Looking to spend that professional development money or learn some valuable new skills for the classroom? 2022 has got you covered, with loads of opportunities for learning. 

Here are a few we’ve rounded up: 

Spring Conferences 

If you’re up for travel, some conferences are meeting in person this year. Others are sticking to online or adding both types of interaction to their schedules. Whichever format you’re comfortable with, you’ll find options below. 


Hybrid (Online and Austin, TX), March 7-10, 2022 

Whether you are seeking inspiration, conversation, or explanation — these themes underscore the foundation of our work in education. From practice to pedagogy, we are all in this together. SXSW EDU remains a place to reinforce the core principles of teaching and learning as well as an opportunity to tackle complex issues and build reimagined paths forward for education. This year’s themes include: Power, Resilience, Boundless Curiosity, and Humanity. 

Spring CUE Conference

Hybrid (Online and Palm Springs, CA), March 17-19, 2022

Be inspired, connect with fellow educators, and learn about the latest ideas in teaching and learning and the best educational technology for your classroom!  

CUE 2022 will be a celebration of coming together after two years apart. It’s time to come together and celebrate all that is good about being an educator.  CUE 2022 will feature hundreds of informative learning sessions, keynotes from thought leaders and renowned educators, hands-on experiences in eSports, AR/VR, wellness, and more.

OLC Innovate 2022

Online, March 28 to April 1, 2022

Dallas, TX, April 11 to April 14, 2022

It’s back! OLC Innovate, a joint conference presented by OLC and MERLOT, provides a path for innovators of all experience levels and backgrounds to share best practices, test new ideas, and collaborate on driving forward online, digital, and blended learning.

Join us as we 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.

Faculty Summer Institute

Champaign, IL, May 11-18, 2022

To mark FSI’s milestone anniversary, the 2022 conference theme is Back to the Future: 25 Years of FSI.

This theme is supplemented by FSI’s longstanding byline: Adapt, Evolve, Engage.


You don’t have to attend an all/multi day conference to learn! Here are some less intensive training opportunities. 

Blackboard Digital Teaching Symposium 

Online, April 22, 2022

In a world of a million screens, keeping your learners focused on their studies is a complex challenge.  Digital teaching in 2022 is an ongoing exercise to engage your learners in new ways. Educators today are challenged with pairing their coursework with new tactics to get learners involved in their studies.

Digital teaching today requires resilience – the ability to keep helping your learners succeed no matter what. Let’s come together for a day of idea sharing about what helps you rise every day.

Join us on April 21st for a full day of peer-led sessions on digital teaching strategies for the unique needs of 2022. 

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.

Magna Online Seminars

COD employees now have access to the full Magna Commons– 200 recorded webinars on a variety of topics! You will need to sign in with your institutional membership information.  

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.