Moraine Valley Learning Academy

The Moraine Valley Learning Academy (MVLA) offers courses taught by, and for, Moraine Valley faculty.

The MVLA Mission Statement

In the spirit of teaching and learning, the Moraine Valley Learning Academy strives for an exchange of ideas that reflects applied knowledge, methods and technology within an interactive and collegial setting.

Why Take These Courses?

  • To experiment with new teaching techniques.
  • Participate in engaging discussions with your colleagues in an active learning environment.
  • Earn PGUs for each course successfully completed.

What is an MVLA class?

  • Multi-session course about current and important aspects of teaching
  • Practical outcomes
  • Taught by Moraine Valley faculty and other experts
  • Modeling the innovative teaching that is being taught

Workshop Topics Offered:

  • Active Learning
  • Critical Thinking
  • Integrating Technology
  • Motivating Students.
  • Classroom Management

Current Courses

Beyond the Basics – Enhancing Your Canvas Course with Technology Tools

In “Beyond the Basics – Enhancing Your Canvas Course with Technology Tools,” participants will be exposed to various technologies they can use to improve student learning and make information more accessible to students through their Canvas courses. This MVLA course will focus on providing faculty with information and strategies that may be used to improve their Canvas courses. We will explore various technologies that go beyond the basics that are provided in Canvas. Many students are already familiar with many of the technologies that will be addressed in this course. By ensuring that faculty members are familiar with such technologies, we are able to meet students where they are. (Strategic Priority: Student Success, Program Development, Resource Advancement, Technology)

Course Code
Date Time Presenter
 CTLF-M216-530 June 11 – August 3 Online J. McCully

Registration Process

To register and for more information about these courses, log into MVConnect. Please use the Professional Development Training Guide or the Training Registration page to assist you with registering for MVLA workshops.

For more information, please contact Jim McIntyre (708) 608-4059 and Layla Khatib at (708) 608-4234.