Teaching Strategies

November 2014
Thanks to a $22,500 grant provided by ExxonMobil Foundation, Midland College (MC) will be able to establish the Midland College Water Monitoring Center, directed by Mr. Greg Larson, faculty member in Biology. Mr. Larson is an authority on water quality in the Pecos River, having worked for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) as a field biologist specializing in this area for 23 years. ExxonMobil is providing the funding through its 2013 Educational Matching Gift Program. The donation represents a 3-to-1 match of donations made to the Midland College Foundation by ExxonMobil...
September 2014
Emergency planning has become a part of institutional life in America. Schools and community centers regularly prepare and practice what to do in an emergency. Volunteer State Community College (Vol State) students and faculty have taken part in a two-year project to help particularly vulnerable organizations: child care centers. State law requires that child care centers have emergency plans. But it's tough for a small business or nonprofit to find the time or expertise needed to develop a plan. Vol State classes have prepared and distributed emergency planning kits for child care centers in...
August 2014
The Federal Reserve System conducts monetary policy to help stabilize fluctuations in the economy. It is geared toward altering money supply and interest rates so it can influence decisions pertaining to lending, borrowing, spending, and investing. These decisions have a direct impact on output, income, employment, and inflation rates. Monetary policy uses the following tools: Open market operations Reserve ratio Discount rate Federal funds rate Term Auction Facility Students should understand how the Federal Reserve Board (Fed), financial institutions, and the public act and interact, and...
2007
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.
March 2006
Link http://www.league.org/istream_v2/LeaguePublications/PathwaysCCTI.html
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...

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