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The Philippine Nurses Association of San Diego (PNASD) has recognized Roland Estrella as “Educator of the Year” for 2011.  Roland was nominated by another member who witnessed his involvement in teaching within the association, tutoring of students in the health care field, and serving as Nursing Faculty.  Roland received a similar award in 2006, at a Council of Philippine American Organizations of San Diego event.


Roland also received a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from Congressman Bob Filner on September 24th “in recognition of outstanding and invaluable service to the community.”  Congressman Bob Filner presented the award at the PNASD Scholarship Awards Banquet.

The Student Success Committee invites you to participate in one or more Innovative Educators Webinars for FLEX credit.   Participants can record Flex Credit by using the Category I (MCC Activities) pull-down menu, click on "Other Pre-Approved Activity". Record the title of the webinar, the date viewed, and a reflection statement explicitly linking the activity to staff, student, and/or instructional improvement.


Click on the title of the webinar for detailed description; click on the RED Recorded Webinar link to participate, and follow the log in instruction with “MiraCosta College” as the Company.

Integrating Contextualized Learning and Basic Skills: Instructional Strategies that Increase Student Success
Available On-Demand until May 4, 2012

The webinar discusses the purposes, theory and strategies of contextualized teaching and learning and how such programs can increase the retention, success and learning enjoyment of our students. 

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It's All About Change- Negotiating the Culture for Improved Advising
Available On-Demand until April 7, 2012

This session will focus on the process of change and the roles that individuals play in leading change in academic advising on campus.

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Critical Thinking: Designing Instructional Strategies to Promote Critical Thought

Available On-Demand until April 13, 2012


Part 3: This three part webinar focuses on explicating the concepts and principles that inform a foundational, cross-disciplinary conception of critical thinking as well as how these fundamentals translate into concrete teaching and learning strategies that, when done well, help our students improve the quality of their thinking.


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Critical Thinking: Designing Instructional Strategies to Promote Critical Thought

Available On-Demand until April 6, 2012


Part 2: This session will focus on the relationship between our ability to question and our ability to think critically. Participants will explore various ways to help students develop questions that analyze and evaluate content and their thinking.


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Critical Thinking: Designing Instructional Strategies to Promote Critical Thought
Available On-Demand until March 30, 2012

Part 1: Participants will be introduced to a robust, cross-disciplinary conception of critical thinking. 

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Student Engagement in Class: Increasing Learning and Persistence 

Available On-Demand until April 6, 2012


This webinar addresses ways to teach in a lecture setting, whatever the size of the class, so as to engage students in the subject matter and their learning process.


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First-Year Experience: A Critical Foundation for Student Success

Available On-Demand until March 3, 2012


This workshop will explore these questions and suggest effective practices to improve the success and persistence of today's increasingly diverse population of entering students.


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The Broken Spoon:  How to Use High-Impact, Interactive Practices to Develop Higher Order Thinking

Available On-Demand until October 19, 2012


This webinar focuses on helping students break the habit of spoon-fed learning. Learn techniques to stimulate creative, critical thinking learning experiences that support students’ engagement within and beyond the classroom.


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Time Management, Motivation, and Procrastination:  Understanding and Teaching Students Self-Regulated Behaviors

Available On-Demand until November 12, 2012


This webinar addresses the challenges of teaching students self-regulatory behaviors that are essential to academic success. Viewers will learn effective strategies to help students gain time-management practices, self-motivation, and avoid the procrastination trap.


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Effective Group Work in the College Classroom

Available On-Demand until November 18, 2012


Learn about the benefits and barriers to group work and effective strategies creating, facilitating, and assessing group work in the college classroom.


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