Workshops and Events

Come join us for opportunities to learn and connect with others.  If you have any questions or suggestions for workshops, feel free to reach out to us at cpe@tcc.fl.edu

SPRING 2020

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MAGNA Commons

This is a library of Magna Online Seminars. These seminars address critical issues facing faculty and administrators today. They are composed of 20% background information and 80% actionable "here's how" information. A full PDF listing of online seminars currently available can be viewed here.

Please click here for instructions on how to gain access to Magna Commons. Contact cpe@tcc.fl.edu for more information.

February Workshops and Events

Feb. 19, Wed., 3 - 4 p.m. | Eagle Connections: Supporting the Academic, Employment and Personal Goals of Eagle Connections Students

A look at the additional services provided to Eagle Connections students including STAR person-centered planning and Canvas life skills modules.

Presenter Marisa Vaughn, Location FPAC 216 Click Here to Register

Feb. 20, Thurs., 2 - 3 p.m. | Using Online Rubrics for Setting Expectations and Grading

This workshop will help participants find and create rubrics in Canvas to use in assignments, graded discussions, and quizzes. Participants will also learn to use rubrics to grade papers in SpeedGrader.

Presenter Judith Reymond, Location AC 309 Click Here to Register

Feb. 20, Thurs., 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. | Creating Online Tests – Rapid Design

Do you have a paper and pencil test that you want to convert to an online format? You can do it easily using Respondus. In this workshop, you will learn to format your test questions in the Respondus-acceptable format, import the question file into Respondus, and publish tests or question banks to Canvas for easy administration. Bring an electronic copy of a test with you (acceptable file formats: .doc, .docx, .txt, or .rtf).

Presenter Kim Manning, Location AC 309 Click Here to Register

Feb. 27, Thurs., 11 a.m. - noon | Staff Success Series: Skills by Seuss! (Session 1: Success Starts with You)

This series will focus on workplace skills that lead to success using lessons learned from Dr. Seuss along the way. This series will aim to advance us from dialogue to strategy in a collaborative environment. Join together with peers as we explore high-impact skills and share tools and tactics to enhance the success of all employees. It is not required to attend all eight sessions.

In session 1, we will focus on our mindsets and how our engagements influence those around us. Topics will include emotional awareness, regulation, and impact.

Location FPAC 216 Click Here to Register

Feb. 27, Thurs., 2 - 3 p.m. | Creating Instructional Videos Using the Lightboard

In this workshop we will discuss how to plan effective online instructional videos and model Lightboard presentation techniques. Each participant will create a short 1-2 minute sample video. Lightboard presentations are ideal for STEM areas but may also be appropriate for any discipline using symbols, drawings, equations, formulas, and diagrams to explain concepts. Please be prepared to present a short 1-2 minute presentation instructing on a concept. Each participant will get the opportunity to create a short Lightboard video that will be edited and published by the workshop instructor. Enrollment is limited to 5 participants.

Presenter Kelli Longfellow, Location AC 309 Click Here to Register

Feb. 27, Thurs., 3 - 4 p.m. | What Makes a High-Impact Practice High-Impact?

Many educational practices have a positive impact on our students, but how do you know when a practice is a High-Impact Practice (HIP)? A practice must have three or more of the eight qualities outlined by AAC&U to be considered high-impact. Learn about the markers of quality and how to move toward high-impact.

Presenter Summer Dusek, Location FPAC 216 Click Here to Register

 

Feb. 27, Thurs., 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. | Using Turnitin to Improve Originality and Quality of Student Work

This workshop will provide participants with a useful tool for developing student writing and research – Turnitin’s Originality Checker. Although Turnitin has other functions, this workshop will focus on the anti-plagiarism tool, the Originality Checker.

Presenter Judith Reymond, Location AC 309 Click Here to Register

Feb. 28, Fri., 9 - 10 a.m. | Bloom's Taxonomy: What Is It and Why Is It Important?

In this session you will learn the definition of Bloom’s Taxonomy and gain an understanding of its theoretical history. We will explore both the cognitive and psychomotor domains in this series, and learn ways to incorporate Bloom's Taxonomy into course planning processes.

Presenter Summer Dusek, Location FPAC 216 Click Here to Register

Feb. 28, Fri., 3 - 4:30 p.m. | Book Club: Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

(NOTE: This is the first of four scheduled meetings; see the below schedule for all dates. Contact coordinator Sila Lott at lotts@tcc.fl.edu with questions or to sign up. Limited copies of the book are provided.)

One of the most valuable skills in our economy is becoming increasingly rare. If you master this skill, you'll achieve extraordinary results. Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task.

Author and professor Cal Newport flips the narrative on impact in a connected age. Instead of arguing distraction is bad, he instead celebrates the power of its opposite. Dividing this book into two parts, he first makes the case that in almost any profession, cultivating a deep work ethic will produce massive benefits. He then presents a rigorous training regimen, presented as a series of four "rules," for transforming your mind and habits to support this skill.

All meetings will be from 3 - 4:30 p.m. in FPAC 216. Scheduled discussions are as follows:

Meeting 1: Friday, February 28 - Intro and Chapter 1

Meeting 2: Friday, March 13 - Chapters 2 and 3

Meeting 3: Friday, March 27 - Rules 1 and 2

Meeting 4: Friday, April 10 - Rule 3 and Conclusion

Coordinator Sila Lott, Location FPAC 216

March Workshops and Events

Mar. 3, Tues., 2:30 - 4 p.m. | Faculty Focus Series: Poor Students, Rich Teaching (Session 1)

This series takes an in-depth actionable look at an area of concern within TCC through the lens of Eric Jensen's Poor Students, Rich Teaching: Seven High-Impact Mindsets for Students from Poverty. As continued follow-up on the effects of poverty on students, this series will aim to advance us from dialogue to strategy in a collaborative environment. Join together with peers as we explore high-impact mindsets and share tools and tactics to enhance the success of all students. It is not required to attend all seven sessions.

In session 1, we explore the relational mindset and begin to discover why the types of relationships teachers have (or don’t have) with students are one of the biggest reasons why students graduate or drop out. Everything you do starts with building relationships with your students.

Location FPAC 215 Click Here to Register

Mar. 4, Wed., 10 a.m. - noon | EAP Series: Conflict Communication Skills

Conflict is unavoidable. And though it can cause damage if handled poorly, if handled well it can actually strengthen your workplace, your relationships, and/or your whole organization. Learn about different conflict styles, including your own, and about how to engage in conflict constructively.

Presenter Melissa Bolen, Location FPAC 216 Click Here to Register

Mar. 5, Thurs., 11 a.m. - noon | Staff Success Series: Skills by Seuss! (Session 2)

This series will focus on workplace skills that lead to success using lessons learned from Dr. Seuss along the way. This series will aim to advance us from dialogue to strategy in a collaborative environment. Join together with peers as we explore high-impact skills and share tools and tactics to enhance the success of all employees. It is not required to attend all eight sessions.

Session 2 will focus on our response when conflict arises, including negotiation, compromise, attacking the problem not the person, and avoiding escalation.

Location FPAC 216 Click Here to Register

Mar. 5, Thurs., 2 - 3 p.m. | Designing Quality Hybrid Courses

In this hands-on interactive workshop, participants will review types of direct instruction and interaction needed in a hybrid course based on best practices. Next, participants will review their hybrid course shells, syllabi, and pacing calendars based on these practices to fine-tune their courses. All courses will need to be approved according to best practices prior to being scheduled for instruction.

Presenters Kelli Longfellow and Kim Manning, Location AC 309 Click Here to Register

Mar. 5, Thurs., 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. | How to Increase Accessibility: A Q&A with Student Accessibility Service Advisors

Learn about the accommodations, services and resources available through TCC’s Student Accessibility Services.

Presenters Danny James and Jonathan Davis, Location FPAC 216 Click Here to Register

Mar. 6, Fri., 10 - 11 a.m. | Formative and Summative Assessment to Improve Student Learning

Assessment is an ongoing process within all courses, but have you ever stopped to consider why we assess our students? This workshop will provide a general overview of assessment with attention to formative and summative assessment strategies.

Presenter Summer Dusek, Location FPAC 216 Click Here to Register

 

Mar. 6, Fri., 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Volunteer at the Kearney Center to Serve Lunch

Join TCC in serving our community as we volunteer to serve lunch at the Kearney Center. Learn more about The Kearney Center here. Be sure you can make it if you sign up; they are counting on us volunteers! Join us when you can; you do not need to attend all sessions. The Kearney Center is less than a mile away from TCC, located at 2650 Municipal Way, Tallahassee, FL 32304.

Coordinator Brigitte Marshall Click Here to Register

Mar. 6, Fri., 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. | PLC: Dare to Lead | ACE Women's Network

The ultimate playbook for developing brave leaders and courageous cultures. Daring leadership is a collection of four skill sets that are 100% teachable. It’s learning and practice that requires brave work, tough conversations, and showing up with our whole hearts.

Each participant will receive a complimentary copy of the Dare to Lead book with participation. Additional meeting dates: 3/13, 3/27, 4/3

Presenters Summer Dusek and Tracy Woodard, Location FPAC 216 Click Here to Register

Mar. 9, Mon., 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. | Increasing Inclusivity in the Classroom

When instructors attempt to create safe, inclusive classrooms, they should consider multiple factors including the syllabus, course content, class preparation, their own behavior, and their knowledge of students’ backgrounds and skills. This workshop will discuss the importance of inclusivity in the classroom, present examples of teaching more inclusively, and provide resources for guidance.

Presenter Summer Dusek, Location FPAC 216 Click Here to Register

Mar. 10, Tues., 2:30 - 4 p.m. | Faculty Focus Series: Poor Students, Rich Teaching (Session 2)

This series takes an in-depth actionable look at an area of concern within TCC through the lens of Eric Jensen's Poor Students, Rich Teaching: Seven High-Impact Mindsets for Students from Poverty. As continued follow-up on the effects of poverty on students, this series will aim to advance us from dialogue to strategy in a collaborative environment. Join together with peers as we explore high-impact mindsets and share tools and tactics to enhance the success of all students. It is not required to attend all seven sessions.

Session 2 will teach you about powerful success builders with the achievement mindset. Students from poverty can and do love to learn, when you give them the right tools.

Location FPAC 215 Click Here to Register

Mar. 11, Wed., 11 a.m. - noon | Engaging Lectures

Do you love to lecture? Great! Lecture still has a place in the 21st century classroom when it engages students. Come learn how to make lecture more engaging or share your tips on how to have engaging lectures.

Presenter Summer Dusek, Location FPAC 216 Click Here to Register

Mar. 11, Wed., 1 - 2 p.m. | Staff Success Series: Skills by Seuss! (Session 3)

This series will focus on workplace skills that lead to success using lessons learned from Dr. Seuss along the way. This series will aim to advance us from dialogue to strategy in a collaborative environment. Join together with peers as we explore high-impact skills and share tools and tactics to enhance the success of all employees. It is not required to attend all eight sessions.

In session 3, we will focus on the process of change and our response to it along with steps to navigate change positively.

Location FPAC 216 Click Here to Register

Mar. 12, Thurs., 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. | Writing Good Multiple Choice Test Questions

Multiple choice test questions, also known as items, can be an effective and efficient way to assess learning outcomes. Multiple choice test items have several potential advantages in that they are versatile, reliable, and valid. This workshop will dissect a good multiple choice question and explore ways to create strong questions for your test.

Presenter Summer Dusek, Location FPAC 215 Click Here to Register

Mar. 24, Tues., 9 - 11:30 a.m. | EAP Series: Working with You is Killing Me

The workplace can be a very difficult environment where people sometimes rub each other the wrong way. When the workplace becomes toxic, it affects not only your personal performance, but your emotional and physical health. Learn how to identify and handle/address detrimental workplace relationships through this workshop.

Presenter Kyle Caswell, Location FPAC 216 Click Here to Register

Mar. 24, Tues., 2:30 - 4 p.m. | Faculty Focus Series: Poor Students, Rich Teaching (Session 3)

This series takes an in-depth actionable look at an area of concern within TCC through the lens of Eric Jensen's Poor Students, Rich Teaching: Seven High-Impact Mindsets for Students from Poverty. As continued follow-up on the effects of poverty on students, this series will aim to advance us from dialogue to strategy in a collaborative environment. Join together with peers as we explore high-impact mindsets and share tools and tactics to enhance the success of all students. It is not required to attend all seven sessions.

The Positivity Mindset will hone in on your students’ emotions and attitudes. Session 3 focuses on building an attitude of academic hope and optimism in both your students and yourself. If you’ve ever put a mental limitation on any student (don’t worry, we all have), this session is for you. Your new, rock-solid positivity mindset will help your students soar.

Location FPAC 215 Click Here to Register

Mar. 26, Thurs., 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. | Effective Rubrics: A Grading Tool

In this interactive workshop, learn how to grade subjective assignments more objectively in order to increase student success, as well as the basics of rubric development.

Presenter Summer Dusek, Location FPAC 216 Click Here to Register

Mar. 27, Fri., 10 - 11 a.m. | Staff Success Series: Skills by Seuss! (Session 4)

This series will focus on workplace skills that lead to success using lessons learned from Dr. Seuss along the way. This series will aim to advance us from dialogue to strategy in a collaborative environment. Join together with peers as we explore high-impact skills and share tools and tactics to enhance the success of all employees. It is not required to attend all eight sessions.

Session 4 will focus on working effectively as a team, positive leadership qualities, and positive interactions.

Location FPAC 216 Click Here to Register

Mar. 30, Mon., 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. | How Students Learn: Applying the Principles of Learning to Teaching

The first step in designing teaching strategies that make coursework effective and meaningful for students is to understand what helps them learn. In this workshop, we discuss evidence-based teaching strategies relevant for teaching in higher education contexts. We will discuss the seven principles of student learning identified by Ambrose et al (2010) and their significance in teaching and learning, including strategies for how participants might apply these principles into their own teaching.

Presenter Summer Dusek, Location FPAC 215 Click Here to Register

Mar. 31, Tues., 2:30 - 4 p.m. | Faculty Focus Series: Poor Students, Rich Teaching (Session 4)

This series takes an in-depth actionable look at an area of concern within TCC through the lens of Eric Jensen's Poor Students, Rich Teaching: Seven High-Impact Mindsets for Students from Poverty. As continued follow-up on the effects of poverty on students, this series will aim to advance us from dialogue to strategy in a collaborative environment. Join together with peers as we explore high-impact mindsets and share tools and tactics to enhance the success of all students. It is not required to attend all seven sessions.

Session 4 offers strategies to take all that positivity you’ve generated and use it to create an energetic, high-performing class culture, using the rich classroom climate mindset. You’ll learn the secrets that high-performing teachers use to build an amazing classroom climate.

Location FPAC 215 Click Here to Register

April Workshops and Events

Apr. 1, Wed., 11 a.m. - noon | PLC: Creating the Path to Success in the Classroom

This multi-session  book study workshop focuses on teaching to close the graduation gap for minority, first-generation and academically unprepared students. We will explore retention, persistence and success; class climate; the first month of the semester; motivation and attitudes; interactive lectures; reading assignments and class discussions; writing assignments; and resilience, habits, and persistence.

At a time when the population of underrepresented students – working adults, minority, first-generation, low-income and international students – is increasing, this book addresses that lack of specific guidance by providing faculty with additional evidence-based instructional practices geared toward reaching all the students in their classrooms, including those from groups that traditionally have been the least successful, while maintaining high standards and expectations. Additional meeting dates: 4/8, 4/15, 4/22

Coordinator Summer Dusek, Location FPAC 216 Click Here to Register

Apr. 1, Wed., noon - 1 p.m. | Internationalizing Courses Across the Curriculum

As part of a strategic priority to build a globally focused curriculum, the Global Learning Committee will conduct a workshop on internationalizing courses. We aim to provide practical tips for implementation and examples of internationalized activities to include within existing courses. This increased focus on global learning will help students improve their knowledge of global issues to better prepare them for further academic studies, international experiences, and a global job market

Presented by the Global Learning Committee, Location FPAC 216 Click Here to Register

Apr. 1, Wed., 2 - 3 p.m. | Staff Success Series: Skills by Seuss! (Session 5: The Lifelong Learner)

This series will focus on workplace skills that lead to success using lessons learned from Dr. Seuss along the way. This series will aim to advance us from dialogue to strategy in a collaborative environment. Join together with peers as we explore high-impact skills and share tools and tactics to enhance the success of all employees. It is not required to attend all eight sessions.

Session 5 will focus on the need for continued professional development and growth for all of us, and will include how to find resources and manage our time to stay involved.

Location FPAC 216 Click Here to Register

Apr. 2, Thurs., 3 - 4 p.m. | The Connected Classroom

The 21st-century student is always connected – to social media, to their cell phones, to each other. Considering the culturation of today’s connected student, how do we adapt the classroom? Do we connect our classrooms or ban the phones?

Presenter Summer Dusek, Location FPAC 215 Click Here to Register

April 3, Fri., 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. | Planning and Facilitating Discussions

In this workshop we address strategies for planning discussions and for developing effective questions and follow-ups that provoke students’ interest. Learn how to identify moments in class when a discussion is a good choice for meeting teaching goals.

Presenter Summer Dusek, Location FPAC 216 Click Here to Register

Apr. 6, Mon., 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. | Backward Design

The backward design framework suggests instructors should consider these overarching learning goals and how students will be assessed prior to consideration of how to teach the content. For this reason, backward design is considered a much more intentional approach to course design than traditional methods of design. This workshop will explain the benefits of incorporating backward design; elaborate on the three stages that backward design encompasses; and finally, provide an overview of a backward design template.

Presenter Summer Dusek, Location FPAC 216 Click Here to Register

Apr. 7, Tues., 11 a.m. - noon | Staff Success Series: Skills by Seuss! (Session 6: Celebrating Diversity)

This series will focus on workplace skills that lead to success using lessons learned from Dr. Seuss along the way. This series will aim to advance us from dialogue to strategy in a collaborative environment. Join together with peers as we explore high-impact skills and share tools and tactics to enhance the success of all employees. It is not required to attend all eight sessions.

In session 6, we will focus on respect for diversity and our roles in equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Location FPAC 216 Click Here to Register

Apr. 7, Tues., 2:30 - 4 p.m. | Faculty Focus Series: Poor Students, Rich Teaching (Session 5)

This series takes an in-depth actionable look at an area of concern within TCC through the lens of Eric Jensen's Poor Students, Rich Teaching: Seven High-Impact Mindsets for Students from Poverty. As continued follow-up on the effects of poverty on students, this series will aim to advance us from dialogue to strategy in a collaborative environment. Join together with peers as we explore high-impact mindsets and share tools and tactics to enhance the success of all students. It is not required to attend all seven sessions.

Session 5 will focus on building breakthrough cognitive capacity in students. A big problem for students from poverty is their mental bandwidth, often known as cognitive load. Here, you’ll see the clear, scientific evidence that shows, without a molecule of doubt, that you can ensure your students build cognitive capacity in the form of memory, thinking skills, vocabulary, and study skills.

Location FPAC 215 Click Here to Register

Apr. 8, Wed., 2 - 3:30 p.m. | Transition into Medicare

Valery Insurance will provide a special workshop to give you an understanding of the Medicare benefits and savings available to you. Topics include (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); and (5) How to use your FRS Health Insurance subsidy TAX-FREE.

Presenter Doug Valery, Valery Insurance Agency; Location FPAC 216 Click Here to Register

Apr. 10, Fri., 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. | Active Learning Approaches that Increase Student Engagement

Multidisciplinary research demonstrates that active learning approaches increase student engagement and achievement (Freeman et al 2014). This workshop introduces a range of activities – including ungraded quizzes, “minute papers” and group work – for use in different instructional settings.

Presenter Summer Dusek, Location FPAC 216 Click Here to Register

Apr. 14, Tues., 2:30 - 4 p.m. | Faculty Focus Series: Poor Students, Rich Teaching (Session 6)

This series takes an in-depth actionable look at an area of concern within TCC through the lens of Eric Jensen's Poor Students, Rich Teaching: Seven High-Impact Mindsets for Students from Poverty. As continued follow-up on the effects of poverty on students, this series will aim to advance us from dialogue to strategy in a collaborative environment. Join together with peers as we explore high-impact mindsets and share tools and tactics to enhance the success of all students. It is not required to attend all seven sessions.

Session 6 digs into student involvement in a new way with the engagement mindset. You’ll gain quick, easy, and practical strategies for maintenance and stress, for buy-in, and to build community.

Location FPAC 215 Click Here to Register

Apr. 15, Wed., 3 - 4 p.m. | Engage and Assess Student Learning with Poll Everywhere

Classroom response technology can engage students during lectures and help you assess student learning. This session will focus on Poll Everywhere, a classroom response tool accessible on any smart device and is free for basic use.

Presenter Summer Dusek, Location FPAC 216 Click Here to Register

Apr. 16, Thurs., 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. | Staff Success Series: Skills by Seuss! (Session 7:

This series will focus on workplace skills that lead to success using lessons learned from Dr. Seuss along the way. This series will aim to advance us from dialogue to strategy in a collaborative environment. Join together with peers as we explore high-impact skills and share tools and tactics to enhance the success of all employees. It is not required to attend all eight sessions.

In session 7, we will focus on listening skills and how to communicate effectively.

Location FPAC 216 Click Here to Register

Apr. 17, Fri., 11 a.m. - noon | Teaching an Express Session Course

Teaching an express course is a whirlwind, a challenge, and a very different kind of teaching. Covering a full course in a third of the time is a difficult proposition for students and instructors alike. In this workshop, we will identify the distinctive characteristics of a six-week course, discuss the associated challenges, and identify some strategies to help.

Presenter Summer Dusek, Location FPAC 216 Click Here to Register

Apr. 21, Tues., 2:30 - 4 p.m. | Faculty Focus Series: Poor Students, Rich Teaching (Session 7)

This series takes an in-depth actionable look at an area of concern within TCC through the lens of Eric Jensen's Poor Students, Rich Teaching: Seven High-Impact Mindsets for Students from Poverty. As continued follow-up on the effects of poverty on students, this series will aim to advance us from dialogue to strategy in a collaborative environment. Join together with peers as we explore high-impact mindsets and share tools and tactics to enhance the success of all students. It is not required to attend all seven sessions.

Finally, focus on the gold medal in teaching: students who graduate job- or transfer-ready. Session 7 centers on school factors absolutely proven to support graduation. You’ll learn the science of why these factors can be such powerful achievement boosters, and you’ll discover a wide range of positive alternatives to what your students are doing.

Location FPAC 215 Click Here to Register

Apr. 23, Thurs., 9 - 10 a.m. | Staff Success Series: Skills by Seuss! (Session 8: Chill Out! How to Remain Calm in a Busy World)

This series will focus on workplace skills that lead to success using lessons learned from Dr. Seuss along the way. This series will aim to advance us from dialogue to strategy in a collaborative environment. Join together with peers as we explore high-impact skills and share tools and tactics to enhance the success of all employees. It is not required to attend all eight sessions.

Session 8 will focus on the impacts of stress and how to manage it effectively in the workplace.

Location FPAC 216 Click Here to Register

Apr. 23, Thurs., 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. | Take Charge of your Course Evals and Improve your Teaching

In this workshop you’ll learn answers to questions such as:

  • How do I interpret TCC’s course evaluation forms and response reports?
  • Why was my online response rate low – and does it matter?
  • How can I best make use of students’ feedback?

You’ll also gain strategies for improving your course evaluations, such as gathering and applying student feedback earlier in the quarter.

Presenter Summer Dusek, Location FPAC 215 Click Here to Register