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Summer 2021 Professional Development Sessions

June

Organizing Course Content in Blackboard for Face-to-Face Courses 

Dates & Times: Wednesday, June 30 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Description: In this session participants will review effective strategies to organize and provide course content and resources for students to access in face-to-face courses.

Presenter: Dennis Fotía

Join Session:  https://stockton.zoom.us/j/99108436555

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July

Sneak Preview of Blackboard Learn with the Ultra View

Date & Time: Thursday, July 8 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Description: Blackboard's newly available Ultra View offers a modern and simple interface. This sneak preview session will help instructors choose between retaining an Original Learn course view or using the new Ultra view for Fall courses. In this session, participants will review the basic elements of Blackboard's Ultra View. 

Presenter: Roberto Castillo

Join Session:   https://stockton.zoom.us/j/94657194249?pwd=M3JjdkIwWVJaU0J1czJXR0JhRkk5dz09

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SIPET Summer Institute

Dates & Times: Tuesday, July 13 through Thursday, July 15 - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Description:  Summer Institute for Peer Evaluation of Teaching (SIPET) is a professional development opportunity for tenured faculty who applied and were accepted as SIPET participants. For more information, visit the 2021 Summer Institutes, then scroll down to Summer Institute for Peer Evaluation of Teaching (SIPET).

Presenters:  Kathy Klein, Liz Shobe & Meg White

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The Power of Multimodal Feedback

Date & Time: Thursday, July 22 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Description: Research tells us that providing specific, frequent, and ongoing feedback significantly improves student motivation and achievement. However, simply assigning a grade or circling criteria on a rubric is not the most effective way to stimulate the learning process. With so many tools available, instructors now have the opportunity to leverage technology to provide feedback in more meaningful ways. This training will discuss what multimodal feedback looks like, how to establish multimodal feedback in the classroom, and why multimodal feedback is beneficial for both students and instructors. 

Presenter: Aliana Walton

Join Session:   https://stockton.zoom.us/j/94483817041?pwd=cDg0TmZRdjM1bGNLUFUwQmNJaFZoUT09

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Schedule Additional Training with CTLD

Schedule an appointment for personal or small group training with CTLD staff to address your specific needs in designing and delivering effective learning experiences.

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 Previous Events

  • June 16 - Customizing the CTLD Sample Syllabi - Did you know that each semester the Center for Teaching and Learning Design provides sample syllabi specifically designed for Stockton faculty and teaching staff?  In this session, we will review the syllabi components and discuss customizing syllabi to fit your course needs.  The syllabi available at https://stockton.edu/ctld/course-resources.html are designed for classroom, hybrid and online courses. Presenter: Roberto Castillo

  • June 17 - Sneak Preview of Blackboard Learn with the Ultra View - Blackboard's newly available Ultra View offers a modern and simple interface. This sneak preview session will help instructors choose between retaining an Original Learn course view or using the new Ultra view for Fall courses. In this session, participants will review the basic elements of Blackboard's Ultra View. Presenter: Roberto Castillo

  • June 22 - Providing Accessible Course Materials with Blackboard Ally - Learn to use the Blackboard Ally tool available in all Stockton Blackboard courses to generate alternative document formats critical for individuals with disabilities using screen readers or other assistive technology.  Alternate formats allow course materials to meet a variety of student learning preferences and needs. Presenter: Kathy Klein

  • June 23 - Organizing Course Content in Blackboard for Hybrid and Online Courses - In this session participants will review effective strategies to organize and provide course content and resources for students to access in hybrid and online courses. Presenter: Dennis Fotía

  • January 15 - Overview of Program Review Committee (PRC) Responsibilities - This session is designed for faculty who are members of a Program Review Committee.  The session will review faculty evaluation procedures and the responsibilities of PRC members. Presenters: Angie Christy and Kathy Klein. Guest Presenters: Heather McGovern (FRC) and Adam Miyashiro (SFT)

  • January 15 & 22 - What's New in Blackboard? - In this session, we will review changes to the latest version of Blackboard. Presenter: Roberto Castillo & Dennis Fotia

  • January 20 - New Adjunct Faculty Information Session

  • January 21 - Customizing the CTLD Sample Syllabi - Did you know that each semester the Center for Teaching and Learning Design provides sample syllabi specifically designed for Stockton faculty and teaching staff?  In this session, we will review the syllabi components and discuss customizing syllabi to fit your course needs.  The syllabi available at https://stockton.edu/ctld/course-resources.html are specifically designed for online course instruction. Presenter: Roberto Castillo

  • January 22 - Overview of Program Review Committee (PRC) Responsibilities - This session is designed for faculty who are members of a Program Review Committee.  The session will review faculty evaluation procedures and the responsibilities of PRC members. Presenters: Angie Christy and Kathy Klein. Guest Presenter: Kerri Sowers (SFT & FRC)

  • January 27 - Google Classroom Kickstart Stockton Faculty & Staff - This webinar provides the basics to get started with Google Classroom. Classroom is a Learning Module System that seamlessly integrates all Google apps and provides a simple but effective interface for both you and your students. It can be used in addition to Blackboard. Presenter: Phil Polsinelli

  • January 28 - Tips for an Engaging Videoconference Session - In this session, we will discuss ideas to conduct live video sessions that are interesting and engaging learning experiences.  Tips and ideas discussed will work on any video conference platform including Zoom, Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, or Google Meet. Presenter: Dr. Shelly Meyers

  • January 29 - File Construction Q&A: Final Preparation - Do you need help with last minute preparations for constructing your evaluation file? In this session, we will answer questions and provide tips on submitting a successful review file. Presenter: Anjanette Christy. Guest Presenter: Cindy King (FRC)

  • February 1 -Google Drive for Stockton Faculty & Staff - Join us to learn how to get the most out of this robust cloud storage by mastering the following digital lifesaving techniques: Creating, accessing and organizing files, uploading and working with Office files and other non-Google files, and sharing files and folders with colleagues. Presenter: Michelle Wendt

  • February 1 - Ask the CTLD Team Your Questions - In this session, we will answer your questions about delivering learning experiences in an online or hybrid format. Presenters: Roberto Castillo and Dennis Fotía

  • February 2 - Google Docs for Collaboration for Stockton Faculty & Staff - Google Docs is more than word processing, learn how to use Google Docs for your own use as well as how to use them collaboratively with students and colleagues. Work with different versions and copies of your document. Use the smart editing and splashy style tools to help you easily format text and paragraphs and bring your documents to life. Presenter: Michelle Wendt

  • February 3 - Google Classroom Next Level Stockton Faculty & Staff - This webinar focuses on the robust grading possibilities in Google Classroom. We will cover how to create rubrics, enabling plagiarism checking, self-grading quizzes and utilizing pre-saved comments to speed up grading. Presenter: Phil Polsinelli

  • February 5 - FAWN Writing Workshop with Guest Writing Coach Dr. Christine Tulley

  • February 5 - Intro to Google Slides Stockton Faculty & Staff -  Google Slides is Google’s version of PowerPoint. Its strengths are its  ease of ues and immediate ability to share over the web and integrate with Google Classroom. This will make your presentations easily accessible for students for both viewing and collaborative use. This webinar will get you up and running with your Google Slides presentations. Presenter: Phil Polsinelli

  • February 10 - Google Jamboard - Your Online Collaborative Whiteboard - Jamboard is a digital whiteboard that is included as part of G Suite. It offers the ability to enable a collaborative experience for you and your students. This simple but powerful tool will allow you to include images, digital stickies, text boxes, shapes or simply just write on it as you would in a traditional classroom. Get up and running with Jamboard to see how this can be invaluable for breaking the monotony of a Zoom presentation by inviting students to brainstorm or give feedback in real-time. Plus, all of your presentations can be saved and shared for students to review. Presenter: Phil Polsinelli

  • February 17 (morning and afternoon sessions offered) - Using Adaptive Release in Blackboard to Facilitate Self-Directed Learning - This session will demonstrate ways of using Adaptive Release in Blackboard to grant student access to course content following criteria you choose. Presenter: Dennis Fotía

  • February 22 - Screen Recording Stockton Faculty & Staff - This webinar will introduce you to some of the free and easy to use applications for screen recording. We will explore the most dependable options available and discuss the differences and similarities of the applications. We will put a special emphasis on Loom which has proven to be quite useful for many of our colleagues. Presenter: Phil Polsinelli

  • February 23 - New Faculty Workshop -  Continue conversations from Fall 2020 program. Attendance limited to new faculty cohort. Presenter: Kathy Klein, Dennis Fotia and Angie Christy

  • February 26 - Conducting Peer Observations for Online Teaching - Peer observations are a way to support colleagues in formative reflection on their teaching through collegial discussion. How do we observe teaching when it is online? This workshop is an opportunity to learn and discuss what to look for in online teaching and how to best provide feedback to colleagues. Presenter: Doug Harvey

  • March 1, 8 & 15 - Mondays in March: Let's Talk Writing Assignments - Pop into Zoom and chat with me about the writing assignments in your W1 or W2 class.  Feel free to email me materials or questions in advance or just share them with me when we meet. I am happy to help you revise existing assignments, design new assignments, and assess existing methods for feedback. Meet with Lisa Corrado Youngblood

  • March 2 - Writing Assignment Design - This session will focus on how to design effective writing assignments.  We will explore how to link assignments to course objectives and goals, what to include in the writing assignment folder/directions, and how to revise existing assignments to make them more effective. Presenter: Lisa Corrado Youngblood

  • March 3 - A Quick Guide to Padlet: A Creative Virtual Notepad for Student Engagement - The presentation will introduce participants to Padlet, review how faculty uses Padlet as an instructional/interactive tool, and demonstrate how to create a Padlet that aligns with specific course outcomes. Presenter: Shelly Meyers

  • March 12 - Decompress & Disconnect a discussion of strategies and techniques to promote healthy boundaries and manage the stressors from working at home. Presenter: NJ Hope and Healing

  • March 16 - New Faculty Workshop - Continue conversations from Fall 2020 program. Attendance limited to new faculty cohort. Presenter: Kathy Klein

  • March 17 - Getting Ready for Spring Student Evaluations - This session will review the process of making choices for student evaluations in the student ratings of teaching and campus labs systems. The session will also review the IDEA and Small Class (SCI) student evaluation instruments. Presenter: Dennis Fotía

  • March 15, 19, 22, 26, 29 & April 2 - Join the Discussion! Featuring The Gifts of Imperfection - Written by Brené Brown, Ph.D., L.M.S.W. Presenter: NJ Hope and Healing

  • March 20 - FAWN Writing Boot Camp - this writing boot camp allows participants to write in a distraction-free, structured environment. You should bring your writing project and writing supplies (laptop, paper, notes, etc.). You can join us virtually using Zoom. We will email the Zoom link to all registered participants. The FAWN Blackboard course page also has the Zoom link. Presenters: Melissa Zwick & Aleksondra Hultquist

  • March 26 - Clearing the Decks - FAWN - Clean out the mental and physical clutter that is preventing you from making and attaining your writing goals. Based on one of the steps in Leo Babauta’s Zen to Done, this workshop will help you define what is important, help you manage your inboxes, and get your workload to a manageable place and pace so you have space for your research and writing. This is an active workshop—the goal is for you to have a clear desk and inbox by the end of the workshop. Presenter: Dr Aleksondra Hultquist

  • April 8 - Conducting Peer Observations for Online Teaching - Peer observations are a way to support colleagues in formative reflection on their teaching through collegial discussion. How do we observe teaching when it is online? This workshop is an opportunity to learn and discuss what to look for in online teaching and how to best provide feedback to colleagues. Presenter: Doug Harvey

  • April 14 - Facilitating Effective Communication in Online Courses - This session will review strategies of communicating with students in online courses to facilitate engagement, community and teacher presence. Presenter: Dennis Fotía
  • April 12 - 16 - Week of Teaching - Join us virtually for a variety of available activities: Virtually attend classes - Attend course sessions virtually and participate in a 20-minute discussion with the faculty member after the class session. View recorded class sessions - Available throughout the week, view course sessions when convenient. Attend poster presentations - Faculty will share posters on teaching, assessment, and other relevant topics. Join roundtable discussions - Enjoy a great opportunity to discuss relevant topics. Participate in buzz sessions - Offers an opportunity to learn and discuss relevant topics.

  • April 17 - FAWN Writing Boot Camp - this writing boot camp allows participants to write in a distraction-free, structured environment. You should bring your writing project and writing supplies (laptop, paper, notes, etc.). You can join us virtually using Zoom. We will email the Zoom link to all registered participants. The FAWN Blackboard course page also has the Zoom link. Presenters: Melissa Zwick & Aleksondra Hultquist

  • April 19 - Giving Productive Feedback on Student Writing - This session will examine what makes feedback productive and suggest ways to revise existing methods of giving feedback to make this part of the writing process more efficient for both the student and instructor. Presenter: Lisa Corrado Youngblood

  • April 20 - New Faculty Workshop -  Continue conversations from Fall 2020 program. Attendance limited to new faculty cohort. Presenter: Kathy Klein, Roberto Castillo and Angie Christy

  • April 20 - Turning your Research into Reality: Preparing to Publish - This session will provide helpful tips to turning your study into a publication. The objective of this session will be to provide basic knowledge, along helpful hints, and strategies for faculty to bring their research to fruition - writing up, submitting, and publishing their quantitative research study. In addition, there will be time for individuals to ask questions with regards to the above objectives and / or their specific research projects. Presenter: Tara L. Crowell

  • April 22 - Practical Strategies for Addressing Microaggressions and Macroaggressions - We will discuss what we can do at the individual level to address individual and systemic racism and bias based on Dr. Derald Sue’s book “The Microinterventions Tookit”. We will focus on how to use these strategies in our work with students and colleagues. Presenter: Zornitsa Kalibatseva

  • April 23 - Pre-tenure Writing and Research Goals - FAWN - Publishing for tenure is fraught with many factors out of your control.  This workshop will help you to harness what is in your control and help you plan a productive, realistic path to a successful “scholarship” portion of your CV and tenure file. Presenter: Dr Aleksondra Hultquist

  • April 28 & May 4 - Using the Blackboard Grade Center - Are you finishing up grades for this semester and looking for assistance with the Blackboard Grade Center? In this session, you will learn how to make grades available on demand to students using the Blackboard Grade Center. Special attention will be given on the Weighted Total Column. Presenter: Dennis Fotía 

  • May 21 - Transitioning to Work and Dealing with Uncertainties -Transitioning to Work and Dealing with Other Uncertainties is designed to discuss strategies for faculty to prepare for a successful return to campus for face-to-face course delivery.  Come share your thoughts about transitioning from virtual teaching and learn helpful tips to prepare for the fall semester! Presenter: NJ Hope and Healing

Professional Development Sessions

  • September 30 - Blackboard for Beginners - This session will introduce participants to Stockton’s learning management system, Blackboard. We will review Blackboard layout and structure for adding and creating course content. Presenter: Dennis Fotía

  • October 7 - Organizing Course Content for Remote or Online Delivery in Blackboard - In this session participants will review effective strategies to organize and provide course content and resources for students to access remotely in online, hybrid or face-to-face courses. Presenter: Dennis Fotía

  • October 7 - Zoom Basics - Use Zoom to conduct live, interactive virtual class sessions, precept students, include guest speakers in your course, or conduct office hours. The instructor will show you how to enable Zoom in Blackboard and review the basics of effectively using Zoom. Presenter: Roberto Castillo

  • October 13 - What Course Delivery Method Is Best for My Course? - This session will review course design criteria, teaching goals, student issues and pandemic considerations to make an informed decision about the most effective course delivery modality (online, face-to-face, hybrid) for your course.  We will review ways to promote student engagement when delivering your course in any modality during the pandemic. We’ll consider what we’ve learned in Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 to make best decisions for Spring 2021. Presenter: Dr. Kathy Klein

  • October 13 - Zoom: Active Learning - If you’ve mastered the basic Zoom functions, join us for this session where we’ll explore active student learning features including Breakout Rooms, file share in Chat, Whiteboard, Annotate, virtual backgrounds and Polling. Presenter: Roberto Castillo

  • October 14 - Turnitin - Turnitin is a plagiarism detection tool that may be used to improve student writing. Turnitin is also a robust grading tool that may save faculty time grading student work. Participants will learn how to create a Turnitin Assignment, access student papers, review for similarity and grade papers using Turnitin’s GradeMark. Presenter: Dennis Fotía

  • October 16 - Creating Tests in Blackboard -  Creating tests on Blackboard allows your students to complete exams and quizzes anytime or anywhere and receive instant grading and feedback. In this session, we will review how to create tests in Blackboard and use pedagogical best practices to promote reliable and secure assessment. Presenter: Roberto Castillo

  • October 16 - The Use of Visual Images in Teaching through PowerPoint - This collaborative session will explore the use of visual images and visual literacy as a tool for achieving the objectives of your course. We will apply our learning considering the use of visual images in PowerPoint. A demonstration will be provided within the context of teaching social issues. Presenter: Dr. Guia Calicdan-Apostle

  • October 16 - Sixth Year Reconsideration Review Consultations - Faculty preparing for the Fall Tenure Decision Review may request a consultation to discuss questions about the process (policy or procedure). Appointment with: Dr. Kathy Klein, Executive Director, CTLD & Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy 

  • October 19 - What Course Delivery Method Is Best for My Course? - This session will review course design criteria, teaching goals, student issues and pandemic considerations to make an informed decision about the most effective course delivery modality (online, face-to-face, hybrid) for your course.  We will review ways to promote student engagement when delivering your course in any modality during the pandemic. We’ll consider what we’ve learned in Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 to make best decisions for Spring 2021. Presenter: Dr. Kathy Klein

  • October 21 - Best Practices Using Zoom in Lectures - Review best practices for using Zoom to deliver, record, or edit previously recorded lectures. We'll discuss best practices for a synchronous (live) Zoom lecture and review helpful tips for recording and making minor edits to recorded lectures. Presenter: Roberto Castillo

  • October 27 - Customizing the CLD Sample Syllabi - Did you know that each semester the Center for Teaching and Learning Design provides sample syllabi specifically designed for Stockton faculty and teaching staff?  In this session, we will review the syllabi components and discuss customizing syllabi to fit your course needs.  The syllabi available at https://stockton.edu/ctld/course-resources.html are specifically designed for online course instruction. Presenter: Roberto Castillo

  • October 28 - Annotate: Blackboard Assignment Annotation tool - Blackboard has replaced the assignment annotation tool, Box, with a robust, multi-functional editor, Annotate. This session will show participants how to use Annotate to provide feedback and grading comments on Blackboard assignments. Presenter: Dennis Fotía

  • October 29 - Promote Engaged Learning with Infographics - Infographics blend graphic design with information as an effective visual learning experience. This session will present the use of infographics to promote student engagement, content analysis, and creative expression in a manner that allows meaningful assessment of student learning and teaching effectiveness. Presenters: Dr. Guia Calicdan-Apostle and Dr. Kathy Klein

  • November 4 - Video in Blackboard - Integrating video in your course may add dynamic and relevant content that meets intended student learning outcomes. In this session, learn how to upload videos to Blackboard or add links to video content from the library’s Films on Demand collection or enable students to upload videos securely within Blackboard. Presenter: Dennis Fotía

  • November 6 - Padlet: A Multimedia Tool for Promoting Significant Learning Experiences - Padlet is a multimedia tool designed to make discussions and learning highly interactive and engaging for students. Creating a padlet Padlet is an easy and effective way to connect with your students online and provide meaningful feedback. Presenter: Dr. Guia Calicdan-Apostle

  • November 6 - First Year File Construction & Faculty Plan - This workshop designed for first year faculty will focus on file construction and creating a faculty plan. Facilitated by: Dr. Heather McGovern, Faculty Review Committee (FRC) Chair & Professor of Writing & First - Year Studies and Dr. Kathy Klein, Executive Director, CTLD & Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy

  • November 6 - Second Year File Construction & Adapting Faculty Plans for COVID - This workshop designed for second year faculty will focus on file construction and making any necessary modifications to your faculty plan. Facilitated by: Dr. Heather McGovern, Faculty Review Committee (FRC) Chair & Professor of Writing & First - Year Studies and Dr. Kathy Klein, Executive Director, CTLD & Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy

  • November 11 -Using the Blackboard Grade Center - Are students in your course viewing their assignment and test grades whenever they want? In this session, you will learn how to make grades available on demand to students using the Blackboard Grade Center. Presenter: Dennis Fotía

  • November 11 - Tips for an Engaging Videoconference Session - In this session, we will discuss ideas to conduct live video sessions that are interesting and engaging learning experiences.  Tips and ideas discussed will work on any video conference platform including Zoom, Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, or Google Meet. Presenter: Dr. Shelly Meyers

  • November 18 - Practical Strategies for Creating Accessible Course Materials - In this session, we will discuss the basics of creating or evaluating course resources to be accessible and useful to all students. Presenter: Dr. Shelly Meyers

  • November 18 - Rubrics - This session will explore best practices in using and creating rubrics on Blackboard to simplify the grading process and provide students with clear assignment expectations and useful feedback. Presenter: Dr. Shelly Meyers

  • November 18 - 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: Roberto Castillo

  • November 20 - Third Year File Construction - This workshop designed for third year faculty will focus on the file construction process and development of resources. Facilitated by: Dr. Heather McGovern, Faculty Review Committee (FRC) Chair & Professor of Writing & First - Year Studies and Dr. Kathy Klein, Executive Director, CTLD & Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy

  • November 20 - Fourth Year File Construction - This workshop designed for fourth year faculty will focus on the file construction process and development of resources. Facilitated by: Dr. Heather McGovern, Faculty Review Committee (FRC) Chair & Professor of Writing & First - Year Studies and Dr. Kathy Klein, Executive Director, CTLD & Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy

  • November 20 - Fifth Year File Construction - This workshop designed for fifth year faculty will focus on the tenure file construction process and development of resources. Facilitated by: Dr. Heather McGovern, Faculty Review Committee (FRC) Chair & Professor of Writing & First - Year Studies and Dr. Kathy Klein, Executive Director, CTLD & Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy

  • November 23 - Teaching Writing Online - In this session, we will discuss the best ways to teach writing online, including how to effectively communicate directions for writing assignments, scaffold assignments, hold peer review sessions, give productive feedback, and adapt writing assignments for online classes. Presenter: Lisa C Youngblood, Esq.

  • December 15 - How to Write a Learner-Focused Syllabus . . . That Your Students Will Read! - This session will demonstrate how a few tweaks in design and language may help students read and retain the essential information on your syllabus. Specifically, we'll focus on using warm, learner-focused language and offering rationale for policies.  We'll discuss modifying the CTLD's template syllabus, which students report as visually appealing and easy to navigate. This hands-on, practical workshop will help you get a head start on preparing your spring courses. Presenter: Nancy Reddy, PhD, MFA, Assistant Professor of Writing and First Year Studies, Coordinator, Writing Across the Curriculum

Professional Development Activities

  • June 11 - Tips for an Engaging Videoconference Session - In this session, we will discuss ideas to conduct live video sessions that are interesting and engaging learning experiences.  Tips and ideas discussed will work on any video conference platform including Zoom, Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, or Google Hangout. Presenter: Shelly Meyers

  • June 17 - Practical Strategies for Creating Accessible Course Materials - In this session, we will discuss the basics of creating or evaluating course resources to be accessible and useful to all students. Presenters: Shelly Meyers & Kathy Klein

  • June 24 & August 26 - Organizing Course Content for Remote or Online Delivery in Blackboard - In this session we will review organizing and posting course content materials online for students to access remotely. Presenter: Dennis Fotía

  • June 30 & August 26 - Zoom: Beyond the Basics - Zoom videoconferencing is useful for live, interactive learning sessions. Additional features in Zoom such as Breakout Rooms and Polling may increase student engagement and collaboration. In this session, we will discuss these advanced features and best practices when conducting online Zoom classes. Presenter: Roberto Castillo

  • July 28 & August 21 - Best Practices: Zoom Lectures - Review best practices for using Zoom to record, deliver or edit recorded lectures. We'll discuss best practices for a synchronous Zoom lecture and review helpful tips for recording and making minor edits to recorded lectures. Presenter: Roberto Castillo

  • July 29 - Zoom: Active Learning - Zoom is useful for live, interactive learning sessions. We'll discuss additional options available on the Zoom interface such as Virtual Backgrounds, File Share in Chat, Annotate and Record (including editing and managing recorded sessions in Zoom). Additional features in Zoom such as Breakout Rooms and Polling may increase student engagement and collaboration. Presenter: Roberto Castillo

  • August 7 & 20 - Zoom Basics - Use Zoom to conduct live, interactive virtual learning sessions. The instructor will show you how to enable Zoom in Blackboard and manage your Zoom account. Also, we'll go over the basics of the Zoom interface. Presenter: Roberto Castillo

  • August 12 - Annotate: The new Blackboard Assignment Annotation tool - Blackboard has replaced the Assignment Annotation tool, Box, with a robust, multi-functional editor, Annotate. This session will show participants how it works and how to use it in a Blackboard Assignment. Presenter: Dennis Fotia

  • August 20 & 21 - Blackboard: Setting up your Course - This session will show participants how to build a course in Blackboard. Adding course content and copying existing courses will be reviewed. Presenter: Dennis Fotia

  • August 28 - Creating Tests in Blackboard - Blackboard’s test feature allows students to remotely take exams and quizzes 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: Roberto Castillo

  • August 28 - Turnitin and Annotate - The presenter will show how to create a Turnitin Assignment, how to access submitted student papers, review for similarity and grade them using Turnitin’s GradeMark and show how to use Blackboard Annotate to annotate and grade student papers. Presenter: Dennis Fotía

  • September 3 - Ask Your Questions to the CLD Team - In this session, we will answer your questions about delivering courses remotely using online tools such as Blackboard and Zoom. Presenters: Roberto Castillo, Dennis Fotía & Kathy Klein

  • September 4 - Recording Attendance and Grading Students In Blackboard - 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 Fotía

Workshop Sessions Offered in Collaboration with SRI&ETTC

  • September 14 - Google Drive for Stockton Faculty & Staff - Join us to learn how to get the most out of this robust cloud storage by mastering the following digital lifesaving techniques: Creating, accessing and organizing files, uploading and working with Office files and other non-Google files, and sharing files and folders with colleagues. Presenter: Michelle Wendt

  • September 15 - Google Docs for Collaboration for Stockton Faculty & Staff - Google Docs is more than word processing. Learn how to use Google Docs for your own use as well as how to use them collaboratively with students and colleagues. Work with different versions and copies of your document. Use the smart editing and splashy style tools to help you easily format text and paragraphs and bring your documents to life. Presenter: Michelle Wendt

  • September 16 - Google Classroom Kickstart - This webinar provides the basics to get started with Google Classroom. Classroom is a Learning Module System that seamlessly integrates all Google apps and provides a simple but effective interface for both you and your students. It can be used in addition to Blackboard. Presenter: Phil Polsinelli

  • September 21 - Google Classroom Next Level - This webinar focuses on the robust grading possibilities in Google Classroom. We will cover how to create rubrics, enabling plagiarism checking, self-grading quizzes and utilizing pre-saved comments to speed up grading. Presenter: Phil Polsinelli

  • September 23 - Intro to Google Slides - Google Slides is Google’s version of PowerPoint. Its strengths are its ease of use and immediate ability to share over the web and integrate with Google Classroom. This will make your presentations easily accessible for students for both viewing and collaborative use. This webinar will get you up and running with your Google Slides presentations. Presenter: Phil Polsinelli

  • September 25 - Screen Recording - This webinar will introduce you to some of the free and easy to use applications for screen recording. We will explore the most dependable options available and discuss differences and similarities. We will put a special emphasis on Loom which has proven to be quite useful for many of our colleagues. Presenter: Phil Polsinelli

Workshop Sessions for COMM Studies
June 15

  • Teaching an Exemplary Course -In this session, we will identify strategies for creating a high quality course. We will discuss student perspectives on the successes and challenges of remote learning to help us prepare for the Fall semester. Presenters: Roberto Castillo, Dennis Fotia & Kathy Klein

  • Best Practices Using Zoom for Lectures - Review best practices for using Zoom to record or deliver lectures. Presenter: Roberto Castillo

  • Promoting Student Engagement - Explore active learning ideas, creative assignments, and technology tools to promote student learning. Presenter: Kathy Klein

  • Basics of Teaching Online with Blackboard - Review ways to use Blackboard to organize and deliver content. Presenter: Dennis Fotia

Workshop Sessions for ARTV Studies

  • July 22 - Preparing for Fall 2020 - This session will provide an interactive, brief overview of course delivery options designed to address the uncertainty of conducting our Fall 2020 courses. We will discuss useful tools and best course delivery practices to address meeting with students on campus, teaching with a hybrid approach and/or teaching online. There will be opportunities to answer your specific questions. Presenter: Dr. Kathy Klein

  • July 22 - Technology to Improve the Student Learning Experience - This session will discuss best practices for using technology to teach and promote student learning. We will review some technology tools (apps and free web resources) that are beneficial for engaging students in course learning.   After reviewing basic technology options, we will review more specific technologies based on the interests of session participants. Presenter: Dr. Kathy Klein

  • August 4 - Zoom: Basics & Beyond - This session will review basic and advanced functions of Zoom, a video conference tool that permits meeting with students and colleagues, recording lectures, providing demonstrations, and holding virtual office hours.  Zoom is a flexible and reliable platform to dynamically interact with students.  We will discuss best practices and learn about Zoom technology.  Presenter: Roberto Castillo

  • August 5 - Introduction to Teaching with Blackboard - This session will describe how to create a Blackboard course that provides students with an organized and effective learning experience. We will discuss best practices for placing video in a Blackboard course. We will review other features as desired by those participating in the session. Presenter: Dennis Fotia

Workshop Sessions for Africana Studies
August 6

  • Teaching an Exemplary Hybrid Course - Identify strategies for creating a high-quality interactive course considering the challenges of the Fall semester. We will discuss best practices in hybrid course design, teaching strategies to maintain faculty presence with remote instruction, strategies to maintain student engagement, and methods to facilitate a social community in a hybrid class. Presenters: Kathy Klein, Roberto Castillo, & Dennis Fotia

  • Teaching with Blackboard - Review ways to use Blackboard to organize and deliver content and promote student learning in a hybrid course. This session will focus on instructor presence and using Blackboard to increase student interaction with course content. Presenter: Dennis Fotia

  • Teaching with Zoom - This session will review Zoom features for meeting with students and colleagues, recording lectures, providing demonstrations, and holding virtual office hours. Zoom is a flexible and reliable platform to dynamically interact with students and may be used for performance classes. We will discuss best practices and learn about Zoom technology to apply to your course needs. Presenter: Roberto Castillo

  • Technology to Improve Student Interaction and Promote Successful Learning Experiences - This session will discuss best practices for using technology to teach and promote student learning. We will review technology tools (apps and free web resources) that are beneficial for engaging students in course learning. After reviewing basic technology options, we will review more specific technologies based on the interests of session participants. Presenter: Kathy Klein

Special Training for Alternate Course Delivery

  • March 17, 20, 23 & 27 - Enabling Zoom in Blackboard - Zoom 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. The instructor will also go over how to record and manage your sessions. Presenter: Roberto Castillo

  • March 18 & 25 - Getting Started with Zoom - In this session learn the basics of getting started with using Zoom. Presenter: Mark Pezzota

  • March 18, 25, 31 & April 3 - Posting and Grading Course Assignments in Blackboard for Remote Student Submission - In this session we will review how to post and grade assignments in Blackboard that students can submit online and instructors can grade online. Presenter: Dennis Fotía

  • March 19 & 31 - Creating Tests in Blackboard - Blackboard’s test feature allows students to remotely take exams and quizzes 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: Roberto Castillo

  • March 19 & 23 - Getting Started with Blackboard - In this session learn the basics of getting started with using Blackboard. Presenter: Tucker Rowlinson

  • March 19 & 26 - Organizing Course Content for Remote Or Online Delivery - In this session we will review posting and organizing course content materials online for students to access remotely. Presenter: Dennis Fotía

  • March 19 & 24 - Using Blackboard for Student Discussions - In this session, we will review ideas for promoting engaging student discussions without being face-to-face or when students and faculty are not together at the same time. Presenter: Kathy Klein

  • March 20 - Recording Attendance and Grading Students Remotely In Blackboard - In this session we will review how to record attendance and use the Grade Center in Blackboard. Presenter: Dennis Fotía

  • March 23 - Best Practices for Prerecording Lectures for Online Use - In this session, we will explore factors to consider when recording face-to-face lectures for students to view online. We will review using Zoom as a lecture capture tool and discuss other resources. Presenter: Kathy Klein

  • March 23 - Help! Ideas to Continue Classes Off Campus - In this session we will review basic suggestions to keep students engaged and achieve learning outcomes.  We'll also discuss how to continue having a teaching presence in a virtual environment. Presenter: Kathy Klein

  • March 24 - Ask the CLD Team Your Questions - In this session, we will answer your questions about delivering learning experiences in an alternate format. Presenters: Roberto Castillo, Dennis Fotía & Kathy Klein

  • March 25 - A Multi-Modal Approach: Making Accessible Instructional Videos with Closed Captioning - This session will provide participants with a direct-hands on presentation of closed captioning. Included in the hour-long seminar is an overview of closed captioning with a focus on technical development, related legislation and examples of closed captioning tools. Participants will have opportunities to practice adding captioning to either existing videos or newly created videos followed by a question and answer period. Presenter: Shelly Meyers

  • March 26 - Moving Tests to Blackboard - In this session, we will review how to create quizzes, tests or exams on Blackboard. We will discuss options to maintain test integrity. Presenter: Kathy Klein

  • March 27 - Using Groups in Zoom and Blackboard - In this session, we will review how to create student groups using Breakout Rooms in Zoom and Groups in Blackboard. We will discuss how creating groups in either system can enable active learning during synchronous meetings as well as outside of class time. Presenters: Dennis Fotía and Roberto Castillo

  • March 30 & April 2 - Moving Student Grades to Blackboard - In this session, you will learn how to make grades available on demand to students in the Blackboard Grade Center.  You will save time providing students with updated grading information that may have been done previously with paper or manual grading systems. Presenter: Dennis Fotía

  • March 30 & 31 - Using Blackboard Rubrics to Grade Effectively and Efficiently - In this session, we will discuss how to create a rubric in Blackboard that may be used to (a) reduce amount of time spent grading assignments, (b) communicate assignment expectations to students, (c) efficiently provide summative and formative feedback, and (d) promote fair and objective grading. Presenter: Kathy Klein

  • 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

  • April 2 - Ask Your Questions to the CLD Team - In this session, we will answer your questions about delivering courses remotely using online tools. If you have questions about how to transform a face-to-face class activity into a remote activity, join us for this session. Presenter: Roberto Castillo, Dennis Fotía & Kathy Klein

  • May 27 - Customizing the CLD Sample Syllabus - Did you know that each semester the Center for Learning Design provides sample syllabi specifically designed for Stockton faculty and teaching staff?  In this session, we will review the syllabi components and discuss customizing syllabi to fit your course needs.  The summer syllabi available at https://stockton.edu/ctld/resources.html are specifically designed for online course instruction. Presenter: Roberto Castillo

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 & May 13 -Best Practices for Developing an Online Course – This session will highlight best practices in developing, designing, delivering and teaching an online course. We will discuss important aspects of preparing your Spring 2020 online course. Presenter: Dennis Fotia.

Spring 2020 Professional Development

Teaching With Blackboard Series:

  • 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) 

  • 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) 

  • 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) 

  • April 22 - Creating Tests in Blackboard - Consider using Blackboard's test feature to allows students to remotely take final exams, quizzes or tests. In this session, we will review how to create tests in Blackboard and use pedagogical best practices to promote reliable and secure assessment. (Presenter: Roberto Castillo)

  • April 29 - Using the Blackboard Grade Center - In this session, you will learn how to make grades available on demand to students in the Blackboard Grade Center. You will save time providing students with updated grading information that may have been done previously with paper or manual grading systems. Presenter: Dennis Fotía

  • May 18 - What's New in Blackboard? - In this session, we will review improvements and changes to the latest version of Blackboard. Presenter: Dennis Fotia

Teaching With Technology Series:

  • 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) 

  • 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)

  • March 25 - A Multi-Modal Approach: Making Accessible Instructional Videos with Closed Captioning - This session will provide participants with a direct-hands on presentation of closed captioning. Included in the hour-long seminar is an overview of closed captioning with a focus on technical development, related legislation and examples of closed captioning tools. Participants will have opportunities to practice adding captioning to either existing videos or newly created videos followed by a question and answer period. (Presenter: Shelly Meyers) 

  • May 20 - Zoom: Beyond the Basics - Zoom videoconferencing is useful for live, interactive learning sessions. Additional features in Zoom such as Breakout Rooms and Polling may increase student engagement and collaboration. In this session, we will discuss these advanced features and best practices when conducting online Zoom classes. Presenter: Roberto Castillo

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: Shelly Meyers)

  • 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