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June 1, 2016
International Education Mini-Track, Session 1 of 3
7L21

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

International Students in the Classroom

Topics covered will include:
 -How policies, practices, and culture affect international students
 - Best practices with international students by a panel of faculty
 - International students at Sinclair

June 2, 2016
International Education Mini-Track, Session 2 of 3
7L21

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Internationalizing your Curriculum

Topics covered will include:
 - The BRIC countries
 - Emphasis on Brazil
 - Funding for International events at Sincliar

June 3, 2016
International Education Mini-Track, Session 3 of 3
7L21

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Topics covered will include:
 - Why should we do 'study abroad'?
 - What international travel have we done?
 - How can you propose a study abroad trip at Sinclair?

June 3, 2016
U3A - Open Educational Resources Module
TBD

9:30 - 11:30 AM

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.

June 6, 2016
Using the Power of Team-Based Learning to Maximize Student Engagement, Performance and Satisfaction
12-322

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Team-Based Learning [TBL] is an evidence-based collaborative learning teaching strategy designed around units of instruction, known as “modules,” that are taught in a three-step cycle: preparation, in-class readiness assurance testing, and application-focused exercise (teambasedlearning.org, 2016). In this workshop you will experience TBL and learn the basics of designing TBL modules. If you teach content-heavy courses that require students to think critically and to solve practical problems, this workshop is for you.

June 7, 2016
U7A - Teaching with eLearn
TBD

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.

June 8, 2016
U8A - Lift! Leveraging Inspire for Faculty in Your Classroom
11-322

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This workshop is designed to assist faculty in leveraging the new Inspire for Faculty (IFF) tool that is now available to all. IFF calculates students' engagement with course materials, their fellow classmate and faculty and presents the information in an intuitive dashboard. Engagement is a predictive indicator that is highly correlated with course success. Pairing engagement with other data available to faculty, including grades and student specific metrics, allows faculty to better target student outreach and support.

Learn how to access and use IFF. Have a hands-on opportunity to explore your own course section and student data using the tool. Hear how other faculty are using it and see how IFF fits in the landscape of other Lift! related applications. Initially, Inspire for Faculty and this workshop will be most useful to faculty that use elearn either as a course enhancement or teach online. Box lunches provided.

June 8, 2016
Lights, Camera, Retention: Using Video Feedback to Reach Your Students
12-322

9:00 - 10:30 AM

During this brief 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.

June 8, 2016
Navigating the Electronic Faculty Performance Review for Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty
11-322

1:00 - 4:00 PM

Are you looking for assistance and understanding of the FPR electronic process and the electronic form? An overview of the guidelines for the FPR will be provided. Each faculty member will have time to work on his or her FPR during the workshop. Activities for Critical Performance Areas (CPA) will be explored. Through collaboration faculty will identify additional activities for the CPAs. Ratings and expected activities will be explained.

June 9, 2016
Guest Lecturer: Paul K. Chappell
7006AB

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Traveling across the United States and internationally, NAPF Peace Leadership Director Paul K. Chappell lectures on waging peace, ending war, the art of living, what it means to be human. He also teaches workshops and courses on peace leadership.

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Lunch with a keynote by Capt. Chappell

Read more about Capt. Chappell on his website:  http://paulkchappell.com/

June 9, 2016
The Cosmic Ocean by Paul K. Chappell
7006AB

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Lunch with a keynote by Capt. Paul K. Chappell (Ret.)

2:00 - 4:00 PM

Emphasis on The Cosmic Ocean and on using the accompanying study guide to guide class discussions on non-violence and conflict resolution.

Read more about Capt. Chappell on his website:  http://paulkchappell.com/

June 10, 2016
U10A - eLearn: Dropbox and Discussions
TBD

9:00 - 11:00 AM

This eLearn workshop, is a hands on workshop introducing participants to eLearn’s Dropbox and Discussion 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. Each participant will practice creating a dropbox and discussion in their personal eLearn demo course.

June 14, 2016
U14A - eLearn: Content Building Tools
TBD

9:00 - 11:00 AM

This eLearn workshop, is a hands on workshop introducing participants to eLearn’s Content tools.  Participants will learn how to build content in their eLearn course shells utilizing Drag and Drop, the HTML editor, Manage Files and more.  Each participant will practice creating content in their personal eLearn demo course.

June 14, 2016
J14A - Assigning and Responding to Student Writing in YOUR Discipline, Session 1 of 3
11-324

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This mini-track of three workshops will present faculty with valuable guidelines for assigning and responding to student writing. While all disciplines have specific genres and conventions, using the new notion of "threshold concepts" (Yancey) in writing instruction can help shape assignments and responses across disciplines. Participants will define "college-level" writing proficiency in their disciplines and then create assignments to encourage the growth of that proficiency. Participants will also develop solid criteria and methods for evaluating student writing. By the end of this mini-track, participants will learn how to construct effective writing assignments in their courses, and they will develop strategies for evaluating those assignments. Further, participants will learn strategies to encourage writing in their classes while dealing with the "paper load" phenomenon. Guest cross-discipinary faculty will join us to discuss their work with student writing.

DAY ONE

What is "good" writing in your discipline?

Writing transfer between courses / using threshold concepts

Constructing writing assignments students find engaging

FIVE principles of excellent writing assignments

June 14, 2016
Getting to Know You: Disability Services
12-322

1:00 - 2:30 PM

Get to know the new director of Disability Services, Alicia Schroeder and a brief introduction to the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act and how they apply to the classroom setting. We will discuss specific ways faculty can accommodate students with these needs.

June 15, 2016
J15A - Assigning and Responding to Student Writing in YOUR Discipline, Session 2 of 3
11-324

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This workshop will present faculty with valuable guidelines for assigning and responding to student writing.

DAY TWO

Dealing with electronics and writing

Value of short writing, "ungraded writing," and in-class writing

Tips for collaborative writing

Checklist for using writing in any classroom

June 16, 2016
J16A - Assigning and Responding to Student Writing in YOUR Discipline, Session 3 of 3
11-324

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This workshop will present faculty with valuable guidelines for assigning and responding to student writing.

DAY THREE

Handling the paper overload

Hierarchy of assessment and evaluation in writing

Step-by-step guide for grading student writing

What do students think about our comments?

June 20, 2016
U20A - eLearn: Dropbox and Discussions
TBD

9:00 - 11:00 AM

This eLearn workshop, is a hands on workshop introducing participants to eLearn’s Dropbox and Discussion 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. Each participant will practice creating a dropbox and discussion in their personal eLearn demo course.

June 22, 2016
U22A - Teaching with eLearn
TBD

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.

June 28, 2016
U28A - Gradebook in eLearn
TBD

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.

June 30, 2016
U30A - eLearn: Content Building Tools
TBD

9:00 - 11:00 AM

This eLearn workshop, is a hands on workshop introducing participants to eLearn’s Content tools.  Participants will learn how to build content in their eLearn course shells utilizing Drag and Drop, the HTML editor, Manage Files and more.  Each participant will practice creating content in their personal eLearn demo course.

July 1, 2016
L1A - Adobe Connect Pro 101: Learn the Basics of Using this Web Conference Software
TBD

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.

July 6, 2016
L6A - eLearn: Dropbox and Discussions
TBD

9:00 - 11:00 PM

This eLearn workshop, is a hands on workshop introducing participants to eLearn’s Dropbox and Discussion 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. Each participant will practice creating a dropbox and discussion in their personal eLearn demo course.

July 8, 2016
L8A - Teaching with eLearn

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.

July 12, 2016
L12A - Gradebook in eLearn
TBD

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.

July 15, 2016
L15A - Cloud Based Collaborative Office Tools
TBD

9:00 - 10:25 AM

Most people know and use Google Search and YouTube. But what about Google’s lesser known tools like Google Docs, Google Earth and Microsoft OneDrive. In this workshop learn how you can use these tools in a collaborative setting. 

July 15, 2016
L15A - Introduction to Social Bookmarking
TBD

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.

July 18, 2016
L18A - eLearn Content Building Tools
3213

9:00 - 11:00 AM

This eLearn workshop, is a hands on workshop introducing participants to eLearn’s Content tools.  Participants will learn how to build content in their eLearn course shells utilizing Drag and Drop, the HTML editor, Manage Files and more.  Each participant will practice creating content in their personal eLearn demo course.

July 21, 2016
L21A - Teaching with eLearn
3213

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.

July 22, 2016
L22A - Screen Capture: Versions and Value
3213

9:00 - 11:00 AM

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.

July 26, 2016
L26A - eLearn: Dropbox and Discussions
3213

9:00 - 11:00 AM

This eLearn workshop, is a hands on workshop introducing participants to eLearn’s Dropbox and Discussion 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. Each participant will practice creating a dropbox and discussion in their personal eLearn demo course.

July 28, 2016
L28A - Replace Boring with BAM: 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.

July 29, 2016
L29A - 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.

July 29, 2016
L29A - Clickers: Using a Personal Response System
3221

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.