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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

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Action Learning in the Classroom

Action learning, an interactive dialectic-based approach, is an educational method that engages students in the process of defining, redefining, and solving real-life problems. This webinar identifies strategies to create a classroom experience that enables critical thinking and engages students through team-focused learning. Action learning requires direct participation, so join the webinar facilitators as they demonstrate action learning “in action.”

Azzeddine Oudjehane and Shahab Moni, Instructors, South Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)

Thursday, March 9, 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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Collaboration: Connect With Me

In our global world, what methods do we use to communicate and are those methods effective? There is a saying that mobile devices allow us to connect with people half a world away, while ignoring people just across the table. As instructors, we challenge our students to communicate with each other in on-campus classes, but how do we connect them in online environments? What steps can we take to help students continue those efforts in communication after the semester ends? How do we encourage the development of soft skills needed to be successful in the corporate world? Join this webinar and collaborate on ways to connect students with us, each other, and course content!

Joey Bryant, Adjunct Faculty Trainer, Forsyth Technical Community College (NC)

Tuesday, March 28, 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 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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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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As Community Colleges ‘Have Their Moment,’ Leaders Face Tough Challenges (EdSurge News)

edsurge.com - Steve Moore didn’t expect to go back to college. He dropped out long ago, when he was a “20-year-old-hot-head” and landed a lucrative job at a friend’s start-up. At the time he figured he didn’t ne...


An alternative to remedial college classes gets results

washingtonpost.com - (iStock) When students are unprepared for the rigors of college, schools oftenrequire them to take courses to catch up to their classmates. Those remediation courses, though, do not count toward a ...


U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' Prepared Remarks at the Community College National Legislative Summit

ed.gov - Below are the prepared remarks delivered today, Feb. 16, by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos at the 2017 Community College National Legislative Summit, hosted by the Association of Community...


Minority graduation rates soar at Calhoun Community College

al.com - Minority graduation rates have seen a dramatic increase in recent years at Calhoun Community College, part of an overall increase the school announced Monday. Calhoun, the state's largest community...


How Community College IT Thrives Despite Constrained Resources: Lessons from Alabama Southern and College of the Canyons - Extreme Networks

extremenetworks.com - Adaptive, mobile classroom learning solutions are vital to the success of community colleges across the country. At Extreme Networks, we understand this and foster engaging student learning environ...