AIeL workshop today, 11 a.m.

Say Hello to Operation Assessment Planning!

Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, 11 a.m. to noon in S1133

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Matthew Shaver, Professor, Digital Media, and Vice-Chair, Learning Outcomes Assessment Team

Planning assessment is a keen strategy! This workshop will guide you through choosing an outcome, creating a rubric and matching it with an artifact.

Note: Faculty can receive one point toward their training and innovation professional development total for successful completion of this workshop.

Understanding and Addressing (Anti)Racism in Classrooms, Sept. 30

Make plans to attend “Understanding and Addressing (Anti)Racism in Classrooms with Dr. Joseph Flynn on Friday, Sept. 30, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Trutter Center. Registration is open to LLCC faculty and staff. Lunch will be provided.
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In this presentation, an exploration of the historic roots of racism will be front and center. By understanding where racism emanates, we can then more clearly understand why it is crucial for educators to promote anti-racist practices in classrooms. Part I of the presentation examines the historic construction of racism in the United States. Part II of the presentation explores practical problems in the classroom — like implicit bias and microaggressions — and further offers key strategies for the promotion of equitable and empowering classroom spaces for all students.

Faculty can receive five points toward their training and innovation professional development total for successful completion of this workshop.

Dr. Joseph Flynn is the executive director for equity and inclusion and an associate professor of curriculum and instruction at Northern Illinois University. He is also a past-president of the American Association for Teaching and Curriculum. His teaching and scholarship focus on the intersection of multicultural and social justice education, whiteness studies, media and popular culture, and curriculum. In addition to his professional development work with schools and colleges in northern Illinois, Dr. Flynn has published scholarship related to the aforementioned topics and founded the three-day Social Justice Summer Camp for Educators at Northern Illinois University. Additionally, Flynn serves as an editorialist on Perspectives, a radio program on WNIJ, an NPR affiliate. Finally, Flynn published “White Fatigue: Rethinking Resistance for Social Justice” (Peter Lang, 2018), a book that considers the critical issue of the challenge to teach white students about race. The book has been awarded the O.L. Davis Jr. Outstanding Book Award from the American Association for Teaching and Curriculum.

2022 Illinois Community College Administrative Leadership Scholarship

The 10th annual scholarship for Illinois Community College Administrators who are working on advanced degrees related to the Illinois Community College System is now available. Administrators who are working toward advanced degrees are encouraged to apply for this scholarship worth up to $2700.  See the attachment for more details. The Illinois Council of Community College Administrators (ICCCA), the Illinois Council of Community College Presidents Council (ICCCP), the Illinois Community College System Foundation (ICCSF) and the Illinois Community College Trustees Association (ICCTA) all work together to provide this opportunity. The deadline to apply is Oct. 20, 2022.

Award winner(s) will be presented scholarships at the annual ICCCA Conference to be held on Nov. 17-18 at the I-Hotel in Champaign.  See the ICCCA website for more information on the conference: https://iccca.org.

Illinois Community College System Administrative Leadership Scholarship Guidelines 2022

This week’s Monday Morning Mentor from AIEL

This week’s Monday Morning Mentor topic from Magna Publications:
What Are Five Easy-to Use Technologies That Have a Big Impact on Learning in the Online Classroom?

Presentation date: Sept. 19, 2022 and on-demand for one week
View the presentation and access the transcript, handouts and supplemental material: https://mondaymorningmentors.com.

NOTE: You will need to enter the following password in order to view this week’s program: learning78.

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 Monday Morning Mentor from AIEL

This week’s Monday Morning Mentor topic from Magna Publications:
How Can I Use Everyday Interactions to Instill a Growth Mindset in Students?

Presentation date: Sept. 12, 2022 and on-demand for one week
View the presentation and access the transcript, handouts and supplemental material: https://mondaymorningmentors.com.

NOTE: You will need to enter the following password in order to view this week’s program: mindset53.

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.

AIeL workshop today, 6:30-7:30 p.m. via Zoom

Grading Made Easy

How to Unlock Your Canvas Gradebook’s Full Potential – Virtual Workshop

Monday, Sept. 12, 6:30-7:30 p.m. via Zoom

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John Freml, Instructional Designer

The Canvas Gradebook is a powerful tool that can keep you organized throughout the semester and provide greater transparency for your students. In this session, we will explore Gradebook features in greater detail, including how to weight grades, different methods to incorporate extra credit, automating grades and using advanced assignments features, including rubrics, Turnitin, inline grading and feedback. Time will be provided for Q&A and discussion of particular grading issues in your own courses.

Note: Faculty can receive one point toward their training and innovation professional development total for successful completion of this workshop.

AIeL workshop today, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Grading Made Easy

How to Unlock Your Canvas Gradebook’s Full Potential

Thursday, Sept. 8, 2:30-3:30 p.m. in M2260
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John Freml, Instructional Designer

The Canvas Gradebook is a powerful tool that can keep you organized throughout the semester and provide greater transparency for your students. In this session, we will explore Gradebook features in greater detail, including how to weight grades, different methods to incorporate extra credit, automating grades and using advanced assignments features, including rubrics, Turnitin, inline grading and feedback. Time will be provided for Q&A and discussion of particular grading issues in your own courses.

Note: Faculty can receive one point toward their training and innovation professional development total for successful completion of this workshop.

Registration

AIeL workshop today, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Improving Student Success With LLCC Early Alert

Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2:30-3:30 p.m. in M1174
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Alex Barry, Director Student Success
Becky Miller, Professor, Psychology
Angie Gum-Miller, Professor, Mathematics

​​​​The LLCC Office of Student Success resurrected an Early Alert process during the fall 2021 semester. During the 2021-22 school year, we learned a lot from the process and are hopeful to engage more faculty in the process during the 2022-23 year! In short, Early Alert is when faculty can give alerts or kudos to their students during specific campaigns throughout the semester. When an alert is raised, the student and student success coach are notified, and the success coach reaches out to the student to provide support. The early alert process has been a great way to increase faculty, success coach and student communication. Any faculty are welcome at this workshop to learn more about how to participate in the early alert process.

Note: Faculty can receive one point toward their training and innovation professional development total for successful completion of this workshop.

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AIeL fall workshop schedule

Academic Innovation and eLearning Fall 2022 Workshop Schedule
LLCC Academic Innovation and eLearning is offering a number of relevant workshops presented by faculty and staff at LLCC, as well as two guest speakers, this semester. Dr. Joseph Flynn, executive director for equity and inclusion and associate professor of curriculum and instruction at Northern Illinois University will present the all-day session “Understanding and Addressing (Anti)Racism in Classrooms” on Sept. 30, and Dr. Vance Martin, executive policy advisor for accessibility at the University of Illinois Board of Trustees Office, will present “Quality Course Design Through Universal Design for Learning” on Oct. 17.

Other sessions include:

  • Improving Student Success With LLCC Early Alert
  • Say Hello to Operation Assessment @LLCC!
  • Grading Made Easy: How to Unlock Your Canvas Gradebook’s Full Potential
  • Reacting to the Past: Our Experiments With Active Learning Pedagogy at LLCC
  • Open Educational Resources: The Accessible and Affordable Alternative
  • Say Hello to Operation Assessment Planning!
  • Open Educational Resources: Locating, Curating and Assessing Open Content
  • Say Hello to Operation “Deployed Planned Assessment!”
  • Digital Accessibility in Canvas: Quick Tips for Busy Profs
  • Say Hello to Operation “This is your Finest Moment!”
  • Improved Student Engagement With Canvas Studio
  • Say Hello to Operation Show and Tell!
  • Canvas Open Labs
  • Virtual conferences with free registration for LLCC faculty and staff

Please note that registration is necessary for each session. You can view the full schedule and register through the AIeL Workshop Portal page.

This week’s Monday Morning Mentor from AIEL

This week’s Monday Morning Mentor topic from Magna Publications:
How Can I Reach and Teach Struggling Students?

Presentation date: Aug. 29, 2022 and on-demand for one week
View the presentation and access the transcript, handouts and supplemental material: https://mondaymorningmentors.com.

NOTE: You will need to enter the following password in order to view this week’s program: struggling41.

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.