Activities, Projects, and Goals 2016-2017

Fall 2016: Very busy schedule with overload at Clark, redesigning some online curriculum pieces, adapting to new texts, etc. Home-educating 10th grade. Active with green party events and local anti-methanol campaign.

Winter 2017: Having to convert all my websites away from Clark as the faculty server is disconinued. Multiple time-consuming tech dilemmas! Continuing to make my online materials more accessible to students with physical challenges (Trig course is up next). Serving on the Clark College Instructional Planning Team and on the boards of two non-profit organizations.

Spring 2017: Taking 1/3 release time to work on the online pieces of the Math Pathways project for the dept. Hoping to convert Trigonometry examples from gif to video (via Explain Everything app).

Summer 2017: Preparing new course for homeschoolers "Mathematics in Literature and Film" to be team-taught with my teen daughter.


Professional Development 2017

Conference: Washington Community College Mathematics Conference 2017 (WCCMC)
Hosted by Highline College, held at Great Wolf Lodge 2017.05/18-20 [Website | Twitter]

High School courses learning/designing while teaching this year include:
Writing for Magazine Publication and Rhetoric
Chemistry 111-112
Honours World Civilizations (Renaissance and Modern)
ASL Sign Language II-III
Health: Effects of Diethylstilbestrol Exposure I-II
SAT Preparation (Great Courses)


Professional Development 2016

Webinar: "Canvas and eLumen Partnership" Melissa Loble (Canvas) & Matt Coombs (eLumen)"
eLumen 2016/9/21

Conference: Washington Community College Mathematics Conference 2016 (WCCMC)
Hosted by Clark College, held at Oregon Coast 2016.04/21-23 [Website | Twitter]

Webinar Series: Community College Consortium for OER
-- 2016/2/10 "Best Practices for OER Faculty Development"
-- 2016/3/9 "OER Adoption to Scale: Highlights from Four States"
-- 2016/3/10 "Student Voices and Campus-wide Faculty Development"
-- 2016/4/27 "Advisory Meeting with the NOBA Psychology OER Project"
-- 2016/5/11 "Three Faculty Perspectives on OER Adoption"
-- 2016/6/8 "Designing for Open Pedagogy"

Webinar: "Bridging the Technology Gap - Free Technology Tools for Math"
AMATYC 2016/1/26 [LINK]

High School courses learning/designing while teaching this year include:
Writing Great Fiction (Great Courses)
Homer's Odyssey and Iliad (Great Courses)
Medieval World Civilizations (AP course)


Professional Development 2015

MOOC: "Web Accessibility MOOC for Online Educators" via Desire to Learn (D2L)
Portland CC 2015.10/19-11/22 #WAMOE

Webinar: "Calculus Alive! Motivating Students with Applications and Flipping the Class for Active Learning" AMATYC 2015/7/30 [LINK]

Webinar: "eCATS: Electronic Classroom Assessment Techniques - Taking the temperature of learning in the classroom" AMATYC 2015/7/13 [LINK]

Online Workshop: "Reset the Mindset" (three-day certifying workshop)
University of Phoenix: Faculty Workshops 2015.05/19-22

Webinar: "Women in Online Higher Education Leadership Roles: Strategies for Professional Development and Success" Online Consortium (OLC) 2015/5/14 [LINK]

Webinar: "Content in Context: Teaching Students with Real-World Applications" AMATYC 2015/5/12 [LINK]

Conference: Washington Community College Mathematics Conference 2015 (WCCMC)
Hosted by Bellevue College, held at Lake Chelan WA 2015.04/30-5/2 [Website | Twitter]

Webinar: "Incorporating the use of Real Data and R in a Statistics Course" AMATYC 2015/4/14 [LINK]

Conference: Pacific Northwest MAA Section Meeting 2015 (PNW-MAA) held jointly with NUMS
Hosted by Univ. of Washington, Tacoma WA 2015.04/10-11 [Website]

MOOC: "Teaching Statistics Through Data Investigations" course MOOC-Ed 2015.3/9-5/3 [LINK]

Webinar Series: Community College Consortium for OER
-- 2015/2/11 "Review of OER Research"
-- 2015/3/10 "Open MOOCs with Certificates"
-- 2015/3/11 "Zero-Textbook-Cost Degree Program"
-- 2015/4/8 "OER Publishing Tools"
-- 2015/5/14 "Community College OER Panel"

High School courses learning/designing while teaching this year include:
ASL Sign Language I (SigningSaavy) 2015.2/1-6/15
Beginning Sketching (DrawSpace) 2015.3/1-6/15
Nature of Earth: Introduction to Geology (Great Courses) 2015.9/24-10/31
How the Earth Works (Great Courses) 2015.11/1-12/31


Professional Development 2014

Online Workshop: Positive Psychology (three-day certifying workshop)
University of Phoenix: Faculty Workshops 2014.11/11-13

MOOC: "Web Accessibility MOOC for Online Educators" via D2L
Portland Community College 2014.10/20-11/22 #WAMOE

Conference: Northwest Mathematics Conference 2014
NWMC, Portland OR 2014.10/9-11 northwestmathconf.org/NWMC2014

Webinar: "Challenges of Teaching and Learning Infinite Series in Calculus"
American Mathematical Assoc. of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) 2014/10/3 AMATYC.org

MOOC: “Animal Behaviour and Welfare” (coursera.org/course/animal)
University of Edinburgh, Scotland 2014.7/14-8/22 @JMICAWE | #EdAniWelf

Conference: MAA MathFest 2014
Mathematical Association of America, Portland OR 2014.08/6-9 MAA MathFest

Conference: Washington Community College Mathematics Conference (WCCMC) 2014
Hosted by Everett CC & Shoreline CC, Wenatchee WA 2014.05/8-10 2014 Conference Website

Webinar: "Using Mapping Diagrams to Understand Trigonometric Functions"
American Mathematical Assoc. of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) 2014/4/10 AMATYC.org

Virtual Conference: “7th International Symposium: Emerging Technologies for Online Learning"
Sloan Consortium, Merlot, & ET Task Force 2014.04/9-11 SloanConsortium.org & Merlot.org

Webinars: OER and Accessibility for Open Education Week Clark College TLC 2014/3/11
-- "Accessibility of OERs for Diverse Learners and Guidelines for Dyslexia in Modern Language Learning"
-- "Challenges and Strategies for Promoting Awareness of Open and Accessible Educational Resources"

STEM Colloquium: "Presentations and Conversation Concerning Student Studying Expectations"
Clark College, Vancouver WA, 2014/2/20 Clark.edu - STEM

Webinar Series: IGNIS Assessment, Teaching, and Learning Network hosted by SBCTC eLearning
-- 2014/2/6 "Turn it Upside Down: Integrating Technology Successfully to Create Truly Collaborative and Active Learning in the Flipped Classroom" (Myers, Myers, and Diemel)
-- 2014/2/20 "Beyond Cutting and Pasting: Teaching Research Skills for the 21st Century" (Indrunas, Uhi, Durden)
-- 2014/3/6 "Best Practices and Experiments in eLearning" (Falconer, Hudson, Reigle)
-- 2014/3/20 "Tweeting 101" (Johnson, Delaney, Hudsick)
-- 2014/4/17 "Blogging in the Classroom: Utilizing WordPress for Student Engagement"
-- 2014/5/8 "FLC Feature: Beyond inclusion, Universal Design, Reading Apprenticeship"
-- 2014/5/22 "FLC Feature: Transition from College to Workforce, Mindfulness, QM"
-- 2014/5/29 "FLC Feature: Learning Communities, Student Learning"
-- 2014/6/5 "FLC Feature: OER Platforms, Courage to Teach, Social Sciences Online"
-- 2014/6/12 "FLC Feature: Cooperative Learning, Interdisciplinary Collaborations"

Webinar Series: Community College Consortium for OER
-- 2014/2/5 "Open Textbook Adoptions and Publishing"
-- 2014/3/12 "Community College OER Project Showcases"
-- 2014/4/9 "OER Impact Research at Community Colleges"
-- 2014/5/14 "Intellectual Property in an Open Age"

Webinar: "Five Habits of Successful Online Teachers" (Mark Radcliffe)
Blended Schools Network 2014/2/5 BlendedSchools.net

Twitter Discussion Group: "The Past, Present, and Future of Higher Education"
Mooc Mooc Dark Underbelly (MMDU) weekly chats 2014.1/29-3/5 #moocmooc