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.
Online Student Retention Strategies - A Baker's Dozen
October 13, 2020
Keys to Safer 21st Century Schools
November 4, 2019
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 ACE.edu/webinars
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