Workforce Readiness Webinars

Pearson’s Workforce Readiness webinars offer professional development opportunities for educators. Learn more about the sessions below and read about the speakers on our Employability page.

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Educators who participate in a live webinar will have the opportunity to earn Acclaim professional development badges. For select webinars, Acclaim badges are available for participants who satisfactorily complete a webinar. Learn more about digital badges.


First Look at Revel for Criminal Justice

Susan Cunningham, Pearson Higher Education

Fully digital and highly engaging, Revel replaces the textbook and gives students everything they need for the course. Revel is an interactive learning environment that seamlessly blends authors’ narrative, media, and assessment, enabling students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience. Informed by extensive research on how people read, think, and learn, Revel is designed to measurably boost students’ understanding, retention, and preparedness across an expanding range of discipline areas — for less than the cost of a traditional textbook.

Friday, March 3, 2017 from 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. ET
Thursday, March 9, 2017 from 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. ET
Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. ET
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 from 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. ET
Friday, April 7th, 2017 from 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. ET

Wednesday, October 19

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EST

Engaging Students in the Criminal Justice Classroom: Tools & Techniques for Success

Dr. Carter Smith, Middle Tennessee State University

We invite you to join Professor Carter F. Smith, J.D., Ph.D., co-author of Private Security Today, to learn about how to engage students in the classroom. In this revealing 60-minute session, Carter will draw on his 15+ years of academic experience and explain how he connects with and draws students in by infusing online course tools and other technology without sacrificing the “personal touch.”

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On demand

Basics of Planning and Writing and Grant Proposal—Tips and Tricks

Rebecca Nickoli, Community College Workforce Consortium

An excellent and worthy idea for grant funding can flop if poorly presented or incomplete. Crafting a successful grant proposal requires planning, detail, clarity, and checking to make sure you have met all of the requirements outlined in the grant application. This session reveals strategies and suggestions to organize and plan for a grant-funded project. It addresses key techniques to writing a compelling proposal that gets attention and makes the kind of significant impression it takes to win funding.

  • Phase 1 –Planning and managing a grant-funded project: insights from an industry expert
  • Phase 2 – Crafting the proposal
  • Phase 3 – Submitting the proposal

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1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EST

Current Issues Facing Correction

Richard P. Seiter, PhD

In this webinar, Richard P. Seiter, author of Corrections: An Introduction as well as Correctional Administration: Integrating Theory and Practice, will open each topic with an overview of the issue and provide some of the current research and information. The key outcome is that participants can have the most current information to share and use in their classrooms for the coming semesters. Topics will include but are not limited to sentencing reform and prison populations, restrictive housing, use of private prisons, and impact of reduced budgets.

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Teaching Strategies for Culinary School Instructors: Preparing your students to rise above the competition after graduation

Daniel Traster, Culinary Consultant

In this webinar, chef, educator and author Daniel Traster will walk you through teaching strategies for three different arenas—the kitchen/lab, the traditional classroom, and the independent home/online environment—and help students become better prepared to thrive in the culinary industry.

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Tips for Running an Effective Air Conditioning Lab

Carter Stanfield, HVACR Consultant

Running any educational program, such as Air Conditioning Technology, requires planning and resource management. Planning and management are required to insure the lab operates safely and effectively. Join Fundamentals of HVACR author, Carter Stanfield as he discusses his plans for operating well run lab and the positive impact this has on students.

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Understanding this Islamic State

Bob Taylor, PhD, University of Texas at Dallas

This presentation will explore the evolutionary development and ideology of the Islamic State covering major areas such as:

  • Defining terrorism in the Middle East and the Muslim World
  • Understanding the differences historically and contemporarily between the Sunni and Shi’a traditions of Islam
  • Understanding the purifications movements within Islam that has led to radicalization of the Islamic State with a special focus on the Wars in Iraq and Syria
  • Understanding the historical significance of the Islamic State as the New Sunni Caliphate in the Middle East
  • Analyzing the leadership, organization, tactics, and recent attacks of the Islamic State today
  • Discussing the political issues that are presented in combatting this new and sophisticated movement worldwide

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