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2018 Winter breakout workshop schedule

(Register using the registration form)

Tuesday, January 9

Session 1: Common Myths about Teaching and Learning
Time / Location: 9:00 - 9:50 / 123 Penfield
Presenter: John Kane
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
In this session, we will discuss some of the most common misperceptions that many faculty and students share about teaching and learning.  Some of these myths are harmless, but others result in behavior that significantly reduces long-term knowledge retention and transfer.

Session 2: What are the essential skills needed in the information age?
Time / Location: 9:00 - 10:20 / Library Classroom 2
Presenters: Laura Harris and Karen Shockey 
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7268304117
Penfield Library needs your help! Several years ago, we created a tutorial to help students learn about and practice information seeking skills. It needs updating, and we want your feedback. What skills do students need to fight the scourge of fake news and shady memes? Come tell us what you think!

Session 3: Hewitt Quad Focus Group for Campus Concept
Time / Location: 10:00 - 10:50 / 123 Penfield
Presenter: Lisa Glidden
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7268304117
The Campus Concept Committee is updating our Facilities Master Plan for 2018 - 2023. This focus group will center on questions of where do you see pedagogy and research in your discipline going in the next five years.  What kinds of space(s) would support your pedagogy?

Session 4: VoiceThread
Time / Location: 10:00 - 10:50 / Library Classroom 1
Presenters: John Kane and Rebecca Mushtare
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
Participants In this hands-on workshop will create free VoiceThread accounts and explore how VoiceThread can your students to annotate, critique, and analyze images, videos, presentations, and documents.

Session 5: Reflections on Small Teaching: Lessons from the Science of Learning
Time / Location: 11:00 - 11:50 / 123 Penfield
Moderators: John Kane and Rebecca Mushtare
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
In this session, participants in the Small Teaching reading group will participate in an informal discussion of how this reading group has affected their teaching strategies. This session provides an opportunity for those unable to attend some of the discussions this fall (as well as those that attended all sessions) to share their thoughts and plans.

Session 6: Exercising Superpowers in your syllabus (rescheduled for Friday, January 12 at 1 pm)
Time / Location: 1:00 - 4:00 / Speaker's corner
Presenter: Rebecca Mushtare and Kristen Flint
Livestream / recording: https://zoom.us/j/7975217993
This workshop is a session for faculty who really want to incorporate best practices in their syllabi but can’t find time to take the deep dive in to revision. This session will include an overview of best practices, time to work, and peer review. Bring your own laptop (or borrow one from the library) and a syllabus that needs a makeover. Caffeine in the form of tea will be provided.

Session 7: Discovering Your Family History: Using Research to Trace Your Family Roots
Time / Location: 1:00 - 2:20 / Library Classroom 2
Presenter: Ray Morrison 
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7268304117
Have your 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 has located over 5,000 of his ancestors in the U.S. and Europe and has experience with DNA testing.  If you like research or want to know more about your family origins, this is the workshop to attend.

Session 8: Google Hangouts
Time / Location: 2:00 - 2:50 / Library Classroom 1
Presenter: John Kane
Remote access: https://goo.gl/8cFgna
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.

Session 9: Zoom
Time / Location: 3:00 - 3:50 / Library Classroom 1
Presenter: John Kane 
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
Zoom is one of the newest web conferencing tool that 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).

Wednesday, January 10

Session 10: Project AWARE / Mental Health First Aid
Time / Location: 9:00 - 5:00 / TBD
Registration for this session is closed.

For more information about this offering, please contact Kate Wolfe-Lyga at katherine.wolfelyga@oswego.edu.

Session 11: Blackboard Collaborate - Ultra
Time / Location: 9:00 - 9:50 / Library Classroom 1
Presenter: Kathi Dutton 
Livestream / recording: TBD
Blackboard Collaborate is web-conferencing software that allows you to either present or participate in a conference all from the Web. Listen to or give a presentation from your office, home, wherever you can find a computer connected to the Internet! Common uses for Blackboard Collaborate include teaching, online workshops, online meetings, and general presentations.

Blackboard recently released an updated version of Collaborate called, Ultra. This newer version has a new streamlined interface and no longer relies on Java to run. This means that Blackboard Collaborate Ultra can run on Chromebooks and mobile devices. 

This is a hands-on workshop in which you will learn how to use the new interface to upload presentations, view chat messages, take polls, use the whiteboard, and setup breakout rooms.

Session 12: Progressive Escalation of Interventions for Disruptive/ Concerning Behaviors
Time / Location: 9:00 - 11:50 / Speaker’s Corner
Presenters: Kate Wolfe-Lyga, Tiphanie Gonzalez, and Jerri Howland
Livestream / recording: https://zoom.us/j/617354613
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 13: Blackboard Learn Open Session
Time / Location: 10:00 - 10:50 / Library Classroom 1
Presenters: Kathi Dutton, Kristen Flint, Doug Hemphill, Theresa Gilliar-Cook
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7268304117
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 14: Tea for Teaching - Brainstorming Grand Challenge Fresh Water Topics for Your Syllabus
Time / Location: 11:00 - 11:50 / 123 Penfield
Presenters: Leigh Wilson and Stephanie Pritchard
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
The Grand Challenges Project topic for 2018-2020 is Fresh Water for All. If you’re thinking about incorporating the topic into an assignment on your syllabus, this workshop will discuss the basics of Common Problem Pedagogy and the ways taking on a shared topic can make certain best practices in the classroom simpler. Much of the workshop will be given over to brainstorming fresh water-related projects and assignments for your students with the intent of aligning the Grand Challenge topic with your existing course design in a relevant, easy-to-accomplish way. Participants should bring a syllabus/syllabi you may tweak for the Fresh Water topic.

Session 15: The Active Learning Initiative at Cornell
Time / Location: 1:00 - 1:50 / Speaker’s Corner
Presenter:   Douglas McKee
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
Douglas McKee, an economist at Cornell (and co-host of the Teach Better podcast), will discuss the Active Learning Initiative at Cornell. This initiative, funded by an internal grant, is designed to “facilitate high-impact learning practices, technology enhanced learning, and a culture of excellence at the departmental and college levels.” Doug will focus on how the Economics Department is using the funding to transform its entire core curriculum using active learning pedagogy.

Session 16: Tea for Teaching - Moving beyond the lecture
Time / Location: 2:00 - 2:50 / 123 Penfield
Moderators: Douglas McKee, John Kane, Rebecca Mushtare
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
This is a followup to Douglas McKee’s session on the Active Learning Initiative at Cornell. Tea for Teaching sessions involve informal discussions on a topic among session participants. (A wide variety of black, green, and herbal teas will be provided.)  There is no formal presentation or fixed agenda. In this session, participants will discuss how we might encourage the use of more active learning techniques at SUNY-Oswego.

Thursday, January 11

Session 17: An Overview of Digital OZ
Time / Location: 9:00 - 9:20 / 123 Penfield
Presenter: Stephanie Pritchard 
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
Digital OZ (http://digitaloz.oswego.edu) is a website that showcases exceptional student work at SUNY Oswego, and is a great professional development opportunity for students in every discipline! Attend the session to learn how your students can get involved.

Session 18: Google classroom
Time / Location: 9:00 - 9:20 / Library Classroom 1
Presenter: Doug Pippin
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7268304117
In this hands-on workshop, participants will explore the growing collection of tools that are now available in Google Classroom.

Session 19: The Grand Challenge Fresh Water Topic: An Intro to Common Problem Pedagogy
Time / Location: 9:30 - 9:50 / 123 Penfield
Presenters: Leigh Wilson and Stephanie Pritchard
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
The Grand Challenges Project topic for Fall 2018-2020 is Fresh Water for All.  If you’re thinking about incorporating the topic into an assignment on your syllabus, this workshop will discuss the basics of Common Problem Pedagogy and the ways taking on a shared topic can make certain best practices in the classroom simpler.

Session 20: Blackboard Learn In-Line Grading Tool Update
Time / Location: 9:30 - 9:50 / Library Classroom 1
Presenters: Kathi Dutton and Kirsten Flint
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7268304117
Blackboard Learn's use of Crocodoc as an inline annotation tool for grading assignments decommissioned by Box, Inc. Blackboard Learn has provided a seamless upgrade experience for users to the New Box View, which has replaced Crocodoc. Join us to learn about the behind the scenes migration of the Crocodoc data, similarities in the end-user experience, and improvements that Box View offers.

Session 21: 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 22: Fed up with expensive textbooks? 
Time / Location: 10:00 - 10:20 / Library Classroom 1
Presenter: Laura Harris 
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7268304117
If you're frustrated by overpriced textbooks that become outdated after a year, then you might be interested in Open Educational Resources (OER). OER are teaching and learning materials that can be freely reproduced, modified, and shared. Most OERs are built on the framework of the Creative Commons, which is an alternative to traditional copyright. Come learn more about OERs and the Creative Commons, and why you should use them!

Session 23: Revising student evaluation forms to encourage evidence-based practices
Time / Location: 10:30 - 10:50 / 123 Penfield
Presenter: Liz Dunne Schmitt
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
During the 2016-2017 academic year, the economics department at SUNY-Oswego revised their end-of-term student evaluation form in a manner that attempts to assess student perceptions of the use of evidence-based teaching practices.

Session 24: Chrome in the Classroom and on Campus
Time / Location: 10:30 - 10:50 / Library Classroom 2
Presenter: David Kahn
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7268304117
This workshop will give an overview of how Chromebooks are being used around campus including everything from Kiosks to desktop computers.  

Come learn how these inexpensive, yet power devices,  seamlessly connect to our existing Google services as well as effortlessly integrate with our virtual application environment, Citrix.

Topics will include how the Schools of Business are currently using ChromeBooks to enhance learning in their classrooms as well as promote online test taking  in a fun, easy, and secure environment.

Session 25: Virtual Apps for Oswego: Any Device, Any App, Anywhere.... The Workshop
Time / Location: 11:00 - 11:20 / Library Classroom 1
Presenter: David Kahn
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7268304117
Citrix is the industry's leading solution for application delivery. The application allows CTS to "stream" Windows applications to classrooms, labs, and more. Find out more on what Citrix is, as well as, get an in depth look on how to print, save files, and access apps from any device. Attendees will need a valid LakerNet ID and are encouraged to bring their own devices (laptops, iPads, Chrome, etc).

Lab computers will be available for hands on demos, but also bring your mobile devices too!

Session 26: Preferred Name - From Policy to Implementation
Time / Location: 11:00 - 11:20 / Library Classroom 2
Presenters: Jerri Howland and Sean Moriarty
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7975217993
In 2017, Oswego implemented a Preferred Name policy to align with recommendations for Title IX and provide a friendlier climate for transgender and transitioning individuals as well as foreign students. The discussion will discuss the policy, process and implications inside of our systems, explaining when preferred name is used and when legal name is used.

Session 27: Backing Up your Files Made Easy
Time / Location: 11:30 - 11:50 / Library Classroom 1
Presenter: David Kahn 
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7268304117
Learn different ways to backup your work related files to the cloud as well as external storage devices. We will look at different ways to keep your files safe and secure as well as how to automate the backup process.

Session 28: Social Media for Everybody
Time / Location: 11:30 - 11:50 / Speaker’s Corner
Presenter: Tim Nekritz
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
You may use social media to reach and interact with people, but are you doing it in a way that actually supports all audiences? When 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. has some kind of disability, social media is one more place where even a few small steps can help make your content available to all audiences.

Session 29: Intro to Apple's MacOS 10.13.x (High Sierra)
Time / Location: 1:00 - 1:20 / Mahar 211
Presenter: David Kahn 
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7268304117
MacOS 10.13  makes your Mac more reliable, capable, and responsive — and lay the foundation for future innovations. macOS High Sierra also refines the features and apps you use every day. It’s macOS at its highest level yet.  Come find out how to fine tune your office computer and get your Mac questions answers!

Session 30: SafeZone training
Time / Location: 1:00 - 4:00 / Speaker’s Corner
Presenters: Shelly Sloan and Ellen Gooch 
Livestream / recording: TBD
SUNY Oswego is committed to an environment where people of diverse identity groups are welcomed and supported on our campus. As students, faculty and staff on our campus, we want to provide you with the opportunity to increase your own knowledge base, and better support the residents in our community.

What is a Safe Zone? "A safe zone (or a safe space) is a confidential place where all people can bring their authentic selves and feel safe, welcome and included. It may be a classroom, a car or an entire agency. Creating safe zones or safe spaces is a proactive step that schools, agencies and corporations can take to create welcoming, inclusive spaces so that all people are empowered to reach their full potential." 

This program aims to increase awareness, knowledge, and skills for individuals and address the challenges that exist when one wants to advocate for their LGBTQ peers, family members, friends, coworkers, and themselves.*

*used with permission from the Out Alliance website.

Session 31: Google Team Drive
Time / Location: 1:30 - 1:50 / Library Classroom 1
Presenter: Nicholas Ross 
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
Easily share documents between your team members using the new Google Team Drive! This workshop will cover the basic functions of Team Drive and the benefits compared to Google Drive.

Session 32: Augmented reality apps
Time / Location: 2:00 - 2:20 / 123 Penfield
Presenter: John Kane 
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
This presentation will provide a brief overview of a variety of augmented reality apps available on mobile devices. The roles that these apps are beginning to play in education will be discussed.

Session 33: Getting Familiar with Windows 10
Time / Location: 2:00 - 2:20 / Library Classroom 1
Presenter: Matt Brooks
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7268304117
CTS has begun rolling out Windows 10 to the Oswego campus. Come to this session to learn about Microsoft's newest operating system, and some of the newest features, along with some tips and tricks!  We will review the look and feel of the campus build for a faculty/staff computer, as well as how our labs and instructional computers will be set up going forward.

Session 34: Editing Microsoft Office documents anywhere using iOS, Android, or Windows mobile devices
Time / Location: 2:30 - 2:50 / 123 Penfield
Presenter: John Kane
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
This workshop presentation will examine a variety of tools that may be used to edit Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents on iPads, iPhones, Android, or Windows smartphones and tablets.

Session 35: The New Google Calendar!
Time / Location: 2:30 - 2:50 / Library Classroom 1
Presenter  Nicholas Sperduti
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7268304117
Not only did Google change the look and feel of Calendar but they added several features that will help increase productivity of its users. This workshop will dive into the new features and show those in attendance how they can benefit from the new changes.

Session 36: Using your iPad, iPhone, or Android device for class, conference, or workshop presentations
Time / Location: 3:00 - 3:20 / 123 Penfield
Presenter: John Kane
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
This workshop will provide an overview of several apps that can be used to make PowerPoint, Prezi, or other presentations anywhere.

Session 37: Two Factor Authentication: What it is and Why You Need It
Time / Location: 3:00 - 3:20 / Library Classroom 1
Presenter: Ursula Wilkinson
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7268304117
“Two-factor authentication” has been mentioned frequently in recent news about website breaches and phishing scams.  It’s a very technical-sounding phrase, but it is very important in today’s internet-driven world for keeping your online accounts secured.  This session will explain what two factor authentication is, why you should use it, and how to set up two factor authentication for your LakerApps account.

Session 38: Using your iPad or Android tablet as a graphic whiteboard controller
Time / Location: 3:30 - 3:50 / 123 Penfield
Presenter: John Kane
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
In this workshop, we will examine how the Splashtop Whiteboard app may be used to control classroom presentations wirelessly from an iPad or an Android tablet. The use of the drawing, annotation, and highlighting tools will be demonstrated as part of this presentation. Classroom uses of this app will be discussed.

Session 39: Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL). What is it? How can I integrate it into my course(s)
Time / Location: 3:30 - 3:50 / Library Classroom 2
Presenters: Amy McHugh (Cole) & Douglas Hemphill
Remote access:https://zoom.us/j/790493870

In this presentation, we will briefly discuss Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL), how it's been used by professors at Oswego, and the benefits it brings to students and faculty members.

Friday, January 12

Session 40: 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 41: Starfish
Time / Location: 9:00 - 9:50 / Library Classroom 1
Presenter: Rameen Mohammadi
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7975217993
Starfish is our early alert system that also provides the facility to connect students to resources as well. This workshop provides the rudimentary facilities that all faculty and advisors can benefit from.

Starfish provides....

  • students with their network of support,

  • instructors with the ability to raise concerns about students performance or their disposition,

  • advisors with a scheduling system for office hours, the ability to see student's status in their courses or potential concerns raised by their instructors, and develop and track success plans with their advisees on academic probation.

Session 42: Just Google It? Bursting our Students' Media Bubble
Time / Location: 9:00 - 9:50 / Library Classroom 2
Presenter: Jason Zenor
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7268304117
Assignment is due tomorrow? Easy. Google it- read the first three results. Bang out a paper- Done.  

We all live in media bubbles created for us by algorithms and despite what we say, the reality is we enjoy it. Yet, we ask our students to be curious, proactive, and critical thinkers. So, how do we get our students to move beyond the ease of our information environment, when we have a hard time doing it ourselves.  This session is intended to be a discussion on best practices to get students (and ourselves) to move beyond the top results in Google.

Session 43: The Metacognitive Cafe: Developing student metacognition using an online discussion forum
Time / Location: 10:00 - 10:50 / 123 Penfield
Presenters: Judie Littlejohn and John Kane 
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
This session will provide a discussion of the "metacognitive cafe" online discussion forum, developed last year by Judith Littlejohn (an instructional designer and historian at GCC). It has also been adopted in three sections of online economics classes offered by John Kane at Oswego. The metacognitive cafe discussion forum is designed to help students reflect on and improve their learning skills. This tool has increased student engagement while helping students to develop more effective learning strategies. In this session, we will discuss how we structured these discussions and we'll share discussion prompts and student feedback.

Session 44: Yet Another Mail Merge (YAMM)
Time / Location: 10:00 - 10:50 / Library Classroom 1
Presenter: Chris Palian 
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7975217993
The perfect mail merge tool for your Oswego email! Learn how to easily create, and use mail merge with your Oswego email account to personalize bulk emails using information stored an excel sheet or google sheet.  Each recipient receives a personalized email with the creator only having to make one email template to send 1000's of email addresses.  This tutorial will also show you how to track the emails once they are sent.

Session 45: Can you say that? The legal issues pertaining to speech on campus
Time / Location: 10:00 - 10:50 / Library Classroom 2
Presenters: Jason Zenor and Helen Knowles
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7268304117
The term free speech has been thrown around a lot over the last year and it seems as though there are many opinions but not a lot of agreement. Here on campus, we are left confused as to what students and employees can and can not say. Join us as we discuss the different rules regarding student and employee speech in and out of the classroom.

Session 46: Using rubrics to provide transparent assessment of student work
Time / Location: 11:00 - 11:50 / Library Classroom 1
Presenter: John Kane 
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
This hands-on workshop will discuss how rubrics in Blackboard Learn helps students how their discussions, papers, presentations, and other work will be (and how it has been) evaluated by their instructor. A short demonstration of how to create and use a rubric will be provided.  Participants will use the rubric tool to create their own rubric during this session.

Session 47: Promotion from Associate to Full Professor
Time / Location: 11:00 - 11:50 / Speaker's Corner
Presenters: Scott Furlong, Julie Merchant, Kristen Eichhorn, and others TBD 
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7268304117
This session will provide suggestions on what should be demonstrated for promotion from Associate to Full Professor.

Session 48: Makerspace Open House
Time / Location: 11:30 - 1:30 / Library Makerspace (2nd floor suite). There's a map here: http://libraryguides.oswego.edu/makers/makerspace
Presenter: Sharona Ginsberg
Remote access: NA
Curious about the library makerspace? Stop by to learn more about the purpose of the space, the equipment available, and how it all works. The Learning Technologies Librarian will be available to answer questions, talk about project ideas, and more.

Session 49: Low-stakes testing in Blackboard Learn
Time / Location: 1:00 - 1:50 / Library Classroom 1
Presenter: John Kane 
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
In this hands-on session, participants will examine how low-stakes testing in Blackboard Learn can enhance student learning without requiring instructor time for grading. In this workshop session, participants will create a test pool and use this to generate random blocks of questions. Students feedback options for low-stakes quizzes will be examined.

Session 50: Using Panopto In and Outside the Classroom
Time / Location: 1:00 - 1:50 / Library Classroom 2
Presenter: Daniel Laird 
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7268304117
Learn how to enable Panopto in your course in Blackboard to create your account, then learn how to create recordings in the classroom, as well as from home or office.

Session 6: Exercising Superpowers in your syllabus (rescheduled for Friday, January 12 at 1 pm)
Time / Location: 1:00 - 4:00 / Speaker's Corner
Presenter: Rebecca Mushtare and Kristen Flint
Livestream / recording:
This workshop is a session for faculty who really want to incorporate best practices in their syllabi but can’t find time to take the deep dive in to revision. This session will include an overview of best practices, time to work, and peer review. Bring your own laptop (or borrow one from the library) and a syllabus that needs a makeover. Caffeine in the form of tea will be provided.

Session 51: Using Panopto to Enable Students to Create Video Content
Time / Location: 2:00 - 2:20 / Library Classroom 2
Presenter: Dan Laird 
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7268304117
Panopto allows students to create video sessions and share them with their instructors and classmates in an online folder. In this brief session we will show you how to set this up.

Session 52: Using Panopto on iOS or Android devices
Time / Location: 2:30 - 2:50 / Library Classroom 2
Presenters: Dan Laird and John Kane
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
Participants in this session will download and install the free Panopto app on their iOS or Android device and explore how it may be used on iOS devices to record videos or serve as an additional video feed for an active Panopto session, or to view Panopto recordings or livestreams (on iOS and Android devices).

Session 53: Merging sections and using groups in Blackboard
Time / Location: 3:00 - 3:50 / Library Classroom 1
Presenter: Casey Raymond 
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7268304117
I will discuss merged Blackboard (Bb) shells and using groups in Bb. These tools are particularly useful for laboratory courses where all students should see the same content. The groups in Bb can be used for setting deadlines for assignments and to organize the GradeCenter.

Session 54: Improving the mentoring process for new faculty
Time / Location: 3:00 - 3:50 / 123 Penfield
Moderators: Adrienne McCormick and John Kane
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
Participants in this session will discuss how we might improve the mentoring process for new faculty.

Tuesday, January 16

Session 55: What does research tell us about clicker use? 
Time / Location: 9:00 - 9:50 / Library Classroom 1
Presenter: John Kane 
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
This workshop will examine some of the findings concerning the effect of clicker use on student learning outcomes. An overview of best practice will be provided. This workshop is designed for those who are considering using clickers in their classroom.

Session 56: How Does the Office of Learning Services Support Students? Q & A with the Staff
Time / Location: 9:00 - 9:50 / Library Classroom 2
Presenters: Pat Krauss, Steven Smith, Pat Pacitti, Allison Peer, Alicia King, Casey Towne, Kate Spector, and Chris Palian
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7268304117
Tutorial Services?  Yes!  Skills workshops?  Yes!  Success coaching?  Yes!  Come meet the professionals who staff the Office of Learning Services (OLS).  Discover the numerous areas of academic support OLS offers students to foster independent, lifelong learning.  OLS strives to best serve the campus community.  So please attend with plenty of questions and suggestions.  The OLS staff welcomes feedback and will have questions, too!

Session 57: Hewitt Quad Focus Group for Campus Concept
Time / Location: 10:00 - 10:50 / 123 Penfield
Presenter: Lisa Glidden
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7268304117
The Campus Concept Committee is updating our Facilities Master Plan for 2018 - 2023. This focus group will center on questions of where do you see pedagogy and research in your discipline going in the next five years.  What kinds of space(s) would support your pedagogy?

Session 58: Integrating i>clicker and Blackboard
Time / Location: 10:00 - 10:50 / Library Classroom 1
Presenter: John Kane
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
This workshop is designed for those that plan to use i>clickers during the Spring 2018 semester. Bring a usb drive on which you will store the software needed to run i>clicker. During this workshop, we will set up the Blackboard integration that allows students to register their i>clicker's id number and set up the software needed to automatically upload clicker scores into your online course gradebook.

Session 59: The State of Intellectual Integrity on Campus
Time / Location: 11:00 - 11:50 / 123 Penfield
Presenters: Paul Tomascak, Kristen Munger, Raihan Khan, and Jennifer Knapp
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
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 60: Blackboard Learn Open Session
Time / Location: 11:00 - 11:50 / Library Classroom 1
Presenters: Kathi Dutton, Kristen Flint, and Doug Hemphill
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7268304117
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 61: Calibrated peer review
Time / Location: 1:00 - 1:50 / Library Classroom 1
Presenter: John Kane 
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
This workshop will examine the calibrated peer review software available at SUNY-Oswego. An overview of the calibrated peer review process will be presented. A discussion of lessons learned from three semesters of use and a discussion of student reactions (from a survey of over 300 students) will also be provided.

Session 62: BOUNCE into a Healthier You
Time / Location: 1:00 - 1:50 / Library Classroom 2
Presenter: Amy Bidwell
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7268304117
BOUNCE into a Healthier You will Increase your knowledge and behaviors of nutrition, physical activity and stress management. Learn how to take control of your own health!

Session 63: Organizing Interdisciplinary Community Projects
Time / Location: 2:00 - 3:20 / 123 Penfield
Presenters: Rebecca Mushtare, Leigh Wilson, Stephanie Pritchard, Allison Rank, Michael Flanigan, Keli DiRisio, and Peter Cardone
Remote access:  https://zoom.us/j/7268304117
Want your students to collaborate with faculty/students in other disciplines and/or members of the community on a large project? Faculty members involved with three successful projects (Smart Neighbors, Vote Oswego, and Voices of Oswego Veterans) will share their experiences and reflections and the models they used.

Session 64: Creating a calibrated peer review assignment
Time / Location: 2:00 - 2:50 / Library Classroom 1
Presenter: John Kane
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
This session is a hands-on session in which faculty considering the use of the calibrated peer review system for the spring 2017 semester will create one or more peer-reviewed assignments. This requires that participants have an instructor account on the calibrated peer review server. If you do not yet have an account, please register for the workshop at least 3-4 days before the workshop so that an account can be created.

Session 65: Tips and tricks to improve student evaluations and learning in your classroom
Time / Location: 3:00 - 3:50 / Library Classroom 2
Presenter: Bill Bosch 
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/861750777
This session will cover a number of proven strategies that you can use during the spring semester. The presenter is the former director of CELT with over 50 years experience in education.

Wednesday, January 17

Session 66: Designing a More Inclusive Campus
Time / Location: 9:00 - 9:50 / 123 Penfield
Presenters: Kristen Flint and Rebecca Mushtare
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
An inclusive campus is a campus where faculty and staff take responsibility for making sure the materials they share with colleagues and students are accessible. In this session, the workgroup on accessible teaching will share updates on the initiatives they are working on and provide quick tips on how to become more inclusive when designing departmental and course materials.

Session 67: New York State Excelsior Scholarship
Time / Location: 9:00 - 10:20 / Library Classroom 2
Presenters: Mark Humbert, Director, Office of Financial Aid and Margaret Lloyd, Director, Office of Student Accounts
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7268304117
We have all heard of the New York State Excelsior scholarship that was announced in May 2017 offering “tuition free college” for New York State residents.  What are the qualifications and regulations behind this scholarship?  Come learn more about the Excelsior Scholarship regulations and how they might affect the way we do academic advising for our students who are recipients of this scholarship.  Mark Humbert, Director, the Office of Financial Aid and Margaret Lloyd, Director, Office of Student Accounts will explain the scholarship regulations and have a question and answer session regarding the Excelsior Scholarship.

Session 68: A practical guide to text alternatives
Time / Location: 10:00 - 10:50 / Library Classroom 1
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 69: Designing inclusive documents
Time / Location: 11:00 - 11:50 / Library Classroom 1
Presenter(s): Kristen Flint and Rebecca Mushtare
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
The design and structure of the documents you create impact the experience individuals have with you, your course, and the institution. Discover the power of design and the small details that matter.

Session 70: Using Open Educational Resources in the Classroom
Time / Location: 11:00 - 11:50 / Library Classroom 2
Presenters: Lisa Langlois and Brian Moritz
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7268304117
Open Educational Resources are free...but they’re free like kittens, which means they can be a lot of work. Hear faculty members talk about their experiences in selecting and implementing open educational resources, and what effects they’ve seen in their classroom.

Session 71: Advisor Roundtable: Casual Conversations
Time / Location: 1:00 - 2:20 / 123 Penfield
Presenters: Lisa Brancato, Kayle Light-Curtin, Sandra Kyle, Grace Maxon-Clarke, and Glynn English
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7268304117
Academic advisor round table to share and glean information that enhances our academic advisement and understandings.  Discussion supports ongoing professional practice, training and development, and may include topics such as trends in academic advisement, changes in programming, review of policy and procedure, campus resources, best practices, etc.

Session 72: Creating Open Educational Resources
Time / Location: 1:00 - 1:50 / Library Classroom 2
Presenter: Kristen Munger
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
Already familiar with OER? Interested in creating your own, but don’t know where to start? Come listen to Oswego faculty members talk about their experiences creating open textbooks with Open SUNY.

Session 73: Active shooter training
Time / Location: 1:00 - 2:20 / Speaker’s Corner
Presenter: Chief John Rossi
Livestream / recording: NA
Chief John Rossi will provide a training session for faculty and staff on dealing with active shooter situations during this session.

Session 74: Intellus Learning - support for OER
Time / Location: 2:00 - 2:50 / Speaker's Corner
Presenter: Dave Trygar, Intellus Learning
Livestream / recording: Library Classroom 2 / https://macmillanhighered.webex.com/mw3200/mywebex/cmr/cmr.do?siteurl=macmillanhighered&AT=meet&username=dtrygar
Intellus Learning bundles OER materials with additional support resources for a relatively low cost. Dave Trygar, from Intellus, will describe the services they provide.

Session 75: Tea for Teaching - Open Educational Resources
Time / Location: 3:00 - 3:50 / 123 Penfield
Moderators: John Kane and Rebecca Mushtare
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
Join us to informally discuss all things teaching and pedagogy related over a cup of tea. This is a great opportunity to meet faculty in other disciplines, troubleshoot issues in the classroom and to share best practices. In this session, we will discuss open educational resources.

Thursday, January 18

Session 76: Building a Personal Learning Network
Time / Location: 9:00 - 9:20 / Library Classroom 1
Presenters: John Kane and Rebecca Mushtare
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
Participants at this hands-on session will explore how they can more easily keep up with new developments in teaching and learning in their disciplines (as well as more broadly) through social media (e.g., twitter, Facebook, and the new SUNY Facebook Workplace), blogs, podcasts, email listservs, Google alerts, and other tools.

Session 77: Using MOOCs for professional development
Time / Location: 9:30 - 9:50 / Library Classroom 1
Presenters: John Kane and Rebecca Mushtare
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 78: Using podcasts for professional development
Time / Location: 10:00 - 10:20 / Library Classroom 1
Presenters: John Kane and Rebecca Mushtare 
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
You can listen to podcasts while commuting, flying, exercising, walking, or performing household chores. This time can be used productively to help stay current with policy debates, effective teaching practices, and pretty much any topic of interest. In this hands-on session, participants will explore and subscribe to podcasts that are relevant to their own interests.

Session 79: Using RSS feeds for professional development
Time / Location: 10:30 - 10:50 / Library Classroom 1
Presenters: John Kane & Rebecca Mushtare
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
It can be difficult to keep track of blogs, trade magazines and other disciplinary publications. Feedly is an aggregation service that allows you to pull “feeds” from online publications into a single reading experience. In this hands-on session, participants will create a feedly account and start adding to their reading list.

Session 80: Staying Current with Effective Teaching in Your Discipline
Time / Location: 11:00 - 11:20 / Library Classroom 1
Presenters: John Kane and Rebecca Mushtare
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
Most disciplines have specific publications, conferences and professional development activities specific to teaching. In this hands-on session, you will discover resources on the scholarship of teaching and learning in your discipline(s).

Session 81: SUNY-Oswego CELT badge program
Time / Location: 11:30 - 11:50 / Library Classroom 1
Presenters: John Kane and Rebecca Mushtare
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
The SUNY-Oswego CELT badge program will be discussed in this session. Participants will learn how to earn badges and how to save digital copies of these for personnel files.

Session 82: The Grand Challenge Fresh Water Topic: An Intro to Common Problem Pedagogy
Time / Location: 1:00 - 1:20 / 123 Penfield
Presenters: Leigh Wilson and Stephanie Pritchard
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7268304117
The Grand Challenges Project topic for Fall 2018-2020 is Fresh Water for All.  If you’re thinking about incorporating the topic into an assignment on your syllabus, this workshop will discuss the basics of Common Problem Pedagogy and the ways taking on a shared topic can make certain best practices in the classroom simpler.

Session 83: Google Slides
Time / Location: 1:00 - 1:20 / Library Classroom 1
Presenter: John Kane 
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
Participants in this hands-on session will create a google slide presentation that may be used for class or conference presentations. Participants will learn how to import PowerPoint slides, create new slides, insert images, add animations and transitions, share the slides with others for joint editing/viewing, download the slides as PowerPoint or publish it to the web. The use of Google slide presentations with a backchannel for local or remote viewer participation will also be demonstrated.

Session 84: Using Apple TV to project wirelessly from an iPhone, iPad, or Macbook
Time / Location: 1:30 - 1:50 / 123 Penfield
Presenter: John Kane 
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
In this session, we will examine how an Apple TV may be used to project wirelessly from an iPad or iPhone. (We will also briefly discuss how Google's chromecast may be similarly used on campus for Android devices - if paired with a wifi hotspot.)

Session 85: Closing the Loop: Student perceptions of diversity and inclusion in the classroom
Time / Location: 2:00 - 2:50 / Library Classroom 2
Panel: Patricia Clark, Alicia King, Grace Maxon-Clarke, Kate Spector, Paul Tomascak, and Katherine Wolfe-Lyga 
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7268304117
TBD

Session 86: Free tools for livestreaming events
Time / Location: 2:00 - 2:20 / Library Classroom 1
Presenter: John Kane 
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
Participants in this session will explore the use of Periscope, YouTube Live, Facebook Live, and Panopto to livestream events.

Session 87: SUNY's new Facebook Workplace
Time / Location: 2:30 - 2:50 / Library Classroom 2
Presenter: John Kane and Sean Moriarty
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 88: Tea for Teaching: Closing the Loop
Time / Location: 3:00 - 3:50 / 123 Penfield
Moderators: Patricia Clark, Alicia King, Grace Maxon-Clarke, Kate Spector, Paul Tomascak, and Katherine Wolfe-Lyga
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
This is an informal discussion following the 2:00 session on "Closing the Loop: Student perceptions of diversity and inclusion in the classroom."

Friday, January 19

Session 89: Managing Your Citations With Zotero
Time / Location: 9:00 - 9:50 / Library Classroom 1
Presenters: Laura Harris and Timothy Berge
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
In this workshop, we'll show you how to use Zotero, a free citation management app available on all campus computers. With a single click, Zotero saves citations and enables you to create customized bibliographies in standard citation styles, including MLA, Chicago and APA. This workshop will introduce some key functions of Zotero such as: installing Zotero, adding citations to your Zotero library, organizing and managing your citations, creating a bibliography, and using the Microsoft Word plug-in to easily insert citations from Zotero into your documents.

Session 90: Writing OUTSIDE the Disciplines
Time / Location: 10:00 - 10:50 / 123 Penfield
Presenter: Michael Murphy 
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
Writing Across the Curriculum is focused largely on writing in disciplines.  But would students would benefit from an opportunity to write about work in their field for lay audiences? This roundtable discussion will solicit thoughts from faculty about possible ways to develop a cross-disciplinary writing course at the 300 level.

Session 91: Using an iPad as a second display on a WIndows or Mac computer
Time / Location: 10:00 - 10:20 / Library Classroom 2
Presenter: John Kane 
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7268304117
In this session, the $9.99 Duet Display app will be demonstrated. This app allows you to connect an iPad to a Windows or Mac computer with a lightning cable. The iPad serves a second display device. Among other things, this app allows you to have a touchscreen interface on a computer that does not have a touchscreen.

Session 92: Critical Reading: Evaluating Sources Across the Curriculum
Time / Location: 11:00 - 11:50 / 123 Penfield
Presenter: Michael Murphy 
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
This session will consider ways for instructors in all disciplines to help students evaluate sources -- an increasingly important skill at a moment when the larger culture grows ever more skeptical about the reliability of published information.

Session 93: Using YouTube to automatically generate transcripts for audio and video recordings
Time / Location: 11:00 - 11:20 / Library Classroom 1
Presenter: John Kane 
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7268304117
Participants in this hands-on workshop will learn to use YouTube to automatically create transcripts for audio or video files. The transcript editing tool will also be examined. If you have a video or audio file for which you would like a transcript, bring it to this workshop. (Video files will also be provided for anyone that does not bring their own.

This free YouTube service can help make your multimedia content be accessible to everyone.

Session 94: Flipping the classroom
Time / Location: 1:00 - 1:20 / Library Classroom 1
Presenter: John Kane 
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
This session will provide an introductory discussion of possibilities for "flipping the classroom." Under this approach, low-level tasks and assignments are completed by students outside of class and class time is devoted to individual and/or group work on higher cognitive level tasks. This approach might use such tools as just-in-time teaching and team-based learning.

Session 95: Tools for flipping the classroom
Time / Location: 1:30 - 1:50 / Library Classroom 1
Presenter: John Kane 
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
This workshop will provide a quick overview of tools that are available to support the construction of flipped classrooms. This discussion will cover both content creation tools such as Jing, Camtasia, Panopto, Explain Everything  as well as online content sources such as Khan Academy, Merlot, MOOCs, open access educational sites, and YouTube.

Session 96: Low-budget virtual reality
Time / Location: 2:00 - 2:20 / 123 Penfield
Presenter: John Kane
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
This session will demonstrate how (relatively) inexpensive 360degree cameras, YouTube, and Google cardboard devices allow students and instructors to create easily shared 360-degree images and videos. Potential educational uses of these tools will be discussed.

Session 97: Basics of video recording and editing using iMovie on iOS devices
Time / Location: 2:30 - 2:50 / 123 Penfield
Presenter: John Kane 
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
Participants in this session will explore the basics of using iMovie on iPads and iPhones.

Session 98: Editing PDF documents on a tablet computer
Time / Location: 3:00 - 3:20 / 123 Penfield
Presenter: John Kane
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
In this workshop, participants will examine how PDF Expert on an iPad or iAnnotate on an Android tablet may be used to annotate, comment, leave audio feedback, and add signatures to Word or PDF files.