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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 27, 2016
L27A - ePortfolio Training
7L09

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Faculty will:

  • 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
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 - Open Educational Resources Module
7L09

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.

July 29, 2016
L29A - 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.

August 15, 2016
College Credit Plus: Creating a Positive Learning Experience for High School Students
12-116

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The College Credit Plus office has teamed up with the Center for Teaching and Learning to provide a professional development opportunity for Sinclair faculty who teach College Credit Plus courses at one of our partner high school locations. The workshop will include a recap of College Credit Plus, active learning, and classroom management. All faculty who attend will receive a $50 stipend and lunch.

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
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 16, 2016
S16P - Pilot: Offer Online Scheduling to Students for Your Office Hours
11-322

12:00 - 1:00 PM

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 4, 2016
O4A - Pilot: Offer Online Scheduling to Students for Your Office Hours
11-322

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 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 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.