Academic Professional Development Courses

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Easy-to-implement cooperative learning

Pre-req: Cooperative Learning Fundamentals (Online Class)

Informal cooperative learning groups are small, temporary, ad-hoc groups of students that last from a few minutes to one class period. They can be powerfully effective at facilitating student learning and there are dozens of possibilities for structuring group interaction. Successful informal groups result from well-designed activities, roles and accountability among group members. In this workshop you will experience cooperative exercise, discuss strategies for implementation, and receive a set of group activities that you can modify to fit your needs.

(Facilitated by AmyDelorenzo, Assistant Professor, Human Services; Amy Hatfield, Assistant Professor, Mathematics; Andrea Pifher, Instructor, Respiratory Care .)

The workshop is designed to last about an hour and 15 minutes with a half hour reserved for those who want to remain for discussion and work on an Action Plan for a CRAFT certificate. The action plan can also be submitted later.


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  • 4/28/2017 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM on Columbus Campus (WD 326) - 13 seats left - click to register

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Effective Online teaching

This course is required for CSCC faculty teaching at a distance for the first time or who wish to refresh their distance learning teaching skills. This fully online course prepares participants to teach in the web format, using department-approved shells (courses that have been designed by experienced faculty and undergone quality peer review). The course takes approximately 15 hours to complete over the three weeks it is offered. The course is facilitated, but is self-paced, and there are deadlines to keep participants on task.


Course Learning Objectives

  • Explore distance learning pedagogy
  • Review elements of approved course design
  • Examine best practices for online interaction
  • Examine best practices for online assessment
  • Demonstrate understanding of distance learning pedagogy
  • Review distance learning policies and procedures at Columbus State
  • Review distance learning resources available on and off campus

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss pedagogy as it relates to e-learning
  • Apply effective practices to your own teaching online scenarios
  • Create a mentorship plan for first semester teaching online

Course Assignments
Discussion board interaction (three weeks)
Scavenger Hunt Quiz (1)
Mini-projects (2)

Course Facilitator:  Ann Palazzo, M.A.

  • 5/12/2017 from 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Columbus Campus (Online Class) - 14 seats left - click to register

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Identifying and Understanding Mental Health Disorders

This course seeks to help faculty and staff learn about risk factors, warning signs, and how to appropriately intervene and provide support to students experiencing a mental health crisis. This course will also provide guidance on how to respond to students in crisis until professional treatment is obtained or the crisis is resolved. Presented by: Nicole Brandt, Ph.D., Instructor in Psychology and Ameena Kemavor, Ph.D., L.P.C.C., Director of Counseling Services

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  • 5/4/2017 from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM on Columbus Campus (WD 1094) - 7 seats left - click to register

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Spring 2017 Adjunct Training Conference

The general topics that will be covered during this conference include teaching strategies and techniques, student mental health, and as well as diversity and inclusion. Morning breakout presentations will be repeated in the afternoon. Light refreshments will be provided.

Morning Schedule:
General Welcome / Sign In: 9:00am-9:30am
Breakout #1: 9:30am-10:15am
Breakout #2: 10:30am-11:15am
Breakout #3: 11:30am-12:15pm
President's Remarks: 12:30pm-1:30pm

Afternoon Schedule:
General Welcome / Sign In: 12:15pm-12:30pm
President's Remarks: 12:30pm-1:30pm
Breakout #1: 2:00pm-2:45pm
Breakout #2: 3:00pm-3:45pm
Breakout #3: 4:00pm-4:45pm

 

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  • 4/29/2017 from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM on Columbus Campus (Delaware Hall Gymnasium) - 195 seats left - click to register
  • 4/29/2017 from 12:15 PM to 4:45 PM on Columbus Campus (Delaware Hall Gymnasium) - 331 seats left - click to register

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