Connection Webinars

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Connection Webinars are designed to bring a value added to Accredited Providers and individual members by providing relevant educational opportunities on topics associated with adult continuing education and training.

Interactive and convenient, IACET’s Connection series of webinars covers topics such as:

  • Web-Based/Online Course Development and Implementation.
  • Best practices for adult education.
  • Innovative ideas on the latest technology.
  • Ideas for improving classroom instruction and training programs.
  • Best practices for online and classroom instructors.
  • And much more.

Connection Webinars are available to Accredited Providers and Individual Membership free of charge.  Non-members may attend most webinars for a small fee per webinar.

Connection Webinars Overview

When Title Presenter
March 1, 2018

Digital Badging Series: How to Create Badges for your Professional Development Program

In this session participants will learn how to create an inspiring badge program for their professional development organization. We will walk through the initial planning of a badge program to make sure that badges align with the mission and vision of the organization. We'll talk about how to create badges and define evidence in ways that engage badge earners effectively. Then, we'll go into details about creating badge images that badge earners will be proud to display on social media. Finally, we'll talk about promoting the badge program in ways that help to draw positive attention to your organization.

Participants will learn:

  1. How to plan a badge program that fits with the needs and goals of your organization.
  2. How to develop a badge program that deepens engagement with your organization and its professional learning offerings.
  3. How to create a visual language for your badging program that fits with your organization's brand and goals and generates public interest.
Benjamin Roome
March 15, 2018

Stronger Assessment, Stronger Learning: Best Practices in Test Development

An essential component of learning is assessment.  Formative assessment provides feedback during the process to increase retention and transfer of information, while summative assessment is post hoc assessment of learning, typically used for making decisions such as the awarding of a certificate.  It is vital that we thoughtfully design our assessments to be reliable, high quality, and as valid as possible for the intended purpose.  The field of psychometrics is dedicated to this endeavor; this presentation provides an introduction to the principles and best practices of developing assessments that are reliable, valid, and defensible.

Moreover, the greater the stakes involved in the assessment, the greater our obligation to ensure that the assessments are as strong as possible.  That is, the low stakes of a short formative quiz in HR training might require minimal test development effort, but consider if you are tasked with training and certifying technicians to work on MRI machines.  This is where the best practices of psychometrics and the test development cycle are absolutely crucial.

The presentation will start with the definition of foundational concepts, such as reliability, validity, and difficulty.  We then cover a framework of the test development cycle, which is used both as a project management tool and to maximize reliability/validity.  Steps in the framework include: job analysis or curriculum definition, item writing and review, standard setting, test assembly/publishing, delivery, score reporting, and psychometric analysis.  A consistent example of a professional credentialing test will be used to drive the discussion.

Session outcomes include:

  1. Participants will be able to define core concepts such as reliability and validity.
  2. Participants will be able to describe the role that the test development cycle plays in supporting reliability and validity.
  3. Participants will be able to describe the steps of the test development cycle and how they increase assessment quality.
Nathan Thompson
March 29, 2018

Leveraging Technology for Continuous Engagement

 

Objectives and Summary

  1. Explore how 2st century technology has transformed our ways of knowing, doing, and communicating. 
  2. Learn how digital tools can enable community-building efforts. 
  3. Hear about examples of engagement strategies that meet the needs of today’s diverse population.

Today’s dynamic world reflects major changes in daily life. Powerful digital tools enable instantaneous communication, but how might these interactions become effective mechanisms that improve teaching and learning? Presenters will focus on harnessing 21st century tools for community building, looking at strategies that engage colleagues, teachers, students, and families. Presenters will share real-world stories about building a responsive culture of continuous learning.

Overview
Presenters will explore ways that the digital world has transformed our lives, using research-based data to validate the impact of today’s technology on teachers, learners, and the workforce. They will share examples related to the positive and negative impact of digital tools on family life, instructional environments, and human relationships. Presenters will describe authentic community-building efforts and share stories of success in early childhood education. The audience will be invited to consider how they can make plans to inspire and implement a sense of community in their own local areas. Presenters will ask participants to think about how each one of them can become a catalyst for change. What can they do to build capacity for advancing the strategic use of technology that has the capacity to strengthen relationships, create mutually supportive communities, promote the well-being of children and families, and improve teaching and learning? This webinar hopes to energize and motivate ECE leaders to become well-informed advocates willing to embrace digital tools to make a difference in the quality of relationships and the future of education in our highly diverse society.

Rebecca Berlin
Melissa King
April 12, 2018

Engaging Prospective Learners - Big data can power better decisions

This webinar will explore the exploration process as learners navigate their options for professional development, with a focus on user experience design and approaches to leveraging available data to deliver a more relevant, personalized and informative experience.

Bureau of Labor Statistics and US Census occupation, skills and education related data are vast and easily accessible. Learner analytics and prior learning information are often available from your organizations current systems. By examining and organizing relationships between the data on hand, we can begin to inform prospective learners in new and meaningful ways. Understanding the motivations and challenges of prospective learners is critical to informing how to best present content related to professional development options that address their needs. By identifying connections between the perspective of the learner and the courses, skills and career options they aim to pursue, we can create a more efficient pathway to best fit options.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify prospective learner considerations as they explore educational options
  2. Recognize occupation and skills data and their relevance to the context of identifying professional development pathways 
  3. Recognize how to design a user-experience to deliver more informative and engaging content to prospective learners
Craig Maslowsky
April 26, 2018

Macro-learning to Micro-Learning – A Case Study on Transformation

Let’s face it – eLearning has been around for a while, and most companies have content “locked up” in one-hour SCORM packages, unavailable to be consumed in bite-sized pieces. We know nothing improves the performance, accuracy and safety of workers like having access to the right information at the right time, in the right length. So how do L&D professionals leverage their current learning assets for micro learning? In this case study session, we’ll take a deep dive into the strategy, process, content considerations and technology Vector Solutions used to convert hundreds of courses into tens of thousands of micro clips to provide valuable, on demand micro-learning to a mobile workforce. We’ll help you answer:

  • Is it possible to leverage our existing macro-courses, segmenting them into micro-learning?
  • How do we select macro-courses that can be segmented? Which ones contain content meaningful in a micro-learning format?
  • How do we generate metadata for micro-learning that was once part of a larger macro-course? Is there an automated way?
Michael Schreiner, PMP
May 3, 2018

The Personalized Learning Model that Unlocks Learner Potential

 

In 1984, in what is known as Bloom's 2 sigma problem, Benjamin Bloom reported in the "Educational Researcher" journal his finding that the average student tutored one-to-one using mastery learning techniques performed two standard deviations better than students who learn using conventional instructional methods.

The education industry has known for over 20 years that a personalized learning approach leads to increased student learning, yet it remains largely untapped. The possibility of creating a more personalized learning environment in any school model is attainable if educators begin looking at how to customize methods of connection, motivation, and teaching. The impacts of a personalized approach extend to teachers as well, as they should be coached and guided individually to increase student learning. In 1999, Fusion Education Group started a one-to-one school model, emphasizing the importance of mastery learning and student-teacher relationships. The practices Fusion employs with students and staff can be valuable to all school models seeking to improve student learning.

During this webinar, Educators will learn:

  • to identify the impact of student-teacher relationships on student learning and how to create genuine connections.
  • to identify how to access students’ intrinsic motivation to increase classroom participation.
  • recognize the best methods for personalizing instruction to achieve mastery.
  • identify how a personalized coaching approach with teachers impacts student learning.
Joie Laykoff
May 24, 2018

Maximize Training ROI with Competency Based Training

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able:

  • Illustrate the major components of the grant life cycle
  • Differentiate between various grant funders
  • Describe the similarities between lesson design and grant writing
Bernadette Allen
June 7, 2018

The 5 Cs of Better Distance Learning...

The 5 Cs of Better Distance Learning: Compile, Create, Connect, Complete, and Comply

Brief Description:

This session is for anyone who is interested in teaching distance learning courses online or anyone who wishes to improve their online courses overall. Whether you are creating original course content yourself or are teaching from an existing template, you will find ways to improve your process and maximize your efficiency without degrading the quality of your instruction.

Education is about far more than just conveying information. It’s also about inspiring your students, touching their lives and making a difference in the world. All too often, moving courses online removes the passion and inspiration from the process — but it doesn’t have to.

Jane Curth has been in education her entire professional life as a Professor of Health and Kinesiology, specializing in bringing her department into the world of online education. Tasked with creating and executing the first online courses that her department had ever offered, Jane became certified as a peer reviewer for Quality Matters. She has reviewed online courses around the nation to ensure that high standards are maintained. As such, she has perfected the art of teaching online and doing so in ways that really engage students. With this session, you can discover for yourself how to let your own talents and passion as an educator shine through.

Learning Objectives:

Attendees will be able to…

  • Generate unique ideas for conveying course materials to students
  • Evaluate existing courses to determine ideal ways to improve content
  • Implement systems to better-engage students
  • Produce better courses that will maximize student benefit

 

 

Jane Curth
June 14, 2018

Emotional Freedom Technique: A Tool for Enhancing Performance and Reducing Negative Emotions

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is a research-based tool for enhancing performance and reducing negative emotions.  Reducing negative emotions is especially important in instructional settings.  After this webinar the attendee will:

  1. review the theoretical, research-based underpinnings of EFT
  2. examine some case studies from people using EFT in Career and Life transitions
  3. identify how to use EFT to produce immediate results in yourself and others
  4. identify how to “Activate Choice” in even the most difficult situations
Marky Stein
June 21, 2018

Getting into Grant Writing: As Simple as Creating a Lesson Plan

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able:

  • Illustrate the major components of the grant life cycle
  • Differentiate between various grant funders
  • Describe the similarities between lesson design and grant writing
Bejanae Kareem
June 28, 2018

Career Advancement and its impact on the role of the Training and Development Professional

The success of a learning intervention or educational event is impacted by a number of persons working at various levels within a department or unit. It is important for these persons to be working at optimum and part of this is ensuring the roles within which they are functioning are apt since they are also key to determining the successful achievement of learning outcomes. This webinar intends to place more emphasis on professionals that function within Training and Development by highlighting how pursuing roles at varying levels within Training and Development (T&D) require an understanding of what various roles require coupled with self-awareness.

Objectives

At the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • Outline how the responsibilities of the Training and Development professional change with career advancement .
  • Identify the intrinsic and extrinsic factors that impacted upon their decision to become Training and Development professionals.
  • Assess their professional development goals against extrinsic and intrinsic motivational factors.
  • Identify considerations that should be given to both intrinsic and extrinsic factors in pursuing career advancement.

Description

Within Training and Development T&D a substantial amount of focus is appropriately placed on the learner and their attainment of the requisite knowledge and skills subsequent to a learning event. However as important as the learner is to the process of knowledge transfer and the achievement of learning outcomes, so is the facilitator. The teaching style as well as the learning style of the facilitator also has considerable impact on the achievement of learning outcomes. Further to this, all the roles within the training and development function impact on the successful achievement of learning outcomes. It is therefore important that T & D professionals choose roles that adequately reflect their intrinsic and extrinsic needs and are equipped with an understanding of the how the role of the T&D professional changes with career advancement. The responsibilities of a Training and Development (T&D) professional are no longer to simply stand and deliver training as they are now required to possess a cadre of skills from training delivery to managing training programs. These skills are developed overtime with improved competency in any area (s) often lending itself to a desire to work at more senior levels within T&D. Other factors such as the desire for higher remuneration as well as the recognition that comes from career advancement, also impact on the decision of professionals to pursue more senior roles; T&D professionals are no different. However, careful consideration should be given to other factors such as the reason for entering the profession in the first instance coupled with fact that with more senior T & D roles, skills such as training delivery and instructional design are utilized less frequently. This webinar will utilize the ATD competency model, Maslow’s

Candice Barrow
July 12, 2018

Feedback on Feedback – Effectively Delivering and Receiving Feedback

Over the past two years, the AERE team has developed a program that assesses, teaches, monitors, and coaches employees and employers on how to effectively deliver and received feedback. The program entitled LearnFeedback is powered by a scientifically valid assessment - the Straehle Feedback Inventory. The inventory is a self-assessment that measures how an individual delivers and receives feedback. In this session, more detail will be shared on the different types of feedback such as empathetic and reactive feedback. Finally, we will discuss some tips we use in our program to help you deliver and receive feedback effectively.  

  • Define delivering and receiving feedback types
  • Distinguish between effective and non-effective feedback
  • Use tips to deliver and receiving feedback effectively
  • Assess employees on whether they deliver and receive feedback effectively
Manny Straehle
October 4, 2018

What are stackable credentials?

In this session, the presenters will discuss whether remote proctoring is a worthwhile pursuit for your organization. The first part of the presentation will define remote proctoring including the various features. After, the presenters will discuss various factors to consider when evaluating remote proctoring. Some of those factors include business considerations (costs, strategic alignment), customer satisfaction, quality, security, comparison to other testing modalities (test site), and technology. While discussing those factors, various pros and cons will be reviewed using real-world examples.

  • Define remote proctoring and their various features
  • Evaluate the various factors to determine whether remote protocoling is a viable solution
  • Draw upon real-world examples when considering remote proctoring
Manny Straehle
Jennifer Naughton
November 1, 2018

Is remote proctoring right for you?

In this session, the presenters will discuss whether remote proctoring is a worthwhile pursuit for your organization. The first part of the presentation will define remote proctoring including the various features. After, the presenters will discuss various factors to consider when evaluating remote proctoring. Some of those factors include business considerations (costs, strategic alignment), customer satisfaction, quality, security, comparison to other testing modalities (test site), and technology. While discussing those factors, various pros and cons will be reviewed using real-world examples.

  • Define remote proctoring and their various features
  • Evaluate the various factors to determine whether remote protocoling is a viable solution
  • Draw upon real-world examples when considering remote proctoring
Manny Straehle

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