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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 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

Monday, September 10, 2018

Coffee Series: Debate Pedagogy for the College Classroom

Time:  1 - 2:30 p.m.

Where:  Innovation Lab

Host:  AIDE

One of the most effective ways to encourage student learning is to inspire student engagement. Classroom debates create exciting opportunities for learning and help students learn tools for civic engagement. Come craft your own debate techniques and leave with a debate activity you can use in one or more of your classes! Appropriate for faculty from all disciplines.

Participants will:

  • Describe debate pedagogy
  • Apply debate pedagogy to a course context
  • Analyze the value of debate experiences for students
  • Create a debate activity

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Wakeup Series: Introduction to OER

Time:  7 - 8:30 a.m.

Where:  Innovation Lab

Host:  AIDE

Ever wonder what Open Educational Resources (OER) are and what they can do for your students? In this 90 minute session you will learn about the philosophy of Open Education and explore how you might use Open Educational Resources in your classes. 

Participants will:

  • Identify OER materials for your class
  • Recognize copyright and how to apply it to OER Materials
  • Apply OER foundations to your course

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Coffee Series: Introduction to Digication 2.0

Time:  1 - 2:30 p.m.

Where:  Innovation Lab

Host:  AIDE

If you have been using “classic” ePortfolios you will love the new Digication! Come see what new features are available and begin building new ePortfolio templates for you or our classes. Best for participants with some knowledge of Digication.

Participants will:

  • Review new features in Digication 2.0
  • Create a new 2.0 ePortfolio
  • Identify strategies for using Digication for classes

Friday, September 14, 2018

Wakeup Series:  De-mystifying the Moodle Gradebook

Time:  7 - 8:30 a.m.

Where:  Innovation Lab

Host:  AIDE

The Moodle gradebook can feel overwhelming and confusing.  Setting up gradebooks the right way at the start of a semester will lead to more accurate calculation of grades, and allow students to be informed of their progress throughout the semester.  By the end of the workshop, you will have the categories and start to add grade items for a class. 

Participants should bring a copy of their syllabus and course grading policies to set up your own gradebook.

Participants will:

  • Compare and contrast the various aggregation methods available in Moodle
  • Evaluate which aggregation method will work best for you
  • Describe the importance of gradebook Categories
  • Setup gradebook with categories, items, and weights

 

Monday, September 17, 2018

Coffee Series: H5P

Time:  1 - 2:30 p.m.

Where:  Innovation Lab

Host:  AIDE

Tired of boring stagnate PowerPoints, H5P will help you get your creative juices flowing and turn your PowerPoint presentations into interactive learning machines. In this 90 minute hands on session, you will create a H5P account, review different types of projects, start a project (don’t worry we will have all the files for you), and learn how to post it to Moodle.

Participants will:

  • Locate H5P
  • Explain the use of H5P
  • Choose a project template to use
  • Create a first H5P project

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Wakeup Series: Introduction to Digication 2.0

Time:  7 - 8:30 a.m.

Where:  Innovation Lab

Host:  AIDE

If you have been using “classic” ePortfolios you will love the new Digication! Come see what new features are available and begin building new ePortfolio templates for you or our classes. Best for participants with some knowledge of Digication.

Participants will:

  • Review new features in Digication 2.0
  • Create a new 2.0 ePortfolio
  • Identify strategies for using Digication for classes

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Coffee Series: De-mystifying the Moodle Gradebook

Time:  1 - 2:30 p.m.

Where:  Innovation Lab

Host:  AIDE

The Moodle gradebook can feel overwhelming and confusing.  Setting up gradebooks the right way at the start of a semester will lead to more accurate calculation of grades, and allow students to be informed of their progress throughout the semester.  By the end of the workshop, you will have the categories and start to add grade items for a class. 

Participants should bring a copy of their syllabus and course grading policies to set up your own gradebook.

Participants will:

  • Compare and contrast the various aggregation methods available in Moodle
  • Evaluate which aggregation method will work best for you
  • Describe the importance of gradebook Categories
  • Setup gradebook with categories, items, and weights

Friday, September 21, 2018

Wakeup Series: Deliberate Discussions for the Classroom

Time:  7 - 8:30 a.m.

Where:  Innovation Lab

Host:  AIDE

 

Monday, September 24, 2018

Coffee Series: Introduction to Digication 2.0

Time:  1 - 2:30 p.m.

Where:  Innovation Lab

Host:  AIDE

If you have been using “classic” ePortfolios you will love the new Digication! Come see what new features are available and begin building new ePortfolio templates for you or our classes. Best for participants with some knowledge of Digication.

Participants will:

  • Review new features in Digication 2.0
  • Create a new 2.0 ePortfolio
  • Identify strategies for using Digication for classes

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Wakeup Series: De-mystifying the Moodle Gradebook

Time:  7 - 8:30 a.m.

Where:  Innovation Lab

Host:  AIDE

The Moodle gradebook can feel overwhelming and confusing.  Setting up gradebooks the right way at the start of a semester will lead to more accurate calculation of grades, and allow students to be informed of their progress throughout the semester.  By the end of the workshop, you will have the categories and start to add grade items for a class. 

Participants should bring a copy of their syllabus and course grading policies to set up your own gradebook.

Participants will:

  • Compare and contrast the various aggregation methods available in Moodle
  • Evaluate which aggregation method will work best for you
  • Describe the importance of gradebook Categories
  • Setup gradebook with categories, items, and weights

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Coffee Series: Introduction to Digication 2.0

Time:  1 - 2:30 p.m.

Where:  Innovation Lab

Host:  AIDE

If you have been using “classic” ePortfolios you will love the new Digication! Come see what new features are available and begin building new ePortfolio templates for you or our classes. Best for participants with some knowledge of Digication.

 Participants will:

  • Review new features in Digication 2.0
  • Create a new 2.0 ePortfolio
  • Identify strategies for using Digication for classes

Friday, September 28, 2018

Wakeup Series: Copyright and the Classroom

Time:  7 - 8:30 a.m.

Where:  Innovation Lab

Host:  AIDE

Ever wondered if the material you use violates copyright? This 90 minute workshop will look at Copyright and Copywrong! This session will myth bust and help you understand the different levels of copyright, how to legally use material in your classroom and online, and provide tips and tricks for identifying Open Source material.

Participants will:

  • Review Creative Commons License
  • Identify Types of Copyright
  • Apply copyright practices to your course