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Upcoming CTL Workshops

THURSDAY, 1/18 FRIDAY, 1/19 MONDAY, 1/22 TUESDAY, 1/23 WEDNESDAY, 1/24
9:30am Timely Tech Trainings: Blackboard Learn
11:00am Timely Tech Trainings: NearPod
1:00pm Timely Tech Trainings: Collaborate
2:30pm Timely Tech Trainings: iCE (interactive Curricula Experience)
THURSDAY, 1/25 FRIDAY, 1/26 MONDAY, 1/29 TUESDAY, 1/30 WEDNESDAY, 1/31
11:00am Teaching and Supporting International Students and Other ESL Learners
10:00am Creating a Learner-Centered Environment
9:30am Timely Tech Trainings: Lecture Recording
11:00am Timely Tech Trainings: Blackboard Learn
1:00pm Timely Tech Trainings: NearPod
2:30pm Timely Tech Trainings: Collaborate

WEDNESDAY, 1/24

    Timely Tech Trainings: Blackboard Learn
    Instructor: Edward Everett
    Date: 1/24/2018
    Time: 9:30am – 10:30am
    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.

    Timely Tech Trainings: NearPod
    Instructor: Edward Everett
    Date: 1/24/2018
    Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
    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: 1/24/2018
    Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
    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: 1/24/2018
    Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm
    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.

THURSDAY, 1/25

    Teaching and Supporting International Students and Other ESL Learners
    Instructor: James Dyksen, MSEd-TESOL
    Date: 1/25/2018
    Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm
    Location: Scott Memorial Library, Room 200A, Center City Campus
    (Register for this workshop)

    International students and other students for whom English is a second language face a unique set of challenges and issues as they adjust to study in the degree programs at Jefferson, and, in many cases, to living in the US for the first time. This workshop will elicit faculty experiences teaching and working with ESL learners, including both concerns and effective strategies. The workshop is designed to develop awareness of the needs of international students and other ESL learners in Jefferson programs and classes, to discuss teaching, curriculum design and communication strategies that may help such students, and to identify resources across campus that may aid International and ESL learners with coursework and / or other areas of need.

    At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
    • Describe the unique needs of international students and other ESL learners
    • Develop strategies for addressing the needs or concerns of international students and other ESL learners
    • Apply these alternative strategies to the learning environment
    • Identify available campus resources to support international students and other ESL learners


MONDAY, 1/29

    Creating a Learner-Centered Environment
    Instructor: Julie Phillips, PhD
    Date: 1/29/2018
    Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
    Location: Scott Memorial Library, Room 200A, Center City Campus
    (Register for this workshop)

    The educator’s role is undergoing a change in the 21st century. This transformation is, due in part to the information explosion, educational technologies, calls for accountability and demonstrations of student learning, and a growing body of evidence-based practices that document effective pedagogy. As a result, the instructional paradigm is giving way to the leaner-centered paradigm.

    Workshop participants will explore the paradigm shift and how the different approaches impact the way we approach the classroom in several key dimensions. Using short vignettes to illustrate the different dimensions, participants will be asked to imagine how adoption of a learner-centered dimension changes their approach to the classroom.

    At the end of the session, participants should be able to:
    • Summarize developments that allowed for growth of learner-centered paradigm
    • Identify key differences between the instructional and the learner-centered paradigms
    • Classify course practices and policies as more/less student-centered.


WEDNESDAY, 1/31

    Timely Tech Trainings: Lecture Recording
    Instructor: Edward Everett
    Date: 1/31/2018
    Time: 9:30am – 10:30am
    Location: Scott 405
    (Register for this workshop)

    The CTL offers a variety of tools to create instructor-recorded video content ranging from complex interactive learning modules to simple voice-over narrations. This session will demonstrate the various tools and techniques for recording and sharing video content.

    Timely Tech Trainings: Blackboard Learn
    Instructor: Edward Everett
    Date: 1/31/2018
    Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
    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.

    Timely Tech Trainings: NearPod
    Instructor: Edward Everett
    Date: 1/31/2018
    Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
    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: 1/31/2018
    Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm
    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.