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These events are sponsored by the Center for Teaching+Learning Enhancement. They are provided as continuing education opportunities for all teaching faculty and staff. If you would like to request a specific topic, please send an email to Dr. Todd Pourciau.

ON-DEMAND

Looking Under the Hood: Making Course Redesign Transparent
Professional Development Webinar
Lisa Kidder, Senior Instructional Technologist, Idaho State University
This is a webinar presented earlier this year and is available on the Quality Matters (QM) website. BRCC holds a membership with QM that allows access to free webinars from time to time. Once you click on the view now link, you will be asked to create a login. You must use your mybrcc email address as that will allow you access. The Center for Teaching and Learning Enhancement is pleased to facilitate this opportunity for our busy faculty.
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TurnItIn Podcasts – Various topics including:
Reading and Writing
Collaborative Writing
Writing in the Digital Age
Authentic writing
Writing About Writing
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Teach Students How to Learn: Metacognition Is the Key!
Professional Development Webinar
Today’s students come to college with widely varying academic skills, interests, and motivation levels. Faculty often lament that students are focused on achieving high grades, but do not want to spend time necessary to learn the material. Too many students think that memorizing information before an examination is tantamount to learning the material. Consequently, they spend considerably less time studying than what is commensurate with their grade expectations. This workshop introduces participants to cognitive science findings that can be used to improve teaching and learning. It also provides a variety of strategies useful in helping students experience meaningful and transferable learning. The webinar facilitator has taught chemistry and directed learning centers for over 40 years. Her current efforts are directed towards increasing students’ self-efficacy and academic success. She is particularly interested in helping faculty develop strategies for teaching underprepared students how to thrive at the college level. This NISOD-sponsored archived session was facilitated by Dr. Saundra McGuire, Professor of Chemistry (Retired) and Director Emerita, Center for Academic Success, Louisiana State University.
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Spring 2018

January 18
Classroom Management: Enough With the Nonsense!
Professional Development Webinar
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Learn about effective classroom management strategies that promote student success. Webinar participants discuss research-based classroom techniques specific for higher education learning and gain an understanding about the importance of student sanctioning from a student affairs perspective. This webinar highlights a partnership between Academic Affairs and Student Development Services to improve and enhance the learning environment. This NISOD-sponsored webinar will be facilitated by Nicholas Vick, Director, Tutorial and Academic Success and Jasmin Spain, Assistant Vice President, Student Development and Community Standards, Pitt Community College.
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January 25
Entrepreneurial Mindset: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Advance Student Success
Professional Development Webinar
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Entrepreneurship is more than an academic discipline and reaches far beyond the concept of traditional business creation and small business management. Entrepreneurship is a mindset—a framework for thinking and acting that empowers individuals and organizations to succeed in the 21st Century. In today’s rapidly changing, highly-complex world, the need for entrepreneurial thinkers at all levels of society has never been greater. This webinar will be facilitated by Bree Langemo, J.D., President of The Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative (ELI).
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February 1
Assessment Advocate: An Attribute of Teaching Excellence and Educational “Hotness”
Professional Development Webinar
1:00 - 2:00 pm
This webinar is the third in a three-part series titled Elevating Your Educational “Hotness”: Achieving Teaching Excellence. For the final webinar, the facilitators discuss the importance of faculty being assessment advocates, since assessment functions as the glue that holds teaching excellence together. The facilitators share assessment strategies and resources to assist faculty in their efforts to achieve teaching excellence, or for those familiar with Rate My Professor, educational "hotness." By the end of the webinar, participants are able to (1) define what it means to be an assessment advocate and (2) identify assessment strategies to use in the learning environment. This NISOD-sponsored webinar will be facilitated by Greg Lindeblom, Assistant Professor of Economics and Business at Broward College, Barbara Rodriguez, Associate Vice President for Broward College’s Center for Teaching Excellence and Learning, and Wendy Varela Faculty Development Coordinator for Broward College’s Center for Teaching Excellence and Learning.
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March 2
Student Engagement in College: The Heartbeat of Student Success (A Two-Part Webinar Series)
Professional Development Webinar
1:00 - 2:00 pm
This is a two-part webinar series that challenges faculty and administrators to examine their levels of engagement in their community, committees, and student clubs. The webinar facilitator helps participants understand how their personal values correlate to their success in academia and demonstrates how to collaborate and develop partnerships with support services. By the end of these webinars, participants are able to apply methodological strategies to innovative teaching practices and implement new strategies that increase student and faculty engagement.  Jarmese Sherrod, Professor, Developmental English and Media, and Advisor, Media and Communicator Club, Richland Community College will facilitate this webinar.
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April 6
Student Engagement in College: The Heartbeat of Student Success (A Two-Part Webinar Series)
Professional Development Webinar
12:00 - 1:00 pm
This is a two-part webinar series that challenges faculty and administrators to examine their levels of engagement in their community, committees, and student clubs. Part-two focuses on faculty engagement that supports retention through student engagement in college clubs and community involvement. The emphasis of this webinar is on how to be a motivator, a community advocate, an organized and effective leader, and an overachiever. These are areas the webinar facilitator applies with additional sub-categories under each to increase student engagement in the college's clubs and community, which increases retention in the program and in the overall college. This NISOD-sponsored webinar will be facilitated by Jarmese Sherrod, Professor, Developmental English and Media, and Advisor, Media and Communicator Club, Richland Community College.
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FALL 2017

August 31
Mentoring Program Meeting
3:00 - 4:15 pm
311 Magnolia Building (Mid City Campus)
Required for all faculty participating in the Mentoring Program for 2017-2018 AY

September 7
Conflict Resolution in the Workplace
Professional Development Seminar
3:00 – 4:15 pm
311 Magnolia Building (Mid City Campus)
We all experience conflict in our lives. Conflict is not necessarily a bad thing if we know how to bring about constructive resolution. Come join your colleagues as we learn about how creating a better work environment can be beneficial for everyone. Dr. Tony Medlin, Assistant Professor of Theatre, will facilitate this seminar sponsored by the Center for Teaching+Learning Enhancement.

September 21
Elevating Your Educational "Hotness": Achieving Teaching Excellence
Professional Development Webinar
1:00 – 2:00 pm
This NISOD-produced webinar is the first in a three-part series that focuses on specific attributes exhibited by excellent faculty. In an effort to create a culture of teaching excellence, Broward College has identified specific attributes that its’ Center for Teaching Excellence and Learning helps faculty cultivate. This webinar series covers (1) pedagogical experts, (2) student-centered faculty, and (3) systematic assessors. The facilitators focus on one topic in each webinar, as they share specific strategies and resources faculty use to achieve teaching excellence or, for those familiar with RateMyProfessors.com, educational "hotness." By the end of the three webinars, participants will be able to (1) define the attribute in the context of teaching excellence, (2) identify specific strategies and techniques to use in the learning environment, and (3) apply strategies and techniques in the learning environment.

October 5
Mentoring Program Meeting

3:00 - 4:15 pm
311 Magnolia Building (Mid City Campus)
Required for all faculty participating in the Mentoring Program for 2017-2018 AY

October 18
Teaching Techniques: Beyond Lectures
Professional Development Webinar
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Professional Development Webinar
Are you tired of lecturing semester after semester? Learn how to revitalize your classroom by using active learning to facilitate interactions between you and your students. This webinar introduces teaching techniques that have multiple benefits, including being more efficient than typical lectures in keeping your students attentive and engaged. Included is information about critical thinking, small group work, and guided questions. This webinar is produced by NISOD and will be facilitated by Chessica Cave, Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Education, Lincoln Memorial University.
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October 24
How People Learn and the Key Complimentary Teaching Principles
Professional Development Seminar
3:00 - 4:15 pm
311 Magnolia Building (Mid City Campus)
Have you ever wondered what your students are thinking about as you look upon their faces during class? Exactly what is the key ingredient that will best help them learn? Join us as we discuss the main factors that impact learning and the key influencing teaching principles. Come ready to share your ideas as we develop each teaching principle to meet our students where they are. Using the latest education science research, this sessions promises to be interactive and lively.
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October 26
LCTCS Master Teacher's Presentation
Professional Development Seminar
3:00 - 4:15 pm
311 Magnolia Building (Mid City Campus)
Join Michael Beauford, Pearce Cinman, and Vicki Flanders as they share their experience from their participation in the LCTCS System's Master teacher workshop.
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November 2
Mentoring Program Meeting
3:00 - 4:15 pm
311 Magnolia Building (Mid City Campus)
Required for all faculty participating in the Mentoring Program for 2017-2018 AY

November 7
Advising is More Than Checking a Box
Professional Development Seminar
3:00 - 4:15 pm
129 Louisiana Building (Mid City)
Today's students have an array of educational and career options available to them; therefore, integrating career and academic advising is critical. Yet for many reasons, advising sessions often focus on the academic steps of the process - choosing a program and selecting and scheduling courses. Join us for this session to learn about the dynamic career advising process which will give students the opportunity to understand the career options that support their skills and interests and which will help them to stay motivated and engaged in the educational process. Lisa Hibner, Director Baton Rouge Community College Career Center, and Vinetta Frie, LPC, Associate Professor, CSSK Course Coordinator and  QEP Co-Chair will facilitate this session.
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November 15
Teaching in the "SLO" Lane
Professional Development Webinar
2:00 - 3:00 pm
This NISOD-sponsored webinar will illustrate how to design courses around Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and how those outcomes benefit student learning. Have you ever questioned whether you are teaching students what they truly need to know? Do you wonder if students see how course concepts relate to one another, and if they can see the bigger picture? This webinar will be facilitated by Christie Cunningham, Associate Professor, Psychology, Pellissippi State Community College (PSCC).
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December 14
Establishing a Social Presence in the Online Environment
Professional Development Webinar
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Despite the increasing popularity of online courses, retention in these courses is much lower than their face-to-face counterparts. The content in both delivery methods is the same; so what’s the difference? One of the most obvious differences between traditional classes and online classes is a social presence. This webinar demonstrates establishing a social presence in online environments. These strategies have been tested at Nash Community College and the results are outstanding. This NISOD-produced webinar will be facilitated by Lane Freeman, Nash Online Department Chair, Nash Community College  and Eva Hardy, Instructor of Communication, Program Coordinator, for Global Perspectives Scholars, Nash Community College.
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SPRING 2017

January 31
Coping with the Demands of Teaching: Is Mindfulness the Answer?
Faculty Development Session
3:00 – 4:15 pm
311 Magnolia Building (BRCC Mid City Campus)
While spending a great amount of cognitive energy on the content of their learning experiences, faculty are also constantly managing classes of students dealing with their own issues that may be preventing learning. For every instructor, these conditions increase anxiety, depression, emotional exhaustion, sleep problems and stress. What differs from teacher to teacher is how well they know and exercise the tools needed to cope with such a cognitive and emotionally demanding environment. Join us to discuss some of the latest interventions our peers are using to manage the stress.

February 7
Mentoring Program Meeting
3:00 - 4:15 pm
311 Magnolia Building (BRCC Mid City Campus)
Required for all faculty participating in the Mentoring Program for 2016-2017 AY.

February 16
Using Analytics to Respond to Student Needs
Professional Development Session
3:00 - 4:15 pm
311 Magnolia Building (BRCC Mid City Campus)
McGraw-Hill rep Claire Esteve will review the reporting features of Connect and demonstrate how it can be used by an instructor as well as a student. She will also share some of the other features included in the textbook purchase for students. Although mainly focused on courses in Accounting, Business, Communication, Psychology, Marketing, and Microbiology, the session should be instructional to all faculty.
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February 23
Using Smartphones for Testing in Class
Professional Development Session
3:00 - 4:15 pm
311 Magnolia Building (BRCC Mid City Campus)
Would you like a secure, accurate and easy testing method that can replace Scantrons? We're going to talk about how your students can take in-class, moderated tests on their phones and you will have the grades in the Gradebook before you leave the classroom. And we will also cover how to move tests from publisher provided test building software over to Canvas.
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March 9
Using Low-Stakes Writing Assignments to Achieve Learning Goals

Professional Development Session/Mid Day Musings
12:00 - 1:00 pm
311 Magnolia Building (BRCC Mid City Campus)
If you have been looking for ways to incorporate more writing into your courses, you should join us for this session. Mid Day Musings are low-key faculty development events designed to promote open discussion and the free-flow of ideas. There is no presentation. The sessions depends on discussion from and among the participants.
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March 16
Mentoring Program Meeting
3:00 - 4:15 pm
311 Magnolia Building (BRCC Mid City Campus)
Required for all faculty participating in the Mentoring Program for 2016-2017 AY.

March 22
I Disagree With That: Using Debate to Teach Critical Thinking
Professional Development Session/Mid Day Musings
3:15 - 4:15 pm
N. Acadian Instructional Site
Using debate in your class can improve your student's ability to think critically. In an increasingly complex world, being able to solve problems becomes even more important. In fact. critical thinking is the number one skill that employers are looking for when making hires. Come and participate in what promises to be a lively discussion.
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March 23
I Disagree With That: Using Debate to Teach Critical Thinking
Professional Development Session/Mid Day Musings
3:15 - 4:15 pm
Frazier Instructional Site
Using debate in your class can improve your student's ability to think critically. In an increasingly complex world, being able to solve problems becomes even more important. In fact. critical thinking is the number one skill that employers are looking for when making hires. Come and participate in what promises to be a lively discussion.
Register

March 24
I Disagree With That: Using Debate to Teach Critical Thinking
Professional Development Session/Mid Day Musings
12:15 - 1:15 pm
Mid City Campus/311 Magnolia Building
Using debate in your class can improve your student's ability to think critically. In an increasingly complex world, being able to solve problems becomes even more important. In fact. critical thinking is the number one skill that employers are looking for when making hires. Come and participate in what promises to be a lively discussion.
Register

March 30
Lights, Camera, Action!
Professional Development Session
3:00 - 4:15 pm
311 Magnolia Building (BRCC Mid City Campus)
Learn more about how to use video as a tool for engagement in the online and face-to-face classroom.  Research provides evidence for the connection between an instructor’s use of video and student engagement in the classroom. In this session, you will learn how to use Canvas and video technologies to post video announcements, provide video feedback on students’ work, assign video activities, and record lectures.  This session will be facilitated by Mollye Deloach Russell, Speech Instructor.
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April 10
Active Learning Overview: How and Why It Helps Student Learn
2:30 - 3:30 pm
226 N. Acadian Instructional Site
Research studies demonstrate the positive impact active learning can have upon students learning outcomes including: increased content knowledge, critical thinking and problem-solving abilities, and positive attitudes towards learning in comparison to traditional lecture-based delivery ; increased enthusiasm for learning in both students and instructors; development of life-long capabilities such as critical and creative thinking, problem-solving, adaptability, communication and interpersonal skills; and,    improving students perceptions and attitudes towards information literacy. During this interactive session, we will demonstrate a number of active learning methods you can use in your courses tomorrow.
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April 11
Overteaching: Covering the Material Without Stressing Out
1:00 - 2:00 pm
100 Frazier Instructional Site
As we approach the end of the spring semester, are you anxious about the material you have yet to introduce? In teaching-intense environments, instructors may subconsciously short-circuit the learning process by overteaching. Spend some time learning about how we can better align our teaching behaviors to help our students learn better.
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April 27
Mentoring Program Meeting
3:00 - 4:15 pm
311 Magnolia Building (BRCC Mid City Campus)
Required for all faculty participating in the Mentoring Program for 2016-2017 AY.

 
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