Mini Design Session Feedback

Mini Design Session Feedback

After the Personalized Professional Development Learning Institute in  August, the Design Team (KCELT, L&D, and educational consultant, Jim Stephens) got together to code and categorize the ideas from  designs, recordings, and participant feedback to move forward the future professional development here at Kirkwood. Based on the observations and notes during the institute, we realized a gap […]

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From Discovery to Mapping, KCELT Design Update

From Discovery to Mapping, KCELT Design Update

KCELT hosted an Innovative Learning Institute in August 2016, entitled “Designing Personalized Professional Development.”  This learning institute was not a “sit and get” two days of professional development – instead, it was a discovery-based experience with the goal to design personalized professional development for all Kirkwood employees. Before the institute, we all reviewed some inspiring […]

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Boosting Teaching and Understanding as a Professional Development Fellow

Boosting Teaching and Understanding as a Professional Development Fellow

“I always had the philosophy as a teacher that you teach the learners that you have, so I had to learn how to adapt my own teaching strategies for ELA learners. And I have grown as a teacher because of that,” says Shelby Myers-Verhage. “It’s been a very enriching experience both ways to sort of […]

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We Are Kirkwood: Multiple Perspectives on Diversity & Inclusion

We Are Kirkwood: Multiple Perspectives on Diversity & Inclusion

As a positive step towards making Kirkwood Community College a more diverse and inclusive environment, a diversity track was added to Collaborative Learning Days, featuring 16 sessions that addressed issues of diversity and inclusion.  This was a great first step towards bringing diversity issues to the forefront, prompting us all to be more reflective educators. […]

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Top 10 Actions

Top 10 Actions

This post was composed by Brian Kalata, chef instructor in the Hospitality Arts department.  The original document was written as a reflection in the History of the Community College course. About Brian Kalata Originally from Buffalo, New York, Chef Kalata began working in the restaurant industry at age 13. He began washing dishes, sweeping and […]

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