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Professional Development - Spring 2006: Friday, January 20th


Team – Building Through Golf
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Presenter:     Patrick Thiss

Faculty members will be assigned to groups of four to challenge themselves mentally and physically through the game of golf. Participants will share problem-solving strategies with playing partners. Participants need to pay green feels, supply their own equipment and wear appropriate attire. More information will be provided as date approaches. Please contact Thiss,, (619) 660-4518. Pre-registration required. Maximum participants 19.

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Sexual Harassment Workshop
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Presenter:     Anthony Zambelli, JD-Attorney and Professor Business Law at Cuyamaca College

Sexual Harassment is not only detrimental to the learning environment, it is illegal. This workshop will cover the laws against sexual harassment, descriptions and examples of sexual harassment, and suggestions on how to prevent sexual harassment in your classroom.

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Plagued by Plagiarism
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Presenters:   Mary Graham
                        Lyn Neylon

This workshop is open to all faculty and we will discuss degrees of plagiarism, motives for plagiarism, methods of prevention and detection, consequences and the reasons for having them, and school policy regarding this very frustrating and disheartening issue.

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Geology & Natural History of the Southern Anza-Borrego Desert-Part I
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

Presenter:     Michael Wangler

The Anza-Borrego Desert offers a natural laboratory ideally suited for exploring, teaching, and learning about the dynamic and diverse planet on which we live. This all day field trip will explore the geologic, geomorphic, and biogeographic setting of the Southern Anza-Borrego Desert. An emphasis will be placed on understanding natural processes and interrelationships among geological and biological systems, and how field based teaching methods can be used to enhance student learning. This field-based workshop is ideally suited for those teaching in the natural sciences, but is open to all interested faculty and staff. There will be an optional night of camping (and star gazing) at Agua Caliente County Park (mineral hot spring pools are available here), with a follow up workshop on Saturday morning (see part 2 for further information).
We will meet at 8:15 am at the Descanso Ride-Share Parking Lot located on the north side of Interstate 8 at the Hwy. 79/Japatul Rd. exit (approx. 25 minutes east of El Cajon). From here, we will carpool out to the desert, with our first stop at 9 am. Please contact Michael Wangler, (619) 660-4511. Pre-registration required by Thursday January 19th, at 5:00 p.m.  Maximum participants 25.

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Open Assisted Web Lab
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Presenters:     TLC Staff

An opportunity to edit your website, work in Micrograde, Blackboard and WebCT or your department’s website with guidance from the experts. Please contact Brian Josephson, (619) 660-4394 or Rocky Rose (619) 660-4466. Pre-registration required. Maximum participants 12.

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Creating Video Demonstrations
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Presenter:  Jodi Reed

Macromedia Captivate and Techsmith’s Camtasia allow you to make narrated videos of whatever is on your computer screen. Learn how to make your own videos during this hands-on workshop. Bring a computer microphone if you have one so you can learn how to capture audio.

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Retirement Planning for PERS Members
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Presenter:     Jaynie Sullivan

A special invitation for Classified Staff PERS PLUS “Strategies for Building Financial Independence”. This workshop is suitable for staff of all ages and at all stages of their careers. Lunch will be provided.

  • Defined benefit vs. Defined contribution – What does it mean?

  • At what age can I retire, and how much will I get?

  • PERS retirement formula – How to calculate your monthly pension.

  • Purchasing additional Service Credit

  • Learn how to maximize retirement income.

  • Which retirement benefit option is best for me?

  • TSA, 403(b) (7), 457, IRA or Roth IRA – Which is best for me?

  • How much should I save, and where will it come from?

Pre-registration required. RSVP (800) 668-6635.

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Emergency Preparedness – Are You Ready for an Emergency?
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Presenters:   Emergency Preparedness Committee
                        Vivian Bogue
                        Joel Javines
                        Rocky Rose
                        Arleen Satele
                        Barbara Takahashi
                        Melodee Takasugi
                        Patty Stephenson
                        Linda Haar
                        Bob Eygenhuysen

Emergency preparedness for our classrooms and offices. Tabletop exercises, evacuation plans, etc.

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Blackboard and WebCT Training
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Presenters:   Brian Josephson
                        Deanna Thompson
                        Kari Wergeland

Have you ever wondered what Blackboard and WebCT are? They are course management systems that allow you to use the Internet to communicate with your students, receive homework assignments, give quizzes, keep track of grades, etc. They can be used for all or part of a course.

This session will provide a general introduction to Blackboard and WebCT. The goal is to have you walk away knowing whether one of these systems is appropriate for all or part of what you teach. Cuyamaca faculty who use Blackboard and WebCT will be on hand to answer your questions. TLC staff will be available to talk about training procedures with those who might be interested in taking the next step.

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