WinterFest-2015

This years’ WinterFest will be held from January 5-9 and will feature several free, online training sessions.

 

ITS Training Services’ WinterFest is here, bringing a lineup of free, online training at the perfect time – before classes begin. Make your life and your job easier with training on the specific teaching technologies and technology tools you use everyday or the ones that you’ve been dying to learn more about but just haven’t had the time throughout the semester. Throughout this week-long training event, from January 5 – 9, you’ll find sessions on topics ranging from ANGEL, timesavers when using an iPad, Accessibility, Box and more.

A special training event during this year’s WinterFest is The Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence, ITS Training Services, and Teaching and Learning with Technology’s collaborative series focusing on self-directed learning. This series is made up of three, interactive trainings sessions that cover new approaches to increasing learning engagement and collaboration and promoting student self-management through social media, ANGEL, and more. Through broad discussions that reflect on current practices and in-depth conversations exploring new tools, participants will discover what self-directed learning techniques work best for their classes. You can sign up to attend any or all of the sessions from the Self-Directed Learning series in the section below.

With so many sessions to offer, you’d think the vast selection of classes would be the best thing about WinterFest, but the best thing is that actually every session is completely free and online. That means you can learn from home in your favorite chair with a mug of hot chocolate in your hand without a worry about the weather. So grab your mug and start the year off right, with these great training sessions during WinterFest.

Simply click on the session titles below to register. We look forward to seeing you in the new year!

The Learner Engagement Series for WinterFest

Presented by The Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence, Teaching and Learning with Technology, and ITS Training Services.

Self-Directed Learning: Motivating Your Students with Social Media (via Meeting@PennState powered by Adobe Connect)
Tuesday, January 6 from 9:45 a.m.-11:00 a.m. via web

Self-Directed Learning: Fostering Students’ Self-Management with Organizational and Collaborative Tools (via Meeting@PennState powered by Adobe Connect)
Wednesday, January 7 from 9:45 a.m.-11:00 a.m. via web

Self-directed Learning: Fostering Students’ Self-monitoring Using Learning Management Systems (via Meeting@PennState powered by Adobe Connect)
Thursday, January 8 from 9:45 a.m.-11:00 a.m. via web

WinterFest Training Sessions from January 5 – 9

ANGEL: The Basics (via Meeting@PennState powered by Adobe Connect)
Monday, January 5 from 8:15 a.m.-10:30 a.m. via web

iPad: Tips, Tricks, and Timesavers (via Meeting@PennState powered by Adobe Connect)
Monday, January 5 from 8:15 a.m.-9:30 a.m. via web

Qualtrics: Overview (viaMeeting@PennState powered by Adobe Connect)
Monday, January 5 from 12:45 p.m.-2:00 p.m. via web

Faculty Chat: Using iPads to Enhance Your Teaching (via Meeting@PennState powered by Adobe Connect)
Monday, January 5 from 1:45 p.m.-3:00 p.m. via web

Sites at Penn State: Overview (via Meeting@PennState powered by Adobe Connect)
Tuesday, January 6 from 8:15 a.m.-9:30 a.m. via web

ANGEL: Course Gradebook (via Meeting@PennState powered by Adobe Connect)
Tuesday, January 6 from 12:45 p.m.-3:00 p.m. via web

Accessibility and Microsoft Office: Overview (via Meeting@PennState powered by Adobe Connect)
Wednesday, January 7 from 12:45 p.m.-2:30 p.m. via web

Using Box at Penn State (via Meeting@PennState powered by Adobe Connect)
Wednesday, January 7 from 1:45 p.m.-3:00 p.m. via web

ANGEL: Enhancing Your Course with ANGEL (via Meeting@PennState powered by Adobe Connect)
Thursday, January 8 from 8:15 a.m.-10:00 a.m. via web

Using Yammer at Penn State (via Meeting@PennState powered by Adobe Connect)
Thursday. January 8 from 12:45 p.m.-2:00 p.m. via web

Doceri: Presenting and Annotating (online via Meeting@PennState powered by Adobe Connect)
Friday. January 9 from 8:15 a.m-10:00 a.m. via web

iPad: Image Editing (via Meeting@PennState powered by Adobe Connect)
Friday, January 9 from 12:45 p.m.-2:00 p.m. via web

Using Student Response Systems (Clickers) to Improve Discussions and Class Participation
Friday, January 9 from 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. via web

ANGEL: Flipping the Classroom Using ANGEL (via Meeting@PennState powered by Adobe Connect)
Friday, January 9 from 1:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m. via web

Using Student Response Systems (Clickers) to Improve Discussions and Class Participation (via Meeting@PennState powered by Adobe Connect)
Friday, January 9 from 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. via web

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2 Responses to WinterFest 2015 Free Training Sessions Announced

  1. […] for workshops between January 5 and January 9? View the full list of our free WinterFest sessions on ANGEL, Box, Yammer and more going on that […]

  2. Susan Hales says:

    Wow — all the sessions are offered online this year. That’s great!

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