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Professional Development

Whether you are a new adjunct or a seasoned professor, the Teaching and Learning Center has resources to help you in the classroom. Please check the TLC Calendar for additional sessions and opportunities.

Programs

Faculty Book Study

Faculty are invited to participate in a semester-long conversation and study. Members take turns facilitating the sessions. Sign-up now to join our Spring 2019 book study:

White Kids: Growing Up with Privilege in a Racially Divided America (Critical Perspectives on Youth), September 4, 2018 by Margaret A. Hagerman

Online Peer Review Program

Highly trained and experienced KCC faculty and staff will provide a detailed peer review of an online course by request. Participants are encouraged to complete the ION Overview of Online Instruction course which provides a foundation helpful for discussing and responding to peer review feedback.

Teaching and Learning Series

This series of online modules will feature a new teaching and learning topic each month.  Participants can either complete the entire series to receive a digital badge, or select individual topic(s) of interest in a particular month.  There will be opportunities to examine research, learn new strategies, and engage with colleagues online.

Teaching Squares

This voluntary program attempts to improve teaching and build community through a structured, non-evaluative process of classroom observation and shared reflection. Will be offered February 2019.  

Teaching with Technology Series

This series of live scheduled sessions will present a new technology topic each month.  The format for these sessions will typically be demonstration followed by hands-on experimentation and application.

Online professional development tools

Growing Online Learning Conference

Through KCC's membership with Illinois Community Colleges Online (ILCCO), faculty may attend this annual online conference at no expense. A variety of instructional technology topics will be presented. KCC faculty are invited to present.

STARLINK

Sign up for STARLINK, a premiere source of higher education professional development. As a KCC professor, you'll have access to more than 160 hours of high-quality material. Register Now and enjoy!

Teaching and Learning Center Blog

Brief posts could include instructional technology hints and tips, previews of new and emerging technology, and links to useful resources. Subscribe to the Teaching and Learning Center's blog to receive articles of interest.  

Miner Memorial Library Publications

Search KCC's online library catalog for books and audio visual resources on a large variety of topics, such as instruction, classrooms, assessment, ethics and more.

Presentation equipment and classroom aids

Item Description Location Checkout More info
iClickers

Student response system with base, bag, clickers and instructions

L317, division offices 1 week

iClicker demo

UCSB faculty use iClickers 

Laptop

For conferences and development of instructional units. Some include Camtasia software.

Library

2 weeks;

1 week renewal

How to record PowerPoint w/Camtasia

Use Camtasia for lecture capture

Webcam Logitech 930e High Definition Library 1 week
Headset Logitech H390 Library 1 week
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