FACULTY DEVELOPMENT GUIDE
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ZERD 094: Technology Tool Shop I (1c)
The college has an incredible inventory of innovative technologies to enhance teaching and learning, but it is difficult for faculty to find the time to explore these technologies and implement into a curriculum. This workshop helps bridge that gap. Participants will design their own curriculum specific project using the technology of their choice. This will be accomplished with the assistance and guidance of “technology mentors”. Participants will also review pedagogical best practices for instruction with new technologies. This FQAS course can be completed for “renewal” credit.
ZERD 012: Technology Tool Shop II
This advanced technology course will scaffold from the concepts explored in Technology Tool Shop I. Participants will continue to build upon their curriculum-specific project or choose a new project to explore, using the technology of their choice. This will be accomplished with the assistance and guidance of “technology mentors”. Participants will also review pedagogical best practices for instruction with new technologies.
Face to Face Workshops
Monday, May 22, 2017
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
9 a.m – 2 p.m.
(w/ 45 min lunch)
S120 and various computer labs
Independent Work w/Technology Guide(s)
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
various computer labs
HR is hosting the following open labs to provide Sum Total assistance. If you or any of your employees have questions or need assistance, please stop by. This is first come, first serve; there is no registration for the open lab.
Milwaukee Campus – M458
Tuesday, March 14 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Friday, March 17 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Oak Creek Campus – A214
Wednesday, March 15 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Mequon Campus – A224
Wednesday, March 15 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
West Allis Campus – Room 200
Thursday, March 16 from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.
As a reminder, there are also electronic resources available for your use on MyMATC. Employees not able to attend the open lab can contact me or Jodie McCutcheon in Human Resources with questions..
Information Technology has been informed by our Internet Service Provider that they require a brief (15 minute) maintenance window on Sunday morning, February 5, 2017, to upgrade our Internet router. This will result in a loss of Internet connectivity from Midnight to roughly 12:15 a.m. this Sunday morning.
Note: This will NOT affect access to the Blackboard Learning Management System as this is hosted offsite.
Michelle Krueger, Manager of Training & Development is hosting the following open labs to provide Sum Total assistance. If you or any of your employees have questions or need assistance, please stop by and attend one of the Open Labs listed below. This is first come, first serve; there is no registration for the open lab.
Milwaukee Campus – M458
Thursday, January 26 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, January 31 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Oak Creek Campus – A120
Wednesday, January 25 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Mequon Campus – A224
Friday, January 27 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
As a reminder, there are also electronic resources available for your use on MyMATC or Sumtotal. Employees not able to attend the open lab can contact Michelle Krueger or Jodie McCutcheon in Human Resources with questions.
Because MATC’s campuses and support services are closed during the holiday break, we strongly advise faculty teaching Winterim semester courses to refer to these guidelines and resources.
Use the online Password Manager to retrieve your login credentials or update an expired password. If you can not use the Password Manager, create a ticket using the Help Desk’s online form to request assistance. The password to submit the request form is: MATC.
A new name for Google Apps: G Suite
Presented by Jonathan Rochelle
|G Suite for Education is the same set of apps that you know and love—Gmail, Docs, Drive, Calendar, Hangouts, and more— but designed with new intelligent features that make work easier and bring teachers and students together.|
We launched Explore in Google Sheets to help summarize spreadsheet data with automated charts and insights. But many students might not experience the full value of spreadsheets because they can’t write formulas. This is a case of the computer requiring you to speak its language. Machine intelligence turns this upside down, so now the computer understands your language. Students can simply enter a question using natural language and Explore in Google Sheets will use Natural Language Processing to translate the question into a formula and offer an instant answer.
We’ve also added Explore in Google Docs with machine intelligence to automatically recommend related topics to learn about, images to insert, and more content to discover. Students can even use Explore in Google Docs to find a related document from Drive, so they spend less time switching between apps and more time polishing their assignments. And educators will be happy to hear that image searches performed using Explore limit results to those that comply with SafeSearch and are approved for use with Creative Commons.
For students, making a presentation inspiring can be a lot of work. Often, students spend more time formatting slides than thinking creatively about the story they want to tell. Now, as students add content to a presentation, Explore in Google Slides dynamically offers layout suggestions that help the content shine. In just a couple of clicks, students can create polished presentations that bring their ideas to life. The best thing about these intelligent features is that they’ll continue to learn and improve over time the more they’re used, and save students even more time tomorrow than they save them today.
Finding time to meet with other teachers can be hard, especially when the list of people and locations you’re coordinating starts to grow. Google Calendar uses machine intelligence to help you easily find a time when invitees are free, and it also suggests available rooms based on your previous bookings. And, when the list of invitees grows long and no times are available, Calendar will suggest times across the group where the conflicts are easiest to resolve, such as recurring 1:1 meetings.
I am pleased to announce the college is launching a free workshop series titled
Diversity Dialogues presented by MATC“Diversity Dialogues” next Saturday, November 12. The workshop will be held at Washington High School, 2525 N. Sherman Boulevard in Milwaukee.
Faculty members from the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences will lead discussions about various aspects of diversity and effects on our neighborhoods, state, region, and nation. The series will be held on the 2nd Saturday of each month through May 2017 from 10 a.m. to Noon.
Shortly after the tragic events that shook the Sherman Park neighborhood in August, Sociology instructor Nichole Todd reached out to several colleagues with the suggestion that the college use the “Introduction to Diversity Studies” as a model for an ongoing, community-wide discussion that could be a catalyst to transform lives and our community. School of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean Dr. Sadique Isahaku and several School of Liberal Arts and Sciences instructors and staff members have shepherded the project.
It is my hope that these monthly discussions will lead to substantive changes, not just in Sherman Park, but all throughout Milwaukee. Please help us promote the conversations by sharing information about Diversity Dialogues and the linked flyer.
Vicki J. Martin, Ph.D.
Milwaukee Area Technical College
Diversity Dialogues presented by MATC
In this one-hour online training session, faculty and staff will be oriented to the online Google Apps workshop to review using Google Gmail and Google Calendar.
If you have questions about the workshop, contact:
The Blackboard maintenance scheduled for Saturday October 8th, from 5 AM to 7 AM CDT, has been indefinitely postponed.
Thank you for your patience.
A message from Dr. Mohammad Dakwar:
You are invited to submit a proposal for an Innovation Grant through the Provost’s Office which will provide support to projects and activities that focus on innovation and student success.
Innovation grants are intended to encourage faculty and staff to be visionary, creative and innovative. Our working definition of innovation is people creating value by implementing new ideas. I encourage you to consider submitting your ideas to create value and transform lives through innovative education for the betterment of our students and community.