Professional Development

Professional Development

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SCC hosts a number of opportunities for employees (both faculty and staff) to develop their skills in new and different approaches to teaching, the application of technology, and the intricacies of supporting community college learners. Below is a list of our current offerings.  In addition, you can click Past Events in the left menu to see recordings of prior sessions, or click Request Session to be added to the wait list for an upcoming session, or request a customized session for your area.
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October 22, 2018, 1:30 pm - October 22, 2018, 2:30 pm
Presenter: Erin McCully
Location: Macon Campus - Room 228

Welcome to Moodle! This course will introduce you to many of the common tasks that face to face instructors will use to support their classes. If you are a Hybrid or Online / Web-Centered instructor, fear not. This course will provide the basics to get you started (and we will connect you with further training once you have mastered the basics).
Learning Objectives: Learning Objectives:
Perform basic navigation functions such as open a course, add a block, change the layout and turn editing on
Add content (like your syllabus or other Web Links)
Setup a Simple Grade Center (that will communicate with other software on campus)
Add an Announcement or Discussion Board to communicate with your students
October 22, 2018, 2:30 pm - October 22, 2018, 3:30 pm
Presenter:
Location: Macon Campus - Room 228

This time is designed as a working lab to begin the process of establishing your online courses in Moodle. Participants need not attend the entire time; however, we encourage you to sign up for a consultation with an e-learning staff member to determine the most efficient process for your courses. After that, feel free to hang out in the e-learning area to work on your course with support nearby.

We will limit participation based on computers and available support, so please pre-register to ensure the best experience.
October 22, 2018, 3:30 pm - October 22, 2018, 4:30 pm
Presenter: Erin McCully
Location: Macon Campus - Room 228

Welcome to Moodle! This course will introduce you to many of the activities in Moodle that are helpful in engaging students. These activities include discussion forums, assignments and the choice tool. In the first half of the class you will learn how these different tools function, then in the second half of the class we will practice.
Learning Objectives:
Learning Objectives:
Identify uses for the discussion forum, assignment and choice activities
Add an activity to a Moodle course
Assign appropriate settings to support learner needs
October 23, 2018, 8:00 am - October 23, 2018, 12:00 pm
Presenter:
Location: Bradford 306: The Center for Teaching Excellence

This time is designed as a working lab to begin the process of establishing your online courses in Moodle. Participants need not attend the entire time; however, we encourage you to sign up for a consultation with an e-learning staff member to determine the most efficient process for your courses. After that, feel free to hang out in the e-learning area to work on your course with support nearby. 1. Use this link to schedule a consultation 2. Use this form to tell us a bit more about the course you will be working on. We will limit participation based on computers and available support, so please pre-register to ensure the best experience.
October 25, 2018, 1:00 pm - October 25, 2018, 2:00 pm
Presenter: Erin McCully, E-Learning Specialist
Location: Bradford 306: The Center for Teaching Excellence

In this session, we will review different options for using the Test tool in Blackboard that can broaden the options for formative and summative assessment. We will examine alternatives to the basic quiz/test, such as: 1-minute writing assessments, self-assessments, exit tickets, syllabus quizzes, and more.
Learning Objectives:
  • Identify multiple uses for the Blackboard Test tool
  • Identify the different settings that allow instructors to create different types of assessments using the Blackboard Test tool
  • Discuss an alternative test you might use in a course
October 30, 2018 (All day) - November 13, 2018 (All day)
Presenter: Chris Akers
Location: Online

Welcome to Moodle! This course will introduce you to many of the activities in Moodle that are helpful in engaging students. These activities include discussion forums, assignments and the choice tool. In the first half of the class you will learn how these different tools function, then in the second half of the class we will practice.
Learning Objectives: Learning Objectives:
Identify uses for the discussion forum, assignment and choice activities
Add an activity to a Moodle course
Assign appropriate settings to support learner needs
November 2, 2018, 9:00 am - November 2, 2018, 11:00 am
Presenter: Bethany Emory and Danell Moses
Location: Bradford 306: The Center for Teaching Excellence

Although intended for new faculty, these sessions are a great referesher for seasoned faculty as well. Feel free to join in as time allows!
Topics:
  • Describe resources available to incorporate technology into your instruction (Blackboard, Social media and other web enhancements)
  • Describe cooperative learning Explore discussion strategies to engage all students
  • Q&A
November 5, 2018, 10:00 am - November 5, 2018, 11:00 am
Presenter: Chris Akers, Instructional Development Specialist
Location: Bradford 306: The Center for Teaching Excellence

Welcome to Moodle! This course will introduce you to many of the common tasks that face to face instructors will use to support their classes. If you are a Hybrid or Online / Web-Centered instructor, fear not. This course will provide the basics to get you started (and we will connect you with further training once you have mastered the basics).
Learning Objectives:
  • Perform basic navigation functions such as open a course, add a block, change the layout and turn editing on
  • Add content (like your syllabus or other Web Links)
  • Setup a Simple Grade Center (that will communicate with other software on campus)
  • Add an Announcement or Discussion Board to communicate with your students
November 5, 2018, 2:00 pm - November 5, 2018, 3:00 pm
Presenter: Chris Akers, Instructional Development Specialist
Location: Bradford 306: The Center for Teaching Excellence


Welcome to Moodle! This course will introduce you to many of the common tasks that face to face instructors will use to support their classes. If you are a Hybrid or Online / Web-Centered instructor, fear not. This course will provide the basics to get you started (and we will connect you with further training once you have mastered the basics).
Learning Objectives:
  • Perform basic navigation functions such as open a course, add a block, change the layout and turn editing on
  • Add content (like your syllabus or other Web Links)
  • Setup a Simple Grade Center (that will communicate with other software on campus)
  • Add an Announcement or Discussion Board to communicate with your students
November 7, 2018, 10:00 am - November 7, 2018, 11:00 am
Presenter: Erin McCully, E-Learning Specialist
Location: Bradford 306: The Center for Teaching Excellence

In this session, we will discuss the importance of reflection in learning and how you can provide students with opportunities for reflection in your courses using blogs and journals. We will compare blogs and journals and determine when it is appropriate to use each based on participants' instructional challenges or ideas, and participants will also have some hands-on time with both tools.
Learning Objectives:
  • Identify benefits of using blogs or journals in a class to encourage student reflection
  • Compare the blog and journal tools in Blackboard
  • Describe ways journals or blogs can be used in your own course(s)
November 7, 2018, 1:00 pm - November 7, 2018, 5:00 pm
Presenter:
Location: Bradford 306: The Center for Teaching Excellence

This time is designed as a working lab to begin the process of establishing your online courses in Moodle. Participants need not attend the entire time; however, we encourage you to sign up for a consultation with an e-learning staff member to determine the most efficient process for your courses. After that, feel free to hang out in the e-learning area to work on your course with support nearby. 1. Use this link to schedule a consultation 2. Use this form to tell us a bit more about the course you will be working on. We will limit participation based on computers and available support, so please pre-register to ensure the best experience.
November 8, 2018, 11:00 am - November 8, 2018, 12:00 pm
Presenter: Dr. Abbie Brown
Location: Bradford 306: The Center for Teaching Excellence

Presented by the NC Community College Distance Learning Association, and facilitated by Dr. Abbie Brown, Professor of Instructional Technology and Chair of the Department of Mathematics, Science and Instructional Technology Education at East Carolina University.

Good online instruction should provide opportunities to broaden one’s personal and professional network similar to those offered on a traditional campus. Dr. Brown’s presentation focuses on teaching strategies and activities that increase online students’ sense of community and social engagement.
November 8, 2018, 2:30 pm - November 8, 2018, 3:30 pm
Presenter: Allegra Davis Hanna
Location: Bradford 306: The Center for Teaching Excellence

Learning Objectives: Presented by the NC Community College Distance Learning Association, and facilitated by Allegra Davis Hanna is a founding faculty member of Texas’s first online community college campus, and serves as an online English instructor and as Department Chair of Humanities.

Online faculty know about the importance of instructor presence in an online course. In this session, we will build on that knowledge by discussing the importance of social presence – letting students know you’re a real person, and letting students relate to each other as real people. We will go through creative and engaging strategies for use in online classes, including webinars, podcasts, the use of videos and images, and ways to create a personal presence in an online space. Attendees will have the opportunity to see live classes that use these strategies, and also to share their own ideas for increasing instructor and social presence in online classes. Technical information, like what equipment and software you’d need to launch similar initiatives will also be provided.
November 9, 2018, 9:30 am - November 8, 2018, 10:30 am
Presenter: Dr. Torria Davis
Location: Bradford 306: The Center for Teaching Excellence

Presented by the NC Community College Distance Learning Association, and facilitated by Dr. Torria Davis.

Includes a welcome message by Dr. Peter Hans, NCCCS President.
November 12, 2018, 1:00 pm - November 12, 2018, 2:00 pm
Presenter: Tori Ellison, College Success Coach/Advisor and Katy Caulder, College Success Coach/Advisor
Location: Bradford 306: The Center for Teaching Excellence

AVISO Bootcamp training sessions are designed to fit your busy schedules.
Learning Objectives:
  • send alerts
  • create notes
  • save documents to a student record
  • identify tabs located in the AVISO tool
November 13, 2018 (All day) - December 4, 2018 (All day)
Presenter: Bethany Emory, Dean of Teaching and Learning Support
Location: Online

For instructors, one of the most challenging tasks can be assessing to what degree our students have achieved their objectives - throughout the term. (Before that big test, or certification opportunity!) CATs or Classroom Assessment techniques are generally simple, non-graded, anonymous activities designed to give you and your student’s useful feedback on the teaching-learning process as it is happening. In this course, we will explore how to incorporate these techniques in an online, hybrid or face to face environment. This course will be based on the material found in Classroom Assessment Techniques, A Handbook for College Teachers by Thomas A. Angelo and K. Patricia Cross. A copy of this book is incredibly helpful to complete the course, but not completely necessary. We have supplemented the course with alternative web resources, should you not have a copy available. Or you can access the book in the Holt Library, or borrow a copy from the Center for Teaching Excellence in Bradford Hall - Room 306. This course is designed to take about 4 hours to complete over a two week period. Please note that the time it takes to finish the workshop will depend upon your level of experience (and curiosity).
Learning Objectives:
  • Describe the characteristics of classroom assessment
  • Describe a Classroom Assessment Technique (CAT)
  • Identify potential results of planning on a CAT implementation
  • Discuss how you will respond to the results of a CAT
  • Plan how/if you will implement a Classroom Assessment Technique (C
November 13, 2018, 9:00 am - November 13, 2018, 10:00 am
Presenter: Tori Ellison, College Success Coach/Advisor and Katy Caulder, College Success Coach/Advisor
Location: Bradford 306: The Center for Teaching Excellence

AVISO Bootcamp training sessions are designed to fit your busy schedules
Learning Objectives:
  • send alerts
  • create notes
  • save documents to a student record
  • identify tabs located in the AVISO tool
November 13, 2018, 10:00 am - November 13, 2018, 11:00 am
Presenter: Bethany Emory, Dean of Teaching and Learning Support
Location: Bradford 306: The Center for Teaching Excellence

Welcome to Moodle! This course will introduce you to Moodle' Grade Center. In the first half of the class you will learn how the tool functions, then in the second half of the class we will practice.
Learning Objectives:
  • Identify available functions in the Moodle grade Center
  • Add manual items to the gradebook and assign grades
  • Construct a gradebook that calculates total points, average or weighted average
  • Identify uses for the Grader, Single View and User reports
November 13, 2018, 1:00 pm - November 13, 2018, 2:00 pm
Presenter: Bethany Emory, Dean of Teaching and Learning Support
Location: Bradford 306: The Center for Teaching Excellence

Welcome to Moodle! This course will introduce you to Moodle' Grade Center. In the first half of the class you will learn how the tool functions, then in the second half of the class we will practice.
Learning Objectives:
  • Identify available functions in the Moodle grade Center
  • Add manual items to the gradebook and assign grades
  • Construct a gradebook that calculates total points, average or weighted average
  • Identify uses for the Grader, Single View and User reports
November 14, 2018, 10:00 am - November 14, 2018, 11:00 am
Presenter: Bethany Emory, Dean of Teaching and Learning Support
Location: Bradford 306: The Center for Teaching Excellence

Welcome to Moodle! This course will introduce you to Moodle' Grade Center. In the first half of the class you will learn how the tool functions, then in the second half of the class we will practice.
Learning Objectives:
  • Identify available functions in the Moodle grade Center
  • Add manual items to the gradebook and assign grades
  • Construct a gradebook that calculates total points, average or weighted average
  • Identify uses for the Grader, Single View and User reports
November 14, 2018, 2:00 pm - November 14, 2018, 3:00 pm
Presenter: Bethany Emory, Dean of Teaching and Learning Support
Location: Bradford 306: The Center for Teaching Excellence


Welcome to Moodle! This course will introduce you to Moodle' Grade Center. In the first half of the class you will learn how the tool functions, then in the second half of the class we will practice.
Learning Objectives:
  • Identify available functions in the Moodle grade Center
  • Add manual items to the gradebook and assign grades Construct a gradebook that calculates total points, average or weighted average
  • Identify uses for the Grader, Single View and User reports
November 14, 2018, 8:00 pm - November 14, 2018, 5:00 pm
Presenter: National Council for Behavioral Health
Location: Burrell Conference Center

Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.

Topics Covered include depression and mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, psychosis and substance use disorders. Mental Health First Aid teaches about recovery and resiliency – the belief that individuals experiencing these challenges can and do get better, and use their strengths to stay well.

When you take a course, you learn how to apply the Mental Health First Aid action plan in a variety of situations. These include when someone is experiencing:panic attacks,suicidal thoughts or behaviors, nonsuicidal self-injury, acute psychosis (e.g., hallucinations or delusions), or overdose or withdrawal from alcohol or drug use reaction to a traumatic event.

The opportunity to practice — through role plays, scenarios, and activities — makes it easier to apply these skills in a real-life situation.
November 16, 2018, 9:00 am - November 16, 2018, 12:00 pm
Presenter:
Location: Bradford 306: The Center for Teaching Excellence

This time is designed as a working lab to begin the process of establishing your online courses in Moodle. Participants need not attend the entire time; however, we encourage you to sign up for a consultation with an e-learning staff member to determine the most efficient process for your courses. After that, feel free to hang out in the e-learning area to work on your course with support nearby. 1. Use this link to schedule a consultation 2. Use this form to tell us a bit more about the course you will be working on. We will limit participation based on computers and available support, so please pre-register to ensure the best experience.
November 21, 2018, 8:00 am - November 21, 2018, 12:00 pm
Presenter:
Location: Bradford 306: The Center for Teaching Excellence

This time is designed as a working lab to begin the process of establishing your online courses in Moodle. Participants need not attend the entire time; however, we encourage you to sign up for a consultation with an e-learning staff member to determine the most efficient process for your courses. After that, feel free to hang out in the e-learning area to work on your course with support nearby. 1. Use this link to schedule a consultation 2. Use this form to tell us a bit more about the course you will be working on. We will limit participation based on computers and available support, so please pre-register to ensure the best experience.
December 7, 2018, 9:00 am - December 7, 2018, 11:00 am
Presenter: Dr. Cheryl Davids, Dean of Macon Campus
Location: Macon Campus

Although intended for new faculty, these sessions are a great referesher for seasoned faculty as well. Feel free to join in as time allows!
Topics:
Anticipating grading challenges
Adjusting the course based on learning outcomes, student feedback, and self-reflection
Q&A