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Live Online Training Sessions

The Office of Online Learning is offering the following workshops this summer, centered around the theme of the Flipped Classroom, Video Production, and Online Collaboration. Except where noted, all workshops are led by Jose Diaz, Online Learning Manager. Registration is not required, just click on the link for the session you'd like to attend. All sessions are recorded and available for later viewing here
 
Faculty who complete all 8 hours of the below training sessions (whether synchronously or asynchronously) will receive a $125 stipend. Note that you only need to attend one session for each workshop. Please complete all questions on this form after your work is complete (and no later than Monday, August 23) to receive the stipend.
 
Introduction to the Flipped Classroom led by Jeffrey Riman (CET) and Jose Diaz (Office of Online Learning)
Asynchronous, watch any time here
Are you interested in exploring Flipped Classroom pedagogy for your Fall classes? Watch this in-depth overview of the Flipped Classroom model to learn more about the benefits of this instructional strategy. Then move on to the live online workshops below to build your expertise in the video and collaboration tools we recommend.
 

Video Maker Series: Pre-production, led by Jose Diaz and featuring Professor Michael Cokkinos, AMC
Tuesday, June 8th 1PM-2PM
Wednesday, June 9th 11AM-12PM
Sessions ended - watch recording here
View the Video Maker Series resource page here
In part 1 of this three-part series we will cover the following: What is a Standalone video? Why are captions important? How can you prepare and plan for the recording? We will discuss the different types of videos: Talking Head, Screen Capture, Picture-in-Picture (PIP), and Demonstration videos. After completion of this three part series you will have created a course introduction, and a lecture presentation video.

Video Maker Series: Production, led by Jose Diaz and featuring Professor Michael Cokkinos, AMC
Tuesday, June 15th 1PM-2PM
Wednesday, June 16th 11AM-12PM
Sessions ended - watch recording here
View the Video Maker Series resource page here
In part 2 of this three-part series  we will cover the following: How to film your video, lighting and sound. Which tool is best to record your video. How to record your videos using Screencast-o-Matic, VoiceThread and Quicktime (Mac). After completion of this three part series you will have created a course introduction, and a lecture presentation video.

Video Maker Series: Post Production, led by Jose Diaz and featuring Professor Michael Cokkinos, AMC
Tuesday, June 22nd 1PM-2PM
Wednesday, June 23rd 11AM-12PM
Sessions ended - watch recording here
In part 3 of this three-part series  we will cover the following questions: Where will my videos be hosted? How do I add and correct the captions? How do I edit my video? How to manage my YouTube channel and YouTube Studio. How do I add interactive elements to my video? After completion of this three part series you will have created a course introduction, and a lecture presentation video.

Screencast-o-Matic Premiere
Tuesday, June 29th 11AM-12PM
Wednesday, June 30th 11AM-12PM
Sessions ended - watch recording here
If you are looking to learn how to quickly create videos for your classes then this workshop is for you. You will learn how to create talking head, demonstration, screen capture, and Picture-in-Picture (PIP) videos, add captions, and embed the videos into your Blackboard classes.

Padlet Basics with Professor Naomi Gross
Tuesday, July 6th 11AM-12PM
Thursday, July 8th 11AM-12PM
Sessions ended - watch recording here
In this workshop we will cover the following: What is Padlet and how can you use Padlet in your class. How do I sign up for an FIT Padlet pro account? What are the most important features in Padlet? How to embed Padlet into your Blackboard course, and what are some effective strategies to get the most out of Padlet activities.

Flipped Classroom Activities, led by Jose Diaz and Tamara Cupples
Tuesday, July 27th 11AM-12PM
Thursday, July 29th 11AM-12PM
Sessions ended - watch recording here
Have you adopted the Flipped classroom model? What are some activities you can run during class time? We will cover several activities and strategies that can be applied during the class time of your Flipped Classroom.

Digital Storytelling Assignments with Adobe Spark
Tuesday, August 3rd 11AM-12PM 
Thursday, August 5th 11AM-12PM 
Sessions ended - watch recording here
Do you want your students to create stories?  This workshop will show you how to design a Digital Storytelling assignment that allows students to use video, music, voice narration, and images to create a digital narrative which can be exhibited to the whole class.


Faculty who complete all 8 hours of the above training sessions (whether synchronously or asynchronously) will receive a $125 stipend. Note that you only need to attend one session for each workshop. Please complete all questions
on this form after your work is complete (and no later than Monday, August 23) to receive the stipend.

 

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