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2020 Professional Development Institute

Excel Short Cut Keys—Making Your Job Tasks Easier for You!

Excel Short Cut Keys—Making Your Job Tasks Easier for You!
Presenter: Angela D. Passmore, Computer Education Department

An underutilized technique of increasing work efficiency is to use Excel shortcuts—or shortcut combination keys. Visualize simply pressing two or three keys on the keyboard as opposed to moving your hand to the mouse to accomplish a task in Excel. These shortcuts can perform many functions, from ones as simple as navigation within the spreadsheet to filling in formulas or grouping data, and are of particular help to users with carpel tunnel and vision or mobility disabilities. In this session, the presenter will explain how and why to use Excel Short Cut Keys, making your daily tasks faster and easier to complete.

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Getting Things Done

Getting Things Done Workshop

Presenter: Dr. Charlene Banta, Health Information Technology Department 

Getting Things Done® (GTD) is a personal productivity methodology that redefines how you approach your life and work. In this session participants will be introduced to the following GTD concepts:

  1. Capture - Collect everything that owns a piece of you.
  2. Clarify - Get your 'in' to zero.
  3. Organize - Park your stuff to make doing easier.
  4. Reflect & Engage - No regrets about your choices.
  5. Renew through Review - Review weekly and get perspective.

Participants will be provided with the GTD Toolkit, given opportunities to apply the concepts, and offered access to post-training support to assist them in continual application of the skills.

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The Learnin’ Safari InstructureCon 2019 Conference: An Overview

The Learnin’ Safari InstructureCon 2019 Conference: An Overview

Presenter: Dr. Ben Gil, Communications Department Room

If you are like me--i.e., not that computer savvy--and always wonder how “others” (the tech savvy crowd) are using Canvas and multiple activities in their classrooms, this is your session. The Learnin’ Safari InstructureCon 2019 Conference that took place last summer allowed those of us who attended the opportunity to take a peek at what the technophiles are doing to make their classes more appealing, interesting, and interactive. This session intends to be (in layman’s terms) an overview of what was presented there, from GIFs to motivation, games, or apps, to name a few. Presenter and audience will discuss, in an open forum, a variety of topics related to Canvas and how to implement a number of activities in their classes.

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Building a Problem Based Learning (PBL) Culture in the Classroom

Building a Problem Based Learning (PBL) Culture in the Classroom

Presenter: Walter E. Lara, Computer Education and Visual Arts Departments 

Participants will be provided with PBL tools during the session and given the time to test them in a practical scenario. They will be a short introduction to the cycle of Critical Thinking, the algorithm for problem solving steps, the PBL types, a mention on practical critical thinking in a complex world, creativity, where ideas come from, and intellectual standards and integration.

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SJR State Women’s Network Book Club Discussion

SJR State Women’s Network Book Club Discussion

Presenter: SJR State Women’s Network Book Club Members 

Members of the SJR State Women’s Network Virtual Book Club are currently reading Margaret Heffernan’s book Beyond Measure: The Big Impact of Small Changes and/or watching corresponding Ted Talk videos.   This session of  the Women’s Network Virtual Book Club will be an optional face-to-face discussion of the introduction and Chapter 1 of Heffernan’s book and/or Heffernan’s Dare to Disagree Ted Talk https://www.ted.com/talks/margaret_heffernan_dare_to_disagree

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