Annual Teaching & Learning Retreat

Mission Statement: The annual retreat provides opportunities to share big ideas and best practices by creating meaningful interactions among the campus community.
The Retreat is funded by the EvCC Instructional budget. There is no cost to attend. All EvCC employees are invited to participate.

Join us next year on February 12th - 13th, 2016 for a special experience as we try a new retreat location: Camp Kiloqua.

Be all you can be at the Basic Training Boot Camp for EvCC:
Challenge yourself with new ideas and new experiences

Camp Kiloqua features a lakeside lodge, spacious cabins, and lovely grounds.


Past Retreat information:
What are you AFRAID of? Risk. Failure. Success.
February 13-14, 2015
Rosario Beach Marine Laboratory

Check out the official retreat trailer of 2015!

Click here for a PDF of the packing list.

2015 Retreat Schedule

Friday, February 13th 
4:00 - 5:00PM Arrival / Registration
5:30 - 6:30PM Dinner
7:00PM Fright Night
Jeff Gentry -
History of Triskaidekaphobia
Andrea Wells-Edwards - Scary Stories from the Field
Tony Williams - Fears in a Hat
Saturday, February 14th 
7:30 - 8:30 AM Breakfast
8:30 - 9:00 AM Arrival and Registration
9:00 - 9:30 AM Introduction and Welcome
9:30 - 10:30 AM Mythbuster Ignite Sessions
Subject Matter Experts share: don't be afraid of their discipline
Alec Campbell - Lies, Damned Lies and ?
Rob Abernathy - Fear of SOARRing?
Michael Griffin and Tim Dunn - Don't be afraid of the help desk!
Kristine Washburn - Fear of Physics
Cathy Fullerton & Jill Thornton - No need to be afraid of internships
Jeff Iannone - What do Instructional Designers do?
10:30 - 10:45 AM Break
10:45 - 12:00 PM Pass the Problem
Multiple approaches to challenging problems / tackling case studies that relate to our work.
12:15 - 1:15 PM Lunch
1:30 - 2:30 PM Speed Geeking: I took a risk and it worked!
Nancy Jones - Is creativity a crap shoot?
Valerie Mosser - Dr. MathLove: How I learned to stop worrying and love significant numbers
Alys Lim - The Blair Witch Projector
John Bonner - Redesigning a business course for English language learners
Debbie Newberry - Facing the fear of the unknown, by simply opening the door
Gina Myers and Donna Olson - Tools for teaching students with mental health and substance abuse issues
2:30 - 3:30 PM Risky Business Panel Discussion: Facilitated by Maria Peña
How can I learn to think, speak, and work in ways that challenge fear? Join us for a reflective session that will bring stories to challenge
our perceptions and fears.
3:30 - 3:45 The not so scary future!
4:00 - 5:00 No Fear mocktail reception

Retreat Center
Rosario Beach Resort

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