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Events Calendar

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We’re dedicated to providing you professional development opportunities! In addition to the awesome tutorials available on Tech Tools, CCI staff develop presentations and workshops to meet the needs of the campus. If you’d like us to schedule an event on a specific topic or if you’d like to share a presentation you’ve developed, please submit the Professional Development Request form or contact us at cci@potsdam.edu.

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HR Training Webpage
Human Resources manages a Training and Development webpage that lists several programs.  You will find information and resources on Compliance and Accessibility training (FYI- the BizLibrary compliance training site also includes a video tutorial library on various topics including Microsoft O365 applications).  You can also find information about SUNY CPD Points, which can pay for Center for Professional Development events.
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Microsoft Enterprise Skills Initiative Training Program
Microsoft and your organization are working together to help you learn the skills you need to be successful with Azure and other Microsoft technologies. With the right technical skills, you can be more innovative, and you can better adapt to the digital landscape, even as it continues to change.
Microsoft has created the Enterprise Skills Initiative (ESI) program—to provide the structure and resources for you to expand your technical skill sets and growth. Sharpen your technical skills and knowledge of Microsoft solutions by enrolling in interactive courses and training designed for your role, and advance your career by getting certified.
Skills build confidence. Confidence drives productivity, innovation, and growth.
For more information on the program, watch our introductory walkthrough video, or go to https://esi.microsoft.com/ and sign in by entering your work email address and following the steps to create your learner profile. Need help signing in? Please contact: ESI Support.

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Microsoft 365 Applications Training Series
The SUNY Center for Professional Development is pleased to announce the Microsoft 365 Applications Training Series starting in October 2022 and running through Febrary 2023. These trainings are meant to assist the end-user of Microsoft 365 applications to understand and use the capabilities of the tools and applications at their disposal. All SUNY Staff and Faculty are welcome to attend.
 
The following are some of the many topics we will cover as part of this series:

  • Get started with Microsoft Teams
  • Tasks in Microsoft
  • Calling and meetings in Microsoft Teams
  • Explore teams and channels in Microsoft Teams
  • Tips, shortcuts, and what’s new with Microsoft Teams
  • Increase collaboration with Microsoft Teams
  • Microsoft Teams hybrid work solutions
  • Go further together with meetings in Microsoft Teams
  • Microsoft Accessibility Solutions
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Forms
  • Microsoft OneNote
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft To Do

 Please note that there is no cost to these webinars, but registration is required. The webinars will be recorded; please register for the event in order to receive a link to the recording post event. Once registered, you will receive a registration confirmation email detailing the sessions that you registered for. Please make sure that all the sessions that you want to attend are listed in this email. You can update your registration to add/remove session(s) at any time during the series. Connection information for each session will be sent out one week prior to the sessions and then again, the day before.

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New Faculty Peer Mentoring Program
The SUNY New Faculty Peer Mentoring Program is designed and offered at no cost to support the work of new tenure track colleagues in their first two years* on all 64 SUNY campuses across the State University of New York, and offers new faculty an opportunity to talk about vital issues as teachers, scholars, and advisors.
This mentoring community consists of a series of regular one-hour online meetings facilitated by the faculty and staff of Center for Mentoring, Learning and Academic Innovation (CMLAI), SUNY Empire State College, SUNY Center for Professional Development (CPD), as well as previous program participants (current SUNY faculty serving as peer facilitators).
The sessions have no set agenda and will be an “open-mic” format to ask questions, share concerns and to get feedback from previous meetings. These open mics are intended to be nonjudgmental forums; no questions are inconsequential and discussions among colleagues stay within the confines of our group. It is not required that you attend every session, however, in order to maintain confidentiality for the participants, they will not be recorded.
This informal, group-oriented, and participant-directed program has two goals:

  1. Build community and connection among new SUNY faculty
  2. Provide peer support in navigating various aspects of the faculty role - teaching, mentoring/advising, service, scholarship (and more)

*Those in temporary or adjunct faculty appointments or those who began their faculty appointment before Fall 2021 are not eligible for this program. The SUNY Center for Professional Development has many other professional development programs for those in these positions.

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    Teaching and Learning Certificate for New Faculty Program

    The SUNY Center for Professional Development is pleased to announce this 100% asynchronous online-certificate program, which provides all of the knowledge and skills you need to teach college courses and also gives you the experience of what it is like to be a student in a well-designed online course.
    This program is intended to assist faculty in planning a well-articulated, systematized path for their professional development, and the certificate provides evidence that faculty have attained a basic set of essential skills and knowledge needed for teaching at SUNY.
    To enroll, participants should have taught in a formal learning/training environment or plan to do so in the near future. Completion of all three courses are required to earn the certificate, and activities for the courses will include using an ePortfolio to document work. (If a participant's campus does not provide an ePortfolio platform for use, this program offers instruction on Mahara, a no cost Open Source ePortfolio platform which can be used by the participant for coursework during their duration in the program.)
    Learning Outcomes:

    • Utilize learning theory in the design and delivery of their courses
    • Employ foundational learning teaching strategies that are supported by research and that promote active learning
    • Effectively and efficiently evaluate student performance
    • Create a safe and effective learning environment
    • Utilize reflective techniques as a teaching practitioner
    • Uphold and promote the academic policies of a participant's individual campus and the System

    Please contact your Campus Points Contact to determine SUNY CPD Points eligibility to as a possible payment method.

    Spring 2023:
    Course 1: January 3 through February 13, 2023 – Essential Communication Skills for Teaching
    Course 2: February 14 through March 27, 2023 –  Learning Theories and Effective Teaching Practices
    Course 3: March 28 through May 8, 2023 –  Evaluation and Assessment

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    Online Pedagogy: Design for Online Learning (Next Course: Begins January 9, 2023 - Register by January 6)

    This course is a collaborative effort between the Center for Creative Instruction, the Online Faculty Fellows and volunteer faculty from across the campus (dates to be added to Upcoming Events). Conceived in the fall of 2019, the course has been an integral part of the SUNY Potsdam reopening plan and has prepared scores of faculty in delivering high quality and highly engaging online content during the COVID 19 crisis.

    Course Overview: The purpose of this course is to facilitate development of the knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSA) for effective online teaching and learning. The course focuses on pedagogy and the design/facilitation of online learning. You'll learn by reading, watching, listening, sharing, and doing - applying the course content to relevant course design and development activities. This four-week asynchronous course involves an estimated 3 to 4 hours of work each week.  Each course is limited to 20 participants and includes an optional opening and closing online meeting, as well as opportunities to meet with the instructors and other participants each week.
    Registered participants will receive a welcome email in the days leading up to the start of the course. The email will contain links to the course sites in Brightspace as well as links to the optional Welcome and Closing sessions on the first and last days of the course, respectively. Both video meetings are optional and will be recorded.

    By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

    • Identify key differences between face-to-face (F2F) and online teaching and learning.
    • Apply Backward Design to develop a course and its components.
    • Recognize Community of Inquiry (CoI) principles of online learning and apply them to develop online teaching and learning experiences.
    • Identify, select, and use tools, within the learning management system (Brightspace) and beyond, to support teaching and learning.
    • Recognize relevant standards and guidelines that frame distance education.

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    #EmTechMOOC
    (Exploring Emerging Technologies for Lifelong Learning and Success, Massive Open Online Course)
    Instructors, college students, and anyone with a desire to stay current with today’s rapidly changing world and technologies are invited to enroll in this SUNY FREE open-access course. #EmTechMOOC provides a supportive environment for dialogue and sharing among participants.  Explore and equip yourself with tools to adapt to online and hybrid learning related to communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking through hands-on discovery exercises. Develop an ePortfolio or a personal learning journal to showcase your professional skills and accomplishments.  The entire course is self-paced and can be completed in as little as 5 hours.  Anyone with a SUNY-affiliation, even alumni, can also earn a Coursera Certificate of Completion and Digital Badge for free.  To learn more about this opportunity, including a one-minute video introduction, FAQ, Presentations, visit the Exploring Emerging Technologies website.

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    Quality by Design (QbD): Strategies for Effective Teaching and Quality Course Design 

    This four-week online asynchronous course is intended for all faculty and instructional support staff at all levels of experience with an interest in effective teaching and quality course design strategies. It provides a unique opportunity to improve courses through a framework for evaluating the effectiveness of face-to-face, hybrid, or online courses, and focuses on four major topics that are a key component of any quality designed course, including:

    • Learner Support
    • Content Presentation & Accessibility
    • Interaction & Collaboration
    • Evaluation & Assessment

    Those who complete the course will be able to identify the importance of learner-centered instruction; analyze the qualities of effective course design; and integrate these concepts into their teaching and/or instructional design strategies.
    Participants will have the opportunity to earn badges issued through Acclaim by Credly and is free for CPD members and low cost for all others. The time-commitment for QbD varies by individual; averaging 2 to 4 hours per week.
    For registration and more information, please visit the QbD website

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    Lumen Circles Fellowships: Adventures in Teaching Excellence
    SUNY faculty are provided a unique opportunity to connect with peers as they explore effective teaching strategies and instructional practices that support and boost student success and apply them in their own teaching. Through the fellowship you can learn, share ideas, and develop professionally in the areas you want to grow. Choose a fellowship theme in an area you’d like to deepen your expertise: Active Learning; Inclusive Teaching; Online Teaching; Teaching with OER; and more!
    Lumen Circles Fellowships are offered in partnership with the SUNY Center for Professional Development, SUNY OER Services, and Lumen Learning. They are available at NO COST to SUNY faculty and campuses, and work well for any faculty member, in any discipline, at any stage of career. See Program Achievements for additional details about what faculty fellows have accomplished in order to earn a certificate. You do not need to use courseware to be eligible for this program. 

    Upcoming Events

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    Wednesday, January 25, from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
    Microsoft OneNote
    Host: SUNY CPD
    Microsoft OneNote is part of the Microsoft 365 Applications Training Series 2022 starting in October 2022 and going through February 2023. These trainings are meant to assist the end-user of Microsoft 365 applications to understand and use the capabilities of the tools and applications at their disposal. All SUNY Staff and Faculty are welcome to attend. See the CCI Training Programs section (above) for the full list of topics or visit the Microsoft 365 Applications Training Series for more detailed information and full series schedule. 

    Please note that there is no cost to these webinars, but registration is required. The webinars will be recorded; please register for the event in order to receive a link to the recording post event. Once registered, you will receive a registration confirmation email detailing the sessions that you registered for. Please make sure that all the sessions that you want to attend are listed in this email. You can update your registration to add/remove session(s) at any time during the series. Connection information for each session will be sent out one week prior to the sessions and then again, the day before.

    Location: Online Webinar.
    Registration: Online.

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    Monday, January 30 through Monday, April 24, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. (bi-weekly)
    New Faculty Peer Mentoring Program
    Host: SUNY CPD
    The SUNY New Faculty Peer Mentoring Program is designed and offered at no cost to support the work of new tenure track colleagues in their first two years (since fall 2021)* on all 64 SUNY campuses across the State University of New York, and offers new faculty an opportunity to talk about vital issues as teachers, scholars, and advisors.
    This mentoring community consists of a series of regular one-hour online meetings facilitated by the faculty and staff of Center for Mentoring, Learning and Academic Innovation (CMLAI) SUNY Empire State College and the SUNY Center for Professional Development (CPD), and previous program participants (current SUNY faculty serving as peer facilitators), as well as previous program participants.
    The sessions have no set agenda and will be an “open-mic” format to ask questions, share concerns they face, and to get feedback from previous meetings. These Open Mics are intended to be nonjudgmental forums; no questions are inconsequential and discussions among colleagues stay within the confines of our group. It is not required that you attend every session, however, in order to maintain confidentiality for the participants, they will not be recorded.
    This informal, group-oriented, and participant-directed program has two goals:
    1.     Build community and connection among new SUNY faculty
    2.    Provide peer support in navigating various aspects of the faculty role - teaching, mentoring/advising, service, scholarship (and more)
    Location: Online Zoom Meetings; every other week on Mondays, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
    Registration: Online.

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    Tuesday, January 31, from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. or 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
    Microsoft Outlook
    Host: SUNY CPD
    Microsoft Outlook is part of the Microsoft 365 Applications Training Series 2022 starting in October 2022 and going through February 2023. These trainings are meant to assist the end-user of Microsoft 365 applications to understand and use the capabilities of the tools and applications at their disposal. All SUNY Staff and Faculty are welcome to attend. See the CCI Training Programs section (above) for the full list of topics or visit the Microsoft 365 Applications Training Series for more detailed information and full series schedule. 

    Please note that there is no cost to these webinars, but registration is required. The webinars will be recorded; please register for the event in order to receive a link to the recording post event. Once registered, you will receive a registration confirmation email detailing the sessions that you registered for. Please make sure that all the sessions that you want to attend are listed in this email. You can update your registration to add/remove session(s) at any time during the series. Connection information for each session will be sent out one week prior to the sessions and then again, the day before.

    Location: Online Webinar.
    Registration: Online.

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    Tuesday, February 7 or Thursday, February 9
    Microsoft Word
    Host: SUNY CPD
    Microsoft Word is part of the Microsoft 365 Applications Training Series 2022 starting in October 2022 and going through February 2023. These trainings are meant to assist the end-user of Microsoft 365 applications to understand and use the capabilities of the tools and applications at their disposal.
    All SUNY Staff and Faculty are welcome to attend. Please note that there is no cost to these webinars, but registration is required. Once registered, you will receive a registration confirmation email detailing the sessions that you registered for.

    • Tuesday, February 7, from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
    • Thursday, February 9, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

    Location: Online Webinar.
    Registration: Online.

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    Tuesday, February 14 or Thursday, February 16
    Microsoft Powerpoint
    Host: SUNY CPD
    Microsoft PowerPoint is part of the Microsoft 365 Applications Training Series 2022 starting in October 2022 and going through February 2023. These trainings are meant to assist the end-user of Microsoft 365 applications to understand and use the capabilities of the tools and applications at their disposal.
    All SUNY Staff and Faculty are welcome to attend. Please note that there is no cost to these webinars, but registration is required. Once registered, you will receive a registration confirmation email detailing the sessions that you registered for.

    • Tuesday, February 14, from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
    • Thursday, February 16, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

    Location: Online Webinar.
    Registration: Online.

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    Tuesday, February 23, from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. or 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
    Microsoft To Do
    Host: SUNY CPD
    Microsoft To Do is part of the Microsoft 365 Applications Training Series 2022 starting in October 2022 and going through February 2023. These trainings are meant to assist the end-user of Microsoft 365 applications to understand and use the capabilities of the tools and applications at their disposal.
    All SUNY Staff and Faculty are welcome to attend. Please note that there is no cost to these webinars, but registration is required. Once registered, you will receive a registration confirmation email detailing the sessions that you registered for.

    Location: Online Webinar.
    Registration: Online.

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