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Common Read Login Required
8 Sessions | Mon, Oct 05 10:00 AM - Fri, Oct 09 1:00 PM Mon, Oct 05 10:00 AM - Fri, Oct 09 1:00 PM
Pleave your question about the Common Read on the MS Teams page here: https://short.forsythtech.edu/CR2020QandA
Resume Webinar Login Required
1 Session | Tue, Sep 22 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Tue, Sep 22 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
This will be a PowerPoint presentation on how to write a resume.
TAL 137-CTL: Engaging Learners through Innovative Module Design Login Required
1 Session | Wed, Dec 02 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Wed, Dec 02 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
This course is designed to give faculty/staff an overview of how the course authoring tool CourseArc can be used collaboratively to create engaging, interactive, and accessible online content that promotes active learning. CourseArc integrates seamlessly with LMS systems such as Blackboard.
TAL 300b-CTL: Using the ALLY tool in Blackboard to Ensure Accessibility Login Required
1 Session | Tue, Nov 17 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Tue, Nov 17 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
In this course, faculty will learn the importance of their Ally ratings and learn the different alternate formats.
EMP 112-CTL: The Role of Curiosity in Life-Long Learning Login Required
2 Sessions | Thu, Nov 05 10:00 AM - Thu, Nov 19 3:00 PM Thu, Nov 05 10:00 AM - Thu, Nov 19 3:00 PM
As an educational institution, we encourage our students and ourselves to become life-long learners but motivations for learning can vary greatly. In this course, we’ll explore the concepts of intrinsic vs. extrinsic motivations and focus specifically on curiosity. Participants will learn about the brain’s chemical response to curiosity and its effect on memory as well as strategies to heighten curiosity and overcome its barriers. This workshop will be designed and led by Ann Everett and Tracy Moss, Professional Development, H.R. Team. It is open to all faculty and staff.
TAL 138-CTL: Strengthening Your Social Media Smarts Login Required
1 Session | Wed, Nov 04 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Wed, Nov 04 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
The course is designed to introduce instructors to social media issues for educators. Strengthen your classroom tool kit by using your online network effectively. By the end of the course you will be able to reflect on your social media use, plan new effective uses, and have a greater understanding of policy and best practices.
TAL 120-CTL: Starting Here/Starting Now: Getting Students on the Right Track from the Beginning Login Required
1 Session | Wed, Oct 28 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Wed, Oct 28 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
In preparation for the upcoming semester, faculty will learn the essentials of successfully starting their courses so that students can navigate them successfully. Topics include:• Helping faculty set up a START HERE page that aligns with the Quality Matters rubric. • Helping faculty be set up for success from the start• Copying classes / making sure dates are all correct, etc. • Helping faculty avoid any “speed bumps” that can hinder their courses during the first couple weeks of class
TAL 302a-CTL: C.P.R. (Completions/Persistence/Retention – Series): Improving Course Completions (Part 1) Login Required
1 Session | Thu, Oct 22 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Thu, Oct 22 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
The CTL is thrilled to host leaders from Strategic Innovation & Effectiveness and Student Success Services for this three-part series. Part 1 will explore research-based strategies and programs in community colleges around the country that have led to increased student completions, especially in courses that traditionally have high D/F/W rates. In addition, campus leaders will share data about the present state of course completions.
TAL 123-CTL: Engagement, Team Building, and Classroom Management in Synchronous Online Learning Environments Login Required
1 Session | Wed, Oct 21 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Wed, Oct 21 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
This course will cover the following topics as they relate to online learning environments: • Strategies for using breakout groups and chatting in Blackboard Collaborate• Team building engagement activities in synchronous online classes• Classroom Management in Synchronous Online Learning Environments
TAL 300a-CTL: Learning through Universal Design: Understanding QM Standard 8 (Accessibility and Usability) Login Required
1 Session | Tue, Oct 20 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Tue, Oct 20 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
This course goes in-depth with QM Standard 8, which gives consideration to creating instructional materials and resources that are accessible and with usability in mind.
EQU 111-CTL: Educating During Uncertain Times: Leading with Empathy Login Required
1 Session | Thu, Oct 15 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Thu, Oct 15 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
In this workshop for faculty and staff, Anna Marie Smith, Vice-President of Human Resources and Administrative Services, will discuss strategies for leading and inspiring students and co-workers during these uncertain times.
EQU 200-CTL: Being Inclusive: Foundations of Inclusive Pedagogy Workshop Login Required
9 Sessions | Fri, Oct 23 1:00 PM - Fri, Dec 04 1:45 PM Fri, Oct 23 1:00 PM - Fri, Dec 04 1:45 PM
This overview workshop will enhance faculty’s ability to welcome all learners into the classroom, support student-student interaction, and make the classroom a space of belonging.
TAL 121a-CTL: Lights, Camera, LEARNING! Reaching Learners through Your Own Instructional Videos Login Required
1 Session | Thu, Oct 01 12:00 AM - 4:30 PM Thu, Oct 01 12:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Are you ready to discover your inner Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep, or Lin-Manuel Miranda? In this course, participants will enhance their ability to make engaging instructional videos by exploring techniques in voice, acting, and camerawork. Forsyth Tech Theatre Instructor David Sebren (also an accomplished director and actor) will lead this exciting workshop for faculty and staff. So, don't miss your chance to be in the room where it happens!
TAL 142-CTL: Being Dynamic with Your Data Login Required
1 Session | Wed, Sep 30 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Wed, Sep 30 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
In this course, faculty will work with the Institutional Research and Assessment team to explore how data can be integrated into practice and used to improve assessments and rubrics.
TAL 110-CTL: Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) Login Required
2 Sessions | Fri, Sep 25 8:30 AM - Fri, Oct 30 4:00 PM Fri, Sep 25 8:30 AM - Fri, Oct 30 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 141-CTL: Faculty Forum: Meeting Students Where They Are - Teaching Strategies to Meet a Variety of Student Needs Login Required
1 Session | Wed, Sep 23 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Wed, Sep 23 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Our classes often include students with varying self-skills. They have challenging schedules, challenging distractions, varying written and verbal communication skills, varying reading skills, varying attention/focus skills, varying frustration tolerance. This Faculty Forum will help faculty design teaching strategies that are effective given these needs.
TAL 113-CTL: Removing the Guess Work: Understanding QM Standard 3 (Assessment and Measurement) Login Required
2 Sessions | Tue, Sep 22 1:00 PM - Thu, Oct 08 11:00 AM Tue, Sep 22 1:00 PM - Thu, Oct 08 11:00 AM
This course will go in-depth with QM Standard 3, which is all about Assessment and Measurement. In addition to highlighting the importance of creating assessments that are aligned to learning objectives and learning activities, Standard 3 also focuses on the importance of making sure that assessment is engaging for students.
TAL 309-CTL: Examining the Versatility and Efficacy of Collaborate Ultra Login Required
2 Sessions | Mon, Sep 21 2:00 PM - Mon, Sep 28 11:30 AM Mon, Sep 21 2:00 PM - Mon, Sep 28 11:30 AM
In this special presentation for the CTL, presenters Andrea Doub (Associate Professor of Human Biology) and Deborah Brown (Specialist, Learning Technology Innovation) will share data they collected in various ways on the impact of Collaborate Ultra on student success. This presentation was selected last spring to be presented at NCADL, HAPS, and NC3ABI.
Microsoft Teams Training Login Required
2 Sessions | Tue, Sep 22 2:00 PM - Tue, Sep 29 11:00 AM Tue, Sep 22 2:00 PM - Tue, Sep 29 11:00 AM
As part of the deprecation of Skype for Business and replacing with Teams, we are offering basic training for Teams. Teams is a chatting and collaboration application that will be replacing Skype for Business. The training will go over how to install and use Teams, one-to-one features from Skype for Business, and new features brought with Teams.
Virtual College Visits
12 Sessions | Mon, Sep 21 2:00 PM - Wed, Nov 04 3:00 PM Mon, Sep 21 2:00 PM - Wed, Nov 04 3:00 PM
You may not be able to visit the campus of the college/s you are interested in right now, but you can still get to know the schools you may attend by participating in one or more virtual "visit"! Please email Laura Merritt lmerritt@forsythtech.edu if you have any questions.
College and Career Readiness -TABE Placement Test - STOKES Co.
3 Sessions | Mon, Sep 21 10:00 AM - Mon, Sep 28 12:00 PM Mon, Sep 21 10:00 AM - Mon, Sep 28 12:00 PM
Please sign up here for mandatory TABE placement testing once you've completed the virtual orientation.
College and Career Readiness -TABE Placement Test - FORSYTH Co.
15 Sessions | Tue, Sep 22 12:00 PM - Wed, Sep 30 5:00 PM Tue, Sep 22 12:00 PM - Wed, Sep 30 5:00 PM
Please sign up here for mandatory TABE placement testing once you've completed the virtual orientation.
A and P Methods Clinic- Late Fall 2020 Login Required
1 Session | Fri, Oct 02 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Fri, Oct 02 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Learn strategies for how to plan, read, study, and succeed in A&P. This is a one time, 3 hour project-based workshop. Designed for students about to start BIO 163, 168, and 169. The workshop is FREE.