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.

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 [...]

7 Jun, 2018

To Innovation and Beyond: Program Models for Building Entrepreneurship and Innovation Extracurricular Programs

By |2018-06-07T20:14:51+00:00June 7th, 2018|Categories: Webinar Series|0 Comments

To Innovation and Beyond: Program Models for Building Entrepreneurship and Innovation Extracurricular Programs Providing extracurricular programs for community college students can be challenging due to the competing demands students face. Yet, it has become increasingly important for community colleges to provide their students with a level of academic rigor that not only prepares them [...]

17 May, 2018

Launching a Collegewide Online Course Quality Review Initiative

By |2018-05-17T19:09:45+00:00May 17th, 2018|Categories: Webinar Series|0 Comments

Launching a Collegewide Online Course Quality Review Initiative In the fall of 2017 we began the journey of adopting and implementing a peer-based online course quality review rubric and process with the goal of narrowing the gap between our traditional and online course student success rates. This journey involved faculty, union representatives, staff, [...]

3 May, 2018

The Retention Divide: Building New Cultural Bridges

By |2018-05-03T19:14:26+00:00May 3rd, 2018|Categories: Webinar Series|0 Comments

The Retention Divide: Building New Cultural Bridges Diminishing retention returns are a recurring topic in scholarly discourse. The topic of retention within the context of community colleges is particularly viable because the student demographic at those institutions continues to diversify. Research suggests that factors such as mentoring, financial aid, family support, and an institution’s [...]

6 Apr, 2018

Student Engagement in College: The Heartbeat of Student Success (A Two-Part Webinar Series)

By |2018-04-06T18:53:27+00:00April 6th, 2018|Categories: Webinar Series|0 Comments

Student Engagement in College: The Heartbeat of Student Success (A Two-Part Webinar Series) This webinar is a two-part series that will challenge faculty and administration to examine their levels of engagement; how their values correlate to their success in academia; and how to collaborate and develop partnerships with faculty, staff, support services, and [...]

22 Mar, 2018

Tools That Increase Student Engagement in Online Courses

By |2018-03-22T19:46:19+00:00March 22nd, 2018|Categories: Webinar Series|0 Comments

Tools That Increase Student Engagement in Online Courses Today's students are accustomed to continuous movement and visual stimulation. This session explores free and low-cost tools that can help increase student engagement in online courses. Tools that are discussed include Powtoon, audio editing, podcasting, screen capture software, streaming videos using PowerPoint, and more. The [...]

2 Mar, 2018

Student Engagement in College: The Heartbeat of Student Success (Part One of Two)

By |2018-03-02T23:05:10+00:00March 2nd, 2018|Categories: Webinar Series|1 Comment

Student Engagement in College: The Heartbeat of Student Success (Part One of Two) This webinar is a two-part series that will challenge faculty and administration to examine their levels of engagement; how their values correlate to their success in academia; and how to collaborate and develop partnerships with faculty, staff, support services, and [...]