TxDLA Targeted Professional Development Days:
2021 Spring Webinar Series
TxDLA is offering a FREE half-day webinar series led by distance learning experts with topics developed especially for each of our constituencies.
View "Professional Development Training Day" Spring 2021 Webinar Recordings & Resources
What Can We Learn from our Disabled Students?
Karen Anglin, Professor, Tyler Junior College
The ADA has driven many changes in Education. As we learn to serve our disabled students, we improve our teaching skills. In TxDLA’s Accessibility Certification class, the presenter gained in depth knowledge of familiar topics; however, there was one topic that she knew nothing about. You have heard of CC, but have you heard of AD? Audio Descriptions added to your videos are not as difficult to add today. Specific strategies, tools and software will be shared.
Creating Exciting Videos for Your Classes
Michael Ward, E-Learning Specialist and Video Producer, Kilgore College
Learn multiple ways to create professional looking videos as well as helpful tips to make sure that your students are engaged while watching them. Whether you have a studio or just a webcam this class is for you.
Open Discussion/Community Building
Discuss Sessions, Best Practices, Adaptations to Covid Restraints, etc.
12:30 - 2:00 pm
Panel: Building Your Courses for the Future: Post Covid Distance Education
How has the Covid Pandemic changed higher education, and how have student, faculty, and institutional expectations changed for the future of distance education?
Moderator: Patrick Pluscht, Executive Director, DSI Digital Growth, University of North Texas
Mark E. Workman, Ed.D.
Dean of Distance Learning
Director - Distance Education
Tyler Junior College
Ms. Stephanie Ducheneaux
Dean of Instructional Affairs
Western Texas College
Brian St. Amour
Director, Distance Education, eLearning
Legislative Updates (Updates from THECB/Grant-Funding Opportunities)
Moderator and Host: Michelle Singh, PhD., Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Get the scoop about the latest happenings at The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). Learn about new digital initiatives, grant opportunities, and more!
Lunch Networking Session
Visit with friends and colleagues from TxDLA. Experience the “fun” of TxDLA. Join us for digital camaraderie, and of course everyone’s favorite--prizes.
Survivor: Instructional Designer Edition
Moderator and Host: Charlene Stubblefield, Prairie View A&M University and President, TxDLA
Has the past year felt like an edition of Survivor to you? Thanks to the work of Instructional Designers, the monumental task of bringing higher education online has been more bearable! In this session, learn about the tools Instructional Designers have “brought to the island” to make the pandemic challenges manageable and to stay in the game.
Instructional designers, in particular, have experienced an exponential increase in workload and demand during the during the pandemic. Find out how they used their unique skill set to manage the crisis and help bring entire universities online in a matter of days
Dara Ajiboye , Prairie View A&M University
Tamarin Butcher, Texas State University
Holley Baker, Texas Tech University
Anthony Salinas, University of Texas Rio Grand Valley
The Ecosystem of Digital Learning
Dr. Ashley Spicer-Runnels, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, Texas A&M University - San Antonio
Building Classroom Culture in a Virtual Classroom
Nicole Adkins, ESC Region 11
Engaging Students with Nearpod
Maria Collins, ESC Region 11
Creative Classroom Management Strategies
Shadarra James, Dean/Teacher, iSchool Virtual Academy
Best Practices in a Blended Environment
Charles Cooper & Shelly Shaw, ESC Region 11