Professional Development Activities
SharePoint- These workshops will be in 2 parts. You will learn about the new interface, changes made to the NVC website and then how to create, maintain and change your website or webpage. Level 1, Beginning - 2/9/16 1:30-3:30; Level 2- Intermediate 2/24 1:30-3:30 in the TLC (Room 1770).
NIMS Level 1 Training - Outlines responsibilities and activities that are consistent with the National Training Program, as mandated by the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006. This training is mandatory for all employees and only has to be taken once during your employment with NVC. Presented by Ken Arnold, 4/8 9:00 - Noon in the TLC (Room 1770).
Blackboard-Canvas is coming!! As you know, NVC will be transitioning over to the Canvas learning management system and phasing out Blackboard by 2017. However, instructors are still currently using Blackboard and new faculty have begun using is this semester. If you need help with Blackboard—initial training or specific features, please sign up for appointments as listed below. Initial training takes about an hour, so if this is you, be sure to sign up for two 30 minute blocks. Keep in mind that grading in Blackboard will be the same in Canvas as are a few other features. If you'd like to get exposure and experience in Canvas now to prepare for upcoming semesters (early adopters will start this summer), please go here for a free account: https://www.canvaslms.com/try-canvas . Trainings will be in the TLC (room 1770). Monday Feb 8th 10-12 and Wednesday Feb 10th 10-12 all appointments are in 1/2 hour blocks.
TracDat- Whether you're ready to run reports and map your classes to the ILO's or not sure how to login, you'll gain something attending this workshop. Bring your data, bring your questions, bring your (TracDat) problems. Presented by John Dotta, DATES AND TIMES TO BE ANNOUNCED in the TLC (Room 1770).
Program Assessment - Do you want to know how your program is doing and just can't wait for your PEP cycle? Do you want NCV to attain "Sustainable Continuous Quality Improvement" and be sanction free? Do you want to be on the cutting edge of assessment? Do you want to let the community at large know how great your program is? If you answered yes to even one of these questions then you'll want to attend this workshop. Chris Farmer in RIPE has developed an easy to use template that takes your program assessment data and turns it into a narrative! Perfect for adding to your program website. In this workshop you'll learn what data to collect and how to merge it from the template to create a Word document. A perfect workshop for all program coordinators struggling with assessing their programs. Presented by John Dotta, DATES AND TIMES TO BE ANNOUNCED in the TLC (Room 1770).
Curriculum Mapping- Take curriculum mapping to the next level. In this workshop we'll identify at what level CLO's and/or PLO's area assessed and how they are assessed. The resulting maps can be used to document what is taught and when, reveal gaps in the curriculum and help in designing as assessment plan. Presented by John Dotta, DATES AND TIMES TO BE ANNOUNCED in the TLC (Room 1770).
Safe Space Training- Napa Valley College is committed to providing a campus environment that is a safe place for all students to learn and for staff to work. As a college community, we value inclusivity and respect for others. In October of 2011, the Safe Space Program was launched to support, in particular, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students, because of some of the unique challenges they face. Recent studies show that 70% of LGBT students consider leaving college during their first year because of bullying, harassment, and fear. LGBT youth are 4 times more likely than their straight peers to attempt suicide because of the bullying, harassment and rejection they experience. This workshop is a face-to-face option. Greg Miraglia will present this session on DATE AND TIME TO BE ANNOUNCED in the TLC (Room 1770).
Excel Basics - An introduction to getting information into an MS Excel sheet the way you want it. Presented by Chris Farmer, DATES AND TIMES TO BE ANNOUNCED in the TLC (Room 1770).
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