2019 Winter Breakout workshops

Monday, January 14

Session 1: What is open pedagogy?
Time / Location: 9:00 -9:50 / Library Classroom 1
Presenters: John Kane and Kris Munger
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/mushtare
Open pedagogy involves having students actively participate in the creation and public sharing of intellectual products. This may include activities such as: student created blogs, podcasts, or videos; student created research work; the collation, remixing, or annotation of online content; or the creation of study materials (such as glossaries, study guides, or other learning materials). In this hands-on session, you will explore examples of open pedagogy products and discuss possible activities that might work in your own disciplines. Accessibility, student privacy, and academic integrity issues will also be addressed in this session.

Session 2: Tools for creating and sharing open pedagogy projects
Time / Location: 10:00 - 10:50 / Library Classroom 1
Presenters: John Kane and Kris Munger
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/mushtare
Participants in this hands-on session will explore free (or nearly free) tools (such as Google Docs, Hypothesis, Pressbooks, Wordpress, and Google Sites) that facilitate the collaborative creation and sharing of open pedagogy projects. Each participant will create free accounts for the platforms that they may wish to use and will explore the use of these tools. 

Session 3: Tea for Teaching: Open Pedagogy
Time / Location: 11:00 - 11:50 / 123 Penfield
Moderators: John Kane and Rebecca Mushtare
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/celt1
Tea for Teaching sessions involve informal discussions 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 their students might engage in creating and publicly sharing knowledge in their disciplines.

Session 4: Promotion from Associate to Full Professor
Time / Location: 11:00 - 11:50 / 215 Penfield (Speaker’s Corner)
Presenters: Provost Scott Furlong, Dean Julie Merchant, Dean Pam Michel and others TBD
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
This session will provide suggestions on what should be demonstrated for promotion from Associate to Full Professor.

Session 5: Student metacognition: Do students know what they know?
Time / Location: 1:00 - 1:50 / 123 Penfield
Presenter: John Kane 
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/celt1
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 6: Virtual reality
Time / Location: 1:00 - 1:50 / Lanigan 21B
Presenter: Serenity Sutherland
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
This presentation will offer attendees a brief overview of how and why virtual reality (VR) might be used in instruction. Ideally, participants will walk away with a brief overview of some recent literature on VR in pedagogy, an example of a VR assignment used in classes related to media studies, and (time and participant interest permitting) a demonstration of virtual reality.

Session 7: Low-stakes testing in Blackboard Learn
Time / Location: 2:00 - 2:50 / Library Classroom 1
Presenter: John Kane
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/mushtare
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 8: Meditation 101
Time / Location: 2:00 - 2:50 / 215 Penfield (Speaker’s Corner)
Presenter: Kim Fischer
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
In this workshop you will learn about the benefits of meditation and then actually give it a try. Mindfulness hacks and breathing techniques will also be shared so that you can bring this ancient practice into your contemporary lifestyle.  No experience is necessary. Kim Fischer is a current graduate student in the Human Computer Interaction department, at SUNY Oswego, where she researches mindfulness and technology. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology with a minor in Cognitive Science and has over two decades experience teaching yoga and meditation.

Session 9: Tea for Teaching: Time Management
Time / Location: 3:00 - 3:50 / 123 Penfield
Moderators: Allison Peer and Alicia King
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/celt1
Tea for Teaching sessions involve informal discussions 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, the participants will discuss methods of time management that can help increase productivity for both students and faculty.

Tuesday, January 15

Session 10: Getting Started with Digital Accessibility in the Classroom
Time / Location: 9:00 -11:50 /Library Classroom 1
Presenter: Rebecca Mushtare
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/mushtare
This half-day workshop will provide background information on why accessibility is important, what laws support accessibility, the top five things you can do to make your teaching materials accessible, hands-on work with accessible templates for Microsoft Word, and an overview of the campus accessibility initiative and where it is headed. We recommend that participants bring their own laptops to this session or borrow one from the library.
 

Session 11: Introduction to Ally (an accessibility tool in Blackboard)
Time / Location: 1:00 - 1:50 / Library Classroom 1
Presenter: Kathi Dutton
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/mushtare
In this workshop, you will learn how integrating your course with Blackboard Ally provides students with alternate formats for course materials and assists you in creating accessible course content.

Session 12: ACUE Certificate in Effective College Instruction
Time / Location: 1:30 - 2:50 / Library Classroom 2
Presenter: Martha Bless (ACUE)
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
In this session, Martha Bless will provide an overview of the Association of College and University Educators’ (ACUE’s) course in Effective Teaching Practices. The successful completion of this sequence of 25 course modules results in the award of an ACUE/ACE Certificate in Effective College Instruction. Join us for this session to find out more about this professional development opportunity. The cost of this program will be covered by the college.

Session 13: Accessibility Hands-on Help
Time / Location: 2:00 - 2:50 / Library Classroom 1
Presenters: Workgroup on Accessible Teaching
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/mushtare
Have you been to some of our accessibility workshops and need help getting started with your own materials? Bring your questions to our team of accessibility advocates. We can troubleshoot, provide individualized tutorials or help research solutions for your particular goals.

Session 14: Tea for Teaching: Accessibility
Time / Location: 3:00 - 3:50 / 123 Penfield
Presenters: Workgroup on accessible teaching
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/celt1
This is a session dedicated to informal conversation about embedding accessibility into your teaching practice. We’ll talk about how accessibility informs and augments your pedagogical practices as well as discuss barriers. We’ll also talk about ways to get our colleagues to join in.

Wednesday, January 16

Session 15: YouTube for Beginners
Time / Location: 9:00 - 9:50 / Library Classroom 1
Presenters: Dan Laird and Marcia Burrell
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/mushtare
Now that everyone has the ability to use YouTube on your Oswego LakerApps account, you can now create your own channel and upload and manage videos on the platform. Learn the basics of starting this process and some of the ins and outs of the management console. Please bring your own laptop, smartphone, or tablet computer to this workshop.

Session 16: Why do I need a Blog anyway?
Time / Location: 10:00 - 10:50 / Library Classroom 1
Presenter: Marcia Burrell
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/mushtare
This is a basic workshop about how to use a Blog to make connections with like minded people in your profession.  This is a session about writing, reading and engaging online with colleagues locally and internationally. Please bring your own laptop, smartphone, or tablet computer to this workshop.

Session 17:  BOUNCE into a Healthier You
Time / Location: 10:00 - 10:50 / Library Classroom 2
Presenter: Amy Bidwell
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
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 18: Diversity and your Faculty Searches
Time / Location: 11:00 - 11:50 / Library Classroom 2
Presenters: Marcia Burrell, Rodmon King, Amy Bidwell, Barbara Beyerbach, and Bonita Hampton
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
What does it mean to implement diversity thinking in the search process? This is a session on making Diversity and Inclusion a priority.

Session 19: Defense Against the Dark Arts
Time / Location: 1:00 - 1:50 / 215 Penfield (Speaker’s Corner)
Presenter: Rodmon King
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
The focus of this session will be case studies compiled from actual classroom (and other) situations at other institutions.  The session will focus on developing skills and solutions that can be used in similar situations and contexts.

Session 20: Out of the frying pan and into...a context that creates new levels of mutual understanding and communication: Preparation for and Facilitation of Difficult Conversations
Time / Location: 2:00 - 2:50 / 215 Penfield (Speaker’s Corner)
Presenter: Rodmon King
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
This collaborative session will help participants identify key factors in preparing to facilitate difficult conversations. In addition, some key dialogue facilitation techniques will be reviewed and practiced by participants.

Session 21: VoiceThread
Time / Location: 3:00 - 3:50 / 123 Penfield
Presenter: John Kane
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/celt1
Participants In this hands-on workshop will create free VoiceThread accounts and explore how VoiceThread can be used by your students to annotate, critique, and analyze images, videos, presentations, and documents. (I'll also discuss my experience in using VoiceThread during the Spring 2018 semester.)

Thursday, January 17

Session 22: Illuminating Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
Time / Location: 9:00 - 9:20 / Library Classroom 2
Presenters: Morgan Bond and Judy Lupa
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
If you've never used interlibrary loan, this session is for you! We'll talk about why interlibrary loan is a great resource for faculty, staff, and students. We'll also cover the basic steps for finding materials at other institutions, entering requests, and some of the behind the scenes magic.

Session 23: Getting a Course Involved in Grand Challenge Fresh Water Activities
Time / Location: 9:00 - 9:20 / 123 Penfield
Presenter: Leigh Wilson
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/celt1
In this workshop we will be discussing ways faculty and staff might move Grand Challenge Fresh Water topics, assignments, or projects into their semester.  There will also be tips on how to get a Grand Challenge Mini-Grant in order to fund the activities. 

Session 24: Chrome in the Classroom and on Campus
Time / Location: 9:30 - 9:50 / Library Classroom 1
Presenter: Dave Kahn
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/mushtare
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 powerful 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: Creating an OER Philosophy text
Time / Location: 9:30 - 9:50 / Library Classroom 2
Presenter: Craig Delancey
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
TBD

Session 26: Designing Effective Digital Signage
Time / Location: 10:00 - 10:20 / Library Classroom 1
Presenter: Alexandra Sorbello
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/mushtare
Are you interested in creating digital signage but don't know where to start? or want to get some tips to "up" your game? This short 20 minute session will help you get started and on your way. I will give you the info you need in non-designer terms such as: the appropriate size and file format, college policies, how to create signage in different programs, how to use online free design sites, how to avoid copyright infringement, and most of all how to keep it simple since it's only on the tv display for 10 seconds! 

Session 27: Advisement Bootcamp, Pt. 2: Tools and Tech
Time / Location: 10:00 - 10:50 / Library Classroom 2
Presenters: Paul Tomascak, Jennifer Knapp, Raihan Khan, and Kris Munger
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
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 of DegreeWorks and the Advising Student Profile.


Session 28: Using your iPhone, iPad, Windows 10 tablet, or Android device for class, workshop, or conference presentations
Time / Location: 10:30 - 10:50 / 123 Penfield
Presenter: John Kane
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/celt1
This workshop will provide an overview of several apps that can be used to make PowerPoint, Prezi, or other presentations anywhere.

Session 29: Combating Textbook Cost Inflation
Time / Location: 11:00 - 11:20 / Library Classroom 2
Presenters: Dan Laird and Laura Harris
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
This session will focus on how the use of free open educational resources (OER) or digital direct access e-texts from publishers can lower student costs and improve student learning outcomes (by providing students with first-day of class access to their textbooks).


Session 30: Using your iPad or Android tablet as a graphic whiteboard controller
Time / Location: 11:00 - 11:20 / 123 Penfield
Presenter: John Kane
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/celt1
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 31: Using Apple TV to project wirelessly from an iPhone, iPad, or Mac laptop
Time / Location: 11:30 - 11:50 / 123 Penfield
Presenter: John Kane
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/celt1
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 32: Intro to Apple's MacOS 10.14.x (Mojave)
Time / Location: 11:30 - 11:50 / Mahar 211
Presenter: Michael Schifano
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
MacOS 10.14  makes your Mac more reliable, capable, and responsive — and lay the foundation for future innovations. macOS Mojave 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 33: Two Factor Authentication: What it is and Why You Need It
Time / Location: 1:00 - 1:20 / Library Classroom 1
Presenter: Ursula Wilkinson
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/mushtare
"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 34: Real-time captioning in Google Slides
Time / Location: 1:30 - 1:50 / 123 Penfield
Presenter: John Kane
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/celt1
In October, 2018, Google added a real-time captioning option to Google slides. (Similar capability will be added to PowerPoint and Skype in early 2019.) In this session, we’ll examine  how to use this feature and how students and conference or webinar participants can benefit.

Session 35: Tackling the Grand Challenge: Solid Solutions to Plastic Problems
Time / Location: 2:00 - 2:20 / 123 Penfield
Presenters: Casey Towne and Katherine Spector
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/celt1
This presentation will describe the ongoing operational and programmatic sustainability efforts of the Office of Learning Services’ Math Center.  In particular, the presenters will describe their work related to:

  • writing utensil recycling
  • Lake Ontario litter collection 
  • zero-waste events
  • curricular tie-ins 

Attendees will gain insight into simple and effective practices to implement in their office, program or department. Collectively, these actions will advance SUNY Oswego’s commitment to a sustainable future.

Session 36: Free tools for livestreaming events
Time / Location: 2:30 - 2:50 / 123 Penfield
Presenter: John Kane
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/celt1
Participants in this session will explore the use of Periscope, YouTube Live, Facebook Live, and Panopto to livestream events.

Session 37: Using an iPad as a second display on a Windows or Mac computer
Time / Location: 3:00 - 3:20 / 123 Penfield
Presenter: John Kane
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/celt1
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 38: Basics of video recording using iMovie on an iPhone or iPad
Time / Location: 3:30 - 3:50 / 123 Penfield
Presenter: John Kane
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/celt1
Participants in this session will explore the basics of using iMovie on iPads and iPhones.

 

Friday, January 18


Session 39: Discovering Your Family History: Using Research to Trace Your Family Roots
Time / Location: 9:00 - 10:20 / Library Classroom 1
Presenter: Dr. Ray Morrison
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/mushtare
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 has located over 10,000 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, this is the workshop to attend.

Session 40: Defeating “What Do You Want Me to Write?:” How to Nudge Students into Engaging in Critical Thought
Time / Location: 9:00 - 9:50 / 123 Penfield
Presenter: Kenneth Nichols
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/celt1
Students sometimes have trouble breaking out of the thoughts and rules with which they were imprinted in high school.  In this interactive workshop, we will compare and share strategies to nudge students into trying out new ideas and methods of communication.

Session 41: New and Improved tools to facilitate academic dishonesty
Time / Location: 10:00 - 10:50 / 123 Penfield
Presenter: John Kane
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/celt1
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 42: Blackboard Learn Open Session
Time / Location: 11:00 - 11:50 / Library Classroom 1
Presenters: Kathi Dutton, Doug Hemphill, Carrie Mocyk, and Theresa Gilliard-Cook
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 43: Using exams as learning tools
Time / Location: 11:00 - 11:50 / 123 Penfield
Presenter: John Kane
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/celt1
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 44: Department and Program Major Student Learning Outcome Assessment
Time / Location: 1:00 - 1:50 / Library Classroom 1
Presenter: Trevor Jorgensen
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/mushtare
In this hands-on session, participants will discuss and field questions pertaining to Student Learning Outcome (SLO) major assessment. This workshop session will ask participants to discuss topics and ask questions pertaining to the preparation of the annual assessment report and plan, techniques to refine SLO’s, how to connect SLO’s with curriculum and academic activities, development a curriculum map, and align results of the measure and interpretation.

Session 45: Cylance Antivirus Now on Campus
Time / Location: 1:00 - 1:50 / 123 Penfield
Presenter: Ursula Wilkinson
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/celt1
The cyber threat landscape is always evolving, and to keep up, SUNY Oswego has implemented a new anti-malware solution for computers on campus, Cylance Protect.  Learn how Cylance is different from other anti-malware programs, how we are using it on campus, and what you can do to contribute to its successful operation and the mission of improving security.

Session 46: Town Halls
Time / Location: 2:00 - 2:50 / Library Classroom 2
Presenters: Kristi Eck, Rodmon King , and Mary Toale
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
This past fall semester President Stanley continued her tradition of holding town hall meetings, small group meetings and 1:1 drop-in hours with and for our students. This CELT session will provide a recap of the themes that emerged from these meetings and an update on actions taken by the college to date (including actions planned for the spring 2019 semester) that we hope will continue to strengthen and further unite our campus and community. At this session, we will also brainstorm and discuss actions we can all take to help foster a greater sense of belonging and inclusion for all at the college. 

Session 47: Using rubrics to assess student work
Time / Location: 3:00 - 3:50 / Library Classroom 1
Presenter: John Kane
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/mushtare
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.

Session 48: Incorporating a Travel Experience
Time / Location: 3:00 - 3:50 / 123 Penfield
Presenters: Kat Blake, Rebecca Mushtare, Lyn Blanchfield, and Casey Raymond (and possibly others)
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/celt1
In this session, a panel of faculty will discuss how they have productively incorporated travel experiences into their courses.

Tuesday, January 22

Session 49: A Practical Guide to Text Alternatives
Time / Location: 9:00 - 9:50 / Library Classroom 1
Presenters: Joe Fitzsimmons and Kelli Ariel
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/mushtare
Ensuring your multimedia digital content is accessible means providing text equivalents for end users. This session will give content creators and editors a brief overview of text equivalents (image alt text) and show practical examples and use cases to ensure your images, graphs and visuals are as accessible to as many people as possible.

Session 50: Using clickers to enhance student learning
Time / Location: 9:00 - 9:50 / 123 Penfield
Presenter: John Kane
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/celt1
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 51: Making Videos Accessible with Captioning
Time / Location: 10:00 - 10:50 / Library Classroom 1
Presenter:  Dan Laird
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/mushtare
If you use videos in your online courses or on your website, then it is imperative to ensure that the 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 focus primarily on the options available with YouTube, Panopto and Amara.

Session 52: Integrating i>clicker and Blackboard
Time / Location: 10:00 - 10:50 / 123 Penfield
Presenter: John Kane
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/celt1
This workshop is designed for those that plan to use i>clickers during the Spring 2019 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 id number and set up the software needed to automatically upload clicker scores into your online course gradebook.

Session 53: Designing Accessible Materials with Google Apps
Time / Location: 11:00 - 11:50 / Library Classroom 1
Presenter: Dan Laird 
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/mushtare
In this session will focus on making sure the files we create in Google Apps are compliant with ADA standards. The steps we will cover will help to ensure people who use assistive technologies like screen readers are able to access the information they need—the result will make it easier for everyone else to navigate and digest as well.

Session 54: Designing Accessible Presentations
Time / Location: 1:00 - 1:50 / Library Classroom 1
Presenter: Kate Percival
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/mushtare
This session will focus on making digital presentations (like those created in Powerpoint) accessible to the audience during a presentation as well as to any audiences who may review your digital slides before or after the presentation. These best practices will help all of your audience members have the best experience possible with your slides.
 

Session 55: Accessibility in Personal or Class Websites
Time / Location: 2:00 - 2:50 / Library Classroom 1
Presenters: Rebecca Mushtare and Kate Percival
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/mushtare
Do you maintain your own personal website or a project website? This session is for anyone who tinkers with HTML or creates web-based products or publications. This workshop assumes some experience with HTMl and CSS. This session will provide an overview of web accessibility standards (WCAG 2.0) and basic tests you can perform to test that your site meets these standards. This session will include a hands-on component that requires a basic code editor (a free one you can install ahead of time is
Brackets). We recommend you bring your own laptop to this workshop.

Session 56: Creating Accessible Electronic Documents with InDesign
Time / Location: 3:00 - 3:50 / Library Classroom 1
Presenter: Rebecca Mushtare
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/mushtare
This session is specifically for faculty and staff who regularly work with Adobe InDesign to design digital documents including (but not limited to): PDFs, ebooks, ads, digital signage, etc. This session will go over basic accessibility principles and how to implement them in InDesign so that the final output is accessible. Prior experience with InDesign is necessary for this workshop. Familiarity with paragraph styles is helpful.

Session 57: Classroom Communication
Time / Location: 3:00 - 3:50 / 215 Penfield (Speaker’s Corner)
Presenter: Jen Knapp
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
A general conversation about instructor communication behaviors that can lead to increased student motivation.



Wednesday, January 23


Session 58: SUNY Oswego Micro Credentials
Time / Location: 9:00 - 9:50 /Library Classroom 2
Presenter: Jill Pippin
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
What are Micro Credentials? How could they be offered at SUNY Oswego? What is SUNY Oswego doing to consider next steps? This session will review all of this and provide information about best practices, how SUNY is supporting the effort and plenty of time for Q&A.


Session 59: Online Strategic Plan
Time / Location: 10:00 - 10:50 / Library Classroom 2
Presenters: Jill Pippin and Greg Ketcham
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/mushtare
SUNY Oswego is creating an Online Learning Strategic Plan. The process has involved significant data gathering, listening to students, faculty and staff, and researching best practices. This session will share data highlights, what's gone into the effort, and review the draft plan. Participants are encouraged to provide feedback in this interactive session.

Session 60: Audience and Outcomes
Time / Location: 10:00 - 10:50 / 123 Penfield
Presenter: Rebecca Mushtare
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/celt1
This workshop will focus on connecting the audience of your course (your students) to the intended/desired outcomes of the course from the very first day. We’ll use design strategies and tools like personas to develop empathy for our students and make decisions about our classes that align our course objectives and high standards as instructors with the experiences, goals and objectives of our students.


Session 61: Evidence of Learning
Time / Location: 11:00 - 11:50 / 123 Penfield
Presenter: Rebecca Mushtare
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/celt1
This workshop will focus on designing summative assessments with an emphasis on establishing evaluation criteria. This workshop will challenge us to directly connect our assessments to our course and unit/module objectives.

Session 62: I Hate %4#&s Group Work!
Time / Location: 1:00 - 1:50 / Library Classroom 2
Presenter: Theresa Gilliard-Cook
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
Are you interested in incorporating online group work into your course? Not sure where to start? Have you already incorporated online group work and encountered challenges?  

Online groups will be the focus of this interactive session, but many of the ideas can be helpful for course group work regardless of modality.  We will discuss current research regarding groups in online courses and why you should consider online group work. Using what the research tells us, as well as your questions, ideas, and challenges, we will try to come up with tips, tricks, and suggestions to help you make yours and your students' group work experience positive and productive.

Session 63: Planning Learning Experiences
Time / Location: 1:00 - 1:50 / 123 Penfield
Presenter: Rebecca Mushtare
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/celt1
This workshop will cover the six facets of understanding introduced by Wiggins and McTighe in their book Understanding by Design and specific learning experiences that align to each. Examples will include both quick one-off activities and longer-term extended projects and experiences. 

Session 64: Flipping the classroom
Time / Location: 2:00 - 2:20 / 123 Penfield
Presenter: John Kane
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/celt1
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 65: Tools for flipping the classroom
Time / Location: 2:30 - 2:50 / 123 Penfield
Presenter: John Kane
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/celt1
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 66: Google hangouts / YouTube Live
Time / Location: 3:00 - 3:50 / Librarian Classroom 1
Presenter: John Kane
Remote access: meet.google.com/czm-zeya-izs
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. (It is helpful, but not required, for participants to bring a laptop or an Android or iOS phone or tablet and headphones.) In this session, we will examine how:

  • 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 67: Differences between “Soft Skill” and “Hard Skill” Learning Outcomes
Time / Location: 3:00 - 3:50 / 123 Penfield
Presenter: Deborah Furlong
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/celt1
Every three years, our students complete a SUNY-wide Student Opinion Survey (SOS) where they weigh in on many topics.  Preliminary work on results from the Spring 2018 SOS suggests that student experiences differentiate between “Soft” and “Hard” learning outcomes.  This presentation will describe the learning outcomes measured on the SOS, explain the finding that suggests a differentiation between “Soft” and “Hard” skills, and explore whether students in different majors or types of majors have varying degrees of self-proclaimed learning across the two sets of outcomes.  Discussion time at the end will encourage audience members to share their own opinions, experiences and best practices related to increasing soft-skill or hard-skill learning.



Thursday, January 24

Session 68: Backing Up your Files Made Easy
Time / Location: 9:00 - 9:20 / Library Classroom 1
Presenter: Daniel Truong
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/mushtare
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 69: SUNY’s Facebook Workplace
Time / Location: 9:00 - 9:20 / 123 Penfield
Presenter: John Kane
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/celt1
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 70: The New Google Gmail
Time / Location: 9:30 - 9:50 / Library Classroom 1
Presenter: Nicholas Ross
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/mushtare
Google’s improved Gmail interface is not the only thing that has been updated. The new Gmail update is packed with new features that will help manage your daily workload. Join us as we point out new features as well as some tips and tricks that will help you along the way.

Session 71: Free classroom polling apps
Time / Location: 9:30 - 9:50 / 123 Penfield
Presenter: John Kane
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/celt1
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 72: Getting Familiar with Windows 10
Time / Location: 10:00 - 10:20 / Library Classroom 1
Presenter: Matt Brooks
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/mushtare
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 73: Sharing Files with Google Team Drive and the “O” Drive
Time / Location: 10:30 - 10:50 / Library Classroom 1
Presenters: Nicholas Ross and Andy Goldzweig
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/mushtare
In this session, we will compare Google Team Drive and the new “O” Drive, the system that will be replacing the current “Z drive”. We’ll example the advantages and disadvantages of both, allowing you to decide which system works best for you and your department.


Session 74: Upcoming Adobe License Changes and the Home Use Program
Time / Location: 10:30 - 10:50 / Library Classroom 2
Presenter: Nicole Decker
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
Starting next year, Adobe will be changing its licensing model from using a serial number to using user authentication.  While the details are still being worked out, we can share some information on what this will mean for people who have Adobe installed on their SUNY-owned computers.  In addition, we can share how to purchase Adobe for approximately $10 for faculty and staff personal computers.

Session 75: Yet Another Mail Merge (YAMM)
Time / Location: 11:00 - 11:20 / Library Classroom 1
Presenter: Christopher Palian
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/mushtare
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 76: How to Order New Technology-Related Equipment
Time / Location: 11:00 - 11:20 / Library Classroom 2
Presenters: Nicole Decker, Kristine Smith, Joshua Galletta
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
Looking to purchase new technology-related equipment for your department? This session will show you how to obtain a quote for hardware, like printers, tablets, laptops, and desktop, and how to begin the ordering process.

Session 77: How to Effectively Use Smartboards in the Classroom
Time / Location: 11:30 - 11:50 / Marano 143
Presenter: Ward Andres
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/mushtare
Learn how to effectively use Smartboards and Smart Kapps to enhance the learning experience!

Session 78: Using a green screen to create videos
Time / Location: 11:30 - 11:50 / 123 Penfield
Presenter: John Kane
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/celt1
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 79: Zoom
Time / Location: 1:00 - 1:20 / Library Classroom 2
Presenter: Tami Bullard
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/mushtare
Zoom is a simple and reliable cloud platform that provides remote audio and video conferencing services.  It is now the new campus standard. Zoom is ideal for conducting candidate interviews, meetings, or bringing “outside” guests into your classroom. In this session, we will cover the steps in using Zoom; establishing an account, hosting a meeting, as well as screen sharing and recording.  Best practices of video conferencing will also be discussed.

Session 80: First-Year Seminar classes
Time / Location: 1:00 - 2:20 / Library Classroom 2
Presenters: Julie Merchant and First-year course instructors
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
This session will provide information about the first-year seminar program introduced during the Fall 2018 semester, along with plans for future expansion. Faculty offering classes in this program will describe their experiences.
 

Session 81: Tea for Teaching: First-year seminar classes
Time / Location: 2:30 - 3:20 / 123 Penfield
Moderators: Julie Merchant and FYS Instructors
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/celt1
Tea for Teaching sessions involve informal discussions 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 have informal discussions with those that have worked on the first-year seminar program.
 

Session 82: Questions to Consider If You Are Thinking About Teaching a Hybrid Course
Time / Location: 3:00 - 3:50 / Library Classroom 2
Presenter: Bill Bosch
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
A hybrid course is much more than just an online course with a face-to-face class session thrown in for good measure. It involves asking, “What is the best way for students to interact with course content, construct knowledge, engage in critical thinking and problem solving?” Purposeful decisions are made by the instructor as to what activities are best included in face-to-face class sessions, and which activities would work well in a virtual environment. The term hybrid, or blended course, signifies a new way of thinking about how to harness the power of technology to promote learning and identify the best strategies to help students master important course concepts. 

Session 83: Low-Budget virtual reality
Time / Location: 3:30 - 3:50 / 123 Penfield
Presenter: John Kane
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/celt1
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. 

Friday, January 25

Session 84: Pedagogy in Action: Using our Campus for Teaching
Time / Location: 9:00 - 9:50 /Library Classroom 2
Presenter: Lyn Blanchfield
Remote access:  https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
This session will discuss how we can utilize the spaces of the campus for pedagogical purposes. For one course I used Penfield's Special Collections to learn about the history of SUNY Oswego and for another course I created a pilgrimage assignment to get students to explore the various buildings and open spaces on campus. In this session we will explore various ways the campus can be a site of learning that can be incorporated into our courses.


Session 85: Common Myths about Teaching and Learning
Time / Location: 9:00 - 9:50 / 123 Penfield
Presenter: John Kane
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/celt1
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 86: IRA + IRB = Survey Success
Time / Location: 10:00 - 10:50 / 123 Penfield
Presenter: Deborah Furlong
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/celt1
This presentation and discussion focuses on SUNY Oswego’s standard procedures regarding conducting on-line surveys of the College’s students and employees.  What kinds of survey research projects need the approval of Institutional Research & Assessment (IRA)? How does that approval process work? What kind of survey research projects need the approval of the Institutional Review Board (IRB)?  How does that approval process work? Two recent changes make this topic especially timely. First, the National Institute of Health has stopped providing a free mechanism for acquiring Human Subjects Research Certification, a step that most IRBs require.  Second, SUNY-Oswego has a new Director in IRA, so this is an excellent time to refine and communicate the office’s role in survey research.


Session 87: Tea for Teaching: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Time / Location: 11:00 - 11:50 / 123 Penfield
Moderators: John Kane and Rebecca Mushtare
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/celt1
Tea for Teaching sessions involve informal discussions 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 increase the amount of research related to teaching and learning at SUNY-Oswego.

Session 88: Quantitative vs Qualitative Research (to be rescheduled)
Time / Location: canceled - to be rescheduled at a later date
Presenter: Theo Rhodes
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156

In this session, Theo Rhodes will discuss the choice between quantitative and qualitative research.

Session 89: Soft Skills Interviewing Techniques
Time / Location: 1:00 - 1:50 / 123 Penfield
Presenters: Sean Moriarty and Nancy Concadoro
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/celt1
Assessing candidates beyond their tangible job knowledge and technical skills.

Session 90: Podcasting Basics
Time / Location: 2:00 - 2:50 / 123 Penfield
Presenter: John Kane
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/celt1
Participants in this session will examine the process of creating a podcast. Alternative hardware, software, and hosting options will be explored.  Basic audio editing techniques will also be examined. A simple procedure for generating audio transcripts will be presented.

Session 91: Tea for Teaching: How can CELT be more effective?
Time / Location: 3:00 - 3:50 / 123 Penfield
Moderators: John Kane, Rebecca Mushtare
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/celt1
Tea for Teaching sessions involve informal discussions 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 ways in which CELT can be more effective in serving the professional development needs of the college community.

Session 92: Craftng an Engaging Discussion
Time / Location: 3:00 - 3:50 / Library Classroom 1
Presenter: Doug Hemphill
Remote access: https://zoom.us/my/mushtare
This workshop will look at some strategies for engaging students with online discussions.  These strategies will be applicable both to online and web enhanced courses that make use of discussion forums.  After reviewing best practices, participants will have the opportunity to create discussions for their courses, or work through some example discussions on selected topics, depending on audience desires.