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Fall Quarter Opening 2015

The Teaching-Learning Academy (TLA) is the central forum for the scholarship of teaching and learning at Western Washington University. This Prezi provides you with an overview of the work completed prior to Fall 2015.
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Teaching-Learning Academy

Exploring multiple views at
Western Washington University since 2000.
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Background
1998 : Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (CASTL)

1999: "Where are the students? "

2000: TLA launched & “Learning Reconsidered” course

2005-Present: Civil Discourse class & Comm 339: Applied Practicum
Objectives

Civil discourse
including disagreement

Deeper understanding of teacher-learner
relationships

Best individual & institutional
practices

Enhanced
learning environment
at WWU

Celebrating
contribution to teaching & learning

We provide light refreshments and welcome others to bring food to share.

TLA loves food!
TLA as a Spider Web
Connects all areas of the campus and the Bellingham community and allows us to see beyond where we are presently to the many possibilities beyond. 
 

~June Fraser Thistle
~Photo by Masiyh Ford

Why Participate?
Dialogue groups

Teaching & learning forums

Campus partnerships

ISSOTL - Students as Co-inquirers

Presentations & publications
Activities
Agenda
Dialogue Group Schedule
Every OTHER week in Wilson Library 270

Four meeting options:
Wednesdays 12-1:20 & 2-3:20
Thursdays 12-1:20 & 2-3:20

Expectations for Comm 339 students

*Need to miss your regular group? Attend another!
Dialogue Format:
Opening
Check-in (Roster)
Announcements
Highlights
Dialogue prompt

Small Group Dialogue
Record group highlights
Select someone to present to the closing group

Closing

Student facilitators

Flattened hierarchy

TLA agreements
Structure
Be respectful.

Be open.

Be direct.

Be present.

Be ethical.

Agreements
From G. Gerard, “What is Dialogue?” in Rediscover the Transformative Power of Dialogue,
Dominick Abel Literary Agency, 1998.
Divergent vs. Convergent
Dialogue
Institutional Change
2009-10: What do we mean by reflective learning and how might we strengthen reflective learning practices at WWU?
Reflective Garden – Grow the Garden campaign

2012-13: How will we cultivate and connect communities in which the whole person grows and relationships flourish?
Connecting Communities Event
Conversations in Common

2013-14: How do we ignite individual passion, purpose, and potential to co-create a culture of trust?
Connecting Communities - Trust Building Event
Chat Sticks

Last Year's Big Question:
How can we reduce barriers to life-long learning across disciplines and communites?
2014-15 Proposals:
Recognizing barriers survey

Mentoring for life-long learning online resource

Barrier Busting Bash
Attitudinal Change
I can't believe how much students care about their own learning.
~ many faculty and staff

Sometimes, it's really hard to get to TLA, but I'm always glad I did because I leave feeling inspired and refreshed.
~ many faculty, students, staff, community

I can't believe how much faculty and staff and community members care about my learning.
~ many students
What is something you learned this summer?
Introductions
2015-2016 Big Question:
What will we decide?
The Teaching-Learning Academy

To voice your ideas!
What topic/issue on the current list interests you?

Is there another topic/issue you would like to nominate?

Prompt for today:
Preferred name & pronoun
Attitudinal Change
I can't believe how much students care about their own learning.
~ many faculty and staff

Sometimes, it's really hard to get to TLA, but I'm always glad I did because I leave feeling inspired and refreshed.
~ many faculty, students, staff, community

I can't believe how much faculty and staff and community members care about my learning.
~ many students
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