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College Wide Offerings

EDP coordinates a college-wide needs assessment to use as a guide for training opportunities. The process for developing these new offerings involves determining the scope of the need, exploring internal and external resources, and developing goals for the offering. In planning the design of these programs supporting institutional effectiveness and student success is always kept in mind when planning offerings open to all employees.

College Wide Offerings Include:

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UPDATES - Ongoing basis throughout the year

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Campus Safety and Security is partnering with the Employee Development Program (EDP) to present several training opportunities. If you didn't get a chance to attend any of the sessions you can view the videos online through our Video Spotlight area below:

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bullet  VIDEO SPOTLIGHT

video-spotlight VIDEOS - Ongoing EDP training opportunities. If you missed the training, follow-up with the training video.

October, 2014: Conflict Management and De-escalation Training
by IRSC Adjunct Professor Sgt. Dave Cuti of the Ft. Pierce Police Department
Learn how to recognize, react and appropriately rationalize stressful situations during this one hour training video.

December 8, 2014: Cuff Your Stuff at Home and Work
by Master Police Officer James Cozine of the Fort Pierce Police Department
Learn Valuable tips, techniques and tools concerning personal property security during this one hour training video.

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bullet COLLEGE CREDIT

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

We hope that you will take advantage of this professional development opportunity offered by the Employee Development Program (EDP). Faculty, please check with your Instructional Dean’s office to determine whether this course will be accepted as part of your Professional Development Plan for re-certification purposes. These courses may be repeated, but it’s up to your Instructional Dean to determine what is accepted toward re-certification.

There is no cost to full-time or part-time faculty, staff or administrators; just enroll for these EDP-sponsored college credit courses as a student would (over the phone by calling 1-866-792-4772 (IRSC), on-line at Applying to IRSC, or in person at any campus registrar's office) and we’ll process the tuition payment for you through the Staff and Program Development Fund (SPD). If you have not taken a course at IRSC in the past 2 years, you will need to fill out a Florida residency verification document. A student identification number is required to enroll in the course. If you do not have one, an IRSC application for admissions may be needed to proceed with enrollment.

Blue Triangle  Media in Instruction (EME1310)

Reference #202138  (March 2, 2015 - April 29, 2015)
3 credits/online
Grading S/U

Questions:  Contact Kim Milner, Learning Assistance Faculty at ext. 7195 or Michelle Coulas, ext. 7402.

View: Course Content

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Blue Triangle  Special Topics in Education (EDF2930), Led by Troy Shearer, School of Education

Reference #206456  (March 4 - April 27, 2015)
3 credits/online
Grading S/U

Questions:  contact Troy Shearer, School of Education at tshearer@irsc.edu.

This course will explore topics such as:

  • Diversity
  • Learning Styles (Teacher & Student)
  • Philosophy of Education
  • Recent Topics in Education
  • Adults, College Students, and Children Can Be Bullies Too (Face-to-Face and Cyber)
  • Using Student Demographics to Understand Poverty (Ruby Payne)
  • What is the Student’s Code of Conduct and How Does it Affect Your Institution?

Blue Triangle  Special Topics in Education – Foundations of Learning Styles (EDF2930), Led by Sandra VanVorst, School of Education

Reference #209801  (March 16 - March 27, 2015)
1 credit/online
Grading S/U

Questions:  Contact Sandra VanVorst, School of Education at svanvors@irsc.edu.

This course will explore multiple ways on how to identify learning styles activities appropriate for integration into curriculum designs. It emphasizes the value of learning styles and focuses on its use in the classroom and will:

  • Define Learning Styles as it relates to classroom instruction.
  • Identify students’ individual Learning Style characteristics through a Learning Styles instrument.
  • Redesign the classroom environment based upon students’ preferred Learning Styles.
  • Identify Global and Analytic Approaches to Teaching.

Blue Triangle  Enhancing Teacher Effectiveness - Creating Learning Styles Classroom Manipulative (EDF1930) Led by Sandra VanVorst, School of Education

Reference #209802  (March 30 - April 10, 2015)
1 credit/online
Grading S/U

Questions:  Contact Sandra VanVorst, School of Education at svanvors@irsc.edu.

This course will explore multiple ways on how to design and create: Small-Group Instructional Techniques and Tactual-Kinesthetic Resources and learning styles activities appropriate for integration into curriculum designs.

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Blue Triangle  Virtual Campus Instructor Training Course (EDG1011)

Reference #202726  (January 26 - February 13, 2015)
1 credit/online
Grading S/U

Reference #202727
  (February 23 - March 13, 2015)
1 credit/online
Grading S/U
Questions:  contact Mike Pelitera, Virtual Campus Training Coordinator at ext. 7734 or Michelle Coulas, ext. 7402.

Blue Triangle  Virtual Campus Instructor Training Course (EDG1011)

Reference #206375  (March 23 - April 10, 2015)
1 credit/online
Grading S/U

Reference #206376
  (April 27 - May 15, 2015)
1 credit/online
Grading S/U
Questions:  contact Mike Pelitera, Virtual Campus Training Coordinator at ext. 7734 or Michelle Coulas, ext. 7402.

View: Course Content

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REQUIRED INSTRUCTOR EFFECTIVENESS COURSE FOR ADJUNCT FACULTY

In an effort to make each new Adjunct Instructor’s entry into IRSC a positive experience that minimizes common challenges, IRSC provides, at no cost, these 3 credit courses targeting the discipline in which you teach. This course is REQUIRED and may be used toward your recertification requirement.

Blue Triangle  Professional Skills Enhancement for Adult Education/ASC (SLS1931)

Reference #208751 (September 7 - December 10, 2015)
3 credits/online

Contact:  Steve Daniello at ext. 7583 or Michelle Coulas, ext. 7402.

Blue Triangle  Enhancing Teacher Effectiveness for Arts and Sciences/College Prep (EDG1932)

Reference #208753 (September 3 - December 10, 2015)
3 credits/online

Contact:  Laura Kauffman at ext. 7582 or Michelle Coulas, ext. 7402.

Blue Triangle  Instructing Health Professionals for Health Science (HSC1242)

Reference #208752 (September 8 - December 10, 2015)
3 credits/online

Contact:  Georgette Rosenfeld at ext. 7542 or Karen Scotto, ext. 7544.

Blue Triangle  Instructor Effectiveness Training Occupational/Vocational (MNA1330)

Reference #208815 (October 10 - December 10, 2015)
3 credits/online

Contact:  John Butler at ext. 7382 or Jodi Anderson, ext. 7665.

View Listing (shown above) : Required Course Content Information

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bullet LIBRARY COFFEE HOUR

EVENT: Ongoing throughout the year

In partnership with the Miley Library, this series showcases IRSC faculty and staff speaking on various topics of interest in an informal setting. The purpose of the Friday Morning Coffee Hour is to provide all employees with an opportunity to engage in lively discussion in a relaxing and collegial forum. Students and community members are also welcome to attend.

View Next Event: "A Discussion of Women of Florida Fiction"  Friday, September 25th, 2015, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon * Location: Charles S. Miley Library, Room 220 - IRSC Main Campus, Fort Pierce

bullet  VIDEO SPOTLIGHT

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bullet RIVER ROAD TRIPS

TOURS: Ongoing throughout the year

Employees board a college bus and take a tour of one of the four branch campuses.

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bullet DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES

EVENTS: Ongoing throughout the year

The series held once a month between December and April each year brings experts and seasoned educators to the podium on current events including subjects in foreign policy, the environment, education, health, and the economy.

View Schedule: Lecture Schedule.

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bullet BRIDGES OUT OF POVERTY TRAINING

EVENTS: Scheduled throughout the year - See Schedule to RSVP.

If you are looking to end poverty in your community or lessen its impact on people, the environment, and local organizations and businesses, explore the innovative concepts found in BRIDGES OUT OF POVERTY. If poverty is left unchallenged, then sustainability and prosperity for us all will be impossible. It's not just about a few of us. It's about all of us.

The Employee Development Program (EDP) will cover the $15 fee associated with registration. If you are interested in attending one of the all-day training programs, please work with your supervisor and co-workers for coverage purposes. Participants will be on their own for lunch.

If you would like additional information regarding the content of this training, please contact: Donna Rivett, Dean of Industrial Education, IRSC Bridges Out of Poverty Facilitator, email drivett@irsc.edu or call (772) 462-7656.

View Schedule: Bridges Out Of Poverty Training Schedule.

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