Fall 2015 TLC Events

All Teaching-Learning Center activities will take place in the TLC (Phillips Building, Room 325)
unless otherwise noted.

Registration is required for some TLC activities. Look for the reg req2image on some calendar events.


A U G U S T


Tuesday, August 11
9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
New Faculty Orientation
Presented by Gabby McCutchen, Director, Teaching-Learning Center

All new full-time and part-time instructors are invited to attend New Faculty Orientation. Participants will learn about instructional and student support resources at Durham Tech; meet key college personnel; and review effective strategies for working with adult learners. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP with your Program Director by Friday, August 7 to participate.


Wednesday, August 12
3:00 – 7:00 p.m.
New Faculty Orientation
Presented by Gabby McCutchen, Director, Teaching-Learning Center

All new full-time and part-time instructors are invited to attend New Faculty Orientation. Participants will learn about instructional and student support resources at Durham Tech; meet key college personnel; and review effective strategies for working with adult learners. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP with your Program Director by Friday, August 7 to participate.


Friday, August 21
Friday, August 28
Friday, September 4
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
College Success Instructor Training
Facilitated by Kerry Cantwell, Chair/Instructor, First-Year Experience and other Instructors, College Success

The three-day training is intended primarily for faculty and staff who are interested in teaching the College Success course. However, anyone who is interested in learning innovative teaching techniques, strategies to improve students’ first college year experience, or content knowledge that will improve their advising practices is invited to participate. To register to participate, please email Kerry Cantwell at cantwellk@durhamtech.edu by Friday, August 14.


Wednesday, August 26
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Academic Advising at Durham Tech: Clarifying Expectations and Identifying Opportunities
Presented by Abraham Dones, Assistant Dean, Admissions, Advising, and Enrollment Support; and Gabby McCutchen, Director, Teaching-Learning Center

Many respondents to the Fall 2014 Faculty Expectations Task Force Survey indicated that academic advising is a source of frustration for them. This interactive workshop is intended to start a dialog about how the college can improve faculty experiences (and student experiences!) with advising. Workshop participants will consider National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) recommendations; review possible college guidelines for faculty advisors; and contextualize recommendations and guidelines for Durham Tech’s culture.


Thursday, August 27
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Online Course Guidelines – Putting Them into Practice
Presented by Karen McPhaul, Senior Director, Instructional Technologies

What are the essential elements of a “quality” online course? The college’s Distance Learning Advisory Team sought to answer this question by articulating a set of Curriculum Online Course Guidelines for Durham Tech which were approved earlier this year. The goal was to provide a streamlined list to guide instructors who are new to online teaching, to help those with experience identify ways to improve, and to assist administrators who supervise online courses. In this session, we’ll review the guidelines and the research that went into developing them, and discuss a variety of resources to help instructors implement them. Participants – with or without online teaching experience! – are invited to bring your questions and/or ideas for putting the guidelines into practice.


Friday, August 28
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Narrate PowerPoints with Office Mix
Presented by Karen McPhaul, Senior Director, Instructional Technologies

NOTE LOCATION: Tech Building (9), ROOM 952

For complete workshop details and to register, visit http://courses.durhamtech.edu/training/

reg req2Office Mix is a free add-in for PowerPoint that’s designed for educators. With Office Mix you can add audio narrations to your PowerPoint presentations, include a screen cam video of yourself talking (if you want), draw on the screen as you talk, insert quiz questions for students to answer, and publish to the “cloud” for easy linking from Sakai. You can also see detailed data on what each student viewed and for how long, as well as each student’s answers to any questions you inserted. In this workshop you’ll learn how to enhance your PowerPoints with narration, quiz questions, and more; publish and link your presentation from Sakai; view analytics on students’ activity; and edit presentations as needed.


 

Monday, August 31
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Academic Success Coach Information Session
Presented by
members of the Academic Progression Plan Task Force
Some students require extra attention to succeed. At this information session, learn how you can serve this special population of students as an Academic Success Coach. Participants will learn the responsibilities and benefits of becoming an Academic Success Coach. Please note that there are additional information sessions scheduled for September 1.


S E P T E M B E R

Tuesday, September 1
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. or
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Academic Success Coach Information Session
Presented by
members of the Academic Progression Plan Task Force
Some students require extra attention to succeed. At this information session, learn how you can serve this special population of students as an Academic Success Coach. Participants will learn the responsibilities and benefits of becoming an Academic Success Coach. Please attend either the 2:00 or 3:00 information session.


Wednesday, September 2
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Metacognition as a Tool to Improve Learning
Presented by Scott Stauble, Instructor, Biology

Despite the large amount of time some students claim to study, they just can’t seem to get a high grade on the exam!  Metacognition (thinking about one’s own thinking) theory provides numerous strategies that engage students in a reflective way to take charge of their own learning and improve their study skills.  This presentation will focus on the work of Dr. Saundra McGuire in the metacognition field and introduce attendees to numerous methods of helping their students “think about their own thinking” to improve learning.  Attendees will leave with the first steps of implementing metacognitive strategies in their own courses.


Thursday, September 3
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Web Conferencing 101 with Sakai

Presented by Charmaine Akiwenzie, Blindside Networks Trainer; Sponsored by Instructional Technologies

Are you interested in having “webinar-style” online meetings with your students? Or have you used the Sakai Meetings tool and want to learn more? Here’s your chance to learn from the experts – the folks who build and provide the Meetings tool that’s available within Sakai (aka “BigBlueButton”). Charmaine Akiwenzie of Blindside Networks will “meet” with us remotely via the Sakai Meetings tool. She’ll give a general overview of the tool, demonstrate how to use it, share solutions for common issues you may encounter, and answer questions.

Note: This is a demo and Q&A session, not a “hands-on” training. A separate “hands-on” training on the Sakai Meetings tool is offered on September 10.


Tuesday, September 8
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Accommodating Students with Disabilities: The Do’s, Don’ts, and Faculty Responsibilities
Presented by Andra Bennett, Disability Services Coordinator

This workshop will explain the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and how it applies to Durham Tech.  We will review the college’s accommodation processes and procedures concerning classroom accommodations, testing, and other related issues.  We will also explain the role of the instructor in the ADA process and instructor rights concerning ADA accommodations. Participants will apply the information using interactive case studies that describe common scenarios at Durham Tech.


Wednesday, September 9
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Teaching Students How to Learn: Strategies for Success Part Two

Presented by Todd Zakrajsek, Executive Director, Academy of Educators in the School of Medicine, UNC-Chapel Hill

Back by popular demand, Dr. Z returns to continue the discussion on research-based strategies that help students learn. Even when faculty employ the best teaching strategies, students cannot be optimally successful unless they understand their own learning processes. The good news is that there is a plethora of emerging research in the area of the science of learning. That said, understanding and applying findings of cognitive neuroscientists, psychologists, and education specialists in ways that can be used by students is difficult. This workshop will assist faculty to better understand and implement the newest findings in the science of learning so that students may better understand how they acquire, retain, and recall new information.


Thursday, September 10
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Web Conferencing with Sakai Meetings
Presented by Becky Roehrs, Coordinator, Distance Learning Technologies

NOTE LOCATION: Tech Building (9), ROOM 952

For complete workshop details and to register, visit http://courses.durhamtech.edu/training/

reg req2This workshop is a hands-on introduction to the Sakai Meetings tool, an open source web-conferencing tool that allows instructors to give online presentations, work with an online whiteboard and chat with remote students. In this hands-on workshop, participants will create a web conference meeting, practice leading a meeting, and attend a meeting as a student, using the Sakai Meetings tool. Participants will upload presentations, use a whiteboard, chat, work with different layouts, and share their desktop.


Friday, September 11
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Understanding Emotional Disorders
Presented by Norvel C. Turner III,
Coordinator, Disability Support Services, Wake Technical Community College

Presentation participants will receive an overview of the nature, symptoms, and manifestations of various emotional disorders and how it can impact students academically.


Friday, September 11
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Narrate PowerPoints with Office Mix
Presented by Karen McPhaul, Senior Director, Instructional Technologies

NOTE LOCATION: Tech Building (9), ROOM 952

For complete workshop details and to register, visit http://courses.durhamtech.edu/training/

reg req2Office Mix is a free add-in for PowerPoint that’s designed for educators. With Office Mix you can add audio narrations to your PowerPoint presentations, include a screen cam video of yourself talking (if you want), draw on the screen as you talk, insert quiz questions for students to answer, and publish to the “cloud” for easy linking from Sakai. You can also see detailed data on what each student viewed and for how long, as well as each student’s answers to any questions you inserted. In this workshop you’ll learn how to enhance your PowerPoints with narration, quiz questions, and more; publish and link your presentation from Sakai; view analytics on students’ activity; and edit presentations as needed.


Friday, September 11
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Faculty Development Page Turners
Facilitated by Christine Dove, Sociology Instructor; and Lance Lee, Spanish Instructor and Faculty Development Coordinator

Look for monthly discussions of this book on the TLC calendar.

Join Christine, Lance, and your colleagues in reading Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning over the course of the Fall 2015 semester. The book discussions will be informal, and they will foster faculty growth through conversations surrounding this book. Therefore, you should read the designated chapters before the session(s) you plan to attend. Bring your lunch; the TLC will provide drinks.

MakeItStickCoverMake It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning questions commonly held beliefs about learning and teaching from a scientific viewpoint. Readers, particularly students and teachers, will gain an understanding of how learning can best be facilitated in light of new scientific research about how memory works.

On this date, participants will discuss the Preface and Chapters 1 and 2.


Wednesday, September 16
9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
NEW Self-Service Advisor Training
Presented by Kerry Cantwell, Chair/Instructor, First-Year Experience; and Eliza Murphy, Academic Advisor

NOTE LOCATION: Wynn Center (10), Room 1305

For complete workshop details and to register, visit http://courses.durhamtech.edu/training/

reg req2Streamline your advising processes and simplify course planning and registration for your students!  Beginning in Spring 2016, all incoming students will be advised in the college’s new Self-Service system.  Participants in this training session will learn how to advise students in the new Self-Service web application.  This includes helping students build course plans, approving course plans, archiving plans, and performing “What If?” program analyses.  Time will be allotted at the end for hands-on practice with sample student scenarios in the test environment.  All advisors should plan to attend one of the Self-Service Advisor Training sessions.


Thursday, September 17
2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
NEW Self-Service Advisor Training
Presented by Kerry Cantwell, Chair/Instructor, First-Year Experience; and Eliza Murphy, Academic Advisor

NOTE LOCATION: Wynn Center (10), Room 1305

For complete workshop details and to register, visit http://courses.durhamtech.edu/training/

reg req2Streamline your advising processes and simplify course planning and registration for your students!  Beginning in Spring 2016, all incoming students will be advised in the college’s new Self-Service system.  Participants in this training session will learn how to advise students in the new Self-Service web application.  This includes helping students build course plans, approving course plans, archiving plans, and performing “What If?” program analyses.  Time will be allotted at the end for hands-on practice with sample student scenarios in the test environment.  All advisors should plan to attend one of the Self-Service Advisor Training sessions.


Friday, September 18
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Advising 101
Presented by Donna Alston and Jairo McMican, Academic Advisors

This interactive session will cover the basics – the mission and philosophy of advising at Durham Tech; confidentiality, ethics and FERPA; enrollment and registration processes; student placement; programs and plans of study; evaluating student progress toward degree; advising restrictions; considerations for special populations and more. New faculty advisors should attend the 9:00-11:00 or the 1:00-3:00 training on September 18.


Friday, September 18
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
NEW Self-Service Advisor Training
Presented by Kerry Cantwell, Chair/Instructor, First-Year Experience; and Eliza Murphy, Academic Advisor

NOTE LOCATION: Wynn Center (10), Room 1305

For complete workshop details and to register, visit http://courses.durhamtech.edu/training/

reg req2Streamline your advising processes and simplify course planning and registration for your students!  Beginning in Spring 2016, all incoming students will be advised in the college’s new Self-Service system.  Participants in this training session will learn how to advise students in the new Self-Service web application.  This includes helping students build course plans, approving course plans, archiving plans, and performing “What If?” program analyses.  Time will be allotted at the end for hands-on practice with sample student scenarios in the test environment.  All advisors should plan to attend one of the Self-Service Advisor Training sessions.


Friday, September 18
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Narrate PowerPoints with Office Mix
Presented by Karen McPhaul, Senior Director, Instructional Technologies

NOTE LOCATION: Tech Building (9), ROOM 952

For complete workshop details and to register, visit http://courses.durhamtech.edu/training/

reg req2Office Mix is a free add-in for PowerPoint that’s designed for educators. With Office Mix you can add audio narrations to your PowerPoint presentations, include a screen cam video of yourself talking (if you want), draw on the screen as you talk, insert quiz questions for students to answer, and publish to the “cloud” for easy linking from Sakai. You can also see detailed data on what each student viewed and for how long, as well as each student’s answers to any questions you inserted. In this workshop you’ll learn how to enhance your PowerPoints with narration, quiz questions, and more; publish and link your presentation from Sakai; view analytics on students’ activity; and edit presentations as needed.


 

Friday, September 18
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Advising 101
Presented by Donna Alston and Jairo McMican, Academic Advisors

This interactive session will cover the basics – the mission and philosophy of advising at Durham Tech; confidentiality, ethics and FERPA; enrollment and registration processes; student placement; programs and plans of study; evaluating student progress toward degree; advising restrictions; considerations for special populations and more. New faculty advisors should attend the 9:00-11:00 or the 1:00-3:00 training on September 18.


Tuesday, September 22
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Faculty Survival Toolkit
Presented by Sue Cheng, Assistant Dean, Allied Health; Jonathan Cook, Coordinator/Instructor, English; Lance Lee, Coordinator, Faculty Development

Are you feeling like you need a bit of guidance on teaching at Durham Tech? Do you feel a little out of steam after the beginning of semester rush? Are you wondering how to navigate Durham Tech’s culture in general? We have all been there. This information-packed session will provide valuable (and at times lighthearted) insight into the nature of teaching at Durham Tech. Each presenter will focus on one of three practical themes: quick teaching tips tailored to the Durham Tech student, stress management for instructors and students, and the college’s culture. While the presentation will be geared toward new and adjunct faculty, all are welcome to attend.


Wednesday, September 23
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Narrate PowerPoints with Office Mix
Presented by Karen McPhaul, Senior Director, Instructional Technologies

NOTE LOCATION: Tech Building (9), ROOM 952

For complete workshop details and to register, visit http://courses.durhamtech.edu/training/

reg req2Office Mix is a free add-in for PowerPoint that’s designed for educators. With Office Mix you can add audio narrations to your PowerPoint presentations, include a screen cam video of yourself talking (if you want), draw on the screen as you talk, insert quiz questions for students to answer, and publish to the “cloud” for easy linking from Sakai. You can also see detailed data on what each student viewed and for how long, as well as each student’s answers to any questions you inserted. In this workshop you’ll learn how to enhance your PowerPoints with narration, quiz questions, and more; publish and link your presentation from Sakai; view analytics on students’ activity; and edit presentations as needed.


Friday, September 25
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Using Advising Technologies
Presented by Donna Alston and Jairo McMican, Academic Advisors

NOTE LOCATION: Wynn Center (10), Room 1305

In this hands-on session, we will practice using WebAdvisor and Colleague and learn all about the various tools and information that these programs provide to advisors. New faculty advisors should attend the 9:00-11:00 or the 1:00-3:00 training on September 25.


Friday, September 25
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Using Advising Technologies
Presented by Donna Alston and Jairo McMican, Academic Advisors

NOTE LOCATION: Wynn Center (10), Room 1305

In this hands-on session, we will practice using WebAdvisor and Colleague and learn all about the various tools and information that these programs provide to advisors. New faculty advisors should attend the 9:00-11:00 or the 1:00-3:00 training on September 25.


Monday, September 28
2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Colleague Tips and Tricks
Presented by K. Leigh Forell, Colleague Systems Analyst

Do you sometimes feel like Colleague is working against you instead of making your job easier? Come to this interactive session to learn strategies to efficiently and effectively navigate the user interface, find records through advanced search features, export data in multiple formats, use help tools, locate support documentation and utilize keyboard shortcuts.


O C T O B E R

 

Thursday, October 1
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Academic Success Coach Training Session
Presented by
members of the Academic Progression Plan Task Force

A member of the Academic Progression Plan task force will lead Academic Success Coaches through the process of advising students on Academic Warning. Participants will use computers to work through hypothetical scenarios. Participants will learn how to communicate with a student on Academic Warning, develop a plan of action, access pertinent student records, and maintain an electronic contract with the student. New Academic Success Coaches should attend this training or the one on Monday, October 5.


Friday, October 2
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Faculty Development Page Turners
Facilitated by Christine Dove, Sociology Instructor; and Lance Lee, Spanish Instructor and Faculty Development Coordinator

Look for monthly discussions of this book on the TLC calendar.

Join Christine, Lance, and your colleagues in reading Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning over the course of the Fall 2015 semester. The book discussions will be informal, and they will foster faculty growth through conversations surrounding this book. Therefore, you should read the designated chapters before the session(s) you plan to attend. Bring your lunch; the TLC will provide drinks.

MakeItStickCoverMake It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning questions commonly held beliefs about learning and teaching from a scientific viewpoint. Readers, particularly students and teachers, will gain an understanding of how learning can best be facilitated in light of new scientific research about how memory works.

On this date, participants will discuss Chapters 3 and 4.


Monday, October 5
1:00 – 2:30
Academic Success Coach Training Session
Presented by
members of the Academic Progression Plan Task Force

A member of the Academic Progression Plan task force will lead Academic Success Coaches through the process of advising students on Academic Warning. Participants will use computers to work through hypothetical scenarios. Participants will learn how to communicate with a student on Academic Warning, develop a plan of action, access pertinent student records, and maintain an electronic contract with the student. New Academic Success Coaches should attend this training or the one on Thursday, October 1.


Tuesday, October 6
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Narrate PowerPoints with Office Mix
Presented by Karen McPhaul, Senior Director, Instructional Technologies

NOTE LOCATION: Tech Building (9), ROOM 952

For complete workshop details and to register, visit http://courses.durhamtech.edu/training/

reg req2Office Mix is a free add-in for PowerPoint that’s designed for educators. With Office Mix you can add audio narrations to your PowerPoint presentations, include a screen cam video of yourself talking (if you want), draw on the screen as you talk, insert quiz questions for students to answer, and publish to the “cloud” for easy linking from Sakai. You can also see detailed data on what each student viewed and for how long, as well as each student’s answers to any questions you inserted. In this workshop you’ll learn how to enhance your PowerPoints with narration, quiz questions, and more; publish and link your presentation from Sakai; view analytics on students’ activity; and edit presentations as needed.


Thursday, October 8
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Strengthening Faculty Advisors’ Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Presented by
Abraham Dones, Assistant Dean, Admissions, Advising, and Enrollment Support

This workshop will review key advising processes, as well as provide advising updates for the current academic year. We will also share helpful hints with our colleagues and discuss ideas for improving students’ advising experiences. Workshop participants will apply new college procedures and practices to common advising scenarios. This workshop will be repeated during the TLConference on Tuesday, October 13.


Thursday, October 8
3:15 – 4:00 p.m.
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Information Session
Presented by Gabby McCutchen, Director, Teaching-Learning Center

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) is the scholarly study of teaching and learning in higher education. The field of study features (1) research done by classroom instructors and (2) an expectation of publication of the research. All Durham Tech faculty are invited to attend this information session to learn more about SoTL and the upcoming opportunities to participate in a mini-sabbatical from teaching in order to conduct a SoTL project. Participants will learn the eligibility criteria, application process, and the expectations around the SoTL project. For more information, see the SoTL webpages on the TLC website: http://www.durhamtech.edu/tlc/sotl.


Friday, October 9
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Add Interactivity to Videos with Zaption
Presented by Becky Roehrs, Coordinator, Distance Learning Technologies

NOTE LOCATION: Tech Building (9), ROOM 965

For complete workshop details and to register, visit http://courses.durhamtech.edu/training/

reg req2Do you assign online videos for your students to watch? Do you wish you could track whether students are watching them, or ask questions during the video to check their understanding? You can all do that with Zaption, a free online tool that lets you create an interactive video “tour.” You can find a video (or upload your own) and add “stopping points” throughout the video (inserting questions, images, text or links). Each student’s viewing activity and responses to questions are recorded and available for you to review in multiple ways. In this workshop, we’ll create a free Zaption account; find a video; add interactive questions, images, and text in the video; publish the video “tour” and share the link with others.


 

Tuesday, October 20
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Record Videos with YouTube’s MyWebcam
Presented by Becky Roehrs, Coordinator, Distance Learning Technologies

NOTE LOCATION: Tech Building (9), ROOM 952

For complete workshop details and to register, visit http://courses.durhamtech.edu/training/

reg req2YouTube’s MyWebcam tool is a free tool that can be used to record short videos using a webcam. In this workshop we’ll cover uses for the tool in instruction, what’s needed to record a video, how to record a video, and how to add a video to a Sakai course using the Lessons tool.


Wednesday, October 21
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Fundamentals of Financial Aid at Durham Tech
Presented by Kevi Dixon, Director of Financial Aid and Veterans Benefits

This session will cover several topics including the types of financial aid available at Durham Tech, the application process, eligibility requirements, our NEW verification process with CFI, and understanding degree audit and how grades and attendance affect a student’s financial aid.  Additionally, participants will learn the basics of federal student aid, the meaning of commonly used acronyms (e.g., FAFSA, EFC, NSLDS, CPS, ELC and MPN), and will have the opportunity to participate in discussion. This session is ideal for faculty and staff who engage with students regularly.


Monday, October 26
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
or
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
NEW Self-Service Advisor Training
Presented by Kerry Cantwell, Chair/Instructor, First-Year Experience; and Eliza Murphy, Academic Advisor

NOTE LOCATION: Wynn Center (10), Room 1305

For complete workshop details and to register, visit http://courses.durhamtech.edu/training/

reg req2Streamline your advising processes and simplify course planning and registration for your students!  Beginning in Spring 2016, all incoming students will be advised in the college’s new Self-Service system.  Participants in this training session will learn how to advise students in the new Self-Service web application.  This includes helping students build course plans, approving course plans, archiving plans, and performing “What If?” program analyses.  Time will be allotted at the end for hands-on practice with sample student scenarios in the test environment.  All advisors should plan to attend one of the Self-Service Advisor Training sessions.


Wednesday, October 28
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
or
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
NEW Self-Service Advisor Training
Presented by Kerry Cantwell, Chair/Instructor, First-Year Experience; and Eliza Murphy, Academic Advisor

NOTE LOCATION: Wynn Center (10), Room 1305

For complete workshop details and to register, visit http://courses.durhamtech.edu/training/

reg req2Streamline your advising processes and simplify course planning and registration for your students!  Beginning in Spring 2016, all incoming students will be advised in the college’s new Self-Service system.  Participants in this training session will learn how to advise students in the new Self-Service web application.  This includes helping students build course plans, approving course plans, archiving plans, and performing “What If?” program analyses.  Time will be allotted at the end for hands-on practice with sample student scenarios in the test environment.  All advisors should plan to attend one of the Self-Service Advisor Training sessions.


Thursday, October 29
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
What’s Going On Here? How to Identify and Assist Students with Mental Health Issues
Presented by Bonita Lawrence-McClure, Cultural and Linguistics Competency Coordinator with BECOMING

In this workshop participants will be provided an overview of mental health symptoms and diagnoses. Training will cover how to work with individuals who may have a mental health issue and how to assist them in getting help. For more information about BECOMING in Durham see the following link: http://becomingdurham.org/.


Friday, October 30
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
NEW Self-Service Advisor Training
Presented by Kerry Cantwell, Chair/Instructor, First-Year Experience; and Eliza Murphy, Academic Advisor

NOTE LOCATION: Wynn Center (10), Room 1305

For complete workshop details and to register, visit http://courses.durhamtech.edu/training/

reg req2Streamline your advising processes and simplify course planning and registration for your students!  Beginning in Spring 2016, all incoming students will be advised in the college’s new Self-Service system.  Participants in this training session will learn how to advise students in the new Self-Service web application.  This includes helping students build course plans, approving course plans, archiving plans, and performing “What If?” program analyses.  Time will be allotted at the end for hands-on practice with sample student scenarios in the test environment.  All advisors should plan to attend one of the Self-Service Advisor Training sessions.


N O V E M B E R

 

Tuesday, November 3
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Online Student Presentations and Projects via Sakai Student Pages
Presented by Marina DelVecchio, English and Humanities Instructor; Shannon Hahn, Foreign Languages Chair/Instructor; Becky Roehrs, Distance Learning Coordinator; and Marisa Sullivan, Psychology Instructor

Now that most Durham Tech instructors have mastered the Sakai Lessons tool, it’s time to consider turning the reigns over to our students. Instructors can add an area to Lessons, called Student Pages, which allows students (or groups) to add their own Lessons pages and even comment on each other’s pages. Just like you, students can add text, links, files, videos, and images. Marina, Marisa, and Shannon will share how they have used Student Pages to create meaningful assignments for students in their online courses. Becky will provide a tutorial on how to incorporate Student Pages into our Sakai sites. Workshop participants will see real-world examples of successful Student Pages, learn the basics of how to use Student Pages, and brainstorm possible uses for Student Pages in their content areas.


Friday, November 6
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Faculty Development Page Turners
Facilitated by Christine Dove, Sociology Instructor; and Lance Lee, Spanish Instructor and Faculty Development Coordinator

Look for monthly discussions of this book on the TLC calendar.

Join Christine, Lance, and your colleagues in reading Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning over the course of the Fall 2015 semester. The book discussions will be informal, and they will foster faculty growth through conversations surrounding this book. Therefore, you should read the designated chapters before the session(s) you plan to attend. Bring your lunch; the TLC will provide drinks.

MakeItStickCoverMake It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning questions commonly held beliefs about learning and teaching from a scientific viewpoint. Readers, particularly students and teachers, will gain an understanding of how learning can best be facilitated in light of new scientific research about how memory works.

On this date, participants will discuss Chapter 5 and 6.


Monday, November 9
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Supporting Latino Students in Higher Education
Presented by Amayrani Calvario Salgado, Latino Student Ambassador, Center for the Global Learner

Amayrani and other Durham Tech Latino students will present research and lived experiences of Latino students in college. Specifically, they will describe changing demographics, cultural characteristics, and proven strategies for helping Latino students succeed in higher education.


Friday, November 13
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Creating Accessible Online Content
Presented by Amy Netzel, Accessibility Technologist, Wake Technical Community College

To comply with federal and state laws, it’s important for learning content that instructors place online to be accessible to all students regardless of disability. What does it mean for online content to be accessible? How can instructors create accessible learning materials? In this session, Amy Netzel, Accessibility Technologist at Wake Tech, will explain what online accessibility is, who it affects, and why it’s important. And she will share specific tips instructors can start using today to make their learning materials more accessible. Instructors who teach online or hybrid courses are strongly encouraged to attend. The presentation is appropriate for those who teach face-to-face classes as well.


Monday, November 16
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Moving Forward by Looking Back: Portfolios and Professional Reflection
Presented by the Excellence in Teaching Committee

This session will explain how reflecting on one’s own philosophies, teaching strategies and assessments can help improve what we do in the classroom.  In particular, we’ll look at the intention behind portfolio creation as well as the process of creating a teaching portfolio that highlights strengths and growth.  Many faculty report that the portfolio process itself aids in development of a teaching philosophy.  This session may be of particular interest to 2015 EIT award nominees.


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Friday, December 4
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Faculty Development Page Turners
Facilitated by Christine Dove, Sociology Instructor; and Lance Lee, Spanish Instructor and Faculty Development Coordinator

Join Christine, Lance, and your colleagues in reading Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning over the course of the Fall 2015 semester. The book discussions will be informal, and they will foster faculty growth through conversations surrounding this book. Therefore, you should read the designated chapters before the session(s) you plan to attend. Bring your lunch; the TLC will provide drinks.

MakeItStickCoverMake It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning questions commonly held beliefs about learning and teaching from a scientific viewpoint. Readers, particularly students and teachers, will gain an understanding of how learning can best be facilitated in light of new scientific research about how memory works.

On this date, participants will discuss Chapter 7 and 8.