Archived PDC Program Descriptions

Spring 2014:

Associates Series Workshops:

Engaging Students with Interactive Technology

This workshop will engage participants in creating and maintaining effective course ePortfolios, as well as integrating them into existing Angel course sites for streamlined usage. We will also practice using screencasting for giving explanations and student feedback, as well as other interactive uses of technology.

In Their Own Words: Strategies for Working Effectively with Our International Students

International students describe their first reactions to the SUNY Fredonia campus and compare our teaching and learning styles with their those of their country of origin in a short multimedia presentation. Then, we will explore some myths and quick dos and don'ts, and end by learning 5 easy strategies for working with international students.

How the World Perceives Us?

I will explore the world perceptions of America and American people, focusing on China’s as well as the Middle Eastern people’s perspectives.

I will ask the audience to identify certain countries on a world map to exam how much we, as Americans, know about the world.

Discussions: What stereotypes do we have against people from a different country, for example, from China and from the Middle East? Where do the stereotypes come from?

How do you think the world perceive the U.S., and American people?

Hands-On with Digitally Enhancing Your Courses: Part I

As instructors, we are usually in the driver’s seat, as we build learning experiences and carefully cull through resources for student use. This session does not advocate taking our instructional design and pedagogy jobs away, but it does push for giving students both responsibility and tools for collating information and source material. Curation has become an increasingly common concept, and today’s information overload has pushed it onto everyone’s to-do lists. What is curation? Simply, it is inclusive of researching, locating, collecting, filtering, organizing, and compiling information into collections, guides, snapshots, and galleries to profile or present content.

This session will focus on a set of solid, stable tools that can guide the curation process that you use with students. This session is totally hands-on, test-driving tools; we will also review real course examples, to highlight how the tools can be used within the instructional flow.

Hands-on with Digitally Enhancing Your Courses: Part II

Access to cell phones in their courses has been a challenge for today’s college students, despite the ubiquity of phones in students’ purses, backpacks, and pockets. How do we incorporate cell phones and tablets in our courses, to help students make meaning of important concepts and skills?

This hands-on session introduces instructors to free platform-agnostic tools for smartphones and tablets. This workshop will enable participants to: (a) get hands-on experience with a few functional mobile apps (for productivity, collaboration, and assessment); (b) discuss management concerns; and (c) leave with an online toolbox of supports for their own future work in this area. And you will have a "feel" for integrating mobile device use into an array of instructional venues (f2f, blended, and online).

Creating Effective Videos for your Scholarship, Creative Work, and the Classroom

You’re probably discovering in many different parts of your academic life there’s a growing need to use video. It’s not just about playing a DVD in class anymore. Creative work has become a growing part of many disciplines both for tenure portfolios as well as conferences. Also, to reach corporations or community groups for research and engagement purposes, sometimes they need to see a video about you and your organization before they’ll “open up”. Once you do connect with those groups, it's crucial to understand how to capitalize on this opportunity. Likewise, a large number of organizations providing grants these days want a video work that can be placed on multiple media platforms. We'll learn how to produce good "stories" as well as ways to gather the materials that enhance your presentation. We will also screen some good and bad examples to illustrate the do's and dont's.

Why Do They Hate Us? :  Part II

We will demystify the misconception that people from other countries, especially people from Middle East, hate the United States.

  • How much do we follow the news that happened in the world?
  • What most of the news are about? What are the sentiments when the media talks about China or Middle East?
  • Video clip: Muslims (the segment answering the question: why do they hate us?)
  • Do you think “they” hate us? Why?
  • Did the video change how you view the question?
  • Do you think “they” hate us as American people? Or do they hate certain American government foreign policies?

Communicating Across Cultures
This program will focus on improving competency in intercultural communication. Learning objectives and outcomes will include: -Improved understanding of cultural differences -Development of strategies to manage cultural differences -Identification of cultural values -Application of cultural values to understanding actions and behaviors -Exploration of the concept of intercultural competence -Application of intercultural competence to concrete circumstances Methods of delivery will include discussion along with scenarios, role-plays, and audio-visual content. As the facilitators are part of mixed culture partnership, authentic examples of the day-to-day challenges of cultural difference will be extensive and discussion will be lively. The scenarios and role plays used for the seminar have been developed and incorporated in various trainings and courses delivered to broad constituencies throughout the world. Videos and supplemental materials will add to an energetic, active, and applied program created to assist participants in better managing the internationalization of our campus.

Special Topics:

For a chronological listing of our events and to register, click here or view our calendar.

Tools of Engagement Project (TOEP) Information Session

Tools of Engagement Project (TOEP) Discovery Learning On-demand Professional Development

TOEP is designed to encourage faculty & staff to explore emerging technologies to support teaching and learning. With funding provided by a SUNY Innovative Instruction Technology Grant, TOEP provides the following incentives for SUNY Fredonia faculty & staff to participate in the project:

Earn badges;

Receive a project certificate of completion; and

Become eligible for project incentives through our peer review process:

1st Place Awards - (Professional Development Awards valued at $300 each)

Most pedagogically intriguing use of a TOEP tool as evidenced through postings to the TOEP Community.

2nd Place Awards - (iTunes cards valued at $50 each)

Most personal progress using TOEP tools.

Best peer mentoring and support provided to other participants.

Watch this short video for introduction to TOEP: http://youtu.be/D8wWGYabB1c

If you are interested in participating in TOEP, please come to this open session hosted by your TOEP Campus Liaison: Kathleen Gradel and campus TOEP Fellows: Cynthia Carlson, Joseph McFall, and Christopher Taverna.

For more information regarding TOEP, visit: http://www.suny.edu/toep

Non-Apparent Disabilities in Higher Education

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will be hosting a panel for faculty, staff, and students designed to explore and discuss the issues of non-apparent disabilities in higher education. The event will focus on how these disabilities impact students, as well as the resources available at SUNY Fredonia.  Light Refreshments will be served.

Social Media Drop In Hour

Have questions about social media? Anything at all? What's tweetering? How do you install an instabook? Need your facechat examined? Then come to the PDC Bonsai Room February 26th from 2-3 for an open drop in session with our social media guy, Nick Gunner. You'll lyfao when you see how simple social media can be! Lol. jk.

March Discussion: A Look at the College Affordability Crisis

About the facilitator: Dr. Brown earned her doctorate in English from the University of Florida. Throughout her career, she has made numerous academic and administrative contributions in higher education, with experience in areas such as accreditation, assessment, recruitment and retention, shared governance, organizational restructuring, community engagement, diversity initiatives, and international partnerships. She currently oversees the Academic Affairs division at SUNY Fredonia.

Educational Edvisory Board Webinars:

Building Pathways for New Student Segments
Recognizing that traditional student populations will become increasingly competitive to recruit, this webconference profiles alternative student segments that can diversify undergraduate enrollments.While groups such as community college transfers, international English language learners, and adult degree completers make up relatively small percentages of enrollment at most colleges and universities, evidence indicates that they represent the best opportunities for growth over the next decade.This webconference will analyze the size and growth rates of different student subsegments and identify recruiting strategies, preferred program structures, and required student services for each population.This webconference will teach you how to:

  • Identify and size the most suitable student segments for your own institution
  • Understand the new investments required to reach different student segments
  • Create pathways that generate student interest and ensure that students are prepared to succeed
  • Suggested attendees: Provosts, CBOs, enrollment managers, deans, and student affairs leaders.

Technology for the Office:

Microsoft Word - Level 1

In this workshop you will gain a basic understanding of how to use Microsoft Word. Topics covered in this workshop include: creating documents, spelling/grammar checking, and formatting options.

Google Groups - Level 1

This workshop will provide participants with the basic knowledge of how to use Google Groups as well as some practical examples of how to implement groups for use in your department or committee. Topics covered include: Getting Started, Creating a Group, Managing a Group, and Interacting with a Group.

Microsoft Excel - Level 1

This workshop will provide participants with a basic introduction to Microsoft Excel, including how to create spreadsheets, basic formulas, and formatting.

Microsoft Excel - Level 2

In this workshop we will look more in depth at some of the features of Microsoft Excel, including formulas, conditional formatting, and styles.

Google Mail - Level 2

In this workshop we will look at some of the ways to use GMail more productively. Topics covered in this workshop include: Filters and Labels, Inbox Configuration, Stars, Quick Links (lab).

Introduction to Omni Update

In this session we will cover everything that is necessary to be a basic editor of content in Omni-Update. We'll learn how to log in, make edits to existing pages, create new pages and sites, upload/insert images into pages, link to uploaded documents and publish content to the live web.

Technology for the Classroom:

Introduction to ANGEL
ANGEL is the course management system used at Fredonia. This workshop will introduce the basic features in ANGEL and discuss ways to use it to enhance a course.

Introduction to NetSupport School
This session will show a brief overview of the NetSupport School system available in the campus computer labs. 

SMART Board Workshop
The Professional Development Center and Information Technology Services are pleased to announce the availability of SMART Board Training.

Come to this workshop to learn about the SMART Board hardware, how to use SMART Ink to annotate what is on the board, and how to use the Notebook software with your SMART Board.

Effective Online Content Presentation
This workshop will explore the value and application of content items fundamental to the development of an effective teaching/learning environment. This hands-on workshop will focus on how to create and organize various types of content for online students. We will begin the course development process by working with an SLN course template and adding content items such as folders, pages, links, files, assignments, and discussion forums.

Participants will upload/create a course syllabus, add various types of information, link to outside resources, embed content from Google, YouTube, and other 3rd party resources.

This workshop will emphasize best practices in instructional design for presenting content. Clarity, netiquette, and understanding the student experience will be covered.

Facilitating Effective Online Interaction
This hands-on workshop will train participants in the pedagogy and tools associated with student-student and student-professor interaction. Topics covered will include: role of discussion in online courses, private communication with students, small-group interaction, and general questioning techniques. The focus of this workshop is on engagement through interactivity:

Engagement with the professor

engagement with other students

engagement with the content

Each of these can be a significant factor in orchestrating an effective course. In this workshop we will consider the effective use of a variety of interactive strategies including discussion forums, rubrics, teams, journals, and Course Mail.

The Community of Inquiry framework is introduced and explained to faculty in this workshop.

Mobile Learning
Mobile learning has evolved out of the “future promise” stage into a reality in our classrooms today. More than two-thirds of college-aged students have a smart phone, and close to half own a tablet. For many, a mobile device is the primary means of access to the Internet. In this workshop, we explore how portable computing offers new possibilities for teaching, learning, and the student experience. Come and learn about this emerging technology and help determine some best practices in how to blend it into your instruction.

This presentation is an overview of mobile learning technologies and best practices. Questions addressed include:

What is mobile learning?

What concerns are there about mobile learning?

How can I utilize mobile technology in my face to face classroom?

How will students be able to access the Learning Management System (Blackboard or ANGEL) on a mobile device?

How does the Blackboard Mobile Learn for ANGEL app work?

What factors do I have to consider to make my online course more “mobile friendly”?

What are some apps that can be used to increase learning?

Authentic Online Assessment
This hands-on workshop will address pedagogical issues of evaluation vs. assessment, how to assess the daily work, subjective vs. objective assessment, formative vs. summative evaluation, in online courses. Participants will also work directly with tools that support assessment. In this workshop we addresses the need for authentic and reliable online evaluation and assessment strategies. Topics included in this workshop are:

Assess or Evaluate?

Written Assignments

Assessment Instruments: Exams / Surveys / Discussion Forums

Creating and using a test item pool

There are four kinds of assessments and they should all be used to encourage individual learning and to prove that learning has taken place. 

Collaborate In ANGEL (formerly Elluminate Live!)

Elluminate Live! has been rebranded as Collaborate. Collaborate is a synchronous webinar solution that allows at a distance teaching, online office hours, and presentations. During this workshop we will walk through the steps of setting up a Collaborate session from within your ANGEL course, loading presentation material, and using the available interactive tools. This workshop will also cover some best practice ideas for audio, chat room, and whiteboard usage.


Fall 2013:

Associates Series

For a chronological listing of our events and to register, click here or view our calendar.

Integrating Sustainability Across All Disciplines

This interactive workshop will focus on creating an awareness about what sustainability and will demonstrate how sustainability can be relevant to all disciplines.  Faculty (and staff) will discuss methods for incorporating sustainability into student learning experiences, and participants will be encouraged to generate ideas and methods tailored to their learning goals.

The Paperless Classroom: using the Web to Teach & Manage Course Content

This introductory workshop is designed to introduce various methods of managing course content on-line. Concepts covered will include: using Google Drive for course syllabus, schedules, and assignments, and linking all course content with a simple, free website.

Advising Student Organizations: The Basics

There are more than 150 student organizations recognized by the Student Association on our campus. Each of those organizations is required to have a faculty/staff member as their advisor. While the role of advisor is voluntary, it is one that is very meaningful to the success of a student organization and the relationship between professionals and students outside of the classroom. There are varying levels of involvement on the part of advisor depending on the needs and wants of each organization. This workshop  will be useful to current and potential student organization advisors who would like to learn more about:

  • The general responsibilities of a student organization advisor
  • What FSU4U is
  • Common campus and Student Association policies

Upon completion, participants will be able to: • Explain the types of clubs recognized by the Student Association. • Recognize what student clubs must complete in order to use campus facilities, post advertisements, or seek funds for activities or events. • Identify campus departments that can assist student organizations or advisors with programming or problems. • Acknowledge what responsibilities the advisor has to the student organization.

Introduction to Enrollment, Recruitment & Retention: Strategies & Best Practices

This workshop will provide an overview enrollment, recruitment and retention practices, providing information on how these three areas operate and interrelate. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on and discuss how their roles contribute to these important campus functions.

Sustainability in the Strategic Plan As It Applies To Campus Employees

This interactive workshop is designed to create awareness regarding sustainability issues and initiatives. Participants 
will have the opportunity to discuss the "Sustainable Community" section of the Strategic Plan and its impact campus employees. Participants will be provided with further educational resources related to sustainability issues, as well as  resources for implementing sustainable work practices within their departments.

Introduction to World Music Pedagogy and Smithsonian Folkways: Part I

No formal music knowledge and/or training is required to participate.

The presenter will introduce participants to the concept of World Music Pedagogy, and the ways in which they can explore familiar and unfamiliar cultures with their students through the familiar media of music (primarily listening and musicing). Participants will learn about strategies for including opportunities for attentive listening, engaged listening, and enactive listening as part of their class. By using such World Music Pedagogical strategies, participants can help their students make connections between their culture and the culture of people unlike themselves. Using technology (computers, basic internet, and PowerPoint) and Western and World Music instruments, the presenter will introduce participants to the resources offered on the Smithsonian Folkways website, and will demonstrate how to use the resources to engage students in various world cultures through the three types of listening (attentive, engaged, and enactive). The presenter will introduce an unfamiliar or familiar culture through the voices of people from that culture; engage participants in directed listening of music from that culture; engage participants in music-making while listening to the recorded music; and direct reflection regarding the unfamiliar culture, the culture of the participants, and the social, cultural, and political similarities and differences that make each culture rich.

Diversity Matters in Higher Education: Learning to Teach/Work with International Students (Part I): A Personal Journey

This workshop starts with a personal account of challenges and issues faced by the presenter as an international student. It further discusses why diversity matters in today’s higher education arena, and what the theoretical framework is to work with diverse population, especially international students. Finally, it presents lessons that the presenter has learned through the Cross-Cultural Living Learning Community (CCLLC). The presenter will invite the Korean participants of the CCLLC to talk about what have helped them to transit from Korean culture to American culture, and acculturate to a new life here in the United States.

Introduction to Spreadsheets with Excel and Google Drive

This introductory workshop will introduce basic concepts and use of spreadsheets for academics and for professional staff. Participants will learn how to create spreadsheets to track data, to do simple formulas and to create charts to display data. The instructor will demonstrate how he uses a single spreadsheet to track attendance and grading for courses.

Club Advisors as Creative Problem Solvers

All student organizations face challenges. Most seek help from an advisor when they have reached a high level of discord among group members or feel frustration due to poor planning. Often these groups find themselves fighting one another because they fear change or have a small number of club members forcing their ideas upon the group. This workshop would provide advisors with tools to assist student groups in generating new ideas, evaluating new and useful solutions, and creating action plans. In this interactive session participants will learn to facilitate activities that deliberately apply creativity to the challenges student groups may face. These activities are based on the six-step Creative Problem Solving (CPS) model developed by Dr. Sidney Parnes and Alex Osborn in the 1950’s and its contemporary adaptations.

Participants will be able to to: • Identify methods in which to frame problems or challenges into statements that help student seek solutions. • Apply the appropriate divergent or convergent thinking activities to a student organization challenge. • Have knowledge of various creativity resources available to them online.

Diversity Matters in Higher Education: Learning to Teach/Work with International Students (Part II): 6 Ideas and Strategies for Teaching International Students

Based on the culturally and linguistically responsive teaching pedagogy, this workshop will focus on six practical ideas and strategies that faculty can use to engage international students in class, and make them feel as a part of the class, rather than an outsider. The strategies aim at promoting international students’ interaction with peers and with the instructor. This workshop will have the participants try the strategies first hand.

Introduction to World Music Pedagogy and Smithsonian Folkways: Part II

No formal music knowledge and/or training is required to participate.

The presenter will introduce the concept of World Music Pedagogy, and the ways in which it can be used to explore familiar and unfamiliar cultures with students through music media. The presenter will demonstrate how the resources provided on the Smithsonian Folkways website and World Music Pedagogy can be used to create engaging experiences for the undergraduate and graduate students in classes across the disciplines. Using technology (computers, basic internet, and PowerPoint) and Western and World Music instruments, participants will develop their own plans to apply world music pedagogical strategies in their classrooms to engage students in various world cultures through the three types of listening (attentive, engaged, and enactive). Participants will share these resources with each other, and engage in discussion regarding how they and their students might use these and other resources, similarly and in collaboration, to develop a deep understanding of social, cultural, and political contexts and how they interact.


Technology for the Office

For a chronological listing of our events and to register, click here or view our calendar.

Google Calendar - Level 1

In this workshop you will gain a basic understanding of how to use Google Calendar. Topics covered in this workshop include: General Settings, Creating Events, and Inviting Guests.

Google Calendar - Level 2

This workshop will provide participants with some tips for getting the most out of Google Calendar beyond the basics. Participants should already have a basic familiarity with Google Calendar. Specific topics covered include: Tasks, Keyboard Shortcuts, and Labs

Google Docs/Drive - Level 1

This workshop will provide participants with the basic knowledge of how to use Google Drive and create and share documents in the cloud. Topics covered include: Getting Started, Creating a Document, and Sharing a Document

Google Groups - Level 1

This workshop will provide participants with the basic knowledge of how to use Google Groups as well as some practical examples of how to implement groups for use in your department or committee. Topics covered include: Getting Started, Creating a Group, Managing a Group, and Interacting with a Group

Google Mail - Level 1

This workshop will provide participants with the basic knowledge of how to use Google Mail. Topics covered in this workshop include: General Settings, Inbox Settings, Labs, Layout, Sending Mail, Labels

Google Mail - Level 2

 

In this workshop we will look at some of the ways to use GMail more productively. Topics covered in this workshop include: Filters and Labels, Inbox Configuration, Stars, Quick Links (lab)

Microsoft Excel - Level 1

This workshop will provide participants with a basic introduction to Microsoft Excel, including how to create spreadsheets, basic formulas, and formatting.

Microsoft Excel - Level 2

In this workshop we will look more in depth at some of the features of Microsoft Excel, including formulas, conditional formatting, and styles.

Microsoft PowerPoint - Level 1

In this workshop you will gain a basic understanding of how to use Microsoft PowerPoint. Topics covered in this workshop include: creating slideshows, organizing and formatting slides, and presentation tips.

Microsoft Word - Level 1

In this workshop you will gain a basic understanding of how to use Microsoft Word. Topics covered in this workshop include: creating documents, spelling/grammar checking, and formatting options.

Introduction to Omni-Update

In this session we will cover everything that is necessary to be a basic editor of content in Omni-Update. We'll learn how to log in, make edits to existing pages, create new pages and sites, upload/insert images into pages, link to uploaded documents and publish content to the live web.

Advanced Omni-Update Techniques

In this session we will cover advanced content management techniques in Omni-Update. We will learn how to insert forms and videos into web pages, file maintenance of images and documents, creating and maintaining reusable content such as assets and snippets, and other techniques.

Using Collaborate Outside of ANGEL

Collaborate is the rebranding of Elluminate Live!. Collaborate is a synchronous webinar solution that creates a virtual meeting space. Before this rebranding Collaborate, could only be accessed through ANGEL. Now webinars can be created and opened to non-Fredonia and non-SUNY individuals. Come see how Collaborate can cut down on travel for meetings and replace conference calls with this cost effective and robust tool.

Fall Social Media Summit!

This summit will be an open meeting for faculty and staff who use social media on campus. We will discuss the campus's social media strategy, new social media services provided by the Public Relations office, and how we can work together toward a more consistent and collaborative social media presence. This session is meant to be an open forum, so bring your ideas!


Technology for the Classroom

For a chronological listing of our events and to register, click here or view our calendar.

Introduction to ANGEL

ANGEL is the course management system used at Fredonia. This workshop will introduce the basic features in ANGEL and discuss ways to use it to enhance a course.

ANGEL Gradebook

This hands-on workshop will cover all features of the ANGEL Gradebook. At the completion of this workshop faculty will have set up a gradebook with guidance and assistance. Please bring your syllabus or assignment values to the workshop.

ANGEL Drop Box

This workshop will cover creating and effectively using ANGEL drop boxes to collect, grade, and return student papers and any other digital works. 

ANGEL Actions and Automates

Actions and Automates allow you to schedule events in ANGEL based on individual student actions. You can schedule an email to be mailed after completing a certain task, release content based on a score in an assessment, or create teams based on student usage. While actions and automates are useful in all courses, anyone interested in, or teaching a blended or online course will find these tools especially helpful.

ANGEL Assessments

This workshop will show you how to create a variety of assessments using ANGEL. Learn how to create and access a question bank, import a Word document into the assessment tool, and link assessment results to the gradebook. Bring current assessment questions and enter them during the workshop.

Clickers in the Classroom

This workshop will discuss the technical set up of using clickers in your classroom but also discuss how this real time interaction can impact learning. Using the Turning Technology product we will look at what is possible and how the available features can engage your students. 

Collaborate In ANGEL (formerly Elluminate Live!)

Elluminate Live! has been rebranded as Collaborate. Collaborate is a synchronous webinar solution that allows at a distance teaching, online office hours, and presentations. During this workshop we will walk through the steps of setting up a Collaborate session from within your ANGEL course, loading presentation material, and using the available interactive tools. This workshop will also cover some best practice ideas for audio, chat room, and whiteboard usage.

iTunes U

iTunes U is the newest tool on campus for sharing audio and video with your students. Access to iTunes U is given through ANGEL so that only your students can see the content. During this workshop we will discuss file types, best practices, and Apple’s guidelines for posting on iTunes U.

Using Echo360 For Course Capture and Personal Capture

Echo360 is recording software and hardware that creates both course captures and personal captures. Course captures are recordings that combine the audio, video, and projector into a single recording. Personal capture is software installed on an individual computer to create mini-recordings to enhance your course. This workshop will demonstrate both tools and explore the ways these recordings can be used.  

SMART Board Workshop

The Professional Development Center and Information Technology Services are pleased to announce the availability of SMART Board Training.

There will be two 3-hour sessions on Friday, October 25. Both sessions will follow the same basic outline.

We will spend the first half hour learning about the SMART Board hardware and how it works. This will be followed by about 45 minutes of learning how to use the SMART Ink feature which allows us to annotate what is on the board. We will also see how we can use Microsoft Office with our SMART Board.

After a brief break, the remaining 90 minutes of the workshop will focus on using the Notebook software. We will learn how to navigate Notebook, get started using Notebook, and learn some detailed functions and properties found in Notebook.


Special Topics

For a chronological listing of our events and to register, click here or view our calendar.

Coffee Connections @ the PDC

Complimentary coffee, tea, and pastries will be available to faculty staff on Thursday mornings from 8:30 - 10:00 am in the Reed Library Exhibit Area.  Drop in to catch up with a colleague from another area of campus, meet with a member of the PDC staff, get impromptu assistance with a technology need, or feel free to just stop in for a cup of coffee on your way to class. We look forward to seeing you!

Productivity Book Club

Join us as we discuss Brian Tracy's "Eat That Frog! 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time"

For more information, please see: http://www.fredonia.edu/pdc/productivitybookclub.asp

Information Management Using the Six D System

Throughout our day we are bombarded with vast amounts of information. Participants at this workshop will learn how to use the Six D system to manage incoming information, both in email and in paper formats, efficiently.

Crafting Effective Presentations

This workshop will provide participants with ideas on how to create engaging presentations, tips on presentation style, as well as a look at some of the tools used for presenting.

Surviving the MOOCpocalypse

What is a MOOC and how will they impact online learning and you? What are the dangers and potentials to be found in the world of MOOCs? What can we do to prepare ourselves and dispel some of the myths surrounding MOOCS? This session will begin with a brief presentation followed by discussion.

 

Advising Liberal Arts Students

This workshop is designed to present advisors with the basic skills and tools used in advising Liberal Arts Students. Some of the topics that will be discussed include the advising process, the role of the advisor, appropriate course placement, resources available, and the major exploration process. All Academic Advisors are encouraged to attend to learn more about academic advising or to refresh your basic skills. 

This workshop will increase your understanding of the undeclared college student and provide you with techniques, strategies and resources to improve your advising skills with this population.

Advising Students on Academic Warning and Academic Probation

This workshop will discuss how we define students on academic probation, factors that place students at risk for being placed on probation, typical probationary policies, and the role and responsibilities of those who advise these students.

Policies that Impact Academic Advising

This workshop will provide you with information regarding current academic polices that impact academic advising. Policies such as: Freshmen Forgiveness, Fredonia-in-4, Transfer Credit and Academic Bankruptcy will be discussed.

Advising International Students

With the rising recruitment and matriculation of international students, many academic advisors are seeing significantly higher number of advisees who have come to this campus from other parts of the world. This workshop will provide advisors with tools, techniques and strategies for working with the rising international population. 

Techie Talk

Techie Talk is BYOT! (Bring Your Own Technology) This group meets to allow our SUNY Fredonia community an opportunity to talk about and demonstrate the various types of technology that we use (or want to use) in our personal and professional lives. Digital Natives & Digital Immigrants are encouraged and invited to attend!
 
Tools of EngagementProject (TOEP): Discovery Learning On-demand Professional Development

Interested in exploring Web 2.0 Tools that you can use in your teaching? TOEP is a web-based discovery learning activity for faculty, featuring hands-on experience with web tools, including blogs, wikis, podcasts & more.

This is not an online course but instead gives you access to a number of resources to explore at your own pace.

Three faculty, selected through peer review, will receive SUNY CPD Training Points (valued at $200)! * Other incentives, including iTunes gift cards, will also be awarded.

Introductory session: Discover Web 2.0 Tools...A Self-Study Way to Build Your Skills Presented by Dr. Kathleen Gradel,  Ed. D., Professor, College of Education, Department of Language, Learning & Leadership

For more information regarding TOEP, visit: http://www.suny.edu/toep

*Points can be used to enroll in SUNY CPD professional development opportunities including the Conference on Instruction and Technology (CIT). This year, CIT is at Utica-Rome and is a great place to exchange knowledge about using emerging technologies to enhance teaching and learning.

Only faculty at participating campuses are eligible for incentives (University at Buffalo, Binghamton University, Buffalo State, SUNY Cortland and SUNY Fredonia).

Funded through a SUNY Innovative Instructional Technology Grant (IITG). For more information, contact the TOEP Team at toepsuny@gmail.com

Summer 2013:

Sloan Consortium Blended Learning Virtual Conference and Workshop

Institutions of higher education around the world are using blended learning to enhance student learning, facilitate student access, meet instructional and institutional goals, and find solutions for diminishing resources. Faculty members and instructional designers use the blended mode to enrich teaching and learning. Administrators strategically incorporate blended programs in order to help fulfill their institutions' missions and goals. Students draw on blended offerings to take advantage of the flexibility and to improve their time to degree.

The virtual conference provides the opportunity for instructors and faculty members, instructional designers, student advisors, administrative leaders, and researchers to share best practices, strategic considerations, models of practice, and challenges revealed through our experiences in practice and research. Sessions will focus on instructional practices, academic planning, faculty development, and assessment/evaluation.


7th Annual SUNY Fredonia Teaching & Learning Conference "Innovative Learning Environments" with keynote speaker, Dr. Gloria Ladson-BillingsMonday, August 19, 2013 8:30 am - 4:00 pm Williams Center

This year's Teaching & Learning conference will focus on a variety of vital themes under the umbrella of teaching and learning within innovative learning environments.

For more information, please visit the conference web page: http://www.fredonia.edu/pdc/tlc.asp


Campus Talk on Diversity Williams Center S204 ABC Tuesday, August 20th 11:30 am - 1:00 pm Register here
 
Welcome and opening remarks by President Horvath. Finger foods and refreshments will be served.
Please join us for a presentation by Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings, a critically acclaimed author and scholar, where she will share her research into the ways in which race and racialized thinking influence our working lives. Dr. Ladson-Billings will share strategies for achieving and supporting a more diverse campus, as well as ways in which administrators and non-instructional staff contribute to the university climate to improve academic and intellectual quality.
 

Chairs' Retreat
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Attendance limited to department Chairs.
 
The College Lodge
8067 Route 380
Brocton, NY 14716
 
SUNY Fredonia Department Chairs are invited to join us for a day of information sharing and preparation for the start of a new academic year. A complete agenda for the retreat will be available soon. At this time, we are pleased to announce the guest speaker for this year's program, Dr. Gloria Ladson Billings.
 
Dr. Ladson-Billings is the the Kellner Family Professor of Urban Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Ladson-Billings' area of expertise focuses culturally relevant pedagogy, and her research examines the pedagogical practices of teachers who are successful with African-American students. She is the author of the critically acclaimed book, The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children. She is a former president of the American Educational Research Association and former editor of the American Educational Research Journal.
 
 
Sponsored by the Office of the Provost

Spring 2013
 

Associates Series

Integrating Sustainability Across All Disciplines

This interactive workshop will focus on creating an awareness about what sustainability and will demonstrate how sustainability can be relevant to all disciplines.  Faculty (and staff) will discuss methods for incorporating sustainability into student learning experiences, and participants will be encouraged to generate ideas and methods tailored to their learning goals.

The Paperless Classroom: using the Web to Teach & Manage Course Content

This introductory workshop is designed to introduce various methods of managing course content on-line. Concepts covered will include: using Google Drive for course syllabus, schedules, and assignments, and linking all course content with a simple, free website.

Advising Student Organizations: The Basics

There are more than 150 student organizations recognized by the Student Association on our campus. Each of those organizations is required to have a faculty/staff member as their advisor. While the role of advisor is voluntary, it is one that is very meaningful to the success of a student organization and the relationship between professionals and students outside of the classroom. There are varying levels of involvement on the part of advisor depending on the needs and wants of each organization. This workshop  will be useful to current and potential student organization advisors who would like to learn more about:

  • The general responsibilities of a student organization advisor
  • What FSU4U is
  • Common campus and Student Association policies

Upon completion, participants will be able to: • Explain the types of clubs recognized by the Student Association. • Recognize what student clubs must complete in order to use campus facilities, post advertisements, or seek funds for activities or events. • Identify campus departments that can assist student organizations or advisors with programming or problems. • Acknowledge what responsibilities the advisor has to the student organization.

Introduction to Enrollment, Recruitment & Retention: Strategies & Best Practices

This workshop will provide an overview enrollment, recruitment and retention practices, providing information on how these three areas operate and interrelate. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on and discuss how their roles contribute to these important campus functions.

Sustainability in the Strategic Plan As It Applies To Campus Employees

This interactive workshop is designed to create awareness regarding sustainability issues and initiatives. Participants  will have the opportunity to discuss the "Sustainable Community" section of the Strategic Plan and its impact campus employees. Participants will be provided with further educational resources related to sustainability issues, as well as  resources for implementing sustainable work practices within their departments.

Introduction to World Music Pedagogy and Smithsonian Folkways: Part I

No formal music knowledge and/or training is required to participate.

The presenter will introduce participants to the concept of World Music Pedagogy, and the ways in which they can explore familiar and unfamiliar cultures with their students through the familiar media of music (primarily listening and musicing). Participants will learn about strategies for including opportunities for attentive listening, engaged listening, and enactive listening as part of their class. By using such World Music Pedagogical strategies, participants can help their students make connections between their culture and the culture of people unlike themselves. Using technology (computers, basic internet, and PowerPoint) and Western and World Music instruments, the presenter will introduce participants to the resources offered on the Smithsonian Folkways website, and will demonstrate how to use the resources to engage students in various world cultures through the three types of listening (attentive, engaged, and enactive). The presenter will introduce an unfamiliar or familiar culture through the voices of people from that culture; engage participants in directed listening of music from that culture; engage participants in music-making while listening to the recorded music; and direct reflection regarding the unfamiliar culture, the culture of the participants, and the social, cultural, and political similarities and differences that make each culture rich.

Diversity Matters in Higher Education: Learning to Teach/Work with International Students (Part I): A Personal Journey

This workshop starts with a personal account of challenges and issues faced by the presenter as an international student. It further discusses why diversity matters in today’s higher education arena, and what the theoretical framework is to work with diverse population, especially international students. Finally, it presents lessons that the presenter has learned through the Cross-Cultural Living Learning Community (CCLLC). The presenter will invite the Korean participants of the CCLLC to talk about what have helped them to transit from Korean culture to American culture, and acculturate to a new life here in the United States.

Introduction to Spreadsheets with Excel and Google Drive

This introductory workshop will introduce basic concepts and use of spreadsheets for academics and for professional staff. Participants will learn how to create spreadsheets to track data, to do simple formulas and to create charts to display data. The instructor will demonstrate how he uses a single spreadsheet to track attendance and grading for courses.

Club Advisors as Creative Problem Solvers

All student organizations face challenges. Most seek help from an advisor when they have reached a high level of discord among group members or feel frustration due to poor planning. Often these groups find themselves fighting one another because they fear change or have a small number of club members forcing their ideas upon the group. This workshop would provide advisors with tools to assist student groups in generating new ideas, evaluating new and useful solutions, and creating action plans. In this interactive session participants will learn to facilitate activities that deliberately apply creativity to the challenges student groups may face. These activities are based on the six-step Creative Problem Solving (CPS) model developed by Dr. Sidney Parnes and Alex Osborn in the 1950’s and its contemporary adaptations.

Participants will be able to to: • Identify methods in which to frame problems or challenges into statements that help student seek solutions. • Apply the appropriate divergent or convergent thinking activities to a student organization challenge. • Have knowledge of various creativity resources available to them online.

Diversity Matters in Higher Education: Learning to Teach/Work with International Students (Part II): 6 Ideas and Strategies for Teaching International Students

Based on the culturally and linguistically responsive teaching pedagogy, this workshop will focus on six practical ideas and strategies that faculty can use to engage international students in class, and make them feel as a part of the class, rather than an outsider. The strategies aim at promoting international students’ interaction with peers and with the instructor. This workshop will have the participants try the strategies first hand.

Introduction to World Music Pedagogy and Smithsonian Folkways: Part II

No formal music knowledge and/or training is required to participate.

The presenter will introduce the concept of World Music Pedagogy, and the ways in which it can be used to explore familiar and unfamiliar cultures with students through music media. The presenter will demonstrate how the resources provided on the Smithsonian Folkways website and World Music Pedagogy can be used to create engaging experiences for the undergraduate and graduate students in classes across the disciplines. Using technology (computers, basic internet, and PowerPoint) and Western and World Music instruments, participants will develop their own plans to apply world music pedagogical strategies in their classrooms to engage students in various world cultures through the three types of listening (attentive, engaged, and enactive). Participants will share these resources with each other, and engage in discussion regarding how they and their students might use these and other resources, similarly and in collaboration, to develop a deep understanding of social, cultural, and political contexts and how they interact.


Technology for the Office

Google Mail (Level 1)
This workshop will provide participants with the basic knowledge of how to use Google Mail. Topics covered in this workshop include: General Settings, Inbox Settings, Labs, Layout, Sending Mail, Labels

Google Calendar (Level 2)

This workshop will provide participants with some tips for getting the most out of Google Calendar beyond the basics. Participants should already have a basic familiarity with Google Calendar. Specific topics covered include: Tasks, Keyboard Shortcuts, and Labs

Google Docs/Drive (Level 1)

This workshop will provide participants with the basic knowledge of how to use Google Drive and create and share documents in the cloud. Topics covered include: Getting Started, Creating a Document, and Sharing a Document

Google Groups (Level 1)

This workshop will provide participants with the basic knowledge of how to use Google Groups as well as some practical examples of how to implement groups for use in your department or committee. Topics covered include: Getting Started, Creating a Group, Managing a Group, and Interacting with a Group

Getting to Inbox Zero

Do you feel overwhelmed by your email inbox? Do important emails get lost in inbox clutter? If you would like to learn new strategies to help deal with email overload, then this workshop is for you. Participants will learn techniques for handling incoming information and how to best use the tools available within GMail to better manage their inbox.

Organizing Computer Files

This workshop will provide participants with methods to organize their computer files for easy retrieval and backup. 

Office Productivity with Google Apps
This workshop will provide participants with a holistic view of using Google Apps to increase productivity. Specific Apps covered in this workshop include: Mail, Tasks, Calendar, Drive/Docs, and Groups.

Introduction to Microsoft Excel

This workshop will provide participants with a basic introduction to Microsoft Excel, including how to create spreadsheets, basic formulas, and formatting.

Introduction to Omni-Update

In this session we will cover everything that is necessary to be a basic editor of content in Omni-Update. We'll learn how to log in, make edits to existing pages, create new pages and sites, upload/insert images into pages, link to uploaded documents and publish content to the live web.

Advanced Omni-Update Techniques

In this session we will cover advanced content management techniques in Omni-Update. We will learn how to insert forms and videos into web pages, file maintenance of images and documents, creating and maintaining reusable content such as assets and snippets, and other techniques.


Technology for the Classroom

Introduction to ANGEL
ANGEL is the course management system used at Fredonia. This workshop will introduce the basic features in ANGEL and discuss ways to use it to enhance a course.

ANGEL Gradebook
This hands-on workshop will cover all features of the ANGEL Gradebook. At the completion of this workshop faculty will have set up a gradebook with guidance and assistance. Please bring your syllabus or assignment values to the workshop.

ANGEL Drop Box

This workshop will cover creating and effectively using ANGEL drop boxes to collect, grade, and return student papers and any other digital works. 

Clickers in the Classroom

This workshop will discuss the technical set up of using clickers in your classroom but also discuss how this real time interaction can impact learning. Using the Turning Technology product we will look at what is possible and how the available features can engage your students. 

Elluminate Live!

As part of a SUNY Learning Network/ITEC pilot Fredonia now has access to Elluminate Live! via ANGEL. Elluminate Live! is a synchronous webinar solution that allows at a distance teaching, online office hours, and presentations. During this workshop we will walk through the steps of setting up an Elluminiate Live! session from within your ANGEL course, loading presentation material, and using the available interactive tools.This workshop will also cover some best practice ideas for audio, chat room, and whiteboard usage.

iTunes U

iTunes U is the newest tool on campus for sharing audio and video with your students. Access to iTunes U is given through ANGEL so that only your students can see the content. During this workshop we will discuss file types, best practices, and Apple’s guidelines for posting on iTunes U.

Using Echo360 For Course Capture and Personal Capture

Echo360 is recording software and hardware that creates both course captures and personal captures. Course captures are recordings that combine the audio, video and projector into a single recording. Personal capture is software installed on an individual computer to create mini-recordings to enhance your course. This workshop will demonstrate both tools and explore the ways these recordings can be used.  

Using ANGEL’s Actions and Automates 

Actions and Automates allow you to schedule events in ANGEL based on individual student actions. You can schedule an email to be mailed after completing a certain task, release content based on a score in an assessment, or create teams based on student usage. While actions and automates are useful in all courses, anyone interested in, or teaching a blended or online course will find these tools especially helpful. The SUNY Learning Network (SLN) will be hosting this event, so please come take advantage of the expertise.

Creating and Using Rubrics

The SUNY Learning Network will be offering a workshop on "Using the Medium Effectively with Rubrics." This workshop not only details how to use rubrics in ANGEL but also how to create an effective rubric for any learning activity. This workshop will explore how to:

  • Find, curate, and edit rubrics that have already been created
  • Determine criteria and achievement levels that conform to specific assignments, target audiences, and course objectives
  • Track student achievement toward specific learning standards/course objectives
  • Expedite the grading workflow while providing relevant, succinct feedback to students
  • Ensure objective grading

TurningPoint 5 Training: Anywhere Polling, PowerPoint Polling and Web Registration

This session is designed to give users a comprehensive overview of two of the polling environments within TurningPoint 5. Anywhere Polling allows Instructors to poll over any application using existing content, word documents, web sites or videos. PowerPoint Polling is 100% integrated with PowerPoint, allowing instructors to add questions to existing presentations making them engaging and interactive. Topics to be covered include: Tour of the dashboard, quick poll with Anywhere Polling, creating presentations, setting up hardware, tracking student responses using Web Registration, saving sessions and generating reports. 


Special Topics

Coffee Connections @ the PDC

Complimentary coffee, tea, and pastries will be available to faculty staff on Thursday mornings from 8:30 - 10:00 am in the Reed Library Exhibit Area.  Drop in to catch up with a colleague from another area of campus, meet with a member of the PDC staff, get impromptu assistance with a technology need, or feel free to just stop in for a cup of coffee on your way to class. We look forward to seeing you!

FRED Talks

FRED Talks provide an opportunity for members of the campus community to come together to watch and discuss videos from the popular TED Talks series. The spring semester Fred Talks will focus on concepts relevant to the Baccalaureate Goals Framework: Skilled, Connected, Creative, and Responsible.

Introduction to Pivot

Pivot is a powerful suite of tools to facilitate grant seeking and research activities, including identification of potential collaborators.Take this opportunity to verify and update the information available in your Pivot scholar profile, including attribution of your scholarly work. In this session you will receive navigation tips that will optimize your search experience, and learn how to set up customized alerts notifying you of funding opportunities that match your specialized research interests.

Handling Incoming Information Using the Six D System

Throughout our day we are bombarded with vast amounts of information. Participants at this workshop will learn how to use the Six D system to manage incoming information, both in email and in paper formats, efficiently.

Crafting Effective Presentations

This workshop will provide participants with ideas on how to create engaging presentations, tips on presentation style, as well as a look at some of the tools used for presenting.

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad MOOC?

Come to this presentation if you want to learn what a MOOC is, and isn’t. What trends are appearing and how might they impact online learning and you? There will be time for discussion after the presentation.

Advising Liberal Arts Students

This workshop is designed to present advisors with the basic skills and tools used in advising Liberal Arts Students. Some of the topics that will be discussed include the advising process, the role of the advisor, appropriate course placement, resources available, and the major exploration process. All Academic Advisors are encouraged to attend to learn more about academic advising or to refresh your basic skills. 

This workshop will increase your understanding of the undeclared college student and provide you with techniques, strategies and resources to improve your advising skills with this population.

Advising Students on Academic Warning and Academic Probation

This workshop will discuss how we define students on academic probation, factors that place students at risk for being placed on probation, typical probationary policies, and the role and responsibilities of those who advise these students.

Policies that Impact Academic Advising

This workshop will provide you with information regarding current academic polices that impact academic advising. Policies such as: Freshmen Forgiveness, Fredonia-in-4, Transfer Credit and Academic Bankruptcy will be discussed.

Advising International Students

With the rising recruitment and matriculation of international students, many academic advisors are seeing significantly higher number of advisees who have come to this campus from other parts of the world. This workshop will provide advisors with tools, techniques and strategies for working with the rising international population.

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems using ArcGIS Software

A geographic information system (GIS) lets us visualize, question, analyze, interpret, and understand data to reveal relationships, patterns, and trends. This workshop will introduce participants to the basics of managing, representing, and analyzing spatial data. Using the Esri ArcGIS software, participants will experience a hands-on demonstration of GIS and how it may be used in their own discipline or area of interest.

No prior experience with GIS is required.

Mapping Census 2010 Data using ArcGIS 10

This workshop is a follow-up to the “Introduction to Geographic Information Systems using ArcGIS Software” workshop. Participants will be introduced to some of the demographic and economic data available for download from the U.S. Census Bureau website and use in ArcGIS. This is a hands-on workshop and will provide participants with step-by-step instructions for downloading, formatting and mapping Census 2010 data in ArcGIS.

Teaching Research and Information Literacy Skills:  A Hands-On Approach

In this hands-on workshop, faculty will have the opportunity to expanded their knowledge of the ACRL’s Information Literacy Standards, library resources and services, research assignment design, and active learning strategies for teaching research concepts to students.  Faculty will have the opportunity to receive feedback on their research assignment design from colleagues across the disciplines, and will leave the workshop with a ready-to-go lesson plan for teaching information literacy and research concepts to their students.
 
Participants will be asked to bring a sample student research assignment the workshop for discussion.
 
Agenda:
 
8:45 am – 9:00 am:              Coffee and Pastries
9:00 am – 9:45 am:              Identifying Learning Outcomes     
9:45 am – 10:30 am:            Effective Research Assignment Design
10:30 am – 10:45 am:          Break
10:45 am – 11:30 am:          Research Tools and Search Strategies:  An Overview of  Library Resources
11:30 am – 12:15 pm:          Prepping Your Research Lesson: Active Learning Strategies
12:15 pm – 1:00 pm:            Lunch (Optional)
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm               Working Session (Optional)
 

Tools of EngagementProject (TOEP): Discovery Learning On-demand Professional Development

Interested in exploring Web 2.0 Tools that you can use in your teaching? TOEP is a web-based discovery learning activity for faculty, featuring hands-on experience with web tools, including blogs, wikis, podcasts & more.

This is not an online course but instead gives you access to a number of resources to explore at your own pace.

Three faculty, selected through peer review, will receive SUNY CPD Training Points (valued at $200)! * Other incentives, including iTunes gift cards, will also be awarded.

Introductory session: Discover Web 2.0 Tools...A Self-Study Way to Build Your Skills Presented by Dr. Kathleen Gradel,  Ed. D., Professor, College of Education, Department of Language, Learning & Leadership

For more information regarding TOEP, visit: http://www.suny.edu/toep

*Points can be used to enroll in SUNY CPD professional development opportunities including the Conference on Instruction and Technology (CIT). This year, CIT is at Utica-Rome and is a great place to exchange knowledge about using emerging technologies to enhance teaching and learning.

Only faculty at participating campuses are eligible for incentives (University at Buffalo, Binghamton University, Buffalo State, SUNY Cortland and SUNY Fredonia).

Funded through a SUNY Innovative Instructional Technology Grant (IITG). For more information, contact the TOEP Team at toepsuny@gmail.com

Baccalaureate Goals Alignment Workshop Presented by Adrienne McCormick, Interim Assistant Provost for Special Initiatives
Please join members of the Baccalaureate Goals Implementation Team to preview and discuss the template they have devised for the use of aligning departmental and other unit learning outcomes to the baccalaureate goals. People who would benefit from attending are department chairs and associate chairs or their representatives, unit directors and coordinators, assessment committee chairs, and others responsible for connecting learning outcomes and unit goals to the baccalaureate goals framework.

Productivity Book Club

The Professional Development Center is pleased to announce the formation of a productivity book club. This academic year we will be reading “What To Do When There’s Too Much To Do” by Laura Stack. Facilitated by the PDC’s Christopher Taverna, the book club will meet once a month for six months to read, discuss, and learn from the techniques presented in the book. 
All materials will be provided for the participants. We would like to have an organizational meeting in late-September or early October so that we can distribute materials and set our schedule. Planned sessions would occur in October, November, December, February, March, and April. 

Although new members to the book club are no longer being accepted, please contact us at pdc-grp@fredonia.edu if you would like more information or would like to participate in our next book club.  


Fall 2012:

Tips to Becoming an Effective Public Speaker
Presented by Jess Akey

Many people have a fear of public speaking; this workshop will provide simple solutions to feeling more confident and prepared when presenting to an audience.

An Experiment in Blended Learning
Presented by Dale Tuggy

In this presentation, Dr. Tuggy will share his experience modifying a traditional course to create a blended learning environment. Having experimented with course design in which discussions are held face-to-face and lecture content is delivered online, Dr. Tuggy will share the feedback data he collected, and what was learned about students preference, pitfalls, pros and cons. Attendees will leave the session with one model for designing a blended course, and will be made aware of potential problems and benefits with this course format.

GoogleApps Part 1: Getting Started with GoogleApps Tools to Amp Up Student Engagement, Collaboration, & Accountability in F2F, Online, & Blended Courses
Presented by Kathleen Gradel

Interested in getting started with GoogleDocs in your courses? This session walks through a few core approaches to using GoogleApps in real course assignments, involving students in both independent AND collaborative work. Come if GoogleApps are new to you. The assignment exemplars are applicable to online, hybrid, and face-to-face venues.

Producing Screencast Lectures
Presented by Dale Tuggy

This practical, "how-to" presentation will demonstrate how to produce "screencast" lecture videos, where the student hears the instructor's voice, but sees only a recording of a portion of the computer screen. Partipants will learn about the tools needed to create the videos: Google Docs Presentations, an electronic tablet and pen, a USB headset with microphone, and CamStudio, a free Windows-based screen recording program. Steps in preparing such lectures will also be outlined: 1. Adjusting, revising, dividing lecture notes. 2. Making google docs slides. 3. Recording and saving. 4. Transcoding and uploading. Objective: to stimulate interest in producing valuable online lecture content, which can be used in a traditional course, a blended course, or an online course.

Break Out of the PowerPoint Doldrums with Prezi
Presented by Ellen Litwicki

Prezi is an open source presentation software, which is available free to those at educational institutions. (There are also advanced levels that require subscription.) Prezi offers users the ability to develop more flexible and creative presentations and to break out of the Power Point box.   In this introductory session, participants will learn how to construct a basic Prezi that can be used for lectures and presentations, including student presentations. For more information on Prezi, visit: http://prezi.com/

GoogleApps Part 2: Taking GoogleApps Tools up a Notch to Amp Up Student Engagement, Collaboration, & Accountability in F2F, Online, & Blended Courses
Presented by Kathleen Gradel

This session walks through more steps to integrating Google tools into your course assignments for students’ independent AND collaborative work. Come if you have had a taste of Google, but want to go further. The assignment exemplars are applicable to online, hybrid, and face-to-face venues.

Working and Learning in Groups
Presented by Jess Akey

During this workshop we will learn about the best ways to engage students in group learning and what technology exists to enhance this experience.

Discover Web 2.0 Tools...A Self-Study Way to Build Your Skills
Presented by Kathleen Gradel

Interested in experiencing core Web 2.0 tools that you can use in your teaching? Attend this session to get acquainted with a discovery learning approach for exploring tools that are way cool and functional. This is not an online course, but instead gives you access to some mighty cool resources to explore on your own.

Creating an Internet Exhibition with Omeka      
Presented by Ellen Litwicki

Omeka is an open source program that enables individuals and institutions (such as museums) to catalog sources and create online exhibitions using those sources. It is available free.   This hands-on presentation will introduce Omeka and demonstrate how one can use it to catalog items and create an online exhibition. More information on Omeka can be found at: http://omeka.org/

Culturally Competent and Responsive Educator Part I: Foundations for Becoming Cultural Competent and Responsive
Presented by Guangyu Tan

Participants in this session will be able to:

  • Understand culture and cultural differences.
  • Define cultural competence and cultural responsive teaching (CRT).
  • Articulate the reasons and challenges to become culturally competent and responsive educators.
  • Describe the framework and models of culturally competent and responsive teaching.

Culturally Competent and Responsive Educator Part II: Culturally Competent and Responsive Instructors
Presented by Guangyu Tan

Participants in this session will be able to:

  • Understand the critical issues in working with culturally different students and families.
  • Apply instructional models and technology for teaching culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) learners.
  • Understand the management needs of CLD learners.

Connecting with the Big Read Renga

The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts, designed to restore reading to the center of American culture, and is sponsored by Daniel A. Reed Library, the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System (CCLS), Erie-2-Chautauqua-Cattaragus Board of Cooperative Educational Services (Erie-2 BOCES), and the Chautauqua Arts Council. This renga learning community will explore ways in which the faculty can lend their expertise to the Big Read, or, involve their students in projects and programming that will take place in a variety of venues throughout the county, including: schools, public libraries, assisted living facilities, local businesses, and non-profits. Participating in the Renga will assist with the process of identifying potential interdisciplinary collaborations and community partnerships, and will create a space for dialogue concerning this community-wide program. This year's book selection is Call of the Wild, and the Big Read events will take place in February 2013.


Aligning Departmental Learning Outcomes and Unit Goals to the Baccalaureate Goals:
Presented by Dr. Adrienne McCormick

This workshop will bring together members of the Baccalaureate Goals Implementation Team and representatives from academic departments and co-curricular units.  Topics of discussion will include the nuts and bolts of aligning department learning outcomes and unit goals with the new baccalaureate learning outcomes (timelines, curriculum mapping, areas for innovation), and examples of best practices for implementing and assessing institution-wide learning outcomes from Middle States.

 
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems using ArcGIS Software
Presented by Dr. Ann Deakin, Department of Geosciences

A geographic information system (GIS) lets us visualize, question, analyze, interpret, and understand data to reveal relationships, patterns, and trends. This workshop will introduce participants to the basics of managing, representing, and analyzing spatial data. Using the Esri ArcGIS software, participants will experience a hands-on demonstration of GIS and how it may be used in their own discipline or area of interest.
No prior experience with GIS is required.
 

Vodcasting and Podcasting for the Flipped Classroom

Presented by Lisa Melohusky

Vodcasting and Podcasting are terms used when video or audio recordings are created and shared. One of the most common reasons for producing recordings is to create a flipped classroom. The flipped classroom allows the instructor to “lecture” before class while using class time for collaborative activities. We will also look at producing recordings to reinforce a difficult concept. These short recordings focus on the most difficult topics in a course, giving students an opportunity to hear the material multiple times. We will use Echo360 a several other tools to create these videos.


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