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Eventbrite - MSJC Academy - Jan 2014

Tuesday Jan 14, 2014

9:30am - 10:00am

Welcome
Room 927

10:00am - 11:30am

Keynote Presentation: Work-Life Balance for the BUSY Education Professional 
Room 927
Andy Masters
Dedication in your career, family, and other activities can be very rewarding—but also very stressful, and sometimes overwhelming.  Join national Author/Speaker Andy Masters, as he will show you how to spend MORE time on the items which are MOST important in your career and your life. Andy helps audiences across the country become “MASTERS” of prioritization, time delegation, and work/life balance—allowing you to control your schedule, and not allowing your schedule to control you.  Andy’s positive and entertaining program provides specific tools you can apply immediately so you can get MORE done, in LESS time, with HIGHER quality, and LESS stress in your career and your life.  Enjoy this entertaining, interactive, and inspirational program!

12:40pm - 1:40pm

Leadership Through Developing, Empowering, and Delegating
Room 927
Andy Masters
This eye-opening, must-see program for all educational leaders is based on the 2012 book titled "Things LEADERS Say", from award-winning author Andy Masters.  Most of us are aware of the positives from delegating—we’ve heard them before. Further, the results of not delegating include burnout, stress, and getting overwhelmed with tasks which distract us from our priorities. Yet, why is delegation one of the most underutilized skills in organizations today? Join Andy as he shares powerful tools to develop and empower your staff, so you can focus maximum time and effort on your most important responsibilities--while instilling confidence and pride throughout your organization.  Andy also shares the direct "ROI" from creating a culture of developing and delegating, and how most organizations lose big dollars annually from an ineffective use of its human resources.  Lastly, education must face and overcome the impending succession planning crisis of baby boomers leaving the workforce by developing and empowering their future leaders NOW.

There is a Dog in My Classroom! The Use of Service Dogs on Campus
Room 932
Julie Smathers
The use of Service Dogs for Disabilities other than visual impairment is on the rise. It is likely that college campuses have at least one person with a Service Dog attending classes or working on campus. This presentation will cover the legal and ethical issues of Persons with Service Dogs on campus. We will  also cover Service Dog eitquette and what to do for conflicting disabilities and  when, if ever, a person with a Service Dog may be asked to leave.  Additionally, we will also discuss what to do if a person without a disability objects to the person with a Service Dog. 

Screencasting 101: Using Quick and Easy Video to Illustrate Concepts 
Room 973
Dr. Torria Bond; California Baptist University
Having difficulty explaining a concept? In this workshop, learn how Screencast-O-Matic (a free Web tool) can help you clarify hard to understand concepts by capturing your computer screen and presenting it in a video. Additionally, learn how to use Screencast-o-matic to narrate a PowerPoint or Prezi presentation, make tutorials and create a sense of community in your courses.

12:40pm - 4:00pm

Blazing Fast Streaming Media for Your Classroom
Rm. 814
Adrienne Walker
This session will demonstrate how to bring video and audio directly to your classroom, desktop or mobile device.  You will learn how to create custom clips, playlists or permalinks of video or audio covering dozens of subject areas which includes thousands of video titles. Bring your topic to the session!

Effective Practices in Online Teaching & Learning: Discovering the Real World of Online Teaching
Rm. 931
John Seed & Belinda Heiden Scott
This workshop is designed for faculty members who have been teaching online or who are considering teaching online.  This first session is about what it is to be an online instructor, what you need to do to get a class ready for online delivery and will provide participants with an overview of online teaching  that will make your experience, and your students’ experiences successful and manageable. If you have never taught online, you will want to attend all five sessions.  If you are already teaching online, you may want to choose to attend some (or all) of the sessions based on their topics.
*Completing the Effective Practices Series of  five sessions fulfills the MSJC Readiness Criteria for teaching online. The sessions are broken into segments so that veteran online instructors can participate in topics they may find useful for review and refreshing their courses.

What's New in Blackboard Service Pack 10-14
Rm. 951
Amrik Randhawa & Micah Orloff
Are you already a BlackBoard power user?  Do you just want to find out what is new in the 9.1 Service Pack 10-14 and how these features can add to your face-to-face and online teaching such as My Blackboard Global Navigation/Notification System, the new Student View feature, and In-Line Grading?  Come to this ½ day workshop and get a brief overview of the new features and how to use them.  Beginning users should attend the other BlackBoard workshops (features will be covered).  

Getting Started with Blackboard
Rm. 974
Dana Reece
In this session, participants will be introduced to the Blackboard system, become comfortable with the system layout, navigate the environment as both instructor and student, become comfortable with the interface including the use of Action Links, Contextual Menus and buttons. If you are new to Blackboard, plan to teach online or look to supplement in-class instruction with online class management tools, this is the workshop for you!

Create Your Own GMO {Part 1 of 2}
Rm. 315
Nick Reeves
This is a Part 1 of two-part workshop. It is recommended that you attend Part 2 if you plan to attend this session. 
Do you want to know more about genetic engineering? Have you ever wondered how genetically modified organisms are created? In this session participants will get the chance to use modern molecular biology techniques to create genetically modified bacteria cells. Along the way we will discuss how this technology is used in medicine, agriculture, and industry. No prior experience is required.

1:50pm - 2:50pm

Club Advisors: Supporting and Developing Student Leaders on Campus
Rm. 932
Alex Cuatok & Nathan Brais
Interested in knowing more about club advisor position?  The Student Development and Life Program views participation in clubs and organization as another learning opportunity for students. Please share your expertise by providing hands on experience to students who want to enhance their leadership skills through creating activities and events on campus and our community.  In addition, the role of an advisor is to support students in achieving the learning outcomes associated with the Student Development and Life Program.

Create Instructor Videos with You Tube
Rm. 973
Dr. Torria Bond; California Baptist University
Learn how you can make quick and easy videos recording directly from your webcam using You Tube. During this workshop you'll learn how to create a You Tube video with captions to make your instructor created videos accessible to learners with visible and invisible disabilities. This will include hands on experience with the YouTube editor and it’s updated accessibility features.

Increasing Success and Retention using Blackboard Performance Monitoring
Rm. 969
Anna Stirling
This workshop will provide an introduction to the Blackboard performance monitoring features found in the Performance Dashboard and the Retention Center. Participants will explore how these tools can provide information about user’s progress and activity in the course based on preconfigured rules and rules created by the instructor to quickly identify students who are a potential risk. From the Retention Center, you can communicate with struggling students and help them take immediate action for improvement. By the end of this workshop, the participant will understand the elements of the Blackboard performance dashboard and retention center and how to use these tools to identify and communicate with potential at risk students.

Going in Circles - Managing Online Class Discussions
Rm. 950
Debby Kurti
How do you manage discussions in large online sections? How do you connect students to each other and help them “stick” with the course? How do you keep your sanity when juggling dozens of students? Start by going in circles! "Learning circles" consist of 8-15 students, set up at the beginning of the course as a discussion, study, and built-in support group. LCs empower students to make close personal connections to others in the class and help them engage with the content through managed discussion opportunities. The key words to LC success are "engagement", "participation", and "communication"!

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Creating a Post Exam Review Collaborative Learning Environment 
Rm. 932
Rae Brooks
The concept of collaborative learning changes the culture of the classroom.  Post examination reviews should ideally be held immediately after an examination is administered to allow students immediate feedback and solidify concept learning, however, Instructors report experiencing anxiety and defensiveness when administering a post examination review.  In this workshop we will discuss the concept of collaborative learning and how this can be used during a post examination review to provide the following benefits: *The examination itself turns into a learning tool, *Students hear the rationale for the answers from their peers, *Allows the student to view the answers from a different perspective, *Diffusion of the projected frustration and anxiety of the student, *Increase civility between students and instructor during post examination review

Designing a Course Specific Online Orientation to Increase Student Readiness
Rm. 973
Anna Stirling
Do you ever feel like the technology gets in the way of delivering the content of your course?  Have you considered creating an online student orientation specifically for your course?  By creating an orientation that is explicit to your course, you can introduce the tools and structure your students need to be familiar with to succeed in your course.  Using this course orientation as the check-in process removes the burden of "teaching" the tech while you are teaching the content.  This workshop will provide you with example activities you can use in Blackboard, along with help links and videos, to get your students past the learning curve of the course management system and focused on learning the curriculum content.

How Do I...? Finding Quick Answers to Your Blackboard Questions
Rm. 969
J K Crowley; Victor Valley College
Need help with Blackboard? Blackboard has many Help tools available to both students and instructors.  These include videos, webinars, courses, documents and much much more! These tools assist instructors and students with acquiring the necessary skills needed for successful presentation of course materials. In this session, you will explore these different resources that can provide you just-in-time support in your time of need.

Creating a Blackboard Mashup
Rm. 970
Tamara Smith
Come find out what a Mashup is and how it can benefit you and your students! This feature allows you to search multimedia outside of Blackboard, such as You Tube and SlideShare, and share that media content inside your Blackboard course without having to link out to those websites.

Developing Collaboration Space with Blackboard Groups
Rm. 950
Lorrie Ross
Groups are a great learning strategy, but they can sometimes be tricky to manage. Have no fear, Blackboard Course Groups can help you set-up and manage effective groups in your courses. These course groups will have their own area in Blackboard to collaborate on course work, along with tools to assist in the collaborative process. Attend this workshop and learn how to create and manage your groups in Blackboard.

Wednesday January 15, 2014

9:00am - 12:10pm

Creating Problem-based Learning Units to Promote STEM Careers
Rm. 901
Shonia Hayes
Problem-based learning (PBL) is a strategy that gets students to think and use the concepts they learn to solve real-world problems. In this workshop, faculty will develop skills needed to create problem-based learning units to promote STEM careers. At the end of the session, participants will have developed a PBL learning unit for their class.

New Faculty Orientation
Rm. 927
Instruction Office
New to MSJC?  Welcome! This orientation will provide you with information from multiple college departments, such as: Instructional Technology Support, including Blackboard, and Online Resources, Enrollment Services, Support Services for Students, Student Conduct & Instructional Tips, and Parking Permits. Start off on the right foot!

Effective Practices in Online Teaching & Learning: Essential Elements of Online Course Design
Rm. 931
John Seed & Belinda Heiden Scott
This session will focus on developing the components and design (navigation, unit structure, etc.) of your online course that are essential to success and that will make the experience a smooth one for you, too!  This session will be beneficial for both the beginner and the experienced online instructor and is the second in the series for the new online instructor.   Participants will have samples and a list of policies and strategies that are essential for an online course. This workshop is NOT about using Blackboard, although you will be working in the Bb course shells.  It is about how to teach online.

Microsoft Word: New Tips and Tricks
Rm. 951
PJ Johnston
Looking to harness some of the computing power and efficiency of Microsoft Word? This workshop will provide an overview of some features of Word beyond processing text.  Let Word help you with setting up tables, managing objects and MailMerge for sending communications to a list of recipients.

Are Students Really Reading?  Try Graphics!
Rm. 969
Pamela Flory-Sanchez
Afraid your students might be skimming the required readings? In this session, you will be exposed to different, innovative ways of using graphic organizers & maps to improve reading, writing and comprehension/retention skills. Some examples that will be shared include image maps, quote maps,data maps, summary maps, structure charts, content charts, brain-teaser graphics, Venn diagram organizers, etc...  Join us for a "hands-on" voyage: to explore strange new strategies, to seek out new reading experiences, to boldly go where no college instructor has gone before!

The Curriculum Alphabet Soup: C-ID, TMC, ADT, PCAH, GE, ASSIST
Rm. 970
Janet McCurdy & Michelle Stewart
During this workshop, Janet McCurdy and Michelle Stewart will help you understand C-ID, its impact on TMCs, aligning courses to C-ID descriptors, submitting TMC degrees to the state, and aligning degrees to the PCAH (Program and Course Approval Handbook), the ever-changing criteria required by the Chancellor’s Office. We will also clarify what GE is and how to determine whether your class fits into a GE category as well as what ASSIST is and how you can use as a research tool for curriculum revision and development.  Whether your discipline has an ADT that you need to develop or you just want to know more about what all these acronyms mean to your curriculum, come join us for a chance to be better informed.  

Google Drive Apps
Rm. 973
Josh Kitzerow
In this workshop you'll get a good overview of the free, online Google tools that you and your students can use to make great projects, collaborative shared documents and presentations, and a lot more. Come and see how others are using these tools in online and classroom teaching and get inspired to try something new.

Staying Connected Using Blackboard Communication Tools
Rm. 974
Rhonda Nishimoto
Communication tools allow users to participate in conversations using a variety of tools built into Blackboard. During this workshop participants will learn about some unique benefits of discussion boards such as, students can take time to ponder before posting ideas, thus, you may see more thoughtful conversations play out. You can observe as students demonstrate their grasp of the material and correct misconceptions. You'll also be introduced to Blogs and Journals.  Blogs and journals are similar, but have some unique characteristics.  Attend this workshop to learn more about staying connected using the Blackboard Communication tools.

CPR/AED/First Aid {Part 1 of 2}
Rm. 1008
Art Durbin
This is a Part 1 of two-part workshop. It is recommended that you attend Part 2 if you plan to attend this session.  
At the end of this course the participant will be able to: perform adult, child and infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation, use an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED), ferform First Aid including but not limited to use of bandaging, tourniquets and splinting of fractures. 

1:15pm - 2:15pm

5 Easy Ways to Use FREE Google Hangouts to Support Student Success
Rm. 973
Micah Orloff
Do you want to enhance the way you facilitate your on campus or online class? Looking for an effective way to connect with colleagues efficiently and effectively?  Well, come and hangout with us for the scoop! In this session, you will learn five quick and easy ways you can use Google Hangouts to help support student success through regular effective feedback, active visual demonstration, resourcing topic expertise, promoting active learning sessions, and learning new skills (professional development).  Google Hangouts is an innovative yet easy way to enhance the ways we support our students.  By the end of the session, you will have the knowledge and skill to set up and facilitate your own hangouts! 

1:15pm - 4:25pm

Effective Practices in Online Teaching & Learning: Designing Online Lessons and Units
Rm. 931
John Seed & Belinda Heiden Scott
The focus of this session is on the details of creating a lesson within a unit of study in a course.  Participants will review Web 2.0 tools and samples of learning objects and lesson planning strategies and evaluation for online teaching and learning.  It is designed for beginning online instructors who have participated in the first three sessions, and for experienced online instructors interested in improving and/or enhancing their course content.  This workshop is NOT about using Blackboard, although you will be working in the Bb course shells.  It is about how to teach online.

Increasing Student Engagement and Success with use of Connect and LearnSmart
Rm. 932
Crystal Anthony
This presentation will highlight computer-based programs available from McGraw Hill Publishers that provide valuable resources for students and teachers. Assignments can be automatically graded and sent to the Blackboard grade book.  Connect provides examples of how to use these tools with various teaching approaches.  We will also review a gaming type learning tool, called LearnSmart.  Although we are presenting the use of these programs in our STEM courses, the publisher provides these programs for many disciplines.

Navigating the Distance Education Ocean; Comp Guide for Mgrs & Coords {Part 1 of 2}
Rm. 950
Patricia James
This is a Part 1 of two-part workshop. It is recommended that you attend Part 2 if you plan to attend this session.  
Between the Higher Education Opportunities Act, Title 5, The CVC planned expansion, and local policies we can land on the beach of utter confusion when it comes to planning and managing Distance Programs. Understanding what is expected for compliance will be the main focus of this session, but the context will be around hosting a high quality DE Program.  Our MSJC Distance Education Plan will be discussed along with the following topics:  Compliance issues, State Authorization, Student Integrity and Authentication, Correspondence vs. Distance Education, New Accreditation DE Standards (in process and directions being given to visiting teams), What the CVC Expansion Grant means to local colleges. 

Getting Started with PowerPoint
Rm. 951
PJ Johnston
Are you looking to finally find out more about this PowerPoint thing? This session will provide an overview of how to create a PowerPoint presentation using text, images, transitions and animation.

CurricUNET Training
Rm. 970
Michelle Stewart
This session is intended for people who have not yet been trained on CurricUNET; however, people who have had training and want a reresher or who are still confused about what to do with CurricUNET are welcome to attend. We will not be discussing how to write curriculum but only how to work with the CurricUNET system and how the approval process works within CurricUNET. Please email curriculum@msjc.edu prior to the workshop to get a user id if you do not already have one.

Assessing Learners with Blackboard
Rm. 974
Lorrie Ross
In this session, participants will explore the different assessment tools in Blackboard including how to: create assignments with in-line grading, deter plagiarism with SafeAssign, create and deploy Tests and Surveys and explore presentation options. Participants will also discuss the value of features for managing questions using Pools and Random Blocks. Lastly, participants will be briefly introduced to the Grade Center as it relates to completing the assessment process.

CPR/AED/First Aid {Part 2 of 2}
Rm. 1008
Art Durbin
This is a Part 2 of two-part workshop. It is recommended that you attend Part 1 if you plan to attend this session.  
At the end of this course the participant will be able to: perform adult, child and infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation, use an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED), ferform First Aid including but not limited to use of bandaging, tourniquets and splinting of fractures. 

2:20pm - 3:20pm

The Center: @ONE's Professional Development Community for Showcasing and Sharing Innovation 
Rm. 973
Micah Orloff & Michelle Pacansky-Brock
Have you heard the buzz about The Center, @ONE's new online community designed to stimulate sharing, collaboration, and innovation across California's 112 community colleges? Join Micah Orloff, Director of @ONE, and Michelle Pacansky-Brock, The Center's Community Coordinator (who will join in via a Google+ Hangout) to demonstrate how you can jump into The Center's Twitter chats and Hangouts on Air to build your own professional learning network and learn from your peers about how they are using today's latest tools to transform education.  The Center is an inclusive community for faculty, administrators and staff -- everyone is welcome!

3:25pm - 4:25pm

Supplemental Instruction (SI) Instructor Orientation
Rm. 973
Janice Levasseur
This session provides an SI orientation for the Spring 2014 SI Instructors and all other faculty, staff, and administration interested in learning more about Supplemental Instruction (SI).  An overview of the SI Model and the history of SI at MSJC will be presented.  The roles of the SI Instructor, SI Leader, and the SI students within this model will be discussed.  Examples of SI Leader created session activities will be shared.  Several past SI Leaders will be spotlighted in a "where are they now" feature. 

Thursday January 16, 2014

9:00am - 10:00am

Measuring Student Performance Effectively with Bb Rubrics
Rm. 974
Eric Wilson; Orange Coast College
Blackboard's rubric system is a very powerful way to convey to your students what you are looking for when you grade assignments, discussions, or anything that requires some form of measurement.  Designing effective rubrics can be challenging.  They need to be clear and consistent to what you are looking for.  In this workshop, we will identify the parts of a rubric, add the various parts and use the rubrics to grade assignments, discussions, and other measurable tools.  In addition, you will learn what report you can generate from the Blackboard rubric system.

9:00am - 12:10pm

Effective Practices in Online Teaching & Learning: Defining and Developing Interactivity
Rm. 931
John Seed & Belinda Heiden Scott
This session is the fourth in the series of five sessions designed for online instructors who are new (and have attended the first five sessions) or for experienced online instructors who want to improve and/or enhance their skills in the online arena.  The focus of this session will be on using free and available tools to enrich your course content, such as video, audio, and animation applications.   This workshop is NOT about using Blackboard, although you will be working in the Bb course shells.  It is about how to teach online.

Understanding the English Sequence {Part 1 of 2}
Rm. 814
MVC English Dept.
English faculty mentors provide an overview of the English sequence from 61-103.  Then mentors will lead a series of 1.5 hour breakout sessions to discuss the curriculum, objectives and assignments for English 62, 92, 98, 101 and 103.  English faculty members are strongly encouraged to attend.  All faculty members will find the information helpful in understanding the writing skills our students gain through the English sequence and the types of assignments students are prepared to complete at each level.

Mind-Body Tune Up Workshop; The Science Behind Brilliant Performance
Rm. 927
Al Razavi
In order to produce optimal performance, one needs to change one’s behavior through taking precise actions. Recent research in the field of neuroscience shows that our physiology and biology play major roles in creating the driving forces that sequentially affect the quality of our emotions, thinking, and behavior. This ultimately determines the quality of our performance in almost all areas including school, home, personal life, and workplace. We will learn how we can use external, physical dimensions to initiate and maintain positive inner changes in our complex system. We will discuss about three practical techniques and how they can be applied toward improving the quality of our emotions, thinking, and behavior.

Teachers in Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)
Rm. 932
Crystal Anthony & Alma Ramirez
Do you want your teaching to be more effective, to have student achievement increase, and to be more satisfied with your teaching career?  Research shows that this happens when teachers join forces to develop strong Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) in their schools.  We will discuss the benefits and challenges, as well as look into the implementation of PLCs at our College.  Although focused on STEM Faculty, these principals of collaboration would be helpful for all disciplines. 

Navigating the Distance Education Ocean; Comp Guide for Mgrs & Coords {Part 2 of 2}
Rm. 950
Patricia James
This is a Part 2 of two-part workshop. It is recommended that you attend Part 1 if you plan to attend this session.  
Between the Higher Education Opportunities Act, Title 5, The CVC planned expansion, and local policies we can land on the beach of utter confusion when it comes to planning and managing Distance Programs. Understanding what is expected for compliance will be the main focus of this session, but the context will be around hosting a high quality DE Program.  Our MSJC Distance Education Plan will be discussed along with the following topics: Success, Retention and the Real Effect of Online Education, Student Success Strategies, Evaluation of Online Courses and Programs, Definition of Success in Online Learning Training Criteria, Professional Development

Instruction Admin and Clerical Meeting
Rm. 970
Jill Lanphere
Come share and learn best practices with your colleagues. Brainstorm for ways to streamline and improve processes.  There will be a time for Q&A, so bring any questions you may have about Book-IT, SETS, etc.  Please contact Jill Lanphere at ext. 3401 if you have best practices you wish to share or specific training requests you would like us to cover.  An agenda will be provided as the training draws near based upon the input and requests received.

Create Your Own GMO {Part 2 of 2}
Rm. 315
Nick Reeves
This is a Part 2 of two-part workshop. It is recommended that you attend Part 1 if you plan to attend this session.  
Do you want to know more about genetic engineering? Have you ever wondered how genetically modified organisms are created? In this session participants will get the chance to use modern molecular biology techniques to create genetically modified bacteria cells. Along the way we will discuss how this technology is used in medicine, agriculture, and industry. No prior experience is required.

10:05am - 11:05am

Bb Grade Center Basics
Rm. 974
Eric Wilson; Orange Coast College
The Grade Center in Blackboard Learn is more than just a way to record students' grades. It is a dynamic and interactive tool, allowing you to record data, calculate grades, and monitor student progress. In this workshop attendees will learn how columns are created, and how to enter grades in the system.  In addition, attendees will learn how to customize the grade center view using color coding grading periods and filters as well as learning about how Blackboard calculates totals.  

11:10am - 12:10pm

Bb Grade Center Intermediate
Rm. 974
Eric Wilson; Orange Coast College
In the Grade Center, you can provide and manage your students' grades for assignments, tests, discussion posts, journals, blogs, and wikis, and for ungraded items, such as surveys or self tests. You can also create grade columns for any activities or requirements you want to grade, such as special projects, participation, or attendance. In this workshop, attendees will learn how to differentiate between totals and weighted totals, create weighted columns, manually manage the grade center and create custom grade reports.

Bb Using Wikis for Collaboration
Rm. 973
Carla Maroudas
Wikis allow students & faculty to contribute and modify one or more pages of course related materials.  This provides a space for sharing and collaboration. Blackboard has a built in Wiki tool that allows users to create and edit pages quickly, while tracking changes and additions, allowing for effective collaboration between multiple writers. Wikis can be used in a variety of ways, such as: A resources repository, a shared glossary, a group research notebook, and so many more.  Attend this workshop to not only discuss potential uses, but also to learn how to create and manage wikis in your courses.

1:15pm - 2:15pm

Business Services 101
Rm. 970
Business Services Dept.
Everything you wanted to know (and a few things you didn’t) about Business Services.  We will provide updates on Galaxy, Contracts, Purchase Orders, Payroll, and Conferences.  We will also provide time to answer any questions you have about Business Services and our processes.  

1:15pm - 4:25pm

Effective Practices in Online Teaching & Learning: Communication, Discussion and Sanity while Teaching Online
Rm. 931
John Seed & Belinda Heiden Scott
This is the last session in a series of five.  This session will focus on communication strategies used in online teaching that include the art of writing discussion questions, using email effectively (maintaining your sanity and saving you time), strategies for using blogs and other online tools for working with students.  This session is designed for the beginning online instructor who has completed the other four sessions in the series or for the experienced online instructor who would like to share and gain new ideas about interacting with online students.  This workshop is NOT about using Blackboard, although you will be working in the Bb course shells.  It is about how to teach online.

Understanding the English Sequence {Part 2 of 2}
Rm. 814
MVC English Dept.
English faculty mentors provide an overview of the English sequence from 61-103.  Then mentors will lead a series of 1.5 hour breakout sessions to discuss the curriculum, objectives and assignments for English 62, 92, 98, 101 and 103.  English faculty members are strongly encouraged to attend.  All faculty members will find the information helpful in understanding the writing skills our students gain through the English sequence and the types of assignments students are prepared to complete at each level.

To POGIL or not to POGIL, that is the question?
Rm. 901
Shonia Hayes
Want students to take an active role in their learning?  In this workshop, faculty will learn to use Process-oriented guided-inquiry learning (POGIL).  POGIL is a student-centered instructional technique that develops thinking skills (habits of mind), promotes content mastery, and exercises performance skills.  Additionally, the students learn collaboration, time-management, and communication by working in groups.  At the end of this session, participants will have developed a POGIL-based lesson.  

Web Based Course Materials: A Student Accessibility Perspective
Rm. 951
Fred Frontino
Do you know if your course website (such as Blackboard) can be used effectively with screen readers, magnification tools and other Assistive Technology (AT) to support our diverse student population? This session will explore various assistive technologies and give you an opportunity to experience your website through the perspective of a student requiring these technologies. Will your site be accessible? Come find out. 

Anger Management at MSJC
Rm. 969
Garry Raley
This workshop will focus on three features of anger that are convoluted in our education culture: 1) Using your personal anger for motivation and professional growth, 2) Recognizing and intervening in anger issues of your students, and 3) Identifying dangerousness and taking action. Your anger may serve you well...harness and use it!  

Bb Open Lab
Rm. 974
Various Faculty & Staff
Ever wish you could just get your question answered instead of having to sit through an entire workshop? Well now you can at the Blackboard Open Lab! Use this lab to fine tune your DE courses with peers and facilitators present to assist you. Attend this session for any amount of time you need.








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