Professional Development

Professional Development

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SCC hosts a number of opportunities for employees (both faculty and staff) to develop their skills in new and different approaches to teaching, the application of technology, and the intricacies of supporting community college learners. Below is a list of our current offerings.  In addition, you can click Past Events in the left menu to see recordings of prior sessions, or click Request Session to be added to the wait list for an upcoming session, or request a customized session for your area.
You can add the following events to your calendar by going here and clicking on the   button located in the lower right hand corner of the page.

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January 24, 2019, 9:00 am - January 24, 2019, 10:00 am
Presenter: Melanie Price, College and Career Readiness Coordinator
Location: Burrell 102B

The abilities to listen, communicate, work in teams, and self-assess are "real world" skills critical to job success and are valuable for any occupation, skilled or professional, at any level of education. Let's share with students what SCC offers them as students but also what SCC offers them and their families for job and career preparation.

 
Learning Objectives: Each learner will walk away knowing
  • how they can incorporate certain soft skills into their students' daily lives
  • what services are offered by College & Career Readiness for the students as well as their families and friends
  • about the availability of FREE interview clothing from our Clothes Closet.
January 28, 2019, 2:00 pm - January 28, 2019, 3:00 pm
Presenter: Facilitator: Erin McCully - E-Learning Specialist
Location: Macon Campus, Room 108

Welcome to Moodle! This course will introduce you to many of the common tasks that instructors will use to support their classes. This course will also introduce you to many of the activities in Moodle that are helpful in engaging students. These activities include discussion forums, assignments, and the other tools.
Learning Objectives:
  • Perform basic navigation functions in Moodle
  • Add content (like your syllabus or other Web Links)
  • Setup a Simple Grade Center (that will communicate with other software on campus)
  • Add an Announcement or Discussion Board to communicate with your students
  • Identify uses for the discussion forum and assignment activities
  • Add an activity to a Moodle course
  • Assign appropriate settings to support learner needs
January 28, 2019, 3:00 pm - January 28, 2019, 4:00 pm
Presenter: Erin McCully - E-Learning Specialist
Location: Macon Campus, Room 108

Welcome to Moodle! This course will introduce you to Moodle quiz tool, helpful in assessing students. In the first half of the class you will learn how the tool functions, then in the second half of the class we will practice.
Learning Objectives:
  • Identify common uses for Moodle quizzes
  • Create a question category and add various question types
  • Create a Quiz that includes appropriate directions, settings and questions
January 28, 2019, 4:00 pm - January 28, 2019, 4:30 pm
Presenter:
Location: Macon Campus, Room 108

This time is designed as a working lab to begin the process of establishing your online courses in Moodle. Participants need not attend the entire time; however, we encourage you to sign up for a consultation with an e-learning staff member to determine the most efficient process for your courses. After that, feel free to hang out in the e-learning area to work on your course with support nearby.

We will limit participation based on computers and available support, so please pre-register to ensure the best experience.
January 29, 2019, 9:00 am - January 29, 2019, 12:00 pm
Presenter:
Location: Bradford 306: The Center for Teaching Excellence

This time is designed as a working lab to begin the process of establishing your online courses in Moodle. Participants need not attend the entire time; however, we encourage you to sign up for a consultation with an e-learning staff member to determine the most efficient process for your courses. After that, feel free to hang out in the e-learning area to work on your course with support nearby.

We will limit participation based on computers and available support, so please pre-register to ensure the best experience.
January 30, 2019, 10:00 am - January 30, 2019, 11:00 am
Presenter: Vicki Todd, Math Instructor
Location: Balsam 310

How can you teach a class with students who are in front of you as well as in another county? I have developed techniques for an ITV class that could easily be modified for a hybrid or on line class. Come see how I teach math in real time with students who are an hour away as well as in front of me. These techniques can easily be applied to face to face, hybrid or online classes.
Learning Objectives:
  • Learn how to use google meet as well as drive to reach students that you may never meet in person.
February 1, 2019, 9:00 am - February 1, 2019, 12:00 pm
Presenter:
Location: Bradford 306: The Center for Teaching Excellence

This time is designed as a working lab to begin the process of establishing your online courses in Moodle. Participants need not attend the entire time; however, we encourage you to sign up for a consultation with an e-learning staff member to determine the most efficient process for your courses. After that, feel free to hang out in the e-learning area to work on your course with support nearby.

We will limit participation based on computers and available support, so please pre-register to ensure the best experience.
February 5, 2019, 8:00 am - February 12, 2019, 5:00 pm
Presenter: Chris Akers - Instructional Development Specialist
Location: Online

Welcome to Moodle! This course will introduce you to many of the common tasks that face to face instructors will use to support their classes. If you are a Hybrid or Online / Web-Centered instructor, fear not. This course will provide the basics to get you started (and we will connect you with further training once you have mastered the basics).

 
Learning Objectives:
  • Perform basic navigation functions such as open a course, add a block, change the layout and turn editing on
  • Add content (like your syllabus or other Web Links)
  • Setup a Simple Grade Center (that will communicate with other software on campus)
  • Add an Announcement or Discussion Board to communicate with your students
February 6, 2019, 2:00 pm - February 6, 2019, 3:00 pm
Presenter: Matt Cass, Physics Instructor
Location: Bradford 306: The Center for Teaching Excellence

Nancy Cline began Time to Think in 1984 with a singular goal in mind: to change the way the world solved problems. Her 10 step approach to creating an atmosphere for problem solving is revolutionary in the way it eliminates fear and uncertainty in those involved with the problem to present a clear path forward to success by the use of incisive questions to remove underlying assumptions to why we "think" we can't overcome a problem. Matt has used The Thinking Environment model in both his personal life as well in the classroom as a way to tackle subjects that may otherwise seem insurmountable. He believes our institution can benefit from this problem solving approach and and would love to share it with you.
Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the 10 steps required for creating a thinking environment.
  • Understand your role as quiet listener.
  • Become familiar with the use of incisive questions to help the problem solver remove underlying assumptions.
February 13, 2019, 8:00 am - February 20, 2019, 5:00 pm
Presenter: Chris Akers - Instructional Development Specialist
Location: Online

Welcome to Moodle! This course will introduce you to many of the activities in Moodle that are helpful in engaging students. These activities include discussion forums, assignments and the choice tool. In the first half of the class you will learn how these different tools function, then in the second half of the class we will practice.
Learning Objectives:
  • Identify uses for the discussion forum, assignment and choice activities
  • Add an activity to a Moodle course
  • Assign appropriate settings to support learner needs
February 13, 2019, 1:00 pm - February 13, 2019, 2:00 pm
Presenter: Erin McCully - E-Learning Specialist
Location: Bradford 306: The Center for Teaching Excellence

Welcome to Moodle! This course will introduce you to many of the common tasks that face to face instructors will use to support their classes. If you are a Hybrid or Online / Web-Centered instructor, fear not. This course will provide the basics to get you started (and we will connect you with further training once you have mastered the basics).
Learning Objectives:
  • Perform basic navigation functions such as open a course, add a block, change the layout and turn editing on
  • Add content (like your syllabus or other Web Links)
  • Setup a Simple Grade Center (that will communicate with other software on campus)
  • Add an Announcement or Discussion Board to communicate with your students
February 13, 2019, 1:00 pm - February 13, 2019, 2:00 pm
Presenter: Lori Clancy, Human Services Technology/Substance Abuse Treatment Program Coordinator
Location: Burrell 102A

This presentation is to offer practical tools and techniques you can give or use with students who struggle with test anxiety. We will look at ways of preparing mentally for test taking. We will also look at ways of helping students plan and prepare not just their knowledge, but their mental preparedness for test taking.
Learning Objectives:
  • Examine practical tools to cope with test anxiety
  • Create a plan to prepare and overcome test anxiety
February 13, 2019, 3:00 pm - February 13, 2019, 4:00 pm
Presenter: Erin McCully - E-Learning Specialist
Location: Bradford 306: The Center for Teaching Excellence

Welcome to Moodle! This course will introduce you to many of the activities in Moodle that are helpful in engaging students. These activities include discussion forums, assignments and the choice tool. In the first half of the class you will learn how these different tools function, then in the second half of the class we will practice.
Learning Objectives:
  • Identify uses for the discussion forum, assignment and choice activities
  • Add an activity to a Moodle course
  • Assign appropriate settings to support learner needs
February 14, 2019, 10:00 am - February 14, 2019, 11:00 am
Presenter: Chris Akers - Instructional Development Specialist
Location: Bradford 306: The Center for Teaching Excellence

Welcome to Moodle! This course will introduce you to many of the common tasks that face to face instructors will use to support their classes. If you are a Hybrid or Online / Web-Centered instructor, fear not. This course will provide the basics to get you started (and we will connect you with further training once you have mastered the basics).
 
Learning Objectives:
  • Perform basic navigation functions such as open a course, add a block, change the layout and turn editing on
  • Add content (like your syllabus or other Web Links)
  • Setup a Simple Grade Center (that will communicate with other software on campus)
  • Add an Announcement or Discussion Board to communicate with your students
February 14, 2019, 11:00 am - February 14, 2019, 12:00 pm
Presenter: Chris Akers - Instructional Development Specialist
Location: Bradford 306: The Center for Teaching Excellence

Welcome to Moodle! This course will introduce you to many of the activities in Moodle that are helpful in engaging students. These activities include discussion forums, assignments and the choice tool. In the first half of the class you will learn how these different tools function, then in the second half of the class we will practice.
Learning Objectives:
  • Identify uses for the discussion forum, assignment and choice activities
  • Add an activity to a Moodle course
  • Assign appropriate settings to support learner needs
February 19, 2019, 9:00 am - February 19, 2019, 12:00 pm
Presenter:
Location: Bradford 306: The Center for Teaching Excellence

This time is designed as a working lab to begin the process of establishing your online courses in Moodle. Participants need not attend the entire time; however, we encourage you to sign up for a consultation with an e-learning staff member to determine the most efficient process for your courses. After that, feel free to hang out in the e-learning area to work on your course with support nearby.

We will limit participation based on computers and available support, so please pre-register to ensure the best experience.
February 20, 2019, 12:30 pm - February 20, 2019, 1:30 pm
Presenter: Dawn Wick, Computer Information Technology Instructor
Location: Bradford 306: The Center for Teaching Excellence

Learn about tips and tools that you can use now to increase student engagement in your online course.
Learning Objectives:
  • Acquire tips on how to personalize your online course
  • Learn about tools you can use to engage your students in your online course
  • Learn how to incorporate a few of these tools into your online course
February 26, 2019, 8:00 am - March 5, 2019, 5:00 pm
Presenter: Erin McCully - E-Learning Specialist
Location: Online

Welcome to Moodle! This course will introduce you to Moodle quiz tool, helpful in assessing students. In the first half of the class you will learn how the tool functions, then in the second half of the class we will practice.
Learning Objectives:
  • Identify common uses for Moodle quizzes
  • Create a question category and add various question types
  • Create a Quiz that includes appropriate directions, settings and questions
February 26, 2019, 9:00 am - February 26, 2019, 12:00 pm
Presenter:
Location: Bradford 306: The Center for Teaching Excellence

This time is designed as a working lab to begin the process of establishing your online courses in Moodle. Participants need not attend the entire time; however, we encourage you to sign up for a consultation with an e-learning staff member to determine the most efficient process for your courses. After that, feel free to hang out in the e-learning area to work on your course with support nearby.

We will limit participation based on computers and available support, so please pre-register to ensure the best experience.
February 27, 2019, 1:00 pm - February 27, 2019, 5:00 pm
Presenter:
Location: Bradford 306: The Center for Teaching Excellence

This time is designed as a working lab to begin the process of establishing your online courses in Moodle. Participants need not attend the entire time; however, we encourage you to sign up for a consultation with an e-learning staff member to determine the most efficient process for your courses. After that, feel free to hang out in the e-learning area to work on your course with support nearby.

We will limit participation based on computers and available support, so please pre-register to ensure the best experience.
February 28, 2019, 2:00 pm - February 28, 2019, 3:00 pm
Presenter: Facilitator: Patty Wall, User Support Manager
Location: Burrell 102A

Learn how to use Onbase to make your job more productive.
Learning Objectives:
  • Explore how to navigate the web client and the desktop client.
  • Explore how to retrieve documents.
  • Explore how to use the Custom Queries.
  • Explore how to fill out forms.
  • Explore at an overview level how workflow works.
March 1, 2019, 9:30 am - March 1, 2019, 11:00 am
Presenter: Scott Baker, Vice President for Information Technology
Location: Burrell 202

Let's find out what is new in G Suite in the last several months and look at common tools for making your Google Apps experience the best it can be. Registrants will be surveyed before the presentation to solicit topic interest areas.
 
Learning Objectives:
  • Learn how to leverage Google Apps for your work area
March 5, 2019, 1:00 pm - March 5, 2019, 2:00 pm
Presenter: Erin McCully - E-Learning Specialist
Location: Bradford 306: The Center for Teaching Excellence

Welcome to Moodle! This course will introduce you to many of the common tasks that face to face instructors will use to support their classes. If you are a Hybrid or Online / Web-Centered instructor, fear not. This course will provide the basics to get you started (and we will connect you with further training once you have mastered the basics).
 
Learning Objectives:
  • Perform basic navigation functions such as open a course, add a block, change the layout and turn editing on
  • Add content (like your syllabus or other Web Links)
  • Setup a Simple Grade Center (that will communicate with other software on campus)
  • Add an Announcement or Discussion Board to communicate with your students
March 5, 2019, 2:00 pm - March 5, 2019, 3:00 pm
Presenter: Erin McCully - E-Learning Specialist
Location: Bradford 306: The Center for Teaching Excellence

Welcome to Moodle! This course will introduce you to Moodle quiz tool, helpful in assessing students. In the first half of the class you will learn how the tool functions, then in the second half of the class we will practice.
Learning Objectives:
  • Identify common uses for Moodle quizzes
  • Create a question category and add various question types
  • Create a Quiz that includes appropriate directions, settings and questions
March 6, 2019, 10:00 am - March 6, 2019, 11:00 am
Presenter: Chris Akers - Instructional Development Specialist
Location: Bradford 306: The Center for Teaching Excellence

Welcome to Moodle! This course will introduce you to many of the common tasks that face to face instructors will use to support their classes. If you are a Hybrid or Online / Web-Centered instructor, fear not. This course will provide the basics to get you started (and we will connect you with further training once you have mastered the basics).
Learning Objectives:
  • Perform basic navigation functions such as open a course, add a block, change the layout and turn editing on
  • Add content (like your syllabus or other Web Links)
  • Setup a Simple Grade Center (that will communicate with other software on campus)
  • Add an Announcement or Discussion Board to communicate with your students
March 6, 2019, 11:00 am - March 6, 2019, 12:00 pm
Presenter: Chris Akers - Instructional Development Specialist
Location: Bradford 306: The Center for Teaching Excellence

Welcome to Moodle! This course will introduce you to Moodle quiz tool, helpful in assessing students. In the first half of the class you will learn how the tool functions, then in the second half of the class we will practice.
Learning Objectives:
  • Identify common uses for Moodle quizzes
  • Create a question category and add various question types
  • Create a Quiz that includes appropriate directions, settings and questions
March 7, 2019, 1:00 pm - March 7, 2019, 5:00 pm
Presenter:
Location: Bradford 306: The Center for Teaching Excellence

This time is designed as a working lab to begin the process of establishing your online courses in Moodle. Participants need not attend the entire time; however, we encourage you to sign up for a consultation with an e-learning staff member to determine the most efficient process for your courses. After that, feel free to hang out in the e-learning area to work on your course with support nearby.

We will limit participation based on computers and available support, so please pre-register to ensure the best experience.
March 12, 2019, 8:00 am - March 19, 2019, 5:00 pm
Presenter: Chris Akers - Instructional Development Specialist
Location: Online

Welcome to Moodle! This course will introduce you to many of the common tasks that face to face instructors will use to support their classes. If you are a Hybrid or Online / Web-Centered instructor, fear not. This course will provide the basics to get you started (and we will connect you with further training once you have mastered the basics).
Learning Objectives:
  • Perform basic navigation functions such as open a course, add a block, change the layout and turn editing on
  • Add content (like your syllabus or other Web Links)
  • Setup a Simple Grade Center (that will communicate with other software on campus)
  • Add an Announcement or Discussion Board to communicate with your students
March 19, 2019, 10:00 am - March 19, 2019, 11:00 am
Presenter: Bethany Emory - Dean of Teaching and Learning Support
Location: Bradford 306: The Center for Teaching Excellence

Welcome to Moodle! This course will introduce you to Moodle' Grade Center. In the first half of the class you will learn how the tool functions, then in the second half of the class we will practice.
Learning Objectives:
  • Identify available functions in the Moodle grade Center
  • Add manual items to the gradebook and assign grades
  • Construct a gradebook that calculates total points, average or weighted average
  • Identify uses for the Grader, Single View and User reports
March 20, 2019, 1:00 pm - March 20, 2019, 5:00 pm
Presenter: Erin McCully - E-Learning Specialist
Location: Bradford 306: The Center for Teaching Excellence

Welcome to Moodle! This course will introduce you to Moodle' Grade Center. In the first half of the class you will learn how the tool functions, then in the second half of the class we will practice.
Learning Objectives:
  • Identify available functions in the Moodle grade Center
  • Add manual items to the gradebook and assign grades
  • Construct a gradebook that calculates total points, average or weighted average
  • Identify uses for the Grader, Single View and User reports
March 26, 2019, 8:00 am - April 2, 2019, 5:00 pm
Presenter: Bethany Emory - Dean of Teaching and Learning Support
Location: Online

Welcome to Moodle! This course will introduce you to Moodle' Grade Center. In the first half of the class you will learn how the tool functions, then in the second half of the class we will practice.
Learning Objectives:
  • Identify available functions in the Moodle grade Center
  • Add manual items to the gradebook and assign grades
  • Construct a gradebook that calculates total points, average or weighted average
  • Identify uses for the Grader, Single View and User reports
March 26, 2019, 1:00 pm - March 26, 2019, 5:00 pm
Presenter:
Location: Bradford 306: The Center for Teaching Excellence

This time is designed as a working lab to begin the process of establishing your online courses in Moodle. Participants need not attend the entire time; however, we encourage you to sign up for a consultation with an e-learning staff member to determine the most efficient process for your courses. After that, feel free to hang out in the e-learning area to work on your course with support nearby.

We will limit participation based on computers and available support, so please pre-register to ensure the best experience.
April 3, 2019, 8:00 am - April 10, 2019, 5:00 pm
Presenter: Chris Akers - Instructional Development Specialist
Location: Online

Welcome to Moodle! This course will introduce you to many of the common tasks that face to face instructors will use to support their classes. If you are a Hybrid or Online / Web-Centered instructor, fear not. This course will provide the basics to get you started (and we will connect you with further training once you have mastered the basics).
Learning Objectives:
  • Perform basic navigation functions such as open a course, add a block, change the layout and turn editing on
  • Add content (like your syllabus or other Web Links)
  • Setup a Simple Grade Center (that will communicate with other software on campus)
  • Add an Announcement or Discussion Board to communicate with your students