Monday Morning Mentor: helping struggling online students

How Can I Help Students Who Are Struggling with Online Learning?

Presentation date: Nov. 15, 2021 and on-demand for one week

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Last week this fall! Bistro To Go open today and Thursday

Bistro To Go in the Workforce Careers Center
Bistro Verde, LLCC’s student-run café, is open during the fall 2021 semester as Bistro To Go. It is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Nov. 18. You are invited to enjoy takeout soups, salads, sandwiches, baked goods, coffees and drinks prepared by LLCC culinary arts, baking and pastry, and hospitality students. View the fall 2021 menu!

Lunch orders may be placed online at (credit card) or in person (cash or credit card).

Reminder – Active Learning through Group Work online workshop starts today

Active Learning through Group Work – Online! Tuesday, Nov. 16– Friday, Nov. 19, 2021

Delivery – Online Amy Chernowsky, Instructional Designer

In this session, we’ll explore the idea of synchronous and asynchronous active learning through group work as an instructional strategy in courses. We’ll work in groups as we discuss group formation techniques and group rules, group work pedagogy and communication strategies. Finally, we’ll look at group work grading rubrics and evaluation. Current Online Faculty participating in the Online Proficiency Program can receive 6 points for successful completion of this workshop.

Please follow the registration link to sign up.


Cybersecurity awareness training starting this week

As mentioned last month, we are about to begin a cybersecurity awareness training program with a company named Infosec IQ.  This will entail a series of short training courses (one or two a month) and potentially some simulated phishing emails.  These courses focus on subjects like password management, identity theft, malware, social engineering, phishing, spear phishing, physical security, Business Email Compromise (BEC), Internet of Things (IoT), travel safety, mobile data, privacy and acceptable use. The purpose of putting this training into place is to raise awareness to the threats in our environment and to avoid costly data breaches. Onboarding is a simple process. Users will be sent an enrollment email, notifying them of an assigned course. The provided link will take the learner directly to their dashboard to complete each corresponding module.

Sign up to be an organ donor today; presentation at 5:30 p.m.

LLCC’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society will promote organ donations today in conjunction with the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office “Life Goes On” program.

Beginning at 10 a.m. in A. Lincoln Commons, individuals may sign up for the Organ/Tissue Donor Registry. A program will begin at 5:30 p.m. featuring speakers Damarius Blanks, regional coordinator of Life Goes On, along with an organ donor family, a living organ donor and organ recipient. Registry sign-up will be available throughout the day until the end of the program, which will also include recognition for established organ donors.

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COVID-19 vaccine clinic today and tomorrow

LLCC will host another COVID-19 vaccination clinic in A. Lincoln Commons today 8:30 to noon and 4-6:30 p.m. and tomorrow 8:30 a.m. to noon. Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be available; no appointments necessary.

Lewis-Fritz presents at ICCFA Annual Conference

Laurie Lewis-Fritz, assistant professor of music, presented as part of a panel at the Illinois Community College Faculty Association Annual Conference on Teaching Excellence. This year’s conference, “Sharing Stories of What the Pandemic Wrought,” was held virtually on Friday, Nov. 12.

In conjunction with Dr. Irene Apanovitch-Leites from Black Hawk College, the panel, “Hope & Perseverance in the Choral Classroom: Responding to Global Crises” featured a discussion about how choral rehearsals were adapted to the online modality and on maintaining hope and resilience in the classroom.