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.
You can add the following events to your calendar by going here and clicking on the   button located in the lower right hand corner of the page.

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August 12, 2019, 10:00 am - August 12, 2019, 11:00 am
Presenter: Erin McCully
Location: Bradford 306; The Center for Teaching Excellence

Welcome to Moodle! This course will introduce you to many of the common tasks that instructors will use to support their classes. This course will also introduce you to many of the activities in Moodle that are helpful in engaging students. These activities include discussion forums, assignments, and the other tools.

Learning Objectives:

Perform basic navigation functions in Moodle
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
Identify uses for the discussion forum and assignment activities
Add an activity to a Moodle course
Assign appropriate settings to support learner needs
August 12, 2019, 12:00 pm - August 12, 2019, 5:00 pm
Presenter:
Location: Bradford 306; The Center for Teaching Excellence

This time is designed as a working lab to allow you time to get support in using Moodle, Concourse, Aviso or any of the other software you find on campus. Participants need not attend the entire time; 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.
August 13, 2019, 9:00 am - August 13, 2019, 12:00 pm
Presenter:
Location: Bradford 306; The Center for Teaching Excellence

This time is designed as a working lab to allow you time to get support in using Moodle, Concourse, Aviso or any of the other software you find on campus. Participants need not attend the entire time; 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.
August 19, 2019, 1:00 pm - August 19, 2019, 2:00 pm
Presenter: Clyanne Hyde and Melody Lawrence
Location: Bradford 306; The Center for Teaching Excellence

August 23, 2019, 8:00 am - August 23, 2019, 4:00 pm
Presenter:
Location: Burrell Conference Rooms

Through lectures, demonstrations, and practical scenario applications this course is designed for people working within the educational environments. The course teaches the psychophysiological aspects individuals experience during critical incidents and emotional intensity. The workshop covers the challenges individuals face attempting to address violent incidents, personal conflicts or abnormal behavior within the educational environment. Lieutenant Kevin Dillon (Ret) introduces a program that explores an individual’s cognitive and physical capabilities during violent outbreaks and effective response strategies.
September 6, 2019, 8:00 am - October 11, 2019, 5:00 pm
Presenter:
Location: Online

Clearly, today’s students pay attention to video far more than print or even graphics. In this course you’ll get comfortable with the technical issues surrounding videos, including finding, making, and sharing them, and ways to make them a regular part of your teaching toolkit. You will learn to 1) find and use videos relevant to your courses, 2) convert existing presentations to video, and 3) record and embellish your own videos and animated graphics with sophisticated software for use in weekly lessons, demonstrations, explanations, or just “welcome to the class!” It’s time to enhance your instruction with video! Note: This course requires a significant commitment of time each week, an eagerness to interact with colleagues, and a current multimedia computer with high speed Internet.

Full-time and part-time faculty from any community or technical college in North Carolina may apply. Participants should plan to spend 5-7 hours per week on course assignments. With the exception of a few course activities, assignments and discussions are asynchronous. Course completers receive a certificate identifying number of contact hours attained and a $100 stipend.
September 9, 2019, 1:00 pm - September 9, 2019, 2:00 pm
Presenter: Tori Ellison, College Success Coach/Advisor and Tom Jones, 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
September 18, 2019, 9:00 am - September 18, 2019, 10:00 am
Presenter: Chris Akers - Course Development Specialist
Location: Bradford 306; The Center for Teaching Excellence


Using videos in your online or hybrid courses can help engage your students and promote your learning objectives. In this session, we will discuss why you should consider using video in your courses and explore some tools and strategies for creating and deploying videos that will engage your students.
Learning Objectives: During this session, we will:

develop potential uses for video in your classes
create your Relay account
create a basic screen capture video and put it in Moodle
September 18, 2019, 1:00 pm - September 18, 2019, 2:00 pm
Presenter: Chris Akers - Course Development Specialist
Location: Bradford 306; The Center for Teaching Excellence

Using videos in your online or hybrid courses can help engage your students and promote your learning objectives. In this session, we will discuss why you should consider using video in your courses and explore some tools and strategies for creating and deploying videos that will engage your students.
October 1, 2019, 1:00 pm - October 1, 2019, 2:00 pm
Presenter: Erin McCully - E-Learning Specialist
Location: Bradford 306; The Center for Teaching Excellence

Welcome to Moodle! This course will introduce you to many of the common tasks that instructors will use to support their classes. This course will also introduce you to many of the activities in Moodle that are helpful in engaging students. These activities include discussion forums, assignments, and the other tools.

Learning Objectives:
Perform basic navigation functions in Moodle 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
Identify uses for the discussion forum and assignment activities
Add an activity to a Moodle course
Assign appropriate settings to support learner needs
October 15, 2019, 9:00 am - October 15, 2019, 10:00 am
Presenter: Erin McCully - E-Learning Specialist
Location: Bradford 306; The Center for Teaching Excellence

In this course, you will learn how to create and deploy discussions using the discussion forum tool in Moodle. Additionally, we will discuss the rationale for using discussion boards and some best practices for implementing and using them in your classes. We'll explore some questions such as: What is a discussion board? Why should I use discussion boards? What sorts of prompts make for the best discussions? What are some practical ways that I can use discussion boards effectively to increase student engagement and learning? How are my colleagues at SCC using discussion boards in their classes?

Learning Objectives:
Recognize the main components of the Moodle discussion board tool. Identify reasons to use the discussion board tool.
Articulate ways the discussion board can help you meet your course objectives.
Identify best practices for online discussions. Create effective and engaging discussion board prompts.
Create a grading rubric for online discussions.
October 16, 2019, 9:00 am - October 16, 2019, 10:00 am
Presenter: Erin McCully - E-Learning Specialist
Location: Bradford 306; The Center for Teaching Excellence

In this course, you will learn how to create and deploy discussions using the discussion forum tool in Moodle. Additionally, we will discuss the rationale for using discussion boards and some best practices for implementing and using them in your classes.
We'll explore some questions such as:
What is a discussion board?
Why should I use discussion boards?
What sorts of prompts make for the best discussions?
What are some practical ways that I can use discussion boards effectively to increase student engagement and learning?
How are my colleagues at SCC using discussion boards in their classes?

Learning Objectives:
Recognize the main components of the Moodle discussion board tool.
Identify reasons to use the discussion board tool.
Articulate ways the discussion board can help you meet your course objectives.
Identify best practices for online discussions.
Create effective and engaging discussion board prompts.
Create a grading rubric for online discussions.
October 16, 2019, 1:00 pm - October 16, 2019, 2:00 pm
Presenter: Erin McCully - E-Learning Specialist
Location: Bradford 306; The Center for Teaching Excellence

In this course, you will learn how to create and deploy discussions using the discussion forum tool in Moodle. Additionally, we will discuss the rationale for using discussion boards and some best practices for implementing and using them in your classes.
We'll explore some questions such as:
What is a discussion board?
Why should I use discussion boards?
What sorts of prompts make for the best discussions?
What are some practical ways that I can use discussion boards effectively to increase student engagement and learning?
How are my colleagues at SCC using discussion boards in their classes?

Learning Objectives:
Recognize the main components of the Moodle discussion board tool.
Identify reasons to use the discussion board tool.
Articulate ways the discussion board can help you meet your course objectives.
Identify best practices for online discussions.
Create effective and engaging discussion board prompts.
Create a grading rubric for online discussions.
October 18, 2019, 8:00 am - November 22, 2019, 5:00 pm
Presenter:
Location: Online

Educational videos effectively convey much more information to a more diverse audience of learners than a printed handout, but require planning, execution, polish, and posting to a reliable platform—far more than selfies posted to social media. In this second bootcamp addressing video, teachers will create and polish video using sophisticated software that will teach and assess in their subject area. Working in a supportive group atmosphere, participants will practice the techniques of planning, producing, and sharing video that can communicate and evaluate in a way that static text and images cannot. Note: Video production is time-consuming and computer intensive. Participants will need a 64-bit multimedia computer to support the video editing software (on Windows 7 or MacOS10 or newer).

Full-time and part-time faculty from any community or technical college in North Carolina may apply. Participants should plan to spend 5-7 hours per week on course assignments. With the exception of a few course activities, assignments and discussions are asynchronous. Course completers receive a certificate identifying number of contact hours attained and a $100 stipend.
October 25, 2019, 8:30 am - October 25, 2019, 5:00 pm
Presenter:
Location: UNC Asheville

Want to learn more about open education and the Open Education North Carolina (OENC) initiative? Through sessions tailored for librarians and faculty, attendees will learn about the OENC initiative, how to promote OER adoption on campus, and how to apply for a $1,000 grant!
This session will be held at UNCA, and a van will be available for transportation, and will depart SCC at 8:30. Conference is 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Be sure to register by Oct 20th.
October 28, 2019, 1:00 pm - October 28, 2019, 2:00 pm
Presenter: Mike Despeaux, Director of Career Services and Mark Ellison, Director of of Enrollment Management
Location: Bradford 306; The Center for Teaching Excellence

October 29, 2019, 8:00 am - November 12, 2019, 5:00 pm
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 (CAT)
 
November 5, 2019, 1:00 pm - November 5, 2019, 2:00 pm
Presenter: Bethany Emory - Dean of Teaching and Learning Support
Location: Bradford 306; The Center for Teaching Excellence


Are you curious about how to use the Ally tool to make your course materials accessible to a wider audience? (Or just want to turn a few of those dials from red to green?) Join us for this interactive session as we work through your documents using this new tool. 

Learning Objectives:
In this session, you will:
Interpret the accessibility indicator Access suggestions to improve accessibility in your materials
List common reasons that make materials less accessible