Virtual Sessions 1

​12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

 

Promoting Equity and Combating Racism Starts with Me – The Instructor's Role in Anti-Racism

Presenters: Cynthia Alva, Joselyn Gonzalez, Mwauna Maxwell and Vanessa Mercado-Taylor

This session is a call for college faculty to deepen their understanding of systemic racism, institutional inequities and socio-political frameworks affecting the educational experience. While this session targets faculty, specifically, all employee groups may benefit from the information.

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Service Learning During a Pandemic

Presenter: Chris Schlarb

As colleges increase online courses and in-person service opportunities become high-risk, there is a need to conceptualize how high impact teaching practices, such as Service Learning can be adapted. This session engages participants in conceptualizing Service Learning in online courses with virtual volunteer opportunities while developing strategies for implementation. 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will gain a basic understanding of Service Learning (student learning and success outcomes and the different types). 
  • Participants will learn of best practices to online Service Learning and virtual placements.  
  • Participants will conceptualize how Service Learning can be utilized in online courses with virtual volunteer opportunities to then be implemented in their courses.  
  • Participants will receive resources on examples of national and local virtual Service Learning opportunities. 

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Active Online Learning Using Microlectures, Discussions and Groups

Presenter: Shani Suber

This session will connect attendees with applicable topics to design their courses, including Developing Effective Modules and Microlectures, Using Groups to Ensure Active and Online Learning and Planning/Facilitating Online Discussions from the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE): Promoting Active Learning Online. Instructors will leave this session with applicable skills and resources for online course design/layout, discussion board instructions/rubric and Dallas College tools to facilitate groups online.

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Turnitin: More Than a Plagiarism Tool

Presenter: Felicity Grandjean

Turnitin is a new plagiarism-detection tool in eCampus, but it also has other features to enrich the learning process. Learn about the cautions and best practices with this tool and how to leverage this tool with writing assignments in your course. If you have used SafeAssign, the other plagiarism-detection tool in eCampus, then you will want to take a look at the enhanced features that Turnitin offers. Instructors will leave with a list of resources to be able to get started quickly and to learn more about Turnitin.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify important Turnitin features
  • Explain the primary cautionary measure when using Turnitin
  • Recognize at least two additional learning opportunities with the writing process and assessments by using Turnitin

Activities: This session will include a digital interactive and a question-and-answer period.

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Webex Toolkit for Engagement and Strategic Planning – How We use Webex To Bring People Together

Presenters: Anthony Denning, Doris Rousey and Molly Salomon

We will demonstrate how our team uses Webex Pro Meeting and Webex Training Session platforms to deliver successful, engaging meetings, focus groups, Compression Planning, small group interactive sessions and more. We will offer key technical tips in scheduling sessions, the meeting room environment, engagement tools (like sharing content and interactive annotation), types of sessions, facilitation, supporting the session and preparing your participants. Learning outcomes include familiarity with Webex platforms and pro tips for running successful engagement sessions.

Attendees will be able to sign up for follow up practice sessions in (A) hosting and facilitating Webex Pro Meetings, (B) hosting a Webex Training Session with presenters in the main session, and (C) hosting a Webex Training Session in break-out rooms.

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Women Winning in Our Careers: Strategies for Success by Leveraging Your Strengths

Presenter: Ann Hughes

The number of females rising to leadership positions across different industries is slowly increasing, but it is still well below the percentages of men in leadership positions. Ann shares her personal experience and strategies for continued career and strength development, as well as rising up the ranks to executive leadership positions and the role confidence plays in our success. Traits of successful female professionals are discussed as we examine our own strengths and skill set in this interactive session. Information is translated into action steps to help you grow and excel in your career by leveraging your strengths.

Outcomes: Participants will have an opportunity to reflect on their careers, focus on their core strengths that we often take for granted and use these strengths to build a personal brand and a roadmap for future career opportunities. Participants will also learn strategies for excelling in their careers and will leave understanding the role that confidence and executive presence play in our success and how to develop and implement those skills.

Activities: Participants will take a self-evaluation exercise to help them identify their personal strengths, as they see them, and how to leverage those strengths in their careers. Participants will also be given an evaluation exercise to give to a trusted co-worker to ask for feedback on what that coworker sees as her core strengths and abilities. These two documents will allow participants to focus on their strengths and calibrate their self-evaluation with the feedback they receive.

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The Quest Continues. Ideas in Action: Building a Pathway to One College, and Making Sure Each Employee Has a Seat at the Table.

Presenters: Georgia Alvarez, Rosailand Patterson, Randy Fultman, Lisa Marie Anderson, Leslie Johnson, Ssatis Jones, Julius Wilson, Kimberly Evans, Rolanda Price, Pamela Redrick and Beverly Garrison

This quest will be an adventure like no other as we continue to learn together, creating a culture of professional collaboration and partnership. Each attendee will have the opportunity to share feedback and bring their best practices forward to share with others. Come with us on this quest, and let’s serve Dallas College in a realm of collaboration together.

We Encourage employees to be engaged, stay informed, participate in change and serve our community, students and employees. We will share what PSSEC has done this year to represent all staff during this time of change for Dallas College.

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12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

 

Promoting Equity & Combating Racism Starts with Me – The Professor's Role in Anti-Racism

Presenters: Cynthia Alva, Joselyn Gonzalez, Mwauna Maxwell and Vanessa Mercado-Taylor

This session is a call for college professors to deepen their understanding of systemic racism, institutional inequities, and socio-political frameworks affecting the educational experience. While this session targets faculty, specifically, all employee groups may benefit from the information.


About the Presenters:
Bill Beamon

 

Bill Beamon is the director of engagement and the Cost of Poverty Experience (COPE) facilitator for UNITE Greater Dallas.  Born and raised in South Los Angeles, he brings a very diverse mix of experiences to UNITE, which uniquely qualifies him for his roles. Bill attended Grambling State University where he studied Business Management, which led to his nearly 20 year career in Corporate America as a manager with two Fortune 500 companies.  

Bill Beamon

 

Bill Beamon is the director of engagement and the Cost of Poverty Experience (COPE) facilitator for UNITE Greater Dallas.  Born and raised in South Los Angeles, he brings a very diverse mix of experiences to UNITE, which uniquely qualifies him for his roles. Bill attended Grambling State University where he studied Business Management, which led to his nearly 20 year career in Corporate America as a manager with two Fortune 500 companies.  

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