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February

StudyMate Campus: Flashcards and Learning Games FREE - Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Learn how to create and share flashcards, self-assessments, and learning games within Canvas, Blackboard, Brightspace, Schoology, and Moodle.

Sleep is a Superpower FREE - On Demand
A lot happens while you are sleeping. Inadequate sleep directly affects our relationships, life expectancy, libido, cardiovascular health, immune system and contributes to weight gain. Learn how to leverage this superpower for better health.

Planning Effective Lectures Online and In Person FREE - On Demand
This webinar helps instructors incorporate effective teaching practices for adult learners, as well as technology that doesn't make students feel like children. Using elevated K-12 teaching practices allows community and technical college educators to elicit critical thinking from students and increase student engagement. Learn ways to incorporate technology into the classroom. Design lesson plans for effective lectures in the adult classroom. Convert current best practices into sizable measures of success.

LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor: Protect the Integrity of Online Tests FREE - Multiple Dates in February
This session is perfect for instructors who are new to LockDown Browser and/or Respondus Monitor, or those who want a refresher on how to use these applications to ensure academic integrity during online exams. We'll also be demonstrating the latest new features and enhancements.

Caring Campus: The Power of Creating Relationships to Support Student Success FREE - On Demand
Students come where they are welcome and stay where they feel cared about. Caring Campus is based on decades of research documenting that students who feel cared for and connected to their college are more likely to achieve their educational goals. In over 70 colleges around the country, learn how professional staff are committing to easy, low-cost behaviors that bring the human component to student interactions to improve student success and increase job satisfaction.

Worn Out or Burnt Out? Living and Leading in an Age of Exhaustion FREE - On Demand
A 2022 Gallup poll found that educators reported the highest level of burnout of any industry, and 35% of college and university workers reported “always” or “very often” feeling burned out at work. We hear the word burnout frequently, but what does it mean? Why is everyone talking about it these days? Learn how to identify burnout and how to stop or prevent it for yourself and your team. Define burnout. Describe the causes and signs of the burnout spectrum. Identify practical ways to prevent or stop burnout within themselves and their team.

Mental Health and Well-Being: Its Impact on the Community College Student Experience FREE - On Demand
The pandemic has put a national spotlight on how mental health and well-being can impact student success. To help colleges glean insights, the Center for Community College Student Engagement (CCCSE) developed a special-focus module on this topic for the CCSSE 2023 administration.  Learn what students said about if they believe their college makes this issue a priority, if they know where to seek help at the college, if there are barriers that prevent them from seeking help, and much more. Also, learn what Delta College (MI) does to support the mental health and well-being of their students through internal services and innovative community partnerships.

From Now to Next: The Decade-Long Journey of Generative AI in Higher Education FREE - On Demand
Recognize and be able to articulate the current applications of Generative AI tools, such as ChatGPT, in daily academic tasks, curriculum planning, and student learning experiences. Gain insights into upcoming advancements in Generative AI, enabling them to predict and prepare for changes in classroom structures, teaching methodologies, and student assessment techniques. Comprehend the significance of Generative AI in the evolving educational scenario and acquire the skills to effectively incorporate it into curriculum planning, everyday academic operations, and classroom environments, ensuring they remain leaders in this transformative era and optimally prepare students for a globalized future.

Writing Quiz & Test Questions With ChatGPT FREE - On Demand
Ever wondered how AI can assist in the creation of robust and effective assessment tools? In this interactive sandbox session, attendees will be introduced to the art of crafting quizzes and test questions using ChatGPT. Observe how the model generates questions across various difficulty levels, formats, and topics. Discover the benefits of incorporating AI to ensure diversity in assessment, avoid biases, and cater to different learning preferences or interests. This interactive demonstration offers educators a fresh perspective on designing multiple-choice, T/F, essays, and other assessment question types. Participants can experience the ease and efficiency of test-item writing with ChatGPT.

Creating Effective Communications For The Online Classroom With ChatGPT FREE - On Demand
Effective communication is key in the academic realm, particularly in the online classroom. This interactive sandbox session focuses on leveraging ChatGPT to draft clear, concise, and engaging announcements for the online classroom. Participants will see how to craft messages that resonate, provide essential information, and encourage student action and participation. From course updates and deadline reminders to community-building notices, this session will showcase how ChatGPT can be a faculty member's ally in ensuring their announcements are timely, relevant, and well-received. Experience the transformative way AI can simplify and improve the crucial task of academic communication.

Recordings from NISOD's Annual Fall Conference have been posted. The conference included 70 live sessions, three general sessions, as well as a series of pre-recorded sessions. You have access to recordings for 6 months.

Handling and Documenting a Non-Performing Employee FREE - On Demand
Password:  706831Rec102393
In this webinar, you'll learn about some of the most important tools and resources you'll need to handle and record for accuracy a non-performing employee step by step.

Negating Negativity in the Workplace FREE - On Demand
Password: 707095Rec102342
In this webinar, you will find good, common sense, and easy-to-implement ways to ensure that negativity is nullified and never noticed again.

Writing Effective Emails FREE - On Demand
Password: 704306Rec122141
This webinar takes a fresh look at how to use professional business writing principles and guidelines to get the most from email communication by writing effective emails.

March
March

Accelerating Creativity With AI-Driven Content Creation FREE - Monday, March 4, 2024
This webinar is designed to equip marketing professionals with strategies to quickly harness ChatGPT for generating content across various platforms, including social media, websites, and marketing materials. Attendees will also learn tips for using ChatGPT to analyze market trends to inform campaign strategies, ensuring that marketing efforts are both data-driven and creative. In this session, we will briefly explore how to employ ChatGPT for drafting press releases, responding to media inquiries, and maintaining a consistent brand voice.

AI-Driven Strategies For Enhancing Recruitment, Orientation & Enrollment FREE - Monday, March 4, 2024
This webinar is designed for higher education professionals focused on enhancing engagement with prospective students through ChatGPT. ChatGPT offers resources to interact dynamically with potential students, providing detailed information about academic programs, campus life, and admission procedures. Participants will explore how to leverage ChatGPT for crafting interactive orientation guides or virtual tours, aiding new students in acclimating to campus life. Additionally, the webinar will briefly cover the use of ChatGPT in analyzing enrollment data and trends. 

The Mentor Mindset: The New Science of Motivation FREE - Monday, March 4, 2024
As a mentor, providing feedback to help peers or students can be challenging because often it is not well received. Research indicates that individuals who have a mentor mindset create supportive learning environments for students. This webinar explores evidence-based techniques that can be implemented by faculty and staff to provide supportive feedback that demonstrates care for students' growth and learning.

Scholarship Workshop FREE - Tuesday, March 5, 2024 @ 2:00pm and 6:00pm
Join the Barton Foundation to explore the Barton scholarship process in Scholarship Universe. Learn tips and tricks to finding, applying, accepting scholarships (at Barton and/or outside of Barton), and look at ways to make your scholarship applications the best they can be. In-person sessions will be held in the L-136 on the Great Bend Campus. Or join via Zoom by clicking the link about.

LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor: Protect the Integrity of Online Tests FREE - Wednesday, March 6, 2024
This session is perfect for instructors who are new to LockDown Browser and/or Respondus Monitor, or those who want a refresher on how to use these applications to ensure academic integrity during online exams. We'll also be demonstrating the latest new features and enhancements

LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor: Protect the Integrity of Online Tests FREE - Tuesday, March 12, 2024
This session is perfect for instructors who are new to LockDown Browser and/or Respondus Monitor, or those who want a refresher on how to use these applications to ensure academic integrity during online exams. We'll also be demonstrating the latest new features and enhancements

Leadership Live One-Day Workshop: Coaching for High Performance $ Thursday, March 14, 2024
Every leader succeeds because of the efforts and contributions of their teams, so coaching those teams for high performance is a critical management skill. High-performance coaching begins by identifying people's "starting points"- their career and life ambitions. Then, it explores the directions in which people need to move to achieve those visions, and the action steps they need to take to do so.

Empowering Academic Advising With AI: A New Era Of Student Support FREE - Monday, March 25, 2024
This short webinar is designed for academic advisors and advising teams ready to enhance academic advising services with the capabilities of ChatGPT. Together, we will explore practical applications for ChatGPT in academic advising such as comprehensive planning from course selection to graduation. Understand how ChatGPT can help refer students to essential campus resources like tutoring, mental health services, and career counseling. Additionally, we'll delve into the efficiencies ChatGPT can bring to streamline the management processes and improving overall service delivery.

How to Improve Your Online Teaching With Instructor Presence FREE - Thursday, March 28, 2024
Are you looking for ways to increase student engagement in your online class but feel like you don’t have the time, energy, or motivation to revise the entire course? Well, there’s good news! Through Instructor Presence (IP)—the process of creating an online learning community through applications of teaching, social, and cognitive presence techniques–you can revitalize your online courses, energize your connections to students, and create a warm, friendly classroom environment primed for student success. Come learn with us and walk away with strategies you can implement today!

Handling and Documenting a Non-Performing Employee FREE - On Demand
Password:  706831Rec102393
In this webinar, you'll learn about some of the most important tools and resources you'll need to handle and record for accuracy a non-performing employee step by step.

Negating Negativity in the Workplace FREE - On Demand
Password: 707095Rec102342
In this webinar, you will find good, common sense, and easy-to-implement ways to ensure that negativity is nullified and never noticed again.

Writing Effective Emails FREE - On Demand
Password: 704306Rec122141
This webinar takes a fresh look at how to use professional business writing principles and guidelines to get the most from email communication by writing effective emails.

AI Strategies For The Executive Team: 5 Insights For Presidents, Vice Presidents & Deans FREE - On Demand
This specially designed session illuminates the potential of generative artificial intelligence for institutional leadership in higher education. This session is a must-attend for leaders seeking to navigate and leverage AI in their institutions effectively. We will share five key insights to jumpstart your imagination on using AI in the context of higher education leadership. These interconnected insights provide a holistic understanding of AI's role in enhancing institutional operations and educational outcomes. This session is an invaluable opportunity for higher education leaders, whether you are exploring AI for the first time or seeking to deepen your institution's existing AI initiatives.

Creating Effective Communications For The Online Classroom With ChatGPT FREE - On Demand
Effective communication is key in the academic realm, particularly in the online classroom. This interactive sandbox session focuses on leveraging ChatGPT to draft clear, concise, and engaging announcements for the online classroom. Participants will see how to craft messages that resonate, provide essential information, and encourage student action and participation. From course updates and deadline reminders to community-building notices, this session will showcase how ChatGPT can be a faculty member's ally in ensuring their announcements are timely, relevant, and well-received. Experience the transformative way AI can simplify and improve the crucial task of academic communication.

Exploring AI In Instructional Design: 5 Essential Strategies FREE - On Demand
This session delves into the integration of artificial intelligence in instructional design, offering five practical strategies to enhance your design approach. It's an interactive session where participants learn how to seamlessly incorporate AI into their workflows, collaborate effectively with faculty through AI tools, and adopt best practices for using AI in educational settings.The tips will build upon one another, helping each participant conceptualize the role of generative AI, determine individual uses for work, potential uses for working with faculty, some guidance about best usage, and finally, a few prompts to walk away with. Ideal for both AI novices and experienced educators, this session is a unique opportunity to advance skills with the latest in AI technology.

What is the #1 Thing Students ca do to Prepare for Class FREE - On Demand

What's One Tip for an Active Learning Activity that Works Well in an Online Class FREE - On Demand

What Online Tool Do You Use to Train Tutors FREE - On Demand

KSU Landon Lecture Series FREE - On Demand
Governor Laura Kelly
David Beasley - Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme
Juan Manuel Santos - Former President of Colombia
Alan Murray - CEO of Fortune
Michael Pompeo - U.S. Secretary of State
Sonny Perdue - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture
Jerry Moran - U.S. Senator, Kansas
Plus so many more!!

April
April

Co-Create and Collaborate: Unlocking Student Potential Through Open Pedagogy FREE - Thursday, April 4, 2024
Join us for an engaging webinar on embracing open pedagogy and co-creating curriculum with your students! This session explores the benefits of an open approach that empowers students as partners in the learning process. When students help shape course assignments and activities, they take greater ownership over their education. Discover ways to collaborate with students to design more authentic assessments, incorporate real-world projects, tap into their passions and skills, and explore the transformative impact of student partnership on engagement and learning outcomes. Learn tips for guiding students through the process of co-creation, handling challenges that arise, and assessing open pedagogy initiatives. Whether you're new to open practices or looking to take student partnership to the next level, you'll leave inspired to invite your students to the table as collaborators. Bring their fresh perspectives into your teaching and watch engagement and learning outcomes improve! 

Creative Connections: Fostering a Culture of Belonging in the Classroom and Beyond $ - Friday, April 5, 2024
In today's diverse and interconnected world, it is essential for educators to foster a sense of belonging among students. This dynamic workshop delves into the multifaceted concept of identity, exploring the intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic background, abilities, and more. Participants gain a deeper understanding of the rich tapestry of identities within their classrooms, discovering how these diverse perspectives contribute to a vibrant and enriching educational experience. The tools and insights necessary to create an inclusive and welcoming learning environment for students of all backgrounds are provided.

Leadership Live One-Day Workshop: Personal Leadership Brand $ Thursday, April 4, 2024
Leaders with a strong professional brand are impactful, influential, and effective in their roles. In this program, we explore the need to develop a compelling personal brand. We examine several celebrity examples to identify the critical elements of successful brands, and we experience three exercises to assist in the development of a unique brand: Start with Why, Personal SWOT Analysis, and Assets Inventory. At the end of the program, you'll have a powerful brand to share.

The Fulbright Scholar Program: Opportunities in 2025-2026 FREE - Thursday, April 25, 2024
Join the Institute of International Education for this informational webinar on the variety of opportunities the Fulbright Scholar program offers community college staff, adjunct faculty, and independent scholars to teach, research, or conduct projects abroad. Learn how Fulbright Scholar awards can globalize your campuses and classrooms as well as provide funding for international collaboration. Alumni share their experiences as Fulbright Scholars.

Leadership Live One-Day Workshop: Overcoming Resistance to Change $ Thursday, April 25, 2024
Organizational change is a process in which an organization optimizes performance as it works toward its ideal state, as a reaction to an ever-changing environment, or as a response to a crisis. Unfortunately, many people resist change because they fear the impact it will have on them or because they are not convinced of its merits. In this program, we explore the critically important change framework of tasks, relationships, and identities. We also examine how to have effective change management conversations and how to diagnose whether resistance to change is caused by thoughts, fears, or skill capacity.

May
May

Promoting Responsible AI Use for Academic Excellence FREE - Thursday, May 16, 2024
As the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies becomes more prevalent in education, it is vital that we guide students in harnessing AI as a tool for learning and innovation, rather than as a means to compromise academic standards. This webinar provides strategies for redirecting students in the responsible and ethical use of AI while maintaining academic integrity.

June
June

AI Palooza for Educators: Tools, Tips, and Fun $ - Friday, June 7, 2024
Identify the fundamentals of Generative AI and explain its relevance in the higher education context. Apply Generative AI tools to design and construct innovative teaching methodologies. Evaluate the ethical implications and potential biases when judging the appropriateness of AI-generated content for educational purposes.

Game On! Virtual Reality and Other Games as Active-Learning Strategies FREE - Thursday, June 27, 2024
Explore active-learning strategies for your classroom and experience virtual reality firsthand! This session demonstrates new technology and activities to re-energize and re-engage students while maintaining high educational standards. Participants play Blooket, explore VR apps, and learn how to turn their city into an interactive exhibit where students can explore and create. No technical experience is needed. Participants will demonstrate the ease of using educational games and virtual reality apps in the classroom. Participants will select at least 3 ideas for active learning activities or games to energize and motivate students in their classes. Participants will identify potential sites and people for students to learn from in their city.