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April 25, 2014

TOTAL Professional Development Workshops Scheduled

Hello Everyone,
 
We invite you to participate in the following workshops we will offer this summer. Registration is now open, and closes at noon on May 16 for the May 19 workshops, and closes at noon on July 3 for the July 7 workshops. Registration instructions are in the attached document, as well as the Distance Learning web site.
 
Start Date
Workshop Title
Length of Workshop
Facilitator
May 19, 2014
VCCS: Using Best Practices in Online Teaching
(Please select BRCC Section)
4 weeks
Ramona Coveny
Ken Fairbanks
May 19, 2014
VCCS: Designing Rubrics and Providing Feedback
(Please select BRCC Section)
4 weeks
Carrie Halpin
Don Taylor
July 7, 2014
VCCS: Preparing Student Learning Objectives
(Please select BRCC Section)
2 weeks
Ramona Coveny
July 7, 2014
VCCS: Developing Collaborative Activities
(Please select BRCC Section)
2 weeks
Ian Griffin
 
The TOTAL professional development workshops are intended for faculty who teach (or want to teach) blended and online courses.   Each workshop focuses on a single topic, so you can build an individualized professional development plan by selecting only the workshops you need.  We suggest taking one workshop at a time; all workshops are offered multiple times during the year.  See the TOTAL project website for workshop descriptions.
 
The workshops are facilitated online in Blackboard and involve reading/viewing of resource materials, application assignments, and interaction with colleagues.   Each workshop requires about 5 hours of work a week.  Assignments are due weekly (sometimes mid-weekly) and are graded.  If you complete all assignments and achieve an 80% or higher average, you receive a VCCS certificate of completion.
 
BRCC recently formed a consortium with NRCC, VHCC, VWCC, and WCC to schedule and facilitate the TOTAL workshops. Forming a consortium allows us to share resources resulting in a larger pool of workshop facilitators and a more robust schedule.
 
Consortium Contact Information:
BRCC – Dorothy Connelly, connellyd@brcc.edu
NRCC – Linda Claussen, lclaussen@nr.edu
VHCC – Ken Fairbanks, kfairbanks@vhcc.edu
VWCC – Ramona Coveny, RCoveny@virginiawestern.edu
WCC – Ken Fairbanks, kfairbanks@wcc.vccs.edu