2018 Spring Breakout Workshops

Thursday, May 17

Session 1: VoiceThread
Time / Location: 9:00 - 9:50 / Library Classroom 1
Presenter: John Kane
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
Participants In this hands-on workshop will create free VoiceThread accounts and explore how VoiceThread can be your students to annotate, critique, and analyze images, videos, presentations, and documents. (John Kane will also discuss his experience in using VoiceThread during the Spring 2018 semester.)

Session 2: Discovering Your Family History: Using Research to Trace Your Family Roots
Time / Location: 9:00 - 10:20 / Library Classroom 2
Presenter: Ray Morrison
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/celt1
Have you been interested in knowing where your family came from or want to know if you have any prominent ancestors in your family tree? This workshop will share the basics in getting started in developing a family tree, research techniques to get the best results, free websites with tons of genealogy data, and the use of DNA to enhance your results. This presenter is an experienced genealogist and has located over 10,000 of his ancestors in the U.S. and Europe as well as experience with DNA testing. If you like research or want to know more about your family, this is the workshop to attend.

Session 3: SUNY’s Facebook Workplace
Time / Location: 10:00 - 10:20 / Library Classroom 1
Presenter: John Kane
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
Participants in this session will explore the new SUNY Facebook Workplace site. This new tool replaces the old SUNY Learning Commons and allows all SUNY faculty and staff to work collaboratively within and across campuses using an easy-to-use and familiar interface.

Session 4: Using MOOCs for Professional Development
Time / Location: 10:30 - 10:50 / Library Classroom 1
Presenter: John Kane
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
This session will discuss the role that free MOOCs can play in professional development. Specific recommendations for MOOCs that provide support for the development of evidence-based instructional practices will be provided, along with suggestions on how to find MOOCs appropriate for your interests.

Session 5: Zoom
Time / Location: 11:00 - 11:50 / Library Classroom 1
Presenter: John Kane
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
Zoom is one of the newest web conferencing tools and has been widely adopted over the last few years by many colleges and universities. It's main advantages over the alternatives are: ease of use, better compression algorithms resulting in more stable and robust audio and video connections, and the availability of inexpensive licenses for educational users (as well as the ability to use this a free account for short meetings of 40 minutes or less). It also supports up to 100 simultaneous participants. Participants in this session will create their own zoom accounts, explore the basics of participating in a Zoom meeting, and learn about the availability of more advanced features such as breakout rooms and a virtual background (when used with a green screen).

Session 6: Transferring grades from Blackboard to My Oswego
Time / Location: 1:00 - 1:50 / Library Classroom 1
Presenter: John Kane
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
In this hands-on workshop, you will download a gradebook column containing course letter grades from your Blackboard Gradebook and then, with some very minor adjustments, upload it through MyOswego. This will save time and reduce the chance of errors in entering grades.

Session 7: Relational Database Workshop for MS Access
Time / Location: 2:00 - 2:50 / Library Classroom 1
Presenter: Alanna Ossa
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/celt1
This session will be a workshop on how to design, create, and use relational databases in MS Access. The workshop is designed to help would-be users organize their data and analyze it using software (Access) that comes with most MS Office packages. Best practices and useful tips for design including some hands-on exercises will be part of this session. 

Session 8: Google Hangouts
Time / Location: 3:00 - 3:50 / 123 Penfield
Presenter: John Kane
Remote access: https://tinyurl.com/ycgabfcn
This hands-on session will focus on how the enhanced group text, audio, and video communication capabilities provided by Google Hangouts can be used to facilitate collaborative student (and/or faculty and staff) work, conduct online office hours, and facilitate guest lectures.

A Google Hangout provides a powerful tool to conduct text, voice, phone, or video conferences. A hangout may be initiated from a computer or an iOS or Android device. Video calls initiated from a campus account are capped at 25 simultaneous users.
In this session, we will examine how:

  • Google Hangouts may be enabled on your computer (it is helpful, but not required, for participants to bring a laptop or an Android or iOS phone or tablet and headphones)
  • to initiate and invite others to a hangout,
  • to invite people to join a hangout from their phone,
  • to join existing hangouts.
  • Educational uses of Google Hangouts for collaborative work, guest lectures, and online office hours will be discussed.

We will also demonstrate how YouTube Live may be set up to allow for live streaming and recording of Google hangouts.


Friday, May 18

Session 9: Making Videos Accessible
Time / Location: 9:00 - 9:50 / Library Classroom 1
Presenters: Rick Buck and Dan Laird
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
If you use videos in your online courses or on your website, then it's imperative to ensure that its content is accessible to as many audiences as possible. In this session we'll provide faculty, staff and students an overview of how to create captions and transcripts for their video and audio content to remain in compliance with accessibility laws. We'll also cover the different types of caption formats, what options/services are available for captioning and transcribing multimedia content and how to add captions to Youtube, Vimeo, Facebook, Ensemble and Panopto.

Session 10: Making Electronic Documents Accessible for Everyone
Time / Location: 10:00 - 10:50 / Library Classroom 1
Presenter: Dan Laird
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
In this session, we'll talk about steps to take to ensure your electronic documents, including files in Google Apps and Microsoft Office, are compliant with ADA standards. These steps not only ensure that people who have to use screen readers are able to access the information they need, it also makes it easier for everyone else to navigate and digest as well.

Session 11: A Practical Guide to Text Alternatives
Time / Location: 11:00 - 11:50 / Library Classroom 2
Presenters: Joe Fitzsimmons and Kelli Ariel
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
Ensuring your multimedia web content is accessible means providing text equivalents for users. This session will give content creators and editors a brief overview of text equivalents (image alt text and video captions) and show practical examples and use cases to ensure your multimedia is as accessible to as many people as possible.

Session 12: Accessibility: Hands-on help
Time / Location: 1:00 - 1:50 / Library Classroom 1
Presenters: Rick Buck, Dan Laird, Joe Fitzsimmons, Kelli Ariel, and Kathi Dutton
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/celt1
A hands-on help session for anyone working on creating accessible media.

Session 13: Not just another paper
Time / Location: 1:00 - 2:50 / Library Classroom 2
Presenters: Judith Littlejohn (GCC) and John Kane
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
Two common components of many online and f2f classes are student term papers and online discussion forums. It is possible, however, to allow students to demonstrate their understanding in ways that may be more engaging and creative while increasing long-term retention of knowledge.

In this hands-on interactive session, participants will explore a variety of fun and engaging activities that allow students to demonstrate their understanding of content in alternative forms of expression.

Participants will learn how they might have their students demonstrate mastery of learning outcomes by creating:

  • Infographics
  • Voicethreads
  • Videos
  • Timelines
  • Podcasts
  • Online quizzes
  • Posters
  • Collaborative online content
  • Stories
  • Performance
  • Other forms of artistic expression

Participants will experiment with tools and resources and should come prepared with their course learning outcomes and imaginations. To fully participate in this session, please bring a laptop, smartphone, tablet computer. (You may also signout a laptop from the library if needed.)

Session 14: Syllabus Workshop Part 1: Using Design Thinking to Revise Your Course
Time / Location: 2:00 - 3:50 / 123 Penfield
Presenter: Rebecca Mushtare 
Remote access: Contact rebecca.mushtare@oswego.edu
This session is the first of four workshops that build on one another. This session will introduce design thinking, backwards design and user centered design. A framework will be provided to guide faculty through the beginning stages of revising a course including: knowing your audience and their needs, clarifying outcomes and how those connect to majors and degrees, and identifying the big questions the course will help students answer. Please have a specific course in mind that you would like to revise/develop at the start of this workshop series. Time during the session will be dedicated to working on planning for your course.

Tuesday, May 22

Session 15: Syllabus Workshop Part 2: Evidence of Learning
Time / Location: 12:00 - 1:50 / 123 Penfield
Presenter: Rebecca Mushtare
Remote access: Contact rebecca.mushtare@oswego.edu
This session is the second of four workshops that build on one another. This session will focus on exploring various ways students can demonstrate what they have learned. We will explore evidence options to demonstrate the results we identified in the Syllabus Workshop Part 1 and the criteria we would use to measure quality and success. We will also explore opportunities for measuring progress. Please have a specific course in mind that you would like to revise/develop at the start of this workshop series. Time during the session will be dedicated to working on planning for your course. (Participants are welcome to bring lunch to this session.)

Tuesday, May 29

Session 16: The New Google Gmail: Tips and Tricks
Time / Location: 9:00 - 9:20 / Library Classroom 1
Presenter: Nicholas Ross
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
This workshop outlines the new features of the updated Gmail interface.

Session 17: Cinema and Screen Studies Senior Thesis Assessment 
Time / Location: 9:00 - 9:20 / Library Classroom 2
Presenter: Jacob Dodd
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/celt1
This session will cover rubric design for assessing Cinema and Screen Studies' senior thesis projects (film/video, animation, academic paper, screenplay) according to program learning outcomes.

Session 18: Utilizing the New Google Calendar
Time / Location: 9:30 - 9:50 / Library Classroom 1
Presenter: Nicholas Sperduti
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156 
In an effort to improve Google calendar and provide the same experience across all of your devices, Google has upgraded the web browser-based Calendar application. Not only have they improved Calendar’s look, but they have added several new features that will help improve your daily productivity.

Session 19: Oswego's Hybrid Course Policy
Time / Location: 9:30 - 9:50 / Library Classroom 2
Presenters: Greg Ketcham and Theresa Gilliard-Cook
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/celt1
A Hybrid Course Policy was approved by Faculty Assembly in Spring 2015. This session will include the definition of a hybrid course, background information the helped in the development of the policy as well as outline the process to request to develop a hybrid course.

Session 20: Free classroom polling apps
Time / Location: 10:00 - 10:20 / 123 Penfield
Presenter: John Kane
Remote access:  https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
This hands-on workshop will examine how Socrative and PollEverywhere may be used to provide increased student engagement, more learning, and more immediate feedback on learning.

Session 21: Augmented reality apps
Time / Location: 10:30 - 10:50 / 123 Penfield
Presenter: John Kane
Remote access:  https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
Participants in this session will explore a variety of augmented reality apps available on mobile devices. (Participants are encouraged to bring a smartphone or tablet computer to this session.) The roles that these apps are beginning to play in education will be discussed.

Session 22: Low-budget virtual reality
Time / Location: 11:00 - 11:20 / 123 Penfield
Presenter: John Kane
Remote access:  https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
This session will demonstrate how (relatively) inexpensive 360-degree cameras, YouTube, and Google cardboard devices allow students and instructors to create easily shared 360-degree images and videos. (Participants are encouraged, but not required, to bring a smartphone to this session to use with Google Cardboard headsets that will be available at this session.) Potential educational uses of these tools will be discussed.

Session 23: Using a green screen to create videos
Time / Location: 11:30 - 11:50 / 123 Penfield
Presenter: John Kane
Remote access:  https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
The basics of using a green screen to add a video layer of themselves with a transparent background to other video content. (Camtasia will be used in this workshop, but an equivalent process also works with Premiere and many other video editing packages.)

Session 24: First-year Reflection
Time / Location: 1:00 - 1:50 / 123 Penfield
Moderators: Rameen Mohammadi, John Kane, Rebecca Mushtare
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
New faculty are invited to reflect on their experiences during their first year at SUNY-Oswego. What worked well? What barriers did you encounter? Join us for this informal discussion session so that we can work to help ease the transition for future faculty. 

Session 25: Student learning assessment at the Department of Chemistry
Time / Location: 1:00 - 1:20 / Library Classroom 2
Presenter: Shokouh Haddadi
Remote access:
This presentation demonstrates how the department of chemistry at SUNY Oswego actively assesses student learning from different aspects within the chemistry program. A new assessment including peer grading and self-reflection is also proposed.

Session 26: Syllabus Workshop Part 3: Designing Learning Experiences
Time / Location: 2:00 - 3:50 / 123 Penfield
Presenter: Rebecca Mushtare
Remote access: Contact rebecca.mushtare@oswego.edu
This session is the third of four workshops that build on one another. This session will use the work done in parts 1 and 2 to develop specific learning plan that implements evidence based methods (like those introduced in Minds Online, Make it Stick, and Small Teaching), purposeful activities, formative feedback and checks for understanding. We will also focus on designing experiences to address common misconceptions.
Please have a specific course in mind that you would like to revise/develop at the start of this workshop series. Time during the session will be dedicated to working on planning for your course.

Session 27: Blackboard Learn Open Session
Time / Location: 2:00 - 2:50 / Library Classroom 1
Presenters: Kathi Dutton, Theresa Gilliard-Cook, and Doug Hemphill
Remote access: Not available
This hands-on workshop is an open session where the Blackboard Learn support team will work with you to prepare your course(s) for the upcoming semester. We will begin the session with a short Q&A session to address general questions, then work with you individually to address your course specific questions and concerns.


Session 28: Comics in the Classroom
Time / Location: 3:00 - 3:20 / Library Classroom 2
Presenter: Carly Tribull (SUNY-Famingdale)
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
Comics have been shown to increase student engagement and attitudes towards academic materials at a variety of levels, including the college classroom. In this brief conversation, I’ll cover why comics can be more effective than traditional textbooks, how to incorporate comics into your classroom, and share my experiences about writing and drawing comics for students.

Wednesday, May 30

Session 29: Writing Better Writing Assignments
Time / Location: 9:00 - 9:50 / 123 Penfield
Presenter: Allison Rank
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
This session focuses on the part of the writing process over which faculty maintain complete control: the assignment. While assignments often seem straightforward to us, the questions we ask as well as our expectations often remain opaque to students. As a result, the assignment itself can be where student confusion (and confused writing) begins. This session includes strategies for drafting and revising assignments to ensure they link to learning objectives and can be easily understood by students. 

Session 30: Recording Classroom Lectures with Panopto
Time / Location: 9:00 - 9:50 / Library Classroom 1
Presenter: Daniel Laird
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/celt1
Lecture capture technology is available across the SUNY Oswego campus. We currently have over 70 classrooms outfitted with equipment to record classroom lectures. Come to this session to learn how the service works and how to get started.

Session 31: Learning about Learning
Time / Location: 9:00 - 9:50 / Library Classroom 2
Presenter: David Parisian
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/mushtare
As a follow-up to his Tea for Teaching podcast, David Parisian will provide a brief overview of the data and the strategies used from the book, Make it Stick, Barbara Oakley’s Learning How to Learn MOOC, and practical suggestions to help students discover their strengths in learning. The topics will offer ways that the strategies can be integrated into your course. He will explain the processes used and explain its next evolutionary trek.

Session 32: In-Class Activities to Build Student Writing Skills
Time / Location: 10:00 - 10:50 / 123 Penfield
Presenter: Stephanie Pritchard
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
This session will offer a few in-class strategies instructors can use to help students improve their writing skills (with a focus on summary, analysis, paraphrasing, and creating thesis statements) as lessons or mini-lessons. 

Session 33: Using Ensemble to Share Videos in Blackboard
Time / Location: 10:00 - 10:50 / Library Classroom 1
Presenter: Daniel Laird
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/celt1
In this session we will show you how simple it is to set up Ensemble in your Blackboard course to share videos with your students.

Session 34: Is there a form for that?
Time / Location: 10:00 - 10:50 / Library Classroom 2
Presenters: Lisa Brancato, Patricia Burnett, Jean Dufore, Sandra Kyle
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/mushtare
Academic advisors informal questions for registrars staff about forms, procedures, and policies. What are our most frequently asked questions to the Registrar's Office?  What can we do to more effectively help our students and ourselves navigate registration, forms and more?

Session 35: Tea for Teaching: Improving Student Writing
Time / Location: 11:00 - 11:50 / 123 Penfield
Moderators: Allison Rank, Stephanie Pritchard, Rebecca Mushtare, and John Kane 
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
This session is a follow up on the morning’s sessions on student writing. This session will be a facilitated informal conversation about strategies, assignments and techniques to help students write better. Come prepared to share your own successes and brainstorm solutions for challenges others face. 

Session 36: Creating a Website in Google Sites
Time / Location: 11:00 - 11:50 / Library Classroom 1
Presenter: Daniel Laird
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/celt1
In this session, we will show you how to create a website using Google Sites.

Session 37: Advising: First-Generation College Students (FGCS)
Time / Location: 11:00 - 11:50 / Library Classroom 2
Presenters: Grace Maxon-Clarke, Lakeisha Armstrong, Valerie Ledford, and Kayle Light-Curtin
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/mushtare
This workshop will identify the first generation college student population, highlight common barriers to their academic success and introduce advisement techniques that could be used to support students that identify as a FGCS.

Session 38: Using Human Subjects in Studies of Teaching and Learning
Time / Location: 1:00 - 1:50 / 123 Penfield
Presenter: Theo Rhodes
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
This workshop will provide information about the IRB process for faculty contemplating human subjects research.

Session 39: The State of Academic Integrity on Campus
Time / Location: 1:00 - 1:50 / Library Classroom 1
Presenters: Paul Tomascak, Jennifer Knapp, Kris Munger, and Raihan Khan
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/celt1
An update on intellectual integrity policy violations from the recent past year, this session is meant to inform faculty on who and how many are committing acts that run contrary to the campus policy. Additionally, we will discuss the new reporting system that we hope will both make reporting easier and improve the ability to track serial violators.

Session 40: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Librarian Intervention Case Study
Time / Location: 2:00 - 2:50 / 123 Penfield
Presenter: Theo Rhodes
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
TBD

Session 41: Advisement Bootcamp Pt. 1: Rules and Regulations
Time / Location: 2:00 - 2:50 / Library Classroom 1
Presenters: Raihan Khan, Jennifer Knapp, Kristen Munger, and Paul Tomascak 
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/celt1
 In this session, the Associate Deans focus on the many policies that apply to student academic standing and degree progress. Come try to stump your Associate Dean with your most byzantine policy questions!

Session 42: Planning/networking discussion for research projects on teaching and learning
Time / Location: 3:00 - 3:50 / 123 Penfield
Moderators: John Kane, Rebecca Mushtare, Theo Rhodes, and Kris Munger
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
Participants in this informal discussion will discuss plans they are considering for possible research projects related to the scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTL). Collaborative research possibilities will be explored. Experienced and novice researchers are encouraged to attend this session. 

Session 43: Advisement Bootcamp Pt. 2: Tools and Tech
Time / Location: 3:00 - 3:50 / Library Classroom 1
Presenters: Raihan Khan, Jennifer Knapp, and Paul Tomascak
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/celt1
In this session, the Associate Deans focus on  the resources available to advisors to help keep students on track (or to understand where they went off the track). We will share hidden secrets fo DegreeWorks and the Advising Student Profile. 

Thursday, May 31

Session 44: Progressive Escalation of Interventions for Disruptive/ Concerning Behaviors
Time / Location: 9:00 - 11:50 / Speaker’s Corner
Presenters: Kate Wolfe-Lyga and Jerri Howland
Remote access: not available for this session
This 170 minute workshop is designed to support faculty to identify disruptive classroom behaviors, understand interventions at their disposal, and identify appropriate resources to refer when the interventions have been exhausted. The majority of the workshop will encourage participants to troubleshoot past or hypothetical situations and apply a progressively escalated plan of intervening in problematic student behaviors.

Session 45: Blackboard Learn Open Session
Time / Location: 9:00 - 9:50 / Library Classroom 1
Presenters: Kathi Dutton, Theresa Gilliard-Cook, and Doug Hemphill
Remote access: Not available
This hands-on workshop is an open session where the Blackboard Learn support team will work with you to prepare your course(s) for the upcoming semester. We will begin the session with a short Q&A session to address general questions, then work with you individually to address your course specific questions and concerns.

Session 46: Online Strategic Planning Listening Tour
Time / Location: 9:00 - 9:50 / Library Classroom 2
Presenters: Jill Pippin and Greg Ketcham
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/celt1
Join Jill Pippin and Greg Ketcham to share your thoughts on the future of online education at SUNY-Oswego. Your reactions will help shape the development of an online strategic plan for our campus.

Session 47: OER: Free resources & grant opportunities
Time / Location: 10:00 - 10:50 / Library Classroom 2
Presenter: Laura Harris
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/celt1
Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that can be freely reproduced, modified, and shared. Come learn more about how to find these resources, and why you should use them. We'll also discuss several opportunities to get involved with OER on campus, including grant opportunities!

Session 48: New and improved online tools to facilitate academic dishonesty
Time / Location: 11:00 - 11:50 / 123 Penfield
Presenter:John Kane
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
Technological improvements have it much easier for students to engage in academic dishonesty at a low cost. Students can:

  • quickly and easily find: past copies of graded exams at sites such as CourseHero.com, Chegg.com, and Koofers.com,
  • get free answers to questions at sites such as Yahoo answers and Quora,
  • automatically "paraphrase" plagiarized papers to avoid pattern-matching detection at sites such as paraphrasing-tool.com and articlerewritertool.com,
  • evade pattern matching detection on plagiarized by switching characters to other character sets or embedding hidden characters,
  • find most publisher provided test bank questions on the web or on review apps such as Kahoot or Quizlet

Participants in this session will discuss methods of maintaining academic integrity in their classes.

Session 49: Worksheet/Advisement Tools for Document Sharing
Time / Location: 1:00 - 1:50 / Library Classroom 1
Presenters: Lakeisha Armstrong, Grace Maxon-Clarke, Valerie Ledford, and Kayle Light-Curtin
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/celt1
This interactive workshop will give presenters and participants an opportunity to share worksheet/documents advisors use during their advising sessions to supplement digital tools such as DegreeWorks to make sure students are on track for their major/minor degree requirements.

Session 50: Using Cooperative Groups in Larger Lecture Classes
Time / Location: 1:00 - 1:50 / Library Classroom 2
Presenter: Bill Bosch
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
The problem: 50 to 100 or more students in class: How to get the students actively involved in their own learning. We will discuss the problems and present solutions that you can easily apply in your next course.

Session 51: Tea for Teaching: Implementation of Small Teaching Methods
Time / Location: 2:00 - 2:50 / 123 Penfield
Moderators: John Kane and Rebecca Mushtare
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
Participants in this informal discussion session will share their experiences, thoughts, and concerns on implementing the practices discussed in Small Teaching. This discussion is open to everyone (you did not have to participate in the fall 2017 reading group to participate).

Session 52: Assessment - Adding meaning to it
Time / Location: 2:00 - 2:20 / Speaker’s Corner
Presenter: Preety Tripathi
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/celt1
Assessment is an integral part of learning and teaching. How can we make it useful for ourselves and our students? I share some of my reflections from the assessment fellow experience.

Session 53: Podcasting: lessons learned
Time / Location: 3:00 - 3:50 / 123 Penfield
Presenters: John Kane and Rebecca Mushtare
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
While podcasting has been around since the introduction of the iPod, there has been a dramatic acceleration in the number of podcast listeners and in podcast availability over the last few years. In this session, John and Rebecca will discuss lessons learned during the first 6 and a half months of producing the Tea for Teaching podcast. We’ll also discuss how we use podcasts for our own professional development and how they may be used for engaging class projects.

Friday, June 1

Session 54: Student metacognition: do students know what they know?
Time / Location: 9:00 - 9:50 / 123 Penfield
Presenter: John Kane
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
In this session, research findings concerning student metacognition will be examined, This will be followed by a discussion of alternative strategies that may be used to help students improve their metacognition.

Session 55: Using clickers to enhance student learning
Time / Location: 10:00 - 10:50 / 123 Penfield
Presenter: John Kane
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
Participants in this session will have a hands-on experience with using i>clickers while learning about the remarkably strong evidence of their effectiveness in increasing student learning and engagement across diverse disciplines.

Session 56: Wellness for Advisors and other Education Professionals: How Balanced is your Wellness Wheel?
Time / Location: 10:00 - 10:50 / Library Classroom 2
Presenters: Amy Bidwell and Elizabeth Keida
Remote access:  https://zoom.us/my/celt1
As advisors, we wear many hats and find ourselves juggling many demands, not unlike our students! In order to model balance and wellness with our advisees, we really should be practicing it ourselves. This workshop will introduce participants to the wellness wheel. We will also spend time sharing challenges, strategies, and successes with each other.

Session 57: Using exams as learning tools
Time / Location: 11:00 - 11:50 / 123 Penfield
Presenter: John Kane
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
How much learning takes place during your exam and when you return the exam? Do students get back their exams and either feel relieved or depressed, but otherwise pay little attention to the exam? In this workshop, we’ll explore how two-stage exams may be used to provide students with a more  productive and engaging learning environment. A portion of this session will also discuss the use of exam wrappers (and the somewhat mixed evidence on their effectiveness).

Session 58: The Audience Problem: Teaching Empathy and Overcoming Bias
Time / Location: 1:00 - 1:50 / 123 Penfield
Presenter: Rebecca Mushtare
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/celt1
Effective visual, verbal, written and non-verbal communication requires a complex set of skills including empathy, critical thinking, and the ability to identify personal and institutional bias. Unfortunately, our instinct is to optimize communication for ourselves, rather than our intended audience. In this session, I will share exercises and projects implemented in web design courses that attempt to tackle this problem.

Session 59: The Basics & Opportunities of Micro Credentials
Time / Location: 1:00 - 1:50 / Library Classroom 2
Presenter: Jill Pippin
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
This session will discuss Micro Credentials - what are they? how are they created? why do people want them? what has SUNY done to support them? how can SUNY Oswego pursue this opportunity? Information and resources will be shared from the SUNY Provost's Task Force on Micro Credentials and from the FACT2 Task Group on Micro Credentials so participants will walk away with an understanding of their potential and a fully stocked tool belt.

Session 60: Syllabus Workshop Part 4: Using the Syllabus as a Roadmap
Time / Location: 2:00 - 3:50 / 123 Penfield
Presenter: Rebecca Mushtare
Remote access: Contact rebecca.mushtare@oswego.edu
This session is the fourth of four workshops that build on one another. This session will take all that has been planned in parts 1-3 to create a syllabus. Emphasis will be placed on designing documents that students can use as a roadmap for learning and a roadmap for the course. We’ll also address ways to introduce the syllabus and refer back to the syllabus throughout the course. Some time will be spent addressing ways to structure and design the document (and assignment sheets) to aid in understanding and the ability to reference the document easily across all devices. Please have a specific course in mind that you would like to revise/develop at the start of this workshop series. Time during the session will be dedicated to working on planning for your course.

Session 61: Prior Learning Assessment @ SUNY Oswego
Time / Location: 2:00 - 2:20 / Library Classroom 2
Presenter: Jill Pippin
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
This session will review the components of Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). It will answer questions such as: what is PLA and why offer it? what avenues of PLA are already in place at SUNY Oswego? what is the policy for developing additional PLA methods at SUNY Oswego? Participants will walk away with an understanding of PLA, how they may facilitate additional PLA and will be provided reference material.

Session 62: Using rubrics to assess student work
Time / Location: 2:30 - 3:50 / Library Classroom 1
Presenter: John Kane
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
In this hands-on session, participants will examine how rubrics can be useful in helping students meet course learning objectives. We’ll also discuss how they are useful in assessing student learning outcomes at the course, program, departmental, or college level. Best practices in designing rubrics will be discussed. Participants in this workshop will create, export, and import rubrics in Blackboard Learn.