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Professional Development options for instructors launching® Interactive

The Instructor's Resource CenterOnce Career Choices and Changes and® Interactive
have been adopted by colleges or individual college instructors, they will have access to a variety of optional professional development tools, sessions and resources. They include:

Personal areas of Interactive so instructors can experience the course for themselves (and even plan their next “career or purposeful work” after retirement). They will have the option to keep their work private or share it with their students.

The opportunity for a 45-minute one-on-one phone/webinar orientation with Academic Innovations technical support to review and brainstorm for their course plans and enhancements.

Online Instructor’s Guide with sample course outlines and activity-by-activity lesson recommendations.

Sample hour-by-hour lesson plans and pacing guide in spreadsheet format for editing and adaptation by instructors.

Five optional introductory 45-minute webinars
for instructors using Interactive, archived for access 24/7*
  1. Getting Started: Tips for navigating the website
  2. Maximizing the experience: How to most effectively use the variety of online enhancements with your course
  3. Lesson planning strategies for the hybrid course
  4. Scoring, grading, portfolio and assessment: Strategies to optimize student outcomes.
  5. as an advisory tool: Strategies for advisory sessions to promote college retention and successful transfers.
Online training videos (10 to 15 minutes each) that provide an overview of the curriculum.* Details
Curriculum Overview
Why A 10-year Plan?
Overview of the Career Choices & Changes Curriculum
Why the Career Choices Curriculum was developed interactive

Customizing Your Lesson Plans
Section Four of the Instructor's Guide
Customizing Lesson Plans Using Excel

Course Planning Strategies
Who Am I: Chapters 1 – 2
What Do I Want: Chapter 3 – 7
How Do I Get It? Chapter 8 – 15
Chapter 15: The Final Exam

Close Details

How to Use the Pre- and Post-Surveys to Assess Career Choices and Changes Impact

15 motivational videos (online and/or on DVD) hosted by Olympic Gold Medalist Dain Blanton, introducing select chapters and explaining the value of what the learner is about to experience.

Online Instructor’s Resource Center featuring the lesson planning spreadsheets and videos mentioned above as assessment tools, online learning platform course materials, and a variety of other resources.

Referral to certified training consultant for onsite training of instructional teams. This would be appropriate for schools adopting Interactive on a large scale.

For colleges working with their high schools on a dual enrollment program, a strand at the annual Focus on Freshmen conference in July in Los Angeles would be of interest.