways to engage your students. Every day, when you arrive (or login) to your classroom, you are responsible for creating a space for students to learn from you and from each other. It’s not an easy task! But, you can do it! I can help.

For the past 20 years, I have been working with educators (and future educators!) who want to learn how to teach effectively in the college classroom. I work with professors, instructors, faculty development professionals, instructional designers, postdocs, and graduate students who want to learn how to teach and design engaging learning experiences.

Whether you're designing your first course or you've been teaching for many years, the resources I share will help you design engaging lessons, teach with confidence, and improve student learning.



Frequently Asked Questions


When does the program begin and end?
The program includes 2 online workshops. You can attend one or both. Workshop 1 runs from July 13-20. Workshop 2 runs from July 20-29. Both workshops include a combination of self-paced and live/synchronous sessions. You have access to all of the workshops materials and recordings through August 31, 2020.
What is the cost for the program?
There is no cost to you. Your workshops have been paid by the Office of Academic Development. When you register and enroll in the program, you do NOT have to enter any credit card or payment information.
What's included in the program?
You get unlimited access to all program materials through August 31st. This includes 2 online workshops, videos, worksheets, and transcripts. You also get access to the recordings from the live sessions in case you are unable to attend. You get a free whitepaper and 2 free e-books focused on flipped and active learning courses.
Who do I contact if I have questions?
Barbi Honeycutt, [email protected]
How do I enroll?
Click either of the "enroll" buttons on this page. NOTE: When you enroll, please make sure to use your Tri-County Technical College email address.​ You do NOT need to enter any payment information.

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