Comments from prior Professional Development Day participants.

Hearing colleagues' stories and feeling connected to them. Also, getting the faculty and staff perspective in one table was awesome!
We all have a story, struggle, failures & successes. I think that sharing those stories can help others have a sense of belonging - being vulnerable, zero shame
Extended time in group with faculty/staff from across campus
This was the most effective meeting structure I've participated in so far at HSU. Group discussions, 10 min speakers, etc... worked well
Share experiences and perspectives. New way to look at the world.

Spring 2021 Professional Development Days: Prepare to Teach

January 11-12, 2021

The past seven months have tested our resilience, patience and character. It is important that educators continue to feel supported in teaching during this unprecedented time. Therefore, Academic Affairs is pleased to offer a two-day professional development event on January 11 and 12, 2021, for faculty of all ranks and roles who will be teaching in Spring 2021. This programming is designed to help us to prepare instruction for the spring semester 2021. The offerings will be in both synchronous and asynchronous modalities.





Completion is based on the number of hours invested in professional development.  Participants can choose to invest 8 hours for a $400 stipend or 16 hours for $800 stipend.  In both cases, completion also requires conducting a Quality Learning & Teaching (QLT) rubric self-review of one course (counts for 2 hours). The CTL is pleased to announce both self-paced and live sessions during these two professional development days.

Logging Attendance: For every live session one attends, faculty will have to make sure to log their full name in the Zoom chat. The session moderator will ask participants to do this at the beginning of each session, so it is important that participants are on time.  The CTL will load all names into the Canvas professional development hub so that participants can track their completion. Please enroll in the hub and expect a delay between attending a session and it showing up in the hub.

Submitting the Required QLT Self-Review:  One can submit their completed QLT self-review to the  “QLT Self-Review Submission” located in the CTL Professional Development Hub

Payment: To receive the stipend, faculty have to attend either 8 or 16 hours of professional development sessions. The hours will be logged following these event.  Faculty have until January 29, 2021 to submit their self-review. The CTL will submit all names of those who have completed their commitment to APS on February 5. At that point, APS will prepare documentation for the Provost’s review, and then send on to payroll. Payments will be made through direct deposit for those who have it set-up with payroll. Otherwise, please contact payroll (payroll@humboldt.edu) to see how payments will be distributed.

Live Sessions on Monday, January

50-minutes each (counts for 1 hour)

Access all Sessions via the CTL Professional Development Hub

 

Time

 

What We've Learned During Pandemic - Simple but Powerful Structures for Teaching Online

Noah Zerbe (PSCI), Kerry Byrne (ESM), Gordon Ulmer (ANTH), Kamila Larripa (MATH), and and Ruth Saunders (PHYX)

Join your colleagues in hearing about the various ways that they have navigated teaching during the pandemic, followed by Q&A. 

9:00 am

LV equals live workshops

Canvas Design with Modules, Pages, or Both...Oh My! 

Morgan Barker (CTL)

This session focuses on the exploration of designing your Canvas course using Canvas Pages and/or Modules to organize and structure course content. You will be introduced to a variety of ways to use these features to help you meet your needs, and the needs of your student. 

10:00 am

LV equals live workshops

Understanding Security for Logging into HSU Systems

Josh Callahan (ITS)

Recent ransomware activity in Higher Ed tells us that now is the time to take action to make sure you don't lose your files and sensitive University information doesn't get exposed. How can you protect yourself and the University? First, enroll in DUO multi-factor authentication*. Second, move your files to Google Drive.

10:00 am

LV equals live workshops

Cheating: Why Does it Happen and What Can We Do About it?

Julie Alderson (ART) and Jose Marin Jarrin (FISH)

In this session, we will discuss multiple facets of cheating.  What motivates students to cheat?  How can we discourage this behavior?  What strategies could we use to ensure a "cheat-proof" learning experience in our classrooms? 

11:00 am

LV equals live workshops

Creating Digital Interactives for Your Course

Sue Armitage (CTL)
Use H5P, an online tool, to challenge your students to think through what they are learning. In this training, we'll jump into H5P and go through the steps involved in using text, images, video, audio and quiz questions in an interactive. We’ll finish up by embedding the interactive in a Canvas course.

12:00 pm

LV equals live workshops

Classroom Practices: Supporting Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming, and Gender Non Binary Students

Brandilynn Villarreal (PSYC), Kayla Begay (NAS), and Kim White (CHEM)

This session will: (1) cover best practices for supporting transgender, gender non-conforming, and gender non-binary students, (2) give you an opportunity to practice responding to in-class scenarios, and (3) provide a space to learn from your colleagues.

1:00 pm

LV equals live workshops



Live Sessions on Tuesday, January 12

50-minutes each (counts for 1 hour)

Access all Sessions via the CTL Professional Development Hub

Time

 

Classroom Practices: Supporting Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming, and Gender Non Binary Students

Brandilynn Villarreal (PSYC), Kayla Begay (NAS), and Kim White (CHEM)

This session will: (1) cover best practices for supporting transgender, gender non-conforming, and gender non-binary students, (2) give you an opportunity to practice responding to in-class scenarios, and (3) provide a space to learn from your colleagues.

9:00 am

LV equals live workshops


Video Editing in Camtasia: The Basics

Deborah Ketelsen (CTL) and Mike Sargent (CTL)

Learn how to create engaging class videos for your students. Camtasia is a powerful and easy to learn video editing and recording tool available to all students, staff, and faculty at HSU. We will learn the basics of screen and camera recording, video editing, visual and audio effects, adding captions, and producing your finished video. To download the software ahead of time for both PC or MAC, click on this link:
https://its.humboldt.edu/apps-software-file-storage/software-downloads-office-use

10:00 am

LV equals live workshops

Task Force: Trans, Gender Non-Conforming, & Gender Non Binary

Mira Friedman, Student Health & Wellbeing Services

Come learn about the newly formed task force while also exploring best practices for inclusivity for students, staff and faculty. All encouraged to attend this exciting session.

10:00 am

LV equals live workshops

Connecting the Dots in Supporting Student Success: Canvas Analytics

Armeda Reitzel (COMM)

This workshop focuses on the use of Canvas Analytics in informing instructors on the use of resources and success of completing tasks by their students in Canvas courses.  Participants will actively engage in discussing the who, what, where, why, and how of using Canvas Analytics in reporting, reflecting on, and revising individual components of a course based on the data provided.

11:00 am

LV equals live workshops

'Hearing' Zoom Breakout Rooms 

Lonny Grafman (ERE)

In class we can easily hear how our breakout rooms are going. Come explore methods to hear a zoom breakout room, especially leveraging google sheets and nominal voting technique to provide a framework for discussions, and catalyze responses. Spreadsheet template will be provided.

11:00 am

LV equals live workshops

Cheating: Why Does it Happen and What Can We Do About It?

Julie Alderson (ART) and Jose Marin Jarrin (FISH)

In this session, we will discuss multiple facets of cheating.  What motivates students to cheat?  How can we discourage this behavior?  What strategies could we use to ensure a "cheat-proof" learning experience in our classrooms?  

12:00 pm

LV equals live workshops

Growing Groups into Teams 

Lonny Grafman (ERE)

Come explore tools and lessons from hundreds of HSU teams working in dozens of countries in the last 15 years with a specific focus on online teams.

1:00 pm

LV equals live workshops

Teaching with Technology in Synchronous and Asynchronous Modalities

Brandilynn Villarreal (PSYC), Josh Frye (COMM), Jeff Schineller (CHEM), and Nikola Hobbel (ENGL)

This session will explore some pedagogical reflections on issues and practices central to online teaching in both synchronous and asynchronous modalities.  What might be the best use of weekly synchronous zoom sessions?  How can we manage the presence-absence dialectic in online teaching?  The presenters will share their experiences and offer examples from their deliberate experimentation of online teaching practices during COVID and also share student feedback regarding what they liked and didn’t like in terms of learning with technology.  Time will be reserved for share-outs from session participants and Q&A.

1:00 pm

LV equals live workshops

 

Self-Paced Sessions (anytime/anywhere)

~2 hours per (counts for 2 hours)

Access self-paced sessions via the CTL Professional Development Hub

REQUIRED: QLT Self-Review (Quality Learning & Teaching rubric)

Conduct a QLT Self-Review on one of your Spring 2021 course. All the details are in the CTL Professional Development Hub.

SP equals Self-Paced Workshops

Explore HSU Faculty Pivot to Online Teaching Showcase

Over 80 examples of assignments, activities, assessments and other resources shared by HSU colleagues who participated in the Summer 2020 Pathway to Digital Teaching: Pivot to Online Learning and Teaching course. 

SP equals Self-Paced Workshops

Introduction to Canvas and Online Activities

Work with us as we go over the basics of Canvas course organization, critical internal tools and the use of assignments and activities. Focus on your content, while utilizing the LMS in ways that are effective and efficient.

SP equals Self-Paced Workshops

Prepare Your GradeBook: Canvas GradeBook and SpeedGrader

Explore the resources on how to configure the gradebook to provide students up to date information on their progress in the course. Learn to organize assignments into groups, set percentage weights, add extra credit, and activate drop the lowest score. See SpeedGrader in action as you practice efficient grading workflows, providing students timely feedback. Learn to view the gradebook in a variety of ways to gather the information needed to answer student questions and track the progress of students.

SP equals Self-Paced Workshops

Leveraging Multimedia 

The Goldilocks Principle (not too much, not too little, just right) applies to using multimedia in instruction and learning activities: the right amount, the targeted content, and the impetus for further engagement will determine its success. We will go over finding and creating your own video, images, audio and interactives as well as adding them to your Canvas course.

SP equals Self-Paced Workshops

Accessibility at HSU 

Introduction to the basics of accessibility. Engage in simple steps to create accessible content and explore resources and support services available at HSU.

SP equals Self-Paced Workshops

Creating Interactive Content with H5P

In this self-paced workshop, we'll explore H5P, an online tool to create interactive exercises that can be embedded in your Canvas course. If you are interested in posing questions for students in a video, or adding hot spots to an image for students to discover additional information, or making flash cards with images, text and audio, and many more options for students to do something with instructional content, this is the tool for you.

SP equals Self-Paced Workshops

Humanizing Online Learning and Teaching 

Humanizing online supports the non-cognitive components of learning to create connection and empathy that fuel engagement and rigor. This workshop will explore a variety of humanized online strategies and tools that support the connection between the cognitive and affective domains that are essential to learning. 

SP equals Self-Paced Workshops