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Professional Development Opportunities – July/August 2020

Professional Development Opportunities – July/August 2020

1. CLOSED, recording to be posted soon Introduction to Zoom

Monday, July 27 from 9 - 10 a.m.

Are you new to Zoom? Do you want to learn more about its core functions and some of its most useful advanced features? This session will prepare you for hosting classes and meetings with multiple participants. Zoom continues to update its usability, so join us to check in to see what is new!

Facilitator: Jamie Maracle

2CLOSED, recording to be posted soon At the Woods Edge Ceremony/Brushing Down Ceremony

Monday, July 27 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Over the last number of months, many of us have encountered feelings of loss, anxiety and longing for “normalcy” that our pre-COVID lives followed on a continuum. As we progress further through the pandemic, the need for change is apparent, but many of us feel that it is out of our control. The ceremony will be designed to focus on change readiness and to allow people to work through their sense of loss and to make room within their hearts and minds for our new normal.

Facilitators: Kevin Deer and Shelley Charles

3. CLOSED, recording to be posted soon Managing Change through COVID

Tuesday, July 28 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Participants will delve into the "Four Rooms of Change" and discuss the reality that not everyone will be on the same path to change because every change journey is unique. The session will be highly interactive and include opportunities for participants to engage with each other and conduct some self-reflection on their own change continuum.

Facilitator: Donna Silver-Smith

4. Creating a Student-Centred Classroom with High Engagement

Wednesday, July 29 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

This session is designed for all employees and focused on keeping the student at the centre of all that we do and will be rooted in managing classroom dynamics, collaboration and facilitation in an online environment. Participants will become students for two hours and will be led through an immersive and engaging lesson plan facilitated by three team members to replicate the roles of faculty, cultural advisor and student success facilitator.

Facilitators: Kevin Deer, Joyce Helmer and Shawn Chorney 

5. Student Success in a Virtual Environment

Thursday, July 30 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Questions linger around how engaging a virtual environment can be and whether FNTI students can succeed in this environment to the same extent as face to face. This session will be a sharing circle format where the team will come together to brainstorm and share best practices in virtual student success and different ways to engage learners.

Facilitator: Adam Hopkins

6. Introduction to Instructional Design

Friday, July 31 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

This session will focus on appealing to the different ways that learners receive and interpret information an will guide participants through the process of creating rich, multi-sensory learning experiences in the virtual environment.

*Session information is well complemented by the following sessions: Storyboards and Introduction to Learning Management System

Facilitator: Mark Lamontagne

7. Storyboards: Bringing the Virtual Environment to Life

Tuesday, August 4 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Social presence, interaction and connection can be lost in virtual environments if we aren't deliberate about how we plan for classroom delivery and how the classroom environment benefits from collaboration and clearly-defined classroom delivery, team roles and learner expectations. This session will use recent course development at FNTI as a framework for how storyboards can improve the FNTI experience for students and their supporters.

*Session information is well complemented by the following sessions: Instructional Design and Introduction to Learning Management System

Facilitators: Shawn Chorney and Susan Wilks

8. Intro to Zoom (Repeat)

Tuesday, August 4 from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Are you new to Zoom? Do you want to learn more about its core functions and some of its most useful advanced features? This session will prepare you for hosting classes and meetings with multiple participants. Zoom continues to update its usability, so join us to check in to see what is new!

Facilitator: Jamie Maracle

9. Introduction to Learning Management System (D2L) -- Two Part Session

Wednesday, August 5 and Thursday, August 6 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

This session will have two parts with the first being focused on the mechanics and basic elements of logging in, navigating the platform, whereby participants can walk through the system and begin to familiarize themselves with it through a guided session. This two-hour PD opportunity will be followed by an additional session that focuses on populating the LMS with content, creating breakout rooms, and using various features to facilitate learning. Faculty will then be receiving one-one-one support from designated internal project champions to ensure classroom readiness.

*Session information is well complemented by the following sessions: Storyboards and Instructional Design

Facilitators: Greg Turriff, Kayla Cobbett and Matthew McDowell

10. Orbund for New Faculty

Friday, August 7 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Familiarization of the Orbund platform, the student information system, its tools and how to maximize them. The session will focus on demonstrations and Q & A. 

Facilitator: Greg Turriff

11. Advanced Zoom

Friday, August 7 from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Many of us have been using Zoom and we are looking to take our skills to the next level! Join Jamie Maracle to learn how to dig into some of the more advanced features.

Facilitator: Jamie Maracle