TEACHING CIRCLES

At SFA, Teaching Circles offer faculty opportunities to explore teaching and learning topics in a semester-long timeframe and in a format that is less structured than an FLC. Teaching Circles to explore and share ideas in a discussion-oriented setting. Teaching Circles often discuss books, scholarly papers, or emerging issues.  The estimated time commitment for most Teaching Circles is 10-15 hours, though some may meet less frequently.

Space is limited! Registration is required. To register, log into mySFA, choose the Employee tab, then choose myTraining. Find Teaching Circle in the list of sessions and follow the instructions to register!

 

Past Teaching Circles

  • Fall 2017: Perry Moon (Languages, Cultures, and Communication) and Courtney Wooten (English and Creative Writing) led a Teaching Circle on building better writers.

  • Spring 2017: Perry Moon (Languages, Cultures, and Communication) and Courtney Wooten (English and Creative Writing) led a Teaching Circle on building better writers.

  • Spring 2016: Randi Barnes-Cox (Department of History) led a Reading Circle on Ken Bain's What the Best College Teachers Do.

  • Fall 2015: Janet Kamps (CTL) led a Teaching Circle on quality in online education. Topics included:

    • current best practices in online education

    • what SACS and the Higher Education Coordinating Board are saying about online education

    • Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and accessibility in online courses

    • the annual Award for Outstanding Excellence in Online Education

    • current research in online education

  • Spring 2015: Carolyn Stufft (Department of Elementary Education) led a Teaching Circle on scholarship of teaching and learning. Participants read the following:

    • Bishop-Clark, C., & Dietz-Uhler, B. (2012). Engaging in the scholarship of teaching and learning. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing

    • McKinney, K. (2007). Enhancing learning through the scholarship of teaching and learning: The challenges and joys of juggling. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass

 

 

 

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