Summer can be a great time to rest and relax, but it’s also full of some really great opportunities to learn and develop professionally. Here are some related to education and technology that we think may be of interest: 

LT Workshops and Courses 

To see what we’ll be offering this summer, check out our full calendar of training opportunities. We’re always adding new things, especially as we approach the Fall term, so check back regularly! 


Many conferences are going hybrid, giving you the choice to travel or stay close to home. 

Faculty Summer Institute 


May 17-18, 2022 Champaign-Urbana, IL 

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.

  • Adapt – We are adapting to the changes across higher education. From student needs to budget climates to accreditation to the value of education in general.
  • Evolve – We will be evolving our teaching styles to match changes in learning. We will be evolving our conferences, professional development, and outreach to demonstrate our value in this changing environment.
  • Engage – How do we engage our students where they are? How do we engage our campuses to understand the changes that are impacting higher education? What strategies can we use to engage both internal and external stakeholders to help in these changing times?

We challenge you to think about this theme and these action words and how you can help us organize an event that is beneficial not only to you but also for your campus and its students.

ITSE Live 


June 26-29, 2022 New Orleans, LA and Virtual 

ISTE’s immersive and collaborative events bring together educators who are reinventing education and using technology to help students drive their own learning. Our virtual and face-to-face events draw the most innovative education changemakers from around the world. This year’s presenters include: Zach King, Elizabeth Pinzon, Cornell West, Rachelle Dene Poth, Dee Lanier, Spencer Kiper, Robert George, and more! 

Anthology Together (Formerly BbWorld)


July 11-14, 2022 in Orlando, FL 

Anthology Together 2022 (#AT22) is the destination for education professionals featuring keynotes by industry thought leaders, peer-driven discussions, best practices sharing, and a variety of networking opportunities. Learn from the best institutions and organizations in education on how they inspire and achieve greatness.

Distance Teaching and Learning Conference


August 3-5, 2022 Virtual 

Since 1985, UW–Madison’s DT&L Conference has provided a transformative professional development experience for individuals working in the field of distance and online education – from faculty and instructors to instructional designers and administrators. This event perfectly complements UPCEA’s focus on online leadership and administration. The partnership will bring DT&L to an expanded community of professionals in the field, creating an even more valuable conference experience for all.

ION Courses

The ION Summer term runs from June 6th until July 31st. Courses being offered are: 

  • Instructional Design for Online Course Development 
  • Overview of Online Instruction 
  • Practicum for Master Online Teaching Certificate 
  • Student Assessment in Online Courses 
  • Encouraging Communication 
  • Faculty Support for Online Leaders
  • Digital Technology 
  • Creating Accessible Videos 
  • Creating and Sharing Open Educational Resources 
  • Technology Tools 

Find more information about courses and registration on the ION website

Webinars and More 

Still haven’t found what you’re looking for? Here are some other opportunities to learn! 

  • Adobe Education Exchange Check out Adobe’s listings of available summer training! You can learn how to make infographics in Illustrator, create cultural studies zines, build interactive student portfolios and more! 
  • EdSurge Online Webinars These webinars cover a wide range of topics, mostly focused on using technology to teach and learn. Explore topics like online proctoring, anti-racist pedogogy and more! 
  • Education Week Webinars While some of these webinars may be more K-12 focused, many are general enough to provide interest and insight for those working in higher education as well. 

Have other learning opportunities you want to highlight? Share with us!