The latest ACE webinars to help you navigate the classroom and your career.

Leadership in an Online Environment

April 2, 2020

Leaders are charged with creating supportive and safe environments for their teams. Most of us know what this looks like in a physical space, but it can be difficult to identify in an online workplace. This session explores practical approaches leaders can use to create productive and dynamic virtual work environments.

Making Digital Learning Interactive

April 16, 2020

There are a wealth of e-learning tools available, but how do you know which ones are the best for engaging your students? This session presents practical approaches for turning students into interactive learners when the physical learning environment is transformed into a digital space.

Impactful Student Feedback In the Online World

April 23, 2020

Research shows constructive feedback to students is key to engagement and learning online. This session will provide instructors with the impactful student feedback equation for providing comments on students' online writing assignments. Participants will be able to see examples of applying the equation, as well as examples of ineffective feedback to students.

Promoting Mindfulness in the Online Environment

May 21, 2020

Mindfulness and meditation can be difficult to conduct in a fully virtual environment. However, it is not impossible. The mindfulness can be applied to increase meditation practices, decrease stress, and promote positive psychology. This presentation will go over how a fully online workplace can successfully promote mindfulness techniques. This session will also include a real-life demonstration of one of the mindfulness practices with a short meditation.

ACE Digital Toolbox Series: The Instructor's Presence in the Online Classroom, Being Student-Centered and Supportive

May 28, 2020 03:46 PM

Supporting online students in the virtual environment is one of the hallmarks of a successful online instructor. In this webinar, the following aspects will be covered: setting a warm and welcoming environment, stressing the importance of communication, providing robust feedback, and challenging students to use tools such as organization and time management to be successful. This webinar is full of tips and suggestions. It will then end with a question-and-answer period, so prepare for interaction!

Emotional Intelligence: The Power of Energy Leadership

Jun 11, 2020 03:45 PM

When we hear the term “leadership,” we often think of CEOs, managers, elected officials or other influential people. But we’re all leaders, every day, in every area of our lives. This is where the power of Energy Leadership lies: Each of us has the power to identify and shift our own energies to better serve our clients, our loved ones, and anyone else we interact with — to lead — right where we are.

Why Do I Keep Doing That?! An Overview of the Enneagram

June 18, 2020, 4ET

Do you ever wonder why you act the way you do when you’re just being yourself? Understanding the Enneagram test can help us unlock a better understanding our motivations, relationships and leadership skills. This presentation will give an overview of all nine Enneagram types and what helps each type thrive.

Emotional Intelligence: Strengths Finder

July 6, 2020, 3PM ET

Achiever, Harmony, Responsibility, Learner and Belief. What does that mean? Clifton StrengthsFinder is a way for people to understand what are their strengths and how to work within their strengths so that they can be the best version of themselves. Each one of the 34 Strengths has its own power. The Strengths are categorized into four main themes: Executing, Relationship Building, Strategic Thinking, and Influencing. As you learn more about your Strengths, you will be able to “Name it, claim it, and aim it”.

Active Learning Strategies in an Online Classroom

September 10, 2020, 3PM ET

This presentation will define the term “Active Learning” and provide examples of the various active learning techniques that can be applied to any discipline in any online course to create an interactive and engaging student learning environment. During the presentation, participants will learn about the various active learning strategies such as case studies, simulations (role play), and games, in order to build learners’ critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration skills.

Supporting Parents in Online Teaching

October 30, 2020

The current state of the nation has led to quick action on the part of educators and families. Now more than ever, the home to school connection must be strong, and parents play a large role. In this presentation, attendees will explore the differences between online and face to face education. Attendees will review and discuss ideas for daily scheduling, engagement, mindfulness, and realistic expectations. Finally, attendees will come away with techniques for taking care of their own needs during the school day.

Revamping Face to Face Lessons to Online

November 20th, 2020

Ways to improve reaching young children and elementary children to enjoy, learn, and interact during virtual learning.

Speaker: Dr. Kevin Dartt

Easy and Accessible Digital Tools

December 14th, 2020

The presentation will focus on several digital resources teachers might use to engage their students in both remote and face to face teaching and learning settings. This presentation might be most beneficial for K-8 teachers who are still emerging in their use of educational technology. The presentation will engage participants in easily accessible platforms which can facilitate class engagement, collaboration, and formative assessment. Digital resources such Padlet, Flip Grid, Socrative, Whiteboard, Actively Learn, Google Slides, and Pear Deck will be explored.

The Type of Leadership We Don't Discuss but Need to: Toxic Leadership

January 25th, 2021

According to several nationwide surveys, between 30-50% of Americans have worked for or are working for a toxic leader. Toxic leaders are leaders who engage in counterproductive behaviors which, in turn, harm organizations and followers. Yet, despite toxic leadership being common and damaging, we rarely talk about this type of leadership and how it influences us. Attendees can expect to learn about what toxic leadership is, how it influences individuals and organizations, and ways to mitigate the effects of this harmful type of leadership.

Imposter Syndrome – How Do I Recognize It?

February 22nd, 2021

Research has linked the imposter syndrome to self-esteem issues, overachievement, and unhealthy levels of perfectionism. Do you worry about putting yourself ‘out there’ for a new position? Or do you worry that you wouldn’t be good enough to be accepted for a presentation or to write an article? Or do you worry that if you do not receive the desired opportunities, people won’t think you deserve them or you are not qualified? Then you may be exhibiting characteristics of individuals with the imposter syndrome. Good news! You are not alone! Join our discussion about imposter syndrome and explore some strategies to overcome it.

Assessing Students in an Online Environment

March 26th, 2021

How do I know they have it? When can I move on? How do I know they are even in the room? These are all questions that Debbie has had to face and work to conquer. Let’s face it, who went to school for this? Probably not many of us and learning any tricks for deeply engaging and assessing our learners in an online environment is a welcome gift. As a teacher herself Debbie has had to adjust to working in an online environment and both developing and adjusting her instructional materials to fit. In this session we will be looking at engagement strategies, online tools for spot checks, discussing online procedure for learning, and the big one, assessing what and how well they understand. Got a great idea to share? Please join us as we learn together in another online learning environment.

Leadership During Trying Times

May 3rd, 2021

Some strategies and practices on how leaders can make a positive impact and difference during tough and demanding times of uncertainty and chaos. Theoretical discussions and tips would remind of ways to apply compassion, motivation, understanding, support, and servant leadership.

Mindfulness, Coping and Wellness After COVID-19

May 28th, 2021

Information session on how to cope and recharge after a stressful year.

Leaders Coping with Workplace Stress Using Interpersonal Skills

September 17th, 2021

Coping with work place stress is real and especially relevant for leaders today. Not only does on-the-job stress affect leaders, it also has cascading effects on those around them. Have you ever wondered why some leaders cope better with on-the-job stress than others? The answer may come from this recent research which showed leaders using the facets of interpersonal skill to cope, without even knowing it or understanding how it helped them manage workplace stress. If leaders could intentionally utilize these skills through a program called Creating Cultures of Coping, the increasing workplace stress leaders experience may decline, affecting the whole organization in positive ways. Participants will gain knowledge about using these skills to help them cope with workplace stress beginning today.

Empathy in the Workplace

November 1st, 2021

Empathy is more than a buzzword. In fact, long before empathy hit the trending scene, Roger Ebert stamped indelible words, “I believe empathy is the most essential quality of civilization” in quote, which may well speak louder today than ever before. Empathy is a recurrent theme emerging from research across fields. While scholars hammer out fine tuning details and terminology for consistent implementation, what has become abundantly clear is the importance of empathy in the workplace and beyond. Empathy is the proverbial game changer.

Integrating Culturally Responsive Practices Into The Classroom

November 29th, 2021

Schools and Districts all over the globe are establishing processes to ensure equity in teaching and learning. Join Dr. Deirdre Brady as she shares their processes and learnings while implementing culturally responsive instructional practices into curriculum. They have worked on strategic professional learning to support reflection and inclusion of an equitable curriculum and learning environment for students. Ideas to get started in the process, the steps her district took, and the ongoing work that is involved will be shared.

Integrating Culturally Responsive Practices Into The Classroom

December 17th, 2021

This presentation introduces audience members to the concept of sustainability across the triple bottom line. The triple bottom line (TBL) is a sustainability framework that includes economic, environmental, and social dimensions. The TBL will be used to guide audience members through various sustainability challenges and address connections through a systems-thinking approach. Audience members will be encouraged to share their own experiences with sustainability and learn tips for best practices.

Professional Learning Networks

February 18th, 2022

In this presentation, Dr. Renée Harmon will introduce audience members to the concept of Professional Learning Networks (PLNs). PLNs were first developed and used by K-12 teachers; however, Dr. Harmon will highlight how they are useful in any industry. PLNs are great tools to build a community of learners, both in-person and online, which the latter will be the focus of this presentation. Audience members will learn about the history of PLNs, the benefits of having PLNs, and designing PLNs in an online environment. Dr. Harmon will provide examples of how to build, manage, and utilize PLNs for continued professional development.

Universal Design for Learning

May 20th, 2022

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an approach to teaching and learning that seeks to create a learning environment, online or in-person, where all students can succeed. In this presentation, Dr. Renée Harmon will introduce attendees to UDL, discuss why UDL is an essential approach to creating inclusive and equitable learning environments, and highlight key researchers on the topic, including Thomas J. Tobin, co-author with Kirsten Behling of Reach Everyone, Teach Everyone: Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education (West Virginia University Press, 2018). Dr. Harmon will share ideas for how attendees can begin the first steps to adopting UDL principles in their classrooms.

Digital Healthcare

March 23rd, 2022

The future of healthcare is digital. From telehealth to AI, healthcare apps to research access, healthcare is a field that's innovating and evolving at a rapid pace. In this free Digital Toolbox webinar, Dr. John Gachago, ACE adjunct faculty in healthcare, shares industry insights and trends to prepare you for what's next.

Kappa Delta Pi Webinars

Online Student Retention Strategies - A Baker's Dozen

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Keys to Safer 21st Century Schools

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A Teacher's Guide to Asking for Help

November 21, 2019

Learners to Leaders

October 6, 2019

Surviving Your First Year

November 6, 2019

How to Make Lessons Engaging

February 12, 2020

How to Innovate throughout Your Teaching Career

March 2, 2020

Using Digital Tools for 21st Century Learning

February 20, 2020

What Is Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT)?

August 10, 2020

Active Learning in a Synchronous Online Environment

November 5, 2020

Creating a Safe Space for All Learners in Our 'New Normal'" to

December 8th, 2020

Being There - How Instructors Make an Impact in Online Education

January 14, 2021

Mirrors, Windows, and Ceilings: A Look at Equity in Education

February 9, 2021

Teaching Diverse Students in Early Childhood Classrooms

March 9, 2021

Supporting Social Emotional Learning Skills Online

April 13th, 2021

Teacher Toolbox Series: Sailing Through Your Early Years

May 19, 2021

Planning for the Future: Hyflex Lessons

July 7, 2021

Teacher Toolbox Series – Leadership During Trying Times

September 24th, 2021

How to Be an Ally Unleashing the Potential of LGBTQ Individuals

October 14th, 2021

The Power of Social–Emotional Learning

December 15th, 2021

Hybrid Learning

February 9th, 2022

Helping Teachers Avoid Burnout

February 10th, 2022

Integrating Arts to Enhance Early Childhood Education

March 23rd, 2022