Circles of Innovation is a non-traditional faculty to faculty development project that will be offered in the faculty development centers starting spring 2013. Circles is a space where self-directed faculty, who are driven by a sense of mastery and common purpose,  come to mingle, contribute, collaborate, solve problems, and create new forms for great teaching. Circles of Innovation is

“Where good ideas collide and great discoveries are made possible!”

Currently, Circles is set to be offered once a month on Valencia’s East, West, and Osceola campuses.  Faculty who are interested in participating are encouraged to sign up early, for there will be a limited number of seats available.

Each session will begin with a spark  (a conversation starter: video, image, graphic, info graphic, article, etc.) Following the spark, participating faculty will engage in conversations led by the campus faculty fellows. In these conversations participants will share strategies, successes, failures, ideas, techniques, reasoning, concerns and more related to the facilitated topics and each session’s spark. Following this, it’s play time. Using each center’s innovation station, faculty will have an opportunity to get some hands on with both new and best practices, strategies and technologies for teaching and learning. Participants will be encouraged to share what they have learned with others, post and rank new sparks, strategies, and challenges, as futures circles will be guided by the interest an common purpose of the participants.

To register for circles…