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Course Design Academy


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May 13th, May 15th, May 17th

 LIB 221 (Lucas Center)

9am - 3:30pm


The Course Design Academy (CDA) will meet for three full days in Summer A to explore learner-centered design principles, discuss ideas in small learning teams, and apply principles/concepts to courses and syllabi. You will exit with a new and improved fall course and tools to implement strategies and activities. Over the three days, we will continue to explore ways to “backward” design from what we want our students to know, identify effective ways to assess what our students know, explore ways to support significant long-term learning, and plug these ideas into your course.


Blended Learning Academy


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May 20, 9am - 3pm, LIB 221 (Lucas Center)

May 22, 9am - 3pm, LIB 221 (Lucas Center)

May 23, 12pm - 1:30pm, VIRTUAL

May 29, 9am-12pm, LIB 221 (Lucas Center)


Blended Learning Academy explorers the design of hybrid courses over two full and two half-day sessions. This refers to a combination of face-to-face meetings and online sessions which when properly implemented can result in improved student success, satisfaction and retention. Grounded in several evidence-based theories, the experience will allow you to design or redesign a flipped, hybrid or otherwise blended course that promotes active, engaged and deep learning. Using the Backwards Design Model introduced in CDA, participants will choose, model and develop a variety of teaching and learning strategies and be exposed to various emerging technologies. 


Academic Portfolio Workshop


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June 3rd - June 7th

 Library 221 (Lucas Center)


The Academic Portfolio Workshop was first introduced to FGCU under the direction of Peter Seldin and J. Elizabeth Miller. This professional development program is time intensive. Participants are assigned to a faculty coach to develop the narrative portion of the promotion portfolio. The workshop will result in you developing a framework to showcase your strengths and accomplishments as a faculty member.


Peer Observation of Teaching Workshop


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June 10th, June 11th, June 13th

 Library 221 (Lucas Center)

9:00am - 3:00pm

 Peer observation of teaching is a supportive and developmental process to encourage dialogue about teaching among collaborative peers. Research suggests that the peer observation process can benefit the teaching of both observer and observed (Hendry & Oliver, 2012). Therefore, by participating in this workshop you will 1) increase your capacity to provide a valuable service to your peers and the university, and 2) engage in professional development to enhance your own teaching. Faculty who have achieved the rank of associate professor or instructor II are eligible.


Online Learning Academy


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June 3, 9:30am - 2:30pm, Room CC162

June 5, 9:30am - 2:30pm, Room CC 162

June 6, 9:30am - 11:00am, VIRTUAL

June 7, 9:30am - 12:30pm, Room CC 246


 The Online Learning Academy (OLA) seeks to meet faculty where they are in their experience and understanding of online instruction. From these individual starting points, participants will strengthen their skills as they engage in active learning experiences in a supportive learning community.  Coursework for the Academy includes videos, activities, readings, discussions, and risk-free implementation of effective online instructional strategies. This Academy is for all levels of experience in online teaching.  The Online Learning Academy meets for two full and two half-day sessions.


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ISAC Academy