At your request, Transformative Learning staff are available to present on a variety of topics in almost any setting. We are happy to provide presentations in class, on campus, or in residence halls. Our presenters are energetic, dynamic, and try to make the sessions interactive and enjoyable for the participants.
Below are descriptions for the currently available workshops we offer. To request a workshop, please CLICK HERE. You may click the title of each workshop to view the available lesson plan.
- Critical Reading Strategies: Takes a reader beyond recognizing what a text says and simply restating it to actively recognizing and analyzing evidence upon a page. Particular emphasis will be paid to critical reading within digital texts.
- Exam Preparation: Learn the best strategies to make you confident, prepared and excited for exams!
- Study Smarter with the Study Cycle: Want to be successful in your classes and have free-time left over? Let us teach you how to study smarter by applying the Study Cycle to your study routine!
- Succeeding in a Large Lecture: One way to get a great GPA is to be successful in large lecture classes. This workshop will teach you how!
- Bust Procrastination and Get Organized!: College isn't just about taking classes. Let our experts teach you how to manage your schedule to get the most out of your classes and still have time for the college experience!
- Achieve Your Goals!: Conquer the Chaos! Don't let distractions get in the way of what you want to accomplish. Our experts can train you to set and achieve your goals in college, work, and life!
- Mindset Matters: The way you think about thinking matters when it comes to achieving success in college. Come to this workshop to learn how to engage in growth mindset and become a self-regulated learner.
- Introduction to Public Speaking: This workshop will provide introductory level content focused on reducing anxiety, audience analysis, content development, outlining, and verbal and nonverbal delivery.
- Advanced Public Speaking: This workshop is designed for upper division courses with experienced oral communicators seeking to advance their content and delivery. Topics will focus on self-critique, persuasive appeals, and rhetorical canons.
- Forming Functional Groups: This workshop is specifically designed for students who are just beginning a long-term group project. The presenter will facilitate our Group Contract activity in order to increase commitment, accountability, and effective communication throughout the group project.
- Introduction to Group Communication: This workshop will provide introductory content regarding the process of group formation, group roles, and what makes a successful group.
- Group Presentations: This workshop is designed for assignments that require a group presentation. Content will focus on the best practices and various models of delivery a cohesive, successful group presentation.
- Presentational Aids: Make your power point be the envy of your classmates and professor! This Power Hour will cover best practices in design, content, and integrating your presentation aid effectively within your presentation.
- Introduction to Infographics: This workshop will provide information on best practices in audience adaption, message formation, and universal design basics when creating an infographic. A brief tutorial on multiple platforms used for creating infographics will be provided.
- Grammar Time: Tired of getting points taken off your papers for grammatical errors? Come to this Power Hour and become the grammar expert your mom (and professor) always wanted you to be!
- Writing Process: Avoid desperately starring at a blank screen the night before a paper is due! This workshop will teach a process for managing the paper writing process, including brainstorming and outlining.
- APA & Plagiarism: This workshop will define plagiarism and connect to students to best practices using APA to incorporate outside research effectively.
- Research 101: The process of finding, evaluating, and incorporating secondary research into oral, written, and visual assignments will be covered in this workshop.
- Creating ePortfolios: This workshop will provide best practices in ePortfolio visual and content creation, as well as an introductory tutorial to multiple platforms available for creating ePortfolios.
- Creating websites: This workshop will provide best practices in website visual and content creation, as well as an introductory tutorial to multiple platforms available for creating websites.
Video Editing with the Media Depot
- Digital Video 101 presented by the Media Depot: The workshop will include basic camera, lighting and audio recording techniques. It will touch on basic editing tools and workflows for properly building a multimedia project working towards a final video that can be shared with an instructor. The workshop will also include information about story boarding, script writing, and tips for actors. There will be demonstrations of the equipment and proper techniques.
- Editing in Premiere presented by the Media Depot. (Note: When requesting the Editing in Premiere Workshop, this session will take place in a Media Depot classroom in the William T. Library. This workshop can accommodate up to 16 students per session.)
Public Speaking for Professionals
- Public Speaking for Professionals (available for Faculty & Staff): This professional development workshop will cover best practices in speech development, oral delivery, and presentational aid design in order to increase one’s public speaking effectiveness.
*Please contact Rachael Deel to discuss details of this workshop if needed.