1-DAY WORKSHOP

An introduction to empowering learner-centered principles and strategies

The 1-day introductory workshop provides a foundation in learner-centered education as well as practical and proven educational strategies that participants can use immediately with their students. At the end of the workshop, participants develop a specific plan to implement one or more strategies learned in the workshop. To extend their learning beyond the workshop, participants receive access to a web source of hundreds of innovative ways the workshop strategies have been employed by other educators across the curriculum (from Advising to Zoology and all educational roles in between).

 

I want to thank you for your wonderful workshop on Friday. I found a lot of good ideas during the day, and I am looking forward to conducting my own faculty training incorporating some of your learner-centered activities. I can certainly understand why you have such a devoted following of professionals, and I have already received an inquiry about when you will be back. Thank you for your skill and passion. It is always invigorating to be with someone who believes strongly in the craft of education, and puts those beliefs into action. –John Coliton, Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, Montgomery College, MD

This 1-day workshop is my fourth On Course workshop (three-day, two-day and now 2 one-days) and I love attending. I always pick up new ideas to improve my teaching.–Carolyn Poole, Department Chair, College Prep, San Jacinto College, TX

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1-DAY INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP AGENDA:

Day 1
Session Descriptions
9:00-10:15 SESSION 1: CHARACTERISTICS OF SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS
Identifying the inner qualities that distinguish students who are successful in college from those who struggle.
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-12:00 SESSION 2: STRATEGIES FOR INCREASING STUDENT ENGAGEMENT
Defining the characteristics of learner-centered education, exploring the evidence from educational neuroscience and classroom research, and experiencing learner-centered structures and strategies that lead to deep and lasting learning.
12:00-1:30 Lunch
1:30-3:00 SESSION 3: STRATEGIES FOR INCREASING STUDENT EMPOWERMENT
Exploring non-cognitive strategies that empower students to thrive in a learner-centered environment, helping them reach more of their potential in higher education…and beyond.
3:00-3:15 Break
3:15-4:30 SESSION 4: ADDING TO YOUR LEARNER-CENTERED TOOLBOX
Participants each design a personal plan to implement one or more of the nearly 100 learner-centered strategies provided in the workshop, as well as learning about the extensive On Course resources for supporting their ongoing efforts after the workshop to improve student learning, academic success and retention.

 

This is the best workshop/in-service event I have ever attended. Very informative.–Steve Ryno, Faculty, English, Glen Oaks Community College, MI

This is the second 1-day On Course workshop I have attended (and I attended the four-day On Course I Workshop), and I’m still learning and relearning. Thanks!–Christine Umali Kopp, Faculty, Psychology, Santiago Canyon College, CA

I liked everything. This workshop definitely stimulated my neurons! –Donna Huddleston, Faculty, Nursing, Del Mar College, TX

I enjoyed everything. The workshop booklet is very valuable with lots of good ideas. I loved all of the various strategies and will incorporate them in my classes this semester.–May Carol Lieblong, Faculty, Education, College of the Mainland, TX

What a wonderful one-day workshop! The next week people were talking about it all over campus! I am beyond thrilled with the enthusiasm your workshop generated. I was inundated with requests for “clean” copies of the handouts from your session at our division meeting. Thank you for all of your practical, as well as fun, teaching strategies.–Dawn Haden, Quality Enhancement Plan Coordinator, Thomas Nelson Community College, VA

Great workshop! I’ve been in education for 16 years and this is one of the best!–John Gillespie, Faculty, History/Education, San Jacinto College, TX