Sharing Communities

A program for instructors to discuss a topic
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The NTLC's Sharing Communities typically consist of groups of 6-10 instructors who agree to meet three to four times during a semester to investigate a topic, issue or problem related to teaching and learning. The conversations are lively, thought-provoking, and beneficial.

 

2019-2020 Sharing Communities (SC):

Table of Knowledge

Jill Klefstad provided instructional and non-instructional staff a laid-back, safe and comfortable gathering place to dialogue and share knowledge about teaching, learning, and professionalism at the college level. They included engaging students, mindfulness, building collaboration across campus, and much more.

Learning Technology Services (LTS)

Learning Technology Services worked with NTLC to provide a sharing community designed for instructors to ask questions and seek out guidance when using certain tools within Canvas.  The NTLC Sharing Community encouraged faculty to go beyond the basics of Canvas by participating in monthly discussions based on the experiences instructors have when developing, creating, and designing a course in Canvas.  Instructors have the opportunity to learn from each other and discover how other colleagues are using Canvas in a unique way to facilitate learning.

Canvas Best Practice Discussion Topics 2019-2020:

November: Groups

December: Course Organization and Templates

January: Kaltura Video Making and Captioning

February: Peer Review

March: Collaborations

April: Blueprint Courses

May: BbC and Synchronous courses, blended class ideas

 

2018-2019 Sharing Communities (SC):

Table of Knowledge

Jill Klefstad provided instructional and non-instructional staff a laid-back, safe and comfortable gathering place to dialogue and share knowledge about teaching, learning, and professionalism at the college level. They included engaging students, mindfulness, building collaboration across campus, and much more. 

Online Teaching Pedagogy

Marya Wilson facilitated the Online Teaching Pedagogy Sharing Community for the 2018-2019 academic year. The group meet once a month via Skype for Business. This was a very casual one-hour conversation about ways to be more effective online teachers. This was an important campus discussion given our LSM conversion. 

 

2017-2018 Sharing Communities (SC):

Online Teaching Pedagogy Conversations in Higher Education

Online Teaching Pedagogy Conversations in Higher Education

Marya Wilson (facilitator) met with instructors and staff to discuss how to create and maintain the most effective online educational environment and experience for students and faculty alike. This SC explored instructional practices associated with successful online teaching. The group meet once a month to have free-flowing, open sharing of their successes and opportunities for improvement within their online classrooms.

Table of Knowledge

Table of Knowledge

Dr. Jill Klefstad (facilitator) provided instructional and non-instructional staff a laid-back, safe and comfortable gathering place to dialogue and share knowledge about teaching, learning, and professionalism at the college level. They discussed engaging students, mindfulness, building collaboration across campus, and much more.