Below is a list of professional development opportunities offered at BCTC and at venues external to BCTC. Those opportunities that are offered by BCTC groups and/or opportunities that are available at a low cost are noted for your convenience. Links to the Teaching and Learning Center and the Technology Tutorials and Training are also available in the navigation bar to assist BCTC employees with their professional development needs.
To include other PD opportunities on this page, please contact Miranda Hines.
Faculty in the Nursing Division may view a schedule of monthly continuing education opportunities offered within the division here.
Finance & Operations is offering in-house training for pro-card use, cash handling, payroll, and more! To see a complete list of available sessions, go here.
While registration is not required, please let the listed presenter know if you plan to attend so they can plan accordingly.
This training addresses supervisory skills such as communication, coaching, change management, organizational development, and human resource requirements. All full-time supervisors at BCTC are encouraged to complete this 16 hour certification. Certification will be offered upon completion of all four modules: Module 1 and Module 2 will be offered in the fall semester, while Module 3 and Module 4 will occur in the spring semester. Each module will be offered on four different dates to accommodate different schedules. To view more information about each module, or to register for this training, go here and click on Register for Professional Development Courses.
CollegeFish.org is a FREE tool for both community colleges and their students. Students can research colleges, get organized, and successfully plan and prepare for community college completion and transfer. Including access to transfer guides, college and university transfer programming, and over $37 million in transfer scholarships, CollegeFish provides a number interactive, online resources to keep students on track and support the community college staff who serve them.
If you missed the face to face presentation, join this webinar to review the log-in procedure for accessing CollegeFish as an advisor and to assist your students in step-by-step how to log-in to CollegeFish!
Instructions to join this webinar can be viewed here.
Inspired by what they learned at BCTC’s Latino Leadership and College Experience Camps, students at Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School set out to create a student led organization to support college awareness and access as well as provide a safe space for Latino and immigrant youth to share their stories within their school. As a result of their creativity and leadership nurtured by Dr. Steven Alvarez of the University of Kentucky, the Dunbar “Latino Outreach Leaders (LOL)” wrote and published Living Out Loud: Our Stories, Our Struggles.
On behalf of the LOL leaders, BCTC Latino Outreach would like to invite you to a special book reading and signing. In addition to current LOL leaders, BCTC’s Latino Student Association, Enlace (en-la-say) and students from HUM 120 Spanish immersion section, taught by Maria Karen López, will share their stories of student success. As explained by Dr. Alvarez, “Their compositions illustrate the intricacies of writing from their lived experiences as los nuevos Kentuckianos and offer a glimpse into how these students envision their futures and the importance of education figuring into their dreams.”
Questions? Contact Erin Howard by email or at (859) 246-6436.
What can college instructors do to enhance each phase of the student learning process? Join Bethanie Tucker for this free teleseminar, and add to your understanding of how new information is:
Recommended for college faculty, administrators, and professional student support staff. Listen in for a new perspective on how you can improve student retention and completion.
Register today for this complimentary professional development event.
Click below to add the event to your outlook calendar:
The Human Learning Process and Under-Resourced Students.ics
For more information or to ask a question about this event, contact Barbara Duncanson.
In this free, hour-long webinar, CIOs and campus accessibility leaders will provide strategies, solutions, and resources for how to address IT accessibility on your campus. Two CIOs, Bruce Maas from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and Marc Hoit from North Carolina State University, will give their perspectives and share their stories about what has made accessibility successful on their campuses.
For more information or to register, go here.
Busy calendars, limited meeting space, and distance can make scheduling meetings hard. Lync can make that process easier, but HOW do you lead an effective Lync meeting??? Join Connie Rine in person at Leestown or join her online via Lync as she provides an overview of Lync and shares tips for how to lead an effective Lync meeting!!!
Login information to join the Lync meeting is below.
Save the date for the 7th Annual MOSAIIC Conference. This year’s theme, The Beauty and Confusion of Fusion: The Memoirs of a Mixed-up Society, is centered around the growing demographics of mixed ethnicity in the USA or cultural fusion. Activities will include Thursday’s Keynote Luncheon Speaker, Dr. Samuel Betances, nationally renowned scholar, writer, speaker and activist; various panels, presenters, activities, and awards; and a special Thursday evening MOSAIIC 3M reception featuring Motown, Merengue and Mariachi.
More information regarding registration and the agenda will be available online, beginning mid-October.
This intensive three-day grant proposal workshop is geared for: 1) those who wish to strengthen their grant writing skills and 2) beginners who wish to acquire and master the techniques of preparing, writing and winning proposals from various funding agencies. The center of attention will be on how to effectively write proposals in times of keen competition and limited resources. Much has happened in new regulations and in approaches to grant writing, be it for the researcher in the sciences and social sciences, education and non-profit professionals.
Space is limited, and since this class fills up quickly, it is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.
For more information or to register, go here, or call us toll free at (866)-704-7268 or (571) 257-8864.
This session highlights best practices for moving lab-based science courses online using “wet” labs. Attendees will also learn why an institution of higher education believes that online can be as effective as on-campus in meeting the course objectives, based on statistics and results from a grant.
The webinar will be particularly relevant to the academic deans and curriculum developers, as well as science department chairs and professors who are often tasked with the challenge of growing online learning in order to increase enrollment, meet student demands and achieve fiscal goals in a challenging climate.
To learn more about this opportunity or to register, go here.
Graduates of the 21st Century need more than content knowledge. They need effective and cognitive skills to survive and thrive in an increasingly diverse and global economy. Community college leaders must find ways to transition the campus to a culture of life-long learning and service while maintaining high academic standards. This webinar will share key service learning elements and ways in which colleges can implement them to transform their campus into a full-service organization, one faculty member at a time. Participants will explore how service-based learning can be used to embed global education college-wide.
To learn more about this opportunity or to register, go here.
Course delivery is not what it used to be. Increasingly, institutions of higher education are moving to online and hybrid class offerings. Critical to answer as this shift occurs is, are these programs providing the necessary support services to help students succeed in the online environment? Further, how do institutions implement support programs that are turnkey and budget-friendly?
This session will explore a series of online tools, services and strategies that faculty and staff can use immediately to provide necessary aid to online students. Participants will learn how to integrate products in creative ways and design a very comprehensive, affordable enterprise solution for online course delivery and student support services.
The Fall 2012 Training Schedule is now available. There are 25 sessions scheduled throughout the semester; everything from browsers to apps to course design and maintenance. Check out the schedule here or find it on the Blackboard portal. You do not need to register for the trainings, simply click the "Join" link on the schedule at the appropriate time. You will also be able to add the sessions to your Outlook calendar by clicking the Outlook icon on the schedule. All sessions will run 30-60 minutes and held through Bb Collaborate. Sessions will be archived for those who cannot attend live. New to Bb Collaborate? You can check your system requirements here and you can go through an online orientation for BbCollaborate here.
CLEP has launched a series of new professional development webinars. These free one-hour sessions are designed to meet the needs of faculty and testing professionals. Topics will be useful to those on campuses just beginning to use CLEP and to those who have more specific needs and questions.
To register for these sessions, go here.
Bluegrass Workforce Solutions provides continuing education, recertification, and relicensure courses for a variety of professionals. Continuing Education Units (CEU's) will be awarded for those courses and participants will receive a Certificate of Completion to be used for recertification/relicensure requirements. For more detailed information, visit the website or call (859) 246-6666.
Coursera is a social entrepreneurship company that partners with the top universities in the world to offer FREE online courses for anyone to take. Their technology enables the best professors to teach tens or hundreds of thousands of students in an effort to give everyone access to the world-class education that has so far been available only to a select few. Their goal is to empower people with education that will improve their lives, the lives of their families, and the communities they live in. Courses include a wide range of topics, spanning the Humanities, Medicine, Biology, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Business, Computer Science, and many others. Whether you're looking to improve your resume, advance your career, or just learn more and expand your knowledge, there are multiple courses that you may find interesting.
To explore and register for a course, go here.
Go2Knowledge is a new online resource that grants all BCTC faculty and staff unlimited access to 100+ professional development trainings with the click of a button. Full-time and part-time employees may access trainings on the following topics, at any time, day or night:
After completing each training, you may print a personalized certificate. Access instructions are available under Professional Development & Training in ITES.
*Please note: Each training is 1 ½ hours and may be paused for up to 3 hours. If your session times out, you may receive credit by restarting it, fast forwarding to where you left off, and finishing your training.
Online courses cover a variety of topics including accounting, personal finance, grant writing, computer skills, healthcare, sales and marketing, digital photography, starting your own business, health information management, creative writing, graphic arts, and web design, just to name a few. For more detailed information, visit the website or call (859) 246-6666.
FridayLive! is a free, interactive, Internet-accessible, multimedia weekly series offered by The Teaching, Learning, and Technology (TLT) Group. The TLT Group is a not-for-profit that helps college and university educators take advantage of changing technology so they can improve teaching and learning. As a non-profit, the TLT Group looks to enable collaboration, support, mutual understanding and communication among key stakeholders in an institution, and use evidence to make better decisions.
FridayLive! sessions alternate among a variety of topics: Dangerous Discussions, interviews, tech topics and tools. You can join FridayLive! on Fridays from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Even though the session is free, we'd prefer that you register in advance, unless you are an individual member and hold a season FASTPASS. Room opens at 1:45 p.m. Main session from 2:00 to 2:55 p.m. Closing until 3:00 p.m. Afterthoughts until 3:30 p.m.
For more information or to register, go here.
Innovative Educators is dedicated to providing superior training focused on critical issues facing students and educators today. Our primary goal is to provide the information, training, and skills necessary to implement positive change on a personal, professional, and institutional level. Complimentary webinars address topics such as service-based learning, rubrics, advising, use of open educational resources, student engagement, campus safety, and much, much more.
To view a complete list of these trainings and to register, go here.
National Seminars Training offers training on topics including Microsoft Office products, communication, conflict and confrontation, HR and ADA issues, project management, marketing, generational differences, and more. To view a complete list of these trainings, go here.
Limited access to webinars is available to BCTC at no cost until October 18, 2013. For more information and to recommend one of these webinars, please contact Miranda Hines.
The Remote Advisor is a new online tool that provides advising training to address working with students at a distance. This training satisfies a PD training requirement for faculty advisors.
To access this online tool, go here.