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Academy of Teaching, Learning, and Success (ATLAS)

ATLAS is an opportunity for you to connect with other colleagues, learn more about TCC's resources to support faculty and students, and ultimately, to support and expand knowledge, skills, and abilities related to teaching and learning at TCC. 
The guiding question for these seminars is, "What can I do to enhance learning for my students?" The process for answering the question is based on extensive interaction and sharing with colleagues across disciplines. Exposure to TCC faculty resources including the Center for Teaching, Learning and Leadership and the Center for Distance Learning along with information about TCC's student resources such as the learning centers and the STAR lab will connect you with the tools and resources for successful teaching and learning.
Eligibility: Taught at least one course at TCC and must be teaching a class while participating in ATLAS.
Format: Eight Face-to-face seminars over the course of a semester
Outcomes: A portfolio demonstrating enhancement of teaching and learning including:
  • a teaching philosophy statement
  • a sample unit of learning outcomes
  • a reflection on the use of a Classroom Assessment Techniques
  • a sample assessment tool tied to learning outcomes
  • a reflection on the integration of technology
  • an annotated syllabus
Compensation:  Stipend for completion of seminars and modules.
Please review the Program Description to find out more information.Click here to apply.



 "Why do I teach? Because it’s the surest way I know of to guarantee that I keep learning, which is my lifelong joy. For that gift I thank my students, past, present, and future."

OscarFaulknerPicOriginal.jpgSara Marchessault
Associate Professor
Developmental Communications and College Success

Sara Marchessault, Associate Professor, Developmental Communications and College Success, received her Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from FSU in 2000 and earned a Masters in Instructional Systems in 2003. In addition to hear teaching experience, she has worked for the Florida Department of Education and IBM. 

Sara is an avid reader, loves to cook, and writes as much as she can. As an instructor, she is dedicated to inspiring young people to be excited about learning and enjoys studying the art and science of motivation. 



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