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September 2, 2016
S2A - Teaching with eLearn
7L05

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This introduction to "eLearn", Sinclair's new learning management system, powered by D2L, will provide users with an overview of the key components required to successfully teach and manage a course. The workshop will highlight terminology, user interface, general navigation, basic tools, communication as well as demonstrate the management of modules and topics, calendar events, communication, dropboxes, discussions, quizzes, and grades.  Learn the skills you need to teach, manage, and assess your students with eLearn.

September 8, 2016
Faculty Writing Group
7L21

3:30 - 5:00 PM

The CTL invites you to participate in a Faculty Writing Group. Sinclair’s Faculty Writing Group is designed to help faculty juggle writing, teaching, and life outside the academy. This inter-disciplinary group of faculty writers will meet once a month for 90-minutes (schedule below) to share their writing. With the support of your faculty writing group, you can expect to write that piece you’ve been putting off, whether a professional piece, memoir, novel, or poem. Equally valuable are the relationships you will build with faculty in other disciplines by learning about their fascinating subject matter.

Monthly meetings will be 3:30 - 5:00 PM in Room 7L21 on:

  • October 13
  • November 10
  • December 8 (tentative)
  • January 12
  • February 9
  • March 9
  • April 13

The Writer's Group will also meet for monthly silent writing sessions from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM in the Library computer lab next to Starbuck's (7L25) on:

  • September 16
  • October 21
  • November 18
  • December 16
  • January 20
  • February 17
  • March 17
  • April 21

Writing prompts available for those who need it. If you need to be held accountable for carving out time to write your FPR, merit application, or creative fiction piece, join us in the space.

September 9, 2016
S9A - Gradebook in eLearn
7L05

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This hands-on introduction to the eLearn gradebook will walk you through the steps to setup a gradebook, enter and manage your grades. You will learn to use the Setup Wizard, the difference between different grading systems such as Points vs Weighted, creating grade Items and categories, connecting grade items to dropboxes or quizzes, adjusting grade calculations, releasing final grades, and managing your view or the student view.

September 9, 2016
S9A - Lights, Camera, Retention: Using Video Feedback to Reach Your Students
3133

10:00 - 11:00 AM

During this hour-long session, attendees will learn how to utilize the tools already embedded in eLearn to better assist, reach, and connnect with their students regardless of whether they teach on-ground or online. Attendees will learn where are good places to record, how to drop background noise, and gain a better understanding on the purpose of feedback as a guide.

September 9, 2016
Introduction to Service Learning
7L21

12:30 - 2:00 PM

This session is aimed at faculty who have not yet used service learning in their classes. We will discuss why is service learning helpful to student retention, program completion, and student success. We will share examples of successful service learning partnerships and how to make service learning work for your classes.

September 9, 2016
S9P - eLearn: Dropbox, Discussions and Content Building Tools
3213

1:00 - 4:00 PM

This eLearn workshop, is a hands on workshop introducing participants to eLearn’s Dropbox and Discussion and Content Building Tools.  Participants will learn how to create Dropboxes and Discussions, set and change the various tool settings and restrictions, assess submissions and connect the tools to the gradebook. Participants will also learn how to build content in their eLearn course shells utilizing Drag and Drop, the HTML editor. Each participant will practice creating a dropbox and discussion in the content area of their personal eLearn demo course.

September 16, 2016
S16A - Open Educational Resources
7L05

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

What are Open Educational Resources (OER)? How do you find them and how do you know what you can do with a resource you find? This workshop will introduce you to the basics of OER, OER licensing, where you can find them and how can you use what you find.

September 16, 2016
S16P - Teaching with eLearn
7L05

1:00 - 4:00 PM

This introduction to "eLearn", Sinclair's new learning management system, powered by D2L, will provide users with an overview of the key components required to successfully teach and manage a course. The workshop will highlight terminology, user interface, general navigation, basic tools, communication as well as demonstrate the management of modules and topics, calendar events, communication, dropboxes, discussions, quizzes, and grades.  Learn the skills you need to teach, manage, and assess your students with eLearn.

September 23, 2016
S23A - Adobe Captivate: Introduction
7L21

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Get a basic overview of Adobe Captivate and how to create software simulation demonstrations, training and assessments. Learn to use the edit view and the library window to add enhancements to tailor your project to your needs. Explore and be creative using the insert options such as: adding a variety of different types of slides, buttons, captions, rollovers, zoom areas, images, text animation, and more. Import, record and edit audio. Learn where to begin to create an assessment that your students can use to self evaluate. This workshop will begin with an overview of Captivate and allow time for you to create a short Captivate movie.

September 27, 2016
S27A - ePortfolios
7L05

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Learn what ePortfolio is and how to access it
Learn how and why you might use it in the classroom setting
Use eLearn to create artifacts and reflections
See how students view ePortfolio from their perspective
Learn how to assess ePortfolio materials and submissions

September 30, 2016
S30A - Adobe Presenter: Introduction
7L21

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Learn how to create dynamic and engaging on-demand presentations and e-leaning with Adobe® Presenter. Presenter uses PowerPoint as a base to rapidly create high-impact Adobe® Flash presentations and e-Learning enhancements. With just a few clicks, transform basic presentations into engaging Flash® multimedia experiences. All Presenter authoring functions in PowerPoint can be reached using the Presenter menu.

September 30, 2016
S30A - Gradebook in eLearn
7L05

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This hands-on introduction to the eLearn gradebook will walk you through the steps to setup a gradebook, enter and manage your grades. You will learn to use the Setup Wizard, the difference between different grading systems such as Points vs Weighted, creating grade items and categories, connecting grade items to dropboxes or quizzes, adjusting grade calculations, releasing final grades, and managing your view or the student view.

October 4, 2016
O4A - Clickers: Using a Personal Response System
7L21

10:0 AM - 12:00 PM

You’ve seen them in conferences. They’ve been used in seminars. Now you too can take part in a basic overview of the use of personal response systems (clickers) in the classroom. PRS are often used in classrooms for quick polls, tests, or surveys during a MS PowerPoint presentation where the feedback is recorded and presented live. The response system software is flexible enough to be used with other programs and mobile enough to be used in different locations.

October 7, 2016
O7A - Active Shooter Response Training for Educators and Law Enforcement
7006ABC

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This course will cover the Five Phases of the Active School Shooters as developed by Dan Marcou.  It will provide educators with insight as to the minds of the killers and what to look for in future active shooters.  The course will give school personnel and others that work inside a school environment an idea of the thoughts and actions of active shooters before they commit their crimes. The course will also include training on how to respond when an active shooter is in your area.

The goal of the workshop is to empower school staff to intervene with students who could pose a danger to schools and promote communication with local law enforcement.  The primary objective is to help educators, staff and law enforcement understand ways to prevent violence, as well as respond, to save lives.

Featured Instructor: Micah Stoll, OPOTA

This training is free and participants will be provided with a lunch voucher.

OPOTA certificates will be presented following the training sessions.

October 7, 2016
O7P - Active Shooter Response Training for Educators and Law Enforcement
7006ABC

1:00 - 5:00 PM

This course will cover the Five Phases of the Active School Shooters as developed by Dan Marcou.  It will provide educators with insight as to the minds of the killers and what to look for in future active shooters.  The course will give school personnel and others that work inside a school environment an idea of the thoughts and actions of active shooters before they commit their crimes. The course will also include training on how to respond when an active shooter is in your area.

The goal of the workshop is to empower school staff to intervene with students who could pose a danger to schools and promote communication with local law enforcement.  The primary objective is to help educators, staff and law enforcement understand ways to prevent violence, as well as respond, to save lives.

Featured Instructor: Micah Stoll, OPOTA

This training is free and participants will be provided with a lunch voucher.

OPOTA certificates will be presented following the training sessions.

October 14, 2016
O14A - eLearn Emporium
7L05

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Do you have specific questions about eLearn? Are you seeking specific training to build your course for next semester? This workshop will carter all your eLearn needs. You will receive individualized training in this hands-on workshop.

October 14, 2016
O14P - eLearn: Dropbox, Discussions and Content Building Tools
7L09


1:00 - 4:00 PM

This eLearn workshop, is a hands on workshop introducing participants to eLearn’s Dropbox and Discussion and Content Building Tools.  Participants will learn how to create Dropboxes and Discussions, set and change the various tool settings and restrictions, assess submissions and connect the tools to the gradebook. Participants will also learn how to build content in their eLearn course shells utilizing Drag and Drop, the HTML editor. Each participant will practice creating a dropbox and discussion in the content area of their personal eLearn demo course.

October 21, 2016
O21A - Adobe Connect Pro 101: Learn the Basics of Using this Web Conference Software
7L05

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Workshop participants will learn the basics of the Adobe Connect Pro Web Conference System. Learn how to communicate in real time with audio, video and chat tools. Learn to work as a group using the whiteboard. Share applications, documents and files. Collaborate in real-time with students and colleagues via the Internet from anywhere. Quickly connect with learners to foster active learning utilizing Connect’s robust e-learning tools.

October 21, 2016
O21P - Gradebook in eLearn
7L09

1:00 - 4:00 PM

This hands-on introduction to the eLearn gradebook will walk you through the steps to setup a gradebook, enter and manage your grades. You will learn to use the Setup Wizard, the difference between different grading systems such as Points vs Weighted, creating grade Items and categories, connecting grade items to dropboxes or quizzes, adjusting grade calculations, releasing final grades, and managing your view or the student view.

October 28, 2016
O28A - Cloud Based Collaborative Office Tools
3213

9:00 - 10:30 AM

Most people know and use Microsoft Internet Explorer and Office, but what about Microsoft’s lesser known tools like OneDrive, Office 365, Video, etc. In this workshop, learn how you can use these tools in a collaborative setting and compare another cloud based collaborative office tool, Google Docs.

October 28, 2016
O28A - Teaching with eLearn
7L05

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This introduction to "eLearn", Sinclair's new learning management system, powered by D2L, will provide users with an overview of the key components required to successfully teach and manage a course. The workshop will highlight terminology, user interface, general navigation, basic tools, communication as well as demonstrate the management of modules and topics, calendar events, communication, dropboxes, discussions, quizzes, and grades.  Learn the skills you need to teach, manage, and assess your students with eLearn.

October 28, 2016
O28A - Introduction to Social Bookmarking
3213

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

In this workshop learn about the Web 2.0 tool, Social Bookmarking.  Discover simple ways you can use Social Bookmarking to engage your students, share resources and enable your students to develop a real sense of ownership in their learning. Imagine having access to your apps and data from any network device.

November 4, 2016
N4A - eLearn: Dropbox, Discussions, and Content Building Tools
7L05

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This eLearn workshop, is a hands on workshop introducing participants to eLearn’s Dropbox and Discussion and Content Building Tools.  Participants will learn how to create Dropboxes and Discussions, set and change the various tool settings and restrictions, assess submissions and connect the tools to the gradebook. Participants will also learn how to build content in their eLearn course shells utilizing Drag and Drop, the HTML editor. Each participant will practice creating a dropbox and discussion in the content area of their personal eLearn demo course.

November 18, 2016
N18A - Teaching with eLearn
7L05

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This introduction to "eLearn", Sinclair's new learning management system, powered by D2L, will provide users with an overview of the key components required to successfully teach and manage a course. The workshop will highlight terminology, user interface, general navigation, basic tools, communication as well as demonstrate the management of modules and topics, calendar events, communication, dropboxes, discussions, quizzes, and grades.  Learn the skills you need to teach, manage, and assess your students with eLearn.

November 18, 2016
N18A - Building Top Notch PowerPoints Using Adobe Presenter
3213

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tired of the same old PowerPoint presentations? Wondering how to make your PowerPoint go beyond boring ‘click and talk’ bullet points into something that’s engaging and even interactive?  In this workshop you’ll learn how to create PowerPoint presentations that pop. Get tips on things that always work and how to avoid common mistakes when creating a presentation. Learn to use some newer features to give even old presentations a new polish. But wait! That’s not all! This workshop also shows you how to take your newly polished PowerPoint to the next level with Adobe Presenter – the PowerPoint plugin that allows you to easily add audio, video and even quizzes to your PowerPoint and make it all available to students with a simple URL link.

November 22, 2016
N22A - Screen Capture: Versions and Value
7L21

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Using screen capture software: the who, what, where, when and how. Learn about the different types of screen capturing and the levels of tools and capabilities many capturing software provides. Be willing to experiment, brainstorm and share experiences.

December 8, 2016
D8P - eLearn Emporium
7L05

1:00 - 4:00 PM

Do you have specific questions about eLearn? Are you seeking specific training to build your course for next semester? This workshop will carter all your eLearn needs. You will receive individualized training in this hands-on workshop.

December 12, 2016
D12P - Gradebook in eLearn
7L05

1:00 - 4:00 PM

This hands-on introduction to the eLearn gradebook will walk you through the steps to setup a gradebook, enter and manage your grades. You will learn to use the Setup Wizard, the difference between different grading systems such as Points vs Weighted, creating grade Items and categories, connecting grade items to dropboxes or quizzes, adjusting grade calculations, releasing final grades, and managing your view or the student view.

December 13, 2016
D13A - Sinclair Digistore: Digital Asset Management System
7L05

9:00 - 11:00 AM

Learn the basics of the Sinclair Digistore (Digital Asset Management) System and how it can work for you. Discover how easy it is to collaborate with colleagues throughout your department and all across the region, sharing your digital learning tools (video, audio, photos, word documents, PowerPoint, etc.). In this hands-on workshop participants will input media, learn about the importance of good metadata and use it to search and retrieve digital assets on the system: streaming from the server or right to the desktop.

February 3, 2017
The Cost of Poverty Experience: Reentry Edition
12-172

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Thanks to a generous Cultural Diversity Grant, faculty will be able to participate in a simulation created by the same agency who designed the powerful extreme poverty experience from 2014’s Professional Development Day.  

This simulation is “designed to offer a powerful learning experience that acts as a catalyst to increase urgency and engagement around higher impact solutions for reducing incarceration and recidivism throughout Ohio.  This edition features the real, everyday challenges faced by Returning Citizens and their families as they reenter their community from incarceration.” (Source: Think Tank, Inc.)

Informational video can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m71s-wDKdNs