Teaching + Learning Center
Suffolk County Community College Eastern Campus Teaching + Learning Center | Orient 116
 


What is the TLC?  The Teaching and Learning Centers (TLC) are faculty-managed facilities designed to enhance teaching and learning excellence for full and part-time professional staff. The centers provide opportunities for faculty and staff to connect with one another. By providing a variety of forums for faculty to confer on teaching issues, the TLCs encourage cross-campus peer interaction, sharing, and mentoring. In addition, the TLCs support faculty learning by providing workshops, mini-courses and other learning activities. Educational resources and state-of-the-art technology are available at each campus. The Eastern TLC currently has two computers and a Smart Board as well as software such as Adobe InDesign and Camtasia Studio.

Where is the TLC?  The Eastern TLC is located in Orient 116. The conference room located conveniently next door in Orient 117 can facilitate larger workshops and sessions. Faculty may access the TLC any time during the scheduled workshops or by appointment with the current TLC coordinator, Cynthia Eaton (if I'm not on campus, obtain a key in Orient 112). You should also contact Cynthia Eaton to suggest workshops or to offer your own workshops.

When are the workshops?  The following schedule shows the spring 2015 workshops. Please RSVP for workshops by emailing Cynthia Eaton. A variety of excellent workshops are also available at the Ammerman and Grant campuses.

    Date + Time Workshop Facilitator Room

    Mon 2/2 -
    Fri 2/6
    (by appt.)

    Blackboard Boot Camp Cynthia Eaton, Eastern TLC Coordinator on location: your office or the TLC
    • So you attended some workshops about Blackboard last fall but feel like you've forgotten some details? Is your class not quite ready for prime time? No worries! Let me help you finalize your online, blended, or web-enhanced course. Contact me so we can set up a mutually convenient date, time, and location for some one-on-one, just-in-time training.

    Mon 2/9 -
    Fri2/13
    (by appt.)

    Blackboard Boot Camp Cynthia Eaton, Eastern TLC Coordinator on location: your office or the TLC
    • So you attended some workshops about Blackboard last fall but feel like you've forgotten some details? Is your class not quite ready for prime time? No worries! Let me help you finalize your online, blended, or web-enhanced course. Contact me so we can set up a mutually convenient date, time, and location for some one-on-one, just-in-time training.

    Tue 2/17 -
    Fri 2/20
    (
    by appt.)

    Blackboard Boot Camp Cynthia Eaton, Eastern TLC Coordinator on location: your office or the TLC
    • Classes have started and you're still fine-tuning your class website. Let me help you finalize your online, blended, or web-enhanced course! Contact me so we can set up a mutually convenient date, time, and location for some one-on-one, just-in-time training.

    Tue 2/24
    11:00 AM -

    12:15 PM

    How to Propose a Distance Education Course Cynthia Eaton, Eastern TLC Coordinator Orient 116
    • Thinking about proposing a distance education course—fully online or blended/hybrid? Have some ideas but not sure how to get started? Cynthia has been teaching online courses for more than a decade and serves on the college's Distance Education Committee. She will walk you through the steps of proposing a DE course, answer questions, and offer advice to help ensure high academic quality in your DE course offering.

    Mon 3/2
    11:00 AM -
    12:00 PM

    Just Jing It! Using Free Screencast Software to Respond to Student Writing (or Other Assignments) Cynthia Eaton, Eastern TLC Coordinator Orient 116
    • Here's a potentially easier, faster way to respond to your students' assignments: just Jing it! Jing, a free screencast program, takes a picture or video of your computer screen and records your voice (for 5 minutes) as you talk through the students' submission. Writing faculty across the nation are using Jing to facilitate their responses to student essays, but it can be used for any type of assignment submitted electronically. You'll leave this workshop knowing the how's and why's of Jing.

    Tue 3/10
    2:00 PM -
    3:00 PM

    Blackboard Boot Camp Cynthia Eaton, Eastern TLC Coordinator Orient 116
    • This walk-in clinic will help you with most any topic in Blackboard about which you have questions. Topics will vary based on participant needs, will be appropriate for those web enhancing on-campus sections or teaching a DE (fully online or hybrid) course, and will include as many of the following as necessary:

      1. Adding content: syllabus/course outline, PowerPoint slides, pdfs, images or videos, etc.
      2. Creating quizzes, discussions, and the assignments/dropbox feature
      3. Grading:traditional grading, using the online gradebook, grading with rubrics
      4. Managing your class: calendar, announcements, email

    Wed 3/25
    2:00 PM -
    4:00 PM

    Making the Most of Your Point & Shoot Digital Camera: Indoor Photography Harold Naideau Orient 108
    • Photographer Harold Naideau will help you better understand and make the most of your pocket-sized point-and-shoot camera so you can (finally!) take photographs using something other than the "auto" features. This workshop will focus on indoor photography; his 4/29 workshop will focus on outdoor photography. Bring your own camera, of course, and come for all or part of the workshop. Each participant will receive individualized attention.

    Wed 4/8
    11:00 A
    M -
    12:00 PM

    Just Jing It! Using Free Screencast Software to Respond to Student Writing (or Other Assignments) Cynthia Eaton, Eastern TLC Coordinator Orient 116
    • Here's a potentially easier, faster way to respond to your students' assignments: just Jing it! Jing, a free screencast program, takes a picture or video of your computer screen and records your voice (for 5 minutes) as you talk through the students' submission. Writing faculty across the nation are using Jing to facilitate their responses to student essays, but it can be used for any type of assignment submitted electronically. You'll leave this workshop knowing the how's and why's of Jing.

    Tue 4/14
    3:00 PM -
    4:00 PM

    How to Grade Using Rubrics in Blackboard Cynthia Eaton, Eastern TLC Coordinator Orient 116
    • For faculty seeking alternatives to numerical grading in Blackboard, this workshop will present an overview of and invite discussion about using rubrics to assess student work. Cynthia will show you sample rubrics and demonstrate how these can appear in the Blackboard "needs grading" section for faculty.

    Mon 4/20
    11:00 AM -
    12:00 PM

    Blackboard Boot Camp Cynthia Eaton, Eastern TLC Coordinator Orient 116
    • This walk-in clinic will help you with most any topic in Blackboard about which you have questions. Topics will vary based on participant needs, will be appropriate for those web enhancing on-campus sections or teaching a DE (fully online or hybrid) course, and will include as many of the following as necessary:

      1. Adding content: syllabus/course outline, PowerPoint slides, pdfs, images or videos, etc.
      2. Creating quizzes, discussions, and the assignments/dropbox feature
      3. Grading: traditional grading, using the online gradebook, grading with rubrics
      4. Managing your class: calendar, announcements, email

    Wed 4/29
    11:00 AM -
    1:00 PM

    Making the Most of Your Point & Shoot Digital Camera: Outdoor Photography Harold Naideau Orient 116,
    then the quad!
    • Photographer Harold Naideau will help you better understand and make the most of your pocket-sized point-and-shoot camera so you can (finally!) take photographs using something other than the "auto" features. This workshop will focus on outdoor photography if weather permits; otherwise, participants will move to the photography studio. Bring your own camera, of course, and come for all or part of the workshop. Each participant will receive individualized attention.

    Tue 5/5
    11:00 AM -
    12:00 PM

    Writing in Blackboard: Blogs, Journals, and Wikis Cynthia Eaton, Eastern TLC Coordinator Orient 116
    • In this workshop, Cynthia will review the differences between some of the writing features in Blackboard to help faculty determine which one(s) they might use as well as offer a brief "how to" for each function.

    Tue 5/12
    3:00 PM -
    4:00 PM

    Blackboard Boot Camp: Get Ready for Summer Edition!! Cynthia Eaton, Eastern TLC Coordinator Orient 116
    • Teaching a summer session course? Want to make your life—and your students' lives—much easier? Make the most of Blackboard! Topics will vary based on participant needs, will be appropriate for those web enhancing on-campus sections or teaching a DE (fully online or hybrid) course, and will include as many of the following as necessary:

      1. Adding content: syllabus/course outline, PowerPoint slides, pdfs, images or videos, etc.
      2. Creating quizzes, discussions, and the assignments/dropbox feature
      3. Grading:traditional grading, using the online gradebook, grading with rubrics
      4. Managing your class: calendar, announcements, email

    Wed 5/13
    11:00 AM -
    12:00 PM

    Blackboard Boot Camp: Get Ready for Summer Edition!! Cynthia Eaton, Eastern TLC Coordinator Orient 116
    • Teaching a summer session course? Want to make your life—and your students' lives—much easier? Make the most of Blackboard! Topics will vary based on participant needs, will be appropriate for those web enhancing on-campus sections or teaching a DE (fully online or hybrid) course, and will include as many of the following as necessary:

      1. Adding content: syllabus/course outline, PowerPoint slides, pdfs, images or videos, etc.
      2. Creating quizzes, discussions, and the assignments/dropbox feature
      3. Grading:traditional grading, using the online gradebook, grading with rubrics
      4. Managing your class: calendar, announcements, email


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