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Reading Apprenticeship
Nancy Sander sandern@wlac.edu

Cultural Commpetency
Kimberly Manner mannerke@wlac.edu

One Book
Susan Trujillo
TrujilS@wlac.edu

Flipped Classroom
Melinda Smith
SmithMM@wlac.edu

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Focused Inquiry Groups (FIGs)

Reading Apprenticeship

Cultural Competency

One Book

Flipped Classroom

What is a FIG?

Faculty inquiry is a form of professional development by which instructors identify and investigate questions about students’ learning.  The inquiry process is ongoing, informed by evidence of student learning, and undertaken in a collaborative setting.  Findings from the process come back to the classroom in the form of new curricula, new assessments, and new pedagogies, which in turn become subjects for further inquiry.

A FIG is a faculty interest group of 5 or more people with a mutual interest in a particular aspect of teaching and learning.   Intended to foster scholarly teaching and scholarship about teaching, FIGs are open to all instructors, full or adjunct, and to staff with a particular interest in the topic.

FIG members come together to share best practices, do research about their topic, support each other in practicing their methodology, assess the effect of the method upon student learning, and share their findings with the campus community.

Meetings are scheduled and the agenda set by the members themselves.  Each FIG has a lead person who takes responsibility for maintaining the group and taking of the logistics for the meetings.  Participation in FIGs are voluntary.

FIGs come and go depending upon the interests of the faculty.

If you’re interested in starting a FIG, contact Mary-Jo Apigo, Dean of Teaching & Learning at apigomj@wlac.edu or x4410.

 

FIG Leaflet: One College, One Book, Spring 2016

FIG Leaflet: One College, One Book and Reading Apprenticeship, Fall 2015

FIG Leaflet: Reading Apprenticeship, Spring 2015

FIG Leaflet: One College, One Book, Spring 2015


Reading Apprenticeship

Reading Apprenticeship Program is tailored to help instructors understand how they can “apprenticeship” students into proficient academic reading in their subject area.

This program will teach instructors

  • how to think beyond their “expert blind spot” to uncover the strategies they bring to disciplinary reading tasks in order to scaffold these strategies for students
  • how to introduce and sustain metacognitive conversation in their classes
  • how to recognize and work with students’ strengths as readers, and
  • how to bring an inquiry lens to their own instructional practices.

Your students will benefit from this program by having

  • increased retention and course completion
  • increased depth in reading comprehension and written work, and
  • increased willingness to persist through difficult texts.

If you'd like to be added to the Etudes Shell for this FIG, contact Nancy Sander. 

 

Meeting Dates

 

  • May 28, 2015 | 12:45-2:00 pm | GC 210K
  • April 30, 2015 | 3:00-4:00 pm | GC 210K
  • April 13, 2015 | 12:45-2:00 pm | GC 210K
  • March 17, 2015 | 12:45-2:00 pm | GC 210K
  • February 17, 2015 | 12:45-2:00 pm | GC 210K 
  • November 20, 2014 | 1:00-2:30 pm | GC 210K
  • November 17, 2014 | 3:00-3:30 pm | HLRC-4E
  • November 17, 2014 | 3:30-4:30 pm | HLRC-4E - Tech Fair Presentation
  • October 29, 2014 | 1:00-2:30 pm | GC 210K - Introductory Workshop
  • October 27, 2014 | 2:30-4:00 pm | GC 210K
  • October 22, 2014 | 1:00-2:30 pm | GC 210K
  • September 29, 2014 | 1:00-2:30 pm | GC 210K
  • September 23, 2014 | 2:00-4:00 pm | GC 210K 

Cultural Competency

If you'd like to be added to the Etudes Shell for this FIG, contact Kimberly Manner.

Meeting Dates 

  • November 7, 2014, | 12:00-1:30 pm
  • October 17, 2014 | 12:00-1:30 pm | Winlock
  • September 12, 2014 | 12:00-1:30 pm | SSB-414

One Book

  • February 12, 2015 | 2:00 - 3:00 pm | HLRC-316
  • November 18, 2014 | 3:00-4:30 pm | HLRC-316

Flipped Classroom

  • September 16, 2015 | 3:00 - 4:00 pm | HLRC-114