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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 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

  • June 15 - Best Practices Using Zoom for Lectures - Review best practices for using Zoom to record or deliver lectures. Presenter: Roberto Castillo

  • June 15 - Promoting Student Engagement - Explore active learning ideas, creative assignments, and technology tools to promote student learning. Presenter: Kathy Klein

  • June 15 - Basics of Teaching Online with Blackboard - Review ways to use Blackboard to organize and deliver content. Presenter: Dennis Fotia

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

  • June 30 - 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 - 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

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/cld/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