Tips To Expand Your Audience For K-12 Professional Development

Tips To Expand Your Audience For K-12 Professional Development

Today we are going to discuss how to expand the pool of individuals who would benefit from taking your professional development course. There are many different content areas in K-12, and some have a much smaller pool of individuals than others. With a few simple changes, you can expand that group of individuals and increase the enrollment in your course. Continue reading “Tips To Expand Your Audience For K-12 Professional Development”

Top 4 Resources for Developing a School Exclusive Professional Development Program

Top 4 Resources for Developing a School Exclusive Professional Development Program

Timely and relevant professional development are the best type of classes K-12 teachers can take. They are also some of the most important classes we work with in the Distance and Continuing Education program. Many of these classes are what our office calls “School Exclusive”. These classes are as relevant as they get because they are designed for the specific needs of a school district, school, or group of teachers within a district.  

Let’s take a look at what resources are available to individuals who plan these classes.  Continue reading “Top 4 Resources for Developing a School Exclusive Professional Development Program”

Avenues of Scientific Discovery: A Must Attend Event For Students.

Avenues of Scientific Discovery: A must attend for high schoolers

** This post has been updated to reflect the changes in the Avenues of Scientific Discovery event.

When you were 17 or 18 years old did you know what you wanted to be? How many of you knew, at that time, what various career options were available to you? I know I didn’t.

When I started working at North Dakota State University, I found out there are people who make paint… for a living.

What?

I thought paint just showed up on the shelves of the stores. (How many of us stop to think about where things come from?) I was not aware that studying and creating paint was a career option for me. Why hadn’t anyone told me that? I would definitely have enrolled in that program.

Continuing reading to learn how Avenues of Scientific Discovery is providing area junior-high and high-school students with their own “aha” moment, before they head off to college. Continue reading “Avenues of Scientific Discovery: A Must Attend Event For Students.”

Mini-Conference Recap: Universal Design for Learning: A Holistic Approach to Course Design

In this presentation, Lorna Olsen and Dr. Lori Swinney introduce three guiding principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and provide examples of how to apply them to your course design. There is also additional discussion about common accessibility issues that students face and how to address these concerns.

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Mini-Conference Recap: CARES Instructional Design Project Panel Discussion

 

In this panel discussion, several participants of the Learning and Applied Innovation Center’s (LAIC) Instructional Design Project (funded through allocated CARES funds from the state of North Dakota) discuss their experiences redesigning their course with a Blackboard instructional designer.

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Dual Credit at NDSU: Increasing Options and Exploring Possibilities

Dual Credit at NDSU: Increasing Options and Exploring Possibilities by Dr. Stacy Duffield

After a few years of start and stop planning, and a pandemic that made everything screech to a halt, we are excited to launch the Dual-Credit Program at NDSU. Courses will be offered during the 2022-23 academic year, but the registration process is happening right now.

Our colleagues at the junior colleges have been doing an amazing job of offering dual credit for many years. They have made universal general education classes like English 110 and College Algebra available to North Dakota (ND) high school students, allowing them to get a head start on college while fulfilling their high school course requirements.

NDSU’s dual-credit program has a somewhat different purpose. Continue reading “Dual Credit at NDSU: Increasing Options and Exploring Possibilities”