Monday, September 23, 2013

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

Hi folks,

During the next month you won't see as many Professional Development Opportunities available from CCCOnline, since we're all very focused on our upcoming CONNECT Conference! Registration for the conference closes tomorrow, so be sure to visit our CONNECT Website today to reserve your spot!

Here are the webinars we have coming up in the next month:

CCCOnline Webinars

Friday, September 27, 1:00 PM MST: The CCCOnline "Online Tutoring Lab" (Webinar)
What is the CCCOnline OTL (Online Tutoring Lab)? Why did we build it, and do they come? Join us for an informational overview and Q &A session about the online tutoring center for developmental education students. Facilitated by: Lisa Brown-Roberts (CCCOnline Student Retention Specialist), Pam Gordon (CCCOnline English instructor and OTL tutor), and Eric Thompson (CCCOnline math instructor and OTL tutor).

You can register for this webinar on the Training and Professional Development Database, find registration details and instructions on the Registration Process page, and find out more information about these and other opportunities on CCCOnline's Training and Professional Development web page.

Innovative Educators Webinars

The Colorado Community College System has recently renewed its subscription to Innovative Educators, an organization that supports academic and professional growth in higher education. With our subscription to this organization comes the opportunity for any staff or faculty in the Colorado Community College System to attend their training and professional development sessions for free by entering the code ColoradoCCInnovative Educators has a wide variety of opportunities available on their website, which you can explore here: Innovative Educators Webinar Calendar.

You can choose to attend any of their sessions, but here are a few sessions in particular that you all might find valuable:

5 Myths About Online Learners: Best Practices To Improve Communication, Build Trust & Focus On Learning Objectives
Thursday, October 10, 1:00-2:30pm EDT 

Creating An Effective Online Orientation: Using Learning Outcomes To Determine Platform, Assessment Tools & Maintenance 
Friday, October 18, 1:00-2:30 EDT 

Critical Thinking In The Online Classroom: Instructional Strategies That Work
Wednesday, October 30, 1:00-2:30 EDT  

Student Motivation: Practical Strategies That Will Increase Engagement, Learning & Retention 
Wednesday, October 2, 3:00-4:30pm EDT 


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