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December 12, 2016
How to Develop a Successful New Program

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. 

December 12, 2016
D12P - Gradebook in eLearn

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

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.

December 13, 2016
Service Learning is Engaged Learning: Ideas for Introducing Service Learning Options to Engage Students

12:00 - 3:00 PM

Service learning engages students through community projects to explore, evaluate deepen their understanding of what they learn in the classroom. This workshop will provide participants with the tools necessary to create service learning projects for a variety of different courses. Participants will learn how to structure a service project relevant to their course, design assessment tools to gauge student learning, and understand how to work with community partners for service learning success.

Faculty will be encouraged to use the last hour to develop Service Learning project ideas for implementation in the coming academic term.

December 14, 2016
DAWN Visual Analytics Training Session: Degree Audit Tool

2:00 - 3:00 PM

Come learn how to maximize one of the most important DAWN VA tools to help your students graduate. It's easy to visualize student progress toward program completion and gain valuable insight on how to improve student credential completion.

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

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:

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

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

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.