About 

COURTNEY PLOTTS, PH.D.

Dr. Courtney Plotts is a Dynamic Keynote Speaker, Author, and Professor.

Dr. Plotts is the National Chair of the Council For At-Risk Student Education and Professional Standards, the country’s only organization that provides standards for working with marginalized and nontraditional students in Kindergarten to College. Her role as National Chair includes training, consulting, and research.

Her subject matter expertise has been used in a variety of book publications. Most recently “Small Teaching Online” By Flower Darby with James M. Lang published in June 2019.

Dr. Plotts was recognized in 2017 by the California State Legislature for a bold commitment to change in education. She is currently in talks with higher education institutions to launch an institute that focuses on diversity and best practices in online teaching spaces to launch in 2021.

Hi, I’m Courtney! Let me help you achieve success and unlock your full potential.

My Approach

The purpose of professional development is to walk away will skills you did not have prior to attendance, not discuss topics that do not apply to you directly.  My approach to professional development is to manifest meaningful, relevant, and relatable experiences for faculty, administrators, and organizations that lead to implementing small changes that make a powerful difference. My professional development offerings focus on the issues at hand for educators and organizations. Faculty have left my trainings with the answers to some of the following questions:

 

    • What are the best practices for working with nontraditional students in a face to face and online settings?
    • How do we engage our students in online settings?
    • What is the quickest and most effective process for giving academic feedback to large online classes?

Publications & Books

The Space Between: Identifying Cultural Canyons in Online Spaces and the use of LatinX Culture to Bridge the Divide

This book is a ‘must-have’ in teaching and learning practice. The author addresses questions that result in answers that target a better understanding of how to increase the connecting with students in virtual educational spaces – specifically the LatinX culture and research-based and identified cultural way of learning. The idea of cultural adaptation to learning is critical to instructional effectiveness in online higher education environments.

The Space Between: Identifying Cultural Canyons in Online Spaces and the use of Black Cultures to Bridge the Divide

This book is a ‘must-have’ in teaching and learning practice. The author addresses questions that result in answers that target a better understanding of how to increase the connecting with students in virtual educational spaces – specifically Black cultures and research-based and identified cultural ways of learning. The idea of cultural adaptation to learning is critical to instructional effectiveness in online higher education environments.

Number of Faculty Trained and Certified

Keynote Speaches

Miles Traveled

Higher Education Institutions Visited

Workshops

I use participant-centered, experienced-based cases used to create practical solutions for an ever-changing work environment. These are some of the take-a-ways that can speak to my training approach.

Skills

  • TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 100% 100%
  • Consulting 90% 90%
  • Keynote Speaking 95% 95%
  • Coaching 95% 95%

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