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7 Things to Consider Before Developing an Online Course

  • JANUARY 31, 2019 | 1:00 PM CENTRAL | 60 MINUTES

The ideas and strategies covered in this workshop should help make the course development process smoother and more effective.

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Online Engagement and Assimilation Strategies For Nontraditional and Marginalized Students

  • FEBRUARY 7 | 1:00 PM CENTRAL | 60 MINUTES

Learn how to increase support for marginalized students taking online courses. The strategies and discussions presented will support diverse populations and increase positive learning outcomes in online environments.

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Motivating and Engaging Generation Z Learners

  • FEBRUARY 12 | 1:00 PM CENTRAL | 60 MINUTES

Generation Z (born from 1995-2010) is now in college and they’ve brought a unique set of values and interests with them. If you’re challenged by—or even just curious about—understanding the drive and motivation of the young students in your classes, this online seminar will provide research-based context, understanding, and practical tactics that can be implemented in any classroom.

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Effective Assessment Strategies for Large Classes

  • FEBRUARY 20 | 1:00 PM CENTRAL | 60 MINUTES

Using peer assessment, self-assessment, creative coursework design, grading rubrics, and technology, educators can offer meaningful feedback and effective grading approaches in large-section classes. Join us to discover ideas that you will be able to incorporate almost immediately from an educator who has successfully used this approach.

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Foster Creative and Critical Thinking Through Intrinsic Motivation

  • MARCH 7 | 1:00 PM CENTRAL | 60 MINUTES

Grit, self-efficacy, and growth mindset are desirable and aspirational traits for students to have and will make the difference between learning at low-level Bloom’s Taxonomy vs. truly engaging in and understanding course content, but how does a professor create the motivation it takes for students to achieve this? This online seminar is for any educator struggling with creating such paths to critical and creative thinking.

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Reaching Neurodiverse Students: Course Creation Strategies

  • MARCH 8 | 1:00 PM CENTRAL | 60 MINUTES

Discover that neurodiverse differences often are not openly declared and might be hard to recognize in individuals in a classroom of students. Explore the common barriers to learning experienced by neurodiverse students and will also learn strategies to build content and environments that support breaking down those barriers and improving learning for all students.

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Strategies for Enhancing Engagement and Collaboration in Large Online Courses

  • MARCH 28 | 1:00 PM CENTRAL | 60 MINUTES

Explore essential topics including strategies for building a cohesive online learning community, increasing faculty online presence, and getting students actively engaged in learning. This presentation will also address technology for online communication, collaboration, and engagement.

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Energize Your Lectures to Help Students Meaningfully Engage with Your Subject

  • APRIL 2 | 1:00 PM CENTRAL | 60 MINUTES

Gain insight into his/her possible teaching “blind spots,” learn the power of using concrete examples to help students grasp abstract concepts, explore the wide variety of example types that can be used in teaching, and learn the most effective pacing of examples in a course.

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Time Management for Faculty and Students in Flipped Learning Environments

  • APRIL 10 | 1:00 PM CENTRAL | 60 MINUTES

Time management is crucial in any form of teaching, but especially so in a flipped learning environment. Instructors must plan and use time carefully when building a flipped course or converting a course from a traditional to a flipped model; students encounter new challenges with time management when the responsibility for learning new material is shifted to the pre-class space; and time has to be used wisely during the class meeting in order to tap into the maximum benefits of active learning.

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Engage Early, Build Trust, and Gain Student Retention and Success

  • APRIL 30 | 1:00 PM CENTRAL | 60 MINUTES

What happens during the first week of class sets the tone for the entire term and can affect retention and student success. For students to work well together in classes, a degree of trust must exist between them, and building this trust quickly is key. Learn about the concept of swift trust, which comes from business but applies to education as well.

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2019 Teaching Professor Conference

  • JUNE 7-9, 2019
  • NEW ORLEANS, LA

Founded in 2003, The Teaching Professor Conference provides a thought-provoking and stimulating forum for educators of all disciplines and experience levels to share best practices that advance college teaching and learning.

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2019 Leadership in Higher Education Conference

  • OCTOBER 3-5, 2019
  • ST. LOUIS, MO

This two-and-a-half-day event explores the groundbreaking strategies, influential trends, and best practices that define effective leadership at the college and university levels today.

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2019 National Conference on Student Leadership

  • NOVEMBER 15-17, 2018
  • ORLANDO, FL

The National Conference on Student Leadership (NCSL) brings together collegiate student leaders and campus professionals to learn effective, heart-centered leadership skills directly from cutting-edge innovators in industry, education, and the nonprofit sector.

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Conferences

2019 Teaching Professor Conference

  • JUNE 7-9, 2019
  • NEW ORLEANS, LA

Founded in 2003, The Teaching Professor Conference provides a thought-provoking and stimulating forum for educators of all disciplines and experience levels to share best practices that advance college teaching and learning.

LEARN MORE

2019 Leadership in Higher Education Conference

  • OCTOBER 3-5, 2019
  • ST. LOUIS, MO

This two-and-a-half-day event explores the groundbreaking strategies, influential trends, and best practices that define effective leadership at the college and university levels today.

LEARN MORE

2019 National Conference on Student Leadership

  • NOVEMBER 22-24, 2019
  • ORLANDO, FL

The National Conference on Student Leadership (NCSL) brings together collegiate student leaders and campus professionals to learn effective, heart-centered leadership skills directly from cutting-edge innovators in industry, education, and the nonprofit sector.

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Online Seminars

7 Things to Consider Before Developing an Online Course

  • JANUARY 31, 2019 | 1:00 PM CENTRAL | 60 MINUTES

The ideas and strategies covered in this workshop should help make the course development process smoother and more effective.

LEARN MORE

Online Engagement and Assimilation Strategies For Nontraditional and Marginalized Students

  • FEBRUARY 7 | 1:00 PM CENTRAL | 60 MINUTES

Learn how to increase support for marginalized students taking online courses. The strategies and discussions presented will support diverse populations and increase positive learning outcomes in online environments.

LEARN MORE

Motivating and Engaging Generation Z Learners

  • FEBRUARY 12 | 1:00 PM CENTRAL | 60 MINUTES

Generation Z (born from 1995-2010) is now in college and they’ve brought a unique set of values and interests with them. If you’re challenged by—or even just curious about—understanding the drive and motivation of the young students in your classes, this online seminar will provide research-based context, understanding, and practical tactics that can be implemented in any classroom.

LEARN MORE

Effective Assessment Strategies for Large Classes

  • FEBRUARY 20 | 1:00 PM CENTRAL | 60 MINUTES

Using peer assessment, self-assessment, creative coursework design, grading rubrics, and technology, educators can offer meaningful feedback and effective grading approaches in large-section classes. Join us to discover ideas that you will be able to incorporate almost immediately from an educator who has successfully used this approach.

LEARN MORE

Foster Creative and Critical Thinking Through Intrinsic Motivation

  • MARCH 7 | 1:00 PM CENTRAL | 60 MINUTES

Grit, self-efficacy, and growth mindset are desirable and aspirational traits for students to have and will make the difference between learning at low-level Bloom’s Taxonomy vs. truly engaging in and understanding course content, but how does a professor create the motivation it takes for students to achieve this? This online seminar is for any educator struggling with creating such paths to critical and creative thinking.

LEARN MORE

Reaching Neurodiverse Students: Course Creation Strategies

  • MARCH 8 | 1:00 PM CENTRAL | 60 MINUTES

Discover that neurodiverse differences often are not openly declared and might be hard to recognize in individuals in a classroom of students. Explore the common barriers to learning experienced by neurodiverse students and will also learn strategies to build content and environments that support breaking down those barriers and improving learning for all students.

LEARN MORE

Strategies for Enhancing Engagement and Collaboration in Large Online Courses

  • MARCH 28 | 1:00 PM CENTRAL | 60 MINUTES

Explore practical tips for faculty on how to manage the workload that comes with large enrollment online courses. While the ideas and tools to be discussed will have a special emphasis on large size online courses, many of them can be applied as effectively in any class size.

LEARN MORE

Energize Your Lectures to Help Students Meaningfully Engage with Your Subject

  • APRIL 2 | 1:00 PM CENTRAL | 60 MINUTES

Gain insight into his/her possible teaching “blind spots,” learn the power of using concrete examples to help students grasp abstract concepts, explore the wide variety of example types that can be used in teaching, and learn the most effective pacing of examples in a course.

LEARN MORE

Time Management for Faculty and Students in Flipped Learning Environments

  • APRIL 10 | 1:00 PM CENTRAL | 60 MINUTES

Time management is crucial in any form of teaching, but especially so in a flipped learning environment. Instructors must plan and use time carefully when building a flipped course or converting a course from a traditional to a flipped model; students encounter new challenges with time management when the responsibility for learning new material is shifted to the pre-class space; and time has to be used wisely during the class meeting in order to tap into the maximum benefits of active learning.

LEARN MORE

Engage Early, Build Trust, and Gain Student Retention and Success

  • APRIL 30 | 1:00 PM CENTRAL | 60 MINUTES

What happens during the first week of class sets the tone for the entire term and can affect retention and student success. For students to work well together in classes, a degree of trust must exist between them, and building this trust quickly is key. Learn about the concept of swift trust, which comes from business but applies to education as well.

LEARN MORE