Thank goodness it (will be) May when the CTEI has its last planned session for the academic year on Tuesday, May 4 from 1 to 2 PM. This is a great chance for you to vent and socialize about the past year. It is also a great chance to let the CTEI co-directors know what programming you would like for the 2021-2022 Academic Year.
- Did you learn something you would like to share?
- Did you see a software used somewhere and want to know if we have a campus expert?
- Do you want to improve your assessment of your course?
- Do you want to improve assessment of ILO’s in your course?
- Do you want help creating group assignments?
- Do you want to learn how to support returning students using the Michigan Reconnect grant?
- Do you want to learn more about a student support area?
- Have you seen a great speaker we should invite?
The above topics are obviously just a starting point for the many ideas you might have. Drop by and let us know! We promise not to interrupt any rants you may need to have.
Part-time teachers can earn additional pay under the AFO contract for attending some CTEI sessions. This includes our virtual sessions through Monday Morning Mentor. If a teacher watches two Monday Morning Mentor segments and sends their notes for the sessions along with the reimbursement form to Jeff Morford or Pamela Stewart we can submit this as one-hour of professional development. You can even use the note-taking guide provided with the video to help you organize your notes. Read the weekly update from Pam each week to determine whether you think the Monday Morning Mentor topic seems like it might be relevant to your teaching. And, of course, reimbursement is limited by provisions of the AFO contract including (but not limited to) a cap on total reimbursement for on-campus professional development. See the contract or your appropriate union officer for more details.
(The image may be gauche because the point is the learning but I already had the license to this image and am frugal.)
As we begin to plan for the winter calendar for CTEI we get session ideas, and scheduling ideas from our usage data, from our Advisory Board, and from you! Please take a minute and leave us a comment in which you tell us what you hope to learn about in CTEI sessions in the next semester, or year. Then, let us know which days and times are the best for you to attend a session.
While you may recognize some familiar sessions like the book group and first day of class workshops, we hope to explore different topics and formats that offer fast-paced sharing of ideas between colleagues (Hawk Strikes and 4 Rs), along with ongoing support for reading across all disciplines (Reading Apprenticeship).
How can the CTEI support you or your colleagues? Leave a comment below to let us know!