Workshops

Professional Development Workshops

Register for one of our workshops to get trained in the latest topics and technologies.

Workshops

A Partially Self-paced Approach to Math 120/20 Using ALEKS

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In this presentation, I will describe a partially self-paced approach for teaching math 120/20 using ALEKS. Entering students start with such diverse mathematical backgrounds that allowing them to work ahead has many benefits. I will describe a self-paced approach that has minimum progress checkpoints, but allows students to work ahead if they are able. I will provide details on how to implement this in ALEKS as well as student feedback from this approach.

Add this Zoom link to your calendar after registering.

Date
Time
3-3:30 p.m.
Location
Online via Zoom
Instructor

Assessment Day: All Faculty Assembly

All faculty are asked to attend the introductory gathering of Assessment Day, where our focus will be equity in outcomes achievement. Faculty will then attend department break-out sessions during their regular department meeting or in a separate meeting to discuss equity in program-level outcomes achievement or other assessment-related topics relevant in their programs. This may include planning Spring 2022 assessment activities or closing the loop on Fall 2021 assessments.

Add this Zoom link to your calendar after registering.

Date
Time
1-2 p.m.
Location
Online via Zoom
Instructor

Creating A Gen Z Online Learning Experience

Join the discussion around how Gen Z learns in an online setting and what tools to provide for successful learning in an online canvas setting.

Add this Zoom link to your calendar after registering.

Date
Time
2-3 p.m.
Location
Online via Zoom
Instructor
Nancy O'Neal, Kat Dow

Getting the Word Out!

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Do you know how to get the word out about your new class, program, event, or etc.? You don’t have to work alone. TMCC’s Marketing and Communications Office is here to help you reach your target audience through various media, strategies, and platforms to make sure your latest news reaches those who need it most, whether that be students, faculty, staff or the community. This presentation will give audience members a quick, concise overview of the services offered by the department, as well as instructions on how to submit a marketing request through our Project Request Form. An additional Q&A session will be offered to address more specific concerns.

Add this Zoom link to your calendar after registering.

Date
Time
12:30-1 p.m.
Location
Online via Zoom

Math 126/26 Corequisite Ideas and Resources

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This workshop will provide an overview of Math 126 and Math 26. The discussion will include resources available for instructors and guidance for teaching the corequisite course. This workshop is designed for instructors who have not yet taught the course AND for instructors who are familiar with the course, but want a refresher.

Add this Zoom link to your calendar after registering.

Date
Time
3:30-4 p.m.
Location
Online via Zoom
Instructor

Active Assailant Training

Officers from our  police force will cover active assailant situations, response and mitigation. You will learn how to identify an active assailant, learn how to respond to workplace violence, and how to reduce risk while increasing safety. The officers will be available to answer your questions.

Add this Zoom link to your calendar after registering.

Date
Time
12-1 p.m.
Location
Online via Zoom
Instructor
Sgt. Wilmoth, Detective Baker, Officer Stewart

Bobcats in Your Backyard: Undergraduate Research at TMCC

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Come see what bobcats have been doing in Reno for the last two years! This presentation will focus on the results of an ongoing undergraduate research project investigating the presence of bobcats in West Reno using camera traps. Undergraduate research has many benefits for both students and faculty, as it has been shown to increase student retention and enrich professional experiences for faculty. My students and I finally have results and we are moving to the next phase of the project: trapping and collaring bobcats! I will summarize the last two years of data collection and I will also talk about the successes and challenges of having research students and how I am incorporating the research into a case study for my anatomy and physiology course. You will learn about integrating research in your teaching, mentoring students, and the benefits of doing research as a way to stay current in your field! Plus, lots of cool photos of bobcats!

Add this Zoom link to your calendar after registering.

Date
Time
10-11 a.m.
Location
Online via Zoom
Instructor

Creating Course Video Lectures

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Create simple introduction videos or elaborate lectures and presentations. In this session, we will cover how to access the recording tool in Canvas and how to share your creations with your students. Pre-registration is not required for this workshop.

Please add this Zoom link to your calendar after registering.

Date
Time
1-2 p.m.
Location
Online via Zoom
Instructor
Kat Dow

Curbing the Critical Thinking Crisis

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Based on the research, "America's Critical Thinking Crisis: The Failure and Promise of Education," from Dr. Steven J. Pearlman, the message is clear: "a meager 4% of [all college] students are proficient in critical thinking." Thus, I will discuss Perlman's work, the TheCriticalThinkingInitiative.org, Problem Based Learning, and some possible paths towards improving the ability of our students to think critically.  

Add this Zoom link to your calendar after registering.

Date
Time
1-2 p.m.
Location
Online via Zoom
Instructor

Examining Social and Emotional Intelligence in College

This presentation will describe social and emotional intelligence. The importance of social and emotional intelligence, especially for college students with learning differences will be highlighted. Enhancing social and emotional intelligence in the classroom will also be discussed.

Add this Zoom link to your calendar after registering. 

Date
Time
9-10 a.m.
Location
Online via Zoom
Instructor
Nicole Casillas

Introduction to Genealogy and the Resources Available to You

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If you watch television or read the news, hardly a day will go by where you will not see a story about genealogy. There is a reason why this topic is so popular, that's because it's not your grandmother's genealogy any longer! And the public has caught onto this. I invite you to tour the TMCC Library Open Genealogy Lab and Reading Room, explore our book collection and have an open discussion about how you can increase your students' interest by incorporating family history research into the curriculum.

Add this Zoom link to your calendar after registering.

Date
Time
11-12 p.m
Location
Online via Zoom
Instructor

Packback: Inquiry-Based Discussion and Student Engagement

Packback enables educators to improve student curiosity, engagement, and critical thinking through highly structured, rigorous discussion.  On Packback, students are taught the life skill of how to ask great questions and are coached on their critical thinking skills as they formulate responses to questions each week. This academic discourse is fueled through an addicting and fun experience aligned to their coursework.  Ultimately, when students are curious and engaged, we see an improvement to A's and B's, and a reduction of D's F's and W's.

Add this Zoom link to your calendar after registering. 

Date
Time
9-10 a.m.
Location
Online via Zoom
Instructor
Various

Refocusing on the Puzzle, not the Pieces, in Composition

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The English Department will be doing a holistic assessment of ENG 100 and ENG 101, focusing on a discussion of how we value and assess papers that demonstrate sufficient competency to progress in the composition sequence. We will norm and discuss papers pulled from all sections of the course in Fall 2021. Participants of this class will come to a  tentative agreement on how we measure learning outcomes such as "producing an argument" or "utilizing purpose".  We will also include a narrative of this qualitative assessment in our CIP.

Add this Zoom link to your calendar after registering.

Date
Time
2-4 p.m.
Location
Online via Zoom
Instructor

Spanish-Language Instructors’ Meeting

Tired of manually transferring grades from the Supersite to Canvas? Please join us for a demonstration of the Supersite. Participants will be able to integrate the Vista Higher Learning (VHL) Supersite and the Learning Management System (LMS) Canvas. You will have a hands-on demonstration of how to link the Supersite to Canvas with the VHL Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) Advantage Canvas integration.

Add this Zoom link to your calendar after registering.

Date
Time
6-9 p.m.
Location
Online via Zoom
Instructor

Zoom 201: Using Zoom for Tutoring and Instruction

Reschedule

Zoom 201: Using Zoom for Tutoring and Instruction will cover Shared Screen, Shared Whiteboard, Screen Annotation, Polling, Taking Attendance, Breakout Rooms (how to get the most out of breakout rooms, and their limitations as well), Additional Equipment (low-tech to high-tech options for tutoring and instruction with Zoom), Scheduling Zoom from within Canvas.

Add this Zoom link to your calendar after registration.

Date
Time
11-Noon
Location
Online via Zoom
Instructor

Best Practices in Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a form of peer-led tutoring which has been offered by tutoring services at TMCC for the past several years. SI is different from traditional tutoring in several ways: 1) SI takes place in a group setting, 2) SI is proactive and targets traditionally difficult courses, 3) SI leaders are trained in collaborative group teaching techniques, 4) SI leaders work directly with the instructor of record to plan sessions specific to that section, and 5) SI focuses both on course content and general study skills. When best practices in SI are implemented, SI attendance is positively correlated with course GPA and retention. 

In this 1-hour long Zoom session, biology instructor Jon Reddick-Lau will share data collected from a 1-year long assessment of SI at TMCC. Further, best practices for using SI leaders in your own courses will be shared and discussed.

Add this Zoom link to your calendar after registration.

Date
Time
10-11 a.m.
Location
Online via Zoom

Google Sites for Faculty Web Pages

Canceled

Need a faculty website? 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.

This class unfortunately needs to be canceled. If you are interested in a recorded version, please contact Tommie Guy, tguy@tmcc.edu.

Date
Time
9-10 a.m.
Location
SIER 101
Instructor

In It Together

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Participants will be guided through the "In It Together" inclusivity initiative. Here at TMCC, everyone plays an important part of our community and College. There will be a presentation on the initiative, as well as a hands-on exploration of how to implement this on campus.

Add this Zoom link to your calendar after registering.

Date
Time
10-11 a.m.
Location
Online via Zoom

New Canvas Quizzes

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This workshop will showcase the upgraded features in Canvas Quizzes. See the new look, learn to quickly copy an entire quiz, find out what new question types are available and what features are going away. Pre-registration is not required for this workshop.

Please add this Zoom link to your calendar after registering.

Date
Time
9-10 a.m.
Location
Online via Zoom
Instructor
Kat Dow

Pre-Reading Dip: An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

This is a workshop by Micaela Rubalcava for the FREE Whole Campus Book Club for Belonging: Diverse Indigenous Perspectives.

Workshop participants will:

  • Journal visually about An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States.
  • Compare definitions about Indigenous "genocide" vs "resistance" vs "existence."
  • Describe standard vs Indigenous periodization of US history.
  • Compare Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz’ story with Tommy Orange’s story.

FREE - Faculty for Radical Enlightenment and Empowerment is TMCC’s longest-running interdisciplinary learning community since 2003. We facilitate diverse student, faculty, and staff interactions and body-mind-culture engagement around integrative big picture themes connected to our campus.

Add this Zoom link to your calendar after registering.

Date
Time
12-1 p.m.
Location
online via Zoom
Instructor

Supporting Neurodiverse Students

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This session will review research-based practices to accommodate the needs of and support the success of students with ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, and other neurologically impacting disabilities.

Add this Zoom link to your calendar after registering.

Date
Time
2:30-3 p.m.
Location
Online via Zoom
Instructor

TMCC: Expansion and Technology: 1981-2000

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In the second of 3 presentations/discussions planned for this 50th Anniversary year, we'll look at two decades of growth, expansion and change, with interviews of those who worked at the College during this time frame. How did rapid expansion of both academic programs and student services lead to satellite locations? How did technology change the way TMCC did business? Panelists will include President Emeritus John Gwaltney, Emeritus Faculty Members Humberto Hernandez and Patricia Slavin, and current Political Science Professor Fred Lokken. Learn about this fascinating time with stories from those who lived it, as well as materials from the TMCC Archives.

Add this Zoom link to your calendar after registering.

Date
Time
11 a.m.-Noon
Location
Online via Zoom
Instructor
, Cameron Carr, Patricia Slavin (Emeritus)

VetSmart Military and Veteran Culture Training

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The military and veteran communities are built on a unique culture of service, camaraderie, and discipline.  These traits lead to changes in service members and veterans that provide positive traits as well as challenges to their transition and integration to civilian life. VetSmart: Military and Veteran Culture Training provides real-world insights into the history, training, and lasting culture of our service branches and those that volunteer to fill their ranks.  Some key areas covered are distinctions between service branches, training and its long-term impacts, deployments, and others that will assist attendees with understanding those students who have taken on a unique way of life.  Most importantly, we provide information on local, state, and federal resources, and how to access them most effectively.  Our goal is to ensure that our veterans continue to be an extremely valuable part of our community and the more we know about each other the more likely we are to achieve that mission.

Add this Zoom link to your calendar after registering.

Date
Time
1-2:30 p.m.
Location
Online via Zoom
Instructor
, Donald Stockton

What The Library Can Do For You

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The TMCC library has lots to offer beyond books on a shelf. This presentation will review the available library services to help faculty deliver quality instruction without physical resources. It will also briefly introduce you to our new library management system. Join us and find out what the library can do for you. Be sure to bring your wish list.

Add this Zoom link to your calendar after registering.

Date
Time
1-2 p.m.
Location
Online via Zoom
Instructor
, Maggie Eirenschmalz

Celebrate TMCC's Career Champions!

During the Fall Semester, TMCC's students nominated their Career Champions. Join us to hear how your colleagues positively impacted the lives of TMCC's students. Celebrate the champions among us!

Add this Zoom link to your calendar after registration.

Date
Time
2-3 p.m.
Location
Online via Zoom
Instructor

Learn About Our Virtual Cadaver: ANATOMAGE

Canceled

Learn to use the virtual dissecting table ANATOMAGE to enhance teaching anatomy and physiology. Limited to the first 15 people who register.

Unfortunately, this class is canceled. We hope to host this class later in the spring.

Date
Time
12-1 p.m.
Location
RDMT 312
Instructor

Supporting DACA and Undocumented Students : UndocuAlly Training

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Join us during this session to learn more about the experiences lived by undocumented and DACA students and the resources available for them in Northern Nevada. The workshop will also entail an overview of immigration laws and policies, and statistics regarding this group of Nevadans.

Add this Zoom link to your calendar after registering.

Date
Time
1-2:30 p.m.
Location
Online via Zoom
Instructor

Canvas I, II, III

This session will cover all Canvas topics in one day. In this session, you’ll learn the basic features of Canvas including Global Navigation, Preferences, and creating content to include: Modules, Files, Assignments, Quizzes, Discussions, Grades, and Incorporating Rubrics. This is the mandatory training faculty need to complete to teach online. Pre-registration is required for this workshop.

Add this Zoom link to your calendar after registering.

Date
Time
9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Location
Online via Zoom
Instructor
Kat Dow, Jimmy Roque

Canvas I, II, III

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This session will cover all Canvas topics in one day. In this session, you’ll learn the basic features of Canvas including Global Navigation, Preferences, and creating content to include: Modules, Files, Assignments, Quizzes, Discussions, Grades, and Incorporating Rubrics. This is the mandatory training faculty need to complete to teach online. Pre-registration is required for this workshop.

Please add this Zoom link to your calendar after registering.

Date
Time
9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Location
Online via Zoom
Instructor
Kat Dow

Mental Health First Aid

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Mental Health First Aid is a course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.

This course will take place on Jan. 18–19, four hours each day, starting at 8:30 a.m.

Add this Zoom link to your calendar for both days after registering.

Date
Time
8:30-12:30 p.m.
Location
Online via Zoom

Canvas Assist Training

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Learn how to use Canvas as an assist to your traditional class. In this session, you will learn how to upload files, create announcements, and post grades.  In order to attend this Canvas Assist class, you must pre-register and be able to log in to Canvas with your official TMCC username and password. If you do not have this information please contact your department.

Add this Zoom link to your calendar after registering.

Date
Time
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Location
Online via Zoom
Instructor
Kat Dow

Canvas Drop-In

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Have a specific question? Stop by and get one on one help. Something just isn't working the way you think it should? Let's figure it out. Grades? If there always seems to be a glitch, have you seen the speed grader? Come stop by and stump me with a question or we can work with the collaboration tools, it's up to you. Pre-registration is not required for this workshop.

Please add this Zoom link to your calendar after registering.

Date
Time
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Location
Online via Zoom
Instructor
Kat Dow

Math Part-Time Faculty Orientation

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This orientation is designed for new part-time math instructors. However, all current part-time faculty are welcome to attend. Please attend this orientation to learn about the policies of the math department. You will also be given an overview of our courses 20, 120, 26, and 126. There will be time for any questions that you may have.

Add this Zoom link to your calendar upon registering.

Date
Time
2-3 p.m.
Location
Online via Zoom
Instructor
Dan Hooper

Part-time Faculty Open House

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A special invitation is extended to all part-time faculty to join us for the open house and learning sessions. Brand new part-time faculty are encouraged to attend at 3 p.m. All returning part-time faculty can join us starting at 4 p.m. Note, there are separate Zoom links for the 3 and 4 p.m. meetings. Pre-registration is not required. 

New faculty, please add this Zoom link to your calendar for the 3 p.m. meeting. All faculty should add this Zoom link for the meeting starting at 4 p.m.

Date
Time
3–7:30 p.m.
Location
Online via Zoom
Instructor
Various

Search Committee Diversity Training

The TMCC Search Committee Diversity Training has been revamped and we are excited to present a new training for you all! This will replace the current training, and will roll into becoming the new mandatory training for search committee participation.

This training will include capacity building in the areas of implicit biases, deficit language, exclusionary practices, diversity, equity, inclusion, cultural competency, and building cultural awareness while addressing some views that could lead to unintentional barriers.

Add this Zoom link to your calendar upon registration.

Date
Time
1-2 p.m.
Location
Online via Zoom
Instructor
, Tiffany Young

Smart Classroom Training

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Learn to use all the technology equipment in your TMCC classroom!

Add this Zoom link to your calendar after registering.

Date
Time
2-3 p.m.
Location
Online via Zoom

Active Assailant Training - In Person

Canceled

Officers from our police force will cover active assailant situations, response and mitigation. You will learn how to identify an active assailant, learn how to respond to workplace violence, and how to reduce risk while increasing safety. The officers will be available to answer your questions.

Although this instance of the class is canceled, there is another Active Assailant class on Jan. 12, 2022, at noon via Zoom. It is listed on this registration page.

Date
Time
9-10 a.m.
Location
SIER 105
Instructor
Sgt. Wilmoth, Detective Baker, Officer Stewart

Canvas Drop-In

Room Change

Have a specific question? Stop by and get one on one help. Something just isn't working the way you think it should? Let's figure it out. Grades? If there always seems to be a glitch, have you seen the speed grader? Come stop by and stump me with a question or we can work with the collaboration tools, it's up to you. Pre-registration is not required for this workshop.

Please add this Zoom link to your calendar after registering.

Date
Time
1-2 p.m.
Location
Online via Zoom
Instructor
Kat Dow

Canvas Updates

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Interested in learning about some of the helpful updates as well as some tips and tricks that Canvas has to offer? This session is for you. Learn how to copy course content into your future courses, arrange your dashboard, view the new student analytics, run the link validator, etc. Pre-registration is not required for this workshop.

Add this Zoom link to your calendar after registering.

Date
Time
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Location
Online via Zoom
Instructor
Kat Dow

New Employee 101 Orientation

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The New Employee 101 Orientation will give you an opportunity to meet your colleagues and leadership and to learn about the various departments, activities and services at TMCC as well as our vision and mission. New employees will receive an invitation to attend.

Add this Zoom link to your calendar after registering.

Date
Time
8:30-10 a.m.
Location
Online via Zoom