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Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning Announces Professional Development Schedule for Fall
All FCTL sessions have been designed to support the entire Syracuse University faculty, and are open to instructors from all Syracuse schools and colleges, full time, adjunct and Ph.D. students, unless otherwise indicated.
The professional development opportunities will take three forms—15-minute quick sessions, large-group session topics and ICE Box lunchtime talks.
Quick Hit Mondays—15 Minute Sessions
Throughout the semester, Quick Hits will be held in 15-minute sessions on Mondays (unless otherwise noted). These sessions will be held in 206F Hinds Hall with a maximum of eight people attending. Session times are from noon–12:15 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 10
Blackboard: Interactive rubrics
Monday, Oct. 17
Symbaloo—visual bookmarking tool
Monday, Oct. 24
Blackboard: how to embed YouTube videos in Blackboard
Monday, Oct. 31
Blackboard: Using Adobe Connect in Blackboard
Monday, Nov. 7
Blackboard: Communication tools (Blogs, Wikis, Journals, Discussion Board)
Monday, Nov. 28
Large-Group Discussion Topics
These large-group sessions allow faculty members to come together for discussions, to share ideas and be able to walk away with tools that can be used to enhance the quality of teaching. Some of the sessions are hands-on workshops where the instructor can bring their own device to be actively engaged while learning.
Friday, Oct. 21
Noon- 1 p.m., 347 Hinds Hall
Wednesday, Nov. 2
Flip a Lesson Plan (hands-on workshop, bring device)
Noon-1 p.m. , 347 Hinds Hall
Tuesday, Nov. 8
Getting Past the Paper- Videos (hands on workshop, bring device)
3-4 p.m., 347 Hinds Hall
ICE Box Talks
The Ice Box on the second floor of Hinds Hall serves as the venue for faculty to participate in an engaging session on various topics. ICE Box Talks are intended for an open discussion on whatever comes to mind in an informal setting to learn and share great ideas. All ICE Box Talks are held from noon-1 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 2
Open Forum—come have conversation with FCTL
More details and registration information for all events is available on the FCTL website.
The FCTL programs are led by Peggy Takach, director of the FCTL, and Jeffrey Fouts, director of instructional technology at the iSchool.
“Our goal is to foster a dynamic and committed teaching and learning community from across distances and disciplines here at Syracuse,” says Takach. “We provide faculty members with the needed resources and support to excel in their teaching, so that their students develop the knowledge, competencies and attitudes to thrive in a diverse and rapidly changing environment.”