"Moving Ideas, Not People"                                              November 2013
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November Program
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The Messy and Unpredictable Classroom

By: Melissa Hudler

How do we make learning messy and unpredictable for our students-and why? I posed this question to the members of the Teaching Professor group on LinkedIn in July, and a lively and insightful discussion immediately began. This article is based upon the insights shared in the discussion.
The phrase messy and unpredictable (particularly the word messy) proved to be quite provocative. To be sure, the wording of the question incited almost as much discussion as did the concept it articulates. The idea of an unprepared and disorganized instructor with no clear learning outcomes was a common misinterpretation. However, my use of messy and unpredictable refers to the learning experiences we offer our students and to the ways that we frame and offer those experiences.   
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November Recipe

Leftover Turkey Pot Pie


This turkey pot pie recipe is just down home country cookin' --no bells or whistles, just comfort food. 




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November Program


"Connections: Keeping the Classroom Relevant"

Showing online Nov. 25 - Dec. 16, 2013 
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The ongoing search for and the development of meaningful teaching methods is a critical planning activity for faculty. Providing students with a real connection between the theoretical and the practical can increase the overall effectiveness of the learning process and further their motivation to learn.  The educators featured in this program will provide a number of ideas and strategies that you can build upon to motivate your students.


Presenters Include:


Dr. Mark Milliron

Co-Founder, Chief Learning Officer, and Director

Civitas Learning


Dr. Gary Richter

Associate Professor of Mathematics 

Southwestern University


Dr. Jennifer V. Ebbeler

Associate Professor of Classics 

University of Texas Austin


Jen Osborne

Professor of English

Alamo Colleges; St. Philip's College

Technical Advisor at Help Life Rwanda


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November Leadership & Success Programs


Leadership and success programs are a great way to supplement student success initiatives. The programs are designed for students and faculty, in order to assist with achieving and discovering goals.



"The Greatness in You"

Showing online Nov. 4- Nov. 18, 2013 
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"How to Soar like an Eagle in a World Full of Turkeys"

Showing online Nov. 18- Dec. 9, 2013 

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Monthly Featured
"Moving Students from Good to Great: E-Learning Strategies"
Showing Nov.1-Nov. 30, 2013
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Award-winning distance-learning professors share their favorite teaching tips for engaging and motivating online learners. Topics include reaching resistant or less-experienced online learners, establishing the tone of a class to help students feel comfortable, providing learner-chosen content, teaching in "The Cloud", successful feedback and inspiring students to want to learn more.  




Dr. Curtis Bonk
Professor of Education
Indiana University  


Dr. Alexandra Pickett
Associate Director
SUNY Learning Network

Dr. Rebekah K. Nix

Senior Lecturer
The University of Texas at Dallas
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Director of New Product
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