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Using Cell Phones as an Instructional Tool
Facilitated by Liz Kolb, Guest Present, Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Education, University of Michigan

Seats Available: Full

Room: SPS 102
Time: 9:00 am - 10:40 am

It is predicted that by 2010, 54% of second graders and 90% of secondary and postsecondary students will have cell phones. Come to this session to learn how this technology, which is often viewed as disruptive, can be integrated into your classroom as a learning tool. Since strategies for using cell phones, along with free downloads, will be available; participants are encouraged to bring their cell phones and laptops. In addition, controversies regarding the inappropriate use of cell phones will be addressed.
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Making Small Groups Work
Facilitated by Catherine Griffin, Mathematical Skills

Seats Available: Full

Room: SPS 224
Time: 9:00 am - 10:40 am

Small groups and self-directed work teams have been shown to increase student persistence and achievement. Come to this interactive session to experience how this instructor uses small groups to motivate students to learn together. The facilitator will share helpful hints for making small groups work in addition to modeling some of the activities she uses such as team "Warm-Ups" and "You Try it Problems." In addition, participants will have an opportunity to discuss how they might apply these strategies in their own courses.
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Writing (and Other Strategies) for Helping Students Succeed as Readers
Facilitated by Tim Miank, Language Skills

Seats Available: Full

Room: TLC 326
Time: 9:00 am - 10:40 am

If you are concerned about how thoroughly and effectively your students read their course texts and other materials, this workshop will help. In it, you will try out specific approaches for using small writing tasks to help students prepare to read and more fully engage the reading you assign.
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Developing Your Own Interrupted Case Studies
Facilitated by Meg Elias, Science

Seats Available: Full

Room: A&S 007
Time: 9:00 am - 10:40 am

Interrupted case studies provide an opportunity to apply course knowledge to real-world situations. They are an effective way to spark student interest, stimulate conversation, and gauge students' abilities to apply abstract concepts. This facilitator will guide participants through the process of creating their own interrupted case studies. Participants are asked to bring reference material (an article, book chapter, etc) pertaining to the case they would like to develop.
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Success Strategies for Students with Disabilities
Facilitated by Doug Sjoquist, Humanities & Performing Arts, Paul Jurczak, Humanities & Performing Arts, Monica Del Castillo, Office of Disability Support Services (ODSS), and LCC Students

Seats Available: 3 of 25

Room: TLC 127
Time: 9:00 am - 10:40 am

To maximize the success of students with disabilities, engage in a conversation with fellow instructors, students with disabilities, and a representative from the ODSS, to discuss the following questions:
  • What can ODSS do for learners and instructors?
  • What can instructors do to work successfully with students with disabilities?
  • What is the experience of the student with a disability?
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"I Worked Hard, so I should Get an A": Motivating Millennial Students to Learn
Facilitated by Tamara Rosier, Guest Presenter, Assistant Director of Assessment, Faculty Teaching and Learning Center, Grand Valley State University

Seats Available: Full

Room: HHS 005 & 006
Time: 9:00 am - 10:40 am

Motivation to learn is influenced by an individual's emotional states, beliefs, interests, goals, and habits of thinking. What and how much is learned is influenced by the learner's motivation. In order to teach the Millennial generation, we need to help them understand how to energize themselves so that they can focus and sustain their efforts in learning. This interactive session will describe the trend of millennial thinking as it pertains to learning and provide strategies for motivating students.
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Cultivating the Power of Relationships in Online Courses
Facilitated by Judy Goth-Owens, Health and Human Service Careers

Seats Available: Full

Room: HHS 102
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learning is experiential, and it is enhanced when students feel connected to the instructor and to each other. This discussion will focus on strategies specific to the online environment that can effectively (and efficiently) create a positive and supportive environment where learning flourishes.
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Achieving Learning Outcomes through Podcasting
Facilitated by Elaine Pogoncheff, Business

Seats Available: Full

Room: SPS 224
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Podcasting can be much more than recording a voice. In this interactive presentation, the facilitator will share podcasting designs to meet specific course outcomes and demonstrate a variety of techniques for creating podcasts that will work with different approaches to instruction. Bring ideas for a course you have in mind - F2F, hybrid, or totally online.
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Make Your Whiteboard Interactive!
Facilitated by Susan Halick, Center for Teaching Excellence, and Karen Smydra, Mathematical Skills

Seats Available: Full

Room: TLC 326
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Interactive whiteboards or smart boards are tools that empower instructors to display media-rich resources in their classrooms at the touch of the board. This interactive approach engages students and allows instructors to be part of the presentation. The Center for Teaching Excellence has two portable Mimio systems that, when combined with a projector, will turn any whiteboard into an interactive smart board. This device can also capture notes and drawings and save them as a PDF file. There are a few fixed Smart Boards (from Smart Technologies) in classrooms in A&S that are even easier to use and can be operated with the touch of a finger. An experienced faculty member from Mathematical Skills will explain the advantages of the fixed boards and how they are used in her courses.
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Gmail, Googles Email Service
Facilitated by Kyle Matheny, Center for Teaching Excellence

Seats Available: Full

Room: SPS 109
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tired of trying to live within LCC's email quota? Try using Google's email service, Gmail, which provides 36 times the storage space along with an easy user interface. Also, Gmail allows you to use your current tuid@lcc.edu address, omitting the need to update the college directory with a new email address. In this workshop, participants will setup a Gmail account using their tuid@lcc.edu address, and learn about some of the Gmail features such as: filters, labels, archiving, conversation view, chat, and a few interesting experimental features.
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Googlizing Library Databases
Facilitated by Suzanne Sawyer, Library Information Services, and Debby Harris, Library Information Services

Seats Available: 2 of 30

Room: TLC 218 (Inside Library)
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Have you used one or more of the LCC Library's 100+ research databases? Have you ever thought it would be nice to do a Google-like search with some of your favorite database titles? Now you can! Learn how you and your students can access the deep, sometimes invisible, web information to which the college subscribes. During this interactive session, you will learn how to simultaneously search multiple research databases and the Library Catalog to find books, multimedia and current magazine, newspaper, and journal articles with one search statement.
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Just Call Media!
Facilitated by Paul Price, Media Services, Rob Edwards, Media Services, Marc Smyth, Media Services, and Bill Bartilson, Media Services

Seats Available: 3 of 25

Room: TLC 127
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn what Media Services can do to help support your teaching. From video production and interactive DVDs, to podcasting and classroom video, Media has a variety of offerings to help keep your students engaged both online and in the classroom. In this session, you will discover the options available to you and the process it takes to make your pedagogical vision into a useful tool.
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Learning to Know: Teaching Students to Transfer Information
Facilitated by Tamara Rosier, Guest Presenter, Assistant Director of Assessment, Faculty Teaching and Learning Center, Grand Valley State University

Seats Available: Full

Room: HHS 005 & 006
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

We look at our class incredulously as they claim that they have no recollection of learning the prerequisite information needed for our class. Are our colleagues to blame for not teaching the materials? Are the students to blame for not learning it? Or could it be that our students are not skilled in transferring their learning from one context to another? Transfer is a complex cognitive process that occurs when a person applies previous experiences and knowledge to learning or problem solving in a new situation. Teaching for transfer encourages students to make connections between their life experiences, other classes, and their world. This session will offer specific techniques for helping students transfer what they have previously learned to your class and what they learn in your class to another context.
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Getting Ready to Go Abroad: Understanding LCC Policies & Procedures for Study Abroad Courses
Facilitated by Stephen Appiah-Padi, Center for International and Intercultural Education, and Ken Jones, Emergency Management and Safety Services (EMSS)

Seats Available: 1 of 25

Room: TLC 127
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Center for International and Intercultural Education (CIIE), in conjunction with Academic Affairs, Risk Management, and Liberal Studies, has just completed a policy and procedures manual for short-term study abroad courses (STSAC). Be among the first to know how to propose a STSAC, what the duties of a faculty director are, LCC insurance and risk coverage, security and safety protocols, etc. If you are planning on leading a study abroad program in the near future, or if you have led a trip before and would like to know what's new, this session is definitely for you! The session will also be relevant for all faculty and staff who travel abroad for the College in any capacity.
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Marketing, Recruitment, and Retention is Everybody's Business
Facilitated by Lucian Leone, Marketing, Chris Thompson, Recruitment / Outreach, and Eva Menefee, Counseling and Advising

Seats Available: Full

Room: A&S 007
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Marketing, Recruitment, and Retention are buzz words that have been floating around LCC for a number of years. Find out your role in this campus-wide work, and see how you could apply some of the strategies to your own program. Leave this session with an action plan to be used in your department and find out how you can participate in college-wide activities as well.
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Accessibility in Online Courses: Making Sure Your Content Works for Every Student
Facilitated by Ira David Socol, Guest Presenter, Special Education Technology Scholar, CEPSE, College of Education, Michigan State University

Seats Available: Full

Room: HHS 024, 025
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Making online courses fully accessible isn't just the law; it is essential to effective teaching - particularly for students with learning and/or physical disabilities or barriers such as English as a second language. Just as student capabilities and preferences vary, so do computers and connection speeds. Consequently, students must do their online work in a wide variety of environments. Accessibility may sound frightening, but it is mostly a matter of common sense when developing course content and learning activities. This workshop will lead you through the decision making process for making your courses accessible to all students. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops to access free downloads.
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ANGEL Discussion Forums (All New!)
Facilitated by Susan Halick, Center for Teaching Excellence

Seats Available: Full

Room: SPS 109
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

During this session, features in the "all new" Discussion Forum will be addressed such as:
  • A "nested view" that shows all posts on a single page, including the message body.
  • A peer rating feature which allows students to assess the quality of each other's posts.
  • The ability to flag important items, mark individual posts as read/unread, and search by author.
  • A new scoring rubrics feature that can be based on the number and quality of posts.
  • The ability to save draft posts and/or set release dates for posts.
Other new features to be addressed include the soft delete, sticky posts (that move to the top of a thread), block replies on selected posts, and private messages.
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What Message are you Sending? Transforming the Learning Atmosphere through your Body Language
Facilitated by Andy Callis, Humanities and Performing Arts

Seats Available: Full

Room: GB 168
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Whether we know it or not, we create a character and an atmosphere in front of the students. Join Andy, Lead Faculty of Theatre at LCC, to become more aware of simple, effective ways to manipulate the emotional and intellectual atmosphere in your classroom. No previous acting experience is necessary. Comfortable attire recommended.
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Teaching and Learning in a Multigenerational Classroom
Facilitated by Sheri Beattie, Guest Presenter, Director of Effective Teaching and Learning, Baker College

Seats Available: Full

Room: HHS 005 & 006
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

As we move farther into the 21st century, people are taking notice that the college classroom of today looks different than it did twenty or thirty years ago. This represents a challenge for both the learners and the professors. Gone is the class of "typical" college students. Many educators struggle with trying to gain the attention, much less interest, of a diverse group of students, some of whom may be updating a MySpace page in class, texting a babysitter on a cell phone, or listening to an iPod in the back row. How can a professor compete across the technological and age divide that seems to exist in many college classrooms? This presentation will share some research findings and help participants devise effective methods of instruction for teaching students from the Baby Boomer generation, Generation X, and the Millennial generation.
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