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January 23, 2017
J23P - Teaching with eLearn
7L09

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.

January 25, 2017
J25P - 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.

January 25, 2017
DAWN (Visual Analytics) Training Sessions: Dashboards!
7L09

2:00 - 3:00 PM

DAWN (Visual Analytics) Training Sessions: It's all about Dashboards! Student Program, Course Completion, and Degree Fact Dashboards

Come learn how to maximize the power of VA data by using dashboards to help you measure the successes of your students!

January 27, 2017
J27A - Gradebook in eLearn
6241

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.

January 27, 2017
J27A - Cloud Based Collaborative Office Tools
5213

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.

January 27, 2017
Course Builder Tool in eLearn
7L05

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Designing a course to be organized, effective, and have a logical progression of content and activities can be a daunting task. The Course Builder tool is designed to help faculty look at their course as a holistic piece. It enables an instructor to see their course as a complete product from start to finish. Effectively, it's 'designed for design.'

By outlining the course's content, activities, and assessments (as well as any other pertinent tools), the course can be rigorously aligned to course and topic objectives, departmental outcomes, and student success. This workshop is designed to introduce participants to the tool and how to use it to bring in content, plan activities and assessments, and integrate publisher materials.

PREREQUISITE: Please bring a current outline of one of your courses.

January 27, 2017
J27A - Introduction to Social Bookmarking
5213

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.

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

8:30 - 11:00 AM

Thanks to a generous Cultural Diversity Grant, faculty and staff (with supervisor approval) 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 3, 2017
Awards Tool in eLearn
7L05

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The awards tool which includes badges and certificates is meant to reinforce, reward, and recognize student success, achievement, and accomplishments. Many students need awards in their interaction with the course as a sense of accomplishment. They also desire them for pride and to show progress, as well as see where they stand in terms of course completion. Faculty can use awards to customize their course path and recognize student success. In this workshop, discover the Awards tool in eLearn and how to create and issue awards to students.

February 3, 2017
F3P - The Cost of Poverty Experience: Reentry Edition
12-172, Charity Early

1:00 - 3:30 PM

Thanks to a generous Cultural Diversity Grant, administrators, faculty, staff (with supervisor approval) and community members 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
F10A - Adobe Connect Pro 101: Learn the Basics of Using this Web Conference Software
5213

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.

February 10, 2017
Using Respondus for Faster Quiz and Test Bank Building
5338

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This workshop will introduce participants to the Respondus Software which can be used to bulk-import and create test banks (question libraries) and quizzes in the eLearn system. Learn how to translate your existing banks and quizzes to the eLearn system efficiently and consistently. Participants will both gain an overview of the software and practice using it with a current assessment or test bank.

PREREQUISITE: Please bring a current test bank or at least 2 objective item quizzes.

February 10, 2017
Introduction to Creating Interactive Online Study Tools for eLearn
4211

2:00 - 4:00 PM

Student interaction can be enhanced using software outside of eLearn. This workshop will give you an overview of three different programs and their uses in the development of online study tools for your students. You will learn the differences between Soft Chalk, Study Mate and Captive, as well as see samples of their capabilities in the classroom.

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.

February 13, 2017
F13P - Teaching with eLearn
7L09

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.

February 15, 2017
F15P - 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.

February 17, 2017
F17A - Gradebook in eLearn
5212

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.

February 17, 2017
F17A - Clickers: Using a Personal Response System
7L21

10:00 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.

February 22, 2017
Religion and Spirituality Sensitivity Training: An Introduction to Mindful Awareness of Belief, Worldview and Experience
2334

2:00 - 4:00 PM

This training involves participants reflecting on several diverse religious worldviews as well as atheist, agnostic and humanistic perspectives. The 2 hour session includes several short videos on religions such as Buddhism, Hinduism, and Islam as well as several stories/teachings from different faith traditions. Participants will engage in discussion with each other, identifying their perspectives, possible assumptions, and enhancing ways of communication and will also be provided relaxation/awareness techniques and a self-knowledge reflection. The training will provide clarity to specific religious beliefs that are often misrepresented and stereotyped.

February 22, 2017
F22P - Book Discussion of Understanding White Privilege
7L21

5:30 - 7:00 PM

Become a Change Agent: Faculty and staff can become a Change Agent at Sinclair by reading and participating in two book reads and discussions. The first book is Frances Kendall's, Understanding White Privilege: Creating Pathways to Authentic Relationships Across Race.

February 23, 2017
Campus Civic Engagement Disucssion
7L21

12:00 - 1:30 PM

American community colleges do more than educate students for the job market or for transfer to university. We have a critical role to play in preparing our students for their roles as citizens and engaged members of their communities. (The Democracy Commitment Declaration, 2011)

Last spring the Service Learning Office worked with RAR to conduct a survey on Community and Civic Engagement.  At this luncheon meeting David Bodary will share results of that survey and invite you to join in a discussion in what more Sinclair can do to advance efforts underway to educate or citizen students for active participation in our community and country.

Lunch vouchers will be provided for you to purchase lunch at the Tartan Marketplace before the session begins.

February 23, 2017
F23P - Book Discussion of Understanding White Privilege
7L21

3:00 - 4:30 PM

Become a Change Agent: Faculty and staff can become a Change Agent at Sinclair by reading and participating in two book reads and discussions. The first book is Frances Kendall's, Understanding White Privilege: Creating Pathways to Authentic Relationships Across Race.

March 6, 2017
M6A - Teaching with eLearn
5212

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.

March 8, 2017
M8A - eLearn: Dropbox, Discussions and Content Building Tools
5212

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.

March 13, 2017
M13P - Teaching Syllabus Tool (eSyllabus)
7L05

1:00 - 2:30 PM

In this workshop learn how to link the new "Teaching Syllabus Tool" to eLearn courses. The external access link to the Teaching Syllabus Tool application is added to the eLearn course shell by selecting the Add Content and the create Link content Item under the Lessons Tab. Then current eLearn course data is passed to the Syllabus application based on the name and details of the specific eLearn course, syllabus fields will be pre-filled/pre-populated with relevant course. personal and other course information.

**Note: When creating the Teaching eSyllabus using the syllabus application process there are several options: Either create the syllabus from a Teaching Syllabus Tool template or using a previously created syllabus from a course coordinator or other faculty member to start from.

March 15, 2017
M15A - Open Educational Resources Module
5213

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.

March 16, 2017
M16A - Gradebook in eLearn
5343

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.

March 17, 2017
M17A - ePortfolios
6241

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Register and attend this workshop to:

  • 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
March 21, 2017
M21P - Book Discussion of The Culturally Inclusive Educator
7L21

5:30 - 7:00 PM

Become a Change Agent: Faculty and staff can become a Change Agent at Sinclair by reading and participating in two book reads and discussions. The second book is Dena Samuels', The Culturally Inclusive Educator: Preparing for a Multicultural World.

March 22, 2017
M22P - Book Discussion of The Culturally Inclusive Educator
7L21

3:00 - 4:30 PM

Become a Change Agent: Faculty and staff can become a Change Agent at Sinclair by reading and participating in two book reads and discussions. The second book is Dena Samuels', The Culturally Inclusive Educator: Preparing for a Multicultural World.

March 24, 2017
M24A - 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, bu

ttons, 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.

March 24, 2017
Rubrics in eLearn: Why, When & How
7L05

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The use of rubrics provides instructors and students with consistent criteria for evaluation. This workshop will explore why rubrics are helpful, when they can be used, and how to create within eLearn. We will also practice creating and linking a rubric to an assignment in eLearn.

PREREQUISITE: Basic eLearn knowledge and usage

March 24, 2017
Don't Fear the LOR!
7L05

1:00 - 3:00 PM

eLearn's Learning Object Repository (LOR) is the storage system for course content. It is an integral part of eLearn's Dev Shell - Master - Teaching Shell structure. This workshop provides background and practice in what content can be published to the LOR, how to maintain it, and how to bring it from the LOR into courses.

PREREQUISITE: This workshop is only open to course coordinators responsible for maintaining course content across the eLearn structure. Participants will need to email Jennifer Davis at jennifer.davis@sinclair.edu which course dev shell they want to use for this workshop so permissions can be adjusted prior to the workshop.

April 10, 2017
A10A - Teaching with eLearn
5213

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.

April 12, 2017
A12A - eLearn: Dropbox, Discussions and Content Building Tools
5213

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.

April 14, 2017
A14A - 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.

April 14, 2017
A14P - 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.

April 21, 2017
Take out the Boring, put in the BAM: Building Top Notch Power Points and taking them to the next level using Adobe Presenter
7L21

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.

April 21, 2017
How to Develop a Successful New Program
11-322

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Do you feel that your department should be offering a new program that would benefit the community, but the task of creating one is too daunting to contemplate? We will discuss the process of identifying the need for a new degree or certificate, help you to identify the potential stakeholders, develop a needs-assessment survey, and surround yourself with the right people who are as passionate as you about creating new opportunities for our students. 

April 24, 2017
A24A - Teaching with eLearn
5213

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.

April 26, 2017
A26A - eLearn: Dropbox, Discussions and Content Building TOols
5213

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.

April 28, 2017
A28A - Adobe Presenter: Introduction
11-446

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.

April 28, 2017
A28P - 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.

May 2, 2017
Y2A - Open Educational Resources Module
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.