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Democracy at School: A Radical Experiment in Community Learning 2
The following is a guest blog post by Rock Creek Sociology Instructor Ben Cushing. You can contact Ben at loren.cushing@pcc.edu with any questions.   “…your footsteps are the road, and nothing more;… there is no road, the road is made by walking.” – Antonio Machado   […] Posted April 10, 2014
THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING! THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING!
Hey Folks. In case you weren’t there, for whatever reason (hopefully you were using your Friday to catch up on work/life balance!) the Anderson Conference was Awesome! Here’s what you missed: Time with colleagues to chat, laugh, check out books, play games. Programs on social […] Posted February 4, 2014
Get inspired by excellence…. 2
Sometimes it seems like actual instruction is invisible. But a few universities are capturing great lectures and posting them online for all to see. Here is MIT’s site for Teaching Excellence. And Stanford University is posting Their lecture series on instruction on Youtube. Here is […] Posted November 18, 2013
What have you done for YOU lately? 1
All colleges and universities everywhere say that Students Must Come First. It would just be wrong to say otherwise. With that in mind, we work to support students in and out of the classroom. I think PCC could easily be regarded as the main social […] Posted October 23, 2013
Adding 'nuance' to Instructor Evaluations Adding ‘nuance’ to Instructor Evaluations
According to the Oregonian, the State of Washington has been test piloting different evaluation models for K-12 Teachers, and all districts must adopt a new model by this school year. “The criteria: High expectations, effective teaching practices, recognizing individual student learning needs, focus on subject […] Posted October 8, 2013
CALL FOR PRESENTERS
Call for Presenters   Dean Shirley Anderson Winter Conference on Teaching and Learning January 31, 2014 PCC Sylvania Campus   The Thriving Educator:  Life in Balance   Conference Description:  As educators we wear many hats in our daily lives.  We work, raise families, prepare for […] Posted October 1, 2013
Feeling Tipsy? Feeling Tipsy? 2
  The Teaching Learning Centers of Portland Community College are working together to help create support for Faculty and Staff. We will soon announce the theme for our annual Anderson Conference 2014, but this post should serve as a hint to anyone out there….   […] Posted September 18, 2013
Grading Oregon's Students Grading Oregon’s Students
Today on OPB’s Think Out Loud, representatives from the Oregon Dept. of Education discussed changes to how K-12 students will be graded. More specifically they discussed a shift from behavior-based grading to proficiency-based grading.   What’s in it for you as an educator? Listen here […] Posted September 10, 2013
"From Knowledgable to Knowledge-able" “From Knowledgable to Knowledge-able”
This is a reprint in full of an article shared by John Olmsted, Instructor of Psychology, Member TLC Sylvania Steering Committee. Thanks John!   Background on the author, Michael Wesch: Dr. Michael Wesch is an Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Kansas State University in […] Posted August 9, 2013
The Adjunct Project The Adjunct Project
These days, the word Adjunct is getting a whole lot of attention. Let’s take a look at it: ad·junct  /ˈajəNGkt/ Noun: A thing added to something else as a supplementary rather than an essential part. What? Not essential? Ouch. But that’s not the only term […] Posted July 17, 2013