Course Design & Student Engagement
Virtual Professional Development Program for Tri-County Technical College
Professional development workshops to help you prepare for the fall semester, create engaging learning experiences, and improve student learning.
Sponsored by the Office of Academic Development
Welcome to the professional development workshops for TCTC! I'm looking forward to working with you!
You get access to 2 online workshops to help you think about course design ideas and student engagement strategies in flipped, hybrid, online, and in-person courses.
Since there are so many uncertainties about the fall semester, the strategies featured in these workshops can be adapted to any of these learning environments.
The 2 workshops include a combination of self-paced modules and synchronous/live sessions. You may participate in the formats that work best for your goals and your schedule.
What's included? When you enroll and the workshops begin, you will get:
- Access to all modules, videos, worksheets, transcripts, and resources for both workshops. All live sessions will be recorded for you.
- Invitations to the live Q&A and peer review sessions to connect with colleagues and get feedback on your ideas.
- Access to the private discussion forum just for TCTC faculty and staff.
- The whitepaper "10 Strategies to Encourage Students to Do the Pre-Class Work in Flipped and Active Learning Courses."
- A copy of 2 of my e-books: 101 Ways to FLIP Your Online Course and The FLIP It Success Guide.
- Access to all resources and videos until August 31, 2020 so you have extra time to plan and prepare.
See the details below for information about each of the workshops.
NOTE: When you enroll, please make sure to use your Tri-County Technical College email address. You do NOT need to enter any payment information.
Thanks so much,
ONLINE WORKSHOP #1:
10 Teaching Strategies to Increase Student Engagement and Build Community in Flipped, Hybrid, and Online Courses
- July 13-20: Complete a 1-hour self-paced online module
- July 20 (4:00-4:30pm): Participate in a 30-minute live, synchronous Q&A session in Zoom (optional)
In this 1-hour self-paced online workshop, you will explore 10 different teaching strategies you can use in flipped, hybrid, and online courses to increase student engagement.
The strategies can be adapted for synchronous and asynchronous online learning experiences, and they can easily be integrated into your lessons without having to redesign your whole course.
When you finish this workshop, you’ll have ideas you can use to engage students and build community among your students in the online space.
- Explore 10 different teaching strategies you can use in synchronous and asynchronous online environments to increase student engagement without having to redesign your whole course.
- Explore strategies to build community and enhance connections in your online courses.
- Start developing an active learning strategy for your course(s).
- (Optional) Participate in a 30-minute live, synchronous Q&A session on July 20 (4:00-4:30pm). Bring your questions and let’s share advice and discuss ideas to help you prepare for the fall semester.
ONLINE WORKSHOP #2:
Course Design and Lesson Planning for Flipped and Hybrid Courses
- July 20-29: Complete a 1-hour self-paced online module and a 20-minute homework assignment
- July 29 (1:00-2:00pm): Participate in 1-hour live, synchronous online workshop and peer review activity
- July 29 (2:00-2:30pm): Participate in a 30-minute live, synchronous Q&A session (optional)
In this online workshop, you will be introduced to a lesson planning framework designed for flipped and hybrid courses. You will use the framework to create a flipped or hybrid lesson plan for one of your courses.
Then, Dr. Honeycutt will review several of your lesson plans during the synchronous workshop so you can reflect on your outcomes, activities, and assessments and get feedback from a colleague.
When you finish this online workshop, you will know how to use the 4-part lesson planning framework to create effective and engaging flipped and hybrid learning experiences.
- Create a lesson plan for a flipped or hybrid course by aligning learning outcomes, online learning experiences, in-person activities, and assessment processes.
- Identify where to find "flippable moments" in a course which will helps educators focus on how to create valuable and engaging in-person and online learning experiences.
- Explore example teaching strategies to increase student engagement and improve learning.
- (Homework) Create the first draft of a flipped/hybrid lesson plan for your course and submit for review (volunteer). (20 minutes on your own.)
Learning outcomes for the 1-hour synchronous webinar + 30-minute Q&A:
- Debrief, reflect, and co-analyze lesson plans with Dr. Barbi Honeycutt.
- Peer review each other’s lesson plans. Share advice, discuss teaching strategies, and ask questions to help your colleague(s) improve their lesson plan.
- (Optional) Engage in Q&A session to address your questions and some of the most frequently asked questions about flipped courses in higher education.
Hi, I'm Barbi! I help educators design engaging learning experiences. Whether you're getting ready to teach your first course or you've been teaching for many years, I will help you design engaging lessons, teach with confidence, and improve student learning. For the past 21 years, I have designed and facilitated thousands of professional development events, workshops, and keynote sessions for educators around the world. I enjoy bringing educators together to celebrate what you're already doing and inspire you to try new ideas in your courses.