LAA Training and Services

Institutional Workshops

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

Virtual or in-person workshops provide introductory or advanced content for sites that use or want to use LAs. Workshop topics can include a variety of topics, such as: Essential Elements of LA Programs, Transforming your Course with LAs, What is the Weekly Prep Meeting?, or Collecting and Analyzing Data

Choose between single-session, half-day, or full-day workshops. Sessions will be led by two experienced facilitators, can accommodate up to 30 participants, and can also be customized to reflect the needs of your institution. 

Benefits of Institutional Workshop: 

  • Build connections among faculty within your institution
  • Create customized workshop(s) for specific institutional opportunities or challenges
  • Build shared understanding of the LA model and how it can relate to other peer instructional programs on campus (for instance: tutoring, Supplemental Instruction, Peer-Led Team Learning, help rooms, learning centers, undergraduate Teaching Assistants)
  • Learn from experienced facilitators who have built, grown, and sustained LA programs at similar-sized institutions that serve similar student populations

Pricing for single-session workshops (90 minutes):

  • Virtual: $1,650
  • In-person: $2,650* 

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

  • Virtual: $2,700 
  • In-person: $3,700*

Pricing for Full Day (6-hr) workshops:

  • Virtual: $4,500 
  • In-person: $5,500* 

*Minimum in-person cost. Includes additional charges for administrative/material fees and estimated travel expenses. Subject to change based on travel expenses.
Additional facilitators may be requested, for an additional fee, depending on needs assessment.

Contact contact@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. 


Site Visits

Targeted meetings with key groups of stakeholders

An LA Program expert ("LAgent") will meet with faculty and staff (virtually or in-person 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. In-person site visits and/or workshops are dependent on Covid-19 travel restrictions and precautions.

Pricing:
Full-day site visit package includes 6 hours of contact time with 1 LAgent

  • Virtual: $2875
  • In-person: $3,625

Two-day site visit package includes 12 hours of contact time (1 LAgent)

  • Virtual: $3,875
  • In-person: $4,625

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

 


Regional LA Workshops

Regional Workshops are typically offered in the spring and summer, at colleges and universities with existing LA Programs. 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/world and at different times of the year.

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


LAA E-series: LA Model Foundations

This series of virtual workshops is intended for those unfamiliar with the LA model or who may be interested in starting an LA program. Those who are familiar with the LA model are welcome to participate, and it can be helpful to bring a colleague with you who is new to the model.

There are two pathways, one for LA program coordinators/directors and one for faculty. After completing the series, participants will be well-versed in the essential elements of the LA model, including the weekly prep sessions and pedagogy course, will understand the resources and benefits of being a member of the LA Alliance, and will have a strong foundation to start, develop, and grow their own LA program. See below the sessions that are included in each strand and where to find more information. 

LA Program Coordinators

  • Essential Elements of the LA Model  
  • LA Program Logistics
  • What is the LA Pedagogy Course? 

Faculty

  • Essential Elements of the LA Model 
  • Transforming your Course with LAs
  • What is the Weekly Prep Session?

Questions? Email contact@learningassistantalliance.org