The higher education is changing--in ways known and unknown.
While much debate ensues over what higher education should become, many faculty are left to live this transitional experience with little communication and support about how and what to change. Unlike K-12 teachers' lounges, we have no physical or virtual space outside department meetings to commune and collaborate over these pressing issues.
As an educator, maker, leader, and professor, this site is meant to provide insights about, resources for and experiences with contending with the "changing ecology of higher education". Professional development, dealing with a changing student demographic , and instructional innovations among other topics are a focus here. K-12 resources are considered adaptions for college instruction given that both these educational spheres share a focus on accountability, the implications of brain research for teaching and learning, technology in the classroom, and managing socially diverse student populations (including social class, ability, sexual orientation and gender).
The changes in education require educators at any level to seek (immersive) professional development to be effective in a 21st-century classroom.
Here are some opportunities:
The 13th Annual Teaching Professor Conference
June 3-5, 2016
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