Faculty Professional Development


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PDD 2021 Program with Recordings

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Spring 2021 Events

Learning Technology Professional Development Series (see above)

February 19 – Feedback Strategies: When, Why, How

April 9 – Virtual Professional Development Day

Asynchronous Learning Options:

Getting Started Course – Step 1 of Online Teaching Certification, outlines the basic tools in Canvas and provides an opportunity to practice using each. Not limited to only those seeking certification. 

Teaching Online Course – Step 2 of Online Teaching Certification, goes in-depth into best practices of online teaching and learning through the use of TOPKit (Teaching Online Preparation ToolKit) and also provides an introduction to Quality Matters standards for quality course design and accessibility. Not limited to only those seeking certification. 

Monday Morning Coffee Break – As we continue to navigate the landscape of online and remote learning it is important to consider the trends that are evolving for us to stay current and relevant to our students. Learning Technology periodically sends out an email, to all faculty, with Canvas tips, webinar info and other important related information.

Paper Clip Communications – Free Teacher Resources

Learning Technology Support Course – This course provides a wealth of resources including “How To” documentation for all of our major tools in Canvas as well as video tutorials and ‘Peer Faculty’ guidance through the sharing of best practices. In addition, there is a repository of recorded webinars that can be viewed from the weekly webinars that have been offered by Learning Technology.

Past Webinars & Events

FLVC-IDN Professional Development Webinar Series on Mental Health

Seeing “Green”: An Introduction to Mental Health Needs for Distance Learners – Part 1
Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Recording: View Webinar
Guest Speaker: 
Ritzy Ettinger, University of Florida
: This is Session 1 of the webinar Series on gaining knowledge about college student mental health needs, reducing stigma, and empowering course designers/faculty to support students experiencing mental health challenges.

Seeing “Green”: Advanced Strategies for Supporting Students Experiencing Mental Health Distress – Part 2
Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Recording: View Webinar
: This is Session 2 of the webinar Series on gaining knowledge about college student mental health needs, reducing stigma, and empowering course designers/faculty to support students experiencing mental health challenges.

Honorlock Hosted Webinar: How To Survive Remote Teaching

Surviving Remote Teaching: Top 5 Things You Need to Know
Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Recording: View Webinar

Guest Speaker: Gabriela Alvarez, Director of Learning Design and Innovation at FIU
Description: Recall evidence-based practices in online teaching, identify ways to integrate evidence-based practices to your course design, describe ways FERPA & Accessibility policies apply in the online courses.

Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Title IX Considerations During Remote Learning and Tips for Making Your Course Inclusive and Equitable in the Online Environment.
Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Recording: View Webinar PPT: TITLE IX FACULTY SUMMER PROF DEV SERIES 6.30.2020 
Guest Speaker: Val Baker, Chief Diversity Officer, Polk State College

Office of Disability Services

Student Accommodations in the Online Learning Environment: What You Need to Know
Date: Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Recording: View Webinar  password: 6Y!PP17^  PPT: ADAtraining-facultyorientation
Guest Speakers: Kim Pearsall, Office of Disability and Counseling Services, Director and Dr. Susie Moerschbacher, Social Science Faculty

Distance Learning Committee

Guidelines for Teaching in the Online Environment
Date: Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Recording: View Webinar  password: 5X^^@b3& Documentation: Click Here
Guest Speaker: Cody Moyer, Director of Learning Technology, Chair of DLC at Polk State College
This session will overview Polk State’s online teaching guidelines as outlined by the Distance Learning Committee.

Academic Support Services

How to Handle Challenges in the Online Environment
Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Recording: View Webinar  Documents: Access session resources here.
Guest Speaker: Kari Sabin, Health and Wellness Faculty and Melissa Shapiro, Student Success Coach and Rashod Webb, Student Success Coach, Polk State College
Discuss the hard parts about teaching online as well as how to handle student issues at a distance from both a faculty and support perspective

BayCare Webinar

How to Help a Student with Mental Health Challenges
Date: July 29, 2020

Recording: View Webinar Password: 8#F=+REl
Guest Speaker: Tracy Daniels, Jacqui Turner, Johanna Pelfrey, Baycare Health

Description: Students’ emotional wellbeing has a profound impact on their academic and professional achievements. When our students struggle with mental health challenges, they are likely going to struggle academically as well. How can you offer support and guidance to students who are suffering with mental health issues? What are some signs and symptoms of common mental health challenges, and what can you do when you recognize these in students? By gaining some basic knowledge of mental illness, you can help your students access the support they need.

Honorlock Hosted: Faculty Training Webinar

Tailored Training for Polk State, to equip and empower Faculty for the start of the semester using Honorlock
Date: August 6, 2020

Recording: View Webinar Password: %ALU1V4%
Guest Speaker: Matt Schreiber, Customer Success Manager, Honorlock