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Spring 2019

 January 2019

Event

reynolds Teaching & Learning institute 2018

Workshops

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Target Audience: All Reynolds Faculty


Professional development credits provided.

Date & Time

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Location

Massey Library Technology Center, Parham Road Campus, various classrooms

 
Registration Information

Registration Form

 
Webinar

Welcome Webinar for Spring 2019 Reynolds Online Faculty

Description Reynolds Online faculty are invited to join CETL staff for a webinar session highlighting updates, policies, and procedures for our online faculty and programs.
Date Friday, January 4, 2019
Time Options

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Registration Information Registration Form
 
Workshop

CETL/Advising 201:Advising the at-risk learner

Description

Advising 201 examines the characteristics of high risk learners and some of their unique advising needs. Through current research and emphasis on collaboration and discussion among participants, the course emphasizes the exploration of the high risk learner profile within community college contexts, strategies for supporting such students through advising, and the roles and responsibilities of faculty advisors.  (2 contact hours of professional development)   

Target Audience: Faculty Advisors, but open to all interested participants

Facilitator

Sheila Watters, Faculty Coordinator of Advising

Shalini Upadhyaya, Master Advisor, School of Business

Date & Time Friday, January 4, 2019, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location Room 301, Downtown Campus
Registration Information Registration Form
  
Workshop

 CETL/Advising 202: Fostering success skills

Description

Advising 202 emphasizes the strategies and tools that advisors can implement to foster and support academic success skills among students. The workshop examines college data points to identify critical stages of student challenge. It also brings into conversation current research and evidence of best practices.(2 contact hours of professional development)   

Target Audience: Faculty Advisors, but open to all interested participants

Facilitator

Sheila Watters, Faculty Coordinator of Advising

Date & Time

Friday, January 4, 2019, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location

Room 301, Downtown Campus

Registration Information

Registration Form

 
Workshop

CETL/OER 101:  Using OER in Reynolds courses

Description

OER 101 is a required workshop for faculty who plan to use an existing OER template developed by other faculty. The workshop provides participants with the following:  an introduction to OER; the development of Canvas navigation skills; a demonstration of the customization features of the OER template; an introduction to Creative Commons licensing; guidance on issues of accessibility and ADA compliance concerns; and training on searching and embedding college database material within courses. (3 hours of professional development) 

Dates January 21 - February 17
Location Delivered online, through Canvas
Registration Registration Form

PROVIDED THROUGHOUT THE SPRING SEMESTER

Event

Topics in online Teaching & Learning (TOTAL)

Description

TOTAL: Topics in Online Teaching & Learning are a series of modules prepared by a VCCS-wide team of instructional designers and faculty. These modules run individually for 2 to 4 weeks, are all delivered online through Blackboard, and are facilitated by Reynolds faculty who are skilled online instructors themselves.

Faculty who are interested in achieving certification to teach online are encouraged to review Policy 2-1: Qualification of Distance Learning or Hybrid Learning Instructors. Faculty who have never taught online may complete TOTAL: Topics in Online Teaching & Learning, Part One, a series of modules delivered through the Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning in order to develop their skills and knowledge of online instructional practices and course design. Completion of TOTAL Part One is an essential first step in the certification process; it is followed by the development of an online course for review.

As faculty begin to teach online, they are highly encouraged to develop their skills further by completing TOTAL Part Two.Faculty may register for individual modules or for all of Part One or Part Two.

We recommend that you do not try to complete both Part One and Part Two during the same semester.

Target Audience: All faculty and others interested in online teaching.

Professional development credits provided.

Facilitator

Varies from module to module

Schedule

The Spring 2019 Schedule for TOTAL modules is available here

Location

TOTAL modules are provided online, through Canvas, the college's learning management system

Registration Information

Register here for Part One

Register here for Part Two

  February 2019

Workshop

CETL/Honors 101: Honors at reynolds

Description

Honors at Reynolds examines the core definitions of honors within higher education, giving special attention to the recommendations established by the National Collegiate Honors Council. Participants focus on developing shared values and understandings of what is expected of honors students and honors faculty at Reynolds. The course also examines the distinct expectations, recommended activities, and critical assessment elements for both Honors Contract courses and Honors courses.  (3 contact hours of professional development) 

Facilitator

Dr. Karen Layou, Faculty Coordinator, Reynolds Honors Program

Dr. Stephen Sowulewski, Assistant Faculty Coordinator, Reynolds Honors Program

Date & Time Friday, February 8, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location Room 200, Burnette Hall, Parham Road Campus
Registration Information Registration Form 

  MARCH 2019

 Workshop

CETL/HONORS 102: bEST PRACTICES IN TEACHING & LEARNING WITHIN HONORS

Description

Best Practices in Teaching and Learning within Honors targets the best practices of teaching and learning within an academically rigorous context in higher education. The course provides detailed contexts and current scholarship for the selected four pillars of Honors at Reynolds:  critical thinking, interdisciplinary learning, disciplinary undergraduate research, and student engagement both within the classroom and with the broader communities beyond the classroom. (3 contact hours of professional development)   

Facilitator

Dr. Karen Layou, Faculty Coordinator, Reynolds Honors Program 

Dr. Stephen Sowulewski, Assistant Faculty Coordinator, Reynolds Honors Program

Date & Time  Friday, March 8, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Location  Room 200, Burnette Hall, Parham Road Campus 
Registration Information  Registration Form 
 

Workshop

 CETL/OER 101:  Using OER in Reynolds courses

Description OER 101 is a required workshop for faculty who plan to use an existing OER template developed by other faculty. The workshop provides participants with the following:  an introduction to OER; the development of Canvas navigation skills; a demonstration of the customization features of the OER template; an introduction to Creative Commons licensing; guidance on issues of accessibility and ADA compliance concerns; and training on searching and embedding college database material within courses. (3 hours of professional development) 
Dates  March 25 - April 14, 2019
Location Delivered online, through Canvas
Registration Information Registration Form