Time To Learn Workshops and Webinars

Sponsored by Outreach and Technical Assistance Network (OTAN)

Using Picture Dictionaries in the Multi-level ESL Classroom

Friday, June 1, 2012 | 2:00 PM

Course description Come discuss and discover the ways to use picture dictionary pages to support communicative instruction across levels. The presenter will share presentation strategies, including overhead transparencies, interactive software, and Powerpoint (TM) slides that make it easy for all learners to understand and work with the lesson content. Student-centered practice activities will also be demonstrated. Handouts include lesson plans and sample activity templates.

Session length 1.5 hours
Format Workshops: Synchronous online trainings, or series of trainings, in which facilitator and participants interact by voice or chat.

WHERE: Adobe Connect

WHEN: 06/01/2012 @ 2:00 PM



Past Webinars and Workshops
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Sponsored by Outreach and Technical Assistance Network (OTAN)

USA Learns: A Web Based Tool for ESL Learners

USALearns.org is a free Web site designed for ESL students who want to improve their English skills outside of the traditional classroom. The site offers three unique courses for beginner to high intermediate students. This workshop will introduce you to the content and show you how to use the teacher site to monitor your distant learners’ progress. Prerequisites: Basic Internet knowledge and navigation.

Session length 1.5 hour
Format Workshops: Synchronous online trainings, or series of trainings, in which facilitator and participants interact by voice or chat

Webinar from the National Repository of Online Courses

Next Practices in Learning and Teaching

Thursday, May 26 at 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET

Moderated by Claudia L-Amoreaux, Curator, NROC`s new Connected PD Blog, with panelists:

Join this distinguished panel of experts for a discussion of Next Practices in Professional Development as we launch NROC`s new Connected PD Blog. We`ll explore the use of social networks, participatory media and other emerging tools for engaging educators on the path toward a more learner-centered education.


Time to Learn Webinar:
A talk with Elliott Masie, expert in workforce learning

Join us for a provocative perspective on the evolving role of learning in workforce readiness.
Featuring Elliott Masie, Leading expert on the critical topics of workforce learning

Topics Include:

  • Preparing Students for an Agile Workplace
  • Corporate View of Community Colleges and Workforce Readiness
  • S T R E T C H I N G our Models for Learning
  • Teaching in a Connected World
  • Aligning Students with Authentic Careers
  • Trends: Mobile, Collaborative, GPS and  Continual Assessment


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Sponsored by the Workplace Learning Resource Centers & College Open Textbooks Collaborative

FREE WORKSHOP AND WEBINAR:  Open Educational Resources for Career Education

Thursday, April 21, 2011
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Featuring Jacky Hood and Una Daly

  • Provides a background on Open Educational Resources (OER)
  • Learn about open textbooks for career-specific training
  • Leverage OER resources for Healthcare, Green Technology and other industries and occupations
  • Learn about OER for basic communications, math, and leadership



Sponsored by the South Central Regional Consortium

FREE WEBINAR: Hordes of Free Tools from a Google Certified Teacher

January 14, 2011
10:00 - 11:30 AM PT

They said this many powerful and free on line resources couldn`t be packed into a single workshop.  They were wrong!  This session is designed to get teachers excited about possibilities that won`t cost them or their schools a dime.

The true benefit of free resources goes well beyond cost, however.  Free, collaborative tools can create paperless classrooms, build staff interaction and morale, and better promote the strengths of the school.  Multimedia tools - far easier to learn than most would think - allow teachers to capture attention with a variety of visuals and to use digital storytelling projects to far better engage students in their learning and sharing.  Open educational resource sites allow students and teachers of all subjects access to much more than could ever fit in the classrooms of the past.

While this workshop will cover a multitude of tools, their importance will be considered from two frames - how they help students learn and how they save teachers time.  Concrete examples of how to implement these tools in activities will go hand-in-hand with suggestions on how to use the tools to build professional collaboration.

Specific tools covered and examples of their use will include:

  • Google Advanced Search (use the file type filter to help students explore the quality of content posted online in preparation for creating their own presentations)
  • Wonder Wheel and Timeline (teach lateral thinking using optional search tools)
  • Google Docs (work with colleagues to create shared resources)
  • Google Forms (get students` feedback on topics and assignments to inform the use of class time)
  • Simple Multimedia (Flickr, CoolIris, Tag Galaxy; incorporate images to expand avenues for student discussion)
  • Google Groups, Classroom 2.0, and Learn Central (use online communities to share and gather ideas, as well as give students the opportunity to explore creatively)


Presenter: Rushton Hurley

Rushton Hurley has worked and studied on three continents as a Japanese language teacher, principal of an online high school, teacher trainer, educational technology researcher, and school reform consultant.  He founded and is executive director of the educational nonprofit Next Vista for Learning, which houses a free library of videos by and for teachers and students at NextVista.org.  Additionally, Rushton is the Program Director of MERIT (Making Education Relevant and Interactive through Technology) at the Krause Center for Innovation at Foothill College in Los Altos, California.  He holds masters degrees in Education and East Asian Studies from Stanford University.

Rushton has trained teachers around the United States, presenting at national and regional conferences.  His fun and thoughtful talks center on the connection between engaging learning and useful, affordable technology; the power of multimedia; and the professional perspectives and experiences of teachers at all levels.

Sponsored by the South Central Regional Consortium (www.scrc.cc) and funded by Carl D. Perkins IV Title 1B Career and Technical Education funds awarded to Ventura County Community College District and administered by the California Community College Chancellor’s Office, Grant 10-0342-006

For additional information, contact Luann Swanberg at 805.654.6400 x1256 or lswanberg@vcccd.edu

The Emergence of Wisdom Practices Webinar Panel

July 23, 2010
Noon to 1:30 PM PT

The Workplace Learning Resource Center Initiative is pleased to provide the opportunity to attend this informative webinar for FREE.

Featuring Leaders from Google, Facebook, eBay and Cisco

  • Chade-Meng Tan, Head of Personal Growth at Google
  • Stuart Crabb, Learning and Development, Human Resources, Facebook
  • Rich Fernandez, Sr. Director, Learning and OD, eBay
  • Naomi Chavez Peters, People & Talent Strategy Leader, Cisco 

Hosted by
The South Bay Organizational Development Network

Why it is important to focus on people, wellness, community, compassion, and diversity in your organizations?

In this innovative and action oriented panel discussion we will explore the reasons why successful companies are investing in “wisdom and wellness,” the impact of the investment on the culture, and the grass roots movements that are shaping the way we live and work today.

Offer available to California Community College Faculty and staff.

 WIB 101 Webinar

Wednesday, July 14, 2010
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PT

Increase your chances of forging an effective partnership with your Local WIB by participating in this one-hour WIB 101 webinar.

  • Hear everything you want to know about WIBs, but were afraid to ask.
  • Learn about WIBs as organizations: their structure, goals, and performance measures-even their `foreign language.`
  • Understand the similarities and differences between the missions of California Community Colleges and Local WIBs.
  • Learn ways to work as partners to become even more effective workforce training providers in your region.

This is a great opportunity for counselors, student support staff, CTE faculty, deans, and other administrators to learn about WIBs.


Getting GOLD STAR Ready: Roadmap to Accreditation
The Building Performance Institute for California Home Improvement Contractors

Thursday, July 1, 2010

HOME STAR, also known as `Cash for Caulkers`, is a proposed nationwide incentive program for home performance retrofit and weatherization projects, intended to encourage homeowners to invest in improving the energy efficiency of their homes, while also creating sustainable jobs in local communities. The federal legislation has been approved by the U.S. House of Representatives and was proposed in the U.S. Senate with bi-partisan support.

Building Performance Institute (BPI) Accredited Contracting Companies will play a major role in this $6 billion program. Only BPI accredited companies - or a comparable accreditation approved by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy - can implement energy efficiency improvement measures under the Gold Star portion of the program.

Who should attend: Owners, senior management, accountant/bookkeeper staff, and other key employees with companies focused on Home Performance, residential and small commercial remodeling, replacement and contracting services.

For more information:

 Building Performance Institute Webinar

Thursday, June 24, 2010

A special webinar on the Building Performance Institute is being offered to grantees of the Clean Energy Workforce Training Program (CEWTP) and for any community college or LWIB that is
interested in training and certification offered by the Building Performance Institute.

This training will play an essential role in the federal Home Star program that is expected to be signed into law very soon. This proposed new legislation will create jobs in existing industries by providing strong incentives for residential energy efficiency improvements.

Voxopop for Speaking, Pronunciation and Listening

Students develop their speaking, pronunciation and listening skills by sharing their voices in Voxopop, a free online discussion site. Join Marsha Chan, leading ESL instructor, author and communications expert, as she demonstrates teaching and learning oral skills in a global online community. She`ll share student`s recordings, pedagogy, lesson plans, process, follow-up activities, and lead participants in using the tool.

June 3, 2010
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Using YouTube to Engage Learners and Enhance Learning

Our students are more technology savvy then ever before. Therefore finding ways to reach them through their preferred media outlets is critical. YouTube provides faculty with a wealth of content choices, ranging from music videos, movies, television shows and other online resources that can be integrated into traditional lessons to engage students and enhance learning. Join Marsha Chan as she provides a brief overview of YouTube, shares her experiences and provides you with tips and ideas for how you can use YouTube in your classroom.

May 21, 2010
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