Documentation of material related to teaching and excellence in teaching.
Pursuant to NEASC standards, this section of the Portfolio will contain material to document:
- Effective Instruction (5.7)
- Evaluation of students performance (5.7)
- Demonstration of the ability ot effectively carry out Faculty responsibilities (5.10)
- Faculty assumption of the responsibilities that the content and methods of instruction are consistent with accepted academic and professional standards (5.11)
- Methods of instruction are appropriate to the students' capabilities and learning needs and effectiveness of instructions is periodically assessed (5.16)
I have always felt most at home in the classroom. Even when I worked social service jobs, I gravitated toward responsibilities that had me teaching others. There is nothing quite like being in the presence of students when they "get it" and the light comes on! - Dr. Mark K.
PSY 101: Introduction to Psychology
Substituting for a part-time faculty I taught the Quantitative Reasoning assignment in this class.
MHT Course Revisions
Following the initiation of the m-Learning Initiative we are in the process of revising ALL of the MHT designated courses. Overall we are making the following changes:
- Limit to the number of apps we integrate into the course.
- Develop "Lesson ZERO" lesson plans that introduce technology into the course over the first three weeks of the class.
- Lesson ZERO Part I - Focus on Blackboard and anticipating the integration of the iPad
- Lesson ZERO Part II - Focus on general uses of the iPad across the MH program
- Lesson ZERO Part III - Focus on specific applications to be used in each course
- Elimination of the last textbooks in the program and replace them with free digital resources
- Modification of Lesson Plans to enhance clarity
- Re-examine the "Special Assignments" and decide on how many ELOs and VALUE Rubrics we will cover
MHT 101: Mental Health Seminar
This course will be completely redesigned. The focus of the course will be on:
- The course structure and expectations of the Mental Health program.
- Upcoming changes to the MHRT/C Certification.
- Networking in the Mental Health Program (Faculty, Student Navigator, Facebook, KVCC Community)
- m-Learning Initiative
The goal is that the course will be simplified and will be reduced to only 7 or 8 weeks in duration. Moving into the Fall 2016 semester only program Alumni will be teaching the course...no current students.
In the Spring 2016 semester we implemented the m-Learning Initiative in the Mental Health program.
- Embedded at least 5 apps into each course
- Required students to purchase their own iPad
- Integrated iPad tools into the teaching of all Mental Health courses
- Reduced the number of books required and replaced them with free or very low cost alternatives
Implemented the MHT 101: Mental Health Seminar class
In partnership with Intern Tobby Bragdon (former Mental Health student) we created and implemented the first semester of a required MHT 101: Mental Health Seminar class for all incoming Mental Health students.
“iPad Integration Project” in Case Management (MHT 220)
This semester we are exploring the use of iPads to document a new project in the Case Management class. Students work in groups to identify a community need and develop a plan to address the need.
- Click HERE to view the assignment page for MHT 220 Spring 2014
- Click HERE to view a Storehouse page documenting the iPad Training class conducted by Stephen LaRochelle
- Click HERE to view a list of the completed projects for Spring 2014
“Online Presentations using PowToon” in Case Management (MHT 220)
Rather than have in-class presentations on research and case management topics, I had students conduct research on topics related to Case Management and utilize online software called PowToon to develop online presentations.
- Click HERE to view the a site with a selection of these presentations (under development).
Online Counseling using WebEx in Interviewing and Counseling (MHT 110)
Teaching counseling skills online has its challenges! To address the need to oversee individual counseling skill development I have incorporated the use of WebEx Meetings technology into the class.
Students set up their own accounts and coordinate, schedule, conduct, and record thier individual 1:1 sessions with peers. Links to these sessions are sent to me for evaluation.
- Click HERE to view the assignment page for the Practice Counseling Sessions.
- Click HERE to view the Instructions on how to set up a personal WebEx account.
"Personal Behavior Management" Seminar for FYE 125
Incorporated a brief "Personal Behavior Management" seminar into my current PSY 101 class and opened it up to members of the FYE 125 course. About 6 students attended this seminar on the application of behavioral principles to time management, study skill, etc.
Modified FYE 125 Course
This semester we are planning on offering a modified FYE 125 course for first-year students. Working with Michelle Gayne, we have developed a new course which combines the original FYE 125 course with the Biological Sciences Seminar course.
- Click HERE to visit the shared materials being developed.
- Click HERE to visit the page that holds my Fall 2013 Lesson Plans for this course.
Access to Lesson Plans outside of Bb
During the summer of 2013 I created www.kvccdocs.com in order to provide storage for my lesson plans with the ability to rapidly update material across different courses.
In addition to my own material, I also posted standardized assessments, class policies, and other documents that are shared among many courses in the Department of Social Sciences.
The advantage of this particular approach is that it enables us to change documents and the changes are distributed across all the different classes that utilize these documents.
Material that currently resides on this site includes (but is not limited to):
Copies of lesson plans and course documents for my courses from Spring 2013 forward
(additional ones will be added later)
Click here to visit the page
Department-wide Resources Document used in all Social Sciences courses
Click here to visit the page
Service-Learning Related links
Student Comments and Reviews
From a student paper on their formal education and whether they feel they are an "educated person" (submitted for ENG 101)
"The other was Psychology with Mr. K, what a class that was! I think I learned more about myself in that class then I had ever learned living it. He made it fun and exciting but more than that, he made my life connect, from the beginning to where I am now."
Teaching MHT 110: Interviewing and Counseling Online
In the Fall of 2009, I began to teach MHT 110: Interviewing and Counseling in an online format. Students are required to submit recorded samples of counseling sessions they are having with "clients". Review the syllabus below.