Events

Upcoming events

    • 06/15/2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Roanoke Higher Education Center (Room 212 Main Floor). 108 North Jefferson Street , Roanoke, Virginia 24016
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     ​Designing Game-based Learning and Gamification-centered Training and Instruction

    Abstract

    In this workshop, participants will explore the fundamentals of game-based learning and gamification and how they can be used to enhance instruction. Participants will explore a wide varieties of games and technologies to develop games, as well as strategies to evaluate them. 


    Speaker Bio

    Tamara Kravitz is the Senior Training Director at Cybervance Inc., since November 2017.  She is responsible for the development and roll-out of online courses, webinars / instructor-led training, infographics and more.  Tamara is an expert in gamification, learning strategies, adult learning principles, and Learning Manager System (LMS).  
    Previously, Tamara has worked at Johns Hopkins International Medicine as Training and Educational Subject Matter Expert for their 6 hospitals, health insurance company, and School of Medicine.  Prior to healthcare, she was a sales engineer and technical training manager at Ciena, a large telecommunications technology corporation.
    Tamara has more than 15 years of Instructional Design and Learning Management. Tamara holds a Masters of Instructional Technology from Towson University and a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Visual Arts from University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC).   She has traveled around the world conducting training and speaking engagements at various learning industry wide events.


     


    • 07/13/2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar
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     Guided Evolution in Instructional Design

    Abstract

    Instructional Design and talent development, as an industry, are not yet having their day, but they're well on their way. As more companies of all sizes and shapes finally grasp the critical importance of good training as opposed to simply throwing content toward learners, we in the Learning and Development field can make a huge difference. This session will focus on a few high-impact, easy win areas that we can do a lot of good in for our stakeholders and organizations-- and by extent our industry.

    Attendees will be able to ask questions that help identify areas for quick instructional design wins and  will be energized to go back into the fray and do great instructional design. 

    Topics: 
    - What instructional design is today 
    - Stakeholders' perception of instructional design 
    - Managing expectations around instructional design 
    - Starting with awesome 
    - Delivering awesome

    Speaker Bio

    Jared Garrett is not a unicorn. While his depth and breadth of L&D skills are quite rare, that doesn’t mean he has a magical horn and looks like a horse.

    Jared has been in adult education for more than twenty years. He got his start teaching Portuguese, then moved on to teaching English as a Second Language to thousands of students around the world. Due to his combination of talent based on his unique youth and having taught for twelve years, he’s gained a unique level of insight into the learner’s mind. It’s this insight and obsession with making the very best learner-focused training experiences that have carried him in his career as an Instructional Designer into one of the coolest companies on the planet. As a Senior Instructional Designer for Amazon, he’s traveled the world twice delivering seminars and workshops to every level of the business, created hours of eLearning, and consulted on learning delivery strategy for several global teams.

    Currently, Jared is a stay-at-home-professional, doing Instructional Design for his Amazon team, consulting through his solo outfit, H2M Creatives, and writing novels. His wife of 20 years is a full-time law student, which is why Jared works from home so that he can be the caregiver to their seven children. Yes. Seven children. 

      


    • 08/10/2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar
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      ​Professional Development for Healthcare Providers - Changing Education Practice

    Abstract

     This webinar is focused on 21st century knowledge and skills needed by healthcare providers to succeed in their careers and remain competitive. 


    Speaker Bio

     Jason Bates, Training & Simulations Manager, University of Maryland Medical Center

    Jason Bates has over 13 years of experience developing simulation based education in medicine. He currently serves as Training and Simulation Manager at The University of Maryland Medical Center leading the development of medical simulation programs within the Shock Trauma Center. He has worked as a project manager, program manager, business development manager and SME for many different education technology initiatives and has an extensive background in the design, development and implementation of simulation based training in medical education.  His current interest is in integrating augmented and virtual reality into medical simulation training programs and is also faculty at the University of Maryland Blended Reality Center.  He has co-authored a text book on instructional design in medical education and is an annual presenter at the international meeting on simulation in healthcare conference.    


    • 08/31/2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar
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      ​Nailing the Learning & Development Job Interview

    Abstract

    ​In this webinar, participants will explore the latest trends in industry and higher education to succeed in interviews in the learning and development fields, based on what hiring managers are looking for. Topics include effective application materials, use of electronic portfolios, key elements of a cover letter and resume, and frequently asked questions during these interviews.


    Speaker Bio

    Miko Nino has been in the fields of instructional design and training since 2006. During this time, he has worked as coach, consultant, project manager, instructional designer, trainer, and research fellow. Currently, he is Instructional Design & Training Manager at Virginia Tech. Also, he is the current President of the ATD Valleys of Virginia Chapter. 

    A significant part of his practice and research focuses on professional development, digital networking, and professional ePortfolios for job search and career advancement. He is interested in recruitment and hiring trends in industry and higher education. For years, he has mentored students in public speaking, interviewing skills, and resume/cover letter writing. Other practice and research interests include digital game-based learning and online course quality. His work has been published in magazines and peer-reviewed journals and presented at regional, national, and international conferences. 

    Prior to Virginia Tech, he collaborated with organizations such as Johns Hopkins Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Special Olympics, Leo Pharma, University of Maryland Baltimore County, and others. He holds a BA in International from Lindenwood University, a MA in Instructional Systems Development from University of Maryland Baltimore County, and he is completing his PhD in Instructional Design & Technology at Virginia Tech.



    • 09/14/2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Roanoke Higher Education Center (Room 212 Main Floor). 108 North Jefferson Street , Roanoke, Virginia 24016
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     ​Successful Project Management: Using PM Skills for Career Success

    Abstract


    Project Management is a fundamental skill to succeed as a professional. Regardless of the nature and topic of the project, using sound project management skills guarantees timely and high quality delivery. This workshop will teach participants what project management is about, how to apply it to their work, relevant technologies, and strategies to overcome common challenges in projects.


    Speaker Bio

     Vicki Hall, Project Manager, Enterprise Systems.

    Vicki Hall is an accomplished IT and business executive with more than 25 years of progressive leadership experience in oil and gas, construction, higher education, technology and retail sectors.


     


    • 10/19/2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar
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       ​Creating Accessible Documents in Microsoft Word and Powerpoint

    Abstract

    Learning technologies, instructional design, performance improvement Description: In this webinar, participants will explore key principles of accessibility and their importance when creating materials. In addition, they will apply these principles to create documents and presentations that follow universal and message design principles. 


    Speaker Bio

    George Joeckel, Web Accessibility Specialist, WebAIM.org
    • 11/30/2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Roanoke Higher Education Center (Room 212 Main Floor). 108 North Jefferson Street , Roanoke, Virginia 24016
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     ​ Successful Onboarding: Best Practices to Integrate New Employees into your Organization

    Abstract


    This workshop focused on best practices to onboard new employees into your team or organization. Topics include the design and development of successful orientation plans, scheduling of the onboarding process, fostering engagement in new employees, teaching about your products and organization, and resources needed for the success of new employees.


    Speaker Bio

     Ron Poff, Industry Director & Director of Global Marketing, Mar-Bal, Inc


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