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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Rosetta Stone Education FREE Webinar: Bridging the Gap: Using Language to Develop Global Graduates


According to a recent study by the Center for Digital Education, 73% of higher education respondents believe they are teaching students the right job skills, however only 45% of companies agree. While educators are beginning to recognize that a gap exists, few have a plan in place to close the gap.

At the same time, a survey of strategy + business readers discovered that 96% believe language skills are important for professional success. However, within higher education there has been a continuous decrease in the number of institutions requiring foreign language for graduation. In fact, the number of institutions requiring foreign language for graduation has plummeted from 53% in 2001 to 37% in 2011.

Recognizing that building the confidence to speak a new language was critical to success in today’s global workplace, Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC) created a one-credit online language lab to complement the language skills learned in a traditional language classroom.

Join us Wednesday, April 24 at 2:00 p.m. EDT to discover how Fox Valley Technical College partnered with Rosetta Stone to equip its students with the language skills critical to success in today’s global workplace. Join Leah Cáceres Lutzow as she discusses how Fox Valley Technical College:
  • Developed an engaging online language lab that incorporated live peer-to-peer discussions with native speakers, cultural exercises and discussion boards – accessible by its busy students
    anywhere, anytime
  • Increased language-course offerings in the fall of 2012 by 17.5%
  • Expanded enrollment by reaching a new learner population that prefers online instruction

This webcast is sponsored by Rosetta Stone and hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education. All content presented during the event is provided by Rosetta Stone.

Leah Cáceres Lutzow, Chair of the Spanish Department, the Bilingual Medical Interpretation Program, and Online World Language Labs, Fox Valley Technical College
Leah is the Chair of the Spanish Department, the Bilingual Medical Interpretation Program, and Online World Language Labs at Fox Valley Technical College. She is an avid interculturalist and regularly conducts onsite customized business and industry trainings for multinational companies. Leah holds a B.S. in Psychology, Human Development and Spanish from the University of Wisconsin Green Bay, and an M.A. in Spanish and Hispanic Cultures from the University of Salamanca Spain.
Dr. Michael Zastrocky
Dr. Michael Zastrocky is a consultant in higher education and Executive Director of The Leadership Board for CIO’s in higher education. Dr. Zastrocky examines and analyzes emerging higher education IT trends and assesses the implications of those trends on educational institutions globally. He also examines higher education management issues and how institutions can effectively and efficiently manage their organizations. He recently retired as Managing Vice President, Education Research Leader and Research Director for Academic Strategies at Gartner Inc., the world’s largest information technology research and advisory services organization.

Before joining Gartner, he served as a faculty member at several universities, assistant dean, chief information officer, vice president of CAUSE (the international association for managing and using information resources in higher education, now EDUCAUSE), and vice president of the Kaludis Consulting Group. He has a bachelor’s degree from Regis University in mathematics, a master’s degree in education administration from the University of Denver, and a doctor of education degree in technology and mathematics education from the University of Northern Colorado. 


TLT Group FridayLive! Experience First: A Model for Active Teaching and Learning Strategies April 26, 2013

FridayLive! Experience First: A Model for Active Teaching and Learning Strategies April 26 
26 Apr 2013 2:00 PM EDT

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FridayLive! Experience First: A Model for Active Teaching and Learning Strategies
April 26, 2013  2:00-3:00 pm ET - free to all.  
Presenter;Trey Mireles Madison College

Leverage the power of experiential learning and technology to engage students and improve retention. This session will explore how using an experiential learning instructional design model called "EAT" shifts perceptions and empowers your students.
    NOTE:  Login instructions for the session will be sent in the Registration Confirmation Email. Please check your Junk folder as sometimes these emails get trapped there. We will also send an additional login reminder 24 hours prior to the start of the event.

More information and online registration: 
FridayLive! Experience First: A Model for Active Teaching and Learning Strategies April 26

Hope you can join us! 


The TLT Group, A Non-Profit Organization    301-270-8312


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Grant Writing Workshop to be held at Tulane University

Professional Grant Development WorkshopMaster the techniques of writing superior and winning proposalsMay 8 -10, 20138:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.To be held at:Tulane University New Orleans, LA

Sponsored by: The Grant Training Center

This intense three-day proposal writing workshop is geared for: 1) experienced writers who wish to strengthen and update their proposal writing skills, and 2) beginners who wish to acquire and master the techniques of preparing and writing successful proposals from various funding agencies. Whether you are a researcher in the sciences or social sciences, or an education or non-profit professional, our training will provide you with the skills you need to write winning proposals!

Participants Will Learn How To:
• Navigate the world of grant procurement
• Research and identify potential funding sources
• Address the guidelines of private, foundation, corporation, and federal applications
• Find foundation and corporate giving sources specific to the State of Louisiana
• Understand the new federal regulations for proposals
• Comprehend the review process, and attend to key points for reviewers
• Write winning proposals that stand out against competing submissions
• Develop focused and realistic budgets
• Ensure your proposal demonstrates excellence and innovation
• Package professional grant proposal submissions

Our goal is for you to walk away with a grant design, abstract, and budget outline specific to your project, research, or interests – and ultimately – submit winning proposals!.

*Space is limited, and since this class fills-up quickly, it is on a first-come, first-serve basis.*Workshop Fee$595.00 (including tuition, materials, certificate of completion, and continental breakfast)
Rebate of $50.00 per person is given for two or more registrants from the same organization.
To Enroll:
Please visit our website,
Or call us toll free at (866)-704-7268 or (571) 257-8864

May 8-10, 2013
New Orleans, LA
"Professional Development Grant Writing", Workshop
Tulane University
April 26, 2013
2:00 - 4:00 pm (EST)
"Fundamentals of Proposal Writing" Webinar

Tulane University is not endorsing or sponsoring the activities conducted by The Grant Training Center on the University. The relationship between Tulane University and The Grant Training Center is solely that of licensor and licensee.