Registration for the conference is open, please register asap http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CQ2NQTQ. Conference registration cost is $50.00 for non-FIN/Chabot-Las Positas attendees. Please register by February 6, 2011. It is an event you do not want to miss!
Faculty Inquiry Groups from inside the Faculty Inquiry Network (FIN), from Chabot College, and from around the state will come together March 4-5, 2011 to share insights, initiatives and innovations generated by their inquiry work including: Basic Skills, General Education, Career & Technical Education, Learning Communities, Student Services, and more. We will discuss: students’ affective domain, contextualized learning, moving from inquiry to innovation, changing classroom practice and dynamics, and more!
The conference also will delve into the theory and the process of inquiry itself. Attendees will benefit from practical advice and guidance, including: how to establish and sustain Faculty Inquiry Groups; how and why to integrate student co‐inquirers; and the role technology—including video—can play.
The Faculty Inquiry Network would like to offer the opportunity for other Faculty Inquiry Groups (FIGs) and investigative faculty, staff and administrators to come celebrate and share their work at this conference. If you would like to present at this conference, please complete a Call for Proposal http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SYZLV6B.
Proposals are due January 30, 2011.
If you need hotel accommodations, the Faculty Inquiry Network has partnered with La Quinta Inn and Suites for this conference. When booking, mention the Faculty Inquiry Network and you will be given a discounted rate.
Hope to see you there!
I hope that all of you can attend the Umoja VI student run conference that is being assisted by FIN. The students have come up with many creative approaches to exemplifying what works in the classroom and have made it a day of engaged learning and creation. You really don’t want to miss it. Please also bring along your students.
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One thing great teachers have in common, no matter what they teach, is skill. They make accommodating 30 or more different learning styles and multi-level instruction within one classroom look like a walk in the park. But upon closer examination, you’ll learn that these great teachers are well-prepared, well-organized, and skilled at facilitating discussion, independent and group learning around meaningful subject manner. Terrific teachers know how to create a lively teaching environment, one that welcomes students to bring their prior knowledge with them to new and stimulating learning experiences.
Industry2Classroom Train-the-Trainer does not aim to bring you from zero to hero in just 2 days, but will equip every participant with helpful information, strategy, theory and real-world instructional practices that can be brought back and shared with others at your school.
Offered November 1-2, 2010, please click here for more information.
The Faculty Inquiry Network’s (FIN) purpose is to support professional development which includes: conducting faculty inquiry; revisiting basic skills assumptions; interpreting and integrating data; accessing student voices; developing students as co-inquirers; making visible; using technology for teaching and learning; creating and supporting new initiatives, curriculum and program development; constructing educational tools using digital media; and hosting dialogue around student and faculty learning.