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Level 2: iPads in the Classroom Fellowships

Overview

The 2022 iPads in the Classroom Fellowship is a year-long opportunity for Austin Community College (ACC) faculty to learn about alternative teaching methods that increase student engagement and success through the use of iPads.

Time Commitment/Expectations

During the spring semester, Fellows will be required to attend 5 virtual meetings and complete lab activities, all delivered and completed remotely. The meetings may take up to 4 hours each. The lab assignments include subject matter articles and assignments designed to guide Fellows toward their course redesign proposal due in early May. Additionally, Fellows are expected to work with a TLED Instructional Designer while developing their proposals.

The summer term will provide the time for faculty to work with a TLED Instructional Designer to redesign the proposed course according to the proposal that was submitted. There are no specific predetermined meetings during the summer.

The fall semester will be focused on teaching the redesigned course, integrating iPads into the curriculum, and implementing the redesign plan. This will include the use of the iPads as a delivery platform and teaching tool during the course delivery. Fellows will collect quantitative and qualitative data which will be presented in their white paper and an optional publication.

Fellows are expected to be able to navigate the iPad device independently before the beginning of the fellowship including:

1. Creating an Apple ID and logging in.
2. Connect the device to a wireless network.
3. Connect the device to Bluetooth tools such as a headset, keyboard, or stylus.
4. Find and evaluate applications in the iTunes store for use in a classroom setting.

Required meeting dates for this fellowship are as follows. All meetings are from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

    • Thursday, January 13, 2022
    • Friday, February 11, 2022
    • Friday, March 11, 2022
    • Friday, April 8, 2022
    • Friday, May 13, 2022

Compensation

Compensation for the time and efforts of our Fellows, faculty will receive:

1. A TLED owned iPad – to be checked out to the faculty member for continued use during their employment at ACC.

2. $1,200 stipend – to be paid at the end of the Fellowship (December/January).

Applications

Applications for 2022 (spring-summer-fall) are due by Friday, December 3rd, 2021. Applications will be reviewed by the Office of Academic Technology and notifications will be sent no later than Friday, December 10th, 2021.

Applications Closed

Contact

For any questions about the iPads in the Classroom Fellowship, please contact Richard Palmer, TLED Instructional Designer: rpalmer@austincc.edu.