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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Complimentary Conference: Leveraging Technology to Support Students, Faculty & Staff

 Complimentary Conference:
Leveraging Technology to
Support Students, Faculty & Staff

Friday, October 12
Hosted by Foothill College ~ Los Altos Hills, CA 

Free Resources

Conference Overview
With increasingly limited resources and high demands from students, faculty, and staff, institutions are finding it difficult to provide effective support services. Spend the day with colleagues exploring a wide range of technology solutions focused on supporting student success, professional development, and teaching & learning. Learn firsthand how innovative technology-based solutions can reduce staff overload, engage students, support innovative instruction, and supplement services impacted by budgetary reductions. Presenters will focus on how to utilize technology to improve student support and staff development, so that you can do more with less.

Conference Objectives
Participants will:
  • Review the changing needs of students, faculty, and staff
  • Share different methods for maintaining or improving student and faculty support given budget decreases
  • Define and describe a variety of online tools institutions can use to provide 24/7 support
  • Identify tools you can use to improve online student support and online professional development
  • Determine which departments on campus would benefit from the tools discussed and begin to form action plans

Conference Speakers
Dr. Denise Swett is the Vice President of Student Services at FoothillCollege. Denise has worked at both 2 and 4-year colleges.  As vice president she provides leadership and guidance for the student services division. She also oversees career and technical education grants, the Workforce Innovation Partnership, the Family Engagement Institute and college-wide professional development. 

Ahrash N. Bissell, Ph.D., is a Special Projects Manager for the Monterey Institute for Technology and Education (MITE), as well as a Consultant on innovation in education and science for several projects and organizations, including the Mozilla Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the Alexandria Archive Institute. Dr. Bissell also sits on the boards for Peer 2 Peer University and Wikieducator. Dr. Bissell's current and prior work encompasses educational research and technology, with special focus on science and math (STEM) disciplines, open educational resources (OER), and data sharing.

Dr. Geri Anderson currently serves as the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs and Provost for the Colorado Community College System. In the role of Chief Academic and Student Affairs Officer, she provides leadership for all community college academic and student affairs policy review and development, ensures the development and enhancement of high quality career and technical and transfer education programs through on-going program review, assessment of student learning, high academic standards and the expansion of scholarship/creative activity. In addition to providing leadership at the postsecondary level.

Dr. Christina Royal has been involved in education for over 15 years, in both academic (community college and private four-year institutions) and corporate environments. She currently serves as the Associate Vice President of eLearning & Innovation at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C), and has district-wide oversight over one of the largest distance-learning units in the state of Ohio. Her extensive experience as an administrator and faculty member allows her to bring significant expertise and value to discussions, and a forward-thinking approach to ideas associated with contemporary higher education teaching and learning practices, approaches, issues, and solutions.

Michael Shouldice has been with Athabasca University for 6 years. Prior to AU he helped opened the Commerce Career Development Centre at the University of Toronto and was an Enrolment Counsellor for Sylvan Learning Centres.  

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101 Creativity Tips for Teachers

Posted on Wednesday July 18, 2012 by Staff Writers
Creativity isn’t always something that just happens. It can take quite a bit of work to nurture, grow, and develop creativity, even for those who are immersed in creative and dynamic fields. For educators, it can be even more of a challenge to inspire creativity in students or embrace your own creativity while trying to juggle academic requirements, testing, and other issues in the classroom. It may be difficult but it’s certainly not impossible, and accomplishing it can help to create a classroom environment that’s more motivational, interesting, and educational for both you and your students. So how do you get there? Here are some tips that can help you get creative in the classroom in a variety of ways.

Finding Creative Inspiration


Not sure where to begin? These tips will help you master the fundamentals and take the critical first step towards a more creative classroom. MORE @

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