Here's an update on our Professional Development opportunities coming up in February. We have a couple of great webinars as well as a few spots left in a brand new workshop on assessment. Also, please take a moment to complete our 2013 Professional Development survey. This survey is completely anonymous, so we encourage you to be open and honest with us about your experience. Whether you are a CCCOnline instructor or not, if you are a part of the Colorado Community College System we would greatly appreciate your input. You can access the survey at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CCCOPDSurvey.
CCCOnline WebinarsRegistration for webinars closes the day prior to the session. You can register for these webinars on the Training and Professional Development Database, find registration details and instructions on the Registration Process page, and find out more information about these and other opportunities on CCCOnline's Professional Development web page.
Using NetTutor in Your CCCOnline Courses
Thursday, February 6th, 1:00 - 2:00 PM MT
Please join us for a webinar on the NetTutor Online Tutoring Service. You will learn about the subjects supported, the types of tutoring offered to students, and hours of availability for each subject. In addition, we will describe how students access NetTutor, provide tips to share with students to encourage use of the service, and other strategies to get the most out of NetTutor. (Facilitated by: Zac Tomlinson of NetTutor Online Tutoring Service)
CCCOnline Quality Assurance 101
Thursday, February 13th, 1:00 - 2:30 PM MT
In this webinar CCCOnline's Quality Assurance team will review CCCOnline's Quality Assurance program and its processes, and explore the Quality Assurance Discussion Rating Rubric. In the second half of the webinar, participants will engage in an interactive QA activity designed to help them understand the way CCCOnline instructors' courses are evaluated. Come learn and ask questions about CCCOnline QA!
CCCOnline WorkshopsRegistration for workshops closes 10 days prior to the workshop start date. You can register for these webinars on the Training and Professional Development Database, find registration details and instructions on the Registration Process page, and find out more information about these and other opportunities on CCCOnline's Professional Development web page.
Measuring What Matters
February 17 - February 23
In this one-week, fully online workshop, participants will explore the concept that effective classroom assessment measures learning beyond summative grade calculations and includes the formative assessment process, which allows learners to demonstrate what they know and instructors to provide feedback to increase learning. Participants will have an opportunity to examine their current assessment processes and plan for revisions.
Innovative Educators WebinarsThe Colorado Community College System is a subscriber to Innovative Educators, an organization that supports academic and professional growth in higher education. With our subscription to this organization comes the opportunity for any staff or faculty in the Colorado Community College System to attend their live webinar sessions for free by entering the code "ColoradoCC". Innovative Educators has a wide variety of opportunities available on their website, which you can explore here: Innovative Educators Webinar Calendar. You can choose to attend any of their webinars, but here are a few sessions in particular that you all might find valuable:
How Faculty Can Manage Difficult Conversations With Students
Friday, February 7 ~ 1:00-2:30 EST
Faculty & FERPA: A Guide To Compliance
Thursday, February 20 ~ 1:00-2:30 EST
Cheating In An Online Environment: How To Prevent, Detect & Deter Dishonesty
Friday, February 21 ~ 1:00-2:30 EST
Critical Thinking In The Online Classroom: Instructional Strategies That Work
Friday, February 28 ~ 1:00-2:30 EDT