Unleashing The Power Of Your Learning Center
NCLCA and Innovative Educators are excited to announce the first virtual live streaming of sessions at the 2018 NCLCA conference. The Virtual Conference sessions were carefully selected and presenters were chosen because of their expertise in the field. There will be 5 live streaming sessions on Wednesday, October 3rd.
Live Streaming Sessions:
- Diversifying Your Academic Support Services to Meet the Needs of Distant/Online Learners
- Rethinking Diversity Tutor Training: Addressing Blind Spots and Biases in Tutoring
- How Social Media & Marketing Can Increase the Success rate of Learning Centers and Organizations
- When Learning and Teaching Collide, Student Learning Soars!
- Developing an All-Hands on Deck Approach to Helping Students on Probation
The presentation descriptions are listed in detail below.
This live streaming event is a great way to be a part of a truly remarkable group of professionals who will share techniques for increasing the success of your students, expanding your learning center's influence with social media, measuring performance, and documenting success.
Why Live Streaming
Can’t attend in person?
We realize budgets are tight and travel might be tough, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on this professional development opportunity. The live streaming event is perfect for folks who can’t join in person. Register for only $295, which gives you unlimited institutional access to all 5 live streaming sessions and the session recordings for 1 year.
Attending but want to share information?
Conference attendees will receive special add-on pricing (Only $99) for live streaming access so their colleagues on campus can participate in the 5 streamed sessions. In addition, the sessions will be available via recording for one year. Purchasing access to these presentations gives you the opportunity to share and collaborate with your colleagues when you get back to your campus!
With your live streaming registration, you get access to the five sessions, the PowerPoint presentations, and the recordings of each of the 5 sessions with unlimited institutional access for one year!
If you have any questions or would like additional information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-955-0415.
Diversifying Your Academic Support Services to Meet the Needs of Distance/Online Learners
Time: 9:00am-9:50am (Eastern)
Speaker: Elisha Teague
In the past decade, many universities have seen a significant increase in their online/distant learner population. This change is causing Learning Centers to reevaluate their academic support offerings to ensure they are meeting the needs of all students. This session will explore Franklin University’s journey to diversify our academic support services to meet the needs of our distant learners. With just a few tweaks, we were able to use our own tutors to provide robust online academic services (tutoring, online writing review, targeted outreach, and online workshop & SLA programs). Come learn how you may be able to replicate this at your institution!
Elisha Teague has over a decade of higher education experience in student academic support. She currently serves as the Assistant Director, Learning Resources at Franklin University’s Learning Commons, where her goal is to empower students to become independent learners. In her role, she is responsible for the planning and implementation of Franklin’s academic support programs (Tutoring, Online Writing Review, Structured Learning Assistance and Workshops). For the past six years, she has focused her attention on providing equitable support to both online and campus based learners.
In addition to working in the Learning Commons, Elisha also serves as Lead Faculty for the Communications 020 (Developmental Reading Skills), Communications 025 (Study Skills) and Professional Foundations 121 courses.
Elisha’s holds a MA in Education (Reading, Literacy, Literature and Drama) and a BA in Theatre from The Ohio State University.
Rethinking Diversity Tutor Training: Addressing Blind Spots & Biases in Tutoring
Time: 10:00am-10:50am (Eastern)
Speaker: Bonnie Ostrand
This training will explore the webinar content I developed for tutors on diversity. The content was inspired by two texts, Blind Spots: Hidden Biases of Good People (Banaji, M.R. & Greenwald, A.G., 2013) and Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect us and What we can do (Steele, 2010). The tutor training is titled “Understanding Hidden Blind Spots and Biases: Strategies for Tutoring”. The training presents interactive tutor exercises to demonstrate unconscious bias, along with practical tutor scenarios which further explore how bias can present itself. The presentation closes with strategies for counteracting bias. Guided discussion will accompany the content overview.
How Social Media & Marketing Can Increase the Success rate of Learning Centers & Organizations
Time: 12:00pm (Eastern)
Speaker: Andrea Vahl
Conference attendees will learn: How social media is evolving and what is working now How to develop a social media strategy for your learning center What to post and when in order to get maximum engagement Top tools for social automation and tracking that will save you time and effort What to track to know that your efforts are working.
Andrea Vahl is a Social Media Speaker and Consultant who is passionate about helping businesses understand and leverage the power of social media to actually grow their business. Andrea is the co-author of Facebook Marketing All-in-One for Dummies and was the Community Manager for Social Media Examiner, for over 2 years.
She was named 50 Favorite Online Influencers of 2014 on Entrepreneur.com, 21 Best Blogs That Will Help You Grow Your Business on Inc.com in 2016, and Top 30 Women in Social Media by Boom Social. She is the co-founder of Social Media Manager School an online learning program with over 1400 students. Andrea Vahl’s proven ability to make social media marketing easy to understand and implement has directly impacted the bottom line of thousands of companies through her training and one-on-one consulting. She is also a stand up comedienne. Learn more about Andrea’s books, courses, and resources, on her website, www.AndreaVahl.com.
When Learning & Teaching Collide, Student Learning Soars!
Time: 1:30pm-2:20pm (Eastern)
Speakers': Saundra McGuire, Eric Kaldor & Sajida Shaikh
Institutions typically have a learning center that is focused on helping students and a teaching center focused on helping faculty improve their teaching. However, these two units are often housed in different administrative units and rarely work together to offer programming. When learning center and teaching center professionals work together to help faculty develop approaches for teaching learning strategies to students, faculty can serve as a direct resource for struggling students instead of just sending them to that mysterious black box called the learning center. This session will present the impact of collaborations between learning and teaching centers.
Dr. Saundra Yancy McGuire is the Director Emerita of the Center for Academic Success and retired Assistant Vice Chancellor and Professor of Chemistry at Louisiana State University. She is an internationally recognized chemical educator, author and lecturer who has traveled the globe promoting sure-fire strategies to help students, including those underrepresented in science and math professions, to be successful in their coursework and careers. She has delivered keynote addresses or presented workshops at over 400 institutions in 47 states and 11 countries. Prior to joining LSU, she spent eleven years at Cornell University, where she received the coveted Clark Distinguished Teaching Award. Her best-selling book, Teach Students How to Learn, was published by Stylus in 2015. The student version of this book, Teach Yourself How to Learn, was released in January 2018.
More information can be found at faculty.lsu.edu/smcgui1/.
Bio coming soon...
Developing an All-Hands on Deck Approach to Helping Students on Probation
Time: 2:30pm-3:20pm (Eastern)
Speaker: Joel McGee
Students on Academic Probation or Warning are one of the highest risk populations on our campuses. This presentation will discuss our multi-faceted approach to helping these students get back on track at Texas A&M. Probation students are invited to a Fresh Start orientation at the beginning of each semester and are given an overview of our services. Students have several options to complete a certificate program including semester long classes, 3-week workshops, academic coaching, or a hybrid model. We also monitor student progress and provide reports to Deans, academic advisors, or others who refer them to our office.
Joel has worked for over 20 years in academic support and student success at Texas A&M. He was the Director of the Student Learning Center until 2012 when the Academic Success Center was created to provide a comprehensive student success unit. Joel has worked extensively with Academic Coaching, Supplemental Instruction, tutoring, and development of instructional programs. In addition to coordinating these programs, Dr. McGee has been actively involved in program assessment and reporting. Joel has presented at numerous conferences including the International Conference on Supplemental Instruction, NCLCA, NADE, and AAC&U. He also worked as an outside evaluator on an NSF grant for Texas State University from 2011-2013. Joel graduated from Baylor University. He and his wife have two grown sons and a daughter-in-law. They are enjoying their empty nest years.
What is a live webinar?
A live webinar is an interactive online training. Participants can communicate with the presenter(s) during the event via a live chat feature.
What is an on-demand webinar and how do I get access?
An on-demand training is a previously recorded webinar available online which can accessed anytime, anywhere. You can register for on-demand trainings at any time. You typically receive a link to the recording and handouts within 24 hours of registration. The recording is a campus access license and is available for one year from the date of the live event.
How long are the webinars?
Webinars can be 30, 45, 60, 90 or 120 minutes. Please check each training for the exact timeframe.
How do I register?
You can register online by adding the product to your shopping cart. You can also register by fax (1-866-508-0860), email (email@example.com), or mail by completing the paper-based registration form. The paper-based registration form is unique to each webinar and is available on each product page.
How do I request accommodations?
For captioning or any other accommodation, please contact us 7 days in advance. 303.955.0415 or firstname.lastname@example.org
When do I register?
You can register at any time, even the morning of the live event. If the live event has occurred, you can purchase the on-demand training (recording) of the session. You can register for on-demand trainings at any time.
What is the process for attending a live event?
The process is as follows:
- We email participants login instructions approximately 1 week prior to the live event.
- We email participants a link to the PowerPoint (.pdf) and any additional handouts approximately 1-2 days prior to the live event. Participants can make copies for attendees if desired.
- We give a courtesy reminder call the day before the live event.
- On the day of the live event, participants can login 30 minutes prior to the start time. Once logged in, participants can see the PowerPoint slides, ask questions, and make comments via the chat feature.
- We email participants a link to the recording the Monday following the live event.
Is there a recording available? And how long is the recording good for?
Approximately one week after the conclusion of the live webinar, participants will receive a link to the recording which can be forwarded to all faculty and staff for viewing anytime, anywhere. The recording is a campus access license and is available for one year from the date of the live event.
What are the technical requirements?
Innovative Educators uses WebEx as its web conferencing provider. If you have not previously attended a WebEx event, please Join a Test Meeting to make sure your computer is compatible with WebEx. Be sure to complete this test prior to the live event. System Requirements - Webex System Requirements
What equipment is required?
For individual or small group viewing, a computer with a reliable Internet connection and audio capabilities are all that’s needed. For large group presentations, we recommend a computer with a reliable Internet connection and speakers, as well as an LCD projector. Participants can call in via phone if they are having trouble retrieving the audio over the computer. Please be sure to reserve a meeting room prior to the live event that can accommodate these requirements as well as your attendees. You should reserve the room 30 minutes prior to the webinar start time and you may want to allow at least 15-30 minutes after the webinar for discussion.
What are the benefits of online training?
Cost-Effective: No travel required. Online Training is an innovative way to provide your entire faculty and staff with a variety of professional development opportunities for one low price! The more you train the more you save, as the registration fee is per institution, not per person.
Easy: You will receive a detailed list of instructions via email. If you run into any problems, we're always here to help.
Practical: Our training sessions focus on the most critical and relevant issues facing educators today. Our primary goal is to provide participants with the information, training, and skills necessary to immediately implement positive change at their institutions.
Top-Notch Presenters: Our presenters are subject matter experts and recognized in their field.
Value Added: When you purchase an online training, you also receive a campus-wide access license to the recording for one year. Faculty and staff can access it as often as they like from any location.
Satisfaction Guaranteed: Our online training is 100% guaranteed. If you are not satisfied, we will give you a credit for a future webinar or on-demand training of your choice (of equal or lesser value).
How can we use these trainings?
- Live: Promote and attend a live webinar and debrief immediately following.
- Hybrid: Distribute the recording to all faculty and staff at the beginning of each month and plan a discussion session at the end of the month to determine how you will implement the strategies presented.
- On-Demand: Distribute the recording to faculty and staff so they can watch anytime, anywhere.
In-Service Training: Plan an in-service around a live webinar or schedule a day and time to show the recording in a lecture hall or large conference room and invite faculty and staff to brainstorm and discuss implications for your institution.
Online Faculty and Staff Learning Communities: Distribute the recording to faculty and staff so they can watch anytime, anywhere.
Staff Recognition: Develop a program around the webinar with monthly themes and recognize the staff members that implement the best idea related to the theme.
Team-Building: Utilize these trainings to develop cross-functional and cross-discipline teams to foster collegiality.
New Employee Training: Include the online training as part of your new employee training program to ensure consistency.
Implementation and Follow-Up: Use the guide and evaluation materials provided by Innovative Educators to plan, implement, and track your progress.
How much does a live webinar or on-demand training cost?
1 Training (Live Webinar or On-Demand Training) - $425 Unlimited connections, campus-wide access license to the recording for one year.
- 2 Trainings - $645 Unlimited connections, recording for one year (campus-wide access)
- 3 Trainings - $900 Unlimited connections, recording for one year (campus-wide access)
- 6 Trainings - $1500 Unlimited connections, recording for one year (campus-wide access)
What type of payment do you accept?
You may pay with a credit card (American Express, MasterCard or Visa), PO, check, or electronic transfer of funds. You can email us (email@example.com), call 303-955-0415 or fax 1.866.508.0860.
Payment terms are net 90 days.
Where do I send payment?
Please mail checks and POs to our mailing address:
3277 Carbon Place
Boulder, CO 80301
What is your cancellation policy?
Below is a breakdown of our cancellation policy.
- 30 days prior: Full refund
- 14 days prior: $100 processing fee
- Fewer than 14 days: Credit toward another IE event. Please note that registration for the live webinar includes access to the recording which you can share, as it is a campus access license. We email the recording the Monday following the live event. For questions, please email us or call 303.955.0415.
What is included in the Go2K Membership?
All live Webinars and over 100 pre-selected, on-demand webinars.
Is the price for Go2K a one-time fee or an annual fee?
The purchase price for Go2K is an annual fee, which includes access to over 150 live events/year and 100+ on-demand trainings.
Are their certificates of completion available?
Your on-demand portal includes automated certificates of completion and can be printed or downloaded after completing the training. The live events do not include automated certificates. However, we can provide you a fillable certificate PDF to share with faculty and staff.
What kind of reporting is included?
For your on-demand trainings, we provide you with a monthly usage report as well as an evaluation report. Upon request, we can provide annual or bi-annual registration reports for any live orders.
How do I register for a live event?
After you purchase your Go2K membership, we will email you an institution specific password that can be used to register for any live event.
Can we share the registration coupon code with everyone at our institution?
Yes. Feel free to share the coupon code with anyone at your institution. Please do not share with anyone outside your institution. We recommend registering 24 hours in advance of the live event.
How do I access my on-demand trainings?
After you purchase your Go2K membership, we will email you a link to your on-demand portal that you can share with your entire institution.
How are colleges using Go2O?
Colleges are using Go2O in a variety of ways:
- As a stand-alone online orientation
- As an online complement to their face-to-face orientation
- As an online orientation for their distance learners
- As an online enrollment checklist to ease the registration process
Does purchase of Go2O include completion reports?
You can receive completion reports two ways:
- Automated delivery (ftp dump, email, webhook)
- Instant access via administrative login
What is the registration checklist and is it included in my Go2O purchase?
The online enrollment checklist is designed to walk students through your enrollment process ensuring they make it to the first day of class! The registration checklist is one of the modules available with Go2O. Based on your purchasing level, the module can be a selection or will be included.
Are there various pricing options available for Go2O?
Yes, we have 4 pricing levels available.
Is Go2O ADA compliant and responsive?
Go2O is ADA accessible and fully responsive on any mobile device, tablet, or computer.
How are colleges using SL?
- Career Readiness
- Learning Centers
- TRIO Programs
- IX Training
- IV Grants
- With Advisors & Counselors
- Extended Learning Institute
- FYE & Student Success Courses
- Online FYE Seminar
- Extra Credit
- Financial Aid Appeal
- College Level English Requirement
- Supplemental Instruction
- Target Online Learners
- Student Disability Office
- Writing Center
- Can be required by faculty
- Student Success Course
Which workshops are your top rated?
We take quality seriously, and so all of our workshops are top notch in terms of content and look. However, if we know how you plan to use StudentLingo (FYE, Retention, Probation, TRIO, etc.), we can make workshop recommendations.
Funding is a little tight, how many workshops can I get for $XX?
You can buy the entire StudentLingo package (48 workshops) or we offer several a la carte options. Unlike a lot of other software companies, we don’t charge per user, so we can work with any budget. We recommend talking to other departments on campus to increase your purchasing power and to share the cost. Also, we do have a pay model whereby students pay directly. If you are interested in learning more about this option, give us a call.
Is there an admin view?
This is a feature of our platform, but comes at an additional cost. With the admin view, you get access to more advanced reporting, and you have it in real time. With the standard membership, you get monthly reports.
How have other schools leveraged reporting?
- One of our partners, College of Southern Nevada, used StudentLingo to measure learning outcomes. in a study, one class had access to StudentLingo and the other cohort did not. 92% of the cohort with access to StudentLingo earned a whole letter grade higher than the cohort without StudentLingo.
- A lot of our partners use the data to justify funding for grants, operating dollars, or for new program development.
- The evaluation data is particularly useful in identifying what type of learning students prefer and the qualitative takeaways from viewing the workshop.
- Some of our partners use the data to connect with their student information system, like Banner or Peoplesoft.
- I think a great way to get started on how you want to use the data is to ask yourself some questions:
- How will I know if StudentLingo was successful?
- What do I hope students will gain from access to StudentLingo?
- What data is important for me to know in order to show that StudentLingo is a worthwhile purchase?
What is TutorLingo?
TutorLingo is a series of 9 online training modules that prepare tutors by providing the basic skills necessary to support their peers in becoming more independent and strategic learners.
Should the TutorLingo trainings be viewed in any particular order?
No, each training is a stand-alone workshop, and they can be viewed in any order.
What is the CRLA?
The CRLA is a group of student-oriented professionals active in the fields of reading, learning assistance, developmental education, tutoring, and mentoring. In 1989, the CRLA created a training program that is considered ‘best-practice’ for tutor training. A fews years ago, Innovative Educators partnered with the CRLA to create supplementary training modules. Our training supports learning centers in achieving level 1 certification through CRLA.
Do CRLA members receive a discount on TutorLingo?
Yes. CRLA members receive a 10% discount on TutorLingo.
Is there an admin view?
Yes. The admin view is an upgrade and costs $500, but gives you the ability to access completion data more efficiently and in real time. If you don’t want the admin view, we provide monthly usage reports.
What is ParentLingo?
ParentLingo is a go-to resource that institutions can easily share with parents to encourage student independence, growth & success. ParentLingo is a shared resource that recognizes and includes parents as partners in the educational process.
What is the cost?
Please contact us for pricing information. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-955-0415.
What features are included?
- 8 Targeted Modules For Parents Branding (Logo On Every Page)
- ADA Compliant & Responsive Design
- Promotional Materials
- Registration (First Name, Last Name, Email)
- 8 Targeted Modules For Parents Branding (Logo On Every Page)
- ADA Compliant & Responsive Design
- Promotional Materials
- Completion Reports & Standard Evaluations
- Custom Branding (Logo & Institutional Photos)
- 3 Additional Registration Points
- Add & Edit Custom Content
- Customizable Evaluations & Surveys Advanced Reporting
- Designated Instructional Designer
- Flexible Pricing (College Payment Option Or Parents Pay Directly)