Faculty Technology and Pedagogical Training and Support - Fall 2020

Instructional Design (ID), Information Technology (IT), Professional, Continuing and Distance Education (PCDE), and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) have created faculty trainings related to technology usage, online teaching pedagogy, one on one instructional design support and pedagogical mentoring.

There are many ways you can participate in training and receive support:

Instruction Design and Technology 1-on-1 training and support for faculty 

  • Scheduled One On On Sessions
    We welcome you to reach out and schedule a one on one with us where we can focus on your specific needs and answer any questions that might be unique to your situation or discipline.  You can schedule below by clicking on either the 30 minute or 1 hour options below or by clicking on the link "Schedule Your Appointment Now".  As always, if you prefer to schedule this via email or phone you can by emailing ID@ship.edu or calling 717-477-1816.

    July 13th – July 16th
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  • Online Zoom Hours 
    Additionally, Scott will be holding regular online zoom hours throughout July where you’re welcome to stop in to discuss any questions that you might have without having to schedule an appointment.  Dates and Times for these hours will be posted below and updated regularly.  Please note that the waiting room will be utilized to facilitate traffic.

    July 13th – July 16th
    Monday: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm or Tuesday thru Thursday: 11:00 am-12:00 pm
    https://ship.zoom.us/j/4526869689

CETL- one on one mentoring appointments  (July 6-31)

  • The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning is invested in your success as an educator.  Since it seems that some faculty are preparing for the fall semester during the month of July, CETL is available via zoom or phone for conversations to help get you started for the academic year.  You can select one-to-one, small group or department level thirty minute mentoring sessions to fit your needs pin-pointing pedagogical strategies to use in remote, face-to-face and/or blended classrooms, planning and implementing effective instructional practices in the midst of COVID parameters or adapting assignments, rubrics and/or exams for the fall semester?

    Make a mentoring appointment with CETL.  Simply email CETL@ship.edu to set up a thirty minute session in July.  CETL will also host trainings in August and throughout the fall semester.      

Attend a group Zoom session on Owl meeting equipment

  • July 28, 29, 30 @ 10am, 1pm 3pm – sign up on form below

Shippensburg University Faculty Training Days

August 4th,5th,6th, 2020

Tuesday, August 4

Multiple sessions occur each hour.  Choose the ones that suits your interests best

1:00 pm-1:45 pm            

Option 1

Introduction to D2L - Scott Gallagher

  • General overview of D2L.  We will touch upon how to get started and provide overviews of the most used tools in D2L.

Option 2

Suggestions for Syllabus Design - Dr. Christine Royce

 

Option 3

Building a Civil Classroom Community Using the Raider Way Values - Matthew Shupp; Sarah McDowell Shupp     

  • Creating and cultivating a positive classroom environment suitable for learning is equally as important as assessing student learning. In an age of COVID-19, building a civil – and safe – classroom environment is paramount. This session will engage participants in identifying successful classroom management strategies, sharing campus resources for faculty and students, and developing strategies on how to address less-than-ideal classroom behavior.

 

2:00 pm-2:45 pm

Option 1

Learn everything you need to know about ZOOM - Scott Gallagher

  • This session will focus on Zoom and the best practices related to getting started, scheduling, and managing the platform.  Topics will include general use, link creation, break out rooms, and general security best practices.

Option 2

Strategies for Course Navigation- Dr. Christine Royce

 

Option 3

Expanding Students’ Worldviews and Critical Thinking - Gretchen Pierce

  • This session will be a conversation about how to simultaneously expand students' worldviews and encourage critical thinking through activities and assignments that help to build empathy and emphasize the importance of different perspectives. The facilitator will provide some examples and will encourage the audience to join into the dialogue.


3:00 pm-3:45 pm             

Option 1

Brightspace Gradebook - Scott Gallagher

  • This will be a deep dive look at the Gradebook tool in D2L Brightspace.  Topics will include Best Setup Gradebook Practices, How Grade Associations Work, Gradebook Management (Creating/Deleting/Re-ordering/etc.), D2L and Weighted Grades.

Option 2

D2L from the Student Perspective - Dr. Christine Royce

 

Option 3

Creating and Communicating a Sense of Belonging in Courses within Academic Majors – Gretchen Pierce

  • This session will be a conversation about how best to develop a sense of belonging in courses/majors/programs. This will be especially important given the variety of experiences students and professors will be having this semester: fully online versus fully in-person versus Hy-Flex. The facilitator will provide some key questions and some examples from her own experience, but will encourage the audience to join into the dialogue.

 

4:00 pm-4:45 pm             

Option 1

Importing Quizzes with Respondus – Scott Gallagher

  • This session will focus on the third party tool Respondus which can be used to import word file exams into D2L.  Note that this program is only available to PC users.

Option 2

SCORM Objects in D2L – Dr. Tom Briggs

Wednesday, August 5

Multiple sessions occur each hour.  Choose the ones that suits your interests best

10:00 am-10:45 am       

Option 1

 Ins and Outs of Uploading Content - Scott Gallagher

  • In this session we will focus on getting content from somewhere else into your D2L course.  Topics will include migrating content from another course, Uploading files such as documents and videos, and general best practices with content management.

Option 2

 Suggestions for Syllabus Design - Dr. Christine Royce

 

Option 3

Providing Feedback on Assignments, Rubrics and Exams- Dr. Carla Kungl

  • This session will offer suggestions on offering feedback in an online environment to keep students engaged and to clearly communicate.  

 

11:00 am-11:45 am       

Option 1

YouTube Best Practices- Scott Gallagher

  • This session will focus on Youtube management.  We will walk you through the process involved with uploading Youtube videos and making those videos available to students in D2L.  This is generally the recommend route to take when attempting to upload videos of over 1GB.

Option 2

Strategies for Course Navigation - Dr. Christine Royce

 

Option 3

Developing a Comprehensive and Flexible Course Calendar - Gretchen Pierce

  • This session will discuss ways that faculty can design a comprehensive and flexible course calendar that takes into account needs of students who will be fully online, fully in person, or temporarily online. It should also reflect the fact that the professor's and/or the entire university's status may change as well at some point in the semester. The presenter will provide some ideas, but will encourage the audience to join into the dialogue.

 

12:00 pm- 12:45 pm      

Option 1

Universal Design Strategies in the Online Environment - Scott Gallagher

  • This session will provide you with best practices to make your courses more accessible to all students

Option 2

Taking Pedagogical Risks to Expand Your Instructional Identity - Lynn Baynum

  • This session will engage participants in identifying their current pedagogical perspective, sharing current teaching strategies within that perspective, and rehearsing and critiquing additional strategies to expand course based instructional practices.   

 

1:00 pm- 1:45 pm           

Option 1

Brightspace Gradebook – Ryan Kudaski

  • This will be a deep dive look at the Gradebook tool in D2L Brightspace.  Topics will include Best Setup Gradebook Practices, How Grade Associations Work, Gradebook Management (Creating/Deleting/Re-ordering/etc.), D2L and Weighted Grades

Option 2

Meeting Owl & Classroom Technology - Jamie Rhine

 

Option 3

Learn everything you need to know about ZOOM - Scott Gallagher

  • This session will focus on Zoom and the best practices related to getting started, scheduling, and managing the platform.  Topics will include general use, link creation, break out rooms, and general security best practices.

 

2:00 pm- 2:45 pm           

Option 1

 Importing Quizzes with Respondus - Scott Gallagher

  • This session will focus on the third party tool Respondus which can be used to import word file exams into D2L.  Note that this program is only available to PC users.

Option 2

Examity Overview -  Mark Chimel

 

Thursday, August 6

Multiple sessions occur each hour.  Choose the ones that suits your interests best

12:00 pm- 12:45 pm      

Option 1

Assignment Folders - Scott Gallagher

  • We’ll explore the settings and setup best practices of the Assignment Tool in D2L Brightspace

Option 2

Practicing Mental Health and Safety - Samuel R. Benbow

  • This experiential based session will assist participants in exploring ways to check the overall mental and physical well-being of students.  Participants along with the presenter will share successful strategies as a way of developing a number of resources to address the diversity of students needs and safety within and outside of the classroom environment.  Please be prepared to share your experiences and ask questions.

 

1:00 pm-1:45 pm             

Option 1

Quizzes and Surveys - Scott Gallagher

  • We’ll explore the settings and setup best practices of the Quiz Tool in D2L Brightspace

Option 2

Roundtable on Anti-Racist Pedagogy and Creating Inclusive Classrooms - Dr. Sharon Harrow & Dr. Windholtz

  • This session will engage participants in a discussion about strategies for incorporating anti-racist pedagogy into a variety of classrooms, and about strategies for dealing with challenging classroom discussions.

 

2:00 pm-2:45 pm            

Option 1

 Discussion posts - Scott Gallagher

  • We’ll explore the settings and setup best practices of the Discussion Tool in D2L Brightspace.

Option 2

Identifying and Addressing Gaps in Students’ Learning and Digital Skills - Lynn Baynum

  • This session will outline teaching strategies for collecting evidence of students’ learning outcomes and motivating students to take ownership of their learning.  During the session, participants will have the opportunity to share strategies to use during face-to-face instruction and remotely to gauge students’ learning growth.

 

3:00 pm- 3:45 pm           

Option 1

Overview of Advanced Tools - Scott Gallagher

  • In this session we’ll take a look at some more advanced tools in D2L.  Topics will include Intelligent Agents, Release Conditions, Awards, the Course Builder, etc. 

 

Option 2

 Meeting Owl & Classroom Technology - Jamie Rhine