Professional Development from STARLINK

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STARLINK is proud to present three releases for October! We took the power of leadership training to the next level because we know faculty and staff are eager to learn and inspire, empowering themselves and the success of their students. These programs will explain and outline relationships, roles, and share advice on redefining success - both personally and in higher education.

Our October line-up features the following:

  • Leadership Training - "Thrive" presented by Arianna Huffington
  • "The Power of Followership and Characteristics of Exemplary Followers" by Dr. Christine Hubbard
  • "Effective Listening" by Brian Shapiro
  • Webinar Series "Adaptive Courseware" by Dr. Cristi Ford

"Leadership and Learning are indispensable to each other." -John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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Nine Things Successful People Do Differently

By: Heidi Grant Halvorson

One of the trickiest challenges any child faces (or any adult, for that matter) is figuring out how to get from wanting to do something -- like getting a better grade on his or her next quiz, or studying over the summer for college admissions tests -- to actually doing it. Commitment is a first and very necessary step when it comes to reaching a goal, but it's just the beginning.

Psychologists have spent years studying the process and pitfalls of goal pursuit, and identifying strategies for overcoming those pitfalls -- knowledge that could be of particular benefit to young learners.

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The 4 Properties of Powerful Teachers

By: Rob Jenkins

American higher education seems to be experiencing a kind of teaching renaissance. Articles on the subject proliferate on this site and others, suggesting a renewed interest and commitment to the subject across academe.

As a faculty member for almost 30 years, I have been inspired and motivated by all of the online chatter. It's made me think about the great teachers I've known - and I've known many, from kindergarten through graduate school and beyond. Several taught in my department when I served as chair, and I had the pleasure of observing them at work.

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Southwestern Michigan College to Use 3D Visualization in Science Classrooms

By: Michael Hart

The 3,000-student Southwestern Michigan College in Dowagiac, MI, will install 3D visualization tools in every classroom of its newly renovated O'Leary Science Center.

The 3D Classroom from Sensavis is a software application that can help students use 3D images to better understand concepts in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects.

The software uses Intel HD graphics and can be installed on traditional stationary or laptop computers equipped with Windows 7 or 8.

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