[Socrates] FW: online workshops from SPS available to CUNY faculty this summer

Michelle Fraboni Michelle.Fraboni at qc.cuny.edu
Tue Jun 9 21:36:40 EDT 2015

Greetings, colleagues:

The CUNY Office of Professional Studies is offering two online faculty
development workshops this summer.
See below for registration dates and details.

Michelle C.Fraboni 
Associate Director, Center for Teaching & Learning
Queens College

From:  Susan Ko <Susan.Ko at CUNY.EDU>
Reply-To:  Center for Teaching and Learning <CTL at LISTSERV.CUNY.EDU>
Date:  Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 12:16 PM
Subject:  online workshops from SPS available to CUNY faculty this summer

Hi, feel free to let your faculty know about these online workshops that
School of Professional Studies is running this summer, open to all CUNY
faculty‹workshops are limited in size, so faculty should register early:

Offered completely online in Blackboard‹for more info and to register for
either of the following workshops go to
Multimedia Tools for Teaching and Learning, Part II: Collaborative Tools.
Offered online for 8 days: June 22-30, 2015.
Online or hybrid teaching provides a vital opportunity to make the course
experience more engaging, and to put students in a position from which
they are actively creating
 and not just passively receiving course content. This workshop series
will introduce faculty to various multimedia and interactive tools that
help make online and hybrid courses more dynamic and collaborative.
Part II of the Multimedia Workshop series will introduce several
collaborative tools designed to facilitate group efforts for generating or
processing course material.
 These tools take advantage of the opportunities online and hybrid courses
provide to engage students in actively creating instead of just passively
receiving educational content. We will explore
VoiceThread, TimelineJS, Mindomo and Diigo in conjunction with the Group
tool provided in Blackboard to help you design activities  in which you
work with students and students work with each other in new ways.

Enhancing your Classroom with Blackboard Collaborate
Offered online for 11 days: July 27 ­ August 6, 2015.

In this workshop, we will explore the many features of Blackboard
Collaborate. Blackboard Collaborate allows instructors to enliven their
courses with real-time (synchronous)
 sessions that can include audio and video interaction with students, an
interactive whiteboard, application and desktop sharing, and breakout
rooms for student groups.  Collaborate provides your online class with
more immediate communication and opens up new
 possibilities for group work and presentations for both online and face
to face courses.
The workshop will combine lessons and discussion in an asynchronous format
with live, real-time Collaborate sessions, allowing you to get to know
Collaborate while working
 together to design lesson-plans and assignments for immediate use in your
Susan S. Ko, PhD
Faculty Development Director
CUNY School of Professional Studies
Phone: 646-664-8628

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