Spring 2015 CAP Webinar

REGISTRATION OPEN!

Spring CAP Webinar:

Stop Making Fish Climb Trees:

Using Universal Design for Learning to Foster Online Learner Success

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Central time

Webinar Details

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Summary:

Join us for an active exploration of how online course designers and instructors can implement Universal Design for Learning principles as a key component to effective course design and delivery. Participants will discuss why “less is more” and how using Universal Design for Learning will foster online learner success.

Objectives:

Define the three Universal Design for Learning principles.

Examine course design strategies to enhance student success.

Identify technology tools that allow for Universal Design for Learning implementation.

Presenters/Facilitators:

 

Dr. Linda Macaulay is the Instructional Technologist at Elizabethtown College (PA). She has over 15 years of experience teaching in online, blended, and traditional higher education programs. Before coming to the college, she taught graduate and undergraduate educational technology courses and was also an elementary teacher for eleven years. Her background in leadership for change, technology, and learning theory provides a broad base of knowledge to support faculty as they work to enhance their face-to-face, blended, and online courses with innovative teaching strategies and technology. She states that she is a “teacher first, techie second” because it is good teaching and course design that makes all the difference for student success. She lives in Landisville, PA with her husband, son and two foster children and enjoys listening to Kenny Rogers’ music and camping with her family to unplug and recharge.

 

What started out as a young kid working as a teaching assistant to his little sister’s summer school class grew into a love for education. Trey Mireles’ formal path to becoming an educator began with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During this time he had the opportunity to work with students with physical and emotional disabilities while working in special education in the Madison school district. Completing an MS in Educational Psychology from Capella University provided a theoretical background to support the instructional practices he models and shares. Trey currently works at Madison Area Technical College as a Psychology Instructor and the Arts and Sciences Accelerated Program Coordinator. His strengths as an educator and leader in the field of innovative learning strategies have led to additional opportunities to shape the direction of instruction at Madison College and within the Wisconsin Technical College System. His expertise has been recognized and shared at additional conferences and workshops both locally and nationally.

Trey’s unique experiences and degree allow him to combine an understanding of social sciences and neuropsychology to education. This allows him to provide valuable insights into how the mind works and how to leverage this understanding to become a better educator. Trey was CAP’s 2014 Excellence in Teaching Awardee.

Webinar Fees:

                                 Member        Non-Member

Individual:             $125                $225

2-5 Individuals:    $190                $320

6+ Individuals:     $295                $450

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2014 CAP Award Winners

Congratulations 2014 CAP Award Winners!

“Among the greatest people we know….”  —- 2013/2014 CAP BoardAwards2014

“Leaders, inspirers, and just incredible individuals.  I am honored to know each of them really well!”

– Jeannie McCarron, CAP Director

2014 CAP Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, Dr. Royce Ann Collins, Kansas State University

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Dr. Royce Ann Collins’ professional career has spanned experience with higher education administration, continuing education, and as a faculty member. She is currently Associate Professor of Adult Education in the Educational Leadership Department at Kansas State University. Royce Ann has won national and regional awards for her teaching, research and scholarship. Her teaching and research focus on the adult learner in higher education. Royce Ann has made numerous presentations at conferences and has served on adult associational boards at the regional and national level, including serving on the CAP Board in a multitude of capacities, included two terms as CAP’s Board Chair. Royce Ann spearheaded the research and development of the Quality Standards for Accelerated Programs and the Model for Good Practice for Accelerated Programs in Higher Education. She currently serves as CAP’s Board Research Officer, and serves as the Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Continuing Higher Education.

2014 CAP Excellence in Teaching Award Winner, Trey Mireles, Madison Area Technical College

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Trey Mireles has been a teacher for most of his life.

What started out as a young kid working as a teaching assistant to his little sister’s summer school class grew into a love education. Trey Mireles’ formal path to becoming an educator began with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During this time he had the opportunity to work with students with physical and emotional disabilities while working in special education in the Madison school district. Completing an MS in Educational Psychology from Capella University provided a theoretical background to support the instructional practices he models and shares. Trey currently works at Madison Area Technical College as a Psychology Instructor and the Arts and Sciences Accelerated Program Coordinator. His strengths as an educator and leader in the field of innovative learning strategies has led to additional opportunities to shape the direction of instruction at Madison College and within the Wisconsin Technical College System. His expertise has been recognized and shared at additional conferences and workshops both locally and nationally.

Trey’s unique experiences and degree allow him to combine an understanding of social sciences and neuropsychology to education. This allows him to provide valuable insights into how the mind works and how to leverage this understanding to become a better educator.

2014 CAP Volunteer of the Year Award Winner, Cheryl Bosse, Stevenson University

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Cheryl Bosse is the Assistant Director of Academic Support Services with Stevenson University’s School of Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS), where she has been serving adult students since 2002.  In her former position as Project Manager, her work encompassed a broad range of both faculty and student related responsibilities.  In her new role, Cheryl is primarily responsible for onboarding adult students as well as various aspects of student support in all GPS academic programs. She has served on three consecutive CAP national conference planning committees, acted as chair of the 2014 pre-conference, and provided technical and administrative support for the CAP Connected Newsletter for the past two years.

2014 CAP Rookie of the Year Award Winner, Dr. Rick Read, Union Institute & University

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Dr. Rick Read retired from the U.S. Army in 1998 and returned to Northern Kentucky. He was employed by Easter Seals Southwestern Ohio from 1998-2005 serving as Director of Human Resources and culminating as Vice President, Operations.  From September 1998 – March 2006 he served as adjunct faculty at National College of Business & Technology.  He joined Union Institute & University as adjunct faculty in December 1998.  He has been a part-time faculty member since February 2006 and was appointed chair of the business administration, management, and leadership department on July 1, 2014.  Dr. Read is a member of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association and is also a member of the Northern Kentucky Officials Association (NKOA) and is an evaluator of High School football officials.  Dr. Read earned an MBA from Lindenwood University, and an Ed.D. from Virginia Tech.

2015 National Conference

Save the Date!

The 14th National Conference

for

Accelerated Programs in Higher Education:

Innovative Accelerated and Online Programs:

Shine in a Competitive Market!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 – Pre-Conference Events

August 5 & 6, 2015 – Main Conference

   

The Hospitality Learning Center
Metropolitan State University of Denver

 REGISTRATION WILL OPEN SPRING, 2015!

MORE DETAILED INFORMATION WILL BE POSTED SOON!

For questions or additional information, contact Jeannie McCarron, CAP Director, at (303)964-5253 or jmccarro@regis.edu.