Faculty Learning Opportunities – 10/6/11-10/14/11

The Center for Teaching Excellence is pleased to offer the following Faculty Professional Development opportunities in the next two weeks. Unless otherwise noted, our offerings are open to any full- or part-time faculty at GRCC or any institution of higher learning. For more information or registration assistance, please contact the Center for Teaching Excellence at teachexcellence@grcc.edu or (616) 234-2278.

Full list available below:

Conduct, Early Alert, BIT, Oh My! Student Behavior Reporting Options

Thursday, October 6 3:00 – 4:30 PM 351 Main Building, Downtown Campus

OR Friday, October 7 1:00 – 2:30 PM 351 Main Building, Downtown Campus

Register at http://www.grcc.edu/ctereg

This session will outline the various reporting methods and options available to faculty members when they have concerns about student behavior. The purpose, the reporting tool, and response provided with each will be outlined in respect to the conduct system, the behavioral intervention team, and Early Alert. Additionally, participants will gain further competency in preventing and managing behavior issues that arise in the classroom. During this interactive session, participants will have the ability to log onto a computer to access and explore each reporting method. Learn to identify the three reporting options available for reporting student behaviors; access and report concerns through the conduct system, the BIT, and Early Alert; and manage standard classroom disruptions within their rights.

Developing Exemplary Online and Hybrid Courses

Monday, October 10 and 17 1:00 – 2:00 PM 316 Main Building, Downtown Campus

OR Thursday, October 13 and 20 3:00 – 4:00 PM 316 Main Building, Downtown Campus

Register at http://www.grcc.edu/ctereg

This two-part offering on the development of quality online courses at GRCC and the Blackboard Exemplary Course Award Program is geared towards all faculty who are interested in teaching online and hybrid courses and want to learn ways to make their courses exemplary. We will take a look at example exemplary courses from other institutions and discuss ways you can make small changes in your own course(s). Learn methods of improving online course quality; review rubric criteria; review winners and courses of the program; identify good practice ideas and course design strategies; identify methods of improving online course quality; review lessons learned from course reviewers; explore best practices.

Blackboard “Mashups”
Monday, October 10 3:00 – 4:00 PM 351 Main Building, Downtown Campus

Register at http://www.grcc.edu/ctereg

Many of today’s learners are fluent in social media, producing and sharing audio, video and images. Blackboard 9.1 introduces an easy way for faculty to incorporate YouTube, Flickr, NBC Content and Wimba Voice Authoring, Social Bookmarking, RaiderCast and Slideshare presentations into their course. Learn to embed YouTube, Slideshare and NBC videos into Blackboard; share images in Blackboard via Flickr; enhance text-based online courses with audio content from Wimba Voice Authoring; facilitate social sharing of bookmarks through Scholar.

Webinar: Scenario-Based Online Learning
Thursday, October 10 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM 351 Main Building, Downtown Campus
Register at Scenario-based Online Learning (October 13, 2011)

Part of a series of Webinars offered by the Michigan Community College Virtual Learning Collaborative (MCCVLC). One effective way of actively engage online learners is through the use of scenario-based learning. The goal is to compel the learners to organize and structure their responses to the given problem by using practical exercises that can transfer to activities outside of the educational environment. View at your location or with colleagues at location listed above.

Performing CATs
Monday, October 3 2:00 – 4:00 PM 316 Main Building, Downtown Campus

Register at http://www.grcc.edu/ctereg

Participants will identify, discuss and practice CATs (classroom assessment techniques), with a focus on those that assess course-related knowledge and skills. identify and recognize the importance of assessing course-related knowledge and skills, participate in at least 3 CATs and identify at least one new CAT to be used in your classroom.

Blackboard Basics for Faculty – in seat

Friday, October 14 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM 351 Main Building, Downtown Campus

Register at http://www.grcc.edu/ctereg

Blackboard is a web-based course management system that can be used in a variety of ways. Faculty can use the simple “point and click” tools to create an online course Web site that includes content delivery, grading, assessment, and communication. Review basics of using the control panel, announcements, upload items and create folders. Explore best practices and discuss how Bb can be used in teaching, learning, and community building.

Blackboard Basics for Faculty – online

Online Open entry, open exit

Register via email teachexcellence@grcc.edu

Blackboard is a web-based course management system that can be used in a variety of ways. Faculty can use the simple “point and click” tools to create an online course Web site that includes content delivery, grading, assessment, and communication.

Blackboard Grade Center – online

Online Open entry, open exit

Register via email teachexcellence@grcc.edu

Learn how to store student performance results in the course Grade Center. Scores from assessments delivered through Blackboard are automatically recorded in the Grade Center. The Grade Center supports custom grading scales, grade weighting, item analysis, and multiple grade book views. With the instructor’s permission, students can view their own grades (but no one else’s) in the course Grade Center.

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