Teaching and Learning
Use of Real-World Data and Information in the Classroom: Evolution of a K-14 Teacher Preparation Model
Community colleges are uniquely poised to prepare tomorrow’s teachers to use internet-based tools and curriculum resources to enhance learning. Through the U.S. Department of Education-funded Pathways project, almost 250 faculty from over 40 community colleges nationwide have incorporated new tools and resources into their courses while modeling best practices in technology-based instruction to their students; approximately 6,900 preservice teachers have been affected by this program.
Career Pathways as a Systemic Framework: Rethinking Education for Student Success in College and Careers
As the centerpiece of conferences and federal initiatives across the educational spectrum, career pathways could be seen as be the latest fad offering community colleges the promise of increased funding and student success. In contrast, the authors of this paper contend that career pathways are the building blocks of a critically needed systemic transformation that will position community colleges as leaders in the effort to address some of the most pressing economic and social concerns facing the country today--not as a short term fix or project, but as incubators of innovation capable of...
Web-Mediated Faculty Professional Development: Improving Learning, Building Community, and Assessing Outcomes
An Assessment Framework For the Community College: Measuring Student Learning and Achievement as a Means of Demonstrating Institutional Effectiveness
The Student Impact Study of the Alliance+ Project: Three Case Studies in K-12 Technology Integration
When looking at national data about American students who are identified as English language learners (ELL), overlapping definitions from two prominent sources are important to note. The U.S. Census Bureau uses the American Community Survey (2013) to obtain information about factors that disproportionately affect ELL students and their families. The survey compares statistics between "native" and "foreign" households, definitions which are determined by where the householder was born. Not all children whose parents were born outside of the U.S. are identified as ELL. However, when...
The League's Community Colleges and Public Health Project was launched in 2012 in collaboration with the Framing the Future: The Second Hundred Years of Education for Public Health Task Force, convened by the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH). Student Ambassadors. ASPPH's This Is Public Health (TIPH) Ambassadors help raise awareness about the field of public health by leading virtual events, taking over the TIPH social media accounts, and planning activities for K-16 students to grow interest in public health education and careers. To request an Ambassador for your...
Reimagining the traditional face-to-face, lecture-based instructional model is at the heart of academic transformation in higher education, and faculty development is central to this change. Getting faculty to want to modify how they teach will enable grassroots experimentations to gain traction and inspire systemic change. Yet this process first requires faculty developers to recognize and support the affective dimension of teaching and learning and, in turn, experiment with more human-centered approaches. Expect it to be messy. Recognizing Faculty Culture Creativity and risk-taking in the...
Click here to access the Getting Results modules. Click on the inks below to access transcripts of the videos in Getting Results. Overview: How to Take This Course Module 1: Creating a Community of Learners Module 2: Planning for Outcomes Module 3: Active Teaching and Learning Module 4: Moving Beyond the Classroom Module 5: Teaching With Technology Module 6: Assessing Teaching and Learning The WGBH Educational Foundation and the League for Innovation in the Community College partnered to develop, field test, and disseminate multimedia resources to foster the use of effective teaching and...