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 Teaching What You Don't Know

Friday February 17, 9:00 a.m. -- 12:00 p.m.

Ursa Major, BSC

Presented by Dr. Therese Huston, Seattle University, Author of Teaching What You Don’t Know and How Women Decide: What’s True, What’s Not, and What Strategies Spark the Best Choices.

This is the Faculty Center’s “flagship” workshop of the year.  Most professors are asked to teach material that’s not directly in our area of greatest expertise – we all teach what we don’t know (yet)! As we prepare for semester conversion, many of our classes will have revised, rearranged, and new course content.  This lively, interactive workshop will provide practical strategies for navigating these changes. 

Register for Teaching What You Don't Know

Top Hat Lunch & Learn

Presented by the Faculty Center for Professional Development

Thursday January 19, 12:00 -- 1:00 p.m.

Faculty Center Conference Room, Bldg 1-228

Get a demo and see how a few Cal Poly Pomona faculty are using the "Top Hat" student engagement system.

Register for Top Hat Lunch & Learn

Reach Beyond Yourself: Partnering with Pomona’s Collective Impact Initiative as Para-Curricular Approach to Student Success

Presented by the Center for Community Engagement

Tuesday January 24, 11:30 a.m. -- 1:00 p.m.

Faculty Center, 1-228

Come learn how the four facets of the Bronco Volunteer Program can enrich student learning and development. We will share how our program’s learning outcomes align with the six CAS student and development domains, high-impact practices,  and how as faculty you can partner with Bronco Volunteer outside of the classroom. We will also share about opportunities to get involved in Pomona’s Promise, a Collective Impact framework designed to tackle deeply entrenched and complex social problems. This innovative and structured approach for social change brings government, business, philanthropy, non-profit organizations, citizens, and educational institutions together to achieve significant and lasting social change. For more information, email Megan at  mcmcdanel@cpp.edu.

Register for Reach Beyond

iClicker Lunch & Learn

Presented by the Faculty Center for Professional Development

Tuesday January 24, 12:00 -- 1:00 p.m.

Library Special Events Room - 15-4829 

See what's new with the iClicker student response system -- the "REEF" web- or smartphone-based response option, new clickers, and the new grading software.

Register for iClicker Lunch & Learn

Organization: The First of Five Ways to Help Your Students Succeed

 Presented by Victoria Bhavsar

Wednesday January 25, 12:00 -- 1:00 p.m. OR

Thursday January 26, 4:00 -- 5:00 p.m.

Via ZOOM videoconference platform

Research has shown that ORGANIZATION and PREPARATION in a class is the number one factor in supporting students to learn. This workshop talks about different ways to organize your class in both project management terms and in intellectual terms, so your students can spend most of their cognitive energy in learning rather than figuring out what's going on.

This workshop will take place over the easy-to-use Zoom videoconference platform, so you don't have to be on campus! You DO have to register, because we'll send the Zoom info to people the day before.

This is the first in a series of five separate workshops for Winter & Spring under the umbrella "Five (practically foolproof) ways to help your students succeed.” The topics are: Organizing your class, Transparency, Metacognition, Productive persistence, and Classroom learning communities. Watch the Faculty Center email for dates!

Special feature: Anyone who attends at least 3 of the 5 workshops, or downloads electronic versions of all 5 and sends me an email about what you plan to do in your class as a result, will be entered into a drawing to win 5 books referenced in the workshops.

Register for Organization, Jan. 25

Register for Organization, Jan. 26

Successful Proposal Series:

The Federal Funding Collage -- NSF, DoD, DoEduc, NIH, and more!

Presented by the Office of Research, Innovation, & Economic Development

Friday January 27, 12:00 -- 1:30 p.m. (brown bag lunch)

Faculty Center Conference Room, Bldg 1-228

Hear about an array of federal grant agency opportunities! The Successful Proposal Series will continue in Spring quarter with a grant writing retreat.  See the series flyer.

Register for Federal Funding Collage

Wall of COOL Speaker Series:

Got a Tablet? Use It To Teach Effectively and Save Time

Presented by Dr. Kenneth Lamb and Dr. Shokoufeh Mirzaei

Thursday February 2, 12:00 -- 12:50 p.m.

Bldg 9-303

Please join eLearning as we welcome Dr. Kenneth Lamb (Civil Engineering) and Dr. Shokoufeh Mirzaei (Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering) to the Wall of COOL Speaker Series. Dr. Lamb and Dr. Mirzaei will share their experiences about how to use a tablet to teach effectively and save time. For more information about the event, please visit the event website at https://elearning.cpp.edu/cool/speaker-series.php

Register for Wall of COOL Speaker Series

The Accessible Syllabus

Presented by eLearning

Tuesday February 7, 12:00 -- 12:50 p.m.

Faculty Center Conference Room, Bldg 1-228

Bo Choi (eLearning), Cathy Schmitt Whitaker (Accessible Technology), and Jimmie Flanagin (DRC) hold a session to share the process for creating a UDL focused course syllabus that is accessible for all students.

Register for The Accessible Syllabus

Transparency: The Second of Five Ways to Help Your Students Succeed

Presented by Victoria Bhavsar

Wednesday February 8, 12:00 -- 1:00 p.m. OR

Thursday February 9, 4:00 -- 5:00 p.m.

ZOOM Videoconference -- info to be sent

Research has shown that TRANSPARENCY in assignment design can help students to succeed. This is especially effective for students who may be at risk for some reason.

This workshop will take place over the easy-to-use Zoom videoconference platform, so you don't have to be on campus! You DO have to register, because we'll send the Zoom info to people the day before.

This is the second in a series of five separate workshops for Winter & Spring under the umbrella "Five (practically foolproof) ways to help your students succeed.” The topics are: Organizing your class, Transparency, Metacognition, Productive persistence, and Classroom learning communities. Watch the Faculty Center email for dates!

Special feature: Anyone who attends at least 3 of the 5 workshops, or downloads electronic versions of all 5 and sends me an email about what you plan to do in your class as a result, will be entered into a drawing to win 5 books referenced in the workshops.

Register for Transparency, Feb. 8

Register for Transparency, Feb. 9

How to Get Students to Prepare for Class

Presented by the Faculty Center for Professional Development

Tuesday February 21, 4:00 -- 5:00 p.m. OR

Wednesday February 22, 12:00 -- 1:00 p.m.

ZOOM Videoconference -- info to be sent

Pretty much the title says it all!

Register for Get Students to Prepare, Feb. 21

Register for Get Students to Prepare, Feb. 22

Make Life Easier: Top 7 Things You Didn't Know Blackboard Can Do

Presented by eLearning

Wednesday February 22, 4:00 -- 4:50 p.m. OR

Friday March 10, 12:00 -- 12:50 p.m.

ZOOM Videoconference -- info to be sent

Blackboard’s full of hidden bells and whistles that can make your life easier! Join our webinar demonstration to learn about the top 7 things you didn’t know Blackboard can do.

Register for Make Life Easier, Feb. 22

Register for Make Life Easier, March 10

Blackboard Testing: Deterring Cheating

Presented by eLearning

Thursday March 2, 12:00 -- 12:50 p.m.

ZOOM Videoconference -- info to be sent

Would you love to use online testing in Blackboard but you are hesitating because of concerns about cheating? Although there's no way to deter cheating completely (even in face to face testing) there are strategies and best practices that can reduce cheating significantly. Tune into this webinar to find out!

Register for Deterring Cheating, March 2

Spring Highlight: Save the Date

PolyTeach 2017

Friday April 28, 9:00 a.m. -- 1:00 p.m., plus stand-alone afternoon workshops until 3 pm

Ursa Major, BSC

This is the sixth annual PolyTeach event! PolyTeach is a campus conference which highlights the creative ways in which Cal Poly Pomona faculty use technology to enhance teaching and learning, and provides an opportunity for a campus conversation about the future of technology on campus.  PolyTeach 2017 will feature the 2017 Wall of COOL awardees (the call for self-nominations will come out in late September!) and an array of faculty technology-and-learning work supported by various grant programs.  Afternoon workshops will be hands-on, practical offerings to help you adopt some of the best technologies.

Although the day runs from 9:00 -- 1:00, please feel free to come and go to various parts of the program as you need to!  A complete agenda will be available early in winter quarter.  For questions, please email polyteach@cpp.edu.

See previous PolyTeach programs at http://www.cpp.edu/~polyteach/.