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.

20 Sep, 2018

Tips and Strategies for Managing Your Professional Identity Online

By |2018-09-21T21:20:12+00:00September 20th, 2018|Categories: Free, Webinar Series|0 Comments

Tips and Strategies for Managing Your Professional Identity Online Given the importance of digital identities to job searches, the promotion and distribution of scholarly work, pedagogical innovation, and many other components of an academic life, it is surprising that higher education professionals receive little to no training about how to best represent themselves in [...]

11 Sep, 2018

Informational Webinar: NISOD 101: Student Essay Contest and Graphic Design Contest

By |2018-09-11T21:30:12+00:00September 11th, 2018|Categories: Free, Webinar Series|0 Comments

Informational Webinar: NISOD 101: Student Essay Contest and Graphic Design Contest Are you interested in learning more about NISOD’s Student Essay Contest and Student Graphic Design Contest? Students at NISOD-member colleges are eligible to participate in the contests and have the opportunity to receive $1,000, complimentary travel to Austin to be recognized during our [...]

31 Aug, 2018

Integrating Current Events Into Any College Course

By |2018-09-11T21:31:49+00:00August 31st, 2018|Categories: Free, Webinar Series|0 Comments

Integrating Current Events Into Any College Course Newsworthy events related to almost every discipline occur on a daily basis. There are positive results when people are better educated and have a better understanding of the world around them. Instructors must not only be incredibly knowledgeable about their fields of study, they must also be knowledgeable about current events [...]

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 [...]