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Professional Development Workshops

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Aug. 2014 Workshops


Register Now! “My Favorite Teacher”

There are a number of different learning styles that are inherent in any classroom. To help clarify some of the most effective teaching techniques from the perspective of the student, faculty are invited to come and listen to students discuss the characteristics of teachers that create a good learning environment. The student panel will take questions and engage in discussion with participants.
Date: 08/21/2014
Time: 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Location: SIER 100
Instructor: Student panel; Dr. Melanie Purdy, counselor, facil


Register Now! Adding Audio to Your Canvas Class

Ready to start adding audio to your Canvas class? You can create easy voiceovers to help clarify points, or provide descriptions or directions for your students. Brandy will also demonstrate JING which creates easy under 5 minute lecture captures for your online course. Come by and learn some new things you can do in Canvas!
Date: 08/21/2014
Time: 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Location: SIER 101
Instructor: Brandy Scarnati, WebCollege coordinator


Register Now! American Council on Education Women’s Network Roundtable

Are you interested in identifying, developing, encouraging, advancing, linking, and supporting women in higher education? Join us for a rare roundtable discussion with President Maria Sheehan, Vice President Jane Nichols, Vice President Rachel Solemsaas, Dean Marie Murgolo-Poore, Dean Estela Levario-Gutierrez and Dean Sanders. This is an amazing opportunity to hear about their challenges and successes they have overcome during their careers. They will also discuss their ideas for achieving work-life balance among other topics. This is one workshop you will not want to miss! This workshop is coordinated by members of the Nevada ACE Women's Network.
Date: 08/21/2014
Time: 2:15 p.m.–3:15 p.m.
Location: RDMT 256
Instructor: Hosted by Nevada ACE members Michelle Montoya,
coordinator, tutoring and learning center; Barbara Painter, executive assistant, vice president of academic affairs


Register Now! Bridges Out of Poverty

The Vision Statement of TMCC states that the institution “creates the future by changing lives” and that among its values is “respect, compassion, and equality for all persons.” These compelling words are also in the framework of the Bridges Out of Poverty model, developed by Dr. Ruby Payne, which seeks to bring positive, sustainable change to communities. Bridges Out of Poverty examines the impact of being under-resourced on students and communities, reveals the hidden rules and norms of social class, and supports addressing and solving issues in positive, sustainable ways at the organizational level including infrastructure and policy. Please come join us as we explore how we can use the Bridges Out of Poverty model to enhance our delivery of services to our diverse student populations. This work can be adapted for the classroom, laboratory environment, and any service delivery as we seek to find more ways to retain students and assist them towards completion.
Date: 08/18/2014
Time: 1:45 p.m.–3:15 p.m.
Location: RDMT 256
Instructor: Dr. Barbara Wright-Sanders, dean, office of equity
and inclusion; Sidney Sullivan, manager, re-entry center


Register Now! Building a Faculty Webpage Using Google Sites - B

Learn to build and maintain a faculty website quickly, without knowing HTML or installing software! This workshop will introduce you to Google Sites, an online website publishing tool that allows you to create a template-driven website from scratch for classroom purposes.
Date: 08/20/2014
Time: 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Location: RDMT 204
Instructor: Cal Anderson, webmaster;
Beverly Bavaro, web support assistant


Register Now! Building a Faculty Webpage Using Google Sites – A

Learn to build and maintain a faculty website quickly, without knowing HTML or installing software! This workshop will introduce you to Google Sites, an online website publishing tool that allows you to create a template-driven website from scratch for classroom purposes.
Date: 08/19/2014
Time: 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Location: RDMT 204
Instructor: Cal Anderson, webmaster;
Beverly Bavaro, web support assistant


Register Now! Building Effective Advisory Committees

A strong and effective advisory group can be a tremendous asset to programs. This workshop will give you an overview and best practices of establishing and maintaining such a group including establishing a purpose, recruiting members, establishing a clear mission and then involving members in that mission, and establishing the scope of work and utilizing members' input. With a little work, your advisory committee can be a real asset to enhancing and sustaining your program, this session will give you ideas on how to make that happen to benefit TMCC and our students!
Date: 08/21/2014
Time: 9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Location: RDMT 256
Instructor: Diana Hoffman, J.D., COO/President, Creo Mundi
International, Inc., director of the Northern Nevada Chapter of the COO Business Forum, business and education consultant


Register Now! Canvas Assist – A

Learn how to use Canvas TMCC’s new LMS system as an assist to your traditional face-to-face course. In this session you will learn how to upload files, create announcements, and post grades. This training is only intended for those who are NOT teaching online. If you are teaching online you must complete all three Canvas trainings – Canvas I, II, III.
Date: 08/19/2014
Time: 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Location: SIER 101
Instructor: Brandy Scarnati, WebCollege coordinator


Register Now! Canvas Assist – B

Learn how to use Canvas TMCC’s new LMS system as an assist to your traditional face-to-face course. In this session you will learn how to upload files, create announcements, and post grades. This training is only intended for those who are NOT teaching online. If you are teaching online you must complete all three Canvas trainings – Canvas I, II, III.
Date: 08/20/2014
Time: 2:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Location: SIER 103
Instructor: Brandy Scarnati, WebCollege coordinator


Register Now! Canvas Assist C

Learn how to use Canvas TMCC’s new LMS system as an assist to your traditional face-to-face course. In this session you will learn how to upload files, create announcements, and post grades. This training is only intended for those who are NOT teaching online. If you are teaching online you must complete all three Canvas trainings – Canvas I, II, III.
Date: 08/21/2014
Time: 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Location: SIER 101
Instructor: Brandy Scarnati, WebCollege coordinator


Register Now! Canvas I, II, III

This session will cover all Canvas topics for those who would like to learn the entire system in one day. This is geared toward faculty who teach online. In this session you will learn the basic features of Canvas including: Global Navigation, Preferences, and General Course Navigation. We will then move on to creating assignments, including quizzes, discussion, and incorporating rubrics. Finally we will end with other resources, test bank information and any additional questions.
Pre-registration required so an account can be set up for you.
Date: 08/15/2014
Time: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Location: RDMt 204
Instructor: Brandy Scarnati
Brandy Scarnati is the WebCollege coordinator
Fee: 0


Register Now! Coaching Students for Success

Each of us at TMCC have opportunities to interact with students. Techniques from professional coaching can be utilized to help students realize choices available to them and find their own way toward their goals. Join Natalie and Judy as they share some examples and demonstrations of coaching - it may change how you see your own options as well as your students’ to stay connected, involved and make positive choices in their lives.
Date: 08/21/2014
Time: 10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Location: RDMT 256
Instructor: Dr. Judith Fredrickson, professor, computer
technologies; Natalie Brown, program director, academic advising and career services


Register Now! Convocation

Dr. Sheehan will confer the annual Rose Awards and introduce new tenure track faculty and administrative replacements and announce the NISOD award recipients. Topics covered will include: new administrator announcement; communication plan by the President; academic issues/concerns; institutional advancement plans and presentations; workforce initiatives impacting TMCC; highlights of Professional Development week; division recognitions; and much more. Don’t miss it.
EVENT POSTED FOR YOUR INFORMATION, REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT NOT REQUIRED!
Date: 08/18/2014
Time: 9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Location: SIER 108
Instructor: President Maria Sheehan
President of TMCC
Fee: 0


Register Now! Curriculum, Assessment & Programs (CAP) Hot New Topics and Working Session

In this session, participants will be introduced to the new Curricunet course and degree submission procedure. There will be hands on training on how to access the database, and how to submit documents. There will also be discussion and information on the new General Education submission guidelines for AA/AS degrees and AAS’s; an update on the progress of the Bachelor of Applied Science proposals; and guidelines on how to embed courses in AAS degrees.
Date: 08/18/2014
Time: 1:45 p.m.–3:15 p.m.
Location: SIER 101
Instructor: Dr. Melanie Purdy, counselor; chair, faculty
senate curriculum, assessment and program committee


Register Now! Department Chairs Meeting

Dr. Nichols and others from the campus community will provide overviews and updates for department chairs. By invitation.
Date: 08/22/2014
Time: 12:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Location: VSTA B206
Instructor: Dr. Jane Nichols, interim vice president, academic
affairs


Register Now! Effective Communication for Online Instruction

Want to improve your online instruction? This workshop is designed to help faculty enhance the delivery of their online courses using a proactive course management approach. Faculty who communicate often and appropriately with online students support student engagement and promote a more successful learning environment. This session will focus on a variety of online communication strategies to ensure students grasp intended messages. Participants will learn how and when to communicate with online students and will practice select strategies in an active web course. Participants will need an active course or a clone of a future course in which to implement new strategies.
Date: 08/21/2014
Time: 10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Location: SIER 101
Instructor: Crystal Swank, professor, early childhood
education; Julie Armbrecht, instructor, reading


Register Now! Engaging Technologies – Clickers in the Classroom

You’ve heard about clickers or classroom response systems, but how do they make the classroom into a collaborative and dynamic setting? Attend and learn how they improve assessment, increase engagement, instantly grade tests and quizzes, integrate into Canvas and more!
Date: 08/18/2014
Time: 12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
Location: SIER 105
Instructor: Dr. Meeghan Gray, instructor, biology;
Tammy Johnson, AV operations technicians


Register Now! Enrollment Efforts In and Around the Classroom

TMCC faculty members are in front of our biggest target market - current students - every day. As a professor/instructor, you can help support college enrollment efforts before and after your classes without taking time from instruction. This workshop will include a brief overview of the current student market, discussion of past tactics, and sharing of ideas that have worked and new ideas for upcoming registration cycles. Open to all employees.
Date: 08/18/2014
Time: 12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
Location: SIER 100
Instructor: Dr. Ana Douglass, professor, English
Michelle Montoya, coordinator, tutoring and learning center; Elena Bubnova, executive director, institutional research; Dr. J. Kyle Dalpe, associate dean, president’s office


Register Now! Forward, March! How TMCC Helps Our Student Veterans

Join us for this interactive workshop where we will explore “BATTLEMIND skills” and the reintegration process for our returning veterans. We will share strategies for assisting student veterans to making a successful transition and the campus and community resources that are available to support them.
Date: 08/18/2014
Time: 12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
Location: RDMT 333
Instructor: Dr. Joan Steinman, director, DRC
Sharon Wurm, director, financial aid; Robert Hernandez, director, veterans upward bound


Register Now! Google Applications for Education – A

Learn How your Google account can be a one stop place for all your office needs by using mail, contacts, calendar, drive, documents, spreadsheets, presentations, chat, and move. Google is always changing; stay up to date with this workshop!
Date: 08/19/2014
Time: 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
Location: SIER 103
Instructor: Sandy Davis, professional development trainer


Register Now! Google Applications for Education – B

Learn how your Google account can be a one stop place for all your office needs by using mail, contacts, calendar, drive, documents, spreadsheets, presentations, chat, and move. Google is always changing; stay up to date with this workshop!
Date: 08/20/2014
Time: 2:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Location: SIER 102
Instructor: Sandy Davis, professional development trainer


Register Now! Helping Your Students Achieve Financial Literacy

Would you like more information on TMCC's new financial literacy program - created by students, led by students, for students? Would you like to learn information that will help you talk with students about paying for school and managing their money? Join us for this interactive game of our version of Jeopardy! The categories revolve around money: FAFSA, Student Loans, DEBT, Budgeting, and more. As audience members, you get to play! Prizes will be offered! Snacks will be abundant! Join our Financial Literacy and Money Education by Student (FLAMES) team in this engaging session.
Date: 08/21/2014
Time: 2:15 p.m.–3:15 p.m.
Location: RDMT 333
Instructor: Jeannette Smith, financial literary specialist; FL


Register Now! How to Redesign a Course Using Quality Matters

Truckee Meadows Community College started a new Spanish online Program in fall 2010. The online program was different than the in person program, presenting difficulties for students that go back and forth between the two modes of instruction, with online students achieving poorer results. Based on the retention rates and assessment, it was concluded that the online program needed to be evaluated and adjusted so the whole Spanish program—in person and online—is consistent. In the design of the new program Quality Matters rubrics and best practices, such as including a module for orientation with instructions, student’s help, and a video for the course overview were included as well as student learning outcomes that are measurable and are consistent with the course objectives. Learn how this was done and how you can do this for your online course!
Date: 08/18/2014
Time: 12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
Location: RDMT 214
Instructor: Dr. Gabriela Brochu, Spanish instructor


Register Now! Infusing Success Strategies into the Classroom

This session will provide instructors with quick exercises to infuse into any curriculum to help enhance student engagement and give students new strategies to create success. The presenters will provide an example of how to conduct the exercises; participants will break into small groups to learn a strategy and then will present it to the larger group. Each participant will leave with a booklet detailing 16 different success strategies that can be built into the course, once a week for the entire semester.
Date: 08/21/2014
Time: 9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Location: RDMT 333
Instructor: Dr. Melanie Purdy, counselor, Kristen DeMay,
counselor; Dan Adams, professor, counseling


Register Now! Interacting with Students in the Classroom with Nearpod – A

Learn how Nearpod can allow you to interact with your students using their mobile devices like iPads, Android devices, and more. Using Nearpod and a mobile device or web browser, instructors can launch interactive presentations that will capture students’ attention. Students can respond to polls, answer questions, and more during your Nearpod Presentations NPPs. BYOD Bring Your Own Device for this workshop.
Date: 08/19/2014
Time: 11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
Location: SIER 102
Instructor: Adine Stormoen, tutoring and learning center
coordinator, math and science


Register Now! Interacting with Students in the Classroom with Nearpod – B

Learn how Nearpod can allow you to interact with your students using their mobile devices like iPads, Android devices, and more. Using Nearpod and a mobile device or web browser, instructors can launch interactive presentations that will capture students’ attention. Students can respond to polls, answer questions, and more during your Nearpod Presentations NPPs. BYOD Bring Your Own Device for this workshop.
Date: 08/20/2014
Time: 11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
Location: SIER 102
Instructor: Adine Stormoen, tutoring and learning center
coordinator, math and science


Register Now! Keeping Hands Busy and Minds Free

Research has shown that hobbies which require little mental effort but maintain engagement lead to stress reduction, lower blood pressure, and an increased sense of well-being. Hobbies can also provide eustress (the healthy kind of stress needed to keep one feeling excited about life) by providing challenges and a sense of completion when a project is done. Pressman, S. D. et. al. (Sept. 2009). Association of Enjoyable Leisure Activities with Psychological and Physical Well-Being. Psychosomatic Medicine, 71(7): 725–732. If you are looking for a new hobby then drop in for beginning lessons in crotchet—a hobby that gained popularity in the 19th century. Supplies will be provided, though if you have a crotchet hook and yarn of your own, bring it along!
Date: 08/21/2014
Time: 2:15 p.m.–3:15 p.m.
Location: RDMT 211
Instructor: Dr. Kathleen Kolbet, professor, chair, physical
sciences


Register Now! Learn How to Present with Prezi – A

Are you ready to move beyond PowerPoint? Prezi is a zooming presentation editor that will help you create astonishing visuals, far beyond a simple slideshow according to the New York Times. Visit www.prezi.com to view a demonstration.
Date: 08/19/2014
Time: 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
Location: SIER 102
Instructor: Adine Stormoen, tutoring and learning center
coordinator, math and science


Register Now! Learn How to Present with Prezi – B

Are you ready to move beyond PowerPoint? Prezi is a zooming presentation editor that will help you create astonishing visuals, far beyond a simple slideshow according to the New York Times. Visit www.prezi.com to view a demonstration.
Date: 08/20/2014
Time: 1:00 p.m.–2:15 p.m.
Location: SIER 103
Instructor: Adine Stormoen, tutoring and learning center
coordinator, math and science


Register Now! New Employee Orientation

By invitation. R.S.V.P. on the August calendar at www.tmcc.edu/prodev or 674.7663 by August 19, 2014.
Date: 08/22/2014
Time: 8:45 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Location: RDMT 256
Instructor: .


Register Now! Parliamentary Procedure Workshop

This session is for anyone interested in parliamentary procedure, Robert’s Rules of Order and best practices for running committees. Faculty Senators and Faculty Senate Committee chairs are required by the Faculty Senate Chair to attend. Refreshments served.
Date: 08/22/2014
Time: 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Location: VSTA B206
Instructor: Ralph McMullen, president, first Nevada unit,
national association of parliamentarians, TMCC SGA specialist, part-time instructor, business


Register Now! Part-time Faculty Orientation

R.S.V.P. to 674-7977 or email ASC@tmcc.edu by August 19 Orientation will also be held at the Meadowood Center on Thursday, August 21 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Date: 08/20/2014
Time: 5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Location: Student Center
Instructor: .


Register Now! Part-time Faculty Orientation

Meadowood Campus R.S.V.P. to 674-7977 or email ASC@tmcc.edu by August 19
Date: 08/21/2014
Time: 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Location: MDWS Lobby
Instructor: .


Register Now! PowerPoint Basics

Is learning PowerPoint still on your “to do” list? Then wait no longer! Creating a presentation is as easy when you first create an outline in Microsoft Word. Once created learn to use the screen; change slide layouts; insert pictures; add, modify, animate and organize slides; and view, print and save the slide show.
Date: 08/19/2014
Time: 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Location: SIER 103
Instructor: Sandy Davis, professional development trainer


Register Now! Program Review Committee (PUR) Self-Study Chairs Orientation

This session is designed for current Program/Unit Review (PUR) self-study committee chairs and members, but everyone is welcome! The session will cover the self-study process and review information that must be included in the self-study. It will also provide information on the process and revisions of this year’s cycle, including focused discussions on curriculum, budget, demographics and assessment.
Date: 08/18/2014
Time: 1:45 p.m.–3:15 p.m.
Location: SIER 102
Instructor: The office of assessment and planning


Register Now! Repurposed Art Journaling

In this workshop, we will be repurposing TMCC agenda books, creating new travel art journals. Participants will learn to create backgrounds with ephemera and acrylic paint; and using Xerox transfers as a source material to draw and paint with. Please bring photo copies (can be in color) of places you plan to visit or have already visited. You can also bring collected items like ticket stubs, receipts, postcards, brochures, stickers, newspaper, maps, envelopes, letters, etc.
Date: 08/18/2014
Time: 1:45 p.m.–3:45 p.m.
Location: RDMT 217
Instructor: Candace Nicol, instructor, visual arts;
Dr. Micaela Rubalcava, professor, education


Register Now! Spanish/COM/ASL Instructor’s Meeting

A coordination meeting for Communications, Foreign Languages and American Sign Language instructors will be held from 5:30-6:00 p.m., Spanish instructors meeting continues until 6:30 p.m. RSVP to Ellie Wilkins, 674-7935 or equilkins@tmcc.edu
Date: 08/19/2014
Time: 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
Location: SIER 101
Instructor: Ellie Wilkins


Register Now! Student Activities and Leadership at TMCC

We will give an overview of the benefits of being involved in the SGA and Clubs and Organizations to TMCC's students. We will discuss the importance of encouraging students to be engaged, and how it supports TMCC's core themes. We will also go over how to encourage students to join or start a club or organization.
Date: 08/21/2014
Time: 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Location: RDMT 211
Instructor: Nicole Shimabuku, coordinator, student activities
and leadership


Register Now! Technology Tools for Active Learning

Come see how you can incorporate new technology into your classroom. You’ll get mini-demonstrations of these! Nearpod, Facebook for the Classroom, Poll Everywhere, Tegrity/Jing, Smarthinking, and Grammarly.
Date: 08/21/2014
Time: 9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Location: SIER 100
Instructor: Brandy Scarnati, WebCollege coordinator, Michelle
Montoya, coordinator, tutoring and learning center, Adine Stormoen, tutoring and learning center coordinator, math and science


Register Now! The Flipped Classroom – What Is It and How Do I Do It?

Have you heard of the flipped classroom model? This workshop will introduce you to the elements of the flipped classroom including the theory behind flipping a classroom and its benefits. We’ll cover tools and techniques for flipping a classroom and TMCC professor Gail Ferrell will discuss how she uses this in her math classes. This workshop will use this “flipped” model so you can experience it; view the materials at http://tinyurl.com/kgvr72y PRIOR to attending the session!
Date: 08/18/2014
Time: 1:45 p.m.–3:15 p.m.
Location: SIER 100
Instructor: Dr. Judy Fredrickson, professor, computer
technology; Dr. Gail Ferrell, professor, mathematics


Register Now! The Students Have Spoken What Have We Learned?

How well do we know our students? How big is the disparity in faculty vs. student perceptions? What do our students and faculty say about general education, student support services and campus environment? Come find out about the results of the Community College Survey of Student and Faculty Engagement (CCSSE) conducted by TMCC in spring, 2013.
Date: 08/21/2014
Time: 10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Location: RDMT 333
Instructor: Elena Bubnova, executive director, institutional
research; Dan Bouweraerts, professor, graphic arts; Erin Frock, counselor, Dr. Jane Nichols, interim vice president, academic affairs; Dr. Joan Steinman, director, disability resource center; Dr. Lance Bowen, dean of science; Molly Lingenfelter, instructor, reading; Ron Marston, professor, graphic arts, faculty senate chair; Stephanie Prevost, president, student government association; Dr. Kyle Dalpe, associate dean, president’s office


Register Now! Using Google Drive – A

This workshop will introduce you to the basics of Google Drive. You will learn ways to use Google Drive to collaborate and share information with this helpful tool.
Date: 08/19/2014
Time: 11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
Location: SIER 103
Instructor: Sandy Davis, professional development trainer


Register Now! Using Google Drive – B

This workshop will introduce you to the basics of Google Drive. You will learn ways to use Google Drive to collaborate and share information with this helpful tool.
Date: 08/20/2014
Time: 1:00 p.m.–2:15 p.m.
Location: SIER 102
Instructor: Sandy Davis, professional development trainer


Register Now! Wildlife of Africa and South America, Experiences of TMCC Professors on Two Continents

Come join professors Dianne Cheseldine and John Adlish on a tour of wildlife from Africa and South America. Take a trip to see the differences in wildlife between Peru and Ethiopia and share the adventures of two professors from two different departments. We hope to interest you in a cross discipline presentation that anyone from any department will love!
Date: 08/21/2014
Time: 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Location: RDMT 333
Instructor: Dr. John Adlish, professor, biology; Dr. Dianne
Cheseldine, professor, foreign language


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Calendar of Events

CPR with AED and First Aid

Saturday, July 26
RDMT 404, Dandini Campus

ACCUPLACER Testing

Saturday, July 26
RDMT 115, Dandini Campus