Posts Tagged: Faculty Development

Engaging the Active Learner (infographic)

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The following infographic gives a clear, short explanation on the importance of using active learning strategies in the classroom. Using these strategies and encouraging students to change from passive learners waiting for information to be handed to them to active, enthusiastic learners that get involved in the learning process has a significant impact on enhancing […]

My Stroke of Insight

Posted by & filed under Biology, Blackboard, Brain-based Learning, Education, Faculty Development, infographic, Science, Strategy, TED, Uncategorized, Video.

Introduction: Brain is an organ with more than 85 billion neurons and 10-50 trillion neuroglial cells to support these neurons. This organ with numerous numbers of cells only weights about 3 lb in adults. Each one of its neurons forms approximately 1000 synapses with other neurons. Brain is such a complicated, organized, amazing organ that […]

How to Train Students to Use Technology Appropriately

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Most students have easy access to laptops, smart phones, or other technological devices.  They know how to use technology outside of the classroom, but do they know how to use technology in the classroom?   This blog post contains a summary of ways that technology can be used as a learning tool inside and outside […]

Effective Lesson Planning

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This summer, I have been learning how to incorporate technology into my courses. The culminating project of the Circles of Innovation professional development course is to devise a threaded lesson plan.  While working on my final lesson plan, I found this 4-step guide to effective lesson planning which also incorporates technology.  Hopefully, this article and infographic […]

Don’t have to be Friends to Rule my Facebook Group

Posted by & filed under Destinations, Education, Faculty Development, Good Reads, How to, Ideas, Information Technology, Library, Mass Media, Social Media, Technology.

As many of you know, I have been using private Facebook groups in my classroom for a year now to encourage discussion beyond the classroom.  So far, it has been very successful.  I found this information as I was looking for support for why using Facebook in an educational way.  It explains how you don’t […]

E-Portfolio Exploration

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Moving from the 20th century hard copy, 3-ring binder portfolio to the 21st century e-portfolio might be a daunting task.  Let educator Kurtis Hewson explain why it may be important to use an e-portfolio.  His Slideshare (like an online PowerPoint) may shed some light and be just the thing we need to get us and […]

Valencia Professor Josh Engages Educators

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One of our very own Valencia faculty members, Professor Josh as most know him, uses his blog to “engage, excite and educate.”  Professor Josh gave me my first introduction to using social media in the classroom.  Now I am hooked on how it can be used in good ways to enhance communication and student engagement […]

Essential Competencies of a Valencia Educator

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Faculty Development seeks to support all faculty members as they expand their professional practices and examine their ongoing development in the seven Essential Competencies of a Valencia Educator (click this link or the image below).  The intention of Valencia’s Faculty Development Program is to engage teachers, scholars and practitioners in continuous improvement processes that result in student […]

Learn It! – Blackboard Learn 9.1

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Do you have questions about Blackboard? Check the links below or go to one of Valencia’s most visited Fac Dev page at Learn It! – Blackboard Learn 9.1 Blackboard Learn – On Demand Learning Center Understanding & Building Your Course (Building Content, Premissions, Reporting, and Best Pratices) Communicating & Collaborating (Discussions, Blogs, Journal, WIkis, Groups, and Announcments) […]