2021 Spring Breakout Workshops

Tuesday, June 1


Session 1: Gen Ed Diversity, Identity, and Social Justice in the United States Course Development
Time: 9:00 - 9:50
Presenters: Chris LaLonde, representatives of the Gen Ed Council, and others
Recording
The purpose of this session is to help provide a network of support for faculty developing courses to satisfy the new Gen Ed requirement in Diversity, Identity, and Social Justice in the United States.

Session 2: Faculty and Advisors Supporting Internships
Time: 9:00 - 9:50
Presenters: Michelle Bandla, EXCEL staff and Jeff Bradbury
Recording
EXCEL: Experiential Courses and Engaged Learning will review and share resources on how Academic Advisors and Faculty Sponsors can assist students in planning, finding, registering, and completing an Academic Internship.

Session 3: Open Classroom Project - Takeaways
Time : 10:00 - 10:50
Presenters: Maggie Schmuhl, Michael Chaness, Steven Abraham, Michele Thornton, Karin Dykeman, Carlo Cuccaro, John Kane
Recording
Presenters will discuss their experiences in the Open Classrooms project. This project, run in Spring 2021, provided faculty the opportunity to share the innovative teaching practices they develop with colleagues from across the university through class observations and reflection. This non-evaluative observation offered faculty an informal setting to discuss and reflect on classroom dynamics and teaching techniques employed in the classroom. Participants in this panel will discuss their roles as observers and hosts, the big takeaways for this project, and what they hope to see in future open classrooms.

Session 4: Supervisor to SUPERSTAR: On-Campus Internships
Time: 10:00 - 10:50
Presenter: Tina Cooper
Recording
What if an internship site existed that offered not only real-world experience, but was easily accessible, valued quality mentorship, and encompassed dozens of different industries all in one place? ...Well, we work there! Join Tina Cooper, Internship Coordinator at SUNY Oswego, to learn the process and best practices to create, implement, and evolve your on-campus internship program for SUNY Oswego students.

Session 5: Universal Design for Learning & Our Students
Time: 11:00 - 11:50
Presenters: Rebecca Mushtare and Amy Fisk (SUNY Geneseo)
Recording
This session will introduce the Universal Design for Learning framework and how implementing that framework supports students generally, and students with disabilities specifically. During this session we’ll share excerpts from interviews conducted with SUNY Oswego and SUNY Geneseo students with disabilities collected during 2020 about the impact remote and online learning has had on their academic experience.

Session 6: Flipping your class
Time: 1:00 - 1:50
Presenter: John Kane
Recording
In this session, participants will examine what is meant by a "flipped classroom" approach and how to successfully flip your own class.

Session 7: Take-Aways from Teaching Face to Face During F20-S21
Time: 2:00 - 2:50
Presenter: Stephanie Pritchard
recording: part 1part 2 (connection dropped in between)
We spent a lot of time developing strategies for online learning during the F20-S21 semester, but faculty teaching face to face or hybrid classes had to make some adjustments as well. This discussion-based session will focus on general take-aways from teaching in the classroom during this past academic year. All are welcome to share perspectives or strategies to consider as we start prepping for the fall.

Session 8: ACUE
Time: 3:00 - 3:50
Presenters: Participants in the 2020-21 ACUE cohort
Recording
In this session, participants in the 2020-21 ACUE cohort will engage in an informal discuss of takeaways from the ACUE Effective Practices Course. Faculty interested in joining a 2021-22 cohort are encouraged to attend.

Wednesday, June 2

Session 9: Polling
Time: 9:00 - 9:50
Presenter: John Kane
Recording
Participants in this session will explore a variety of ways in which polling can be used in any class to create an inclusive learning environment, assess prior knowledge, provide immediate feedback to students and instructors, stimulate student curiosity, and increase student engagement and learning.

Session 10: i>clicker: classic or cloud?
Time: 10:00 - 10:20
Presenter: John Kane
Recording
Participants in this session will explore the differences between i>clicker classic that has long been the campus standard polling tool and the newer i>clicker cloud option. Both versions will allow direct gradebook integration in Blackboard by the fall semester.

Session 11: Interactive presentation tools
Time: 10:30 - 10:50
Presenter: John Kane
Recording
This session will compare the features of presentation tools that can be used to create interactive presentations, including Slido, Mentimeter, and Nearpod.

Session 12: Accessible Emails
Time: 11:00 - 11:50
Presenters: Kate Percival and Michele Thornton
Recording
This session will explain how to incorporate basic accessibility principles into emails. Learn how to boost your email accessibility quickly and easily by using techniques such as chunking, using lists, embedding links, writing in clear language, and more.

Session 13: Embedding Questions in Videos
Time: 1:00 - 1:50
Presenter: John Kane
Recording
This session will focus on why it may be useful to embed questions in videos, demonstrate the use of this technique, and provide an overview of three tools that will allow you to easily embed questions in your videos: Panopto, EdPuzzle, and PlayPosit.

Session 14: How Should Equity Impact our Student Learning Assessment Practices?
Time: 2:00 - 2:50
Presenter: Kristin Croyle
Recording
We design and assess student learning outcomes in each major with the intention of improving our programs and improving student learning. However, to make these assessments truly meaningful, we must consider the many differences that our students bring in experiences, life circumstance, culture, foundational learning, etc. Despite these student differences, most student learning outcome assessments require that all students demonstrate their learning in the same way, potentially privileging students who better match our preconceived notions of how students should learn and be able to show that learning. What kinds of questions should we be considering as we move forward in student learning outcome assessment so that we can construct our majors and learning experiences more equitably?

Session 15: Kahoot!
Time: 3:00 - 3:20
Presenter: John Kane
Recording
Participants in this hands-on session will explore the use of Kahoot! to provide students with an engaging form of retrieval practice.

Session 16: Mini-Grants for the Race, Racism & Social Justice Grand Challenge
Time: 3:30 - 4:20
Presenters: Rodmon King, Anneke McEvoy, and Efstathios Keffallonitis
Recording
This session will provide an overview of mini-grants available for the Race, Racism, and Grand Challenges program.

Thursday, June 3

Session 17: Mental Health Toolbox for the Classroom
Time: 9:00 - 9:20
Presenters: Michelle Storie, Ph.D. & Amy Bidwell, Ph.D.
Recording
The presenters will provide a toolbox of mental health resources that could be implemented within the classroom as faculty and students return to in-person learning. Many students and faculty are returning to the classroom for the first time in the past year. The toolbox will equip faculty and students with social-emotional activities and supports that could be used in class to help with transitioning back to face-to-face teaching and learning.

Session 18: Blackboard pools - lessons learned and tools gained
Time: 9:30 - 9:50
Presenter: Nick Sard
Recording
I'll share how I used Blackboard pools to uniquely reference a series of images (i.e., in silico gels) for students to interpret. Importantly, the questions were structured such that answers are automatically graded. In addition, I will talk about how I made relatively unique tests, which were not math-focused, for each student in my class on Blackboard with minimal effort by capitalizing on probability (i.e., the "And Rule").

Session 19: Laker Laptop Incentive Program
Time: 10:00 - 10:20
Presenter: Sean Moriarty
Recording
Students who deposited before May 15th were offered a choice of a Windows or Mac laptop, Dining dollars or bookstore money. This session will update the campus on the laptop offerings, the selections of the incoming class and implications for the campus from a technical point of view.

Session 20: Google Assignments in Blackboard
Time: 10:30 - 10:50
Presenter: John Kane
Recording
You can now use Google docs, sheets, and/or slides to easily create assignments, share them with your students, and return feedback and/or grades to your students from within Blackboard. Any grades that are assigned appear directly in the Blackboard gradebook. If you were using Google Classroom because you liked it’s assignment feature, this tool can provide the same capabilities within Blackboard without forcing your students to use a different interface for your class.

Session 21: Digital Accessibility Roundtable Q&A
Time: 11:00 - 11:50
Presenters: Members of the Workgroup on Accessibility Practices
No recording
In this open discussion, members of the Workgroup on Accessibility Practices will answer your questions about digital accessibility, creating accessible digital content, how to get started, and how to keep moving forward. Bring projects, documents or challenges you’ve discovered in your work towards accessibility to share!

Session 22: You're Not Just Bricks in the Zoom: Bichronous Modalities and Targeted Zoom Discussions
Time: 1:00 - 1:20
Presenter: Michael Chaness
Recording
For this session I would like to discuss the advantages (and potential pit falls) of a bichronous modality for discussion-based pedagogies. The ability to creatively draw students into a conversation that simultaneously engages with course materials and provides a nurturing space for questions, divergences, music, humor, and reflection has been made more difficult in the two-dimensional space of remote/distance learning. Nevertheless, I have identified four focal points (revisiting previous chat, provocative media, image/social media analysis, and targeted group check-in prompts) that can serve as a nexus for fostering trust and catalyzing conversation via the zoom online platform.

Session 23: Fed up with Expensive Textbooks?
Time: 1:30 - 1:50
Presenter: Laura Harris
Recording
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 benefits to using them.

Session 24: Confessions of a Recovering Lecturer
Time: 2:00 - 2:20
Presenter: Ranjit Dighe
Recording
The growing emphasis on active learning has meant a trying transition for professors who had always been accustomed to lecture-based instruction, both as students and teachers. Many of us have recognized that active-learning strategies are generally superior but have had a hard time putting them into practice. Not every technique works for everyone, and many students seem to prefer passive instruction as it is less challenging. For an experienced professor, nothing is easier than lecturing, so all too often lecturing is what happens. In my twenty-plus years at SUNY Oswego, I have increasingly tried to make the classroom experience more active and interactive, and this past semester I had some breakthroughs, both in a problem-set-driven class and in a writing/discussion-driven class, which I want to share and discuss with colleagues.

Session 25: Scalar for Project Based Learning
Time : 2:30 - 2:50
Presenter: Catalina Iannone
Recording
An overview of using Scalar, a semantic web authoring tool, for project based learning in an upper-division seminar.

Tuesday, June 8

Session 26: Introduction to Panopto
Time: 9:00 - 9:50
Presenter: Dan Laird
Recording
Panopto is a video recording and management service that is installed in all advanced technology classrooms (ATCs) on campus. You can use it in the classroom to record lectures as well as on your own computer or mobile device to create supplemental media for instruction. Those videos then can be easily shared in your Blackboard course. In this session, we'll go over how to set up an account, the basics of how the recorder works, and many other features of the service.

Session 27: Introduction to Google Sites
Time: 10:00 - 10:50
Presenters: Dan Laird and Kathi Dutton
Recording
In this session, we'll walk you through the Google Sites interface and show you how to create your own web page. If you are looking to migrate a web page to Google Sites, we will reserve some time to help you do that one-on-one during this session.

Session 28: HyFlex Technology
Time: 11:00 - 11:20
Presenter: Tyrone Johnson-Neuland
Recording
An overview of our proposed Hyflex Technology Pilot

Session 29: Accessibility Fellows Program
Time: 11:00 - 11:50
Presenter: 2021 Faculty Fellows, Michele Thornton
Recording
SUNY Oswego is in its third cycle of the innovative Faculty Accessibility Fellow program. In this panel discussion, we describe the fellowship application process, expectations, goals and outcomes to date. Current fellows share their perspectives on the first semester of their fellowship year, experiences in building more accessible course materials and their goals moving forward.

Session 30: Hypothesis
Time: 1:00 - 1:50
Presenter: John Kane
Recording
Hypothesis is a social annotation tool that allows you and your students to jointly annotate digital text documents. There are two versions of this tool, a version which resides in Blackboard and an open public version. We'll examine each version during this workshop. Faculty often use this tool within Blackboard to allow students to jointly engage in close reading of a text while sharing their questions and reactions within the text itself. When used within Blackboard, it can also provide a convenient platform for peer review of student written work. The open version of Hypothesis is often used by instructors to allow students to collate, annotate, and tag materials stored on the web. In this session, participants will set up a hypothesis assignment within Blackboard, create a personal hypothesis account, learn how to create and join groups, and will examine various use cases.

Session 31: Designing courses to encourage learning
Time: 2:00 - 2:50
Presenter: John Kane
Recording
Student learning is enhanced when students engage in retrieval practice, spaced practice, interleaved practice, and metacognitive reflection. Participants in this session will discuss how we can design our courses to encourage learning.

Session 32: Turning slides into animated videos: An introduction to PowToon
Time: 3:00 - 3:50
Presenter: Charlene Harris
Recording
This session will demonstrate how to use PowToon to create animated videos and presentations in the classroom.

Wednesday, June 9

Session 33: Free adaptive and personalized learning textbook replacements
Time: 9:00 - 9:50
Presenter: John Kane
Recording
Participants in this session will examine how the free Waymaker personalized learning and the OLI adaptive learning platforms can create an inclusive and supportive learning environment that have been documented to increase student learning and to significantly reduce achievement gaps for first-generation and Pell-eligible students.

Session 34: Top 5 ways Blackboard improved my workflow and saved me time
Time: 10:00 - 10:50
Presenter: Rebecca Mushtare
Recording
I'm not a Blackboard evangelist—I've spent most of my teaching career avoiding the platform because of its design flaws (I'm a designer). Over the past year, though, I've found ways that Blackboard can save me time, improve my workflow, and help me keep better records. This session will highlight the LMS features I'll continue as I move back into the classroom this fall.

Session 35: Captioning
Time: 11:00 - 11:50
Presenter: Dan Laird
No recording
There are two products offered on campus that can generate captions for your video and audio content; Panopto and YouTube. In this workshop, I’ll show you how those are generated, how to edit and correct them, and how to download them afterwards if you would like to repurpose them in other systems.

Session 36: Embedding Career Education into the Classroom
Time: 1:00 - 1:50
Presenters: Christine Barkley and Jackie Wallace
Recording
When college graduates actively engage in career management throughout their college careers, they become equipped with the necessary knowledge, skills and tools to self-manage their careers now and in the future. Integrating career education into the classroom ensures equitable access to career management resources for all SUNY Oswego students. “Universities can’t reach ALL students with high-quality preparation for their future through the career office alone, especially when the ratio of career advisors to students is something like 1 to 1000 or 1 to 2500” (Podany, 2018). Join us for an interactive workshop to learn about ways to embed career resources and networking opportunities into your course curriculum and degree programs to best support your students’ career needs.

Session 37: Virtual Whiteboards
Time: 1:00 - 1:50
Presenter: Rebecca Mushtare
Recording
In this session we'll look at two virtual whiteboard apps: Jamboard and Miro. We'll explore ways they can be used in a wide variety of courses to encourage participation and to facilitate collaboration. Participants will have the opportunity to try both tools during the session.

Session 38: Lessons Learned: A Structured Conversation
Time: 2:00 - 2:50
Presenters:
Recording
In this session we'll share some of our teaching takeaways from the past year and will facilitate a conversation with participants about how our collective experiences this past year will inform our teaching as we transition into the next academic year and for many, back into physical classrooms.

Session 39: Introduction to NCFDD Resources and Services
Time: 3:00 - 3:50
Presenter: Rodmon King
Recording
SUNY Oswego has recently acquired a three year institutional membership in the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD). This session will provide participants with an overview of NCFDD's services and resources. In addition, participants will be shown how to set up their free subaccounts through our institutional membership.

Thursday, June 10


Session 40: Advisor Resources
Time: 9:00 - 9:50
Presenter: Corie Kohlbach
Recording 
In this session we'll do a review of resources available to Advisors and cover tips and tricks in Starfish to make advising meetings more efficient.

Session 41: Demystifying Disability: Empowering All Learners
Time: 10:00 - 10:50
Presenters: Nazely Kurkjian (she/hers), SUNY System EIT Accessibility Officer, Coordinator of Disability & Nontraditional Student Services –
University Life, SUNY System Administration; Dr. Lauren Rodriguez (she/hers), Director – Office of Disability Resources, Purchase College
Recording
Considerations for students with disabilities are grounded in effective practices for all learners. This presentation begins with an overview of students with disabilities enrolled across SUNY. The presenters will share helpful information to enhance your interactions, design, and delivery to ensure full participation in programs, services and activities.

Session 42: Digital Accessibility Roundtable Q&A
Time: 11:00 - 11:50
Presenters: Members of the Workgroup on Accessibility Practices
Recording
In this open discussion, members of the Workgroup on Accessibility Practices will answer your questions about digital accessibility, creating accessible digital content, how to get started, and how to keep moving forward. Bring projects, documents or challenges you’ve discovered in your work towards accessibility to share.

Session 43: Creating an inclusive classroom climate
Time: 1:00 - 1:50
Presenters: John Kane and Rebecca Mushtare
Recording
Participants in this session will examine a variety of simple techniques that can be used to create a more inclusive classroom climate.

Session 44: Open Pedagogy Projects
Time: 2:00 - 2:50
Presenter: John Kane
Recording
Open pedagogy involves student creation rather than consumption of educational content. Participants in this session will explore ways in which open pedagogy projects can be used to increase student engagement and learning. Examples of open pedagogy projects at Oswego and elsewhere will be discussed. Resources for the creation of open pedagogy projects will be shared.

Session 45: SUNYCreate - a domain of one's own
Time: 3:00 - 3:50
Presenter: John Kane
Recording
Beginning with an IITG grant in 2019-20 and continuing with the support of SUNY Oneonta and SUNY OER services, faculty on 4 campuses have piloted a variety of uses of a shared SUNY instance of a Domain of One's Own project. Each participant in this program received a server account that allows the installation of Wordpress, Omeka, Scalar, PressBooks, Drupal and much more. Participants in this hands-on session will create an account and explore the possibilities that this provides for open pedagogy projects within a class or institution.