ACD Instructional Professional Development

Learning & Development Opportunities

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Learning new skills and ways of working is more important than ever. Join a session to sharpen your skills and contribute to learning with your colleagues.

Sessions are added weekly, so keep an eye out for more opportunities.

 

Date

Session

Instructor

Session Details

9/28/2021
12:00 PM CDT

Tech Tuesday

Rocha Aurelia

Zoom Breakouts and New Features (Fall 2021)-Ready to take your Zoom to the next level? Join us to learn about how to use breakout rooms and explore other new features in Zoom such as multiple whiteboards, advanced sharing, and more!

 

9/29/2021
12:00 PM CDT

Impact & Understanding Microaggressions

White Valarie

Many people have heard of the term "microaggression", but few understand the true meaning.  Join this 1-hour session for a conversation that will define microaggression.  This session will increase critical consciousness to empower us to create a welcoming environment for all.

 

9/30/2021
11:00 AM CDT

Fall into Wellness Series

Docwra Kristina

Powered by Nutrition - Eating for high energy-https://alamo.zoom.us/j/93558231000

 

10/1/2021
11:00 AM CDT

Faculty 180

D'Amico Scott

This is a workshop that provides for using the Faculty 180 soft\ware.

 

10/1/2021
12:00 PM CDT

Engaging Out of the Box: Accommodations and Inclusive Pedagogy

Estrada Kazia
Rocha Aurelia

PTSD in an Online Environment-This PD is presented by Alana DiMario, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor based in Rhode Island and director of a team of Trauma therapists. In this session she helps us develop a better understanding of PTSD, what it means to us as educators, how it affects our students, and the best practices when accommodating it in the class room.

 

10/1/2021
12:15 PM CDT

Virtual Yoga

Docwra Kristina

A gentle series of traditional poses to lengthen muscles and to restore mind, body, and spirit.  May be performed in a standing or seated position. The instructor will be available on Zoom 15 minutes before and after class for any questions. All levels welcome.

 

10/4/2021
10:15 AM CDT

World Mental Health Day Series

Docwra Kristina

Mindful Moments Monday-As we continue to navigate these times filled with constant and often complex change, it is even more important to cultivate our well-being. As World Mental Health Day approaches on October 10, it’s a great reminder to check in on how we are really feeling. Wherever you are in your mental wellness journey, join AlamoWELL during the week of October 4-8 for mini-sessions designed to boost your mental/emotional wellness.

 

10/5/2021
12:00 PM CDT

Gender Equity: LGBTQIAP+ Ally Training

Alejos-Sharadin Rebecca
White Valarie

Gender Equity: LGBTQIAP+ Ally Training provides a safe space to gain knowledge and skills about gender and sexual diversity. This workshop offers a safe space to ask questions and engage in conversation we do not often have the chance to explore around gender equity.

 

10/5/2021
2:15 PM CDT

World Mental Health Day Series

Nettles Darryl

Drawing with Darryl-As we continue to navigate these times filled with constant and often complex change, it is even more important to cultivate our well-being. As World Mental Health Day approaches on October 10, it’s a great reminder to check in on how we are really feeling. Wherever you are in your mental wellness journey, join AlamoWELL during the week of October 4-8 for mini-sessions designed to boost your mental/emotional wellness.

 

10/6/2021
2:15 PM CDT

World Mental Health Day Series

Docwra Kristina

Well-being Wednesday-As we continue to navigate these times filled with constant and often complex change, it is even more important to cultivate our well-being. As World Mental Health Day approaches on October 10, it’s a great reminder to check in on how we are really feeling. Wherever you are in your mental wellness journey, join AlamoWELL during the week of October 4-8 for mini-sessions designed to boost your mental/emotional wellness.

 

10/6/2021
9:00 AM CDT

Project Management for the Unofficial Project Manager (AAP)

Ramon Esteban

When a project is poorly navigated and falls short of budget and timeline goals, it can cost you more than just money; it can cause irreparable damage to reputation, confidence, and client trust. The answer isn’t just dedicated project managers, but instilling your entire team at every level with project management abilities. For real project success, we need “informal authority” where team members are inspired to work for you and dedicated to seeing the project successfully completed.

 

10/7/2021
1:00 PM CDT

2021-2022 New Faculty Institute - Assessment and Student Learning

Rocha Aurelia

This particular NFI session will focus on what assessment is and how you can creatively assess students in the classroom. Please go to this Zoom link to attend: https://alamo.zoom.us/s/98521325067

 

10/7/2021
10:15 AM CDT

World Mental Health Day Series

Docwra Kristina

15-minute Guided Meditation-As we continue to navigate these times filled with constant and often complex change, it is even more important to cultivate our well-being. As World Mental Health Day approaches on October 10, it’s a great reminder to check in on how we are really feeling. Wherever you are in your mental wellness journey, join AlamoWELL during the week of October 4-8 for mini-sessions designed to boost your mental/emotional wellness.

 

10/7/2021
12:00 PM CDT

Faculty 180

D'Amico Scott

This is a workshop that provides for using the Faculty 180 soft\ware.

 

10/8/2021
1:00 PM CDT

2021-2022 New Faculty Institute - Assessment and Student Learning

Rocha Aurelia

This particular NFI session will focus on what assessment is and how you can creatively assess students in the classroom. Please go to this Zoom link to attend: https://alamo.zoom.us/s/98521325067

 

10/8/2021
10:00 AM CDT

Getting Started with OER Doesn’t Have to be Scary!

Crayton Kahala

Colleges have embraced Open Educational Resources (OER) as a way to save students money and tailor classes for specific outcomes. If you are new to OER and want to learn more about how to get started with finding OER materials then this session is for you! Join us as we discuss Open Educational Resources, Creative Commons, OpenStax and getting help from your Library. Zoom Link: https://alamo.zoom.us/s/99779914241

 

10/8/2021
12:15 PM CDT

World Mental Health Day Series

Docwra Kristina

Yoga-A gentle series of traditional poses to lengthen muscles and to restore mind, body, and spirit. May be performed in a standing or seated position. The instructor will be available 15 minutes before and after class for any questions. All levels welcome.https://alamo.zoom.us/j/97336385280

 

10/8/2021
12:15 PM CDT

Virtual Yoga

Docwra Kristina

A gentle series of traditional poses to lengthen muscles and to restore mind, body, and spirit.  May be performed in a standing or seated position. The instructor will be available on Zoom 15 minutes before and after class for any questions. All levels welcome.

 

10/8/2021
3:00 PM CDT

Global Learning Workshops

 

Course internationalization is the process by which global elements are added on or infused into the course content. Our goal is to provide our students with global learning opportunities at home through curriculum and co-curricular activities internationalization efforts. These synchronous and asynchronous sessions and modules will assist you in creating a plan to infuse the global objectives into your course and achieving the Alamo Global Course distinction.

 

10/12/2021
12:00 PM CDT

Tech Tuesday

Crayton Kahala

Alamo Experience (Fall 2021)-Experiential learning can be powerful for your students providing them with skills that can make them more competitive. This session will focus on how you can leverage the tools with the Alamo Experience to engage your students in discovering co-curricular, extra-curricular, service-learning, and experiential learning opportunities.

 

10/14/2021
9:00 AM CDT

Focus PDCA - Part 1

Easterling Jason
Ramon Esteban

Do you know what your core work processes are? Learn how complete your most important work. With FOCUS PDCA you will solve problems faster, improve communication,teamwork and improve productivity. As a Malcolm Baldrige Award recipient, the Alamo Colleges uses FOCUS PDCA to continuously evaluate and improve our processes. 

 

10/15/2021
11:00 AM CDT

Faculty 180

D'Amico Scott

This is a workshop that provides for using the Faculty 180 soft\ware.

 

10/15/2021
12:00 PM CDT

Deans' Leadership Academy

Mercedez Carmen

Deans Leadership Academy: Analyzing Data-Dig deeper into Alamo Colleges data sources and institutional research. Come analyze data to improve efficiency within your unit.

 

10/15/2021
12:15 PM CDT

Virtual Yoga

Docwra Kristina

A gentle series of traditional poses to lengthen muscles and to restore mind, body, and spirit.  May be performed in a standing or seated position. The instructor will be available on Zoom 15 minutes before and after class for any questions. All levels welcome.

 

10/15/2021
3:00 PM CDT

Global Learning Workshops

 

Course internationalization is the process by which global elements are added on or infused into the course content. Our goal is to provide our students with global learning opportunities at home through curriculum and co-curricular activities internationalization efforts. These synchronous and asynchronous sessions and modules will assist you in creating a plan to infuse the global objectives into your course and achieving the Alamo Global Course distinction.

 

10/19/2021
8:30 AM CDT

Find Out Why: The Key to Successful Innovation (AAP)

Ramon Esteban

Are you someone who believes innovation is hit or miss? What if, instead of relying on luck, innovation could be far more predictable and successful? We believe everyone is an innovator, and that you can achieve far better results when you innovate, but only if you think about tit differently. Find Out WHY will help you discover the mindset, skillset, and toolsets to design and develop products and services that deliver predictability successful results with the people you serve.

 

10/20/2021
12:00 PM CDT

Gender Equity: LGBTQIAP+ Ally Training

Alejos-Sharadin Rebecca
White Valarie

Gender Equity: LGBTQIAP+ Ally Training provides a safe space to gain knowledge and skills about gender and sexual diversity. This workshop offers a safe space to ask questions and engage in conversation we do not often have the chance to explore around gender equity.

 

10/20/2021
12:00 PM CDT

Impact & Understanding Microaggressions

White Valarie

Many people have heard of the term "microaggression", but few understand the true meaning.  Join this 1-hour session for a conversation that will define microaggression.  This session will increase critical consciousness to empower us to create a welcoming environment for all.

 

10/21/2021
9:00 AM CDT

Focus PDCA Tools - Part 2

Easterling Jason
Ramon Esteban

Do you have problems with your work processes? Does your team know how to solve problems that come up? A problem is defined as an undesirable event, it is any gap between what is expected and what is obtained. FOCUS PDCA TOOLS will close that gap and provide you with the tools you need to solve your problems. Learn how to use the right Performance Tools to solve your problems and reach your goals.

 

10/22/2021
1:00 PM CDT

Faculty Friday Drop Ins

Plummer Elizabeth

Do you have a question about Canvas or Zoom? Is there a concern that you want to voice? Would you like to just chat about teaching with colleagues? Join District Faculty Development during our drop in hours. Come and go as you need! Join link:https://alamo.zoom.us/j/97190048516

 

10/22/2021
10:00 AM CDT

AlamoTALENT Special Topics

Prieto Corina

Curriculum Structure-These sessions are intended for AlamoTALENT Learning Professionals. Learning Professionals are individuals who have/need high level administrative access to assist in leading, assessing, designing and reporting formal and informal Professional Development events,courses, or informal sessions. Typically this role and tasks are generated from DSO departments such as HROD/Talent Development, Faculty Development or Alamo College Online. This role could also be requested for College Schedulers who have more than 3 years using the LMS and would request to be a Super User.

 

10/22/2021
12:15 PM CDT

Virtual Yoga

Docwra Kristina

A gentle series of traditional poses to lengthen muscles and to restore mind, body, and spirit.  May be performed in a standing or seated position. The instructor will be available on Zoom 15 minutes before and after class for any questions. All levels welcome.

 

10/26/2021
12:00 PM CDT

Tech Tuesday

Myatt Bobbie

Converting Canvas Quizzes-Enhance your Canvas skills in this session focused on all thing quizzes!

 

10/28/2021
2:00 PM CDT

Solution Sessions for Using AlamoTALENT

Prieto Corina

SESSIONS ARE FOR LEARNING PROFESSIONAL SCHEDULERs AND COLLEGE SCHEDULERS WHO USE ALAMOTALENT

 

10/29/2021
12:00 PM CDT

Engaging Out of the Box: Accommodations and Inclusive Pedagogy

Estrada Kazia
Rocha Aurelia

Beyond Dyslexia-For this presentation Laura Woelfel, a professional counselor and Irlen Diagnostician, will be discussing learning disorders beyond dyslexia - primarily Irlen Syndrome, which can have a major impact on a student's learning and retention. Come join us for this informative session and learn about this syndrome that can affect so many people.

 

11/4/2021
9:00 AM CDT

Project Management for the Unofficial Project Manager (AAP)

Ramon Esteban

When a project is poorly navigated and falls short of budget and timeline goals, it can cost you more than just money; it can cause irreparable damage to reputation, confidence, and client trust. The answer isn’t just dedicated project managers, but instilling your entire team at every level with project management abilities. For real project success, we need “informal authority” where team members are inspired to work for you and dedicated to seeing the project successfully completed.

 

11/9/2021
12:00 PM CST

Gender Equity: LGBTQIAP+ Ally Training

Alejos-Sharadin Rebecca
White Valarie

Gender Equity: LGBTQIAP+ Ally Training provides a safe space to gain knowledge and skills about gender and sexual diversity. This workshop offers a safe space to ask questions and engage in conversation we do not often have the chance to explore around gender equity.

 

11/9/2021
12:00 PM CST

Tech Tuesday

D'Amico Scott

Poll Everywhere-Join this session to learn how to integrate Poll Everywhere in your class to quickly gain feedback from your class in real time.

 

11/12/2021
12:00 PM CST

Engaging Out of the Box: Accommodations and Inclusive Pedagogy

Estrada Kazia
Rocha Aurelia

Building Accommodations in our Pedagogy-Join us as we wrap up to the entire accommodation series. We will be discussing how all the different variances in learning styles and can be accommodated in our classrooms - which includes our non-neurotypical students as well. Come and see how we can use pedagogy to enhance our classes and embrace our students!

 

11/17/2021
12:00 PM CST

Impact & Understanding Microaggressions

White Valarie

Many people have heard of the term "microaggression", but few understand the true meaning.  Join this 1-hour session for a conversation that will define microaggression.  This session will increase critical consciousness to empower us to create a welcoming environment for all.

 

11/19/2021
1:00 PM CST

Deans' Leadership Academy

Mercedez Carmen

Deans Leadership Academy: SACSCOC Accreditation-SACSCOC Accreditation: What YOU Need to Know

 

11/23/2021
12:00 PM CST

Tech Tuesday

Myatt Bobbie

SoftChalk part one-This professional development session will provide you with the basics for developing content lessons with benchmarks that will feed into your Canvas course gradebook using SoftChalk. This is the part one of a two part series for the exceptional educational application. If you are looking for new ways to engage your learners, SoftChalk has a lot of intuitive activities and assessments that you can easily transform discussion boards, identification quizzes, maps and more into dynamic, thought provoking, interactive assignments.

 

12/3/2021
1:00 PM CST

Faculty Friday Drop Ins

Plummer Elizabeth

Do you have a question about Canvas or Zoom? Is there a concern that you want to voice? Would you like to just chat about teaching with colleagues? Join District Faculty Development during our drop in hours. Come and go as you need! Join link:https://alamo.zoom.us/j/97190048516

 

12/7/2021
12:00 PM CST

Tech Tuesday

Plummer Elizabeth

EdPuzzle-Create interactive videos that you can directly integrate into Canvas to more fully engage your students.

 

12/7/2021
12:00 PM CST

Gender Equity: LGBTQIAP+ Ally Training

Alejos-Sharadin Rebecca
White Valarie

Gender Equity: LGBTQIAP+ Ally Training provides a safe space to gain knowledge and skills about gender and sexual diversity. This workshop offers a safe space to ask questions and engage in conversation we do not often have the chance to explore around gender equity.

 

Registrations Information

Search session titles in AlamoTALENT to register or view descriptions. You can also click on My Learning and register for a class using the Events Calendar. Additional sessions will be highlighted weekly.
ZOOM login information will be provided upon registration.
 
*To learn more about the All Access Passholder classes, visit the All Access Pass page under the My Learning tab within AlamoTALENT.

New Faculty Institute

Questions: If you have further questions about the New Faculty Institute, or if you would like more information about professional development opportunities please email dst-facultydev@alamo.edu or our Faculty Fellow.

Dr. Aurelia Rocha
arocha17@alamo.edu
San Antonio College Faculty Fellow & Faculty Development

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