Training Notes


Documents and PowerPoint Presentations 
for Webinars or Training Sessions at Your College

 

Here are some possible training topics for your college:

Online College and Career Success Teaching Strategies
Cou
rse Management Integration
College Success Online
Engaging Students in Learning
A Few of My Favorite Exercises for Student Engagement
Research Based Learning Strategies
Achieving Happiness in Life
Using Positive Psychology for Student Success
Career Assessments
Using Personality Type to Improve Teaching and Learning
Best Practices Based on Research

Training Notes for Webinars and Presentations at Your College 

 

Webinar: Student Success at California Community Colleges, February 7, 2024  

PowerPoint: Student Success at California Community Colleges 

YouTube Video: Overview of Curriculum and Interactive Features 

Classroom Handout: My Personal Strengths Word Cloud 

Classroom Handout: Connecting Personal Strengths to Careers: Personality Summary 

For academic questions, contact Dr. Marsha Fralick: marsha@marshafralick.com 

Learn more about the curriculum at HumanEsources

For a demonstration or to order, contact Carla Lundman: carlal@humanesources.com 

See a demo of my Canvas container with integrated curriculum: 

Go to: https://humanesources.instructure.com/login/canvas

Use this email: marsha@marshafralick.com 

Use this password: facultydemo

 

Webinar:  Increase Student Success with Career Development, November 15, 2023 

PowerPoint: Increase Student Success With Career Development

YouTube Video: Overview of Curriculum and Interactive Features

Classroom Handout: My Personal Strengths Word Cloud

Classroom Handout Connecting Personal Strengths to Careers: Personality Summary

Research: "Comprehensive College Success Courses Increase Student Persistence, Self-Confidence and Satisfaction" by Dr. Marsha Fralick 
 
For academic questions, contact Dr. Marsha Fralick: marsha@marshafralick.com

Learn more about the curriculum at www.humanesources.com/careersuccess

For a demonstration or to order, contact Carla Lundman: carlal@humanesources.com    

 

Webinar: Add Financial Literacy to Your First-year Experience Course, November 9, 2023

PowerPoint: Adding Financial Literacy to Your First-Year Experience Course 

YouTube Video: Overview of Curriculum and Interactive Features 

Use this video to introduce the topic of financial literacy to your students: Financial Literacy 

Classroom handout: My Financial Goals 

For academic questions, contact Dr. Marsha Fralick:
marsha@marshafralick.com 

Learn more about the curriculum, "Attaining Financial Security and Happiness": www.humanesources.com/fl 

For a demonstration or to order, contact Carla Lundman: carlal@humanesources.com    

 

References 

Julian Hazell and Michael Plant, "Can Money Buy Happiness, A Review of New Data," 2021. 

Team Soulveda, "Your Financial Stability Makes You Happier? Find out How", 2023 

 

 

Peer Mentor Training, University of Hawai'i, August 16, 2023

PowerPoint: Hawai'i and Pacific Islands College and Career Success

Rubrics

Discussion Reply Rubric

Rubric for Journal Entries

Classroom Exercises

My Personal Strengths Word Cloud

Personality Summary

Final Project

 

References:

Angela Duckworth, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance (New York: Scribner, 2016).

Carol Dweck, Mindset, The New Psychology of Success (New York: Ballantine Books, 2016).

Sonya Lyubomirsky, The How of Happiness (New York: The Penguin Press, 2008).

Martin Seligman, Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment (New York: The Penguin Press, 2008).

 

 

Increasing Happiness in Learning and Life, Webinars, May 24 and 31, 2022

PowerPoint: Increasing Happiness in Learning and Life

Here is a link to the table of contents and features of our textbook, College and Career Success:

College and Career Success, 9th Edition

For a complimentary copy of the textbook or a demo of the interactive online version showing how I use the material with my students, send your request to marsha@marshafralick.com

Include your name, college, home address for mailing, name of course taught, and number of units in your course. If you are interested in meeting with me for an online demo, send me a couple of days and times you are available.

Contact Information

Dr. Marsha Fralick: marsha@marshafralick.com
Dr. Seth Batiste: sethbatiste@yahoo.com or seth@batisteconsulting.us

Favorite Books on Happiness

The How of Happiness by Sonja Lyubomirsky, The Penguin Press, 2008

Authentic Happiness by Martin Seligman, Free Press, 2002
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
by Angela Duckworth, Simon & Schuster, 2016
The New Psychology of Success
by Carol Dweck, Ballantine Books, 2016

 

Increasing Happiness in Life, NASA, KLA, NMA Presentation, March 24, 2022

PowerPoint: Increasing Happiness in Life
Pdf.: Increasing Happiness in Life


Student Success Includes Diversity and Critical Thinking Webinar, February 2,3,4, 2022

Order a Complimentary Review Copy of the College and Career Success Textbook. Here is a link to the table of contents and features:

College and Career Success, 9th Edition

Send your request to marsha@marshafralick.com
Include your name, college, home address for mailing, name of course taught, and number of units in your course.

 

PowerPoint: Student Success Includes Diversity and Critical Thinking

 

References

Grant, Adam, "The Science of Reasoning with Unreasonable People," The New York Times, January 31, 2021.

Dwyer, Christopher, "How to Change People's Minds: The Art of Debunking," Psychology Today, April 6, 2018.

Hopper, Elizabeth, "What is the Contact Hypothesis in Psychology?" ThoughtCo, October, 2019.

Singal, Jesse, "The Contact Hypothesis Offers Hope for the World," Social Psychology, February, 2017.

Beeson, Ann, "Texas Undocumented Immigrants Pay at Least 1.5 Billion in Taxes," Every Texan, February, 2016.

Take One Small Step with Story Corps, accessed January 31, 2022.

 

Classroom Exercises and Assignments

Critical Thinking about Current Social Issues

This new exercise provides a framework for using critical thinking to discuss current social issues. Here are the steps:

1. Read about the issue and discuss it with your group. Current social issues briefly described in the 9th Edition of College and Career Success include social inequality, income, and wealth; equality for women; Black Lives Matter;Native Americans and Christopher Columbus; and the Southwest Border and Immigration.

2. In your discussion with others, did you discover any fallacies in reasoning or cognitive biases? If so, what were they?

3. After listening to the group discussion, describe a point of view that is different from your own ideas.

4. Describse the values held by people who hold a different point of view. What is important to them?

5. After discussing the issues and looking at different points of view, did you discover some new ideas that are worth considering? What is your reasonable point of view based on looking at different perspectives. How does your point of view match your values? See the classroom handout: Critical Thinking about Current Social Issues.

One Minute Paper

Challenge your students to do free writing on a topic for just one minute. This exercise could be used as a summary of the critical thinking exercise above. Here are some ideas for writing prompts:
What is the most important thing you learned today?
What is the best idea you learned from the discussion today?
What is the most useful idea you learned today?
After considering all the perspectives discussed in the critical thinking exercise, what is your reasonable view?

After one minute, ask student to underline their most important sentence. Ask for 5 volunteers to share their most important idea.

The Diversity Poster

Ask students to create a poster showing their culture, language, hobbies, interests, or values. Students can also be asked to create a family tree that shows their ethnic or cultural background. Have students speak about their poster for about 2 minutes. Request that students to use positive thinking and take pride in their diverse backgrounds.

I ask students not to have any pictures or references to drugs, alcohol, violence, or guns. Pictures should be in good taste. They should not have pictures of nude women or men, for example. Another variation is to have students bring a paper bag with items that represent who they are. They can take the items out of the bag and state why they are important. This exercise is done toward the end of the semester and students are invited to participate in an ethnic potluck lunch during class.

Here are some ideas for what to include on the poster:

Where were your parents and grandparents born?
What languages do you speak?
Include a map of the country or countries where your relatives were born.
What traditional foods does your family eat?
What cultural traditions are still practiced by your family?

Find Someone Who . . .

This exercise can be used to introduce the topic of diversity. It gets students out of their seats and talking to others about what they have in common. Find Someone Who Exercise

 

Career Planning Increases Student Success, Webinar January 24, 25, and 28, 2022

Order a Complimentary Review Copy the Textbook

Send your request to marsha@marshafralick.com
Include your name, college, home address for mailing, name of course taught, and number of units in your course. Here are links to the table of contents and features.

College and Career Success, 9th Edition
Career Success, 3rd Edition
Native American College and Career Success,3rd Edition
Hawai'i and Pacific Islands College and Career Success, 2nd Edition

Research on Career Planning and Student Success

Fountain, C. and Portillo, I (Ed.). (2021)Career advising as a tool for student success and educational equity. university of South Carolina, National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience & Students in Transition. https://sc.edu/about/offices_and_divisions/national_resource_center/documents/asn_documents/asn_case_study_2.pdf.

Fralick, M. (2008). Cuyamaca College. In W.G. Troxel &M Cutright (Eds.). (2008) Exploring the evidence: Initiatives in the first college year (Monograph No. 49 pp.23-26. Columbia, SC: University f South Carolina, National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.
https://www.collegesuccess1.com/Research/Cuyamaca_Monograph_55.pdf

Classroom Exercises and Assignments

Job Jar Activity
Job Jar Careers

This activity can be used to introduce the topic of career decision making. Students draw a random career out of a jar and explain how the job does or does not match their interests and personal strengths.

Personal Strengths Word Cloud
This assignment helps students summarize their personal strengths using wordclouds.com

My Super Powers Word Cloud
This Assignment helps students summarize their skills.

Vision Board and Personal Mission Statement
This assignment is used as part of the final project in my course. Students create a 50-word mission statement and create a vision board that can be shared in class or online.

 

Student Engagement, Success, and Retention, Miramar College, September 22, 2021

PowerPoint: Best Ideas for Student Engagement, Success, and Retention


Textbook Links (view features, table of contents, and instructions for ordering a complimentary copy)

All of my textbooks are available with interactive digital content for online, hybrid, and face-to-face courses. I can email you a demo or meet with you on Zoom to show you how I use this version with my current students. These versions have many interactive features and are less expensive for students (in the $40-50 range). Contact me at marsha@marshafralick.com if you are interested.

College and Career Success, 9th Edition

College and Career Success, Concise 9th Edition

Career Success, 3rd Edition

Native American College and Career Success 3rd Edition

Hawai'i and Pacific Islands College and Career Success 2nd Edition


The Instructor Manual contains classroom exercises, handouts, PowerPoint, test bank, and much more. The full Instructor Manual is available for faculty adopting any of my textbooks for their students. Here is a sample for Chapter 1, Understanding Motivation


Log into My Demo Canvas Container for fall 2021

Go to: https://humanesources.instructure.com/login/canvas

Use this email: marsha@marshafralick.com

Use this password: faculty demo


Research: Are Learning Styles a Myth?


Interested in the Guided Pathways initiative? This Pathways document lists topics in College and Career Success matching the Pathways requirements.


References:

Angela Duckworth, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance (New York: Scribner, 2016).

Carol Dweck, Mindset, The New Psychology of Success (New York: Ballantine Books, 2016).

Sonya Lyubomirsky, The How of Happiness (New York: The Penguin Press, 2008).

Martin Seligman, Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment (New York: The Penguin Press, 2008).

 

Peer Mentor Training, University of Hawai'i, August 18, 2021

PowerPoint: Hawai'i and Pacific Islands College and Career Success

Rubrics

Discussion Reply Rubric

Rubric for Journal Entries

Classroom Exercises

My Personal Strengths Word Cloud

Personality Summary

 

References:

Angela Duckworth, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance (New York: Scribner, 2016).

Carol Dweck, Mindset, The New Psychology of Success (New York: Ballantine Books, 2016).

Sonya Lyubomirsky, The How of Happiness (New York: The Penguin Press, 2008).

Martin Seligman, Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment (New York: The Penguin Press, 2008).

 

Student Success Includes Diversity and Critical Thinking, April 27-May 4, 2021
Cuyamaca College, Professional Development, August 11, 2021

Contact Information

Dr. Marsha Fralick
marsha@marshafralick.com

Contact Dr. Marsha Fralick if you would like a complimentary review copy of any of these textbooks. They are available as print or interactive digital media options.

College and Career Success, 9th Edition, designed for 3 unit courses
College and Career Success, Concise 9th Edition (without diversity topic), designed for 1-2 unit courses
Career Success, 3rd Edition
Native American College and Career Success
Hawai'i and Pacific Islands College and Career Success


Dr. Seth Batiste
www.batisteconsulting.us

PowerPoint

"Student Success Includes Diversity and Critical Thinking"

Exercises for Students

Critical Thinking about Current Social Issues

This new exercise provides a framework for using critical thinking to discuss current social issues. Here are the steps:

1. Read about the issue and discuss it with your group. Current social issues briefly described in the 9th Edition of College and Career Success include social inequality, income, and wealth; equality for women; Black Lives Matter;Native Americans and Christopher Columbus; and the Southwest Border and Immigration.

2. In your discussion with others, did you discover any fallacies in reasoning or cognitive biases? If so, what were they?

3. After listening to the group discussion, describe a point of view that is different from your own ideas.

4. Describse the values held by people who hold a different point of view. What is important to them?

5. After discussing the issues and looking at different points of view, did you discover some new ideas that are worth considering? What is your reasonable point of view based on looking at different perspectives. How does your point of view match your values? See the classroom handout: Critical Thinking about Current Social Issues.

Crime and Punishment

This critical thinking exercise is based on a news article in which a young woman was arrested for selling $400 worth of heroin to an undercover police officer in 1974. She was sentenced to a 10-20 year prison term but escaped after 8 months. She was caught 34 years later. She had become a model citizen with 3 children that she had raised to be good citizens. She was returned to Michigan to complete her jail sentence. The family and friends petitioned the governor for clemency. The details are described in this exercise, Crime and Punishment. There is also a worksheet that helps students work through the steps of critical thinking for this case. See the Critical Thinking Worksheet: Crime and Punishment.

Review the concept that critical thinking involves looking at a problem from many points of view. Divide students into discussion groups for this exercise. Have each group write their point of view on the board. As a summary, have students volunteer to state their personal values and reasonable point of view at the end. You can use any interesting and complex current event or social issue for this type of exercise. The new edition of College and Career Success, Chapter 12, Diversity and Current Social Issues, contains a summary of several current social issues that can be used for this exercise.

One Minute Paper

Challenge your students to do free writing on a topic for just one minute. This exercise could be used as a summary of the critical thinking exercise above. Here are some ideas for writing prompts:
What is the most important thing you learned today?
What is the best idea you learned from the discussion today?
What is the most useful idea you learned today?
After considering all the perspectives discussed in the critical thinking exercise, what is your reasonable view?

After one minute, ask student to underline their most important sentence. Ask for 5 volunteers to share their most important idea.

The Diversity Poster

Ask students to create a poster showing their culture, language, hobbies, interests, or values. Students can also be asked to create a family tree that shows their ethnic or cultural background. Have students speak about their poster for about 2 minutes. Request that students to use positive thinking and take pride in their diverse backgrounds.

I ask students not to have any pictures or references to drugs, alcohol, violence, or guns. Pictures should be in good taste. They should not have pictures of nude women or men, for example. Another variation is to have students bring a paper bag with items that represent who they are. They can take the items out of the bag and state why they are important. This exercise is done toward the end of the semester and students are invited to participate in an ethnic potluck lunch during class.

Here are some ideas for what to include on the poster:

Where were your parents and grandparents born?
What languages do you speak?
Include a map of the country or countries where your relatives were born.
What traditional foods does your family eat?
What cultural traditions are still practiced by your family?

Find Someone Who . . .

This exercise can be used to introduce the topic of diversity. It gets students out of their seats and talking to others about what they have in common. Find Someone Who Exercise

References

Grant, Adam, "The Science of Reasoning with Unreasonable People," The New York Times, January 31, 2021.

Dwyer, Christopher, "How to Change People's Minds: The Art of Debunking," Psychology Today, April 6, 2018.

 

 

Resources for New Online Instructors 2020

Discussion Questions for Online Courses

Syllabus

Discussion Reply Rubric

Rubric for Journal Entries

Sample Assignment

Powtoon (For assignments, give students the option of PowerPoint, Powtoon, or any other creative media) https://www.powtoon.com/

Tellegami ( use this app to make short introductory videos of weekly material) https://apps.apple.com/us/app/tellagami/id572737805

 

Visit my Sample Online Canvas Container

Go to: https://humanesources.instructure.com/login/canvas

Use this email: marsha@marshafralick.com

Use this password: faculty demo

 

Southwest Indian Polytechnic Institute,June, 2020

Student Learning Outcomes, Discussion Questions, Grading Rubrics, and other resources

 

Webinar: Flip the Switch: How to Transition FYE from the Classroom to Online Delivery, June 2020

PowerPoint

Discussion Questions

Syllabus

Discussion Reply Rubric

Sample Assignment

Powtoon (For assignments, give students the option of PowerPoint, Powtoon, or any other creative media) https://www.powtoon.com/

Tellegami ( use this app to make short introductory videos of weekly material) https://apps.apple.com/us/app/tellagami/id572737805

 

For a free email demo of the interactive online version of College and Career Success, contact me at marsha@marshafralick.com. Specify the full version for 3 unit courses or the concise version for 1-2 unit courses.

 

Visit my Sample Online Canvas Container

Go to: https://humanesources.instructure.com/login/canvas

Use this email: marsha@marshafralick.com

Use this password: faculty demo

Once you are inside Canvas, click on the photo of the textbook to access a demo of the text.

If you want to see a new copy of the text, here is an access code: RB32DKN

 

Miramar College, College and Career Success Online, August 24, 2018

San Diego Mesa College, College and Career Success Online, August 2, 2018

Miracosta College, Success with College and Career Success Online, July 26, 2018

Maricopa Community College District, College and Career Success Online, November 15-17, 2017

Scottsdale Community College, Counselor Retreat, August 11, 2017.

St. Petersburg College, St. Petersburg, Florida, Professional Development, "College Success at St. Petersburg College: Success, Retention, Engagement, Online Teaching," July 10, 2015.

Western Michigan University, Keynote Address: Using Positive Psychology to Enhance Student Success, Workshops for Engaging Students in Learning, May 8, 2015

Sam Houston State University, Introduction to CollegeScope and Career Assessments, February 13, 2015. 

Lone Star College System, Textbook Competition for HUMD 0330, September 14, 2012

Lone Star College North Harris, Professional Development, Tuesday, August 21, 2012.

Lone Star College Montgomery, Professional Development, Monday, August 20, 2012.   

Cuyamaca College, Teaching Tips for Underprepared Students, Thursday, August 16, 2012.

Leeward Community College, CollegeScope Training, Monday, July 23, 2012

Abilene Christian University, CollegeScope Training, Thursday, July 12, 2012.

Central Georgia Technical College, CollegeScope Training, Wednesday, July 11, 2012

East Central Community College, CollegeScope Training, Tuesday, July 10, 2012.

Georgia Perimeter College, CollegeScope New Faculty Training, Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Wilson College, CollegeScope New Faculty Training, Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Scottsdale Community College, Friday, May 4, 2012, 10:00-12:30, "A Few of My Favorite Exercises and Activities."

Sure Score, Fundamentals Training for La Joya Schools, February 15, 2012

Sure Score, Fundamentals Training for Vision Academy of Excellence, January 20, 2012

Cuyamaca College, Professional Development, January 19, 2012. 

Lone Star College System, New Faculty Training Webinar, January 13, 2012.

Vincennes University, CollegeScope New Faculty Webinar, December 21, 2011.

Achieveworks for Private Counselors, Online Training, December 16, 2011

Lone Star College System, New Faculty Training Webinar, December, 2011

Sure Score, Fundamentals Training, Austin, Texas, December 12, 2011

St. Louis Community College, African American Male Initiative, Mentor Training, Sept. 8-9, 2011

Lone Star College System, Montgomery and North Harris, August 27-Sept. 24, 2011

St. Louis Community College, August 18 and 19, 2011

Lone Star College System, Montgomery and North Harris Colleges, August 11, 2011.

Hannibal-La Grange University
New Faculty Webinar Training, CollegeScope, August 9, 2011
Brief introduction to CollegeScope, July 19, 2011

Sierra College
Faculty Webinar Training, CollegeScope, July 8, 2011

Tidewater Community College District, Chesapeake
Faculty Webinar Training, CollegeScope, July 7, 2011

Leeward Community College
Faculty Webinar Training, CollegeScope, July 6, 2011

Lone Star College System, Montgomery and North Harris June 9, 2011, 12:30-4:00
Student Success Course Faculty Training

Southern Crescent Technical College
Faculty Webinar Training, CollegeScope, June 6, 2011

Windward College Adult Program
Faculty Webinar Training, CollegeScope, May 18, 2011

Tidewater Community College District
Professional Development March 18, 2011 

Montgomery College
New Faculty Webinar, January 5, 2011, 6-8:00 p.m.

Sierra College, 
Webinar: Getting Started with CollegeScope, Getting the Best Results with DWYA and PEPS, December 3, 2010   

Van Buren Technical Center
CollegeScope Training September 22, 2010, 3:30-5:30 EST

Montgomery College
New Faculty Professional Development August 5, 2010 8:30-4:00
Continuing Faculty Professional Development August 5, 1:00-4:00 

Sierra College
Webinar Training June 25 and July 2, 2010

Odessa College
CollegeScope Faculty Training, May 11, 2010

San  Jacinto College
CollegeScope Presentation, January 14, 2010

The Lone Star College System
New Faculty Training January 13, 2010

The Lone Star College System
New Faculty Training December 10, 2009

Johnson County Community College
New Faculty Training November 10, 2009

Tidewater Community College
What's New in College and Career Success?  
November 4, 2009

Collin County Community College 
New Faculty Training October 30, 2009

Cuyamaca College
 
Using CollegeScope to Increase Retention and Success, September 21, 2009

CSU Channel Islands
 
New Faculty Training July 30, 2009

Otero Junior College
 
New Faculty Training July 23, 8:00-3:00

Lone Star College District
 
New Faculty Training July 16, 2009, 9:00-2:00
Continuing Faculty Meeting, July 15, 2009, 2:00-4:00  

Navajo Technical College, April 9, 2009

Xap Sales Training, Los Angeles, January 15, 2009
 
 Video Demo of CollegeScope

Lone Star College District
New Faculty Training December 4, 2008
Continuing Faculty Updates December 5, 2008 

Clarendon College

Lone Star College District
Student Success Faculty Training June 25-26, 2008

Central Florida Community College

Santa Barbara City College

Lone Star College District

Tidewater Community College District

California State University Channel Islands

University of Colorado

Amarillo College

Cuyamaca College
 Professional Development Fall 2007