Please be aware that on July 7 & 8 (Monday and Tuesday respectively) we will be hosting the 2014 Junior Achievement / Roanoke City Schools Disaster Drill on campus. They will be holding a theoretical scenario which will consist of a 1985 Flood situation beginning at 9 a.m. and ending by 1:30p.m. We anticipate around 300 students over the two days (150 per day). The students will move between stations in 30 minute increments. Please be aware that in the days preceding the drill some of the support teams in the community may want to arrive and stage equipment in areas we have identified as reserved locations. Therefore, parking will be closed in lots 8, 11, and 15.
The VWCC Plus 50 Initiative and the Academic Link are co-sponsoring a free pre-conference workshop on best practices for engaging adult learners. The workshop will be held on July 24, one day prior to the 2014 Instructional Technology Mini-Conference and will run from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. The workshop is open to all VWCC employees though faculty and tutors will find it especially relevant.
Entitled From Pedagogy to Andragogy: Best Practices for an Engaged Learner, the workshop will be presented by Melissa Maybury Lubin, Ph.D., the director of the Virginia Tech Richmond and Hampton Roads Centers. “Andragogy,” according to Dr. Lubin, is “. . . a flexible, enhanced, inclusive mode of learning that promotes a positive environment for learning for both children and adults.” In this workshop, Dr. Lubin, who earned her Ph.D. in Adult Learning and Human Resource Development at Virginia Tech, will draw on her experience and expertise in developing and engaging adult learners to help attendees understand how “the principles of andragogy [can] inform the practice of teaching in our interactions with adult learners.”
The workshop will provide a foundation and context for the mini-technology conference the following day, so if you’re planning to attend the mini-conference, please make plans to attend the workshop, as well. If you aren’t attending the mini-conference, please plan to attend the workshop anyway – particularly if you teach or tutor. You’ll be glad you did!
Time: Thursday, July 24, 2014 from 2 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Registration is now open at: https://docs.google.com/a/email.vccs.edu/forms/d/1uuHBV9PB-SNqB0P9DIYahYIBFrJW3hp_N1SK8yfgVLQ/viewform
The Help Desk will be closing at 5 p.m. today, Thursday, July 3, 2014.