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.
“It is crucial for all individuals to have an understanding of the way the natural world works, and the ways in which society and nature interact. It is my responsibility to assist students to gain these understandings, as our students are our future decision-makers and leaders. Our society needs informed, knowledgeable, and discerning citizens.”
Martin Balinsky, Associate Professor, Earth Sceience, received a B.S. degree in Geology from the College of William & Mary, and a M.S. degree in Geological Sciences from the University of South Carolina. He continued to FSU where he received M.S. degrees in both Science Education and Geography and a Doctorate in Science Education.
Martin has served as a public school science teacher, has taught as an adjunct instructor at USC, FAMU and FSU, and TCC. His interests include nature, sports, and traveling. In recent years Martin and his wife have traveled to such far flung locales as Vietnam, Iceland, and Ecuador.
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