Category: Students

The Power of Education

Here is an inspiring talk from Michelle Obama as she speaks to the sophomore class at Bell Multicultural High School in Washington, D.C. in 2013.  She talks about higher education, and gives the students a glimpse into how important education is to their future.  This 17 minute speech was given in 2013, but is still …

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Group work in an Online Environment

As we teach online and usher in a new “21st Century” age of learning, an important aspect to keep in mind is student to instructor interaction, and just as important, student to student interaction.  Not only do we want students to get to know each other to form bonds and learn collaboration, but we also …

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The Impacts of Social Media

Chancellor Carey, in light of the historic events of January 6th, has asked UAS’s CELT team for programs that focus on a couple of key areas of our current lives. My FLC today will touch on the impacts of social media, while next week we will talk about “difficult conversations.”  My hope is that these …

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14 Seminars For Job Seekers

The UAS Sitka campus Title III Complete to Compete grant program has a series of Zoom seminars for job seekers. They are for new college graduates, current college students, or anyone considering a job change or looking for work. The presenter of the first eight is Deborah Rydman, Career Services Coordinator/VA School Certifying Official for the University …

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Review Button – Helping Students Stay Organized in Your Course

There are many ways to help students succeed.  Some examples would be week to week consistency within your Blackboard site, using cues to highlight essential elements of each lesson, and chunking material into smaller bite size pieces. Review Button Today I wanted to show you a tool to help students stay organized in Blackboard, especially …

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Moving Forward – Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Hi everyone.  I am writing this FLC with my son in mind.  He is a first year Doctoral student at the Hartt School of Music in Hartford, Connecticut.  His degree program is percussion performance, and his instruments are housed at the school.  He left for Spring Break with a plan for what he was going …

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Tips for Online Learning

Here in Sitka we do a lot of Online Teaching. The video below is from Michael Wesch, a faculty member at Kansas State University, who made the jump from face-to-face teaching to online teaching. He has ten tips for online teaching, which you can watch in the video below. Even those of you that have …

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What Makes a Teacher Great

What does it take to be a great teacher?  And how do we measure greatness in education?  Although Azul Terronez is not a University professor, he has been asking these questions for many years.  Watch his 15 minute Ted Talk and hear his insights! So, let’s summarize some of his points. “Great teachers eat apples.” …

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Knowing Technology

Are students just out of High School more tech savvy than older, non-traditional students? Many have this perception! Young students may have grown up with technology, but do they know the technology we use in our on-line classes? Blackboard, Adobe Presenter, VoiceThread, even PowerPoint can become challenging if the student has never used it before. …

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Anxiety

Students can have a hard time with the pressure of University studies.  This is important for you, as a Faculty member to know, because you have immediate contact with students.  Anxiety can cause students to miss class as they become overwhelmed by the many challenges they face.  Sometimes anxiety is triggered by a number of …

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