Showing posts with label webinar. Show all posts
Showing posts with label webinar. Show all posts

Friday, September 5, 2014

Webinar: Supporting The Engagement, Learning And Success of Students At-Risk 2-Part Workshop

Part 1 - Wednesday, September 24, 3:00-4:30 (Eastern)
Part 2 - Wednesday, October 1, 3:00-4:30 (Eastern)


This intensive three-hour workshop (two 90-minute sessions) will identify the characteristics, challenges, and strengths of students whose backgrounds and experiences often put them at greater risk for not achieving their full potential and/or for leaving college. Participants will also consider how at-risk students often confront multiple challenges due to overlapping issues such as first-generation and first-year, multicultural, underprepared, and LGBT.

At-risk cohorts covered in these sessions include:

- Adult/Reentry
- First-Generation/Low SES
- Students of Color/Multicultural Students
- Students with Disabilities
- Student Athletes
- First-Year Students
- LGBT Students
- Transfer Students

- Learn how individual faculty members, academic advisors, counselors, and other educators can support at-risk students
- Review effective skills, attitudes, and strategies that can enhance student success
- Examine which existing departments need to collaborate effectively in order to increase the achievement and success of at-risk students
- Consider what new programs, services, or other interventions might be needed to support at-risk students

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Webinar: Strategies For Creating A Safe And Dynamic Learning Environment

Wednesday, September 24, 1:00-2:30 (Eastern)
Type: webinar

Whether you've been teaching for 20 years or you just started in the profession, there's always the possibility that you will have a student in your class whose behavior is disruptive. Disruptive classroom behavior not only interferes with teaching and learning, but it can also have a negative impact on classroom civility and the overall enjoyment of the learning experience.

The best classroom management strategy is to prevent disruptions before they occur. Participants of this webinar will learn strategies for creating and sustaining a dynamic learning environment and effective methods for early intervention and managing disruptions when they do occur. We will also explore basic principles related to classroom management and learn a variety of strategies for managing disruptive behavior.

- Develop an overall philosophy of classroom management that promotes learning and creates a safe environment
- Implement effective strategies for creating and sustaining an engaging and respectful learning environment
- Learn strategies for setting the right tone on the first day of class
- Generate a list of practical strategies for redirecting disruptive behaviors
- Learn how to handle side conversations, digital distractions, and inappropriate comments
- Review how to use positive language in a syllabus that sets expectations, policies, and procedures
- Examine the instructor's role in disruptive student behavior
- Identify when and how to make referrals for student conduct violations

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Webinar: Strategies For Developing And Maintaining A Robust Student Ambassador Program

Date: Tuesday, September 9, 1:00-2:30 (Eastern)
Type: online webinar
Web Address:

There is no doubt that colleges with strong student ambassador programs reap the benefits of increased enrollment, better retention, and strengthened community relationships. From showcasing the quality and diversity of their student population to having a highly trained student team available to assist with special events and outreach programs, it is clear that colleges can reap incredible benefits from well-managed student ambassador programs. An added benefit is for the student ambassador, as they gain valuable experience that makes them stand out to potential employers with their strong leadership, organizational, and supervisory skills.

This webinar will focus on the key factors in developing a structural plan to implement a student ambassador program. We will review critical elements of recruiting, training, and retaining ambassadors. Participants will also take a close look at what makes a program successful and ultimately, a highly valued college asset.

- Learn the critical steps for implementing a successful student ambassador program
- Learn strategies for maintaining successful programs
- Acquire knowledge about win-win relationships between the college and the program
- Be able to enhance student ambassador programs already in existence

Friday, June 13, 2014

Webinar: Helping First-Year Students Succeed In College: The Critical Role Of The Academic Library

Type: Webinar
Wednesday, June 25, 1:00-2:30 (Eastern)

The North Lake College Library (NLCL) is known for its tradition of bridging the gap between instructor and library. This past year, the library took its work a step further. As part of EDUC 1300, a class aimed at allowing first-year college students to gain a strong footing in the academic world, the library incorporated information literacy components into normal classroom instruction. While partnering with the EDUC instructor, the academic librarians incorporated online and database driven resources, information regarding print and non-print research, and pathways into transfer and employment. Careful emphasis was placed on the difference between high school "reports" and college "research" papers, and the librarian and instructor were charged with educating the first-year students on college expectations. At the end of the course, the students were assessed on what they learned and how they plan to use their newfound knowledge in future endeavors.

This webinar will take a close look at this enriched program at the North Lake College Library. Participants will learn how early and continued exposure to the academic library can increase preparedness, degree understanding, and overall college readiness, and specifically, how all of this relates to the success of the first-year student.

- Understand how early and continued exposure to the academic library and all of its resources will increase academic preparedness, degree understanding, and overall college readiness
- Review the enriched academic library instruction program at North Lake College Library (NLCL)
- Be able to measure the effectiveness of library instruction as it relates to the first-year student by analyzing the participants against their course success as well as their readiness for greater academic challenges
- Leave with the knowledge and resources needed (and presently used) to allow student success to expand into areas best equipped to assist students in college and beyond

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Webinar: Supplemental Instruction: Improving Student Engagement, Performance And Course Completion

Tuesday, April 8, 3:00-4:30 (EST)
online webinar

Engaging students in active learning programs outside of the classroom is a proven strategy for increasing learning. Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic assistance program that utilizes peer-led team learning in study sessions. This method provides students with the opportunity to review course concepts and develop effective learning strategies. Data from institutions around the country, and in several other countries, show that SI is effective in improving student grades in historically difficult courses. Data also shows its success in increasing the number of students who complete the course with a grade of C or higher.

This webinar will present the salient features of Supplemental Instruction (SI), the cognitive science principles upon which the program is built, the steps necessary for setting up an SI program, and the materials available from the International SI Office.

Key Concepts
- Describe Supplemental Instruction (SI) and explain why it is effective
- Compare and contrast tutoring with SI sessions
- Implement a successful SI program
- Recruit faculty and SI leaders to participate in the program
- Discuss ways to sell the program to administrators
- Anticipate and address challenges associated with implementing SI (such as maintaining good attendance and acquiring sustained funding for the program)
- Recommend appropriate courses to include in an SI program

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