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Faculty Development Days: August 24-28, 2015

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Questions? Contact Jessica Bell.


List of Classes 

Academic Support 101 (Shouse 315)
Academic Support Counselors for SON and SHRS:
Mike Boutin, MA, MDiv, DMin ABD, Steve Ciesielski, MA

An overview of the services offered by academic support, including how to refer, study skills, test taking strategies, time management, mental health, referrals, and case management. Bring your questions. View PowerPoint presentation.

Introduction to Classroom Technology (Shouse 315)
Jorge Sanchez de Lozada, Assistant Director of Information Technology

This session will cover how to connect and interact with the different classroom technologies available to you around campus and small tips and tricks on troubleshooting. View video.

Mendeley Magic (Shouse 315)
Amanda Tarbet, Reference Librarian

Transform your messy workflow into a smooth operation with Mendeley, a free reference management app that combines good-old-fashioned citation generation with PDF organization and annotation. Mendeley will help you manage and share all of your PDFs and citations, format your papers, sync all of your PDFs across devices with the power of the cloud. Participants will create a Mendeley account and learn how to use its basic functions. View video.

Accessible Technology: Understanding Policies and Applying Principles to Your Online Course (Shouse 315)
John McDonough, Instructional Technologist & Application Support Specialist
Erin Phair, Manager of Student and Disability Services

Gain knowledge on laws and policies that affect you, the instructor. Learn tools and techniques to make your online course more accessible to students with disabilities and everyone else as well. View video.

Simulation I - Experiential Learning: Making the Cycle Work (Shouse 309)
Deborah Navedo, PhD, CPNP, FNAP, Director of Health Professions Education

This session explores the foundational pedagogical concepts that support best practices in simulation-based learning. Through select activities exploring the power of experience and reflection, this workshop will bring to life the utility of teaching and learning techniques that are useful in simulation and beyond. Both novice and intermediate level instructors and faculty will leave the session with a better understanding of both the learner perspective as well as teaching techniques that enhance learning in general. View video and handout.

Simulation II – Technology and Beyond: Overview of Simulation Resources at the Institute (Shouse 108A)
Mike Trioli, Simulation Education Specialist

High tech or low ...take a walk thru the simulation environment from behind the one way mirror. This session will familiarize participants with the Institute’s simulation resources including technology, space, and Simulation Specialist support for planning and running simulation learning experiences.

Simulation III – Debriefing Essentials: A Toolkit of Three Approaches (Shouse 309)
Deborah Navedo, PhD, CPNP, FNAP, Director of Health Professions Education

This session builds on concepts of experiential and reflective learning that support best practices in simulation-based learning. Participants will explore three approaches to debriefing in simulation and each approach's utility and limitations through case discussions and workshop-type activities. This session is appropriate for novice and intermediate level instructors and faculty who are ready to try out or improve debriefing as a learning tool in both simulation and bed-side contexts. View video and handouts: Debriefing Basics and Effective Task Trainer Use.

Creating Interactive Classes with Clickers (Shouse 315)
Jorge Sanchez de Lozada, Assistant Director of Information Technology

This sessions will cover the basics on how to you our clicker hardware and software to interact with your class. View video.

Introduction to D2L (Shouse 322)
Mike Monteiro, Director of Enterprise Software Applications and Systems

This workshop is designed for people new to Desire2Learn, the Institute’s online learning environment. In this workshop, attendees will be introduced to the most commonly used tools and capabilities within D2L. View video.

Engaging Students in Online Discussions (Shouse 320)
Lynn Foord, PhD, MED, PT, Director of Prerequisites for the Health Professions

Participants will examine some of the reasons that online discussions don't "work" and consider solutions. Discussion will include the role and responsibilities of the instructor in promoting and engaging dialogue. Participants will have an opportunity to develop and examine potential discussion questions or prompts for an existing or prospective course.

Collecting and Evaluating Student Assignments Using the D2L Dropbox (Shouse 315)
John McDonough, Instructional Technologist & Application Support Specialist
Evan Trivits, Instructional Technologist & Application Support Specialist
Mike Monteiro, Director of Enterprise Software Applications and Systems

The D2L Dropbox is a convenient place for managing the collection and grading of student assignments. In addition to the basic mechanics of setting up drop boxes and linking them to the grade book, this workshop will also cover using the TurnItIn system to evaluate the originality of student submissions, and the GradeMark tool, used for electronic markup of student writing directly in D2L. View video.

Forms, Forms, Forms! What Online Forms are Available to Faculty? (Shouse 315)
James Vitagliano, Registrar and Assistant Dean of Students

This session will review the many different online forms that are available to faculty. We will also cover online forms that are available to students that require faculty approval. We will also cover how to access all forms that are currently available.

Adobe Connect: Tips, Tricks, and Best Practices (Shouse 315)
John McDonough, Instructional Technologist & Application Support Specialist
Evan Trivits, Instructional Technologist & Application Support Specialist
Mike Monteiro, Director of Enterprise Software Applications and Systems

This workshop will explore Adobe Connect and the major functions and tools it has to offer. Adobe Connect online rooms can be used for synchronous class sessions, office hours, or student group work. We will discuss best practices around a number of functions and tools, including: managing roles, uploading documents and system tests. View video.

D2L User Progress: Tracking Student Course Activity and Progress (Shouse 315)
John McDonough, Instructional Technologist & Application Support Specialist
Evan Trivits, Instructional Technologist & Application Support Specialist
Mike Monteiro, Director of Enterprise Software Applications and Systems

D2L's User Progress tool allows the instructor to keep track of student progress throughout the course by measuring the completion of a number of progress indicators. This tool can be helpful in identifying students who may need additional academic support. Please join is in learning more about this useful tool. View video.

SON Judicial Board Roundtable (Shouse 322)
Judith L. Webb, DNP, ANP-BC, Assistant Professor of Nursing
Steve Ciesielski, Nursing Academic Support Counselor

A discussion on School of Nursing's new Judicial Board Committee. The committee's role, how it can market itself and the honor code and proactive approaches to issues of civility and Academic Integrity.

Active Learning Classroom Technology Basics (Shouse 320)
Jorge Sanchez de Lozada, Assistant Director of Information Technology

This session will show you the basics controlling the mediascape technology in the active learning classrooms for use in your group learning activities. View video.

Using the Respondus Dashboard in D2L (Shouse 315)
John McDonough, Instructional Technologist & Application Support Specialist
Evan Trivits, Instructional Technologist & Application Support Specialist
Mike Monteiro, Director of Enterprise Software Applications and Systems

Please join us for this info session where will we go over the key features of the new Respondus Lockdown Browser Dashboard that can be found on each course homepage.

Identifying New Features in D2L (Shouse 315)
John McDonough, Instructional Technologist & Application Support Specialist
Evan Trivits, Instructional Technologist & Application Support Specialist
Mike Monteiro, Director of Enterprise Software Applications and Systems

Monday, August 24, is our D2L version upgrade, which includes some new features. This information session will highlight some of the new features and how to use them. View video.

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