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LSCS’s Faculty to Faculty Webinar Series: Embedded Interventions (Video)

Rating: 3.7/5 (13 votes cast)

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Among several strategies that improve developmental student success at the 90th percentile of national benchmarks is Embedded Interventions, which are ideas that can scale to all disciplines at all levels. Accepting that students do not “do optional,” Lone Star College faculty embed intervention strategies into their teaching. Embedded interventions are free or inexpensive, practical, and easy to incorporate. Each faculty member applies his best professional judgment of which tactics to employ at specific points in the semester. This short presentation includes the discoveries, the data, and two handouts with ideas that anyone can adapt.

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LSC-CyFair Strategies for Retention and Success
UP Advising Flyer
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Lone Star College System (by: Sharon T. Miller)
LSCS’s Faculty to Faculty Webinar Series: Improving Placement in Texas (Video)

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The best placement test can get sabotaged by poor campus practices, and this can cost students time and money. Discover more about adaptive placement tests like our new state test, how to prepare students to do their best, and how to set up state of the art placement policies on your campus.

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Texas Toolbox: Placement
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Lone Star College System (by: Dr. Edward Morante)
Module 12: Student Retention and Faculty Development (Interactive Training Module)

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In this module we explore two related issues for online and hybrid educators: student retention and faculty development.

Although the two topics are not mutually exclusive, we will concentrate on student retention in the first section and faculty development in the second.

In both sections we provide theoretical perspectives and practical strategies for implementation. (Click here for a transcript.)
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Lone Star College System (by: Lone Star College-Online)
Module 11: Vertical and Horizontal Alignment (Interactive Training Module)

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In this module we offer an overview of vertical and horizontal alignment initiatives in the state of Texas and discuss the importance of these programs to you and your students.

  • Vertical alignment refers to developing and delivering standards, assessments, and curricula that prepare students for success in the next grade level and beyond.

  • Horizontal alignment refers to creating cross-disciplinary linkages between standards, assessment and curricula.


We will guide you through some of the literature on various state-wide programs, as well as provide you with some practical examples of how some schools are putting these initiatives into action. (Click here for a transcript.)
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Lone Star College System (by: Lone Star College-Online)
Module 10: Web Literacy (Interactive Training Module)

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Many of our students would consider themselves to be fairly savvy about how to navigate through the World Wide Web.

But how much do they really know about how the Web works?

In this module we explore the topic of Web Literacy.

We focus on how to help students develop critical thinking skills with respect to finding and validating information on the Internet. (Click here for a transcript.)
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Lone Star College System (by: Lone Star College-Online)
Module 09: Assessment (Interactive Training Module)

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In this module we will focus on the basic principles of student assessment. To set the stage, we introduce two online course evaluation tools:

Quality Matters™ Rubric for Online and Hybrid Courses

  • K-12 iNACOL National Standards for Quality Online Teaching

  • Both documents provide an overall robust set of standards for online courses and for instructor evaluation. They define what constitutes excellence in all facets of online course development and instructor best practice.


We will highlight what both documents have to say with respect to assessment practices in the online classroom. Along the way we will provide practical tips and strategies that can help both teachers and students find success. (Click here for a transcript.)
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Lone Star College System (by: Lone Star College-Online)
Module 08: Trends in Online Learning (Interactive Training Module)

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In this module we explore trends in online learning.

Our focus is on the overall concept of a shift in control – a reoccurring theme of 21st century learning in a flat world. We will explore the following:

  • Students as creators rather than consumers of content.

  • Open access to educational materials.

  • Teacher-centered versus student-centered approaches to teaching.

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Lone Star College System (by: Lone Star College-Online)
Module 07: Collaboration and Community Building (Interactive Training Module)

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Providing opportunities for students to build community and collaborate with one another is an essential component of online learning.

In this module we explore how to build community with your students.

We discuss practical strategies, as well as some of the community building tools that can assist. (Click here for a transcript.)
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Lone Star College System (by: Lone Star College-Online)
Module 06: Legal Issues (Interactive Training Module)

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In this module we focus our attention on legal issues and government legislation that have an impact on the online classroom. These issues include:

  • Copyright and Fair Use guidelines

  • The protection of student information outlined in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

  • US Federal Section 508 guidelines for student accessibility


Each topic is considerable enough to comprise a course in its own right; however, we will do our best to provide a brief overview of each, and point you in the direction of resources that can help answer any further questions. (Click here for a transcript.)
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Lone Star College System (by: Lone Star College-Online)
Module 05: Cultural and Global Considerations (Interactive Training Module)

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In this module, we examine cultural and global considerations for online learning.

We share resources to help get your students involved in global collaborative projects, as well as explore issues, considerations and strategies relevant to teaching international audiences. (Click here for a transcript.)
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Lone Star College System (by: Lone Star College-Online)
Module 04: Classroom Management and Communication (Interactive Training Module)

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In this module, our focus is on classroom management and communication strategies. We explore how to:

  • Set guidelines.

  • Manage student expectations.

  • Establish effective communication strategies.


Throughout the module, examples and materials are provided by educators in the field.

You will be invited to share your expertise along the way. (Click here for a transcript.)
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Lone Star College System (by: Lone Star College-Online)
Module 03: Learning Styles (Interactive Training Module)

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Since no two students learn exactly the same way, it is suggested teachers take an approach to teaching and learning that offers students multiple options for taking in information and making sense of ideas.

An online course with curriculum presented in a variety of ways helps target a range of student learning styles and multiple intelligences.

In this module we will:

  • Discuss theoretical perspectives related to learning styles and multiple intelligences.

  • Provide practical teaching strategies that address individual learning styles and multiple intelligences in the classroom.

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Lone Star College System (by: Lone Star College-Online)
Module 02: Flexibility and Time Management (Interactive Training Module)

Rating: 3.1/5 (15 votes cast)

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The ability to manage one's time effectively in the world of online learning is crucial for both students and instructors.

In this module we focus on time management strategies. Our information consists of recommendations from experienced online instructors, and is targeted primarily to teachers who are new to teaching hybrid and online classes.

We will focus on the following items:

  • Setting guidelines for communication and grading

  • Encouraging students to be effective time managers

  • Allowing for a degree of flexibility


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Lone Star College System (by: Lone Star College-Online)
Module 01: Introduction to Online Learning (Interactive Training Module)

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Welcome to the Faculty Development Modules for Online Teaching.

In this introductory module we discuss how to prepare for success when teaching hybrid and online courses.

We address considerations and practical strategies for teachers transitioning from face-to-face classrooms to online learning environments. Our focus is on:

  • What to expect.

  • How to get started.


Along the way you will be invited to share your expertise in our discussions forums. (Click here for a transcript.)
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Lone Star College System (by: Lone Star College-Online)
Art of Delegating (Interactive Training Module)

Rating: 2.3/5 (3 votes cast)

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Delegation skills - Delegating your priorities and having others delegate to you.
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Lone Star College System (by: Laurie L. Passmore)