Summer Software Day
Summer Software Day is an annual event that offers workshops for faculty and staff. The event provides employees an opportunity to keep up to date with their tech skills and learn new ones to implement in their classrooms and day-to-day tasks. This year, for the first time ever, Summer Software Day will be delivered entirely online. For questions, please email the Faculty Development Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome to Summer Software Day 2020!
Below is your SSD Prep Checklist to help you get ready:
Step 1: Sign up to receive the latest news and updates, and enter our SSD raffle (You will also need to attend three SSD sessions).
Step 2: Review and register for your workshops.
Step 3: View the How to Use Blackboard Collaborate as a Participant Video Tutorial.
Step 4: Return to this page on the day of the event (July 24th), click on the session page to view all the workshops, and then choose “connect” on your workshop to attend. Note: The “connect” link will be live on July 24th, 2020.
Welcome – 8:45am-9:00am
Session 1 – 9:00 – 10:00 am
Session 2 – 10:15 – 11:15 am
Keynote presented by Dr. Katherine A. Troyer 11:30am-12:30pm
Open “Ask the TLED Experts” Panel Session – 12:30pm-1:00pm
Session 3 – 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Session 4 – 2:15 – 3:15 pm
Session 5 – 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Closing – 4:30 – 4:45 pm
- Active and Engaged Learning – tools and techniques to make learning more interactive, engaging, and effective.
- Assessment Techniques – journals, wikis, discussion boards, retention center, Respondus, grade center, and other innovative approaches for student assessment.
- Equitable Learning Environments – creating accessible documents, videos, and websites, or innovative approaches for a more equitable learning experience.
- Creativity, Productivity, and Wellness – tools such as the Adobe Creative Cloud, virtual meeting tools, wellness apps, and Google apps, to help all ACC faculty and staff be more creative, healthy, and productive.
Keynote: Who Said We Have to Be Cruel to Be Kind?: Strategies for Taking Care of Ourselves, Avoiding Burnout, and Being Productive in Fall 2020
Please join our keynote speaker, Katherine A. Troyer, PhD as she offers concrete strategies for treating ourselves with kindness as we attempt to be productive (and avoid burnout) in Fall 2020. Whether you are hoping to maintain a clearer work/life balance even while at home or are looking for ways to not feel so “broken” by the challenges we currently face, together we will think about the positive changes that will emerge if we begin to show ourselves the empathy we so often bestow on others.
About our Keynote Speaker
Katherine A. Troyer, PhD is the Assistant Director of the Collaborative for Learning and Teaching at Trinity University in San Antonio, TX. Her current SoTL project involves building a model of transparency to embrace, rather than ignore, underlying tensions–such as procrastination and burnout–at the heart of learning and teaching. She holds a PhD in Humanities from the University of Louisville. Please feel free to email her at email@example.com.
Summer Software Day Archive
Summer Software Day 2019 hosted 330 ACC Employees
Over three hundred ACC employees attended this annual event on July 26, 2019 to keep up to date with their tech skills. All workshops gave employees a chance to explore technologies available to them at ACC for teaching and completing day-to-day tasks.
For questions, please email Faculty Development at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2019 Workshop Tracks
- Adobe Creative Cloud – Topics included how to use Adobe Creative Cloud platforms in the classroom to help students take control of their narrative. Austin Community College is FIRST community college in the nation designated an Adobe Creative Campus. Learn more.
- Blackboard – Topics included interactive tools (journals, wikis, discussion board), retention center, grade center, Ally, Respondus or other tools within Blackboard with equity in mind.
- Best practices for equitable learning environments – Topics included creating accessible documents, videos, and websites, or innovative technologies and tools used in the classroom to increase student engagement, access and success.
37% trained in Adobe Creative Cloud
22% gained Blackboard skills
41% attended workshops about equitable learning environments
For questions, please email the Faculty Development Office at email@example.com.