Professional Development

World Campus Online Faculty Development
A team dedicated to serving the professional development needs of faculty teaching online, face-to-face, and every combination in between. A particularly popular program is the Certificate for Online Teaching.

Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence
The Schreyer Institute helps faculty and staff to use effective teaching methods, engage all students in the learning process, effectively assess students’ learning, enhance the value of teaching excellence, and inform decision-making about teaching and learning.

Teaching and Learning with Technology
TLT helps Penn State instructors take advantage of information technology to enrich the educational experience of their students. Services are designed to support and promote creative and innovative uses of technology in courses to actively engage learners in acquiring and assimilating the core principles and experiences of a discipline.

Penn State EdTech Network
The Penn State EdTech Network is building relationships between the Penn State community and technology leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs. These relationships are creating exciting opportunities for collaborative development of new solutions, services, and research projects, with a focus on artificial intelligence and machine learning, and their potential impact on higher learning.

ID2ID
The ID2ID program provides instructional designers an opportunity to engage a community of colleagues across higher education institutions that share the same passion for advancing teaching and learning. This program is designed to help participants grow professionally through focusing on common areas of interest such as: faculty development, academic transformation, digital literacies, accessibility, assessment, open education, and learning spaces. Program participants are paired into mentor, mentee, or peer relationships and work together towards building personalized program goals that directly tailors the experience for specific professional development interests.

Faculty Development Resources, Dutton e-Education Institute
A collection of faculty development resources, compiled by the Dutton e-Education Institute, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences.

IT Learning and Development (ITLD)
IT Learning and Development (ITLD) provides learning opportunities on many of the technology applications and tools that affect our work and lives at Penn State. The goal of this group is to facilitate teaching and learning with technology to enhance the productivity and efficiency of Penn State’s workforce, as well as to provide professional and personal development opportunities to Penn State students, faculty, and staff.

L&D Professionals of Greater Philadelphia
The Learning & Development Professionals of Greater Philadelphia offers professional development opportunities for participants to sharpen their skills and learn how to use new tools in a collaborative environment with best practices. We focus on Instructional  Design, Facilitation, and Learning Technology topics and trends. We design our sessions to be hands-on learning experiences where participants can apply what they learn in the moment, receive valuable feedback, and gain insights on how to make improvements to  their work.

Lynda.com
Free video tutorials on Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and more–all free to Penn State faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students.

Conferences and Events

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