January 9, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Medaille College, H208
18 Agassiz Cir
Buffalo, NY 14214
Mary Beth Scumaci

Please Join Us for the Educational Technology Committee (ETC) & CASTL Professional Development Day

 Date:  Tuesday, January 9, 2017; 8 a.m..-.3:30.p.m.

Register by Noon on Tuesday, January 2 to assist us with food preparation and planning for the event.  

Registration Link:  https://medaille.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dbySACJeSbKm2SV
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Join us for a day of learning how and why to create instructional videos to support course content; participate in a collaborative lunch on creating effective syllabi; discover new formative assessment strategies; take a trip to the Medaille TV studio to learn how they can assist with creating videos and other course projects; participate in raffles & professional sharing!
Earn Professional Development Certificates for your portfolio.

We will start in Huber 208.
Training labs TBA based on enrollment.


8:00-8:20 a.m.     Check-in & Continental Breakfast – Huber 208

Join us for a continental breakfast and conversation with colleagues.

8:30-9:20 a.m.     The Andragogy and Instructional Videos with Dean Rinaldi- Huber 208

Online teaching and learning in higher education continues to experience dynamic growth.  New technologies and advancements in band-width now make it possible to communicate with students across a wide spectrum of media.  This workshop will explore the andragogy of adult learning and the rationale for enhancing your online instruction through the use of video productions.  In addition, we will survey the various types of tech tools available to Medaille faculty who are investigating ways to capture images and edit those images into an attractive lesson.  Finally, we will discuss ways to blend synchronous and asynchronous teaching and learning environments.

9:30-10:20 a.m.    Why Videos? with Rich Jacob- Huber 208

When pondering whether to include video presentations in your lesson designs, it’s important to consider that 1). The process is easier than you might think, and 2). It can add a new, and fun, dimension to your lesson planning and implementation.  Dr. Rich Jacob is a Medaille colleague who has discovered these two facts.  Dr. Jacob will share his experiences and demonstrate just how easy it is to create a video presentation using Kaltura.

10:30-11:20 a.m.   Create Your Own Video with Ray Drechsel & Mary Beth Scumaci- Huber  216 & 217 

Join us and learn how to use Kaltura or Screencast-o-Matic to create your own videos for use in your courses.  Take your courses to the next level of engagement & interactivity.  Videos also serve as great resources for multiple viewings of content throughout the learning process. Bring your ideas, computers, and get ready for some fun.  

11:30 a.m. -12:20 p.m.   Editing Videos with Dean Rinaldi- Huber 208  

Raw video presentations can be dramatically enhanced and made even more powerful, entertaining and watchable when you employ editing tools to enhance the video.  You can import additional video clips and insert titles, fade-ins, music and graphics into your original presentation.  Medaille faculty has a variety of available editing tools such as Kaltura, Screencast-O-Matic, and Camtasia available for editing your videos.  We will take a look at the features of editing tools and discuss simple ways to get started.  This workshop will appeal to your creative side.

12:30-1:20 p.m.    Lunch & Super Syllabus Writing Discussion- Huber 208

While you eat your taco fiesta lunch, join CASTL facilitator Lucy Czesak and an invited panel of faculty (Alice  Villaseñor, Mary Beth Scumaci, & Jason Pratt) as they share their perspectives on the ubiquitous syllabus. You might just hear about something professional, something expansive, and something sexy, oh my!

1:30-2:20 p.m.      Formative Assessment For Every Classroom with Jeff Faunce- Huber 208

Do you ever wonder how you might check with your students in class to see if they are “getting it?”  Come to this informative session to find out and share ideas about how you might figure that out.  Simple and effective examples will be shared that can be used in any class. 

2:30-3:20 p.m.     How Can the Medaille TV & Radio Stations Help You?- Lisa Marsherall  &
Juli Hinds- Huber 208

Lisa Marsherall and Juli Hinds will discuss ways that the Communications Department can assist you and your classes with special media projects. A tour of the Medaille TV and Radio stations will end the session.

3:30 p.m.                Raffle Give-Aways

~ A special thanks to Dean Rinaldi and the Presenters!
~ A special thanks to Dr. Quigley, Bob Chyka & CASTL for sponsoring the workshop!
~ A special thanks to the ETC Committee & CASTL Learning for organizing the event!

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