During Ottawa University’s Fall Break, October 3-6, students who stayed on The College campus had the opportunity to participate in Alternative Break by volunteering at various organizations around Ottawa. Projects undertaken included assisting at the records center for the Franklin County Historical Society; helping with yard work at the police and fire stations; and playing with animals at the Prairie Paws animal shelter. The women’s soccer team played with kids during recess at the elementary schools, and some of the OU Theatre students worked on staging and props for the upcoming production of Cinderella, which begin starts Oct. 31. #ottawautheatre #cinderella
The Fall Break also served as an opportunity for OU faculty from all three of the University’s schools to come together for a time of professional development. Faculty presentations included such topics as “Kill Miss Dean! Exorcising the Ghosts of Teachers Past,” “ACKT: Andragogy Content Knowledge Technology,” “Developing Intercultural Understanding through Online Study Abroad,” “Clawback Credit: Enhancing Learning Post-Examination,” “The 5E Approach to Science Education,” and “ePortfolios.” A HLC Accreditation overview by President and CEO of the Higher Learning Commission Andy Lootens-White was a highlight of the symposium.
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