• Educational Theories,  Podcast,  Teaching & Learning

    Transform Your Teaching: A Conversation with Dr. Jeff Guernsey and Dr. Kyung-Hwa (Christine) Kim

    Reading Time: < 1 minute What is a servant teacher? How does someone practice servant teaching? Rob McDole and Jared Pyles chat with two professors at Cedarville University—Dr. Jeff Guernsey who teaches in the School of Business and Dr. Kyung-Hwa (Christine) Kim who teaches in the History and Government Department—about their professional development through multiple sessions on servant teaching. Transform Your Teaching has also launched a monthly newsletter where we reflect on the past series, preview our upcoming content, and share an exclusive article. Subscribe today to get our next issue! Podcast links Resources Connect with us!  Transform Your Teaching is also launching a monthly newsletter where we reflect on the past…

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    Transform Your Teaching: Behind the Scenes with Jacob Lashuay

    Reading Time: < 1 minute What does it take to get rid of the crazy things that Jared and Rob say? In this episode, Dr. Rob McDole and Ryan Liming chat with Jacob Lashuay, podcast editor.   Podcast links Connect with us!  Transform Your Teaching is also launching a monthly newsletter where we reflect on the past series, preview our upcoming content, and share an exclusive article. Subscribe today to get our inaugural June issue!

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    Competency-Based Education: Lessons Learned 

    Reading Time: < 1 minute What did Rob and Jared learn about Competency-Based Education? Is Jared fully on board with it? What questions remain? Listen to hear their lessons learned as they wrap up the series. Podcast links Resources  Acton Academy Connect with us! Transform Your Teaching is also launching a monthly newsletter where we reflect on the past series, preview our upcoming content, and share an exclusive article. Subscribe today to get our inaugural June issue!

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    Transform Your Teaching: Competency-Based Education with Dr. Aleda Chen

    Reading Time: < 1 minute What impact is competency-based education currently having in the pharmacy education world? Dr. Rob McDole and Jared Pyles chat with Dr. Aleda Chen—Associate Dean and Professor in the School of Pharmacy at Cedarville University—about the possibilities of CBE curriculum in training future pharmacists.  Podcast links Resources  Join us on Flip to discuss this series!  Contact us at ctlpodcast@cedarville.edu with any questions.  You can also visit our blog at cedarville.edu/focusblog for additional resources.  Want to never miss a post? Subscribe here!

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    Transform Your Teaching: Competency-Based Education with Dr. David Croteau

    Reading Time: < 1 minute What does Competency-Based Education look like in theological education? What does CBE look like in a hybrid format? What are some of the ground-floor decisions that need to be made when starting a CBE program? Dr. Rob McDole and Jared Pyles cover this and more with Dr. David Croteau, the Dean of the Seminary and School of Counseling at Columbia International University, as they talk about the origins of CIU’s Competency-Based Theological Education program.   Podcast links Resources  Join us on Flip to discuss this series!  Contact us at ctlpodcast@cedarville.edu with any questions.  You can also visit our blog at cedarville.edu/focusblog for additional resources.  Want to…

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    Transform Your Teaching: Competency-Based Education – A Student Perspective with Genny McDole

    Reading Time: < 1 minute In this episode, Dr. Rob McDole and Jared Pyles chat with Genny McDole who has an MEd in Instructional Design from Western Governors University. Check out the episode to hear a student’s perspective on competency-based education and how CBE has influenced her teaching practice. Podcast links Show notes Genny was drawn to CBE courses because of the flexibility it provided. During that season of her life, she needed a flexible option that fit their family, could be done quickly, and would fit within their budget. CBE allowed her to take as many courses as she wanted, access all the resources she needed, and show mastery…

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    Transform Your Teaching: Competency-Based Education with Nate Brock

    Reading Time: < 1 minute In this episode, Dr. Rob McDole and Jared Pyles chat with Nate Brock, Lead Evaluator in the Science Education Department at Western Governors University. Check out the episode to hear WGU’s approach to Competency-Based Education and the key features that make WGU’s programs distinct.  Podcast links Show notes Western Governors University is a fully competency-based institution that designs their courses with a student-centered mindset. If a student can complete a course in a shorter amount of time, that benefits the student as they progress through the degree. This competency-based approach enables a student to progress at their own rate while ensuring they have mastered the…

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    Transform Your Teaching: Designing Competency-Based Education Curriculum

    Reading Time: 2 minutes In this episode, Dr. Rob McDole and Jared Pyles continue talking about Competency-Based Education, specifically what the design process looks like in developing a CBE course. Check out this episode to hear about the different considerations when creating a CBE course and how that affects planning.  Podcast links Show notes Designing a Competency-Based Education (CBE) course is similar to designing a traditional course.  The goal is still to design with the end in mind—paying close attention to the course objectives and module objectives, how the assessments give students the opportunity to show mastery of the objectives, and the course content that prepares them for those assessments.…

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    Transform Your Teaching: What is Competency-Based Education?

    Reading Time: < 1 minute In this episode, Dr. Rob McDole and Jared Pyles kick off a new series on Competency-Based Education. Check out the episode to hear the characteristics of CBE and how it compares with traditional educational practice.  Podcast links Show notes In traditional educational models, time is the constant and education is the variable. With Competency-Based Education (CBE) models, time is the variable and education is the constant. In the current educational landscape, CBE is commonly seen in apprenticeships and in trades. Typically, it involves an instructor coming alongside a student to help them achieve mastery of content.   Jared is currently apprehensive about CBE because it turns…

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    Transform Your Teaching: A Conversation with (Ret.) Lt. General Loren Reno

    Reading Time: 2 minutes In this episode, Dr. Rob McDole and Jared Pyles chat with (Ret.) Lt. General Loren Reno, Professor of Management and Senior Advisor, Office of the President at Cedarville University. Check out the episode to hear how he uses servant teaching to encourage and inspire students.  Podcast links General Reno’s goal as an educator is to serve. He seeks to inspire his students instead of attempting to control their involvement in the learning process since educators can intrinsically motivate students through inspiration. With this foundation, General Reno provides several traits of a servant teacher:  All these principles are based on approaching teaching with humility. General Reno shares that…