Steps to receive updates on JCCC Wellness

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Now, an easier way to find the JCCC Wellness group on Facebook:

In your favorite web browser, go to:

 

The JCCC Wellness page on Facebook is ready for your status updates. Here’s the steps to join the group:

  • Log into FB.
  • Type the word wellness in the search box
  • At the bottom of the search results, click See More Results for wellness
  • Depending on how FB is configured, look for the word Groups at the top or in the left-hand list.
  • Click Groups.
  • JCCC Wellness will show up in the list.
  • Click the JCCC Wellness group, and click the Join Group button.

 

Want to see Wellness updates in your inbox? Subscribe to this blog, and see updates when we post.

  • In the left-hand column, find the box labeled Subscribe by Email.
  • Enter your email address (you may use your JCCC email address or a personal email address).
  • Click the Subscribe button.

 

Fall 2014 Professional Development Days Schedule

Fall 2014 Professional Development Days Schedule (in Excel)

 

Biometric screening offered for all JCCC employees Sept. 30, Oct. 1

If you missed the biometric screenings in August, you’ll have another opportunity for a free biometric screening for all JCCC employees on Tuesday, Sept. 30.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) will perform biometric screenings from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, and from 7 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Oct. 1, in RC 270.
Drawings for $50 gift cards will be made throughout both days for those individuals who complete the screenings.
Here’s how to participate:
• If you have medical plan coverage with JCCC, including “A Healthier You” coverage:
o Log on to your account at http://BlueKC.com/ and access the “A Healthier You” portal. From there you can register for the time of your choosing on either day (instructions attached). You’ll receive a confirmation email immediately after registering.
o Registration will close at noon the business day before the appointment date. If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, you may use the registration link until that time.
o As a member of the JCCC medical plan, this screening will be free to you when you present your medical identification card. You will also be eligible for the “My Rewards” program from Blue Cross and Blue Shield as a result of your participation.
• If you do not have medical plan coverage with JCCC:
o Bring your JCCC ID card and walk in for screening on either of the days listed, and the staff will work with you. You will need to present your JCCC ID Card for admittance.
The screening includes:
• Height, weight, Body Mass Index
• Waist circumference
• Blood pressure, total cholesterol
• HDL ratio, glucose
Fasting is recommended for best results, but is optional. If you choose to fast, you should fast for a minimum of 8 hours. Coffee (even black) may affect the results. Readings for those who fast will include:
• Cholesterol
• HDL
• LDL
• Triglycerides
• Glucose
Readings for those who do not fast will include:
• Cholesterol
• HDL
• Glucose
Please drink plenty of water. The screening is done by finger stick, with immediate results. A health educator will review your results with you.

Curriculum and Assessment Strategies to Improve Student Success

Available 24/7 Online
September 16 – 30, 2014

Description: Strategic curriculum design and implementation along with effective assessment is not only foundational, but essential to maximize student success. How do we benchmark progress or measure success? How do we implement strategies that work? Explore several case studies around the nation, and interviews with experts on how to effectively implement curriculum and assessment strategies. Hear experts discuss best practices, uncover the biggest challenges, and reveal how to avoid the common pitfalls regarding curriculum and assessment strategies.

Features the following modules:

What is Effective Curriculum Strategy
Curriculum strategies are used to help understand information and solve problems. How do we effectively design and implement strategies to ensure student success? This module focuses on ideas for making the students more active learners by teaching them how to learn and how to use what they have learned to solve problems and be successful.

Case Study: St. Olaf College: What is Effective Assessment Strategy
St. Olaf College is a four-year, private liberal arts college in Northfield, Minnesota. Assessment techniques highlighted in this module clearly define effective assessment strategies. The case study reviews teaching strategies to provide students with learning
opportunities, and will assist teacher’s in assisting students to self-evaluate and strengthen their independent learning skills.

Case Study: Sandhills Community College Assessment Strategies: Helpful Tips
Sandhills Community College is a community college located in Pinehurst, North Carolina. They have created an environment of success with strong curriculum design and implementation. This module provides tips and insights into assessment strategies.

To access the program: Contact Tom Grady, faculty development coordinator, tgrady@jccc.edu

JCCC partnership with St. Luke’s Health System

JCCC has a partnership with St. Luke’s Health System Lifewise Employee Assistance Program (EAP) that offers a wealth of resources for good times and bad.
Services are paid for by JCCC for employees, spouses and domestic partners, and dependent family members. Services are confidential. There are five locations locally and more than 40,000 providers in the global network to service those outside the greater Kansas City area. Click on the link below for articles, videos, services provided, how to make an appointment, and so on. The user name is JCCC and the password is EAP.
http://eap.saintlukeshealthsystem.org/

 

Chair massages offered September 11 and 12 in 171 RC

Feeling stressed from the day, week, month or year? Are your shoulder and neck muscles tight from working on the computer? What you need is a chair massage from a certified massage therapist right here on campus.
Schedule one for yourself or treat a co-worker. The location is 171 RC.
Here are the details:
• Chair massages are available to faculty and staff Thursday, Sept. 11, and Friday, Sept. 12.
• 15-minute sessions cost $15.
• E-mail cjgmassage@yahoo.com to schedule your appointment.
Can’t make it in September? Chair massages will be offered on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 9 and 10, Nov. 13 and 14 and Dec. 11 and 12. The chair massage program is sponsored by the JCCC Wellness for Life Employee Program.

Seeking Recipes for JCCC Nutrition Club Cookbook

Hurry! December 1, 2014 is deadline to submit your recipes!

     In the spring semester of 2015, the JCCC Nutrition Club plans on publishing a campus cookbook, created by students, faculty, and staff. That means the recipes needed to be collected this fallso the cookbooks can be published and sold in the spring.

     Club members are calling for your favorite recipes to submit in the following categories:

  • Appetizers
  • Beverages
  • Entrées
  • Sides
  • Soups
  • Salads
  • Desserts

     Both hard (paper) copies or electronic copies will be accepted, but handwritten recipes must be printed legibly.

     Be sure to include with your copy:

  • Your name (first and last)
  • E-mail address or phone number (We may need to contact you if something is not legible, or if your recipe is missing something)
  • Category into which you are submitting

     How to deliver your recipe:

  • If submitting electronically, please type the recipe on an 8×11 document (saving as a pdf or Word file) and attach it to an email, making the body of your email message the information included in “Be sure to include with your copy.” Send to jcccnutritionclub@gmail.com.
  • If submitting a hard (paper) copy, place the recipe and the “Be sure to include with your copy” information in a drop box outside of HCA103L, or send through interdepartmental mail in care of Anna Page, club advisor, Box 78

     Pictures of the recipes will not be accepted, but pictures of food are highly encouraged.

     Hurry! The recipe submission deadline is Monday, Dec. 1!

D2L Workshops Offered

The Educational Technology Center is offering short workshops on Desire2Learn. No registration is required for these sessions.

These hands-on demos plus Q and A will last 50 minutes, with time available afterwards for those who would like additional one-on-one support.

Scheduled sessions are:

D2L Gradebook, Wednesday, 8/27, 1-3 p.m., LIB 373, Bob Epp
D2L Gradebook, Thursday, 8/28, 5-7 p.m., LIB 373, Saul Epstein
D2L Quizzes, Tuesday, 9/2, 3-5 p.m., LIB 373, Davy Jones
D2L Basics, Wednesday, 9/3, 2-4 p.m., LIB 373, Jeff Kosko
D2L Gradebook, Monday, 9/8, 2-4 p.m., LIB 373, Saul Epstein
D2L Gradebook, Thursday, 9/11, 3-5 p.m., LIB 373, Zack Zahringer
D2L Basics, Monday, 9/15, 1-3 p.m., LIB 373, Paul McCourt
D2L Quizzes, Thursday, 9/18, 5-7 p.m., LIB 373, Zack Zahringer
D2L Basics, Tuesday, 9/23, 5-7 p.m., LIB 373, Bob Epp
D2L Gradebook, Wednesday, 9/24, 5-7 p.m., LIB 373, Davy Jones
D2L Quizzes, Monday, 9/29, 2-4 p.m., LIB 373, Jeff Kosko
D2L Basics, Thursday, 10/2, 1-3 p.m., LIB 373, Paul McCourt
D2L Basics, Tuesday, 10/7, 2-4 p.m., LIB 373, Vincent Miller
D2L Basics, Wednesday, 10/8, 1-3 p.m., LIB 373, Vincent Miller

For the D2L iTeach training series offered by Ed Lovitt, see http://tinyurl.com/d2l-train-continued

You are always welcome to stop by LIB 375, or make an appointment with an Ed Tech Analyst at edtech@jccc.edu or ext. 3842.

Also let us know if you’d like D2L or other educational technology training customized for your department or work group.

Vincent Miller
Director, Educational Technology Center
913.469.8500, ext. 4711
vmiller4@jccc.edu

CPR/AED Training

Need CPR/AED Training or want to complete the training and missed the sessions during August PDD?……No worries…JCCC Employees can select one of the two additional sessions that have been scheduled this fall. See below for more information:

CPR/AED Training
Date: 9/4/14
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: RC 181
Please register with CRN: 34130

Date: 10/20/14
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: RC 175
Please register with CRN: 34129

Some people like walkabout sessions to stay in shape and get creative juices flowing.

See what Training Magazine and the research has to say about keeping your body moving.

http://www.trainingmag.com/trgmag-article/training-move

JCCC Employee Assistance Program offers a wealth of resources for good times and not so good times

     During last week’s Professional Development Days we learned that JCCC’s partnership with St. Luke’s Health System Lifewise Employee Assistance Program (EAP) was unfamiliar to some employees.

     Services are paid for by JCCC for employees, spouses and domestic partners, and dependent family members. Services are confidential. There are five locations locally and more than 40,000 providers in the global network to service those outside the greater Kansas City area.

     Check out the St. Luke’s Lifewise EAP website for articles, videos, services provided, how to make an appointment, and so on. The user name is JCCC and the password is EAP.

Sign Up Now for Employee Fitness Classes

Work out with your JCCC colleagues in the employee fitness classes with an instructor to assist you. Please register using the CRN number; instructions on how to register are below.
Total Fitness: 12:10 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, GYM 007, Patty Triplett. Many aspects of fitness will be included in the class, including toning, step class, aerobics and more. CRN #34065. Begins Aug. 18.
Weight Training and Conditioning: 12:10 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, GYM 022, Stephen Taylor. The instructor will take you through weight training and conditioning with variations on all three days. CRN # 34068. Begins Aug. 18.
Tai Chi: 12:10 p.m. Tuesdays, GYM 007, Sally Gordon. This gentle form of exercise can prevent or ease many ills of aging and could be the perfect activity for the rest of your life. Tai chi is often described as “meditation in motion,” but it might well be called “medication in motion.” There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice, which originated in China as a martial art, has value in treating or preventing many health problems. And you can get started even if you aren’t in top shape or the best of health. No special clothing is required…come as you are. CRN #34067 Begins Aug. 19.
Evening Total Fitness: 5:10 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, GYM 007, Patty Triplett. Many aspects of fitness will be included in the class, including toning, step class, aerobics, and more. CRN #34066. Begins Aug. 19. (No class on Sept. 2,4; Oct. 7,9,14)
Zumba: 5:10-5:50 p.m. Monday and Wednesdays, GYM 007, Victoria Gunbatar. Zumba® Fitness exercise classes blend upbeat world rhythms with easy-to-follow choreography for a total-body workout that is exhilarating and effective but feels more like a celebration! Come join the fun with licensed Zumba® Fitness instructor Victoria Gunbatar. CRN #34070. Begins Aug. 18

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Yoga: 12:10 p.m. Thursdays, GYM 007, Andrea Beattie Nelson. The class is beginner to intermediate level yoga, and it progresses through the semester. Yoga is an integrative discipline that teaches strength, flexibility, endurance and harmony. Participants say yoga has added balance to their day and life. The relaxation techniques have rejuvenated them for the rest of the day. This activity adds strength and flexibility. CRN #34069. Begins Aug. 21.

How to sign up for Fall 2014 employee fitness classes

Follow these steps to register for the employee fitness classes:

  1. Choose the class you wish to take and have the CRN number ready
  2. Log on to the college webpage http://www.jccc.edu and then log into MyJCCC.
  3. Click on the “My View” tab
  4. At the right Click on the green ADD/DROP CLASSES button located in the Staff Development window
  5. Select the Term by dropping down to Staff Dev 2014-2015
  6. Enter the CRN number(s). Click Submit

After registering, you will receive an email confirmation to your @jccc.edu email address.