Looking to add some PD to your schedule this fall? There’s plenty to choose from, whether you want to take a quick class or attend an educational conference.

Workshops and Courses 

Here’s what’s going on locally at COD this fall! We’ll be offering several opportunities to learn and will add to our slate of events throughout the term.


There are loads of great ed tech conferences in the fall!


October 9-12 in Chicago, IL and 18-19 Online

The EDUCAUSE Annual Conference showcases the best thinking in higher education IT! 

This is THE event where professionals and technology providers from around the world gather to network, share ideas, grow professionally, and discover solutions to today’s challenges. It’s the largest gathering of your peers…people you can relate to, learn from, and stay connected to throughout the year. This year’s conference is in Chicago, so no big travel costs!

OLC Accelerate

Virtual: October 3-5

In-Person: October 24-27, Washington, DC

The Online Learning Consortium’s Accelerate 2023 conference emphasizes the most innovative and impactful research and effective practices in the field of online, blended, and digital learning. Supporting administrators, designers, and educators alike, this conference offers attendees a comprehensive list of sessions and activities tailored to addressing the challenges and goals of our entire community.

This year’s conference theme is “Creating Connections:  Uniting Learners through Collaboration and Creativity.” The conference will take place both virtually (October 3-5, 2023) and onsite (October 24 -27, 2023) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, MD (Washington, D.C.).

WCET Annual Meeting

October 25-27, New Orleans, LA

The WCET Annual Meeting brings together higher education professionals to share advances in digital learning practices and to explore emerging policy challenges facing institutions and organizations today. The 35th Annual Meeting will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana.

This year, we are thrilled to host the first Annual Summit for Women in eLearning (ASWE), formerly known as IFWE, in conjunction with the WCET Annual Meeting. ASWE: Evolve will take place October 26-28.

ION Courses 

Whether you want to pursue a Master of Online Teaching certification or just brush up on your skills, ION courses are always a great choice. Here’s what’s coming up for the fall. 

  • Blended Learning Design & Instruction 
  • Instructional Design for Online Course Development 
  • Overview of Online Instruction 
  • Practicum for Master Online Teacher Certificate
  • Student Assessment in Online Courses 
  • Quality Assurance 
  • Digital Technology
  • Universal Design 
  • Internal Advocacy for Online Leaders
  • Student Support for Online leaders 
  • Foundations of Accessibility
  • Creating Accessible Documents 

Check out the full schedule here. 

Webinars and More 

Adobe Education Exchange

Adobe Education Exchange is a great place to learn how to use Adobe products (free for all COD employees) to build content in your courses or to engage with students. 

Education Week Webinars

While sometimes geared more towards K-12, there are plenty of topics that are broad enough to engage higher ed professionals, too. 

ASCD Webinars

Again, while sometimes more K-12 driven, these webinars offer advice on teaching from experts, with tips and tools that can also work in higher ed.

OLC Webinars

The OLC offers a wide range of webinars on teaching and technology. If you can’t attend, you can also access the recordings. 

Have something else you think should be on the list? Email us and we’ll add it and feature it in an upcoming newsletter.