2015 IGNIS Webinar Schedule

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Thursday, February 5th, 2015 at 2 pm
My Decade of Mistakes: Four Things I Did Wrong as an Online Teacher

Alyson Indrunas
Director of eLearning & Instructional Design, Everett Community College

  • Alyson will reflect on her journey from freeway flying adjunct English instructor to eLearning Director and the lessons she learned along the way about teaching online.  Her insightful commentary will lend a new perspective to anyone who has taught online.

Thursday, February 19th, 2015 at 2 pm
Position Stands: Student-Centered, Dialogue-Based Synthesis

Janet Hinson, MS, CHES
Health Faculty, South Seattle Community College

  • Join us on an adventure as Janet discusses her innovative approach to critical thinking in her online health classroom and as we explore using breakout rooms in Collaborate. This is a hands-on collaborative webinar and the audience will get to participate in a “mock” position stand activity.

Thursday, March 19th, 2015 at 2 pm
Universal Design for Learners: Best Practices in the Classroom
Al Souma

Counselor/Disability Support Services, Seattle Central Community College

  • Al will share UDL suggestions for faculty to apply in the classroom.  Come discuss how faculty can more effectively reach students with different learning styles, non native language users, those with disabilities and abilities, as well as returning older students.  Al will also examine 5 common myths about UDL as well as report on 17 common complaints compiled by the presenter that students report about their learning experience in the classroom.

Thursday, April 16th, 2015 at 2 pm
Reading Strategies for the Digital Age

Bellingham Technical College, Faculty Learning Community

  • In what ways does the reading of digital texts differ from traditional book or hard copy reading? What are the cognitive, affective, and connotative differences in reading printed and digital texts? What are best practices for reading digital texts? How can we modify our instruction based on our findings to improve student comprehension and success?  Join us as the BTC team shares key findings from their FLC project.

Thursday, May 7th, 2015 at 2 pm
Integrating Alignment: It’s not as hard as you think!

Brenda Boyd
Director of Professional Development & Consulting, Quality Matters Program

  • Join us for a discussion on how aligning critical course elements is key to your students’ success.  The Quality Matters rubric is not just for blended and online classrooms!  This topic is sure to enlighten all who are interested in improving the student experience in their classroom.  Brenda will be joined by Washington State faculty panelists, Judy Penn from Shoreline Community College and Kristi Spinnie from Skagit Valley College.

Thursday, May 21st, 2015 at 2 pm
Making Accessibility Accessible

Terrill Thompson
Technology Accessibility Specialist, University of Washington

  • Join us in celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day.  Terrill will talk about how to make the process of accessibility more accessible to faculty.  Come learn some tips on making your course more accessible and much more!

Thursday, May 28th, 2015 at 2 pm
5 Steps to an Accessible Syllabus

A Faculty Learning Community Presentation by Shoreline Community College

  • As a follow-up to “Making Accessibility Accessible”, please join us for this special hands-on webinar where you’ll learn how to make the various features of a Word document accessible using your course syllabus as an example.  It’s BYOS…bring your own syllabus!  Participants will be given work time during the webinar to start making changes to their documents.  If you missed Shoreline’s Accessibility retreat in February, you won’t want to miss this session!”


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