Academic Professional Development Courses

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On Course 1-day Introductory Workshop

 

An introduction to empowering learner-centered principles and strategies

The 1-day workshop provides a foundation in learner-centered education as well as practical and proven educational strategies that participants can use immediately with their students. At the end of the workshop, participants develop a specific plan to implement one or more strategies learned in the workshop. To extend their learning beyond the workshop, participants receive access to a web source of hundreds of innovative ways the workshop strategies have been employed by other educators across the curriculum (from Advising to Zoology and all educational roles in between).


1-DAY WORKSHOP AGENDA:

Day 1
Session Descriptions
9:00-10:15 SESSION 1: CHARACTERISTICS OF SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS
Understanding eight qualities that distinguish students who are successful in college from those who struggle.
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-12:00 SESSION 2: STRATEGIES FOR INCREASING STUDENT ENGAGEMENT
Defining the characteristics of learner-centered education, exploring the evidence from educational neuroscience and classroom research, and experiencing learner-centered structures and strategies that lead to deep and lasting learning.
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:30 SESSION 3: STRATEGIES FOR INCREASING STUDENT EMPOWERMENT
Exploring non-cognitive strategies that empower students to thrive in a learner-centered environment, helping them reach more of their potential in higher education…and beyond.
2:30-2:45 Break
2:45-4:00 SESSION 4: ADDING TO YOUR LEARNER-CENTERED TOOLBOX
Participants each design a personal plan to implement one or more of the nearly 100 learner-centered strategies provided in the workshop, as well as learning about the extensive On Course resources for supporting their ongoing efforts after the workshop to improve student learning, academic success and retention.

 

  • 6/8/2016 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Columbus Campus (TBA TBA) - 11 seats left - click to register
  • 6/9/2016 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Columbus Campus (TBD TBD) - 14 seats left - click to register

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Staying On Course in a Diverse World

Colleges and universities have more learners than ever before whose diverse perceptions and ways of creating meaning vary, and may differ from those of the educator. The resulting differences create challenges for educators in meeting the needs of all students. In this 1-day workshop, participants have the opportunity to increase their own awareness about concepts related to cultural and learning diversity through discussion and interaction, as well as to identify the conditions and strategies necessary to create relevant and engaging lessons that enable diverse students to learn well together. Participants also learn to use the On Course success principles and learner-centered instructional strategies to strengthen culturally responsive teaching skills. These principles and practices will help honor the cultural perspectives of each learner as s/he moves toward educational success.

 

DIVERSITY WORKSHOP AGENDA:

Day 1
Session Descriptions
9:00-10:15 SESSION 1: GETTING ON COURSE IN A DIVERSE WORLD
Exploring dimensions of diversity, the connection to culture, and the implications for educators using On Course principles & strategies to empower students for educational success.
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-12:00 SESSION 2: SELF-AWARENESS–NAVIGATING A DIVERSE WORLD
Recognizing one’s own biases, assumptions, and ethnocentricity as well as understanding the culture of higher education and its effect on those from different cultures.
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:30 SESSION 3: SELF-MOTIVATION–FUEL FOR THE JOURNEY
Developing strategies for increasing intrinsic motivation for academic achievement within communities of diverse learners.
2:30-2:45 Break
2:45-4:00 SESSION 4: INTERDEPENDENCE–TRAVELING TOGETHER
Identifying strategies to encourage interdependence in a diverse educational setting and creating a plan for staying on course as a culturally responsive educator.
  • 6/10/2016 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Columbus Campus (TBD TBD) - 16 seats left - click to register

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