Announcing the Transformational Learning Faculty Learning Community!
The Center for Learning and Teaching is excited to launch one of our two Spring 2020 Faculty Learning Communities! Hosted by CLT Senior Director Rebecca Mills, the Transformational Learning group features faculty, staff, and guest facilitators with a wide range of expertise, from service learning to study abroad to the ongoing significance of land theft from Indigenous peoples. Group members will learn how to plan learning experiences outside the classroom, outside the state, and outside the country, taking place-based excursions in addition to regular weekly meetings. In addition, all members will use and contribute to the new Transformational Learning Toolkit, building a Canvas resource for faculty.
In May, this cohort will be able to use professional development money to experience Place-Based Experiential Learning for a week in Dublin, Ireland, hosted by Champlain College Dublin faculty and staff. Individual supplementary events in the Burlington area will be open to all Champlain faculty. Regular meetings are Wednesday mornings at 8:15am in Aiken Hall’s Morgan Room, except as otherwise announced.
- Introduction to Transformational Learning Theory and Design (Rebecca Mills and David Mills)
- Place-Based Experiential Learning – Dublin Examples and Experiences (Stephen Robinson and Lilly Johnsson)
- “Let Us Serve” service learning experiences (Christina Erickson and Nadia Mitchell)
- Walking and Mobile Methodologies: Place-based Research Design (Katheryn Wright)
- Introduction to Service Learning (Christina Erickson)
- Integrate Design-Thinking & Experiential Learning into Your Courses (Jen Adrian and Sarah Jerger)
- Exploring Experiential Learning Tools and Technology (Katheryn Wright, David Mills, and Caroline Toy)
- Place-Based Education Burlington I (Nina Ridhibhinyo, Director of Programs & Strategy at ECHO, and Christina Erickson)
- Place-Based Education Burlington II @ ECHO
- Travel Courses and Celtic Culture (Stephen Robinson and Kerry Noonan)
- Taking Care of Place by Off-Setting the Environmental Impact of Study Abroad (Val Esposito and Tatum Robinson)
- Shelburne Farms trip
- Beyond Logistics: Diversity & Inclusion in the Study Abroad Planning Process (Noah Goldblatt)
- Meaningful Connections with Local Communities – Dublin Experiences (Stephen Robinson and Tony Langan)
- Place-Based Acknowledgements: Stolen Land and Honoring Indigenous People (Jen Cirillo, Director of Professional Learning, Shelburne Farms)
- On Track, Off the Beaten Path: Designing and Leading Outdoor Experiences to Support your Classroom (excursion with Erik Shonstrom and Caroline Toy)