Join in discussion and learning with community college educators from across the state in this five-week book study based on reading Small Teaching Online: Applying Learning Science in Online Classes by Flower Darby and James M. Lang. The content in this book and the book study discussions focus on adult learners in online classes. In this "choose your own book study adventure", meet virtually for informal discussion and/or reflect more deeply and develop plans for implementing new ideas and strategies. This book study is facilitated by Dr. Lori Wamsley, faculty at Mt Hood Community College.
About the book: "The concept of small teaching is simple: small and strategic changes have enormous power to improve student learning. Instructors face unique and specific challenges when teaching an online course. This book offers small teaching strategies that will positively impact the online classroom. This book outlines practical and feasible applications of theoretical principles to help your online students learn. It includes current best practices around educational technologies, strategies to build community and collaboration, and minor changes you can make in your online teaching practice, small but impactful adjustments that result in significant learning gains.
- Explains how you can support your online students
- Helps your students find success in this non-traditional learning environment
- Covers online and blended learning
- Addresses specific challenges that online instructors face in higher education
Small Teaching Online presents research-based teaching techniques from an online instructional design expert and the bestselling author of Small Teaching." - Wiley Publishing
Level: Foundational/Intermediate/Advanced - Community College educators only
Dates and Times: July 5-August 2. Live sessions (5) on Wednesdays from 9:30-10:30 a.m. If applying for academic credit, all work must be submitted by August 7.
Cost: Members $0, free as a benefit of membership; non-members $200. Optional one (1) semester undergraduate OR graduate credit for $50.
OEA will provide copies of the book to participants. Participants receiving a book from OEA must commit to participating in at least 50% of the discussions and/or assignments.