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Professional Development Offerings and Opportunities at SUNY Broome

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SUNY Broome is proud to have a Teaching Resource Center that provides a wide variety of  programs for faculty and staff in a warm, supportive atmosphere.  These offerings extend from home-grown workshops by SUNY Broome faculty and staff to discussions of cutting-edge, international topics relevant to higher education.

  • Click through the titles below to see a full list and description of our offerings.  
  • Check to find the dates & times on the Calendar and Registration link below.
  • Register by clicking on the "Register for an Offering" button below.

Questions? Call 778-5611 or email tch_ctr@sunybroome.edu

Academic Coffee House

Academic Coffee House

Join Dr. Francis Battisti, Executive Vice-President and Chief Academic Officer, in his monthly, campus-wide discussions about academic issues that impact the College.

  • Coffee and tea will be served
  • During Common Hour (11:00-11:50) in Wales, Room 203B
  • Dates:

September 25th  
October 23rd
November 20th
December 18th

Blackboard Training

  • Blackboard 1-2-3 Face-to-Face
    • Blackboard 1-2-3 (F2F) is an introduction to using the Blackboard learning management system for instructors teaching online, blended, or supplementing their face-to-face course with an online component. This training provides an overview of the Bb Environment with a hands-on opportunity to try out the various Bb tools such as: adding content; and creating discussions, assignments, and assessments. Training will also cover how to set up the Bb Grade Center and other tools for course management. Participants will leave with a solid understanding of the Bb basics so they can begin the course development and/or course migration process.
    • Blackboard 1-2-3 (F2F), which provides a total of 6 hours of training, is offered in two different formats:
      • Full day training (6 hours) - typically offered on Fridays or over breaks
      • Two sessions (3 hours each) - typically offered over two consecutive weeks (e.g., two consecutive Friday afternoons)
  • Blackboard 1-2-3 Blended
    • Blackboard 1-2-3 Blended is an introduction to using the Blackboard learning management system for instructors teaching online, blended, or supplementing their face-to-face courses with an online component. The face-to-face component provides a brief overview of Bb in a fast-paced and condensed presentation which will familiarize the trainee with the Bb interface, highlight the differences between ANGEL and Bb, and summarize the ANGEL to Bb migration process. Participants will acquire a more comprehensive understanding of the Bb tools and content items in an online setting. Online, faculty will be required to finish assignments and achieve specific milestones in order to successfully complete the training. An optional 1-hour F2F follow-up session will be available to those who complete the online portion. This session will be for additional questions or review of the materials presented online. Participants will leave with a solid understanding of the Bb basics so they can begin the course development and/or course migration process.
    • Bb 1-2-3 Blended, is offered in the following format:
      • F2F Session (3 hours) - required
      • Online Component (approximately 3 hours) - required
      • F2F Follow-up/ Debrief (1 hour) - optional and available to individuals who complete the online component
  • Bb 1-2-3 Online
    • Bb 1-2-3 ONLINE is the fully online equivalent of our face-to-face Bb 1-2-3 training series. Like the face-to-face training series, Bb 1-2-3 ONLINE is an introduction to using the Bb learning management system for instructors teaching online, blended, or supplementing their face-to-face courses with an online component. It provides an overview of the Bb environment with a hands-on opportunity to try out the various Bb tools, such as adding content, creating an assignment, quiz, and discussion forum. Training will also cover how to set up and use the Bb Grade Center and other tools for course management. Participants will leave with a solid understanding of the Bb basics so they can begin the course development and/or course migration process. The online workshop is self-paced and allows faculty to complete modules and activities as they have time. The course is monitored by an Instructional Designer and requires faculty to complete work, not only in the main Bb 1-2-3 course, but in a practice course shell. Check-in points and Bb tools are used to verify comprehension of the material and control the opening of lessons as each area is mastered.

Faculty & Staff Development

  • Grammar Pro-Tips
    • In the immortal words of Andrew Haggerty, “Every driver should be able to fix a flat tire. Every writer should be able to fix a comma splice.” In this session, Andrew will show you how to improve your professional writing by recognizing and learning how to fix common grammar pitfalls. You will be able to apply these lessons to whatever writing task you face – email, letters, reports, etc.

Presenter: Andrew Haggerty
Date: September 26, 2014
Time: 3:00-4:00 pm
Location: TRC Conference Room

  • Promotion & Appointment Basics
    • Review the basics and essentials of the Promotion & Appointment process at SUNY Broome. Newly hired, full-time employees working under the FA contract at SUNY Broome enter an Appointment process, the goal of which is to earn Continuing Appointment. In addition, these faculty members may apply for promotion or Professional Development Recognition Increment as stipulated by the Contract.

Presenters:  Andrea Wade & Suzanne Shepard
Date: September 19, 2014
Time:3:00-4:00 pm
Location: TRC Conference Room

  • Crucial Skills for Confronting the Workplace Bully Webinar
    • This webinar, featuring David Maxwell, will present crucial skills you can use to deal with a workplace bully. See the study findings and hear specific examples from people who have been bullied at work. Learn how to spot the various forms of workplace bullying. And learn how verbal intervention and accountability can deter bullying. (One hour webinar with ½ hour for discussion

Presenter:
Date: September 26, 2014
Time:1:30-3:00 pm
Location: TRC Conference Room

Office & Classroom Technologies

Classroom Multimedia

  • Learn how to effectively use the multi-media stations in your classroom. This workshop will highlight the use of the different components found in the media stations.

Presenter: Fermin Romero
Date: September 11, 2014
Time: 11:00-11:50
Location: Titchener Room 209

Microsoft Word Parts 1-3

  • Tired of fumbling your way through Microsoft Word? These workshops will cover the tools that will help make your word processing more efficient and less frustrating. Participate in all three levels, or pick and choose based on your experience level

Word Basics (Part 1)

Presenter: Laura Little
Date: September 18, 2014
Time: 11:00-11:50
Location: TRC Computer Lab

Word Intermediate (Part 2)

Presenter: Laura Little
Date: October 2, 2014
Time: 11:00-11:50
Location: TRC Computer Lab

Word Advanced (Part 3)

Presenter: Laura Little
Date: October 16, 2014
Time: 11:00-11:50
Location: TRC Computer Lab

Microsoft Excel Parts 1-3

  • Want to know more about the tools in Excel that will help you organize, manipulate, and use the data in your spreadsheets? These workshops are tailored to activities that are pertinent to your daily responsibilities here at SUNY Broome.

Excel Basics (Part 1)

Presenter: Laura Little
Date: October 30, 2014
Time: 11:00-11:50
Location: TRC Computer Lab

Excel Intermediate (Part 2)

Presenter: Laura Little
Date: November 6, 2014
Time: 11:00-11:50
Location: TRC Computer Lab

Excel Advanced (Part 3)

Presenter: Laura Little
Date: November 13, 2014
Time: 11:00-11:50
Location: TRC Computer Lab

Power Point

  • Power Points are a staple in the education setting, but many presentations are boring or too text heavy. Learn how to create engaging Power Points that keep the audience focused on you, the speaker

Presenter: Laura Little
Date: December 11, 2014
Time: 11:00-11:50
Location: TRC Computer Lab

SMART Technology (Board & Podium)

  • Power Points are a staple in the education setting, but many presentations are boring or too text heavy. Learn how to create engaging Power Points that keep the audience focused on you, the speaker

Presenter: Paul Cartie
Date: October 10, 2014
Time: 11:00-11:50
Location: TBD

Teaching & Innovation

Classroom Gaming
  • Introduce an element of play or games into your course to enhance learning. Join this session for a hands-on demonstration of wireless education game buzzers for use in your classroom.

Presenter: Irene Byrnes
Date: October 17, 2014
Time: 3:00-4:00
Location: TRC Computer Lab
 

Web 2.0 & Cloud Innovations in the Classroom
  • Leverage free web technologies to increase engagement and enhance learning opportunities in your face-to-face or online classrooms. Join this session for a hands-on demonstration of a variety of tools, apps, and other technological wonders

Presenter: Giovanni Scaringi
Date: December 12, 2014
Time: 3:00-4:00
Location: TRC Computer Lab

Working with Students

Managing Classroom Difficulties
  • Students present a variety of issues and behaviors that challenge faculty patience and present problem solving opportunities. SUNY Broome Counselors will present some useful information and resources. Then, join in a discussion regarding problematic student behaviors and some strategies that may be helpful.

Presenters: Mary McCarthy & Melissa Martin
Date: December 4, 2014
Time: 11:00-11:50
Location: TRC Conference Room

 

Advising for New Faculty
  • Learn about the advising responsibilities of teaching faculty. Gain perspective on advising from an experienced faculty member. And get introduced to the Academic Advising Training and Development Course.

Presenter: Tom Quain
Date: October 3, 2014
Time: 2:00-2:50
Location: TRC Computer Lab

Academic Advising Refresher - Advising for Transfer
  • Faculty and staff at SUNY Broome provide excellent academic advising for our students.  Through ongoing partnerships, great communication and dialogue, we can best promote our students' success.  Many of our students plan to continue on to four year institutions and are best served by developing plans for transfer during their time at SUNY Broome.  Please join Tom Quain, Academic Advisor, and Joe Spence, Transfer/Career Counselor, for an engaging and collaborative conversation about helping students achieve their transfer goals.

Presenters: Tom Quain & Joe Spence
Date: October 3, 2014
Time: 3:00-4:00
Location: TRC Computer Lab

The Online Learning Experience @ SUNY Broome - Student & Faculty Perspectives
  • See what students and faculty have to say about what works well for them in online learning and teaching and what could be improved.  This session will be based on the results of in-depth surveys of SUNY Broome students and faculty.

Presenters: Mary Seel & Jamie Heron-Starr
Date: December 5, 2014
Time: 3:00-4:00
Location: TRC Conference Room

Campus Wide Initiatives and Events

5th Annual SUNY Broome Teaching Conference:

  •  Speaker, Date & Time to be determined.  Please check back in November, 2014.

2nd Annual SUNY Broome Staff Development Day:

  • Speaker, Date & Time to be determined.  Please check back in April, 2015.

Professional Development On Demand

Contact us if:

  • You don't see what you're looking for.  Recommend or request a topic.
  • You are willing to offer a professional development opportunity to your campus colleagues. 
  • You would like to attend any of the above-listed programs but the time listed doesn't fit your schedule.
    • Some of the offerings can be run at other times for groups of 6 or more.

Calendar and Registration

 

 

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