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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
3213

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 1, 2016
Adjunct Faculty Certification Course - FA16
7006B

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The goal of the course is to give adjunct faculty tools and resources to better prepare them to teach classes at Sinclair Community College. We sincerely hope you find taking this course useful resulting in a feeling of preparedness when you enter the next classroom full of students. Participants receive a copy of Elizabeth Barkley's book, Student Engagement Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty.

Your Commitment
As with almost everything else in life, you will have the most success with this course if you are committed to work and to learning.  As a member of this Certification Course, here are the items to which you are agreeing:

  • Stay for the entire day.  Partial day attendance will disqualify the participant from certification;
  • Sign the attendance rosters at the various sessions.  If you do not sign your name on the roster sheet, you cannot be given credit for attendance;
  • Read the online material and take (and pass) the quizzes within 5 weeks of the Single Session class;
  • Make arrangements for a member of the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) Peer Review team to observe you facilitating a live class session.  This class session should not be an exam day; a session with mainly student reports; or a day when a guest is presenting.  Attendance at a follow-up meeting with the CTL Peer Review team member is required.
  • Make arrangements to visit the classroom of a full-time faculty member from your department, if possible. (If you are not able to visit the classroom of a departmental colleague, please call the Center for Teaching and Learning office for the names of other faculty members who would be willing to have you as a guest.)  Complete the Peer Review Instructional Observation form and submit the signed portion to the Center for Teaching and Learning office.
8:00 AM Coffee and Registration
8:30 AM Welcome, Introductions, Purpose & Objectives
9:00 AM Course Overview
9:30 AM First Day
10:30 AM Break
10:45 AM Campus Security
11:15 AM Student Voices
12:00 PM Lunch
1:15 PM Breakout Sessions
2:15 PM Break
2:30 PM Breakout Sessions
3:30 PM Break
3:45 PM Challenges of Teaching
4:45 PM Evaluations and Q&A
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 4, 2016
O4A - Pilot: Offer Online Scheduling to Students for Your Office Hours
6211

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Want to be a part of a pilot group of faculty who can offer online scheduling for students? In this hour long interactive session you'll learn how to use the same system as Academic Advising to create appointment blocks (for individuals or groups) that sync to your Outlook calendar. Students choose a time that works for them using any web browser, receive an email confirmation, and can cancel or reschedule easily using the link provided.

October 7, 2016
O7A - Active Shooter Response Training for Educators and Law Enforcement
3001

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 7, 2016
Curriculum & Assessment Track - FA16
11-322

Fridays, 2:00 - 4:00 PM

October 7 - Rights, Responsibilities and Rigmarole

  • An overview of curriculum and assessment including faculty responsibilities and ownership of the curriculum, academic freedom and accreditation. Discussion of how assessment has been built into the curriculum. Provide an overview of CMT and describe the process for developing the official curriculum.

October 14 - Get out the MAP!

  • Curriculum Mapping: Identification and discussion of unit, course, program and general education outcomes, how they are connected and their importance to assessment. Focus on how to write outcomes that are appropriate and measureable.

October 21 - Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Developing the Teaching Syllabus

  • Overview of the teaching syllabus, how the teaching syllabus relates to assessment and the relationship between the teaching syllabus, the master syllabus and academic freedom. Focus on development of a teaching syllabus that incorporates unit outcomes and complies with the requirements of the faculty handbook.

October 28 - Assessment Made Easy: Rubrics & Roses

  • Discussion and demonstration of classroom, program, and college assessment techniques. Overview of rubrics for grading and assessment including principles of rubric development will be presented. Participants will spend time developing a grading rubric for a current assignment.

November 4 - Assessment Made Easy: Rubrics & Roses (continued)

  • Discuss advanced assessment methods including the RosEvaluation tool the college is exploring for general education. Learners will engage in a norming activity for use in department or college level assessment.

November 18 - Putting the Puzzle Pieces in Place

  • Focus on the pieces that need to be in place for course and program assessment to occur. The role of the master course (getting everyone on the same page), course level Angel tools, and common assignments in enabling assessment across multiple sections of the same course. Overview of Program Review and Annual Updates and their role in Sinclair's assessment efforts. Finally, how can we help adjunct faculty to be part of assessment?

All those who attend the first session will receive Outlook appointments for the remaining sessions. 

October 13, 2016
Hashtags, Posts, and Statuses: Improve Course Communication through Social Media
11-323

1:00 - 3:00 PM

In this workshop, participants will be introduced to various social media platforms including Facebook, Blogger, and Twitter and how they can be successfully integrated to their eLearn course. These tools can then be used to improve and increase communication with students. This workshop will benefit all faculty who utilize their eLearn teaching shell (including online, classroom, and hybrid). This workshop will introduce participants to these tools; future workshops will show how to integrate them into courses.

October 14, 2016
O14A - eLearn Emporium
3213

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 20, 2016
S.O.F.I.A.: An Emerging Method of Feedback in Online Grading
3213

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Feedback is a necessary element of effective assessment. In the online world, it's a primary method of communicating with students and enabling improvement for their own success. In this session, discover a new and balanced approach to providing effective and meaningful feedback in online grading with a change to practice in your own course or shell.

PRE-WORK: Bring a larger assessment that you can use for reference or at least a description of the assessment, preferrably in an online course like an active teaching shell or demo shell. Student submission samples are also encouraged but not required.

October 21, 2016
O21A - Adobe Connect Pro 101: Learn the Basics of Using this Web Conference Software
3213

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 - Introduction to Service Learning
7L21

12:30 - 2:00 PM

This session is aimed at faculty who may have interest in or questions about the benefits of using service learning in their classes. We will discuss the impact of service learning on student retention, course and program completion, and overall student success. We will share examples of successful service learning partnerships and how to make service learning work for your students including development of meaningful reflection activities to strengthen and extend student learning.

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
5134

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
3213

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
5134

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
5224

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 9, 2016
ESL Instruction Tips for Non-ESL Instructors
3213

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This workshop will share with attendees some simple and some not so simple strategies for teaching ESL students in non-ESL content classroom. Through Power Point presentation and handouts, attendees will learn how to become comfortable teaching non-English speaking students as well as how to make those students and native speaking students comfortable in this classroom, so that everyone can benefit from the experience. The workshop will also provide professional development links to additional resources.

December 12, 2016
D12P - Gradebook in eLearn
6220

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
5213

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

February 10, 2017
Bringing the Past to Life: Redesigning Courses for Today
2334

2:00 - 3:00 PM

Need ideas to bring your course to life? Make it more relevant and engaging? Come learn techniques to ignite a stale class, spark students' interest and desire to learn. This one hour session will explore how the partnership between faculty and instructional design resulted in a more vibrant, student-centered course. We will demonstrate how storyboarding highlighted significant themes that transcended time and connected the past with today. Additionally, we will address choosing a thematic versus traditional approaches and the necessity to personalize courses. Participants will then practice bringing a topic to life for their course(s) by working in small groups to connect events/topics to their discipline and discuss its relevancy.