FSI Conference, May 19

There is still time to register for this year’s annual FSI: At the Intersection of Teaching, Learning, and Technology Conference, “Rebooting Students’ Experiences,” which will be held Wednesday, May 19. The event will be held virtually through Zoom. There will be presentations, networking and hands-on training on the use of modern communication and information technologies in education. Registrants may choose to focus on one track or participate in any session in any track: Post-Pandemic Strategies, Inclusive Teaching, Care and Community, and Teaching Tools. More information is available at http://conferences.illinois.edu/fsi/program.html.

The conference brings educators and instructional-technology professionals together from across Illinois and as far away as Canada. This year’s conference features a presentation, “Ch-Ch-Changes: Innovation, Flipping, Empathy and Community,” from LLCC’s very own Laurie Lewis-Fritz, instructor of music.

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 Is the Best Citizenship Advice I Ever Received?

https://www.magnapubs.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/2021-Spring-MMM-05-03.pdf
Presentation date: May 3, 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.

ILCCO’s “Breaking Down Barriers” accessibility conference

Registration is available for ILCCO’s “Breaking Down Barriers” accessibility conference, which is free to all. Register for the conference.

Save the dates! Breaking Down Barriers - Free Virtual Conference. Stories & REsources: Community, Culture and Accessibility. Fridays in May 2021, 10 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Central. May 7 - Advocacy (Keynote: Thomas Tobin, Ph.D.). May 14 - Inclusive and Accessible Educational TEchnologies (Featured Speaker: Dawn Monroe). May 21 - LEgal, Timelines, and Institutional Governance (Featured Speaker: Robert Gibson, Ed.D.). May 28 - Inclusive Course Design (FEatured Speaker: Vance Martin, Ph.D.). REgister Now at bit..ly/BreakingDownBarriers2021. Sponsored by Illinois Community Colleges Online (ILCCO).“Breaking Down Barriers” provides an opportunity to engage in best practices in moving your instruction and your campus to a more inclusive culture. Each Friday in May, you will have the opportunity to engage with expert presenters that highlight and celebrate being accessible, designing with educational technologies that work for everyone, working toward institutional compliance and designing your course to have a focus on inclusive course design. Not only will you be engaged and hear from experts, you’ll also hear from peers and students. Each Friday begins with a keynote presentation followed by the option of selecting one of three tracks during the Zoom session. Choose to attend a lightning round with four, 15-minute presentations, a panel presentation track or hear more from the keynote presenter. Afterward, engage with participants all month long in the back-channel chat.

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 Faculty Advocates Promote Online Education on Campus?

https://www.magnapubs.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/2021-Spring-MMM-04-26.pdf
Presentation date: April 26, 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 19, 3:30-4:30 p.m. – The Virtual Faculty Break Room
  • Monday, April 19-Wednesday, April 21 – Advanced SoftChalk: Take Your Interactive Lessons to a New Level – Delivery: Online via Canvas
  • Thursday, April 22, 3-4 p.m. – Building Course Content in the Canvas Course Template
  • Friday, April 23, 3 p.m. – Seinfeld Trivia Game

FSI Conference, May 19

This year’s annual FSI: At the Intersection of Teaching, Learning, and Technology Conference, “Rebooting Students’ Experiences,” will be held Wednesday, May 19. The event will once again be held virtually through Zoom. There will be presentations, networking and hands-on training on the use of modern communication and information technologies in education. Registrants may choose to focus on one track or participate in any session in any track: Post-Pandemic Strategies, Inclusive Teaching, Care and Community, and Teaching Tools. More information is available at http://conferences.illinois.edu/fsi/program.html.

The conference brings educators and instructional-technology professionals together from across Illinois and as far away as Canada. This year’s conference features a presentation, “Ch-Ch-Changes: Innovation, Flipping, Empathy and Community,” from LLCC’s very own Laurie Lewis-Fritz, instructor of music.

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.