Developmental Education Redesign: How To Strengthen Students Core Academic Skills & Lessen Time To Degree Completion

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$ 425.00

The registration fee includes institutional access to the recording for one year.
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The Intensive Support Transitional Learning Community (ISTLC) is designed to close the academic achievement gap at the developmental educational level. Additionally, ISTLC aims to build and foster the skills necessary for students to transfer into credit level courses as they continue to matriculate.

This webinar will provide participants with a savvy way of redesigning developmental education programs at their institutions. The presenter will showcase how to connect developmental education courses to credit level courses, an idea that promises to strengthen the core academic skills and lessen time to degree completion. Participants will also learn how to create and structure a new course sequence called Intensive Support Transitional Learning Program (ISTLP). This program addresses colleges focus on learning needs and college completion rates of students entering below the first level of developmental education courses in mathematics, reading, and writing.

  • Create more sustained intellectual interaction among students and their teachers
  • Define the concept term, Developmental Education
  • Describe effective institutional practices based on recent research for using shared instructional learning communities
  • Learn how to implement different modalities of instruction
  • Understand the role of the professor, student, staff, and administrator in a successful learning community
  • Utilize technology as a teaching and learning tool
  • 2 & 4-year institutions
  • Developmental Educators
  • Academic Affairs/Instruction
  • Student Services/Affairs
  • Faculty (full and part-time)
  • Advising
  • Retention Specialists
  • Counseling
  • Career Services
  • First-Year Experience Coordinators
  • Learning/Tutoring Centers
  • Enrollment Management
Professor J Hon Vance is a renowned educational administrator and facilitator with twenty years of work experience at the K-12 Level and in the field of higher education. His academic background in Education Administration, English, Music, and Teaching and Learning has afforded him the great opportunity to be recognized both nationally and internationally in the field of education. In addition, Professor Vance's academic backgrounds include work at Cornell University, Harvard University, Jackson State University, Northeastern University, Oxford University in the United Kingdom, Princeton University and Wayne State University.

Today, he is highly praised for his savvy work with academic testing, teacher training programs, recruiting, educating and graduating African American male students in higher education, retention, as well as redesigning developmental education writing programs. In addition, his writing concept, which implores the use of the Vance-Brooks Writing Model, provided successful outcomes over a four-year period that helped students matriculate from developmental educational writing courses to credit-level writing courses with the needed skills to advance in higher education.

Recently, Professor Vance used a zero budget to fully operate a structural learning community (The QUEST) designed specifically for African American males to earn an Associate of Arts Degree in one year, while producing more than 12.5 million dollars in FTEs. He also secured a 2.7 million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Education. To add to his academic leadership credit, Professor Vance made history and changed the learning culture in the field of teaching and learning by producing five consecutive classes of African American male graduates in one year from 2009-2013 at Baltimore City Community College.

Professor Vance's philosophy for education is simple: "All persons are capable of learning, but the educator must be creative and skilled to reach, to teach, and to meet the various academic needs, but most importantly, the educator must act as the change agent that constantly works to foster continual growth and awareness in every soul."
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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.

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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.

Package Pricing

  • 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)
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You may pay with a credit card (MasterCard or Visa), PO, check, or electronic transfer of funds. You can email us (, call 303-955-0415 or fax 1.866.508.0860.

Where do I send payment?

Please mail checks and POs to our mailing address:
Innovative Educators
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 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?

Flexible Training:

  • 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.