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 2016 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 8/23 -
    12:00 PM

    Introduction to Blackboard Presentation
    for Culinary Arts Department
    Cynthia Eaton, Eastern TLC Coordinator Culinary
    Demo Theater
    • Special departmental presentation to culinary faculty, full time and adjunct, as well as staff regarding how they might use Blackboard to enhance their on-campus classes and better meet the needs of both their own and their students' hectic lives.

    Tue 9/6 -
    Fri 9/9
    (by appt.)

    Blackboard Boot Camp Cynthia Eaton, Eastern TLC Coordinator on location: your office or the TLC
    • 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.

    Mon 9/12 -
    Fri 9/16
    (by appt.)

    Blackboard Boot Camp Cynthia Eaton, Eastern TLC Coordinator on location: your office or the TLC
    • 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 9/20
    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 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 10/4
    11:00 AM -
    12:00 PM

    Just Jing It 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 10/17
    12:30 PM -
    1:00 PM

    Blackboard Walk-in Clinic 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

    Tue 10/25
    1:00 PM -
    2:00 PM

    Using Virtual Learning Objects to Teach MLA Documentation to Students Cynthia Eaton, Eastern TLC Coordinator Orient 116
    • This summer, Katelynn DeLuca and I created a virtual learning object to help students learn how to integrate and document their research sources using MLA documentation. Swing by to check out our creation as well as learn about Articulate Storyline, the program we used to develop it.

    Tue 11/1
    2:00 PM -
    3:15 PM

    Blackboard Walk-in Clinic 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 11/2
    11:00 AM -
    12:15 PM

    Blackboard Walk-in Clinic 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

    Mon 11/7
    1:00 PM -
    2:00 PM

    Walk a Mile in Their Shoes: Making the Most of Student Preview in Blackboard Cynthia Eaton, Eastern TLC Coordinator Orient 116
    • 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.

    Wed 11/9
    11:15 AM -
    12:15 PM

    Guidelines for Getting the Best Writing from Your Students Cynthia Eaton, Eastern TLC Coordinator Orient 116
    • Faculty sometimes complain that getting their students to write, with any measure of quantity or quality, seems like a painful process. This workshop will review a variety of good practices, from the perspective of a compositionist, for getting the best writing out of your students in your classes.

    Mon 11/14
    9:45 AM -
    10:45 AM

    Blackboard Walk-in Clinic 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 11/30
    11:15 AM -
    12:15 PM

    Can Student Selfies Help Save African Orphans? A Visit with ZimKids Eastern Campus Honors Students and Other Clubs/Organizations Shinnecock 101
    • ZimKids' founder Dennis Gaboury and director Tinashe Basa will again visit the Eastern Campus to share the principles behind their work with orphans in Zimbabwe, one of the poorest nations on earth. The visit includes a Skype session with some of the older ZimKids.

      ZimKids, a 502(c)(3), is a safe haven for 200+ orphaned Zimbabwean children that helps ensure the children and their caregivers have access to food and medical care as well as creative, vocational, and educational opportunities and training in the tools essential for self-reliance so they can grow into productive, healthy adults who are literate, energized, and ready to take initiative for themselves, their families, and their communities.

    Tue 12/6
    1:00 PM -
    2:00 PM

    Blackboard Walk-in Clinic 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


Eastern Teaching + Learning Center • Suffolk County Community College • 121 Speonk-Riverhead Road • Riverhead NY 11901-3499