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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April 7, 2020, 8:00 am - April 14, 2020, 5:00 pm
Presenter: Bethany Emory - Dean of Teaching and Learning Support
Location: Online

In this interactive online course, join other faculty on campus as we discuss the use and development of rubrics. We will provide some resources for those of you who are newer to rubrics, and offer discussion to involve folks who have had a bit more practice.

Learning Objectives:
  • Distinguish between a rubric and a checklist
  • Define holistic and analytic rubrics
  • Discuss the pros and cons of each type of rubric
  • Develop a plan to implement or revise a rubric in your classes
April 7, 2020, 9:00 am - April 7, 2020, 10:00 am
Presenter: E-Learning Team
Location: Bradford 306, The Center for Teaching Excellence

Join us for a discussion of best practices in grading as efficiently, effectively and quickly as possible. We will start with a short presentation, then customize the remainder of the training to troubleshooting specific scenarios from the group. We realize that schedules are tight, so if one of the proposed sessions do not work for you time wise, please respond to this email to suggest another time.

Learning Objectives:
  • Evaluate Moodle Grading Options
April 7, 2020, 3:00 pm - April 7, 2020, 3:45 pm
Presenter: Clyanne Hyde, Registrar
Location: Burrell 301

Do you need to get reacquainted with Datatel and OnBase before Advising Day? Do you know which screens are best used for what or do you muddle through until you find what you need? If you answered “yes” to either question, then come for a quick refresher so you have all the information at your fingertips for Advising Day.
Learning Objectives:
  • Updates on Datatel and OnBase
  • Suggestions for effectively navigating student records for efficient advising
  • Review mnemonics and best screens to access for locating information and forms
April 7, 2020, 4:00 pm - April 7, 2020, 5:00 pm
Presenter: A panel of Platinum advisors from Health Science, Career Technologies & UTAC moderated by Barbara Putman, Dean of Arts & Sciences
Location: Burrell 301

Developing as an advisor involves self-reflection and intentional skill development. Learning from one another, sharing experiences and reflecting on the different ways we respond to a student’s situation are some of the ways in which we grow in the profession. In this session, a panel of Platinum advisors share their approach to academic advising and to actual advising scenarios. Small and large group discussion allow attendees to also contribute scenarios for review.
 
Learning Objectives:
  • Describe the difference between advising a student and registering a student for classes
  • Discuss approaches to real-life advising scenarios
  • Identify one or two ideas you can use with students on Advising Day
April 8, 2020, 11:00 am - April 8, 2020, 12:00 pm
Presenter: E-Learning Team
Location: Bradford 306, The Center for Teaching Excellence


Join us for a discussion of best practices in grading as efficiently, effectively and quickly as possible. We will start with a short presentation, then customize the remainder of the training to troubleshooting specific scenarios from the group. We realize that schedules are tight, so if one of the proposed sessions do not work for you time wise, please respond to this email to suggest another time.

Learning Objectives:
  • Evaluate Moodle Grading Options
April 16, 2020, 2:00 pm - April 16, 2020, 3:00 pm
Presenter: Bethany Emory, Dean of Teaching and Learning Support
Location: Bradford 306, The Center for Teaching Excellence

This interactive presentation will describe the Kahoot! app for smartphones and tablets. This application may also be used on computers (think: laptop cart). The Kahoot! app allows for flexibility in the classroom that clickers do not have as no reservations are required and students intuitively know how to work their smartphones.

Learning Objectives:
  • Explore Kahoot! with an interactive quiz
  • Create a Kahoot account
  • List types of questions, including higher order thinking, that can be used with Kahoot!
  • Identify ways Kahoot could be used in your class(es)
April 22, 2020, 1:00 pm - April 22, 2020, 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 quiz tool in Moodle 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 Moodle Quiz tool
  • Identify the different settings that allow instructors to create different types of assessments using the Moodle Quiz tool
  • Discuss an alternative quiz you might use in a course