Monthly Archives: February 2014

What has inspired me during my first semester at Kirkwood Community College

This post was composed by Bobby Wade, instructor in the Advanced Manufacturing Academy.  The original document was written as a reflection of the Fall 2013 section of the History of the Community College. I was asked by my sister-in-law a couple of years ago what I would like to leave as a legacy.  My response… [Read the Full Story]

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How ready are our faculty and students with emerging technology?

Below is a list of key emerging technologies from the NMC Horizon Report, which can be downloaded from http://www.nmc.org/publications/2014-horizon-report-higher-ed.  This report was mentioned in an earlier post, titled “What do you want to learn?” Faculty need to approach this list with a critical mindset.  Teachers should ask themselves the following questions about each item: Do… [Read the Full Story]

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Reflection on Teacher as Designer Institute

This post was composed by Theresa Moore, PhD, KCELT Faculty Development Specialist. The Teacher as Designer Institute was modeled with the intention to be a microcosm of the curriculum taught in the second year of the Master Teacher Program, the learning community for new full-time faculty. The content in this area is wide and dense…. [Read the Full Story]

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My Top 10 Ways to Support Kirkwood

This post was composed by Sondra Smith Gates, English instructor in the Distance Learning department.  The original document was written as a reflection in the History of the Community College. About Sondra Gates   Sondra earned her PhD in English from the University of Michigan and joined the Kirkwood faculty full-time in the fall of… [Read the Full Story]

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What inspires Kirkwood faculty?

This post was composed by Steve Hanisch, instructor in the ACE Academy in the Industrial Technology department.  The original document was written as a reflection in the Fall 2013 section of the History of the Community College. This paper will answer the question, “Since you started this semester, what has inspired you as a faculty… [Read the Full Story]

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What do you want to learn?

As KCELT is planning and designing learning initiatives, institutes, and events for the year 2014, the NMC Horizon Report for Higher Education was released.   This report identifies and describes “emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in education.”  You can access and download the report at http://www.nmc.org/publications/2014-horizon-report-higher-ed. The image… [Read the Full Story]

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