Upcoming PDC Events

PDC Events 

 

Hands-on with Digitally Enhancing Your Courses: Part I
Presented by: Dr. Kathleen Gradel, Language, Learning & Leadership
Monday, November 3, 2014, 9:00 - 10:30 AM 
Bonsai Room, 120 Reed Library
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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.

 

Put Diigo in your Toolbox, to Store Bookmarks in The Clouds: Diigo Basics Workshop
Presented by: Dr. Kathleen Gradel, Language, Learning & Leadership
Monday, November 3, 2014, 1:00 - 2:00 pm 
Thompson Hall, W207
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Do you still store your favorite links in your browser's bookmarks, in your email,or in a file somewhere? Diigo is a free online tool that stores links in the clouds, making them accessible anywhere, anytime. If Diigo is new to you, join us for a hands-on tour of just the basics about Diigo. Bring your own laptop or mobile device, if you wish.

 

Presenting On Camera and Conducting More Effective Interviews
Presented by Dr. Mike Igoe, Communication
Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 10:00am-11:00am
Bonsai Room, 120 Reed Library
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In this era of you tube and other web sites, it’s obvious there are a lot of bad presentations floating around! Some professionals who believe they’re enhancing their profile are in fact doing just the opposite. If you are being interviewed by a media outlet because of your field of expertise, it’s especially important to know “the rules of the game”. This is NOT the same type of speaking as lecturing in the classroom or giving a speech. It’s definitely an art to present on camera, use video effectively, and know how to do interviews...whether you are doing them or someone else is interviewing you. We will have group exercises as well as use individual colleagues to make points for everyone to embrace. Of course we will use an actual camera and play back tape right on the spot. Just as my students have learned, Professor Igoe's critiques are highly instructive without being embarrassing or nasty!

 

Tomorrow in Focus: Saving for your ideal retirement
Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 9:00 - 10:30 am 
(60 minute session with 30 minute Q&A)
Williams Center S204 ABC
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No matter how old or young you are, or where you are in your career, your retirement begins when you start saving for it. Join us for an interactive exploration of retirement saving and learn how to help create an effective plan to help maximize your retirement potential. 

By attending this session you will:

  • Understand the real benefit of time in regards to saving 
  • Learn the essential features of retirement investments
  • Gain the confidence you need to create or modify your own retirement plan

Using Echo360 For Creating Video In and out of the Classroom
Facilitated by Lisa Melohusky - Online Learning
Wednesday, November 5, 10:00 - 11:00am
W207 Thompson Hall
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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.


Conversations at the PDC
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, 8:30am-10:00am
PDC Lounge, Reed Library

Join the Professional Development Center staff and other campus colleagues on Thursday mornings for a chance to connect and chat with each other. Sometimes the best ideas come from an informal gathering and we wish to provide an opportunity for some "scheduled serendipity." 

Introduction to Omni-Update
Presented by Andrea Wasiura, ITS Web Administrator / Production Coordinator
Thursday, November 6, 2014, 10:00 - 11:00am
W207 Thompson Hall
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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. 

Culture Clash: Challenges and Miscommunication in Cultural Interaction
Presented by: Dr. Bond Benton, Communication, and Dr. Daniela Peterka-Benton, Criminal Justice
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, 11:00am-12:00pm
Library Classroom, Reed Library
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This program will focus on improving intercultural communication by exploring the difficulties different perspectives can create. Learning objectives and outcomes will include:

  •  Exploration of the sources of cultural tension
  • Development of strategies to manage cultural differences
  • Identification of conflicting cultural values
  • Management strategies for culture clashes
  • Applying intercultural competence to culture clashes
  • Integration of cultural understanding into real world scenarios

 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.


FRED Talks
A FRED Talks Series Discussion Forum
Facilitated by Christopher Taverna, PDC
Friday, November 7, 2014, 12:00 - 1:00pm
PDC Bonsai Room, 120 Reed Library
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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. 

This month we will watch and discuss Dan Pink’s The Puzzle of Motivation.


Hands-on with Digitally Enhancing Your Courses: Part II
Presented by: Dr. Kathleen Gradel, Language, Learning & Leadership
Monday, November 10, 2014, 9:00 - 10:30 AM 
Bonsai Room, 120 Reed Library
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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).


Conversations at the PDC
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, 8:30am-10:00am
PDC Lounge, Reed Library

Join the Professional Development Center staff and other campus colleagues on Thursday mornings for a chance to connect and chat with each other. Sometimes the best ideas come from an informal gathering and we wish to provide an opportunity for some "scheduled serendipity." 

 

Advising Student Organizations: The Basics
Presented by Rachel Lapaglia, Director of Campus Life
Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 10:00 - 11:00 am
Bonsai Room, 120 Reed Library
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There are more than 160 student organizations recognized by the Student Association on our campus. All SA recognized organizations are required to have a faculty/staff member as their advisor. Advisors play a key role in the success of the student organization, and the relationship between professionals and students outside of the classroom. This workshop will be especially useful for new and potential club advisors. Topics to be covered include:

  • The responsibilities of the student organization advisor
  • The types of clubs that are recognized through the Student Association
  • Common campus and Student Association policies, procedures, and paperwork
  • What FSU4U is, and how to use it for your club
Upon completion of this workshop, participants will:
  • Be able to define the responsibilities of student organization advisors
  • Understand the difference between types of clubs recognized
  • Be knowledgeable on the policies , procedures, and paperwork that clubs must follow and complete
  • Be able to navigate and use FSU4U

Conversations at the PDC
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, 8:30am-10:00am
PDC Lounge, Reed Library

Join the Professional Development Center staff and other campus colleagues on Thursday mornings for a chance to connect and chat with each other. Sometimes the best ideas come from an informal gathering and we wish to provide an opportunity for some "scheduled serendipity." 

 

--December--

Conversations at the PDC
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, 8:30am-10:00am
PDC Lounge, Reed Library

Join the Professional Development Center staff and other campus colleagues on Thursday mornings for a chance to connect and chat with each other. Sometimes the best ideas come from an informal gathering and we wish to provide an opportunity for some "scheduled serendipity." 


FRED Talks
A FRED Talks Series Discussion Forum
Facilitated by Christopher Taverna, PDC
Friday, December 5, 2014, 12:00 - 1:00pm
PDC Bonsai Room, 120 Reed Library
Register here 

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. 

This month we will watch and discuss Seth Godin’s The Tribes We Lead.


Conversations at the PDC
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, 8:30am-10:00am
PDC Lounge, Reed Library

Join the Professional Development Center staff and other campus colleagues on Thursday mornings for a chance to connect and chat with each other. Sometimes the best ideas come from an informal gathering and we wish to provide an opportunity for some "scheduled serendipity." 


Conversations at the PDC
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, 8:30am-10:00am
PDC Lounge, Reed Library

Join the Professional Development Center staff and other campus colleagues on Thursday mornings for a chance to connect and chat with each other. Sometimes the best ideas come from an informal gathering and we wish to provide an opportunity for some "scheduled serendipity." 

 


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