Summer Software Day
Summer Software Day (SSD) is an annual event that offers workshops for all ACC faculty and staff. The event provides faculty and staff an opportunity to keep up to date with tech skills and learn new ones to implement in the classroom and day-to-day tasks. This year, Summer Software Day will be delivered entirely online and in-person.
This year we will be trying a new format. We want to offer virtual instruction about how to use the tool and its functionality and then provide the opportunity for participants to get hands-on help using the tool with access to the instructor.
Thursday, July 27 will consist of workshops delivered synchronously online via Zoom and demonstrate the functionality of various types of tech tools and software.
Friday, July 28 will be in-person instruction with hands-on guidance in applying the tech tools and software demonstrated during the Thursday online workshops.
SSD 2023: REGISTRATION OPEN!
Get Ready: SSD Prep Checklist
Step 1: Sign up for reminders and updates via email. We will also be having a raffle for prizes.
Step 2: Review the workshop sessions and register. See the schedule and the links below. Remember this year SSD is across two days!
Step 3: On Thursday, July 27th, please return to this page and go to the Thursday workshop pages, and then choose “connect” on your workshop to join online. Return to this page on Friday, July 28th, and go to the Friday workshop pages and check the workshop location to attend in-person.
Summer Software Day 2023 Schedule: FRIDAY – IN-PERSON
Need help? Have questions? Drop by the Welcome Table in front of the ACCelerator doors. The ACCelerator is located at ACC Highland, Bldg 1000. You can also email email@example.com.
Location: ACC Highland Campus
9:00 – 10:00 am
10:15 – 11:15 am
Summer Software Day 2023 FRIDAY Keynote
July 28th: HYFLEX – 12:30-1:30 pm
Presented by: Cori Coburn
Title: “Tech Trek: To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before”
Join us on a captivating journey through the realms of educational technology as we explore the past, present, and future of this ever-evolving field. Whether you’re a seasoned technology enthusiast or just dipping your toes into the vast ocean of educational technology, this session is for you. Join us as we embark on a tech trek like no other, and together, let’s boldly go where no one has gone before.
In-Person Location: ACC Highland, Bldg 1000, Rm 1.2207 (HyFlex) Overflow Rm 1.2210
Summer Software Day 2023 Schedule: Thursday – ONLINE
IMPORTANT: For Thursday, when you click on “CONNECT” to join a workshop, you may be prompted to use your ACC credentials to access the link.
Summer Software Day 2023 THURSDAY Keynote
July 27th: ONLINE – 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Presented by: Herb Coleman, PhD
Title: “AI and Education: Yes, the Sky is Falling but We Can Still Catch It”
Since the week after Thanksgiving 2022, the world has been a buzz about Chat AI. With the release of ChatGPT, people all over the world have been excited and frightened about this new era of the information age. Predictions range from the birth of Skynet to the evolution of human/machine combination. This presentation will attempt to bring things back down to earth and address ways in which we as educators can approach and make use of this new technology. Unless the singularity is achieved before then, we will hopefully have a lively discussion and together figure out our next steps.
Summer Software Day Archive
The archive includes a summary of outcomes, and workshop recordings, and materials (when available) of past events.
For questions, please email the Office of Faculty Development at firstname.lastname@example.org.