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Black Lives Matter Symposium Login Required
4 Sessions | Thu, Feb 04 2:30 PM - Thu, Feb 25 4:00 PM Thu, Feb 04 2:30 PM - Thu, Feb 25 4:00 PM
The Black Lives Matter symposium is a four-part series that will feature speakers from across campus who will trace the evolution of the Black Lives Matter Movement and discuss its importance to the Forsyth Tech Community. Other topics include how our college presently supports black students (and all students of color) and the actionable steps we need to take to improve the ways in which we support equality for all people. This series is developed in collaboration with Black Lives Matter Advocacy Group and Courageous Conversations.
Forsyth Tech Connect Ribbon Cutting
1 Session | Thu, Feb 11 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Thu, Feb 11 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the opening of the FT Connect services which include food pantry, school supplies and other services to help our students succeed.
TAL 303-CTL: Online Teaching Certification (OTC) - Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 Login Required
1 Session | Fri, Oct 29 8:00 AM - Fri, Nov 12 3:00 PM Fri, Oct 29 8:00 AM - Fri, Nov 12 3:00 PM
The Online Engagement course focuses on methods to make online courses engaging for learners. Online courses are often less engaging then a face-to-face course because of the lack of human contact. The Engagement course describes methods of overcoming the engagement obstacle. Included are topics such as Start Here pages, Instructor Introductions, equivalency with face-to-face courses by adding voice to PowerPoint presentations.
Cover Letter Workshop
1 Session | Thu, Jan 28 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Thu, Jan 28 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Cover Letter Workshop will be a PowerPoint presentation providing an overview on how to write a cover letter.
Work-Based Learning Interview Sessions Login Required
3 Sessions | Wed, Mar 10 2:00 PM - Thu, Apr 01 10:30 AM Wed, Mar 10 2:00 PM - Thu, Apr 01 10:30 AM
For Work-Based Learning applicants only. This session will go over interview tips and prep for internship interviews.
Work-Based Learning Resume Session Login Required
3 Sessions | Wed, Feb 03 9:00 AM - Thu, Mar 11 1:30 PM Wed, Feb 03 9:00 AM - Thu, Mar 11 1:30 PM
For Work-Based Learning applicants only. This session will go over advice on how to format your resume for internship scouting.
Work-Based Learning Information Sessions Login Required
8 Sessions | Mon, Feb 01 10:00 AM - Thu, Feb 25 4:00 PM Mon, Feb 01 10:00 AM - Thu, Feb 25 4:00 PM
This event is for students who have applied for WBL Internships or are interesting in getting one for Summer/Fall 2021. Session will give an overview of the pre-registration process.
TAL 155-CTL: Global Resources Login Required
1 Session | Fri, Feb 26 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Fri, Feb 26 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
There’s a whole world out there ready to be explored! Come out and learn about Global Resources available through the Library for you and your students. World news and events, eBooks and film are all out there waiting to be explored. No passport required!
TAL 300c-CTL: Using Accessibility Checker to Ensure Accessibility (Microsoft Word) Login Required
2 Sessions | Thu, Feb 25 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Thu, Feb 25 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
This course will help participants learn to use the Accessibility Checker in Microsoft Word and make their documents more accessible to all learners.
TAL 157-CTL: Advanced Searching Techniques Login Required
1 Session | Fri, Feb 19 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Fri, Feb 19 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
There are a number of tips, tricks, and secrets to effective online searching and putting together a winning search strategy. Come along as we “sleuth” the internet for ways to take control of that search engine and make it perform for you rather than against you!
TAL 309-CTL: Creating a More Inclusive Healthcare Program Admissions Process (NISOD live webinar) Login Required
1 Session | Thu, Feb 18 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Thu, Feb 18 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Melissa Smith, program coordinator and a professor for the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Program here at Forsyth Tech, was selected by NISOD to present a national webinar! The CTL will broadcast this webinar, and you can watch it live along with community college faculty and administrators from across the country. Healthcare Program Admission processes can be rigorous and still allow for equity and inclusion. This webinar shares how Forsyth Technical Community College’s Magnetic Resonance Imaging Program used data driven research to create a holistic admissions process that looks beyond academics.
EQU 116-CTL: Using Your Own Data to Identify Equity Gaps in Student Success Login Required
1 Session | Fri, Feb 12 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Fri, Feb 12 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The purpose of this workshop is to provide Forsyth Tech faculty with skills to analyze student success data related to their own classes, departments, and disciplines. We will focus on data from students’ first term of enrollment, which represents a crucial time in students’ academic careers. This workshop will focus particularly on key student demographics (e.g., racial/ethnic identification, income status) to identify equity gaps in student success and potential explanations for these gaps. Through this exploration, faculty will be able to identify areas where inclusive pedagogical approaches are especially needed. This workshop is a collaboration between Forsyth Tech and The Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research at NC State. No prior experience with data is required to participate in this workshop, and all analyses will be conducted using Excel.
EQU 201-CTL: Having Difficult Conversations Login Required
2 Sessions | Tue, Feb 09 3:00 PM - Wed, Feb 10 11:30 AM Tue, Feb 09 3:00 PM - Wed, Feb 10 11:30 AM
This workshop will focus on how to address difficult topics that can arise in the classroom such as: race, gender, opportunity, socioeconomics, etc. Faculty will learn strategies to facilitate these conversations (even when they “appear out of nowhere”) as growth and learning opportunities for students while promoting a safe environment, protecting feelings, and promoting a culture of belonging. Dr. Debi Griffith and Leanne Wieland will lead these sessions.
TAL 300d-CTL: Using Accessibility Checker to Ensure Accessibility (Microsoft PowerPoint) Login Required
1 Session | Fri, Feb 05 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Fri, Feb 05 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
This course will help participants learn to use the Accessibility Checker to make PowerPoint presentations more accessible for all learners.
TAL 309-CTL: Student-Focused Best Online Teaching and Learning Practices in the Age of COVID-19 (NISOD Presentation) Login Required
1 Session | Tue, Feb 02 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Tue, Feb 02 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
During the Fall 2020 semester, Forsyth Tech Professor of History, Sonia Chandarana Tandon, was selected to present at NISOD’s national online conference. Now, she will give her acclaimed presentation for the Forsyth Tech community! This session offers a practical and proven best practices approach that identifies the barriers associated with remote teaching and learning and seeks to remove them through a toolkit of strategic teaching practices while promoting online engagement and student success. Participants consider five key barriers to effective remote teaching and learning, develop a strategies-based approach to overcoming identified barriers to teaching and learning, and develop individual customizable best teaching and assessment toolkits they can use to promote equity and inclusiveness in their remote classrooms.
TAL 110-CTL: Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) Login Required
2 Sessions | Fri, Jan 29 8:30 AM - Fri, Feb 26 4:00 PM Fri, Jan 29 8:30 AM - Fri, Feb 26 4:00 PM
The Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (or APPQMR) is the foundational workshop for Quality Matters. It is an 8 hour in person or two-week online training. It is led by a certified APPQMR facilitator from the CTL. Participants in the workshop learn the foundations of the 8 General Standards of the Quality Matters rubric and begin to think through how they can apply the rubric to their online, hybrid, and face-to-face course design. Additionally, completion of the workshop results in a national, Quality Matters certification.
TAL 151-CTL: Taking Care of YOU: Personal Enrichment for Work-life Balance Login Required
1 Session | Fri, Jan 29 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Fri, Jan 29 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Finding time for pleasure reading while juggling work and family can be difficult. Make the most of your free time with help from the Library! This course will introduce you to in-house and online resources for personal-interest topics including philosophy and spirituality, health and wellness, cooking, fine arts, literature, DIY, and automotive maintenance.All faculty and staff are invited to attend!
EQU 300-CTL: Safe Zone Training Login Required
3 Sessions | Wed, Feb 24 10:00 AM - Tue, Apr 20 5:00 PM Wed, Feb 24 10:00 AM - Tue, Apr 20 5:00 PM
Safe Zone trainings are opportunities to learn about LGBTQ+ identities, gender and sexuality, and examine prejudice, assumptions, and privilege. This program will help faculty and staff to be LGBTQ+ allies and offer safe spaces on campus for the LGBTQ+ community. Jon Howle will lead this semester’s workshops. Earn two hours of DEI PD credit for completing Safe Zone training.
EMP 113c-CTL: Customer Service Best Practices Part 3 - De-Escalation in Challenging Situations Login Required
2 Sessions | Thu, Feb 11 10:00 AM - Thu, Apr 22 3:00 PM Thu, Feb 11 10:00 AM - Thu, Apr 22 3:00 PM
One of the most difficult aspects of Customer Service is knowing how to respond when someone is angry or upset. It is easy to react and make the situation worse, rather than better. This session will cover five steps to focus on when faced with an angry customer. Participants will learn how to: remain positive, listen patiently, apologize with sincerity, empathize, and ultimately work toward a solution.
EMP 113b-CTL: Customer Service Best Practices Part 2 - Active Listening and Building Empathy Login Required
2 Sessions | Thu, Feb 04 10:00 AM - Thu, Apr 15 3:00 PM Thu, Feb 04 10:00 AM - Thu, Apr 15 3:00 PM
Customers value being heard and understood. This session will explore why active listening and empathy are so important in going above and beyond. Participants will gain strategies to effectively listen to others and communicate empathy by acknowledging how a customer feels and by finding ways to relate to them.
EMP 113a-CTL: Customer Service Best Practices Part 1 – Establishing Your Work Ethic Login Required
2 Sessions | Thu, Jan 28 10:00 AM - Thu, Apr 08 3:00 PM Thu, Jan 28 10:00 AM - Thu, Apr 08 3:00 PM
Providing excellent service creates positive interactions and makes a great first impression. This session will look at five facets of excellence service, including: knowledge, adaptability, patience, attentiveness, and communication. Participants will build their own work ethic model based on these pillars.
EQU 200-CTL-B: Being Inclusive: Foundations of Inclusive Pedagogy Workshop (SESSION B) Login Required
6 Sessions | Tue, Feb 02 3:00 PM - Fri, Apr 23 1:45 PM Tue, Feb 02 3:00 PM - Fri, Apr 23 1:45 PM
This is for Session B of the Inclusive Pedagogy Workshop. You must take A before taking B.
EQU 200-CTL-A: Being Inclusive: Foundations of Inclusive Pedagogy Workshop (SESSION A) Login Required
5 Sessions | Tue, Feb 02 3:00 PM - Tue, Apr 06 3:45 PM Tue, Feb 02 3:00 PM - Tue, Apr 06 3:45 PM
This overview workshop will provide general and easily adoptable and adaptable strategies for welcoming all learners into the classroom, supporting student-student interaction, and making the classroom a space of belonging.Dr. Debi Griffith and Leanne Wieland will lead the workshops for faculty.
EMP 161-CTL: THRIVE (Positive Education Learning Community) Login Required
3 Sessions | Fri, Feb 19 12:00 PM - Fri, Apr 23 2:00 PM Fri, Feb 19 12:00 PM - Fri, Apr 23 2:00 PM
This Learning Community, open to all Forsyth Tech faculty and staff, will be exploring self-care, wellbeing, happiness, positive thought, balance, stress management, positive coping skills and how to apply these techniques to your work and your life! Becky Howell, Psychology Professor and Department Chair for Social and Behavioral Science, will facilitate. Links to all 7 sessions will be sent to you with each registration. You'll also receive these in early January 2021. You can earn up to 14 hours of Professional Development credit for taking part.
Career Assessment Webinar
2 Sessions | Thu, Feb 11 2:00 PM - Thu, Feb 18 3:00 PM Thu, Feb 11 2:00 PM - Thu, Feb 18 3:00 PM
The Career Assessment Webinar is for individuals unsure of a career path and/or considering a career change. Through taking a self-guided career assessment, you will be able to see how your personality and interests align with Forsyth Tech programs and potential career paths. Detailed login information will be sent via email 2 hours prior to the start of the Career Assessment webinar. These events are brought to you by Career Services at Forsyth Tech.