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 fall 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

Tue 9/1 -
Fri 9/4
(by appt.)

Blackboard Boot Camp

Cynthia Eaton, Eastern TLC Coordinator

on location: your office or the TLC

o    Whether you need an introduction to Blackboard basics or have questions about specific tools or features or Blackboard, boot camp can help you! Contact me so we can set up a mutually convenient date, time, and location for some one-on-one, just-in-time training.

Tue 9/8 -
Fri 9/11
(by appt.)

Blackboard Boot Camp

Cynthia Eaton, Eastern TLC Coordinator

on location: your office or the TLC

o    Whether you need an introduction to Blackboard basics or have questions about specific tools or features or Blackboard, boot camp can help you! Contact me so we can set up a mutually convenient date, time, and location for some one-on-one, just-in-time training.

Tue 9/15 -
Fri 9/18
(by appt.)

Blackboard Boot Camp

Cynthia Eaton, Eastern TLC Coordinator

on location: your office or the TLC

o    Whether you need an introduction to Blackboard basics or have questions about specific tools or features or Blackboard, boot camp can help you! Contact me so we can set up a mutually convenient date, time, and location for some one-on-one, just-in-time training.

Tue 9/29
12:30 PM -

1:45 PM

How to Propose a Distance Education Course

Cynthia Eaton, Eastern TLC Coordinator

Orient 116

o    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 17 years 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.

Tue 10/6
12:00 PM -
1:00 PM

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Journals Revisited: Scholars Share Their Core Titles

An Introduction to Organic Synthesis of Natural Products and its Applications

Susan Wood, Library

Yu Zhang, Chemistry

Orient 116

o    Susan Wood, media & reader services librarian, will share information on her research collaboration with the Association of College & Research Libraries Women & Gender Studies Section in updating the list of core journals in WGS fields. She will also provide information on the concept of core journal lists and how and why they are developed and used in academic libraries.

o    Yu Zhang, instructor of Chemistry, will share information on his attendance of Ninth National Organic Chemistry Conference at Northeast Normal University, Changchun, China. He will provide an introduction to organic synthesis of natural products and its application in the current development of synthetic methodology and pharmaceutical fields.

Wed 10/7
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

o    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.

Wed 10/14
11:00 AM -
12:15 PM

This Place Has Skywalks: AWP in Minneapolis

Sarah Kain Gutowski, English

Adam Penna, English

Orient 116

o    Professor Sarah Kain Gutowski will talk about the intersection of technology and poetry, discuss the difference between a poetry video and a video poem, and show examples of each (including a poetry video she made this summer with colleague Paul Turano).

o    Professor Adam Penna will talk about the research he and Shannon Mowdy have been doing on the poet John Berryman, whose archives are housed at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, where Berryman taught. The ultimate aim of this research is a creative work on the life and times of John Berryman. Mowdy and Penna will share some of that work in progress and other items of note from the archives.

Thu 10/15
9:30 AM -
10:45 AM

Blackboard Walk-in Clinic

Cynthia Eaton, Eastern TLC Coordinator

Orient 116

o    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

Fri 10/23
9:30 AM -
10:45 AM

How to Grade Using Rubrics in Blackboard

Cynthia Eaton, Eastern TLC Coordinator

Orient 116

o    For faculty seeking alternatives to traditional alphabetic or numeric grading, this workshop will present an overview of and invite discussion about using rubrics in Blackboard to assess student work. Cynthia will show you sample rubrics and demonstrate how these appear in the Blackboard "needs grading" section for faculty.

Wed 10/28
11:00 AM -
12:15 PM

Blackboard Walk-in Clinic

Cynthia Eaton, Eastern TLC Coordinator

Orient 116

o    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 11/4
11:00 AM -
12:15 PM

Blackboard Walk-in Clinic

Cynthia Eaton, Eastern TLC Coordinator

Orient 116

o    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

Tue 11/10
12:00 PM -
1:00 PM

How to Grade Using Rubrics in Blackboard

Cynthia Eaton, Eastern TLC Coordinator

Orient 116

o    For faculty seeking alternatives to traditional alphabetic or numeric grading, this workshop will present an overview of and invite discussion about using rubrics in Blackboard to assess student work. Cynthia will show you sample rubrics and demonstrate how these appear in the Blackboard "needs grading" section for faculty.

Wed 11/24
2:00 PM -
3:00 PM

Eastern Envisions: A Blackboard Users Group

Cynthia Eaton, Nina Acquavita, Misty Curreli

Orient 116

o    Eastern Envisions is a Blackboard users group during which faculty come together to share technology tips and tricks, offer collegial support and advice for online student issues and concerns, and envision the future of online teaching and learning at SCCC. Join us!

Mon 11/30
11:00 AM -
12:15 PM

Blackboard Walk-in Clinic

Cynthia Eaton, Eastern TLC Coordinator

Orient 116

o    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 12/2
11:00 AM -
12:15 PM

Eastern Campus Meets Southeastern Africa: A Visit with ZimKids

Cynthia Eaton (Lyceum Grant)

Orient 116

o    This unique opportunity comes to us courtesy of a Lyceum Grant that will enable the founder (Dennis Gaboury) and director (Tinashe Basa) of ZimKids Orphan Trust to visit campus and talk about their creation of an educational center and other supports for children of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, who have been orphaned by the AIDS crisis and/or the violence wrought by the Mugabe regime.

The ZimKids representatives will talk about the origins and philosophy of ZimKids Orphan Trust.

Wed 12/9
1:45 PM -
2:45 PM

Blackboard Walk-in Clinic

Cynthia Eaton, Eastern TLC Coordinator

Orient 116

o    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

Tue 12/15
2:00 PM -
3:00 PM

Walk a Mile in Their Shoes: Making the Most of Student Preview in Blackboard

Cynthia Eaton, Eastern TLC Coordinator

Orient 116

o    Getting ready to spend some time during winterssion preparing or revising an online class?

One of the best ways to ensure a high quality course is to review your class thoroughly using the student preview feature. Walking through your course "from the other side of the desk" can help you better appreciate your students' experience and better anticipate questions, concerns, and problems. In this workshop, Cynthia will show you how to make the most of the student preview features.

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