Professional Development at SUNY Broome

All about Open Educational Resources (OER)

What are OER? Why they are important? What makes them open? How we can find them? What can we do with them?

as we consider what open resources allow us to do in our courses, with our students, and what they allow our students to do.

When: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 Venue: TRC Lab Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 am Presented by: Paul Bond Register REGISTER HERE

Civic Engagement @ SUNY Broome

As students gain knowledge and experience in preparation for their future careers, they can also apply these skills toward civic agency.  Join Professor Strahley in dialogue about easy to incorporate teaching strategies that can help students deepen their understanding of course outcomes through civic practices.

When: Wednesday, December 4, 2019 Venue: TRC Conference Room Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Presented by: Lisa Strahley Register REGISTER HERE

What’s Next SUNY Broome?
What’s Next, SUNY Broome? is a campus-wide initiative to encourage conversations about the future of our college and to help us plan actions based on ideas generated together. It is being organized by the Douglas C. Garner Center for Civic Engagement with input from a broad and growing team of stakeholders on our campus.  

When: Thursday, December 5, 2019 Venue: TRC Conference Room Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am Presented by: Lisa Strahley Register REGISTER HERE

Backward Design: Planning your course like a roadtrip to the Bobblehead Museum

Most of the time, we plan our courses like a trip with no destination – where any road will get you there. While sometimes trips like this can be exciting, a course without a goal can be frustrating for students and instructors. But what if we did know where we wanted to end up? Can anybody say road trip? Road trip!

Join me as we engage in Backward Design – a course design approach that begins with the end goal and uses it to structure activities, evaluation, and content. We’ll use the analogy of a roadtrip to the Bobblehead Museum to understand this alternative course design model. Based on Understanding by Design first introduced by Wiggins and McTighe, we’ll use their ideas to plan out a destination (desired results) for our student “tourists” to make sure they have “souvenirs” (new knowledge, skills, and attitudes) before they move on to the next step in their academic careers.

And of course, it wouldn’t be a road trip without something to munch on along the way, so we’ll provide some snacks for participants.

When: Friday, December 6, 2019 Venue: TRC Lab Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Presented by: Susan Woerner Register REGISTER HERE