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Course Instructor Date Time Location Register
SLO's and Assessment:Simple, Quick, & Meaningful. Julian Kearns March 25th TU 12:50 - 1:50 TLC-Lab Sign Up
Building Students' Inquiry Skills Even When They're Not Doing Research Doug Achterman April 22nd TU 12:50 - 1:50 TLC Lab Sign Up
What’s In a Name? Building Community for Success Kyle Hull April 22nd TU 12:50 - 1:50 TLC Sign Up
Screen Capture Demo Scott Sandler/Sabrina Lawrence April 24th TH 12:50 - 1:50 TLC-Lab Sign Up
Get the data that you need: User-friendly tools to answer your data questions Randy Brown April 29th TU 12:50 - 1:50 TLC Lab Sign Up
Using Moodle for SLO’s Sabrina Lawrence May 8th TH 12:50 - 1:50 TLC-Lab Sign Up
The Librarian is IN: Faculty Consultations for Library Resources Doug Achterman & Dana Young On Demand On Demand Library Sign Up



Brown Bag Discussions

Reading Across the Disciplines: Sharing Challenges & Strategies w/Students Reading Texts Jessica Gatewood & Kyle Hull March 25th TU 11:30 - 12:30 TLC Sign Up
Reading Across the Disciplines Jessica Gatewood & Kyle Hull April 21st MON 2:30 – 3:30 TLC Sign Up


Course Descriptions

Building Students’ Inquiry Skills Even When They’re Not Doing Research

Facilitator: Doug Achterman

All students need practice using the fundamental inquiry skills required to do formal research. This workshop provides hands-on strategies to help your students build those inquiry skills within your curriculum beyond research projects.

Participants will learn:

• Simple ways to build questioning skills within your discipline—skills that also are used in research.

• Strategies that help students connect content from your course to other texts, and ways for students to discuss those connections with some fluency.

• Tweaks to your classroom or online lessons that re-frame your content in the context of research.

Workshop Goals:

• Increase understanding of the inquiry and research processes.

• Increase awareness of institution-wide information competency goals.

• Promote instructional strategies that build literacy and inquiry skills.

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What’s In a Name? Building Community for Student (and Instructor) Success

Facilitator: Kyle Hull, English Dept.

This workshop will show you how to quickly learn the names of everyone in your class by using fun community building-activities like “The Name Game” and others that support it over the first few weeks of class. The workshop also be an opportunity to share ideas about why community building can set the stage for increasing student success, motivation, and engagement.

Participants will learn:

• How students and instructors can effectively learn names early in the semester..

• How fun, community-building activities can be used to establish instructional goals, concepts, and expectations.

• How to effectively scaffold name-learning and community-building activities.

Workshop Goals:

• Help instructors establish a welcoming and supportive classroom environment.

• Increase faculty knowledge and effectiveness in addressing learning needs that are independent of cognitive skills or disciplinary content.

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Get the data that you need: User-friendly tools to answer your data questions

Facilitator: Randy Brown

The MIS team at Gavilan College has built a variety of tools to help you answer data questions. There are tools available to look at course and discipline, enrollment, FTES, success and demand. Come learn about these tools and get practice using them.

Workshop Goals:

• Participants will explore the tools available to all staff and faculty.

• Student will practice using the tools to answer data questions.

• Students will provide suggestions for future tool development.

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The Librarian is IN: Faculty Consultations for Library Resources

Facilitated by: Doug Achterman, Dana Young

Library resources have evolved dramatically in function and interface. These tools have strong potential to help students succeed when integrated into their instruction. These consultations offer faculty the opportunity to meet 1 on 1 or in small groups with their librarians to gain knowledge and skills in the use of Gavilan library resources such as OneSearch, Gavilan Research Guides, E-Book Collections, new databases and other learning resources. Call, email, or drop in! This activity meets the criteria for Flex credit under Chancellor's Office Guidelines for Instructional Improvement. Thanks to Santa Rosa Junior College Libraries for language and the concept for this flex opportunity.

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NEW session of the Gavilan Online Teacher Training Academy (GOTT):

Gavilan Online Teacher Training Academy Certification Program for Instructors begins Jan 6th, 2014! Ask us for details!

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