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Welcome to Wake Tech’s Faculty Professional Development Day - Fall 2021!  We’re glad you’re here!

Browse the session offerings to plan a day that best suits your personal professional development needs. Put a check next to the sessions you’re interested in attending to register. When finished building your schedule, click the "Saved To My Sched" box in the bottom, left corner. Sched will send you your personalized schedule for the day, complete with links to the meetings that you will use the day of. Meeting links will open up 10 minutes prior to session start time on Wednesday, October 6th.

Be sure register early, as space is limited in some of the sessions, and we cannot guarantee moving anyone from the wait lists.

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Wednesday, October 6
 

8:00am EDT

Faculty Association Meeting
Faculty Association Business Meeting: Come discover who we are, how we benefit all Wake Tech faculty and hear about our latest items of business.

Presenters
AA

Amin Asfari

Associate Professor, Criminal Justice, Wake Tech


Wednesday October 6, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
MS Teams 1

8:00am EDT

Mental Health First Aider Certification
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

REGISTRATION CLOSED.        NO WAITLIST AVAILABLE.
Mental Health First Aider Certification provides participants with knowledge and skills to help those around them facing mental health challenges and/or crisis by equipping you to become effective observers and listeners of others, and increasing confidence with practical tools to engage with those who need our help. Take this course to become an integral part of Wake Tech’s community of care and support.

Presenters
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Traci Rowe

Associate Professor, Communications, Wake Tech
AA

Amanda Allen

Wellness Counselor, Wake Tech


Wednesday October 6, 2021 8:00am - 4:15pm EDT
ZOOM 1

8:00am EDT

Mental Health First Aider Certification
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

REGISTRATION CLOSED.     NO WAITLIST AVAILABLE.
Mental Health First Aider Certification provides participants with knowledge and skills to help those around them facing mental health challenges and/or crisis by equipping you to become effective observers and listeners of others, and increasing confidence with practical tools to engage with those who need our help. Take this course to become an integral part of Wake Tech’s community of care and support.

Presenters
SE

Scarlet Edwards

Associate VP for Military, Veteran & Special Programs, Wake Tech
MC

Michael Coleman

Dean of Student Engagement and Impact, Wake Tech


Wednesday October 6, 2021 8:00am - 4:15pm EDT
ZOOM 2

9:10am EDT

Green Zone Training
Limited Capacity seats available

This PD Session will help faculty members become more aware of some of the issues and concerns that our military and veteran students encounter as they transition back into the civilian environment. Upon completion, faculty will be able to better assist military-affiliated students by identifying appropriate resources and providing necessary support.

Presenters
MT

Marilyn Terrill

Dean, Veterans Programs, Wake Tech


Wednesday October 6, 2021 9:10am - 10:10am EDT
MS Teams 1

9:10am EDT

Update on Advising Redesign
This session will look at the early stages of the advising and student success redesign project. We will review the process of envisioning the redesign, and some early steps that have been completed and implemented for students.

Presenters
KB

Kevin Brown

Associate VP for Student Services, Wake Tech
BG

Brian Gann

VP for Enrollment and Student Services, Wake Tech


Wednesday October 6, 2021 9:10am - 10:10am EDT
MS Teams 2

9:10am EDT

An Inside look at eLearning Testing Services
Limited Capacity seats available

The session will provide participants an opportunity to learn about in-person and remote proctoring services offered by the eLearning Testing Center.

Presenters
avatar for Carlos McCormick

Carlos McCormick

Director, Media Production & Learning Support Services, Wake Tech
avatar for Patrick Tribble

Patrick Tribble

eLearning Technologist, Wake Tech
MM

Michelle Marshall

Lead Coordinator, eLearning Testing Center Services, Wake Tech


Wednesday October 6, 2021 9:10am - 10:10am EDT
MS Teams 4

9:10am EDT

Tech Tools
Limited Capacity filling up

This professional development opportunity will showcase different ed tech tools and how faculty can engage with students in the online environment using these tools.

Presenters
avatar for Emily Holliday

Emily Holliday

Coordinator, eLearning Support, Wake Technical Community College
Emily began as an eLearning Technologist at Wake Tech in December of 2014 and transitioned to her role as Coordinator of eLearning Support in January of 2017. She holds an undergraduate degree in information systems as well as a master’s in business administration and a master’s... Read More →


Wednesday October 6, 2021 9:10am - 10:10am EDT
MS Teams 5

9:10am EDT

Using Teams for HyFlex Student Engagement
Creating a cohesive and collaborative HyFlex learning environment can be a challenge.  How do you bridge the gap between the students sitting in your classroom, and the students streaming remotely? In this session, you will learn tips, tools, and techniques for engaging students in a HyFlex learning environment using MS Teams and corresponding applications.  

Presenters
KS

Katie Surber

Instructional Designer, Wake Tech


Wednesday October 6, 2021 9:10am - 10:10am EDT
MS Teams 3

9:10am EDT

On Course Module 1 "Stumped for Active Learning Strategies"
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Participants will learn evidence-based teaching practices that will actively engage students in the learning process. These practices will empowering students to become responsible, self-motivated learners.

Presenters
avatar for Tonya Greene

Tonya Greene

Department Head, First Year Academy, Wake Tech
SR

Sara Rutzky

Professor, Natural Sciences - Geology, Wake Tech


Wednesday October 6, 2021 9:10am - 11:20am EDT
MS Teams 6

9:10am EDT

On Course Module 2 "Snoozing Students to Engaged Students."
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Participants will learn evidence-based teaching practices to motivate students. Engaging students with strategies that promote interdependence and self-management skills.

Presenters
SB

Stacy Barnes

Assistant Professor, Academic Success, Wake Tech
avatar for Cheryl Burk

Cheryl Burk

Sr Professor, Pre-Curriculum Integ Reading & Writing, Wake Tech


Wednesday October 6, 2021 9:10am - 11:20am EDT
MS Teams 7

9:10am EDT

On Course Module 3 "Resetting Students' Attention Clock"
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will learn evidence-based teaching practices designed to focus students’ attention. Strategies include enhancing students' self-awareness and desire for lifelong learning.

Presenters
avatar for Sara Jones

Sara Jones

Instructor, Academic Success, Wake Tech
avatar for Christina Migielicz

Christina Migielicz

Associate Professor, Academic Success, Wake Tech
Christina Migielicz joined Wake Technical Community College as a full-time faculty member in August 2014 and works daily to promote student success and achievement. Christina was born and raised in the Philadelphia suburbs but relocated to North Carolina after she completed her bachelor's... Read More →


Wednesday October 6, 2021 9:10am - 11:20am EDT
MS Teams 8

10:20am EDT

Career Services for the “COVID-ly Cautious” Class
Are you overwhelmed with “nudging to normalcy”? Want to feel more equipped to teach your class “come what may”? We’ve got virtual tools to engage students through online learning and encourage their career and professional development whether they are in-person or online! These tools can support career exploration, job searching, interview prep, and so much more! These engaging and interactive activities are ready to go and can be added to any course this semester and beyond. We’ll also show you how we can customize these tools to fit your unique program needs. Join us to add to your faculty toolbox and be ready for any pivot that comes our way!

Presenters
KB

Korrie Blanchard Smith

Manager, Career & Alumni Services, Wake Tech
LJ

Laveda Joseph

Career Specialist, Wake Tech


Wednesday October 6, 2021 10:20am - 11:20am EDT
MS Teams 5

10:20am EDT

Disrupting the Status Quo Through a Culturally Relevant Teaching Professional Learning Community
Limited Capacity seats available

Come learn about the professional learning community exploring culturally relevant teaching practices hosted by the Mathematics & Sciences Division. The group used the book Science in the City: Culturally Relevant STEM Education as a springboard for both synchronous and asynchronous discussions.

Presenters
avatar for Jackie Swanik

Jackie Swanik

Associate Dean, Mathematics, Sciences & Engineering, Wake Tech
avatar for Cocoa Dixon

Cocoa Dixon

Assistant Professor, Biology, Wake Tech


Wednesday October 6, 2021 10:20am - 11:20am EDT
MS Teams 1

10:20am EDT

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Sure, you always wanted to include more inclusive language in your teaching. You care about your students and their success. However, we know that not all faculty members are in the same stage of their career and/or have different academic and administrative loads. Furthermore, the pandemic showed us that we are not all in the same mental space and that we do not all have the same available resources to implement changes. Therefore, this session is made for you!
  • We’ll start with an initial overview of tangible while simple actions you can take tomorrow to improve inclusion and equity in your classroom with minimal efforts;
  • The remaining three-quarters of the session will be dedicated to hands-on and concrete action as you’ll be grouped by four and tasked to initially reflect on how reading a syllabus segment made you feel. Then, you’ll be tasked with a revising that segment using a set of provided guidelines.
This session will provide you the tools you need to empower you on your journey toward a more inclusive and equitable classroom because progress is always possible and the end goal is students’ success.

Presenters
avatar for Luc Arnaud Dunoyer

Luc Arnaud Dunoyer

Instructor , Biology, Wake Tech


Wednesday October 6, 2021 10:20am - 11:20am EDT
MS Teams 4

10:20am EDT

Intro to HyFlex Teaching Strategies
In this session, you will learn about the basics of navigating the HyFlex classroom. We will also cover design and teaching strategies that will be helpful to you in the HyFlex learning environment.

Presenters
LC

Lauren Caruso

Interim Coordinator, Instructional Design & Development, Wake Tech
avatar for Sharron Scott Rogers

Sharron Scott Rogers

Instructional Designer, elearning Support, Wake Tech
avatar for James Purnell

James Purnell

eLearning Technologist, Wake Tech
Jamie returns to Wake Tech after eight years in California, spearheading the creative implementation of educational technology with Cañada College, 2U, Glendale Unified School District, and Stanford University. In his previous work at WTCC, James served on Staff Council, spearheaded... Read More →


Wednesday October 6, 2021 10:20am - 11:20am EDT
MS Teams 2

10:20am EDT

Student Success in the COVID Era
In this session hear from colleagues who have employed innovative strategies to reach and teach students during the pandemic and increased student success. Session will be moderated by:
Amanda Sinodis, Professor/Site Coordinator, Individualized Learning Center and
Eric Sugg, Instructional Librarian, Library Services

Presenters
avatar for Jennifer Evarts

Jennifer Evarts

Senior Professor, English; Coordinator, Virtual REAL Center, Wake Tech
avatar for Beth Keeley

Beth Keeley

Associate Professor, English, Wake Tech
avatar for Benita Budd

Benita Budd

Professor, English/Future Forward College Fellow, Wake Tech


Wednesday October 6, 2021 10:20am - 11:20am EDT
MS Teams 3

10:20am EDT

Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL): Updates & Progress Report
Limited Capacity seats available

Come hear about the progress being made on the creation of our Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.  Services and programming of CETL will be organized around four pillars of faculty professional learning:
  • Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning
  • Professional Learning
  • Faculty Pathways
  • Communities of Practice

Presenters
JS

James Smith

Director, Faculty Training & Development, Wake Tech
avatar for Marcia Toms

Marcia Toms

Assistant Professor, Academic Success, Wake Tech
I'm Marcia Toms, assistant professor in the First Year Academy and educational researcher.  I began work at Wake Tech in 201; before that I spent ten years working at NC State University in the University Tutorial Center.  I have a M.A. in English and a Ph.D. in Educational Research... Read More →


Wednesday October 6, 2021 10:20am - 11:20am EDT
MS Teams 6

11:30am EDT

1:15pm EDT

Career Services for the “COVID-ly Cautious” Class
Are you overwhelmed with “nudging to normalcy”? Want to feel more equipped to teach your class “come what may”? We’ve got virtual tools to engage students through online learning and encourage their career and professional development whether they are in-person or online! These tools can support career exploration, job searching, interview prep, and so much more! These engaging and interactive activities are ready to go and can be added to any course this semester and beyond. We’ll also show you how we can customize these tools to fit your unique program needs. Join us to add to your faculty toolbox and be ready for any pivot that comes our way!

Presenters
KB

Korrie Blanchard Smith

Manager, Career & Alumni Services, Wake Tech
LJ

Laveda Joseph

Career Specialist, Wake Tech


Wednesday October 6, 2021 1:15pm - 2:15pm EDT
MS Teams 2

1:15pm EDT

Green Zone Training
Limited Capacity seats available

This PD Session will help faculty members become more aware of some of the issues and concerns that our military and veteran students encounter as they transition back into the civilian environment. Upon completion, faculty will be able to better assist military-affiliated students by identifying appropriate resources and providing necessary support.

Presenters
MT

Marilyn Terrill

Dean, Veterans Programs, Wake Tech


Wednesday October 6, 2021 1:15pm - 2:15pm EDT
MS Teams 6

1:15pm EDT

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Sure, you always wanted to include more inclusive language in your teaching. You care about your students and their success. However, we know that not all faculty members are in the same stage of their career and/or have different academic and administrative loads. Furthermore, the pandemic showed us that we are not all in the same mental space and that we do not all have the same available resources to implement changes. Therefore, this session is made for you!
  • We’ll start with an initial overview of tangible while simple actions you can take tomorrow to improve inclusion and equity in your classroom with minimal efforts;
  • The remaining three-quarters of the session will be dedicated to hands-on and concrete action as you’ll be grouped by four and tasked to initially reflect on how reading a syllabus segment made you feel. Then, you’ll be tasked with a revising that segment using a set of provided guidelines.
This session will provide you the tools you need to empower you on your journey toward a more inclusive and equitable classroom because progress is always possible and the end goal is students’ success.

Presenters
avatar for Luc Arnaud Dunoyer

Luc Arnaud Dunoyer

Instructor , Biology, Wake Tech


Wednesday October 6, 2021 1:15pm - 2:15pm EDT
MS Teams 3

1:15pm EDT

Blackboard Exemplary Course Program – A Tale of Two Winning Courses
This session will discuss the Blackboard Exemplary Course Program, ECP rubric, and how to submit a course for consideration. We will provide a tour of our two winning courses, GRD 141 and GRD 263, highlighting features and providing tips on getting a course ready for submission.

Presenters
avatar for Alison Consol

Alison Consol

Sr Professor/Pgm Director, Web Tech & Adv & Graphic Design, Wake Tech
avatar for Julie Evans

Julie Evans

Assoc. Professor of Advertising & Graphic Design and Web Technologies, Wake Technical Community College
Julie Evans is an Associate Professor of Advertising & Graphic Design and Web Technologies in the IT Division at Wake Tech Community College (WTCC) in Raleigh, North Carolina. She is a member of AIGA Raleigh and has been teaching in the NC Community College System since 1998. She... Read More →
avatar for Carla Osborne

Carla Osborne

Assistant Professor, Advertising & Graphic Design, Wake Tech


Wednesday October 6, 2021 1:15pm - 2:15pm EDT
MS Teams 1

1:15pm EDT

Intro to HyFlex Teaching Strategies
In this session, you will learn about the basics of navigating the HyFlex classroom. We will also cover design and teaching strategies that will be helpful to you in the HyFlex learning environment.

Presenters
LC

Lauren Caruso

Interim Coordinator, Instructional Design & Development, Wake Tech
avatar for James Purnell

James Purnell

eLearning Technologist, Wake Tech
Jamie returns to Wake Tech after eight years in California, spearheading the creative implementation of educational technology with Cañada College, 2U, Glendale Unified School District, and Stanford University. In his previous work at WTCC, James served on Staff Council, spearheaded... Read More →
avatar for Sharron Scott Rogers

Sharron Scott Rogers

Instructional Designer, elearning Support, Wake Tech


Wednesday October 6, 2021 1:15pm - 2:15pm EDT
MS Teams 4

1:15pm EDT

Student Success in the COVID Era
In this session hear from colleagues who have employed innovative strategies to reach and teach students during the pandemic and increased student success. Session will be moderated by:
Amanda Sinodis, Professor/Site Coordinator, Individualized Learning Center and
Eric Sugg, Instructional Librarian, Library Services

Presenters
avatar for Katie Lovin

Katie Lovin

Wake Tech
avatar for Analemma McKee-Schwenke

Analemma McKee-Schwenke

Professor, Mathematics, Wake Tech
I have been at Wake Tech for 16 years. While I teach a variety of courses, most of my focus beyond specifically teaching is on developing materials for Quantitative Literacy.
avatar for Dawn Vohwinkel

Dawn Vohwinkel

Instructor, Math/Physics, Wake Tech


Wednesday October 6, 2021 1:15pm - 2:15pm EDT
MS Teams 5

1:15pm EDT

On Course Module 2 "Snoozing Students to Engaged Students."
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will learn evidence-based teaching practices to motivate students. Engaging students with strategies that promote interdependence and self-management skills.

Presenters
SR

Sara Rutzky

Professor, Natural Sciences - Geology, Wake Tech
DH

Diane Haigler

Assistant Professor, Academic Success, Wake Tech


Wednesday October 6, 2021 1:15pm - 3:25pm EDT
MS Teams 7

1:15pm EDT

On Course Module 3 "Resetting Students' Attention Clock"
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Participants will learn evidence-based teaching practices designed to focus students’ attention. Strategies include enhancing students' self-awareness and desire for lifelong learning.

Presenters
avatar for Sara Jones

Sara Jones

Instructor, Academic Success, Wake Tech
avatar for Christina Migielicz

Christina Migielicz

Associate Professor, Academic Success, Wake Tech
Christina Migielicz joined Wake Technical Community College as a full-time faculty member in August 2014 and works daily to promote student success and achievement. Christina was born and raised in the Philadelphia suburbs but relocated to North Carolina after she completed her bachelor's... Read More →


Wednesday October 6, 2021 1:15pm - 3:25pm EDT
MS Teams 8

2:25pm EDT

Disrupting the Status Quo Through a Culturally Relevant Teaching Professional Learning Community
Come learn about the professional learning community exploring culturally relevant teaching practices hosted by the Mathematics & Sciences Division. The group used the book Science in the City: Culturally Relevant STEM Education as a springboard for both synchronous and asynchronous discussions.

Presenters
avatar for Cocoa Dixon

Cocoa Dixon

Assistant Professor, Biology, Wake Tech
avatar for Jackie Swanik

Jackie Swanik

Associate Dean, Mathematics, Sciences & Engineering, Wake Tech


Wednesday October 6, 2021 2:25pm - 3:25pm EDT
MS Teams 3

2:25pm EDT

Tilted Learning for Equity in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will start with a brief discussion of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We will then share a strategy - TILTed learning - that promotes equity through transparent instruction.

Presenters
avatar for Marcia Toms

Marcia Toms

Assistant Professor, Academic Success, Wake Tech
I'm Marcia Toms, assistant professor in the First Year Academy and educational researcher.  I began work at Wake Tech in 201; before that I spent ten years working at NC State University in the University Tutorial Center.  I have a M.A. in English and a Ph.D. in Educational Research... Read More →
avatar for Gillian Anne Norton

Gillian Anne Norton

Associate Professor 9M Psychology, Wake Tech
Hello! I am a research social psychologist and associate professor of psychology. As a social psychologist, I studied how the structure of policies influenced perceptions of fairness and how we interact with one another based on those perceptions. Equitable and fair policies help... Read More →


Wednesday October 6, 2021 2:25pm - 3:25pm EDT
MS Teams 1

2:25pm EDT

Online Exam Integrity: LockDown Browser + Respondus Monitor Overview for Wake Technical Community College
Participants will receive training on remote proctoring services provided by Respondus.

Presenters
avatar for Arie Sowers

Arie Sowers

Senior Product Specialist, Respondus


Wednesday October 6, 2021 2:25pm - 3:25pm EDT
MS Teams 6

2:25pm EDT

Tech Tools
Limited Capacity seats available

This professional development opportunity will showcase different ed tech tools and how faculty can engage with students in the online environment using these tools.

Presenters
avatar for Emily Holliday

Emily Holliday

Coordinator, eLearning Support, Wake Technical Community College
Emily began as an eLearning Technologist at Wake Tech in December of 2014 and transitioned to her role as Coordinator of eLearning Support in January of 2017. She holds an undergraduate degree in information systems as well as a master’s in business administration and a master’s... Read More →


Wednesday October 6, 2021 2:25pm - 3:25pm EDT
MS Teams 2

2:25pm EDT

Using Teams for HyFlex Student Engagement
Creating a cohesive and collaborative HyFlex learning environment can be a challenge.  How do you bridge the gap between the students sitting in your classroom, and the students streaming remotely? In this session, you will learn tips, tools, and techniques for engaging students in a HyFlex learning environment using MS Teams and corresponding applications.  

Presenters
KS

Katie Surber

Instructional Designer, Wake Tech


Wednesday October 6, 2021 2:25pm - 3:25pm EDT
MS Teams 5

2:25pm EDT

Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL): Updates & Progress Report
Limited Capacity seats available

Come hear about the progress being made on the creation of our Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.  Services and programming of CETL will be organized around four pillars of faculty professional learning:
  • Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning
  • Professional Learning
  • Faculty Pathways
  • Communities of Practice

Presenters
avatar for Tonya Greene

Tonya Greene

Department Head, First Year Academy, Wake Tech
JS

James Smith

Director, Faculty Training & Development, Wake Tech


Wednesday October 6, 2021 2:25pm - 3:25pm EDT
MS Teams 4
 
Friday, October 15
 

4:00pm EDT

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Friday October 15, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT