Thursday, March 26, 2015

Upcoming Training Opportunities

DAY
DATE
COURSE
COURSE
CODE
SESSION#
TIME
ROOM







Thur 3/26 Preparing to Teach Online & Hybrid
002244
0006
1pm - 5pm
Q130
Sat 3/28 Canvas Advanced
001775
0048
9am - 12pm
Q130
Tue 3/31 Canvas Basics
002053
0080
9am - 10:30am
Q130
Thur 4/2 Canvas Advanced
001775
0050
9am - 12pm
Q130
Fri 4/3 Course Design
002227
0008
1pm - 5pm
Q130
Fri 4/17 Canvas Basics
002053
0081
10:30am - 12pm
Q130
Fri 4/17 Canvas Advanced
001775
0051
1pm - 4pm
Q130
Sat 4/18 Preparing to Teach
002244
0007
9am - 3pm
Q130
Sat 4/25 Course Design
002227
0009
9am - 3pm
Q130
Fri 5/1 Preparing to Teach
002244
0008
1pm - 5pm
Q130
Wed 5/13 Canvas Basics
002053
0082
1pm - 2:30pm
Q130
Thur 5/14 Canvas Advanced
001775
0052
9am - 12pm
Q130

Open Labs with Linda Lawson are held in the Computer Commons E152 every Thursday 3-5pm.

          

Making Connections: Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain

by Elena Aguilar, Edutopia, Feb 25, 2014

Zaretta Hammond's new book, Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students, fills a huge gap in my bookshelf. Hoping to get it into your hands and onto your shelves, I decided to do a Q & A with the author.

Edutopia:  For those who may not be familiar with this term, "culturally responsive," could you start by defining it?

Zaretta Hammond:  As part of my research when writing the book, I would ask teachers what they thought the term meant, and more often than not, they'd say it's a way to get disengaged students of color motivated in the classroom by tying the lesson to Africa, Mexico, or by using hip-hop music.
Read more . . .

   Dr. Steve Robins:  Diversity and Inclusion

Tech Tips

Email Your Google Calendar Agenda Daily to Yourself If you would like your "daily agenda" sent to you in email from your Google Calendar each day, go to your Google Calendar, go to Settings (under the "cog") and go to the Calendars tab. Click on " Edit Notifications" next to your calendar name and select the option for your daily agenda to be emailed each morning, then click Save. You can also be notified when events are added, changed, modified, canceled, and responded to.

Canvas Corner

Did you know… Canvas has Virtual Office Hours?  Are you looking for a way to hold virtual office hours?  Canvas offers two options:
  • Chat - the Chat tool in Canvas allows students and teachers to interact in real time. Chat makes it easy to communicate with your students in real time, all in one place.
  • Conferences - Conferences are primarily used for virtual lectures, virtual office hours, and student groups. They can also be used to demonstrate technologies or troubleshoot technology issues online.