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Welcome to the NISOD Webinar Series

Below you will find information about all of our upcoming webinars. NISOD Webinars are offered at no-cost to individuals at NISOD Member Colleges and $25.00 (credit card payment only) for individuals at non-member colleges. You can check the Member College page to see if your college is a NISOD Member. Striving for Excellence webinars are complimentary for all viewers.

Webinar Listing

Please scroll through the list to view all upcoming webinars. Find all past NISOD webinars archived here.

Flipping Fundamentals – Part 1

Have you ever thought about flipping your class, but didn’t know where to start? Are you worried that your flip will flop? Do you want your learning environment to be engaging and exciting? Participate in this three-part webinar series and discover the fundamentals of the flipped classroom. If you teach, train, or encourage students, this is the professional development opportunity for you! During part one of this three-part webinar, participants discover what it means to flip a lesson or a class, as well as how to effectively flip learning experiences. Additionally, this first installment provides a variety of resources that help participants determine appropriate learning outcomes, and shows participants how to access resources to create out-of-class experiences necessary for successful flipped learning.

Tom Grady, Faculty Assistant Director, Center for Teaching Excellence, Kansas City Kansas Community College; Patricia G. Adams, Lead Instructor, Psychology; Happy D. Gingras, Director of Teaching and Learning, Pitt Community College

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Pacific: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Mountain: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Central: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Eastern: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


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Let Your Voice Be Heard: Using Social Media to Encourage Social Action

In an effort to help composition students understand that their reading, writing, and course materials have impacts beyond the classroom, the webinar facilitator seeks new ways to integrate multidisciplinary materials that promote social activism. This webinar features a social media campaign assignment and provides examples from a course entitled "Technology, Change, and You!" Participants learn about the importance of social activism in first-year composition classrooms and beyond, how to encourage social activism in the classroom, and the tools to facilitate social and community engagement.

Melody Niesen, Faculty, University of Central Missouri

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Pacific: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mountain: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Central: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Eastern: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


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GLUE: Enhance Collaboration Among Full-Time and Adjunct Faculty

This interactive webinar showcases a simple model for including the adjunct voice. The protocol, GLUE, structures a professional learning community for adjuncts and outlines an efficient process where full- and part-time faculty, administrators, and support personnel share visions and ideas on behalf of students. Webinar participants also learn effective questioning techniques that foster “critical friendship.” Join this webinar and find out how to move from a culture of “drive-by” interactions to a culture of meaningful teamwork!

Stacy Pendergrast, Writing Instructor, NorthWest Arkansas Community College and Oklahoma City Community College

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Pacific: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mountain: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Central: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Eastern: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This webinar, a NISOD and Cengage Learning Collaboration, is part of Striving for Excellence, a professional development series designed specifically for adjunct faculty and administrators.


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Flipping Fundamentals – Part 2

In part two of this three-part webinar series, participants learn how to effectively assess out-of-class learning and how to create an active learning environment that engages students and allows them to gain a deeper understanding of the information being presented.

Tom Grady, Faculty Assistant Director, Center for Teaching Excellence, Kansas City Kansas Community College; Patricia G. Adams, Lead Instructor, Psychology; Happy D. Gingras, Director of Teaching and Learning, Pitt Community College

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Pacific: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Mountain: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Central: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Eastern: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


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Flipping Fundamentals – Part 3

In the final installment of the Flipping Fundamentals webinar series, participants explore ways to take flipped learning experiences to the next level. Participants learn how to use the flipped classroom as a tool to fuel innovative projects, such as collaborations and campus-wide initiatives.

Tom Grady, Faculty Assistant Director, Center for Teaching Excellence, Kansas City Kansas Community College; Patricia G. Adams, Lead Instructor, Psychology; Happy D. Gingras, Director of Teaching and Learning, Pitt Community College

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Pacific: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Mountain: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Central: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Eastern: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


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