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    Photoshop Basics for Teaching and Publication
    Instructor: Kathleen Day, MS
    Date: 3/6/2018
    Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
    Location: Scott Memorial Library, Room 307, Center City Campus
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    This workshop will focus on the steps involved with manipulating digital images for teaching and publishing. Participants will be shown each step of the process—from digitizing images to managing files for all possible output types. Due to the limited number of site licenses for this program, participants will do hands-on work in small groups.

    At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

    1) Identify the differences in image requirement for print and display
    2) Use the settings for adjusting image resolution
    3) Learn to crop and resize images
    4) Manipulate color including modes and saturation
    5) Apply labels to images
    6) Save images in different file formats

    Facilitating Discussions 101
    Instructor: Julie Phillips, PhD
    Date: 3/8/2018
    Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
    Location: Scott Memorial Library, Room 200A, Center City Campus
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    Teaching through discussion rather than lecture presents unique set of opportunities and challenges for instructors. This workshop explores the power of discussion as a teaching tool and offers advice on strategies for incorporating discussion into in small, medium or large course environments.

    This experiential workshop will assist instructors in setting expectations for student preparation and involvement, developing a strategy for initiating conversations, and skills for sustaining and advancing a discussion. Participants will practice developing questions that launch productive discussions, effectives responses for probing responses and a sampling of discussion techniques for small or large groups.

    At the end of the session, participants should be able to:
    • Identify two ways to initiative a discussion in class
    • Describe key characteristics of good discussion questions
    • Explain two techniques for engaging learners in discussion

    Intermediate Photoshop
    Date: 3/13/2018
    Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
    Location: Scott Memorial Library, Room 307, Center City Campus
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    This workshop is a continuation of Photoshop Basics offering a more in-depth exploration of this application’s functions. Topics will include: Automate functions, History Palette, Layers, layout and preparing images for use in MS Office applications. Due to the limited number of site licenses for this program, participants will do hands-on work in small groups. It is highly advised that Participants have an understanding of Photoshop or have attended the Photoshop Basics workshop to attend this workshop.

    At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

    1) Use Automate functions to:
    a) Batch rename image files
    b) Create contact sheets
    c) Record and use Actions for repetitive tasks
    2) Use the History palette to undo selective changes
    3) Inserting guides and grids for layout
    4) Utilize layers

    Teaching for Different Environments
    Date: 4/3/2018
    Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
    Location: Scott Memorial Library, Room 306, Center City Campus
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    This session consists of an overview of the differences in teaching and learning across the three learning environments – Traditional/Face-to-Face, Blended/Hybrid and Fully Online. Knowledge is power – join us in exploring the unique differences between learning environments that include teaching and student learning challenges and evidence-based effective practices.

    At the end of the session, participants should be able to:
    • Describe the differences in teaching challenges between the three different learning environments
    • Describe the differences in the student learning experience challenges between the three different learning environments
    • Provide examples of evidence-based strategies for effective teaching in each of the learning environments
    • Explain how the strategies discussed during the session can improve the student learning experience


    Teaching and Learning Online: A Dive into the Unknown
    Instructor: Mary Gozza-Cohen, PhD
    Date: 4/11/2018
    Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
    Location: Scott Memorial Library, Room 307, Center City Campus
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    This session will take a dive into the uniqueness of the fully online learning environment and what that means for instructors and students. Current research, evidence-based practices and tips and tricks will be shared with participants. In this session we will review, in part, the role of online course structure, communication and engagement in student satisfaction and success. Please join us if you are thinking about moving a course online at some point, are currently teaching online or simply want to learn more about online teaching and learning.

    At the end of the session, participants should be able to:
    • Describe the current evidence-based research on online teaching and student satisfaction
    • Describe and conceptualize one or more strategies in their current or future online teaching practices


    A Look at Online and Hybrid/Blended Course (Re-)Design and the Student Experience
    Instructor: Mary Gozza-Cohen, PhD
    Date: 5/1/2018
    Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
    Location: Scott Memorial Library, Room 307, Center City Campus
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    Not all courses are created equal. This session will focus on course design in online and blended/hybrid courses and the impact it has on the student experience. Evidence-based practices will be shared with participants and examples of different, yet effective, course designs. The presentation will showcase at least one before and after example of a course re-design that will be shared by the presenter and a course instructor.

    At the end of the session, participants should be able to:
    • Explain how course design can negatively and positively impact the student experience in online and hybrid/blended courses
    • Identify two – three features of various course designs presented that they would consider incorporating in a current or future online or hybrid/blended course