You Can Thrive In the Classroom

We facilitate joyful, purposeful, strengths-based professional development for higher educators. 

Develop professionally.

Grow your confidence.

Lead your classes.

At OLT Faculty Development, we immerse you in a community of  peers who don’t want to just “do” education. They want to enjoy it and get better, together.

Learn from experts on your schedule. Get customized support. You can build your confidence and design an enriching and lively course — we’re here every step of the way.​

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Explore New Frontiers in Teaching and Learning in a Community of Practice Designed for YOU.

The OLT Community is a global network of caring, passionate, creative, and curious educators who provide support, share resources, and explore new frontiers in teaching and learning, together.

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People are at the heart of education, so it makes sense that they’re also at the heart of the OLT. The OLT Community uses the community of practice model and offers ongoing teaching support for our members. You can think of it as an entire social network dedicated to teaching and learning. And because it’s a private community, it’s also a safe space to share experiences, examples, questions, and resources.

Membership includes:

  • Community

  • Events

  • Resources

Ready to register or learn more?

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OLT Faculty Development Fall 2021 Webinar Series

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OLT Faculty Development webinars are live online sessions authored and presented by experts in pedagogy. Sessions typically range from 30-60 minutes and include a Q&A with the presenter. Webinars include corresponding activities and resources that help to put the learning into practice. 

Supporting ADHD Learners
with Karen Costa

In this one-hour, interactive webinar, facilitator Karen Costa will host a discussion of strategies to support ADHD learners including students, faculty, and staff. You'll learn about different ways of understanding ADHD, how to integrate a strengths-based, challenge-aware approach that will benefit all learners, and you'll have a chance to brainstorm solutions with Karen and your colleagues. The one-hour webinar will be followed by a 30-minute Q & A session. Join us to learn together about how we can better support this underserved and often misunderstood group of learners.


Wednesday, September 29th

Interactive Webinar: 12pm to 1pm ET

Q & A Session: 1pm to 1:30pm ET 


Zoom Webinar




Karen Costa

About the Presenter

Karen Costa is a faculty development facilitator specializing in online pedagogy and trauma-aware higher education. Karen loves leading faculty learners through fun, interactive, and supportive professional development experiences. 
Karen’s first book, 99 Tips for Creating Simple and Sustainable Educational Videos (Stylus, April 2020), focuses on helping faculty and teachers to make creative use of videos in their classrooms.
Karen is involved in various faculty development initiatives including as a facilitator for the Online Learning Consortium, OLT Faculty Development, and Lumen Learning. She spent four years as a regular writer for Women in Higher Education. Her writing has also appeared in Inside Higher Education, The Philadelphia Inquirer, On Being, and Faculty Focus. 
Karen graduated from Syracuse University with a B.A. in sociology. She holds an M.Ed. in higher education from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and a CAGS in educational leadership from Northeastern University. Karen has a Professional Certification in Trauma and Resilience (Levels 1 and 2) from Florida State University, a Trauma-Informed Organizations Certificate from the University of Buffalo's School of Social Work, and a Certificate in Neuroscience, Learning, and Online Instruction from Drexel University.

Karen is a certified yoga teacher and Level 1 Yoga for Arthritis teacher. She lives in Massachusetts with her family.  

Moving Forward this Fall

Join us for a 45-minute panel moderated by OLT. Panelists will share lessons they learned during pandemic teaching and the things they plan to carry with them into future semesters.

How Ungrading Can Work For You

Ungrading can sometimes look like an enormous undertaking, but it isn't an all or nothing proposition. This workshop will explain why ungrading is a powerful pedagogical practice, and suggest concrete steps you can take to move toward more feedback and fewer grades in your courses.  You'll leave this webinar with a plan for taking your first step into ungrading, and learn about the range of resources available to you as you plan for future endeavors.




Dr. Catherine Denial


OLT Faculty Development Premium Courses


OLT Faculty Development Courses provide in-depth coverage of a specific teaching and learning topic. Courses typically consist of multiple learning modules containing individual lessons and activities. 


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