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Lemons, Lemonade and Whine Login Required
1 Session | Thu, Apr 23 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM 04/23/2020 - 04/06/2020
Congratulations, you transitioned your face-to-face (F2F) class into an online environment! COVID-19 gave us lemons, but as a community, we made lemonade. Let’s have an open discussion about your experiences during the transition and onward. I would love to hear the lessons learned. I also expect some whine! Facilitator: James Cook
So, You Want to Provide Online Professional Development? Start Here Login Required
1 Session | Tue, Apr 21 3:00 PM - 3:00 PM 04/21/2020 - 04/06/2020
Providing online professional development (PD) through Web conferencing software could be a challenge if you are not familiar with a specific platform (ex. Zoom, WebEx, Blackboard Collaborate, etc.). Fortunately, the same principles used to prepare for face-to-face (F2F) PD sessions apply but involves fine-tuning to ensure as much success as possible. Presenting in an online environment requires patience, flexibility, and the elimination of any expectations of perfection. Presenter: James Cook
“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” Tips to Build Authentic Relationships in Cyberspace Login Required
1 Session | Thu, Apr 16 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM 04/16/2020 - 04/06/2020
Positive relationships within classrooms amplify the effectiveness of instructional practices and effective learning. How can we achieve this when teaching online? This session will offer ideas and actionable tips that you can use to begin building a sense of community and caring in your online classroom. Presenter: Carmen Canty-Johnson
Recovering the “Joy” Factor: Fostering Engagement in Remote Classrooms Login Required
1 Session | Tue, Apr 14 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM 04/14/2020 - 04/06/2020
As instructors, the energy of our students motivates us as we teach and the same is probably true for our students. How can we foster this type of engagement without the physical aspect of human interaction? This session will offer ideas on how to authentically engage with students in online learning environments, and how to have fun doing it. You are welcome to drop in and share what has worked for you, or simply listen for any ideas that you can use in your own practice. Part 2 of the Social Presence Series. Presenter: Carmen Canty-Johnson
When Social Distancing Goes Too Far: Don’t Leave Your F2F Students Hanging Online Login Required
1 Session | Thu, Apr 09 3:00 PM - 3:00 PM 04/09/2020 - 04/06/2020
Research pertaining to best practices and considerations when designing instruction is interchangeable when applying them to a traditional (face-to-face) or online environment, but, at times, they cannot be accomplished in the same ways. With the recent push to transition face-to-face (F2F) classes into an online environment, we are now engaging in remote instruction and remote learning which is somewhat a different expectation for conducting an online class. No matter the differences between remote and online instruction, the most important action that is required for both is social presence. Join me as I discuss a dated, yet relevant article on what Rosenshine (2012) refers to as the 17 principles of instruction and how to translate them from a F2F to an online environment. Part 1 of the Social Presence Series. Presenter: James Cook
Making this Work: Figuring Out How to Succeed in Online Classes Login Required
1 Session | Wed, Apr 15 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM 04/15/2020 - 04/06/2020
Are you feeling a little overwhelmed or under-motivated to complete your course work? Are you determined to stay “on top” in your field and need ideas to help keep you motivated? You are welcome to join this session and hear about useful tips and tricks to keep you motivated during this time. We will discuss different ways to prioritize and organize yourself in order to meet deadlines and keep up with your workload (a session for students). Presenter: Carmen Canty-Johnson
“But I Didn’t Sign Up for This”: Dealing with Anxiety When Learning in Online Classrooms Login Required
1 Session | Mon, Apr 13 3:00 PM - 3:00 PM 04/13/2020 - 04/06/2020
Are you feeling unsettled with the changes in your class’ setup? Do you have questions about how and what you are expected to do? This session is an opportunity for students to come together and discuss how shifting from in-class to online learning is affecting the way they feel about class, learning and persevering during this time (a session for students). Presenter: Carmen Canty-Johnson
Now What? Reviewing the Basics of Working Online Login Required
1 Session | Wed, Apr 08 3:00 PM - 3:00 PM 04/08/2020 - 04/06/2020
If you are looking for general skills to help you get comfortable learning online, this session is for you. Practical tips and skills will be shared and modeled, questions will be answered, and resources shared. If you are completely new to Blackboard online learning or just need a quick review, drop in this Collaborate session (a session for students). Presenter: Carmen Canty-Johnson
“I’m Fine.”: Situating Our Reactions to The Changes Happening Around Us Login Required
1 Session | Tue, Apr 07 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM 04/07/2020 - 04/06/2020
We are moving beyond our automatic response to the question, “How are you doing?” This session offers a safe space to share how you are handling the current situation. A framework will be offered that may help participants better understand their response(s) to the current situation. Drop in if you’d like to share or hear how others are coping. Participants can share the strategies that have worked for them when facing the changes related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Presenter: Carmen Canty-Johnson
“Plandemic” Pedagogy: Instructional Insurance and Teacher Assurance Login Required
1 Session | Tue, Apr 07 3:00 PM - 3:00 PM 04/07/2020 - 04/06/2020
Recently, I was introduced to the term “pandemic pedagogy” when invited to join a Facebook group. Since then, I see that the term is everywhere. With the work that has been done to transition face-to-face (F2F) courses online, there is an opportunity to build on these efforts and create a learning hub for you and your students. Join me for an open online discussion to brainstorm ideas for operationalizing what should be called Plandemic Pedagogy, a proactive way for designing 21st-century learning environments to complement F2F environments. Presenter: James Cook
2020 Career and College Promise New Student Orientation SUMMER and FALL
4 Sessions | Thu, May 14 5:00 PM - Thu, Aug 13 5:00 PM 05/14/2020 - 08/13/2020
Mandatory new student orientation for all Career and College Promise students - General - Summer/Fall
2019/2020 Career and College Promise Information Sessions
1 Session | Thu, May 14 5:30 PM - 5:30 PM 05/14/2020 - 04/06/2020
Need to know more about Career and College Promise? Sign up for one of our specialized information sessions here! If you are in a public, private, or a public charter school and want to take college courses while in high school, you do not want to miss this session!