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The Carnegie Foundation defines “Productive Persistence” as a set of behaviors that involves the tenacity and good strategies students need to be academically successful.
Below is the registration link and workshop descriptions for three Productive Persistence Training Workshops. You can attend workshops at any of the three Seattle Colleges. Workshops may be taken in any order. You can sign up for just one, or for all three of them. Faculty will receive hourly stipends for participating. Each workshop is limited to 30 Seattle District participants so sign up early! Click here to view dates and times.
After working with leading social psychologists at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Lawrence Morales and Jane Muhich have been working with Seattle Colleges faculty to development and implement activities to facilitate students having the productive mindsets and effective strategies needed to be academically successful. Come learn proven strategies you can include in your class to help your students be more successful.
Faculty will learn how to create a successful initial experience for students by implementing the evidence-based “Starting Strong” activities. The Starting Strong activities support establishing a classroom culture that promotes productive mindsets, encourages student participation and engagement and facilitates students grappling with challenging course content.
How often have you heard a student say “I’m not a math person”, “I can’t write” or “I can’t do this.” as you watched that student divest their best efforts? Creating a classroom culture that supports a growth mindset, where students believe they can learn using effort, takes more than just a brief intervention or having them watch a Ted Talk. After this workshop you will be able to implement a suite of promising faculty tested activities that promote a growth mindset. With this multipronged approach your students will be able to put forth their best effort, engaging in the academic tasks needed to be successful.
Want to maximize participation and engagement in your classroom work groups? Want your students to have strong social-ties shown to improve retention and course success? In this workshop we’ll share promising practices that have been tested and refined by Seattle District and other faculty over past two years. Improve your classroom culture and student academic outcomes by getting your groups to work like a well-oiled machine using the promising strategies presented in this workshop.
Tom Gibbons presented on Universal Design Strategies in Teaching and Communication as part of a cooperative effort with Disability Student Services on October 16, 2014. Topics included using basic headings and styles in Word, issues with email and accessibility, color and contrast, and accessibility and PDFs.
You can view a video recording of the presentation and access the PowerPoint slides here: https://seattlecentral.instructure.com/courses/969196/pages/universal-design-strategies-in-teaching-and-communication
All sessions are available face-to-face and via webinar (except the UD session on 10/16, at this point—not quite sure of the tech in that room, and it’s something I’m doing for DSS at South; there will be a similar session at Central at some point in October).
Interested people can register for these sessions by filling out the usual form, here: http://goo.gl/0ckhqU (Happy to have North faculty, too, if there’s any interest.)
A calendar of all upcoming advanced Canvas trainings are available here: https://sites.google.com/a/seattlecolleges.edu/canvas/training-opportunities
Google Drive Essential Training (from Lynda.com 2013) online training, Jess Stratton teaches the essentials of creating, formatting, and sharing documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and forms with Google Drive. Discover the differences between the Google Docs and the new Google Drive.
Important reminders regarding SBCTC's move from Tegrity to Panopto
Tegrity videos created before end of Spring quarter 2014 are being converted (by Panopto) from your old Tegrity account to your new Panopto account. SBCTC (Washington State Board Community Technical Colleges - aka state board) is "out of contract" with Tegrity -- however, Tegrity has kindly continued to keep all videos "available to access" until the end of August 2014.
Please do not make any new videos in Tegrity as (new) videos will not be converted over to your new Panopto account. Use your Panopto (via your Canvas account) to create new videos, please.
Only the Tegrity videos created before end of Spring quarter (2014), are being converted into Panopto accounts. Anything made in Tegrity after end of Spring quarter will not be converted.
We do not have a conversion ETA from state board, as of yet. But we do know they (Panopto) are working on a huge conversion job for all of us as quickly as they can.
If you cannot wait for the conversion of your Tegrity videos into your Panopto account you can find steps for moving your own Tegrity videos to your computer and then up into your Panopto account via South's Panopto training and resources. South's best Panopto information (most current news and links to training and resources) are maintained on this website http://sites.southseattle.edu/panopto/
QM Role holders must complete the Rubric Update, a free, self-paced tool available to subscribers explaining the differences between the 2011-13 Rubric and the Higher Education Rubric, Fifth Edition, 2014. Registration is required for the Rubric Update. You can register for the Rubric Update using your MyQM login.
While you're checking out the updated Rubric, you might notice a MyCR link in the MyQM menu. What's MyCR? My Custom Reviews, or MyCR, is a tool exclusive to subscribers that will allow users to create customized reviews.
You can use QM's Rubric Standards with your institution's standards and benefit from the the power of QM's Course Review Management System when conducting your own reviews.
The Washington (SBCTC) State Board for Community and Technical Colleges' RFP (a 'request for proposal' process for lecture capture software) has concluded and SBCTC has officially announced Panopto selected as the state’s new "video and lecture capture" solution, replacing Tegrity when their current contract expires .
Per SBCTC, 'they' will be moving all Tegrity recordings to Panopto (see their website and timeline for details, linked below) -- and there will be training provided for those interested in learning how to use Panopto.
For ALL information (transition timeline, support, etc.)
please review SBCTC's site: http://www.waol.org/panopto
As we (your eLearning and TLC teams) learn more about South's part in this transition, we will be sharing with you.
South Seattle College (SSC) eLearning & TLC Director
SSC Administrator for Canvas, Collaborate, Tegrity/Panopto, GA4E, CAN8 & Lynda.com
SBCTC (Washington State Board Community and Technical Colleges) invites you to participate in their
"How to Use Open Educational Resources" (online) training, April 14 - April 25th 2014
Technical difficulties in registration? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Training content or schedules questions? Contact Boyoung, email@example.com
Sara is available (online) all weekend Saturday 04/05/2014 and Sunday 04/06/2014 to help with your last minute TLC and eLearning (Canvas, GA4E, Tegrity and Collaborate) questions and needs.
The many ways to reach Sara (including what you/she needs 'instructions' to best communicate) this weekend, are as follows ...