2-DAY WORKSHOP

This extension of our 1-day workshop offers twice as many learner-centered strategies

Like the shorter 1-day workshop, the 2-day workshop provides a foundation in learner-centered education and provides participants with practical and proven educational strategies they can implement immediately with their students. However, because of the additional time, the number of learner-centered strategies is more than doubled. 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).

 

2-DAY WORKSHOP AGENDA:

Day 1
Session Descriptions
9:00-10:15 SESSION 1: CHARACTERISTICS OF SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS
Understanding eight qualities that distinguish students who are successful in college (and beyond) 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.
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:15 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.
2:15-2:30 Break
2:30-4:00 SESSION 4: PROMOTING PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY AND SELF-MOTIVATION
Strategies for empowering students to take responsibility for being full partners in the quest for their education and discover their own intrinsic motivation for academic achievement, thus promoting greater perseverance when they encounter inevitable challenges in college or elsewhere in their lives.

 

Day 2
Session Descriptions
9:00-10:30 SESSION 5: PROMOTING SELF-MANAGEMENT
Strategies for empowering students to make wise choices regarding their time, choosing purposeful and persistent actions necessary to stay on course to their goals and dreams.
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:00 SESSION 6: PROMOTING INTERDEPENDENCE AND SELF-AWARENESS
Strategies for empowering students to develop mutually supportive relationships necessary for achieving most of life’s lofty goals, including success in higher education, as well as developing an understanding of unconscious beliefs and habitual behaviors that sabotage their success.
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:30 SESSION 7: PROMOTING LIFE-LONG LEARNING
Strategies for empowering students to develop critical and creative thinking skills that lead to deep and lasting learning.
2:30-2:45 Break
2:45-4:00 SESSION 8: ADDING TO YOUR LEARNER-CENTERED TOOLBOX
Participants each design a personal plan to implement one or more of the nearly 200 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.

 

Testimonial Color

There were so many wonderful techniques & strategies that were fun yet educational. These will transfer well to both the classroom and the workplace. Participatory/hands-on learning is so very powerful. The only way to improve on this 2-day workshop is to go to a 3-day workshop. This content is something we should have every faculty member and administrator exposed to.–Maddy Jeffs, Vice President, Columbia Basin College (WA)

The pace was great. The balance of talk and activity was perfect for me. One desired outcome I had was rejuvenation which, based on other multi-day workshops, I did not think likely. However, I must say I am rejuvenated and ready to go! Great job! –Tom Manning, Director, Career Services, Davidson County Community College (NC)

The 2-day workshop was excellent, a transformative experience for our faculty and staff…. The experience was a model of engagement, respectful listening, and sharing for all participants.–Kathleen Dahl, Faculty, English, Rochester Technical and Community College (MN)

I only wish I had learned about the On Course program and faculty development workshops years ago. They are exactly what I have been looking for to help our students be more successful!–George Daniel, Director, Student Success Center, University of Tennessee-Martin (TN)

The workshop was fabulous! I’m very glad that you are doing what you’re doing. I hope more people learn to value educating the whole person. It is refreshing to hear research and support for things that I know in my heart to be true.–Dana Crotwell, Faculty, English, El Camino College (CA)

I am impressed with this course. 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 the accounting courses I teach. –Rodney R. Brooks, Faculty, Accounting, Glendale Community College (AZ)

 

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