Plan instruction based on understanding of subject matter, students, the community, and curriculum goals and standards.

Instructional Planning Progression Overview

The role of teaching competencies is well established in K-12 education. Based on this best practice, KCELT has designed learning progressions for several of the Kirkwood factual competencies to help faculty to: 1) self assess their current knowledge and skills, and 2) identify areas for growth.

Teaching Guides

Formulating Significant Learning Goals

“A year after this course is over, I want and hope that my students will…” This phrase is the cornerstone for Dee Fink approach regarding Designing Significant Learning Goals (Learning Outcomes). This document provides an overview regarding this method.

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External Resources

Stories

Flipping the Classroom

In preparation for this posting, I came across Vanderbilt University’s webpage about flipping the classroom at http://cft.vanderbilt.edu/teaching-guides/teaching-activities/flipping-the-classroom/.   This page summarizes well the research behind the buzz.  I recommend that you read Vanderbilt’s page before anything else about flipping the classroom, including what I wrote below.  Flipping pancakes is often easier than flipping the classroom. A […]

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Faculty Immersed in Universal Design

KCELT started the New Year with its second annual Teacher as Designer Institute.  This year the theme was Universal Design, which “is an educational framework that guides the design of learning goals, materials, methods, and assessments as well as the policies surrounding these curricular elements with a diversity of learners in mind” according to http://udloncampus.cast.org/home. […]

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Professor Challenges Students Outside Class Through Flipped Learning

Flipped Learning is an innovative and exciting method that allows instructors to achieve students 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. “If […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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