Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Graduate Credit Now Available for MPICT Faculty Development Week Courses!

MPICT is pleased to announce an opportunity for faculty attending MPICT’s Faculty Development Week (FDW) to obtain graduate credit for FDW courses. Faculty can earn 3 graduate credits through the University of Illinois – Springfield by enrolling in an online course and doing some additional follow-up work (describing how you would integrate FDW knowledge into your programs). Tuition for this option is about $1200, and you would be responsible for paying your own tuition. The University of Illinois - Springfield has been offering graduate credit to community college faculty for events like this for 8 years.

In this difficult economic climate, faculty development budgets for ICT educators have largely disappeared. Yet, it is critical that ICT faculty stay up to date with quickly changing technologies and their applications.

For that reason, the Mid-Pacific ICT Center is using National Science Foundation money to offer an outstanding, FREE Faculty Development Week in San Francisco, June 13-17, 2011. Community college ICT related faculty in the MPICT region may be eligible for stipend or expense reimbursement to attend.

There are 8 outstanding track options:

Five "Train the trainer" tracks to prepare faculty to teach new or improve existing courses or programs:

1. World Organization of Webmasters: Aligning and Improving Web Curriculum

(mappable, stackable and portable standards-based web curriculum and credentials)

2. Fundamentals of Software Assurance

(increasingly important security meets programming)

3. Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

(widely recognized professional level security credential)

4. Introduction to Juniper Operating System (IJOS) and Juniper Routing Essentials (JRE)

(introducing a remarkable new Juniper hosted lab environment for educators)

5. VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage

(this red-hot virtualization course would cost about $3K elsewhere)

Three pedagogical tracks to impart new teaching and learning skills:

6. Transforming Instruction with Problem Based Learning

(integrating real-world-like experiences into the classroom provides better results for students and faculty)

7. Designing & Using Innovative, Collaborative & Fun Approaches to Teaching & Learning Online

(making online courses more dynamic and engaging)

8. Delivering High Impact, Hybrid Online/In-Person Courses

(blow the walls off your classroom, teaching interactively to students in person and online)

Learn more here.  Register here.

We hope to see you this summer in San Francisco!

1 comment:

  1. Currently I work for Dell and thought your article on virtualization is quite impressive. I think Virtualization technology is software technology which uses a physical resource such as a server and divides it up into virtual resources called virtual machines (VM's).Virtualization allows users to consolidate physical resources, simplify deployment and administration, and reduce power and cooling requirements.