TLC Trainings

Upcoming Trainings

Webinars through the TLC

Tuesday, September 23 - Teach Students How to Learn: Metacognition is Key

12:00-1:30, (Innovative Educators)

This webinar is designed to help faculty, learning center professionals, and student affairs personnel develop strategies to help students become independent, self-directed learners. A discussion of the characteristics of today’s students will help participants understand why many students lack effective learning strategies when they enroll in college, and how simple it is to teach them strategies for successful learning.

Reflection and think-pair-share activities will introduce participants to cognitive science research-based methods that can be used to improve teaching and learning. The session will provide a variety of strategies that have proven successful in helping students experience meaningful, transferable learning.

Thursday, September 25 - Are You Ready to Flip?

11:00-12:00 (NISOD)

The flipped classroom is a reversed teaching model that delivers instruction to the students in advance through interactive, teacher-created videos and online learning activities and moves discussion, active learning, and other activities to the classroom. Students come to class ready to collaborate and learn together in an active, engaging environment. The webinar facilitators discuss key elements of the flipped classroom as well as share how Madison Area Technical College is preparing faculty to design and teach flipped classes.

Wednesday, October 22 - How Faculty Can Manage Difficult Conversations with Students

10-11:30 (Innovative Educators)

In today’s world of blurred lines of communication, students often approach faculty with difficult conversations that go beyond the content area of study. This is a challenging situation for both faculty and student. Conversations can fall into a wide range of topics and they often cause stress and unforeseen challenges for faculty struggling with balance and finding the appropriate response. A student may be having a mental health crisis, panic around grades, angry outbursts, or social problems that extend beyond the classroom door.

Thursday, October 23 - Fostering & Promoting Open Educational Resources on Your Campus & Beyond

11:00-12:00 (NISOD)

Thursday, December 11 - Grading that Motivates and Retains Students

11:00-12:00 (NISOD)

How we grade says a lot about our teaching philosophy and our priorities in the classroom. In this webinar, we'll investigate how that plays out in student motivation and retention. We'll look at characteristics of effective and ineffective grading. I'll share student feedback and lessons learned from a system I've been piloting for several semesters. Finally, we'll discuss some of the challenges we face with grades and some possible solutions.
Angela Breckenridge, Ph. D., Educator, Curriculum Designer

Free One-day Courses (CE credits) from the Center for Careers in Education

The Center for Careers in Education offers courses on a variety of topics to help instructors increase their effectiveness in the classroom. The courses present and model research-based ideas and strategies and allow time for participants to share practices and applications with colleagues. They are free of charge to all PCC instructors. View more details and register for courses.

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