Professional Development offerings are open to all faculty, staff, and students, unless otherwise indicated.
Scheduled Events for 2012-2013
Online and Hybrid Teaching - Best Practices
Are you planning to teach an online course in the Fall 2012 semester? Maybe you are just interested in learning more about how to create a hybrid course to enrich courses you already teach? All of the information provided will be geared toward the best practices of teaching online courses and hybrids. Covered in the workshop will be quality standards from the university, ways to redesign the presentation of materials for the online environment, as well as how quality = retention in the online environment the same way it does in a traditional teaching environment.
This series of workshops will focus on full course development of an online or hybrid course. Included in these sessions will be pedagogical and instructional technology best practices. Attendees are asked to attend all workshops in this series. There will be a total of 6-8 workshops throughout the Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 semesters. Access to technologies outside of the workshops is a necessity. To register, send an email to Jeannine Hanes at: email@example.com.
The following schedule is set for Fall 2012.
Session 1: November 7
Session 2: November 20
Session 3 December 5
Spring 2013 dates TBA
Let the ANGEL's help you grade. ANGEL Gradebook "How To's" and "Best Practices"
If you wish to expand your use of ANGEL to include the Gradebook, this beginner session is for you. The basics of covering how to add categories, assignments, and exams on ANGEL with grades will be covered. The use of percentages versus points as well as how to weight items, and include extra credit will be covered. Please bring your syllabus, grading scale and list of assignments with you for a course you are teaching in the spring so you can begin using ANGEL Gradebook in 2013.
To register email Robin Gill: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Wamboye will share her experiences from the Fall 2012 semester, integrating the iClickers into her economics course. Will assistance provided by ETS Dr. Wamboye was able to provide iclickers to her entire class - free of charge.
iClicker and other technology consultations including Podcasts, Blogs and more will be available during this day from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM in room 230 Swift, with ETS roaming ID consultant, Brian Young. Walk-ins welcome.
Please register by emailing Robin Gill at: email@example.com
Come and learn to unwind, destress and just let go of it all during this meditation/ relaxation techniques workshop. Feeling stressed, dreading the hustle and bustle coming up? Please come and join Maureen Horan who will be leading this session in the campus gym.
If attending this workshop it is reccomended that you wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat and some water.
Preregistration is not required but would be appreciated to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in enhancing your teaching with academically rich audio or video projects but are not sure how to build these into your classes, Media Commons can help. The staff of professionals offers consultation on project planning - including deliverables and assessment strategies - as well as in-class training sessions that are backed up with just-in-time support for students. Learn more at the Media Commons 101 session on January 16, 2013 during common hour (12:00-1:30pm) in the library in the Hiller Building. Nick Smerker, who is a Traveling Media Consultant and Multimedia Specialist for ETS will be on hand to run this workshop. For more information and to register go to http://www.ds.psu.edu/FacultyStaff/ProfDev.htm Registration is preferred, but walk-ins are welcome.
Are you looking for a way to easily share and save, manage and preserve, and secure and protect your research? Then join us on Feb.1 from 1:30-2:15 to learn about ScholarSphere, a new research repository offered by the University Libraries and Information Technology Services. ScholarSphere enables Penn State faculty, students, and staff to share and save their scholarly works making them more discoverable, accessible, and usable. The repository also helps researchers manage and preserve stored versions of their research, and it is designed to keep research secure and unchanged over time.
During this presentation, librarians Linda Friend and Patricia Howe from the Publishing and Curation Services Department at University Park will give an overview of ScholarSphere and will then help participants get started loading their research into the repository and answering any questions. For more information on ScholarSphere, visit https://scholarsphere.psu.edu/
To register send an email to Karen Fuller at email@example.com
This workshop will focus on ways that faculty, staff, and students, can contribute to sustainability at the campus and in their communities. More information will be made available closer to the presentation date.
Pre-registration will be required.
Below are some other Professional Development opportunities that we are working on providing for you. When we have the details confirmed, they will be added to the list above.
Bear with us while we put a few things together!
Turnitin - integrating this tool into your classroom routine
SmartBoard Best Practices
Going Green on campus and sustainabililty
Professional Development for Faculty, Staff & Students 2011
Professional development offerings for faculty, staff, and students for 2010/2011 (Updated 2-8-2011).
Professional development offerings for faculty and staff for 2009/2010 (Updated 3-12-2010).
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