Information Sessions and Workshops

Teaching with Technology Today

ER&D is pleased to offer the following Information Sessions and WorkshopsThis Week: October 15 – October 19

Information Sessions
FIC Internet Presence
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
9 a.m. 10 a.m.
Milwaukee Campus, FIC/M201A
Presenters: Megan Hamilton & Toshiba Adams

Description:  TLT and ER&D have collaborated to develop an internet presence at the college.  This workshop will introduce the various ways that you are able to connect with these departments through edtechNews, Facebook, Twitter and Google +. You will also learn how to establish accounts in order to keep you connected with the latest technology and professional development offerings at the college.

Midterm Stress Buster Workshop
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
10 a.m. 11 a.m.
Milwaukee Campus, H200
Presenters: Pat McFarland and Jimmy Crocket

Description: Come explore a natural approach to stress management. This one-hour workshop is designed to assist faculty and staff in re-energizing their mind, body and soul in preparation for the second half of the semester. The facilitators will share and demonstrate stress relief and management techniques including stretching, relaxation, breathing and concentration that lead to a more peaceful lifestyle. Participants should dress in comfortable clothing.

Maximizing Your Library Experience Films on Demand
Thursday, October 18, 2012
10 a.m. 12 p.m.
Milwaukee Campus, FIC/M201A
Presenter: Peggy LaSalle

Description:  Films on Demand is a leading provider of educational videos. Workshops will teach participants how to access and search the collection.  You will learn special features of Films on Demand, including teacher guides that accompany some videos.  You will learn how to create an account in order to maintain a playlist and select preferences.  Participants will leave with a Films on Demand tip sheet.  Here’s what faculty who have used Films on Demand have to say about it:

“Films on Demand is easy to access. It enables you to select an entire film or pick a short segment of a film that enhances a lecture/discussion.  It is a very useful tool.”  Michael Rosen, LAS

“I recently started using Films on Demand. I really like the options of showing a five minute clip or the option to choose a longer clip. It’s pretty simple to use. You can pull the information up directly in class or have students review clips from home. There’s such a variety of discussion topics to choose from. Excellent resource!”  Domaz Wellington, Pre-College

Workshop (for credit):

ER&D is offering a selection of (for credit) professional development workshops, each month, in the area of teaching and learning and pedagogical practices.

Google Apps for Education: Establishing a Google Account and Gmail
ZERD #008-001/0.05 credits
Friday, October 19, 2012
Milwaukee Campus, FIC/M201A
10 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
Presenter: Kevin Rutkowski

Description: The exciting Spring roll-out of gmail as MATC’s main email server (for faculty, staff and students) is fast approaching!  Enroll in this workshop in preparation for the exciting technological culture change taking place at the college.  This hands-on workshop will focus on educational uses of the Google tools and will assist attendees with establishing a Google account and navigating Gmail. Participants will be inspired to utilize Google tools to enhance their teaching and learning practices. NOTE: This is the first of three Google workshops being offered this semester. All credit offerings may go toward re-certification. Register via INFOnline. Each workshop warrants the completion of a reflection assignment.