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Upcoming CTL Workshops

FRIDAY, 11/24 MONDAY, 11/27 TUESDAY, 11/28 WEDNESDAY, 11/29 THURSDAY, 11/30
1:00pm Creating & Maintaining a Sense of Community in Fully Online Learning Environments
9:30am Timely Tech Trainings: NearPod
11:00am Timely Tech Trainings: Collaborate
1:00pm Timely Tech Trainings: iCE (interactive Curricula Experience)
2:30pm Timely Tech Trainings: Blackboard Learn
9:00am Communicate Like a Pro--Think Like a Designer: Create an Impact with Visuals
FRIDAY, 12/1 MONDAY, 12/4 TUESDAY, 12/5 WEDNESDAY, 12/6 THURSDAY, 12/7
11:00am Key Steps in Writing--and Publishing--Your Manuscript
9:00am Communicate Like a Pro--Think Like a Race Car Driver: Respond on the Fly (to Q& A)

TUESDAY, 11/28

    Creating & Maintaining a Sense of Community in Fully Online Learning Environments
    Instructor: Mary Gozza-Cohen, PhD
    Date: 11/28/2017
    Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
    Location: Scott Memorial Library, Room 200A, Center City Campus
    (Register for this workshop)

    This session will focus on communication and community building in fully online learning environments. The perceived lack of student-student and student-instructor interactions remains a fear for instructors and students new to online teaching and learning. In this session, participants will learn some tips and tricks for creating and maintaining communication and building a sense of community in their courses. The Community of Inquiry (CoI) Framework will be discussed as one method for understanding the value of Social Presence in this learning environment. Additionally, participants will hear from an instructor who made modifications to a course that proved beneficial for all.

    At the end of the session, participants should be able to:
    • Describe the perceived challenges of online courses and personal interactions
    • Describe methods for developing and fostering a sense of community and connection in a fully online course
    • Identify some readily available tools and strategies for facilitating student-student and student-instructor interactions in their current courses


WEDNESDAY, 11/29

    Timely Tech Trainings: NearPod
    Instructor: Edward Everett
    Date: 11/29/2017
    Time: 9:30am – 10:30am
    Location: Scott 405
    (Register for this workshop)

    This session will explore NearPod, an Audience Response System that allows you to easily upload an existing PowerPoint presentation and add activities slides (polls, quizzes, drawings). The presenter dashboard is web-based and no special software needs to be installed.

    Timely Tech Trainings: Collaborate
    Instructor: Edward Everett
    Date: 11/29/2017
    Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
    Location: Scott 405
    (Register for this workshop)

    Collaborate is Blackboard’s virtual learning environment for courses, office hours, or conference calls. With a variety of audio and video communication tools, faculty and learners easily can join a session from almost any device with a wireless connection. Learn how to share content, demo an application or collaborate in real-time. Faculty can also establish virtual breakout rooms for learners to engage in small groups.

    Timely Tech Trainings: iCE (interactive Curricula Experience)
    Instructor: Edward Everett
    Date: 11/29/2017
    Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
    Location: Scott 405
    (Register for this workshop)

    A web-based platform and iPad app, iCE delivers faculty-generated content directly to students’ iPads, laptops or desktops for a connected learning experience. Faculty wishing to learn more or to adopt this interactive technology for storing, sharing and organizing instructional content must attend one of the iCE workshops.

    Timely Tech Trainings: Blackboard Learn
    Instructor: Edward Everett
    Date: 11/29/2017
    Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm
    Location: Scott 405
    (Register for this workshop)

    Blackboard Learn is the course management system of the entire Jefferson campus. Explore the basic tools used to build a course in Blackboard Learn. This session is recommended for all faculty and organizational leaders new to Blackboard.

THURSDAY, 11/30

    Communicate Like a Pro--Think Like a Designer: Create an Impact with Visuals
    Instructor: Julie Phillips, PhD
    Date: 11/30/2017
    Time: 9:00am – 10:00am
    Location: Scott Memorial Library, Room 200A, Center City Campus
    (Register for this workshop)

    Created as a series, but designed as discrete workshops, this eight part series focuses improving communication and presentation skills. Each workshop will focus on a finite skill required for effective communication. Each workshop begins with a mini-lecture on a specific communication or public speaking skill and then guides participants through a series of activities designed to highlight the skill while also providing strategies for later use.

    These sessions are interactive and experiential. The only way to confront the fear of public speaking or to improve communication skills is to practice. These workshops provide opportunities for practice and attempt to alleviate anxiety around public speaking though the process of desensitization and laughter.

    Participants are invited to attend all of the sessions or select the workshop(s) of most interest in need.

    Communicate Like a Pro--Think Like a Designer: Create an Impact with Visuals

    Visuals matter. Designers understand the importance of aesthetics and how to use visual elements to set a tone or elicit a response. Communicators could benefit from borrowing a few design principles to improve the now ubiquitous PowerPoint (PPT) presentation, This workshop focuses on a handful of design principles that will elevate the look and feel of PPT presentations to make the message pop. Participants will apply the highlighted design principles to a selection of PPT slides to evaluate the good, bad, ugly and possible fixes.

    Upon completion of this workshop, participants should be able to:
    • Discuss the importance of visually appealing materials that complement a presentation
    • Identify key design considerations in preparing visual materials
    • Identify common errors in PPT design

TUESDAY, 12/5

    Key Steps in Writing--and Publishing--Your Manuscript
    Instructor: Jennifer Wilson, MS
    Date: 12/5/2017
    Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
    Location: SML 200A
    (Register for this workshop)

    This presentation provides advice on how to be more organized and less overwhelmed when you write your next manuscript. It also focuses on key elements of manuscript writing, with a focus on engaging an editor’s attention.

    Upon completion of this session, participants will:
    • Know the key points to keep in mind when starting their next manuscript
    • Know what parts of the manuscript readers are most likely to see, and how to improve them
    • Know how to use a systematic approach to writing the body of the paper

THURSDAY, 12/7

    Communicate Like a Pro--Think Like a Race Car Driver: Respond on the Fly (to Q& A)
    Instructor: Julie Phillips, PhD
    Date: 12/7/2017
    Time: 9:00am – 10:00am
    Location: Scott Memorial Library, Room 200A, Center City Campus
    (Register for this workshop)

    Created as a series, but designed as discrete workshops, this eight part series focuses improving communication and presentation skills. Each workshop will focus on a finite skill required for effective communication. Each workshop begins with a mini-lecture on a specific communication or public speaking skill and then guides participants through a series of activities designed to highlight the skill while also providing strategies for later use.

    These sessions are interactive and experiential. The only way to confront the fear of public speaking or to improve communication skills is to practice. These workshops provide opportunities for practice and attempt to alleviate anxiety around public speaking though the process of desensitization and laughter.

    Participants are invited to attend all of the sessions or select the workshop(s) of most interest in need.


    Communicate Like a Pro--Think Like a Race Car Driver: Respond on the Fly (to Q& A)

    A casual observer of a FormulaOne or NASCAR event has witnessed decision-making that takes place in milliseconds and can change the outcome of the race. Professional drivers must plan for and be prepared to act in the face of the “unknown” as it unfolds. Similarly, good communicators plan and prepare for the “unknown” of a Q&A session. Speakers can anticipate and prepare for likely questions in advance by carefully analyzing points of disagreement or contention or through consideration of the audience and its key concerns. This workshop focuses on the dreaded Q&A session and provides tips and techniques for successfully navigating the final minutes of a communication experience.

    Upon completion of this workshop, participants should be able to:
    1. Discuss the role and function of a Q&A session in professional settings
    2. Develop a plan for facilitating an effective Q&A session
    3. Apply at least two techniques for responding to the Q&A session