Compensated Faculty Development, Summer 2021!

Adjunct and full-time faculty are eligible for $1000 compensation upon successful completion of one of these professional development opportunities. Each offering differs in length, but overall the participation expected is about 20 hours.

You may sign up for more than one professional development option, but you can only be compensated once.

Student Engagement Options

Online Instructor Level 2 – Certification Course

Level 2 is a four-week asynchronous course organized in four modules focusing on instructor-to-student, student-to-content, and student-to-student interactions. While online, the course is not “work-at-your-own-pace”. Each week has scheduled assignments to complete, most of which require completion of readings, reflections, and discussions. You should expect to spend at least 4-6 hours per week working on the course activities and engaging in discussions with your colleagues. Completion of Level 2 meets the SACSCOC requirement for certification to teach online courses at PSCC.

Prerequisite

Completion of Level 1 online Brightspace training.

Registration and Course Dates

Level 2 Online Certification Courses will be available the following dates with each course capped at 14 participants.

Creating Engaging Mixed Multimedia in Your Brightspace Course (for Beginners)

Instructors: Royce Jacomen and Stephanie Markowitz

This course will provide you with the opportunity to use readily available tools for creating mixed multimedia.  This includes audio, video, images and graphics that can be embedded in your Brightspace courses. Participants will learn about best practices for implementing multimedia, and options for using in Brightspace content, announcements, and quizzes.

This is for beginners with limited skills producing multimedia files.  By the end of this training, participants will create simple, accessible, effective multimedia and embed in a Brightspace course.  In order to fulfill the training requirements, participants will complete a combined 20 hours of virtual instruction (6 hours), virtual lab sessions (3 hours), and individual artifact development (11 hours, which can include 1 on 1 support).

Registration and Course Dates

Pick one of these two series of dates.

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Engaging Students through Discussion

Instructors: Antija Allen, Shaquille Marsh, Kate O’Meara, Christina Elliott

Are you tired of sitting in a quiet Zoom room? Are you looking for ways to liven up the discussions in your classroom? Engaging Students through Discussion is a two-week course with synchronous and asynchronous components, created to help faculty engage students with various activities that spark discussion.

By the end of this institute participants will be able to:

  • distinguish between the different styles of discussion.
  • identify the benefits of classroom discussion.
  • understand practical strategies for how to facilitate a discussion on traditionally taboo topics.
  • develop engaging discussion activities.
  • modify traditional face to face discussion activities for the online (asynchronous and synchronous) setting.
  • engage students online and face to face through discussion.

Participants will develop an engaging discussion activity that is relevant to their selected course (either online or face to face) and demonstrate that newly developed activity at the end of the course.

The total time commitment is expected to be 2-4 hours each day (depending on Brightspace skill level) during the two weeks. Faculty will complete 4 discussion activities ( 2 each week) and will demonstrate a newly developed activity at the end of the course. They will meet two times per week for 60 minutes via Zoom as a class. The Zoom meetings will be recorded for those who cannot attend.

Prerequisite

  • Completion of Level 1 and 2 Online Training

Registration and Course Dates

(Each course will be capped at 20 participants)

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Hands-On Video Creation with Camtasia Studio for Your Brightspace Courses

Instructors: Royce Jacomen and Stephanie Markowitz

Interested in learning Camtasia Studio and earning a free software license?  This training is limited to 10 participants for each series.  Interested participants must complete an interest form for selection. Participants must have some experience with video recording, screen recording, and editing.  Participants must download the free trial of Camtasia Studio to participate. Once training is complete, participants will produce a video product, demonstrate embedding in a course, and receive a software license.  In order to fulfill the training requirements, participants will complete a combined 20 hours of virtual instruction (6 hours), virtual lab sessions (3 hours), and individual artifact development (11 hours, which can include 1 on 1 support).

Check out What is Camtasia Studio to Learn More.

Explore Camtasia Studio by downloading the free trial a few days before training. (Don’t download it too early or it might expire before the training.)

Registration and Course Dates

Pick one of these two series of dates.

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Explore! Collaborate! Develop! Help students engage with your course materials

Instructors: Lora Bagwell, Kara Raymond, Tracy Rees

The purpose of this asynchronous course is to provide teachers with metacognitive reading strategies and routines to help students engage with course content and materials.

Each week of the course will have a different focus:

  1. Explore multiple strategies, then make it real by practicing with partners
  2. Kick up the collaboration with your choice of new strategies
  3. Develop a comprehensive implementation plan utilizing one strategy/routine for fall 2021

The total time commitment is expected to be 5-7 hours each week.  Most work will be completed asynchronously through Brightspace, but you will need to schedule a mutually agreeable time of up to 1 hour each week to work with a partner.  Each set of partners can determine if this synchronous time is completed via Zoom, Teams, or in person.

Registration and Course Dates

The course will be available the following dates with each course capped at 20 participants.

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Course Design and Development Options

Course Accessibility

Instructors/Facilitators: Karen Sorensen, Susan Mosteller, Mary Monroe Ellis

Together as a cohort, participants will work through the TBR Faculty Accessibility Training Course. There will be two required meetings – one on the first day of the course and one on the last day. Then there will be optional meetings every other weekday (Wednesday, Friday, Monday, Wednesday) to encourage one another, ask questions of the facilitiators and share tools, tips and tricks. We will use a Microsoft Team to stay connected.

All participants will choose one (or more) of their courses, in which to make accessibility improvements. If the course is a face to face course, syllabus and all of the course materials should be posted in a Brightspace shell. Everyone with a score of 90 to 100 in Ally will be awarded silly prizes. (Ally is the tool in Brightspace that measures the accessibility of your course content.)

Registration and Course Dates

The Online Course Accessibility training will be available the following dates with each course capped at 25 participants.

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Course Design Institute

Instructors/Facilitators: Patricia Collins, Keri Withington

The Course Design Institute is a two-week course with synchronous and asynchronous components, created to help faculty design an online course that integrates learning objectives with assessments, assignments, and activities. It will help faculty to plan strategies and identify tools to promote meaningful interactions, social presence, and equitable learning in the online environment.

The total time commitment is expected to be 2-4 hours each day (depending on Brightspace skill level and how much of your course you want to complete) during the two weeks. Faculty will work through a series of Brightspace modules leading through a course design process. They will meet two times per week for 90 minutes via Zoom as a class, and in small cohorts for peer feedback on course plans. The Zoom meetings will be recorded for those who cannot attend.

Prerequisite

Completion of Level 1 online Brightspace training. The Brightspace tools taught in the ETS trainings will not be taught during the Course Design Institute.

Registration and Course Dates

The Course Design Institute will be available the following dates with each course capped at 20 participants.

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Course Reflections Process

Instructors/Facilitators: Tony Crossland, Martha Merrill, Deanne Michaelson

The Course Reflection Process is a four-week course designed for experienced distance education faculty. Utilizing the Quality Online Learning and Teaching (QOLT) Instrument from Chico State University as a guide, faculty will evaluate the effectiveness of an existing online or hybrid course in meeting quality objectives. During the first three weeks of the course, resources will be provided to assist faculty in reinventing and redesigning an existing distance education course with asynchronous opportunities to share ideas on discussion forums. The course will conclude with a synchronous class meeting providing faculty the opportunity to share an action plan developed for course revisions for implementation Fall 2021. Participation in both synchronous class meetings and asynchronous discussion posts is required. Completion of the QOLT is also required.

Prerequisite

Completion of Level 1 and 2 Online Training

Registration and Course Dates

The Course Reflection Process will be available the following dates with each course capped at 20 participants.

  • Register for Monday, June 21 – Tuesday, July 13
    • The first three weeks of the course is asynchronous with initial posts required in weekly course discussions by Thursday at 11:59 p.m. and two response posts due by Sunday at 11:59 p.m. Four discussions occur in weeks one and two. In addition to three discussions in week three, participants will be required to submit a completed Quality Online Learning and Teaching (QOLT) instrument by Sunday at 11:59 p.m. Participants will also be required to attend a synchronous discussion in Zoom on either Monday, July 12 at 5:00 p.m. or Tuesday, July 13 at noon. A minimum training course grade must be attained to earn credit for completion.

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  • Register for Monday, June 28 – Tuesday, July 20
    • The first three weeks of the course is asynchronous with initial posts required in weekly course discussions by Thursday at 11:59 p.m. and two response posts due by Sunday at 11:59 p.m. Four discussions occur in weeks one and two. In addition to three discussions in week three, participants will be required to submit a completed Quality Online Learning and Teaching (QOLT) instrument by Sunday at 11:59 p.m. Participants will also be required to attend a synchronous discussion in Zoom on either Monday, July 19 at 5:00 p.m. or Tuesday, July 20 at noon. A minimum training course grade must be attained to earn credit for completion.

Transitioning Back to Campus

Get Your Mojo Back

Instructors/Facilitators: Amy Caponetti, Brandi Funk and Tracey Farr

Many faculty, even those with many years of teaching experience, have expressed fears and anxiety over coming back to teach face to face after over a year off campus. If this feels familiar than this course might be just what you need to feel confident and comfortable in the classroom again. This course is a 4-week course, capped at 15 participants. Every week focuses on a different topic such as vulnerability, anxiety, coping skills, motivation and dealing with current events. The weekly work will involve watching videos, posting discussions, creating bullet lists, reflection papers and a weekly meeting to discuss, etc. This program will be to help you find the tools you need to be comfortable going back into the classroom.

Course Dates

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