Monthly Archives: March 2015

Competency Based Education Inspires Faculty to Explore Student Learning

Last year, Russell Bush shared his interest in Competency Based Education in his poster presentation at the Master Teacher Program Year 3 Poster Fair.  Competency Based Education is an approach to teaching and learning that is making changes to many school systems around the nation, and may soon be affecting how we teach at Kirkwood Community… [Read the Full Story]

Posted in Cross-disciplinary Knowledge | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Fellow Shares Success with Team-Based Learning

Speaking about team-based learning, Christine Shea-Hunt says, “I’m very passionate about it.  I’ve seen students respond to it.  Attendance has gone up.  I just think it is an important way to increase student engagement and critical thinking, and so I take every opportunity I can to talk about it and share this teaching method with… [Read the Full Story]

Posted in Professional Development Fellows | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Flipped Learning Supports Deep and Individualized Learning

Flipped Learning is an innovative and exciting method that helps instructors to achieve student success. More and more educators around the country are talking about its benefits. This story is part of a series of posts on flipped learning that showcase how this method is helping to achieve student success at Kirkwood Community College.  “As an… [Read the Full Story]

Posted in Cross-disciplinary Knowledge, Learner Success Agenda, Sharing & Learning Opportunities, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Community Partnerships Strengthen Learner Success

The end of February presented several events that raised Kirkwood and the community’s awareness of issues our minority students and their families face. On Saturday, February 21st, a positive dialogue about law enforcement and community relations was hosted at Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids.  Several Kirkwood faculty, including Juanita Limas and Chris Cronbaugh, attended… [Read the Full Story]

Posted in Cultural Competence, Diversity | Tagged | Leave a comment

How the Community College Mission Trumps On-the-Job Training

The following is written by George Trotter, instructor in Industrial Maintenance Technologies. I think my teaching philosophy has come to reflect the idea that education, especially technical education, is the process of delivering the principles governing our vocation in a manner and sequence that can be digested by the student until they not only have… [Read the Full Story]

Posted in Core Content Knowledge | Tagged , | 1 Comment