Professional Development Opportunities

Promoting Faculty Success with Online Teaching and Learning

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CSUDH invites faculty to participate in voluntary Summer 2020 Professional Development for Online Teaching and Learning. The various opportunities aim to provide you with strategies for virtual/remote instruction in Fall 2020.

Summer 2020 Professional Development for Online Teaching and Learning is being offered by the Faculty Development Center, the Office of Academic Technology, the Office of Undergraduate Studies, and the CSU Chancellor’s Office. The university is providing up to $1500 for eligible faculty members to participate in various professional development activities.

The Summer 2020 Professional Development Stipend formula is as follows:

Please note: Faculty may only receive a combined $1500 maximum stipend compensation for all completed activities outlined below. Faculty may participate in as many as they want to, but will receive a maximum of $1500.

  • FDC one-week bootcamps = $750 each with a $1500 max if two or more are taken
  • FDC two-week bootcamps = $1500
  • Various 1-3 hour workshops run by the Undergraduate Studies in July: $50/hr
  • College-based Summer FLCs: $1000 for summer work
  • Academic Technology’s Self-Paced course: $250
  • CSU Quality Assurance/QM/QLT Introduction to Teaching Online Course or Improving Your Online Course: $1500 (includes course completion initiated after Spring 2020 move to alternative/virtual instruction)
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Online Teaching Self-Paced Training Course for Faculty

Self-paced Course

Description

This self-paced course for faculty covers best practices for teaching online, Blackboard’s features, and tips for creating accessible Word and PDF documents. Complete the course to receive a certificate of completion from the Academic Technology Office. To access this course, send an email to academictechnology@csudh.edu with the subject line, “Online Teaching Self-Paced Course Request."

Facilitator(s)

The Office of Academic Technology

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OER Basics II: Finding, Evaluating, and Adopting Open Textbooks

July 20 - August 7, 2020

Description

Focuses on open textbooks and gives participants experience finding, evaluating, and attributing OER. OER Basics II contains assessments that require participants to apply knowledge gained in both OER Basics I and OER Basics II. This is an asynchronous course hosted online in Blackboard. Participants can expect to spend two hours per week on course content and assessment.

Facilitator(s)

The University Library - Affordable Learning Solutions Program: Cristina Springfield

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Lunch and Learn: A Quick Introduction to Google Earth “Tour Builder"

Mon., Aug. 3, 2020

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Description

Lunch and learn! This talk will introduce participants to Google Earth "Tour Builder,” a way to create, collaborate, and share stories using Google Earth. Tour Builder can be used to create interactive assignments for students, as well as as a tool for creating dynamic lectures using Google Earth. 
Register for the course for Zoom details.

Facilitator(s)

Jenn Brandt and the College of Arts and Humanities Teaching and Learning Fellows

 Stipend: $50/hr

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Communicating with Students with Zoom and Bb Collaborate

Tue., Aug. 4, 2020

10:00 am - 10:45 am (Zoom)

11:00 am - 11:45 am (Bb Collaborate)

Description

This session is useful for conducting live sessions (class lectures and office hours).

Facilitator(s)

The Office of Academic Technology

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Creating Engaging Content - Getting Started with your Course

Wed., August 5, 2020

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Description

This workshop will cover best practices and an introduction to instructional technology tools to create engaging content for your students.

Facilitator(s)

The Office of Academic Technology

Faculty Learning Community - Building Community Through “Third Places” in the Online Classroom

Aug. 5, 12, & 19, 2020 and Monthly in fall 2020

Description

This FLC is designed to explore how the concept of “third places” -- from social, decolonial, and educational standpoints -- can help faculty transform the online classroom into student-centered spaces of learning that create a culture of shared responsibility. An emphasis will be placed on developing activities and assignments that highlight equity and inclusion by using students’ experiences to enhance educational success. For the full call for participation for this FLC and for instructions on how to apply, visit: Dropbox on Course and Application

Facilitator(s)

Jenn Brandt, Associate Professor of Women’s Studies, Sponsored by College of Arts and Humanities

 Stipend: 

Each participant will receive $1,000 for work completed in August, with an additional $500 for monthly participation and deliverables at the end of the fall semester

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Creating Engaging Content - Getting Started with your Course

Thurs., August 6, 2020

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Description

This workshop will cover best practices and an introduction to instructional technology tools to create engaging content for your students.

Facilitator(s)

The Office of Academic Technology

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Showcasing Student Work with Blackboard Portfolio

Fri., Aug. 7, 2020

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Description

Portfolios are an excellent tool for comprehensive assessment and provide students with a valuable artifact to showcase their studies that will allow them to launch their career. Join us for a deep dive into the Blackboard Portfolio tool to understand how to use them as a classroom assignment, how the tool is integrated seamlessly into your grading workflow, and to realize its potential and value to faculty and your students.

Facilitator(s)

The Office of Academic Technology

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Advanced Lecture Capture Using TechSmith Knowmia (Previously known as Relay)

Mon., Aug 10, 2020

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Description

Familiarly with TechSmith Relay / Knowmia software is required. This session will cover integrating quizzes and conversations and more advanced features into your videos.

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Assessment of Student Learning

Wed., Aug. 12, 2020

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Description

This advanced session will provide information on the features of Blackboard for creating online assessments, such as assignments and tests, as well as organizing the Grade Center.

Facilitator(s)

The Office of Academic Technology

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Assessment of Student Learning

Thurs., Aug. 13, 2020

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Description

This advanced session will provide information on the features of Blackboard for creating online assessments, such as assignments and tests, as well as organizing the Grade Center.

Facilitator(s)

The Office of Academic Technology

Faculty Learning Community - You Are Still the Professor: Manifesting Your Passion for Teaching in the Online Environment

Aug. 5 & 12; Sept. 16; Oct. 14; Nov. 4 & 18, 2020

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Description

The purpose of this faculty learning community is to help faculty take stock of what inspires them about teaching and develop concrete ways to pursue those practices in the online environment. The community is designed for faculty to reflect upon their current pedagogy through analysis and discussion of four key questions. The work of the community is not prescriptive; the community is not designed to further an “ideal type.” Instead, faculty pursue in a focused way what motivates them about teaching and apply those qualities to their online teaching lives. Individual participants choose the extent to which they use the knowledge gained to modify or reframe their pedagogy.

For the complete description and how to apply (applications are due by July 31, 2020) please visit: Dropbox on Course and Application New Link!

Facilitator(s)

Kirstin Ellsworth, Art Historian, Department of Art and Design, Sponsored by College of Arts and Humanities

 Stipend: $1,000.00 paid upon completion of the summer hours and $500.00 for the fall semester upon receipt of the deliverable.

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Using Discussion Boards Effectively

Fri., Aug. 7, 2020

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Description

Lunch and Learn!
Register for the course for Zoom details.

Facilitator(s)

The Office of Undergraduate Studies
Anne Soon Choi

 Stipend: $50/hr

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Lunch and Learn: A Quick Introduction to Padlet

Fri., Aug. 14, 2020

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Description

Lunch and Learn!
Register for the course for Zoom details.

Facilitator(s)

The Office of Undergraduate Studies
Anne Soon Choi

 Stipend: $50/hr

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Showcasing Student Work with Blackboard Portfolio

Fri., Aug. 14, 2020

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Description

Portfolios are an excellent tool for comprehensive assessment and provide students with a valuable artifact to showcase their studies that will allow them to launch their career. Join us for a deep dive into the Blackboard Portfolio tool to understand how to use them as a classroom assignment, how the tool is integrated seamlessly into your grading workflow, and to realize its potential and value to faculty and your students.

Facilitator(s)

The Office of Academic Technology

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Communicating with Students with Zoom and Bb Collaborate

Tue., Aug. 18, 2020

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm (Zoom)

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm (Bb Collaborate)

Description

This session is useful for conducting live sessions (class lectures and office hours).

Facilitator(s)

The Office of Academic Technology

"Equity Mindfulness in Virtual Teaching & Learning" Faculty Learning Community

Wed., Aug. 19, 2020 - Application Deadline Aug. 12

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Description

This is a multidisciplinary collaborative with a strong commitment to creating mindful and equitable spaces for learning & teaching virtually. The Equity Mindfulness FLC will examine ideas of equity mindedness, psychological flexibility for reducing prejudice, racial consciousness, mindfulness and acceptance as tools for building communities within diverse virtual classrooms, and how to effectively engage students in high stress environments. View flyer for complete details. Apply Now! - Deadline is August 12th.

Facilitator(s)

Molly Lancaster, CHHSN and the Faculty Learning Fellows

 Stipend: $1,500 ($1,000 by end of summer, $500 by end of fall)

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Turnitin - Improve Writing and Prevent Plagiarism

Wed., Aug. 19, 2020

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Description

Turnitin is an online plagiarism checker for students to upload their written work. When students submit their assignment, it will be compared, and cross checked with those contained in Turnitin's database.

Facilitator(s)

The Office of Academic Technology

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Creating Instructional Video and Audio for Your Courses

Thurs., Aug. 20, 2020

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Description

Lecture capture technology lets instructors digitally record their lectures and make those recordings available to students.

Facilitator(s)

The Office of Academic Technology

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Streamlining Your Grading Workflow with Rubrics!

Fri., Aug. 21, 2020

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Description

Classroom management and grading workflow are critical and time-consuming components of our duty as educators. The Blackboard rubric tool can help. Please join us for a demonstration on how to set up a rubric, connect it to an assignment, and provide granular feedback, faster, using this essential tool.

Facilitator(s)

The Office of Academic Technology

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Turnitin - Improve Writing and Prevent Plagiarism

Tues., Sept. 1, 2020

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Description

Turnitin is an online plagiarism checker for students to upload their written work. When students submit their assignment, it will be compared, and cross checked with those contained in Turnitin's database.

Facilitator(s)

The Office of Academic Technology

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Assessment of Student Learning

Wed., Sept. 2, 2020

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Description

This advanced session will provide information on the features of Blackboard for creating online assessments, such as assignments and tests, as well as organizing the Grade Center.

Facilitator(s)

The Office of Academic Technology

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Creating Instructional Video and Audio for Your Courses

Thurs., Sept, 3, 2020

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Description

Lecture capture technology lets instructors digitally record their lectures and make those recordings available to students.

Facilitator(s)

The Office of Academic Technology

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Streamlining Your Grading Workflow with Rubrics!

Fri., Sept. 4, 2020

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Description

Classroom management and grading workflow are critical and time-consuming components of our duty as educators. The Blackboard rubric tool can help. Please join us for a demonstration on how to set up a rubric, connect it to an assignment, and provide granular feedback, faster, using this essential tool.

Facilitator(s)

The Office of Academic Technology