We are pleased to announce pre-conference workshops designed to compliment the OTC’17 program. With input from attendee feedback, the workshops that were selected provide hands-on opportunities for exploring leading-edge teaching and learning skills and strategies.
We will be offering workshops on Monday, June 19th which must be purchased separately from your conference registration. It is recommended that you register for your conference and your workshops at the same time. The deadline for workshop registration is June 1st, or while space is available.
Workshops run concurrently. To prevent schedule conflicts, choose one of the two options:
Workshops registration hours will be Monday, June 19th from 7:30am – 10:00am & 11:00am – 1:00pm at the Hilton Anaheim.
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|Introduction to Teaching with Canvas
(9:00am – 4:00pm)This workshop will introduce participants to teaching using the Canvas learning management system by Instructure. During the workshop, participants will learn how the system works through a series of guided hands-on practice activities. By the end of the workshop , participants will be able to use Canvas to: facilitate contact between students and faculty using communication tools, communicate expectations using the online syllabus tool, encourage active learning by presenting content and assignments in a variety of formats, create a course home page that will help students easily navigate and access course content, and give prompt feedback through the use of the speed grader.Bring Your Own Laptop (Mac or PC)$225Register now
|Creating Videos for Your Online Course
(9:00am – 4:00pm)In this workshop, you’ll learn how to create meaningful videos for your online course. Through organizing objectives and critical concepts, you’ll outline key elements to help construct a script and storyboard. You’ll learn Screencast-O-Matic and YouTube essentials to get started towards producing better content.Worried about accessibility? We’ll show you how you can easily sync your scripts and ask for help from community-contributed closed captioning.Bring Your Own Laptop (Mac or PC)$225Register now
|Great Online Teachers Seminar
Facilitated by Michelle Pacansky-Brock, Ed.D. (@brocansky)
(9:00am – 4:00pm)Since the 1960s, the National Great Teachers Movement has inspired thousands of educators. Great Teachers Seminars (GTS) are unique from traditional workshops and conference sessions, as they places you — the great teacher — at the center of each moment.This event will leverage the concept of a GTS, but with a twist! As an online instructor, you understand that online teaching is unique from face-to-face teaching. And, as such, you need dedicated time to share, listen, and discuss the opportunities and challenges that come along with online teaching and learning. This 1-day seminar will provide a positive environment for online instructors to connect, share, and grow together in community. What a great way to kick off the OTC!Registrants will need to:
|Distance Education Coordinators Retreat
9:00am – 4:00pm
By invitation onlyPlease contact Lisa Beach for more information.
|A Teacher’s Day Made Easier with OneNote and OneNote Class Notebook
Instructor: Benson Kwok
(9:00am – 12:00pm)In education, it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3! With OneNote it’s as easy as ONE. One place to create all of your lessons, one place to share with students and one place to create student portfolios, projects and collaborative class creations. Discover how to create, organize and share dynamic notebooks rich with interactive content. Bring the classroom to life with enticing audio and video features. Stay organized and on-topic using tagging, tables and tabs for new content. Then, easily personalize the learning experience with Class Notebook, which provides each student with their own private notebook, viewable only by the teacher and individual. Use the Content Library to digitize your existing lessons, and easily communicate with the entire group using the Collaboration Space. Keep tabs on your class and stay organized with OneNote.For the best experience bring a Windows 10 Laptop with digital inking, Office2016 and Office365.$125Register now
|5 Tips for Designing with Accessibility in Mind (AM SESSION)
(9:00am – 12:00pm)Have you noticed accessibility becoming more prevalent as part of the conversation related to online course creation? Would you like to learn how to detect, correct, or better yet avoid the 5 most common accessibility challenges in online learning? Attend this 3-hour workshop to learn how to design (or re-design) your Canvas course with accessibility in mind, making it easier for all your students to use. Join in as we demystify the sometimes daunting process and show you that accessibility is easier than you might think.$125 Register now
|Instructional Media: Copyright, Creative Commons, and Create Your Own
(9:00am – 12:00pm)With digital media resources becoming ever easier to locate and use as part of our instructional content, it is important to understand the rights associated with these resources. This workshop will provide a brief overview of what copyright is and to whom it applies; introduce you to aspects of copyright law that have implications for faculty and instructional designers; explain creative commons licensing; and provide you with resources for creating your own instructional media.Bring Your Own Laptop (Mac or PC)$125Register now
|Developing Online Collaboration Tools for Designing Career Paths
Linda Kurokawa, Director of Community Education & Workforce Development, MiraCosta College
Molly Faulkner, Professor of Dance, Palomar College
Joseph Parente, Professor, California State University – Sacramento(1:00pm – 4:00pm)
Career pathways are necessary to educate students to develop industry standard skills in their chosen field. We will be exploring Arts, Media, and Entertainment online collaboration tools for helping students develop skills in media production by using industry standards as a model for helping young people learn and practice these exciting crafts. We will be applying this model to use in designing other career pathways. The need for such programs is critical for helping learners of all ages (many of them underserved and from low socioeconomic backgrounds) find meaning and purpose in education – through the non-threatening, success-oriented vehicle of Arts, Media, and Entertainment. The panel will discuss current career technical education pathways, and planned educational initiatives.Bring Your Own Laptop (Mac or PC)$125Register now
|5 Tips for Designing with Accessibility in Mind (PM SESSION)
(1:00pm – 4:00pm)Have you noticed accessibility becoming more prevalent as part of the conversation related to online course creation? Would you like to learn how to detect, correct, or better yet avoid the 5 most common accessibility challenges in online learning? Attend this 3-hour workshop to learn how to design (or re-design) your Canvas course with accessibility in mind, making it easier for all your students to use. Join in as we demystify the sometimes daunting process and show you that accessibility is easier than you might think.$125Register now
|Course Improvement: Remodel, Design, Retrofit
(1:00pm – 4:00pm)Whether you’re redesigning a new course or remodeling an older course, smart design can help you build a better experience for both you and your students. In this half day workshop, we’ll discuss designing, remodeling and retrofitting courses by focusing on smart design. During the workshop we’ll explore building a strong foundation to your course from the principles of universal design that support optimum accessibility, as well as designing useful spaces and enhancing student engagement and course navigation that take advantage of CMS features and tools.Bring Your Own Laptop (Mac or PC)$125Register now