Summer is a great time to relax and kick back. It’s also a great time to work on professional development! We’ve got loads of ways you can keep your brain fit this summer both on campus and off.

Learning Technologies Training Opportunities

We’ve got lots of classes and workshops this summer! Unless they’re labeled as walk-in, register through the TLC.

 Class Name Date Time Facilitator Location TLC Note
Blackboard  Grade Center  Workshop I – Basics 5/11/18 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Min/Tim BIC 1C06 COMPTR-0565 TLC18
Introduction to Blackboard  Collaborate 6/4/18 – 6/20/18 Online Min Online COMPTR-0594 TLC18
Blackboard Grade Center  Workshop I – Basics 6/5/18 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Min/Tim BIC 1C08 COMPTR-0565 TLC18
Blackboard Assistance Lab  (Walk-in) 6/11/18 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tim ADC 109 COMPTR-0597 TLC18
Foundations of Online  Teaching 6/11/18 – 7/16/18 Online Harbert Online TANDL-0563 TLC18
Introduction to Instructional Video 7/9/18 – 7/25/18 Online Min Online COMPTR-0595 TLC19
Bb Grade Center Workshop II – Assignment 7/17/18 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Min/Tim BIC 1C06 COMPTR-0566 TLC19
Blackboard Assistance Lab (Walk-in) 7/26/18 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tim ADC 109 COMPTR-0597 TLC19
Blackboard Grade Center Workshop I – Basics 7/26/18 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Min/Tim BIC 1C06 COMPTR-0565 TLC19
Blackboard Grade Center Workshop II – Assignment 8/13/18 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Min/Tim BIC 1C06 COMPTR-0566 TLC19

Ed Tech Conferences

There are a few amazing conferences this summer related to ed tech. Even better, two are very close to home!

ISTE 2018 Conference in Chicago

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference 2018, June 24-27, Chicago, IL

BBWorld 2018 and DevCon Orlando, FL

BBWorld 2018, July 16-19, Orlando, FL 

DTL Conference 2018, Madison, WI

Distance Teaching and Learning Conference 2018, August 7-9, Madison, WI

Other Courses and Workshops

Wait, there’s more! Here are a few highlights from ION’s upcoming summer schedule, though there are MANY more options, listed here.

Digital Accessibility for Educators, June 20-22 or June 27-29

Attend the Digital Accessibility for Educators Workshop at the University of Illinois Springfield to work with other faculty and staff concerned about accessibility and to hone your digital accessibility skills. In this 3 day workshop you will work with the UIS campus accessibility specialist and COLRS staff to learn about the laws which govern accessibility. You will learn what needs to be done to make Word documents, PDF files, PowerPoint presentations, and videos accessible. Most importantly, you will work with many different documents, real world examples of teaching materials, and learn how to make them accessible.

Online Teaching Strategies for Mathematics, June 4-July 28

This instructor-led, eight-week, fully-online course introduces strategies for teaching mathematics online. Participants will discover and discuss concepts, ideas, and strategies that lead to the effective instruction of an online mathematics course.

Universal Design Principles for Online Learning, June 4-July 28

In this hands-on course you will discover how principles of Universal Design can help you create course content that can be accessed and used by anyone, including people with disabilities. By the end of the course, participants will have a good understanding of Universal Design Principles for Online Learning, know potential accessibility/usability issues that need to be considered in course design, and be able to create more accessible/usable course content.

We also have some great internal webinars coming up through the library.

Academic Integrity Webinar Series, June 14-July 19

Testing & Proctoring Best Practices – Thursday, June 14
What are the top security issues in classroom testing and what can you do to prevent cheating on tests and exams?

Preventing, Identifying and Dealing with Plagiarism – Thursday, June 28
How do you define, discuss, and deal with plagiarism in your classes? This webinar will explore student motivations for plagiarism present best practices for supporting student academic integrity.

Plagiarism Resistant Assignments – Thursday, July 12
What assignment characteristics lend themselves to plagiarism? Learn what they are and how to avoid them.

Creating a Classroom Culture of Integrity – Thursday, July 19
Prepare for the fall semester by building integrity into your classroom culture – whether you’re teaching online or face-to-face. In this session, we’ll discuss honor codes, definitions of cheating, and keys to creating a culture of honesty, integrity and accountability.

Any other learning opportunities you think should be added to the list? Let us know!