Faculty Fridays

Spring 2024

Topic Date Time Location
“Fostering a Sense of Belonging” Community of Practice Friday, February 2 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM CHE 134
UDL Community of Practice | Session 5 Friday, February 2 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Join via Zoom
Creative Discussion Board Assignments and Prompts
Friday WOW
Friday, February 9 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Join via Zoom
Beyond Multiple Choice – The Wide World of Canvas Quiz Questions
Friday WOW
Friday, February 23 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Join via Zoom
Accessibility Toolbox: PDFs Friday, February 23 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Join via Zoom
Topic Date Time Location
UDL Session 6 Friday, March 1 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Join via Zoom
Furthering your educational journey: Exploring and applying to graduate school
Dr. Joshua Moon-Johnson
Friday, March 1 10:00 AM Join via Zoom
PowerPoint Integration with Camtasia
Friday WOW
Friday, March 8 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Join via Zoom
Accessibility Toolbox: Excel, Charts, and Other Visuals Friday, March 15 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Join via Zoom
Talking Strategies for Helping in Students in Distress
Lynnea Palazzolo and Amy Delevett
Friday, March 15 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Join via Zoom
Canvas Question Banks
Friday WOW
Friday, March 22 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Join via Zoom
Topic Date Time Location
UDL Session 7 Friday, April 12 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Join via Zoom
Saving Time with SnagIt
Friday WOW
Friday, April 19 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Join via Zoom
Accessibility Toolbox: Advanced PDF Friday, April 26 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Join via Zoom
Topic Date Time Location
UDL Session 8 Friday, May 3 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Join via Zoom
Accessibility Resources from CVC and PopeTech
Friday WOW
Friday, May 3 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Join via Zoom
Accessibility Toolbox: Videos, Captioning, and Transcripts Friday, May 10 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Join via Zoom
TEACHing Showcase Friday, May 10

Fall 2023

Topic Date Time Location
Time Saving Grading with Canvas
WVC Online
Friday, September 1 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Join via Zoom
TEACH Coach Mentoring Orientation Meeting Thursday, September 7 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM Join via Zoom
Safety Friday
Jeff Profino & Team
Friday, September 8 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Join via Zoom
Universal Design for Learning Faculty Learning Community
Open only to FLC participants.
Friday, September 8 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Join via Zoom
NISOD Conference “When Mindfulness Meets the Classroom” Friday, September 15 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Sign Up
POCR Academy Session A
WVC Online
Thursday, September 21 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Join via Zoom
POCR Academy Session A
WVC Online
Friday, September 22 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Join via Zoom
Generative AI in the Classroom: a discussion amongst faculty Friday, September 22 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Accessibility Toolbox: What is accessibility? – Overview Friday, September 22 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Join via Zoom
POCR Academy Session D
WVC Online
Thursday, September 28 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Join via Zoom
POCR Academy Session D Friday, September 29 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Join via Zoom
Working with Students in Distress
WVC Online
Friday, September 29 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Join via Zoom
Topic Date Time Location
Substance Abuse and Young Adults
Lynnea Palazzolo and Santa Clara County Officials
Friday, October 6 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Join via Zoom
Panopto, Youtube, Camtasia – Keeping it all straight!
WVC Online
Friday, October 6 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Join via Zoom
Universal Design for Learning Faculty Learning Community
Open only to FLC participants.
Friday, October 6 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Join via Zoom
Camtasia Workshop Friday, October 13 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Join via Zoom
POCR Academy Session B
WVC Online
Thursday, October 19 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Join via Zoom
Video Captioning Tips and Tricks
WVC Online
Friday, October 20 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Join via Zoom
POCR Academy Session B
WVC Online
Friday, October 27 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Join via Zoom
Accessibility Toolbox: Microsoft Word/Google Docs – Document Markup Friday, October 27 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Join via Zoom
Topic Date Time Location
POCR Academy Session C
WVC Online
Thursday, November 2 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Join via Zoom
Sabbatical Workshop (Tentative)
Wael Abdeljabbar and Jennifer Kerwin
Thursday, November 2 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Join via Zoom
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Training and Certification
Peggy Cho from Santa Clara County Behavioral Health
Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training course that teaches participants to identify, understand and respond to mental health and substance use challenges. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Friday, November 3 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Register for Zoom Link
POCR Academy Session C
WVC Online
Friday, November 3 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Join via Zoom
Universal Design for Learning Faculty Learning Community
Open only to FLC participants.
Friday, November 3 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Join via Zoom
Supporting LGBTQ+ Students in the Classroom and Beyond
Are you looking for ways to support our LGBTQ+ students in and outside of the classroom? Join Danielle Shaw for an informational workshop that will help you gain a deeper understanding of identity, gender, and sexuality at West Valley College. We will touch on best practices regarding names and pronouns and review tips for creating a welcoming and inclusive classroom environment.
Thursday, November 16 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Fox 101
Supporting LGBTQ+ Students in the Classroom and Beyond
Are you looking for ways to support our LGBTQ+ students in and outside of the classroom? Join Danielle Shaw for an informational workshop that will help you gain a deeper understanding of identity, gender, and sexuality at West Valley College. We will touch on best practices regarding names and pronouns and review tips for creating a welcoming and inclusive classroom environment.
Friday, November 17 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Join via Zoom
Accessibility Toolbox: PowerPoint/Slides Friday, November 17 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Join via Zoom
Disability Chat about Autism
Come join DESP Director, Amy Delevett, as we talk about the most common challenges our students with autism encounter, and what we can do to support. This workshop consists of a short presentation followed by a hearty Q & A. So whether you have questions, maybe past challenges that have left you stumped, or would like to share your strategies, we hope you'll attend!
Friday, November 17 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Join via Zoom
Topic Date Time Location
Camtasia Basics
WVC Online
Friday, December 1 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Join via Zoom
Questions, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Training
We can all save lives. Just like CPR, QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives. All are welcome to attend so please inform your students! Prior registration is required to receive the zoom link. The QPR mission is to reduce suicidal behaviors and save lives by providing innovative, practical, and proven suicide prevention training.
Friday, December 1 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Join via Zoom
Disability Chat about Autism
Come join DESP Director, Amy Delevett, as we talk about the most common challenges our students with autism encounter, and what we can do to support. This workshop consists of a short presentation followed by a hearty Q & A. So whether you have questions, maybe past challenges that have left you stumped, or would like to share your strategies, we hope you'll attend!
Friday, December 1 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Join via Zoom
Disability Chat about Veterans
Wondering about the unique challenges that our student Veterans face, and how to assist? Join DESP Director, Amy Delevett, in reviewing the intersectionality of being a Veteran with a disability. Together, we'll review Veteran needs, inclusion building strategies, and have plenty of time for a robust Q & A.
Friday, December 8 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Join via Zoom

Spring 2023

Topic Date Time Location
Peer Online Course Review (POCR) Overview
WVC Online
Friday, February 3 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Join via Zoom
DESP: Creating a Welcoming Community for all students
Amy Gode, DESP Director and Erika Llantero, DESP counselor
Please join us in discussing how disability accommodations, Universal Design for Learning Principles, and Caring Campus Commitments, can support students in feeling welcomed and included. We hope to leave you with some new ideas that will support students in demonstrating what they're truly capable of.
Friday, February 10 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Join via Zoom
Peer Online Course Review (POCR) Academy 1 of 3
WVC Online
The POCR Academy is a series of three 2-hour interactive online workshops that review the components of the CVC Course Design Rubric and guide faculty in the application of these components. Interested faculty need to apply to participate and can be compensated for their time. See further details on the POCR Academy page.
Friday, February 24 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM POCR Academy
The Appraisal Process: What You Need to Know
Chris Dyer (hosted by Meg & Michelle)
Friday, February 24 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Join via Zoom
Topic Date Time Location
Kahoot!
WVC Online
Friday, March 3 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Join via Zoom
Serving the Institution with your Passion Friday, March 3 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Join via Zoom
Peer Online Course Review (POCR) Academy 2 of 3
WVC Online
The POCR Academy is a series of three 2-hour interactive online workshops that review the components of the CVC Course Design Rubric and guide faculty in the application of these components. Interested faculty need to apply to participate and can be compensated for their time. See further details on the POCR Academy page.
Friday, March 10 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM POCR Academy
The Appraisal Process: What You Need to Know with the Office of Instruction
Meg Farrell & Michelle Francis
Friday, March 17 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Join via Zoom
Peer Online Course Review (POCR) Academy 3 of 3
WVC Online
The POCR Academy is a series of three 2-hour interactive online workshops that review the components of the CVC Course Design Rubric and guide faculty in the application of these components. Interested faculty need to apply to participate and can be compensated for their time. See further details on the POCR Academy page.
Friday, March 17 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM POCR Academy
What’s it like to be a new professor?
Join this joint sharing session with newer faculty members from across the district.
Friday, March 17 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Join via Zoom
Topic Date Time Location
Getting Started with Snagit
WVC Online
Casey Seiter from Techsmith will demonstrate how to use Snagit screencapture software. Once you start using Snagit, you'll wonder how you ever lived without it!
Friday, April 7 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Join via Zoom
Engaging Teaching Strategies for Asynchronous and Zoom Classes – Keep It Fresh and Caring
TEACH
Friday, April 7 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Join via Zoom
Serving Latinx Students: Some Strategies
Leo Villabobos & Samantha Hernandez
Friday, April 14 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Join via Zoom
Liquid Syllabus Challenge #1: Set Up Your Homepage
WVC Online
Friday, April 21 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Join via Zoom
Topic Date Time Location
Liquid Syllabus Challenge #2: Add Pages with Course Information
WVC Online
Friday, May 5 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Join via Zoom
Teaching Showcase Friday, May 5 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Join via Zoom
Liquid Syllabus Challenge #3: Add Images and Navigation Style
WVC Online
Friday, May 19 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Join via Zoom
Last Updated 3/19/24