Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Upcoming Training Opportunities

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December 8th    
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...08:00am - 11:30am...
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...12:00pm - 03:30pm...
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December 11th  
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...08:30am - 10:00am...
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December 11th  
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...10:30am - 01:00pm...
                
Please click on the session link for more information and to register, and click on room number for location. CTL provides Open Labs with Focus Topics on Thursdays from 11am - 1pm at Computer Commons. No registration required. Topics will be the focus, but CTL is happy to assist with other technologies. Please click here to see the complete schedule. In addition, you are always welcome to drop by CTL for assistance as well.


Exploring the World of Open Education: An OER Workshop Series

Do you ever dream about exploring the horizon? This is an opportunity. Even if you’ve worked with OER before, you’ll find this journey eye-opening and enriching--and your students will benefit, too!

Discover a wealth of innovative ideas and open resources…
Learn about successful practices and models for use and sharing...
Get your students free, immediate and permanent access to educational materials...
Relieve your students of some of the financial burden of education...
Experience innovative approaches to content publishing…

...All while earning Maricopa Millions certification as an OER Practitioner! 
  • Seven workshops focused on different aspects of Open Education
  • Multiple offerings at colleges across the district
  • No experience with OER necessary to get started
  • FPG Approved: 1.5 hours per workshop; 10.5 hours total for completing all 7
  • Official Maricopa Millions certification awarded upon completion of series

Missing a stamp on your OER Passport? Don't have an OER passport but interested in getting started with your exploration?

Collect all seven stamps on your OER Passport and earn a credential that you may carry with you to display your successful exploration of the world of Open Education. (Hint: This will be especially valuable as we proceed with the evolved Maricopa Millions grants) By popular demand, we are hosting another round of the workshop series on Wednesday, December 5th and Thursday, December 6th. Please click here for more information and to see Fall 2018 Maricopa Millions OER Workshop Series.



Burnout: How To Know If You Have It (And How To Overcome It If You Do)

Taken from: Locke Hughes, mindbodygreen

It's no surprise: Americans are exhausted. In fact, one study found that nearly 40 percent of Americans wake up most days of the week still feeling sleepy. I can relate. Over the past few months, my energy has risen and fallen in waves. Some days, I jump out of bed with Gary Vee levels of excitement; others, I've barely opened my eyes by 9:30 a.m. My work-from-home job enables me a little bit of leeway, sure, but still, it's concerning. I keep wondering: Am I just tired - or is there something more serious going on on the days I feel off? Turns out, there is a difference - although it's a fine line - between simply being tired and being burnt out. I went to the experts to learn more about burnout and how to finally feel better.

What is burnout? Burning the candle at both ends can eventually lead to a more insidious health issue, known as burnout. Burnout is defined as the physical or mental collapse caused by overwork or stress, explains Heidi Hanna, Ph.D., executive director of the American Institute of Stress. Although fatigue is one sign of burnout, burnout is compounded by other physical and mental symptoms as well. Here's the difference: When you're tired, you can still function, even if you're not running on all cylinders. "But in the throes of full-fledged burnout, you are no longer able to function effectively on a personal or professional level," explains Sherrie Bourg Carter, Psy.D, psychologist and author of High Octane Women: How Superachievers Can Avoid Burnout. Read More...


Tech Tip

SIS Final Grades! As the semester comes to a close, wishing your holidays and winter break be filled with happiness, peace, and love. Please click here to see a handout on how to submit Final Grades in SIS. Final Grades are due December 14th at 5:00pm. And click here to view the Quick Reference Guide.


Canvas Corner

Did You Know... you can view the course access report for an individual user in the People section of your course? The course access report shows a summary of user participation in your course and complements the Total Activity column in the People page. You can view the full specific report for a student by viewing student analytics. You can also view your specific interactions with a student in the student interactions report. Please click here for a Course Analytics video.