You are invited to register for the FALL 2014 Learning Symposium
Saturday, September 13


Meet with your colleagues and earn a $75.00 stipend (taxable)
while attending your choice of presentations

Registration is online. Please help us by registering early.
https://www.sanjuancollege.edu/pages/5559.asp

Symposium Program

8:00-8:45am
CHECK-IN AND BREAKFAST

Room 1608 – Open area outside the Library
Catch up with your colleagues and enjoy breakfast
Breakfast is generously provided by the SJC Foundation

8:45-9:00am
WELCOMING REMARKS

9:00-10:00am

SESSION I

Utilizing the Canvas Rubrics
Responding to Student Writing
Connecting the Dots for Student Success
What It’s Like to Walk in Their Shoes: Students with Learning Disabilities

10:00-10:15 BREAK

10:15-11:15
SESSION II

Assessment 101: What is it? Why do I need to know about it? How can it help me become more effective in the classroom?
Effective Online Teaching Tips
Four Proven Effective Methods & Tools for Assisting Students in Retaining & Applying Knowledge
Down and Dirty: Hints for Helping Students with Technology

11:15-11:30 BREAK

11:30-12:30
SESSION III

Utilizing the Canvas Rubrics
Teaching Global Competency Across the Curriculum
Injecting Humor Into Education
The Behavior Intervention Team and Guidelines for Working with Difficult/Disruptive Students

Registration is online. Please help us by registering early.

https://www.sanjuancollege.edu/pages/5559.asp

Registration deadline is Tuesday, September 9, 2014

*taxable stipend

If you have any questions about the Learning Symposium,
please contact Karen Acree at 566-3392 or acreek@sanjuancollege.edu

Fall 2014 Learning Symposium Program Details
Attend your choice of presentations

9:00-10:00
SESSION I

Utilizing Canvas Rubrics Canvas has a robust rubric tool that can be used to grade assignments, discussions, and quizzes. If you are already using Canvas and haven't begun using rubrics, would like to start using Canvas for your assignments, or want to learn more about Canvas' rubric tool, this is an ideal session for you. Presenter: Sam Bachert, Room 1623

Responding to Student Writing In this session, the presenter will discuss different methods for responding to student writing, share ideas about developing a dialogue and rapport with students and reflect on what the revision process means to students and instructors. Presenter: Hannah Rankin, Room 1621

Connecting the Dots for Student Success The presenters will offer information on the Transition Center, Connections to Student Success Program, and the Transfer Center at San Juan College. The Transfer Center will share information about the ins and outs for students who want to earn their Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis on articulation agreements, and share tools that are used for students who are undecided about transferring to continue their education. They will also demonstrate how to use the Transfer Center's interactive website set up for students, teachers and even parents. The Connections to Student Success Program will give instructors access to a network of resources available to help our students, such as housing lists, child care facilities, food resources, transportation, etc. And lastly, the Transition Center will talk about class offerings for older student who are re-careering or coming back to the academic setting. This workshop promises to help adjunct instructors learn about campus resources so they can make informed referrals for those students who need to "connect the dots." Presenters: Christine Wood, Jeanne Kofron and Lucy Haber, Room 1616

What’s It Like to Walk in Their Shoes: Students with Learning Disabilities This session features Richard Lavoie's PBS Special called "The F.A.T. City Workshop: How Difficult Can This Be?” Participants will observe simulations of the processing difficulties of students with learning disabilities. The session will allow Q&A and/ or include new course-delivery options to overcome the challenges identified in that video segment. Presenters: Kris Kraly & Laura Pate, Room 1622

10:15-11:15
SESSION II

Assessment 101: What is it? Why do I need to know about it? How can it help me become more effective in the classroom? This session will cover the basics of assessment and its role at San Juan College. Participants will discuss what assessment is and why it isn't as scary as it sounds. They will also cover the roles full time and adjunct faculty play in the assessment of student learning, and how it can help us become more effective in the classroom. Assessment equals effective teaching! Presenter: Andrea Cooper, Room 1623

Effective Online Teaching Tips The presenters will share effective online teaching tips from an online teaching conference they attended this summer, along with practices they use in their own online classes. You will learn ways to engage students and leave with ideas, samples, and materials to help you put some of these great tips in place in your own online classes. Presenters: Kari Deswood, Annette Tidwell Abend Room 1616

Four Proven Effective Methods & Tools for Assisting Students in Retaining & Applying Knowledge A plethora of proven effective teaching techniques to get students to not only retain information but apply it to everyday life. These tools will also help students participate, critically think, and develop a love for learning. Included is a small sample of learning activities and how to create them. Presenter: Krista Draper, Room 1622

Down and Dirty: Hints for Helping Students with Technology Many of our students need help getting started using the technology required in their classes. This presentation will address common issues students experience and provide easy, practical solutions. Presenter: Jody Laughlin, Room 1621

11:30-12:30
SESSION III

Utilizing Canvas Rubrics Canvas has a robust rubric tool that can be used to grade assignments, discussions, and quizzes. If you are already using Canvas and haven't begun using rubrics, would like to start using Canvas for your assignments, or want to learn more about Canvas' rubric tool, this is an ideal session for you. Presenter: Sam Bachert, Room 1623

Teaching Global Competency Across the Curriculum What is "global competency?" Is global competency and helping students become "global citizens" something that is a part of the San Juan College student experience? This interactive session will identify aspects of what it means to have global competency and give participants the opportunity to create a plan of action to integrate global perspectives into their curriculum. Presenter: Cynthia Rapp Sandhu, Room 1616

Injecting Humor Into Education This presentation will examine some research behind using games and activities to engage learners and facilitate long term retention. When does it work? What are the difficulties? How do you assess if learning took place? There will also be an opportunity for faculty to share their ideas with each other. Presenter: Sherry Paxson, Room CTX

The Behavior Intervention Team and Guidelines for Working with Difficult/Disruptive Students The San Juan College Behavior Intervention Team (BIT) has been created to provide caring, preventive, early intervention with students whose behavior is disruptive or concerning. The report you submit will guide the team in monitoring, assessing, and providing the appropriate interventions. This presentation will introduce you to the very simple-to-use report form and explain what happens once a report is submitted. Plus, it provides a number of practical guidelines for classroom management strategies when a student becomes difficult or disruptive. Presenters: Sherrie Benally and Taylor Haskell, Room 1621