Our professional development approach is best characterized by our centerpiece program, Teaching and Learning Circles (TLCs). The acronym “TLC” not only conveys a message of nurturing that we feel our faculty deserves, but also our commitment to modeling the kinds of collaborative and reflective learning experiences we hope to promote, both for ourselves and our students.
Learning for a Sustainable Future and Using Social Media for Social Change
Seeing photo elicitation and social media as powerful tools for learning and social change, this ePortfolio-based pedagogy engages students in authentic and generative processes for constructing and representing emerging understandings of complex ideas relating to sustainability and for motivating social change for a sustainable future.
Reflective Pedagogy Practice – Weekly Reflective Journal and Comments
Expanding the Classroom in First-Year Seminar – Having students posting weekly reflections and reading and commenting on each other’s postings built a community spirit within the class and extended the conversation beyond class time.