If you’re hoping to do some professional development this fall you don’t have to look far for opportunities!

Workshops and Courses 

Here’s what’s going on locally at COD this fall! We’ll be offering several opportunities to learn and will add to our slate of events throughout the term.


Even if you don’t want to travel just yet, there are plenty of conferences you can attend from the privacy of your own home. 


October 25-28, Denver, CO and November 2-3, Online

The EDUCAUSE Annual Conference showcases the best thinking in higher education IT! 

With the best presenters, the best content, and the best networking, the premier higher ed IT event brings together professionals and technology providers from around the world to share ideas, grow professionally, and discover solutions to today’s challenges.

OLC Accelerate

Virtual: November 1- 3

In-Person: November 14-17, Orlando, FL

The Online Learning Consortium’s Accelerate 2022 conference, Reflecting Onward: Evidence for a Changed World, emphasizes the most innovative and impactful research and effective practices in the field of online, blended, and digital learning. Supporting administrators, designers, and educators alike, this conference offers attendees a comprehensive list of sessions and activities tailored to addressing the challenges and goals of our entire community.

WCET Annual Meeting

October 19-21, Denver, CO

The WCET Annual Meeting brings together higher education professionals to share advances in digital learning practices and to explore emerging policy challenges facing institutions and organizations today. The 34th Annual Meeting will return to Denver, Colorado in 2022. We look forward to seeing you in person for the first time since 2019!

SLATE Conference

October 5-7, Naperville, IL

With its recurring theme of, “Build it Better”, SLATE continues a long tradition of communication, collaboration, and innovation for all who attend. Recognizing that deployment issues, support concerns, teaching strategies, learning styles, best practices, etc. are common among the varied CMS/LMS platforms, this conference invites all faculty, system administrators, Web developers, instructional designers, librarians, students, and user support staff from institutions that are deploying and/or currently using any Web-based tools, applications, or programs, in their teaching and learning.

ION Courses 

Whether you want to pursue a Master of Online Teaching certification or just brush up on your skills, ION courses are always a great choice. Here’s what’s coming up for the fall. 

  • Blended Learning Design & Instruction 
  • Instructional Design for Online Course Development 
  • Overview of Online Instruction 
  • Practicum for Master Online Teacher Certificate
  • Student Assessment in Online Courses 
  • Quality Assurance 
  • Digital Technology
  • Universal Design 
  • Internal Advocacy for Online Leaders
  • Student Support for Online leaders 
  • Foundations of Accessibility
  • Creating Accessible Documents 

Check out the full schedule here. 

Webinars and More 

Adobe Education Exchange

Adobe Education Exchange is a great place to learn how to use Adobe products (free for all COD employees) to build content in your courses or to engage with students. 

Education Week Webinars

While sometimes geared more towards K-12, there are plenty of topics that are broad enough to engage higher ed professionals, too. 

ASCD Webinars

Again, while sometimes more K-12 driven, these webinars offer advice on teaching from experts, with tips and tools that can also work in higher ed.

OLC Webinars

The OLC offers a wide range of webinars on teaching and technology. If you can’t attend, you can also access the recordings. 

Have something else you think should be on the list? Email us and we’ll add it and feature it in an upcoming newsletter.