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Summer Teaching Institute

Join us this August for our 11th Annual Summer Teaching Institute!

 

Tuesday, August 9

Morning Session:

Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Location: 351 Main

Title: Blackboard Basics & Beyond

Description: Blackboard is GRCC’s learning management system (LMS) that allows you to digitally connect your classes with your students.  This session will help you to get started and/or refresh your knowledge on how to use the basic functions of Blackboard. Those functions include using the Control Panel, Course Availability, managing your course menus, creating-posting-sending course announcements, populating content areas with items (documents, folders, web links, & videos), Grade Center, and setting up Discussion Boards.

Note: This session will count as the Blackboard Basics prerequisite for the OHCC.

Co-facilitators: Chad Sytsma & Tony VanderArk

Afternoon Session:

Time: 1:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: 351 Main

Title: Advanced Teaching Online

Description: Join experienced faculty as they discuss advanced techniques for online teaching and learning. Learn how to handle difficult issues. See examples of how to ensure your course meets GRCC DL Standards. This hands-on session will explore diverse topics like accessibility, incorporating video, integrating social media, live tools, and emerging technologies.

Facilitator: Garry Brand

 

Wednesday, August 10

Morning Session:

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: 351 Main

Title: Introduction to Camtasia Video & SnagIt

Description: This session will introduce you to Camtasia Studio, a video creation and editing tool that is now available to all faculty and staff at GRCC! We will cover the editor and timeline interfaces, how to create a recording, basic editing, and producing a final video.

Co-facilitators: Tony VanderArk & Chad Sytsma

Afternoon Session:

Date: Wednesday, August 9th

Time: 1:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: 351 Main

Title: The 2016 Summer “Rock Star” Tour

Description:

Perhaps you've attended all of our sessions so far - Blackboard, Advanced Online Teaching and Camtasia. Maybe you just want help taking your (online or campus) course to the next level! This session will move you out of the lab - where you will tour the Distance Learning (DLIT), Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) and Media Technologies area. Learn where to locate and check-out important teaching and technology resources. Watch our “Rock Stars” create in the studio. Create some content you can use in your class. Meet the experts who can help.

Co-facilitators: Media Technologies, DLIT and the CTE

 

 

Thursday, August 11

Morning Session:

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: 302 Main

Title: Getting Off to a Good Start

Description: There are many things to consider when preparing for the first few days of class and most of us know these first contact hours are crucial to the success of the year overall.  Planning ahead will decrease anxiety and nervousness for both you and your students while increasing your excitement.  This session helps you plan by providing suggestions for syllabus preparation, ideas for reviewing course objectives and expectations, strategies for creating meaningful first contact activities (including new ideas for "ice breakers" and "introductions"). Taking time to consider your options for engaging students at the start of class helps you create positive first impressions you can benefit from throughout the entire course.  Bring a copy of your syllabus and your great ideas to share!

Co-facilitators: Deb Vilmont and Bill Faber

 

Registration will be available at the beginning of July.