Upcoming Events and Opportunities

 Spring 2020 Professional Development

Series below are on Wednesdays from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm and 4:45 pm to 5:45 pm in room D-104. The sessions are also available via Zoom (video conference). To join by Zoom, use the link provided with each session. 

Teaching With Blackboard Series:

March 11- Rubrics - This session will explore best practices in using and creating rubrics to simplify the grading process and provide students with clear assignment expectations and useful feedback.  We will learn how to create and use a rubric in Blackboard. (Presenter: Kathy Klein) 

Click on this link to join the session: https://stockton.zoom.us/j/711623091

April 1 - Video in Blackboard - Integrating video into your classroom or course can add dynamic and relevant content to assist you in meeting your intended student learning outcomes. In this session, the presenter will show how to upload videos to Blackboard as well as add links to video content from the library’s Films on Demand collection and catalog as well as enable students to upload videos securely within Blackboard. (Presenter: Dennis Fotia) 

Click on this link to join the session: https://stockton.zoom.us/s/709716483

Jan 29 - Attendance and Grade Center - The Blackboard Attendance and Grade Center tools accurately maintain records of student attendance and grades. In this session, we will examine how the attendance tool works and integrates into the grade center. We will explore additional features such as creating and managing columns in the Grade Center. (Presenter: Dennis Fotia) 

Feb 12 – Blackboard Tests – Using Blackboard’s test feature for exams, quizzes and more reduces paper and permits assessment to occur anytime or anywhere. In this session, we will review how to create tests in Blackboard and use pedagogical best practices to promote reliable and secure assessment. (Presenter: Kathy Klein) 

Feb 26 - File Management - This session will provide tips to organize and manage files in Blackboard to make course materials easier to find and use for faculty and students. (Presenter: Dennis Fotia) 

Teaching With Technology Series:

March 4 - Zoom - This session reviews Zoom which is a video conference system that may be integrated in Blackboard. Zoom promotes faculty and student collaboration and provides a reliable method to include guest lecturers or international speakers in our courses. (Presenter: Roberto Castillo) 

Click on this link to join the session: https://stockton.zoom.us/j/862807154

March 25 - Video Storage - This session will explore ways to create and share video content with students. We will explore ways to store and organize video content that will be used in courses. (Presenter: Roberto Castillo) 

Click on this link to join the session: https://stockton.zoom.us/j/676815202

Feb 5 - Qualtrics - The instructor will discuss best practices when designing a survey and go over the basics in survey creation in Qualtrics. (Presenter: Roberto Castillo) 

Feb 19 - Discussion Tools - This session will explore discussion tools that faculty/teaching staff may use to promote more dynamic discussions and keep students engaged with learning activities.  (Presenter: Roberto Castillo) 

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 Previous Events

Overview of Best Teaching Practices: Getting Ready for Spring 2020

  • Jan 14 - Best Practices for Developing a Classroom Course – This session will highlight best practices in developing and teaching a traditional (face-to-face) course. We will discuss important aspects of preparing your Spring 2020 face-to-face course. Presenter: Kathy Klein.
  • Jan 15 -Best Practices for Developing a Hybrid Course – This session will highlight best practices in developing and teaching a hybrid or blended course (online and face-to-face sessions). We will discuss important aspects of preparing your Spring 2020 hybrid or blended course. Presenter: Roberto Castillo.
  • Jan 16 -Best Practices for Developing an Online Course – This session will highlight best practices in developing and teaching an online course. We will discuss important aspects of preparing your Spring 2020 online course. Presenter: Dennis Fotia.

Fall 2019 Professional Development

Teaching with Blackboard Series

  • Nov 14 - Rubrics - This session will explore best practices in using and creating rubrics to simplify the grading process and provide students with clear assignment expectations and useful feedback.  We will learn how to create and use a rubric in Blackboard. (Presenter: Kathy Klein)
  • Sep 19 - Attendance and Grade Center - The Blackboard Attendance and Grade Center tools accurately maintain records of student attendance and grades. In this session, we will examine how the attendance tool works and integrates into the grade center. We will explore additional features such as creating and managing columns in the Grade Center. (Presenter: Dennis Fotia)
  • Oct 2 & 17 - Tests & Surveys - Deploying tests and surveys digitally can reduce paper and allow assessment to occur anytime or anywhere. In this session, the presenter will show how to create tests and surveys in Blackboard and how to make them accessible to students using pedagogical best practices to promote reliable and secure assessment. (Presenter: Dennis Fotia & Roberto Castillo)
  • Oct 3 - Video in Blackboard - Integrating video into your classroom or course can add dynamic and relevant content to assist you in meeting your intended student learning outcomes. In this session, the presenter will show how to upload videos to Blackboard as well as add links to video content from the library’s Films on Demand collection and catalog as well as enable students to upload videos securely within Blackboard. (Presenter: Dennis Fotia)
  • Oct 31 & Nov 4 - Turnitin - It is a plagiarism detection tool that can be used to improve student writing. The instructor will show how to create a Turnitin Assignment as well as a Turnitin Revision Assignment, how to access student papers, review for similarity and grade them using Turnitin’s GradeMark. (Presenter: Dennis Fotia)
  • Teaching with Technology Series.
  • Nov 20 - Google Suite - This session will introduce Google Suite (G Suite). We will explore apps/tools available in G Suite to consider opportunities available to improve teaching and learning practices. We will focus on ways to work smarter not harder. (Presenter: Kathy Klein)
  • Sep 11 - Polling - This session will introduce polling tools that faculty/teaching staff may use to create interactive, real-time assessment measures and keep students engaged with meaningful, interactive learning activities.  Make your next class more engaging by learning about polling technology. (Presenter: Kathy Klein)
  • Sep 25 - Video Tools and Resources - This session will explore ways to locate, create, curate and share video content with students. We will explore tools that allow us to promote student engagement and interaction with video content. (Presenter: Kathy Klein)
  • Sep 30 - Best Practices with PowerPoint - Learn best practices for creating an effective PowerPoint presentation that supports you and engages students. (Presenter: Roberto Castillo)
  • Oct 9 - Zoom - This session reviews Zoom which is a video conference system that may be integrated in Blackboard. Zoom promotes faculty and student collaboration and provides a reliable method to include guest lecturers or international speakers in our courses. (Presenter: Roberto Castillo)
  • Oct 23 - Qualtrics - The instructor will discuss best practices when designing a survey and go over the basics in survey creation in Qualtrics. (Presenter: Roberto Castillo)
  • Nov 6 - ePortfolios - The instructor will discuss best practice when using portfolios (Presenter: Shelly Meyers)

Week of Teaching (Nov 4 - 7, 2019)

Nov 4

9:00 am to 9:30 am - Classroom Policies that Promote Equity and Learning presented by Nancy Reddy

9:55 am to 12:35 pm - Teaching & Research with Surveys (Qualtrics)  presented by Roberto Castillo

  • 9:55 am to 11:10 am - Best Practices in Survey Creation 
  • 11:20 am to 12:35 pm - Analyzing Responses in Qualtrics 

12:45 pm to 2:00 pm - Assessing Student Learning: Using Bb Grade Center presented by Dennis Fotia

Poster presentations at the following times:

  • 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm - Faculty Cohort Professional Development: Lilly Conference  (Dennis Fotia & Kathy Klein)
  • 12:45 pm to 1:15 pm - Best Practices in Syllabus Design: Stockton Syllabus Template  (Kathy Klein, Roberto Castillo, & Guia Calicdan-Apostle)
  • 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm - Creative, Academic Use of Music in the 21st Century Classroom (Maria Castillo)

Nov 5

Poster presentations at the following times:

  • 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm & 2:30 pm to 3:00 pm - Project-Based and Experiential Learning (Diane Holtzman and Ellen Kraft)
  • 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm - Best Practices in Syllabus Design: Stockton Syllabus Template  (Kathy Klein, Roberto Castillo, & Guia Calicdan-Apostle)
  • 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm - Faculty Cohort Professional Development: Lilly Conference  (Dennis Fotia & Kathy Klein)

1:30 pm to 2:00 pm - Empowerment Infographics (Guia Calicdan-Apostle).

2:30 pm to 4:20 pm - Drop-in sessions with Center for Learning Design (CLD) staff (Kathy Klein, Dennis Fotia & Roberto Castillo) Explore and discuss a variety of course design and delivery topics.  Stop in and stay as long as you want.

Nov 6

9:55 am to 11:10 am - Student Engagement presented by Kathy Klein

11:30 am 12:30 pm - e-Portfolios presented by Shelly Myers 

2:10 pm to 3:25 pm - Effective Online Teaching presented by Dennis Fotia

Poster presentations at the following times:

  • 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm - Best Practices in Syllabus Design: Stockton Syllabus Template  (Kathy Klein, Roberto Castillo, & Guia Calicdan-Apostle)
  • 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm - Faculty Cohort Professional Development: Lilly Conference  (Dennis Fotia & Kathy Klein)

Nov 7

11:15 am to 12:15 pm - Increase Student Engagement with Polling presented by Roberto Castillo

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm - Roundtable Discussion about Teaching & Learning Topics hosted by Kathy Klein

  • Course Design: Create or Revise Your Course - June 11
  • Zoom in June - June 18 & 19
  • Designing an Exemplary Course Summer Institute - July 10, 17 & 24
  • Using Blackboard for Course Design and Delivery - August 29
  • Teaching Block Party - May 16
  • Week of teaching - March 4, 5, 6 & 7
  • Qualtrics Training - April 9, 10, 30 & May 1
  • Blackboard Grade Center - April 30 & May 1