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Professional Development

Professional Development

CTL and Academic Technology Solutions – Fall Professional Development

Academic Technology Solutions, in partnership with CTL , is providing fall professional development sessions to engage faculty in best practices in three significant areas of faculty interest that include; Course Design, Engaging Students, and Teaching with Technology.  The first of these sessions focused on elements of Course Design will occur in September and October.  Sessions will be offered in Chicago and remotely in Schaumburg.  In November, ATS and CTL will offer session on Engaging Students and Teaching with Technology.   In order to register for a session, please click on the link for each session.

  1. Monday, September 29th, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Donna Kiel, on-site Chicago (AUD 362) with SCH (RM 705) remote –
    Course Design Session I – Engaging students using flipped classroom.
  2. Monday, October 6th from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Donna Kiel, on-site Chicago (AUD 362) with SCH (RM 705) remote –
    Course Design Session II – Meaningful assessment for learning.
  3. Monday, October 27th from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Donna Kiel, on-site Chicago (AUD 362) with SCH (RM 705) remote –
    Course Design Session III – Creating Personal Learning Environments.

Other Professional Development Sessions

  1. Tuesday, Sept. 9th, 2014, 12:30-1:30, Carrie Brecke, on-site Chicago (AUD 812) with SCH (RM 705) remote:
    Integrating the Writing Center into your Writing Assignments
  2. Thursday, Sept. 11th, 2014, 12-1pm, Kim Ruffin, on-site Schaumburg (RM 705) with Chicago (AUD 812) remote:
    Group Work: Strategies and RU Success Stories
  3. Monday, Sept. 22nd, 2014, 11 am-12 noon, Mairin Barney, on-site Chicago (AUD 812) with SCH remote (RM 705):
    Low Stakes Writing Assignments
  4. Wednesday, September 24, 2014 2:00-3:00, Judy Gouwens, on-site Chicago (AUD 812) with SCH remote (RM 705):
    "Research and Human Subjects: Preparing a Proposal for the Institutional Review Board"
  5. Tuesday, Oct. 7th, 2014, 3:30-4:30, Kim Ruffin, on-site SCH (RM 705) with CHI (AUD 812) remote:
    Responding Effectively to Student Writing
  6. Thursday, October 16th from 12:30-1:30, Nancy Litke, on-site Chicago (AUD 812) with SCH (RM 705) remote,
    Teaching Students with Disabilities
  7. Tuesday, October 21st, 2pm-3:30pm, Deb Orr, Laurie Cashman, et. al., on-site in both CHI (AUD 812) and SCH (RM 705)
    Best Practices and RU Experiences in Hybrid Learning
  8. Wednesday, Oct. 29th, 12:30-1:30, Mairin Barney, on-site Chicago (AUD 812) with SCH (RM 705)  remote:
    Technology Based Writing Assignments

Blackboard Trainings

    Teaching with Blackboard (Fully Online)

    Attend training without leaving your home or office. This 4-week course is entirely online and will provide faculty with the opportunity to acquire the needed knowledge and skills to design, develop and navigate in an online environment using Roosevelt's current learning management system, Blackboard. This course offers flexibility to participate from anywhere there is a computer with internet access through asynchronous online discussions. Faculty will be immersed in the online environment where they will also have first hand experience as a 'student' in an online course. This student perspective is invaluable as you design and develop your course for your students. Upon successful completion of the course you will be awarded a certificate and upon request a copy will be sent to your dean. Duration: 4 flexible asynchronous weeks. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

    December 1st


    Introduction to Blackboard

    This hands-on training will provide you with instruction on how to use the basics tools and features of Blackboard. You will learn how to navigate through Blackboard, create new buttons for new content areas, add your syllabus, textbook information, create announcements, send emails and more. Duration: 90 minutes Click on the location to view and register for the times and dates of your preference. CHICAGO, SCHAUMBURG

    Chicago

    Schaumburg

    December 16

    December 18

    Communicating using Blackboard

    Using Blackboard, faculty can take advantage of several social communication tools, such as discussions, blogs, wikis and journals, to create interactive and collaborative activities for students. In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn the features and uses of the communication tools and practice creating, participating in and grading discussions, blogs, wikis and journals. Identification of types of activities to best use these tools will be covered. In addition faculty will learn how to best communicate with students and foster collaboration via announcements, emails and chat sessions. Duration: 90 minutes Click on the location to view and register for the times and dates of your preference: CHICAGO, SCHAUMBURG

    Chicago

    Schaumburg

    November 18

    November 20

    Using the Grade Center (Intermediate)

    Learn how to effectively use the Grade Center tools. From within the Grade Center, you can add items, manage items, specify your Grade Center settings, set specific grade weights, download grades, and upload grades. You can also designate percent grades to their corresponding letter grades and vice versa. Attend this hands-on session and explore the Grade Center. Duration: 90 minutes Click on the location to view and register for the times and dates of your preference: CHICAGO, SCHAUMBURG

    Chicago

    Schaumburg

    October 14
    December 2

    October 16
    December 2

     

    Using the Grade Center (Advance)

    Take this advanced training on Blackboard's grade center which focuses on calculated columns, the grading schema, calculated columns, dropping the lowest grade, extra credit columns, reports and more. Duration: 90 minutes Click on the location to view and register for the times and dates of your preference: CHICAGO, SCHAUMBURG

    Chicago

    Schaumburg

    October 14
    December 2

    October 16
    December 4

     

    Tests, Surveys and Pools

    Learn how to use Blackboard's online assessment tools when creating tests, surveys and pools. Use these tools to measure student knowledge, gauge progress, and gather information from students. Duration: 90 minutes Click on the location to view and register for the times and dates of your preference: CHICAGO, SCHAUMBURG

    Chicago

    Schaumburg

    September 23

    September 25

 

    On Demand Training (One-on-One Appointments)

    Do you have a specific question or need assistance using a specific tool or feature in Blackboard? Choose an one-on-one appointment with Lynette Washington to obtain your answers. Duration: 30 minutes Click on the location to view and register for the times and dates of your preference: CHICAGO, SCHAUMBURG. Need a date that is not listed, contact Lynette Washington via email at lwashington@roosevelt.edu or via telephone at 312-341-2603

    Chicago

    Schaumburg

    September 23
    October 14
    November 18
    December 2
    December 16

    September 25
    October 16
    November 20
    December 4
    December 18