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

Calendar and Registration

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 (11:00-12:00) in Wales, Room 203B
  • The Academic Coffee House is offered once a month during the Fall and Spring semesters.  Check the calendar for upcoming dates.

Blackboard Training

Face-to-face trainings are offered throughout the Fall and Spring semesters.  Please check the calendar for upcoming training opportunities or contact the TRC for specific questions.

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 (not offered this semester)
    • Two sessions (3 hours each) - offered over two consecutive Friday afternoons.

 

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 Facilitator: Carine Surdey
Location: Online, Bb LMS

Bb Advanced: Managing Your Course
  • This workshop is a review of how to effectively grade, utilize the grade center, and access student data via reports using Bb.  This training will cover how to grade assignments and discussions, and to ensure these grades are accurately presented in the grade center.
Bb Advanced: Grade Center
  • This workshop is a review of how to effectively utilize the grade center.  This training will cover how to maximize the grade center capabilities and tailor the grade center to your instruction.

Bb Advanced: Tips & Tricks
  • This workshop is a review of how to effectively utilize the features & tools in Blackboard.  This training will cover how to maximize your use of the LMS, reduce time spent on course administration tasks, and improve your overall user experience. 
Bb Advanced: Collaborate
  • Blackboard Collaborate is an online synchronous tool that can be used to engage learners, encourage collaboration, accommodate students at a distance, and enhance online communication.  Participants in this session will receive an overview of Blackboard Collaborate.
Bb Advanced: Ensemble
  • Ensemble Video is a powerful online video platform that can be used to enhance teaching and learning in online, blended and web-supplemented courses at SUNY Broome.  Participants in this workshop will be given a private video library area to work in and will be shown how to upload video, create playlists and share their content through Blackboard and email.

Faculty & Staff Development

  • 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.
  • Purple Briefcase Training: Connecting Students to Careers
    • The Applied Learning and Career Center has launched a brand new Career Services Management platform called Purple Briefcase.  Purple Briefcase will connect students and alumni with employers and jobs, as well as provide an endless amount of resources.  Faculty and staff will have the ability to use the platform to connect with their students and help them become career-ready.  Please join us as we train and offer support to faculty and staff on how to use this important resource!
  • Monkey Around with Copyright
    • Join Paul Bond from the SUNY Broome Library for an interactive discussion of the basics of copyright and how they apply to you, your students, and your classroom.  And find out what a monkey has to do with it.

Classroom Technologies

OER Series (Open Educational Resources)

These workshops are related but not sequential.  Come to any one or two, or come to all three.

  • What are OER? What makes them open?
    • This session will cover the basics of open education resources and why they are important.  We will also cover open licenses (Creative Commons as the distinguishing characteristic of OER.
  • Investigating OER
    • This session will take a hands-on approach to investigating and evaluating serveral OER collections.  We will look to see what is available in different disciplinary areas, and consider how we might use it.
  • Open Pedagogy
    • This session will look beyond open resources, to what the freedoms provided by open licenses can mean for teaching and learning.  We will consider what open resources allow us to do in the classroom,with our students, and what they allow our students to do.
 
Bb Advanced: Collaborate
  • Blackboard Collaborate is an online synchronous tool that can be used to engage learners, encourage collaboration, accommodate students at a distance, and enhance online communication.  Participants in this session will receive an overview of Blackboard Collaborate.
Bb Advanced: Ensemble
  • Ensemble Video is a powerful online video platform that can be used to enhance teaching and learning in online, blended and web-supplemented courses at SUNY Broome.  Participants in this workshop will be given a private video library area to work in and will be shown how to upload video, create playlists and share their content through Blackboard and email.

Doctoral Colloquium

  • Doctoral Colloquium

Doctoral candidates writing a dissertation will have the opportunity to present to the campus community their dissertation topics and research methodologies.  The discussions primarily are intended to assist those doctoral candidates preparing their dissertation defenses as well as those individuals in the initial stages of making a dissertation proposal or those who are in the process of writing the dissertation. This opportunity also is available to those who already have completed their doctorate and wish to present and discuss their research. Located in the TRC Conference Room.  Offered one Wednesday each month during the Fall and Spring semesters, please check the Professional Development calendar for specific dates and times.

 

Starfish

Please see the Professional Development Calendar for specific dates and times for these offerings.

Starfish Basics:

  • Get your feet wet with this 1 hour informational session focusing on basic features of Starfish, including setting up your profile, submitting an early alert (raising a flag), and responding to progress surveys.

 

Starfish Advanced

  • Ready for a deeper dive in Starfish? Learn how to connect with your students like never before with additional features such as Appointment Scheduling, Attendance, and Speednotes.

 

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.

 

 

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