Inclusion By Design: A Tool for Faculty

After the 2013 Professional and Organizational Development Network (POD Network) Conference, three professors got together to create a tool to assist faculty with addressing inclusion in their courses.   They “were driven by a lack of available resources that provide a practical approach to digging deep into the nuances of one’s course.”   Inclusion By Design is the outcome of this collaborative effort.

In looking back at their work they authors said:

We spent a few years of designing and wrestling with what to call our creation (tool, audit, survey?) and eventually decided that it simply was a ‘tool’ to explore inclusion in one’s syllabus and course design. In our ongoing research, deliberations, and presentations of this tool at national conferences, three areas of intentional exploration emerged: inclusion and course context; text; and subtext. The complete tool is rather lengthy and exhaustive, rooted in theory and research on inclusion, multicultural education, universal design, implicit/unconscious bias, and the hidden curriculum

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Rick W. Burkett runs the John A. Logan College Teaching and Learning Center, teaches history, and heads an educational nonprofit. He publishes blogs on a wide variety of topics, including history, teaching and learning, student success, and teaching online.
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Drone Equipment I am Using

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I have been getting a number of questions about the equipment I am using for my video podcasts.  I am using a 3DR Solo Drone with a GoPro 3+ camera.  I also use a Canon 50D with a 17-70 or 70 to 200 lens.

3DR Solo Drone: http://amzn.to/2gSkjBq
3DR Solo Bag: http://amzn.to/2wSH9PP
GoProHero 3+:
Canon 50D:
Lens Hood: http://amzn.to/2xlQlwO
JOBY Action Clamp & Gorilla Pod Arm: http://amzn.to/2gSAIG8
Amazon Basics Carrying Case for GoPro:
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Amazon Basics Universal Travel Small Electronics: http://amzn.to/2gTV2Hg
BESTEK Power Inverter: http://amzn.to/2xlDvPi

 

 

Rick W. Burkett runs the John A. Logan College Teaching and Learning Center, teaches history, and heads an educational nonprofit. He publishes blogs on a wide variety of topics, including history, teaching and learning, student success, and teaching online.
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The Mind-Set List, Faculty Edition

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In the spirit of the Beloit Mindset Lists, Robert Scherrer over at Inside Higher Ed written his own list with various point about the college years of the “typical 50-something professor.” Continue reading “The Mind-Set List, Faculty Edition”

Rick W. Burkett runs the John A. Logan College Teaching and Learning Center, teaches history, and heads an educational nonprofit. He publishes blogs on a wide variety of topics, including history, teaching and learning, student success, and teaching online.
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Salman Khan, Let’s Teach for Mastery

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In this TED Talks video Salman Khan discusses teaching for “Mastery.”  The video description says:

“Would you choose to build a house on top of an unfinished foundation? Of course not. Why, then, do we rush students through education when they haven’t always grasped the basics? Yes, it’s complicated, but educator Sal Khan shares his plan to turn struggling students into scholars by helping them master concepts at their own pace.”

 

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Cengage: Great Icebreakers for the College Classroom

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Turnitin: Engaging Arguments

 

Linda D. Friedrich, Ph.D

Director of Research and Evaluation at the National Writing Project

How are teens using of digital tools as they conduct research and write? What skills have they already developed and what are they still learning? To provide a window into these questions, this presentation will provide a quick-paced overview of findings from a survey of 2,000 AP and National Writing Project teachers, conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Internet in American Life Project.

Rick W. Burkett runs the John A. Logan College Teaching and Learning Center, teaches history, and heads an educational nonprofit. He publishes blogs on a wide variety of topics, including history, teaching and learning, student success, and teaching online.
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The Flipped Learning Network

ABOUT THE FLIPPED LEARNING NETWORK
The mission of the Flipped Learning Network™ is to provide educators with the knowledge, skills, and resources to successfully implement Flipped Learning.
The goals of the FLN are to:

  • Serve as the hub connecting educators engaged in Flipped Learning.
  • Facilitate and collaborate on research relevant to Flipped Learning.
  • Provide access to professional learning opportunities on Flipped Learning.

The Flipped Learning Network website is here: http://www.flippedlearning.org/FLN

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Adobe — Creativity In Education: Why It Matters

See why its the right time for educational institutions to integrate critical thinking and creative problem-solving into every class curriculum.

Adobe published a study by Edelman Berland based on a survey of 1,000 Americans 25 years of age and older.   All of those surveyed were full-time salaried employees.  Some of the key findings were:

  • 88% agree that creativity should be built into education curriculums.
  • 85% agree creative thinking is critical for problem solving in their career but nearly one-third (32%) do not feel comfortable thinking creatively at work.
  • 78% say that creativity is important to theri current careers.
  • 72 % afrr that they were more focused on subject matter than creative thinking in school.
  • 71 % agree that creativity should be a taught course.
  • 65% believe creativity is a personality rerait that is innate.
  • 57% believe creativity is a learned skill taht can be learned in thier carrer.

The full report is here.

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