Winter Quarter 2019 is off to a great start! Events are still being added to the schedule, so please check back for more information, or make sure to see my weekly email.
As always, TLC events take place (unless otherwise noted) in 1-1219. ITV and Zoom access are available for most events with some advance planning, and you are also welcome to request an event be recorded.
COACH Course Design, Connecting with Students: The 4 Connections (Tuesday, Jan. 22, from 12:30 to 1:30pm and 2:30 to 3:30pm – same program repeated both hours) What are proven strategies for improving your connections with students? Come learn about the 4 Connections, created by Odessa College in their efforts to increase student completion rates. Their research showed that faculty with the highest retention rates connect with students through four simple strategies - the 4 Connections. This conversation will discuss how to implement the approaches intentionally this quarter.
Rescheduled COACH Online and Hybrid (Tuesday, Jan. 22, from 1:30 to 2:30 pm - all welcome!) Teaching online or hybrid courses requires additional teaching skills and tech savvy. This group provides an opportunity to share practical solutions and explore best practices. Refreshments will be served at this meeting, and there are still free copies of Online Teaching at Its Best. Facilitators: Ben Whitmore and Holli Devereaux.
Connecting Panopto Quizzes to the Gradebook (Thursday, Jan 24th, 1:30 to 2:30 pm, 1-1220G [computer lab near the TLC]) You can now embed your Panopto videos that include quizzes and connect them to the Canvas Gradebook. Concerned that students aren't watching your videos? Add quiz questions to help motivate and encourage your students to finish them. This module starts at the beginning with how to get started with Panopto, moves to adding quiz questions and captions, and then finishes up with connecting those quizzes to your gradebook.
Classroom Crisis Simulation (Thurs Jan. 24, 12:30 - 1:30 and 1:30 to 2:30 pm - same program repeated both hours, **Building 9, Nursing Main Lab, room 146) The goal of this event is to empower faculty to understand their classroom environments during a crisis situation. Charlie Hollen from Security and Grace Leaf from HR will review and practice emergency management procedures, discuss expected responses, and learn about post-incident trauma support. Please note: all interested faculty are encouraged to attend the “Active Shooter” training or view the online training (Jan. 22nd at 9:30 in the SCC Lair, room 124C, and 1:30pm in SFCC SUB Lounges). This TLC event will be a practical application of those ideas in a classroom setting. Everyone is welcome at this event. Disclaimer: Role-playing a crisis incident may be triggering for people who have survived other crisis incidents or trauma. Please be aware of this and participate accordingly.
Upcoming Events: (For full details, see the TLC Calendar)
COACH Course Design, Designing for Learning: Using Formative and Summative Assessments (Monday, Jan. 28, from 12:30 to 1:30 pm and 2:30 to 3:30 pm - same program repeated both hours) Student learning is the goal of every class, but measuring students learning can be complex. This session focuses on two different types of assessment - formative and summative - and discusses their uses and applications. You will leave with specific ideas about how to use both in your courses.
COACH Self Care Group, Professional Longevity: Tips for Finding Joy in Teaching After 52 years! (Tuesday, Jan. 29, from 12:30 to 1:30 pm) Many of us spend the majority of our time at work. As teachers, we may even bring work home. Join Linda Seppa-Salisbury, a 52-year career educator, for tips on how to avoid teacher burnout and still love what you do after five plus decades of doing it. Come hear her 15 tips that could change how you teach and the joy you find in doing your job here at SCC!
Supporting English Language Learners (Tuesday, Jan. 29, from 2:30 to 3:30 pm): If you have students who are learning English in your courses and programs, you may have wondered about the best ways to support their learning. Join us for a panel discussion with language faculty who will share information about the diverse populations we serve, the different programs that support them, as well as discuss strategies that support English language learners in any discipline.Bring your questions for this interactive discussion.
COACH Course Design, Rubrics as Assessment Tools (Monday, Feb. 4, from 12:30 to 1:30 pm and 1:30 to 2:30 pm - same program repeated both hours) Communicating transparent expectations for assignments (explaining to students how they know they are completing an assignment correctly) can increase students' confidence and engagement with course work. Rubrics one way to do just that - they are scoring tools that explicitly list grading criteria. This session will discuss how to develop rubrics for all kinds of assignments, as well as examples of paper and online rubrics. If you already use rubrics, feel free to bring one to share with the group.
COACH Course Design, Writing Course Learning Outcomes (Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2:30 to 4:00pm) This session is the first in a three-part series supporting faculty writing and revising student learning outcomes.
COACH Course Design, Transparent Assignment Charrette (Monday, Feb. 11th, 12:30 to 1:30 pm and 2:30 to 3:30 pm, open to all): If you have worked on revising your assignments to be more transparent (or TILTing them), this session offers the opportunity to get some feedback on those efforts. To participate in this interactive sessions, bring your assignment to get responses from a disciplinary stranger on how well it provides information on the purpose, task, and criteria of the assignment.
COACH Course Design, What's Your Grading Philosophy? Aligning Assessments with Course Outcomes and Expectations Workshop (Wednesday, Feb.13, 2:30 to 4:00 pm) This session is the second in a three-part series supporting faculty writing and revising student learning outcomes. Join faculty assessment coordinators Rachel Kendoll and Andrea Reid for a guided conversation about your approach to course grades. Whether you use exams, quizzes, papers, discussions, labs, demonstrations, and/or presentations, this session provides opportunities to help you reflect on and revise overall course assessments to make sure you're getting the most from your syllabus. *Please bring a syllabus and/or list of course assignments.
COACH Course Design, Submitting Course Outcomes (Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2:30 to 4:00 pm) This session is the last in a three-part series supporting faculty writing and revising student learning outcomes. If your course learning outcomes need revision, you will need to learn the process of submitting revised course outcomes to the Curriculum Committee. This session focuses on the nuts and bolts of that process, including insights and suggestions from a course of experienced committee members.
COACH Course Design, Teaching Underprepared Students (Thursday, Feb. 28, 12:30 to 1:30 pm and 2:30 to 3:30 pm, open to all) Many of our students arrive in our classrooms with limited academic skills. Join this conversation on techniques that support at-risk learners in raising their college-success skills. The focus will be on creating an equitable class that has high expectations and high support.