Best Practices in Education

Brown Bag Luncheons:

Brown Bag Luncheon

Date: 10/23/2012    Time: 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.    Location: Shields 116 (or Faculty Forum room)    

Faculty Toolbox

Date: 4/28/2011    Time: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.    Location: Desert, 113    View Flyer
Presenters: Tony Mannen

Attention All CSI Faculty! Bring one idea for educators and take home many more. During this informal meeting, faculty will share their best practices, concerns, and experience in teaching.

Faculty Toolbox

Date: 11/30/2010    Time: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.    Location: Desert 113    View Flyer
Presenters: faculty

CSI faculty shared their vision and ideas on various of topics such as: academic dishonesty, grade appeals, students participation, teaching methodoloiges, test validity, etc.

Business in China

Date: 10/14/2008    Time: 1 P.M. - 2 P.M.    Location: SUB 277    View Flyer
Presenters: Rosemary Fornshell

Join us to learn about the trip to China that CSI students and instructors took in May to explore the inner working of the local business environment in Beijing's Zhong Guan Cun, Xi'an and Shanghai... They also had many opportunities to look at Chinese cultural sites, including The Great Wall, the Terra Cotta soldiers, Old Beijing and the Olympic venues.

Bringing the Classroom to the Community

Date: 4/8/2008    Time: 12:30 - 2PM    Location: SUB 248    View Flyer
Presenters: Penny Glenn

The Best Practices in Education Committee Presents “Bringing the Classroom to the Community” and “Creative Endeavors and Special Projects to Keep the Fire Alive.” Come hear about the special things your colleagues do. You will be amazed by their dedication and creativity. Drop in when you can, stay as long as you can. April 8th, 12:30-2PM, SUB 248. Healthy snacks will be provided.

Common traits for winning mini-grants.

Date: 2/12/2008    Time: 12:30 - 2PM    Location: SUB/Taylor 248    View Flyer
Presenters: Debbie Wilson

Need some MONEY? Please join us for the Best Practices in Education Committee’s February Brown Bagger. Debbie Wilson of the CSI Foundation will provide a presentation about "Common traits for winning mini-grants.” Past awardees will also tell us about the neat things they have done with their award money. February 12, 12:30-2PM SUB/Taylor 248.

Strategies for Success: A Conversation with former Teacher of the Year Awardees

Date: 11/13/2007    Time: 12:30 - 2 p.m.    Location: SUB/Taylor 248    View Flyer
Presenters: Jayson Lloyd, Penny Glenn, Ken Triplett, Paula Edmonds-Hollifield, and Gordy Kokx

BPE invites you to join in a conversation with former Teacher of the Year awardees: Jayson Lloyd, Penny Glenn, Ken Triplett, Paula Edmonds-Hollifield, and Gordy Kokx, as they discuss their insights for successful teaching.


Date: 11/11/2007    Time: 12:30 - 2 PM    Location: SUB/Taylor 248    View Flyer
Presenters: Julie Heithecker, Jason Rose, and Kathy Clark

Julie Heithecker, Jason Rose, and Kathy Clark will share and demonstrate tools from their on-line toolbox. Come learn about their “Tricks of the Trade.”

Building Bridges for Success: Faculty, Coaches, Student Athletes

Date: 10/9/2007    Time: 12:30 - 2 P.M.    Location: SUB/Taylor 248    View Flyer
Presenters: Barret Peery, Boomer Walker, Joel Bate

Exploring tips to help student athletes’ motivation to learn, coaches' expectations, insights into cultural aspects of athletics, advising of student athletes, what coaches would like you to know about their students, and your opportunity to ask questions.

End of the Semester Celebration.

Date: 5/4/2007    Time: 12 p.m. - 2 p. m.    Location: SUB/Taylor 247    View Flyer

Best Practices in Education Committee presents its traditional end of the semester gathering to share semester stories, munch on a tasty treat, and be with colleagues. Come celebrate with us on May 4th, 12-2 PM, SUB 248. A number of our committee members are retiring so please bring a story, or make up one about Paula Edmonds-Hollifield, Maddy Hartwell, and Kathy Stover.

Best Practices in Journalism

Date: 4/10/2007    Time: 1 P.M. - 2 P.M.    Location: SUB/Taylor 276    View Flyer
Presenters: Candace Balz

Share your ideas for CSI campus newspaper with Candace Balz, "The Tower" advisor. Learn how "The Tower" develops students' communication and critical thinking skills within the hand-on, immediate-feedback learning environment of our community college paper. Find out how faculty can use our newspaper to promote programs and how "The Tower" uses reader feedback to determine content, design, and coverage.

Learning Reconsidered: Instructional Design to Fit Our 21st Century Student

Date: 3/13/2007    Time: 1 P.M. - 2 P.M.    Location: Taylor/SUB 276    View Flyer
Presenters: Kim Kvale and Ann Flannery

Our American college student profile has metamorphosed over the last 20 years. Are the post-secondary retention numbers a reflection of a poor fit between student needs and instructional style? Learn more about Universal Instructional Design and the good fit it brings to classrooms.

The Most Important Week of the Semester

Date: 1/10/2007    Time: 10:30 A.M. - 12 P.M.    Location: Taylor 277    
Presenters: Maddy Hartwell and Tracey Meyerhoeffer

Presenters and Attendees addressed the question: What do you do in your classes during the first week of the semester? Items discussed included setting the stage, icebreaker activities, teaching affirmations, welcoming, ownership, and teaching tips resources. Each participant received a resource packet.