Looking to spend that professional development money or learn some valuable new skills for teaching? You’re in luck! 2021 is chock full of great opportunities to get your learn on. Here are a few that we’ve rounded up. 

LT Workshops and Courses 

Here’s what we’ll be offering:

Getting Started with YuJa

This session will go through the best practices for capturing and delivering videos through the Yuja Multimedia Management system. Additional functions, such as organizing, editing, and captioning video files will also be covered.

  • Thursday, February 4, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, February 10, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Register in Cornerstone

Spring Conferences 

While most conferences are still being held online, many are now free or reduced cost. Check out these upcoming professional conferences. 

ILLCO Growing Online Learning 


Online, March 9-11, 2021 

Education has the power to break down barriers, cross borders, and empower the next generation to change the course of the future.

Never has the conversation around teaching and learning been more critical and we are honored to help shine a light on the innovators, policymakers, practitioners and learners at the center of it all.

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Spring CUE Conference

Online, March 18-27, 2021 

Whether a seasoned educator or a first-year teacher, enhancing your technology acumen is essential for success in the digital age of education and distance learning.

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OLC Innovate 2021 

Online, March 15-19, 2021 

Education innovation. It’s how we, as a community, continue to thrive in this rapidly changing learning environment. It’s how we respond to, revolve around, and guide student success and satisfaction. Whether embracing emerging tech, incorporating intelligent learning management systems, or designing blended classrooms, now more than ever it is imperative that academic leaders, faculty, and administrators alike come together to ensure that our pedagogies are progressive, organic and continually break new ground.

Advancing education innovation requires continuous visionary leadership from all disciplines. And that’s why we’re inviting you to join us for this fully online, virtual conference. Together we will challenge our teaching and learning paradigms, reimagine the learning experience, and ideate on how disruptions in education today will shape the innovative classroom of tomorrow.

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Faculty Summer Institute

Online, May 19, 2021 

FSI: At the Intersection of Teaching, Learning, and Technology is an annual conference that brings educators and instructional-technology professionals together each May at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Attendees come from across Illinois and as far away as Canada. The conference features keynote presentations, networking, and hands-on training on the use of modern communication and information technologies in education.

Participants are encouraged to share their experiences and teaching methods in person and virtually. Networking is a main component of FSI, and there are many opportunities for social engagement during receptions, scheduled activities, and concurrent sessions.

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ION Courses

Learn more about teaching online through these valuable courses. Bonus–COD employees get a discounted rate! Email us for information. Upcoming Spring courses include: 

  • Universal Design 
  • Blended Instruction and Design
  • Instructional Design for Online Course Development 
  • Overview of Online Instruction 
  • Overview of Online Instruction 
  • Practicum for Master Online Teacher Certificate 
  • Student Assessment in Online Courses 

Register for ION Courses here

Other Opportunities 

Still looking for ways to learn? Here are a few other things to check out. 

Adobe Education Exchange

The ADE is a great place to learn more about Adobe products and teaching with technology. They have a large slate of upcoming courses that cover topics like graphic design, flipped learning, video creation and more.

3Play Media Upcoming Webinars

There are some great webinars on here for those looking to learn more about creating truly accessible course content.

Have something else you think people should know about? Let us know! We’ll add it to the list and send it out in our newsletter.