FALL 2017 TRAINING  

    The Distance Learning Department has scheduled various different workshop sessions during the spring semester with the first of the series starting Friday, March 3, 2017.  The sessions vary anywhere from 30 minutes to three (3) hours long and will be counted as Professional Development.    

     To register for any of the sessions, please contact the Distance Learning Department via email to distancelearning@coastalbend.edu.     
     Some training sessions will be held online via webinar or in one of our Video Conferencing Rooms at our four CBC sites.  Video Conferencing Room numbers are as follows:   
     LIFESIZE A (rooms E115, A205, K131, P139)   
    POLYCOM B (rooms E110, A103, K119P140)   
    POLYCOM C (rooms E112, A104, K129, P141)   
    LIFESIZE D (rooms E111, A204, K120, P138)  







    September (available all month) 

    What the Best College Students Do 



    Combining academic research on learning and motivation with insights drawn from interviews with people who have won Nobel Prizes, Emmys, fame, or the admiration of people in their field, Dr. Ken Bain identifies the key attitudes that distinguished the best college students from their peers. These individuals started out with the belief that intelligence and ability are expandable, not fixed. This led them to make connections across disciplines, to develop a “meta-cognitive” understanding of their own ways of thinking, and to find ways to negotiate ill-structured problems rather than simply looking for right answers. Intrinsically motivated by their own sense of purpose, they were not demoralized by failure nor overly impressed with conventional notions of success. These movers and shakers didn’t achieve success by making success their goal. For them, it was a byproduct of following their intellectual curiosity, solving useful problems, and taking risks in order to learn and grow. 



    Learning Styles 



    Learning Styles are a great building block to developing a study strategy. In this learning module, we cover the benefits and the controversy surrounding Learning Styles. We'll also explain how to determine which Learning Style works for you and the characteristics of each Learning Style. Additionally, we'll provide some study techniques for each Learning Style, along with some tools that might be useful. By the end of this learning module, the learner will be able to: 

    Determine their preferred Learning Style  

    Apply a preferred Learning Style to study habits and routines  

    Explain the preferences and characteristics for each Learning Style 



    Articulate Storyline – Basics Training 



    The Articulate® Storyline online training series explores key features for creating eLearning content. You’ll learn to create engaging training using drag-and-drop activities, interactive buttons and hotspots, and rollovers. You’ll also learn how to add responsive characters, videos, callouts, quiz questions, and audio to slides. Also discover easy ways to create a project from an existing Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation, record your screen, and publish your course to Flash, HTML5, and for mobile devices. 


    September 1 

    Office 365 Training 

    CBC Campus – Lifesize A 

    1:00 to 3:00 P.M. 

    September 15 

    Adding Content to Your Blackboard Course 

    CBC Campus -- Lifesize A 

    9:00 to 12:00 A.M. 

    September 22 

    Using Course Tools (Blackboard) 

    CBC Campus -- Lifesize A 

    9:00 to 11:00 A.M. 

    September 29 

    Blackboard Learn's Top 10 

    Join Rita Vela, Customer Success Advocate, as she talks about Blackboard Learn's Top 10 little-known, or little-used tools that you can start to use today! Join us as we uncover some features and functionality that you may not have been aware of.  


    This training session has been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date.  

    October (available all month) 

    8 Secrets of Career Success 



    Author Richard St. John spent ten years researching success and doing face-to-face interviews with Bill Gates, Martha Stewart, Richard Branson, the Google founders, and over 500 other extraordinarily successful people. He analyzed every word they said, built one of the world’s largest, most organized databases on success, and finally discovered “The 8 Traits Successful People Have In Common.” STARLINK interviews Richard St. John revealing these “8 Secrets of Career Success” – which are the foundation for success in anything, whether it's business, education, science, sports, healthcare, arts, or life. 



    Creating an Infographic 



    In this online course, you'll learn how Infographics are an increasingly popular way to engage readers while avoiding the overuse of text. Once the domain of only graphic artists, creative information graphics can now be made by anyone with access to the internet, and without the need for expensive software. Whether you are a student, teacher, casual blogger, or business professional, you can create compelling images that will wow your audience using free online tools. 



    KWL Strategy 



    In this module, you’ll learn the Know, Want to Learn, Learn, (K-W-L) teaching strategy. We’ll start by talking about the benefits of using KWL, and how you might use it in your classroom. You’ll learn the basics of creating a KWL graphic organizer and see how the KWL strategy has been used for preparing students to read expository text, for assessment, for research, and for study. We’ll look at how to use wikis, concept maps and note-taking apps to implement KWL as a collaborative activity. You’ll learn some tips to increase accessibility for your students. And finally, we’ll talk about some extensions of KWL that help students develop and use 21st Century skills. This module offers downloadable documents of links to online templates and resources to help you dig deeper into the KWL strategy. By the end of this learning module, the learner will be able to:  

    Define the KWL teaching strategy  

    Explain how KWL can be used in the traditional and online classroom  

    Demonstrate creating a KWL graphic organizer  

    Describe how to use KWL as a collaborative activity 


    October 6 

    Creating Assessments and Assignments in your Blackboard Course 

    CBC Campus -- Lifesize A 

    9:00 to 12:00 A.M. 

    October 13  

    Managing Your Gradecenter in Blackboard  

    CBC Campus -- Lifesize A  

    9:00 to 12:00 A.M.   

    This training session has been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date. 

    November (available all month) 

    21 Skills for 21st Century 



    Bob Wiele developed OneSmartWorld to help people, teams, and organizations succeed and achieve their goals - better, faster, and smarter. To do this, you must harness your full potential – the intelligence already possessed within your mind, heart, and spirit. This program is designed to help you improve problem solving, decision-making, and develop better communication skills - accelerating collaboration and innovation. Bob Wiele combines over 30 years of research, experience, and work with over 1,000 organizations across North America to reveal powerful techniques for personal success and high performance. 



    Multiple Intelligences 



    Multiple Intelligences theory, developed by Howard Gardner, is a way of thinking about intelligence. Gardner defined intelligence as the ability to solve problems and create products that are valued in specific cultural settings. Furthermore, Gardner noted that every person possesses several different and independent competencies. In this module, we'll discuss a bit about Howard Gardner and the Four Premises of Multiple Intelligences Theory. We will take a look at each of the intelligences and applications for the classroom. By the end of this learning module, the learner will be able to:  

    Apply Multiple Intelligence activities that provide a variety of approaches to knowledge construction and content integration  

    Identify teaching activities that support each of the eight multiple intelligences  

    Develop and implement Multiple Intelligence activities that stimulate reflective, critical and creative thinking, problem solving and decision making  

    Plan appropriate instructional activities and select instructional materials that promote each of the eight intelligences 

    Describe at least three attributes of individuals who are talented in each of the eight intelligences  

    Explain existentialism and share at least three examples of questions that existentialists might pose 



    Critical Thinking 



    This learning module provides an opportunity for students to build and apply critical thinking skills, as well as critically evaluate circumstances and performance. In this module, students will practice questioning and evaluating to form judgments and make decisions. Students will be introduced to interpreting alternative viewpoints and reflecting on their own biases and assumptions. Students will practice clarifying viewpoints by asking important questions that lead to improved solutions. One will practice solving problems using conventional and innovative approaches. By the end of this learning module, the learner will be able to:  

    Define critical thinking skills and characteristics  

    Observe or read about other critical thinkers, identify key attributes  

    Develop improved critical thinking skills through analysis, evaluation, and insight of personal performance and situations 


    November 3 

    Customizing Your Blackboard Course  

    CBC Campus -- Lifesize A 

    9:00 to 12:00 A.M. 

    November 6 

    NDLW WEBINARS: Stress Management  




    November 7 




    November 8 

    NDLW WEBINAR:  Respondus LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor 



    November 9 

    NDLW WEBINAR: Upswing (e-tutoring) 



    November 10 




    December (available all month) 

    QR Codes in the Classroom 



    Platform: Device and iPad This online course focuses on using QR Codes as an instructional aide. One common way to use QR Codes is in conjunction with video tutorials and we've included videos demonstrating how to create instructional videos using Explain Everything™ on the iPad®, as well as uploading those videos to YouTube™ in this course. You'll also find videos demonstrating how to create and use the QR Codes. Finally, there is a set of videos meant to generate a few ideas for using QR Codes in the core subjects of art and health/physical education. 



    Podcasting Workshop – An Introduction to Audio Podcasting 



    Podcasting allows learners of all ages to use their technology-based entertainment systems (iPods, MP3 players) for educational purposes. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to find, subscribe and listen to podcasts for learning, or just for fun! You’ll also learn how to create and share your own podcast. 



    December 1 

    Blackboard Training – Level One 

    CBC Campus -- Lifesize A 

    9:00 to 12:00 P.M. 

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    Yolanda Abrigo   

    Director of Distance Learning  




    Cynthia Abrigo  

     Help Desk Operator