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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

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

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