Nearly 200 colleges and universities in six states have agreed to let students skip remedial coursework if they reach the college-readiness score on the 2015 Smarter Balanced assessment.
Creating a Success Culture: Transforming Our Schools, One Question at a Time
Anyone who would like to learn more about creating a success culture in a school
June 18 at the Lynnwood Convention Center, 8:30-3:30
Because it is part of a three-year project funded by College Spark Washington, there is no charge
Registration is required if one plans to attend the full day session:
Cal Crow at the Center for Efficacy and Resiliency
Description: When the project funded by this College Spark grant began, most students viewed the school as a place to make up credits and get a diploma. Now it is viewed as a place to plan and create a successful future. Students who had low aspirations (“I’ll just get a job somewhere”) are now asking about the SAT and inquiring about college.
The school changed its mission statement to one sentence, which drives both student and adult behavior: Scriber Lake High School will ensure that all students become successful by helping them identify, develop and maximize their strengths, skills and talents.
A student designed a “creative” mission statement poster which was enlarged and laminated, and appears in classrooms and hallways throughout the school. This culminating event will focus on the project, called “Your Future Now,” that was designed to change the culture of Scriber Lake High School.
Workshops and speakers, and conversations with adults and students who have helped transform a school. Each attendee will receive a professionally bound book describing one school’s road to creating a success future.
SBCTC Assessment, Teaching, and Learning (ATL) and eLearning and Open Education announce that the Faculty Learning Community (FLC) Grants are now OPEN!
There is also a Power Point presentation, if you’d like to view the slide deck individually.
Our fiscal guru MIchele Rockwell walks you through access to our online grants management system (OGMS) and the intricacies of creating a budget– listen for her Dr. Suess joke!
Alissa Sells, my eLearning twin, and I, discuss the criteria for our research-based, formative application process, as well as elaborate on our new mantra: learn, create, release (openly), and share.
Questions about ATL applications: Jennifer Whetham, email@example.com
Questions about eLearning and Open Education applications: Alissa Sells, firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions about OGMS: Shannon Bell, email@example.com
Questions about budget: Michele Rockwell, firstname.lastname@example.org
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges has been awarded the 2015 Open Research Award for Open Education Excellence, presented by the Open Education Consortium.
The report, authored by Boyoung Chae, Policy Associate, eLearning and Open Education, and Mark Jenkins, Director of eLearning and Open Education, is titled: “Qualitative Investigation of Faculty Open Educational Resource Usage in the Washington Community and Technical College System: Models for Support and Implementation.”
To see the official announcement, please visit the Open Education Consortium website.
SBCTC is extremely grateful to the 50 faculty members who participated in the interviews, as well as to the 770 faculty members who responded to the earlier survey—the results of which led directly to the current study.
We are proud to be part of a system of institutions and educators committed to increasing access to high quality education for everyone!
South Puget Sound Community College
is looking for
for a one-day Canvas conference
Friday, March 27th, 2015
9:00AM – 3:00 PM (with a nice break for lunch)
Working Workshop Categories
- Basic Canvas
- Student engagement with Canvas
- Best practices using Canvas
- Canvas + (extra goodies you can add to Canvas)
To share the Canvas love, please complete this Google form
invites faculty to join
Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR)
February 19th to March 3rd, 2015
Facilitators: Kathy Bright and Laurie Adamson
Fee: $25/person, billed directly from QM to your institution.
eLearning Directors in the CTC system: Register interested faculty directly by logging into MY QM, choosing the “Higher Education” tab, then “Workshop – Register” on the left, and “Dedicated Training”. If you are registering others, select [Group Reg].
ELearning Faculty Support
Olympic College | Haselwood Library Rm 18
Ph: (360) 475-7772 | Fax: (360) 475-7775
Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER)
for a free, open webinar
Wednesday, February 11, 2015, at 10 am (PST).
Click here to log in to the webinar
Dial-in if needed: 1-913-312-3202, passcode: 943818
The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges released a report last month on use of open educational resources based on interviews with 60 faculty in Washington’s community and technical college system which was built upon a previous state-wide survey with 770 faculty. Faculty were queried about
- how and why they chose to use OER
- six benefits (including student savings)
- six challenges of using OER
- nine supports from college and statewide stakeholders that could help them to expand their OER use
John Hilton III, Assistant Professor of Ancient Scripture, OER Researcher, Brigham Young University.
This presentation synthesizes the results of eight different peer-reviewed studies that examine
- the perceptions students and instructors of OER that replaced traditional textbooks
- the potential influence of OER on student learning outcomes, and
- the cost-savings resulting from OER.
Suggested paths forward to expand the pool of academic peer reviewed research on (1) the perceptions students and instructors have of OER, (2) the potential influence of OER on student learning outcomes, and (3) the cost-savings resulting from OER.
What: Forum Discussion
Who: Community and technical college administrators, staff, and instructors/professors throughout Washington State
When: March 16, 2015 at 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Where: South Seattle Community College, Olympic Hall
The Washington Department of Ecology, in partnership with consultants, has designed and is implementing the Statewide Low Impact Development (LID) Training Program from September 2014 through June 2015. The Statewide LID Training Program offers free LID courses on a wide range of topics. To ensure that LID education continues beyond 2015, the state is recruiting technical and community colleges to build LID education programs as part of the institution’s program offerings. The forum provides an opportunity for attendees to learn about the role they can play in advancing LID knowledge in the state.
The forum offers attendees opportunity to:
● Understand the role that community and technical colleges can play in advancing LID knowledge
● Understand the business case for offering LID trainings in terms of job opportunities for graduates
● Understand the financial mechanisms and incentives being offered by the state (and others) to build capacity to develop LID/stormwater education programs
● Access existing tools and curriculum to help design and deliver an LID program
Thursday, February 19th, 2015, 2 pm
Janet Hinson, MS, CHES
Faculty, South Seattle
Thursday, March 19th, 2015, 2 pm
Universal Design for Learners
Counselor, Seattle Central
Thursday, April 16th, 2015, 2 pm
Reading Strategies for the Digital Age
Bellingham Technical College Faculty Learning Community
Thursday, May 7th, 2015, 2 pm
Quality Matters’ Principle of Alignment
Director of Professional Development and Consulting at Quality Matters Program
Thursday, May 21st, 2015, 2 pm
Making Accessibility Accessible
Technology Accessibility Specialist, University of Washington
Thank you to Alyson Indrunas, eLearning Director at Everett Community College, for kicking off our 2015 IGNIS Webinar series with such passion and integrity. Her presentation, My Decade of Mistakes– Four Things I Did Wrong as an Online Teacher, has received much praise from our record number (more than 70!) of attendees.
- Click here to view the Blackboard Collaborate recording
- Click here to view Alyson’s slide deck
- Click here to view the Google Doc of Participant Interaction
- Click here to fill out a brief survey of the webinar