Content-Based Workshops

Each semester, CETL offers several workshops that focus on different teaching approaches and emerging practices. Workshops are led by faculty and administrators from across the college (and external facilitators, on occasion) and provide faculty with opportunities to learn about different teaching strategies to try out and to share their successes and challenges with one another.

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Summer 2020 Workshop Offerings

Techniques for Managing the Enhanced Classroom

May 19- June 26 (Online)Course Code CFD 300 770Facilitator: Tammy Ray (Instructional Technology & Distance Learning)
The purpose of this course is to introduce educators to developing a course blueprint, Web-design consistency, communications tools, and setting up a gradebook. A general overview of Desire2Learn (D2L) will be provided. This course will provide educators with valuable resources and important skills needed to develop and manage an enhanced course effectively. The course is instructor-led, six-weeks long, and fully online. All discussions and activities are asynchronous. Thus, participants will have an opportunity to experience learning at a distance in an online environment.
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May 19- June 29 (Online)Course Code CFD 300 774Facilitator: Tammy Ray (Instructional Technology & Distance Learning)

Online Instruction and Assessment Practices

June 30- August 24 (Online)Course Code CFD 300 776Facilitator: Tammy Ray (Instructional Technology & Distance Learning)
The purpose of this course is to introduce educators to instructional design, communications tools, using group work online, creating interactive content, and deciding upon online assessment items. This course will provide educators with valuable resources and important skills needed to develop and teach an online course effectively. The course is instructor-led, eight-weeks long, and fully-online. All discussions and activities are asynchronous. Thus, participants will have an opportunity to experience learning at a distance in an online environment.
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June 30- August 24 (Online)Course Code CFD 300 777Facilitator: Tammy Ray (Instructional Technology & Distance Learning)
May 19- July 13 (Online)Course Code CFD 300 771Facilitator: Tammy Ray (Instructional Technology & Distance Learning)
June 30- August 24 (Online)Course Code CFD 300 772Facilitator: Tammy Ray (Instructional Technology & Distance Learning)

Creating Engaging Recorded Lectures

Wednesday, July 8 1:00- 2:00pmCourse Code: CFD 403 100Facilitators: Chasity Gunn (English); Dan Kernler (Math)

Recording short lectures is one way to provide instruction in online courses. This workshop will feature suggestions for design lectures with student engagement in mind and will demonstrate some tools for recording audio or video go along with slides. Whether you are very confident with recording lectures already or are brand new to it, you are invited to participate.
A link to join this online session via Zoom will be sent to everyone registered prior to the session. The session will be recorded and made available to everyone at ECC via the CETL site following the initial date.
Webinar recording available here. Note that the recording begins a few minutes into the workshop.

Facilitating Asynchronous Active Learning

Thursday, July 16 10:00- 11:00am Course Code: CFD 408 100Facilitators: Ryan Kerr (English); Angelika Stachnik (Medical Imaging)
This workshop will focus on several approaches to creating and facilitating asynchronous online discussions. We’ll use traditional discussion forums as a jumping off point to consider additional options. The goal is for all faculty in attendance to leave the session with ideas for facilitating discussion and the knowledge behind the types of discussions to use in different contexts.
A link to join this online session via Zoom will be sent to everyone registered prior to the session. The session will be recorded and made available to everyone at ECC via the CETL site following the initial date.
Webinar recording available here.

Academic Integrity: Preventing and Responding to Cheating

Wednesday, July 22 1:00- 2:00pm Course Code: CFD 404 100 Facilitators: Abby Bailey (Math); Kellen Bolt (English); John Long (Student Success & Judicial Affairs); Tyler Roeger (CETL)
Maintaining academic integrity can be a major concern in teaching and can be exacerbated in online teaching. This workshop focuses on ways to design or redesign assignments to prevent plagiarism and cheating. By considering the most common reasons that students cheat as well as assignment design rather than monitoring technology, this workshop takes a preventative and holistic approach. We will discuss assignment design approaches for various disciplines with the goal of all faculty leaving with ideas for how to design or redesign their own assignments.
A link to join this online session via Zoom will be sent to everyone registered prior to the session. The session will be recorded and made available to everyone at ECC via the CETL site following the initial date.
Webinar recording available here.

Leading Synchronous Online Lessons

Wednesday, July 29 1:00- 2:00pmCourse Code : CFD 413 100 Facilitators: Tyler Roeger (CETL); Colleen Stribling (English as a Second Language)
This session will discuss strategies for leading and facilitating synchronous class sessions. The session will detail strategic approaches that might be used on any online platform and will detail particular technical features of using Zoom.
A link to join this online session via Zoom will be sent to everyone registered prior to the session. The session will be recorded and made available to everyone at ECC via the CETL site following the initial date.
Webinar recording available here.

ePortfolios as a Teaching Tool

Wednesday, August 5 1:00- 2:00pm Course Code: CFD 405 100 Facilitators: Laurie Roberts (Career Services); Tyler Roeger (CETL)
Electronic portfolios (ePortfolios) are an approach to designing and collecting assignments that, among other benefits, encourages student self-reflection and emphasizes employability. This session will explore several of the benefits of using ePortfolios for any discipline or course level and will feature a panel of faculty who will discuss and show their experience with using ePortfolios in their courses and programs.
A link to join this online session via Zoom will be sent to everyone registered prior to the session. The session will be recorded and made available to everyone at ECC via the CETL site following the initial date.

Registering for Workshops

To register for CETL content-workshops (those that have a course code) and for Assessment Diaries, go to the accessECC Portal, and on the "Self-Service Menu" box, select "Continuing Ed Registration" -> "Continuing Ed Registration" -> "Register and Pay for Continuing Education Classes." In the "Course Code Number" box, enter the specific course code provided in the semester CETL booklet or search "CFD" to bring up all courses. Select the workshops you'd like to register for and click "Submit." From there, follow the commands to finish registering. All courses are free of charge.

Registering ahead of time through accessECC ensures that the course shows up on your transcript and helps for logistical preparations.

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Submitting a Workshop Topic

To suggest a topic for a workshop, contact Tyler Roeger at troeger@elgin.edu or (847) 214-7696. There is also a CETL Workshop Proposal Form (fillable PDF version or Word version) that can be used to provide more detail or to request that an already-planned workshop or series of workshops receive lane credit through CETL.

Receiving Lane Movement Credit for CETL Workshops

Lane movement, as stipulated by the ECCFA contract and describd in the Faculty Development Handbook, is the process by which faculty advance in salary level, based on credentials and acquired lane movement credits. CETL's Content-Based Workshops are automatically pre-approved for lane movement. As defined in the Faculty Development Handbook, the number of CFD Workshop Clock Hours for the Year to be applied towards lane movement from CETL is equal to the number of CETL workshop clock hours divided by 24. For instance, a single two-hour CETL workshop would equal 2/24 CFD Workshop Clock Hours to be applied toward lane movement. For more information, consult the Faculty Development Handbook.