Webinar Series

Led by community and technical college leaders and other experts in the field, NISOD’s monthly webinars enable faculty members to conveniently learn about best practices and cutting-edge research related to effective teaching.

16 Feb, 2017

Paradigm Shift: (Re)Envisioning the Role of Department Chairs

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Paradigm Shift: (Re)Envisioning the Role of Department Chairs Are you a new or current department chair? Led by two leaders in higher education, this webinar explores the role department chairs play in institutions and introduces tools necessary for effective leadership. Every department chair is confronted with a variety of challenges: course schedule formation, faculty professional [...]

9 Feb, 2017

Collaboration Island… Building Connections Between Students

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Collaboration Island… Building Connections Between Students This interactive and fast-paced webinar focuses on practical strategies, tools, and techniques to encourage student collaboration in and out of the classroom. Whether your students love working together, hate working together, or are somewhere in between, you will learn strategies to engage all students in team projects, [...]

19 Jan, 2017

Online Courses: Increasing Learning Effectiveness

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Online Courses: Increasing Learning Effectiveness This webinar provides insight into issues involving online courses, what students and teachers say about online learning, and how to use this information to deliver online courses effectively. Additionally, the webinar discusses the three key aspects of online learning: learning objectives, detailing content, and delivering content. When more [...]

1 Dec, 2016

Teach Students How to Learn: Metacognition is the Key!

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Teach Students How to Learn: Metacognition is the Key! Today’s students come to college with widely varying academic skills, interests, and motivation levels. Faculty often lament that students are focused on achieving high grades, but do not want to spend time learning. Most students think that memorizing information before an examination is tantamount [...]

15 Nov, 2016

Included, Involved, Inspired: Strategies for Collaboration and Engagement

By | November 15th, 2016|Categories: Striving for Excellence – Part 3, Webinar Series|0 Comments

Included, Involved, Inspired: Strategies for Collaboration and Engagement Are you buzzing with new ideas to increase student retention, but struggle with implementation? Are you an administrator searching for ways to engage adjunct faculty in the strategic plan of your institution and your initiatives for student success? Or are you an adjunct faculty member [...]

10 Nov, 2016

Is Fair Grading Futile? Exploring a New Type of Assessment

By | November 10th, 2016|Categories: Webinar Series|0 Comments

Is Fair Grading Futile? Exploring a New Type of Assessment How confident are we in believing our assessments are graded fairly? For many educators, assessment is one of the more time-consuming, difficult, and even frustrating parts of the teaching side of education. During this webinar, learn and explore how to grade more fairly [...]

18 Oct, 2016

Building the Family Circle

By | October 18th, 2016|Categories: Striving for Excellence – Part 3, Webinar Series|0 Comments

Building the Family Circle We all like being part of a family—something larger than ourselves of which we can be part, a group we can count on to have our backs, or someone we can call when we need help. Connecting with others to build a family requires networking. As educators, we build our [...]

12 Oct, 2016

Empowering Faculty With Course-Level Data to Drive Institutional Change

By | October 12th, 2016|Categories: Webinar Series|0 Comments

Empowering Faculty With Course-Level Data to Drive Institutional Change Giving faculty access to all course-level data has been nothing short of revolutionary for the culture of Pierce College. We knew that sending student success data to faculty would not be enough. The college sought to provide faculty with direct access to their own [...]

23 Sep, 2016

Reasons Students Hate Group Work and Why I Assign It Anyway

By | September 23rd, 2016|Categories: Striving for Excellence – Part 3, Webinar Series|0 Comments

Reasons Students Hate Group Work and Why I Assign It Anyway Join Sherry Engstrom from the College of Lake County for an interactive webinar about using group work to encourage student cooperation, communication, and collaboration. Learn new ways to use group projects to get students excited about engaging with their peers! Sherry Engstrom, [...]

22 Sep, 2016

Helping Students Value Challenge and Hard Work

By | September 22nd, 2016|Categories: Webinar Series|0 Comments

Helping Students Value Challenge and Hard Work In postsecondary classrooms, it’s important to help students move beyond the “empty vessel” model of learning to a model that encompasses self-directed, strategic learning. Sometimes it's difficult for students to value challenges and hard work as components of the learning process because they do not understand [...]