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Virtual Workshops consist of one or more modules that provide opportunities for synchronous interactions between participants, the presenters, and the content in meaningful and fun ways. Prices vary based on your college’s membership status, registration date, and the number of workshop modules. Participants earn a digital badge and certificate upon completing all modules and a post-workshop evaluation.

Multiple Pathways to the Student Brain: Science and Strategies to Energize and Enhance Instruction

It’s not what we know, it’s what we do that matters. This workshop series is designed to help educators reach diverse and struggling learners through a deeper understanding of underlying brain processes and science-based strategies. Huge gains in our understanding about how students learn best have been made in the last decade. However, many educators are still using outdated practices based on early brain research performed on rats. Multiple underlying brain pathways can be developed for more powerful learning. The facilitator models brain-compatible teaching practices in this energizing workshop series based on her book, Multiple Pathways to the Student Brain.

Event Dates
September 18, 2020
September 25, 2020

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Redesigning the Learning Experience: Expathize, Ideate, and Prototype Like a Pro

Today’s changing world is influencing how we teach and engage students. It’s more than just moving from a face-to-face to virtual format; our changing world has shifted the entire learning experience. The need to rapidly innovate has never been greater, but finding implementable solutions in a remote environment can be challenging.

What if we could co-create a more powerful learning experience by applying innovation tools and techniques used by technology leaders such as Google and Apple? Participants in this workshop innovate and design solutions and recreate learning experiences by using a proven learning technique grounded in the principles of human-centered design. Prior to the workshop, each participant receives a training video and handout outlining the power of design thinking.

Event Dates
September 28, 2020
October 5, 2020

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Teachin’ It! Tips to Facilitate Inclusive, Inquiry-Based Learning Online

Are you feeling a sense of urgency to become an expert in equitable, inclusive instruction that amplifies students’ voices and builds on the strengths of learners from every background? Are you motivated to transition your in-person classes to distance education classes that incorporate high-leverage online moves? This series of three interactive Teachin’ It! modules offers practical strategies for delivering high-quality online instruction that disrupts larger systemic inequities at the classroom level. Participants receive strategies they can use to foster an online classroom where students from every background feel safe to experiment, take risks, and make mistakes; invited to communicate their unique approaches and perspectives; and free to develop their own identities as powerful lifelong learners. There is also a focus on synchronous and asynchronous learning using Zoom, iPhones, iPads, Google Docs, PlayPosit, and Canvas.

Event Dates
October 2, 2020
October 9, 2020
October 16, 2020

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Everyone Communicates, But Few Connect: Engaging Today’s College Learners

Instructors set the tone in the classroom by how they approach their work and students. Through their actions, they communicate their character, credibility, and convictions. Today’s students need to be convinced about their instructor’s passion before they put passion into their own work. To be an effective instructor, you must learn how to connect with your students. And while it may seem like some people are just born with the skills to connect with others, anyone can learn how to make every communication an opportunity for a powerful connection. During this workshop, participants learn how to identify and relate to all types of students in a way that increases their influence in virtual and face-to-face environments.

Event Dates
October 20, 2020
October 27, 2020

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Beyond the LMS: Using Free Digital Learning and Teaching Tools in the COVID Age

Even before the COVID-19 Pandemic changed the way higher education delivered instruction, EDUCAUSE’s 2019 Horizon Report stated that a significant development in higher education would be increased mobile learning. In March 2020, we all became mobile educators and learners, with the expectation that faculty members engage students in virtual environments as rich in relevant and meaningful experiences as are available in face-to-face classrooms.

Event Dates
October 23, 2020
October 30, 2020
November 6, 2020

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Navigating Through New Instructional Norms

The recent pandemic has shaken the norms of instructors and students. Instructors have had to rapidly adapt to previously untapped technology that would normally be placed in the “try later” category. This technology is key to establishing new comfort zones in online learning and providing effective instruction to students. This workshop series provides instructional tools that help participants create their desired online or blended learning environment.

Event Dates
November 2, 2020
November 9, 2020
November 16, 2020

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Exercise Toolkit for Virtual Interactive Teaching and Learning

During this two-part workshop, participants practice a series of exercises that can be used in remote teaching to engage students in interactive learning and exploration. The workshop helps faculty build a sense of community within the classroom and emphasizes dialogic approaches to teaching the whole student and engaged learning. Participants gain hands-on experience practicing the exercises and leave the workshop ready to bring new approaches back to the classroom. Together with the facilitator, participants consider questions, additional remote teaching ideas, and key take-aways from the two sessions.

Event Dates
November 6, 2020
November 13, 2020

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Tiny Habits of Student Success

One size does not fit all! Understanding human behavior is key to designing and creating habits for student success. During this workshop, participants focus on behaviors that have the biggest impact on creating successful learning experiences. Participants learn and apply a simple and empirically proven method of behavior change that creates a powerful learning environment. They also learn the power of habit design and a step-by-step process for creating tiny habits. In addition, participants create actionable habit recipes applicable to students, faculty, and staff.

Event Dates
November 10, 2020
November 17, 2020

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The Hidden Learning Disability of Anxiety, Stress, and Trauma: Science and Strategies for Improved Learning

Mental health issues are becoming a crisis in education due to the effects of the pandemic. In addition to impairing physical health, anxiety, stress, and trauma make it harder for students to do higher-order thinking, focus, regulate emotions, get to class, budget time, and complete projects. But you can help! Workshop participants learn how to reduce these obstacles to achievement, whether they’re teaching in-person or online.

Event Dates
November 20, 2020

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Addressing Faculty Anxiety

Are you experiencing trouble concentrating? Are you struggling to regulate your emotions or experiencing sleep disturbances? These behaviors are normal reactions to high stress and trauma. Unfortunately, it’s easy for your brain to form pathways in response to anxiety, stress, and trauma. The more these pathways fire, the more likely they are to fire again and become “hardwired.” It’s important to rewire these pathways into feelings of calmness, resilience, and happiness.

Event Dates
December 4, 2020
December 11, 2020

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Exercise Toolkit for Virtual Interactive Teaching and Learning

During this two-part workshop, participants practice a series of exercises that can be used in remote teaching to engage students in interactive learning and exploration. The workshop helps faculty build a sense of community within the classroom and emphasizes dialogic approaches to teaching the whole student and engaged learning. Participants gain hands-on experience practicing the exercises and leave the workshop ready to bring new approaches back to the classroom. Together with the facilitator, participants consider questions, additional remote teaching ideas, and key take-aways from the two sessions.

Event Dates
February 5, 2021
February 12, 2021

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Empathy, Innovation, and Collaboration

This highly engaging workshop reveals the intimate connection between empathy, innovation, and collaboration. Participant are led through an evolving series of game scenarios and facilitated discussions that lead to practical insights about building new levels of understanding, creativity, and cooperation in students.

Empathy is an essential skill for all collaboration efforts and is particularly important when collaboration takes place online. This workshop provides participants with the opportunity to practice tangible skills for improving agility, resilience, communication, and collaboration to build better understanding among students.

Event Dates
February 10, 2021
February 17, 2021

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Igniting the Light of Online Creativity: The Virtual Inspirational Six (The V-i6)

“Going online” may be our modern purple prose to replace “It was a dark and stormy night.” However, not all is lost for in-person classroom teachers. Much can be gained by learning new strategies and methodologies while transitioning from in-person to virtual learning. The V-i6 are six strategies and methodologies that provide positive, effective teaching experiences focused on six key fundamentals: Animate, Originate, Rejuvenate, Stimulate, Deus Ex Machina, and Tell the Story.

Event Dates
February 19, 2021
February 26, 2021
March 5, 2021

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