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Welcome Faculty to Fall Semester 2014

We offer a wide selection of open workshops and scheduled workshops for faculty, staff and students in the classroom.

 

  • JOIN an open workshop for faculty/staff (no need to sign up).
  • SUBMIT a REQUEST to schedule a workshop for your class or one-on-one session.

 

2014 Convocation

In conjunction with Convocation on August 20, 2014, we are offering workshops throughout the week of August 18-22.

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Don't see a workshop listed that you are interested in?

Feel free to propose your own topic!

Use our workshop request form to schedule a one-on-one session at a day + time that works best for you! 
 
 

 

Convocation Day:
Wednesday August 20th

Join us for any one of the exciting workshops being held during convocation listed below. All workshops last 1 hour.

 

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New Faculty Orientation starts @ 3:00pm 
New Faculty Technical (Email/OSpace) Set-Up Starts @ 4:00pm (Rm. 411)

 

 

Capturing Your Own Photos

Learn how to scan a variety of image formats as well as capture your photos from your own camera. Once you have your images, learn Photoshop basics on how to save the photos to use for your own class or project.

 

Located: Teaching Learning Center (TLC), Ahmn. 306C

Facilitator: Derek McMullen

Monday, August 18th @ 10:00am
Tuesday, August 19th @ 10:00am

 

 

Grammarly @ EDU

Join us to learn about a new web tool to support student writing in any class. Grammarly provides automated grammar tutorials, text-revision assistance as well as citation audit tools.

 

Located: Teaching Learning Center (TLC), Ahmn. 306C

Facilitator: JM Venturini

Monday, August 18th @ 11:00am
Thurday, August 21st @ 2:00pm


 

Basic Database Searching (Information Literacy)

Introduction to the various online resources purchased by the Otis Library and to the methods for finding needles among the haystack of the billions of pages of data. Discussion of strategies for faculty to use in teaching students to do appropriate research for courses.

 

Located: Teaching Learning Center (TLC), Ahmn. 306C

Facilitator: Heather Cleary or Sue Maberry

Monday, August 18th @ 1:00pm
Tuesday, August 19th @ 1:00pm

 

 

O-Space CMS

The online learning management space for Otis classes and Community Groups. Upload your syllabus, articles to read, movies to watch, links to websites, or quizzes to take. Have online class discussions; use the grade-book or track attendance; email your class.

 

Located: Teaching Learning Center (TLC), Ahmn. 306C

Facilitator: JM Venturini

Thursday, August 21st @ 12:00pm
Friday, August 22nd @ 2:00pm

 

 

Quick Video

Join us for demo on how to turn your desktop computer into a video demo tool. This session will include an introduction to screen-casting! We will also discuss using Youtube, Vimeo and ePortfolios for sharing video demos with students.

 

Located: Teaching Learning Center (TLC), Ahmn. 306C

Facilitator: JM Venturini

Friday, August 22nd @ 3:00pm

 

 

New Faculty Email / O-Space Set-Up

Everything you need to know to get started when it comes to technology at Otis. Though intended for new faculty, all faculty are welcome to attend. We will cover: the Otis Website, Webmail, O-Space, Final Grades, Passwords and Academic Warning Forms. 

 

Located: 411 Computer Lab, Ahmn. Building

Facilitator: JM Venturini and Heather Cleary

Wednesday, August 20th after New Faculty Orientation
Approximately: 4:00pm


 

Everything ePortfolios

We will focus on innovative ways to use the O-Space ePortfolio as a teaching tool for presenting dynamic course content and as a tool for displaying professional work. We will also discuss Learning ePortfolios maintained by students throughout their years at Otis. The ePortfolio is a customizable web-based platform perfect for archiving, sharing and reflecting.

 

Located: Teaching Learning Center (TLC), Ahmn. 306C

Facilitator: JM Venturini

Thursday, August 21st @ 10:00am
Friday, August 22nd @ 12:00pm


 

Otis DID

General introduction to our Otis Digital Image Database (DID). Create slideshows for your classes. Learn how to sign in, search the databases, and select images to create a presentation. Practice with the presentation viewer. Organize your slideshows. Upload your personal images to supplement ours. Burn your slideshow to a CD. Export your images into PowerPoint.

 

Located: Teaching Learning Center (TLC), Ahmn. 306C

Facilitator: Heather Cleary

Thursday, August 21st @ 11:00am - CANCELLED
Friday, August 22nd @ 11:00am


 

Assessment

Join us for an informative session in which we will discuss the basics of assessment, from crafting strong Learning Outcomes to creating a Signature Assignment and rubrics for evaluation. This session will support college and department assessment efforts already underway!

 

Located: Teaching Learning Center (TLC), Ahmn. 306C

Facilitator: JM Venturini

Thursday, August 21st @ 1:00pm


 

Punch-Up Powerpoint!

It is time to dust-off your PowerPoints and explore new tools to give your presentations an extra kick. We will discuss converting PowerPoint presentations to video podcasts as well using new tools like Nearpod to increase interactivity.

 

Located: Teaching Learning Center (TLC), Ahmn. 306C

Facilitator: JM Venturini

Thursday, August 21st @ 3:00pm
Friday, August 22nd @ 10:00am


 

Motivation in the Classroom

This workshop and discussion will focus on strategies and techniques for keeping students engaged and motivated to get it done! We will explore intrinsic vs. extrinsic motivations and ways faculty can transform the classroom. 

 

Located: Teaching Learning Center (TLC), Ahmn. 306C

Facilitator: JM Venturini

Friday, August 22nd @ 1:00pm


 

 

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS

  • offered throughout the year available by request

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