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The 2015 MCLI Technology Conference

Mark Your Calendar to Make-Play-Repeat with MCLI

Plan to attend the Maricopa Community College’s premier learning technology event on May 19, 2015 at Estrella Mountain Community College.The theme is Make – Play – Repeat so expect a different type of conference experience this year as we explore the world of maker spaces, gaming and more! Be prepared to play with technology and ideas in the Sandbox (our faculty play area) and in our hands-on workshops. Bring your smart phones to join in on conference missions, while collaborating with your peers.

Conference Information

Location: Estrella Mountain Community College in the Estrella Conference Center

Date: Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Register Today: https://mcli.maricopa.edu/techconf


Keynote Speaker/Agenda


Join us for an exciting keynote presentation by Jaime Casap, Chief Education Evangelist for Google! That is right Google!! 

More about the speaker: Jaime Casap is the Chief Education Evangelist at Google, Inc.  Jaime evangelizes the power and potential of the web, technology, and Google tools as enabling and supporting capabilities in pursuit of creating powerful learning models.  Jaime works with educational organizations around the world, helping them find ways to continuously improve the quality of education by utilizing and enabling technology capabilities.


The agenda has been posted on the conference website. Topics will include,

  • Learning in 3D
  • Badging in Higher Education
  • Medieval Siege
  • Frank Lloyd Wright’s Design Commission
  • Spread the Weird: Creative Corpse Collaboration
  • Student Engagement and Feedback with Nearpod
  • Motion Sensors, Force/Temperature Probes for Math
  • Engaging Brains with Games
  • Canvas Course Creation
  • 3D Scanning and Printing
  • Design Thinking
  • Doing It Daily
  • Exploring Learning Tools on the iPad
  • Vendors include Samsung, Proctoru, Turning Technologies, and TechShop
  • And much, much more!

VoiceThread Learning Series

Free Online VoiceThread Workshops

The MCC CTL is excited to recommend VoiceThread’s next series of workshops for May and June! VoiceThread is a teaching and learning tool that we currently have a license for at Mesa Community College. It is as unique platform desgined to engage learners in conversations around multimedia. Common uses of VoiceThread include presentations, projects, storytelling, debates, discussions, portfolios and more! It is a great tool for all course formats and easily integrates with the Canvas LMS within assignments and in the gradebook.

Learn more about VoiceThread.

Sign-up for these hands-on, FREE sessions to learn how VoiceThread can enhance your courses. 


Lesson Design Series

  • Teaching Reading and Writing – May 20th at 7:00pm ET – Register Now
  • Student Portfolios – June 3rd at 3:00pm ET – Register Now
  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL) – June 9th at 3:00pm ET – Register Now
  • Flipped, Blended, and Hybrid Classes – June 17th at 3:00pm ET – Register Now

Basic VT Skills

  • Uploading, Commenting, and Sharing – May 13th at 7:00pm ET – Register Now
  • VoiceThread in your LMS – June 24th at 3:00pm ET – Register Now

About the Workshops

These workshops are completely free.  Each session is led by George Haines, an instructional designer and former educator.  George will share his expertise to help you get the most from VoiceThread.


VoiceThread Quick Reference

VoiceThread Canvas Course

Enroll Now in this Canvas self-paced course with examples and help guides. This course includes best practices, sample assignments and all the relevant student/isntructor guides to get you started with VoiceThread. Feel free to use these materials to help you build your VoiceThread assignments.

VoiceThread Manual


Free Webinar Series Addresses Plagiarism

Copy/Paste Culture – Plagiarism Education Week

Join Turnitin® their third annual virtual conference for Plagiarism Education Week April 20-24. This week of FREE, daily webinars is “devoted to sharing ideas and best practices to teach educators and students how to move from copying to critical thinking”.

This year’s theme is Copy/Paste Culture. Join in as experts, researchers, educators, authors and thinkers lead discussions that examine” how current global trends are affecting our values, especially those related to education, and proposes strategies on how we can address these challenges”. Certificates of Participation are provided for registered participants!

What is Turnitin?

Turnitin® is a service that is used by thousands of institutions in over 80 countries.  It has a range of options, but the primary tool is its Plagiarism Prevention component, which has been purchased by MCCCD. Turnitin® is integrated with Canvas making it easy for you check for plagiarism in work submitted by students within Canvas. Learn more about using Turnitin® at MCCCD (MCC Intranet log-in required).


This FREE series will kick off on Monday, April 20, and will include 45-minute webinars on the following:

April 20

Note that session times are listed in Pacfic Time. Use a timezone converter to adjust for AZ DST (Links to an external site.).

Changing Culture to Promote Integrity: Why Progress Is Possible, 10am PT

David Callahan, author of The Cheating Culture: Why More Americans Are Doing Wrong to Get Ahead

A Student-Centered Culture: Promoting Integrity One Conversation at a Time, 1pm PT

Michael Goodwin, Academic Integrity Coordinator at Kennesaw State University

April 21

Narcissism and Extrinsic Values: Understanding Student Trends that Impact Plagiarism and Cheating, 10am PT

Jean Twenge, author of The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement

Wikipedia in the Classroom: Authority, Trust, and Information Literacy, 1pm PT

LiAnna Davis, Director of Programs at Wiki Education Foundation

April 22

Improvisation and Plagiarism: Fostering a Culture of Creativity, 10am PT

Teresa Fishman, Director of the International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI)

The Cultural Implications of Contract Cheating, 1pm PT

Tricia Bertram Gallant, Director of Academic Integrity at UC San Diego

April 23

Decisions on Deadline: A 21st Century Gaming Approach to Teach Plagiarism and Ethics, 10am PT

Samantha Grant and Brittney Shepherd, co-producers of A Fragile Trust

More Turnitin Resources for Educators

What’s New
With Grade Anything, Cloud Submit, Mark-Criterion Association, Grading Forms, and Import Rubrics from Excel, you now have more ways to submit and evaluate assignments in Turnitin.

Instructor Training
Exploring the training resource page or watching the new QuickStart videos is a great way to help you get started or uncover instructional practices that may save you time grading and provide more personalized feedback for students.

Turnitin Educator Network
The Turnitin Educator Network is filled with blogs, stories, best practices and webcasts from educators nationwide. Learn more about providing richer feedback and improving student work—and join the conversation by becoming a member!

Need help driving Turnitin adoption at your institution? Share this third-party academic research that supports the effectiveness of Turnitin with your colleagues.

For more information, please visit the Plagiarism Education Week web site.


Maricopa Excellence in Teaching Program

Register Now – The MET Program

Join your fellow colleagues at the Maricopa Excellence in Teaching (MET) program, formerly the Arizona Master Teacher Seminar (AZMT) retreat.  All AZMT alumni and faculty who would like to learn more about the Maricopa Excellence in Teaching program are invited to attend. This will be an excellent opportunity to engage in the rich conversations held at AZMT, share effective practices, and learn about the exciting events that are being planned for 2015 and 2016.

Program Information

Friday, March 6, 2015, 1:00 – 5:00pm at Phoenix College, F-201

Register Today

For more information please contact
Dr. Rob Morales, Instructional Designer, Maricopa Center for Learning and Instruction
Maricopa Community Colleges District
(480) 731-8300

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APPQMR Session Nov 21

Quality Matters APPQMR In-Person Session offered Friday, November 21 at MCC

Register Now (Registration through HRMS/Time & Labor)

Quality Matters (QM) is a nationally recognized, research-based, faculty-centered, peer review process designed to acknowledge the quality of online/hybrid courses. The QM framework, implemented through a rubric, is about course design and making your course navigation and structure intuitive, so that students’ questions will be more focused on the content of your course. QM recognized courses improve both student learning outcomes, student success, and retention.

Workshop Details

Applying the Quality Matters Rubric
Friday, November 21, 9:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.
COURSE#001515, Section #0007; Register Now

Now featuring the Fifth Edition Rubric – Released in August 2014!

The Quality Matters course is designed to help you prepare your course for QM certification and is a prerequisite for the QM Peer Reviewer Certification (PRC) Course. This in-depth workshop explains each of the QM Rubric Standards through interactive activities and assignments. Participants will complete the training with tools and ideas to design your course to meet QM standards and skills to become a Quality Matters peer reviewer.

How do I register for the Quality Matters at MCC course? Who can register?

Registration is through the HRMS (MCCCD Time & Labor) system. View detailed registration instructionsAnyone in MCCCD interested in the QM Process and Rubric is welcome to attend.

Visit Our Quality Learning Site  | Learn More About the MCC CTL | See Our Full Calendar

Questions? Contact Us:
Mesa Community College
Center for Teaching & Learning
(480) 731-7331

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3rd Annual Tech & Teach Fest Begins October 20th!

A Festival of Learning Just for You

The Center for Teaching & Learning will be holding its 3rd Annual Fall Tech & Teach Fest Monday, October 20 through Friday, October 24 on the Southern and Dobson Campus.

What is the Fest?

The Fall Tech & Teach fest is a week of activities to support teaching & learning at MCC. The week will consist of sessions, discussions, hands-on demonstrations and other events that address excellence in education pedagogy and technology. All MCCCD faculty and staff welcome. Attend one or attend all, we hope to see you there! Register soon for this festival of learning.

Topics will include:

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Google, Canvas (conferences, collaborations, apps and other best kept secrets), VoiceThread (discussions around media), Nearpod (interactive presentations), Accessibility, Video Production, Outcome-based Learning, Designing for Online Learning, Building Effective Discussions, Kahoot (course polling/gaming) and more! See the Full Fest Guide for a day-to-day listing and description of all sessions and events. Topics are both staff and faculty oriented.

Event Maker Party!

Join us for food, fun and making! Learn how to create web mashables and applications to engage learners in content & activities for your program or course. Quickly remix web content, video, audio, images and pages using free web-based Maker Tools. Also feel free to bring your thoughts and ideas from any of the sessions throughout the week. Fest staff will be on hand to answer questions and help you develop your projects. Register Now.

See the Event Full Calendar:

Fall 2014 Tech & Teach Fest Guide

Sessions will be hosted in the CTL Room AS175, AS Building; Southern & Dobson Campus.

Register Now!

Register through the HRMS (Time & Labor System)

Registration Instructions

Having trouble registering? Call us at (480) 461-7331 and we will register you. Questions? Send us an email at ctl@mesacc.edu.

Fall 2014 Participation Digital Badge

Earn a Badge!

All event attendees will earn a 2014 Fall Fest Digital Badge. Earn and share your sills, accomplishments and professional development with others. Learn more about digital badging.

* We apologize, but C.A.F.E. Funds have been exhausted for this semester.

** Sessions with low enrollment may be canceled up to 24 hours prior to the start time/date.

CTL Professional Development Opportunities in October

October Learning Opportunities in the CTL

Teaching & Learning Goes Beyond the 45th Day

October Professional Development Opportunities in the MCC CTL

Register Now              Registration Instructions

Go for Quality Course Design:
Outcome-Based Learning & Informative Assessment – FPG Approved

Participants will be able to connect the three main functions of formative assessment (including Classroom Assessment Techniques) with instruction. You will be provided the opportunity to identify and/or create formative assessments, that are clearly aligned to lesson objectives, to check for understanding, adjust or refine instruction and give appropriate feedback to students. This process is student-centered and will promote the development of metacognitive skills for learners. Pre-requisites: None

Session Dates: (Select from one of the following)

Friday, October 10, 9:30am – 12:30pm
COURSE #001762, Session #0009 Register through HRMS

Tuesday, October 14, 3:30pm – 6:30pm
COURSE #001762, Session #0008 Register through HRMS

Go Flipping Wild with Screencast-O-Matic

Screen recording, also known as screencasting, is a valuable tool in teaching and learning. An essential element of the Flipped Model of learning, screencast videos provide both a dynamic and personalized learning experience for students, freeing up classroom time for valuable problem-based collaboration. This hands-on session will introduce participants to the PRO VERSION recording and editing features of Screencast-O-Matic, a web-based screen capture software that makes it easy to create engaging content lecture, demonstrations, tutorials and more. Come to this session to get the basics and beyond! Bonus learning: storyboarding, scripting and captioning advice!

Session Date:

Monday, October 13, 2:30pm – 4:30pm
COURSE #002073, Session #0005 Register through HRMS

Go Far with Nearpod Interactive Presentations

Trade-in your presentation program, lose the clickers and the polling software! Nearpod, the all-in-one presentation solution is all you need! In this session you will learn how to easily create multimedia presentations that allow you to collect student/participant feedback and assess learner understanding using mobile devices in real-time right inside the presentation itself!

Session Date:

Tuesday, October 14, 9:00am – 11:00am
COURSE #002002, Session #0004 Register through HRMS

‘Go-To’ Tools for Cool C.A.T.s (Classroom Assessment Techniques)

Transform your Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) with cool, interactive and relevant tools that assist in checking for understanding as your students engage in the lessons. In this session we will review the classic Classroom Assessment Techniques (Muddiest Point, Fish Bowl, Minute Paper, etc.) and re-imagine them with digital tools (Google Forms, Tricider, Padlet, etc.) making it easier to review and adjust lessons to meet learner needs in the Hybrid, Online or F2F format.

Session Date:

Thursday, October 16, 11:00am – 12:30pm
COURSE #002004, Session #0002 Register through HRMS


*Note: 6 participants are required for these sessions to run. Participants will be notified 24 hours prior to a session (via email) if a session is to be canceled.

Questions? Call the CTL (480) 461-7331.
Visit the CTL Calendarctl.mesacc.edu/events/calendar for all upcoming learning sessions and activities.


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Call for Proposals! 3rd Annual Canvas Conversations

Mark Your Calendar & Join the Conversation

Please plan to join us for the 3rd Annual Canvas Conversations event on Friday, November 7, 2014 from 9 am to 3 pm at Scottsdale Community College. This event is open to all Maricopa faculty and staff. This all day event will focus on all things Canvas. Opportunities for everyone – from beginner to advanced! Participate in:

  • Roundtables
  • Hands-on workshops
  • Show and tell
  • Dialog with colleagues

Registration will open soon! Check the MCLI web site for details!

Submit a Proposal to Present at the Conference

We know you are doing awesome work in Canvas; please consider sharing your ideas and expertise by submitting a proposal todayProposals are due by 11:59 pm Sunday, October 19, 2014.


Student Success Conference October 17

Registration Open for the 2014 Student Success Conference

The Division of Academic and Student Affairs & Maricopa Center for Learning & Instruction


Expectations, Aspirations, and Achievement

The 26th Annual Student Success Conference will be held Friday, October 17, 2014, at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel. Please reserve this date on your calendar and register today to engage in systemic conversations focused on student success and completion. Detailed information regarding the keynote speakers, breakout presentations, and registration can be found at:



Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel
340 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix
(Conference parking available to attendees)

Keynote Presenters:

Pedro Noguera, Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education New York University, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Development and Executive Director, Metropolitan Center for Urban Education

Terry O’Banion, President and Senior League Fellow League for Innovation in the Community College and Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Graduate Faculty, North American University

For questions regarding the Student Success Conference contact:

Dr. Ramona Cox at 480-731-8300

Webinar Improve Completion Through Redesigning Developmental Courses

Free Webinar Focuses on Student Completion

Webinar: Improve Completion Through Redesigning Developmental Courses

Hosted by Mesa Community College and sponsored by the Maricopa Center for Learning and Instruction

Mesa Community College, AS-170 CTL Conference Room
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

FPG: Not Offered

Register Today: 



An Academic Impressions Webinar. Note: this session must be attended at the campus location specified. Users cannot attend virtually due to licensing agreements.

Research indicates approximately one-half of all incoming students need remedial work in at least one subject. While the majority of colleges offer developmental coursework, about 75% of students who enroll in these courses do not finish their degrees.

Join your colleagues and learn how Austin Peay State University redesigned their developmental courses using the Linked Workshop (or SLA) model. This redesign significantly increased student persistence rates and was recogniz ed by the National Center for Academic Transformation (NCAT).

What is the Linked Workshop (or SLA) Model?

This model provides remedial/developmental instruction by linking workshops that offer students just-in-time supplemental academic support to core college-level courses. The model also integrates supplementary instruction, tutoring, learning communities, and accelerated learning—all considered best practices in developmental coursework—into core college-level courses.

View the full webinar agenda.

Who should attend?

Academic leadership involved with coordinating and improving academic support and developmental or remedial programs will gain new ideas from this case study. More specifically, directors of developmental programs and directors of academic support programs including student success, learning, tutoring, or writing centers will brainstorm ideas for improving your support initiatives.

Host & Support:

Helice Agria, Instructional Technologist, Mesa Community College

For more information please contact:

Dr. Ramona Cox
District Director, Academic Affairs Support Programs and Services/Maricopa Center for Learning and Instruction

Maricopa Community Colleges District
(480) 731-8295