Prep for Fall 2020 Max Online

JUNE WORKSHOPS

REGISTER:  https://northernessex.wufoo.com/forms/x1xzw17z1b2vysp/

Hoonuit: On-Demand Learning at Your Fingertips       Sharon McManus/Sharon Schoolcraft     

Tuesday, 6/16                  10-11AM

Hoonuit’s professional learning platform provides a library of more than 100,000 hours of professional development content, all easily accessible online. Grow your skills through a series of pathways that lead to credentials you can showcase. Join us in discovering the hundreds of options available for your own professional growth as well as supplementing your teaching.  Register above and the zoom link will be sent. 

Trauma and Teaching                                                                      Kathleen Bartolini

Wednesday, 6/17              10-12 noon

With very little warning, our lives have changed dramatically. Collectively, we are facing varied levels of uncertainty and for some, trauma. Stepping back into the classroom, whether on campus or online, may bring further uncertainty and anxiety. This workshop will help you to define trauma; how it affects the brain, body and learning process. We will discuss approaches to syllabi, assignments and teaching methods that can help to minimize the impacts of trauma on learning and student engagement. Participants will leave this workshop with an understanding of how to help students succeed during a difficult, and traumatic time.  Register above and the zoom link will be sent.

Wax & Water: An Art Workshop for NECC Employees with Kids          Michelle Carter

Thursday, 6/18                 10-11:30AM

Celebrate the start of summer and meet other NECC families during this creative activity! Via Zoom, Art & Design Professor Michelle Carter will lead you on a scavenger hunt for textured materials and through experiments with different processes. Crayons, watercolors, and paper are all you need to participate. To reserve a spot and receive the Zoom link, email Michelle at mcarter@necc.mass.edu.  Please also contact Michelle with any questions, including questions about accessibility.

That Personal Touch: How to Humanize Your Online Courses              Kimberley Lyng

Monday, 6/22                       11 – 12 Noon   

Looking to add that human connection to your online courses so it feels more like a classroom? In this workshop, you’ll learn tips for bringing a more personal touch to your virtual courses. Everything from creating a personal bio using pictures or video to ways in which you can create interactive discussions boards so your students stay engaged and connected to your class. 

Recording Video with Kaltura Personal Capture                       Clare Thompson and Kristen Sparrow

Wednesday, 6/24                    10 – 11:30

Create and post short video lectures using Kaltura Personal Capture to introduce a new topic, explain a concept from the readings, or provide additional information about an assignment. The screen capture feature allows you to create your own online tutorial or demonstrate a process. You will also learn how students can record presentations and upload them to Blackboard using Kaltura. This session will take place in Zoom. In the morning, you will receive an email with the link to join the session.

Getting Started in Blackboard: New to Blackboard?     Christina Gardner-Burns

Wednesday, 6/24               1PM

Learn the basics including navigation, organizing and getting started with adding content, an overview of the rich feature set including Grade Center, and more. Audience: Beginner. In the morning, you will receive an email with the link to join the session.

Teaching Academic Integrity in the Online Classroom            Patricia Portanova, PhD

Wednesday, 6/24               1PM 

This workshop will offer instructional strategies, assignment design, and Blackboard tools for maintaining academic honesty in the online teaching environment. This student-centered approach views plagiarism, co-authorship, collaboration, and misrepresentation as teachable moments for understanding academic integrity and intellectual ownership in a US-based cultural context. Participants will be asked to consider equitable instructional design that supports student achievement while maintaining the academic integrity of the course. This workshop will cover the basic use of Blackboard’s Safe Assign and Rubrics.

Assignments in Blackboard                                                    Melba Acevedo

Thursday, 6/25                  10AM

This session will introduce you to the assignment tool in Blackboard. You will learn to create a space for students to upload submissions, based on a written assignment or project. We will also cover grading assignments and provide feedback to students using the inline grading feature. This session will take place in Zoom. In the morning, you will receive an email with the link to join the session.

JULY WORKSHOPS

Hoonuit: Embedding Videos into your Courses             Christina Gardner-Burns/Sharon McManus

Wednesday, 7/1                   12:30-1:30

Hoonuit’s professional learning platform provides a library of more than 100,000 hours of professional development content, all easily accessible online. Join us in discovering the hundreds of options available to supplement your teaching by including short videos in your courses into blackboard.

Going Live with Zoom and Securing Your Meetings        Sharon McManus and Kim Burns

Tuesday, 7/7                         10 -11                      

Zoom allows you to set up a virtual classroom where you and your students can see and speak with each other in real time. Additional collaboration tools include breakout rooms, screen-sharing, polling and group chats to help create an interactive online classroom. You can also record and post Zoom sessions so students can review the content later at their own pace. We will discuss how you can enable security features to keep your meetings safe from unwanted guests! This session will take place in Zoom. In the morning, you will receive an email with the link to join the session.

Restorative Yoga for Everyone                Ari Chicklis

Thursday, 7/8                     12 – 12:45

Let’s join together for 45 minutes of moving and breathing. Grab a yoga mat, a towel, a blanket, or space on a carpet. This yoga is suitable for everyone!    Questions? Contact Ari Chicklis 

Parenting/Caregiving while Working Remotely Group           Janel D’Agata-Lynch, Kristen Arnold                                                                                                                          Ashley Moore

Thursday, 7/9                       11 – 12

The past 4 months have created some unique challenges for parents.. For anyone needing some support, join us to share tips and tricks for managing school/life/parenting and be there to support each other.  To Join:                                                             https://zoom.us/j/93851815469; Meeting ID: 938 5181 5469 Password: WeRParents

Recording Video with Kaltura Personal Capture                       Clare Thompson and Kristen Sparrow

Wednesday, 7/14                    10 – 11:30

Create and post short video lectures using Kaltura Personal Capture to introduce a new topic, explain a concept from the readings, or provide additional information about an assignment. The screen capture feature allows you to create your own online tutorial or demonstrate a process. You will also learn how students can record presentations and upload them to Blackboard using Kaltura. This session will take place in Zoom. In the morning, you will receive an email with the link to join the session.

Ungrading: Equity and Anarchy                                                         Sarah Courchesne

Tuesday, 7/14                         10 – 11:30

Nothing about teaching and learning now will be the same as it was before. Let’s take this opportunity to rebuild and re-envision both! Ungrading is a just and equitable way to better engage students in their coursework, build their self-reflective capacity, and more authentically assess their learning. Intimidated by the idea of not giving points and grades on student work? This workshop will give you some of the evidence base behind why it works, and some tools to try out ungrading in your classroom. 

This workshop will build on some basics presented in an earlier session. If you did not attend that session, you can view the recording here: https://zoom.us/rec/share/5c9MC536rV9OR7PMr12ARo0aJa7Yaaa82yEb_fYNxR5cyDHNIhC2EF0QNw0Ew0zO?startTime=1587567549000 

or, for a quick intro into the idea, check out the short videos at this link: https://sites.google.com/view/pandemicpedagogy/home

Hoonuit: On-Demand Learning at Your Fingertips      Sharon Schoolcraft/Sharon McManus

Wednesday, 7/15                 10AM

Hoonuit’s professional learning platform provides a library of more than 100,000 hours of professional development content, all easily accessible online. Grow your skills through a series of pathways that lead to credentials you can showcase. Join us in discovering the hundreds of options available for your own professional growth as well as supplementing your teaching.

Assignments in Blackboard                                                        Melba Acevedo

Wednesday, 7/15                 11AM

This session will introduce you to the assignment tool in Blackboard. You will learn to create a space for students to upload submissions, based on a written assignment or project. We will also cover grading assignments and provide feedback to students using the inline grading feature. This session will take place in Zoom. In the morning, you will receive an email with the link to join the session.

Teaching Academic Integrity in the Online Classroom    Patricia Portanova, PhD

Thursday, 7/16                                           11am

This workshop will offer instructional strategies, assignment design, and Blackboard tools for maintaining academic honesty in the online teaching environment. This student-centered approach views plagiarism, co-authorship, collaboration, and misrepresentation as teachable moments for understanding academic integrity and intellectual ownership in a US-based cultural context. Participants will be asked to consider equitable instructional design that supports student achievement while maintaining the academic integrity of the course. This workshop will cover the basic use of Blackboard’s Safe Assign and Rubrics.

Grading in Blackboard                                                                    Rick Lizotte

Thursday, 7/16                                           1pm – 2pm

This workshop will describe the setup of Weighted and Point Grading Systems in Blackboard.

That Personal Touch: How to Humanize Your Online Courses              Kimberley Lyng

Monday, 7/20                                              11 – 12 Noon     

Looking to add that human connection to your online courses so it feels more like a classroom? In this workshop, you’ll learn tips for bringing a more personal touch to your virtual courses. Everything from creating a personal bio using pictures or video to ways in which you can create interactive discussions boards so your students stay engaged and connected to your class. 

Teaching, Connecting, and Engaging with Zoom                Sue Tashjian

Tuesday, 7/21                                              10AM

Zoom allows you to set up a virtual classroom where you and your students can see and speak with each other in real time. Additional collaboration tools include breakout rooms, screen-sharing, polling and group chats to help create an interactive online classroom. You can also record and post Zoom sessions so students can review the content later at their own pace. We will discuss how you can enable security features to keep your meetings safe from unwanted guests! This session will take place in Zoom. In the morning, you will receive an email with the link to join the session.

Restorative Yoga for Everyone                                                   Ari Chicklis

Tuesday, 7/21                                              12 – 12:45

Let’s join together for 45 minutes of moving and breathing. Grab a yoga mat, a towel, a blanket, or space on a carpet. This yoga is suitable for everyone!    Questions? Contact Ari Chicklis 

The ABCs for Getting the Most from the NECC Library Online: Authentication, Barcodes, and the Catalog                                                                                                Team of Librarians

Wednesday, 7/22                                        10-11AM

Anything changed in your life lately? Well, the library is no exception! The workshop, hosted by the team of professional librarians, will focus on some of those changes, and how you can maximize the resources that are already available to you and your students. The session will include information about our move to the HELM network, and our thousands of electronic journals and ebooks. We want your students to be as successful as you do, and as your academic partner, the library can help you take your course to the next level with scholarly materials and other resources you need (or maybe just want!).

Trauma and Teaching                                                                      Kathleen Bartolini

Wednesday, 7/29                                        10-12 noon

With very little warning, our lives have changed dramatically. Collectively, we are facing varied levels of uncertainty and for some, trauma. Stepping back into the classroom, whether on campus or online, may bring further uncertainty and anxiety. This workshop will help you to define trauma; how it affects the brain, body and learning process. We will discuss approaches to syllabi, assignments and teaching methods that can help to minimize the impacts of trauma on learning and student engagement. Participants will leave this workshop with an understanding of how to help students succeed during a difficult, and traumatic time.  Register above and the zoom link will be sent.

AUGUST WORKSHOPS

Bring the 2020 Election into your Class!                                  Janel D’Agata-Lynch and Paula Richards

Tuesday, 8/4                                                10AM

NECC is committed to graduating students who are civically engaged.  Join to chat about strategies and resources to bring the 2020 election into your class this fall.  Sharing of ideas and experience is welcome!

Getting Started in Blackboard                                                              Christina Gardner-Burns

Tuesday, 8/4                                                     1pm

New to Blackboard? Learn the basics including navigation, organizing and getting started with adding content, an overview of the rich feature set including Grade Center, and more. Audience: Beginner. In the morning, you will receive an email with the link to join the session.

Let’s talk about Service-Learning in the Remote Classroom       Janel D’Agata-Lynch and                                                                                                                                                  Paula Richards

Wednesday, 8/5                                                 11-12:30

This workshop will explore strategies and ideas for implementing service-learning in a remote environment.  The essential components of service-learning will be reviewed.  Sharing of ideas and experience is welcome! Faculty with all levels of service-learning experience are welcome!

Discussions in Blackboard                                                                        Jody Carson

Thursday, 8/6                                                    1pM

This session will introduce you to using discussion in Blackboard for asynchronous communication. This will be helpful for faculty looking to recreate faculty to student and student to student interaction online. After this session, you will be able to create a discussion forum, explore the settings, deploy, and grade. This session will take place in Zoom. On Thursday morning, you will receive an email with the link to join the session.

EXTERNAL WORKSHOPS 

OER Tutorials —-CCCOER Members-Only Summer Series

We are excited to announce our new CCCOER members-only summer series of “Timely OER Tutorials.” All tutorials are broadcast live from 12 – 12:30 pm PDT and will be followed by an optional 30-minute question & answer period to allow time for those who want to delve deeper into the weekly topic with the speaker and other experts.These are ideal for faculty, librarians, and instructional designers who are new to OER or need a refresher on basic concepts related to finding, adapting, and teaching with open educational resources. Tutorials are open to anyone from our member institutions, so please share these with anyone at your institution who may be interested.

The first 30 minutes of all tutorials will be recorded and shared with the community, but be sure to join us live for the question & answer period to get individual help.

When:  Tuesdays, June 23 – July 28,  12pm PDT/3pm EDT
Note: There will be no tutorial on July 7th because of Independence Day in the United States.

Registration:  Register once and then you can use the Zoom link to join us for any or all of the tutorials.  URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwtf-2uqTgrGd15LqsFZUOSDVs0prUh1TSu 

VISIT THE WEBSITE FOR DETAILS:  https://www.cccoer.org/about/members/member-activities/timely-oer-tutorials/?mc_cid=17ac3cae44&mc_eid=[UNIQID]

June SoftChalk Free Trainings

https://softchalk.com/support/training/short-courses

“What does it mean to be Anti-racist?”            Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, author/ facilitator           WEBINAR DISCUSSION

Tuesday, 6/30                6:16PM

“What does it mean to be Anti-Racist?” A Webinar Discussion featuring Professor Ibram X. Kendi

Do you want to be a SoftChalk Master?

If so, these Short Courses are calling your name! Each live one-hour webinar highlights SoftChalk Cloud and Create tools and activities. Participants will also be given an opportunity to ask the instructor questions.

Upcoming Short Courses in July:

Getting Started 1: An Overview of SoftChalk Cloud
Getting Started 2: An Overview of SoftChalk Create
ToolTips, Images and Hyperlinks
Navigation Features and Sidebars
Embedded Media
Quizzes and SoftChalk ScoreCenter
Interactive Presentation Learning Activities
Interactive Scoring Learning Activities
Using the SoftChalk Create ThemeBuilder
Using SoftChalk Create with your LMS
Visit our Short Courses page for details and register today!

We look forward to seeing you in class!

The SoftChalk Team
www.softchalk.com
www.softchalkcloud.com

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CONTACT Sharon McManus with questions at smcmanus@necc.mass.edu

REGISTER:  https://northernessex.wufoo.com/forms/x1xzw17z1b2vysp/