Learning Community Workshops

Dr. Vincent Tinto will be presenting two seminars:

1.  “Formation of a Shared Learning Community and Its Effect on Student Success and Retention” 

2.  “Learning Communities: Creating the Necessary Connections for Success”

Each of the two seminars will be offered on Kendall, North and Wolfson. You may register for one or both seminars.

Formation of a Shared Learning Community and Its Effect on Student Success and Retention

Audience:  

Faculty and Administrators

Length of Presentation:   

1 hour

Prerequisite

None

Description: Dr. Vincent Tinto will be presenting the Formation of a Shared Learning Community, which will address the challenges of student involvement and learning by focusing our attention on student classroom experiences.  These initiatives involve the use of learning communities to establish student sharing in the learning process, the use of collaborative or cooperative teaching to reorganize student classroom experiences, and the use of classroom assessment to provide feedback on student learning. 
* Approved CT&D Workshop for Professional Development credit.

Objectives

As a result of successful completion of the presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Define learning communities and their variations
  • Create more sustained intellectual interaction among students and their teachers
  • Describe effective institutional practices based on recent research for using shared learning communities
  • Understand the role of the professor, student, staff and administrator in a successful learning community

1.  “Formation of a Shared Learning Community and Its Effect on Student Success and Retention”

Reference 

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Time

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Learning Communities: Creating the Necessary Connections for Success

Audience:  

Faculty and Administrators

Length of Workshop:   

1 hour

Prerequisite

None

Description: This roundtable workshop is designed to provide faculty and administrators with an opportunity in a shared learning environment to gain an understanding of the process in involved in planning, implementing, assessing, and/or expanding learning communities. Participants will explore challenges that relate to developing and sustaining successful learning communities. 
Professional Development credit applied for.

Objectives

 As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Learn from and ask questions of a nationally respected authority with in-depth knowledge related to learning communities
  • Foster community, coherence and connections among courses
  • Explore compelling interdisciplinary problems best illuminated by multiple perspectives
  • Share your own ideas, beliefs, experiences and concerns in open-dialogue sessions
2.  “Learning Communities: Creating the Necessary Connections for Success”

Reference 

Date

Day

Time

Campus/Room

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How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

New - Easier registration for workshops

You can access the Registration System and register for a CTD workshop using the same user name and password that use to login to your computer.    Example:   Richard Johnson  would be rjohnson     (You will NOT need to create a separate student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop)  The first time you log in to the Registration Page, you will be asked to accept the Use of Computing Resources at Miami Dade College.    The Accept button is located at the bottom of the screen.

PLEASE NOTE:  You do not have to create a student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop.  You can use your regular network login name and password proceeded by the MDCC\   
  1. Go to the MDC Registration Page.
  2. Choose the Term from the dropdown menu.
  3. Enter your PIN number (If you don't remember your PIN, you can reset it by clicking the Update My Pin button.)
  4. Click the  myMDC  Log In button.
  5. Log in  using your regular username and password.  Your username must be proceeded by the MDCC\

ex.   Joe Smith would login in with

User name -  mdcc\jsmith and his regular password.

 

Pictured below are screenshots of the login information you will see when go to  MDC Registration.   

Once logged in, you should use Speed Registration.  You must know the Reference number for the workshop you want to take.   You can still  search for workshops using the Course ID or Short title, if you click on Shopping Cart.    The best way to register is by  Reference number.

Once you have registered for a class, you can print your schedule.    Please make every effort to attend once you've registered as seats are limited.     However, If you need to drop, you can also do this through the Web Registration screen.     CTD classes will appear on your transcript as non-credit classes.

Go to MDC Web Registration