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

MVLA: High Priced Textbooks (CTLF-M217-530) – Asynchronous Course

September 6 – October 15, Online 

Presenters: Judith Corcoran, Dan Matthews, Souzan Naser and Lee Semmerling 

This MVLA course highlights options for saving students money by replacing expensive textbooks with low-cost or no-cost options. Along with library resources and other cost saving measures, participants will explore open educational resources; class resources that are freely available to students and freely editable by faculty. The course provides an opportunity to explore these textbook alternatives, plan for integrating this material into courses, and identify and develop effective strategies for presenting this new content.

Registration Process

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

For more information, please contact Jim McIntyre (708) 608-4059