CTE Seminars

The Center for Teaching Excellence provides faculty and staff with on campus professional development seminars devoted to broad-based issues in education and specific teaching/learning strategies.


Please see the list below of seminars that are available to Northeast State Faculty & Staff.  

Sept. 20 2013,

8:30-3:30pm
   

COOPERATIVE LEARNING INSTITUTES RETURN TO NORTHEAST STATE 

NeSCC is again offering the Foundations of Cooperative Learning Course that has been developed by and offered by the Johnsons at the University of Minnesota.  Dawn Dabney and Rick Merritt are bringing that training here to Northeast State.  This course will be a four session program with meetings on Friday.  The dates are September 20, October 4 and 11, and November 1.   These will be daylong sessions running from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM and includes lunch.   

Sept. 27, 2013,
 
10:00 – 11:00 am 
or
1:00 - 2:00 pm
 

“Finding the ABILITY in Disability”  

An interactive Professional  Development Workshop facilitated by Amanda Baldwin-Estep, Learning Specialist For The Northeast State Center For Students With Disabilities. Amanda’s workshop last Fall was one of the highlights of the academic year, and this newly-redesigned  workshop will give you another opportunity to engage in some hands-on activities designed to give you a heightened awareness of student disability issues in the classroom and on campus. Please RSVP to Jim Kelly indicating your preferred time jpkelly@northeaststate.edu - Sponsored by your Center for Teaching Excellence (STEP) 

Oct. 18, 2013,

10:00 – 11:00 am
or
1:00 - 2:00 pm
 

MYTHBUSTERS: THE MYSTERIES OF STUDENT FINANCIAL AID REVEALED (OR AT LEAST DISCUSSED!) 

Facilitated By LeeAnn Barnes-Financial Aid Counselor at Northeast State Office of Financial Aid. Join LeeAnn in this informal question-and-answer session that will give you a chance to have your questions about student financial aid addressed. PLEASE RSVP TO JIM KELLY jpkelly@northeaststate.edu to reserve your seat in the session of your choice (please specify which one) - Humanities Building H248 (Cooperative Learning Classroom) 

Nov 15, 2013

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Or
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
 

DO YOU KNOW LYNDA?

EVERYTHING (WELL, ALMOST EVERYTHING ) YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LYNDA.COM,
NORTHEAST STATE’S NEWEST PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT RESOURCE. A Center For Teaching Excellence (STEP) / Professional Development Workshop. Lynda.com, a licensed repository of training videos and courses on a wide variety of topics of interest to factuly, staff, and administrators, has been available for a little over a year and has been used by several of your colleagues. Attend one of these workshops to learn how to access these resources and start taking advantage of this valuable learning tool. Room H248, Humanities Building, Facilitated by CHRIS DEMAS, Northeast State Librarian. Co-Facilitated by DONNA QUILLIN, Northeast State Business Office  

Jan 24, 2014

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Or
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.  

Cooperative Learning Institute

Facilitated by CTE staff members, Dr. Rick Merritt and Dawn Dabney, has taken STEP to a new level by introducing us to an array of cooperative learning activities that engage students and teachers in a vibrant active learning environment.  

At this awareness session you will be introduced to the five basic elements of Cooperative Teams and will learn more about the Cooperative Learning Institute that consists of four sessions that begin on February 7, February 21, March 21, and April 4, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Please RSVP to request your preferred time.   

 


Jan 31, 2014


10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Or
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. 

“Be Here To Get Them There: The Northeast State STUDENTNEEDSPROJECTAnd How It Is Making A Difference In Student Lives”  

Join David Haga for this informative workshop that covers several aspects of our new Student Needs Project, with a focus on the Gas Certificate and Mobil Food Pantry programs that are helping students in need (and there are more of these students than you might think) Friday, January 31 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. or Friday, January 31 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. in Room H248 Humanities Building.    


Feb 21, 2014

10:00 a.m.
 

QPR-Question, Persuade, Respond - A Suicide Prevention and Awareness Workshop Facilitated by Denise Walker This Friday, February 21, 2014-10:00 a.m. - Humanities Building H248. This Professional Development workshop, hosted by the Center for Teaching Excellence, provides training on how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone for help. Denise Walker has recently become the Certified QPR Trainer for Northeast State, and this will be the first of several sessions she will offer this year. All NE State employees should be aware of this important issue. Your knowledge might save the life of a student or co-worker.  

Feb 28, 2014

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Or
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. 
MAKING THE TRANSITION FROM TEXT BOOKS TO E-BOOKS:  WHY AND WHEN? 

A Center for Teaching Excellence / Professional Development Workshop Facilitated By Dr. David Toye Assisted By Dr. Rick Merritt and Dawn Dabney, Friday, February 28, 2014. Two Sessions To Choose From= Morning Session: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Afternoon Session: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Humanities H248. Join David, Dawn, and Rick for a lively and informative discussion about the ever-growing importance of digital textbooks in the curriculum. Also included in this presentation will be an introduction to the role played by Creative Commons as a valuable online teaching and learning resource. 

 
March 14th, 2014

8:00 am - Noon
 
The WOW Factor, by Alan Bracken
All faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend The WOW Factor held by Alan Bracken. This event is FREE (normally $100.00), and will be held onFriday, March 14th, from 8:00 am – Noon in the Auditorium (A202) on the main campus. This is a Professional Development session that will focus on three overarching leadership development topics: Excellence, Competency, and Character.
 
March 21, 2014

9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. 

QPR - Question, Persuade, Respond A Suicide Prevention and Awareness Workshop  

This Professional Development workshop, hosted by your Center for Teaching Excellence, provides training on how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone for help. Two Sessions To Choose From: Humanities Building H248 

March 28, 2014

10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.  
 EDUCREATIONS: USING YOUR iPad TO CREATE AND SHARE INFORMATION IN CLASS AND ON D2L
A Center for Teaching Excellence / Professional Development Workshop
Join NE State Instructor JAN LEWENCZUK as she shares her experiences with using the Educreations app to create innovative audio-video learning opportunities for her students. You don’t have to be an iPad user to benefit from Jan’s information, but if you do have an iPad please bring it to this workshop Humanities Building, Room H248.  PLEASE R.S.V.P. WITH YOUR PREFERRED SESSION TIME
jpkelly@northeaststate.edu
 

April 4, 2014

10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. 

HOW PREZI CAN INSPIRE YOU TO THINK OUTSIDE THE POWERPOINT BOX 

A Center for Teaching Excellence / Professional Development Workshop Facilitated By Ashley Pierce. Join Ashley as she shows how PREZI allows you to create engaging presentations that lift you and your students out of the PowerPoint rut. Please RSVP With Your Preferred Session Time To jpkelly@northeaststate.edu