Upcoming PDC Events

PDC Events 

--January--

 

Conversations at the PDC
Thursday, January 22, 2015, 8:30am-10:00am
PDC Lounge, 126 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." 


Google Apps Overview
A Technology for the Office Series Workshop
Presented by Christopher Taverna, PDC 
Friday, January 23, 2015, 10:00am-11:00am
W207 Thompson Hall
Register Here

This workshop will give an overview of Fredonia's Google Apps. We will briefly demonstrate Mail, Calendar, Drive, Groups, and Sites and explain their use. Additional workshops will be given later in the semester to delve deeper into each of these apps.


Google Mail - Level 1
A Technology for the Office Series Workshop
Presented by Christopher Taverna, PDC
Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 10:00am-11:00am
W207 Thompson Hall
Register Here

This workshop will provide participants with the basic knowledge of how to use Google Mail. Topics covered in this workshop include: General Settings, Navigating Google Mail, Sending and Reading Mail.


Conversations at the PDC
Thursday, January 29, 2015, 8:30am-10:00am
PDC Lounge, 126 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."


SUNY Tools of Engagement Project (TOEP) Information Session
Facilitated by Fredonia TOEP Fellows Cynthia Carlson, Katrina Fulcher, and Christopher Taverna
Thursday, January 29, 2015, 1:00pm-2:00pm
W207 Thompson Hall
Register Here

Are you interested in learning about instructional technologies that can be used to help engage students?

Then the Tools of Engagement Project (TOEP) is just what you need!

TOEP is designed to encourage faculty and staff to explore and reflect on innovative and creative uses of freely available online instructional technologies. TOEP is not traditional professional development, but instead provides online access to resources to explore at your own pace through a set of hands-on, self-paced, discovery activities. Discovery exercises include tutorials and resources relating to the use of blogs, wikis, audio, video, collaborative spaces, social bookmarking, and more.

Come to this session to learn more about TOEP and to get registered and get started with TOEP.


 

FRED Talks - Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are
A FRED Talks Series Discussion Forum
Facilitated by Christopher Taverna, PDC
Friday, January 30, 2015, 12:00pm-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.


 

--February--

SUNY Tools of Engagement Project (TOEP) Information Session
Facilitated by Fredonia TOEP Fellows Cynthia Carlson, Katrina Fulcher, and Christopher Taverna
Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 1:00pm-2:00pm
PDC Bonsai Room, 120 Reed Library
Register Here

Are you interested in learning about instructional technologies that can be used to help engage students?

Then the Tools of Engagement Project (TOEP) is just what you need!

TOEP is designed to encourage faculty and staff to explore and reflect on innovative and creative uses of freely available online instructional technologies. TOEP is not traditional professional development, but instead provides online access to resources to explore at your own pace through a set of hands-on, self-paced, discovery activities. Discovery exercises include tutorials and resources relating to the use of blogs, wikis, audio, video, collaborative spaces, social bookmarking, and more.

Come to this session to learn more about TOEP and to get registered and get started with TOEP.


Introduction to Omni Update
A Technology for the Office Series Workshop 
Presented by Andrea Wasiura, ITS Web Administrator
Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 3:00pm-4:00pm
W207 Thompson Hall
Register Here

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.


 

Conversations at the PDC
Thursday, February 5, 2015, 8:30am-10:00am
PDC Lounge, 126 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."


Google Calendar - Level 1
A Technology for the Office Series Workshop
Presented by Christopher Taverna, PDC
Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 10:00am-11:00am
W207 Thompson Hall
Register Here

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


Money at Work 1: Foundations of investing
A Retirement Education Series Workshop
Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 9:00am-10:30am
S204(A,B,C) Williams Center
Register Here

It doesn't matter how old you are, where you are in your career or how much you make. Reaching retirement goals requires the same things: spend less, save more. It's really that simple.
In this session, you will receive information to help you figure out which investment vehicles are right for you:

  • Discover what stocks, annuities, mutual funds and IRAs are so you can determine which ones best fit your needs
  • Learn about risk and finding your risk tolerance
  • See how the same savings principles work for short- or long-term goals

Google Drive - Level 1
A Technology for the Office Series Workshop
Presented by Christopher Taverna, PDC
Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 10:00am-11:00am
W207 Thompson Hall
Register Here

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


Conversations at the PDC
Thursday, February 12, 2015, 8:30am-10:00am
PDC Lounge, 126 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."


ANGEL Gradebook
A Technology for the Classroom Series Workshop
Presented by Lisa Melohusky, Online Learning
Thursday, February 12, 2015, 2:00pm-3:00pm
W207 Thompson Hall
Register Here

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.


Google Groups - Level 1
A Technology for the Office Series Workshop
Presented by Christopher Taverna, PDC
Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 10:00am-11:00am
W207 Thompson Hall
Register Here

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


Lunch with the New York Times: U.S. & China Relations
Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 12:00pm-1:00pm
Japanese Garden, 1st Floor, Reed Library
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Lunch with The New York Times is a monthly current events discussion facilitated by faculty experts from across campus. The event promises to provide engaging and thought-provoking conversations on an eclectic range of topics in the news. Lunch is provided, and all Fredonia students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend.

About the facilitator: Guangyu earned her Ph.D. in Cultural Foundations of Education at Kent State University in May 2009. Dr. Tan is an assistant professor at Curriculum & Instruction Department at The State University of New York at Fredonia. Before she came to the United States, Dr. Tan taught English at Xi Hua University in China for three years. Dr. Tan's primary research interest is equity in education, e.g. migrant children's education, and girls' education in China. As a first generation Chinese American, Dr. Tan is also interested in ethnic identity formation of immigrant children; international/intercultural education; and comparative education. In addition, Dr. Tan has teaching interests in philosophical and social foundations of education, multicultural education, and comparative education


Conversations at the PDC
Thursday, February 19, 2015, 8:30am-10:00am
PDC Lounge, 126 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."


Google Sites - Level 1
A Technology for the Office Series Workshop
Presented by Christopher Taverna, PDC
Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 10:00am-11:00am
W207 Thompson Hall
Register Here

This workshop will provide participants with a basic introduction to using Google Sites. Topics covered include: Getting Started, Creating a Site, Creating Pages, Managing Sites.


Conversations at the PDC
Thursday, February 26, 2015, 8:30am-10:00am
PDC Lounge, 126 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 - William Ury: The walk from "no" to "yes"
A FRED Talks Series Discussion Forum
Facilitated by Christopher Taverna, PDC
Friday, February 27, 2015, 12:00pm-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.


--March--

Microsoft Word - Level 1
A Technology for the Office Series Workshop
Presented by Christopher Taverna, PDC
Monday, March 2, 2015, 10:00am-11:00am
W207 Thompson Hall
Register Here

In this workshop participants 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.


Microsoft Excel - Level 1
A Technology for the Office Series Workshop
Presented by Christopher Taverna, PDC
Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 10:00am-11:00am
W207 Thompson Hall
Register Here

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


Microsoft PowerPoint - Level 1
A Technology for the Office Series Workshop
Presented by Christopher Taverna, PDC
Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 10:00am-11:00am
W207 Thompson Hall
Register Here

In this workshop participants 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.


Conversations at the PDC
Thursday, March 5, 2015, 8:30am-10:00am
PDC Lounge, 126 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, March 12, 2015, 8:30am-10:00am
PDC Lounge, 126 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."


Paying Yourself: Income options in retirement
A Retirement Education Series Workshop
Thursday, March 12, 2015, 9:00am-10:30am
S204(A,B,C) Williams Center
Register Here

You've made a lot of sacrifices in order to put away enough money to retire. When it's finally times, do you know how to get the money back? There are lots of considerations, rules and tax implications that make these decisions very important and more complex. Relax. We can help.
In this session you will:

  • Learn the basic rules that govern the most common retirement accounts
  • Gain perspective on when to tap into different assets
  • Discover the flexible income choices TIAA-CREF offers

Conversations at the PDC
Thursday, March 26, 2015, 8:30am-10:00am
PDC Lounge, 126 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 - Tony Robbins: Why we do what we do
A FRED Talks Series Discussion Forum
Facilitated by Christopher Taverna, PDC
Friday, March 27, 2015, 12:00pm-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.


--April--

Apps Showcase
A Show Your Work Series Workshop
Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 10:00am-12:00pm
E335 Thompson Hall
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We will begin by demonstrating our chosen apps as well as answering questions about them. After the demonstration you will have the chance to share which apps make a difference for you. We will also have time to assist you in getting your smartphone or tablet configured and answer any general mobile device questions you may have.
Come join us!


Getting to Inbox Zero
A Technology for the Office Series Workshop
Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 10:00am-11:00am
W207 Thompson Hall
Register Here

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.


Conversations at the PDC

Thursday, April 9, 2015, 8:30am-10:00am
PDC Lounge, 126 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."


What's New in Google Apps? Google Classroom and Hangouts
A Technology for the Classroom Series Workshop
Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 10:00am-11:00am
W207 Thompson Hall
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This workshop will provide participants with a look at two new additions to Google Apps: Google Classroom and Google Hangouts. Google Classroom helps keep class assignments organized. Hangouts is a video chat system built into Google Apps.


 

Conversations at the PDC
Thursday, April 16, 2015, 8:30am-10:00am
PDC Lounge, 126 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 - Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action
A FRED Talks Series Discussion Forum
Facilitated by Christopher Taverna, PDC
Friday, April 17, 2015, 12:00pm-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.


Microsoft Word - Level 2
A Technology for the Office Series Workshop
Monday, April 20, 2015, 10:00am-11:00am
W207 Thompson Hall
Register Here

In this workshop we will look at the citation management features of Microsoft Word, as well as how to format your document to automatically generate a Table of Contents, Bibliography, and Footnotes or Endnotes.


Microsoft Excel - Level 2
A Technology for the Office Series Workshop
Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 10:00am-11:00am
W207 Thompson Hall
Register Here

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 2
A Technology for the Office Series Workshop
Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 10:00am-11:00am
W207 Thompson Hall
Register Here

In this workshop we will look at creating PowerPoint templates for a consistent look across all slideshows. We will also look at using SmartArt, animations, and transitions.


Conversations at the PDC
Thursday, April 23, 2015, 8:30am-10:00am
PDC Lounge, 126 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, April 30, 2015, 8:30am-10:00am
PDC Lounge, 126 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."


--May--

Conversations at the PDC
Thursday, AMay 7, 2015, 8:30am-10:00am
PDC Lounge, 126 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 - Dan Ariely: What makes us feel good about our work?
A FRED Talks Series Discussion Forum
Facilitated by Christopher Taverna, PDC
Friday, April 17, 2015, 12:00pm-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.


Conversations at the PDC
Thursday, May 14, 2015, 8:30am-10:00am
PDC Lounge, 126 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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