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Location: Syracuse, NY SUNY CPD

Facilitator: Tanya Joosten

August 15-16, 2011, Monday, 10am - 5pm and Tuesday 9am - 3pm

Lunch provided.

Group dinner on 8.15.11


1.     Presentation: Redesign using the 10 questions

2.     Activity: 10 questions reflection

3.     Presentation: Backwards design


Agenda for Day One

10:00 am – 5:00 pm



9:00 – 9:30


9:30  – 10:00

Plenary discussion: The 10 course redesign questions

10:00 – 10:30

What goes online and what goes f2f: Transformation not moving

10:30 – 10:45


10:45 – 11:15

Using asynchronous discussion forums to build a community of learners

11:15 – 12:00

Breakout: Developing an asynchronous discussion forum module for a blended course

12:00 – 1:00


1:00 – 1:30

Deciding how to deliver blended content: A decision rubric

1:30 – 2:00

Assessment of student work in blended courses: Managing expectations and workload

2:00 – 2:15


2:15 – 2:45

Breakout: Developing a rubric or CAT

2:45 – 3:00


Overnight Assignment:

1.     Develop a learning module [assessment, activity (including content), and learning outcome]

2.     Develop a draft assessment plan for your blended course using frequent low-stakes assessment focused on the active learning model

Agenda for Day Two

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

9:00 – 10:00

Debriefing from overnight assignments (bring hard copies)

10:00 – 10:15


10:15 – 10:45

Managing small group work to build a peer networks and community of learners

10:45 – 11:30

Breakout: Developing a small group learning activity

11:30 – 12:00

Challenges in blended courses: Integration, Course and a Half, and Roles

Noon – 1:00


1:00 – 1:30

Evaluating your course: before, during, and after
A blended course evaluation rubric

1:30 – 2:00

Breakout: Using the evaluation checklist to develop a course redesign plan for your blended course

2:00 – 3:00

Evaluation and Open Forum

Post Course:

1.     Presentation: Staying organized, staying sane, and helping your students

2.     Activity: Checklist for supporting students

3.     Presentation: Using a blended approach for small group off-campus projects: A virtual art example

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  1. Aug 18, 2011





    SEMESTER:  Summer, 2011


    Faculty Member:  William Pelz


    Conference:  New Generations Learning Challenge / SUNY SLN Grant Professional Development Workshop on Blended Course Design


    Dates/Times: August 15 (10 – 5) and August 16 (9 – 3) 2011


    Location:  SUNY Center for Professional Development, Syracuse, NY


    Sessions Attended:  All Sessions


    Overview of Conference: Tanya Joosten, internationally recognized authority on blended instruction in higher education, led thie intensive 2-day workshop focused on higher education pedagogy and instructional design strategies for blending higher education courses.  This workshop was also attended by 11 HCCC instructors who will be developing and offering blended courses for the Business Administration program freshman class – fall 2011 cohort.  (Jaclyn Herrington, Lindsay Taube, Nina Guidi, Karen Evans, Lisa Elwood-Farber, Nora Dusseault, Eugene Yelle, Guy Devitt, Janet Ciccarelli, Jon Bryant, and Paul Dusseault)  Faculty from Finger Lakes Community College also attended.  All workshop sessions and activities were professionally recorded so that instructors unable to attend can still participate in the grant activities. From HCCC, only three grant-involved instructors were unable to attend: Karen Nagle and 2 instructors for Fall 2012 course development yet to be identified.


    Opportunities (how will information be applied):  The NGLC Grant is funding the development of up to 16 required courses for the Business Administration programs at HCCC + MA095 Developmental Math.  If the project is successful and demonstrates the academic and social benefits of blended courses to promote student success, then HCCC can continue to offer this option to future students as well as integrate hybrid courses into other programs of study.


    Benefits to Faculty:  Our faculty had an intense professional development experience facilitated by an accomplished and recognized expert in the field.  The strategies they learned generalize seamlessly from the blended course environment into the face-to-face and fully online environments.


    Benefits to Institution:  If the grant interventions are effective, students will benefit from enhanced course design strategies and increased success and persistence in their academic program.


    Follow-Up (if applicable):  The grant extends 18 months, with an opportunity for one or more extensions.


    Suggestions(optional):  It would be good if I (or you) couls give a brief overview of this project at a faculty meeting sometime during the fall 2011 semester.