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, you may 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 2014 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 8/26 -
    Fri 8/29
    (by appt.)

    Blackboard Boot Camp Cynthia Eaton, Eastern TLC Coordinator on location (your office or the TLC)
    • So you attended some workshops about Blackboard in the spring 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 to get ready for the fall term. Contact me so we can set up a mutually convenient date, time, and location for some one-on-one, just in time training.

    Mon 9/8 -
    Fri 9/12
    (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.

    Mon 9/15 -
    Fri 9/19
    (
    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 9/30
    2:15 PM -

    3:15 PM

    How to Propose a Distance Education Course * RESCHEDULED FOR 10/6 * 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.

    Wed 10/1
    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.

    Mon 10/6
    12:30 PM -

    1:30 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.

    Tue 10/7
    11:15 AM -
    12:15 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.

    Tue 10/14
    11 AM -
    12:15 PM

    To Poem or Not To Poem: That is the Answer Sarah Gutowksi, English
    Adam Penna, English
    Montaukett 107
    • Professors Sarah Gutowski and Adam Penna are published poets who studied another genre this summer: Sarah playwriting, and Adam prose fiction. Join them as they read a little bit from their work and also like to talk about the mid-career urge to write outside of the genres they’ve been publishing in.

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

    Retaining Students Cynthia Eaton, Eastern TLC Coordinator Orient 116
    • With midsemester right around the corner, this workshop aims to encourage participants to share their ideas for student retention strategies. One method to be discussed is use of the Blackboard retention center in web-enhanced and DE courses.

    Tue 10/21
    12:30 PM -
    1:30 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 10/28
    2:30 PM -
    3:45 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.

    Wed 11/5
    11:00 AM -
    12:15 PM

    Blackboard Boot Camp Cynthia Eaton, Eastern TLC Coordinator Orient 116
    • Okay, so Blackboard has been around for two semesters: used by a small group of faculty during the spring pilot and implemented this fall across the college. You've been sitting back patiently while the early adopters work out the kinks and now you feel ready to be a part of the early majority (you're far too wise to be in the late majority or—gasp!—one of the laggards).

      This workshop will help you get started in Blackboard with an eye toward developing your course websites in time for the spring semester. 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

    Mon 11/10
    12:30 PM -
    1:45 PM

    Blackboard Boot Camp Cynthia Eaton, Eastern TLC Coordinator Orient 116
    • Okay, so Blackboard has been around for two semesters: used by a small group of faculty during the spring pilot and implemented this fall across the college. You've been sitting back patiently while the early adopters work out the kinks and now you feel ready to be a part of the early majority (you're far too wise to be in the late majority or—gasp!—one of the laggards).

      This workshop will help you get started in Blackboard with an eye toward developing your course websites in time for the spring semester. 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 11/11
    2:30 PM -
    3:45 PM

    Films on Demand: Including Educational Streaming Media in Your Courses Susan Wood, Media and Reader Services Librarian Orient 116
    • Susan Wood will demonstrate the libraries' new streaming media database Films on Demand. Learn how to view, link to, and embed educational videos from this multidisciplinary resource into your in-person or online courses. She will also field questions about how to make the most of the libraries' print, media, and electronic collections in developing reading lists and instructional content for all your courses.

    Tue 11/18
    4:00 PM -
    5:15 PM

    Blackboard Boot Camp Cynthia Eaton, Eastern TLC Coordinator Orient 116
    • Okay, so Blackboard has been around for two semesters: used by a small group of faculty during the spring pilot and implemented this fall across the college. You've been sitting back patiently while the early adopters work out the kinks and now you feel ready to be a part of the early majority (you're far too wise to be in the late majority or—gasp!—one of the laggards).

      This workshop will help you get started in Blackboard with an eye toward developing your course websites in time for the spring semester. 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 11/19
    11:15 AM -
    12:15 PM

    Films on Demand: Including Educational Streaming Media in Your Courses Susan Wood, Media and Reader Services Librarian Orient 116
    • Susan Wood will demonstrate the libraries' new streaming media database Films on Demand. Learn how to view, link to, and embed educational videos from this multidisciplinary resource into your in-person or online courses. She will also field questions about how to make the most of the libraries' print, media, and electronic collections in developing reading lists and instructional content for all your courses.

    Tue 11/25
    11:00 AM -
    12:15 PM

    Blackboard Boot Camp Cynthia Eaton, Eastern TLC Coordinator Orient 116
    • Okay, so Blackboard has been around for two semesters: used by a small group of faculty during the spring pilot and implemented this fall across the college. You've been sitting back patiently while the early adopters work out the kinks and now you feel ready to be a part of the early majority (you're far too wise to be in the late majority or—gasp!—one of the laggards).

      This workshop will help you get started in Blackboard with an eye toward developing your course websites in time for the spring semester. 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

    more to come!

 

 


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