Winter 2018 Conference

The 2018 Winter Conference will be held January 3.


Sign in tables will be available at both entrances to building G. Please have your Seminole State ID card ready.
Seating will be first come, first served. Plan to arrive early if you would like a seat in a specific location.

  • 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Breakout Sessions

Breakout Sessions

Please select the workshop tile(s) to be taken to the registration page on the SignMeUp calendar.

10:00 - 10:45 a.m. (45 minute sessions)

Workshop TitleDescription
Beyond Multiple ChoiceWhen instructors design courses, we know what needs to be taught in terms of content. There is even more variety in delivery of content given the use of active learning techniques. Yet, when it is time to assess learning or demonstration of knowledge, if we rely on publisher course packs, there is a temptation to think that multiple choice exams are the best way to assess students. Discover ways in which you, as the instructor, can assess learning beyond the multiple choice exam.
SabbaticalsLearn some guidelines and tips for a successful sabbatical during this workshop.
Free Formative and Summative Assessment Tools for the ClassroomIn this workshop, learn about free available tools that you can use for both formative and summative assessments. These tools work with student devices so you don't need to bring a set of clickers into class with you. Most can be used both synchronously and asynchronously.
Academic Success Center OutreachThe Academic Success Center is doing more to reach out to students via faculty. In this last year, the ASC brought onboard an outreach coordinator to partner with faculty and strengthen the use of the Supplemental Model of Instruction. During this workshop, meet our new outreach coordinator, Turi Christensen and discuss ways in which the Center and faculty can collaborate to best meet the needs of our students.
Fake News, Alternative Facts and Fact FindingThe presidential election of 2016 and its aftermath has yielded a whole new way of spinning news and facts. In this era of social media, Twitter has become the modern-day "fire-side chats." Donald Trump has not relied on the news media to serve as the communication bridge between his office and the people. As accusations of fake news and alternative facts continue, where do "we the people" turn to find truth?
Beyond the Classroom: Learning that Impacts the CommunityIn this session panelists will discuss how service learning can be used in any discipline “…to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.” (Learn & Serve America National Service-Learning Clearinghouse) Professors from various disciplines will share the importance of Service Learning and its meaningful impact on our students and our community

10:00 - 11:30 a.m. (90 minute sessions)

Workshop TitleDescription
Utilizing the Library Resource List Builder in CanvasThe Library Resource List Builder in Canvas allows faculty to build reading/viewing lists for their Canvas course modules. You can select content from library databases and/or the open web. It's a great way to provide course resources online at no direct cost to the student.

11:00 - 11:45 a.m. (45 minute sessions)

Workshop TitleDescription
Using Outcomes in Canvas to Track SkillsThis workshop is designed for professors who need to track skill proficiency and course outcomes. Attendees will learn how to embed outcomes and utilize grading rubrics that can be tracked and viewed in the Learning Mastery gradebook in Canvas.
The Basics to Organizing a Study Abroad ClassThe department of Global Engagement is encouraging faculty to lead short-term study abroad courses. Learn how to put together a proposal and explore the basics of taking students abroad. Please note that this workshop is not a substitute for the Student Life workshop, "Traveling with Students."
Managing a Multi-Generational ClassroomThe field of education encourages us to think about what each learner brings to the table. While we teach adult learners in the college environment, each generation brings a different dimension to the classroom. We must be careful when it comes to assumptions about any one particular generation. In this workshop, we will look at some of those assumptions and begin differentiating myth from truth.
Help for Faculty and Staff Supporting Students with AutismIn this workshop we will define autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and characteristics to help faculty identify those with ASD. The focus will be on the strengths of individuals with ASD, their daily challenges and strategies for effective communication, along with best practices throughout the college campus. Due to the increase in enrollment of students with ASD it is imperative all campus personnel are introduced to the basics on how to recognize this population and effectively interact for the best possible outcome.
Finding the "True Grit" in Our StudentsThis session will explore how failure and grit go together in transforming our students, helping them learn from their shortcomings to empower themselves to grow into success. Focusing on the power of “zeal” and “persistence of motive” while learning to deal with setbacks, we will examine how students can be taught to deal with failures in order to “stay the course” towards success. The presentation includes: A short description of grit, what it is, and how we can work to use strategies that will help our students develop resilience in the classroom and the real world. We will include short videos and handouts to help integrate these concepts into the curriculum and to activities outside of the classroom.
Seminole State's Golden ResultLearn how Seminole State achieved "gold" status on the Florida College System's Performance Funding metrics, with dramatic increases in graduation rates and student success indicators. Check out how your contributions are helping students and the institution grow and succeed.

11:30 - 1:00 p.m. (90 minute sessions)

Workshop TitleDescription
Engaging Students Through VideoIn this hands-on workshop, participants will review the basics of Panopto video production and learn how to engage students through the use of videos.

12:00 noon - 12:45 p.m. (45 minute sessions)

Workshop TitleDescription
GOing Forward: New Directions for the Honors InstituteWith change can sometimes come uncertainty. In this session, the new director will share the vision for The Grindle Honors Institute at Seminole State College.
Helping Students Clean Up Their WritingHave you ever had a student come in for help with a paper that is, for the lack of a better word, "a hot mess?" Even if you are not a writing professor, there are numerous ways to offer that student assistance. This presentation will provide context, tips, and tricks of how to help out students with particularly challenging writing.
Engaging Students Outside the ClassroomThe role of student life is to enrich the students' educational experience outside of the classroom. In this workshop, learn of the new opportunities students can experience through student life. There are plenty of experiential learning opportunities that pair well with classroom learning.
Using Interest-Based Problem SolvingMany College members recently trained in a problem solving approach called interest-based negotiation. This technique is one that can be used for a variety of situations where a team-based decision is guided by principles of cooperation and communication. The key element to moving beyond any given conflict is to understand "the why" driving a position. Come learn how this approach can be used to solve differences from everyday problems to more complex organizational decisions.
Intercultural Rapport BuildingBeing an effective intercultural communicator means interacting positively with people from diverse backgrounds. People from different racial, ethnic, and cultural perspectives are vital in the 21st century (Holland, 2017). In this workshop you will learn how to reflect on your own culture and develop a deeper understanding of others.
Make it So: Modes of Learning in Star Trek Modeled in the ClassroomCome discuss how an episode of Star Trek: TNG can be used as a model for student learning which advocates for a balance of technology enhancement with classroom discussion and interaction. Participants will discuss how instructors can communicate to students the extent to which and in what way they should rely on (or withdraw from) technology in their learning.
  • 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Minute Clinics (L-309)
    The e-Learning department will host Minute Clinics throughout the day, giving you an opportunity to stop by and ask for guidance or tips on last minute adjustments to your Canvas course or OASIS syllabus before the new semester begins.
  • 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Grab and Gab: Lunch with a Purpose (C-108)
  • 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Faculty Showcase and Reception (AT-102)
    This event is a time for faculty to showcase their articles, research, works of art, teaching strategies and more! Stop by each display area to ask questions and exchange ideas with colleagues. Coffee and refreshments will be served throughout.


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