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Moraine Valley Learning Academy (MVLA)

The Moraine Valley Learning Academy (MVLA) offers courses taught by, and for, Moraine Valley faculty.

About the MVLA

The MVLA Mission Statement
In the spirit of teaching and learning, the Moraine Valley Learning Academy strives for an exchange of ideas that reflects applied knowledge, methods and technology within an interactive and collegial setting.

Why Take These Courses?

  • To experiment with new teaching techniques.
  • Participate in engaging discussions with your colleagues in an active learning environment.
  • Earn PGUs for each course successfully completed.

What is an MVLA class?

  • Multi-session course about current and important aspects of teaching
  • 9 contact hours (typically 1.5 hours per week for 6 weeks)
  • Practical outcomes
  • Taught by Moraine Valley faculty and other experts
  • Modeling the innovative teaching that is being taught

Workshop Topics Offered:

  • Active Learning
  • Critical Thinking
  • Integrating Technology
  • Motivating Students.
  • Classroom Management

Fall 2014 Courses

Eco-Literacy & Local Connections (GYC 201)

Day Dates Time Room Presenter
  Sept. 8–Oct. 20 Open Online Michelle Zurawski

iMPACT: A Service Learning Seminar

Dates Time Room Presenter
Oct. 21 – Dec. 2 Hybrid
Meetings on 10/21 and 12/2 3:30–5 p.m.
L208 Mike McGuire

Registration Process

To register and for more information about these courses, log into MVConnect. Please use the Professional Development Training Guide to assist you with registering for MVLA workshops.

For more information, please contact Jim McIntyre (708) 608-4059 and Layla Khatib at (708) 608-4234.