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Friday, January 8, 2015 — Event Schedule

9:00 -10:40 a.m. — Welcome & Keynote

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Building to Learn, Learning to Build Learning

Dr. Shelley Rodrigo, University of Arizona

Take a journey and explore innovative teaching ideas with Dr. Shelley Rodrigo. Dr. Rodrigo will show you how to create a hands-on learning experience that can also be adapted into a “digital” learning opportunity.

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10:50 – 11:10 a.m. — Round 1: 20-minute Teaching Innovations

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From Creating Global Startups to Exploring a Gates OER Pilot: Journeys in Experiential Learning & Next Generation Personalized Courseware

John Gibson

Open Educational Resources (OER) are changing the way we teach and the way students learn. We will look at those changes and many others that come from pushing the envelope of what we call “Education.”

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The Maricopa Institute for Learning Research Fellowship (MILRF): Exploring Service Learning with Dev Ed Students

Dr. Jennifer Lane

The MILRF is a fellowship for residential faculty in any discipline who are interested in examining significant issues in their teaching fields and contributing to the scholarship of teaching and learning through classroom research projects. Join Dr. Lane as she shares her experience with MILRF and her research project on service learning with developmental Ed students.

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Using Mock Interviews to Enhance Classroom Learning

Rachelle Hall

Mock Interviews are an excellent way to give students an experience that will benefit them in a variety of ways.  Join us to discover how the use of these interviews can benefit both the student and the class in general.

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11:15 – 11:35 a.m. — Round 2: 20-minute Teaching Innovations

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CODE WARS: Robinson Room Student Competitions

Kurt Marley

What could you do if you had a high tech classroom? Join Kurt as he gives a quick overview of setting up the Robinson Room for student competitions: Laptops, Software Installation, Loading Materials, Cables, Dry Runs, Results.

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Theming and Teaming: Using Pop Culture and Gamification to Engage Learners

Beth Eyres

This session will take attendees through a first-day-of-class simulation that sets up a theme and teams. We’ll brainstorm themes and gamification ideas, and see feedback from students who recently finished a course employing a theme and gamification.

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STEAM Cross Disciplinary Student Collaboration

Michelle Blomberg

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) courses have been among the top innovations in education lately. Join Michelle as she shares how and why we need to add Art + Design to the equation to transform STEM into STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) to strengthen educational experiences for all students.

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11:40 – 12:00 p.m. — Round 3: 20-minute Teaching Innovations

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Study Abroad: Opening Students’ Window to the World

Ruth Callahan

The Maricopa Community Colleges offers faculty-led study abroad programs that allow students to earn credit abroad through Maricopa while experiencing other cultures and languages. Join Ruth as she shares her experience teaching Holocaust studies in Prague, Czech Republic.

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Maricopa Excellence in Teaching (MET): Master Teacher Seminar in the Pines

Safiya O’Brien

The Maricopa Excellence in Teaching program, formerly the Arizona Master Teacher Seminar (AZMT), is a year-long experience that includes 4 days of engaging discussions and exchanges of learning, teaching, and philosophy in Prescott, Arizona in May. Come and explore the MET program and what it entails with our own Adjunct Faculty Representative, Safiya O’Brien.

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Using Mock Interviews to Enhance Classroom Learning

Rachelle Hall

Mock Interviews are an excellent way to get students experience that spans a variety of uses.  Join us to discover how the use of these interviews can benefit both the student and the class in general.

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12:00 – 1:00 p.m. — Lunch: Informal Discussion & Sharing

Lunch will not be provided. Bring your own lunch or grab something from the cafeteria and join us for an informal discussion and sharing session in the CTLE (HT2-139).

1:00 – 1:40 p.m. — Round 1: 40-minute Workshops

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A Look at Windows 10 and Office 365

Mark Baldwin

Office 365 is available to students and faculty at MCCCD, opening up a world of high end documents and presentations. This workshop explores how Windows 10 and Office 365 can impact your instruction.

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How Can I Learn From Your Professional Development?

Todd Conaway, Yavapai College

What professional development looks like is changing. We can learn more from each other than from any set of traditional workshops. Join Todd as he discusses three professional development opportunities they’ve had great success with at Yavapai College where faculty are blogging, sharing best practices videos and opening the doors on their awesome courses.

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Building Your Course Using Library Electronic Resources: Engaging Students with Images, Streaming Video, eBooks & More!

Michelle Petry, Elizabeth Saliba and Sean O’Brien

GCC Librarians will lead a hands-on session geared toward practical course design using engaging content available from the Library’s rich digital resources. Faculty will have an opportunity to practice locating and integrating content into Canvas pages for both online and in-person courses.

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1:45 – 2:25 p.m. — Round 2: 40-minute Workshops

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Understanding ADHD and How it Affects Our Students

Chris Monaco

We hear those four letters thrown out so much that we may not fully realize what they mean.  Find out from an expert what ADHD is and how it affects the students we teach.

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Course Design that Works: Skillful Design of Online/Hybrid Courses

Carolyn Miller, Paradise Valley Community College

Teaching in the 21st Century requires a new set of skills, especially if your courses have any online presence. Explore samples of two classes that are designed as a model for good course design and get some tips for how you can design your course better.

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Computer Self Service: Get the Software You Need (Windows and Mac)

Jennifer Toole

Did you know that GCC’s computers have a self service folder? Did you know that you can update your flash, java and browsers without ever calling the helpdesk? Learn about the new features that OIT has made available to both the Mac and Windows computers across campus.

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2:30 – 3:10 p.m. — Round 2: 40-minute Workshops

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How to Support Students with ADHD in Our Classes

Chris Monaco

Get expert advice on supporting students with ADHD in the classroom.

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Talking to Your Students: Using Texts and Other Tools to Communicate With Your Class

Mark Baldwin

The ways that we can communicate with technology vary, but we will sort through the options to see which tools could work the best for your situation while protecting you and your students’ online safety.

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Tools and Tricks for Videoblogging in the Classroom

Cheryl Colan

This presentation will cover basic videoblogging tools and workflow for students and faculty, how to help students develop focused content, and ways you enrich your students’ learning experience with  videoblogging in the classroom.

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3:30 – 5:00 p.m – OPTIONAL CyberSalon Happy Hour Off Campus (Location TBA)

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