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

Table of Knowledge

Jill Klefstad, School of Education, is continuing to offer this Sharing Community and to provide instructional and non-instructional staff a laid-back, safe and comfortable gathering place to dialogue and share issues related to teaching, learning, and professionalism in higher education. Examples include engaging students, mindfulness, building collaboration across campus, and much more

Replace Learning Technology Services with this title: Canvas Best Practice Discussion:

Learning Technology Services is working with NTLC to offer a Sharing Community designed to support instructors in advancing their understanding of how to more effectively use Canvas tools. The NTLC Sharing Community encourages faculty to go beyond the basics of Canvas by learning from campus faculty in monthly discussions that showcase how they have creatively designed a course in Canvas and what tools they are using to enhance student understanding. Instructors are learning how to use Canvas in unique ways!

2018-2019 Sharing Communities

Table of Knowledge

Jill Klefstad, School of Education, facilitated the bimonthly conversations.

Online Teaching Pedagogy

Marya Wilson, Operations and Management, 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

Table of Knowledge

Jill Klefstad, School of Education, facilitated the bimonthly conversations.

 

2016-2017 Sharing Communities

Online Pedagogy Conversations in Higher Education

Marya Wilson, Operations and Management, facilitated the conversations.

Table of Knowledge

Jill Klefstad, School of Education, facilitated the bimonthly conversations.

Teaching and Learning with Geo-spatial Information Systems and Technologies

Innisfree Mckinnon, Social Sciences, served as the facilitator.

2015-2016 Sharing Communities

Online Pedagogy in Higher Education

Marya Wilson, Operations and Management, facilitated the conversations.

2014-2015 Sharing Communities

Online Pedagogy in Higher Education

Marya Wilson, Operations and Management, facilitated the conversations.

2012-2013 Sharing Communities

Exploring Racism, Colonialism and Empire

Virginia Lea, School of Education, facilitated group dialogue.

Teaching Strategies: Even More Ways to Engage Students and Assess Learning

Deanna Schultz, School of Education, facilitated the group.

2011-2012 Sharing Communities

Critical Friends: A Collegial Review of Each Other’s Assignments

Lorraine Mitchel, English and Philosophy, was the facilitator.

Learning Objectives Based Assessment (LOBA)

Todd Zimmerman, Physics, facilitated the group discussion.

Teaching Circle

Georgios Loizides, Social Sciences, was the facilitator.

2010-2011 Sharing Communities

Mothers and Academia

Lopa Basu, English and Philosophy, Glendali Rodriguez, Construction, Glenda Jones, English and Philosophy, and Julie Watts, English and Philosophy, served as co-facilitators.

Teaching Circle

Georgios Loizides, Social Sciences, was the facilitator.