Center for Teaching and Learning

Workshops

Invest in yourself! This is your time for Professional Development! Open to ALL Employees - Adjunct Faculty, Residential Faculty, and Staff.

To register for a workshop, click Login in the upper right or at the bottom of the page to login using your MEID and MEID password.

CAFÉ Credit approved event. FPG approved Faculty Professional Growth approved event.

*Notice: Event enrollments will not be available 24 hours prior to the start of the event.

Effective Course Design
Facilitator(s): Online
Location: Online

This is a self-paced course for faculty course developers who are interested in earning the Effective Course Design Badge. It will guide you in developing a course that aligns with and meets the high standards of Quality Matters.

Teach Online with Canvas
Facilitator(s): Online
Location: Online

Four online modules will be provided to enable faculty (residential and adjunct) to learn the basics of the new LMS. EMCC faculty, adept in technology, will be able to use this self-paced workshop proficient with Canvas system.

March

CLOs, PLOs, ILOs - Oh My! Making Sense of Assessment at EMCC
Date: Mon, Mar 8, 2021
1:00PM to 2:00PM
Facilitator(s): Erik Huntsinger
Location: Online

There are a lot of acronyms floating around the area of assessment. This workshop breaks down the difference between these three different levels of learning outcomes, including examples of each. Time will be available to start brainstorming how these fit into your discipline and courses, including just-in-time feedback.

Unlimited spaces available
Work - Life Balance
Date: Tue, Mar 9, 2021
11:00AM to 12:00PM
Facilitator(s): Jason Martinez, Deborah Cotton
Location: Online

Work-life balance is the state of equilibrium where a person equally prioritizes the demands of one's career and the demands of one's personal life. Some of the common reasons that lead to a poor work-life balance include: Increased responsibilities at work. Working longer hours etc. The new realities of working from home, schooling of children, and lack of physical contact with other family members, friends and colleagues have completely upended our daily personal and professional routines. Adapting to lifestyle changes such as these and worrying about people close to us who are particularly vulnerable is challenging for all of us. Fortunately, there are lots of things that we can do to look after our own mental health and to help others who may need some extra support and care.

Unlimited spaces available
Growing your Personal Learning Network (PLN) with Library Resources
Date: Tue, Mar 9, 2021
12:00PM to 1:00PM
Facilitator(s): Rebecca Reategui, Elisabeth Rodriguez
Location: Online

Personal Learning Network (PLN) is a construct used to describe persons and resources (digital and analog) that one cultivates as sources of help and knowledge to assist with information problems or gaps. Academic libraries offer both students and instructors robust resources to enhance teaching and learning in the classroom (online and face-to-face). This session offers simple approaches to growing both student and faculty PLNs with the assistance of the humble academic librarian.

Unlimited spaces available
Canvas Mobile
Date: Wed, Mar 10, 2021
11:00AM to 12:00PM
Facilitator(s): Najmah Muhammad
Location: Online

Come learn how student and faculty can access courses using the Canvas mobile app. The app gives you access to notifications, calendars, and more.

Unlimited spaces available
Beyond Fight or Flight: Countering Adrenalin with Endorphins
Date: Wed, Mar 10, 2021
3:00PM to 3:30PM
Facilitator(s): Janaea Lyn McAlee, Lyle Bartelt
Location: Online

Moving Meditation Sessions which promote physical, mental and emotional well-being and provide tools to help manage work and life stressors.

Unlimited spaces available
Advanced Canvas Online
Date:
Mon, Mar 22, 2021 to Fri, May 7, 2021
(All day)
Facilitator(s): Najmah Muhamad
Location: Online

Advanced Canvas is designed to give employees the skills to be able to utilize a wide diversity of tools in the Canvas Learning Management System in order to create dynamic learning experiences for students. This includes appropriately designed sequence completion experience, deploying sophisticated assessment instruments, proficiency in using third party apps, and using Canvas analytics to understand where students may be struggling for more timely interventions that promote students’ success.

7 spaces remaining CAFÉ Credit approved
Assessment Practitioner
Date:
Mon, Mar 22, 2021 to Fri, May 7, 2021
4:00PM to 5:00PM
Facilitator(s): Deborah Cotton
Location: Online

The purpose of the Assessment Practitioner Training is to enhance the assessment skill set of EMCC employees by providing learning opportunities to develop student learning outcomes, measurement tools, and implement assessment plans within courses, college departments, programs, and activities. This intentional approach to continuous improvement will ensure that students are achieving the learning goals that instructors and the institution has established. Meets Thursdays from 4:00-5:00pm and includes asynchronous (on-your-own time) preparation.

6 spaces remaining CAFÉ Credit approved
ELDP- Estrella Leadership Development Program (Integrity & Diversity)
Date:
Mon, Mar 22, 2021 to Fri, May 7, 2021
4:00PM to 5:00PM
Facilitator(s): Deborah Cotton
Location: Online

One of the primary ingredients to success in the workplace is understanding what your institution values. To help you on your personal journey to success, the Estrella Leadership Development Program is guided by five learning outcomes. These outcomes map the core values of Estrella Mountain Community College. Thus, as you learn the elements of good leadership, you will also be exploring how each core value plays a role in the heart of what we do at EMCC. Leaders find themselves working in diverse team setting, and recognizing the assets and coordination of these human resources is essential to achieving fundamental change in the organization. Meets Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00pm and includes asynchronous (on-your-own time) preparation.

6 spaces remaining CAFÉ Credit approved
Mastering Your Camera Phone
Date: Wed, Mar 24, 2021
2:00PM to 3:00PM
Facilitator(s): Daniel Reichstein
Location: Online

Many of us have phones that are capable of recording HD video. In this workshop, we will explore best methods of video capturing, recording inside vs. recording outside, and how to transfer your video files from your cellphone to a laptop for future editing.

Unlimited spaces available
Google Suite Overview
Date: Thu, Mar 25, 2021
11:00AM to 12:00PM
Facilitator(s): Najmah Muhammad
Location: Online

Learn about the different Google products and how it can be your tool for success in the workplace or classroom.

Unlimited spaces available
Teaching in the New Abnormal - Session II
Date: Mon, Mar 29, 2021
1:30PM to 3:00PM
Facilitator(s): Erik Huntsinger
Location: Online

COVID-19 has drastically changed the way we teach our courses, regardless of modality. Join us for a conversation with EMCC faculty on challenges, opportunities, and lessons learned from teaching in "the new abnormal", gain some insight, and share your story.

Unlimited spaces available
Get Your Students to Read with Perusall
Date: Wed, Mar 31, 2021
2:00PM to 3:00PM
Facilitator(s): Kathy Archer
Location: Online

Tired of students not reading the textbook and preparing for class? Tired of lame discussion board posts that come in 5 minutes before deadline and add nothing to the discussion? Perusall addresses both issues in one elegant solution. Perusall facilitates active reading to increase comprehension and retention. Perusall facilitates community building and group understanding as students read each other's and instructor's annotations, leading to discussion via comments. Grading is done automatically through artificial intelligence and it enters grades directly into the Canvas gradebook. It also includes rich analytics so instructors can see who's reading and their points of confusion. Perusal is already set up for use at EMCC and integrates fully with Canvas, so it is super easy to set up! Join us and see how it is used in one class to have a real impact on teaching and learning.

Unlimited spaces available
Time In: Avoiding Burnout with Balance
Date: Wed, Mar 31, 2021
3:00PM to 3:30PM
Facilitator(s): Janaea Lyn McAlee, Lyle Bartelt
Location: Online

Moving Meditation Sessions which promote physical, mental and emotional well-being and provide tools to help manage work and life stressors.

Unlimited spaces available

April

FRACTL's Innovations and Learning Grant Showcase
Date: Mon, Apr 5, 2021
1:00PM to 2:30PM
Facilitator(s): Erik Huntsinger, Amy Hill, Najmah Muhammad
Location: Online

Learn how this years awardees of the Innovations and Learning grant have used their funding to improve learning at EMCC, both in and outside of the classroom.

Unlimited spaces available
Managing Your YouTube Channel
Date: Tue, Apr 6, 2021
3:00PM to 4:00PM
Facilitator(s): Daniel Reichstein
Location: Online

Did you know that you have a YouTube channel connected to your Maricopa email? In this workshop we will cover how to login to YouTube, the steps to upload video content, methods for optimizing the automatic closed-captioning tool and how to share/embed videos into Canvas.

Unlimited spaces available
Advanced Adobe Acrobat
Date: Wed, Apr 21, 2021
11:00AM to 12:00PM
Facilitator(s): Najmah Muhammad
Location: Online

Learn how to convert Word, Excel, and other files into fillable PDF forms in a few simple steps.

Unlimited spaces available
Getting the Most Out of Camtasia
Date: Wed, Apr 21, 2021
12:00PM to 1:00PM
Facilitator(s): Daniel Reichstein
Location: Online

Camtasia provides a number of tools for creating engaging screen recording videos. In this workshops, we will cover the key features of Camtasia including program setup, video capturing, basic editing, and creating a video file. This program is available to residential faculty and/or those that already have a home license to Camtasia (or can get one through use of their department funds). Please make sure you have this program installed prior to this workshop.

Unlimited spaces available
Always Bend Never Break: Flexibility and Resiliency
Date: Wed, Apr 21, 2021
3:00PM to 3:30PM
Facilitator(s): Janaea Lyn McAlee, Lyle Bartelt
Location: Online

Moving Meditation Sessions which promote physical, mental and emotional well-being and provide tools to help manage work and life stressors.

Unlimited spaces available
Teaching in the New Abnormal - Session III
Date: Fri, Apr 23, 2021
1:30PM to 3:00PM
Facilitator(s): Erik Huntsinger
Location: Online

COVID-19 has drastically changed the way we teach our courses, regardless of modality. Join us for a conversation with EMCC faculty on challenges, opportunities, and lessons learned from teaching in "the new abnormal", gain some insight, and share your story.

Unlimited spaces available
Drafting your Course-level learning Outcomes (CLOs)
Date: Mon, Apr 26, 2021
1:00PM to 2:00PM
Facilitator(s): Erik Huntsinger
Location: Online

Do you know you need to draft some course-level learning outcomes (CLOs) but just can’t seem to find the time? See some examples of how other faculty have structured their CLOs and wordsmith some ideas with your colleagues, and come away with an item on your “to-do” list checked off!

Unlimited spaces available
First Year Faculty Present- Engaging Students in the Online Environment
Date: Thu, Apr 29, 2021
2:00PM to 3:00PM
Facilitator(s): Erik Huntsinger
Location: Online

Meet four of our first year residential faculty and learn how they have engaged their students in the online environment. Each faculty member will have 15 minutes to showcase an innovative teaching practice that has been working for their students.

Unlimited spaces available

May

Closed-captioning for Videos
Date: Tue, May 4, 2021
2:00PM to 3:00PM
Facilitator(s): Daniel Reichstein
Location: Online

Are you looking to use of the closed-captioning tools available in YouTube and Amara.org? 
This workshop will provide the necessary steps to make your online videos ADA compliant. We will also have a Q&A session to allow attendees to ask questions or troubleshoot issues with the available closed-captioning methods. A video example will be provided for practice.

Unlimited spaces available
Tools of Engagement: Edpuzzle
Date: Tue, May 11, 2021
11:00AM to 12:00PM
Facilitator(s): Najmah Muhammad
Location: Online

Join us and learn how to create simple interactive video lessons for your students using Edpuzzle. Engage your class by adding voice narration and questions to videos.

Unlimited spaces available
Five Minutes of Fame
Date: Thu, May 13, 2021
11:30AM to 1:15PM
Facilitator(s): Erik Huntsinger
Location: Online

Join us for the infamous Five Minutes of Fame! Employees from across the college will get five minutes to talk about a cool project or initiative they were involved with this year. But don't go overtime - or face the gong!

Unlimited spaces available

Nothing Scheduled

Advanced Canvas Online
Date: Date:
Mon, Mar 22, 2021 to Fri, May 7, 2021
(All day)
Location: Online

Advanced Canvas is designed to give employees the skills to be able to utilize a wide diversity of tools in the Canvas Learning Management System in order to create dynamic learning experiences for students. This includes appropriately designed sequence completion experience, deploying sophisticated assessment instruments, proficiency in using third party apps, and using Canvas analytics to understand where students may be struggling for more timely interventions that promote students’ success.

Facilitator(s): Najmah Muhamad
7 spaces remaining CAFÉ Credit approved
Assessment Practitioner
Date: Date:
Mon, Mar 22, 2021 to Fri, May 7, 2021
4:00PM to 5:00PM
Location: Online

The purpose of the Assessment Practitioner Training is to enhance the assessment skill set of EMCC employees by providing learning opportunities to develop student learning outcomes, measurement tools, and implement assessment plans within courses, college departments, programs, and activities. This intentional approach to continuous improvement will ensure that students are achieving the learning goals that instructors and the institution has established. Meets Thursdays from 4:00-5:00pm and includes asynchronous (on-your-own time) preparation.

Facilitator(s): Deborah Cotton
6 spaces remaining CAFÉ Credit approved
ELDP- Estrella Leadership Development Program (Integrity & Diversity)
Date: Date:
Mon, Mar 22, 2021 to Fri, May 7, 2021
4:00PM to 5:00PM
Location: Online

One of the primary ingredients to success in the workplace is understanding what your institution values. To help you on your personal journey to success, the Estrella Leadership Development Program is guided by five learning outcomes. These outcomes map the core values of Estrella Mountain Community College. Thus, as you learn the elements of good leadership, you will also be exploring how each core value plays a role in the heart of what we do at EMCC. Leaders find themselves working in diverse team setting, and recognizing the assets and coordination of these human resources is essential to achieving fundamental change in the organization. Meets Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00pm and includes asynchronous (on-your-own time) preparation.

Facilitator(s): Deborah Cotton
6 spaces remaining CAFÉ Credit approved