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Call for Virtual Workshop Facilitators

NISOD is pleased to announce that we are providing continuing education units (CEUs) for community and technical college educators. We are seeking talented individuals like you to provide Virtual Workshops for which NISOD can award CEUs. Any application submitted for NISOD’s approval must meet our standards. In addition, the objectives of Virtual Workshops must be specifically related to the educational/training needs of community and technical college educators and the academic needs of their students.

Approved Virtual Workshops will be scheduled starting with January 2023 and beyond.

Although we welcome Virtual Workshop applications for any topic related to teaching and learning in community and technical colleges, our members have expressed particular interest in the following topics:

  • Basics of Online Learning and Teaching
  • Best Practices for Building a Community Online
  • Best Practices for Designing Flipped Classes
  • Bridging College Coursework and Career Readiness
  • Building Community Online
  • Building Leadership Through Faculty Development
  • Competency-Based Education
  • Creating a Sense of Belonging on the First Day of Class
  • Creating Digital Student Portfolios
  • Creating the Conditions for Black Student Success
  • Culturally Sustaining/Responsible Pedagogy
  • Designing Effective Breakout Room Activities
  • Developing a Hybrid Flexible Instructional Model
  • Employing Mindfulness in the College Classroom to Increase Success and Well-Being
  • Encouraging and Supporting Collaboration Between Academic and Student Affairs
  • Engaging Students Using Active Learning Techniques
  • Equitable Grading Strategies
  • Evaluation and Assessment Models
  • Financial Literacy for Students
  • Finding Work/Life Balance: Techniques and Exercises
  • Fostering Inclusion in Online Classrooms
  • Grading for Equity
  • Guided Pathways
  • How Faculty Can Use Data to Improve Student Success
  • How to Choose and Use Group Activities
  • How to Create Socially, Emotionally, and Culturally Responsive Environments to Improve Learning
  • How to Develop an Effective Online Teaching Practice
  • How to Effectively Teach Online
  • How to Get Authentic Engagement in Discussions
  • How to Get Students to Develop Work Ethic
  • How to Make Discussion Boards More Engaging and Equitable
  • How to Make Your Teaching More Inclusive
  • How to Support Black Male Student Success
  • How to Support Student Research
  • How to Teach Community College Students the Soft Skills Demanded by Employers
  • How to Teach Students to Process Information Using Metacognitive Strategies
  • Hybrid/Hyflex Instruction
  • Identifying and Using Community Resources to Support Students
  • Improving Outcomes With Faculty Development
  • Improving Learning Outcomes Through Service Learning
  • Incorporating Experiential Learning Into Online Programs
  • Incorporating Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning Into the Classroom
  • Increasing Diversity in STEM Education
  • Making (Virtual) Learning Spaces More Accessible to Everyone
  • Managing Difficult Students
  • Opportunities and Challenges Associated With Dual Enrollment Programs
  • Putting Disability into the DEI Conversation
  • Recruiting and Hiring Faculty and Staff Through Inclusive Practices
  • Service Learning
  • Student-Centered Teaching
  • Supporting DACA and Undocumented Students
  • Supporting Faculty During Remote Teaching
  • Supporting Men of Color
  • Supporting Students’ Mental Health and Wellness Needs
  • Supporting Students With Disabilities in the Online Classroom
  • Teaching and Supporting Non-Traditional Students
  • Teaching First-Generation College Students
  • Teaching Strategies and Assignments for Flipped Classrooms
  • Teaching With Open Educational Resources
  • Trauma-Informed Teaching and Learning
  • Understanding and Managing Conflict in the Workplace
  • Universal Design
  • Using Metacognition and Reflection in Online Teaching and Learning
  • Using OER to Support DEI
  • Using Technology to Improve Student Performance
  • Veterans Affairs
  • Workforce Development Initiatives and Partnerships
  • Writing Across the Curriculum
  • Receive a stipend for facilitating a NISOD Virtual Workshop.
  • Amazing professional development opportunity.
  • Share with and learn from colleagues from across North America and beyond.
  • Expand your professional portfolio.
  • Be a part of an international conversation about best and promising teaching practices.

Please be prepared to submit the following REQUIRED information before starting your Virtual Workshop application.

  • Length (two or four hours)
  • Title
  • Description
  • Plan for audience participation and interaction
  • Learning outcomes (minimum of three things participants will be able to do following the Virtual Workshop)
  • Assessment questions (five questions for a two-hour workshop or 10 questions for a four-hour workshop)
  • Experience and qualifications as a subject matter expert for your chosen topic

The application is lengthy, but don’t let that discourage you. It is designed to lead you to successful completion and prepare you to become an approved NISOD Virtual Workshop Facilitator!

Applications are reviewed and processed by NISOD in the order they are received. You will receive an immediate email confirming that your complete application has been received. However, please allow one to two weeks for processing, which may include someone from NISOD contacting you for additional information.


Raquel Mendoza
Education Programming Manager
(512) 471-1004 |