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MDC's Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning: Faculty Development Workshops

CIOL Workshops

Please visit CIOL's catalog to see what workshops are available today. 

Pedagogical Workshops

Project-based Learning: Getting Students to Apply Skills to Real World Issues (SYP1004)

This workshop is approved for 6.5 FPD hours This symposium offers a practical introduction to Project-based learning (PBL). These are forms of inductive teaching that introduce students to realistic, open-ended problems.

Locating, Evaluating, and Using Open Education Resources (INF1027)

Faculty Professional Development (FPD) hours: 4 This workshop will discuss Open Education Resources (OER) from a variety of practical and theoretical perspectives. Participants will learn about the history of OER.

High Impact Practices in Teaching and Learning (SYP1002)

Faculty Professional Development (FPD) hours: 4 At this workshop participants will explore these High Impact Practices (HIPs) and discover what the research tells us are important keys to having a high impact on our students’ success.

Infusing Civic Learning into the Curriculum (SRL1004)

Faculty Professional Development (FPD) hours: 3 Quality academic service-learning includes: academic learning, meaningful service, and civic learning. This workshop focuses on the civic learning, emphasizing its significance in academic service-learning. 

Internationalizing the Curriculum (SYP4000)

This workshop is approved for FPD hours: (6.5) hours Participants will discover many ways in which they can globalize their curriculum. Faculty will explore the concepts of cultural ambassadorship and cultural sensitivity.

Introduction to Service-Learning Pedagogy (Adjunct Faculty) (SRL1002)

Service-learning combines academic learning and community engagement to enhance student learning and development while contributing to communities locally and globally. This workshop will provide an introduction to service-learning pedagogy.

Engaging students in critical thinking-URSCA (SYP1001)

This workshop is approved for 4 FPD hours. This workshop will engage faculty in the process of using URSCA in the classroom by delineating the steps in the research/creative process and designing ways to bring it into the curriculum. 

Games to Maximize Student Engagement (TWT1000)

This workshop is approved for FPD hours: (3) hours In this workshop participants will examine how games can take student learning to a new level.

Streaming Video Options for Educators (VID2003)

Faculty Professional Development (FPD) hours: 3 This workshop will provide an introduction to the streaming video services available to educators with emphasis on sharing, linking, and embedding videos on Blackboard, presentations, websites and lectures.

TedEd: Enhancing Video Resources (VID2001)

Faculty Professional Development (FPD) hours: 3 TedEd takes the use of video resources to a new level with the ability to quickly and easily create video lessons from a variety of sources

The 10 Factors of Great Teachers How to Tap i (TCH1052)

Faculty Professional Development (FPD) hours: 3 Audience: STEM Faculty Participants will explore the elements of positive classroom chemistry whether it is called student engagement, learning community, motivated students, or great classroom atmosphere.

Lecture Capture Made Easy (TWT1006)

This workshop is approved for 3 FPD hours. In this workshop, faculty will learn how to use lecture capture software to record live lectures or pre-record lessons for use in a Blackboard course.

MATHEMAGIC The Art of Creative Teaching (RTR4003)

This workshop is approved for FPD hours: (8) hours Mathematics faculty will participate in presentations on innovative teaching strategies used in the delivery and management of math courses and their impact on student motivation and achievement

NASA Networks of State Program (SYP4002)

Faculty Professional Development (FPD) hours: 7 At this workshop participants will explore different projects to engage students in STEM related activities to enhance curriculum and teaching practices.

NBC Learn: 80 Years of Broadcast History (VID2000)

Faculty Professional Development (FPD) hours: 3 Faculty can bring history to life, make current events relevant and access special video collections designed for higher education in an online resource that is now available to MDC community.

Panopto Quick and Easy (TWT1004)

This workshop will teach faculty the basic functions of Panopto a lecture capture software for recording live or pre-record lessons.

Rubrics - Norming and Scoring for QEP Rubric (Adjunct Faculty) (TCH1016)

The purpose of this presentation is to give the participants an overview of the construction and use of a variety of rubrics to assess and grade student learning. Further, and overview of the strengths and various classroom uses of rubrics are covered.

Scholarly Teaching (TCH2002)

This workshop is approved for FPD hours: (4) hours Using evidence-based teaching strategies is part of scholarly teaching. At this workshop participants will explore problem-based and project-based teaching methods that have been validated by research

Active Learning with Audience Response Systems (TCH1025)

Faculty Professional Development (FPD) hours: 4 Response Systems complement instruction by capturing student feedback and offering a range of data to assess student understanding. Participants will learn what constitutes response systems.

Advancing Teaching and Learning in Business (ADJ1000)

This training will focus on enhancing the teaching and learning experience for students of business.  View Details

Collapse section Advancing Teaching and Learning – Adjuncts (ADJ1001)

Introduction to key topics for teaching in higher education. Participants will engage in instructional planning including the use of rubrics, assessment techniques, classroom management and addressing student learning styles.

Assessment Conversation: Data Overload! Now What? Using Multiple Data Points to Improve Teaching (INF1015)

Assessment Conversation: Data Overload! Now What? Using Multiple Data Points to Improve Teaching and Learning. The assessment conversations are designed to engage program, discipline, and student service units in using assessment data.

Challenging Moments in the Classroom (TSS1006)

This workshop is approved for 3 FPD hours. This training focuses on application of the essential elements of self-regulation and effective communication in order to prevent difficult moments as well as deal most effectively with them when they occur.

Content, Strategies and Pedagogy for MAT1033 Contextualized (TCH1047)

This class is BY INVITATION ONLY In this workshop series, participants will learn strategies on how to utilize instructional materials that were created for MAT1033 Contextualized.

Create Web-Based Interactive Lessons (TWT1001)

Faculty Professional Development (FPD) hours: 9 Take your learning content from static to ecstatic and create Webpages for your classes form easy-to-use templates.

Economics and Statistics: Sharing Best Practices (TCH1045)

This training will focus on enhancing the teaching and learning experience for students of economics and business statistics. Adjunct instructors will learn more about innovations in teaching and learning.

GSELS workshops

Seeing Systems Peace, Equity, Regeneration (EEI1001)

Faculty Professional Development (FPD) hours: 11 This is part two of a workshop series that examines the interrelationships & interconnections between peace, social & economic justice, racial & gender equity.

SENCER and Sustainability: Best Practices (EEI1002)

Faculty Professional Development (FPD) hours: 6 Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities (SENCER) is a nationwide network of educators, supported by the National Science Foundation.

Reconnecting with Earth 1: Shifting Paradigm (EEI1005)

Faculty Professional Development (FPD) hours: 12 This workshop is one of a two-part series, each offering four sessions that address a central issue of our time: What is the appropriate relationship of human beings to Earth?

Reconnecting with Earth 2: A New Story (EEI1006)

Faculty Professional Development (FPD) hours: 12 This is part two of a workshop series, each offering four sessions addressing one of the central issues of our time: What is the appropriate relationship of human beings to Earth?

Food, Ethics and Sustainability - Part 1 (EEI1012)

Faculty Professional Development (FPD) hours: 12 This workshop consists of 4 sessions, focused on food production and sustainability. The global food web has become increasingly more complicated with the industrialization and globalization of our world.

Earth Charter Reflections (EEI1013)

Faculty Professional Development (FPD) hours: 3.5 The Earth Charter is a declaration of fundamental principles for building a just, sustainable, and peaceful global society for the 21st century.

Climate Disruption: Choosing Resiliency (EEI1007)

Faculty Professional Development (FPD) hours: 15 This multi-media workshop will address the topic of climate change through readings, group reflections, discussion questions, and action planning as well as interactive electronic resources.

Misc. workshops

Collapse section Bridges Out of Poverty and Retention Strategies for Under-Resourced College Students (INF1012)

The Strategic Improvements for Students (SIS) in the STEM Department and the Homestead IMPACT campus team welcome Dr. Bethanie H. Tucker provides a framework for this workshop on how to engage generational poverty students in & outside of the classroom.

Academic Coaching & Mentoring (ADV1001)

Faculty Professional Development (FPD) hours: 10 This workshop provides the information and skill -building practice to prepare faculty, staff and administrators to engage in the academic coaching & mentoring of students.