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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
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Workshop Topics Offered:

  • Active Learning
  • Critical Thinking
  • Integrating Technology
  • Motivating Students.
  • Classroom Management
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Summer 2014 Courses

Flipping the Classroom
CTLF-M206-001

Day Dates Time Room Presenter
T,W,TH  May 27-29   1–4 p.m. L243/L244 Sheryl Bundy

GYC Prairie Project
CTLF-M301-001
Please Note: Open to faculty who have completed GYC 101, 201, and 202.

Day Dates Time Room Presenter
T,TH  May 20–29  1–6 p.m. C121 Michelle Zurawski


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.

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