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9 Aug, 2018

Brain-Based Teaching and Learning

By |2018-08-10T14:10:29+00:00August 9th, 2018|Categories: Webinar Series|0 Comments

Brain-Based Teaching and Learning This webinar provides an overview of brain-based teaching and learning theories and research. Topics include an overview of key findings from Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School, a discussion about the triune model of the brain, and an explanation of the role the autonomic nervous system plays [...]

3 Aug, 2018

What’s the Secret to Creating Classroom Discussions That Work?

By |2018-08-08T13:53:02+00:00August 3rd, 2018|Categories: Webinar Series|0 Comments

What’s the Secret to Creating Classroom Discussions That Work? While discussions are effective pedagogical tools, they can be frustrating to students, lead to uncomfortable silences, and can be dominated by a couple of speakers. This webinar provides concrete strategies faculty can use to design and facilitate classroom discussions that create an effective and positive learning experience. Topics include principles for guiding class discussions and techniques [...]

19 Jul, 2018

Fostering Habits of Mind in Today’s Students: A New Approach to Developmental Education

By |2018-07-20T14:59:25+00:00July 19th, 2018|Categories: Webinar Series|0 Comments

Fostering Habits of Mind in Today’s Students: A New Approach to Developmental Education Successful preparation for college and future careers requires more than just skill development. An array of intellectual characteristics such as flexibility, curiosity, and self-reflection are also critical for postsecondary success. Students who have these “habits of mind” characteristics are more [...]

12 Jul, 2018

Using Social Media for Active Learning

By |2018-07-12T23:42:33+00:00July 12th, 2018|Categories: Webinar Series|0 Comments

Using Social Media for Active Learning People use social media in their everyday lives to connect to people and information. It can be challenging to effectively leverage social media in the classroom. The benefits of using social media include increasing in active learning, accessing authentic materials, and learner ownership of the learning environment and [...]

13 Jun, 2018

Student Communication in a Guided Pathways Model: Virtual Solutions to Student Questions

By |2018-06-13T18:43:34+00:00June 13th, 2018|Categories: Special Session Videos|0 Comments

Student Communication in a Guided Pathways Model: Virtual Solutions to Student Questions As Austin Community College embarked on its guided pathways initiative, we recognized the need for consolidated and streamlined student services through innovative methods. We set a goal of providing real-time student support through our Student Services Help Desk, which reduced [...]

13 Jun, 2018

Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges

By |2018-06-13T18:42:16+00:00June 13th, 2018|Categories: Special Session Videos|0 Comments

Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges A partnership between NISOD, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, and Do Good Work Educational Consulting fostered Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges, which identifies and celebrates promising practices at community and technical colleges in recruiting, retaining, and developing diverse faculty, staff, and students. Learn about [...]

13 Jun, 2018

Course-Based Research: A Social Justice Initiative

By |2018-06-13T18:41:06+00:00June 13th, 2018|Categories: Special Session Videos|0 Comments

Course-Based Research: A Social Justice Initiative Two-year colleges in the United States are leading the way in ensuring all students have access to undergraduate research. They are finding ways to integrate authentic and accessible research into the curriculum by identifying research possibilities in their communities, including environmental issues like safe water, archival [...]

13 Jun, 2018

Student Perspectives on Advising and Implications for Practice

By |2018-06-13T18:39:40+00:00June 13th, 2018|Categories: Special Session Videos|0 Comments

Student Perspectives on Advising and Implications for Practice Students and faculty consistently report that advising is the most important student service that colleges offer. Data from the Center for Community College Student Engagement suggest that students who receive more advising—more time with advisors and more in-depth discussions in their sessions—are more engaged. Join us [...]