Thursday, April 6, 2017

Upcoming Training Opportunities

DAY
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DATE
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COURSE
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COURSE
CODE
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SESSION#
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TIME
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ROOM







Sat...4/8.Preparing to Teach...
002244
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0040
...08:00am - 12:00pm...
Q130
Sat...4/8.Course Design...
002227
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0032
...12:00pm - 04:00pm...
Q130
Wed...4/12.Preparing to Teach...
002244
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0041
...01:00pm - 05:00pm...
Q130
Tue...4/18.Canvas Basics...
002053
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0124
...12:00pm - 01:30pm...
Q130
Tue...4/18.Assessment - Forma. & Sum....
002694
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0001
...02:00pm - 04:00pm...
Q130
Wed...4/19.Course Design...
002227
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0033
...01:00pm - 05:00pm...
Q130
Thu...4/27.Preparing to Teach...
002244
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0042
...09:00am - 12:00pm...
Q130
Fri...4/28.Canvas Advanced...
001775
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0083
...08:00am - 10:30am...
Q130

                           
Technology Open Labs are scheduled twice a week. Tuesdays 2:00 - 4:30pm in the Computer Commons, E132, and Thursdays 8:30 - 10:30am in Q130. Feel free to drop by with your technology questions regarding Canvas, FMS, SIS, HCM, and more. Individual time may be limited depending on attendance.


Adjunct Appreciation Luncheon for Spring 2017

All Adjunct Faculty and Division Chairs are invited to join the celebration luncheon. This celebration is a wonderful opportunity for colleagues to share a meal and catch up. Also, we want to honor and celebrate how much we value you and the work you do at the college. Our success and our students’ success could not happen without you. We look forward to seeing you at the celebration luncheon. Please join us!
  • Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm
  • When: Friday, May 12, 2017
  • Where: Q Building 120-B
Please RSVP by Friday, May 1st by sending an email to: rayan.klyana@paradisevalley.edu or call: (602) 787-6697.  Please click here to see the flyer.

For this luncheon, we will be having a buffet style party with trays from Chick-Fil-A. The menu will consist of Chicken Sliders, Fruit, Nuggets, Cool wraps and Chicken Salad Sandwiches. Please let us know of any special dietary needs. Menu subject to change.

You Probably Believe Some Learning Myths: Take Our Quiz To Find Out

Taken from: Anya Kamenetz, npr.

This blog post has some pretty useful information. So print it out; get out your highlighter and take off the cap. Ready? Now throw it away, because highlighters don't really help people learn.

We all want for our kids to have optimal learning experiences and, for ourselves, to stay competitive with lifelong learning. But how well do you think you understand what good learning looks like?

Ulrich Boser says, probably not very well. His new research on learning shows that the public is largely ignorant of, well, research on learning. Boser runs the science of learning initiative at the left-leaning thinktank the Center for American Progress. He has a new book out, also about the science of learning, titled Learn Better.

He recently surveyed a representative sample of more than 3,000 Americans to test their beliefs about common learning myths. "We wanted to document this gap between public perception and good practice," he told NPR Ed. "In our paper we call it the, 'Been there, done that' problem. People went to school, so they have a feeling they know what good teaching looks like."

But in fact, public opinion diverges from reality. If you want to test your own knowledge, take our version of the Learning Myths quiz here. Then come back and read the rest of this post Read More...


Tech Tips

Did you know Google has a free service that instantly translates words, phrases, and web pages between English and over 100 other languages. Please click here to check it out.

Canvas Corner

Did you know... If you use the Google Chrome web browser to access Canvas, you can use Chrome's speech recognition feature to leave text comments on student assignments in the SpeedGrader. Chrome's speech recognition feature turns your spoken comments into text comments. Please click here for more information.