ON COURSE RENEWAL WORKSHOP

Helping educators renew their understanding of On Course principles and acquire new best practices

Designed for educators who have previously taken an On Course workshop, the On Course Renewal Workshop offers an opportunity to identify successful practices integrated from the On Course Toolbox, then refine their design and facilitation. Drawing from shared new best practices, and the latest research in student success, you’ll have an opportunity to reflect, re-learn and renew your understanding of the On Course principles. You’ll also troubleshoot persistent classroom challenges, cement new learning, acquire new active learning structures, and renew your relationship to your students, colleagues and the field of education.

RENEWAL WORKSHOP AGENDA:

Day 1
Session Descriptions
9:00-10:15 SESSION 1: CHARACTERISTICS OF SUCCESSFUL ASSIGNMENTS
Identifying crucial design components of effective assignments, and the Essential Ingredients for Student Success across disciplines.
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-12:00 SESSION 2: BEST PRACTICES FOR EDUCATORS
Exploring what works to promote improved student learning outcomes, and the Implications of New Research in Student Success programs.
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:30 SESSION 3: REFRESH AND RENEW
Developing strategies for promoting Interdependence and raising Self Esteem, and reviewing the critical On Course Principles and their role in effective curriculum design and facilitation.
2:30-2:45 Break
2:45-4:00 SESSION 4: SOLVING YOUR CHALLENGE
Leveraging crucial design components of effective assignments, identified best practices, new research, and On Course Principles to solve curricular challenges and improve educator efficacy.

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I found the On Course Renewal Workshop a superior active learning experience to jump start the semester with energy, renewed and innovative ideas, and a purposeful time to collaborate/share with colleagues. This workshop was a solid example in lifelong learning, self-motivation, employing interdependence and getting on course for fall.–Mary C. Belknap,
Early Childhood & Teacher Education, Jackson College, MI

It is engaging. Hearing the way in which the more experienced instructors have utilized the strategies and student’s responses, encourages me. It was excellent.–Doug Jones, FYS instructor, Jackson Community College, MI

What I liked best…Getting to move around to discuss ideas with multiple participants varied perspectives and areas and amounts of expertise!!–Joy Walters, FYS, Jackson Community College, MI

This was very good and worthwhile. More of a Retreat than a review atmosphere. Everyone had only very positive things to say, and many take-a ways–John Knevel, FYS lead, Jackson Community College, MI

The one-day On Course Renewal is a wonderful way of applying the three principles of active learning–prior knowledge, quality of processing and quantity of processing–in our development as instructors……I have to think that other colleges that have offered On Course I would be interested in an On Course Renewal for their faculty and staff.–Dr. Ted Miller, Foundation Studies, Jackson Community College, MI