Workshops and Events

Come join us for a workshop or event soon! We offer a variety of workshops, events and seminars focused on enhancing the teaching and learning environment. Who's our audience? Everyone - including you! While we do occasionally have workshops focused on faculty only, many of them are open to anyone on campus.

Come join us for these exciting opportunities to have fun, connect with others and explore new topics.  We are constantly trying new formats and topics to meet your needs. If you have any suggestions for workshops, feel free to reach out to us at cpe@tcc.fl.edu. We'd love to hear from you.  View photos from past workshops and events   

Summer 2018 Workshops

May

May 8, Tues, 1-2:30pm, Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) Training

The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) course, designed and built on the Avoid, Deny, Defend (ADD) strategy developed by ALERRT in 2004, provides strategies, guidance and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event. Topics include the history, prevalence of active shooter events and civilian response options.  

Presenter, GW Lupton,  Location FPAC 216  Register Here

 May 9, Wed, 10:00-12:00pm, Supervisors: How to Complete Evaluations

Come learn just about everything you need to know about completing an annual TMS evaluation, including probationary evaluations, what the ratings mean, and performance improvement plans.  This workshop will include information on the necessary steps and timeline to complete employee evaluations.  The training will also discuss what the competencies mean and how are they related to the goals.  Employee evaluations are due May 30, this session is for supervisors and managers. 

Presenter, Berlin Jones, Human Resources Manager, Employee Relations, TCC,  Location FPAC 216  Register Here

May 14, Mon, 1-2:00pm, Magna Seminar: Collaborative Learning Approaches that Support Neurodiverse Students (attend in person or online)

Many of today’s students will come to campus with numerous forms of mental, emotional, and social challenges. In any given class, you may have students with PTSD, mental disorders, learning disabilities, or previous emotional trauma. Students with these characteristics, also referred to as neurodiverse students, are often quiet and introverted in collaborative settings, thus impacting their classroom performance. 

What strategies can you leverage to establish a classroom environment where ALL students feel comfortable contributing to collaborative learning activities?

You’ll explore ways of applying Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles to collaborative learning tasks to support students who find difficulty thriving in group learning situations.

This seminar goes beyond the simple “how-to” of implementing group work and delves into the different challenges you face when implementing collaborative learning experiences and how you can create success for all kinds of students with all kinds of conditions and backgrounds. Presented by Flower Darby, Senior Instructional Designer, Northern Arizona University.

Location FPAC 216 or online link will be sent to registrants. Register Here

 May 16, Wed, 11-12:30pm, FEMA IS-100 for Higher Education

This course will assist participants in gaining their student identification for FEMA’s Independent Study (IS) Program.  This course also offers an overview of the IS-100 for Higher Education course and navigating the IS courses offered by FEMA. This program is excellent for career growth and looks great on a resume! 

Presenter, GW Lupton, Location Learning Commons 151A.  Register Here

 May 17, Thurs, 10:00-12:00pm, Supervisors: How to Complete Evaluations (Repeated Session)

Come learn just about everything you need to know about completing an annual TMS evaluation, including probationary evaluations, what the ratings mean, and performance improvement plans.  This workshop will include information on the necessary steps and timeline to complete employee evaluations.  The training will also discuss what the competencies mean and how are they related to the goals.  Employee evaluations are due May 30, this session is for supervisors and managers.  This is a repeated session that will cover the same materials as the workshop on May 9.

Presenter, Berlin Jones, Human Resources Manager, Employee Relations, TCC,  Location FPAC 216  Register Here

 May 21, Mon, 12-1:30pm, Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) Training

The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) course, designed and built on the Avoid, Deny, Defend (ADD) strategy developed by ALERRT in 2004, provides strategies, guidance and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event. Topics include the history, prevalence of active shooter events and civilian response options.  

Presenter, GW Lupton,  Location FPAC 216  Register Here

 May 30, Wed, 2-3:30pm, Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP)

Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) clearly defines the steps an organization will take during times of disruption to ensure they can continue their operations. The plans usually concentrate on three main areas, People, Places, and Things.  When events lead to a disruption of your department’s essential functions for a sustained period, how will you carry on business as usual? This course helps departments understand the Continuity of Operations Planning process outlined in Presidential Directives. 

Presenter, GW Lupton,  Location FPAC 216  Register Here

May 30, Wed, 11:00 am and 2:00 pm, AC 309, Web Tools Place in a Flipped Classroom

BYOD (we will test eight free apps)! Web 2.0 tools are a great way to create higher order thinking. They engage today’s technology savvy student by creating active/flipped learning environments. Come learn how to use Web 2.0 tools to update all aspects of courses including syllabi, rubrics, and pitfalls of using web tools. Leave with a boss list of free Web 2.0 tools!

Presented by Online Learning Consortium, Location AC 309 Register Here

 June

ONGOING Monday-Friday, 12-1pm TCC FIT

Group fitness classes provided by a fitness professional and personal trainer specifically for TCC Employees. Prior to your first session, please complete the informed consent form along with the PAR-Q form and provide to the trainer upon arrival. Employees can join at any time and attend all 5 days each week, or only those days they choose.

Workouts are conducted as a group training session, however, the trainer will individualize the training for each participant to accommodate all levels of fitness. Come dressed in appropriate exercise attire, and make sure you are hydrated and have eaten prior to training. Locker/shower rooms are located in the gymnasium near the employee gym should you wish to use them, however be aware that building construction may interfere with use this summer.

Each session begins in the employee gym, located in the Lifetime Sports building. Your TCC Employee ID allows you to access either the exterior entrance (near vending machines and bike racks) or tough the main recreational gym. For your safety, never prop the door open, but make sure it closes behind you each time you enter and exit the gym.

June 4 Mon-July 2 Mon (Four Weeks) Balance BINGO June Jumpstart!

Join our summer challenge, challenge your co-workers! Click here to choose a BINGO BOARD full of activities that encourage you to build good habits, stretch, breathe, and move more!  Choose a board and mark off your activities to get a BINGO in any direction, then email it cpe [at] tcc.fl.edu to qualify for small prizes!  Weeks will run Monday to Monday and winners will be chosen every Monday - here is the schedule.
Week 1: June 4-11
Week 2: June 11-18
Week 3: June 18-25
Week 4: June 25-July 2

June 6, 2018, Wed, 2-3:15pm, Create Responsive Online Courses with Articulate Rise

Learn how to develop a responsive online lesson in your web browser with Rise’s intuitive features. Learn how to create content using blocks, which enable you to arrange your lesson in the order you want. Add interactions such as timelines, processes, labeled graphics or sorting activities. Learn how to easily add beautiful images to enhance your lesson. Also, build an interactive quiz as a knowledge check for your learners. Once you’re done, preview your lesson before you publish to see how it will look to learners on desktop, tablet, and mobile devices. Presenter Patricia Heeter, Location AC 309 Click Here to Register

June 7, Thurs, 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Adapting High Quality Classroom Discussion Strategies to Online Discussions

How can we take what we already know about good face-to-face teaching pedagogy and apply it to online teaching?  In this session, participants will examine face-to-face frameworks for defining high quality classroom discussions and consider how they can be used to generate specific strategies for facilitating engaging online conversations. Presented by Online Learning Consortium, Location AC 309 Click Here to Register

June 11 Mon-July 16 Mon (Four Weeks) Book Club: Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway (attend in person or online)

This book introduces individuals to tools that assist with overcoming fears and thoughts that keep you from achieving your full potential. It educates you to treat fear as a fact of life rather than a barrier to success.  What are you afraid of? Public speaking – Making decisions – Asking for a raise – Intimacy – Changing jobs – Losing a loved one – Leaving a bad relationship – Being alone – Ageing – Facing the future? Whatever you fear, Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway will give you the insight and practical tools to push through all your fears and empower you to live the life you always wanted. 

This virtual book club allows for participation on your time! Also please join as we share and discuss the main topics even if you haven’t read the book.  There are a limited number of copies available to registrants in the CPE office. See weekly schedule of chapters and meetings here.  Presenter, Michele Dames, Location Virtual or In Person Click Here to Register

WEEK 1 June 11-18
Chapter 1: What are you afraid of and why?
Chapter 2: Can’t you make it go away?
Chapter 3: From Pain to Power

WEEK 2 June 18-25
Chapter 4: Whether you want it or not … It’s Yours
Chapter 5: Pollyanna rides again
Chapter 6: When “they” don’t want you to grow

MEETING 1/2: June 25, Mon, 12-1pm, join in person or virtually,
bring your lunch or a snack to share if you wish, but not necessary

WEEK 3 June 25-July 02
Chapter 7: How to make a No-Lose Decision
Chapter 8: How Whole is your ‘Whole Life’?
Chapter 9: Just nod your head – Say “Yes”

MEETING 2/2: July 9, Mon, 12-1pm, join in person or virtually,
bring your lunch or a snack to share if you wish, but not necessary

WEEK 4 July 9-16
Chapter 10: Choosing Love and Trust
Chapter 11: Filling the inner void
Chapter 12: There is plenty of time

June 11, Mon, 12-130pm, Come Rock with Us, Rock Painting!

Come rock with us!  We are holding a rock painting party and everyone is invited! All supplies included and no experience necessary.  Come be creative as we explore motivational and inspirational art.  Learn more about rock painting here and the Facebook Group #Tallahassee Rocks or #TLHRocks  This is a drop in event, you are welcome to come anytime. Presenter Julie Baroody, Location CH 260 Click Here to Register

June 11, Mon, 3:30-5:00pm, Making Outlook Work for you: Declutter your Inbox

Our inbox can quickly become overrun with emails, calendar events, and tasks. Part of good customer service is communicating in a timely manner to our customers. Learn simple ways to organize your inbox to help you become more efficient in customer service.  Presenter, Summer Dusek,  Location FPAC 216 Click Here to Register

June 13, Wed, 2-3:00pm Accessibility Guidelines for Online Content         

An accessible online course promotes learning by enabling all students to easily access and use course materials. In this one-hour workshop, learn how to develop accessible documents; provide meaningful links; design accessible graphs and tables; add alternative text for images; and, how to evaluate websites to determine if they are accessible. Presenter, Patricia Heeter, Location AC 309 Click Here to Register

June 13, Wed, 3:30-5pm Excel Productivity Tips and Tricks

This will be quick crash course in the basics of Excel but most of the workshop will focus on productivity tips and tricks.  All levels welcome since we can learn from each other and also exchange helpful spreadsheet templates. Presenter, Michele Dames,  Location Learning Commons 151A  Click Here to Register

June 14, Thurs, 12-1pm, The Thursday Staff Special

This event will bring together different staff members from all over campus to meet each other and learn about their work here at TCC.  We will invite staff members over email and lunch will be provided.  Want to nominate yourself or someone in your department?  Email Coordinator Michele Dames. We will have one lunch June 14 and one July 12.  Location FPAC 216

June 15, Fri, 11-12:00 p.m. and 2-3:00 p.m., Confessions of an Online Agnostic

An award-winning teacher discusses his unwilling transition to online education. He discusses the problems, the successes, and provides an early analysis of the results on student learning and instructor motivation/buy-in. Presented by Online Learning Consortium, Location AC 309 Click Here to Register

June 15, Friday, 12-1pm Goal Setting – Goals are for Losers

Yes, we can all be losers and not always reach every single goal we make in the timeframe that we make them…but that doesn’t mean we should stop trying and setting goals in the first place!  Don’t let another summer go by without meeting some personal and professional goals.  Join our accountability group for regular check-ins and support.  Bring your lunch and/or a snack to share if you wish, but not necessary.  Presenter, Michele Dames,  Location FPAC 216 Click Here to Register

June 19, Tues, 11-12:00 p.m. and 2-3:00 p.m. Making Online Courses Face To Face With VoiceThread

Online courses can feel lonely and flat. VoiceThread brings energy to your content, discussions and assignments. With VoiceThread, you can improve social engagement and provide instructor immediacy to your students. Presented by Online Learning Consortium, Location AC 309 Click Here to Register

June 19, Tues, 2-3:00pm, Webinar: Teaching Techniques to Improve Learning and Ensure Classroom Success

Built upson an empirical foundation, this webinar will help participants explore concrete strategies that keep students involved, motivated, and actively learning.  It will also cover a range of practical and essential instructional techniques, including student engagement strategies, collaborative learning approaches, and important ways to reconsider technology in your classroom.  See full description here.  Presenter, AAC&U Webinar, Coordinator M. Dames,  Location FPAC 217 or join online Click Here to Register

June 19, Tues, 3-4:00pm Phone Etiquette

We talk on phones daily, but have you ever stopped to think of proper telephone etiquette? Customer service is vital and much takes place over the phone. Learn tips for answering calls, responding to calls, taking messages, and returning messages.  Presenter, Summer Dusek,  Location FPAC 216 Click Here to Register

June 21, Thur, 12-1:00pm Meal Planning Basics, Light Lunch Provided

Busy lives can easily infringe on healthy eating. With a few simple steps you can plan your meals in advance. This will help reduce overspending and waste on groceries, plus help you make the most of your time. Light lunch provided.  Presenters, Nancy Donovan and Summer Dusek,  Location FPAC 216 Click Here to Register

June 21, Thurs, 2-3:15 pm, Transforming Your Online Classroom Using Lecture Capture and Screen Recording

Are you looking for ways to engage your online students? Screencast-o-matic is a free, easy, and fast recording app in Canvas that enables you to record lesson introductions and lectures, provide video feedback, or create quick video tutorials. Your recordings can be embedded throughout your Canvas course, shared on YouTube, and saved as a video file. Come and learn how to use this tool to keep your students engaged. Presenter Kim Manning, AC 309 Click Here to Register

June 25, Mon, 11-12:00pm and 2-3:00pm, Transform Your Imagination into Reality: AR, VR, and MR

The real world is not flat after all, so why constrain our online classrooms to experience the digital world on a flat screen? An online student may be isolated from the instructor and other students, this ability to be virtually immersed in another environment could be invaluable. Instead of just staring at a flat computer screen, students could be transported to a more traditional classroom environment, a chemistry lab, or even a historical moment in time anywhere in the world. Presented by Online Learning Consortium, AC 309 Click Here to Register

June 25, Mon, 12-1pm, Book Club Meeting 1: Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway (attend in person or online)

This book introduces individuals to tools that assist with overcoming fears and thoughts that keep you from achieving your full potential. It educates you to treat fear as a fact of life rather than a barrier to success.  What are you afraid of? Public speaking – Making decisions – Asking for a raise – Intimacy – Changing jobs – Losing a loved one – Leaving a bad relationship – Being alone – Ageing – Facing the future? Whatever you fear, Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway will give you the insight and practical tools to push through all your fears and empower you to live the life you always wanted. 

This virtual book club allows for participation on your time! Also please join as we share and discuss the main topics even if you haven’t read the book.  There are a limited number of copies available to registrants in the CPE office. See weekly schedule of chapters and meetings here.  Presenter, Michele Dames, Location Virtual or In Person Click Here to Register

WEEK 1 June 11-18
Chapter 1: What are you afraid of and why?
Chapter 2: Can’t you make it go away?
Chapter 3: From Pain to Power

WEEK 2 June 18-25
Chapter 4: Whether you want it or not … It’s Yours
Chapter 5: Pollyanna rides again
Chapter 6: When “they” don’t want you to grow

MEETING 1/2: June 25, Mon, 12-1pm, join in person or virtually, 
bring your lunch or a snack to share if you wish, but not necessary

WEEK 3 June 25-July 02
Chapter 7: How to make a No-Lose Decision
Chapter 8: How Whole is your ‘Whole Life’?
Chapter 9: Just nod your head – Say “Yes”

MEETING 2/2: July 9, Mon, 12-1pm, join in person or virtually, 
bring your lunch or a snack to share if you wish, but not necessary

WEEK 4 July 9-16
Chapter 10: Choosing Love and Trust
Chapter 11: Filling the inner void
Chapter 12: There is plenty of time

June 26, Tues, 9-10:00am E-Organizing

With the increase in electronic record keeping and document creation, the number of files we each have can be daunting. Do you struggle to find your files or spend a lot of time searching through your documents? Learn how to organize and store your electronic files to maximize your efficiency and save you time.  Presenter, Summer Dusek,  Location FPAC 216 Click Here to Register

June 27, Wed, 9:30-10:30am, Automated External Defibrillator Training

Using an automated external defibrillator (AED) on a person suffering from sudden cardiac arrest can save their life.  This workshop will teach you how to use an AED and what to do until emergency medical personnel arrive.  Presenter, Michael Younger,  Location FPAC 216 Click Here to Register

June 27, Wed, 12-1:30pm, CRASE Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events

The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) course, designed and built on the Avoid, Deny, Defend (ADD) strategy developed by ALERRT in 2004, provides strategies, guidance and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event. Topics include the history, prevalence of active shooter events and civilian response options.  

Presenter, TCC Police,  Location FPAC 216  Register Here

June 27, Wed, 2-3:00pm, Why Reinvent the Wheel? Using Engaging Educational and Instructional Videos to Enhance Your Course

Canvas has a plethora of free apps that faculty can use to instruct students while engaging them in shared lessons, lectures, tutorials, and more. We will learn how to search for content through the Public Resources app using Vimeo, Khan Academy, TED Ed, and others and then embed the content directly in your Canvas course to create lessons that transform learning. Presenter Kim Manning, AC 309 Click Here to Register

June 27, Wed, 3-4:30pm Safe Zone Training

The Safe Zone Training workshop will address what it means to be an ally to the LGBTQ+ community.  This training will push participants to think about stereotypes and provide information about contemporary LGBTQ+ issues. Topics of discussion include: sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, biological sex, current LGBTQ+ vocabulary, how to be an effective ally, and exploring further allyship possibilities.  Presenters Kay Stuart-Tilley, Michele Dames, Location FPAC 216. Click Here to Register

June 28, Thurs, TBA, Basic Car Care

We all get busy and forget to take care of our vehicles, although without them we would have trouble getting to work each day. Even if you have no mechanical knowledge, there are basic things you should be doing to keep your car running well. This session will discuss those things and help you get your care back on track. Presenter, TBA, Location FPAC 216 Click Here to Register

 

 July

ONGOING Monday-Friday, 12-1pm TCC FIT

Group fitness classes provided by a fitness professional and personal trainer specifically for TCC Employees. Prior to your first session, please complete the informed consent form along with the PAR-Q form and provide to the trainer upon arrival. Employees can join at any time and attend all 5 days each week, or only those days they choose.

Workouts are conducted as a group training session, however, the trainer will individualize the training for each participant to accommodate all levels of fitness. Come dressed in appropriate exercise attire, and make sure you are hydrated and have eaten prior to training. Locker/shower rooms are located in the gymnasium near the employee gym should you wish to use them, however be aware that building construction may interfere with use this summer.

Each session begins in the employee gym, located in the Lifetime Sports building. Your TCC Employee ID allows you to access either the exterior entrance (near vending machines and bike racks) or tough the main recreational gym. For your safety, never prop the door open, but make sure it closes behind you each time you enter and exit the gym.

July 2, Mon 11-12:00pm and 2-3:00pm, Walking in Someone Else’s Shoes – The Real Impact of Digital Accessibility

Many of us have heard of the concept of digital accessibility and are aware of things like adding alt text to images and captions to videos, but what would it really be like to walk in someone else’s shoes to truly experience the real impact of digital accessibility? In this interactive session, you will be exposed to a variety of assistive technologies, the students that use them, and strategies that we as instructors and designers can use to make the learning experience more positive for ALL students. Presented by Online Learning Consortium, Location AC 309 Click Here to Register

July 6, Friday, 2-3:15pm, Transform Your Paper and Pencil Tests to Online Tests in Minutes!

In this workshop, you will learn how to convert your current Word document tests for publishing in single or multiple Canvas courses. It takes three simple steps: prepare, convert, review, and publish. Presented by Kim Manning, Location AC 309 Click Here to Register

July 9, Mon, 12-1pm, Virtual Book Club Meeting 2: Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway (attend in person or online)

This book introduces individuals to tools that assist with overcoming fears and thoughts that keep you from achieving your full potential. It educates you to treat fear as a fact of life rather than a barrier to success.  What are you afraid of? Public speaking – Making decisions – Asking for a raise – Intimacy – Changing jobs – Losing a loved one – Leaving a bad relationship – Being alone – Ageing – Facing the future? Whatever you fear, Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway will give you the insight and practical tools to push through all your fears and empower you to live the life you always wanted. 

This virtual book club allows for participation on your time! Also please join as we share and discuss the main topics even if you haven’t read the book.  There are a limited number of copies available to registrants in the CPE office. See weekly schedule of chapters and meetings here.  Presenter, Michele Dames, Location Virtual or In Person Click Here to Register

WEEK 1 June 11-18
Chapter 1: What are you afraid of and why?
Chapter 2: Can’t you make it go away?
Chapter 3: From Pain to Power

WEEK 2 June 18-25
Chapter 4: Whether you want it or not … It’s Yours
Chapter 5: Pollyanna rides again
Chapter 6: When “they” don’t want you to grow

MEETING 1/2: June 25, Mon, 12-1pm, join in person or virtually, 
bring your lunch or a snack to share if you wish, but not necessary

WEEK 3 June 25-July 02
Chapter 7: How to make a No-Lose Decision
Chapter 8: How Whole is your ‘Whole Life’?
Chapter 9: Just nod your head – Say “Yes”

MEETING 2/2: July 9, Mon, 12-1pm, join in person or virtually, 
bring your lunch or a snack to share if you wish, but not necessary

WEEK 4 July 9-16
Chapter 10: Choosing Love and Trust
Chapter 11: Filling the inner void
Chapter 12: There is plenty of time

July 9 Mon-August 6 Mon (Four Weeks) Balance BINGO July Journey!

Join our summer challenge, challenge your co-workers! Click here to choose a Bingo Board full of activities that encourage you to build good habits, stretch, breathe, and move more!  Choose a board and mark off your activities to get a BINGO in any direction, then email it cpe [at] tcc.fl.edu to qualify for small prizes!  Weeks will run Monday to Monday and winners will be chosen every Monday - here is the schedule.
Week 1: July 9-16
Week 2: July 16-23
Week 3: July 23-30
Week 4: July 30-August 6

July 10, Tues, 11-12:00pm and 2-3:00pm, Innovative Practices You Can Do Now: Lightening Talks On Teaching

Come hear higher education thought leaders give lightning talks, TED-style. Learn from high profile practitioners about innovations in college teaching—touching on trends in flipped classrooms, learning science, OER and more. Following the lightning talks, attendees will have an opportunity to engage in a Q and A with the speakers. Presented by Online Learning Consortium, Location AC 309 Click Here to Register

July 9, Mon, 4-5pm, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

What do the terms diversity, equity, and inclusion mean and how are they different? Learn the basics and why it is important in our work here at TCC. Presenter, M. Dames, Location FPAC 216 Click Here to Register

July 11, Wed, 8:30-9:30am Email Etiquette

We are in a world of text-messaging and it is easy to compose our emails in a similar manner. Let’s talk about professionalism in email, from writing to responding – including whether or not to use the “reply all” button! Presenter, Summer Dusek,  Location FPAC 216  Click Here to Register

July 11, Wed, 2-3:30pm An Express Ride of the Energy Bus

Do you often feel completely drained at the end (or even the beginning) of a work day? Do you feel like negativity is preventing you from being your best self at work and/or home? Could you just use some tips for making your life more enjoyable? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you should definitely sign up for this workshop.  An Express Ride on The Energy Bus is based on The Energy Bus, an international best seller by Jon Gordon. The facilitator will lead participants through Gordon’s “10 RULES FOR THE RIDE OF YOUR LIFE.” Through the course of the workshop you will encounter suggestions that will get your “Bus” riding with more steam leaving you with more energy to deal with life’s challenges.  Presenter, Melvin Middleton,  Location FPAC 216  Click Here to Register

July 12, Friday, 12-1pm, The Thursday Staff Special

This event will bring together different staff members from all over campus to meet each other and learn about their work here at TCC. We will invite staff members over email and lunch will be provided. Want to nominate yourself or someone in your department?  Email Coordinator Michele Dames. We will have one lunch June 14 and one July 12.  Location FPAC 216 Click Here to Register

July 13, Fri, 8am-5pm, Mental Health First Aid

This is an all day training, check-in: 8:00A (start promptly at 8:30), there will be a break for lunch on your own.  Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common supports. This 8-hour course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect persons to the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care. The program also teaches the common risk factors and warning signs of specific types of illnesses, like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and schizophrenia.  Mental Health First Aid is included on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).

COURSE DETAILS

Mental Health First Aid teaches participants a five-step action plan, ALGEE, to support someone developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in an emotional crisis:

  • Assess for risk of suicide or harm
  • Listen nonjudgmentally
  • Give reassurance and information
  • Encourage appropriate professional help
  • Encourage self-help and other support strategies

Like CPR, Mental Health First Aid prepares participants to interact with a person in crisis and connect the person with help. First Aiders do not take on the role of professionals — they do not diagnose or provide any counseling or therapy. Instead, the program offers concrete tools and answers key questions, like “what do I do?” and “where can someone find help?” Certified Mental Health First Aid instructors provide a list of community healthcare providers and national resources, support groups, and online tools for mental health and addictions treatment and support. All trainees receive a program manual to compliment the course material. 

Presenter Jennifer Barr, Location FPAC 216 Click Here to Register 

July 16, Mon, 11-12:00pm, Budgeting Essentials

What’s working? What isn’t? Come learn and share budget basics and tips about making smart choices. We will discuss techniques and ideas for making and keeping up with budgets, including some creative ideas! Presenter M. Dames, Location FPAC 216 Click Here to Register

July 17, Tues, 9:30-10:30am, Spreading the Scholarship Wealth (Breakfast Snacks Provided)

Learn how you can assist in spreading the word to help spread $500,000 of annual foundation scholarship wealth for students at TCC.  Hear about the types of scholarships available, the student online application process, how awarding works and how you, as a Faculty member, Dean, Advisor, or Recruiter can influence students as to why they should apply.  It's easy, it's informative, and awarding money is fun...hope you will join us.  Breakfast snacks will be provided.  Presenter Sarah Stout, Scholarship Officer, TCC Foundation, Location FPAC 216 Click Here to Register

July 17, Tues, 2-3pm, Automated External Defibrillator Training

Using an automated external defibrillator (AED) on a person suffering from sudden cardiac arrest can save their life.  This workshop will teach you how to use an AED and what to do until emergency medical personnel arrive.  Presenter, Michael Younger,  Location FPAC 216 Click Here to Register

July 18, Wed, 10-11:00am, Understanding you Retirement Benefits with TCC and the Florida Retirement System

This workshop can help you better understand the Florida Retirement System.  Whether you are new to FRS or getting ready to retire or enter DROP, knowing your benefits and what is available to you is imperative to your financial wellness. Presenter, Sandy Martin,  Location FPAC 216 Click Here to Register

July 18, Wed, 11-12:00pm and 2-3:00pm, Open Educational Resources (OER) and Online Science Courses

Learn about building an online science kit with hands-on investigations for your students and a free textbook. Stop by our presentation to discover how your learning outcomes can be synced with individual investigations and specific sections of OpenStax texts, giving students a one-stop-shop for their text and kit that makes online science easier than ever. Presented by Online Learning Consortium, Location AC 309 Click Here to Register

July 19, Thurs, 4-5pm, Taking Minutes

How do you know what to write down during a meeting? How do you organize the minutes and track progress? Learn how to get it down and keep it organized.  Presenter, Summer Dusek,  Location FPAC 216 Click Here to Register

July 19, Thurs 9:30-10:30am, Using an Evacutrac

Learn how an Evacutrac can enable persons with mobility impairments to safely exit a building whenever elevators cannot be used due to an emergency such as a fire, power outage, or maintenance. Presenter, Michael Younger,  Location FPAC 216 Click Here to Register

July 23, Mon, 2-2:45pm, Fostering Collaboration I: Using Conferences in Canvas

The asynchronous nature of online courses can sometimes make students feel isolated. Learn how to leverage the use of conferences to conduct virtual lectures, virtual office hours, demos of applications, student group sessions, and more to bring students together for more interactive learning. Presenter, Kim Manning, Location AC 309 Click Here to Register

July 23, Mon, TBA, Travel Procedures in Workday

Do you assist others with spend authorizations and expense reports for travel? Are you often asked to help someone with their travel reimbursement? Come learn the basics involved so you can better assist others. Presenter, Summer Dusek and Co-Presenter, Location FPAC 216 Click Here to Register

July 26, Thurs, 4-5pm, What does it All Mean?

Understanding the Jargon can be difficult in higher education not only for the students, but also for staff. Come learn common phrases you hear around campus and understand what they mean.  Presenter, Summer Dusek,  Location FPAC 216

July 26, Thurs, 2-3:00 pm, Fostering Collaboration II: Using Groups in Canvas

Need your students to work together on projects, assignments, or discussions in smaller groups? Using the Canvas groups collaborative tool, you can set-up and manage their work. Learn to create groups, assign students to groups, upload a file to a group, grade group work, and more. Presenter Kim Manning, Location AC 309 Click Here to Register

July 31, Tues, 2-3:00pm, Fostering Collaboration III: Using Peer Review in Canvas

Do you want your students to review other students' work and provide feedback to one another? Students can communicate through peer reviews and master the concepts of a course as they learn from each other.  Come and learn how to make this tool a part of yoru students' learning experience.  Presenter Kim Manning, Location AC 309 Click Here to Register

 

 

Spring 2018 Workshops

Ongoing  

Monday-Friday, 12-1 pm TCC FIT

Group fitness classes provided by a fitness professional and personal trainer specifically for TCC Employees. Prior to your first session, please complete the informed consent form along with the PAR-Q form and provide to the trainer upon arrival. Employees can join at any time and attend all 5 days each week, or only those days they choose.

Workouts are conducted as a group training session, however, the trainer will individualize the training for each participant to accommodate all levels of fitness. Come dressed in appropriate exercise attire, and make sure you are hydrated and have eaten prior to training. Locker/shower rooms are located in the gymnasium near the employee gym should you wish to use them.

Each session begins in the employee gym, located in the Lifetime Sports building. Your TCC Employee ID allows you to access either the exterior entrance (near vending machines and bike racks) or tough the main recreational gym. For your safety, never prop the door open, but make sure it closes behind you each time you enter and exit the gym.

Student Gym Now Open 6-7pm for faculty/staff only!

Student Gym Now Open 6-7pm for faculty/staff only!

Wednesdays, 12 -1 pm Toastmasters (Public Speaking Club) 

Develop public speaking and leadership skills through a nearby community club, Talk of Tallahassee. Become a part of this fun, friendly, and encouraging group! See more information about the club here.  Guests welcome anytime, come see what Toastmasters is all about!  Coordinator, M. Dames, Location Department of Environment.

Tuesdays 11 -12 pm, Yoga & Meditation: Mindfulness in Motion 

Join us for yoga and guided meditation, including breathing exercises and poses. Our sessions guide each individual to practice key principles, including mindfulness, compassion, acceptance, and nonjudgment first with themselves. When allowed the freedom of experience in yoga and meditation on campus, our attendees have noted significant empowerment to more readily develop and carry self-awareness off of the mat and into the classroom in an administrative, staff, faculty, or student capacity. All levels of faculty, staff, and students are welcome anytime.  Teacher, Kermit Harrison, Location Meditation Room, FPAC 207A, No registration necessary.

Ongoing Online - Science of Happiness Course (Jan 29-April 23)

Come join us for the Science of Happiness, a free online course offered to the public through Edx.org. Everyone is always welcome, even if you miss sometimes, feel free to jump in share your thoughts anytime.

The course was created by researchers at the University of California and the Greater Good Science Center. The course will zero in on a key finding:  that true happiness is absolutely linked to having authentic, meaningful social ties, and contributing to something bigger than yourself-the greater good.  Students will learn about research and discover practical strategies for tapping into and nurturing their own happiness, including activities. We will be taking the course as a team through TCC. TCC Participants are asked to check in once a week to be eligible for weekly participation prizes.  Additional details will be shared with participants after registering.  Health professionals can earn continuing education hours for participating. Complete syllabus available here.

Coordinator: M. Dames Register Here

 January 

Jan 29, Thu 11:30-12:30pm, Volunteer at the Kearney Center

Join TCC in serving our community as we volunteer to serve lunch at the Kearney Center.  We have signed up for Mon Jan 29, 11:30am-12:30pm, Mon Feb. 19, 11:30am-12:30pm, and Mon March 19, 11:30am-12:30pm.  Plan to arrive at 11:15am.  Join us when you can, no need to attend all three.  The Kearney Center is less than a mile away, located at 2650 Municipal Way, Tallahassee, FL 32304.  Learn more about The Kearney Center here.  Be sure you can make it if you sign up, they are counting on us volunteers!

Coordinator: M. Dames Register Here

Jan 30, Tues 2 -3 pm, Service and Sweets:  Service Learning 101

This introductory session serves to define service-learning and provide successful examples of service-learning courses at TCC.  Presenters will also provide information about how service-learning fits within the College’s mission and current initiatives on campus. Finally, presenters will begin to unravel many of the misconceptions about service-learning and demonstrate how this pedagogy can aid in student learning, community engagement, and faculty development.  Note: This is a four-part series.  Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions but may “drop in” on particular topics of interest.  

Presenter: Lindsey Smitherman-Brown, Location FPAC 216 Register Here

Jan 30, Tues 2:30-3:30pm, Helping Your Students Become Original Writers

Come and learn how you can use Turnitin to help identify and curb the various types plagiarism that occurs in the digital age.

Presenter: Kim Manning, Location AC 309 Register Here

Jan 31, Wed 3 -4 pm, Create Responsive Online Courses with Articulate Rise

In this workshop, learn how to develop a responsive online lesson in your web browser with Rise’s intuitive features. Learn how to create content using blocks which enable you to arrange your lesson in the order you want. Add interactions such as timelines, processes, labeled graphics or sorting activities. Learn how to easily add beautiful images to enhance your lesson.

Presenter: Patricia Heeter, Location AC 309 Register Here

 February

Feb. 6, Tues 2 -3 pm, Service and Sweets:  Service Learning-Connecting with Community Partners

This introductory session serves to define service-learning and provide successful examples of service-learning courses at TCC.  Presenters will also provide information about how service-learning fits within the College’s mission and current initiatives on campus. Finally, presenters will begin to unravel many of the misconceptions about service-learning and demonstrate how this pedagogy can aid in student learning, community engagement, and faculty development.  Note: This is a four-part series.  Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions but may “drop in” on particular topics of interest. 

Presenter: Lindsey Smitherman-Brown, Location FPAC 216 Register Here

Feb. 7, Wed 3 -4 pm, Demystifying Hybrid Courses

In this presentation, we will clear up the confusion about hybrid courses. You will learn the definition of a hybrid course and why it is so hard to design. Participants will also discover how to develop hybrid courses and find the right balance between online and face-to-face. 

Presenter: Patricia Heeter, Location AC 309 Register Here

Feb. 8, Thu 1 -2 pm, Magna Seminar: Wake Them Up! Engaging Students in the Twenty-First-Century Classroom

You will learn strategies to help students achieve performance targets while also restoring student engagement through a variety of practical, actionable teaching techniques.  Upon completion of this seminar, you’ll be able to:

  • Recognize current research dealing with engagement, learning, and retention
  • Understand how engagement affects memory
  • Pinpoint 10 different non-technical ways to increase engagement
  • Identify 10 different web/mobile tools to increase engagement
  • Keep students awake in class, even at 8 a.m. on a Monday

Addressing engagement in the classroom will not only improve individual student achievement and success but also lead to a more dynamic and rewarding experience for the instructor.

Presenter: Julie Smith, Instructor, Webster University, Location FPAC 216 Register Here

Feb. 13, Tues 2 -3 pm, Service and Sweets:  Service Learning-Designing the Service Learning Course

This introductory session serves to define service-learning and provide successful examples of service-learning courses at TCC.  Presenters will also provide information about how service-learning fits within the College’s mission and current initiatives on campus. Finally, presenters will begin to unravel many of the misconceptions about service-learning and demonstrate how this pedagogy can aid in student learning, community engagement, and faculty development.  Note: This is a four-part series. 

Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions but may “drop in” on particular topics of interest. 

Presenter: Lindsey Smitherman-Brown, Location FPAC 216 Register Here

Feb. 13, Tues 3 -4 pm, Accessibility Guidelines for Online Content

In this one-hour workshop, learn how to develop accessible documents; provide meaningful links; design accessible graphs and tables; add alternative text for images; and, how to evaluate websites to determine if they are accessible.

Presenter: Patricia Heeter, Location AC 309 Register Here

Feb. 14, Wed 2 -3:30pm, Cultivating a Growth Mindset Classroom

This workshop is an opportunity to learn more about applying a growth mindset pedagogy in our classrooms. We will look at ways we can reframe our language, assignments, and assessments towards a model of growth mindset. Let's take all of the great things we are already doing and collaborate ways in which the theory of Growth Mindset can be integrated and infused into our classroom culture. 

Presenter: Tricia Rizza, Location FPAC 216 Register Here

Feb. 14, Tues 3 -4 pm, Transform Your Paper and Pencil Tests to Online Tests in Minutes!

In this workshop, you will learn how to convert your current Word document tests for publishing in single or multiple Canvas courses. It takes three simple steps: prepare, convert, review, and publish.

Presenter: Kim Manning, Location AC 309 Register Here

Feb. 15, Thu 2:30-3:30pm Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)

This is a workshop for faculty to learn how to implement the college's Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). 100% of faculty are required to begin implementing the QEP in Spring 2017.  This is a hands-on, practical workshop focused on accomplishing the implementation tasks.  Come join us in a computer lab and complete your assignment and rubric in accordance. 

Presenter: Julie Baroody, Location FPAC 216 Register Here

Feb. 16, Fri, 12:15-1 pm, Happiness Discussion I

This meeting is for participants taking The Science of Happiness Course to meet and share about their experiences so far.  Anyone from the TCC community is welcome to sit in and observe if you wish.  You can join by webinar or in person. 

Location FPAC 216 or join us online through webinar (link will be shared with registrants) Register Here

Feb. 16, Fri, 2pm and 7pm A Town Divided

Presented at 2pm (with a panel discussion to follow) and at 7pm.  Location, FPAC Turner Auditorium.  The play is sponsored by TCC, our academic program BMA, and the Council for Diversity and Inclusion.

PRESS RELEASE “A Town Divided” to provide a look into community racial dynamics

A unique Southern Shakespeare Company production will examine the racial divides in Tallahassee through a pair of performance events at Tallahassee Community College’s Turner Auditorium on Friday, February 16. “A Town Divided,” an original production based loosely on William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” will be presented at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. The 55-minute one-act play is written from interviews with and stories of Tallahassee residents.

The production invites participants to examine their own biases and prejudices in an effort to raise social awareness, increase tolerance, and bridge the divides through cross-ˇracial dialogue. “A Town Divided” was highlighted on WFSU's Perspectives in October with Mayor Andrew Gillum's conversations about race, as well as in June with director Chris Berry. Berry also contributed an editorial column on race in our city to the Tallahassee Democrat.  

The afternoon performance will be followed by a community talk-back moderated by Barby Moro, chief operating officer of the Village Square. The evening performance will be followed by “A Town United,” featuring sonnets written by students from four local high schools.

Guest panelists for the afternoon community talk-ˇback include Rabbi Jack Romberg of Temple Israel, TCC professors Cicely Brantley and Kermit Harrison, Tallahassee City Commissioner Curtis Richardson, Leon County Commissioner Kristin Dozier, and Leon County Sheriff Walt McNeil. Writers and directors Phil Croton, Bert Mitchell, and Marcus Nicolas will also participate. The “A Town United” project, sponsored by Centennial Bank and TCC, will feature readings of five sonnets from each of the four area high schools. Within each of the schools, Sonnet Man (portrayed by hip-hop artist Devon Glover) is conducting a sonnet writing workshop, helping students to create their own sonnets reflecting their life and living in Tallahassee.

The TCC-ˇsponsored production is part of the College’s African American History Month programming. The Turner Auditorium is located in the TCC Fine and Performing Arts Center on the College’s main campus.

For information, contact Southern Shakespeare Company Executive Director Laura W. Johnson at laura@southernshakes.org

Feb. 19, Thu 11:30-12:30pm, Volunteer at the Kearney Center

Join TCC in serving our community as we volunteer to serve lunch at the Kearney Center. 

We have signed up for:

  • Monday, Jan 29, 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
  • Monday, Feb. 19, 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
  • Monday, Mar 19, 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

Plan to arrive at 11:15am.  Join us when you can, no need to attend all three.  The Kearney Center is less than a mile away, located at 2650 Municipal Way, Tallahassee, FL 32304.  Learn more about The Kearney Center.   Be sure you can make it if you sign up, they are counting on us volunteers! 

Coordinator: M. Dames Register Here

Feb. 20, Tues 2:30-3:30pm, Five Easy Steps for Creating Effective Video Lectures

Bring your script and PowerPoint slides and we will show you how to transform your presentations into narrated video lessons with transitions, callouts, and more. Leave the session with the skills to create and caption your videos and publish in multiple formats.

Presenter: Kim Manning, Location AC 309   Register Here

Feb. 21, Wed 3:30-4:30pm, Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)

This is a workshop for faculty to learn how to implement the college's Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP).  100% of faculty are required to begin implementing the QEP in Spring 2017.  This is a hands-on, practical workshop focused on accomplishing the implementation tasks.  Come join us in a computer lab and complete your assignment and rubric in accordance. 

Presenter: Julie Baroody, Location FPAC 216 Register Here

Feb. 22, Thur, 12:30-1:45pm, The Story of the Quincy Five

TCC Library Presents The Story of the Quincy Five, A Local History Discussion Panel of Social Injustice, Crime, Punishment, and Redemption.  Location TCC Library, First Floor, Reception following.

Come hear local community members (some returning) to campus to tell the Story of the Quincy Five case. This event will serve as an opportunity for TCC students, faculty, staff, and community members to learn about this tragic story of five young, heroic African American men from Quincy, FL who were wrongly accused and convicted of a heinous crime—the murder of a Leon County sheriff’s deputy in 1970. We also hope to engage in open dialogue about the history of racial inequality in this country, the criminal justice system in the United States, mass incarceration in this country, and the steep race and class disparities in incarceration rates, and the effects of incarceration on social and economic inequality.

The first hour will be dedicated to the panel discussion. Members of the panel will include Quincy Five member Mr. Johnny Burns, Mr. Edwardo Keaton, the brother of Mr. David Keaton of the Quincy Five, Mrs. Cynthia Evans, the sister of Mr. Alphonso Figgers of the Quincy Five, and Mr. Kent Spriggs, the lawyer who defended Quincy Five members Mr. David Keaton and Mr. Johnny Frederick.  The last 15 minutes will be devoted to Q&A from the audience and immediately following the event we plan to have a light reception.

If you and your students would like to read more about the QuincyFive Story ahead of time we have placed two copies of the book pictured on our flyer, David Charles : The story of the Quincy Five on 2 hour library reserve at the first floor circulation desk.  Coordinator, Kelli Herm

Feb. 23, Fri 1 -2 pm, Portfolio Workshop

In this workshop, you will learn the basic requirements necessary for Faculty Portfolios.  You will be introduced to the policy relating to portfolio requirements, as well as the current portfolio template.   

Presenter: Summer Washington, Location FPAC 216 Register Here

Feb. 27, Tues, 6:30pm, Gospel Fest

Join us for a celebration with music and food! Free Event, Sponsored by AFC Association of Florida Colleges TCC Chapter and AFC EDI Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Commission.  

Location TCC Student Union Ballroom.  

Feb. 28 Tues, 2 -3:30pm, Safe Zone Training (1.5 Hours)

The Safe Zone Training workshop will address what it means to be an ally to the LGBTQ+ community.  This training will push participants to think about stereotypes and provide information about contemporary LGBTQ+ issues. Topics of discussion include: sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, biological sex, current LGBTQ+ vocabulary, how to be an effective ally, and exploring further allyship possibilities.  

Presenters Tom Berger, M. Dames, Location FPAC 216. Register Here

March 

March 1, Thurs 12-1pm, What is AFC and Why Should I Join? AFC: Association of Florida Colleges

Discover what the Association of Florida Colleges is and how it can benefit you as a part of TCC.

Location Location FPAC 216. Register Here

March 1, Thurs 1 -2 pm, What Faculty and Staff Need to Know About Financial Aid

This workshop aims to provide faculty and staff with an overview of the Financial Aid Office.  We will share insight about into why certain rules are in place, and give faculty and staff the opportunity to ask questions about the financial aid process. 

Presenter Bill Spiers, Location FPAC 216. Register Here

March 2, Fri, 10-11am, Magna Seminar: Wake Them Up! Engaging Students in the Twenty-First-Century Classroom (attend in person or online) (repeated session)

You will learn strategies to help students achieve performance targets while also restoring student engagement through a variety of practical, actionable teaching techniques.  Upon completion of this seminar, you’ll be able to:

  • Recognize current research dealing with engagement, learning, and retention
  • Understand how engagement affects memory
  • Pinpoint 10 different non-technical ways to increase engagement
  • Identify 10 different web/mobile tools to increase engagement
  • Keep students awake in class, even at 8 a.m. on a Monday

Addressing engagement in the classroom will not only improve individual student achievement and success but also lead to a more dynamic and rewarding experience for the instructor.  This is an encore presentation of the same workshop offered Feb 8.

Presenter: Julie Smith, Instructor, Webster University, Location FPAC 216 or online link will be sent to registrants.  Register Here

March 2, Fri 10-12pm Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events

The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) course, designed and built on the Avoid, Deny, Defend (ADD) strategy developed by ALERRT in 2004, provides strategies, guidance and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event. Topics include the history, prevalence of active shooter events and civilian response options.  

Presenter, GW Lupton,  WD 123 Register Here

March 2, Fri 1-3pm Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events

The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) course, designed and built on the Avoid, Deny, Defend (ADD) strategy developed by ALERRT in 2004, provides strategies, guidance and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event. Topics include the history, prevalence of active shooter events and civilian response options.  

Presenter, GW Lupton,  WD 123  Register Here

March 5, Mon, 11-12pm Teaching Unbook Club: Session 1 (attend in person or online)

Teaching unbook club is open to anyone who teaches at TCC and you don’t have to read the book! We will give away books to lucky participants at each session. 

Each session will focus on different material and teaching tips that the authors suggest and then you can engage with your colleagues about what you may try.  Attend whatever times work for you, you do not have to attend all sessions.  Need an additional day/time to be offered?  Let us know cpe@tcc.fl.edu

Join us in person or online (register to get weblink sent to you). 

Book: Teaching for Learning: 101 Intentionally Designed Educational Activities to Put Students on the Path to Success   What is covered in each chapter? Click here to see chapter details. 

Session 1 Available Times
Chapter 1 and 2, same material at both sessions
March 5 Mon 11-12p
March 6 Tues 4-5pm

Session 2 Available Times
Chapter 3 and 4, same material at both sessions
March 28 Wed 4-5p
March 29 Thurs 12-1p

Session 3 Available Times
Chapter 5 and 6, same material at both sessions
April 9 Mon 1-2p
April 12 Thurs 11-12pm

Session 4 Available Times
Chapter 7 and 8, same material at both sessions
April 23 Mon 12-1pm
April 24 Tues 4-5pm

Coordinator, M. Dames, Location FPAC 215 or join us online! Register Here

March 6, Tues 9 -11 am, Grant Writing 101 for Faculty (2 Hours)

The purpose of this course is to provide an overview and understanding of the entire grant process for faculty. Specifically, by the end of the course participants will understand what a grant is and is not, how to find a grant, how to decide whether or not to apply for a grant, how to read a grant application, and how to answer the different sections of a grant (including at a minimum the purpose, objective, evaluation, budget, and budget narrative). Numerous grant examples of actual grant applications, and grant responses will be provided.

Presenter: Steven Solomon, Location FPAC 216 Register Here

March 6, Tues, 1 -2 pm, Continuity of Operations Planning Familiarization

When events lead to a disruption of your department’s essential functions for a sustained period, how will you carry on business as usual? This course helps departments understand the Continuity of Operations Planning process outlined in Presidential Directives. 

Presenter, GW Lupton, Location FPAC 216.  Register Here

March 6, Tues, 4 -5 pm Teaching Unbook Club: Session 1 (attend in person or online) (repeated session)

Teaching unbook club is open to anyone who teaches at TCC and you don’t have to read the book! We will give away books to lucky participants at each session. 

Each session will focus on different material and teaching tips that the authors suggest and then you can engage with your colleagues about what you may try.  Attend whatever times work for you, you do not have to attend all sessions.  Need an additional day/time to be offered?  Let us know cpe@tcc.fl.edu

Join us in person or online (register to get weblink sent to you). 

Book: Teaching for Learning: 101 Intentionally Designed Educational Activities to Put Students on the Path to Success   What is covered in each chapter? Click here to see chapter details. 

Session 1 Available Times
Chapter 1 and 2, same material at both sessions
March 5 Mon 11-12p
March 6 Tues 4-5pm

Session 2 Available Times
Chapter 3 and 4, same material at both sessions
March 28 Wed 4-5p
March 29 Thurs 12-1p

Session 3 Available Times
Chapter 5 and 6, same material at both sessions 
April 9 Mon 1-2p
April 12 Thurs 11-12pm

Session 4 Available Times
Chapter 7 and 8, same material at both sessions
April 23 Mon 12-1pm
April 24 Tues 4-5pm

Coordinator, M. Dames, Location FPAC 215 or join us online! Register Here

March 7, Wed, 2:00-3:00pm, Magna Seminar: Wake Them Up! Engaging Students in the Twenty-First-Century Classroom (attend in person at Ghazvini or online) (repeated session)

You will learn strategies to help students achieve performance targets while also restoring student engagement through a variety of practical, actionable teaching techniques.  Upon completion of this seminar, you’ll be able to:

  • Recognize current research dealing with engagement, learning, and retention
  • Understand how engagement affects memory
  • Pinpoint 10 different non-technical ways to increase engagement
  • Identify 10 different web/mobile tools to increase engagement
  • Keep students awake in class, even at 8 a.m. on a Monday

Addressing engagement in the classroom will not only improve individual student achievement and success but also lead to a more dynamic and rewarding experience for the instructor.  This is an encore presentation of the same workshop offered Feb 8 and March 2.

Presenter: Julie Smith, Instructor, Webster University, Location Ghazvini 304 or online link will be sent to registrants.  Register Here

March 7, Wed, 5:30-6:30pm, Magna Seminar: Create Influence Beyond Campus: Video Basics for Faculty (attend in person at Ghazvini or online)

Classroom video started as recorded lectures, then morphed into searchable lectures or dividing lectures into chunks. But by thinking about video a little differently—in terms of microlectures, series, and challenge videos—you’ll not only better engage your students but also make a bigger impact on a greater group of people. This in turn can lead to a vast array of opportunities to establish your expertise in your field, increase your exposure, and acquire greater grant and research funding.  You’ll learn multiple ways to conceptualize video use in and out of the classroom. Explore video’s role in various aspects of academic life as well as how video can help establish your expertise and open opportunities beyond the classroom.

Presenter:Jill Schiefelbein, Owner, The Dyanmic Communicatior, Location Ghazvini 304 or online link will be sent to registrants. Register Here

March 8, Thur, 2-3pm, Magna Seminar: Building a Tougher Student: Applying the Research on Intellectual Development (attend in person or online)

As new students enter your institution each year, they bring a new way of thinking and learning with them. For this reason, you must understand how to mold your teaching to fit the needs of today’s learners.

Have you noticed that students are less resilient than they were in the past? Are they less able to think critically? Many instructors would agree.

By applying research on how students learn and intellectually develop, you can foster a growth mindset, improve learning, and ultimately build tougher modern learners.

Are you ready to improve the way students learn in your classroom?

Presenter: Mike Bridges, PhD and Marie Norman, PhD. Location FPAC 216 or online link will be sent to registrants. Register Here

March 19, Mon 11:30-12:30pm, Volunteer at the Kearney Center

Join TCC in serving our community as we volunteer to serve lunch at the Kearney Center.  We have signed up for:

  • Monday, Jan 29, 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
  • Monday, Feb. 19, 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
  • Monday, Mar 19, 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

Plan to arrive at 11:15am.  Join us when you can, no need to attend all three. 

The Kearney Center is less than a mile away, located at 2650 Municipal Way, Tallahassee, FL 32304.  Learn more about The Kearney Center.   

Be sure you can make it if you sign up, they are counting on us volunteers! 

Presenter, GW Lupton, Location FPAC 216.  Register Here

March 20, Tues, 12 -2pm Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events

The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) course, designed and built on the Avoid, Deny, Defend (ADD) strategy developed by ALERRT in 2004, provides strategies, guidance and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event. Topics include the history, prevalence of active shooter events and civilian response options.  

Presenter, GW Lupton, Location FPAC 216.  Register Here

March 20, Tues, 2-3:30pm, Microsoft Excel Fundamentals (1.5 Hours)

This mini-session will familiarize oarticipants with spreadsheet terminology and the fundamental concepts of Microsoft Excel 2013, including identifying Excel window components, navigating worksheets, and downloading templates. In addition, you will learn the basics of entering and editing text, values, and formulas.

Presenter, Susan Bickford, Location CT 120.  Register Here

March 21, Wed, 3-4pm, Safe Zone Training (Location Ghazvini)

The Safe Zone Training workshop will address what it means to be an ally to the LGBTQ+ community.  This training will push participants to think about stereotypes and provide information about contemporary LGBTQ+ issues. Topics of discussion include: sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, biological sex, current LGBTQ+ vocabulary, how to be an effective ally, and exploring further allyship possibilities.  

Presenters Tom Berger, M. Dames, Location FPAC 216. Register Here

March 22, Thur, 2-3pm, Magna Seminar: Building a Tougher Student: Applying the Research on Intellectual Development (attend in person or online) (repeated session)

As new students enter your institution each year, they bring a new way of thinking and learning with them. For this reason, you must understand how to mold your teaching to fit the needs of today’s learners.

Have you noticed that students are less resilient than they were in the past? Are they less able to think critically? Many instructors would agree.

By applying research on how students learn and intellectually develop, you can foster a growth mindset, improve learning, and ultimately build tougher modern learners.

Are you ready to improve the way students learn in your classroom?

Presenter: Mike Bridges, PhD and Marie Norman, PhD. Location FPAC 216 or online link will be sent to registrants. Register Here

March 22, Thu 5:30-6:30pm, Magna Seminar: Wake Them Up! Engaging Students in the Twenty-First-Century Classroom (attend in person or online) (repeated session)

You will learn strategies to help students achieve performance targets while also restoring student engagement through a variety of practical, actionable teaching techniques.  Upon completion of this seminar, you’ll be able to:

  • Recognize current research dealing with engagement, learning, and retention
  • Understand how engagement affects memory
  • Pinpoint 10 different non-technical ways to increase engagement
  • Identify 10 different web/mobile tools to increase engagement
  • Keep students awake in class, even at 8 a.m. on a Monday

Addressing engagement in the classroom will not only improve individual student achievement and success but also lead to a more dynamic and rewarding experience for the instructor.  This is an encore presentation of the same workshop offered Feb 8.

Presenter: Julie Smith, Instructor, Webster University, Location FPAC 216 or online link will be sent to registrants.  Register Here

March 23, Friday, 11-12pm, APPS for Teachers and Students

There’s an app for that! Come join me as we explore the multitude of engaging and interactive smart phone applications that are available for you and your students! We will play with many of the apps so come ready with your smart phone!

Presenter, Dawn Adolfson, Program Coordinator of Adult Education, Location FPAC 216.  Register Here

March 23, Fri, 12:30-1 pm, Safe Zone Training (1.5 Hours)

The Safe Zone Training workshop will address what it means to be an ally to the LGBTQ+ community.  This training will push participants to think about stereotypes and provide information about contemporary LGBTQ+ issues. Topics of discussion include: sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, biological sex, current LGBTQ+ vocabulary, how to be an effective ally, and exploring further allyship possibilities.  

Presenters: Tom Berger, M. Dames, Location FPAC 216. Register Here

March 27, Tues, 10-11am, Portfolio Workshop

In this workshop, you will learn the basic requirements necessary for Faculty Portfolios.  You will be introduced to the policy relating to portfolio requirements, as well as the current portfolio template.   

Presenter: Summer Washington, Location FPAC 216 Register Here

March 27, Tues, 11:30-1:00pm, Come Rock with Us, Rock Painting

Come rock with us!  We are holding a rock painting party and everyone is invited! All supplies included and no experience necessary.  Come be creative as we explore motivational and inspirational art.  Learn more about rock painting here and the Facebook Group #Tallahassee Rocks or #TLHRocks  This is a drop in event, you are welcome to come anytime.  

Presenter Julie Baroody, Location CH 245 Register Here

March 27, Tues, 1 -2 pm, FEMA IS-100 for Higher Education

This course will assist participants in gaining their student identification for FEMA’s Independent Study (IS) Program.  This course also offers an overview of the IS-100 for Higher Education course and navigating the IS courses offered by FEMA. This program is excellent for career growth and looks great on a resume! 

Presenter, GW Lupton, Location CT 121.  Register Here

March 28, Wed 10-12pm Building Captain's Training

Building Captains Training:  Primary goal is safety education, awareness, and training. Commitment to campus safety, promoting a positive productive learning environment.

Focus is on the safety of building occupants through: 
Timely dissemination of information.
Improved identification of safety hazards.

For The Safety of The TCC Community

Presenter, GW Lupton, Location FPAC 216.  Register Here

March 28, Wed 12 -1 pm, Yoga and Meditation: Gratitude

This special session of beginning yoga and guided meditation will focus on the theme of gratitude.  Join us for breathing exercises, poses and key principles, including mindfulness, compassion, acceptance, and nonjudgment first with themselves. All levels of faculty, staff, and students are welcome anytime. 

Presenter, Niki Castantino, Location Meditation Room, FPAC 207A Register Here

March 28, Wed, 2 -3:30pm Cultivating a Growth Mindset

This workshop is an opportunity to learn more about applying a growth mindset pedagogy in our classrooms. We will look at ways we can reframe our language, assignments, and assessments towards a model of growth mindset. Let's take all of the great things we are already doing and collaborate ways in which the theory of Growth Mindset can be integrated and infused into our classroom culture. NOTE: This is an encore presentation, the session will cover the same material from the Feb 14 workshop.

Presenter: Tricia Rizza, Location FPAC 216 Register Here

March 28, Wed, 4-5pm Teaching Unbook Club: Session 2 (attend in person or online)

Teaching unbook club is open to anyone who teaches at TCC and you don’t have to read the book! We will give away books to lucky participants at each session. 

Each session will focus on different material and teaching tips that the authors suggest and then you can engage with your colleagues about what you may try.  Attend whatever times work for you, you do not have to attend all sessions.  Need an additional day/time to be offered?  Let us know cpe@tcc.fl.edu

Join us in person or online (register to get weblink sent to you). 

Book: Teaching for Learning: 101 Intentionally Designed Educational Activities to Put Students on the Path to Success   What is covered in each chapter? Click here to see chapter details. 

Session 1 Available Times
Chapter 1 and 2, same material at both sessions
March 5 Mon 11-12p
March 6 Tues 4-5pm

Session 2 Available Times
Chapter 3 and 4, same material at both sessions
March 28 Wed 4-5p
March 29 Thurs 12-1p

Session 3 Available Times
Chapter 5 and 6, same material at both sessions 
April 9 Mon 1-2p
April 12 Thurs 11-12pm

Session 4 Available Times
Chapter 7 and 8, same material at both sessions
April 23 Mon 12-1pm
April 24 Tues 4-5pm

Coordinator, M. Dames, Location FPAC 215 or join us online! Register Here

March 29, Thur, 12 -1pm Teaching Unbook Club: Session 2 (attend in person or online) (repeated session)

Teaching unbook club is open to anyone who teaches at TCC and you don’t have to read the book! We will give away books to lucky participants at each session. 

Each session will focus on different material and teaching tips that the authors suggest and then you can engage with your colleagues about what you may try.  Attend whatever times work for you, you do not have to attend all sessions.  Need an additional day/time to be offered?  Let us know cpe@tcc.fl.edu

Join us in person or online (register to get weblink sent to you). 

Book: Teaching for Learning: 101 Intentionally Designed Educational Activities to Put Students on the Path to Success   What is covered in each chapter? Click here to see chapter details. 

Session 1 Available Times
Chapter 1 and 2, same material at both sessions
March 5 Mon 11-12p
March 6 Tues 4-5pm

Session 2 Available Times
Chapter 3 and 4, same material at both sessions
March 28 Wed 4-5p
March 29 Thurs 12-1p

Session 3 Available Times
Chapter 5 and 6, same material at both sessions 
April 9 Mon 1-2p
April 12 Thurs 11-12pm

Session 4 Available Times
Chapter 7 and 8, same material at both sessions
April 23 Mon 12-1pm
April 24 Tues 4-5pm

Coordinator, M. Dames, Location FPAC 215 or join us online! Register Here

March 29, Thur, 2 -3pm, Magna Seminar: Strategies for Making Lectures More Active, Engaging, and Meaningful (attend in person or online)

Lecture is an efficient way to deliver a large amount of information to a large group of students, but it has long been criticized for failing to engage students and promote higher level thinking skills. Despite the criticisms, lectures still prevail in many institutions across subject areas. Many faculty rely on lecturing as the default instructional approach.

Are you ready to heighten student engagement as you lecture? By implementing some simple, research-driven solutions, you can do just that! You’ll learn low-risk instructional strategies for transforming lectures into student-centered learning experiences. Presented by Meixun Zheng, PhD. Senior Faculty, and Instructional Developer, University of the Pacific. 

Location FPAC 216 or online link will be sent to registrants. Register Here

March 30, Fri, 9-11am, Team Dynamics for Supervisors

How is your team doing?  Our Team Dynamics presentation has three goals: 1) help each individual member learn more about his/her own personal style, 2) help everyone learn more about their coworkers’ personal styles, and 3) help everyone to utilize this knowledge in a practical way that improves the workplace environment by strengthening the team. There are no bad types!  Through lecture and discussion, you will have a chance to experience some differences in how people gather information, make decisions, and structure their lives – this knowledge often helps teams find more ways to “play to their styles.”

Presenter Florida State University, Employee Assistance Program Staff, Location FPAC 216. Register Here

 April 

April 3, Tues, 1-3pm Building Captain's Training

Building Captains Training:  Primary goal is safety education, awareness, and training. Commitment to campus safety, promoting a positive productive learning environment.

Focus is on the safety of building occupants through:  
Timely dissemination of information. 
Improved identification of safety hazards. 

For The Safety of The TCC Community

Presenter, GW Lupton, Location FPAC 216.  Register Here

April 4, Wed, 10:30-11:30am, Outlook for Organization and Efficiency

Learn about using Microsoft Outlook for organization and efficiency in your work.  

Presenter, Lisa Kellison, Location CT 121 Register Here

April 4, Wed, 2-3pm Engaging Students with Technology: How to use iPads to Foster an Engaging Student Learning Environment

Come hear how four professors, who were recipients of an iPad grant, integrated these digital tools in the classroom. The professors will share how the iPads were used to help students create, collaborate, and publish their work.

Presenters, Lauren Fletcher, Tricia Rizza, Melissa Soldani-Lemon, Kelly Thayer, Location FPAC 216 Register Here

April 5, Thurs, 2:30-3:30pm, Creating a Culture of Academic Honesty

Explore best practices for deterring, confronting, and reporting plagiarism.

Presenter, Cathryn Meyer, Location FPAC 216 Register Here

April 9, Mon, 12-1pm, Cultural Diversity: Who is in Your Class?

This presentation will explore TCC's diverse population; cover the topic of cultural awareness and provide ideas on how faculty can use Culturally Responsive Teaching to promote cultural diversity in the classroom.

Presenter Maria Suarez, Location FPAC 216. Register Here

April 9, Mon, 1-2pm Teaching Unbook Club: Session 3 (attend in person or online)

Teaching unbook club is open to anyone who teaches at TCC and you don’t have to read the book! We will give away books to lucky participants at each session. 

Each session will focus on different material and teaching tips that the authors suggest and then you can engage with your colleagues about what you may try.  Attend whatever times work for you, you do not have to attend all sessions.  Need an additional day/time to be offered?  Let us know cpe@tcc.fl.edu

Join us in person or online (register to get weblink sent to you). 

Book: Teaching for Learning: 101 Intentionally Designed Educational Activities to Put Students on the Path to Success   What is covered in each chapter? Click here to see chapter details. 

Session 1 Available Times
Chapter 1 and 2, same material at both sessions
March 5 Mon 11-12p
March 6 Tues 4-5pm

Session 2 Available Times
Chapter 3 and 4, same material at both sessions
March 28 Wed 4-5p
March 29 Thurs 12-1p

Session 3 Available Times
Chapter 5 and 6, same material at both sessions 
April 9 Mon 1-2p
April 12 Thurs 11-12pm

Session 4 Available Times
Chapter 7 and 8, same material at both sessions
April 23 Mon 12-1pm
April 24 Tues 4-5pm

Coordinator, M. Dames, Location FPAC 215 or join us online! Register Here

April 10, Tues, 10 -11:30am, TCC Human Resources: Supervisor Crash Course-Leave, Evaluations, and Everything in Between (1.5 Hours)

This is a crash course on how to provide clear instructions to employees on requesting leave and reporting absences; How to discuss and document performance issues and what to include in evaluations and/or Performance Improvement Plans.  Target audience is management and supervisory personnel. 

Presenters Nyla Davis and Berlin Jones, Location FPAC 216. Register Here

April 10, Tues, 12 -1:30pm Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (1.5 Hours)

The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) course, designed and built on the Avoid, Deny, Defend (ADD) strategy developed by ALERRT in 2004, provides strategies, guidance and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event. Topics include the history, prevalence of active shooter events and civilian response options.  

Presenter, GW Lupton, Location FPAC 216.  Register Here

April 10, Tues, 2 -3pm, Magna Seminar: Creative Course Design: Yes You Can! (attend in person or online)

Bringing flavor and variety to courses is often a struggle—especially if you’re teaching the same course multiple times and year after year. But change is important! It’s what keeps student engagement high and teaching inspired.  By taking some easy-to-implement, creative approaches to assessment development, learning objectives, and lesson planning, you can breathe new life into your courses.

Are you ready to get creative with your course design? From developing courses with clear objectives and outcomes to effectively creating authentic assessments and presenting lessons, this seminar will help equip you with the creative approaches, fresh perspectives, and practical tools you need to take any course from bad to good, or from good to great. Presented by Brigham Young University Professors Kenneth Alford, PhD and Anthony Sweat, PhD.

Location FPAC 216 or online link will be sent to registrants. Register Here

April 11, Wed, 10:30-11:30am, Maximize Your Work in Microsoft Word

Learn about ways to maximize and automate your work in Microsoft Word.  

Presenter, Lisa Kellison, Location CT 121 Register Here

April 11, Wed, 11:30-1:30pm, Service Showcase (Drop in anytime, Lunch Provided)

Participants can drop in as available. Presentations will be 15 minutes each.  The Service Showcase will feature brief presentations from TCC faculty members who bring the community into the classroom. From semesterly volunteer projects, to civic engagement activities, to full Service-Learning courses, find out what your colleagues are doing to promote public service among TCC students. These frank conversations will be geared towards highlighting major successes and setbacks when designing and implementing community service projects as part of the course curriculum. Participants can drop is as available. Presentations are 15 minutes each and will feature several faculty members from across campuses.  Drop in anytime, lunch will be provided.

Presentations by TCC Faculty members who bring the community into the classroom.  Location FPAC 104. Register Here

April 11, Wed, 3:30-5pm, Safe Zone Training (1.5 Hours)

The Safe Zone Training workshop will address what it means to be an ally to the LGBTQ+ community.  This training will push participants to think about stereotypes and provide information about contemporary LGBTQ+ issues. Topics of discussion include: sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, biological sex, current LGBTQ+ vocabulary, how to be an effective ally, and exploring further allyship possibilities.  

Presenters Tom Berger, M. Dames, Location FPAC 216. Register Here

April 12, Thur, 9 -10am, TCC Human Resources: Recruitment Crash Course

How can I find the best candidates? What you should know before you interview? What do I need to do, before I hire a new employee? Who’s responsible for entering employee information into Workday? 

Presenters Linda Greene and Barbara Ivey, Location FPAC 216. Register Here

April 12, Thurs, 11-12pm Teaching Unbook Club: Session 3 (attend in person or online) (repeated session)

Teaching unbook club is open to anyone who teaches at TCC and you don’t have to read the book! We will give away books to lucky participants at each session. 

Each session will focus on different material and teaching tips that the authors suggest and then you can engage with your colleagues about what you may try.  Attend whatever times work for you, you do not have to attend all sessions.  Need an additional day/time to be offered?  Let us know cpe@tcc.fl.edu

Join us in person or online (register to get weblink sent to you). 

Book: Teaching for Learning: 101 Intentionally Designed Educational Activities to Put Students on the Path to Success   What is covered in each chapter? Click here to see chapter details. 

Session 1 Available Times
Chapter 1 and 2, same material at both sessions
March 5 Mon 11-12p
March 6 Tues 4-5pm

Session 2 Available Times
Chapter 3 and 4, same material at both sessions
March 28 Wed 4-5p
March 29 Thurs 12-1p

Session 3 Available Times
Chapter 5 and 6, same material at both sessions 
April 9 Mon 1-2p
April 12 Thurs 11-12pm

Session 4 Available Times
Chapter 7 and 8, same material at both sessions
April 23 Mon 12-1pm
April 24 Tues 4-5pm

Coordinator, M. Dames, Location FPAC 215 or join us online! Register Here

April 12, Thurs, 12:30-2pm, Come Rock with Us, Rock Painting!

Come rock with us!  We are holding a rock painting party and everyone is invited! All supplies included and no experience necessary.  Come be creative as we explore motivational and inspirational art.  Learn more about rock painting here and the Facebook Group #Tallahassee Rocks or #TLHRocks  This is a drop in event, you are welcome to come anytime.  

Presenter Julie Baroody, Location CH 245 Register Here

April 12, Thur, 2 -3:30pm, TCC Human Resources: Understanding the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) & Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for Supervisors (1.5 Hours)

This is a brief overview on FMLA & ADA. Who’s entitled to the FMLA and ADA? When to notify HR that employee may need FMLA or ADA? What the ADA and FMLA cover? What is a request for accommodation & what to do when you receive a request?  Target audience is management and supervisory personnel.  

Presenter Berlin Jones, Location FPAC 216. Register Here 

April 13, Fri, 10 -11am, What Can I Learn from my Student Ratings of Instruction?

Learn to read, analyze, and reflect on student course evaluation results.

Presenter, Summer Washington, Location, FPAC 216.  Register Here

April 16, Mon, 1-2:30pm Cultivating a Growth Mindset

This workshop is an opportunity to learn more about applying a growth mindset pedagogy in our classrooms. We will look at ways we can reframe our language, assignments, and assessments towards a model of growth mindset. Let's take all of the great things we are already doing and collaborate ways in which the theory of Growth Mindset can be integrated and infused into our classroom culture. NOTE: This is an encore presentation, the session will cover the same material from the Feb 14 and March 28 workshops.

Presenter: Tricia Rizza, Location FPAC 216 Register Here

April 16, Mon, 3 -4pm, What Can I Learn from my Pass/Fail Rates?

Learn to read, analyze, and reflect on course pass/fail rates. 

Presenter, Summer Washington, Location, FPAC 216.  Register Here

April 17, Tues, 9 -10am, Continuity of Operations Planning Famliarization

When events lead to a disruption of your department’s essential functions for a sustained period, how will you carry on business as usual? This course helps departments understand the Continuity of Operations Planning process outlined in Presidential Directives. 

Presenter, GW Lupton, Location FPAC 216.  Register Here

April 17, Tues, 1-2pm, Professional Writing

Explore the challenges and rewards of professional writing and publication at the Community College level, whether for academic, entertainment, or creative purposes. Connect and possibly collaborate with colleagues who are actively engaged in professional writing or just considering the process.

Presenters, Cicely Brantley and Summer Washington, Location FPAC 216.  Register Here

April 17, Tues, 2 -3pm, TCC Human Resources: Understanding your Benefits and the Florida Retirement System

This course focuses on understanding health, dental, vision, and flexible spending benefits. Further, this course will focus on retirement benefits as offered through the Florida Retirement System.  Target audience is all full-time employees. 

Presenter Sandy Martin, Location FPAC 104. Register Here

April 17, Tues, 3-4pm, Come Rock with Us, Rock Painting! (Location Ghazvini)

Come rock with us!  We are holding a rock painting party and everyone is invited! All supplies included and no experience necessary.  Come be creative as we explore motivational and inspirational art.  Learn more about rock painting here and the Facebook Group #Tallahassee Rocks or #TLHRocks  This is a drop in event, you are welcome to come anytime.  

Presenter Julie Baroody, Location Ghazvini 110 Register Here

April 18, Wed, 10:30-11:30am, Entrepreneurial Mindset in the Classroom

This session will discuss how to incorporate an entrepreneurial mindset in your classroom to help students problem-solve and think critically. 

Presenter, Lisa Kellison, Location FPAC 216. Register Here

April 18, Wed, 2 -3pm, Special Insurance Workshop

This is an educational workshop to give you an understanding of the benefits and savings available to you.  Valery Insurance will be here to give a special insurance workshop including (1) Transition into Medicare (2) Medicare A & B Coverage Gaps (3) Comparison of Medicare Plans (supplements vs. medicare advantage) (4) Part "D' Rx (Donut Hole Explained) (5) How to use your FRS Health Insurance subsidy TAX FREE.  View flyer here. 

Presenter Doug Valery, Valery Health Insurance, Location, FPAC 216.  Register Here

April 19, Thurs, 10 -11:30am, TCC Human Resources: Understanding the Family Medical Leave Act & Americans with Disabilities Act for Employees (1.5 Hours)

This course covers: How to notify management about need for leave & FMLA leave? What the FMLA covers?  What the ADA covers? How to request FMLA? How to ask for an accommodation?  Target audience is non-supervisory employees. 

Presenter Berlin Jones, Location FPAC 216. Register Here

April 19, Thurs, 2-3p, Magna Seminar: Collaborative Learning Approaches that Support Neurodiverse Students (attend in person or online)

Many of today’s students will come to campus with numerous forms of mental, emotional, and social challenges. In any given class, you may have students with PTSD, mental disorders, learning disabilities, or previous emotional trauma. Students with these characteristics, also referred to as neurodiverse students, are often quiet and introverted in collaborative settings, thus impacting their classroom performance. 

What strategies can you leverage to establish a classroom environment where ALL students feel comfortable contributing to collaborative learning activities?

You’ll explore ways of applying Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles to collaborative learning tasks to support students who find difficulty thriving in group learning situations.

This seminar goes beyond the simple “how-to” of implementing group work and delves into the different challenges you face when implementing collaborative learning experiences and how you can create success for all kinds of students with all kinds of conditions and backgrounds. Presented by Flower Darby, Senior Instructional Designer, Northern Arizona University.

Location FPAC 216 or online link will be sent to registrants. Register Here

April 23, Mon, 12-1pm Teaching Unbook Club: Session 4 (attend in person or online)

Teaching unbook club is open to anyone who teaches at TCC and you don’t have to read the book! We will give away books to lucky participants at each session. 

Each session will focus on different material and teaching tips that the authors suggest and then you can engage with your colleagues about what you may try.  Attend whatever times work for you, you do not have to attend all sessions.  Need an additional day/time to be offered?  Let us know cpe@tcc.fl.edu

Join us in person or online (register to get weblink sent to you). 

Book: Teaching for Learning: 101 Intentionally Designed Educational Activities to Put Students on the Path to Success   What is covered in each chapter? Click here to see chapter details. 

Session 1 Available Times
Chapter 1 and 2, same material at both sessions
March 5 Mon 11-12p
March 6 Tues 4-5pm

Session 2 Available Times
Chapter 3 and 4, same material at both sessions
March 28 Wed 4-5p
March 29 Thurs 12-1p

Session 3 Available Times
Chapter 5 and 6, same material at both sessions 
April 9 Mon 1-2p
April 12 Thurs 11-12pm

Session 4 Available Times
Chapter 7 and 8, same material at both sessions
April 23 Mon 12-1pm
April 24 Tues 4-5pm

Coordinator, M. Dames, Location FPAC 215 or join us online! Register Here

April 23, Mon, 2-3pm Cultivating a Growth Mindset (Location Ghazvini)

This workshop is an opportunity to learn more about applying a growth mindset pedagogy in our classrooms. We will look at ways we can reframe our language, assignments, and assessments towards a model of growth mindset. Let's take all of the great things we are already doing and collaborate ways in which the theory of Growth Mindset can be integrated and infused into our classroom culture. 

Presenter: Tricia Rizza, Location Ghazvini 304 Register Here

April 23, Mon, 3-4pm, SWEAT Therapy Boxing Basics

Boxing is a highly effective workout that increases cardiovascular health, builds total body strength and improves hand-eye coordination. Join the Sweat Therapy Fitness Team to learn boxing terminology, technique and discover the benefits of Sweat Boxing! This workshop will combine shadow boxing and punching for precision with traditional and functional body weight exercises.

Presenter, SWEAT Therapy, Location FPAC 216  Register Here

April 24, Tues, 12 -1pm, FEMA IS-100 for Higher Education

This course will assist participants in gaining their student identification for FEMA’s Independent Study (IS) Program.  This course also offers an overview of the IS-100 for Higher Education course and navigating the IS courses offered by FEMA. This program is excellent for career growth and looks great on a resume! 

Presenter, GW Lupton, Location CT 121  Register Here

April 24, Tues, 4-5pm Teaching Unbook Club: Session 4 (attend in person or online) (repeated session)

Teaching unbook club is open to anyone who teaches at TCC and you don’t have to read the book! We will give away books to lucky participants at each session. 

Each session will focus on different material and teaching tips that the authors suggest and then you can engage with your colleagues about what you may try.  Attend whatever times work for you, you do not have to attend all sessions.  Need an additional day/time to be offered?  Let us know cpe@tcc.fl.edu

Join us in person or online (register to get weblink sent to you). 

Book: Teaching for Learning: 101 Intentionally Designed Educational Activities to Put Students on the Path to Success   What is covered in each chapter? Click here to see chapter details. 

Session 1 Available Times
Chapter 1 and 2, same material at both sessions
March 5 Mon 11-12p
March 6 Tues 4-5pm

Session 2 Available Times
Chapter 3 and 4, same material at both sessions
March 28 Wed 4-5p
March 29 Thurs 12-1p

Session 3 Available Times
Chapter 5 and 6, same material at both sessions 
April 9 Mon 1-2p
April 12 Thurs 11-12pm

Session 4 Available Times
Chapter 7 and 8, same material at both sessions
April 23 Mon 12-1pm
April 24 Tues 4-5pm

Coordinator, M. Dames, Location FPAC 215 or join us online! Register Here

April 25, Wed, 10-11am, Magna Seminar: Building a Tougher Student: Applying the Research on Intellectual Development (attend in person or online) (repeated session)

As new students enter your institution each year, they bring a new way of thinking and learning with them. For this reason, you must understand how to mold your teaching to fit the needs of today’s learners.

Have you noticed that students are less resilient than they were in the past? Are they less able to think critically? Many instructors would agree.

By applying research on how students learn and intellectually develop, you can foster a growth mindset, improve learning, and ultimately build tougher modern learners.

Are you ready to improve the way students learn in your classroom?

Presenter: Mike Bridges, PhD and Marie Norman, PhD. Location FPAC 216 or online link will be sent to registrants. Register Here

April 26, Thurs, 10-11am, Diversity Dialogue

Explore the impact of diverse backgrounds with various psychosocial factors on student success, and discuss ways to include and affirm all students.  Presenter, Dr. Cicely Brantley, , Location FPAC 216.  Register Here

April 26, Thurs, 11:30am-1pm, Come Rock with Us, Rock Painting

Come rock with us!  We are holding a rock painting party and everyone is invited! All supplies included and no experience necessary.  Come be creative as we explore motivational and inspirational art.  Learn more about rock painting here and the Facebook Group #Tallahassee Rocks or #TLHRocks  This is a drop in event, you are welcome to come anytime.  

Presenter Julie Baroody, Location CH 245 Register Here

Fall 2017 Workshops

Ongoing

 

Tuesdays 9:30-10:30am & Thursdays 1-2pm, Meditation, Vijay Subramanian

All levels of faculty, staff, and students are welcome anytime.  No registration necessary.  Meets in Meditation Room, FPAC 207A

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12pm Lunch Laps Walking Group

Get up and get moving around campus! Walking with others gives you accountability, motivation, and socialization. No walk if raining.  Meet at the flagpole by the student union, click here for a map of the suggested walk. 

Wednesdays 11-12pm, Yoga & Meditation: Mindfulness in Motion, Kermit Harrison

Join us for yoga and guided meditation, including breathing exercises and poses. Our sessions guide each individual to practice key principles, including mindfulness, compassion, acceptance, and nonjudgment first with themselves. When allowed the freedom of experience in yoga and meditation on campus, our attendees have noted significant empowerment to more readily develop and carry self-awareness off of the mat and into the classroom in an administrative, staff, faculty, or student capacity. All levels of faculty, staff, and students are welcome anytime.  No registration necessary.  Meets in Meditation Room, FPAC 207A

Wednesdays 12-1pm, Toastmasters (Public Speaking Club)

Develop public speaking and leadership skills through a nearby community club, Talk of Tallahassee. Become a part of this fun, friendly, and encouraging group! See more information about the club here.  Guests welcome anytime, come see what Toastmasters is all about!

August

August 30, Wed 3-4pm, Suicide Prevention Awareness Week: Giving Our Students Hope

Over 1,000 college students commit suicide each year. Suicide is the third lead leading cause of death for people between the ages of 15-24. This year the Counseling Center at TCC is promoting Suicide Prevention Awareness Week, and there are several ways that you can help with this event. First of all, you can come to this workshop to learn more about supporting people who are struggling with depression.

At the beginning of the workshop, Rachel Mock will discuss how you can recognize signs of depression in others—and what you can do to help them. Secondly, you can pick up a free suicide awareness ribbon to wear the following week. You can also help us to attach suicide awareness ribbons to small notes that have messages of hope on them. We’re planning to pass these out to TCC students during Suicide Prevention Awareness Week Sept 11-15. 

No registration necessary at this time, a sign in sheet will verify attendance.  

Presenter, Rachel Mock. Location FPAC 216.  Session repeated Sept 7.

August 31, Thu 2-3pm, Motivate, Engage, and Inspire: Tips for Teaching Modern Learners

Psychologist, Dr. Christy Price provides you with a comprehensive look at the modern learner. Find out what makes Millennials tick, what’s different in how they learn (and why it’s different), and the research data that will help you understand what it all means. Dr. Price will help you identify the teaching methods that work best for modern learners, including several strategies to better engage and motivate your Millennial students. She’ll focus on what she calls the five new R’s: Research, rationale, relaxed, rapport, and research-based methods. She’ll delve in-depth into each “R” and why each one is critical to helping your modern students succeed.  

Location FPAC 216.

September

Sept 6, Wed 4-5pm, “Cuban Missile Crisis” Simulation

Come learn about a role playing history game used to teach about the most crucial political event during the Cold War. 

FPAC 216. Presenter, Eman M. Vovsi. Location FPAC 216. 

Sept 7, Thu 11-12pm, Connecting Math to Real Life

Students were given opportunities to apply what they learned in class to real life applications problems.  They had to work in groups as well as being able to use any other sources (Internet, professionals, faculty) to complete their projects.  Students also were required to create a LinkedIn account, build their profile and connect to professionals in their area of study. 

Presenter, Guy Dormeus. Location FPAC 216.

Sept 7, Thu 12-1pm, Suicide Prevention Awareness Week: Giving Our Students Hope

Over 1,000 college students commit suicide each year. Suicide is the third lead leading cause of death for people between the ages of 15-24. This year the Counseling Center at TCC is promoting Suicide Prevention Awareness Week, and there are several ways that you can help with this event. First of all, you can come to this workshop to learn more about supporting people who are struggling with depression.

At the beginning of the workshop, Rachel Mock will discuss how you can recognize signs of depression in others—and what you can do to help them. Secondly, you can pick up a free suicide awareness ribbon to wear the following week. You can also help us to attach suicide awareness ribbons to small notes that have messages of hope on them. We’re planning to pass these out to TCC students during Suicide Prevention Awareness Week Sept 11-15. 

No registration necessary at this time, a sign in sheet will verify attendance.

Presenter, Rachel Mock. Location FPAC 216. 

Sept 21, Thu 3-4pm, Leadership Book Club: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team:  A Leadership Fable

Join us as we use the book to guide and expand our leadership thinking.  All welcome and books are provided to the first twelve participants. Meetings Thursdays 3-4pm on the following dates: Sept 21, Oct 19, Nov 16, Nov 30.  Our first meeting will include introductions and an initial assessment, see meeting topics for each discussion here, you do not have to attend all sessions.

Facilitator, Dr. Sheri Rowland, Location FPAC 216.  Register Here

Sept 26, Tues 1-2pm, Understanding Victim's Needs in the Classroom

This presentation will assist in gaining a better understanding on how to better work with students who have experienced a victimization, how they could react in a classroom and learn about community and campus services available for referral.  
Presenter, Michelle Tibbits-Mcclellan, Location FPAC 216.  Register Here

Sept 27, Wed 12-1pm, Faculty Inquiry Group with Lunch

Come discuss group project assignments with your peers. Share ideas on how you assign group work, how you grade group members equitably, what projects you assign, and how to do this and cover content.  Pizza will be served for lunch.  

Facilitator, Eman Vovsi, Location FPAC 216.  Register Here

Sept 28, Thu 3-4pm, The Whole 30 Challenge! Developing a Healthier YOU!

Join us for the Whole 30 book talk and challenge! In this workshop you will learn about the philosophy, program, and benefits of this life changing program. You will  also have the opportunity to take part in a Whole 30 challenge with a network of support.  All welcome and books are provided to the first twelve participants. Future meeting dates will be planned at our first meeting. 

Presenters,Nancy Donovan, Robin Haggins, Tricia Rizza, Location FPAC 216.  Register Here

Sept 29, Wed 1:30-2:30pm Turning Students Into Creators

Students can create and share audio, video, and more within assignments, discussions and collaborative workspaces. Why should instructors have all the fun? Students have the same powerful creation toolset, so in addition to contributing files, images, equations, and written responses, students can record or upload audio and video at every learning contact point. Using the content editor makes it easy to share resources from the world’s largest content repository—the Internet.  

Presenter Vivian Pope, Location AC 309.  Register Here 

October

Oct 3, Tue 3-5pm, Come Rock with Us, Rock Painting!

Come rock with us!  We are holding a rock painting party and everyone is invited! All supplies included and no experience necessary.  Come be creative as we explore motivational and inspirational art.  Learn more about rock painting here and the Facebook Group #Tallahassee Rocks or #TLHRocks  This is a drop in event, you are welcome to come anytime  3-5pm.  

Presenters Julie Baroody, Ljiljana Edmiston, Location CH 245 Register Here

Oct 5, Thu 2-3p, Teaching Book Club

Join us as we use the book What the Best College Teachers Do to reflect on and improve our teaching. All welcome and books are provided to the first twelve participants. Meetings Thursdays 2-3pm on the following dates: Oct 5, Oct 26, Nov 9, Nov 30.  See meeting topics for each discussion here, you do not have to attend all sessions.

Coordinator, M. Dames, Location FPAC 216.  Register Here

Oct 5, Thu 2:30-3:30pm, Helping Your Students Become Original Writers

Do your students struggle with some of the pitfalls with using and citing information from the Internet? Do you want to help them submit papers that are more original and less bordering “literary theft”? Come and learn how you can use Turnitin to help identify and curb the various types plagiarism that occurs in the digital age. Leave the session with tools for assessing students’ work and providing constructive feedback to improve their writing.

Presenter, Kim Manning, Location AC 309 Register Here

Oct 11, Wed 1-2pm, Meta-Major Madness

Come learn about a project implemented in my MAT1033 intermediate algebra course, in which students completed a flyer connecting their career, meta-major, and content learned in the course.  

Presenter, Suzanne Ferrell-Locke, Location FPAC 216. Register Here

Oct 12, Thu 1-2pm, Microaggressions and Me

A Microaggresion is a statement, action, or incident regarded as an instance of indirect, subtle, or unintentional discrimination against members of a marginalized group such as a racial or ethnic minority (Webster's dictionary definition).  Examples here. Whether we like it or not, we might all do it at some point!  How do we get better?  Learn to improve your connections and communications with diverse members of our population, otherwise known as all of us!  

Presenter, Cecily Brantley, Location FPAC 216. Register Here

Oct 12, Thurs 3:30-4:30pm, Decrease the Stress in Your Life

Stress at work combined with stress at home can make life feel out of balance. This workshop offers practical stress management tips, including deep breathing exercises, ways to add more balance to your life, and a list of wellness apps that you can carry around on your phone.  

Presenter, Rachel Mock, Location FPAC 216. Register Here

Oct 16, Mon 11-1230pm, Safe Zone Training

The Safe Zone Training workshop will address what it means to be an ally to the LGBTQ+ community.  This training will push participants to think about stereotypes and provide information about contemporary LGBTQ+ issues. Topics of discussion include: sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, biological sex, current LGBTQ+ vocabulary, how to be an effective ally, and exploring further allyship possibilities.  

Presenters Tom Berger, M. Dames, Location FPAC 216. Register Here

Oct 17, Tue 2-3pm, TCC Students as Community Advocates through Service Learning: The Clothesline Project

To increase student engagement in the writing classroom, we developed a service learning writing course for students enrolled in ENC1102.  In this course, students participated in the campus’ first Clothesline Project, a national campaign that raises awareness of violence against women through the creation and display of shirts. Come hear more about the project, what went well, what didn't, and how you could implement something similar in your class. 

Presenters Lauren Fletcher, Kelly Thayer, Location FPAC 216.  Register Here 

Oct 17, Tue 2:30-3:30pm, How to Grade Assignments in Half the Time

Canvas’ SpeedGrader converts documents automatically, so you can preview and annotate student submissions—all without having to download or upload files. Beyond standard text-based feedback, the inline annotation tool enables highlighting, strikeout, and freehand drawing. With so many tools to simplify grading, you may decide to assign an extra essay or two.  

Presenter Vivian Pope, Location AC 309.  Register Here 

Oct 18, Wed 3-5pm, Doodle to De-Stress with Zentangle   

Come learn about a unique way to relax through creating works of art using patterns. No art experience required, Zentangle uses simple patterns and shapes like lines and circles so anyone can do it!  It is easy to learn, fun, and relaxing!  Join us and come see for yourself!  Materials will be provided but feel free to bring favorite paper and pen if you like.  This is a drop in event, you are welcome to come anytime  3-5pm. Learn more about Zentangle here. 

Presenter, Julie Baroody, Location CH 245. Register Here

Oct 19, Thu 3-4pm Jazz Up Your Course with Multimedia Integration

If you know how to cut and paste links from a Web browser, you’re ready to create a rich media experience in Canvas. Videos from YouTube, images from Flickr, and more can be embedded easily into announcements, assignments, discussions—or just about anywhere. Inserting audio, video, text, images, and more at every learning contact point makes the difference between a boring course Web site and an engaging learning environment, so engage your students!  

Presenter Vivian Pope, Location AC 309.  Register Here 

Oct 19, Thu 3-4pm, Leadership Book Club: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership 

Join us as we use the book to guide and expand our leadership thinking.  All welcome and books are provided to the first twelve participants. Meetings Thursdays 3-4pm on the following dates: Sept 21, Oct 19, Nov 16, Nov 30.  Our first meeting will include introductions and an initial assessment, see meeting topics for each discussion here, you do not have to attend all sessions.

Facilitator, Dr. Sheri Rowland, Location FPAC 216.  Register Here

Oct 20, Fri 2-3pm Gamification in Canvas

Learn to boost learner engagement while encouraging students to fully explore your Canvas course (and read your syllabus!).  Through the use of rewards such as Easter Eggs and Badges, this workshop will demonstrate how to use gaming methods to empower students to take responsibility for their learning. 

Presenter, Melissa Hughes, Location FPAC 216. Register Here

Oct 23, Mon 12-1pm Finance Workshop with Lunch, Money Management:  Identifying Issues and Opportunities

Planning for a sound financial future starts with basic money management. This seminar covers money management basics, managing financial risks, retirement funding and how to begin the financial planning process.  

Presenter, Tim Dean, Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors, Location FPAC 216. Register Here

Oct 25, Wed 11-12pm, TCC and Word of South: Using a Community Event to Engage Students

TCC students completed their required field experience by participating in a local festival – but not without a few hiccups! Come and see what happens when TCC students engage in community events.  

Presenter Sara Marchessault, Location FPAC 216.  Register Here

Oct 25, Wed 12-1pm, Toastmasters Open House

Want to learn more about Toastmasters? Come join us at our OPEN HOUSE WED OCT 25 at 12pm! Pizza and candy! Toastmasters is a public speaking group that can give you lots of support and practice in improving your communication skills. This group can give you the skills and confidence you need to effectively express yourself in any situation. Whether you are a professional, student, stay-at-home-parent, or retiree, Toastmasters is the more efficient, enjoyable, and affordable way of gaining great communication skills.  Our meetings are open to everyone and we invite you to visit! Come and observe what we are all about and meet some new friends! October 25 Wednesday 12-1pm at 

DEP, Department of Environmental Protection, Douglas Building "Copper Top"
3900 Commonwealth Blvd Tallahassee FL 32399

Free Parking out front, see flyer here https://goo.gl/MN2D8B

Oct 25, Wed 2:30-3:30pm, Special Insurance Workshop

This is an educational workshop to give you an understanding of the benefits and savings available to you.  Valery Insurance will be here to give a special insurance workshop including (1) Transition into Medicare (2) Medicare A & B Coverage Gaps (3) Comparison of Medicare Plans (supplements vs. medicare advantage) (4) Part "D' Rx (Donut Hole Explained) (5) How to use your FRS Health Insurance subsidy TAX FREE.   Click here for informational flyer. 

Presenter Doug Valery, Valery Health Insurance, Location, FPAC 216.  Register Here

Oct 25, Wed 3-4pm, Everything You Wanted to Know about Canvas Quizzes but Didn't have Time to Ask!

This workshop will prepare you to create questions and question banks in Canvas. We will clarify the various quiz and survey settings, explore how to randomize questions and answers, and how to publish your quiz. We will also review the different report that are available for reviewing student performance.  

Presenter, Kim Manning, Location AC 309 Register Here

Oct 26, Thu 2-3p, Teaching Book Club

Join us as we use the book What the Best College Teachers Do to reflect on and improve our teaching. All welcome and books are provided to the first twelve participants. Meetings Thursdays 2-3pm on the following dates: Oct 5, Oct 26, Nov 9, Nov 30.  See meeting topics for each discussion here, you do not have to attend all sessions.

Coordinator, M. Dames, Location FPAC 216.  Register Here

Oct 27, Fri 12:30-2pm, Safe Zone Training

The Safe Zone Training workshop will address what it means to be an ally to the LGBTQ+ community.  This training will push participants to think about stereotypes and provide information about contemporary LGBTQ+ issues. Topics of discussion include: sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, biological sex, current LGBTQ+ vocabulary, how to be an effective ally, and exploring further allyship possibilities. 

Presenters Tom Berger, M. Dames, Location FPAC 216. Register Here

Oct 30, Mon 2-3pm, Culturally Responsive Teaching

Come join us for a discussion on Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT), a practice developed on the idea that culture is central to student learning. According to Gloria Ladson−Billings, "It is an approach that empowers students intellectually, socially, emotionally, and politically by using cultural referents to impart knowledge, skills and attitudes." The use of cultural referents in teaching bridges and explains the mainstream culture, while valuing and recognizing the students' own cultures. 

Coordinator,  M. Dames, Location FPAC 216.  Register Here

Oct 30, Mon 3-4pm, Using Markdown for Text and Notes

Using a simple coding language, Markdown, with free development environments (R StudioTypora) both instructors and students who are not coders by profession or knowledge can take ownership of their educational material and develop skills that standout on the educational and employment markets. This project shows how instructors can produce OER text that reduces cost and builds skillsets important to retention and advancement.  

Presenter, Thomas Croom Location FPAC 216. Register Here

Oct 31, Tue 3-4pm, Accessibility Guidelines for Online Content

An accessible online course promotes learning by enabling all students to easily access and use course materials. In this one-hour workshop, learn how to develop accessible documents; provide meaningful links; design accessible graphs and tables; add alternative text for images; and, how to evaluate websites to determine if they are accessible.  

Presenter Patricia Heeter, Location AC 309.  Register Here

Oct 31, Tue 12-1pm, FIG (Faculty Inquiry Group) Topic: Haunting Holidays, Lunch Provided

Oh the horror! The middle-to-end of October marks a time where multiple holidays or seasonal celebrations occur. Combining this with the cooler fall weather and the final stretch of the semester, you’ll often find it’s a high-risk time to lose students. What are the creative things you do to keep momentum in your classes through the holidays and keep them focused during the final stretch? Does your communication increase to keep them engaged, or do you drop off because ‘by now they should know’? Share your tricks and treats with us and we will share ours with you!  Lunch included and bonuses to those dressed for the occasion!

Oct 31, Tue 3-5pm, Come Rock with Us, Rock Painting!

Come rock with us!  We are holding a rock painting party and everyone is invited! All supplies included and no experience necessary.  Come be creative as we explore motivational and inspirational art.  Learn more about rock painting here and the Facebook Group #Tallahassee Rocks or #TLHRocks  This is a drop in event, you are welcome to come anytime  3-5pm.  

Presenters Julie Baroody, Ljiljana Edmiston, Location CH 245 Register Here

 

November

Nov 1, Wed 3-4pm, Collaborative Assignments and Projects: A Detailed Critical Path Method (CPM) Construction Schedule for Effective Management of Construction Activities

This project exposed students to real world experience to the workings of construction management firms. Students worked in groups to provide a Detailed Critical Path Method Construction Schedule for effective management in execution of a residential building. 

Presenter Gideon A Nnaji, Location FPAC 216.  Register Here

Nov 2, Thu 230-330pm, Five Easy Steps for Creating Effective Video Lectures

Bring your script and PowerPoint slides and we will show you how to transform your presentations into narrated video lessons with transitions, callouts, and more. Leave the session with the skills to create and caption your videos and publish in multiple formats. 

Presenter Kim Manning, Location AC 309.  Register Here 

Nov 7, Tues 1-2pm, Who in the World is Yertle the Turtle and What Can He Teach Us About Leadership?

Leadership lessons can be fun!  Come one, come all, and have a ball learning about leadership from the wonderful wisdom of Dr. Seuss!  Join Dr. Sheri Rowland as she shares lessons from the famous author that can be put to good use in your work.  Some group work and activity required. Feel free to bring your lunch along to this fun midday workshop.

Presenter Dr. Sheri Rowland, Location FPAC 216 Register Here 

Nov 7, Tues 3-4pm, Legislative Civic Engagement

Legislation affects nearly every academic discipline. Learn how to find, track and suggest changes to bills that alter your profession. Your students learn how to be civically engaged in their profession. 

Presenter Allen Joseph, Location FPAC 216.  Register Here 

Nov 8, Wed 10-12pm Grant Writing 101

The purpose of this course is to provide an overview and understanding of the entire grant process. Specifically, by the end of the course participants will understand what a grant is and is not, how to find a grant, how to decide whether or not to apply for a grant, how to read a grant application, and how to answer the different sections of a grant (including at a minimum the purpose, objective, evaluation, budget, and budget narrative). Numerous grant examples of actual grant applications, and grant responses will be provided. 

Presenter Steven Solomon, Location FPAC 216.  Register Here 

Nov 8, Wed 1:30-3pm, Safe Zone Training

The Safe Zone Training workshop will address what it means to be an ally to the LGBTQ+ community.  This training will push participants to think about stereotypes and provide information about contemporary LGBTQ+ issues. Topics of discussion include: sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, biological sex, current LGBTQ+ vocabulary, how to be an effective ally, and exploring further allyship possibilities.  

Presenters Tom Berger, M. Dames, Location FPAC 216. Register Here

Nov 8, Wed 3-4pm, Create Responsive Online Courses with Articulate Rise

In this workshop, learn how to develop a responsive online lesson in your web browser with Rise’s intuitive features. Learn how to create content using blocks which enable you to arrange your lesson in the order you want. Add interactions such as timelines, processes, labeled graphics or sorting activities. Learn how to easily add beautiful images to enhance your lesson. Also, build an interactive quiz as a knowledge check for your learners. Once you’re done, preview your lesson before you publish to see how it will look to learners on desktop, tablet, and mobile devices.  

Presenter Patricia Heeter, Location AC 309.  Register Here

Nov 9, Thu 11-12pm, Raising Environmental Awareness

To Increase student engagement I designed a service learning course in Environmental Science Class where students were tasked with raising awareness on a current environmental issue. Come learn what worked, what didn’t and the current revisions taking place this semester. 

Presenter Bob Lutz, Location FPAC 216. Register Here

Nov 9, Thu 2-3p, Teaching Book Club

Join us as we use the book What the Best College Teachers Do to reflect on and improve our teaching. All welcome and books are provided to the first twelve participants. Meetings Thursdays 2-3pm on the following dates: Oct 5, Oct 26, Nov 9, Nov 30.  See meeting topics for each discussion here, you do not have to attend all sessions.

Coordinator, M. Dames, Location FPAC 216.  Register Here

Nov 14, Tues 1-2pm Yoga at Your Desk

Stretch, breath, and join us for a short yoga practice while sitting in your chair!  Our presenter will provide helpful handouts and access to a relaxation playlist participants can use during their own practice.  

Presenter, Lindsay Smitherman-Brown, Location FPAC 216.  Register Here

Nov 14, Tues 230-430pm, Come Rock with Us, Rock Painting at Ghazvini!

Come rock with us!  We are holding a rock painting party and everyone is invited! All supplies included and no experience necessary.  Come be creative as we explore motivational and inspirational art.  Learn more about rock painting here and the Facebook Group #Tallahassee Rocks or #TLHRocks  This is a drop in event, you are welcome to come anytime  230-430pm.  

 

Presenters Julie Baroody, Ljiljana Edmiston, Location Ghazvini Room 110 Register Here

Nov 14, Tues 3-4pm, Transform Your Paper and Pencil Tests to Online Tests in Minutes!

In this workshop, you will learn how to convert your current Word document tests for publishing in single or multiple Canvas courses. It takes three simple steps: prepare, convert, review, and publish. 

Presenter Kim Manning, Location AC 309.  Register Here

Nov 15, Wed 12:30-2pm, Five Easy Steps for Creating Effective Video Lectures

Check back for more details!

Nov 15, Wed 2-3pm, Leveraging E-Portfolios in the Classroom

Using open access digital tools such as Weebly, Wix, WordPress, etc. I have integrated e-portfolios in my ENC 0025 classes to help students own their writing process, understand writing as a socially constructed recursive process, and understand how the e-portfolio transfers beyond their academic path and into their professional lives.
 
Presenter, Tricia Rizza, Location FPAC 216. Register Here

Nov 15, Wed 3-4pm, Understanding Victim's Needs in the Classroom

This presentation will assist in gaining a better understanding on how to better work with students who have experienced victimization, how they could react in a classroom and learn about community and campus services available for referral.   

Presenter, Michelle Tibbits-Mcclellan, Location FPAC 216.  Register Here

Nov 16, Thu 11-1pm, Doodle to De-Stress with Zentangle

Come learn about a unique way to relax through creating works of art using patterns. No art experience required, Zentangle uses simple patterns and shapes like lines and circles so anyone can do it!  It is easy to learn, fun, and relaxing!  Join us and come see for yourself!  Materials will be provided but feel free to bring favorite paper and pen if you like.  This is a drop in event, you are welcome to come anytime  11-1pm. Learn more about Zentangle here. 

Presenter, Julie Baroody, Location CH 245. Register Here

Nov 16, Thu 1-2pm, Hands Up!  Introduction to American Sign Language

In this workshop you will learn basic American Sign Language "survival" skills. Such as: the manual alphabet, numbers, non-manuals (facial expressions), and beginning conversational skills.  

Presenters, Josephine Sondossi, Viv Miley, Location FPAC 216.  Register Here

Nov 16, Thu 3-4pm, Leadership Book Club: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable

Join us as we use the book to guide and expand our leadership thinking.  All welcome and books are provided to the first twelve participants. Meetings Thursdays 3-4pm on the following dates: Sept 21, Oct 19, Nov 16, Nov 30.  Our first meeting will include introductions and an initial assessment, see meeting topics for each discussion here, you do not have to attend all sessions.

Facilitator, Dr. Sheri Rowland, Location FPAC 216.  Register Here

Nov 17, Fri 8-5pm Training, Mental Health First Aid USA

This is an all day training, check-in: 8:00A (start promptly at 8:30), there will be a break for lunch on your own.  Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common supports. This 8-hour course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect persons to the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care. The program also teaches the common risk factors and warning signs of specific types of illnesses, like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and schizophrenia.  Mental Health First Aid is included on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).

COURSE DETAILS

Mental Health First Aid teaches participants a five-step action plan, ALGEE, to support someone developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in an emotional crisis:

  • Assess for risk of suicide or harm
  • Listen nonjudgmentally
  • Give reassurance and information
  • Encourage appropriate professional help
  • Encourage self-help and other support strategies

Like CPR, Mental Health First Aid prepares participants to interact with a person in crisis and connect the person with help. First Aiders do not take on the role of professionals — they do not diagnose or provide any counseling or therapy. Instead, the program offers concrete tools and answers key questions, like “what do I do?” and “where can someone find help?” Certified Mental Health First Aid instructors provide a list of community healthcare providers and national resources, support groups, and online tools for mental health and addictions treatment and support. All trainees receive a program manual to compliment the course material. 

 

Coordinator, Jennifer Barr, Location FPAC 216.  Register Here

 

Nov 17, Fri 3-4pm, Demystifying Hybrid Courses

In this presentation, we will clear up the confusion about hybrid courses. You will learn the definition of a hybrid course and why it is so hard to design. Participants will also discover how to develop hybrid courses and find the right balance between online and face-to-face.  

Presenter Patricia Heeter, Location AC 309.  Register Here

Nov 21, Tues 1-2pm, Portfolio Workshop

In this workshop, you will learn the basic requirements necessary for Faculty Portfolios.  You will be introduced to the policy relating to portfolio requirements, as well as the current portfolio template.   

Presenter, Summer Washington, Location FPAC 216.  Register Here

Nov 30, Thu 2-3p, Teaching Book Club

Join us as we use the book What the Best College Teachers Do to reflect on and improve our teaching. All welcome and books are provided to the first twelve participants. Meetings Thursdays 2-3pm on the following dates: Oct 5, Oct 26, Nov 9, Nov 30.  See meeting topics for each discussion here, you do not have to attend all sessions.

Coordinator, M. Dames, Location FPAC 216.  Register Here

Nov 30, Thu 3-4pm, Leadership Book Club: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable

Join us as we use the book to guide and expand our leadership thinking.  All welcome and books are provided to the first twelve participants. Meetings Thursdays 3-4pm on the following dates: Sept 21, Oct 19, Nov 16, Nov 30.  Our first meeting will include introductions and an initial assessment, see meeting topics for each discussion here, you do not have to attend all sessions.

Facilitator, Dr. Sheri Rowland, Location FPAC 216.  Register Here