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Workshops & Training

AIDE is excited to offer a series of face-to-face trainings for faculty and staff. These events are held in the workshop room of the Innovation Lab. No registration is required, simply drop in and join us for our new Wake-up and Coffee series events.

These are paid opportunities for current faculty.

If you have questions about our trainings, please email: aide@bhcc.mass.edu

In addition to our training series AIDE offers tailored, one-on-one support for faculty and staff who want to learn more about strategies for effective teaching and learning. If you have questions about teaching, or want to try one of our new digital tools, feel free to reach out to schedule an appointment. Send us an email at: aide@bhcc.mass.edu.

Workshops and Trainings Calendar

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Coffee Time:  Talking Politics in Your Classroom

Time:  1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Where:  Innovation Lab

Host:  AIDE

This workshop explores ways that faculty can effectively engage students in political discussion in all classes.  No matter the discipline, topic, course style or length, there are tools that can be used to make your classroom a site of civic deliberation.  Come learn how you can connect your class to upcoming Midterm Elections!

Facilitator:  Meghan Callaghan, Community Engagement

Monday, November 5, 2018

Coffee Time:  Strategies for Political Learning

Time:  1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Where:  Innovation Lab

Host:  AIDE

Political learning is what happens when students come to understand the relationship between disciplinary topics and the institutional structures that shape the way public policies, processes, access and outcomes related to the discipline happen in the world outside of campus.  For example, political learning encourages students to think about questions like “How does state government shape what happens in my field?” or “What zoning regulations impact professionals in my industry?” or “What historical court precedents create the conditions we are learning about in class?”

This workshop is designed to give faculty tools to generate political learning in their classes – across all disciplines.  Political learning is connected to the broader movement to connect college to the community in order to inspire community engagement.

Participants will:

  • Create a personal definition of political learning
  • Explore models of political learning activities
  • Design a political learning activity for their classroom

Facilitator:  Danielle Leek, Director, Academic Innovation & Distance Education

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Wake-up:  Strategies for Political Learning

Time:  7 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Where:  Innovation Lab

Host:  AIDE

Political learning is what happens when students come to understand the relationship between disciplinary topics and the institutional structures that shape the way public policies, processes, access and outcomes related to the discipline happen in the world outside of campus.  For example, political learning encourages students to think about questions like “How does state government shape what happens in my field?” or “What zoning regulations impact professionals in my industry?” or “What historical court precedents create the conditions we are learning about in class?”

This workshop is designed to give faculty tools to generate political learning in their classes – across all disciplines.  Political learning is connected to the broader movement to connect college to the community in order to inspire community engagement.

Participants will:

  • Create a personal definition of political learning
  • Explore models of political learning activities
  • Design a political learning activity for their classroom
  • Practice backing up a course from Moodle
  • Store their back up on an external drive

Facilitator:  Danielle Leek, Director, Academic Innovation & Distance Education

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Coffee Time:  Learn to Backup Your Web-Enhanced Course

Time:  1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Where:  Innovation Lab

Host:  AIDE

Are you using Moodle for your Face-to-Face course?  If so, it is important for you to know how to backup your course so that you can have access to the course content in the future.  In this session, you will learn how to backup your course and about free storage options for your course file.

Participants will:

•    Practice backing up a course from Moodle
•    Store their back up on an external drive

Facilitator:  Yazdan Rodd, Coordinator, Instructional Technology

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Student Series:  BHCC Web Courses

Time:  1 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Where:  Innovation Lab

Host:  AIDE

Hey BHCC students!  It’s registration time!  Are you interested in learning about BHCC’s online courses?  Come meet Katie Turner, Coordinator for Online Student Support Services.  Katie will show you how to identify web courses in the BHCC schedule and answer questions about taking online courses.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Wake-up:  Integrated Course Design for Beginners

Time:  7 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Where:  Innovation Lab

Host:  AIDE

Integrated course design is a method of working through key features of the learning process in order design a successful course experience for your students. This hands-on workshop is organized to give you time to build or re-think the structure of any course! Please bring a copy of course syllabus with you for the workshop.

Participants will:

  • Identify the situational, disciplinary, and course-level characteristics that shape the way that students learn
  • Practice strategies for re-visioning course lessons and activities
  • Explore best practices for integrative design

Facilitator:  Danielle Leek, Director, Academic Innovation & Distance Education

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Coffee Time:  Advanced Digication 2.0

Time:  1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Where:  Innovation Lab

Host:  AIDE

This session is for faculty who have started using the new Digication platform and want to level up their skills.  This workshop will focus on advanced template design and creative uses of multi-media.

Participants will:

  • Explore advanced template design tools
  • Practice incorporating media into ePortfolios
  • Create student instructions for using new Digication features for class assignments

Facilitator:  Matt Gomes, Technical Specialist

Friday, November 16, 2018

Wake-up:  Integrated Course Design for Beginners

Time:  7 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Where:  Innovation Lab

Host:  AIDE

Integrated course design is a method of working through key features of the learning process in order design a successful course experience for your students. This hands-on workshop is organized to give you time to build or re-think the structure of any course! Please bring a copy of course syllabus with you for the workshop.

Participants will:

  • Identify the situational, disciplinary, and course-level characteristics that shape the way that students learn
  • Practice strategies for re-visioning course lessons and activities
  • Explore best practices for integrative design

Facilitator:  Danielle Leek, Director, Academic Innovation & Distance Education

Monday, November 19, 2018

Coffee Time:  Flipping Your Classroom

Time:  1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Where:  Innovation Lab

Host:  AIDE

Flipping a classroom is a blended learning teaching strategy that reverses the traditional learning model.  In a flipped classroom, instructional content or lectures usually occur outside class and class time can be used for active learning activities.  By the end of this workshop, you will have identified which module to flip and develop the structure for the unit.  We will also discuss some available tools to assist with lecture recording.  Participants should bring a copy of their syllabus and activity schedule to identify which modules to flip first. 

Participants will:

  • Identify what a Flipped Classroom model looks like
  • Identify which modules/activities are best suited for your class
  • Learn variety of online tools to assist in development of flipped model

Facilitator:  Grace Mah, Associate Director, Academic Innovation & Distance Education

Monday, November 26, 2018

Coffee Time:  Using MS Word to Create Tests in Moodle

Time:  1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Where:  Innovation Lab

Host:  AIDE

There are many different ways to create quizzes and exams in Moodle. If you are comfortable with Microsoft Word it is a great way to create, import or modify your tests in Moodle.

Participants will:

  • Create multiple choice and true/false tests in Microsoft Word
  • Import a test from Microsoft Word into Moodle
  • Modify a test by adding options to a test bank

Facilitator, Yazdan Rodd, Coordinator, Instructional Technology

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Student Series:  ePortfolio Career Jump!

Time:  1 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Where:  Innovation Lab

Host:  AIDE

BHCC Students, you have access to a free ePortfolio tool.  Come learn how you can build an ePortfolio that can help you have an edge in your internship or job search process!

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Coffee Time:  Introduction to Rubrics

Time: 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Where:  Innovation Lab

Host:  AIDE

This session is designed for faculty who are new to using rubrics or have never used rubrics for grading.  Rubrics can be used for all types of assessment, including student participation in face-to-face, hybrid and online courses.  Come learn how to build and use effective rubrics.

Participants will:

  • Describe what is needed in an effective rubric
  • Build a rubric for one or more course assessments

Facilitator:  Janelle Heideman, Instructional Designer

Friday, November 30, 2018

Wake-up:  Using the Rubrics Tool in Moodle

Time:  7 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Where:  Innovation Lab

Host:  AIDE

Are you using paper rubrics in your courses? Do you teach a web or hybrid course and still send rubrics to your students in a Word file? You are not alone. Make your rubrics clearer and more effective by creating a digital rubric! Come learn how to build and use the rubric tool available in BHCC’s Moodle platform. Instructors who are new to rubrics are also welcome!

Participants will:

  • Build and modify a rubric in Moodle
  • Discuss best practices for digital rubrics

Facilitator:  Janelle Heideman, Instructional Designer

Monday, December 30, 2018
Coffee Time:  Building H5P Into Your OER Course

Time:  1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Where:  Innovation Lab

Host:  AIDE

Learn how to build interactive component into your OER course. H5P is an easy, free way to create interactive, multimedia lessons that can inspire student engagement and learning. Please bring in an assignment from your OER course to workshop in this session.

Participants will:

  • Explore the H5P interactive content creator
  • Create interactive, open education, content
  • Share content with others as part of Bunker Hill's Open Educational Resource initiative

Facilitator:  Ceit De Vitto, Senior Special Programs Coordinator, Digital Learning

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Student Series:  Taking Exams with Respondus

Time:  1 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Where:  Innovation Lab

Host:  AIDE

Is your instructor requiring you to use Respondus for your final exam?  Drop in to learn how to access and use Lockdown Browser and Respondus Monitor for your exam.

Facilitators:  Mei Hua-Driscoll, Systems Analyst & Katie Turner, Coordinator, Online Student Services