The Center for Teaching & Learning of Athens Technical College is pleased to announce that they are the recipient of a New Media Consortium (NMC) HP LIFE E-Learning mini-grant. This grant will be used to facilitate the Fall 2015 CTL Professional Development Program Series: Making it Happen: Entrepreneurship & Education Bootcamp, which will be open to Athens Technical College teaching faculty via an application process.
Participants in this Bootcamp will use technology to engage with content in the HP LIFE e-learning series for entrepreneurs, which focuses on entrepreneurship, business, and IT skills. Campers will participate in weekly meetings to discuss topics and brainstorm ideas such as how higher education can incorporate ideas from startups and maker culture. A weekly blog post will encapsulate discussion and provide opportunities for reflection and collaboration. Participants will complete a brief pre-camp survey and post-camp survey, a potential lesson plan and participate in weekly meetings. A group blog will be publicly available and also used to communicate information and other resources related to the program. Potential outcomes of the program include incorporation of innovative teaching practices using entrepreneurial ideas in the 21st century classroom, establishing a community of practice focused on innovation and entrepreneurship, and a stronger network of technology startups and makerspaces within the Athens, Georgia region.
Participating faculty will receive HP course certificates, ATC professional development credit of 15 hours, a tablet for participation and a stipend upon completion. Participation will be by application and faculty must participate fully to receive the tablet and stipend. The CTL will facilitate and coordinate the program, hosting meetings and providing support.