Eastern WV Community College Partners with HOW2s
US college embraces HOW2 app to embed faculty-wide pedagogical learning.
TeachingHOW2s has announced a new partnership with Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College to deliver its HOW2 Instructional Coaching Platform, an organization-wide solution for improving pedagogy and teaching and learning.
The HOW2 app will allow Eastern College to extend 24⁄7 evidence-based, instructional coaching expertise and support to full-time and adjunct faculty and encourage both self-directed and cross-disciplinary, collaborative learning. The app’s social learning features will also enable the creation of faculty learning communities, facilitating the sharing of best practices and as a result, improved student outcomes.
To support the implementation of over 160 teaching techniques available on the HOW2 app, faculty developers at Eastern are set to participate in the HOW2 Instructional Coaching Program, a four day program which uses a blended delivery approach combined with self-study. Level 5 accredited with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the course focuses on developing participants’ coaching expertise, helping them to support faculty in applying the HOW2 techniques across academic, vocational, and career subjects.
The HOW2 instructional coaching platform provides 24⁄7 access to step-by-step visual guides to evidence-based teaching techniques. The precise, easy-to-navigate nature of the HOW2 guides makes learning and adapting the techniques quick and easy, whether it’s for the classroom, lab or workspace.
Designed to improve learning through better teaching, the HOW2 app supports distributed learning environments and encourages peer-to-peer learning opportunities. Subscribers are given access to a private space to learn on their own but can also access a range of social learning tools that promote and facilitate shared, community-driven learning.
Leveraging the skills and expertise typically delivered by an instructional coach, the HOW2 coaching app gives faculty managers the tools and pedagogical resources they need to support teachers in meeting the ever-changing demands of teaching and student learning. Headquartered in the UK, the HOW2 app is used by Further Education and Higher Education colleges, schools, independent training providers and public organisations.
About Eastern WV Community and Technical College
Eastern provides accessible and affordable educational opportunities for academic, technical, workforce training and life-long learning for the Potomac Highlands regional community.