Improve Courses & Training by Building Expertise

Quality Matters online workshops help faculty, teachers and instructional designers grow beyond their current online learning expertise. Whether you are experienced or just entering online learning, your courses — and learners — will benefit from the application of QM Rubrics and course improvement tools. Workshops are available to both QM members and non-members, with significant cost-savings for members.

Start by Learning About QM and How to Apply QM Rubrics

If you're new to QM, begin with the Introduction to QM workshop. It's relevant to all membership types. In the Applying the QM Rubric workshop, you'll practice writing helpful recommendations for continuous improvement with the QM Rubric as your guide. You'll also learn how the QM review process leads to alignment with learning objectives through non-opinionated analysis.

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INTRODUCTION TO QM

Get on the road to quality assurance for online learning with a solid understanding of how QM helps faculty, staff and institutions deliver on their online promise. From here you'll have a plan for optimizing QM membership.
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HIGHER ED APPQMR

Learn about the QM HE Rubric and the process of using it to review an online course. This workshop is a prerequisite for the Peer Reviewer Course.
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K-12 APP

Learn about and apply the K-12 Rubric to an online course. See how the process aids improving online and blended courses.
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Click on the tab below (Teaching Online Certificate - TOC, Higher Ed.-specific, K-12-specific, Research, All Programs, or QM Live! synchronous workshops) that matches your area of interest to see workshops available. 

  • Applying the QM K-12 Rubric (K-12 APP)
    Get an introduction to QM, learn how to use the QM K-12 Rubric and apply it to a real course.

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  • Active Learning: 3-2-1 Engage! (K-12 ALE)
    Explore active learning strategies that encourage collaboration and promote critical and creative thinking skills in this one-week workshop. Then, apply these strategies in your course design. Check the Professional Development Schedule for public sessions or contact us to schedule a dedicated session of this workshop for your group.

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  • K-12 Designing Your Blended Course
    Learn to apply the K-12 QM Specific Review Standards to a “module” in one of your blended courses and use the QM K-12 Rubric to design a blended course with face-to-face and online elements. Check the Professional Development Schedule for public sessions or contact us to schedule a full day session of this workshop for your group.

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  • Flip the Switch: Motivate Learners with Course Tools and Tech (K-12 FSML)
    Take some of the guesswork out of locating, sharing and evaluating course tools and technology to motivate and engage learners. This one-week workshop provides a focused look at using technology in your courses. Check the Professional Development Schedule for public sessions or contact us to schedule a dedicated session of this workshop for your group.

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  • Instructional Materials: Investigating What Works (K-12 IMWW)
    Breathe new life into your lessons as you ensure that content is in alignment with your curriculum during this one week workshop. Check the Professional Development Schedule for public sessions or contact us to schedule a dedicated session of this workshop for your group.

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  • K-12 Introduction to Teaching Online (K-12 TOL)
    Explore the basic components of online course delivery in this two week workshop. Check the Professional Development Schedule for public sessions or contact us to schedule a full day session of this workshop for your group.

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  • K-12 Online Course Design (K-12 DYOC)
    Build on the K-12 Applying the QM Rubric workshop and explore a framework for designing an online course plan in this three week workshop. Check the Professional Development Schedule for public sessions or contact us to schedule a full day session of this workshop for your group.

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  • Objectives and Alignment: The Framework for Student Success (K-12 OAFSS)
    Focus on aligning learning objectives to the assessments you use in this one week workshop as you create or review courses. Check the Professional Development Schedule for public sessions or contact us to schedule a dedicated session of this workshop for your group.

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  • K-12 F2F: Designing an Engaging and Active Learning Environment (K-12 DEALE)
    Schedule a dedicated session of this workshop to be delivered on site (face-to-face). Focus on locating and vetting instructional materials that align with course assessments and engage students.

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  • K-12 F2F: Improving Your Online Course (K-12 IYOC)
    Schedule a dedicated session of this workshop to be delivered on site (face-to-face). Participants use the QM Rubric to review their courses and develop a course improvement plan.

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  • Growing Online with Precision Series
    Develop online learning expertise with this set of asynchronous, one-week workshops. The series focuses on refining the skills that foster student engagement and leveraging instructional materials. Schools and districts can schedule one or more of these workshops with 10+ participants during a time that's convenient for faculty and staff. Discounts based on number of participants and workshops to be scheduled are available.
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  • K-12 New To Online Teaching Series
    If you've tackled Emergency Remote Learning or are looking for foundational professional development in teaching online, this set of workshops is for you. Open enrollment sessions are available for individuals. Schools and districts can arrange dedicated sessions to get teams on the right track to deliver quality online learning. Bulk enrollment discounts are available and QM members always receive the best rate.
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    • K-12 Summer Camp 2021: Revitalize Your Online Courses

      August 9 - 12, 2021 (Mon. - Thurs. from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Eastern): A series of four 2-hour workshops delivered in real time through an interactive virtual format. This series focuses on revitalizing your courses. The workshops are available individually or as a series of several — you pick. You'll need a headset to get the most out of these sessions and participants should register individually.

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    • Higher Ed. Summer Camp 2021: Revitalize Your Online Courses

      July 19 - 22, 2021 (Mon. - Thurs. from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Eastern): A series of four 2-hour workshops delivered in real time through an interactive virtual format. This series focuses on revitalizing your courses. The workshops are available as a series of two, three or four — you pick. You'll need a headset to get the most out of these sessions and participants should register individually.

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    • Making Materials Accessible QM Live! Series
      This set of 2-hour synchronous workshops focuses on building skills for creating accessible course materials and elements. Video captioning, accessible documents and basic HTML are a few of the topics covered. These workshops can be offered as dedicated sessions for your Higher Ed. or K-12 group. Institutions can schedule dedicated sessions for up to 20 participants for one or all sessions at a time that works for their team.
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    • Assessing Learning Remotely QM Live! Series
      These four, 2-hour synchronous online workshops provide faculty and staff with actionable tactics that can be used right away in a remote instructional situation. If your team is ready to move beyond pass/fail assessments or needs fresh ideas for matching assessments to course objectives, these sessions are for you. Institutions can schedule dedicated sessions for up to 20 participants for one or all sessions at a time that works for their team.
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    • Fast Track to Remote Teaching and Learning QM Live! Series
      These seven, 2-hour synchronous online workshops provide faculty and staff with concrete preparation for teaching online. If your team is moving to remote instruction or looking to form a more solid base to help learners succeed online, these sessions are for you. Institutions can schedule dedicated sessions for up to 20 participants for one or all sessions at a time that works for their team.
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    • Instructional Materials for Online Teaching QM Live! Series
      These five, 2-hour synchronous online workshops provide faculty and staff with what they need to know when deciding what content will be used in an online course. If your team is ready to address the unique opportunities and challenges with instructional material from various perspectives, these sessions are for you. Institutions can schedule dedicated sessions for up to 20 participants for one or all sessions at a time that works for their team.
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    • K-12 Get Active QM Live! Series

      This series of three web conferencing workshops focuses on strategies for increasing learner engagement by examining instructional materials, course content and types of interactions. The series is offered through a dedicated session for your group, school or district. To set up dedicated sessions for one or more of these workshops, please contact QM's Professional Development Registrar or complete the form on this page.

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    • K-12 Assessing Learning Remotely QM Live! Series
      These four, 2-hour synchronous online workshops provide faculty and staff with actionable tactics that can be used right away in a remote instructional situation. If your team is ready to move beyond pass/fail assessments or needs fresh ideas for matching assessments to course objectives, these sessions are for you. Institutions can schedule dedicated sessions for 10+ participants for one or all sessions at a time that works for their team. Volume discounts are available.
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    • K-12 Fast Track to Remote Teaching and Learning QM Live! Series
      These seven, 2-hour synchronous online workshops provide faculty and staff with concrete preparation for teaching online. If your team is moving to remote instruction or looking to form a more solid base to help learners succeed online, these sessions are for you. Schools and districts can schedule dedicated sessions for 10+ participants for one or all sessions at a time that works for their team. Volume discounts are available.
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    • K-12 Instructional Materials for Online Teaching QM Live! Series
      These five, 2-hour synchronous online workshops provide faculty and staff with what they need to know when deciding what content will be used in an online course. If your team is ready to address the unique opportunities and challenges with instructional material from various perspectives, these sessions are for you. Schools and districts can schedule dedicated sessions for 10+ participants for one or all sessions at a time that works for their team. Volume discounts are available.
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    • K-12 New Normal QM Live! Series
      This special series of web conferencing workshops focuses on strategies for solidifying your base to deliver fully or partially online courses. Workshops in this series can be offered through a dedicated session for your group, school or district. To set up dedicated sessions for one or more of these workshops, please contact QM's Professional Development Registrar or complete the form on this page.
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