Thursday, May 3, 2018

Upcoming Training Opportunities

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Tuesday
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May 15th        
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...09:00am - 10:30am...
Q130
Wednesday
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May 16th        
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...01:00pm - 03:15pm...
Q130
Thursday
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May 17th        
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...08:00am - 12:00pm...
Q130
Thursday
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May 17th        
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...12:30pm - 04:30pm...
Q130
                  
Do you need assistance with various HCM, SIS, or FMS Travel needs? Drop in an Open Lab for support. The Open Labs are scheduled in the Computer Commons Thursdays 3:00pm – 5:00pm and Fridays 1:00 – 3:00. You are always welcome to drop by the Center for Teaching and Learning for assistance as well. Reminder: there is a wealth of videos and “how-tos” in the Employee Learn Center under Resources.


10 Game-Changing Ideas in Education
Taken from: Education Week
  1. Memory is the key to student engagement. Bestselling authors (and brothers) Chip Heath and Dan Heath argue that "peak moments" capture "delight," offering "a different kind of learning that sticks with students and motivates them to succeed."
  2. Tackle the teacher-diversity problem. Re-examine teacher preparation. Teacher-prep programs need to reconsider their practices, and they could learn a lot from minority-serving institutions, writes Cassandra Herring, founder of BranchED and the former ed. school dean at Hampton University.
  3. Stop expecting parents to engage without showing them how. Parents don’t always know how to advocate for their child’s education. EdNavigator's Whitney Henderson, the child of a single mom, is working to change that.
  4. There’s a tech solution to creating a master schedule. A school’s master schedule can take months to build and can contribute to education inequities. Adam Pisoni, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, has a better way.
  5. Students don’t need grades. It’s time to reimagine a classroom where students are driven by curiosity rather than a score, writes educator and author Mark Barnes.
  6. School districts can dramatically reduce student homelessness. To tackle student homelessness, schools must tap into their broader community’s resources, writes Colorado’s state coordinator for homeless education. Read More...

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Tech Tip

Faculty Center - Grades - Although it may not appear that your grades have been “submitted,” clicking Save is all that is required to submit your grades. Grades are posted to the students’ records through an automatic overnight process. You can verify this has occurred by viewing your grade roster the next day. Faculty can submit a grade change request within 60 days of the initial grade entry in the original grade roster. This is done using the Request Grade Change link in the Faculty Center. Please click here to see the document for additional details.


Canvas Corner

Important – After the last assignment of the semester is graded in your Canvas course, and BEFORE you enter final grades in SIS you should 1) verify the accuracy of the grades in the grade book, 2) archive the grade book by downloading it to your computer AND 3) download assignment submissions and quiz or survey statistics. This will be your final opportunity to easily download your students’ assignments and retrieve a full statistical analysis of quizzes and surveys. Please click here for Additional Instructions.


Adjunct Appreciation Luncheon For Spring 2018

All PVCC Adjunct Faculty and Division Chairs are invited to this luncheon. We appreciate your contribution to the success of students at Paradise Valley Community College. Please join us! Mark your calendars and RSVP today. We look forward to seeing you.
  • When: Friday, May 11, 2018
  • Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm
  • Where: Q Building 120-B
Please RSVP by Monday, April 30 by sending an email to: susan.ryan@paradisevalley.edu or call: (602) 787-7343