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.

Adjunct Faculty Online Orientation
Facilitator(s): Online
Location: Online

Six modules of resources for all adjuncts whether you're brand new to EMCC or just have some questions.  You can also earn a badge!  From "The 411" to more detailed information, this resource will make your semester much smoother.

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.

July

Intro to Video Editing with OpenShot
Date: Tue, Jul 27, 2021
2:00PM to 3:00PM
Facilitator(s): Dan Reichstein
Location: Online

Video editing can be a powerful tool for creating your own custom presentations. In this workshop we will explore the open source video editor, OpenShot. We will cover the process on how to import video clips, organize their playback order in the timeline, and export the finshed product as an edited video file.

Unlimited spaces available
Focus Journaling
Date: Wed, Jul 28, 2021
2:00PM to 3:00PM
Facilitator(s): Deborah Cotton
Location: Online

Has work and home become one in the same? Do you find yourself not being able to navigate through both? This session was designed with you in mind. Journaling with a Focus!

Unlimited spaces available
Become More Resilient Dealing with Change in Your Life
Date: Thu, Jul 29, 2021
2:00PM to 3:00PM
Facilitator(s): Deborah Cotton
Location: Online

Prioritize your health and come learn how to become more resilient when coping with change.

Unlimited spaces available

August

Closed-captioning for Videos
Date: Wed, Aug 4, 2021
2:00PM to 3:00PM
Facilitator(s): Dan 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
Webex Basics
Date: Thu, Aug 5, 2021
11:00AM to 12:00PM
Facilitator(s): Chris Wacaser
Location: Online

Overview of the major functions of webex

Unlimited spaces available
Webex Basics
Date: Tue, Aug 10, 2021
11:00AM to 12:00PM
Facilitator(s): Chris Wacaser
Location: Online

Overview of the major functions of webex

Unlimited spaces available
Webex Basics
Date: Thu, Aug 12, 2021
11:00AM to 12:00PM
Facilitator(s): Chris Wacaser
Location: Online

Overview of the major functions of webex

Unlimited spaces available
Student Collaboration Tools and Strategies
Date: Wed, Aug 18, 2021
6:10PM to 7:40PM
Facilitator(s): Najmah Muhammad, Deborah Cotton, Daniel Reichstein
Location: Online

Navigating student collaboration in courses has always been a challenge, whether in-person or online, but recent technological innovations have created new opportunities for collaborative learning. This training session will help instructors with strategies and technologies available to help students work effectively in or outside the classroom to achieve your courses' learning outcomes. (Note: this event is open to all, but only adjunct faculty will be compensated via the CAFE credits program).

Unlimited spaces available CAFÉ Credit approved
Basics of Mindfulness Meditation
Date: Tue, Aug 24, 2021
2:00PM to 2:45PM
Facilitator(s): Erik Huntsinger
Location: Online

Mindfulness research shows that a regular meditation practice can lead to less stress, more clarity, and greater resilience. Learn the basics of mindfulness practices and try out a short meditation.

Unlimited spaces available
Canvas Mobile
Date: Wed, Aug 25, 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
How to Care for Your Probationary Faculty Mentee: PAR Mentor Information for 2021-2022
Date: Wed, Aug 25, 2021
1:00PM to 2:00PM
Facilitator(s): Stace Amabisca
Location: Online

Whether you are a brand new PAR mentor or an experienced one, this session will provide you with updated information on the PAR process and offer some suggestions for further supporting your mentee. Participants will also have the opportunity to share ideas and experiences with one another to help foster a supportive network for mentors as well.

Unlimited spaces available
Learn and Go Concepts: Video Trimming and File Organization
Date: Thu, Aug 26, 2021
2:00PM to 3:00PM
Facilitator(s): Dan Reichstein
Location: Online

When recording video content on a mobile phone, there is often the option to trim the video's start and stop points. This can help to elimate unnecessary content and to cut down on editing time. When you import the media file from a phone or device, it is a good practice to label the file a relevant name to keep your content organized.

Unlimited spaces available

September

Discussion Bored: How to effectively design online discussion assignments
Date: Thu, Sep 2, 2021
1:00PM to 2:00PM
Facilitator(s): Erik Huntsinger
Location: Online

Discussion assignments hold the potential to engage students and instructors alike in recalling, synthesizing, and making sense of course material in their own lives. However discussion assignments often come off as a dry, pedantic excercise for all involved. What are the secrets to designing engaging discussion assignments? Learn new ideas and share what's working for you.

Unlimited spaces available
Drafting Your Course-level Learning Outcomes (CLOs)
Date: Tue, Sep 7, 2021
1:00PM to 2:00PM
Facilitator(s): Erik Huntsinger
Location: Online

Establishing course-level learning outcomes (CLOs) is the first step in assessing what you care most about your students learning in your classroom.  In this training learn the basic rules and resources for drafting your CLOs, including time to brainstorm and share ideas with the group.

Unlimited spaces available
Turn Your Class or Department into a TEAM with a Discord Server: Game On!
Date: Wed, Sep 8, 2021
1:00PM to 2:00PM
Facilitator(s): Jim Heinrich
Location: Online

By using Discord, the fastest growing messaging platform, you can give students or work buddies  a place to relax, chat, generate ideas, have meetings, or work on projects. It's not a replacement for Canvas or WebEx or Zoom or any apps used for academic or work-related purposes. No, it's a hangout place where people can easily meet up, get to know each other, and share in ways that turn individuals into a team. In this workshop, you will learn to create, design, and populate your very own Discord server. Bring your laptop. GAME ON!  Check it out HERE!

Unlimited spaces available
How to 4DX (Part 1 of 2)
Date: Wed, Sep 8, 2021
1:00PM to 2:00PM
Facilitator(s): Minerva Pargas, Chad Galligan
Location: Online

The Four Disciplines of Execution (4DX) is a powerful tool for organizations to achieve their wildest important goals in the midst of the day-to-day whirlwind.  Come learn about the Four Disciplines and how we are implementing the process at EMCC.

Unlimited spaces available
Padlet: Learning That Sticks
Date: Thu, Sep 9, 2021
1:00PM to 2:00PM
Facilitator(s): Joel Arthur, Kelly Loucy
Location: Online

Learn how you can use Padlet, an online, "cloud based" technology tool free to students, to do formative assessment with your students. This can be applied to multiple disciplines in a multitude of activities, from anonymous brainstorming to homework discussions to chapter reviews. This tool offers a variety of templates that makes it so quick and easy to use it can even be created on the spot. This workshop will demonstrate how two faculty members are using Padlet. There will be an opportunity for participants to experiment with Padlet.

Unlimited spaces available
Data Literacy - Student Success Dashboard Overview
Date: Mon, Sep 13, 2021
1:00PM to 2:00PM
Facilitator(s): John Snelling
Location: Online

This session would orient participants to the EMCC GetData Center and provide an overview of the type of information available. We’ll also take a brief review on how to access and navigate the various dashboards.

Unlimited spaces available
Making the Most of Your IDP: Strategies for Gathering Student Feedback
Date: Mon, Sep 13, 2021
2:00PM to 3:00PM
Facilitator(s): Stace Amabisca
Location: Online

Gathering and addressing student feedback is an essential part of the IDP for probationary faculty. This session will offer some suggestions for alternative ways to collect meaningful student feedback, and provide an opportunity for participants to share ideas with each other.

Unlimited spaces available
Lessons Learned in Online Asynchronous Teaching
Date: Tue, Sep 14, 2021
1:00PM to 2:00PM
Facilitator(s): Christina Van
Location: Online

Dr. Van has been teaching online for over a decade, and in that time she has refined her approach to designing and teaching asynchronous classes with a focus on high student engagement. Come learn some tips and engage in conversation about the art and practice of teaching students online.

Unlimited spaces available
Intro to Video Editing with OpenShot
Date: Wed, Sep 15, 2021
12:00PM to 1:00PM
Facilitator(s): Dan Reichstein
Location: Online

Video editing can be a powerful tool for creating your own custom presentations. In this workshop we will explore the open source video editor, OpenShot. We will cover the process on how to import video clips, organize their playback order in the timeline, and export the finshed product as an edited video file.

Unlimited spaces available
How to 4DX (Part 2 of 2)
Date: Wed, Sep 15, 2021
1:00PM to 2:00PM
Facilitator(s): Minerva Pargas, Chad Galligan
Location: Online

In the second part of this workshop, we will focus on developing and refining the 4DX plan for your area. Join us for a good conversation as we share examples of 4DX in action from around the college. (Note: You are encouraged but not required to complete Part 1 of this series to take Part 2)

Unlimited spaces available
Getting Started with Perusall
Date: Thu, Sep 16, 2021
11:00AM to 12:00PM
Facilitator(s): Kathy Archer
Location: Online
Unlimited spaces available
Basics of Mindfulness Meditation
Date: Thu, Sep 16, 2021
2:00PM to 2:45PM
Facilitator(s): Erik Huntsinger
Location: Online

Mindfulness research shows that a regular meditation practice can lead to less stress, more clarity, and greater resilience. Learn the basics of mindfulness practices and try out a short meditation.

Unlimited spaces available
How to Care for Your Probationary Faculty Mentee: PAR Mentor Information for 2021-2022
Date: Mon, Sep 20, 2021
2:00PM to 3:00PM
Facilitator(s): Stace Amabisca
Location: Online

Whether you are a brand new PAR mentor or an experienced one, this session will provide you with updated information on the PAR process and offer some suggestions for further supporting your mentee. Participants will also have the opportunity to share ideas and experiences with one another to help foster a supportive network for mentors as well.

Unlimited spaces available
Integrating Your CLOs into Canvas
Date: Tue, Sep 21, 2021
1:00PM to 2:30PM
Facilitator(s): Erik Huntsinger
Location: Online

So you have course-level learning outcomes (CLOs)- now what?  Learn how to easily yet meaningfully assess these through assignments in Canvas, and how to set it up so that the data is collected meaningfully.

Unlimited spaces available
Assessment Q & A
Date: Tue, Sep 21, 2021
2:00PM to 3:00PM
Facilitator(s): Becky Baranowski
Location: Online

What would you like to know regarding assessment? Submit your questions to Becky Baranowski and this session will be used to address things you want to know. This interactive session will be driven by participants and their need to know.

Unlimited spaces available
Effective groups in classrooms
Date: Wed, Sep 22, 2021
2:00PM to 3:00PM
Facilitator(s): Deborah Cotton, Najmah Muhammad
Location: Online

What do you or want to know about effective groups in a face to face environment and in Canvas. Come share your current strategies for groups in the class.

Unlimited spaces available
Google Suite Overview
Date: Thu, Sep 23, 2021
12:00PM to 1:00PM
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
Making the Most of Your IDP: Critical Reflection
Date: Fri, Sep 24, 2021
1:00PM to 2:00PM
Facilitator(s): Stace Amabisca
Location: Online

Critical reflection is an essential component of the IDP for probationary faculty to demonstrate how they are engaging in reflective practice. Yet articulating one’s thoughts in non-verbal ways can often feel intimidating and difficult to present. This session will provide current probationary faculty with some practical strategies for ensuring that critical reflection is not only evident but thorough on the IDP.

Unlimited spaces available
Learn and Go Concepts: Designing a Video Title Card in PowerPoint
Date: Tue, Sep 28, 2021
3:00PM to 4:00PM
Facilitator(s): Dan Reichstein
Location: Online

You can design stunning video title cards using the tools in Microsoft PowerPoint. In this workshop we will use the templates in PowerPoint to create custom video titles. We will then export the slide as a picture that can be edited to play at the beginning of your video presentation.

Unlimited spaces available
Connect Extend Challenge Discussion Protocol
Date: Thu, Sep 30, 2021
2:00PM to 3:00PM
Facilitator(s): Laura Popovici
Location: Online

Are you looking for ways to actively engage your students in group discussions? Then join this workshop to learn more about discussion protocols and to experience group discussion using the Connect Extend Challenge protocol in breakout groups.

Unlimited spaces available

October

Engaging Students Online
Date: Wed, Oct 6, 2021
1:00PM to 2:00PM
Facilitator(s): Deborah Cotton, Lewis Brownlee, Daniel Meador
Location: Online

Engaging with students in-person is one thing- engaging with students in the online environment can feel entirely different.  Yes there are deliberate design choices instructors can make in their online (or online-enhanced) classes that can improve the odds of genuine engagement.  Learn tips that you can use in your own classrooms and share what's working for you.

Unlimited spaces available
Making the Most of Your IDP: Strategies for Gathering Student Feedback
Date: Thu, Oct 7, 2021
12:00AM to 1:00PM
Facilitator(s): Stace Amabisca
Location: Online

Gathering and addressing student feedback is an essential part of the IDP for probationary faculty. This session will offer some suggestions for alternative ways to collect meaningful student feedback, and provide an opportunity for participants to share ideas with each other.

Unlimited spaces available
Data Literacy - Program Review (Including Equity)
Date: Mon, Oct 11, 2021
1:00PM to 2:00PM
Facilitator(s): John Snelling
Location: Online

Using the design thinking model, participants will explore the data based on questions they have around students in their defined programs.

Unlimited spaces available
Cyber attacks: How do they happen and how to prevent them
Date: Tue, Oct 12, 2021
1:00PM to 2:00PM
Facilitator(s): Mark McKnight
Location: Online

Learn the who, what, when, where, and why of cyber attacks from EMCC's Senior Information Security Officer.

Unlimited spaces available
Making the Most of Your IDP: Critical Reflection
Date: Wed, Oct 13, 2021
1:00PM to 2:00PM
Facilitator(s): Stace Amabisca
Location: Online

Critical reflection is an essential component of the IDP for probationary faculty to demonstrate how they are engaging in reflective practice. Yet articulating one’s thoughts in non-verbal ways can often feel intimidating and difficult to present. This session will provide current probationary faculty with some practical strategies for ensuring that critical reflection is not only evident but thorough on the IDP.

Unlimited spaces available
Copyright and Fair Use when Creating Videos
Date: Wed, Oct 13, 2021
2:00PM to 3:00PM
Facilitator(s): Dan Reichstein
Location: Online

Knowledge of copyright and fair use is critical when developing video content. In this workshop we will discuss your rights to media content, what is defined as educational fair use of content, and where to find assets that are available without attribution also known as Creative Commons.

Unlimited spaces available
Discussion Bored: How to effectively design online discussion assignments
Date: Wed, Oct 20, 2021
1:00PM to 2:00PM
Facilitator(s): Erik Huntsinger
Location: Online

Discussion assignments hold the potential to engage students and instructors alike in recalling, synthesizing, and making sense of course material in their own lives. However discussion assignments often come off as a dry, pedantic excercise for all involved. What are the secrets to designing engaging discussion assignments? Learn new ideas and share what's working for you.

Unlimited spaces available
EMC101: The Learning College Experience
Date: Wed, Oct 20, 2021
2:00PM to 3:30PM
Facilitator(s): Deborah Cotton
Location: Online

This training is about helping you get accustomed to the EMCC work culture and to develop a solid foundation for your career development within the Learning College philosophy. You can expect to gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of yours and the college's core values. 

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

Learn how to convert files into fillable PDF forms in just a few simple steps.

Unlimited spaces available
Basics of Mindfulness Meditation
Date: Mon, Oct 25, 2021
2:00PM to 2:45PM
Facilitator(s): Erik Huntsinger
Location: Online

Learn what is meant by Mindfulness Meditation, how it could benefit you both personally and professionally, and explore some ways to integrate it into your life through both formal practice and informally throughout your day. Engage is a sample practice followed by discussion.

Unlimited spaces available
Intro to Video Editing with Camtasia
Date: Thu, Oct 28, 2021
12:00PM to 1:00PM
Facilitator(s): Dan Reichstein
Location: Online

Camtasia offers a wide variety of editing tools in addition to its screen recording capabilities. In this workshop, we will explore the Annotations, Animations, and Behaviors tools to help you to create dynamic video presentations. You will then put these tools to the test by creating your own video presentation.

Unlimited spaces available
HLC Assessment Academy Project - Year 2
Date: Thu, Oct 28, 2021
2:00PM to 3:00PM
Facilitator(s): Becky Baranowski
Location: Online

Join Becky Baranowski in discussing the purpose of the HLC Assessment Academy, how this enhances the work of SAC, what has been done, and what are the next steps. This four-year project has the goals to improve assessment processes, teaching, and learning. Your input, ideas, and participation are critical to the success of this work.

Unlimited spaces available

November

EMC101: The Learning College Experience
Date: Wed, Nov 3, 2021
2:00PM to 3:00PM
Facilitator(s): Deborah Cotton
Location: Online

This training is about helping you get accustomed to the EMCC work culture and to develop a solid foundation for your career development within the Learning College philosophy. You can expect to gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of yours and the college's core values. 

Unlimited spaces available
Building Effective Teams
Date: Thu, Nov 4, 2021
2:00PM to 3:00PM
Facilitator(s): Heather Weber, Kathleen Iudicello
Location: Online

So much of the work we do as a campus community requires teams of dedicated individuals  Addressing challenges we face as a college requires critical thinking, clear communication, and emotional intelligence.  In this workshop, we will examine case studies and discuss strategies that Drs. Kathleen Iudicello and Heather Weber utilize to build effective teams across the college. Most importantly, we will all discuss ways you can do so in your area.

Unlimited spaces available
How the CTL does 4DX
Date: Mon, Nov 8, 2021
1:00PM to 2:00PM
Facilitator(s): Erik Huntsinger
Location: Online

Learn how the CTL Team developed its Wildly Important Goals (WIGs), leading measures, scoreboard, and practices cadence of accountability.

Unlimited spaces available
Data Literacy - Diversity and Inclusion
Date: Tue, Nov 9, 2021
1:00PM to 2:00PM
Facilitator(s): John Snelling
Location: Online

Using the design thinking model, participants will explore the data based on questions participants have about students outcomes as it pertains to identified student populations (e.g Ethnic Mix, First-Generation, FT/PT, etc.)

Unlimited spaces available
Managing Your YouTube Channel
Date: Tue, Nov 9, 2021
2:00PM to 3:00PM
Facilitator(s): Dan 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
FRACTL's Course Design Showcase
Date: Wed, Nov 10, 2021
12:00PM to 1:30PM
Facilitator(s): Amy Hill, Erik Huntsinger, Najmah Muhammad
Location: Online

Learn about innovative course designs and technologies from new and seasoned course developers. Leave with ideas for improving your courses.

Unlimited spaces available
Drafting Your Course-level Learning Outcomes (CLOs)
Date: Tue, Nov 16, 2021
1:00PM to 2:00PM
Facilitator(s): Erik Huntsinger
Location: Online

Establishing course-level learning outcomes (CLOs) is the first step in assessing what you care most about your students learning in your classroom. In this training learn the basic rules and resources for drafting your CLOs, including time to brainstorm and share ideas with the group.

Unlimited spaces available
EMC101: The Learning College Experience
Date: Wed, Nov 17, 2021
2:00PM to 3:00PM
Facilitator(s): Deborah Cotton
Location: Online

This training is about helping you get accustomed to the EMCC work culture and to develop a solid foundation for your career development within the Learning College philosophy. You can expect to gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of yours and the college's core values. 

Unlimited spaces available
Learn and Go Concepts: Adding Royalty-free Music to Your Video
Date: Wed, Nov 17, 2021
3:00PM to 4:00PM
Facilitator(s): Dan Reichstein
Location: Online

Adding music to your videos can make for a more engaging presentation. There are several royalty-free music resources you can use to energize your videos. We will show you how to identify these royalty-free music tracks and how to edit the music into a video using OpenShot video editor.

Unlimited spaces available
Making the Most of Your IDP: Critical Reflection
Date: Mon, Nov 22, 2021
3:00PM to 4:00PM
Facilitator(s): Stace Amabisca
Location: Online

Critical reflection is an essential component of the IDP for probationary faculty to demonstrate how they are engaging in reflective practice. Yet articulating one’s thoughts in non-verbal ways can often feel intimidating and difficult to present. This session will provide current probationary faculty with some practical strategies for ensuring that critical reflection is not only evident but thorough on the IDP.

Unlimited spaces available
Tools of Engagement: Edpuzzle
Date: Tue, Nov 23, 2021
12:00PM to 1:00PM
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
Integrating Your CLOs into Canvas
Date: Tue, Nov 30, 2021
1:00PM to 2:30PM
Facilitator(s): Erik Huntsinger
Location: Online

So you have course-level learning outcomes (CLOs)- now what? Learn how to easily yet meaningfully assess these through assignments in Canvas, and how to set it up so that the data is collected meaningfully.

Unlimited spaces available

December

EMC101: The Learning College Experience
Date: Wed, Dec 1, 2021
2:00PM to 3:00PM
Facilitator(s): Deborah Cotton
Location: Online

This training is about helping you get accustomed to the EMCC work culture and to develop a solid foundation for your career development within the Learning College philosophy. You can expect to gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of yours and the college's core values. 

Unlimited spaces available
Closed-captioning for Videos
Date: Thu, Dec 2, 2021
2:00PM to 3:00PM
Facilitator(s): Dan 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
Creating Videos with Animoto
Date: Wed, Dec 15, 2021
12:00PM to 1:00PM
Facilitator(s): Najmah Muhammad
Location: Online

Animoto allows you to create videos from photos, video clips, and music, while turning them into video slideshows and presentations. Come explore the basics of Animoto and how it can benefit your classroom or department!

Unlimited spaces available

February

Data Literacy - Workforce
Date: Mon, Feb 14, 2022
1:00PM to 2:00PM
Facilitator(s): John Snelling
Location: Online

Using the design thinking model, participants will explore data based on occupational projections, wage earnings, in-demand skills, and program competition and demand.

Unlimited spaces available
FRACTL's Cool Apps Showcase
Date: Tue, Feb 15, 2022
12:00AM to 1:30PM
Facilitator(s): Amy Hill, Najmah Muhammad, Erik Huntsinger
Location: Online

Learn about some new cool apps to Promote Student Learning & Engagement.

Unlimited spaces available

March

Data Literacy - Grants
Date: Thu, Mar 24, 2022
1:00PM to 2:00PM
Facilitator(s): John Snelling
Location: Online

Using the design thinking model, participants will explore data regularly required to be competitive in grant writing. Participants will also review the grant process and tips for a successful grant application.

Unlimited spaces available

April

FRACTL's Innovation and Learning Showcase
Date: Thu, Apr 7, 2022
2:00AM to 1:30PM
Facilitator(s): Amy Hill, Najmah Muhammad, Erik Huntsinger
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

Nothing Scheduled

September

Drafting Your Course-level Learning Outcomes (CLOs)
Date: Tue, Sep 7, 2021
1:00PM to 2:00PM
Facilitator(s): Erik Huntsinger
Location: Online

Establishing course-level learning outcomes (CLOs) is the first step in assessing what you care most about your students learning in your classroom.  In this training learn the basic rules and resources for drafting your CLOs, including time to brainstorm and share ideas with the group.

Unlimited spaces available
Integrating Your CLOs into Canvas
Date: Tue, Sep 21, 2021
1:00PM to 2:30PM
Facilitator(s): Erik Huntsinger
Location: Online

So you have course-level learning outcomes (CLOs)- now what?  Learn how to easily yet meaningfully assess these through assignments in Canvas, and how to set it up so that the data is collected meaningfully.

Unlimited spaces available
Assessment Q & A
Date: Tue, Sep 21, 2021
2:00PM to 3:00PM
Facilitator(s): Becky Baranowski
Location: Online

What would you like to know regarding assessment? Submit your questions to Becky Baranowski and this session will be used to address things you want to know. This interactive session will be driven by participants and their need to know.

Unlimited spaces available

October

HLC Assessment Academy Project - Year 2
Date: Thu, Oct 28, 2021
2:00PM to 3:00PM
Facilitator(s): Becky Baranowski
Location: Online

Join Becky Baranowski in discussing the purpose of the HLC Assessment Academy, how this enhances the work of SAC, what has been done, and what are the next steps. This four-year project has the goals to improve assessment processes, teaching, and learning. Your input, ideas, and participation are critical to the success of this work.

Unlimited spaces available

November

FRACTL's Course Design Showcase
Date: Wed, Nov 10, 2021
12:00PM to 1:30PM
Facilitator(s): Amy Hill, Erik Huntsinger, Najmah Muhammad
Location: Online

Learn about innovative course designs and technologies from new and seasoned course developers. Leave with ideas for improving your courses.

Unlimited spaces available
Drafting Your Course-level Learning Outcomes (CLOs)
Date: Tue, Nov 16, 2021
1:00PM to 2:00PM
Facilitator(s): Erik Huntsinger
Location: Online

Establishing course-level learning outcomes (CLOs) is the first step in assessing what you care most about your students learning in your classroom. In this training learn the basic rules and resources for drafting your CLOs, including time to brainstorm and share ideas with the group.

Unlimited spaces available
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.

Unlimited spaces available Register here
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.

Unlimited spaces available Register here
Adjunct Faculty Online Orientation
Facilitator(s): Online
Location: Online

Six modules of resources for all adjuncts whether you're brand new to EMCC or just have some questions.  You can also earn a badge!  From "The 411" to more detailed information, this resource will make your semester much smoother.

Unlimited spaces available Register here

Nothing Scheduled

Nothing Scheduled

July

Focus Journaling
Date: Wed, Jul 28, 2021
2:00PM to 3:00PM
Facilitator(s): Deborah Cotton
Location: Online

Has work and home become one in the same? Do you find yourself not being able to navigate through both? This session was designed with you in mind. Journaling with a Focus!

Unlimited spaces available
Become More Resilient Dealing with Change in Your Life
Date: Thu, Jul 29, 2021
2:00PM to 3:00PM
Facilitator(s): Deborah Cotton
Location: Online

Prioritize your health and come learn how to become more resilient when coping with change.

Unlimited spaces available

August

Basics of Mindfulness Meditation
Date: Tue, Aug 24, 2021
2:00PM to 2:45PM
Facilitator(s): Erik Huntsinger
Location: Online

Mindfulness research shows that a regular meditation practice can lead to less stress, more clarity, and greater resilience. Learn the basics of mindfulness practices and try out a short meditation.

Unlimited spaces available

September

Basics of Mindfulness Meditation
Date: Thu, Sep 16, 2021
2:00PM to 2:45PM
Facilitator(s): Erik Huntsinger
Location: Online

Mindfulness research shows that a regular meditation practice can lead to less stress, more clarity, and greater resilience. Learn the basics of mindfulness practices and try out a short meditation.

Unlimited spaces available

October

Basics of Mindfulness Meditation
Date: Mon, Oct 25, 2021
2:00PM to 2:45PM
Facilitator(s): Erik Huntsinger
Location: Online

Learn what is meant by Mindfulness Meditation, how it could benefit you both personally and professionally, and explore some ways to integrate it into your life through both formal practice and informally throughout your day. Engage is a sample practice followed by discussion.

Unlimited spaces available

October

EMC101: The Learning College Experience
Date: Wed, Oct 20, 2021
2:00PM to 3:30PM
Facilitator(s): Deborah Cotton
Location: Online

This training is about helping you get accustomed to the EMCC work culture and to develop a solid foundation for your career development within the Learning College philosophy. You can expect to gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of yours and the college's core values. 

Unlimited spaces available

November

EMC101: The Learning College Experience
Date: Wed, Nov 3, 2021
2:00PM to 3:00PM
Facilitator(s): Deborah Cotton
Location: Online

This training is about helping you get accustomed to the EMCC work culture and to develop a solid foundation for your career development within the Learning College philosophy. You can expect to gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of yours and the college's core values. 

Unlimited spaces available
EMC101: The Learning College Experience
Date: Wed, Nov 17, 2021
2:00PM to 3:00PM
Facilitator(s): Deborah Cotton
Location: Online

This training is about helping you get accustomed to the EMCC work culture and to develop a solid foundation for your career development within the Learning College philosophy. You can expect to gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of yours and the college's core values. 

Unlimited spaces available

December

EMC101: The Learning College Experience
Date: Wed, Dec 1, 2021
2:00PM to 3:00PM
Facilitator(s): Deborah Cotton
Location: Online

This training is about helping you get accustomed to the EMCC work culture and to develop a solid foundation for your career development within the Learning College philosophy. You can expect to gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of yours and the college's core values. 

Unlimited spaces available

August

Student Collaboration Tools and Strategies
Date: Wed, Aug 18, 2021
6:10PM to 7:40PM
Facilitator(s): Najmah Muhammad, Deborah Cotton, Daniel Reichstein
Location: Online

Navigating student collaboration in courses has always been a challenge, whether in-person or online, but recent technological innovations have created new opportunities for collaborative learning. This training session will help instructors with strategies and technologies available to help students work effectively in or outside the classroom to achieve your courses' learning outcomes. (Note: this event is open to all, but only adjunct faculty will be compensated via the CAFE credits program).

Unlimited spaces available CAFÉ Credit approved

September

Discussion Bored: How to effectively design online discussion assignments
Date: Thu, Sep 2, 2021
1:00PM to 2:00PM
Facilitator(s): Erik Huntsinger
Location: Online

Discussion assignments hold the potential to engage students and instructors alike in recalling, synthesizing, and making sense of course material in their own lives. However discussion assignments often come off as a dry, pedantic excercise for all involved. What are the secrets to designing engaging discussion assignments? Learn new ideas and share what's working for you.

Unlimited spaces available
Padlet: Learning That Sticks
Date: Thu, Sep 9, 2021
1:00PM to 2:00PM
Facilitator(s): Joel Arthur, Kelly Loucy
Location: Online

Learn how you can use Padlet, an online, "cloud based" technology tool free to students, to do formative assessment with your students. This can be applied to multiple disciplines in a multitude of activities, from anonymous brainstorming to homework discussions to chapter reviews. This tool offers a variety of templates that makes it so quick and easy to use it can even be created on the spot. This workshop will demonstrate how two faculty members are using Padlet. There will be an opportunity for participants to experiment with Padlet.

Unlimited spaces available
Lessons Learned in Online Asynchronous Teaching
Date: Tue, Sep 14, 2021
1:00PM to 2:00PM
Facilitator(s): Christina Van
Location: Online

Dr. Van has been teaching online for over a decade, and in that time she has refined her approach to designing and teaching asynchronous classes with a focus on high student engagement. Come learn some tips and engage in conversation about the art and practice of teaching students online.

Unlimited spaces available
Effective groups in classrooms
Date: Wed, Sep 22, 2021
2:00PM to 3:00PM
Facilitator(s): Deborah Cotton, Najmah Muhammad
Location: Online

What do you or want to know about effective groups in a face to face environment and in Canvas. Come share your current strategies for groups in the class.

Unlimited spaces available
Connect Extend Challenge Discussion Protocol
Date: Thu, Sep 30, 2021
2:00PM to 3:00PM
Facilitator(s): Laura Popovici
Location: Online

Are you looking for ways to actively engage your students in group discussions? Then join this workshop to learn more about discussion protocols and to experience group discussion using the Connect Extend Challenge protocol in breakout groups.

Unlimited spaces available

October

Engaging Students Online
Date: Wed, Oct 6, 2021
1:00PM to 2:00PM
Facilitator(s): Deborah Cotton, Lewis Brownlee, Daniel Meador
Location: Online

Engaging with students in-person is one thing- engaging with students in the online environment can feel entirely different.  Yes there are deliberate design choices instructors can make in their online (or online-enhanced) classes that can improve the odds of genuine engagement.  Learn tips that you can use in your own classrooms and share what's working for you.

Unlimited spaces available
Discussion Bored: How to effectively design online discussion assignments
Date: Wed, Oct 20, 2021
1:00PM to 2:00PM
Facilitator(s): Erik Huntsinger
Location: Online

Discussion assignments hold the potential to engage students and instructors alike in recalling, synthesizing, and making sense of course material in their own lives. However discussion assignments often come off as a dry, pedantic excercise for all involved. What are the secrets to designing engaging discussion assignments? Learn new ideas and share what's working for you.

Unlimited spaces available

November

FRACTL's Course Design Showcase
Date: Wed, Nov 10, 2021
12:00PM to 1:30PM
Facilitator(s): Amy Hill, Erik Huntsinger, Najmah Muhammad
Location: Online

Learn about innovative course designs and technologies from new and seasoned course developers. Leave with ideas for improving your courses.

Unlimited spaces available

February

FRACTL's Cool Apps Showcase
Date: Tue, Feb 15, 2022
12:00AM to 1:30PM
Facilitator(s): Amy Hill, Najmah Muhammad, Erik Huntsinger
Location: Online

Learn about some new cool apps to Promote Student Learning & Engagement.

Unlimited spaces available

July

Intro to Video Editing with OpenShot
Date: Tue, Jul 27, 2021
2:00PM to 3:00PM
Facilitator(s): Dan Reichstein
Location: Online

Video editing can be a powerful tool for creating your own custom presentations. In this workshop we will explore the open source video editor, OpenShot. We will cover the process on how to import video clips, organize their playback order in the timeline, and export the finshed product as an edited video file.

Unlimited spaces available

August

Closed-captioning for Videos
Date: Wed, Aug 4, 2021
2:00PM to 3:00PM
Facilitator(s): Dan 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
Webex Basics
Date: Thu, Aug 5, 2021
11:00AM to 12:00PM
Facilitator(s): Chris Wacaser
Location: Online

Overview of the major functions of webex

Unlimited spaces available
Webex Basics
Date: Tue, Aug 10, 2021
11:00AM to 12:00PM
Facilitator(s): Chris Wacaser
Location: Online

Overview of the major functions of webex

Unlimited spaces available
Webex Basics
Date: Thu, Aug 12, 2021
11:00AM to 12:00PM
Facilitator(s): Chris Wacaser
Location: Online

Overview of the major functions of webex

Unlimited spaces available
Student Collaboration Tools and Strategies
Date: Wed, Aug 18, 2021
6:10PM to 7:40PM
Facilitator(s): Najmah Muhammad, Deborah Cotton, Daniel Reichstein
Location: Online

Navigating student collaboration in courses has always been a challenge, whether in-person or online, but recent technological innovations have created new opportunities for collaborative learning. This training session will help instructors with strategies and technologies available to help students work effectively in or outside the classroom to achieve your courses' learning outcomes. (Note: this event is open to all, but only adjunct faculty will be compensated via the CAFE credits program).

Unlimited spaces available CAFÉ Credit approved
Canvas Mobile
Date: Wed, Aug 25, 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
Learn and Go Concepts: Video Trimming and File Organization
Date: Thu, Aug 26, 2021
2:00PM to 3:00PM
Facilitator(s): Dan Reichstein
Location: Online

When recording video content on a mobile phone, there is often the option to trim the video's start and stop points. This can help to elimate unnecessary content and to cut down on editing time. When you import the media file from a phone or device, it is a good practice to label the file a relevant name to keep your content organized.

Unlimited spaces available

September

Turn Your Class or Department into a TEAM with a Discord Server: Game On!
Date: Wed, Sep 8, 2021
1:00PM to 2:00PM
Facilitator(s): Jim Heinrich
Location: Online

By using Discord, the fastest growing messaging platform, you can give students or work buddies  a place to relax, chat, generate ideas, have meetings, or work on projects. It's not a replacement for Canvas or WebEx or Zoom or any apps used for academic or work-related purposes. No, it's a hangout place where people can easily meet up, get to know each other, and share in ways that turn individuals into a team. In this workshop, you will learn to create, design, and populate your very own Discord server. Bring your laptop. GAME ON!  Check it out HERE!

Unlimited spaces available
Padlet: Learning That Sticks
Date: Thu, Sep 9, 2021
1:00PM to 2:00PM
Facilitator(s): Joel Arthur, Kelly Loucy
Location: Online

Learn how you can use Padlet, an online, "cloud based" technology tool free to students, to do formative assessment with your students. This can be applied to multiple disciplines in a multitude of activities, from anonymous brainstorming to homework discussions to chapter reviews. This tool offers a variety of templates that makes it so quick and easy to use it can even be created on the spot. This workshop will demonstrate how two faculty members are using Padlet. There will be an opportunity for participants to experiment with Padlet.

Unlimited spaces available
Intro to Video Editing with OpenShot
Date: Wed, Sep 15, 2021
12:00PM to 1:00PM
Facilitator(s): Dan Reichstein
Location: Online

Video editing can be a powerful tool for creating your own custom presentations. In this workshop we will explore the open source video editor, OpenShot. We will cover the process on how to import video clips, organize their playback order in the timeline, and export the finshed product as an edited video file.

Unlimited spaces available
Getting Started with Perusall
Date: Thu, Sep 16, 2021
11:00AM to 12:00PM
Facilitator(s): Kathy Archer
Location: Online
Unlimited spaces available
Learn and Go Concepts: Designing a Video Title Card in PowerPoint
Date: Tue, Sep 28, 2021
3:00PM to 4:00PM
Facilitator(s): Dan Reichstein
Location: Online

You can design stunning video title cards using the tools in Microsoft PowerPoint. In this workshop we will use the templates in PowerPoint to create custom video titles. We will then export the slide as a picture that can be edited to play at the beginning of your video presentation.

Unlimited spaces available

October

Copyright and Fair Use when Creating Videos
Date: Wed, Oct 13, 2021
2:00PM to 3:00PM
Facilitator(s): Dan Reichstein
Location: Online

Knowledge of copyright and fair use is critical when developing video content. In this workshop we will discuss your rights to media content, what is defined as educational fair use of content, and where to find assets that are available without attribution also known as Creative Commons.

Unlimited spaces available
Intro to Video Editing with Camtasia
Date: Thu, Oct 28, 2021
12:00PM to 1:00PM
Facilitator(s): Dan Reichstein
Location: Online

Camtasia offers a wide variety of editing tools in addition to its screen recording capabilities. In this workshop, we will explore the Annotations, Animations, and Behaviors tools to help you to create dynamic video presentations. You will then put these tools to the test by creating your own video presentation.

Unlimited spaces available

November

Managing Your YouTube Channel
Date: Tue, Nov 9, 2021
2:00PM to 3:00PM
Facilitator(s): Dan 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
FRACTL's Course Design Showcase
Date: Wed, Nov 10, 2021
12:00PM to 1:30PM
Facilitator(s): Amy Hill, Erik Huntsinger, Najmah Muhammad
Location: Online

Learn about innovative course designs and technologies from new and seasoned course developers. Leave with ideas for improving your courses.

Unlimited spaces available
Learn and Go Concepts: Adding Royalty-free Music to Your Video
Date: Wed, Nov 17, 2021
3:00PM to 4:00PM
Facilitator(s): Dan Reichstein
Location: Online

Adding music to your videos can make for a more engaging presentation. There are several royalty-free music resources you can use to energize your videos. We will show you how to identify these royalty-free music tracks and how to edit the music into a video using OpenShot video editor.

Unlimited spaces available

December

Closed-captioning for Videos
Date: Thu, Dec 2, 2021
2:00PM to 3:00PM
Facilitator(s): Dan 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

February

FRACTL's Cool Apps Showcase
Date: Tue, Feb 15, 2022
12:00AM to 1:30PM
Facilitator(s): Amy Hill, Najmah Muhammad, Erik Huntsinger
Location: Online

Learn about some new cool apps to Promote Student Learning & Engagement.

Unlimited spaces available