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
June 27, 2017

Creating Effective Elearning

These days, anyone with a computer and off-the-shelf eLearning development tools such as Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, and Camtasia Studio can create, publish, and distribute eLearning. But is the published eLearning good, effective eLearning? During this micro-session, Kevin Siegel will guide you through some of the top dos and don’ts for creating the best kind of eLearning: engaging AND effective.

In this webinar, you will learn about:

  • Learner attention spans (or the lack thereof)
    • Believe it or not, attention spans for today’s online learners are mere seconds. If you spend too much time on any one slide or concept, your learners will become distracted, bored, or both… and given that Facebook and YouTube are just a click away, you need to engage your learner often. But how often? You’ll learn what the latest research tells us.
  • Learner motivation
    • Your learners are busy professionals. Why should they spend their valuable time taking your eLearning course? Learn some strategies to ensure your learners are motivated to take your course and understand the return on investment that you course provides.
  • Ways to engage the learner
    • As mentioned earlier, attention spans are very short these days. Your eLearning cannot be a simple PowerPoint click-through. To succeed today, eLearning needs to be as interactive as possible and include, as appropriate, interactive quizzes, navigation, and interactive slides that take boring “dead text” and encourage learner participation.
  • Publishing formats for the widest possible audience
    • Is your learner taking your eLearning course on a desktop, laptop, or mobile device? Perhaps all the above? Ensure your eLearning content is accessible no matter what kind of device your learner might be using. You’ll learn what you should not include in your course because it does not support mobile users… and you’ll learn what will work across all devices and screen sizes.
Kevin Siegel
July 13, 2017

Self Regulating Your Predictable Emotions

This session is all about you. Lou Russell will share with you new ways to think about regulation of emotions. When you drop into a strong emotional response, your ability to prioritize and make decisions if negatively impacted.

This session will help you learn to identify and be aware of emotional reponses, then based on your own unique behaviors and values, learn to react to the triggers before the emotions get out of hand.

At the end of this webinar, learners will:

  • Identify where emotional intelligence comes from.
  • Recognize what happens when a person's stressed.
  • Identify their own triggers and self-awareness.
Lou Russell
August 10, 2017

Adaptive Testing: The Future of Assessment

This webinar will provide an introduction to computerized adaptive testing (CAT) and how it can be used to improve assessment. First, we will provide a brief background to item response theory, the modern paradigm for test development. Next, we will discuss the technical components of a CAT, including item selection algorithm and termination criterion. Finally, we will present a model for the development of a CAT including information on feasibility studies and business cases. Because CAT can drastically improve the quality of an assessment, it has a strong impact on learning as well as producing fairer tests, more secure tests, and more accurate tests. It also decreases test length by 50-90%, allowing professionals to get back to work more quickly.

Attendees will be able to:

  • identify of the fundamentals of item response theory and adaptive testing. 
  • to discuss the benefits of CAT. 
  • be able to consider a business case for implementing CAT.
Nathan Thompson
August 24, 2017

Conflict Management and the Diverse Workforce

Adult educators and workforce leaders are dealing with more diverse learner populations than ever. Conflict is bound to arise and leaders need to know how to handle difficult situations with professionalism. In this webinar, participants will learn the foundations of effective de-escalation, personality management, and cultural inclusivity.

To be announced
September 7, 2017

Virtual Learning - How VR Enhances you Learning Ex

The webinar will show some of the ways VR and AR enhance and accelerate teaching and learning in today's world.

Objectives for this webinar are:

  • Identifying the ROI when using VR as a teaching/learning tool,
  • Recognizing the benefits of kinesthetics when learning,
  • Identify ways to fill the skills gap through new ways of teaching.
Matthew Wallace
September 21, 2017

Virtual Instructor Led Training Eco-System

In this webinar we will cover: 1. Technology is available to connect classrooms using the same web technology that connects computers to deliver online training. 2. Virtual technology focuses on live instructor led training in a classroom environment but uses collaborative systems to enhance the classroom experience and improve student engagement. 3. Live instructor led programming is the next niche market for on-demand streaming video services. Essentially transforming a Netflix business concept for live training events creates a user centric model that benefits both instructors and learners.

Stephen Samaha
Randy Ramos
October 12, 2017

Leveraging VAK to Reduce Learner Anxiety

Are you instructing learners that have issues with confidence or anxiety? In this webinar attendees will:

  1. Recognize that 92% of all interviewees have self-reported high "anxiety" going into interviewing scenarios which can impact their performance in interviews.
  2. Identify interview "anxiety" can be caused by "good" stress or "bad" stress and the physiological differences that impact both body and brain performance in an interview setting.
  3. Leverage simple VAK interventions, physical movement, "power poses," and other multi-modality learning techniques with adult job seekers in an instructor led classroom that can shift biochemistry to decrease self-reported "anxiety" and increase "confidence" by 45% prior to interviewing.
Marky Stein
Erica Golden
October 26, 2017

Emotion Coaching The Cutting Edge of Class Mngmt.

This webinar is designed to give educators access to the tools with which to create strong classroom management, an imperative skill which, although not typically a part of teacher preparation programs, is the most powerful and direct route to high academic achievement. As an educator who has led her students to achieve record-breaking results, at times well above the achievement of their “advanced” peers, I can attest to the power of excellent classroom management. The Gottman Institute reports that when kids have a higher EQ (Emotional Intelligence Quotient), their academic work and relationships are both stronger and more stable. Included in this webinar is some instruction in the skill of Emotion Coaching, which is a 5-step process based on research by the country's foremost relationship expert (John Gottman) and one proven to be effective for communicating with children in such a way as to increase their Emotional Intelligence.

Objectives / Take-aways: Participants will learn how to...

  1. Be more aware of their impact on students
  2. Use emotions as teachable moments and opportunities to form valuable connections with students
  3. Effectively manage the emotions which can be triggered by the stress of teaching
  4. Manage student-student & teacher-student conflict.
  5. Develop communication and interpersonal skills on a deeper level 
  6. Use techniques for building a culture of trust between themselves and the learners in their classrooms.
Medgine Lautzenheiser
November 2, 2017

Intellectual Disabilities and Addiction

This webinar will cover factors in working with learners with intellectual disabilities and additions.

Learners will:

  1. Describe common myths in both ID and SUD 2.
  2. Identify coaching strategies when working with persons who have dual or triple diagnosis
  3. Identify complexities and challenges when working with person centered care and addiction.
To be announced
November 16, 2017

Creating Blended Learning Sessions

With more educators recognizing the benefits of combining classroom experience with distance learning, this webinar will discuss important factors in using blended learning. The objectives of this session are: 

  1. Recognize the importance of blended learning sessions.
  2. Identify blended learning solutions that work best for your organization.
  3. Use blended learning solutions to enhance the learner's experience.
Tasha Lester


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