PDC Events: Summer 2013
Building Your Online Course
The BYOC course is part of the campus online course and instructor approval process; it replaces the SLN201 course used in the past. During this 8-week course, we will discuss online pedagogy as well as the tools available for preparing and offering an online course at Fredonia.
Completing BYOC during this session will help prepare you to teach online as early as J-Term 2014. Information about the online course and instructor approval process can be found at http://www.fredonia.edu/pdc/onlinepreparation.asp.
On Thursday, June 27 from 10 - 12 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:
Sloan Consortium Blended Learning 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.
As the quantity and quality of Internet resources grow, so do our instructional possibilities and choices. This workshop will focus on how to identify and implement rich content from various sources. Faculty will take away skills that will enable them to:
The SUNY Learning Network will be on campus Wednesday, August 14 from 1:00 - 3:00 to discuss the impact of both web-enhanced and blended teaching. This workshop aims to bring faculty together to discuss best practices that have emerged in both of these course styles. SLN will present an overview of asynchronous teaching strategies that work, and then investigate with you the questions that arise when planning to incorporate these activities. The workshop will be divided into two parts:
Presentation on effective online instructional practices
Group Discussion - Share what you know
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
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Registration available soon. Attendance limited to to department Chairs.
The College Lodge
8067 Route 380
Brocton, NY 14716
Location and Directions: http://www.collegelodge.com/about/location.html
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