We work closely with faculty on course design and innovative learning technologies, provide workshops and training related to digital and online pedagogies, and continually investigate new tools that support teaching, learning, and student success. Contact us directly to discuss future workshops and professional development activities, including fulfilling certification requirements for teaching online at Washington's community and technical colleges.
The Innovations Academy is open to all EvCC faculty, both full- and part-time. During each of the past few years, EvCC faculty have spent a week learning new teaching techniques, participating in cross campus dialogue, and creating innovative materials for their classes. Maybe you have been waiting for the opportunity? Professional development is right here on campus, and will help you increase student engagement and success.
Past participants share their thoughts about the Innovations Academy:
“Innovations Academy challenged me to try new things in the classroom and to have ongoing discussions with my cohort. Many ideas have been generated from thinking outside the box. There are many that have been implemented, and many more on the list. Innovations Academy has changed my teaching for the better. Thank you.”
“The IA was a unique experience because I was not learning in isolation away from the campus. Having the time to learn from the same colleagues who teach the same students on the same campus is a worthwhile investment.”
“Fabulous collaboration opportunity!”
Give us four days of hard work and commit to making changes in your classes and to doing some assessment and share-out in fall, and we'll give you four days filled with new skills and tips to help you go from a good to great online teacher. Those participating in all elements of the intensive workshop and follow-up are also eligible for $1000 stipends to compensate them for their participation. Yes, you heard that right. There are 16 slots open for each session. Those who who make the commitment to complete all elements of this intensive professional development will receive the stipend upon completion of all components.
For more information about Innovations Academy please contact Andrea Cahan.