Current Opportunities

On Course CTE Professional Development Workshop

Partnerships for Innovation is excited to support Jill Sand at Southeast Community College and her team of Nebraska community college peers for this professional development opportunity. There are 1 day and 4 day workshops available.

The one-day On Course Workshop (limited to 50 attendees) is a learner-centered professional development event designed to provide you with innovative strategies for empowering your students to become active, responsible and successful learners.These learner-centered strategies—representing best practices from innovators in higher education, business, psychology, sports and personal effectiveness—help students become full and active partners in their own education.

Strategies presented in this workshop improve both student academic success and retention.Join us for this major on-campus professional development event and learn proven methods for empowering your students to achieve their greatest potential in college…and beyond.

  • SCC – Lincoln – April 10
  • NECC – Norfolk – May 19
  • CCC – Grand Island – June 14
  • WNCC – Scottsbluff – August 16
  • Mid-Plains CC – North Platte – August 15
  • MCC – Forth Omaha – Fall 2017

The 4 day On Course workshop requires completion of the On Course Workshop I. In the      
On Course II Workshop, you’ll not only add to your repertoire of student-empowerment strategies, you’ll also learn to design and deliver learner-centered educational experiences that help students move from superficial to deep learning.

These advanced design and facilitation skills are drawn from best practices in academic curriculum design, brain research, learning styles, active-learning principles, corporate training methodology, and personal development strategies. Strategies presented in this workshop improve both student academic success and retention.

  • SCC – Lincoln – April 11-14
  • CCC – Columbus –  May 15-18
  • CCC – Grand Island – July 17-20
  • Mid-Plains CC – Ogallala – Oct. 10-13

For more information, contact Jill Sand at 402-437-2781 or 

To register for the 1-day workshop:

To register for the 4-day workshop:

Nebraska Developmental Education Consortium

The Nebraska Developmental Education Consortium website is now live. To learn more about the consortium, available resources, and the upcoming Nebraska Developmental Education Conference, visit their website at The 2017 conference is being held in Kearney on October 20 – 21. It will feature guest speakers from around the country and promotes a collaboration of resources and research.

Engaged Learning Experience

Southeast Community College presented a statewide professional development project to introduce, demonstrate, and facilitate the use of “Engaged Learning.” These methods of teaching/learning encourage a high level of student engagement and interaction both inside and outside the classroom. The project goal was to improve student learning by equipping faculty to successfully implement engaged learning tools and techniques in their classrooms. SCC’s own experience with Engaged Learning has shown promise in improved test scores and more enthusiastic participation by students and faculty alike.

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Conference Presentation: College Readiness

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