I trust that you enjoyed your summer session and/or break. Thanks to all who attended our 1st Annual Faculty Learning Community (FLC) Retreat held on August 7, 2015 at South Chicago Learning Center. More details will be given in this issue regarding this initiative as we launch this program this semester. Along with the FLCs this semester, we will be continuing our Supplemental Instruction Program, STEM Club and After School Academy at Julian High School. An informational email was sent to faculty to determine interest in participation for a Saturday STEM Academy for ACT preparation. The math intervention for the Race to the Top Program at Julian and Corliss is on hold until the Governor releases the budget.
Inside this issue you will get an update on other activities sponsored by the STEM CTL. Technology trainings, workshops and webinars will continue to be provided, and we welcome you to share your expertise with your colleagues. Please stop in to see one of our technology staff if you have questions or wish to update your skills on various techniques. We appreciate your continued support!
Hot Off the Press!
Stop by the STEM CTL for a hard copy or download a copy today! OHC STEM CTL Fall Program - Fall 2015
If you are interested in presenting please complete the STEM CTL Professional Development Proposal.
Students get ahead with Level-UP!
In the summer 2015, we offered Math, English and Chemistry courses. We had 22 students attended (Seventeen students registered for the program). Prof. Ibrahima and Abedin taught two sections of Math classes. Chemistry and English were taught by Prof. Forrester and Prof. Given respectively. The program held an orientation and graduation ceremony, where students received a certificate of completion.
End of Program Celebration!
Faculty Learning Communities Retreat 2015
- Integrated Learning Across Disciplines
- Service Learning
- Effective Teaching in the STEM Disciplines
- Course, program and institution-wide assessment
These FLCS may continue for two semesters and others may be offered depending on faculty interest for Spring 2016.
Participating faculty will select a focus course or project to tryout innovations, assess student learning and prepare a course or project mini portfolio to present the results. Other activities for FLC members will include seminars, retreats and conferences.