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Programs to help you excel in the virtual classroom and beyond!

Featuring three unique training tracks

Track 1: Basic computer skills from Introduction to computers to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Track 2: Sessions for instructors teaching online, hybrid, or web enhanced courses or would like to teach them
Track 3: Session for those who want to enhance their classes using technology

Friday, December 4 - CANCELLED -

I. 8:30 am to 10:00 am

1: How to Learn Microsoft Programs on Your Own
Deborah Kaye, Professional Development Center, B83

Find out about the Microsoft IT Academy and sign up for free training on Word, Excel, PowerPoint, & more... Assess your level of proficiency and get started on the training this morning!  After you learn these useful programs, you will be ready to take the MOS certification examination -- classified staff who pass may be eligible for a bump in pay.
2: Distant Conferences with Elluminate 
Michele Lewis and Mike Cooperman
3: Introduction to ePortal - Putting Your Class Resources Online
Justin Stonehocker Engineering 101

II. 10:15 am to 11:45 am

1: Word Tips and Tricks
Doug Card,  Professional Development Center, B83
2: Facebook  as an Online teaching tool
Sally Raskoff
3: Introduction to eFolio 
Mike Cooperman

Lunch 12:00 noon 12:45 pm – No Host, Cafeteria is Open

III. 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

1: Death by PowerPoint - Don’t Put Your Audience to Sleep
Jim Marteney, Professional Development Center, B83
2:

101 Online Web Sites
Deborah Kaye,  Professional Development Center, B83

Discover 101 great websites where you can download free resources to use in your classes – handouts, modules, slides, videos, and more.

3: iMovie
Mike Cooperman, Humanities 102

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PAST PRESENTATIONS

October 16
8:30 am to 10:00 am

1:

Introduction to Computers
Doug Card,  Professional Development Center, B83


This session is designed to give the participants a general overview of using computer tools. If you have had little experience with the computer, but realize that now is the time to get started, this session is for you.

2: Etudes Certification
Jim Marteney and Marion Heyn (9 to 12 noon), Engineering 101

This is the third session of the current Etudes Certification program, but it is open to anyone who wants to refresh themselves in using the Etudes system. Besides answering questions, we will be covering the creation of assignments using test pools. Come on by to learn and share ideas of teaching online.
3: Creating Your Own Blog 
Laurie Nalepa, Humanities, 102

It’s fast, free, and easy to create a professionally looking blog. No special software is needed for either PCD or Mac users. Learn how to create a “virtual classroom” by posting your syllabus, assignments, and other handouts online for your students to view. Upload videos, pictures, and words of wisdom.

II. 10:15 am to 11:45 am

1: How to Learn Microsoft Programs on Your  Own
Deborah Kaye, Professional Development Center, B83

Find out about the Microsoft IT Academy and sign up for free training on Word, Excel, PowerPoint, & more... Assess your level of proficiency and get started on the training this morning!  After you learn these useful programs, you will be ready to take the MOS certification examination -- classified staff who pass may be eligible for a bump in pay.
2: Etudes Certification Training
Engineering 101

This is the third session of the current Etudes Certification program, but it is open to anyone who wants to refresh themselves in using the Etudes system. Besides answering questions, we will be covering the creation of assignments using test pools. Come on by to learn and share ideas of teaching online.
3: Becoming a  Pro in Information Literacy
Xiao Liu, Cafeteria Conference Room

Information is Power! Take a virtual information literacy tour to help students effectively locate, evaluate and use information.

Lunch 12:00 noon 12:45 pm – No Host, Cafeteria is Open

III. 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

1: Managing Your Email
Doug Card, Professional Development Center, B83

Learn to organize email for efficiency - no more of those nasty notices saying your mailbox is full.
2: Using Videos in Your Face to Face and Online Class
Jim Marteney, Engineering 101

In this session we will examine many of the free video sources available where we can find videos to use to augment our face to face and online class, explore free sites that allow us to store and use the videos we create, and finally look at how we might use these videos in our classes.

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October 30
I. 8:30 am to 10:00 am

1: Introduction to Microsoft Word - Part 1
Tom Aduwo, Professional Development Center, B83

The Microsoft Word 2003 Basic course is designed to teach you the fundamentals of Word.  It is also intended to make you more proficient in using Word to create documents as well as manipulate texts.  Creating and managing tables, web features, and basic graphics manipulation in Word will also be explored.  
2: Creating and Managing Stimulating Discussions
Wendy Bass, Humanities 102
3: Introduction to ePortal
Justin Stonehocker, Engineering 101

II. 10:15 am to 11:45 am

1: Introduction to Word - Part 2
Tom Aduwo, Professional Development Center, B83
2: Time Saving Tips when Teaching Online
Jim Marteney  Humanities 102
3: Introduction to ePortal - Repeat of 8:30 Session 
Justin Stonehocker,   Engineering 101

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Lunch 12:00 noon 12:45 pm – No Host, Cafeteria is Open

III. 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

1: Organizing Your email
Doug Card Professional Development Center, B83
2: Video Conferencing using Elluminate  
Mike Cooperman, Humanities 102
3: Becoming a  Pro in Information Literacy
Xiao Liu, Engineering 101

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Friday, November 20
I. 8:30 am to 10:00 am

1: Introduction to PowerPoint Part 1 
Michelle Lewis, Professional Development Center, B83

This is for beginners,  no experience necessary.  Learn the basics such as: entering and editing text, use of design templates and color schemes, inserting images and creating handouts.
2:

Time Saving Tips when Teaching Online
Jim Marteney,  Humanities 102

Learn strategies to be more efficient and effective when
teaching your online classes.

3:

Videoconferencng Using Elluminate
Mike Cooperman, Engineering 101

This web conferencing software is a powerful tool you can use to lecture and interact with your students or as an easy-to-use presentation tool.

II. 10:15 am to 11:45 am

1:

Introduction to PowerPoint - Part 2
Michelle Lewis, Professional Development Center, B83

A continuation of the morning session – more on using PowerPoint.

1A: Introduction to Excel - Part 1
Steven Sachs, Engineering 101

The Excel Part I workshop will take you from knowing little or nothing about Microsoft Excel to becoming basically capable in using the software, including saving files, doing simple calculations, copying and moving cells, and creating simple, elegant formatting.  You will gain a solid foundation for Excel Part II, where faculty will learn how to create effective, automatic grading schemes with rosters that are easily downloadable by all LACCD faculty members.
2:

Assessing Online Learning; There is More Than Just Tests and Quizzes 
Rebecca Stein and Sally Raskoff,  Cafeteria Conference Room

There’s more to assessment than just tests and quizzes.  Examine a variety of tools and strategies to accurately access student learning.

3: Blogs
Laurie Nalepa, Humanities 102

It’s fast, free, and easy to create a professionally looking blog. No special software is needed for either PCD or Mac users. Learn how to create a “virtual classroom” by posting your syllabus, assignments, and other handouts online for your students to view. Upload videos, pictures, and words of wisdom.

Lunch 12:00 noon 12:45 pm – No Host, Cafeteria is Open

III. 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

1: Introduction to Excel - Part 2
Steven Sachs, Engineering 101


The Excel Part II workshop will extend the basic knowledge covered in Excel Part I by including worksheet manipulations, row and column work, the Sum function, the fill box, and an introduction to Excel charting (graphing).  More importantly, faculty who grade on a point system will learn how to download their LACCD online rosters into Excel, then how to make a functioning, automated grading support system within Excel to save hours of work each semester.
2:

Creating a Podcast from Your PowerPoint Using Mac's Garage Band
Jim Marteney, Humanities 102

Learn to create a podcast from your PowerPoint using Garage Band for Mac users.

3:

Mastering Facebook - Show Your Kids You are Cool, Too!
Sally Raskoff, Cafeteria Conference Room

Show your kids you are cool, too!  Learn how you can use social networking in your class.

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Workshops made possible by a Title V grant and in
cooperation with LAVC Professional Development


 

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