Virtual teacher training workshop

University of Michigan’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies is hosting a free virtual teacher training workshop, “Teaching Water and Environmental Justice: From the Great Lakes to Latin America.” This event will include a series of asynchronous modules and lesson plans for instructors, available to registered attendees beginning on April 17. The live seminar will take place via Zoom on Saturday, April 24 from 1-6 p.m. EST.

OCCRL Equity Academy

This year’s Equity Academy will be held on April 30, 2021, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Its goal is to advance support for leadership that prioritizes equity-driven change during and following the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. D-L Stewart, a professor in the School of Education at Colorado State University, will provide the keynote address. The sessions will focus on advancing collaborative work to close racial equity gaps in Illinois community colleges.

This opportunity is funded by the Illinois Community College Board and open only to community college administrators, faculty, and staff members in Illinois. Register for the OCCRL Equity Academy

Monday Morning Mentor program

Each week, Academic Innovation and eLearning is sending out a link to a different Monday Morning Mentor program by MAGNA Publications. Each topic is presented by respected academic peers and covers timely and relevant topics in only 20 minutes — brief enough to fit busy schedules, but long enough to deliver valuable, actionable content.

This week’s topic: What Are Five Easy-to-use Technologies That Have a Big Impact on Learning in the Online Classroom?

https://www.magnapubs.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/2021-Spring-MMM-04-12.pdf
Presentation date: April 12, 2021 and on-demand for one week
Link to the presentation: mondaymorningmentors.com

From this link, you can view the featured 20-Minute Mentor and access the transcript, handouts and supplemental material. These materials are only available for the week of the presentation.

NOTE: You will need to enter a password in order to view the program. See Monday’s email from Becky Parton for the password, or contact becky.parton@llcc.edu.

Access to the programs in the Monday Morning Mentor series is restricted to members of the subscribing institution. Any unauthorized use or access, including sharing access with faculty and staff not affiliated with the subscribing institution, is prohibited.

Register at no cost for NISOD virtual conference to be held April 28-30

Internal Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence. NISOD. Virtual. April 28-30, 2021.LLCC Academic Services has purchased an institutional license for NISOD’s 2021 International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence to be held virtually April 28-30, 2021. The institutional registration allows all LLCC employees to register at no cost for this event.

Registering for the conference will allow you to engage in 70 live sessions, three general sessions, as well as a series of pre-recorded sessions and countless opportunities to connect with colleagues throughout the event. In addition, you will have access for 12 months to watch sessions you may have missed during the live event.

All you need to do to participate without cost is register for the conference on the NISOD site using your college email address.

This week’s AIeL workshops

LLCC Academic Innovation & eLearning Spring 2021 Workshop Schedule
LLCC Academic Innovation & eLearning spring 2021 professional development workshops are being offered in three different formats: online, live via Zoom and on-demand. Workshops cover both teaching topics and instructional technology tools. There are also many opportunities, both live and on-demand, to learn to use the new Canvas learning management system. Access links and view the spring 2021 AIeL workshop schedule.

In addition to the workshop schedule you will also find additional offerings from the Faculty-to-Faculty Support Team, including the new Virtual Faculty Break Room, offered twice a month, and Trivia Night – Pandemic Style.

This week the following are being offered:

  • Tuesday, April 13, 3-4 p.m. – Migrating Course Content from Blackboard to Canvas
  • Wednesday, April 14, 3:30-4:30 p.m. – AIeL Virtual Open Lab
  • Thursday, April 15, 2-3 p.m. – Assessing Information Literacy: Creating Assignments to Address Student Needs

FSI Conference, May 19

Laurie Lewis-Fritz

This year’s FSI Conference will be held Wednesday, May 19. The event will once again be held virtually through Zoom. More information is available at http://conferences.illinois.edu/fsi/index.html.

FSI: At the Intersection of Teaching, Learning, and Technology is an annual conference that brings educators and instructional-technology professionals together each May. Attendees come from across Illinois and as far away as Canada. The conference will feature LLCC’s very own Laurie Lewis-Fritz, instructor of music, presenting “Ch-Ch-Changes: Innovation, Flipping, Empathy and Community” as well as other presentations, networking, and hands-on training on the use of modern communication and information technologies in education.

Monday Morning Mentor program

Each week, Academic Innovation and eLearning is sending out a link to a different Monday Morning Mentor program by MAGNA Publications. Each topic is presented by respected academic peers and covers timely and relevant topics in only 20 minutes — brief enough to fit busy schedules, but long enough to deliver valuable, actionable content.

This week’s topic: How Can I Gauge Online Learning Through Engaging Activities and Assignments?

https://www.magnapubs.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/2021-Spring-MMM-04-05.pdf
Presentation date: April 5, 2021 and on-demand for one week
Link to the presentation: mondaymorningmentors.com

From this link, you can view the featured 20-Minute Mentor and access the transcript, handouts and supplemental material. These materials are only available for the week of the presentation.

NOTE: You will need to enter a password in order to view the program. See Monday’s email from Becky Parton for the password, or contact becky.parton@llcc.edu.

Access to the programs in the Monday Morning Mentor series is restricted to members of the subscribing institution. Any unauthorized use or access, including sharing access with faculty and staff not affiliated with the subscribing institution, is prohibited.

This week’s AIeL workshops

LLCC Academic Innovation & eLearning Spring 2021 Workshop Schedule
LLCC Academic Innovation & eLearning spring 2021 professional development workshops are being offered in three different formats: online, live via Zoom and on-demand. Workshops cover both teaching topics and instructional technology tools. There are also many opportunities, both live and on-demand, to learn to use the new Canvas learning management system. Access links and view the spring 2021 AIeL workshop schedule.

In addition to the workshop schedule you will also find additional offerings from the Faculty-to-Faculty Support Team, including the new Virtual Faculty Break Room, offered twice a month, and Trivia Night – Pandemic Style.

This week the following are being offered:

  • Monday, April 5, 3:30-4:30 p.m. – Hybrid Courses: A Panel Discussion
  • Wednesday, April 7, 5:30-6:30 p.m. – Virtual Faculty Break Room

MIIIE International Festival today

The Midwest Institute for International and Intercultural Education & Iowa Central Community College are presenting “Kosovo: Citizen Diplomacy at its Best” today, noon to 1 p.m. CDT, as part of their Virtual International Festival Spring 2021 (more info: facebook.com/ICHumanitiesFocus).

Did you know that Iowa and Kosovo have both a military and a civilian partnership — a relationship that is strictly unique to Iowa? Kim Heidemann, staff member of the Consulate of the Republic of Kosovo in Des Moines, speaks about the relationship between Iowa and the European nation of Kosovo.

Zoom.us meeting id: 817 386 4812
Passcode: 2901216453