Here you’ll find hundreds of practical applications of the On Course Learning and Instructional Principles. These applications can be used by educators across disciplines, even without their having yet attended an On Course Workshop. Each best practice uses an active learning structure and also has the purpose of empowering students to become active, responsible and successful learners. The majority of these best practices originally appeared in the On Course e-Newsletter. Many more learner-centered strategies are described in the Facilitator’s Manual for the On Course text. New ideas are added here frequently, so come back often.
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I want to thank you for the best workshop I have attended in my 30-year teaching career. You have it right on the money!
I told my Dean that if I took every workshop and conference I had ever attended and rolled them into one, it would not equal what I learned and gained from your workshop.
Since first attending one of the summer retreats in 1997, I’ve held nine On Course workshops for our college, and I plan to offer more.
Thank you for making me a better teacher.
This workshop should be required for all faculty, staff, and administrators.
I am so impressed with how well thought out and integrated every aspect of the workshop is!
My first day back I plunged into using On Course materials and methods with my students, and they LOVED it!! And I LOVED it! Thank you so much on behalf of myself and all of my present and future students!
The On Course Workshop was the most productive learning experience I have had in years.
I have never before felt a workshop I attended helped me to teach. This one will!
What I liked best about the workshop is that I’m leaving with 25+ new strategies for use in my courses (honest!).
In my 31 years of teaching this was the best and most critically needed of any workshop I have ever attended.
Our college needs to offer this workshop for all faculty, full and part-time.
I have attended a lot of workshops and conferences–On Course is by far the best!
I have recorded 57 strategies (yours and the ones yours triggered)! I leave here full of love for my profession.
This was an awesome experience for an educator who was burning out!
I’m a better instructor because of On Course.
This workshop has taken a hardened, crusty educator and softened her once again to be committed and energized to become the best person and teacher she can be.
I loved the modeling of excellent presentation skills.
I have been looking for a workshop or course of this nature for the past three years. I can’t wait to attend the On Course II Workshop.
I came away with a wonderful list of instructional activities.
On a scale of 1-10, I rate the overall value I received from the workshop as a 15.
I’ve learned far more about being an effective teacher from your 4-day workshop than I did in any teacher training throughout my career.
I want you to know how much On Course material has changed my life and helped me change the lives of my students. Thank you!
I am going back to campus more empowered and energized.
This workshop has been the most profound educational experience I have ever had.
This workshop was a transformative experience!
I got so many ideas, I can’t wait to create, plan, design and implement my ideas!!
Ways I think the workshop could be improved? You can’t improve on perfect!
This workshop transformed my professional and personal life.
I arrived as a skeptic, but by the end of the first day I was converted. These strategies are practical and timely. I am looking forward to implementing them in my courses.
You have created a workshop that, in my 25 years of professional development, is by far the best experience I’ve ever had.
This was the best workshop I’ve ever attended in 28 years of teaching. Thank you so much!!!!
As a new teacher, I felt like a sponge, absorbing every bit of information I could. I highly recommend this workshop to new teachers so they get started “On Course.”
Every person who works in education should be required to do this workshop.