Workshop and Seminar Attendance
Digital Humanities Workshop June 2012
Organized and attended two-day long “Blending Digital Humanities with Literary Studies” workshop
ACTFL Annual Convention (Denver, CO) November, 2011
Participated in Writing for Proficiency workshop and Language Teaching panels.
CWLT Faculty Writing Workshop (Tacoma, WA) May, 2011
Learned about how to help students write better papers by revising specific assignments and engaging in discussion with facilitator John Bean.
Digital Humanities Workshop June 2010
Learned about emerging digital technologies to support the creation of humanistic knowledge and explored specific digital projects in the humanities
NITLE E-Portfolio Workshop October 2008
Learned about the possible applications of electronic portfolios in the liberal arts setting
Sustainability in the Curriculum Workshop August 2008
Learned the tools to integrate an aspect of environmental sustainability into the courses I teach.
NITLE Digital Storytelling Workshop August 2008
Explored available software that can be used to enhance writing in my courses. Twitter, VoiceThread, and SlideShare were tested, along with blogs and wikis.
ADFL Summer Seminars for Chairs June 2008
Attended with Associate Chair Diane Kelley to learn about the issues FLLDs are facing, and their strategies for change and development.
CIC (Council of Independent Colleges) Department Chairs Seminar April 2007
Acquired knowledge and tools to perform my new responsibilities as chair of FLLD
NITLE Emerging Technologies and the Liberal Arts Campus March 2007
Examined the instructional applications of new technologies such as podcasting, blogging, wikis, and virtual environments such as Second Life.
Adobe Premiere Elements Workshop for FLLD March 2007
Learnt the basics of editing film clips for instructional use in the classroom.
NITLE Digital Video Production with Windows Movie Maker January 2007
Explored recording and then editing digital video material
PowerPoint Level I Workshop December 2003
Learned how to create and show slides using the program
Introduction to Blackboard August 2003
Learned how to create and manage an online course using the program.
Macromedia Flash MX Workshop May 2002
Learned how to design and deliver cross-platform, low-bandwidth animations, presentations and web applications using Flash
Culpeper Summer Workshop June 2001
Learned about and tested tools for website hosting, digital photography and video, and graphics software.
Murdock Technology Initiative May 2001
Participated in the planning the contents of the Developing Workshop held in July.
NorthWest Language Consortium Technology Summer Conference August 2000
Learned information on multimedia software and other materials available to language professors, which will help enhance the quality of foreign language teaching.
Mellon Foundation Intensive Work Week at Middlebury College June 2000
Acquired technical resources for development of on-line project.
Mellon Foundation Faculty Mentoring Program at Middlebury College June 1999
Was provided technical support for Faculty home pages and for special on-line projects for classes.
Learn How To Spin Your Own Web Pages May 1997
Received hands-on training on the basics of Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) and learned how to add Graphics, Tables and Links to Web Pages, and how to move these to a Web Server using File Transfer Protocol (FTP).
Technology: The Foreign Language Connection October 1996
Acquired the tools to incorporate multimedia technology into the Foreign Language classroom in order to facilitate a more diverse learning environment.
Teaching for Proficiency Seminar August 1995
Acquired techniques to teach the four skills with a Communicative approach to emphasize Proficiency over Achievement.
ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) May 1995
Received training in administering the oral examination for the global assessment of a student's functional speaking ability.