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Getting Off on the Right Foot 11:00 AM
Data shows that four easy tasks done at the beginning of the semester can have a large impacton student success. Participants at the session will examine their own (and others!) syllabi andbeginning of the semester materials through the lens of student centered research. Together we'lltailor these research findings to the students at YC with the end goal of increasing studentsuccess.
Matt Pearcy, Professor, Science
Online Learning: Anyone, Anywhere, 11:00 AM
12:00 PMbut NOT Anytime
Tired of seeing enrollment numbers plummet after students login and realize that Online MAT 152
ground MAT 152 Lite, despite what the “people in the dorms” said? Tired of feeling
disconnected from your online students and always wondering if everyone is on the same pageout there in cyberspace? Come to this session to learn about Blackboard Collaborate, a tool thatis available to YC faculty members. Collaborate allows you to meet in real time with your onlinestudents, making possible online lectures, debates, demonstrations, presentations and myriadother innovations. The session will also review research that highlights the retention benefits of synchronous interactions in online classes and other best practices for online teaching. In
addition, we’ll give you access
to and time to play with Collaborate. Who said online classes haveto be anywhere, anyone AND anytime?
Mr. Curtis Kleinman, Professor, Visual, Performing and Liberal ArtsMrs. Debbie Roberts, Professor, Visual, Performing and Liberal Arts
Creativity: Who Has It 11:00 AM
12:00 PM& How to Access Your Eureka, Aha and Epiphany
Begin with a lecture/PowerPoint covering individuals who found creative solutions in a variety of disciplines.Cap with a guided tour of the imagination and the participants will write about their experience or do a drawing to document the environment or observed objects.
Cindy DeCecco, Professor, Visual, Performing and Liberal Arts
Introduction to the iPad 11:00 AM
Here's your chance to find out more about the iPad before you buy.
Dr. Roy Breiling, Director of Instrumental Music Activities, Professor, Music
Top Ten Tips, Tricks, and Peeves 11:00 AM
12:00 PMin Email Communication
We will explore the world of emails in a professional setting. Have you ever sent out an email thatyou wished you could snatch back? Have you ever read an email that set your blood boiling?How can you prevent those situations? What are your top tips, tricks, and things that drive you