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Friday, September 6, 2019

11:15 am - 12:15 pm Edwards 100B Promoting Discussion in the Classroom: Setting the Stage is Critical In this workshop, presenters will define and address misconceptions of classroom discussion and provide strategies for setting the stage for effective discussions in the classroom and online through rule establishment, activities for creating familiarity, and creation of meaningful discussion questions. With examples and active participation, presenters will teach a variety of techniques for monitoring discussions and enhancing teacher presence. Common pitfalls and challenges associated with discussions will be addressed along with models of scoring discussions for participation, discussion content, and quality of responses. Presenters: Annette Grape and Margaret Lane (Social Work)

Monday, September 9, 2019

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Edwards 100B Creating a Gender-Inclusive Classroom In this workshops, presenters will lead a discussion of how Brockport and other US colleges and universities are creating more gender-inclusive campuses for students, staff and faculty. The session will focus on classroom dynamics and provide best practices and practical solutions for making classrooms and other College spaces affirming of all (or no) gender identities. We will also look at issues such as language use and the microaggressions experienced by trans and gender non-conforming members of our campus. Presenters: Jess Cherry (Res Life), Milo Obourn (English), and Jessica Sniatecki (Healthcare Studies).

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Edwards 100B Incorporating Metacognition to Support Students in Challenging Courses Metacognition - thinking about thinking - is a set of skills that students use to be self-directed and strategic in their learning. In this session, Amy Guptill will share the simple ways she incorporated metacognition in two sections of Social Statistics, a high-stakes and often intimidating course. She gave a brief lecture to students about metacognition and effective learning strategies and built short, reflective questions into homework assignments. These changes didn’t transform all students into highly skilled learners overnight, but they seemed to have improved persistence in the course and forged a stronger instructor-student rapport. Presenter: Amy Guptill (Sociology).

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm Edwards 100B Leading Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Faculty mentors are critically important for undergraduate research and creative experiences. But what does an outstanding mentor do? Most faculty have never been trained or taught best practices for mentoring. This workshop will describe best practices for mentoring and will have time for discussing mentoring problems that faculty encounter. Presenters: Pam Beach (KSSPE) and Adam Rich (Biology).

Friday, September 27, 2019

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Edwards 100B Assessing Student Understanding in Introductory Statistics Courses In this workshop we will discuss how to use open-ended tasks as a framework for formative assessments in an introductory statistics course. Open-ended tasks allow a variety of correct responses and require students to communicate their thinking. It provides instructors with more evidence of student understanding. They also help us make students pay less attention on how to do a statistical procedure and more on when and what statistical procedure to do. Material Needed for Workshop Attendees: Please bring in your set of assessment questions. Presenter: Tasneem Zaihra (Mathematics).

Friday, October 4, 2019

11:15 am - 12:15 pm Edwards 100B Accessible Learning: Best Practices for Supporting Students with Disabilities Representatives from the PCDI’s Committee on Accessibility will lead a discussion of how ableism harms our teaching and can create unnoticed barriers for students with disabilities and students with different learning styles. We will focus on best practices for making materials accessible to all learners as well as language use and the microaggressions experienced by people with disabilities in classrooms and on college campuses. Presenters: Jessica Sniatecki (Healthcare Studies) and Milo Obourn (English).

Monday, October 7, 2019

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Edwards 100B How Faculty Can Talk to Students About Mental Health Issues Mental health issues among college students continue to rise having an impact on faculty, staff and other students. Most of you probably feel unprepared to respond to situations where students are exhibiting behaviors that are of concern in relation to their personal, physical and emotional well-being. This CELT workshop presented by members of the Student Behavioral Consultant Team and the Counseling Center, will help you be more prepared and will also provide you with the College resources to assist you and your students. Presenters: Darlene Schmitt (Counselling Center) and Karen Logsdon (EMSA).

Friday, October 18, 2019

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm Edwards 100B Open Access for Journal Articles – Update and Next Steps Brockport was the first comprehensive SUNY college to implement an open access policy for journal articles in 2018. The process for depositing articles in the college repository will be highlighted. This session will provide an update on implementation and ask for suggestions on strengthening the policy going forward. Suggestions for improvement will be part of a revised policy expected to go College Senate this year as part of the policy’s two-year review. Presenter: Mary Jo Orzech (Drake Library).

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm Edwards 100B The Trauma-Informed Classroom in Higher Education This workshop will examine the impact of adverse childhood events (ACE's) and trauma on the brain and learning. The presenter will also present practical strategies on how to create a trauma-informed classroom setting in higher education. Presenter: Paula Barbel (Nursing).

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Edwards 100B Helping Students Manage Math Anxiety What is math anxiety, and how can you help your students deal with it? Director of ASC Tutoring, Mike Dentino, will draw on ideas from the literature and from his personal experience as a math educator to discuss the “symptoms and treatments” of math anxiety. This session will be particularly useful for instructors in fields that require students to use math skills such as business, the sciences, and social sciences. Presenter: Mike Dentino (ASC Tutoring, Mathematics).

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

11 am - noon Cooper 100B Preparing Students to Address Today and Tomorrow’s Challenges: Internationalizing the Curriculum for All Students The problems of today transcend borders and boundaries and require solutions from and across diverse disciplines. In order to prepare students for life, work, and citizenship, all students must have experience with an internationalized curriculum. This workshop will provide practical models and methods to integrate international and global perspectives into your courses and curriculum, to make connections between their campus academic experiences and their future careers. Participants will leave with a few items that you can be immediately implemented in their courses. (Here is a link to information about Dr. Whitehead https://www.aacu.org/contributor/dawn-michele-whitehead)
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Edwards 100B Strategies for Working With Students in the Honors College Join us for a conversation about the possibilities and challenges Honors instruction presents. This would be a great session to attend if you want to share ideas and stories with others who teach Honors students. It would also be ideal if you want to explore teaching Honors classes but haven’t had the chance to do so in the past. The Honors College’s curriculum has recently altered, expanding opportunities for innovative course offerings from faculty across campus, and this session will also explain these new pedagogical possibilities. Presenter: Austin Busch (Honors/English).

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