Creating Online Professional Development using the NACADA Core Competencies

Dates: 2020 Offerings TBD

Price:  $110 for NACADA members
             $225 for non-members

The “Creating Online Professional Development using the NACADA Core Competencies” eTutorial is a 3.5 week, intensive-learning experience. This eTutorial requires participants to select one NACADA Core Competency and use it as a basis for creating a training/profession development activity in the Canvas learning environment.This learning experience is focused on advisors who either want to, or have been asked to develop advisor training and/or professional development activities for their campus or department. The use of the Backwards by Design instructional design framework is pitched to those will little or moderate exposure to instructional design and with a minimal amount of familiarity with Bloom’s Taxonomies. Participants will share their work with each other, so rather than only having one activity at the end of this tutorial, participants will be able to consider many more to adapt to their local circumstance. 

Participants complete weekly discussion posts, quizzes, and other in-depth assignments.  The content for this training module is designed to provide both a strong theoretical and practical approach for designing advisor training/professional development activities.  

This learning experience is perfect for new advisors and/or faculty and staff new to the advising profession. Individual members may register, and advising administrators, deans, vice provosts, training coordinators, business managers, and other institutional administrators may wish to enroll multiple advisors new to their campus or advising.

Participants will register on the NACADA website when registration opens. Participants will use the NACADA Canvas Learning Management System to complete the eTutorial. 

eTUTORIAL MODERATORS: Dr. George Steele (The Ohio State University) and Dr. Jennifer Joslin (NACADA and Kansas State University).

eTutorial Details

Format
Participants will complete in-depth readings, post replies to discussion boards, and complete quizzes and other assignments. Participants can work at their own pace within each week. There will be weekly assignments but no set time to be online. Participants will have the entire week to complete that week's content, which could be completed in a short and focused time period or done during the week as their schedule allows. By offering this information in an online format, participants are provided a learning opportunity that can be accessed either in their own home or office, and at a time of day that works best for their schedules. Assignments, including discussion posts, quizzes, and readings will be required each week.

The eTutorial is 3.5 (3 1/2) weeks in length. Participants should expect to spend between four-eight hours per week completing the reading, posts, and assignments.

This eTutorial is structured in a manner that allows the participants to develop an international network through interaction with other members of their cohort through virtual chat rooms and discussion boards.

Moderators
Moderators will be assigned to assist those taking the eTutorial by posing questions for discussion, sharing successful practices, and answering questions.

Outline:

Week One: Introduction to Key Concepts

  • Participants will read both the "Introduction to NACADA Core Competencies" and the "Abridged NACADA Core Competencies" documents. (The "Introduction to NACADA Core Competencies" will be sent to participants before the eTutorial starts.)

 Weeks Two and Three: Demonstration, Evidence, and Assessment

  • Participants will submit their assignment in which they identify the NACADA Core Competency component they have selected to address and a draft of Stage 1: Desired Learning Results section of their Activity Lesson Plan.  
  • Participants will be encouraged to attend one of four possible town-hall meeting to discuss their questions and concerns related to creating a professional development activity lesson.

 Week Four: Evidence, Assessment, Ongoing Learning

  • Participants will submit their activity lesson plan to the group file.
  • Participants will browse through the group file and select a colleagues activity lesson plan that they believe could best support their training or professional development efforts and describe how through a discussion post. 

Assessment
Each week will include an assessment component including questions covering material and participation in topical discussions.
 
Completion
Upon successful completion (70% or better within the eTutorial) of all 3.5 weeks, the participant will receive a certificate of completion suitable for framing.

Computer Specifications

Canvas and its hosting infrastructure are designed for maximum compatibility and minimal requirements.

Operating Systems
Windows XP SP3 and newer
Mac OSX 10.6 and newer
Linux - chromeOS
 
Computer Speed and Processor
Use a computer 5 years old or newer when possible
1GB of RAM
2GHz processor
 
Internet Speed
Along with compatibility and web standards, Canvas has been carefully crafted to accommodate low bandwidth environments.
Minimum of 512kbps
 
Screen Readers
Macintosh: VoiceOver (latest version for Safari)
PC: JAWS (latest version for Internet Explorer 10 &11)
PC: NVDA (latest version for Firefox)
There is no screen reader support for Canvas in Chrome

Registration

2019 offerings of this eTutorial: 

  • May 6 - 30

Refund Policy

A refund of eTutorial fees, less a $25 administrative fee, will be made with a written request prior to a 21 days deadline.

Within 20 days: No refunds. At any time prior to the beginning of the eTutorial, a participant may transfer a registration to another individual from the same institution. The new individual must complete and submit a registration form indicating the substitution.