Last year at this time, CLIC began a year-long activity for professional development focusing on the book by Char Booth, Reflective Teaching/Effective Learning. The steering committee is wrapping up their work by completing a report on the activities held during the year. Instead of issuing yet one more survey, we are asking everyone who participated in some way:
- read the book
- attended a discussion session
- discussed the book at your own institution
- attended the Char Booth talk
- completed a survey
- attended the follow up session in the spring
- completed any of the exercises
- submitted comments to the blog
Please let us know if this was a worthwhile activity, or whether CLIC should continue to explore these types of opportunities, or if this was a complete waste of your time. We’d like to hear from anyone and everyone who has a comment about the activities. Feel free to share the “good, the bad, and the ugly.” Please submit your comments no later than Friday, June 29.
Thank you very much for your feedback.
If you are interested in participating in our Communities of Practice activity which will take place on Friday, April 20 from 1:00-3:30 at Macalester, we are asking you to please fill out an RSVP form. This event is open to any CLIC member who would like to participate in a discussion about how to continue our communities of practice based on the session we had with Char Booth.
If you were not able to attend Char’s event in October, you are still welcome to join us!
Please complete the RSVP by Friday, March 30. A confirmation of your RSVP will be sent out the week of April 1.
The CLIC Professional Development Steering Committee has selected Friday, April 20th from 1:00 – 3:30 as the date and time to do a follow up for our October event with Char Booth. All members of CLIC are invited so if you didn’t attend the Char Booth event you are welcome to participate in the development of the Communities of Practice.
We plan on using the time to have three twenty-minute small group discussions on topics of interest to those attending. The plan for the day is to gather at 1:00 for socializing, and at 1:30 start the first of three 20 minute discussions. We will have reports back from the discussion facilitators and close with a brief conversation about how to continue the communities of practice.
We are asking those interested in attending to please fill out a survey which identifies potential topics to help us plan for the afternoon. A separate RSVP form will be sent out shortly. We’d like you to complete the survey by Friday, March 23rd.
If you are interested in continuing the conversations we began in October with Char Booth’s presentation, or you are interested in becoming involved in an ongoing community of practice, please save the date of Friday, April 20th, from 1 to 3:30. The steering committee is making arrangements for the afternoon session which will be a series of topic-based discussions. This session will be open to anyone who is from a CLIC institution, even if you couldn’t make the Char Booth event, and we are also extending the invitation to our colleagues beyond CLIC. We will be providing more information in March. Stay tuned!