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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

Innovative Pedagogy & Instructional Technology

Spring 2014 Offerings
  • Innovative Teaching Brown Bag Series
    • Join colleagues to share and learn about innovative technologies and teaching strategies that SUNY Broome faculty are using in their face-to-face and online classes.
  • iPad/Apple Products
    • See what you can do with iPads and other Apple products in your classroom. Learn about the various apps, how to link devices to the classroom media stations, and much more.
    • Spring 2014.
    • Trainer: Paul Cartie
  • Camtasia (screen/lecture capture) (Workshops 1-2)
    • Camtasia screen capture software records what is displaying on your computer screen or webcam.  This video can be edited and produced as a movie file for use in your courses.  Basics are covered in Workshop 1, with more advanced topics in Workshop 2.
    • Spring 2014
    • Trainer: Jamie Heron-Starr
  • Web 2.0 & Cloud Technologies
    • This workshop will focus on innovative educational technologies that can be used in the classroom and online.  Come see what your fellow instructors are using in their classes to engage learners and achieve learning objectives.
    • Spring 2014
  • SMART Podium
    • Are you in a classroom with a SMART Podium and curious to know how to use it?  This workshop will focus on how to get the most out of the SMART Podium and bring your classroom to life.
    • Spring 2014
    • Trainer: Kennie Leet
  • Prezi Presentation Tool (Workshops 1-3)
    • Prezi is an innovative presentation tool that can help you bring your lectures and presentations to life.  Learn the basics in Workshop 1.  Advanced topics will be covered in Workshops 2 & 3.  Attend all three or select sessions according to your skill level.
    • Workshops 1 & 2 in October.  Workshop 3 in November.  Check the calendar below for specific dates.
    • Trainer: Jamie Heron-Starr
    • If you were not able to attend the training sessions, you can view screen capture videos here.
  •  Powerpoint
    • Learn how to avoid "Death by Powerpoint" and create dynamic and effective lectures.  This workshop will focus on the basics of creating lectures & games as well as the best way to present your lecture in the classroom.
    • Spring 2014
Fall 2013 Offerings
  • SMART Board (Workshops 1-3)
    • These workshops will highlight the features available in the SMART Board technology.  Workshop 1 is geared toward the basics, while Workshops 2 & 3 cover more advanced topics.  Attend all three, or pick and choose according to your skill level.
    • Workshops 1 & 2 September 2014.  Workshop 3 October 2014.
    • Trainer: Paul Cartie
  • Live Scribe Pens
    • Enhance your lessons and increase your instructional time beyond the lecture.  This workshop will explore the smartpen and how it can be used in a classroom or online course.  Learn what you need to know when students have smartpens in class.
    • December 2013
    • Trainer: Paul Cartie
  • Classroom Polling
    • Infuse some interactive elements into your classroom through classroom polling.  Learn about clickers and see how faculty are incorporating this tool into their lectures and presentations.
    • December 2013
    • Trainer: Dr. Tracy Curtis

ANGEL Training

  • ANGEL 1-2-3 Face-to-Face
    • ANGEL 1-2-3 is an introduction to using the ANGEL learning management system for instructors teaching online or supplementing their face-to-face course with an online component.  This training provides an overview of the ANGEL environment with a hands-on opportunity to try out the various ANGEL tools, such as adding content, creating an assignment, quiz, and discussion forum.  Training will also cover how to set up and use the ANGEL Gradebook and other tools for course management.  Participants will leave with a solid understanding of ANGEL basics so they can begin the course development process.
    • ANGEL 1-2-3, which provides a total of six hours of training is offered in two (2) consecutive weekly three-hour sessions (e.g., two consecutive Fridays).
    • This training is generally offered at the beginning of each semester.  Check the calendar below for availability.

 

  • ANGEL 1-2-3 Fully Online
    • ANGEL 1-2-3 ONLINE is the fully online equivalent of our face-to-face ANGEL 1-2-3 training series.  Like the face-to-face training series, ANGEL 1-2-3 ONLINE is an introduction to using the ANGEL learning management system for instructors teaching online or supplementing their face-to-face courses with an online component.  It provides an overview of the ANGEL environment with a hands-on opportunity to try out the various ANGEL tools, such as adding content, creating an assignment, quiz, and discussion forum.  Training will also cover how to set up and use the ANGEL Gradebook and other tools for course management.  Participants will leave with a solid understanding of ANGEL basics so they can begin the course development 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 ANGEL 1-2-3 course, but in a practice course shell.  Check-in points and ANGEL tools are used to verify comprehension of the material and control the opening of lessons as each area is mastered.
    • Registration for this training is available throughout the year.
  • ANGEL Advanced Training Series
    • Managing Your Online Course
      • Managing your Online Course is a review of how to effectively grade, utilize the gradebook, and access student data via reports using the ANGEL learning management system.  This training will cover how to grade discussions, assignments, essay/short answer assignments, and how to ensure these grades are accurately presented in the gradebook.  Training will also include higher-order uses of the gradebook not covered in the original ANGEL 1-2-3 training.  Finally, this training will provide a synopsis of the various reports that can be utilized to determine student participation and pin-point students who are at-risk.  Participants will leave with a more complete understanding of the course management potential of ANGEL. ANGEL Advanced: Managing your Online Course will be offered in a 1-hour time format to faculty how have completed the ANGEL 1-2-3 series.
      • This training is typically offered at the beginning of each semester.  Check the calendar below for availability.
    • Reports
      •  This workshop will cover the types of ANGEL reports that instructors can select for tracking log-in activity and identifying and communicating with students who are falling behind in participation or have low course performance.  Specifically, we will demonstrate which reports best present the information necessary for the attendance reporting requirement in MyCollege.  ANGEL Advanced: Reports is offered in a 1-hour time format to faculty who have completed the ANGEL 1-2-3 Training.
      • This training is typically offered at the beginning of each semester.  Check the calendar below for availability.

Working with Students

  • Dealing with Challenging Students
    • Tips and classroom management strategies for dealing with challenging students.
    • Webinar
    • Spring 2014
  • Advising for New Faculty
    • Information and resources for new faculty advising students.
    • Trainers: Tom Quain and Terri Fadden
  • Faculty Advising Refresher
    • Learn about changes to policies, financial aid rules, transfer information and more.
    • Spring 2014
    • Trainers: Tom Quain and Terri Fadden
  • Leveraging Student Feedback to Improve Your Online Courses
    • Brown bag discussion
    • Spring 2014
    • Facilitators: Mary Seel and Jamie Heron-Starr

Classroom Technology/ Technical Training

Spring 2014
  • Using Excel for Budgets
    • Using Excel for creating and managing your department/area budget.
    • Spring 2014
    • Trainer: Regina Losinger
  • Budgeting in Banner
    • Spring 2014
    • Trainer: Kelli Legeikis
  • SMART Board Redux
    • These workshops will highlight the features available in the SMART Board technology.  This workshop will cover the highlights from the Workshop 1 & 2 from the Fall 2013 semester.
    • Spring 2014. 
    • Trainer: Paul Cartie
  • SMART Podium
    • Are you in a classroom with a SMART Podium and curious to know how to use it?  This workshop will focus on how to get the most out of the SMART Podium and bring your classroom to life.
    • Coming Spring 2014
    • Trainer: TBD
  • Powerpoint
    • Learn how to avoid "Death by Powerpoint" and create dynamic and effective lectures.  This workshop will focus on the basics of creating lectures & games as well as the best way to present your lecture in the classroom.
    • Coming Spring 2014
Fall 2013
  • Media Stations
    • 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.
    • September 2014.  See calendar below for specific dates.
    • Trainer: Fermin Romero
  • SMART Board
    • These workshops will highlight the features available in the SMART Board technology.  Workshop 1 is geared toward the basics, while Workshop 2 will cover more advanced topics.  Attend all three, or pick and choose according to your skill level.
    • Workshops 1 & 2 September 2014. 
    • Trainer: Paul Cartie

Book Talks

  • Democratic Rules of Order & Robert's Rules
    • Review the Democratic Rules of Order and Robert's Rules with fellow SUNY Broome Faculty & Staff.  Join in discussion and debate about the processes and procedures of effective meetings.  Apply what you've learned by working through challenging scenarios and case studies to learn how to run and participate in meetings.
    • Meeting time to be established by members of the book group. 

Faculty Development

Campus Wide Initiatives and Events

  • 4th Annual SUNY Broome Teaching Conference: "Building Bridges to Enhance Student Success"
    • Featuring Dr. Joseph Cuseo
    • January 24, 2014 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
    • Student Center Cafeteria
    • Keynote: Creating a Culture of Student Success: Universal Principles & Common Language
    • Afternoon Session #1: Designing the First-Year Experience Course: Course Purpose, Design & Intended Outcomes
    • Afternoon Session #2: Developing a Comprehensive First-Year Orientation Program
    • Afternoon Session #3: Promoting Student Success through Remedial & Developmental Education
    • Register Now (SUNY Broome gmail sign-in required)
  • Academic Coffee House with Dr. Francis Battisti
    • "The Educational Contract: Is There Still Room for Academic Integrity?"
       - February 6th at 11:00 AM
    • "Internationalizing the Curriculum: Teleconference with the Universidad de Celaya"
      - March 6th at 11:00 AM
    • "Gazing Into the Crystal Ball: The Next Ten Years of Higher Ed in New York State"
      - April 3rd at 11:00 AM
    • Topic to be determined
      - May 1st at 11:00 AM

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