The Edge Program
Spring EDGE Program Information
Spring 2015 - Fridays February 21, 28, March 28 and April 18, 2013
Sessions will meet from 9:30am - 1pm, location TBA
Must attend all four sessions
The EDGE Program is a professional development learning community for new PVCC (first three years of teaching experience) Adjunct Faculty members.
Four in-person sessions expand upon online content, introduce additional topics and facilitate analysis and skills development on a group and individual basis while applying a variety of student engagement techniques.
Through Learning Contracts, participants plan the application of what they learn to problems they seek to solve in the classroom.
The program culminates in a presentation of their problem, research, plan and even intermediate results utilizing the "6 Step Guide to Effective Presentations."
Classroom Management Skills and Engagement Strategies
Personal learning contract
Use of technology and MCCD systems
Building a community of learners
Assessment and rubrics
Learning centered lecture
Assertive and non-judgmental language
The topics addressed in this program were relevant... 94% Strongly Agreed
The in-class activities we engaged in were pertinent and worthwhile... 88% Strongly Agree
I will apply some of these techniques next semester... 88% Strongly Agree
What I enjoyed most about the program was...
The ability to talk to other peers about their experiences in teaching, learning from them and getting encouragement from both instructors and peers alike.
New concepts and ideas.
Examples and personal experiences of the facilitators.
Any constructive comments...
Very useful, definitely worth the time.
This class is absolutely essential and valuable for beginning adjuncts.