Fall 2019 Institute Week

2019 Commencement
Last updated 8/19/19 ~ Please check back as updates to the schedule will be notated below.

                         TUE 8/13       WED 8/14        THUR 8/15
MON 8/19        TUE 8/20       WED 8/21        THUR 8/22        FRI 8/23

 

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Tuesday, August 13  

Canvas Basics and the New Gradebook (FLEX # 5135)
Library Basement 10 - East Campus - Ashli Bumgardner and Cheryl Chavez
10:00a-12:00p
This hands-on workshop covers Canvas essentials such as uploading handouts, creating announcements, and using the Canvas email system. We will also cover the new Canvas Gradebook (hint—it’s not that different from the old one!). Skill level: beginner, but all are welcome. Presenters: Ashli Bumgardner, Instructional Designer; and Cheryl Chavez, Instructional Support Specialist **Please bring your laptop if you have one, or we can provide one for you. Flex numbers will be coming soon. When possible, we will broadcast these in Zoom.**

Wednesday, August 14  

Canvas Page Design & Accessibility (FLEX # 5136)
Library Basement 10 - East Campus - Ashli Bumgardner
10:00a-12:00p
A hands-on workshop that highlights page design fundamentals, such as balancing text with images, and using headers, sub-headers, numbered lists, and bullets to facilitate comprehension. You can make your content look great and be accessible with just a few steps! Skill level: high beginner to high intermediate. **Please bring your laptop if you have one, or we can provide one for you. Flex numbers will be coming soon. When possible, we will broadcast these in Zoom.**

Flip Your Class with Video (FLEX # 5137)
Library Basement 10 - East Campus - Mike Smedshammer
1:00p-3:00p
What is the “flipped classroom”? Come to this hands-on workshop to find out! Faculty will create a brief instructional video, upload it to YouTube, and stream it back into Canvas—all with free and easy-to-use software. Have your students watch your lectures online so they can come to class ready to work. Skill level: Intermediate. **Please bring your laptop if you have one, or we can provide one for you. Flex numbers will be coming soon. When possible, we will broadcast these in Zoom.**

Thursday, August 15

Surveys and Student Feedback (FLEX# 5138)
Library Basement 10 - East Campus - Mike Smedshammer
10:00a-12:00p
Surveying students early in the term can be a great way to connect with them and identify students who may need a little extra support. In this workshop, we will use Canvas Surveys and Google Sheets, and explore the kinds of questions that elicit honest feedback about student needs and course improvements. We will also experiment with video feedback tools that are now easier to use than ever before. Skill level: Intermediate and above. **Please bring your laptop if you have one, or we can provide one for you. Flex numbers will be coming soon. When possible, we will broadcast these in Zoom.**  

Open Education Resources (OER) Basics  (FLEX# 5139)
Library Basement 10 - East Campus - Shirley Miranda
1:00p-3:00p
In this hands-on workshop, learn the basics of OER—what are they, why should we use them, and how do we find these resources.  We will go over some of the top OER repositories and dedicate some time to actually find materials you can use in your classes (You are welcome to bring your own laptop).  We will also discuss some upcoming professional development opportunities around OER and the development of Zero Textbook Costs (ZTC) courses. Skill level: Beginner and above. **Please bring your laptop if you have one, or we can provide one for you. Flex numbers will be coming soon. When possible, we will broadcast these in Zoom.**  

Monday, August 19

New Full-Time Faculty Orientation Day One (FLEX # 5151)
Center for Advanced Technologies (CAT) 125 - East Campus
8:00a-5:00p

8:00a    Gathering and Coffee
8:30a   Welcome
12:00p  Lunch (provided)
5:00p    Day One Activities Conclude

Tentative List of Presentations and Activities:
Welcome, History of MJC, Your Syllabus, Canvas, Lunch, Student Services at MJC

Canvas Basics and the New Gradebook (FLEX# 5140)
Library Basement 10 - East Campus - Ashli Bumgardner, Cheryl Chavez
10:00a-12:00p
This hands-on workshop covers Canvas essentials such as uploading handouts, creating announcements, and using the Canvas email system. We will also cover the new Canvas Gradebook (hint—it’s not that different from the old one!). Skill level: beginner, but all are welcome. **Please bring your laptop if you have one, or we can provide one for you. Flex numbers will be coming soon. When possible, we will broadcast these in Zoom.**    

Etrieve Basics (FLEX # 5102)
Founders Hall 134 - East Campus - Aslin Williams, Margo Guzman
1:00p - 2:00p
This workshop will cover the basics on how to use Etrieve including travel requests.

Cell Phone Video Recording Tips for Canvas
(FLEX# 5141)
Library Basement 10 - East Campus - Sky Tallone
1:00p-3:00p
With our phones, nearly all of us carry a video recorder, but few of us know how to leverage its potential for classroom use. In this presentation, we will go over basic tips and tricks for making fun and engaging cell-phone videos that help our students. Skill level: intermediate and above. **Please bring your laptop if you have one, or we can provide one for you. Flex numbers will be coming soon. When possible, we will broadcast these in Zoom.**  

Tuesday, August 20

New Full-Time Faculty Orientation Day Two (FLEX # 5152)
Science Community Center (SCC) 138 - West Campus
8:00a-5:00p

8:00a    Gathering and Coffee
8:30a   Welcome
12:00p  Lunch (provided)
5:00p    Day Two Activities Conclude

Tentative List of Presentations and Activities:
Striving for Excellence, Yosemite Faculty Association, MJC Academic Senate, Pirate's Net, Lunch, Guided Pathways

Title IX Refresher (FLEX # 5103)
Founders Hall 134 - East Campus - Lloyd Jackson
10:00a - 10:50a

This is a refresher training and discussion for Title IX Requirements.

Canvas Page Design & Accessibility
(FLEX# 5142)
Library Basement 10 - East Campus - Ashli Bumgardner
10:00a-12:00p
A hands-on workshop that highlights page design fundamentals, such as balancing text with images, and using headers, sub-headers, numbered lists, and bullets to facilitate comprehension. You can make your content look great and be accessible with just a few steps! Skill level: high beginner to high intermediate. **Please bring your laptop if you have one, or we can provide one for you. Flex numbers will be coming soon. When possible, we will broadcast these in Zoom.** 

Club Advisor Training (FLEX # 5104)
CAT 101 - East Campus - Megan Lee
11:00a - 11:50a
This training will provide an overview of campus club processes, highlight the important role of advisors, and help ensure that our campus club participants are informed and prepared for success this school year. This training also fulfills the mandatory annual training requirement for MJC Club Advisors.

The Career Minded Student: Equipping Students for Life After MJC (FLEX # 5105)
Student Services Building, Career Services Center 117 - East Campus - Dejeune M Shelton,
LaKiesha McDonald, Nicole Eddlemon
1:00p - 1:50p

Join us as we discuss the cultivation of a career-minded student who understands that each and every assignment and campus activity is a learning opportunity, which increases talents, experience, and knowledge and sets the stage for awareness of self that allows students to make informed, intention career decisions. We will also discuss the opportunities to foster career-minded awareness and activities in the classroom and across the campus.

Red, White and Blue Veteran Ally Training
(FLEX# 5101) *New Date
Founders Hall 134 - East Campus - Michael Jackson, Fernando Velez, Megan Lee
1:00p - 2:30p
Our Red, White and Blue Veteran Ally program educates staff and faculty on ways to work with and understand our Veteran students at MJC.  Participants will receive a certificate and Ally sticker.  Join us and support our MJC Veterans!

Perusall for Collaborative Text Annotation
(FLEX # 5143)
Library Basement 10 - East Campus - Andrew Kransman
1:00p - 3:00p
Over the summer, Andrew Kransman used Perusall in his online British Literature course. The software integrates with Canvas and allows students to collaboratively annotate text. One student explains, “I loathed annotating in high school, and I still don't actively annotate, I usually read a work and talk and talk and talk about it with others to remember it. But Perusall has been strangely helpful for me and has been helping me find things to point out and pay attention to in the works we're reading, so it has been very beneficial to my learning experience in this class!" In this presentation, Andrew will showcase examples and talk about the potential this tool has for online and face-to-face teaching and learning. Skill level: intermediate and above. **Please bring your laptop if you have one, or we can provide one for you. Flex numbers will be coming soon. When possible, we will broadcast these in Zoom.** 

Email/Internet Security Basics (FLEX # 5106)
Founders Hall 134 - East Campus - Aslin Williams, Margo Guzman
2:00p - 3:00p
This workshop is to cover the basics of how to look for spam emails, non-secure internet sites, and basic home computer security.

Wednesday, August 21

Strong Workforce / Carl Perkins Kickoff – 2020! (FLEX # 5107)
Library Basement 55 - East Campus - Jenni Abbott, Pedro Mendez
8:15a - 10:00a
The CTE faculty are invited for a Strong Workforce / Carl Perkins Breakfast to learn about funding, priorities, and the proposal process for 2020-2021 projects.
We'll talk about ways to develop an innovative project for the 5th round of funding.

Turbocharge Discussions with FlipGrid (FLEX# 5144)
Library Basement 10 - East Campus -  Mike Smedshammer
10:00a-12:00p
Flipgrid is an exciting and free tool that lets students record selfie-style videos in a visually-appealing bulletin board. The Canvas integration makes it easier than ever to set up and to grade. Skill level: intermediate and above.  **Please bring your laptop if you have one, or we can provide one for you. Flex numbers will be coming soon. When possible, we will broadcast these in Zoom.** 

Echo’s of Columbine (FLEX # 5108) 
Founders Hall 134 - East Campus - Lloyd Jackson, Bill Watts
10:10a - 11:40a
Participants at this workshop will view a video and then discuss how the BIT team can assist in the prevention of violence.

Explore. Connect. Succeed: How the Library & Learning Center Can Help Students Succeed (FLEX # 5109)
Library & Learning Center, Tutoring Area - East Campus - Christian Cavalho, Sheri Lima,
Natasha Sligar, Miguel Trejo

11:00a - 1:00p
Drop in and visit the table booth with information about how the Library & Learning Center helps MJC Students succeed. Library & Learning Center Programs include, but are not limited to, Supplemental Instruction, Tutoring, (pending Embedded Tutoring), Tech Loan Programs, and more!

60 Minute Speed of Trust Huddle – A Chance to Learn and Grow Together! (FLEX # 5110)
Founders Hall 134 - East Campus - Donna Yarnal, Judy Wagner
1:00p - 1:50p
The workshop activities are based on the book “The Speed of Trust” by Stephen Convey. This is your opportunity to learn with your peers and talk about trust in the workplace. Together we will identify and explore the 4 Cores of Credibility. This Huddle is intended to be a “growth” session and not a “gripe” session.

Humanizing with VoiceThread
(FLEX # 5145)
Library Basement 10 - East Campus -  Mike Smedshammer
1:00p-3:00p
VoiceThread offers students many ways to participate in an online discussion. They can record a video, phone in a voice comment, type a response, or even upload one. The options give students the chance to participate however they feel most comfortable. Skill level: intermediate and above. **Please bring your laptop if you have one, or we can provide one for you. Flex numbers will be coming soon. When possible, we will broadcast these in Zoom.**  

Starfish is Here! (FLEX # 5130)
Founders Hall 136 - East Campus - Judith Martinez, Alicia Arceo, Phillip Martinez
2:00p - 3:00p
The first part of the workshop will provide an overview of Starfish for faculty and staff and the second part will be hands on training. Participants will have an opportunity to use and navigate the software with assistance.

Thursday, August 22

Pathways Discussion with Dr. Davis Jenkins (FLEX# 5154)
For those who have been deeply involved with the Guided Pathways work on campus, please RSVP to this session with Dr. Davis Jenkins.
Lunches will be provided.  Please indicate your menu choice at THIS RSVP LINK by noon on August 15th.  Thank you.
8:30a    Meeting at MSR on West Campus
12:00p  Lunch for Pathways Discussion Participants

Adobe Spark and AnswerGarden (FLEX# 5146)
Library Basement 10 - East Campus -  Mike Smedshammer
10:00a-12:00p
Adobe Spark makes us look like Hollywood video producers. Use ready-made images or import your own, add free music and a little voiceover, and voila! Spark walks us through the steps to get there. Use Adobe Spark to introduce a course or module; consider assignments where students use Adobe Spark to express an idea or offer a solution. In addition, we will look at AnswerGarden, a tool that has students build collaborative “word clouds” that inspire discussion and foster community. Skill level: intermediate and above. **Please bring your laptop if you have one, or we can provide one for you. Flex numbers will be coming soon. When possible, we will broadcast these in Zoom.**   

Department and Division Meetings (FLEX #5100)
1:15p-3:30p    Department and Division Meetings - Check with your division office for location. (FLEX #5100 - Division Meetings Only)

POCR at MJC
(FLEX# 5147)
Library Basement 10 - East Campus -  Mike Smedshammer
1:00p-3:00p
Peer Online Course Review (POCR) is the Online Education Initiative’s way of ensuring quality in courses that become part of the OEI Exchange, where students from other colleges can seamlessly enroll when extra seats are open. For us, POCR is a great opportunity to work with peers and share ideas that help make our courses excellent. This summer, we had two POCR pilot groups go through training. In this workshop, we will review our local POCR training, explain how to get your course approved (with a stipend!), and explain how POCR is like taking Advanced Canvas with friends. Skill level: beginner and above. **Please bring your laptop if you have one, or we can provide one for you. Flex numbers will be coming soon. When possible, we will broadcast these in Zoom.**   

Adjunct Faculty Orientation and Pizza Extravaganza 
(FLEX # 5153)
Center for Advanced Technologies (CAT) 218 - East Campus
5:00p-7:30p
Campus leadership from both faculty, and administration will be in attendance to welcome you and offer important information to make your semester as successful as possible. The Academic Senate, Yosemite Faculty Association, Instruction Office and various Student Support Services will offer brief presentations and answer questions on a range of relevant topics relevant to your work here at this institution.
And lest we forget the most important part of the evening…PIZZA! Training is always a bit easier if there is food involved, so let us be of service in that regard as well!  We look forward to seeing you … come a bit early, for the sessions will begin promptly at 5:15p!  All new and returning adjunct instructors are highly encouraged to attend.

Friday, August 23

Cradle to Career: Connecting our Community  (FLEX #5131)
East Campus - Performing and Media Arts Center - Main Auditorium
Photo of Davis Jenkins
Keynote speaker Dr. Davis Jenkins is a senior research scholar at the Community College Research Center at Columbia University’s Teachers College. He works with colleges, schools and states across the country to find ways to improve educational and employment outcomes for students, particularly students of color and those from low-income families. Together with Thomas Bailey and Shanna Jaggars, he co-authored Redesigning America’s Community Colleges: A Clearer Path to Student Success. Dr. Jenkins is currently leading research involving over 100 colleges nationally on the implementation of pathways reforms and their effects on student outcomes and college performance.  

Dr. Jenkins has provided inspiration and guidance to the MJC community throughout the Guided Pathways initiative.  A critical focus to MJC's work in building pathways for students is the Dual Enrollment program embedded in local high schools.  The Dual Enrollment program provides a powerful MJC link to the inspiring Stanislaus Cradle to Career Partnership launched in April 2018.

Scott Kuykendal, Stanislaus County Superintendent of Schools, and Marian Kaanon, CEO of Stanislaus Community Foundation will discuss the components of the Stanislaus Cradle to Career Partnership.  Lunch time discussions will focus on how MJC can develop stronger connections to this innovative program.

Join us as we launch into this exciting new school year!  

7:45a     Gathering and Continental Breakfast
8:30a     Program Begins
12:00p   Program Concludes
12:00p   Pick up Lunches for Breakout Discussions
12:00p -1:00p      Cradle to Career Breakout Lunch Discussion Session (FLEX # 5132) (Auditorium Stage)
1:00p - 2:15pm     YFA Faculty Dessert Social and General Meeting (CAT 218)
RSVP for lunch by 8/16 by visiting THIS LINK