Monday, January 23, 2012

NACCTEP 2012 National Conference

The National Association of Community Colleges announces new keynote for the Leading the Way Conference in Philadelphia.  Chris Haskell is a lecturer and teacher educator at Boise State University as well as co-creator of 3D GameLab, a game-based learning management system. He will discuss the evolution of the teacher, the changing nature of teacher education, and the dramatic shift of the educational paradigm.

For additional information and to register for the national conference, visit the NACCTEP website at

Register now: Winter College Readiness Retreat

Please forward to your faculty.

Integrated, contextualized, modularized, accelerated, cohort-building, "flipping" the classroom...
what does all of this mean and how does it help my students?
Winter College Readiness Retreat

 – February 9-10 –

Registration forms are available here:
(right-hand side of the page, scroll down to College Readiness)

We will be discussing the recent reports from the statewide Transforming Precollege Education work groups, hearing from colleagues around the state who are using models and strategies recommended by the work group, and will have hands-on opportunities to practice using these strategies. As always, there will be time for you to work with your campus teams on integrative assignments, assessments, or other curricular work.

Hope to see you at Dumas Bay Centre, in Federal Way, on February 9-10th !

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Leading from the Classroom: Instructional technology and open resources

Co-sponsored by TACTC and WACTC, the Trustees and Presidents Associations

Leading from the Classroom:
Accelerating adoption of instructional technology and open resources

Faculty from our community and technical colleges will
lead these full-day, hands-on workshops

Each workshop will include:
·       Short demonstrations of teaching technology
·       Hands-on guided practice with new tech tools
·       Short introduction to open resource repositories
·       Hands-on guided practice locating and saving
           resources relevant to the courses you teach

You will leave the workshop with new skills,
new tools for teaching,
and a new collection of resources
to use in your online/hybrid/face-to-face classroom

Register Now
for the workshop in your region:

Tuesday, February 7th
Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Friday, March 16
South Puget Sound Community College

Friday, March 23
Spokane Community College
(Each workshop is a repeat; please register for just one.)


Thursday, January 5, 2012

High court: State isn't fully funding education

In a highly anticipated court ruling release Thursday morning, the Washington State Supreme Court agreed the state is failing to meet its constitutional duty to fully fund education and said it would retain jurisdiction to make sure the Legislature does so.   Read more about this Seattle Times article here.