Professional Development Opportunities

Available by Request

Virtual Workshops

Interactive session(s) designed to meet the needs of your institution/community

Half-day virtual workshops (3 hrs) provide introductory or advanced content for sites that use or want to use LAs. This can include up to three individual sessions ranging from Essential Elements of LA Programs to Collecting and Analyzing Data.

Full or multiple day workshops also available.

Pricing for half-day (3-hr) virtual workshops:

  • $1900 (one facilitator; up to 19 participants)
  • $2800 (two facilitators; 20-40 participants)

Additional facilitators may be requested, for an additional fee, depending on needs assessment.

Pricing for Full Day (6-hr) virtual workshops:

  • $2800 (one facilitator; up to 19 participants)
  • $4600 (two facilitators; 20-40 participants)

Additional facilitators may be requested, for an additional fee, depending on needs assessment.

Contact sales@learningassistantalliance.org to get started on a needs assessment and to strategize on the workshops that will best meet the needs of your campus or community.

Virtual Site Visits

Targeted meetings with key groups of stakeholders

An LA Program expert ("LAgent") will meet with faculty and staff virtually as agreed upon during a virtual needs assessment. Throughout these meetings, the LAgent gains information that can help them understand the strengths and areas of growth for your program. They will write a report that you can share with various stakeholders associated with your program. It is always valued to have the LAgent meet with one or more of your administrators.

Pricing:

  • $2050: Half-day site visit package includes 4 hours of contact time
  • $2500: Full-day site visit package includes 7 hours of contact time
  • $3400: Two-day site visit package includes 12 hours of contact time

Contact sales@learningassistantalliance.org to get started on a needs assessment and to strategize on the LAgent expertise most suited for your needs.

In-Person Site Visits and Local Workshops

In-person site visits and Local Workshops will return once pandemic-related restrictions on travel and in-person gatherings are lifted.

Events

2021 International LA Conference

Details TBA

The Learning Assistant Alliance and the University of Colorado Boulder LA Program host an annual conference in Boulder, Colorado, in late October or early November. Registration opens around June each year, with an email announcement to all Alliance members. Conference attendance is limited to approximately 90 participants and fills up fast.

The conference brings together new and mature programs to share ideas and experiences. Beginner and advanced user sessions are available. Most sessions are offered in a workshop format where participants actively engage with the presented material; some sessions are offered as presentations, case studies, or roundtable discussion formats. Opportunities to observe LA-supported courses and LA prep meetings are also available.

Representative sessions from recent conferences include:

Essential Elements Ways to Use LAs Supporting Faculty
Building, Scaling, and Sustaining LA Pedagogy Course Content Preparation Sessions
Evaluating Your Course Innovations and Program Learning About STEM Student Outcomes Assessment System LA Campus Program Management System

2021 LA Research Symposium

Details TBA

This one-day event, typically the day before the International LA Conference, features early afternoon presentations, dinner, and an evening poster session, which focus on research related to any and all aspects of the LA Model.

During the symposium, LA researchers can share their work and ideas with a small group of research-engaged and research-interested colleagues (limited to 40 participants). The format of the Research Symposium provides opportunities for colleagues to give and receive feedback on research projects related to the LA Model, and create and strengthen connections and collaborations within our community.

We expect most of those attending the LA Research Symposium will also participate in the International LA Conference. Presenters, participants, and submission reviewers are selected through an application process reviewed by the Symposium's Organizing Team, and a peer review process is used to select oral talks and poster presenters.

Regional LA Workshops

Paused for 2021 — consider requesting a virtual workshop or site visit for your campus/community

Regional Workshops are typically offered in the spring and summer, at colleges and universities throughout the United States. Regional Workshops provide the opportunity to bring together a smaller group of participants (~50) while at the same time reducing potential travel constraints by offering workshops around different regions of the country and at different times of the year.

Topics included in Regional Workshops are similar to those at the International LA Conference, with local specializations highlighted. Standard Regional Workshops include core sessions focused on LA model elements (integrating LAs into courses, weekly preparation sessions, LA pedagogy course), research and assessment, as well as information about starting, sustaining, and scaling LA Programs.

In addition to this core, many standard Regional Workshops feature sessions related to specific theme(s). Some Regional Workshops are focused solely on a specialized theme and do not include standard sessions; in these cases, this is communicated in the workshop description.

Regional LA Workshops are advertised to all members of the LA Alliance.

Interested in hosting a Regional LA Workshop in the next 1-3 years? Submit a Host Interest form