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