The Dean Shirley Anderson Conference 2014
Winter Conference on Teaching and Learning
Deadline for Nomination: 10/31
Nominate yourself or another community member via email by Thursday, October 31 2013!
SAC Chairs and FDCs—encourage the faculty you work with to make proposals. Remind everyone again at the Fall SAC Day.
- January 31, 2014
- Sylvania Campus
- The Thriving Educator: Life in Balance
As educators we wear many hats in our daily lives. We work, raise families, prepare for classes and stay current in our fields, juggling many responsibilities at one time. As we are caught up in living life day to day, it is easy to focus our attention on the immediate and to underestimate the importance of satisfying all human needs (physiological, safety, belonging, self-esteem and self-actualization).
The Teaching Learning Center Coordinators are proud to announce this professional development opportunity focusing on the life in balance.
The 2014 Anderson Conference is designed to offer educators tools to thrive. Specifically, the conference will provide valuable resources and strategies to apply in your daily life, including in the classroom. You will see how this not only benefits you personally and professionally, but also benefits your students and colleagues. We invite you to consider areas in your own life that may need balance and to attend sessions that offer the tools needed so that you truly become a Thriving Educator.
Each workshop will be 30-60 minutes in length including an introduction led by the facilitator, followed by project time for faculty to interact. We are specifically seeking interactive workshops, modeling the best principles of andragogy; therefore we will not be able to accept formal lectures or similarly structured presentations.
We are looking for PCC Faculty & Staff who would like to lead others as a workshop facilitator in any of the following categories—or propose another workshop that fits into the Conference theme:
- Life/Work Balance
- Health/Stress Management
- Surviving Emerging Trends in Education
- Meditation Education
- Spiritual Resources
- Community Services
- Thriving in the PCC Classroom
- Human “Resources”
- Domestic violence
- Learning Garden and/or Horticultural Therapy
- Dealing with death and dying
- Family Services and Support: Early childhood to the Elderly
- Social media issues and Challenges for educators
- Andragogy: Teaching trends and theories for adult learners
- Visualization and visual communication
- Acting skills/Improv for the classroom
- Brain games/ Crossing the midline
- Balance activities, e.g. juggling
- Hobbies and (positive) distractions
- Alternative & diverse modes of being in the classroom
- Understanding Financial Aid
- Continuing Ed and you