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(TAG) Transfer Recruitment Fairs (4.0 Hours)
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Prerequisite: N/A
Description:

2013 Transfer Recruitment Fairs


9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance: Invasive Plant Species Removal(3.0 Hours)
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Office of the Quality Enhancement Plan

Prerequisite:
Description:

Volunteers will be removing invasive plant species. Please meet at Confederate Hall in Stone Mountain Park. Please tell the gate attendant that you are here to meet with Brian McKnight and the gate fee will be waived. Please wear long pants, long sleeves and closed toe shoes. Bottled water will be provided.


A Professional Development Two-fer: Cross Cultural Communication And Putting The BUZZZZ Into Your I(1.0 Hours)
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CTL

Prerequisite: N/a
Description: Title: Enhancing Cross Cultural Communication Skills in the Classroom "Faculty members frequently encounter cross- cultural communication issues in our diverse classrooms. Learn strategies for successful cross cultural communication so you can communicate effectively with all of your students."
Title: Creating an On-line Buzzzzz: Tips for revving up your icollege discussions "Considering enhancing your face to face classes with iCollege discussions? Pondering giving hybrids a try? Want to put some buzz in your on- line class discussion boards? This is the mini-topic for you!"

Academic Scheduling Q&A - BANNER And R25 Perspectives(1.5 Hours)
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Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: N/A
Description:

This session will review schedule entry procedures, including some of the most common mistakes and/or steps that might be missed and how they affect registration, room scheduling and reporting to the BOR. Information about training and other resources will be presented. 

 

Information about the coordination between BANNER and the R25 room scheduling software will also be available. Some topics might include the important pieces of BANNER that determine the success of the scheduling software, the exam creation process and timelines for processing.

 

This session will offer attendees a chance to ask those questions that arise and for which answers may not always be handy.   Any questions not answerable by the folks present will be investigated and forwarded to those folks who know the answers, so no question will be left alone….   Participants are asked to bring questions as well as best practices to share with others.

 

All personnel who participate in the creation and maintenance of sections in BANNER are encouraged to attend at least one of the sessions.

Acrobat 10- Creating Fill-able Forms(2.0 Hours)
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Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: - None
Description: This workshop covers,
How to convert a MS word document to PDF and then create fill-able fields on the PDF document so that users may type directly into the PDF document and print the document.
Plus:
1. How to enhance your fill-able forms
2. Setting tab orders
3. Adding Javascript necessary for putting the form online
4. Inserting and managing digital signatures

Note: Please make sure you have Acrobat 10 installed.  If not, make a service desk request at: servicedesk@gpc.edu

Adopt-a-Stream/Adopt-a-Wetland(6.0 Hours)
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CTL

Prerequisite: None
Description: Personnel from Project WET at Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources will present information relating to Adopting a Stream or Wetland.

Advanced IStrategy(2.5 Hours)
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Finance and Budget

Prerequisite: Beginning IStrategy
Description:

This course is intended for power users of the iStrategy tool.  Upon completion of this course, the end user will know how to use more advanced features of the iStrategy reporting tool.


Audio Lab Training 2(1.5 Hours)
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Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: Audio Lab Training I
Description: The Second Audio Lab Training Focuses On Editing Techniqus And Tools, Automation, And Using The Euphonix MC Mix Outboard Mixer.

Audio Lab Training I(1.5 Hours)
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Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: None
Description: This Workshop Will Introduce Students To The Equipment And Techniques Needed To Use The MediaSpot Audio Lab To Record Voice Overs, Instruments, And Vocals. This Course Is Required For Students Who Wish To Use The MediaSpot Audio Lab For Recording.

Bb Collaborate For Meetings(1.0 Hours)
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Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: None
Description: This workshop focuses on using Bb Collaborate web conferencing for Meetings. Bb Collaborate web conferencing allows for real-time audio, desktop, sharing, whiteboarding, etc.

Beginning IStrategy(2.5 Hours)
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Provider:

Finance and Budget

Prerequisite: None
Description:

The is a beginners level iStrategy reporting course.  Upon completion of this course, the end user will know how to create their own iStrategy Budget to Actual reports, change dimensions on existing reports, modify existing slicers, and create new slicers as needed.


Beyond the Blank Stares: Finding out if your students really get it(1.5 Hours)
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CTL

Prerequisite: N/a
Description: You are in the middle of one of your best lectures but as you look out at your students, you see blank stares and you're not sure whether they are grasping the material. As faculty, two of the biggest challenges we face can be keeping students engaged and assessing their understanding of the material while the lecture is taking place.

In their book, classroom assessment techniques, Angelo and Cross(1993) presented several strategies for assessing student learning during a class session. However, choosing strategies and implementing them can prove to be difficult.  Careful thought must go into choosing an activity that assesses the correct learning outcomes. Additionally, if your students are not used to working during class they might either resist your efforts or get so involved that it will be a challenge to rein them in when you want to move on (Felder, 1997). Finally, teaching a Just-in-time lesson based on The Assessment Results can impact your plan for the day as well as subsequent classes. The important thing to remember is that in spite of all of the challenges, the Pay off of keeping students engaged and closing potential learning gaps will keep you from having to re-teach the lesson.

The Mini-workshop presentation will not only familiarize you with different easy to use in-class assessment echniques, but also give you the opportunity to develop activieis you can take back to your institution and implement. you should leave this session confident to try at least one of these activities in your next class.


Biology w/ Vernier Workshop(3.0 Hours)
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CTL

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Description:

Biscotti And Banter(1.0 Hours)
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International Education

Prerequisite: None
Description: Opportunity for faculty/staff to chat about international education at GPC. 

Black Male Empowerment Conference(5.0 Hours)
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International Education

Prerequisite: None
Description: African American Male Initiative conference for Black male high school and college students hosted by Leadership Academy, Gateway to College Academy and DeKalb Early College Academy

Black Male Self-Identity: Will the Real You, Please Stand Up!(0.8 Hours)
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Provider:

International Education

Prerequisite: You Must Register For The Black Male Empowerment Conference Conference Before Registering For The Workshops
Description:

This Workshop Will Focus On Identifying Messages Black Male Youth Receive From Peers, The Media, And Society In General That Affect Their Sense Of Self.  Strategies Promoting For Self-appreciation And Self-value Will Also Be Explored.


Bringing Learning To Life Series(1.0 Hours)
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CTL

Prerequisite: N/A
Description:

A series of instructional strategies are explored to enhance the process of teaching and learning. Topics will cover areas such as: Contextual Learning, Collaborative Learning, Multiple Intelligences, Integrative Learning, Service/ Experiential Learning, and Use of Games in Instruction. Each topic will be scheduled separately throughout the semester


Business Writing(24.0 Hours)
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Human Resources

Prerequisite: N/A
Description:

Business Writing is a course designed specifically to enhance all forms of written communication in the workplace. Fundamentals such as grammar and spelling are emphasized, then incorporated into how to use writing strategies for all situations encountered in the workplace. This includes how to write business letters, emails, and memos within the workplace and to customers, students, and vendors outside the workplace. We will work on professional writing as well as how to use professional writing to resolve conflicts and create harmony in the workplace and with external correspondence, all while displaying the degree of professionalism and competence commensurate with an academic institution.


Campus Movie Fest Bootcamp(1.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: None
Description: Campus Movie Fest is coming back to Georgia Perimeter College! Students will get a chance to create short films and enter them in an international festival for free.

This training will introduce you to the festival and its rules. We hope that you will encourage your students to enter.
www.campusmoviefest.com

CASE IT! Workshop(3.0 Hours)
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CTL

Prerequisite: N/A
Description:

Case It! is An NSF-sponsored Project To Provide Free Molecular Biology/bioinformatics Computer Simulations For Case-based Learning, With Emphasis On Genetic And Infectious Disease.

This Session Will Provide Hands-on Experience With Case It V6, The Latest Version Of The Free Case It Simulation Currently At Use At Educational Institutions Worldwide.  Students Use This Open-ended Software To Analyze Any DNA Or Protein Sequence Using Common Laboratory Techniques Such As Electrophoresis, Bloting, PCR, And ELISA.  Case It V6 Is Designed To Be Used In Conjunction With MEGA4 Bioinformatics Software (also Free For Educational Use), Enabling Students To Run Multiple Alignments And Build Trees.

Students Can Either Analyze Pre-written Cases Or Use The Software To Develop Their Own Cases On Any Topic Involving DNA Or Protein Analyis.  New Cases Such As Prostate Cancer, Colon Cancer, Malaria, MRSA, And Vibrio Complement Older Cases On Diseases Such As Alzheimer, Cystic Fibrosis, Breast Cancer, HIV, Influenza, And Sexually-transmitted Infections, Among Others.  This Free Simulation Can Be Downloaded From The Case It Web Site (http://caseit.uwrf.edu), Which Also Includes Problem Spaces, An Online Resource Manual, And detailed Tutorials.

The Workshop Will Also Provide hands-on Experience With An Optional Online System That Allows Students To Build Virtual Posters And Discuss Results With Their Peers.
 


Chemistry W/ Vernier(3.0 Hours)
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CTL

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Description:

Chen Tai Chi Chun Introduction(2.0 Hours)
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CTL

Prerequisite: N/a
Description: The program will include Tai Chi Warm up exercises, basic movement of Silk Reeling Energy exercise, a short form of Chen Tai Chi Rountine and end with energy collection exercises.  All of these exercises are the Chen style Tai Chi Skills of preserving energy for health.


Classroom Polling With Clickers- Implementing A Student Response System(2.0 Hours)
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Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: - Familiarity With PowerPoint And USB Drives
Description: This workshop covers,
1. An introduction to classroom polling using a student response system (aka Clickers)

A student response system or clicker allows faculty to collect student responses to multiple choice, short answer, or numeric questions and display the results in a graphic form.
The results from each polling session can be saved, analyzed and recorded scores in your course grade book.

Uses of this software are:
1. Checking for Understanding- Instructors can ask questions that requires students to use and apply what they’ve learned. Students and instructors are able to immediately assess the progress of the class and each student in developing an understanding of course material.
2. Assess Prior Knowledge and Understanding- Instructors can gauge what students already know as well as ask questions to activate relevant knowledge that will aid in learning new material.
3. Quantify Course Participation- Using the associated Results Manager software, instructors can award participation grades based on how many questions students respond to each day.

Classroom Technology Training- Alpharetta (1.0 Hours)
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Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: - None
Description: This workshop covers,
Training on the technology found in campus classrooms including:
1. Using the computer
2. Connecting a laptop
3. Turning the projector on/off
4. Controlling volume
5. Using the sympodium
6. Using the document camera
7. Using the DVD player
8. Switching between the sympodium, document camera and DVD player

Classroom Technology Training- Clarkston(1.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: - None
Description: This workshop covers,
Training on the technology found in campus classrooms including:
1. Using the computer
2. Connecting a laptop
3. Turning the projector on/off
4. Controlling volume
5. Using the sympodium
6. Using the document camera
7. Using the DVD player
8. Switching between the sympodium, document camera and DVD player

Classroom Technology Training- Decatur (1.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: - None
Description: This workshop covers,
Training on the technology found in campus classrooms including:
1. Using the computer
2. Connecting a laptop
3. Turning the projector on/off
4. Controlling volume
5. Using the sympodium
6. Using the document camera
7. Using the DVD player
8. Switching between the sympodium, document camera and DVD player

Classroom Technology Training- Dunwoody (1.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: - None
Description: This workshop covers,
Training on the technology found in campus classrooms including:
1. Using the computer
2. Connecting a laptop
3. Turning the projector on/off
4. Controlling volume
5. Using the sympodium
6. Using the document camera
7. Using the DVD player
8. Switching between the sympodium, document camera and DVD player

Classroom Technology Training- Newton (1.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: - None
Description: This workshop covers,
Training on the technology found in campus classrooms including:
1. Using the computer
2. Connecting a laptop
3. Turning the projector on/off
4. Controlling volume
5. Using the sympodium
6. Using the document camera
7. Using the DVD player
8. Switching between the sympodium, document camera and DVD player

Common Core, Common Ground, Common Sense(1.0 Hours)
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CTL

Prerequisite: None
Description: Common Core, Common Ground, Common Sense: Improving Classroom Practice Through The Implementation of The ELA Common Core Standards with help from NCTE

Complaint Investigations(3.0 Hours)
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Human Resources

Prerequisite:
Description:

The Complaint Investigations workshop is a 3-hour workshop that focuses on the steps to take in order to investigate complaints of harassment, discrimination and other wrongdoing. Participants will learn the following:

 

·         Which complaints require investigation

·         How to objectively gather facts and evidence

·         Procedures to ensure a thorough, fair investigation

·         GPC’s complaint/dispute investigation process.

 


Creating Conditions In The Classroom For Student Success-Part III (Outside the Classroom)(1.0 Hours)
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CTL

Prerequisite: None
Description: Education Is Changing! Competition Is Changing Internationally!  Workplace Job Skills And Demands Are Changing!  What Are We Doing To Prepare Our Students To Be Successful Students, First, And Successful Employees, And Citizens Of The World.

This Workshop Is An Interactive Discussion Of Practical Approaches To Infusing These Skills Into YOUR Class...whether You Teach Learning Support Reading, Or Calculus Based Physics! 

Come Prepared To Share Your Thoughts And Ideas.

Creating Effective Rubrics For Online Courses(1.3 Hours)
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GPC Online

Prerequisite: N/A
Description: IMPORTANT: To Log Into This Online Webinar, Click On The Following Link:

Http://67.202.209.30/launcher.cgi?room=gpconline.

If This Is Your First Time Using WIMBA, Allow Yourself Some Time To Run The Setup Wizard.

Customer Service Training(16.0 Hours)
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Human Resources

Prerequisite: None
Description:

Upon completion of this program an employee will be able to: 

·         Understand key customer service attributes

·         Understand the standards of service

·         Work effectively as a team member in creating exceptional customer service

·         Exceed  customer expectations

·         Develop positive relationships with customers


Designing An Effective Service-Learning Course And Meaningful Syllabus(1.5 Hours)
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CTL

Prerequisite:
Description: Objectives

Participants will learn:

1.  A step-by-step method for linking pedagogical goals to service experiences
2.  How to integrate readings, writings, and on-site activities with traditional coursework so that all three can enrich the others
3. How to get students intellectually and practically prepared to make the most out of the semester both in class and in the community
4. How to develop productive assignments and exams.

Designing An Effective Service-Learning Course and Meaningful Syllabus

Wednesday, October 14th ~ 1-2:30 EDT

Overview


This Course will help service-learning faculty to match their desired service-learning courses to appropriate, development service-experiences and reflections throughout the semester. It will take them through the idea stage, to community collaboration in course design, to syllabus development, to constructing productive assignments to exams or other culminating experiences. The session will be as interactive as possible so participant questions about course construction can be individually addressed.


Designing Student Media Projects With The MediaSpot(1.0 Hours)
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Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: - None
Description: If you’ve been looking for a way to incorporate video, audio, photography, or graphic design assignments into your course but weren’t sure where to begin, this workshop is for you.
Learn how to design media projects that support your course objectives and help students learn.
Find out how the new MediaSpot video and audio production equipment, facilities, training classes and staff can help.

http://mediaspot.gpc.edu


DOL Unemployment And Career Services(3.5 Hours)
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Human Resources

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Description: Participants will learn about the unemployment application process in this session. They will also learn about the career services that are provided by the Georgia Department of Labor.

Dual Enrollment Day - Alpharetta Center(2.0 Hours)
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Human Resources

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Description: Join us for Dual Enrollment Day at GPC's Alpharetta Center. 
Learn how to start your college career before you graduate high school!

Dual Enrollment Day
Thursday, March 20th
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. 

GPC's Alpharetta Center
3705 Brookside Parkway
Alpharetta, GA 30022

FREE! application fee waiver ($20 savings).
FREE! snacks, refreshments, and give-a-ways.
Meet GPC faculty, staff and students.
Learn about Dual Enrollment and ACCEL funding.

Call 678-891-4129 or e-mail gpcrec@gpc.edu if you have any questions.


Dumplings And Dialogue(1.0 Hours)
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International Education

Prerequisite: None
Description: Opportunity for faculty/staff to chat about international education at GPC. 

Earth Day(4.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Office of the Quality Enhancement Plan

Prerequisite:
Description:

“Spreading the Love”

Four South River Cleanup and Exploration Opportunities

Earth Day Weekend

Just in time for spring and Earth Day explore South River while lending a hand removing trash and debris from the river’s bank and floodplain. 

All clean up tools and materials will be provided.


eTime Training(2.0 Hours)
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Human Resources

Prerequisite:
Description: The eTime course is a two hour live meeting session to answer your ADP questions and instruct employees and managers how to register for the ADP portal and how to access and update their time cards. Students will also learn how to enter and approve their own time cards; managers will learn how to approve time cards for their employees and perform other administrative tasks to effectively manage their employees' time.

Faculty Advising Workshop(1.5 Hours)
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CTL

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Description: This interactive Workshop will provide an overview of various Advising Tools and resources, including The Advising Toolkit, eSAMS, Plan For Success, and Student Information System.  Additional topics include Learning Support Policy, College Preparatory Curriculum, and Transfer Admissions Guarantee.

Faculty Development Day(0.0 Hours)
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CTL

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Description: Held on Clarkston Campus, this day is devoted to your faculty development!

Faculty Worskhop Circuit(1.0 Hours)
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CTL

Prerequisite: N/A
Description: This Academic Year, we are looking forward to more sharing of the scholarly work that we do in the classroom!  We'd like to be proactive in "tightening our Economic Belts" while sharing/offering as many professional development opportunities as possible.  So, the CTL is launching a "Faculty Workshop Circuit" for Faculty, by Faculty.  This will be a series of workshops related to teaching our students. What works, what doesn't work, research you've done (in and out of your classroom), tips for teaching YOUR discipline - Whatever you think would be of benefit to your colleagues, We'd love for you to share in a workshop/seminar format during this 2010 AY.

Final Cut Pro- Part 1- Basic Editing(2.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: - None
Description: This workshop covers,
1. Video editing
2. Importing
3. Transitions
4. Exporting video

Final Cut Pro- Part 2- Advanced Techniques(2.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: - Final Cut Pro- Part 1- Basics
Description:

Now that you've taken the "Final Cut Pro- Part 1- Basics" workshop, learn more powerful editing techniques?
This workshop covers,

1. how to create basic effects
2. use color correction
3. and much more


Final Cut Pro- Part 3- Using Final Cut Studio(2.0 Hours)
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Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: - Final Cut Pro- Parts 1 And 2
Description: This workshop covers,
Learning how to send projects from your Final Cut Pro Timeline
1. to Soundtrack Pro for sound editing,
2. to DVD studio pro for DVD authoring, and
3. to Compressor for all your file compression needs

Five Free Tools For Connecting And Engaging (Online) Learners(1.0 Hours)
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Provider:

CTL

Prerequisite: N/a
Description: Five Free Tools for Connecting and Engaging Online Learners will introduce you to some truly exciting Web 2.0 applications - tools that will help you increase student engagement, improve outcomes, and make the online calssroom experience a more robust and satisfying one for you and your students.

You can find out about them in a brand-new online seminar, FiveFreeToolss for Connecting and Engaging Online Learners. Airing October 25, this live, 60-minute video presentation will be led by Shannon Eastep, distance learning coordinator at Northern Kentucky University.

Ms. Eastep will introduce you to:
  • A tool for enabling voice-led discussions in which the entire class can engage and participate
  • A novel way for students to present historical content through multimedia timelines
  • A simple application that makes it a snap to create and distribute narrated tutorials featuring screenshots and videos
  • The easiest option yet for creating your own audio podcasts
  • A way to help students master course content through self-selected online activities

These are programs anyone can use, and Ms. Eastep will discuss them in a clear, nontechnical language.  She'll walk you through each application step-by-step, demonstrate each one and share real-work case studies. (She'll even show you how to sign up for them!) And, at the conclusion of the presentation, you'll have the opportunity to submit questions for discussion during a dedicated Q&A.



FrontPage- Basics- Beginning Web Design(2.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: - Word Processing And File Management
Description: This Workshop Covers:
1. Planning a website using principles of web design
2. Setting up FrontPage to work with the GPC web server
3. Setting properties for web pages
4. Formatting web pages
5. Creating hyperlinks
6. Publishing your files using FTP

FrontPage- Intermediate Web Design(2.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: - FrontPage- Basics- Beginning Web Design
Description: This Workshop Covers:
1. Inserting images
2. Creating bookmarks, also known as targets
3. Using graphics as hyperlinks
4. Adding alternate text to images
5. Changing image properties
6. Creating tables
7. Familiarizing yourself with the HTML view
8. Reviewing pages for ADA compliance

Fulbright Faculty Workshop(1.5 Hours)
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Provider:

CTL

Prerequisite: N/a
Description: The Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) will offer a workshop on the Fulbright Program for Faculty and Professionals: Learn about teaching and research opportunities in more than 125 countries Get Advice on selecting countries for application & making contacts abroad Explore how your campus can host visiting foreign Fulbright scholars Get Tips on how to prepare the Fulbright application There is no charge for the workshop. Fulbright campus representatives and interested faculty are encouraged to attend.

Global Youth Service Day(4.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Office of the Quality Enhancement Plan

Prerequisite:
Description:

This is an opportunity for GPC faculty, staff and students to serve. Please meet at Confederate Hall at Stone Mountain. Tell the gate attendant you are there to meet with Brian McKnight for a service project and the gate fee will be waived. We'll be removing invasive plants. Please wear closed toe shoes and long pants. Gloves, tools, a snack and water will be provided. 



Google Earth (Beginner level)(2.0 Hours)
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Provider:

CTL

Prerequisite: N/A
Description: Beginner Level - Navigating in GE, Using Someone Else's GE File, Making Simple Placemarks ( and Shortcuts For More Elaborate Looks), Screenshots, File/Folder Structure, Savign And Emailing Files To Others, Useful GE File Sources On The Web.

Google Earth (Intermediate Level)(2.0 Hours)
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Provider:

CTL

Prerequisite: Previous Google Earth Knowledge
Description: Intermediate Level - Embedding Photos, Videos, and Links in Placemarks, Using GE File Sources on the web, other GE Tools (ruler, Historical Imagery, Etc)

GPC Baseball Family Night - Newton Campus(5.0 Hours)
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Provider:

CTL

Prerequisite:
Description: Join us for GPC Baseball Family Night, when the GPC Jaguars take on the West Georgia Tech Golden Knights.  Participate in an admission information sessions and/or campus tours before or during the game.  Admission sessions and campus tours will be offered from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.  

Baseball game begins at 4:45 p.m. with "triple threat" first pitch by Newton County Commission Chairman Keith Ellis, and Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
GPC Newton Baseball Field
239 Cedar Lane
Covington, GA 30014

FREE food, refreshments and give-a-ways!
FREE GPC application fee waiver ($20 savings) for students interested in applying to GPC.
Already applied to GPC?  Bring us your outstanding admission document(s).
Interested in Dual Enrollment?  DE staff and students will be on-site.

GPC Basic Student Services Cross Training Program - Module 1(4.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Human Resources

Prerequisite: N/A
Description:

MODULE 1- Admissions/Enrollment RegistrationServices/Graduation/Online


The Basic Student Services cross training program is used as introductory training for GPC’s Contact Center Team and would benefit all employees who work directly with and receive inquiries from students. The program provides participants with a solid understanding of the services provided by the GPC student services departments, answers to common student questions, and how to use eSAMS and other college tools to locate needed information.

The training is beneficial and available for all GPC employees. 

Note
• Each module must be taken in sequential order


GPC Basic Student Services Cross Training Program - Module 2(4.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Human Resources

Prerequisite: Module 1
Description: MODULE 2 - Financial Aid and Veteran Affairs

The Basic Student Services cross training program is used as introductory training for GPC’s Contact Center Team and would benefit all employees who work directly with and receive inquiries from students. The program provides participants with a solid understanding of the services provided by the GPC student services departments, answers to common student questions, and how to use eSAMS and other college tools to locate needed information.

The training is beneficial and available for all GPC employees. 

Note
• Each module must be taken in sequential order

GPC Basic Student Services Cross Training Program - Module 3(4.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Human Resources

Prerequisite: Module 1, Module 2
Description:

MODULE 3 - Student Accounts/Student Information Systems/Supplemental 

The Basic Student Services cross training program is used as introductory training for GPC’s Contact Center Team and would benefit all employees who work directly with and receive inquiries from students. The program provides participants with a solid understanding of the services provided by the GPC student services departments, answers to common student questions, and how to use eSAMS and other college tools to locate needed information.

The training is beneficial and available for all GPC employees.

Note
• Each module must be taken in sequential order


GPC Basic Student Services Cross Training Program - Module 4(4.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Human Resources

Prerequisite: Module 1, Module 2, Module 3
Description: MODULE 4 –CRM/Verification/Phones/Call handling overview

The Basic Student Services cross training program is used as introductory training for GPC’s Contact Center Team and would benefit all employees who work directly with and receive inquiries from students. The program provides participants with a solid understanding of the services provided by the GPC student services departments, answers to common student questions, and how to use eSAMS and other college tools to locate needed information.

The training is beneficial and available for all GPC employees 

Note
• Each module must be taken in sequential order

GPC Basic Student Services Cross Training Program - Module 5(4.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Human Resources

Prerequisite: Module 1, Module 2, Module 3, Module 4
Description: MODULE 5—Side by side call observations

The Basic Student Services cross training program is used as introductory training for GPC’s Contact Center Team and would benefit all employees who work directly with and receive inquiries from students. The program provides participants with a solid understanding of the services provided by the GPC student services departments, answers to common student questions, and how to use eSAMS and other college tools to locate needed information.

The training is beneficial and available for all GPC employees 

Note
• Each module must be taken in sequential order

GPC Code Of Conduct Training(2.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Human Resources

Prerequisite: Full Time Employees
Description:

The Code of Conduct Training is an informal course that covers the policies affecting classified employees. The objective of this course is to ensure that all employees are aware of the terms and conditions of their employment as well as their rights and responsibilities as employees. Detailed information is provided about the College's attendance and leave policies. All full time employees are expected to complete this training. While not mandatory, part-time employees and faculty members are encouraged to attend also.


GPC College Orientation Program(8.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Human Resources

Prerequisite: None
Description:

Whether you’re a seasoned employee or someone just starting employment with GPC; no matter if this is your ideal job or merely one stop on a larger career journey, you want to be successful.

 

Please join us for The GPC College Orientation Program.

As an employee:

·         The organization entrusts you with its resources, business, and students.

·         Your coworker’s welfare, performance, and success are linked to yours.

·         You ultimately benefit from or are hampered by the track record you add each day.

 

The GPC Orientation Program is ideal for new staff and P&A employees; however others are also welcome to attend. This program provides employees with information on the performance management process, GPC’s organization and customer service principles.

 

Upon completion of this program an employee will be able to:

·         Actively participate in managing his/her performance

·         Identify GPC resources

·         Provide quality service to GPC customers

 


GPC Outplacement Individual Assistance(1.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Human Resources

Prerequisite: NA
Description: GPC Outplacement will provide individual assistance to those who request it at the Decatur campus on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons beginning the week of July 30th. Appointments are necessary to ensure staff is available to assist you.

GPC Performance Management Training(3.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Human Resources

Prerequisite:
Description: Performance management is the on-going process of development planning, setting goals, self-assessment, manager assessment, coaching and the evaluation of job performance. All full-time P&A and staff employees are required to participate in the performance management process. This class is open to all employees who would like to learn about GPC’s performance management process for P&A and staff employees as well as to anyone who would like a refresher on this process.

The following topics will be covered:

• Aligning job performance with the GPC Strategic Plan
• Planning, managing and evaluating job performance
• Ensuring effective performance conversations
• Using GPC forms to support strategic performance management
• Supervisor strategies for managing job performance

GPC Reads Faculty Open House(4.0 Hours)
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Provider:

CTL

Prerequisite:
Description:

GPC Search Committee Training(2.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Human Resources

Prerequisite: NA
Description:

The GPC Search Committee Training is an informational course that covers the policies and procedures involved in filling new and vacant classified (non-faculty) positions.  The main objective of this course is to ensure that Budget Managers and Search Committee Members are aware of the procedural and regulatory requirements to post vacancies, review applications, interview applicants, conduct reference checks, and make recommendations for hire.


GPC Service Excellence Certificate(1.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Human Resources

Prerequisite:
Description: According to GPC’s mission, “We embrace excellence, teamwork and quality service that link the college's human capital with our communities to enhance economic, social and cultural vitality.” As a result we are committed to service excellence as we serve students, their families, the community and each other. We believe that on-going professional development is necessary to preserve service excellence and are proud to offer employees the opportunity to complete the GPC Service Excellence Certificate. The certificate includes the successful completion of 9 online courses from Skillsoft and follow up documentation. Those who successfully complete the courses and the requirements will receive a Service Excellence certificate and will be recognized at a customer service recognition event.

Courses
Creating a Positive Attitude
Building Rapport in Customer Service
Communicating to Build a Trusting Customer Service Relationship
Enhancing the Customer Experience
Customer Service over the Phone
Internal Customers
Customer Service Confrontation and Conflict
Dealing with Irrational Customers and Escalating Complaints- 2 hour course
Conflict, Stress and Time Management- 3 hour course

Note: All of these courses are 1 hour courses unless otherwise indicated.

Certificate Requirements
-Complete the nine courses successfully.
-After completion of the nine courses, develop a list that includes new behaviors and/or behavior changes you plan to implement immediately based on the certificate training. A copy of the list is to be submitted to Patrice Masterson in a sealed, self-addressed envelope. The envelope will be returned to the employee in 60-90 days as a reminder.
-Complete course feedback and evaluation forms.

We will send you instructions on how to access Skillsoft as well as how you will need to access the courses.

We are glad you are taking this opportunity to further enhance the quality of service you provide to others as you make a difference in the lives of others.

GPC Staff Development Day 2014(7.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Conferences

Prerequisite: N/A
Description: Staff Senate is hosting its third annual Staff Development Day on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at Clarkston campus in the Cole Auditorium at 9:00 a.m.

GPC Staff Development Day – Sharpen Your Edge(7.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Conferences

Prerequisite: N/a
Description: Staff Senate is hosting its second annual Staff Development Day on Friday, May 17, 2013 at Clarkston campus.

GPC Supervisor Training Series - Module 1 Performance Management(3.5 Hours)
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Provider:

Human Resources

Prerequisite: Supervisors, Managers, Directors
Description:

This module is the first of four modules offered in the two-day Supervisor Training program. This module covers techniques for managing and evaluating employee job performance effectively. Each module of this program is mandatory for all new supervisors within their first year as a supervisor.

 

Upon completion of this module participants will be able to:

  • Align job performance with the GPC Strategic Plan
  • Plan, manage and evaluate job performance
  • Effectively conduct performance conversations
  • Use GPC forms to support strategic performance management
  • Create job descriptions using effective formats
  • Develop performance standards
  • Identify and create functional competencies

GPC Supervisor Training Series – Module 2 Communication, Recognition, and Coaching(3.5 Hours)
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Provider:

Human Resources

Prerequisite: None
Description:

This module is the second of four modules offered in the two-day Supervisor Training program. This module covers techniques for enhancing communication and recognition as well as coaching employees for success at work. Each module of this program is mandatory for all new supervisors within their first year as a supervisor.

 

  Upon completion of this module participants will be able to:

·         Enhance communications with direct reports, other departments, and senior management

·         Enhance recognition of team members and individual employees on a day-to-day basis

·         Project optimism and understand it’s importance

·         Make work more fun

·         Create and experience transparency

·         Ensure inclusiveness

·         Incorporate Theory X, Y and C management

·         Create coaching conversations

·         Coach based on situational leadership

·         Use planning and implementation strategies for coaching

·         Use the power and principle of influence 

 


GPC Supervisor Training Series – Module 3 Goal Setting, Accountability, and Problem Performance(3.5 Hours)
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Provider:

Human Resources

Prerequisite: None
Description:

This module is the third of four modules offered in the two-day Supervisor Training program. This module covers techniques for setting goals and creating accountability with employees as well as improving problem performance. Each module of this program is mandatory for all new supervisors within their first year as a supervisor.

 

Upon completion of this module participants will be able to:

·         Set goals using SMARTER criteria

·         Utilize techniques for ensuring accountability

·         Create interactive goal setting and performance management criteria

·         Improve problem performance

·         Utilize the GPC disciplinary process as well as how to navigate the process successfully

·         Incorporate progressive discipline/corrective action options

·         Prepare for and ensure effective performance improvement conversations

·         Utilize techniques for managing common disciplinary problems

·         How to use GPC disciplinary policy appropriately


GPC Supervisor Training Series – Module 4 GPC Resources(3.5 Hours)
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Provider:

Human Resources

Prerequisite: None
Description:

This module is the fourth of four modules offered in the two-day Supervisor Training program. This module covers techniques for using GPC policies, directory, organization charts and other resources to perform your job effectively. Each module of this program is mandatory for all new supervisors within their first year as a supervisor.

 

Upon completion of this module participants will be able to:

·         Use policies and procedures appropriately

·         Determine the role of individuals involved with policy situations

·         Implement regulations, methods, and timing as stated in policies

·         Use operational organization charts to identify relationship and roles within the college

·         Use technology to gather information and identify resources within the College

 


GPC T^2: Teaching And Technology 2014 Conference(4.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Conferences

Prerequisite: N/A
Description:

This sixth annual conference is hosted by the GPC Office of Information Technology and the Center for Teaching and Learning for all GPC faculty and staff.   

Date: Saturday, March 29, 2014
Time: 8:00a-Noon
Location: Clarkston
 
For 2014, the theme is "Engaging and retaining students through instructional technology".

There will be two presentation tracks.

  • Technologies for the Online and Hybrid Classroom
  • Technologies for the Traditional Classroom

NOTE:  Part-time Instructor Symposium will follow the conference.


GPC T^2: Teaching And Technology Conference 2013(4.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Conferences

Prerequisite: None
Description: GPC T^2: Teaching and Technology Conference 2013
Sponsored by the GPC Office of Information Technology and the Center for Teaching and Learning


This fifth annual conference is hosted by the GPC Office of Information Technology and the Center for Teaching and Learning for all GPC faculty and staff.

Date: Saturday, March 16, 2013
Time: 8:00a-Noon
Location: Clarkston
Who should attend: Open to all GPC faculty and staff

NOTE:  Part-time Instructor Symposium will follow the GPC T^2 Conference.

For 2013, the theme is "Enhancing Teaching and Learning using technology".
There will be two presentation tracks.
  • Technologies for the Online and Hybrid Classroom
  • Technologies for the Traditional Classroom


Additional Details

Location: GPC Clarkston Campus at: 555 N. Indian Creek Dr.-Clarkston, GA 30021
Directions: http://www.gpc.edu/clarkston/directions
Continental Breakfast begins at 8:00 AM in CN Building Presentations begin promptly at 8:15 AM For additional information:
Conference website: http://www.gpc.edu/gpct2/
Conference Program/Schedule: http://www.gpc.edu/gpct2/program_schedule
Clarkston Map: http://www.gpc.edu/Campus_Maps/Clarkston%20Map.pdf

GPC-Online Open House(4.0 Hours)
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Provider:

CTL

Prerequisite: N/a
Description: The GPC Online Arts and Humanities Department is planning a GPC Online open house for faculty and National Distance Learning Week. Please stop by the GPC Online Open House as we showcase some of the exciting things we are doing in our courses! For those interested in teaching hybrid or fully online classes, we will be sharing class-tested activities, assignments, projects, and communication strategies utilized in a variety of disciplines. Come join the dialogue about best practices and learn about some of the tools and technologies we are using to enhance our online courses. This is a DROP-IN event! It is being held from 11am-3pm and you can DROP IN whenever your schedule permits! WIMBA classroom link: http://gpc.wimba.com/launcher.cgi?room=CTL_Room

H1N1 Vaccinations for High Risk Employees(2.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Employee Immunizations

Prerequisite: None
Description: H1N1 Vaccines Are Available To All GPC Students, Faculty, And Staff Free Of Charge.  GPC-ID Is Required.  Please Read The What You Need To Know documents For The Nasal Vaccine and Intramuscular Vaccine Prior To Arriving For Vaccination.

If No Seats Are Available For High-risk At Any Campus, Please Contact Mary.Wade@gpc.edu Via Email.

High Risk Individuals Include:

  • Pregnant Women
  • People Who Live With Or Care For Infants Younger Than 6 Months Of Age
  • Health Care And Emergency Medical Personnel
  • People From 6 Months Through 24 Years Of Age
  • People From 25 Through 64 Years Of Age With Chronic Medical Conditions

H1N1 Vaccinations For Non-High Risk Employees(2.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Employee Immunizations

Prerequisite: None
Description: H1N1 Vaccines Are Available To All GPC Students, Faculty And Staff Free Of Charge.  GPC-ID Is Required.  Please Read The What You Need To Know information Documents For The Nasal Vaccine and Intramuscular Vaccine Prior To Arriving For Vaccination.

Helping GPC Employees Counter RIF Survivor Syndrome: Effective Coping Strategies(1.0 Hours)
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Provider:

CTL

Prerequisite:
Description: Workforce reduction is occurring more and more in agencies, colleges, and Higher Education arenas across the state. It is common for coworkers who survive the RIF Process to feel confused, disillusioned, uncertain, and sad. When life takes this unfamiliar turn, GPC employees must take control of their life situation and look for answers regarding their own self-care. It is important for GPC employees and staff to know how to proactively respond to psychological and emotional reactions due to job restructuring. In addition to the relevance of resilience, empowerment, collegiality, and motivation, this workshop will cover:

  • Discovering your personal strengths, talents, and capabilities for success
  • How to successfully manage increased levels of stress & tension
  • How to properly seek counseling assistance and support through referral resources
  • Learn effective coping strategies for handling change & balancing workload

Presented By:

Lonika Crumb, LAPC; Lonika.Crumb@gpc.edu

Dana Epps, LPC; Dana.Epps@gpc.edu

Ca Trice Glenn, LPC,NCC; CaTrice.Glenn@gpc.edu

Javon Williams, LPC,NCC;Javon.Williams@gpc.edu

Rufus Larkin, PHD., LCSW, LPC; Rufus.Larkin@gpc.edu



HR Search Committee Training(2.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Human Resources

Prerequisite:
Description: The GPC Search Committee Training is an informational course that covers the policies and procedures involved in filling new and vacant classified (non-faculty) positions. The main objective of this course is to ensure that Budget Managers and Search Committee Members are aware of the procedural and regulatory requirements to post vacancies, review applications, interview applicants, conduct reference checks, and make recommendations for hire.

I Am My Brother's Keeper: Young Black Males Empowering One Another(0.8 Hours)
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Provider:

Human Resources

Prerequisite: You Must Register For The Black Male Empowerment Conference Before Registering For The Workshops
Description:

The Presenter Will Discuss The Need For Young Black Males To Reach Out To Their Peers And Pull Them Up By Their "boot Straps."  Participants  Will Explore The Personal Experiences Of Current Men Of Morehouse College Who Have Used The Peer-to-peer Mentorship Concept To Build Bonds And Networks Of Human Capital, Challenge Accountability, And Navigate Through Life While Seeking A College Degree.


ICollege - Creating Assessments(2.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: None
Description:

By the end of this session, participants will be able to…

  • Create and grade Dropbox assignments
  • Create Rubrics for assessing work
  • Organize questions in the Question Library
  • Create and grade Quizzes
  • Create Self Assessments and Surveys
  • Grade Discussions

ICollege - Creating Assessments (Self-Paced)(2.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: None
Description:

This course is the same as the face-to-face and wimba session of the iCollege: Creating Assessments however, because it is self-paced, you can complete it in your own time and at your own pace. You will have two weeks to complete the training. By the end of this session, participants will be able to…

  • Create and grade Dropbox assignments
  • Create Rubrics for assessing work
  • Organize questions in the Question Library
  • Create and grade Quizzes
  • Create Self Assessments and Surveys
  • Grade Discussions

ICollege Fantastic Friday(5.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Instructional Technology

Prerequisite:
Description: iCollege Fantastic Friday - This full day session will teach participants how to set up their courses in iCollege. We will start participants with a new, blank section in D2L. 

The following topics will be covered:
  1. Requesting a new blank building section.
  2. Navigating iCollege- D2L.
  3. Creating News Items
  4. Creating Discussions
  5. Using Email
  6. Using the Calendar
  7. Using the Classlist
  8. Uploading Files
  9. Creating HTML Files
  10. Creating Modules
  11. Using the Course Builder
  12. Creating Assessments- Quizzes and Dropbox
  13. Copying Content from Another Course
  14. Grading Assessments
  15. Managing the Gradebook


iCollege Super Saturday(5.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: None
Description: iCollege Super Saturday - This fullday sessions will teach participants how to set up their courses in iCollege. We will start participants with a new, blank section in D2L. 

The following topics will be covered:
  1. Requesting a new blank building section.
  2. Navigating iCollege- D2L.
  3. Creating News Items
  4. Creating Discussions
  5. Using Email
  6. Using the Calendar
  7. Using the Classlist
  8. Uploading Files
  9. Creating HTML Files
  10. Creating Modules
  11. Using the Course Builder
  12. Creating Assessments- Quizzes and Dropbox
  13. Copying Content from Another Course
  14. Grading Assessments
  15. Managing the Gradebook


ICollege- Basics(2.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: None
Description:

This session provides participants with the essential knowledge needed for developing a new course in iCollege.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Navigate within D2L
  • Manage course files
  • Create Modules and Topics in the Content tool
  • Organize content with the Course Builder
  • Set up the iCollege Grade Book Copy
  • Content from another course

ICollege- Basics (Self-Paced)(2.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: None
Description:

The goal of this SELF-PACED course is to provide the basic information that you need in order to set up your iCollege courses in the new D2L system. This course will take approximately 2 hours to complete. It has the exact same content as the live face-to-face and Wimba versions of this course. You will have two weeks to complete the course.

This session provides participants with the essential knowledge needed for developing a new course in iCollege- D2L.

It is intended for participants who want to build new content in a blank course as well as copy SELECT content from migrated courses.

Participants will learn how to:

• Request a Blank Building Section
• Navigate within the iCollege- D2L environment
• Store files in the Manage Files area
• Copy (import) content from another course
• Use the Course Builder to reorganize content
• Use the Grades Setup Wizard


ICollege- Gradebook (Self-Paced)(1.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: None
Description:

The goal of this course is to provide the basic information that you need in order to set up the gradebook for each of your iCollege courses in the new D2L system.  This course will take approximately 1 hour to complete.  It has the exact same content as the live face-to-face and Wimba versions of this course. You will have two weeks to complete the course.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Use the Grades setup wizard
  • Create grade items and categories
  • Enter grades manually
  • Calculate the final grade
  • Create grade schemes
  • Import grades from and export grades to a spreadsheet

ICollege- Interactions And Communications(2.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: None
Description:

This session will help you to develop interaction and communication opportunities in your course.

Participants will learn how to:

  1. Engage in one-way communication with students through the News tool, Calendar, Intelligent Agents, and the Wimba Voice Podcaster

  2. Engage in two-way communication with students through Email, the Classlist tool, and Blackboard IM

  3. Engage in group communication and collaboration through Discussions, Blackboard IM, Wimba Classroom, and Wimba Voice Boards


ICollege- MyMathLab Plus (PT Faculty Only)(2.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Instructional Technology

Prerequisite:
Description: This session will cover how to use the MyMathLab Plus tools that are integrated into iCollege- D2L.
It is not recommended for faculty that have experience using MyMathLab in previous semesters.

This will cover how to access MyMathLab Plus through iCollege- D2L, how to setup assignments, etc.


ICollege- MyMathLab Plus Integration (Fall Faculty ONLY)(1.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: ICollege- D2L Fresh Start Or Working With A Migrated Course
Description: This session will show GPC MATH faculty using MyMathLab Plus integrated with iCollege- D2L how to:
1.  Add an External Learning Tool link to their iCollege- D2L courses
2.  How to access their migrated MyMathLab assignments
3.  How to navigate the new MyMathLab plus look

ICollege-Creating Content(2.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: None
Description:

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the various workflows for adding content to a course
  • Navigate with the D2L environment
  • Use the Manage Files area to add content
  • Use the Content Tool to add content
  • Use the Course Builder to add content
  • Create a Course Information Widget
  • Create a Checklist
  • Use the Links tool
  • Personalize content using replace strings
  • Copy Content from another course

ICollege-Grading Clinic(1.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: Student Work In ICollege
Description: The Grading Clinic is a one-on-one appointment with an instructional technologist to assist an instructor with grading quizzes, test, exams, discussion postings, assignments, etc as well as setting up the gradebook to calculate final grades.

There is no set agenda for this session. 

To get the most out of these appointments we recommend that you have actual student work that needs to be graded.



ICollege-Managing A Class(2.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Instructional Technology

Prerequisite:
Description:

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Use the Classlist to define the roles of participants in your course.
  • Use Intelligent Agents and Replace Strings to personalize your course.
  • Use Groups to organize students.
  • Use the Attendance to record participation.
  • Set up and enter Grades.

ICollege-Work Session(2.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: None
Description: Faculty are invited to come to the Q & A discussion with questions and thoughts regarding the new LMS, Desire2Learn.
As a participant driven session, there is no set agenda; as such, the success and content of each discussion is dependent upon your participation.
This is your chance to get answers to questions you always wanted to ask!

ICollege: ALEKS(1.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: None
Description: At the end of this session, users will be able to • Copy content from an iCollege course template to an instructor section • Create a custom widget on the course homepage • Edit widget content • Enter grades into the grade book • Modify grade book display settings • Add calendar entries • Post information using the News tool • Post information using the Content tool • Access “Time and Topic” reports in ALEKS • Create custom reports in ALEKS • Identify and email specific students for mini-workshops in ALEKS • Create and cancel assessments in ALEKS

ICollege: Bb Collaborate (Web Conferencing)(1.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: None
Description: This workshop focuses on adding/enhancing your iCollege sections with Bb Collaborate web conferencing. Bb Collaborate web conferencing allows for real-time audio, desktop, sharing, whiteboarding, etc.

iCollege: MyMathLab (1.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: None
Description: This session will cover how to use the MyMathLab Plus tools that are integrated intoiCollege- D2L.
It is recommended for faculty who would like to start using MML or expand its use for their classes.
This session will cover:
• Why should I use MML?
• How to add an External Learning Tool link to iCollege- D2L courses
• How to access MyMathLab Plus through iCollege- D2L
• How to create and import MyMathLab assignments
• How to use set up and use the grade book in MML including adding offline items
• Explore some of the new tools in MyMathLab Plus

ICollege:Plagarism Detection (Turnitin)(2.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: None
Description: This demonstration will walk you through the steps to set up a Dropbox assignment enabled with TurnItIn's plagiarism checker and GradeMark tool. Grades post directly to the iCollege grade book, and you'll be able to assess academic honesty and provide more robust feedback in less time without leaving iCollege.

iMovie(2.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: - None
Description: iMovie is a video editing program that allows you to create movies using still photos and video.
Use iMovie to add that something extra to your footage before you share it with others.
In order to be successful, we recommend a familiarity with a Mac.
Objectives
1- Import video clips and still images
2- Create a new project
3- Edit your movie project
Additional
If you have video clips or still images of your own you may bring them in on a flash drive.

Individual Development Plan Workshop(3.5 Hours)
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Provider:

Human Resources

Prerequisite:
Description: The purpose of this workshop is to provide participants with a tool that will help them identify what they value professionally as well as what their strengths and challenges are. This insight can then be used to help participants identify professional goals for the future.

Intro To Final Cut Pro X(1.5 Hours)
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Provider:

Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: None
Description: Learn the basics to this professional video editing program; Importing, editing tips and tricks, transitions, and exporting video will be covered. Open to faculty/staff who are interested in improving their video editing skills and learning the basics of Final Cut Pro X.

IOS Development: Beginning Development(2.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: - None
Description: An introduction to the tools needed to begin developing an iOS (iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad) application.
A couple of simple apps will be developed.

IOS Development: Address Book Style Tables(2.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: - None
Description: In this session we'll take a look at how to read in a file and list it in a table view much like is done with the Address Book.
When tapping on an item, a detail description of that item will be shown.

IOS Development: Media & Location/Maps(2.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: - None
Description: In this session we'll see how to draw a map of our location and automatically zoom in on that location.
We'll also cover how to play media (movies) that are already on the device.

IOS Development: Photos/Camera & Address Book(2.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: - None
Description: In this session we'll discover how to access photos on an iOS device and how to use the camera to take photos.
We'll also see how to gain access to the email and phone number already stored in the devices Address Book.

Just What Are Your Students Doing While Using The Computer!?!(1.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Conferences

Prerequisite: N/A
Description:

Learn To Manage How Students Use Computers In The Classroom Via SynchronEyes.  SynchronEyes Can Help You Lock Down A Computer To Keep Students From Surfing The Internet, Take Control Of A Computer, Black Out A Screen To Force Students To Focus Their Attention On Your, And Much More!
(Offered At 8:30 And 10:00 AM)


Keynote 1: Building Creative Presentations(2.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: - None
Description: Keynote is presentation software that is a part of the Apple iWork suite.
Create captivating presentations by adding background color, images, animations and more to engage the audience in your story.
This session covers,
1- Basic knowledge of Keynote
2- How to create a presentation
3- How faculty/staff can benefit from its use

Keynote 2: Building Creative Presentations- Intermediate(2.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: Keynote: Building Creative Presentations
Description:

Keynote is presentation software that is a part of the Apple iWork suite.
Create captivating presentations by adding background color, images, animations and more to engage the audience in your story.
This session will explore:
1- medium level functions of Keynote® such as working with Master slides
2- adding a recording, and saving your presentation in different ways.


Leadership Communication Certificate(1.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Human Resources

Prerequisite:
Description: This certificate is designed for all GPC leaders. The courses in this certificate focus on understanding communication, behaviors required for effective communication and models for planning communication in a variety of situations. These courses also focus on behaviors and skills required to effectively fulfill the following GPC leadership competencies:

• Transparency
• Diplomacy
• Systems Thinking

Communication

Emotional Intelligence Essentials-What is Emotional Intelligence?
Emotional Intelligence Essentials-Improving Emotional Intelligence
Emotional Intelligence Essentials-Using Emotional Intelligence on the Job
Listening Essentials-Improving Listening Skills
Workplace Conflict-Recognizing and Responding to Conflict
Workplace Conflict-Strategies for Resolving Conflict

Management

Difficult Conversations-Handling Difficult Conversations Effectively

Communication-

Communicating Effectively with the C Level-Communicating with Senior Executives
Professional Networking Essentials-Finding Opportunities to Make Connections

Leadership

Creating Your Own Leadership Development Plan


The following requirements must be fulfilled in order to complete the certificate:
-Complete each course for the certificate successfully.
-Develop goals and apply new behaviors based on learning from the certificate courses.
-Complete course/certificate feedback and evaluation form(s).


We will send you instructions on how to access Skillsoft as well as how you will need to access the courses.

Leadership Development Certificate(1.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Human Resources

Prerequisite:
Description:

This certificate is designed for all GPC leaders. The courses focus on behaviors and skills required to effectively fulfill the following GPC leadership competencies:

• High Performing Teams
• Innovative Solutions
• Transparency
• Planning and Implementation


Leadership

Setting and Managing Organization Priorities-Motivation
Setting and Managing Organization Priorities-Communication
Leadership Essentials-Leading Innovation

Management

Managing Change-Building Positive Support for Change
Managing Change-Dealing with Resistance to Change

Personal Development

Optimizing Your Work/Life Balance-Analyzing Your Life Balance
Optimizing Your Work/Life Balance-Taking Control of Your Stress

Leadership

Creating Your Own Leadership Development Plan


The following requirements must be fulfilled in order to complete the certificate:

-Complete each course for the certificate successfully.
-Develop goals and apply new behaviors based on learning from the certificate courses.
-Complete course/certificate feedback and evaluation form(s).


We will send you instructions on how to access Skillsoft as well as how you will need to access the courses.


Leading At The Speed Of Trust(16.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Human Resources

Prerequisite: Supervisors, Managers, Directors
Description:

Leading At The Speed Of Trust is a two-day workshop for supervisors and managers. It is designed to help participants increase trust and consequently, success in their organizations. Participants will learn the language and behaviors associated with high trust.

 

Participants should be able to do the following upon completion of the workshop:

·         Create integrity in interactions with others

·         Create positive intent in actions

·         Identify and apply capabilities to fulfill obligations

·         Obtain results that build trust

·         Develop self-trust

·         Use trust behaviors to build relationship trust

·         Design and align systems that inspire trust and increase organizational credibility


Leading E.D.G.E. Workshop(3.5 Hours)
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Provider:

CTL

Prerequisite: N/a
Description: The Leading E.D.G.E. Workshops are centered around the strategies of Teaching and Learning as outlined in our Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP): Collaborative Learning Service Learning Problem-Based Learning Community Based Research

Leading EDGE Retreat Part 1 - Collaborative Learning & Problem-Based Learning(3.5 Hours)
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Provider:

Office of the Quality Enhancement Plan

Prerequisite:
Description: This workshop will provide faculty members with the tools necessary to implement collaborative learning and problem based learning in their courses. This is part one of a four segment series. Pat Marsteller from Emory University will lead our workshop providing general information about collaborative learning and problem based learning. She will also lead small group activities designed to help faculty design specific course-based activities. Participants should bring a copy of their course syllabus and a laptop to the session.

Leading EDGE Retreat Part 2 - Community-based Learning(3.5 Hours)
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Provider:

Office of the Quality Enhancement Plan

Prerequisite:
Description: This workshop will provide faculty members with the tools necessary to implement one or more of the engaged pedagogies highlighted in the QEP. This is part two of four-part series. Gail Jessen from Salt Lake Community College will lead our workshop providing general information about community-based learning. She will also lead small group activities designed to help faculty design specific course-based activities. Participants should bring a copy of their course syllabus and a laptop to the session.

Leading EDGE Retreat Part 3 - Syllabus Development & Reflection(3.5 Hours)
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Provider:

Office of the Quality Enhancement Plan

Prerequisite:
Description: This workshop will provide faculty members with the tools necessary to implement one or more of the engaged pedagogies highlighted in the QEP. This is part three of four-part series. Gail Robinson senior advisor to the Community College National Center for Community Engagement and formerly of the American Association of Community Colleges will lead our workshop focusing on syllabus development and reflection techniques. She will also lead small group activities designed to help faculty design specific course-based activities. Participants should bring a copy of their course syllabus and a laptop to the session. Enter any special instructions here. This text will be included in the class reminder email.

Leading EDGE Retreat Part 4 - Advanced Reflection & Celebration(5.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Office of the Quality Enhancement Plan

Prerequisite:
Description: This workshop will provide faculty members with the tools necessary to implement one or more of the engaged pedagogies highlighted in the QEP. This is part four of the four part series. Learn how other GPC faculty members are integrating high impact practices into their courses. Presenters will include representatives from the Bridging Cultures project, the Road Map project, PEER UP, and GPC Reads.

Learning Management System (LMS)(1.0 Hours)
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Provider:

CTL

Prerequisite: N/A
Description: GPC Currently Uses ICollege (our Brand Name For Blackboard Vista 8, Formerly WebCT) As Our Learning Management System (LMS) to Supplement Face-to-face Classes And To Deliver Hybrid And Online Classes.  Blackboard Has Announced That It Will Stop Supporting Vista 8 Effective January 2013.  With Over 2,800 Course Sections Using ICollege In Some Fashion, GPC Is Paying Special Attention To The Matter.  

Since The LMS Is a Systemwide Resource, The USG Has Created The Learning Management System (LMS) Task Force To Recommend A New LMS To Replace The Current System.  The Task Force Has A Broad Range Of Members, Including Students And Faculty As Well As Other USG Stakeholders.  GPC Has Two Representatives On The Task Force:  Bettie LaDuke, Economics Instructor, GPC Online, And Tracy Adkins, Assistant Director Of Instructional Technology And ICollege Administrator, OIT.  

It Is Important That All Faculty Participate In The Survey And Campus Dialogue Sessions.  To Learn More About The Task Force, Please Visit http://www.usg.edu/lms.  Please Register On The CTL Site To Attend One Of The Sessions:

Donuts And Dialogue
Newton       -    November 1, 2010, 11:00 AM
Clarkston    -    November 2, 2010, 11:00 AM

Chips And Chat
Decatur      -    November 2, 2010, 2:00 PM
Dunwoody  -    November 3, 2010, 2:00 PM
Alpharetta   -    November 4, 2010, 2:00 PM

Online
GPC Online/All Campuses - November 1, 2010, 6:00 PM
         http://67.202.209.30/launcher.cgi?room=its

GPC Online/All Campuses - November 5, 2010, 11:00 AM
         http://67.202.209.30/launcher.cgi?room=its



Legal Compliance(3.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Human Resources

Prerequisite:
Description:

The Legal Compliance for supervisors workshop is a 3 hour workshop that focuses on actions and behaviors that must be in compliance with Federal and State laws. Participants in the program will learn the following:

 

·         Definitions of different types of harassment and discrimination

·         The supervisor’s role in creating a positive, productive work environment

·         Definition and recognition of retaliatory behavior

·         Recognition of requests for ADA accommodations and appropriate responses

·         Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requirements and penalties

·         Other legal obligations

 


Legal Landmines: Avoiding Million Dollar Mistakes In Copyright(1.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Conferences

Prerequisite: N/A
Description:

It’s Probably THE LEAST UNDERSTOOD AND RISKIEST AREA OF EDUCATION.  Learn The Basics About Fair Use, Copy And Pasting Materials, And Other Guidelines That Can Help You Avoid Making Costly (copyright) Mistakes.
(Offered At 8:30 And 10:00 AM)


Library Services For Classes(1.0 Hours)
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Provider:

GPC Library

Prerequisite: None
Description: This 30 minute webinar will introduce faculty to library services for classes including reference help for students, course reserves, resources available, and how to include e-resources in iCollege. Instruction options include face-to-face sessions, webinars, research guides, and video tutorials.

Library Support For Faculty Research(1.0 Hours)
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Provider:

GPC Library

Prerequisite: None
Description: This 30 minute webinar will introduce faculty to library resources by subject and how to set up an alert in GALILEO when new articles are available. If there’s interest, we can also discuss GIL Express and interlibrary loans.

Mac Operating System (OS)- Basics(2.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: - None
Description: This hands on overview of Mac OS X covers,
1. How to navigate to find your files
2. How to find and configure "Control Panels"
3. How to make shortcuts.
4. We'll take a look at which applications come with the Mac and how to add/remove them to/from the doc.

Make A Difference Day - Clarkston Community Center(2.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Office of the Quality Enhancement Plan

Prerequisite:
Description: Make a Difference Day is an annual, national day to help others in the community. It is the nation's largest day of volunteering, thanks to the passion of millions of people like you. 

Students will serve a street team and distribute information about the local Clarkston Community Center farmer's market and talk to members of the community about the farmer's market. 

Make a Difference Day - Project Open Hand(3.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Office of the Quality Enhancement Plan

Prerequisite:
Description: Make a Difference Day is an annual, national day to help others in the community. It is the nation's largest day of volunteering, thanks to the passion of millions of people like you. 

Students will be packaging meals. 

There are specific dress code requirements. For safety reasons, those not dressed properly will not be able to enter the work area. 
  

· No high heels or “open toed” shoes – no flip-flops or sandals

· Long pants only. No shorts or skirts.

· No gum

· No jewelry of any kind (earrings, rings, bracelets, necklaces and watches.)

· No sleeveless shirts or tank tops (a short sleeve t-shirt is fine)

· Facial hair must be covered by beard cover

· Make sure to leave all valuables/personal belongings at home or secure them prior to arrival at Open Hand


Make A Difference Day - St. Vincent De Paul (Chamblee)(4.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Office of the Quality Enhancement Plan

Prerequisite:
Description: Make a Difference Day is an annual, national day to help others in the community. It is the nation's largest day of volunteering, thanks to the passion of millions of people like you. 

Students will be helping to organize the thrift store and serving as personal shoppers to the thrift store customers.


Make A Difference Day - St. Vincent De Paul (Stone Mountain)(4.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Office of the Quality Enhancement Plan

Prerequisite:
Description: Make a Difference Day is an annual, national day to help others in the community. It is the nation's largest day of volunteering, thanks to the passion of millions of people like you. 

Students will be helping to organize the thrift store and serving as personal shoppers to the thrift store customers.

Make A Difference Day 2013(4.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Office of the Quality Enhancement Plan

Prerequisite:
Description:

One of the project will include removing invasive plant species at Stone Mountain Park. Please meet at Confederate in Stone Mountain Park. Please tell the gate attendant that you are here to meet with Brian McKnight and the gate fee will be waived. Please wear long pants, long sleeves and closed toe shoes. Bottled water and t-shirts will be provided.


Management Development Certificate(1.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Human Resources

Prerequisite:
Description: This certificate is designed for new supervisors and managers and is also a good refresher for more seasoned supervisors and managers. The courses in this certificate focus on basic techniques for effectively communicating with and managing individuals and teams as well as behaviors and skills required to effectively fulfill the following GPC leadership competencies:

• High Performing Teams
• Inclusiveness
• Planning and Implementation
• Diplomacy


Management

Management Essentials: Directing Others
Management Essentials: Delegating
Management Essentials: Managing a Diverse Team
Management Essentials: Treating Direct Reports Fairly
Management Essentials: Caring About Direct Reports

Personal Development

Optimizing Your Work/Life Balance-Analyzing Your Life Balance
Optimizing Your Work/Life Balance-Taking Control of Your Stress

Leadership

Creating Your Own Leadership Development Plan

The following requirements must be fulfilled in order to complete the certificate:

-Complete each course for the certificate successfully.
-Develop goals and apply new behaviors based on learning from the certificate courses.
-Complete course/certificate feedback and evaluation form(s).


We will send you instructions on how to access Skillsoft as well as how you will need to access the courses.

Managing Change And Stress(3.5 Hours)
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Provider:

Human Resources

Prerequisite:
Description:

Participants in this class will learn techniques for managing the stress caused by a major life change. They will also explore how to channel their energy in ways that empower them to accept the change and develop plans for the future.


Managing Conflict(8.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Human Resources

Prerequisite: None
Description:

People bring different ideas, goals, values, beliefs and needs to their teams and these differences are a primary strength of teams. These same differences can lead to conflict, even if the level of conflict is low. Since conflict is likely, one of the ways in which employees improve their abilities to function on multidisciplinary teams is to work with them to develop their understanding of conflict and their capabilities to manage and resolve conflict.

 

This session addresses the following aspects:

·         Understanding what conflict is and conflict management

·         Understanding why learning more about conflict and conflict management is important

·         Learn how people respond to conflict

·         Learn modes people use to address conflict

·         Learn factors that affect our conflict modes

·         Learn how to select your conflict management style

·         Learn how to apply conflict management

 


Managing Employee Relationships(3.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Human Resources

Prerequisite:
Description:

The Managing Employee Relationships workshop is a 3 hour workshop that focuses on behaviors that managers must demonstrate in order to create positive and productive working relationships with their employees. Participants will learn the following:

 

·         The three signs of a miserable job

·         Techniques for reducing job misery and enhancing employee engagement

·         Sustaining cultural differentiation and working together as a whole college

·         Models and actions for managing difficult situations and conversations

·         Effective ways to give and reduce criticism and manage conflict

 


Meeting Students At The EDGE: Using Classroom Engagement Technology To Achieve Our QEP(2.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: None
Description:

When you ask your students during class—and nearly all of us do—if they have any questions, do you frequently get many?  This two-hour session uses active learning components to practice developing and writing clicker questions that support the elements of the QEP, especially engagement.  Faculty will work in teams to use the pedagogical best practices presented by the session leader in the first part of the session.  The faculty teams will learn how to write good closed-ended formative questions and then move up to open-ended formative questions that have both numeric and alphanumeric answers.  The second part of the session will be spent practicing writing engaging questions that are multiple choice, numeric and alphanumeric.  The goal of the session is to combine the benefits of formative assessment in the classroom (engagement) with the key elements of the QEP (engagement) and demonstrate how using i>clicker can aid in keeping students interested, make learning relevant, and applicable to service/community learning strategies.

 


MLK Day of Service(4.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Office of the Quality Enhancement Plan

Prerequisite:
Description:

Members of the GPC community will meet at a community organization to serve. Community partners in the past have included: Clarkston Community Center, Hands on Newton, Stone Mountain Park, Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve, Lyons Farm, AWARE, Flat Rock Archive and the City of Dunwoody.

 


Motion Graphics(2.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: - None
Description: This workshop covers,
1. An overview of motion graphics aesthetics
2. How to use layers and groups
3. Basic key framing
4. Adjust size, scale, opacity and movement over time of just about any visual media

Moving Towards The EDGE: Engaging Students Through PBL And Case Based Learning(1.0 Hours)
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Provider:

CTL

Prerequisite: N/a
Description: Students learn more when the material is placed in a real world, authentic context. In this session, we will provide an overview of PBL and Cases, describing what these concepts are, how and when they can be implemented and the advantages these pedagogies provide. We will look at examples that can be used to prepare students for service learning projects, and for enhanced learning and authentic products in History, English and Science.

Muslim Journeys Bookshelf -Brown Bag(1.0 Hours)
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Provider:

CTL

Prerequisite: N/a
Description: In celebration of EDGE and the arrival of an outstanding collection of books and several DVDs on the Muslim experience and culture (the collection has been selected by scholars), we are offering several informal faculty workshops. GPC is the recipient of a grant from ALA and NEH providing the collections to libraries and humanities councils around the country. The Clarkston Campus Library has received and catalogued one set – which is on display and ready for check out - and all campus libraries have also received copies of the Muslim Bookshelf sets! This brown bag session is designed to share with classroom faculty the opportunities for enriching teaching that the Muslim Bookshelf grant with accompanying materials provides. We are also planning a panel discussion at Clarkston in September about one of the books (and films) Prince Among Slaves and have several outstanding faculty who will be panelists. In the fall we may also offer a series of readings and discussions using books with the theme American Stories, perhaps led by a Muslim scholar from GSU, for students, faculty and community.

Muslim Journeys: Let’s Talk About It Fall Book Discussion Series(1.5 Hours)
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Provider:

CTL

Prerequisite: N/a
Description: GPC family and friends, students, faculty, staff, and members of the greater community are all invited to attend a Four-Part Reading/Discussion Series guided by Dr. Abbas Barzegar (Georgia State University) this fall. Free and Open to the Public (registration required) The Muslim Journeys theme for our discussion series is American Stories. American Muslims’ stories draw attention to ways in which people of varying religious, cultural, ethnic and racial backgrounds interact to shape both the communities’ identities and our collective past. The discussions are based on books from the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf collection available in all GPC campus libraries. The chapter reading for the first discussion will be sent to registrants by e-mail before the first discussion. Discussion Series Dates and Readings Tues., Oct. 1 Columbia Sourcebook of Muslims in the United States, Chapter Three (Curtis, ed.) Wed., Oct. 16 Acts of Faith (Patel) Tues., Oct. 29 A Quiet Revolution (Ahmed) - will include Muslim Guest Panel “In Their Own Voices” Tues., Nov. 12 The Butterfly Mosque (Wilson) For more information please contact Sherry Durren at 678-891-3636. Muslim Journeys is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities (Bridging Cultures) and the American Libraries Association.

NEH/Bridging Cultures Webinar On Service-Learning In The Humanities(1.0 Hours)
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Provider:

CTL

Prerequisite: N/a
Description: AAC&U/TDC will host a Bridging Cultures webinar on Service-Learning in the Humanities. The webinar, led by Bob Franco, Director of Institutional Effectiveness at Kapi’olani Community College, will describe practical pedagogies, assignments, reflection pieces, and other dimensions of powerful service-learning models with a specific focus on the humanities as a location for this work. These webinars are open not just open to Bridging Cultures team members, but to any faculty at Bridging Cultures Institutions, so this can be made available to colleagues as a faculty development opportunity to complement the Bridging Cultures work that you are currently doing on your campus. We will be sending a link with sign-in information closer to the date, and you are welcome to pass this information to colleagues.

Networking And Interview Skills(3.5 Hours)
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Provider:

Human Resources

Prerequisite:
Description:

It is said that 80% of job seekers find new jobs through people they know. The purpose of this class is to explore the ways participants can identify and use networking opportunities to find out about job opportunities. How to use social net working as part of this endeavor will also be covered. The second part of the session will focus on polishing interview skills so that you present yourself in the most positive and professional manner as possible.


Networking with Swag(0.8 Hours)
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Provider:

Human Resources

Prerequisite: You Must Register For The Conference Before Registering For The Workshops
Description:

This Presentation Will Help Participants Understand How To Use Their Own Personal Style To Connect With The Various People They May Encounter In Life.  The Presenter Will Discuss The Importance Of Using Networking As A Way To Cultivate Positive Personal And Professional Relationships.


New Faculty Academy(1.0 Hours)
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Provider:

CTL

Prerequisite:
Description: The Purpose Of This Academy Is To Welcome, Educate And Promote Excellence In Teaching Among Newly Hired GPC Faculty. The New Faculty Academy Was Created On The Premise That Excellence In Teaching Is A Necessity In The Development Of Successful Students.  The Academy Is Designed To Provide Support And A Context That Will Permit Faculty To Become Familiar With The Academic Culture At GPC, Share Their Experiences, And Enrich Their Expertise.  New Faculty Will Have The Opportunity To Explore Techniques In Teaching, And Discuss Everything That Affects The Learning Environment With A Supportive Group Of Campus Colleagues. Details Can Be Found On Our Workshop Schedule Or By Contacting The CTL  Director At Ctl@gpc.edu. 

New Faculty Academy-Registration(0.0 Hours)
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Provider:

CTL

Prerequisite: N/A
Description: The purpose of this academy is to welcome, educate, and promote excellence in teaching among newly hired GPC Faculty.  The New Faculty Academy was created on the premise that excellence in teaching is a necessity in the development of successful students. The Academy is designed to provide support and a context that will permit faculty to become familiar with the academic culture at GPC, share their experiences, and enrich their expertise. New faculty will have the opportunity to explore techniques in teaching, and discuss everything that affects the learning environment with a supportive group of campus colleagues.

Not A New Job, But A Career Promotion(2.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Human Resources

Prerequisite: NA
Description: When your career is in transition during a volatile job market your reaction to the event can have a significant impact on both your present and your future. Knowing how to move from the middle to the top with resilience can be the difference between just finding a job and making a powerful career move. As a professional you must arm yourself with strategies for selling yourself and advancing your career in a highly-competitive job market. 

In a riveting, can’t-miss two-hour session with speaker, author and career success expert, Indigo Triplett, you’ll gain the insight and acumen required to navigate through your transition from one organization to the next with ease. 

As author of the acclaimed book series "Playing By The Unwritten Rules" and CEO of the human capital firm Careers In Transition, Inc. Indigo dispels the notion of unemployment and reveals the culprit of underemployment for job seekers in today’s highly-marketable and professionally equipped talent pool. You’ll learn to hit the ground running in transitioning to new opportunities. 

With over two decades of real-world experience that has taken her all over the globe, Indigo shares ways to leverage existing relationships, tap into a hidden job market and create a professional alignment that speaks to your values, goals, and overall quality of life. Using the humorous, no-nonsense, insightful style she is widely recognized for, Indigo shares the following transition strategies: 

• How to do a ‘Drive-by Job Search’ to uncover hidden career opportunities
• How to explore previously overlooked, game-changing opportunities
• Viable options outside corporate America
• Tools and tips for creating a standout professional resume
• Positioning for both the sprint and the marathon of a job search
• How to make sure employers are looking for you

Online Library Service For Faculty(1.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: Please View The Library Services For GPC Online Faculty Video Before Attending This Session. It Is Approximately 11 Minutes Long And Accessible From This Link: Http://bit.ly/wauTTa
Description: An overview of library services for GPC Online faculty, with plenty of time for Q&A.
Brought to you by: GPC Libraries
This session covers,
1- GALILEO, ebooks, and physical materials for GPC Online
2- Reference and Instruction options for online students and faculty
3- How to use library resources in icollege


Online Library Service: Getting The Most Out Of GALILEO(2.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: Please View The Library Services For GPC Online Faculty Video Before Attending This Session. It Is Approximately 11 Minutes Long And Accessible From This Link: Http://bit.ly/wauTTa
Description: An overview of GALILEO databases for GPC faculty and staff, plus some advice about research strategies, search tips, and a few more advanced features of the databases to make your research easier.

This webinar covers:
1. How to use GALILEO to search for information on a subject
2. How to track down a citation in GALILEO
3. How to browse a particular journal in GALILEO
4. How to set up advanced features in EBSCOHOST. For example, having a search alert emailed to you.
5. Locating e-books and online videos in GALILEO.

Online Textbook Adoption Webinar(1.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: - None
Description: Do you have questions about ordering course materials?
Join us for an online adoption demonstration and course materials ordering discussion.
Open to all faculty and staff.
Topics include,
1. HEOA update
2. The course materials cycle
3. Online adoption entry demonstration and discussion
4. Q & A

Organizing Your Job Search/Resume Writing(3.5 Hours)
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Provider:

Human Resources

Prerequisite:
Description: Participants in this session will learn about tools and techniques for implementing a robust, structured job search. Tools and techniques for writing winning results and accomplishment oriented resumes and cover letters will also be covered in this session.

Outlook 2010- Email And Contacts(2.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: - None
Description: Email and Contacts demonstrates the following topics:
• logging in
• setting email formatting options
• reading, replying to, and forwarding messages
• sending mail using the Outlook Address book and the GPC Directory.
• adding contacts to the Address book
• deleting messages
• finding sent mail
• organizing messages into folder
• auto-signatures
• changing passwords
• setting out of office messages
• sharing email and calendars

Outplacement Computer Reservation(3.5 Hours)
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Provider:

Human Resources

Prerequisite:
Description:

Please reserve a timeslot to use the computers located in the Outplacement Center. 


Part Time Instructor Symposium 2014(3.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Conferences

Prerequisite:
Description: Date: Saturday, March 29, 2014
Time: Noon-3p
Location: Clarkston

The PTI Symposium will follow the GPC T2:  Teaching and Technology Conference on March 29, 2014.
Part time instructors may attend both the the morning conference and then stay for lunch and the symposium.

Part-time Faculty Symposium(3.0 Hours)
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Provider:

CTL

Prerequisite: N/a
Description: The GPC Part-time Instructor Symposium is a free training and professional development conference day for all new and returning GPC Part-time Instructors. The Spring 2013 PTI Symposium will be held Saturday, March 16, 2013, on the GPC Clarkston Campus from 12:00 Noon -3:00 p.m., immediately following the “GPC T2: Teaching and Technology Conference,” from 8:00-12:00 Noon. Step One: Register for the GPC Part-time Instructor Symposium. The PTI Symposium will begin with a complimentary boxed lunch at 12:00 noon in the College Center. The afternoon program will be held in the JCLRC Auditorium from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. The program consists of insightful remarks from GPC Interim President, Rob Watts, who is also in the classroom as both a student and an instructor; a timely discussion from our Public Safety Director on safety protocols should a situation involving firearms occur on one of our campuses; an update on the college’s Quality Enhancement Plan; and, a presentation on Desire2Learn (D2L), the new iCollege going “live” in Summer 2013. It is very important that you register to attend so that appropriate lunch plans can be made. Vegetarian lunch requests can be directed to Tonya Andrews in Academic Affairs at 678-891-2566 or by emailing her at her firstname.her lastname at gpc.edu. Step Two: Register separately for the GPC T2: Teaching and Technology Conference. You do NOT want to miss this free and informative conference being held in conjunction with the GPC PTI Symposium! This fifth annual conference is hosted by the GPC Office of Information Technology and the Center for Teaching and Learning for all GPC faculty and staff. For 2013, the theme is "Enhancing Teaching and Learning using technology". There will be two presentation tracks: (1) Technologies for the Online and Hybrid Classroom (2) Technologies for the Traditional Classroom. Part-time Instructors who are not currently teaching spring semester and do not have an active GPC email, username or password can enroll for the Symposium and GPC T2 Conference using the Guest Login option.

Part-Time Faculty Symposium Fall 2011(6.0 Hours)
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Provider:

CTL

Prerequisite:
Description: N

Paying Your Dues - Civic Engagement(0.8 Hours)
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Provider:

CTL

Prerequisite: You Must Register For The Black Male Empowerment Conference Before Registering For The Workshops
Description:

This Session Will Be A panel Discussion facilitated By The Director Of The Morehouse College Bonner Scholars Program.  The Bonner Scholars Will Share how Community Service Has Enhanced Their Educational Experience.  They Will Discuss Different Types Of Volunteer Programs And How To Get Involved In Enriching The Lives Of Others.


PEP 4 (GA First Market Place)(2.0 Hours)
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Provider:

GPC Purchasing

Prerequisite: PEP 1 - 3
Description: This course provides training with practical exercises on how to use Georgia First Market Place, through the eProcurement module in PeopleSoft. The Market Place is an online shopping site for State contracted items. The course content will also provide information on workflow enhancements and desktop receiving

PEP Approver Course(2.0 Hours)
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Provider:

GPC Purchasing

Prerequisite: Budget Manger Or Above
Description: This Course Is Desgned Specifically For EProcurement Approvers. Providing An Overview On Purchasing Basics, Creating An Electronic Purchase Request, Approval Process and Editing. This Course Is A Substitute For PEP2 And PEP3 Sessions Intended For Departmental And Project Budget Managers Who Would Not Have Time To Spend On The Detailed PEP2 And PEP3 Sessions. The Persons Attending This Course Would Still Need To Attend PEP1.

PEP Course 1: Introduction To Purchasing(2.0 Hours)
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Provider:

GPC Purchasing

Prerequisite: None
Description: This Is The Introductory Course For The Purchasing Enhancement Program (PEP).  This Course Will Cover The PEP Program Components And Give An Introduction To Essential Purchasing Rules And Procedures.  This Course Is The Prerequisite For All Other PEP Courses.

PEP Course 2: Peoplesoft EProcurement Training-1(2.0 Hours)
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Provider:

GPC Purchasing

Prerequisite: PEP Course 1: Introduction To Purchasing
Description:

This Course Covers The Following Objectives
1) Understanding EProcurement Business Processes.
2) Creating Requisitions In Peoplesoft EProcurement.
3) Creating Requisitions From Favorites And Templates.
4) Understanding Requisition Approvals And Approving Requisitions. 

 


PEP Course 3: Peoplesoft EProcurement Training-2(2.0 Hours)
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Provider:

GPC Purchasing

Prerequisite: PEP Course 2: Peoplesoft EProcurement Training-1
Description:

 This Course Covers The Following Objectives
1) Budget Checking Requisitions
2) Reviewing Budget Exceptions
3) Managing And Editing (modifying) Requisitions
4) Reviewing The Requisition Lifecycle
5) Printing Requisitions


Performance Management Certificate(1.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Human Resources

Prerequisite:
Description:

This certificate is designed for new supervisors and managers and is also a good refresher for more seasoned supervisors and managers. The courses in this certificate focus on techniques for effectively planning, managing and evaluating employee job performance. They also focus on behaviors and skills required to effectively fulfill the following GPC leadership competencies:

• Performance Management
• Diplomacy
• Planning and Implementation
• Transparency


Management

Performance Management: Planning for Performance
Business Coaching: Conducting Sessions
Business Coaching: Using Different Coaching Styles
Managing Problem Performance: First Steps for Turning Around a Performance Problem
Managing Problem Performance: Using Progressive Discipline to Correct Problem Performance
Difficult Conversations: Preparing for Difficult Conversations
Difficult Conversations: Having Difficult Conversations
Difficult Conversations: Handling Difficult Conversations

Leadership

Creating Your Own Leadership Development Plan

GPC Performance Management Process Training

Face-to-face performance management training will take place in February. Information about about GPC’s performance management process is also housed on the HR website in the Performance Management section. Completion of the face-to-face training OR review of the process documents on the HR website and completion of a short quiz is required.


The following requirements must be fulfilled in order to complete the certificate:

-Complete each course for the certificate successfully.
-Develop goals and apply new behaviors based on learning from the certificate courses.
-Complete course/certificate feedback and evaluation form(s).

We will send you instructions on how to access Skillsoft as well as how you will need to access the courses.


Personalizing Online Learning: Tools & Strategies To Increase Engagement & Success(1.5 Hours)
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Provider:

CTL

Prerequisite: N/a
Description: For today’s students, engagement is crucial to their level of success in school and in life. Engaged students enjoy learning, persist in their coursework, and gain satisfaction from the learning process. As such, it is imperative that colleges extend beyond cognitive outcomes to emphasize students’ active role in the learning process. Student engagement “includes attributes like intrinsic motivation, positive affect, persistence, effort, and self-confidence” (Ruhe, 2006, p. 1). While student engagement is important across all modes of education, it becomes imperative in the online classroom. It is in this environment where learning is often isolated and void of the personalized, social aspects of the traditional classroom.
This presentation will examine unique considerations of student engagement in the online classroom, introduce practical strategies to enhance online student course engagement via personalizing the learning experience, and explore multimedia tools that can be integrated to foster a personalized connection.
Objectives: 

Participants will be able to: 

A Review non-cognitive factors that impact learning in the online environment
Share approaches for personalizing the instructor-student relationship
Discover tools for integrating multimedia to personalize the online learning experience
Identify instructional strategies that can be used in the context of various learning management systems
Examine multimedia and Web 2.0 tools that can be integrated to foster a personalized learning experience
Learn practical tips for enhancing student engagement through removal of cognitive barriers
Explore concerns in relation to integrating personalized components into an online course

Photography I(2.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: - None
Description: "Photography I" introduces participants to using the Canon Rebel XSI DSLR cameras and also covers basic design principles, lenses, lighting, and other tips and tricks!


Photoshop 2- For Digital Photographers(2.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: - Photoshop 1
Description: Want to take what you learned in "Photoshop 1" to the next level? This class shows photography-specific techniques for editing, color correcting, and exporting your work so it looks its best in every format.

Photoshop for Graphic Designers(2.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: - None
Description: Get your hands on the world’s most widely used photo manipulation software and learn the techniques used by pros around the world to touch up photographs, add and remove elements, and get the best results when exporting photographs for the web, video, or print.

Plagiarism Detection and Grading with Turnitin.com (1.0 Hours)
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Provider:

CTL

Prerequisite: N/a
Description: This session will cover:
  • Basics of how to set up your classes
  • What information to give to students so they can register and upload their files
  • How to use the plagiarism detection (and how not to use it!)
  • How to grade the work on turnitin
    • Gives students great feedback
    • Cut down your grading time significantly. The more use it, the faster the grading will be!
    • Save paper and office space by keeping electronic records
  • Questions and answers

If you do intend to use turnitin next semester, remember that you should include a course note for all courses you will use turnitin with (ie, This class will use turnitin.com).



Pre-Faculty Development Day Workshop(1.0 Hours)
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Provider:

CTL

Prerequisite: None
Description: Please come for a "preview" of our faculty development day plenary workshop.  This session will be a very interactive session centered around interests in civic engagement and service learning.  Come to learn about student engagement techniques that can work for YOU in YOUR classes.

Presentation Project Reboot – From “Blah” To “Ahh(1.0 Hours)
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Provider:

CTL

Prerequisite: N/a
Description: Presentation projects can be dry and uninspired, little more than reporting tools. The students report on information that they find on the internet, in articles, or from other resources, but the reporting doesn't generally tap into higher level thinking about the information. This presentation will discuss a strategy to reboot these projects to inspire creative and higher order thinking while focusing firmly on the content. The strategy involves crafting a scenario where students must use the relevant content to justify a thesis about something that is unknown and can't be discovered via a Google search(e.g., a prediction, a supposition, a decision, etc.). A project for a World Religions course that was redesigned using this strategy will be used as a model, but suggestions for how this could be applied in other content areas will be discussed as well.

Problem-Based Learning(5.0 Hours)
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Provider:

CTL

Prerequisite: None
Description: This course will focus on strategies for implementing  Problem-Based Learning activities into the classroom.

PTI Winter Symposium: Classroom Technology Introduction(1.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Conferences

Prerequisite: None
Description: Introduction to typical classroom setup including doc cams, sympodiums, VCR/DVD players. 

PTI Winter Symposium: Getting Started With iCollege(2.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Conferences

Prerequisite: N/A
Description:

Learn To Use ICollege To Enhance Your Face-to-face Classes With Email, Discussions, Online Syllabus, Online Gradebook, Calendar, Online Lecture Notes 


PTI Winter Symposium: Promoting Media Literacy Through Student Media Projects(1.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Conferences

Prerequisite: N/A
Description:

How To Create Student Media Projects That Will Promote Media Literacy Across The Curriculum


PTI Winter Symposium: TurnItIn- Plagiarism and Grading(2.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Conferences

Prerequisite: N/A
Description:

Learn The Basics Of TurnItIn And GradeMark

1) Setting Up Your Account, 2) Setting Up Assignments, 3) Peer Review, 4) Reflection, And At Least An Hour On Grade Mark


PTI Winter Symposium: Web Conferencing To Conduct Student Help Sessions and Virtual Office Hours(2.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Conferences

Prerequisite: N/A
Description:

How To Setup Online Student Help Sessions Using Web Cams And Microphones


PTI Winter Symposium: What Are Your Students Doing While Using The Computer?!?(1.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Conferences

Prerequisite: None
Description: Just what are your students doing while using the computer!?!

Learn to manage how student’s use computers in the classroom via SynchronEyes aka SmartSync.  SynchronEyes/SmartSync can help you lock down a computer to keep students from surfing the Internet, take control of a computer, black out a screen to force students to focus their attention on you, and much more!

PTI Winter Symposium: What Every Instructor Needs To Know About GPC Technology(1.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Conferences

Prerequisite: None
Description: What every NEW Part-time Instructor needs to know about GPC Technology:
Service desk, computer labs, instructional design labs/instructional technologists, Email basics, sis basics, iCollege basics

Quesadillas And Conversation(1.0 Hours)
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Provider:

International Education

Prerequisite: None
Description: Opportunity for faculty/staff to chat about international education at GPC. 

Quiche And Questions(1.0 Hours)
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Provider:

International Education

Prerequisite: None
Description: Opportunity for faculty/staff to chat about international education at GPC. 

Quick Start Workshop With Career Spa(3.5 Hours)
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Provider:

Human Resources

Prerequisite:
Description: This workshop will cover the fundamentals of how to find a position where you can apply your skills and talents by focusing on your sweet spot, accomplishments and your brand. You’ll leave with the confidence and resources you’ll need to sharpen your skills, polish your delivery and amaze your future employers.

Respondus(2.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: - Basic Computer Skills
Description: An introduction to the Respondus quiz/survey writing software that is used with iCollege.
This workshop covers,
1. Starting a new RESPONDUS project
2. Importing a text file
3. Creating questions
4. Selecting the quiz/survey settings
5. Previewing and publishing to iCollege

Responsibility!(1.0 Hours)
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Provider:

CTL

Prerequisite: None
Description: At the beginning of every semester we tell our students that responsibility is the key to success. Then within a week the excuses start rolling in and they don’t stop all semester. “I had to go to financial aid/bookstore/work/ sleep.” “I forgot.” “I had to take my mother/father/child/dog to the doctor.” And then the questions, “Is it okay for me to make up the last six weeks?” “What do you mean—I can’t write essays like I text message!” And our favorite, “Did we do anything in class?” Don’t they hear us? Don’t they understand what we mean by responsibility? What can we do to Stop the Madness?
The presenters will offer some original and hopefully creative ways to change the thinking and behavior of students so that they will be more responsible.

Rewind- Lecture Capture in the Face to Face Classroom(2.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: None
Description:

Rewind is a lecture capture solution that allows faculty teaching in designated classrooms (see below) to capture their lectures (audio and all video displayed via the projector) and make them available to students via iCollege in a streaming video, podcast or mobile device format.

The GPC Rewind service is available in the following locations:
Clarkston: CC2170, CH2100, CH2160, CI1700
Decatur: SB2200
Dunwoody: NE0150, NE0190, NE0310
Newton: 1N3140

The training will cover how to schedule lecture captures, how to edit your recordings and how to make your lectures available to students via iCollege.


Rewind- Personal Capture(2.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: - None
Description: GPC Rewind Personal Capture easily enables you to create and publish your own audio or video presentations online using your desktop or laptop computer.
Record on-screen actions, such as slide presentations, software demonstrations, and web browsing.
Use a webcam to capture video and add instructor presence to any online content.
When a new recording is finished, simply upload presentations to the GPC Rewind server and share with students in your iCollege learning modules or external website.
Objectives
1- Software Overview
2- How to record a presentation
3- Uploading a presentation to the GPC Rewind Server

Saturday Seminar Series: Creating Conditions In The Classroom For Student Success(1.0 Hours)
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Provider:

CTL

Prerequisite: N/A
Description: Education is changing! Competition is changing internationally!  Workplace job skills and demands are changing!  What are we doing to prepare our students to be successful students, first, and successful employees, and citizens of the world.

This workshop is an interactive discussion of practical approaches to infusing these skills into YOUR class...whether you teach learning support reading, or calculus based physics! 

Come prepared to share your thoughts and ideas.

Service Learning 101(1.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Office of the Quality Enhancement Plan

Prerequisite: None
Description:

SL 101 is an introductory service learning workshop that is beneficial to service learning newbies and seasoned veterans alike. Learn about project development, fundamentals of service learning, reflection and civic responsibility.


Service Learning 101 and Reflection(2.5 Hours)
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Provider:

Office of the Quality Enhancement Plan

Prerequisite:
Description:

SL 101 and Reflection is an introductory service learning workshop that is beneficial to service learning newbies and seasoned veterans alike. Learn about project development, fundamentals of service learning and reflection. Reflection is the graded component of a service learning project and the process by which meaning is made and learning occurs.


Sharpen Your Edge - GPC Staff Development Day(8.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Conferences

Prerequisite: GPC Staff Member
Description: Staff Development Day 2012 will involve a series of presentations and workshops to help GPC staff enhance their personal and professional lives. 

SMART Sympodium and Notebook(2.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: - None
Description: This Course Gives An Overview Of How To Utilize The SMART Sympodium And SMART Notebook Software In Your Classes.
This workshop covers,
1. Orienting the SMART Sympodium
2. Controlling applications using the SMART Sympodium
3. Annotating applications using the SMART Sympodium
4. Controlling PowerPoint presentations using the SMART Sympodium
5. SMART Notebook software
6. Converting written text to typed text
7. Saving annotations into a notebook file (snapshots/ capturing)
8. Look at options for notebook files (templates, etc.)
9. Creating web pages, etc. From SMART Notebook files
10. Saving application annotations

SmartSync- Managing your students in a computer classroom(2.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: - None
Description: In this workshop, you will use SmartSync (the replacement for SynchronEyes) to manage your students in a computer classroom.
This workshop covers,
1. Observe your student's computers
2. Control your students computers
3. Broadcast your computer to your students
4. Block the use of the computer or just certain applications
5. Send a quick quiz to students via the computer

Spartan Molecular Modeling Software Project Meeting And Continued Training(2.0 Hours)
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Provider:

CTL

Prerequisite: N/A
Description:

Dr. David Jeffrey (Dunwoody Chemistry) will take your questions and help troubleshoot any difficulties you may be having with the Spartan program.  He will also present exercises in a live computer lab environment.  These exercises will also be provided in take-home documentation.


Spartan Molecular Modeling Software Training(4.0 Hours)
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Provider:

CTL

Prerequisite: N/a
Description: Spartan Model represents the state of the art in the increasingly important Chemistry subdiscipline of "Molecular Modeling." utilizing the tremendous power and accessibility of today's computer hardware systems, but with a simple and intuitive user interface, Spartan allows the student or research scientist to 'explore molecules' and predict properties and chemistry in a virtual setting.  Additionally, the 3-D aspect of most molecular systems, so difficult for most students to appreciate, comes to live on the Spartan Screen, with easy to use viewing, display, and orientation menus. Al in all, an invaluable teaching and research tool that is revolutionizing the way Chemistry is learned and practiced.

Spartan Molecular Modeling: An Indispensable Tool Across STEM Disciplines(3.0 Hours)
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Provider:

CTL

Prerequisite: None
Description: Spartan Molecular Modeling: An Indispensable Tool Across STEM Disciplines.

Staff Development Training: Strategies For Customer Service Effectiveness(2.0 Hours)
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Provider:

CTL

Prerequisite: N/a
Description: The Offices of Human Resources & Personal Counseling Services (a Unit of Advising, Counseling, & Retention Services) will provide an Interactive Training For Customer Service Effectiveness. Scheduled on the Decatur Campus June 13,14,15,16. Managers Only on June 15th.

STEM Faculty Retreat(8.0 Hours)
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Provider:

CTL

Prerequisite: N/a
Description: We are planing a STEM Faculty Retreat on May 4, 2011. I would like to invite you to give a short presentation with PowerPoint (7-10 minutes maximum) about your STEM Grant Project(s), Project MESA, LSAMP, Service Learning in STEM Course(s), The Collaborative With DeKalb Tech, and other STEM-related activities at GPC.  All faculty who received STEM grants should plan to present or have a collaborator present on their behalf. (Please share this message with your collaborators).

This will be a great opportunity to see what your collegues are doing, and to get ideas for next year's STEM Grant Projects.


Streaming Media Services- How Video And Audio Content Can Add Value To Your Courses(2.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: - None
Description: An overview of GPC’s streaming media services. Learn what you can do in the classroom, the instructional design lab and on your office PC.
Including,
1. Streaming audio, video and podcasting
2. Examples of audio and video content and how they are produced
3. Support and tools to create streaming media content

Student Learning Assessment-Second in Series(2.0 Hours)
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Provider:

CTL

Prerequisite: N/a
Description: This Series Of Workshops Will Present You With Techniques And Strategies Which You Can Employ In Your Class(es) TOMORROW…. The “just Add Water” Approach! ;-)  This Topic Is Often Discussed; However These Sessions Will Inject A Dose Of Reality Into It, Such That We Are PRACTICING What We Preach!  Now, More Than Ever, It Is No Longer Enough To Say WHAT We Do In The Classroom (which, By The Way, Is A STELLAR Job!) But HOW What We Do POSITIVELY IMPACTS Student Learning.  And The Only Way We Can Show That, Is To Measure It!

Student Learning Assessment-THIRD In Series(1.0 Hours)
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Provider:

CTL

Prerequisite: N/a
Description: This Series Of Workshops Will Present You With Techniques And Strategies Which You Can Employ In Your Class(es) TOMORROW…. The “just Add Water” Approach! ;-)  This Topic Is Often Discussed; However These Sessions Will Inject A Dose Of Reality Into It, Such That We Are PRACTICING What We Preach!  Now, More Than Ever, It Is No Longer Enough To Say WHAT We Do In The Classroom (which, By The Way, Is A STELLAR Job!) But HOW What We Do POSITIVELY IMPACTS Student Learning.  And The Only Way We Can Show That, Is To Measure It!

Study Abroad: Best Practices That Can Help Your Programs Survive During Tough Economic Times(1.5 Hours)
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Provider:

International Education

Prerequisite: None
Description: Overview
Are The Same Number Of Students Participating In Your Study Abroad Programs Today As Last Year?  If Not, Do You Have A Plan In Place To Reverse This Downward Trend? 


While Some Colleges Are Emphasizing Short-term Programs, Others Are Looking At Combination Programs That Merge On And Off Campus Instruction.  Others Are Looking For Various Ways Of collaboration As A Tool For Basic Survival.


Join Us To Discover Best Practices In The Field And Learn Pitfalls To Avoid.  While The Emphasis Of The Presentation Will Be On education Abroad At Community Colleges, All Institutions Of Higher Ed Will Benefit From The Information Presented.


Objectives

discuss Issues Of Concern In Our Current Economic Situation

outline Essential Components For Institutionalizing Education Abroad

discover Creative Means For Collaboration With Other Post-secondary Institutions

learn How To Plan For The Future Financially, Politically And Institutionally


Who Should Attend?

Education Abroad Directors / Coordinators
Transfer Coordinators

Administrators (VP's And Deans)

Financial Aid Directors

Student Body Presidents

 

Who Is The Speaker?

Rosalind Latiner Raby Is A Senior Lecturer At California State University, Northridge In The Educational Leadership And Policy Studies Department At The College Of Education.  She Also Serves As The Director Of California College For International Educators, A Consortium Whose Membership Includes Eighty California Community Colleges.  Dr. Raby Is Also The Education Abroad Knowledge Community Chair For Community College Education Abroad Programs For NAFSA.  Dr. Raby Received Her Ph.D. In The Field Of Comparative And International Education From UCLA. 

 


Super Saturday: ICollege- D2L Track 2(5.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Instructional Technology

Prerequisite:
Description: Super Saturday:  iCollege- D2L Track 2 will have faculty explore D2L using course materials that were migrated from iCollege- Vista.  Participants will be asked to choose one of their migrated courses to "clean up" in preparation for summer semester.

The following topics will be covered:

  1. Identifying Migrated Content
  2. Modifying Migrated Content
  3. Navigating iCollege- D2L.
  4. Creating News Items
  5. Creating Discussions
  6. Using Email
  7. Using the Calendar
  8. Using the Classlist
  9. Uploading Files
  10. Creating HTML Files
  11. Creating Modules
  12. Using  the Course Builder
  13. Creating Assessments- Quizzes and Dropbox
  14. Copying Content from Another Course
  15. Grading Assessments
  16. Managing the Gradebook

Syllabus Development Workshop(1.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Office of the Quality Enhancement Plan

Prerequisite:
Description:

This workshop will present information to help faculty modify an existing course syllabus to incorporate service learning. Building on key concepts covered in the Service Learning 101 and Reflection Workshops. We will provide best practices for faculty to consider during the project design process. Participants will leave the workshop with an understanding of the major components of a successful service learning project and how to craft the syllabus to include service learning.


Sympodium- Basics(1.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: None
Description: This class will cover:
  • Orientation to the SMART Sympodium
  • Setting up and "Orienting the SMART Sympodium
  • Controlling Applications
  • Annotating Applications
  • Saving Annotations

Tai Chi For Energy Enhancement(2.0 Hours)
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Provider:

CTL

Prerequisite: N/a
Description: Participants will experience three energizing, health building sessions by learning an introductory tai chi sequence. Through guided warm up, movement instruction, breath work and cool down, participants will experience how taiji for health can improve balance, strength, focus and decrease stress.  No special equipment is needed other than loose clothing and comfortable shoes. Participate in some much needed personal self-care for faulty and staff.

Taking Your Lectures To The Next Level: Screen Capture Tools And Techniques(2.0 Hours)
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Provider:

GPC Online

Prerequisite: N/A
Description: This Q & A Session Will Cover:

• Recording Audio Narration In PowerPoint 2007 And 2010.
• Using ISpring Free To Convert PowerPoint Presentations To Flash Movies.
• Using Screencast-o-matic To Capture A Video Of Your Screen.
• A Quick Look At Some Other Free And Inexpensive Camtasia Alternatives.

IMPORTANT: To Log Into This Online Webinar, Click On The Following Link:

Http://67.202.209.30/launcher.cgi?room=gpconline.

If This Is Your First Time Using WIMBA, Allow Yourself Some Time To Run The Setup Wizard.

Teaching Cultural Competency: Not Just For Social Workers(1.0 Hours)
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Provider:

CTL

Prerequisite: N/a
Description: In order to prepare students to be culturally competent in an increasingly diverse society, educators from all disciplines are challenged to incorporate a multicultural focus into their teaching. A multicultural perspective is built on the understanding of three related components. diversity of populations based on race/ethnicity, gender, social class, sexuality, religion, and other variables; analytic paradigms of power, privilege, and oppression; and social change. This interactive session will 1) explore key areas of multiculturalism; 2)provide some ground rules for discussion; 3)provide class activities to be used in conjunction with such discussions.

Teaching Moments: Learning From Students(1.0 Hours)
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Provider:

CTL

Prerequisite: N/a
Description: What can we learn from students? What do we want to know about our students that would help us to better understand them and foster a more effective classroom environment?

Teaching Online With ICollege (Condensed)(15.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: Familiarity With Technology
Description:

Teaching Online with iCollege (Condensed) r (TOwi) is condensed version of our typicaly TOwi class.  The Summer version is a five week course covering the technological skills and instructional design concepts necessary to teach an online course at Georgia Perimeter College.
This is the replacement for Designing a Distance Learning Course (DDLC).

TOwi is taught completely online.  Each weekly module will begin on Monday and end on Sunday.  We recommend that you complete each weekly module by Sunday so that you are ready to begin the next week on the following Monday.  There are no face-to-face meeting requirements and no required online meeting times.  You can work at your own pace.  We anticipate that you will need approximately 3 hours a week to work through the course materials and assignments.
During the week, the instructor of the course will be available during online ‘office hours’ (at posted times) through Wimba Classroom to assist you. 


Teaching Online With ICollege - D2L (TOWI)(24.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: - Familiarity With Technology
Description: Teaching online with iCollege (TOWI) is an eight (8) week course covering the technological skills and instructional design concepts necessary to teach an online course at GPC.

TOWI is taught completely online, in iCollege. Each weekly module will begin on Monday and end on Sunday. We recommend that you complete each weekly module by Sunday and be ready to begin the next week on Monday.

There are no required face-to-face meeting and no required online meeting times. You can work at your own pace. You will need approximately 3 hours a week to work through the course materials and assignments.

Objectives:
1. Write clear and measurable instructional objectives
2. Create online lectures (in one or more of the formats discussed in the course)
3. Create multimedia components
4. Use the synchronous and asynchronous communication tools available at GPC
5. Design online student activities
6. Create online assessment using the iCollege assessment, assignment, and grading form tools
7. Create a Glossary or media collection using the iCollege media library tool
8. Create an online syllabus
9. Create grade book formulae

During the week, the instructor will be available during online ‘office hours’ (at posted times) through Wimba classroom to assist you.

In order to be successful, we recommend the following,
1- Familiarity with web browsers such as internet explorer or Firefox.
2- Ability to save files to your computer or USB drive.
3- Knowledge of word processing software such as Microsoft word.
4- Access to a microphone and speakers (headsets are ideal) to participate in online ‘office hours’.
5- High speed internet access.

Time Management(8.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Human Resources

Prerequisite: None
Description:

The Time Management workshop includes a self-analysis, cultivation of good time management habits, organizational skills, and strategic tools.

 

Upon completion of this workshop participants will be able to:

·         Balance competing priorities to meet ever-changing demands

·         Make and work with a flexible yet effective schedule

·         Establish reasonable and realistic boundaries on the use of your time

·         Stop procrastination and work on the critical tasks


Tough Enough: What It Takes To Be A Leader(0.8 Hours)
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Provider:

Human Resources

Prerequisite: You Must Register For The Black Male Empowerment Conference Before Registering For The Workshops
Description:

This presentation Will Focus On Examining the Beliefs Of Individuals, Specifically The Beliefs Of Leaders And How These Beliefs Impact Decision Making.  The Workshop Will Address Questions Such As:

Are You A Leader?
How Would You Know You Are A Leader?
What Does A Leader Do?


Transforming Teaching And Learning With IPads, Using The “Reversed Classroom” Strategy(1.0 Hours)
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Provider:

CTL

Prerequisite: N/a
Description:

This project, which is being developed as part of the iTeach Initiative at Georgia Perimeter College, focuses on the use of mobile communication technology devices (such as iPads, iPods, smart phones) to implement collaborative and active learning strategies in most courses. With the "reversed" or "flipped" classroom strategy, students review online lecture podcasts, course notes and other course materials on their Ipads or other mobile devices outside the classroom, at their own time, place and pace.  For my students enrolled in the physics classes at GPC, the object of this student-centered project is to increase their conceptual and analytical understanding of the course content and improve their quantiative problem-solving proficiency through practice during class sessions.


Travel And Expenses Module(2.5 Hours)
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Provider:

Finance and Budget

Prerequisite: None
Description: This single session is designed to introduce the Travel and Expenses Module and train how to navigate and submit approved travel and non-travel related reimbursements. The mandatory course will empower users to electronically create, edit, submit and track transactions for Travel Authorizations, Expense Reports, Flex Spending Reports and miscellaneous expense reimbursements. 

Travel And Expenses Training/Workshop(2.5 Hours)
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Provider:

Finance and Budget

Prerequisite:
Description:

This  2.5 hour session is desgined to give an overview of the Travel and Expenses Module and help you get your Travel Authorization and Expense Report transactions electronically submitted efficiently. Do you have an upcoming trip or just returned from one, and need help navigating within TEM? Here's a chance to create and submit.

REQUIRED: PeopleSoft User ID and Password


Turnitin.com- Plagiarism Detection and Grading(1.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: - None
Description: This session will cover,
1. Basics of how to set up your classes
2. What information to give to students to register and upload their files
3. How to use plagiarism detection, and how not to use it
4. How to grade the work on Turnitin
5. How to give students great feedback
6. How to cut down your grading time significantly
7. How to save paper and office space by keeping electronic records
8. Ample time for Questions and Answers

Tweet On The Lightbulbs(1.0 Hours)
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Provider:

CTL

Prerequisite: N/a
Description: Students are using Twitter to follow the daily activities of friends and celebrities. Faculty who create and use Twitter can follow as well as become followers of students to provide encouragement during the learning process. Twitter is the tool that faculty can use to experience the illumination of the student' light bulbs.

Understanding Financial Aid For Faculty(1.3 Hours)
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Provider:

GPC Online

Prerequisite: N/A
Description: Get The Answers To Your Questions About Financial Aid.

IMPORTANT: To Log Into This Online Webinar, Click On The Following Link:

Http://67.202.209.30/launcher.cgi?room=gpconline.

If This Is Your First Time Using WIMBA, Allow Yourself Some Time To Run The Setup Wizard.

Undocumented Students: Evolving Challenges And Opportunities(1.5 Hours)
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Provider:

International Students

Prerequisite:
Description:

Participants Of This Webinar Will:

  • Explore The Various Sides And Issues Facing Colleges And Undocumented Students Today.
  • Learn Who Today’s “undocumented Students” Are And How They Are Identified And Defined In Higher Education.
  • Understand The Obstacles Undocumented Students Face On And Off-campus, And What Laws Students And Colleges Need To Know And Comply With.
  • Gain An Understanding Of The DREAM Act And Its Current Standing.
  • Consider Future Implications And Current Events As They Relate To Undocumented Students On Campus.
  • Learn What Some Individuals And Organizations Are Currently Doing To Support Undocumented Students And Higher Education.
  • Examine The Issue Through A Case Study And Consider Specific Ways To Help Undocumented Students Attending College.

Using Clickers To Assess And Engage Student Learning(1.0 Hours)
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Provider:

CTL

Prerequisite: N/a
Description:

Led by Dr. Peter M. Saunders, director of Oregon State University’s Center for Teaching and Learning, Using Clickers to Assess and Engage Student Learning will give participants clear strategies for integrating clickers into the college classroom. During this 60-minute online audio seminar, Dr. Saunders will discuss:

  • What research tells us about the benefits for instructors and learners of using clickers.
  • Tips on designing effective clicker questions that promote more than rote memorization.
  • What ties clicker assessment to critical thinking, social interaction, peer instruction and fun.
  • A review of effective assessment tools that can be adapted for clickers.

Using DegreeWorks To Advise Students: FT Faculty ONLY(1.0 Hours)
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Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: None
Description: DegreeWorks is a new web based tool that is coming this spring to both students and advisors at GPC. The software will help advisors monitor student progress toward degree completion. This short one-hour training will orient faculty to the features in the software, discuss some frequently asked questions, and cover software limitations.

This is for Faculty ONLY.

Using Group Work To Promote Deep Learning(1.0 Hours)
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Provider:

CTL

Prerequisite: N/a
Description: Who hasn't cringed at the though of group work? One or  two students always seem to shoulder the lion's share of the assignment while the rest of the group rides quietly along, earning credit but learning little. That kind of group work doesn't do anyone any good.

The key to truly effective group work is to incoporate cooperative learning principles into course design. In this new online seminar, Using Group Work to Promote Deep Learning, Barbara Millis, PHD, director of the Teaching and Learning Center at the University of Texas as San Antonio, will show you how to revise your course design to include out-of-class independent learning activities as well as inclass team work to improve comprehension and overall student learning in any subject, discipline, or course.


Videography, HD 1- Basic Techniques(1.0 Hours)
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Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: - None
Description: This workshop introduces participants to basic videography techniques using the Flip Ultra HD video camera and pop-up reflectors

Videography, HD 2- Advanced Techniques(2.0 Hours)
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Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: - Videography HD 1- Basic Techniques
Description: Take what you've learned in "Videography, HD 1- Basic Techniques" to the next level with our High-Definition Videography 2 workshop.
Learn how to use the JVC HM100U prosumer High-Definition video cameras as well as techniques to improve your shooting.

Videography- Lighting 1(2.0 Hours)
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Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: - Videography, HD- 2
Description: Learn how to use lighting kits to make your HD video look even better!
This workshop covers,
1. Basic lighting gear
2. Setups

Videography- Lighting 2(2.0 Hours)
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Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: - Videography- Lighting 1
Description: Taken Lighting 1 and ready for more?
This hands-on workshop introduces participants to soft box lights and advanced lighting techniques.

What Works For Me: Effective Distance Learning Course Design Strategies By Marie Zaccaria(1.0 Hours)
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Provider:

CTL

Prerequisite: N/a
Description: What Works For Me: Effective Distance Learning Course Design Strategies By Marie Zaccaria

Several practical s trategies - developed since  WebCT's earliest endeavors - have proven to be quite effective as they have been updated by ICollege. Key features of our current exemplary course design & instruction models provide the focus of this 20-minute Power Point Presentation.  Here - on Campus - a number of new faculty continue to express interest in setting up ICollege course templates for their face-to-face courses. A workshop at The Alpharetta Center would be well-attended(I think;) MGZ

What Would You Do? GPC Policies And Practices(1.0 Hours)
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Provider:

CTL

Prerequisite: N/a
Description: How often do you hear a person say, "You have to do it this way. It's GPC Policy?" Do you ever wonder if they're correct?  Do you wonder if maybe the policy has changed since they look at it  . . . 10 years ago?  Come work through a few case studies of the top policies most often misquoted by faculty and also learn how you can participate in the president's new policy process.

When Clickers Aren't Enough -- What Else You Got?(1.0 Hours)
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Provider:

CTL

Prerequisite: N/a
Description: Please join Leila Lawlor on Decatur campus February 13th for a discussion of practical and specific techniques developed to engage our GPC students. It is unquestionably more difficult than ever to hold the attention of 21st century learners who are now continually exposed to the fast-moving social media universe. Clickers (remote control answering devices) work well, but Leila has a few more tricks up her sleeve to share.

Wimba Tools- Enhancing Your iCollege Sections(1.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: - None
Description: This workshop focuses on adding/enhancing your iCollege sections with the Wimba web conferencing tools. Wimba classroom web conferencing allows for real-time audio, desktop, sharing, whiteboarding, etc.

Wimba Tools- For Meetings(1.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: - None
Description: Wimba Classroom allows meeting presenters and participants to:
1. Use their computer, internet connection, speakers, and microphone to communicate in a real-time environment.
2. Presenters can use a PowerPoint presentation during their online meeting, share their own computer desktop with other participants, poll meeting participants, and chat with meeting participants.
3. Wimba Classroom also provides a dial-in number for meeting participants who are unable to use their computer to participate in the meeting.
Note: See http://www.gpc.edu/~gpcmeet for more information.

Wimba Tools- Why Use It In A Face-to-Face Class?(1.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: - None
Description: This workshop will address different reasons you use Wimba classroom for a class that meets face-to-face.
It provides an overview of getting started with Wimba classroom. 
Including,

1. Pre-recording a class meeting
2. Having a single synchronous meeting when you have to be out of town
3. Holding virtual office hours
4. Having students use Wimba classrooms as a collaboration space

Wimba Voice- Enhancing Your iCollege Sections With Audio(1.0 Hours)
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Provider:

Instructional Technology

Prerequisite: - ICollege Experience
Description: This workshop focuses on adding/enhancing your iCollege sections with audio.
Includes adding the following tools to your iCollege sections,
1. Voice board-- audio-based discussion topics
2. Voice direct-- audio and text based real-time chat rooms
3. Voice recorder-- record yourself narrating directions, pronouncing words, etc.

Working At The Speed Of Trust(8.0 Hours)
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Human Resources

Prerequisite: None
Description:

Working At The Speed Of Trust is a one-day workshop designed to identify and close the trust gaps that exist within relationships and teams. Participants learn about the correlation between trust and business results. They will also explore how the behaviors that build trust and influence can impact the success of the employee and the college.


Upon completion of this workshop participants will be able to:

 

·         Identify behaviors that build and restore trust

·         Extend smart trust

·         Develop plans for enhancing trust