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Vance-Granville Community College NISOD/ACUE Seminar

Active Learning Techniques for Small and Large Classes

Seminar Description

Participants learn how to plan and facilitate active learning approaches in small, large, face-to-face, and online classes. Faculty who implement recommended techniques can earn digital badges in "Using Active Learning Techniques in Small Groups" and "Using Active Learning Techniques in Large Classes" as credit towards a nationally recognized Certificate in Effective College Instruction endorsed by the American Council on Education. This seminar is offered through NISOD’s collaboration with the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE)

Preliminary Schedule

November 15, 2019
Lunch Provided by NISOD


Vance-Granville Community College
Main Campus Civic Center
200 Community College Road
Henderson, NC 27536
Parking is available directly in front of the Civic Center


Registration Type
Early Registration
on or before
October 18, 2019
Late Registration
October 18, 2019
Host College (Member)$249$279
Member $259 $289
Non Member $299 $329

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellation and refund requests must be received prior to November 1, 2019. A refund of the seminar fee, minus a $100 administrative fee, will be given for cancellations received by November 1, 2019. NISOD also regrets that refunds will not be given after November 1, 2019 or for no-shows. However, we are pleased to credit your registration toward another seminar. In addition, substitutions are gladly accepted. A transfer of your full registration is permitted prior to the seminar by submitting a written request to Kelley Berley by November 1, 2019. The individual requesting the transfer is responsible for all financial obligations (any balance due) associated with the transfer.

Consent to Use of Photographic Images

Registration and attendance at, or participation in, NISOD meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to the use and distribution of the registrant or attendees’ image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes of such events and activities by NISOD.

About the Facilitator

Laurie Pendleton is the Executive Director of Assessment at the Association for College and University Educators and has over 30 years of experience in education as a classroom teacher, building leader, and professional development specialist. For the last 18 years, she has supported schools throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, and the United Arab Emirates in the implementation of school reform efforts. For five years, Laurie has served as a Professional Development Associate for the Leadership and Learning Center, a subsidiary of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Prior to that, she worked with Leeds Global Partners to create and deliver Professional Development for effective teaching practices in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Laurie also held a variety of positions in the Education Department of Edison Learning, a national educational management organization. Laurie received her undergraduate degree from the University of Maine at Farmington and holds MS in Curriculum and Instruction from Capella University.

Hotel Information

Hampton Inn Henderson
385 Ruin Creek Road
Henderson, NC 27536
(252) 492-3007

Baymont by Wyndham Henderson
400 N Cooper Drive
Henderson, NC 27536
(252) 430-0247

Comfort Inn & Suites Oxford
1000 M.L.K. Jr Avenue
Oxford, NC 27565
(919) 692-1000 

Clarion Inn & Suites Oxford
913 M.L.K. Jr Avenue
Oxford, NC 27565
(919) 693-9151

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