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Connected Educator Month Activities & Workshops

Along with the workshops listed here, Instructional Technology staff also provides regularly updated online tutorials for faculty and students which are available through the Help button in Canvas. Faculty and students are encouraged to enroll in the online training courses at their convenience to orient themselves to the system.  All events will be held in Bailey 114 unless specified otherwise.

Face-to-Face Workshops

Zombies in Class: What Would Rick Do?
Presenter: Dr. Nicole House

Bailey 114
The Walking Dead is more than a gory television series. It’s also a drama in its sixth season and for good reason. Viewers are drawn in by the thoughtfully crafted characters, meaningful life lessons in humanity and integrity, and a sense of hope. Rick Grimes, who leads the show’s main group once said “You can’t blame yourself for holding out for hope.” There’s still hope for Baby Boomers and us X-ers to connect with the Millennials and Generation Z students coming to our classrooms. In this fun workshop, discover which main character represents your teaching style and get the cure!
Tuesday, October 6 – 3:00pm
Tuesday, October 13 – 10:00am

Cul-de-sac Community Building
Presenter: Dr. Nicole House
Bailey 114

Need to encourage more interaction with learners online? The Canvas Groups tool is an excellent way to foster a sense of community among distance learners as well as those in larger lecture courses. In this session, you can expect to learn best practices in creating groups, managing their activities, using groupwork strategies, and integrating tools to make their work more meaningful.
Wednesday, October 14 – 2:00pm

Go Global with Google Maps
Presenter: Dr. Nicole House
Bailey 114
Today’s students live in a global society where they will be expected to interact and engage with people from all ethnic and cultural backgrounds. One of the advantages of today’s technology is the ability to “virtually” travel to and observe diverse nations from around the globe in minutes. In this workshop, participants will discuss instructional strategies and translate ideas to activities that promote cultural awareness using Google Maps and LTI tool.
Thursday, October 29 – 3:00pm

Virtual Opportunities

Connecting Learners in a Flash with Zoom
Presenter: Ms. Christy Flis, Educational Account Executive

Baioni Center, Broom Hall
Thursday, October 15, 2015 – 3:00pm

Is the inability to stay connected during your online class meeting making you frustrated? Do you lack the time to prepare a conference transcript to meet accessibility requirements? Well Zoom may be just the tool to help lessen your anxiety and save you time in developing content. The conferencing tool is being used by a number of postsecondary institutions including UCLA, Ottawa, and Michigan State. As a conferencing tool, Zoom has the following features (among many others):

  • Record a meeting
  • Invite up to 50 participants (or up to 100 participants with large meeting or site license)
  • Enjoy rich screen sharing and annotate shared content
  • Join a meeting from your smart phone or tablet
  • Share content from your phone
  • Brand conference rooms with institutional logo
  • Benefit from Zoom’s Adaptive Layering Technology

Come learn how you can get started for free and use Zoom for your next live meeting online!

Other Activities:

October 1 Connected Educator Award Nominations Open (students)
October 5 Challenge Grant Applications Available
October 14 Canvas Kisses (for students)
October 28 Connected Educator Luncheon (winner(s) announced)

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